Steelers confirm new G.M. hire

Steelers confirm new G.M. hire … Pittsburgh confirmed earlier today that long-time team exec Omar Khan has been named the team’s new G.M. Khan, who has been with the Steelers since 2001, replaces Kevin Colbert who announced that he’d be stepping aside following the draft after a successful two-decade run in the job. Khan has been the Steelers’… Read More »

Combine to stay in Indy next two cycles

Combine to stick with Indy next two cycles … The NFL just confirmed that the annual scouting combine will remain in Indianapolis for at least the next two drafts. There has been speculation that the league was interested in moving the combine around the country as they now do with the draft itself and turning it into another… Read More »

Heads up to Packer fans

Heads up for Packer fans … Just a quick note to Green Bay Packer fans that veteran sportscasters Tom Pipanes and John Dodds will be hosting a weekly TV show focusing on all things Packers on Saturday mornings at 10:00 AM CT on WVTV (Channel 24.). In fact, John and I go way back as I did my… Read More »

2023 QB post

QBs still hot for 2023 … With the 2023 draft now just under 340 days away we have started working of watch list for the upcoming draft. And we just finished the initial draft of the QB list. Of course, a lot can change between now and next April, but the early sense we have is that this… Read More »

Preliminary QB Watch List for 2023

* indicates 3rd year player Bryce Young, 6-1, 195, Alabama * CJ Stroud, 6-3, 215, Ohio State * Tyler Van Dyke, 6-4, 220, Miami * Phil Jurkovec, 6-5, 230, Boston College Will Rogers, 6-2, 210, Mississippi State * Will Levis, 6-1, 205, Kentucky Spencer Rattler, 6-1, 210, South Carolina Tanner McKee, 6-3, 215, Stanford Devin Leary, 6-1, 212,… Read More »

Star Pitt WR confirms USC transfer

Star Pitt WR confirms USC transfer … In many it was college football’s proverbial other shoe as teams around the country waited for Pittsburgh WR Jordan Addison, last year’s Biletnikoff winner, to confirm that he was indeed transferring to Southern California. Addison, who caught 100 passes for 1,593 yards and 17 touchdowns last season, as Kenny Pickett’s go-to… Read More »

PAC-12 first to scrap division winners in conference championship

PAC-12 first to scrap division winners in conference championship … The PAC-12 became the first college football conference to change its conference championship game criteria after the NCAA voted recently to end the requirement that division winners meet in the respective league title games. The PAC-12 will retain its divisional breakdown for scheduling purposes for the upcoming season,… Read More »

Pats release Canes UDFA QB

Pats release Canes UDFA QB … New England’s hopes of finding a position for former Miami QB D’Eriq King, one of the more interesting undrafted rookie free agent signings this year, ended quietly last night when he was released by the Patriots. The Patriots had signed King, who is only about 5-8, following the draft hoping that they… Read More »

Pigskin’s power ranking: part two

Pigskin’s updated power rankings: second tier … With the 2022 draft, as well as the better part of free agency, now in the books, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has been updating his NFL power rankings. And after Pigskin posted the bottom of the board last week, he’s added the next tier of teams ranked 1th thru… Read More »

Jags sign 49er exec Waugh as assistant GM

Jags sign 49er exec Waugh as assistant GM … Jacksonville has reportedly hired long-time NFL exce Ethan Waugh as the team’s new assistant G.M. Waugh had spent the previous 17 years working as San Francisco’s VP of player personnel. With the Jags, Waugh will be reunited with Jacksonville G.M. Trent Baalke with whom he worked for 12 of… Read More »

Trio of first rounders sign

Three more first rounders sign … The number of players selected in the opening round of the 2022 draft still to be signed continues to dwindle as three more came to terms today including former Ohio State WR Garrett Wilson whom the NY Jets selected with the 10th pick overall, former Penn State WR Jahan Dotson, chosen 16th… Read More »

Two more first round picks sign

Two more first round picks sign … A couple of more first round picks from the 2022 draft came to terms with their respective clubs today as former Arkansas WR Treylon Burks, the 18th player selected this year, signed with Tennessee, while former Florida State DE Jermaine Johnson, the 26th pick overall, agreed to terms with the NY… Read More »

