Second week of pre-season to feature rook QB Murray … The second full weekend on the NFL pre-season schedule kicks off later this evening with 5 games on the slate for tonight. The feature game has Oakland playing at Arizona at 8 PM ET on ESPN with QB Kyler Murray, the first player selected at the 2019 draft,… Read More »
Training camp observations: Week Two … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has some thoughts on some of the latest developments from training camps around the NFL following the second week of pre-season games.
Tide loses vet ILB for year … Reports out of Alabama indicate that senior ILB Josh McMillon will likely miss the upcoming season with a knee injury, although there is what is being reported as a “small chance” that he could return late in the season. McMillon, who had been expected to start opposite star junior Dylan Moses… Read More »
Ravens get Vikes pick for PK … Baltimore has reportedly acquired a 5th round pick at the 2020 draft from Minnesota in exchange for PK Kaare Vedvik.
More college football camp injuries … Couple more training camp injuries to report this day. Pittsburgh junior DE Rashad Weaver reportedly tore an ACL during a practice session this week and will miss the upcoming season. The 6-5, 265-pound Weaver had a break out year last fall when he lead the Panthers with 6.5 sacks and 14 total… Read More »
Browns trade RB Johnson to Texans for conditional mid-round pick … Cleveland has traded veteran RB Duke Johnson to Houston in exchange for what is being reported as a conditional 4th-round pick in 2020 that could escalate to a third-round selection, presumably based on his playing-time and production.
OU CB, others out for year in college football … The good news at this time of year is that college football training camps are open with the season bearing down on us; the bad news is that with college football training camps open there are injuries. Not all injuries actually get reported as unlike the NFL there… Read More »
Ravens get late Jets pick for OG Lewis … Baltimore had been expected to release veteran OG Alex Lewis this week after he was cleared to play this fall, but instead ended up trading him to the New York Jets who put in a waiver claim for his services. In exchange, the Ravens will get a conditional 7th… Read More »
Duke CB Gilbert out indefinitely again … Duke has confirmed that redshirt junior CB Mark Gilbert, who was once considered to be a legit first-round prospect, is out indefinitely after undergoing another round of surgery on his hip. Gilbert dislocated his hip in the Blue Devils second game of the year last fall and underwent season-ending surgery in… Read More »
Tech LB gets extra year of eligibility … Georgia Tech announced late last week that OLB David Curry has been granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA. In effect, Curry will be a junior this fall with two years of eligibility remaining as a result of not playing in two of his first four seasons with… Read More »
QB Francois; RB Feaster find new college homes … A couple of reasonably interesting transfers were announced this week in college football. Former Florida State QB Deondre Francois has finally found a new home at D1AA Hampton, where he will be eligible immediately. Francois had originally considered transferring to Florida Atlantic, but that move fell through late last… Read More »
If its August, can football be far behind??? … Fact is that we’ve never been able to get our heads fully around football in July, but with the changing of the calendar we are pretty much on our way. Indeed, training camps are now in full swing around the NFL; in fact, Denver and Atlanta are battling in… Read More »
And then there were none … The final three unsigned players select at the 2019 draft came to terms earlier today as San Francisco signed DE Nick Bosa and WR Deebo Samuel, while the New York Jets inked DT Quinnen Williams. Bosa was the second player selected at last April’s draft, while Samuel was a second round pick.… Read More »
Senior Bowl announces scout staff … The Senior Bowl is literally 6 months away as we speak and earlier today game officials released the names of its scouting staff for the upcoming season. Included in this year’s scouting department are the game’s first former NFL player, Mike Young, and its first female scout in Kathleen Wood. Young, who… Read More »
Pigskin reviews Seahawks draft … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be posting reviews of some of the key individual team drafts from this past April. Today, he looks at the draft of the Seattle Seahawks.
Panthers sign ER Burns; just 3 picks left unsigned … Earlier today, Carolina came to terms with OLB Brian Burns, one of just four remaining unsigned 2019 draft picks. The Panthers selected Burns, the former Florida State edge rusher, with the 16th pick in this year’s opening round. With the signing of Burns, there are now only only… Read More »
Giants sign QB Jones; just 4 picks left unsigned … Overnight, the New York Giants signed former Duke QB Daniel Jones, their top pick at the 2019 draft. Jones was the somewhat surprising 6th player selected overall this past April. The signing sets up a potentially interesting competition at QB during training camp for the Giants with Jones… Read More »
Pigskin reviews Panthers draft … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be posting reviews of some of the key individual team drafts from this past April. Today, he looks at the draft of the Carolina Panthers.
Two more picks signed … Two more 2019 draft picks have signed with the Giants signing 3rd round DE Oshane Ximines, while Minnesota has signed 7th round LS Austin Cutting, the former Air Force player who will be allowed to serve his military commitment concurrently as a recruiter, while playing in the NFL immediately. As a result, there… Read More »
Bucs sign LB White; number of unsigned #1s down to 4 … Tampa Bay has signed former LSU LB Devin White, the 5th player selected at the 2019 draft. As a result, there are now only only 7 players from the 2019 draft that remain unsigned. Of those, 4 were first round picks this year including DE Nick… Read More »
Ravens list top pick; sign 3rd rounder … Baltimore placed four rookies, including WR Marquise Brown, the team’s opening round pick at the 2019 draft, on the non-football injury list. Joining Brown on the NFI list included DE Jaylon Ferguson and DT Daylon Mack, the Ravens’ 3rd and 5th round picks respectively, along with undrafted rookie free agent… Read More »
Pigskin reviews Rams draft … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be posting reviews of some of the key individual team drafts from this past April. Today, he looks at the draft of Super Bowl finalists the Los Angeles Rams.
Broncos sign QB Lock; number of unsigned picks now in single digits … For the second day in a row, Denver has signed one of their second round picks from the 2019. Indeed, after coming to terms with former Kansas State OT Dalton Risner yesterday, the Broncos signed former Missouri QB Drew Lock earlier today. As a result,… Read More »
Red Raider DB Parker suspended for year; career done … Texas Tech has confirmed that senior CB Justus Parker lost his appeal of a one-year NCAA suspension and will not be eligible to play this fall. As this was his final year of eligibility, Parker has few options left other than to sit the season or perhaps try… Read More »
Broncos sign 2nd round OT Risner; unsigned picks down to 10 … Denver reportedly came to terms with former Kansas State OT Dalton Risner, the first of 2 Broncos 2nd round selections at the 2019 draft. That leaves just 10 unsigned players selected in this year’s draft including QB Drew Lock, the Broncos other 2nd round selection.