Johnny Football signs with CFL team … Enigmatic former Texas A&M and Cleveland QB Johnny Manziel has reportedly signed with Hamilton of the Canadian league in what maybe his final hope to revive his career. Manziel in fact is in Hamilton as we speak as CFL teams are opening their full training camps this weekend. Hamilton plays its… Read More »
Raiders sign top pick … Oakland has signed former UCLA OT Kolton Miller, the 15th overall selection in opening round of the 2018 draft, to standard 4-year contract with a club option. The signing of Miller brings the total number of 1st rounders that have signed to 11.
Browns get future pick for vet CB … Cleveland has acquired what is being reported as a 6th round pick in 2020 from Arizona in exchange for veteran CB Jamar Taylor.
Full bowl schedule announced … Mark your calendars as the FBS announced earlier this week the dates for this year’s full bowl season. The national championship game will be played Monday, January 7th at Santa Clara, California, while the two national semi-finals will be played in the Cotton and Orange Bowl games on Saturday, December 29th. Those two… Read More »
Three more first rounders sign … Over the past day or so another trio of players selected in the opening round of the 2018 draft have come to terms with their respective teams. Green Bay has signed former Louisville CB Jaire Alexander, the 18th player taken this year; Tennessee signed former Alabama LB Rashaan Evans, this year’s 22nd… Read More »
Cowboys draft review … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette continues to chew over the 2018 draft and has posted his thoughts on the drafts of the Dallas Cowboys.
Draft off-season over … The official NFL draft off-season is now officially over! Just 335 days to go!!
Draft off-season underway … The official NFL draft off-season in now officially underway!
Pigskin reviews Panthers drafts … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette continues to chew over the 2018 draft and has posted his thoughts on the drafts of the Carolina Panthers.
8th round almost done … Over the weekend, all those teams that had yet to formally announce their undrafted rookie free agent signings did so. Here is the unofficial list of all teams officially announced undrafted rookie free agent signings. And here’s where the top undrafted free agents, at least the top remaining players on the post-draft GBN… Read More »
More first rounders sign … Over the past day or so as many as 5 more time players selected in the opening round of the 2018 draft have come to terms with their respective teams. New Orleans signed OLB Marcus Davenport, the 14th player taken this year, Buffalo came to terms with OLB Tremaine Edmunds, Detroit C Frank… Read More »
Chiefs shuffle personnel staff … Kansas City made a number of moves earlier this week to reorganize its personnel department. The Chiefs announced the hiring of Mike Bradway as assistant director of personnel. Bradway had spent the previous 10 seasons with Philadelphia, most recently as assistant director of personnel. The Chiefs also hired Greg Castillo as college scout… Read More »
First 1st rounders signed … Washington became the first team to come to terms with a 2018 first round draft pick when the Redskins signed former Alabama DT Da’Ron Payne to a standard contract. Payne was the 13th player selected at last month’s draft. Washington didn’t win by much as both Arizona and Indianapolis signed their #1 picks… Read More »
Pigskin reviews Browns, Rams drafts … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette continues to chew over the 2018 draft and has posted his thoughts on the drafts of both the Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns.
Senior Bowl, Savage part company … In a somewhat surprising development, the Senior Bowl announced today that they were ‘parting ways’ with Phil Savage, the all-star games ‘s executive director for the past 6 seasons.No reasons were given or when a replacement will be named, but reportedly more than one NFL team is a little disappointed because Savage… Read More »
Pigskin reviews Pack, Jints drafts … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette continues to chew over the 2018 draft and has posted his thoughts on the drafts of both the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants.
Texans add Jets personnel exec … Houston is reportedly hiring New York Jets director of college scouting Matt Bazirgan. Bazirgan is expected become director of player personnel with the Texans where he will replace Jimmy Raye who was dismissed as assistant general manager and vice president of player personnel earlier this year.
Seahawks sign 3 picks … Seattle appears to be the first team to have announced signing a 2018 draftee. In fact, the Seahawks have signed three picks including 4th-round TE Will Dissly, 5th-round P Michael Dickson of Texas and 6th-round DE Jacob Martin. The Seahawks also announced signing 15 undrafted free agents on the day they opened their… Read More »
Ti-Cats select CMU WR first in CFL draft … Hamilton selected former Central Michigan WR Mark Chapman was the first overall pick in tonight’s CFL draft. After that though it was a Big Ugly fest as 7 of the remaining 8 remaining opening round picks were offensive linemen starting with UConn OT Trey Rutherford who went second overall… Read More »
Lions get late Dolphins pick for vet DT … Detroit has acquired Miami’s 7th round pick at the 2019 draft in exchange for veteran DT Akeem Spence. With the acquisition of the Dolphins’ pick, Detroit now has 9 picks for next year’s draft. The Lions currently have all their own picks except for their 3rd which they sent… Read More »
Draft lite tonight up north … The CFL holds its annual draft of Canadian born players later this evening beginning at 8 PM ET. Hamilton holds the first pick overall after swinging a deal yesterday with Montreal in which the two teams flipped the 1st and 2nd picks. Montreal now will pick second, followed by British Columbia, which… Read More »
Nowhere to go but up … Evaluating drafts is tough. It really takes 2-3 years to know for sure which players have worked out and which ones went bust. At the same time, it is possible in the days immediately after a draft to grade the picks based on the collective knowledge as to how the players were… Read More »
Draft breakdown by position … Over the course of the next few days GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be posting some thoughts and analysis of the 2018 draft starting with a breakdown of this year’s positional distribution and how it compares with recent years.
Texans scramble personnel departments … Personnel staff on NFL teams usually are retained on contracts that run through the end of the draft each year, so now is the time for changes if teams plan on making them. Houston, in particular, wasted no time in cleaning house as the Texans today dismissed assistant G.M. Jimmy Raye, director of… Read More »
Go pro young man … Every year there is something of a debate around the NFL whether as a general principle, so many underclassmen should be turning pro with college eligibility still on the books. The results from the 2018 draft offer something of a mixed bag of support. On the one hand, this year’s opening round was… Read More »