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Bolts get former Buckeyes’ QB Jones from Bills

Bolts get former Buckeyes’ QB Jones from Bills … The LA Chargers have reportedly acquired former Ohio State Cardale Jones from Buffalo for what is being reported as a conditional 7th round pick in 2018. With the two trades today the GBN Trade Mart file has been updated, as has the unofficial list of picks by team for… Read More »

Eagles get future pick OL Barbe

Eagles get future Broncos’ pick for vet OL Barbre … Philadelphia has acquired a conditional 2019 drfat pick from Denver in exchange for veteran G/T Allen Barbre. The pick is being reported as a 7th rounder with the condition being that Barbre makes the Broncos’ 53-man roster.

X-Duck WR Carrington lands at Utah

Ex-Duck WR Carrington lands at Utah … Enigmatic former Oregon WR Darren Carrington has transferred to Utah. Carrington was kicked off the Oregon team earlier this summer after he was arrested and charged with a DUI. Because he has already graduated, Carrington will ne eligible to play this fall. The 6-2, 200-pound Carrington, who averaged over 17 yards… Read More »

Gators SS out for year with achilles

Gators SS Harris out for year with torn Achilles …Florida SS Marcell Harris, a solid second-tier prospect for the 2018 draft, will miss the upcoming season with a torn Achilles tendon he suffered Wednesday participating in team conditioning activities. The 6-0, 210-pound Harris had 73 tackles, two interceptions, and s forced fumble last fall when he was named… Read More »

Chargers top pick could miss season

Fears that Chargers top pick could miss season … There is growing concern in Los Angeles that Chargers’ WR Mike Williams, the 7th player selected at the 2017 draft, could be forced to undergo what would be season-ending surgery on a back injury. According to an ESPN report, Williams recently underwent a second epidural to treat a herniated… Read More »

Panthers bring back Hurney as interim G.M.

Panthers recycle Marty Hurney as interim G.M. … Carolina announced earlier this morning that former G.M. Marty Hurney has been rehired in the same capacity on an interim basis through the 2017 season. Hurney replaces Dave Gettleman, who was abruptly fired by the team earlier this week. Hurney had been the Panthers’ G.M. from 2002 through 2012.

Training camps open

Today is the day … sort of …  Hard to believe, but several teams open their training camps, at least for rookies, later today. Indeed, Baltimore, Dallas, Chicago, Jacksonville and New Orleans all open their camps to rookies today. The first full camps, including veterans, open in a couple of days when Arizona and Dallas open their full… Read More »

IU WR booked twice

IU WR Cobbs booked twice by local police on weekend … It appears that star Indiana WR Simmie Cobbs got a little carried away over the weekend. Cobbs, a leading prospect at the position for the 2018 draft, was arrested Saturday at a music concert and charged with misdemeanor counts of refusal to identify and resisting law enforcement. … Read More »

Cousins to play tag in 2017

Redskins’ QB Cousins to play tag again … Washington QB Kirk Cousins will play under the franchise tag for the second straight year after the deadline for teams to come to terms with designated players passed earlier today with Cousins still unsigned. And while it is still possible that Washington and Cousins could agree on a long-term deal… Read More »

Gator WR settles drug case

Gator WR Callaway settles drug case … Florida junior WR Antonio Callaway has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. As part of the deal, prosecutors dropped a more serious charge of marijuana possession. Callaway was fined $300. Callaway is considered to be one of the better prospects at the position for the… Read More »

Panthers fire G.M.

Panthers fire G.M. Gettleman … Just one year removed from a 15-1 season and a spot in the Super Bowl – and not to mention literally just days before the start of training camp –  Carolina announced this morning that G.M. Dave Gettleman has been relieved of his duties. Gettleman, one of the most respected personnel guys in… Read More »

Huskers lose top pro prospect for extended period

Huskers’ top pro prospect out for extended time … Nebraska will be without senior CB Chris Jones for much of the upcoming season after he underwent surgery to repair a torn MCL earlier this week. The 6-0, 185-pound Jones, who seriously considered entering the 2017 draft and is considered to be the Huskers’ best prospect for 2018, was… Read More »

