Category Archives: News

did Eagles violate tampering window rules?

Did Eagles violate tampering window rules? … That’s a question being asked around the league this evening after it was reported that Philadelphia GM Howie Roseman talked with RB Saquon Barkley before the former Giants’ star signed with the hometown Eagles. According to NFL rules, teams can only talk with a player’s agent and not with the player… Read More »

Full house at UGA pro day

Full house at UGA pro day … All 32 teams were represented at today’s Georgia pro day including Pittsburgh and Tennessee which both had both their GM and head coach in town. In fact, the Pittsburgh delegation also included both their offensive and defensive co-ordinators, while Las Vegas head coach Antonio Pierce was also there. Unfortunately, no one… Read More »

Jags keep 2nd round pick as WR Ridley signs with Titans

Jags keep 2nd round pick as WR Ridley signs with Titans … The longest running 2024 pick may have finally been settled as WR Calvin Ridley has reportedly signed with Tennessee. Ridley was originally traded from Atlanta to Jacksonville in 2022 despite the fact he had been suspended for the year for violating the league’s gambling policy. In… Read More »

Rumors de jour

Rumors de jour … Of course, its smoke and mirrors time in the NFL so one always wants to be cautious not to overact to any buzz, but there a couple of stories that don’t seem to want to die and may have some legs which could ultimately impact the early going at the 2024 draft. One has… Read More »

Pair of NFL trades

Pair of NFL trades … With the start of the new NFL year less than three hours away, there are a couple of trades to report. In one, the NY Jets have acquired veteran OT Morgan Moses from Baltimore. As compensation, the teams will flip 4th round picks this coming April with the Ravens getting #113 from the… Read More »

No UGA pro day workout for TE Bowers, OT Mims

No UGA pro day workout for TE Bowers, OT Mims … Just to update last night’s note on today’s Georgia pro day. It appears that neither star TE Brock Bowers nor OT Amarius Mims will work out at the Dawgs’ pro day today as both are dealing with minor hamstring issues. They will reportedly try and work out… Read More »

Nix, Rattler tear up workouts; other pro day notes

Nix, Rattler tear up workouts; other pro day notes … According to reports, both of QBs Bo Nix of Oregon and South Carolina’s Spencer Rattler threw the ball well at their respective pro days earlier today. Of course, they were the usual scripted 60 or so passes against air and likely aren’t going to change anyone’s grade, but… Read More »

Steelers-Panthers swap vets; flip late picks

Steelers-Panthers swap vets; flip late picks … Pittsburgh has traded WR Diontae Johnson to Carolina for DB Donte Jackson. To complete the deal, the Steelers also get the Panthers’ 6th round pick this coming April, #178, while the Panthers will get #240 in return.

NFL issues ‘clarification’ on 2024 comp picks; selection order

NFL issues ‘clarification’ on 2024 comp picks; selection order … The NFL has just issued what they are quaintly calling a ‘clarification’ to the 2024 selection order. In particular, due to some kind of error, Cincinnati has actually been awarded a 3rd round compensation pick – #97 overall – but will only get one comp pick (#214) in… Read More »

Lions get vet CB, picks from Bucs for 3rd

Lions get vet CB, picks from Bucs for 3rd … Detroit took a step to shoring up its sometimes shaky secondary by acquiring veteran CB Carlton Davis from Tampa Bay for a 3rd round pick. The Lions will also get a 6th round pick (#92) this year as well as a 6th rounder on 2025.

