Jets name vet journeyman McCown starting QB … Another NFL QB domino fell earlier today when the New York Jets confirmed that veteran Josh McCown will be the starting QB for the September 10th season opener in Buffalo. The bigger question, though, for the Jets is how long McCown keeps the job. The Jets are in full rebuild… Read More »
Bills get future pick from KC for LB Ragland … Buffalo announced earlier today that they have traded MLB Reggie Ragland to Kansas Ciy for a 4th round pick in 2019. Ragland was the Bills’ 2nd round pick in 2016, but tore an ACL in training camp prior to last season and has not appeared to be anywhere… Read More »
Are you ready for some football!!! … There actually were some college football games this past weekend, but the 2017 collegiate season gets underway in earnest this coming weekend. And whether it was planned or not, the season gets off to a super great start with two of the top three teams in the pre-season polls going head-to-head… Read More »
Browns confirm Kizer as starting QB … Cleveland has confirmed that rookie DeShomne Kizer will be the starting QB when the Browns open the season September 10th against Pittsburgh. Kizer, whom the Browns selected in the second round of the 2017 draft with the 52nd pick overall, beat out veterans Brock Osweiler and Cody Kessler for the starter’s… Read More »
Pigskin’s prospects under the radar, Part Deux … Last week, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette took a look at several solid later-round prospects for the 2018 draft with the potential to go much higher on the offensive side of the ball. Here are the guys Pigskin thinks fit that bill on defense.
Jags to stick with QB Bortles to start season … Jacksonville has reversed somewhat and announced that incumbent starter Blake Bortles will continue in that role when the Jaguars open the season on September 10th. The Jags has ‘opened’ their QB competition earlier this month after Bortles struggled in the team’s first two pre-season games. Indeed, there were… Read More »
Are you just a fan or a ‘superfan’ ??? … For those that haven’t read it and are looking to kill some time, here’s an article discussing the nature of NFL fandom in the era of fantasy football. Unfortunately, the article doesn’t get into it, but we’ve always wondered about the impact of the emergence of fantasy football… Read More »
Browns’ QB Osweiler reportedly back on the trade block … Just hours after Cleveland announced that rookie QB DeShone Kizer will start this week’s pre-season game with Tampa Bay, rumors started to circulate that the Browns are again looking to trade veteran QB Brock Osweiler . Cleveland tried to move him back in March after acquiring him from… Read More »
Browns name rook QB Kizer starter– for now … Wednesday was supposed to be D-Day for QBs in Cleveland as the Browns were expected to announce their starter for the start of the season today. Instead, Browns head coach Hue Jackson said rookie DeShone Kizer would start in this week’s pre-season game against Tampa Bay. Jackson wouldn’t go… Read More »
Pigskin’s prospects under the radar … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette takes a look at several solid later-round prospects for the 2018 draft with the potential to go much higher.
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 »