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 »
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 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.
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 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 »
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 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.
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 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 »
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 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. 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’ 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 »
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 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. 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.