Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who shares an agent with Deshaun Watson, believes the quarterback has played his last down for the Houston Texans. ESPN has reported Watson is willing to hold out and pay fines to force a trade, but the Texans haven’t given in — yet.
Here’s a quick look at the latest updates on the six teams who might try to trade for Watson.
Russell Wilson surprised the NFL world when he listed the Chicago Bears as a preferred destination if the Seahawks were to trade him. Apparently, the interest is very much mutual.
According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, the Bears “have prioritized making a run” at Wilson as they attempt to complete a decades-long search for a franchise quarterback.
The Pittsburgh Steelers need help in the ground game, could they be looking at a veteran free agent RB to fill their needs?
Predicting the NFL draft is a fruitless yet satisfying endeavor. The draft never plays out how anyone hopes or dreams, but playing general manager for all 32 NFL teams creates a unique take on the proceedings. We see top prospects fall unexpectedly in almost every draft; we also see players who get picked way too high. It’s a fun exercise to try to predict every pick.
For this mock draft, I’ve tried to fill an immediate and specific need for the team in question, and that’s what the “key change” function is for. Every team in the league was bad in a certain area last season, and here’s how that changes with the new addition in this draft.
Salary-cap restraints around the NFL could lead to several big names being moved in trades or released this offseason.
According to Albert Breer of The MMQB, New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins and New Orleans Saints receiver Emmanuel Sanders could all be traded in the coming weeks.
Three-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Four quarterbacks go in top eight picks; Saints, Falcons land QBs on Day 2
Russell Wilson has not been happy in Seattle.
In recent weeks, the Seahawks superstar signal caller has publicly aired his frustrations with the organization about getting hit too much. Wilson has also expressed a desire to be more involved in the team’s decision-making, but the 32-year-old has not demanded a trade.
His agent, however, has come out publicly with a list of four teams Wilson would consider in a scenario where the franchise and star QB part ways. One of those teams, the Chicago Bears, are expected to at least “take their shot,” as ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported.
The Browns surprised some when they decided to take a receiver in their 2020 draft class with Michigan’s Donovan Peoples-Jones. Despite the surprise in the selection, the reasoning was quite easy to understand. The Browns front office, which is based heavily on analytical thought processes, loved the testing profile of the Michigan product who blew scouts away with his numbers pre-draft.
The Russell Wilson saga continued to evolve Thursday, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that while the Seattle Seahawks’ Pro Bowl quarterback hasn’t demanded a trade from the franchise where he has played all nine seasons of his career, his agent has a wish list in case that scenario comes to pass.
With the Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Las Vegas Raiders and New Orleans Saints as Wilson’s targets in a “in case of trade, break glass” situation, we asked our NFL Nation reporters from each of those teams to lay out their case for Wilson, and what it might take to bring in the star quarterback.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson publicly said what he needed to say in the days after the Super Bowl. Someone has been speaking privately since then, and it has culminated in a lengthy item from TheAthletic.com that takes the closest look yet and the fractures and fissures in a relationship that currently seems to have a shelf life far closer to bread than bricks.
My second mock for the 2021 NFL draft includes a first. This is the first time in my history of doing mock drafts that I’m going to project trades in my projection of picks 1-32.
I’ve always stayed away because it’s impossible to know how teams will maneuver — and what offers they could get — but this quarterback class is too good. I wanted to find fits for the top five in the class. So after I waived the no-trades clause for Todd McShay’s latest mock draft, I figured it was time to make a few deals myself. You’ll find explanations for all three of my deals below.
JJ Watt’s free agency is running wild and teams appear to be lining up to ink the star pass rusher to a deal. While Watt has a number of clubs vying for his services, NFL Insider John Clayton reports that the Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans are viewed as the current front-runners to land the former Defensive Player of the Year. While those three teams are looked at as the leaders in the clubhouse at the moment, Clayton notes that the Browns and Raiders are among the many teams still in the sweepstakes. According to Dianna Russini of ESPN, Watt has received several offers from teams. The best offer, per Russini, would pay him between $15-16 million per year.
In the lead-up to the start of free agency on March 17 and opening day of the 2021 NFL Draft on April 29, we’ll be taking a position-by-position look at all 32 NFL teams with a focus on the starting spots that have question marks heading into next season.
Before roster building begins in earnest this offseason with free agency and the draft, Cynthia Frelund breaks down where every NFL team stands at wide receiver below. Note that wide receivers only — NOT all pass-catchers — were considered; each team’s top three receiver (by reception) is listed, and players who are not under contracted for 2021 are denoted as unrestricted free agents (UFA), restricted free agents (RFA) or exclusive rights free agents (ERFA).
The 2021 NFL draft will be here before you know it, and that means we’ll be hunting some Ohio State players’ names being called during the annual spectacle. With all the players OSU sends to the NFL, it’s almost become an annual right to see a scarlet and gray hue to the proceedings.
It’s never wise for an NFL team to build its foundation through free agency. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a good argument against this idea by building a Super Bowl roster with free agents like Leonard Fournette, Shaquil Barrett, Ndamukong Suh, Antonio Brown and, of course, Tom Brady.
Right now, a few days before the start of March, it seems like Trevor Lawrence going No. 1 overall to the Jaguars and Zach Wilson landing with the Jets at No. 2 overall is penciled in. After that at the quarterback position? Much more complicated.
Tiger Woods, age 45, suffered severe leg injuries in a single-vehicle rollover crash just outside Los Angeles on Tuesday, February 23. The iconic golfer, a record-tying winner of 82 PGA Tour tournaments, reportedly suffered “significant orthopedic injuries” to his lower right leg and had to undergo major surgery.
We are less than two weeks away from when some NCAA schools will start to hold their pro days, giving NFL teams a first-hand look at the prospects who will be available during the 2021 NFL Draft.
The San Francisco 49ers hold the No. 12 pick and have several needs on their roster. The secondary will have to be addressed at some point, with nine players from the unit up for new contracts.
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