Dolphins name Rosen starter; claim DE Charlton … Tanking! Not us seems to be the rally cry in Miami this week. One of the main storylines of the early NFL season has been how bad Miami, which lost its first two games by a combined score of 102-10. However, the Dolphins at least looked like they were trying… Read More »
Key games on college football docket … Over the course of the first 2-3 weeks of the college football schedule there has been an absolute dearth of big games. However, that changes this weekend as conference play kicks off this weekend, although this week’s biggest game – #7 Notre Dame at #3 Georgia on Saturday evening – is… Read More »
Pigskin’s weekly college observations … Every week, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette posts his observations from the past weekend’s college football highlights focusing on players that stood out with an eye toward the 2020 draft. Here is this week’s post.
College football injury update … So far, the major players for the 2020 draft have avoided the dreaded injury bug, however, there were still a number of injuries of note over the weekend. Rising Florida State junior DE Joshua Kaindoh, a legitimate early round draft prospect for either the 2020 or 2021 drafts, for example, is out for… Read More »
Giants pull plug on Eli; to start rook QB Jones … The writing appeared to be on the wall yesterday when Giants head coach Pat Shurmur declined to commit to having Eli Manning start this weekend’s game at Tampa Bay and this morning. And this morning the Giants announced that rookie QB Daniel Jones, the 6th player selected… Read More »
More picks involved in Steelers-Dolphins deal for DB Fitzpatrick … Multiple NFL sources are reporting that Miami and Pittsburgh actually flipped four other picks in last night’s trade in which the Steelers acquired DB Minkah Fitzpatrick from the Dolphins in exchange for a first round pick in 2020. The Dolphins also get the Steelers’ 5th round pick this… Read More »
Dolphins ship S Fitzpatrick to Steelers for #1 pick … Miami has reportedly traded S/CB Minkah Fitzpatrick to Pittsburgh for the Steelers’ first-round pick at the 2020 draft. The teams have also agreed to swap lundisclosed later-round picks to complete the deal. With the acquisition of the Steelers first rounder, the Dolphins now control three opening round selections… Read More »
Vet QB carousel spinning; Big Ben, Brees out, Eli wobbling … There will be some big changes at QB across the NFL this coming weekend and more could be coming with news that both Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees are out for extended periods. In fact, Pittsburgh’s Roethlisberger is out for the rest of the year as he’ll… Read More »
Gator QB Franks done for year … Florida junior QB Feleipe Franks suffered a season-ending dislocated ankle in the Gators’ win over Kentucky on Saturday. Franks had been considered to be a solid second-tier type prospect for the 2020 draft, but now is pretty much expected to return to school for his senior campaign next fall.
Sooner DT; Irish WR head early CFL draft list … Oklahoma DT Neville Gallimore and Notre Dame WR Chase Claypool are 1-2 on the CFL Scouting Bureau’s first listing of the Top-20 prospects for the Canadian league’s 2020 draft. Meanwhile, Ohio QB Nathan Rourke is 3rd on the CFL list, while offensive lineman Ketel Asse and LB Adam… Read More »
Pigskin’s weekly college observations … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette got caught up in the middle of that storm that hit the east coast last weekend and that kind of threw his schedule for a loop; however, he was still able to catch a few of last week’s key college football games and posts his observations here.
Eclectic viewing week in college football … Whoever put together the college football schedule gets a failing grade this week with not one game on the docket between ranked teams. Indeed, you know its an off-week when one of the teams in what was supposed to be the feature game of the week is coming off a 40-point… Read More »
Top Boiler LB done for year … Purdue has confirmed that ILB Markus Bailey, the Boilermakers top prospect for the 2020 draft, will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury suffered at practice this week. It is believed Bailey tore an ACL and will require surgery. The 6-1, 240-pound Bailey, a fifth-year senior, recorded… Read More »
College football injury update … In addition to the season-ending knee injury suffered by rising Stanford LT Walker Little yesterday, there were several other injuries of note in college football last weekend. North Carolina has confirmed, for example, that senior CB/S Patrice Rene will miss the rest of the year after tearing an ACL in Saturday’s win over… Read More »
AFC rookie roster report … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette reviews every NFL roster for its rookie content heading into the season. Earlier this week he posted his report on the NFC rookies. Here’s his report on the AFC situation.
Pac-10 Cardinal get QB Costello back; lose star OT Little for year … Stanford has confirmed that junior QB K.J. Costello will be back in the starting lineup when the 1-1 Cardinal play at #17 Central Florida on Saturday. Costello, a potential mid-to-late first round pick if he opts to enter the 2020 draft, missed last weekend’s 45-20… Read More »
Pats get future Jets 6th for WR Thomas … In a little bit of a surprising move, New England has reportedly traded WR Demaryius Thomas to the New York Jets for a 6th round pick in 2021. The deal is surprising in that it is between teams in the same division. Thomas, the one-time star receiver with Denver… Read More »
Jags get QB Dobbs from Steelers for 5th … Pittsburgh has reportedly acquired a 5th round pick at the 2019 draft from Jacksonville in exchange for backup QB Josh Dobbs. The Jaguars need the depth at the position with news that incumbent starter Nick Foles is out for an extended period with a broken clavicle. For now, Dobbs,… Read More »
SEC loses pair of starting QBs … Not the best news from the SEC East as two teams in the division lost their starting QB’s over the weekend. South Carolina’s Jake Bentley, for example, will undergo season-ending surgery on his foot after getting a second opinion on the situation. Bentley, a later round or free agent pro prospect,… Read More »
LSU-Texas hilite weekend college football sched … After a pretty quiet opening week in which there were few games of national significance things heat up this weekend on the college football schedule with a number of really intriguing match-ups across the country. And the most intriguing match-up this weekend will be at Texas where the 9th ranked Longhorns… Read More »
Are you ready for some football – finally!!! … The real 2019 NFL season kicks off Thursday night in Chicago when the Bears host the Green Bay Packers at 8:20 on NBC in one more renewal of the league’s oldest rivalry. The rest of the league will follow suit on Sunday and Monday with a full slate of… Read More »
NFL confirms Pack trade for Giants LB Goodson … That post-deadline trade between the Giants and Green Bay in which the Packers acquired veteran ILB B. J. Goodson has finally shown up on the NFL’s official transaction wire. to Green Bay. Given that the Giants were about to release Goodson anyway they didn’t get much in compensation. The… Read More »
Cardinal LT out a month … It could have been worse. Stanford has confirmed that rising LT Walker Little will miss the next month recuperating from a dislocated knee suffered in the Cardinal’s win over Northwestern last weekend. Little is considered to be a top 10-15 prospect for the 2019 draft and is among several very good OTs… Read More »
Record low number of draftees released for 2nd straight year … It still might be a little bit early to declare a trend here, but there has been a major decline in recent years in the number players selected at the draft being released prior to their rookie seasons. In fact, as of this weekend’s roster deadline, by… Read More »
Pack place 3rd round TE on IR … NFL teams continue to tweak their rosters with the start of the season coming up in just day. Today, for example, Green Bay placed tight end jace Sternberger, the Packers 3rd round pick at the 2019 draft, on injured reserve with an ankle injury. Sternberger will be eligible to return… Read More »