University of Illinois DT Johnny Newton (foot) is not expected to participate in the on-field portion of the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine due to the partial Jones fracture he suffered during the 2023 season. Newton is reportedly expected to work out for teams closer to the 2024 NFL Draft in late April.Link to story
NFL | Cooper DeJean to bypass NFL Combine testing Thu Feb 22, 01:17 PM
University of Iowa CB Cooper DeJean (leg) is not expected to participate in the on-field portions of the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine due to a leg injury he suffered during practice late last season, according to Dane Brugler of The Athletic. DeJean is reportedly expected to work out for teams closer to the 2024 NFL Draft in late April.Link to story
NFL | Michael Penix to throw at combine Thu Feb 22, 12:27 PM
University of Washington QB Michael Penix Jr. will throw at the 2024 NFL scouting combine, according to sources Thursday, Feb. 22.Link to story
NFL | Mike Davis retires Mon Feb 19, 03:35 PM
Free-agent RB Mike Davis announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday, Feb. 19.Link to story
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NFL | Austin Reed moving up draft boards? Sun Feb 18, 08:58 PM
Western Kentucky QB Austin Reed had the best performance of any quarterback at the Shrine Bowl practices, according to Ian Cummings of Pro Football Network, and Cummings believes Reed is on an upward trajectory heading into the 2024 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Multiple teams high on J.J. McCarthy Sat Feb 17, 11:06 AM
NFL teams are increasingly viewing Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy as one of the top four quarterbacks eligible to be picked in the 2024 draft, according to Destin Adams of AtoZ Sports. According to one league source, an unnamed NFC team currently has him ranked as the QB2 on their draft board, while two other clubs - one in the AFC and one in the NFC - have ranked him as the third-best quarterback available. All three of these unnamed teams currently hold top-20 selections in the draft.Link to story
NFL | DeMarquis Gates to play in UFL Tue Feb 13, 07:41 PM
Free-agent LB DeMarquis Gates (Bears) agreed to terms with the UFL's Birmingham Stallions on Tuesday, Feb. 13.Link to story
NFL | Matt Corral to play in UFL Tue Feb 13, 07:39 PM
Free-agent QB Matt Corral (Patriots) agreed to terms with the UFL's Birmingham Stallions on Tuesday, Feb. 13,Link to story
NFL | Le'Veon Bell considering a return? Tue Feb 6, 06:01 AM
Free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell (Chiefs) said he is considering making a comeback but is only interested in playing for one team. Bell did not mention the team but is believed to be interested in joining the Pittsburgh Steelers.
|Footballguys view: Bell was in his prime about 10 years ago. Now, almost 32 years old, Bell could get a chance with the Steelers if they wanted. He would not be anything more than an RB3 behind Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren if he does get that chance and makes the final roster.
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NFL | Rex Burkhead retiring Mon Feb 5, 04:23 PM
Free-agent RB Rex Burkhead (Texans) announced his retirement from professional football Monday, Feb. 5.Link to story
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NFL | Quinyon Mitchell generating buzz Sat Feb 3, 09:30 PM
Toledo CB Quinyon Mitchell cemented himself 'as a first-round pick with a dominant performance' at the 2024 Senior Bowl, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. 'He was the best player on the field,' said an area scout. 'That's not a hot take. That's reality.'Link to story
NFL | Bo Nix shines at Senior Bowl Fri Feb 2, 07:56 AM
Oregon QB Bo Nix was 'the best interview' at the Senior Bowl, an AFC area scout told Matt Miller of ESPN, and an AFC quarterbacks coach told Miller that Nix could be a top-15 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Michael Penix is raising more questions than answers about his draft stock right now, so Nix could move up to QB4 and into the mid first round with a good draft season. There's still a lot of time for things to change, but Nix's value is trending up.
NFL | Javon Baker solidifies stock Fri Feb 2, 07:55 AM
Central Florida WR Javon Baker 'pushed himself into the back end of the top 100' of the 2024 NFL Draft with his performance at the Senior Bowl, according to Matt Miller of ESPN.
|Footballguys view: Baker was at Alabama for two years, but only broke out after he transferred. He averaged 21.9 yards per catch last year. He's terrific at the catch point and great after the catch, but his athleticism won't stand out in the NFL. Whether he improves as a route runner will determine whether he becomes a primary receiver or end of the bench player in the NFL.
NFL | Xavier Legette injures ankle Fri Feb 2, 07:54 AM
South Carolina WR Xavier Legette (ankle) ended Senior Bowl practice early Thursday, Feb. 1, due to ankle soreness, according to a source.Link to story
NFL | Ricky Pearsall impresses scouts Fri Feb 2, 07:53 AM
Florida WR Ricky Pearsall 'could be in the late-Day 2 picture' of the 2024 NFL Draft after his performance during the Senior Bowl, according to Jordan Reid of ESPN.com.
|Footballguys view: Pearsall fits best in the slot, where he can create separation and do damage after the catch. He doesn't have plus size or speed, but Pearsall's production went up each of the last three years, and he projects as a potentially fantasy relevant receiver in the right offense.
