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Pitt DT Twyman opts out

Pitt DT Twyman opts out … Speaking of players opting out, Pittsburgh junior DT Jaylen Twyman has become the latest underclassmen to indicate they will be sitting out the upcoming college football season to concentrate on preparing for the 2021 draft. The 6-2, 290-pound Twyman, who is considered to be a late first or early second round candidate… Read More »

Fall college football teetering

Fall college football teetering … It was just a few hours ago that the college football season was moving along with the announcement from star QBs Trevor Lawrence of Clemson and Ohio State’s Justin Fields that they were both committed to the upcoming campaign. The word around college football was that the game could go on even if… Read More »

DE Rousseau, LB Parsons, WER Moore opt out of 2020 season

DE Rousseau, LB Parsons, WR Moore opt out of 2020 season … One of the concerns expressed by many college football observers this summer was that if it started to look like the upcoming season was going to be sort of half-assed because of the coronavirus, then multiple top stars would simply opt out of playing and head… Read More »

Spartan DE to redshirt; will return in 2021

Spartan DE to redshirt; will return in 2021 … Veteran Michigan State DE Jacub Panasiuk has told team officials that he intends to sit out the 2020 season because of concerns about the coronavirus. Panasiuk, though, has also indicated that he will take a redshirt and return for his senior season with the Spartans in 2021. The 6-3,… Read More »

Rising FAU QB Robison no longer part of team

Rising FAU QB Robison no longer part of team … In something of a major surprise, star Florida Atlantic junior QB Chris Robison, who had been considered to be a potential dark-horse Heisman candidate this year, was not on the team’s fall roster which was released this week. Robison had a breakout year last fall when he threw for… Read More »

Cavs sign FCS AA RB

Cavs sign FCS AA RB … Virginia has confirmed that former Towson RB Shane Simpson has transferred to the program and will be eligible for the 2020 season as a grad transfer. It will actually be a 6th season for Simpson who missed most of the 2019 campaign with a knee injury. The 5-10, 195-pound Simpson, though, was… Read More »

UConn first FBS school to opt out of season

UConn first FBS school to opt out of season … UConn has become the first FBS program to cancel their 2020 football season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Huskies have never had a player test positive for the virus, but they were running out of teams to play. UConn was going to be an independent this fall… Read More »

Star Gopher WR Bateman opts of 2020 season to enter draft

Star Gopher WR Bateman opts out of 2020 season to enter draft … Citing health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic, rising Minnesota junior WR Rashod Bateman has informed school officials that he intends to sit out the upcoming college season and concentrate on preparing for the 2021 draft where he is projected to be a mid-to-late first… Read More »

Raiders-Vikes deal for DT Hall nixed for failed physical

Raiders-Vikes deal for DT Hall nixed for failed physical … Yesterday’s trade in which Minnesota acquired veteran DT P.J. Hall from Las Vegas for what was described as a conditional 7th round pick has been voided after Hall failed his physical with the Vikings. As a result, Hall’s rights revert back to the Raiders who were reportedly on… Read More »

Sooner LB suffers another knee injury

Sooner LB suffers another knee injury … Oklahoma senior ILB Caleb Kelly reportedly suffered a serious knee injury that on-field tests indicate is likely a torn ACL. Kelly also tore an ACL last fall, although he was able to return for the Sooners’ final 4 games. The 6-2, 235-pound Kelly was expected to move inside this season to… Read More »

Raiders get late conditional Vikes pick for DT Hall

Raiders get late conditional Vikes pick for DT Hall … Minnesota has reportedly acquired veteran DT P.J. Hall from Las Vegas for what is being described as a conditional 7th round pick. The pick is conditioned on Hall playing at least six games for the Vikings this season which wouldn’t be a bad deal for the Raiders as… Read More »

Illini add star FCS DT to transfer list

Illini add star FCS DT to transfer list … Illinois likely won’t win the Big Ten championship this fall – if the conference actually plays this year – but at least the Illini appear to lead the league in incoming transfers. And Illinois got a good one earlier today with word that DT Roderick Perry has chosen to… Read More »