Supp draft

Annual supp draft comes and goes quietly … For those that missed all the excitement yesterday, the NFL held its annual summer supplemental drfat on Wednesday, but no one was selected. In fact, only two players, DT Tavares Bingham of Georgia Military College and Western New Mexico RB Marques Rodgers were eligible in this year’s supplemental draft and… Read More »

LSU DE Key to miss start of camp

LSU DE Key to miss start of camp … LSU head coach Ed Orgeron told reporters prior the SEC media days earlier this week that star DE Arden Key will not be ready for the start of fall camp as he continues to rehab from off-season shoulder surgery. Key, one of the top prospects for the 2018 draft,… Read More »

Chiefs find new G.M. from within

Chiefs find new G.M. in KC … Kansas City announced earlier today that the Chiefs have promoted Brett Veach to their vacant G.M. position. The 39-year-old Veach spent the past four seasons as co-director of player personnel with the Chiefs. Veach replaces John Dorsey who was fired last month.

Iowa, Orange add grad transfers

Hawkeyes, Orange add grad transfers … Amid all the hoopla of the national celebrations earlier this week a couple of graduate transfers kind of slipped under the radar. Former Nevada RB James Butler transferred to Iowa as a graduate student and will be eligible for the 2017 season. The 5-9, 210-pound Butler has rushed for over 1,300 yards… Read More »

Football Talk

Looking for some NFL football talk then head on over to 950thefan.com and listen to Pigskin Paul & Huffy talk football for an hour between 5-6PM Eastern this afternoon. They’ll talk DORSEY/REID, DORSEY/PACKERS and even some early discussion of glamour positions for 2018 NFL Draft, especially QB.

Pigskin KC post

Power play in KC … To the surprise of many associated with the NFL, a power play took place in Kansas City this past week when head coach Andy Reid apparently won the battle by convincing owner Clark Hunt that either he or G.M. John Dorsey had to go, and that he – Reid – was clearly the… Read More »

Chiefs fire Dorsey

Chiefs fire G.M. Dorsey … In a surprise announcement, Kansas City has abruptly fired General Manager John Dorsey. The announcement of Dorsey’s firing came barely an hour after the Chiefs had announced that head coach Andy Reid had been signed to a contract extension leading to some speculation that Dorsey and Reid weren’t on the same page and… Read More »

CFL kick off

Are you ready for some football!! … There are still almost 6 week to go until NFL training camps get underway, but there is some football in the air as the Canadian league kicks off its 2017 regular schedule this weekend with four games on the slate. Saskatchewan and Montreal kick off the schedule when they play at… Read More »

Draft dates set

Draft dates confirmed … The NFL has confirmed that the 2018 draft will be held April 26-28 next spring. Still to be determined, though, is where the draft will be held. Dallas is reportedly very interested in hosting the upcoming draft, but other teams are also interested. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, here is the full NFL football calendar through… Read More »

Sooners lower boomlet on QB Mayfield

Sooners lower boomlet on QB Mayfield … Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield, a leading Heisman Trophy candidate for the 2017 season, won’t miss any game time as a result of a DUI offense back in February. Mayfield still has a court date to decide any legal ramifications, but the school mandated that he will have to participate in university… Read More »

Top pick Garrett misses final day of OTAs with foot

Top pick Garrett misses final day of OTAs with foot … Cleveland DE Myles Garrett, the first player selected at the 2017 draft, missed the final day of the team’s OTAs earlier today with a foot injury. Garrett is still in the process of having his left foot evaluated after he limped off the field on Wednesday. Garrett… Read More »

Rams send former #2 pick to Lions for late rounder

Rams send former #2 pick to Lions for late rounder … The Los Angeles Rams cut bait on OT Greg Robinson, whom they selected with the 2nd pick overall at the 2014 draft, when they traded him to Detroit for what is being reported as a sixth-round in 2018. In fact, Detroit loaded up on offensive linemen selected… Read More »

Wash shuffles scout staff

Former star QB Williams assumes big role in Washington staff shuffle … Washington went through the 2017 without a general manager after the team and former G.M. Scot McCloughan parted company for undisclosed reasons in March. The team appears to have finally resolved the situation by promoting former QB Doug Williams, who led the Redskins to the 1987… Read More »