NFL | Rasheen Ali injured at Senior Bowl Fri Feb 2, 07:52 AM
Marshall RB Rasheen Ali (biceps) suffered a ruptured biceps tendon during Senior Bowl practices this week, according to sources. He is expected to be sidelined for four to six months.
|Footballguys view: Ali was a productive zone runner in college with good lateral agility and speed, but he has some questions about ball security and physicality as a runner. He was probably a third-day pick at best before the injury. After the injury, he may fall out of the draft.
NFL | Quinyon Mitchell shows out at Senior Bowl Thu Feb 1, 10:15 PM
Toledo CB Quinyon Mitchell was 'the most impressive player at the Senior Bowl,' according to ESPN's Matt Miller, and Miller believes Mitchell could be a top 20 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Darius Robinson boosting stock Thu Feb 1, 10:29 AM
Missouri DL Darius X. Robinson has been the 'most impressive' player at the 2024 Senior Bowl, multiple scouts told Jordan Reid of ESPN.com, and Reid said he is 'hearing Round 1 chatter surrounding his stock.'Link to story
NFL | Antony Auclair announces retirement Wed Jan 31, 07:22 PM
Free-agent TE Antony Auclair (Titans) announced his retirement from professional football Wednesday, Jan. 31.Link to story
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NFL | Carson Strong announces retirement Wed Jan 31, 03:08 PM
Free-agent QB Carson Strong (Cardinals) announced his retirement on Wednesday, Jan. 31.
|Footballguys view: It wasn't that long ago that Strong was an intriguing prospect at the Senior Bowl. Injuries caused him to go undrafted, and he bounced around the league for just a bit before deciding to retire in 2024.
NFL | Bill Belichick biding his time? Sun Jan 28, 10:16 AM
Former New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is unlikely to be hired for one of the remaining head coach vacancies, but he's expected to have interest in coaching in 2025 when more opportunities become available, according to sources Saturday, Jan. 27.
|Footballguys view: Belichick may have to sit out this coaching cycle. The Falcons did not hire him, although things seemed like a go just a couple of weeks ago. The Chargers did not hire him, although he was rumored to be a front-runner for that job when he stepped away from the Patriots. There's a non-zero percent chance that Belichick is done as a head coach. He could be back on the sidelines soon, but he's not just going to take any job - nor should he as one of the league's best to ever wear a headset and run a team.
NFL | Arthur Smith drawing significant interest Tue Jan 23, 02:12 PM
Former Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith has reportedly received serious interest from at least seven teams about filling an offensive coordinator vacancy, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Smith failed as head coach of the Falcons, but he can still craft a good offense. They need to have a good quarterback in place for Smith's offense to work, and having a good ground game would help.
NFL | Raheem Morris to have second interviews with four teams Mon Jan 22, 11:10 AM
Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris will have a second interview for head coaching vacancies with Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks and Washington Commanders.
|Footballguys view: Morris is getting a ton of interest out there. He's likely to land a head coaching gig this offseason, but who knows which team will make the move.
NFL | Kris Jenkins declares for draft Sun Jan 14, 04:22 PM
Michigan DT Kris Jenkins has announced that he will be entering the 2024 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | J.J. McCarthy entering draft Sun Jan 14, 01:21 PM
Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy has announced that he will entering the 2024 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: McCarthy is unlikely to be higher than QB5 on the board this year, and he could have stood out more in the 2025 class, but he also could have lost value. Entering the draft with the wind of winning a national championship at your back is a good look, and McCarthy could go in the second half of the first round as a long-term plan for a team that doesn't need a quarterback right now, but will need one in the future.
NFL | Rome Odunze declares Fri Jan 12, 12:00 PM
Washington Huskies WR Rome Odunze declared for the 2024 NFL draft Friday, Jan. 12.
|Footballguys view: Odunze has a great size/speed combination, measuring in at 6 feet, 3 inches, 215 pounds with a 40-yard dash time in the 4.4 range. We should see him selected somewhere in the mid-first round of the 2024 NFL draft.
NFL | Junior Colson going pro Thu Jan 11, 02:03 PM
University of Michigan LB Junior Colson announced his intention to declare for the 2024 NFL Draft on Thursday, Jan. 11.Link to story
NFL | Marvin Harrison Jr. turning pro Thu Jan 11, 01:17 PM
Ohio State WR Marvin Harrison Jr. officially announced his intention to declare for the 2024 NFL Draft on Thursday, Jan. 11.
|Footballguys view: Harrison might be the best prospect in the 2024 NFL draft, regardless of position. He is the best wide receiving prospect we've seen turn pro since Calvin Johnson came out of Georgia Tech in 2007. Harrison can get open with ease, has strong hands, plus he's got the speed and moves to be dangerous after the catch. He's easily a top-5 pick.