Giants get star ER Burns from Panthers forpicks

Giants get star ER Burns from Panthers for picks; updated … Jut hours after they lost one of their few star players to free agency, the Giants returned the favor by trading for Carolina ER Brian Burns. In exchange the Panthers will get the first of two Giants’ 2nd round pick this year – #39 overall – as… Read More »

Falcons sign QB Cousins

Falcons sign former Vikes’ QB Cousins … One of the big free agents on the market this year did not take long to sign as QB Kirk Cousins has agreed to a 4-year deal with Atlanta. Cousins, of course, is not the only veteran free agent QB to make noise in the past few days as Russell Wilson… Read More »

Big, big week on tap in NFL

Big, big week on tap in NFL … The 2024 season really starts to heat up this week. Indeed, the new football year begins at 4 PM ET on Wednesday when teams can start to sign free agents as well as make trades. At the same time, the pro day schedule also gets going in earnest this week… Read More »

Pats to move QB Jones to Jags

Report: Pats to move QB Jones to Jags … New England is reportedly close to finalizing a deal with Jacksonville that would send QB Mac Jones to the Jaguars in exchange for what is believed to be a 6th round pick this April. For the record, the Jags have two 2024 6th round picks, the 192nd and 212th.… Read More »

Cards, 4 others lead NFL draft pack with 11 picks

Cards, 4 others lead NFL draft pack with 11 picks … With the 2024 selection order now set, of course barring future trades, Arizona, Green Bay, San Francisco, Buffalo and the LA Rams have the most picks with 11 each. The Cardinals haul, though, may be the most impressive as 6 of Arizona’s 11 selections come on either… Read More »

Browns get Broncos WR Jeudy for late picks

Browns get Broncos WR Jeudy for late picks … Cleveland has reportedly agreed to a deal with Denver in which the Browns will get WR Jerry Jeudy in exchange for the 135 pick overall in the 5th round and 202 in the 6th this year. The trade will only become official though when the new league year begins… Read More »

Illini DT Newton sits out pro day

Illini DT Newton, OT Pearl sit out pro day … The first week of the annul pro day circuit wound up yesterday with Illinois holding its workout. Unfortunately, though, though, star Illini DT Johnny Newton, a first-round prospect for the upcoming draft, was not able to participate as he continues to rehab from post-season surgery to repair a… Read More »

Full selection order posted

Full 7-round selection order posted … With the compensatory picks having been announced, here is the full, 7-round selection order for the upcoming draft.

Comp picks announced

Comp picks announced … The NFL has just released the compensatory picks that have been awarded for the 2024 draft. A total of 32 new comp picks were awarded to 14 teams. Leading the way are the LA Rams, San Francisco and Philadelphia each of which received the maximum number of 4 picks awarded for their net loss… Read More »

Post-combine Big Board posted

Post-combine Big Board posted … With the combine in the books and now less than 50 days until the actual picks start coming off the board at the 2024 draft, the GBN Big Board has been updated as well as expanded now to the top 250 prospects. For the record, there was a little rearranging of the deck… Read More »

Pro day sched underway

Pro day sched underway … The annual pro day schedule is now comfortably underway. In fact, Ball State, which is of course just down the road from Indianapolis where the scouting combine was held last week, held its pro day on Monday, while Indiana went on Tuesday and Northwestern on Wednesday, while scouts will be back in Indiana… Read More »

50 days togo

50 days and counting … For those who keep track of these things, the 2024 draft gets underway just 50 days from today. Hang in there guys!!

Busy tag day in the NFL

Busy tag day in the NFL … The window for NFL teams to tag impending free agents with either a franchise or transition designation just closed on what was a relatively busy day. Indeed, a total of 4 players were designated as franchise players including Baltimore DT Justin Maduike, DBs Antoine Winfield of Tampa and Chicago’s Jaylon Johnson,… Read More »

Tag day in the NFL

Tag day in the NFL … Today is the deadline for teams to apply a franchise or transition tag to impending free agents. So far, two players have been designated as franchise players: Cincinnati WR Tee Higgins and Kansas City CB L’Jarius Sneed.

Broncos to release QB Wilson; other league updates

Broncos to release QB Wilson; other league updates that could impact the 2024 draft… After an unsuccessful 2-year run in Denver, the Broncos have told QB Russell Wilson that he will be released before the new NFL football year kicks on March 15th. In doing so the Broncos will absorb a monster $85M cap hit, although they will… Read More »