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Dolphins name Rosen QB; claim DE Charlton

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 »

Who to watch in college football: September 21

#7 NOTRE DAME (2-0) at #3 GEORGIA (3-0); 8 PM ET; CBS … Expect plenty of fireworks on Saturday evening when traditional powers Notre Dame plays at Georgia in a game with significant national playoff implications for both teams. Athens will also be a must stop for NFL scouts as both teams also have plenty of likely talent… Read More »

GatorQB Franks done for year

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.

Who to watch in college football: September 14

Pitt (1-1) at #13 Penn State (2-0); Noon ET, ABC … Former Eastern football rivals Pitt and Penn State play for the 100th time early Saturday afternoon in a renewal of their storied instate rivalry. Despite losing as many as 5 underclassmen to the 2019 draft, Penn State looks to have the edge over the Panthers, especially playing… Read More »

Top Boiler LB done for year

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

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 »

#6 LSU (1-0) at #9 Texas (1-0); 7:30 PM ET; ABC

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 host #6 LSU from the formidable SEC… Read More »

2019 Fearless forecast etc post

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 »

8th round post

8th round wrap: How undrafted free agents fared on cut-down day … NFL teams continue to tinker with their rosters in anticipation of this week’s regular season openers, but the early returns suggest that 2017 draft was also a pretty good one for players who went undrafted this past spring. Indeed, as of Saturday’s 53-man roster deadline, 61… Read More »

2019 8th round: Undrafted free agent signings by the numbers

By the numbers: how the ‘8th round of the 2017 draft’ fared … NFL teams continue to tinker with their rosters in anticipation of this week’s regular season openers, but the early returns suggest that 2017 draft was also a pretty good one for players who went undrafted this past spring. Indeed, as of Saturday’s 53-man roster deadline,… Read More »

2019 draft results: cut-down days by the numbers

Might be a little bit early to discern 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 our unofficial count, the number of players selected at the 2019 draft who… Read More »

Broncos QB Lock, Pats WR Harry, two other picks go on late IR

Broncos QB Lock, Pats WR Harry, two other picks go on late IR … As expected, Denver placed rookie QB Drew Lock on injured reserve earlier today after he had made the Broncos’ original 53-man roster. Lock, the Broncos’ second round pick at the 2019 draft, sprained the thumb on his throwing hand in Denver’s third preseason game… Read More »

Unofficially 23 draft picks released; 11 on injury list

Unofficially 23 picks released; 11 on injury list as teams get down to roster limit … It took awhile to track down every teams list of players released earlier today as all 32 NFL teams got down to the 53-man roster limit. And unofficially we have 23 2019 draft picks getting released today, while another 11 went on… Read More »

Jets cut 3rd rounder; trade CB for future pick

Jets cut 3rd rounder; trade CB for future pick … The NY Jets shocked some people around the league when they released former Florida OLB Jachai Polite earlier today as part of their moves to get down to the 53-man-opening day roster. Polite was an early 3rd round pick at the 2019 draft, the 68th player chosen, and… Read More »

Browns cut 7th round CB; add two via trade

Browns cut 7th round CB; add two via trade … Cleveland got down to its 53-man opening roster by releasing 39 players including CB Donnie Lewis, a 7th round 2019 pick. The Browns also acquired two players via undisclosed trades. The Browns got WR Taywan Taylor from Tennessee for a 2020 pick which is being reported as a… Read More »

Bills move pair of vet OL for picks

Bills move pair of vet OL for picks … With the clock ticking for teams to get down to their 53-man opening days rosters by tomorrow’s 4 PM ET deadline, Buffalo has traded away a couple of veteran offensive linemen for a trio of picks. Late yesterday, the Bills sent OG Wyatt Teller, a 5th round pick from… Read More »

#11 OREGON (9-4) at #16 AUBURN (8-5); 7:30 PM ET; ABC

This year’s opening week on the college football schedule doesn’t have a kick-off classic type contest between traditional national contenders to get the season started, but Oregon at Auburn should be a pretty good consolation prize. In particular, you’ve got Oregon, which figures to be a prime contender in the PAC-12 going on the road against a quality… Read More »

#8 Florida (10-3) vs Miami (7-6); Orlando; 7 PM ET; ESPN

The college schedule doesn’t get underway in earnest until next weekend, but their is a pretty good teaser on Saturday when Florida and Miami hook up in an in-state dual in Orlando at 7 PM ET on ESPN. And while both programs have had their ups and downs this decade, both have high expectations for the upcoming campaign.… Read More »

Senior Bowl announces scout staff

Senior Bowl announces scout staff … The Senior Bowl is literally 6 months away as we speak and earlier today game officials released the names of its scouting staff for the upcoming season. Included in this year’s scouting department are the game’s first former NFL player, Mike Young, and its first female scout in Kathleen Wood. Young, who… Read More »

Supp draft WR Simms has decent pro day

Supp draft WR  Simms posts decent pro day numbers … GBN Investigative College Football Analyst Larry Parker is reporting that West Virginia WR Marcus Simms had a pretty good pro day workout yesterday. A total of 16 teams were at Simms workout, including Oakland GM Mike Mayock, where he measured in at just under 6-0 and weighed 188… Read More »

Supp draft set for July 10th

Supp draft set for July 10th … The NFL’s annual summer supplemental draft has reportedly been set for July 10th. So far two players – West Virginia WR Marcus Simms and Syracuse LB Shy Cullen – have applied for this year’s supp draft. Unlike the regular draft, if a team is interested in a player they submit a… Read More »

UGA boots emerging WR prospect

UGA boots emerging WR Holloman … Georgia has dismissed junior WR Jeremiah Holloman, the team’s leading returning receiver, as a result of an alleged domestic assault. The incident actually reportedly occurred in the spring of 2018, but was just reported to local police. The victim has alleged that Holloman choked her and later punched her in the face.… Read More »

WVU WR Simms enters supp draft

WVU WR Simms first to enter supp draft … Former West Virginia WR Marcus Simms is the first player identified who has reportedly applied to the NFL for inclusion in the league’s annual summer supplemental draft. Simms had actually originally entered the NCAA transfer portal earlier this spring, but might not have been able to play immediately this… Read More »

Giants sign 2 of 3 top picks; Pigskin reviews draft

Giants sign 2 of 3 top picks; Pigskin reviews their draft … The New York Giants have announced over the weekend that they have officially signed DT Dexter Lawrence and CB Deandre Baker, two of their three first-round draft picks at the 2019 draft. Lawrence, from Clemson, was the 17th overall selection this year, while Baker, the former… Read More »

Texans fire GM Gaine

Texans fire GM Gaine … In something of a stunner, Houston has fired general manager Brian Gaine barely a year and a half into a 5-year term that began with an 11-5 record and a playoff berth in his first season on the job. Gaine took over the job in January 2018 after former G.M. Rick Smith took… Read More »