Category Archives: News

Injured Huskers’ CB back at work

Injured Husker CB back at work … Interesting development at Nebraska where CB Chris Jones is back on the field working out. Jones, a solid second-tier prospect for the 2018 draft, was thought to be out for the year after he underwent surgery to repair a torn MCL on his left knee, but he has now back on… Read More »

more college injury notes

More college injury updates … LSU SS Ed Paris will miss the remainder of the season because of a knee injury. Paris, a late-round or free agent prospect, suffered the injury at practice last week and subsequently underwent surgery. Because he played in only three games and has never redshirted Paris would be eligible for a medical redshirt.… Read More »

LSU RB GUice sidelined again

LSU RB Guice sidelined again … From the ‘that didn’t go so well’ file. Star LSU junior RB Derrius Guice re-injured his knee in last weekend’s win over Syracuse and will reportedly will not play when the Tigers host Troy this coming week. The team had indicated that Guice, a potential top 5-10 prospect for the 2018 draft,… Read More »

Thanks for nothing

Thanks for nothing !!!  Just got a nice email from the folks at DAZN, the streaming company that has made such a mess of replacing the NFL Sunday Ticket in Canada, offering a second month of free service to Canadian subscribers as compensation for the dreadful coverage to date. The problem is, that entering the 3rd week of… Read More »

LSU RB Guice to play this week

Now you don’t see him; now you do … Just a day after he was apparently ruled out of Saturday’s game with Syracuse, star LSU junior RB Derrius Guice has been cleared to play against the Orange. Guice, who is considered to be one of the top prospects at the position for the 2018 draft along with Penn… Read More »

Ugly garish unis

Growing the game … Here’s an interesting thought. If your nationally televised Thursday night game in the 3rd week of the season is going to be between a couple of teams more likely to be in the hunt for the #1 draft pick overall than a playoff spot, why not spice things up a little by dressing the… Read More »

Guice injury update; other college football injury notes

LSU RB Guice ‘questionable’; other college football injury updates … LSU is now saying that star junior RB Derrius Guice is “very questionable” for Saturday’s game against Syracuse because of an undisclosed knee injury. That’s a concern, because earlier in the week LSU head coach Ed Orgeron waved off Guice’s absence from practice as a “minor injury.” Full… Read More »

saints-Dolphins trade

Saints get Dolphins’ 2018 5th for former #1 LB Anthony … New Orleans has traded LB Stephon Anthony to Miami in exchange for what is being reported as a 5th round pick in 2018. Anthony, whom the Saints selected with the 31st pick overall in 2015, led the New Orleans’ defense with 112 tackles as a rookie, but… Read More »

UT LT Williams to have surgery

Star Horns OT Williams to undergo knee surgery; out indefinitely … Texas has confirmed that All-American junior LT Connor Williams will undergo surgery on his knee after he tore the MCL and sprained both the the MCL and PCLs in his left knee. The surgery is expected to take place in the next week to 10 days. There… Read More »

Top SEC Slash out for year with broken leg

Top SEC Slash out for year with broken leg … South Carolina junior WR and KR Deebo Samuel one of the more explosive players in the country, will miss likely miss the rest of the year after breaking his leg during the Gamecocks’ 23-23 loss to Kentucky yesterday.The 6-0, 215-pound Samuel had 15 receptions for 250 yards and… Read More »

UT OT Williams out with knee

‘Horns LT Williams out with knee … For those tuning in the Texas-USC game hoping to see star Longhorns’ LT Connor Williams and are wondering whatever happened to #55, he left the game in the first half with an apparent knee injury and will not return. Needless to say, Texas officials, not to mention NFL scouts will be… Read More »

NFL looking at potential DAZN disaster up north

NFL looking at potential DAZN disaster up north … Back in an earlier life I worked for too many years for the national statistical agency up here in Canada. And we would kind of joke that up at HQ there was a guy ‘Responsible for Bad Ideas!’ It appears that the NFL may have hired that guy. Just… Read More »