Rising Va Tech CB to opt out of season

Rising Va Tech CB to opt out of season … Another story of note from earlier in the week as rising Virginia Tech redshirt junior CB Caleb Farley announced that he has opted out of the 2020 season and instead will concentrate on preparing for the 2021 draft where he has some first-round potential. Farley’s mother passed away… Read More »

49ers extend G.M. Lynch

49ers extend G.M. Lynch … In a major front office move we neglected to note earlier this week, San Francisco has reportedly agreed to a 5-year contract extension that will keep him locked up with the 49ers through the 2024 season. The new deal will replace the original 6-year contract Lynch signed in 2017. Lynch, along with head… Read More »

SEC makes three

SEC makes three … The college football season continues to teeter. Following a meeting of the league’s presidents and chancellors, the SEC announced earlier today that it will go with a 10-game, conference-only schedule for the 2020 college football season. The SEC schedule was originally scheduled to start the weekend of September 5th, but now plan to get… Read More »

Top pick Burrow signs; other unsigned #1 on covid list

Top pick Burrow signs; other unsigned #1 on covid list … Just in time to avoid a formal holdout, former LSU QB Joe Burrow, the first player selected at the 2020 draft, has signed with Cincinnati and will be working out with his new teammates later today. On the other hand, it may be awhile, before Tennessee OT… Read More »

Football camps to open

Full football camps to open … What could be the weirdest season that anyone has ever experienced gets underway in earnest tomorrow when all NFL training camps open to veteran players. For now, the regular season is still to get underway on the weekend of September 10th-14th. In fact, the pre-season schedule will be completely new. Instead of… Read More »

Bolts sign both first rounders

Bolts sign first rounders; complete rookie class … With NFL teams preparing for the opening of full camps on Tuesday, the LA Chargers have announced the signing of both their first round picks at the 2020 draft: former Oregon QB Justin Herbert, whom the team selected with the 6th overall selection, and former Oklahoma ILB Kenneth Murray, the… Read More »

Raiders sign remaining draft class including 2nd #1

Raiders sign remaining draft class including 2nd #1 … Las Vegas came to terms with its remaining unsigned picks from the 2020 draft including former Ohio State CB Damon Arnette, whom the Raiders selected with the 19th pick overall this past April. In addition, the Raiders signed RB Lynn Bowden, LB Tanner Muse and WR Bryan Edwards, all… Read More »

Seahawks get star Jets S Adams for multiple picks

Seahawks get star Jets S Adams for multiple picks … The NY Jets have traded disgruntled star FS Jamal Adams to Seattle for a package that includes two first-round draft picks. The Jets will get the Seahawks first round picks in both 2021 and 2022, along with a third-rounder in 2021. The Jets will also get veteran safety… Read More »

More #1s sign

More #1s sign … Three more first round picks from the 2020 draft came to terms with their respective teams today. That included WRs Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb, the 15th and 17th picks this year, who came to terms with Denver and Dallas respectively. Meanwhile, Minnesota signed CB Jeff Gladney, the 31st pick.

No-names sign #2 pick DE Young

No-names sign #2 DE Young … Washington, which hasn’t had much to smile about these days, got some good news overnight with the announcement that former Ohio State DE Chase Young, the second player selected overall at the 2020 draft, has come to terms with the team. No details were announced, but Young is believed to have signed… Read More »

Three more top picks sign

Three more top picks sign … Three more 2020 1st rounders signed today including Tampa Bay OT Tristan Wirfs, the 13th player selected this past April, Minnesota WR Justin Jefferson, the 22nd overall selection, and Baltimore ILB Patrick Queen, the 28th overall selection. That brings the total to 20 opening round selections that have signed contracts.

Husker WR transfers to TCU

TCU gets Husker transfer WR … Former Nebraska WR J.D. Spielman, the son of Minnesota G.M. Rick Spielman, has announced that he has transferred to Texas Christian. Spielman isn’t technically eligible for a grad transfer, but he has reportedly received a special waiver from the NCAA and will be able to play immediately.  Spielman is only 5-9, 180,… Read More »

Four more #1s sign

Four more #1s signed; half plus in the books … With NFL training camps set to open literally within hours, the pace of rookie signings has continued to accelerate. Late today, another four more teams announced that they had signed their 2020 first round selections including Arizona which came to terms with former Clemson LB Isaiah Simmons, the… Read More »