NFL | Malik Nabers declares for draft Sun Jan 7, 12:37 PM
LSU WR Malik Nabers declared for the NFL Draft Saturday, Jan. 6.Link to story
NFL | Byron Murphy II going pro Thu Jan 4, 03:42 PM
University of Texas DL Byron Murphy II announced his intention to declare for the 2024 NFL Draft on Thursday, Jan. 4.Link to story
NFL | Four teams interested in Bill Belichick? Thu Jan 4, 12:12 PM
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who is expected to coach his last game with the team in Week 18, reportedly is of interest to three NFC South teams should he be available, according to Josina Anderson of CBS Sports. Anderson also recently reported that the Los Angeles Chargers are a team that is also interested.Link to story
NFL | Brian Thomas declares for draft Wed Jan 3, 11:45 AM
LSU WR Brian Thomas Jr. declared for the 2024 NFL Draft on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
|Footballguys view: Thomas has a nice size/speed combination, and he makes circus catches seem routine. He's got a large wingspan and can play 'above the rim' in the end zone. Thomas needs to work on his route-running, but the tools are there for him to be a Pro Bowl-caliber player in the NFL.
NFL | Xavier Worthy going pro Wed Jan 3, 11:43 AM
Texas WR Xavier Worthy declared for the 2024 NFL Draft on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
|Footballguys view: Worthy might be the fastest receiver (or player) in the 2024 NFL draft. He's all about speed, but we like his run-after-the-catch ability as well. Worthy has a slight build, so NFL corners are going to be physical with him to knock off his timing.
NFL | Rolando McClain reinstated Thu Dec 14, 02:45 AM
Free-agent LB Rolando McClain (Cowboys) had his indefinite suspension lifted on Wednesday, Dec. 13.Link to story
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NFL | Ryan Smith off suspension Tue Dec 12, 07:56 PM
Free-agent DB Ryan Smith had his suspension lifted on Tuesday, Dec. 12.Link to story
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NFL | Drake Maye entering draft Mon Dec 11, 08:13 PM
North Carolina QB Drake Maye has announced that he will be entering the 2024 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Multiple teams interested in Zach Ertz Sun Dec 10, 11:03 AM
Free-agent TE Zach Ertz (Cardinals) has received interest from six teams but is still taking his time on deciding on his next team, a source told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.Link to story
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NFL | Josh Bynes calls it a career Fri Dec 8, 01:41 PM
Free-agent LB Josh Bynes announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday, Dec. 8.Link to story
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NFL | Robbie Gould hangs them up Thu Dec 7, 10:37 AM
Former San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears PK Robbie Gould announced his retirement Thursday, Dec. 7.Link to story
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NFL | Shaquille Leonard close to joining new team Sun Dec 3, 12:45 PM
Free-agent LB Shaquille Leonard (Colts) is expected to sign with a team as early as Monday, Dec. 4.Link to story
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NFL | Zach Ertz expected make decision soon Sun Dec 3, 12:44 PM
Free-agent TE Zach Ertz (Cardinals) is expected to sign with a team as early as Monday, Dec. 4.Link to story
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NFL | Three may pursue Zach Ertz Sat Dec 2, 10:39 AM
Free-agent TE Zach Ertz (Cardinals) could receive interest from the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
|Footballguys view: The Philadelphia Eagles are potentially interested in bringing Ertz back. The veteran tight end is not the player he used to be, but he's a valuable and trusted target who can help out near pay dirt. It's interesting to note that all these teams interested in Ertz are teams looking to make deep postseason runs.
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NFL | Braelon Allen entering draft Thu Nov 30, 09:15 PM
Wisconsin RB Braelon Allen has announced that he will be entering the 2024 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Jeremiah Trotter Jr. declares for draft Thu Nov 30, 09:10 PM
Clemson LB Jeremiah Trotter Jr. will forego his senior season and is entering the 2024 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Nate Wiggins entering draft Thu Nov 30, 09:09 PM
Clemson CB Nate Wiggins said he will leave college early and enter the 2024 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Shaquille Leonard may make decision soon Wed Nov 29, 03:11 PM
Free-agent LB Shaquille Leonard (Colts) recently met with the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles and is expected to decide on who to sign with at some point this weekend.Link to story
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NFL | DeSean Jackson retires Wed Nov 29, 11:41 AM
Former Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson announced his retirement Wednesday, Nov. 29.
|Footballguys view: During his best days, Jackson was a player with the speed to run by defenders in the blink of an eye. He played for six teams in his pro career, including two stints with the Eagles. Jackson was last with the Ravens in 2022. For his career, Jackson finishes with 641 catches, 11,263 receiving yards, and 58 touchdowns in 15 pro seasons.
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NFL | Shaquille Leonard not claimed Wed Nov 22, 08:33 PM
Former Indianapolis Colts LB Shaquille Leonard was not claimed off waivers Wednesday, Nov. 22, and has become an unrestricted free agent.Link to story
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NFL | Kiran Amegadjie entering draft Mon Nov 20, 12:04 PM
Yale OT Kiran Amegadjie announced his intentions to enter the 2024 NFL Draft Monday, Nov. 20.Link to story
NFL | Daniel Munyer retires Sat Nov 18, 12:26 PM
Free-agent OL Daniel Munyer (Titans) announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday, Nov. 17.Link to story