Are you ready for some football, part deux!

Are you ready for some football, part deux! … The 2021 NFL regular season kicks off later this evening with defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay hosting Dallas at 8:20 PM ET on NBC. And with the season about to kick-off, we offer our league-wide predictions in our annual fearless NFL forecast. We have also posted our annual… Read More »

Pigskin posts initial weekly prospects review

Pigskin posts initial weekly prospects review … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be posting a weekly review of prospects who caught his eye in the previous weekend’s college football action. Needless to say, he had plenty to chew on after last weekend’s terrific slate opening week games. Here’s Paul’s initial column… Read More »

Hula Bowl heading to Orlando

Hula Bowl heading to Orlando … The Hula Bowl announced earlier today that the 2022 game will be played at the Bounce House on the campus of Central Florida in Orlando early in the new year. And if Orlando seems like a strange place for a game called the ‘Hula’ Bowl, it is. The Hula Bowl, of course… Read More »

ESPN analyst McShay ‘stepping away’ for awhile

ESPN analyst McShay ‘stepping away’ for awhile … Veteran ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay announced earlier today via twitter that he is stepping away from the job temporarily to ‘focus on his health and family.’ No other details were forthcoming from either McShay or the network, although the announcement comes just days after he reportedly looked very much… Read More »

Top prospect day-to-day … Oregon star DE Kayvon Thibodeaux, currently the consensus top prospect overall for the 2022 draft who was injured in the Ducks’ season opening win over Fresno State last weekend, is being listed as ‘day-to-day’ for this weekend’s huge intersectional showdown with #4 Ohio State in Columbus. Thibodeaux reportedly sprained an ankle early in the… Read More »

Texans confirm Taylor as starting QB; Watson to sit

Texans confirm Taylor as starting QB; Watson to sit … No great surprise here as Houston confirmed this morning that veteran Tyrod Taylor will be the team’s starting QB when the Texans open the season this coming weekend against Jacksonville, while rookie Davis Mills, a second-round pick this past spring, will be the back-up. That leaves embattled QB… Read More »

Bonus coverage

Bonus coverage … With the college football season underway, but the NFL campaign still a week away, the colleges take over Monday night football, at least for the week. Tonight it will be Louisville playing Mississippi in Atlanta with KO at 8 PM ET on ESPN. And while this campaign doesn’t have the overall glamor of some other… Read More »

Cutdown day tough on undrafted rookies

Cut-down day tough on undrafted rookies … One of the concerns around the NFL this odd off-season was that because of the limited training camps, it was going to be relatively difficult for later round draft picks, as well as undrafted signees, to make a final roster. Turns out that that was not the case for this year’s… Read More »

Disappointing start to season for Heels QB Howell

Disappointing start to season for Heels QB Howell … It was a disappointing start to the season for North Carolina QB Sam Howell this evening at Virginia Tech. Howell is generally considered to be a potential top 10 prospect for the 2022 draft, but completed just 17 of 32 pass attempts for 208 yards as the Hokies upset… Read More »

Steelers get ‘Hawks’ CB for ’23 5th

Steelers get ‘Hawks’ CB for ’23 5th … Pittsburgh has reportedly acquired veteran CB Ahkello Witherspoon from Seattle in exchange for a 5th round pick in 2023.

Star Gopher RB dinged in season-epening loss to Buckeyes

Star Gopher RB dinged in season-opening loss to Buckeyes … Team officials at Minnesota are holding their collective breaths waiting for an update on the status of star RB Mohamed Ibrahim. The reigning Big Ten RB of the year almost single-handedly kept the Gophers in their season-opener against 4th ranked Ohio State last night as he rushed 30… Read More »

Are you ready for some football

Are you ready for some football!! … Of course you are!! and just in time the 2021 college football season gets underway in earnest this weekend. As we do every year, the GBN staff including Editor and Publisher Colin Lindsay, Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette and Chief Scout Larry Parker put our heads together and made our annual… Read More »

Post-cut rookie transactions

Post-cut rookie transactions … As we noted when yesterday’s roster deadline passed, people shouldn’t get too comfy as there was still likely to be a lot of roster tweaking around the league before the actual games kicked off next week. And several of those moves to day involved players selected at the 2021 draft. Indianapolis, for example, claimed… Read More »

