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 »
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 … 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 »
‘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 … 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 »
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 »
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 … 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 »
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 »
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 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 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 »
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 »
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 … 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 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 … 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 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 »
Tide lose LB Miller for year … Alabama’s big win over 3rd ranked Florida State last night came at a price as rising junior OLB Christian Miller, a potential second day pick when he does turn pro, will miss the remainder of the 2017 season due to an undisclosed injury. Miller was being counted on to prove the… Read More »
Bucs get Steelers 6th for S Wilcox, future pick … As noted, teams keep tweaking their rosters. In the latest announced move, Pittsburgh has acquired veteran safety J.J. Wilcox from Tampa Bay in exchange for a 6th round pick in 2018. The Steelers, though, will also receive Tampa Bay’s seventh-round pick in 2019 to complete the deal.
Pack get conditional Cowboys pick for LB …. NFL teams continue to tweak their rosters after making yesterday’s 53-man roster limit. In the one trade we’ve had today, Dallas acquired OLB Jayrone Elliott from Green Bay for what is being reported as a conditional seventh-round pick in 2018.
Bonus college coverage … With the NFL idle until next weekend, the colleges fill in the Sunday football gap with a couple of potentially intriguing inter-sectional match-ups later this evening when Texas A&M plays at UCLA and Virginia Tech hosts West Virginia. Both games start at 7:30 with the A&M/UCLA game on Fox, while the Virginia contest is… Read More »
Redskins, Chiefs add late picks in late moves … There were a couple of more trades in the NFL yesterday as teams got down to their opening day 53-man rosters. Washington sent TE Derek Carrier to the Los Angeles Rams for a 2018 seventh-round pick, while Kansas City traded OT Isaiah Battle to Seattle for a conditional pick.
Couple more trades to report … There were a couple more trades earlier this afternoon as teams got down to their 53-man opening day rosters. New England returned the 7th round pick they got from Seattle yesterday for CB Justin Coleman in exchange for DE Cassius Marsh. Meanwhile, the Giants acquired veteran CB Ross Cockrell from Pittsburgh for… Read More »
More picks released … Its been a tough day so far for members of the 2017 draft class as a number have been released. Minnesota, for example, released DE Ifeadi Odenigbo, LB Elijah Lee, and SS Jack Tocho, three of the Vikings four 7th rounders. Tennessee released two 7th rounders of its own in OT Brad Seaton and… Read More »