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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 »

Illini DE injured in swimming incident

Illini DE injured in swimming incident … Illinois junior DE Bobby Roundtree, a rising draft prospect, underwent surgery this week after being seriously injured in a swimming accident near his hometown of Largo, Florida over the weekend. The 6-5, 255-pound Roundtree was named to the All-Big Ten team as an honoable mention this past season after he led… Read More »

Vikes, Pats sign top picks; baker’s dozen now signed

Vikes, Pats sign top picks; baker’s dozen now signed … For those who missed it yesterday, two more 2019 first-round picks came to terms as Minnesota sined former NC State C Garrett Bradbury, while Super Bowl champion New England inked WR N’Keal Harry. Bradbury was the 18th player selected in last month’s draft, while Harry was taken with… Read More »

Third of 2019 first rounders already under contract

Third of 2019 first rounders already under contract … It wasn’t that many years ago that one of annual summer stories in the NFL was how many first round picks ended up holding out once training camps opened in July. And even those first rounders that didn’t holdout, the vast majority often didn’t sign until literally hours before… Read More »

49’ers 2019 Draft Review

While we are on the Left Coast, let’s hop across The Bay and head down to Palo Alto to take a look at what GM JOHN LYNCH and the 49ERS were up to on Draft Weekend 2019. With their roster work in recent years, I think this team is on the rise. A healthy GAROPPOLO at QB could… Read More »

RAIDERS 2019 Draft Review

So here we go again. It has been a full week since the 2019 NFL Draft ended, and you’ve heard and read how every team did just what they needed to do to fix their roster, or you’ve heard how every team screwed things up… again. So let me chime in with the Good, the Bad, and the… Read More »

2020 Watch List

QBs Tua Tagovailoa, 6-1, 220, Alabama; JR Jake Fromm, 6-2, 220, Georgia; JR Jacob Eason, 6-6, 230, Washington, JR Justin Herbert, 6-6, 235, Oregon; SR K.J. Costello, 6-5, 215, Stanford; JR Nate Stanley, 6-4, 245, Iowa; SR Jordan Love, 6-4, 220, Utah State; JR Shea Patterson, 6-2, 205, Michigan; SR Brian Lewerke, 6-3, 215, Michigan State, SR Feleipe… Read More »

Argos take Okie State OT to lead of CFL draft

Argos take Okie State OT to lead off CFL draft … Toronto selected former Oklahoma State OT Shane Richards to start off tonight’s CFL draft of Canadian born players. Hamilton followed that pick by taking Waterloo G/T Jesse Gibbon with the second pick overall. Edmonton then selected Laval DE Mathieu Betts with the third pick. Betts was actually… Read More »

Peeking ahead to 2020 draft

Peeking ahead to 2020 draft … Over the past several days we have had several correspondents point out that we one trade on our list of future traded picks was incorrect. And as usual with these types of things are readers were in fact correct. We originally reported that the Bears will get a 2020 4th rounder from… Read More »

Crazy, as in loon or fox: Reviewing the Giants 2019 Draft

Not surprisingly, we have had any number of calls and emails from Giants fans wondering what was our take on last week’s draft, in particular, of course, the selection of former Duke QB Daniel Jones with the 6th pick overall. And rather than try and write the same thing over and over in response to individual queries, we… Read More »