Once again draft class pretty much survives the Turk

Once again draft class pretty much survives the Turk … One of the fears associated with last season’s odd college football season in which some teams played radically shortened schedules, while others, including just about everybody outside the FBS ranks, didn’t play at all, is that pro teams just wouldn’t be able to get the best reads on… Read More »

Kiper posts pre-season top 50; positional rankings

Kiper posts pre-season top 25; positional rankings … For those that haven’t seen them yet, long-time ESPN draft analyst has posted his pre-season ranking of the top 25 prospects overall for the 2022 draft. And no surprises at the top of Kiper’s board, as he has Oregon ER Kayvon Thibodeaux in the top spot followed by Oklahoma QB… Read More »

Late cutdown day notes

Late cutdown day notes … All teams, of course, are now down to the NFL’s 53-man roster limit after a busy day yesterday. There were a couple of minor deals along the way that we neglected to report. In one, the LA Rams sent P Corey Bojorquez to Green Bay in a deal in which the Rams will… Read More »

Couple more trades to report

Couple of more trades to report … There are a couple of more trades involving future draft picks to report as teams continue the process of announcing their moves as they get down to today’s 53-man roster limit. Kansas City picked up a 2022 7th rounder earlier this afternoon when they sent G/T Yasir Durant to New England.… Read More »

Giants add young Ravens’ OG in pick swap

Giants add young Ravens’ OG in pick swap … The NY Giants traded for yet another young offensive lineman this afternoon as they acquired Ben Bredeson from Baltimore in a deal involving the swap of several picks. The Ravens will get one of the Giants’ 4th rounders this year, while the Giants get the Ravens’ #5 this year… Read More »

Falcons first to 53

Falcons first to 53 … It doesn’t get you anything in the standings, but Atlanta appears to be the first team to formally announce their full complement of cuts in order to get down to today’s 53-man roster limit. For the record, the Falcons kept all their 9 picks at the 2021 draft as well as a couple… Read More »

Eagles get Colts’ 6th for G?T Pryor

Eagles get Colts’ 6th for G/T Pryor … Philadelphia has reportedly acquired a 6th round pick in 2022 from Indianapolis for G/T Matt Pryor and a 2022 7th round pick.

Pats cut Cam; hand ball to rookie Jones

Pats cut Cam; hand ball to rookie Jones … In a little bit of a shocker, New England has outright released veteran QB Cam Newton and will go with rookie Mac Jones, the 15th player selected at this year’s draft, at the position. That the Patriots couldn’t find a trade partner for Newton is also a tad surprising… Read More »

Broncos swing pair of pre-cutdown trades

Broncos swing pair of pre-cutdown trades … Denver reportedly made a couple of trades overnight involving later round picks. First the Broncos acquired LB Jonas Griffith and a 7th round pick in 2022 from San Francisco in exchange for a 6th round pick this year and a 7th in 2023. The the Broncos sent WR Trinity Benson and… Read More »

Turk is on the prowl

The Turk is on the prowl … It is cutdown day in the NFL as all teams must be down to the 53-man roster limit by 4 PM ET later today.  As usual, we’ll be tracking all of today’s transactions as best we can with, of course, a special focus on players selected at the 2021 draft. Note,… Read More »

Jags get 6th rounder from Seahawks for vet CB

Jags get 6th rounder from Seahawks for vet CB … Jacksonville has reportedly acquired a 6th round pick in 2022 from Seattle for veteran CB Sidney Jones. In fact. it’ll be a homecoming of sorts for Jones who was a 2nd round pick of Philadelphia from Washington in 2017.

Top agent says Dolphins-Texans talking Watson

Top agent says Dolphins-Texans talking Watson … NFL super agent Drew Rosenhaus is quoted in the Houston Chronicle today saying that he wouldn’t be at all surprised if embattled Houston QB Deshaun Watson in uniform with Miami for their season opener on September 12th. According to the report, Rosenhaus, who is not a party to the discussions, but… Read More »