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NFL cancels supp draft; camp dates set

NFL cancels supp draft; camp dates set … The NFL announced earlier today that for the third straight year, there will no summer supplemental draft this year. Meanwhile, the league also announced training camp dates and sites for all teams. In fact, all camps will be fully open in just over a month by July 26th, although several… Read More »

Latest Manning signs with ‘Horns

Latest Manning signs with ‘Horns … The drama surrounding where Arch Manning, the grandson of Archie Manning and the nephew of Eli and Peyton Manning who is generally considered to be the #1 recruit in the 2023 class, will play his college football is over as Manning III has announced that he will be attending Texas starting next… Read More »

Last unsigned #1 pick comes to terms

Last unsigned #1 pick comes to terms … There are several media reports out there including one in the Boston Herald that New England did in fact come to terms with OG Cole Strange, their 2022 first-round pick, yesterday. According to the report, Strange, the surprise 29th pick in this year’s draft, signed a standard 4-year deal worth… Read More »

Steelers sign top pick

Steelers sign top pick … Pittsburgh has signed QB Kenny Pickett, the 20th player selected at the 2022 draft, to standard 4-year deal worth an estimated $14.1M with a club option for a 5th year. Pickett came into the week as one of two still unsigned first-round picks from this year’s draft along with New England OG Cole… Read More »

2023 Watch List posted

Preliminary Watch List posted … With just over 300 days to go until the 2023 draft, we have posted our annual pre-season watch list of the top prospects for next year’s draft. It wasn’t necessarily all that easy putting this year’s list together, in part because of all the transfers that occurred this off-season as a result of… Read More »

More Pigskin picks v grades

More Pigskin picks v grades … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette takes a look at the drafts of four more teams – Baltimore, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh from the AFC North and Buffalo – compared with where he had their players graded here.

Cards, Browns shuffle scout staff

Cards, Browns shuffle scout staffs … Arizona made a number of moves to fill out its scouting staff this week. In particular, Josh Scobey, who had been the Cardinals’ western regional scout the past three year, was promoted to director of college scouting, while pro scout Glen Fox was promoted to director of pro personnel. In other moves… Read More »

Star BC OG out for year

Star BC OG out for year … Boston College OG Christian Mahogany, one of the top interior offensive line prospects for the 2023 draft, confirmed that he tore the ACL in his right knee in May and underwent surgery at the end of the month. As a result, the 6-3, 335-pound Mahogany will likely miss the entire upcoming… Read More »

College relaignment taking shape

College realignment taking shape … The American Athletic Conference confirmed earlier today that six new members, including Alabama-Birmingham, Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, North Texas, Rice, and Texas-San Antonio will officially join the AAC on July 1st next year. All of the new AAC teams were part of Conference USA last year. That announcement came just a couple of days… Read More »

Pigskin ranking versus ‘local’ team’s picks

Pigskin ranking versus ‘local’ team’s picks … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillamette has a little fun with the 2022 draft as he compares the players selected by our fave/local teams – my Giants; his Packers and Larry Parker’s Chiefs – with where he had those players ranked on his board pre-draft. Read more here.

Early odds post

Early odds on who will be the first player selected at the 2023 draft … If there was a continuing theme about the 2022 draft it was that this past April’s class just wasn’t as strong as it has been in recent years. Its also hard not to make the case that based on the early returns 2023… Read More »

And then there were just two as Ravens sign second of two #1 picks … The number of still unsigned picks from the 2022 draft is now down to just two as Baltimore came to terms with former Notre Dame S Kyle Hamilton, the 14th player taken at this year’s draft. Hamilton signed a standard 4-year deal with… Read More »

CFL season set to kick off

CFL season set to kick-off … The CFL regular schedule gets underway this weekend with four games on the docket. It gets started tomorrow evening when the Montreal Alouettes play in Calgary at 9 PM ET. Then on Friday, the two-time CFL champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers host Ottawa at 8:30 PM ET, while Hamilton plays at Saskatchewan and… Read More »

Bills shuffle front office

Bills shuffle front office … Buffalo has confirmed that Brian Gaine, who had been listed as a senior personnel advisor with the team, has been promoted to assistant general manager replacing Joe Schoen, who left earlier this year to become the Giants’ general manager. The Bills also promoted Terrance Gray, who was also a candidate for the assistant… Read More »

Top remaining free agents

Top remaining veteran free agents … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has a nice rundown of the best still unsigned veteran free agents this off-season here.

Jimmy G. ‘excused’ from Niners’ minicamp

Jimmy G. ‘excused’ from Niners’ minicamp … Interesting storyline developing in San Francisco where the 49ers have reportedly excused veteran QB Jimmy Garoppolo from this week’s mandatory minicamp. Even if he was there, Garoppolo wouldn’t be participating on the field as he still hasn’t been cleared to play after undergoing off-season surgery on his throwing shoulder; however, all… Read More »

Eagles continue front office shake up

Eagles continue front office shake-up … Usually when a tema has what was generally considered to be one of the top 2-3 drafts in the league, said team usually stands pat with its front office. Apparently, the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t get the memo as they have been significantly restructured their   personnel staff this off-season even though they had… Read More »

And there were three

And then there were just three as Ravens sign one of two #1 picks … The number of still unsigned picks from the 2022 draft is now down to draft as Baltimore came to terms with former Iowa C Tyler Linderbaum, the 25th player taken at this year’s draft earlier this evening. However, terms have not yet been… Read More »

‘Hawks sign top pick; just 4 #1s unsigned

‘Hawks sign top pick; just 4 #1s unsigned … Seattle has signed former Mississippi State OT Charles Cross, the 9th player selected at the 2022 draft to a reported 4-year-deal worth a fully guaranteed $21.4M with a $12.7M signing bonus. With the LA Chargers signing C/G Zion Johnson, the 17th player chosen this year, earlier in the week,… Read More »

Bills, Bucs, Chiefs top Pigskins’ post draft power ranking

Bills, Bucs, Chiefs top Pigskin’s post draft power ranking … 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 top 12 remaining teams… Read More »

Steelers fill out front office staff

Steelers fill out front office staff … Just a couple of days after confirming that Omar Khan will be taking over as G.M., Pittsburgh filled out their front office personnel staff by naming Andy Weidl as assistant GM, Sheldon White as the director of pro scouting and Dan Colbert as director of college scouting. Weidl, a Pittsburgh native,… Read More »

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 »