Key back; other injury notes

LSU DE/OLB Key cleared to play; other college football notes … LSU announced earlier this morning that star junior DE/OLB Arden Key, a potential top 5-10 prospect for the 2018 draft, has been cleared to play this coming weekend when the Tigers open their SEC schedule Saturday night at Mississippi State with KO slated for 7 PM ET… Read More »

Pigskin prospects watch

Pigskins weekly picks and prospects watch in college football … The second full weekend of the college football schedule kicks off later this evening. And once again this week there are a number of really big games. We profiled the Ohio State-Oklahoma match-up of two top 5 teams earlier today, but the Buckeyes-Sooners dual is just the tip… Read More »

Who to watch in college football this week

Who to watch in college football this week … The college football schedule maker has been in fine form so far this year. Last week, they kicked off the season with #1 Alabama playing #3 Florida State. And this week it will be more of the same with second-ranked Ohio State hosting #5 Oklahoma in another game with… Read More »

Garrett injury update

High ankle sprain for top pick Garrett; could extended time … Cleveland has confirmed that DE Myles Garrett, the first player selected at the 2017 draft, has a high ankle sprain and will miss at least the first two weeks of the season. However, it could also be longer. Garrett, though, is not expected to require surgery on… Read More »

Fearless forecast

Are you really ready for some football !!!   The 2017 NFL season kicks off later tonight when the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots host Kansas City at 8:30 PM ET on NBC. To get folks warmed up,  the GBN braintrust has put together their collective wits and made their picks for the upcoming season. And… Read More »

Who caught Pigskin’s eye

Who caught Pigskin’s eye in college football last week … With the first week of the college football season in the books, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette weighs in with some thoughts on the players that caught his eye in last weekend’s action.

LSU DE Key to sit again this week

LSU confirms DE Key out for second straight week … LSU has confirmed that star junior DE Arden Key, a top 5-10 prospect for the 2018 draft, will not play again this coming Saturday when LSU hosts Tennessee-Chattanooga in what should be a laugher. Key, who had 12 sacks last fall, is still not 100% after undergoing shoulder… Read More »

UMass TE injured

Star UMass TE injured in season-opener; status remains unclear … NFL scouts are keeping a close eye on UMass as they wait for word on the injury status of star Minutemen TE Adam Breneman who was injured in the team’s loss to Coastal Carolina in their season opener on the weekend. The 6-5 Breneman, a one-time Penn State… Read More »

*th round wrap

8th round wrap: How undrafted free agents fared on cut-down day … NFL teams continue to tinker with their rosters in anticipation of this week’s regular season openers, but the early returns suggest that 2017 draft was also a pretty good one for players who went undrafted this past spring. Indeed, as of Saturday’s 53-man roster deadline, 61… Read More »

Late roster moves involving 2017 draftees

Late roster moves involving 2017 draftees …  As has been noted, the NFL doesn’t really sleep even after this team’s establish their original 53-man rosters on cut-down day. In fact, there has been a lot of roster tweaking since with a number of moves involving players selected at the 2017 draft. Buffalo, for example, claimed former UCLA OT… Read More »

Wyoming QB Allen dinged in loss to Iowa

Wyoming QB Allen dinged in loss to Iowa … Wyoming QB Josh Allen, one of the top 4-5 prospects at the position for the 207 draft, reportedly hurt hurt his non-throwing shoulder in last Saturday’s season-opening loss at Iowa. The injury isn’t believed to be serious, but Allen likely won’t practice this week, although the team still expect… Read More »

UCLA QB Rosen leads comeback for the ages

UCLA QB Rosen leads comeback for the ages … Around about 10 PM last evening we started to write a report seriously questioning whether UCLA QB Josh Rosen was really an elite prospect. No question Rosen throws an elegant ball when he has a clean pocket with the time to survey the field and the room to step… Read More »

Post-cut numbers by numbers

Post-cut 2017 draft by the numbers … Back in the spring, the consensus around the NFL appeared to be that the 2017 draft was a pretty good one. And while it’s hardly a perfect measure, at least based on the number of players selected this past spring who made their respective team’s 53-man opening day roster, this year’s… Read More »