Jags back to Square One at QB? … Jacksonville announced earlier today that their QB situation is now open for competition after incumbent starter Blake Bortles struggled in last night’s pre-season loss to Tampa Bay. In fact, sources close to the Jaguars are indicating that the team has already decided to go with veteran journeyman Chad Henne over… Read More »
Pats likely to lose top pick to suspected ACL … New England is expecting that DE Derek Rivers, the Patriots top pick at the 2017 draft, will miss the season after he suffered what is believed to be a torn ACL and sprained LCL. Rivers was a third-round pick from Youngstown State.
Top DE prospect iffy for LSU opener … With the start of the full college football season now just a couple of weeks away, LSU is reportedly not optimistic that star junior DE Arden Key will be ready to play in the Tigers’ season opener on September 2nd against BYU. LSU head coach Ed Orgeron simply said “I’m… Read More »
Who’s #1: Pigskin’s final pre-season power rankings, #s 1 thru 10 … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has posted the final segment of his annual pre-season power rankings with the Top10. Here. Of course, Pigskin will be updating his power rankings throughout the season so stay tuned.
Cowboys’ RB Elliott appeals suspension … To no one’s surprise, Dallas RB Zeke Elliott has officially filed an appeal with the NFL regarding the 6-game suspension he received last week for that violation of the league’s domestic abuse policy. Per the NFL CBA, appeals must be scheduled within 10 days of the appeal being filed, although the guidelines… Read More »
Erie to enter bidding for 2018 draft … NOT … But they could! With next year’s draft just 256 days away, the NFL has still not announced a site. However, the league has confirmed that Erie, PA is not under consideration at this time. Erie, though, just might be the most logical choice. Erie is halfway between Cleveland… Read More »
Star Clemson DE Ferrell back from concussion … Defending national champion Clemson got some good news over the weekend when star redshirt sophomore DE Clelin Ferrell returned to the field after sitting out close to a week in concussion protocal. Ferrell was injured on Monday when he ran into 340-pound OG Tyrone Crowder. The 6-4, 260-pounder had 6… Read More »
Memphis WRs hurting … Memphis may have to put out an APB to fill out its receiver corps. The Tigers announced this weekend that versatile senior Sam Craft will miss the entire 2017 because of a torn ACL suffered in practice earlier this week. The athletic Craft – he has played on the Memphis basketball squad – was… Read More »
Gators’ WR Calloway, 6 others suspended from season opener … Florida has suspended 7 players, including star junior WR Antonio Calloway, from the team’s big inter-sectional season opener against Michigan on September 2nd. According to team officials the players were suspended for violations of team rules including missing practice. Callaway, the only starter in the group, was already… Read More »
Dolphins 2nd rounder to miss year with ACL … Miami rookie MLB Raekwon McMillan will miss the 2017 season after sustaining a torn ACL in the team’s preseason opener against Atlanta last evening. McMillan, from Ohio State, was the Dolphins’ 2nd round pick at the 2017 draft.
Bills remake WR corps with a couple of trades … Buffalo made a huge splash at the 2014 draft when the sent two first-round draft picks and a fourth-rounder to Cleveland in order to select former Clemson WR Sammy Watkins. Watkins had some moments with the Bills, but never really lived up to the original deal and today… Read More »
CMU TE out ‘indefinitely’ … Central Michigan senior TE Tyler Conklin, one of the more productive receiving prospects at the position in college football, is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery earlier this week to repair a broken bone in his foot. According to the school, there is no timetable for his return. Conklin had 42 receptions for 560… Read More »
Hard-luck Badgers’ LB Cichy to miss year with ACL … Wisconsin has announced that senior LB Jack Cichy will miss the entire 2017 season after tearing an ACL in practice earlier this week. Cichy will undergo surgery tomorrow. Cichy already had missed much of the 2016 season with a shoulder injury. Cichy has already used his redshirt year,… Read More »
Solid first pro outing for Texans’ rookie QB Watson … The NFL’s regular pre-season schedule kicked off last night with Carolina defeating Houston 27-17. Despite the loss, Houston officials were pretty upbeat about the performance of rookie QB DeShaun Watson who looked poised and confident in his first pro game. Watson, who was last seen on a football… Read More »
‘Canes C Linder to transfer; will sit out year first … In something of a surprise, Miami announced today that veteran senior C Nick Linder has decided to leave the team and transfer. Linder, who started 26 games for the Hurricanes graduates later this week and would normally be eligible to play this fall. However, he apparently has… Read More »
Dolphins sign Cutler out of TV booth … For those that were in another galaxy over the weekend, Miami solved its immediate problem at QB by signing former Bears’ QB Jay Cutler who had retired over the winter and was preparing for a new career as a TV analyst. Cutler signed a 1-year, $10M deal with the Dolphins… Read More »
No suspension for Tide DT Hand after DUI charge … Alabama senior DE Da’Shawn Hand, a potential first round pick in 2018, will not be suspended for an incident last weekend in which he ended up being arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Turns out Hand was actually asleep in the driver’s seat of his car… Read More »
Torn ACL fells Bolts rookie OG Lamp … The hard-luck Los Angeles Chargers have announced that rookie OG Forrest Lamp, the team’s second round pick at the 2017 draft, likely will miss the season after tearing an ACL in practice yesterday.
College football notes update updated … LSU has updated the status of junior OG Maea Teuhema, a potential top 4-5 prospect at the position for the upcoming draft who was suspended indefinitely yesterday for academic issues. Just a day later, LSU announced that Teuhema has been given his release and is expected to transfer. The original expectation was… Read More »
Jags get pick back after OT Albert retires … Back in March, Jacksonville sent their 7th-round pick in 2018 to Miami in exchange for veteran LT Brandon Albert. However, Albert opted to retire earlier today, meaning the Dolphins will return that draft pick to the Jaguars.
Big viewing changes for Canadian NFL fans … NFL fans north of the border may be in for a shock this fall as the NFL Sunday ticket will no longer be available on cable. The rights for the Sunday ticket have been bought out by a company called Da Zone or DAZN which will distribute the Sunday ticket… Read More »
Jayhawks boot veteran WR Gonzalez … With training camp set to start tomorrow, Kansas has reportedly dismissed senior WR LaQuvionte Gonzalez for an unspecified violation of team rules. The 5-9, 180-pound Gonzalez is a possession receiver who is considered to be a late round/free agent prospect for the 2018 draft after hauling in 62 passes for over 700… Read More »
Seahawks top pick could miss year with auto injury … Seattle DT Malik McDowell, the Seahawks first pick at the 2017 draft, could miss the entire season as a result of injuries he suffered in an automobile accident two weeks ago. McDowell, from Michigan State, was the 35th player taken this past April after the Seahawks traded out… Read More »
DUI has Tide DL in legal hot water … Just days before Alabama opened fall training camp, DE Da’Shawn Hand, one of the Tide’s top prospects for the 2018 draft, was charged with DUI early this morning in Tuscaloosa. Hand was originally the #1 recruit in the country when he first arrived at Alabama, but this year was… Read More »
Pitt suspends 3 including top safety prospect … With fall training camp set to open on Monday, Pittsburgh has suspended three players including star junior safety Jordan Whitehead, for what is described by the school as a violation of team policy. Whitehead, a potential second day prospect for the 2018 draft, will miss the Panthers’ season opener against… Read More »