Cowboys, Colts lead ‘8th round’ ranking

Cowboys, Colts lead ‘8th round’ ranking … For the record, all 32 teams have now announced their undrafted rookie free agent signings. And based on our unofficial, thoroughly unscientific scoring system, Dallas and Indianapolis have potentially the most impactful UDFA signing classes. For the record, we gave 3 points for a player rated in the the top 30… Read More »

Texans sign G/T Green

Texans sign1st round G/T Green … Houston has reportedly agreed to terms with former Texas A&M G/T Kenyon Green, the 15th player selected at the 2022 draft. Green signed a four-year, $15.9M deal that is fully guaranteed. Green was the second #1 pick the Texans had this year following CB Derek Stingley who was taken with the 3rd… Read More »

Giants sign top picks

Giants sign top picks … Tom Pelissaro of the NFL Network is reporting that the NY Giants have agreed to terms with both DE Kayvon Thibodeaux and OT Evan Neal, the 5th and 7th players selected at the 2022 draft respectively. The deals are expected to be formally announced after the team’s minicamp workout this afternoon. With the… Read More »

Have arm will travel; young QB on the move again

Have arm will travel; young QB on the move again … QB Grant Gunnell has confirmed that he is transferring to North Texas. Gunnell was originally a 4-star Arizona recruit out of the Houston area in 2019, but transferred to Memphis after two seasons in the PAC-12. Gunnell, though, didn’t play at all last year after undergoing surgery… Read More »

Falcons/Raiders swap late round picks in deal for vet WR

Falcons/Raiders swap late round picks in deal for vet WR … Atlanta has acquired veteran WR Bryan Edwards, a third-round pick in 2020, from Las Vegas for a 5th round pick at the next draft. To complete the deal, the Falcons also get a 7th round pick from the Raiders. In his two seasons with the Raiders, including… Read More »

Bunch more first-round signings

Flurry of first-round signings … There was a flurry of signings around the NFL which included five more players selected in the opening round of the 2022 draft coming to terms with their respective clubs. The five include CBs Derek Stingley, whom Houston took with the 3rd pick overall, and Kaiir Elam, the 23rd player selected by Buffalo,… Read More »

Jags, Lions ink 2nd #1s

Jags, Lions ink 2nd #1s … Both Jacksonville and Detroit announced overnight that they had come to terms with the second of their two first round picks at the 2022 draft. The Jags signed former Utah LB Devin Lloyd, the 27th player selected in last month’s opening round, to a fully guaranteed $13M contract. Meanwhile, the Lions came… Read More »

Pigskin power rankings

Pigskin’s updated power rankings … With the 2022 draft in the books, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has updated his NFL power rankings. and if Pigskin is anywhere near close, it looks like Houston, Atlanta, Seattle and Detroit could very well be in position to grab one of the 2023 drafts premier QB prospects, as they are… Read More »

Falcons sign top pick

Falcons sign top pick … Atlanta has reportedly agreed to terms with former USC WR Drake London, the 8th player selected at the 2022 draft. London reportedly has agreed to a fully guaranteed 4-year deal in the $24.6M range. The London signing makes it 5 of this year’s top ten picks to have signed already along with DEs… Read More »

Pats, Raiders flip late picks in back-up QB trade

Pats, Raiders flip late picks in back-up QB trade … New England is reportedly finalizing a deal with Las Vegas that would sent Patriots’ back-up QB Jarrett Stidham west to the Raiders. To complete the deal the teams will flip late-round picks in 2023 with the Patriots getting the Raiders 6th round selection while getting the Patriots’ 7th… Read More »

Top pick overall signs early

Top pick overall signs early … There won’t be any holdout drama with the #1 pick at this year’s draft as former Georgia DE Travon Walker has reportedly agreed to terms with Jacksonville. Walker reportedly has agreed to a fully guaranteed 4-year deal in the $37M range. The Walker signing makes it 4 of the first 6 picks… Read More »

Vikes sign top pick

Vikes sign top pick … Minnesota has reportedly come to terms with former Georgia FS Lewis Cine, whom the Vikings selected with the 32nd and final pick in this year’s opening round after trading down with Detroit.

It isSchedule day in the NFL

Schedule day in the NFL … The NFL will finally release the full 2022 schedule this evening beginning at 8 PM ET on the NFL Network, although some feature games have already leaked out.