Cleveland Browns Favored to Win AFC North

The NFL offseason is just over a month old and the Cleveland Browns have quickly become a very talented team and odds makers have taken notice. The Browns’ odds to win the Super Bowl next February have shortened to 14 to 1 from 25 to 1 after trading with the New York Giants to obtain wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Cleveland has also become the most bet on team in the NFL to win the Super Bowl both in number of tickets and … [Read entire story]

Dolphins trade QB Ryan Tannehill to Titans

Miami ?? Nashville Best @ryantannehill1 ? » — Tennessee Titans (@Titans) March 16, 2019 The Miami Dolphins’ quarterback room is about to be completely empty. According to the agent for veteran quarterback Ryan Tannehill, he’s headed to the Tennessee Titans in a trade. This deal seemingly came out of left field. After Miami lost out on… [Read entire story]

Detroit Lions made a litany of moves but didn’t change fortunes

The Detroit Lions finished in last place of the NFC North last season. This week, they spent a ton of money to make sure that wouldn’t happen again. It’s not clear that they succeeded. Detroit was throwing money around like a drunk frat kid at a poker table. However, it can be argued that the cash wasn’t wisely doled out. The Lions dropped a huge sum on defensive end Trey Flowers, who took… [Read entire story]

Steelers find themselves in unusual position of underdog

The Pittsburgh Steelers are usually the sexy team in the AFC North. Not anymore. Coming out of the crux of free agency, it’s the Cleveland Browns who suddenly are the superstars in the division. Cleveland went out and traded for New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon last week before landing Odell Beckham from New York in a separate trade — later combined … [Read entire story]

Oakland Raiders compelled to go great guns in free agency

The Oakland Raiders appeared to be rebuilding. After trading for and then paying Antonio Brown, that no longer appears to be the case. On Sunday morning, the Oakland Raiders sent third and fifth-round draft picks to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for Brown. Brown, who turns 31 years old in July, was given a new contract that includes $30 million guaranteed. His performance shows no signs of decay — Brown scored 15 touchdowns in as many games last year. However, it’s fair to wonder how long he has before they appear considering his age. Want $250 … [Read entire story]

Denver Broncos Offer Alternative to Onside Kick

Nine rule changes have been proposed by NFL teams for 2019 including one by the Denver Broncos that would end onside kicks. The proposal by the Broncos, which was released by the NFL on Friday night, would give each team one opportunity to remain on the offense after scoring in the fourth quarter. Rather than kicking off the team that just scored would receive the ball at its 35-yard line and play would begin as fourth-and-15. If 15 yards… [Read entire story]

Lions have to remake roster this offseason

The Detroit Lions don’t have an identity. They are neither here nor there, which coincidentally is the worst place to be for a pro sports franchises. Detroit hasn’t won a playoff game since 1991. Right now, a casual fan would be hard-pressed to name more than one player on the roster. Yes, Matthew Stafford remains a star in his own right, although even that luster is beginning to wear off. Once a reason for hope, Stafford almost seems … [Read entire story]

Baltimore Ravens reshaping roster prior to free agency

The Baltimore Ravens are going through one of those ugly weeks. It isn’t going to be an easy process of reshaping the roster. Although for general manager Eric DeCosta, it’s necessary. On Tuesday, the NFL watched its franchise tag deadline come and go. Among the surprises was that the Ravens didn’t use their tag on inside linebacker C.J. Mosley to keep him beyond his rookie contract. In his five seasons with Baltimore, Mosley only had less … [Read entire story]

Cornerback Kevin Johnson Released by Houston Texans

The Houston Texans released cornerback Kevin Johnson on Tuesday. Johnson was drafted by the Texans in 2015 with the No. 16 overall pick. Johnson, who is 26, was to be paid a $9.07 million base salary for 2019 on the fifth-year option of his contract signed as a rookie. Houston will save the complete amount on the salary cap by releasing Johnson. Last season, Johnson was put on injured reserve after he suffered a concussion during Week 1’s loss against the New England Patriots. … [Read entire story]

Seahawks Tag DE Frank Clark

The Seattle Seahawks have placed the franchise tag on defensive end Frank Clark, the team confirmed on Monday. Frank Clark was drafted out of Michigan in the second round in 2015. Last season was the best of his career so far. Frank Clark started all 16 regular season games for the first time in his career in 2018. He repaid the… [Read entire story]

Jason Witten Returning to Dallas Cowboys

On Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys announced that Jason Witten would return to the team. Witten will leave the Monday Night Football booth and returning to the playing field just one season after retiring from the game. Sources said the tight end would sign a one-year contract for $3.5 million that could reach $5 million with incentives and roster bonuses. … [Read entire story]

New York Jets Willing to Let No. 3 Pick Go

Last year the New York Jets made a blockbuster trade to move up in the NFL Draft and this year the Jets are open to move in the opposite direction if a deal arrives they like. General Manager Mike Maccagnan told reporters at the NFL scouting combine on Wednesday that the Jets had put their No. 3 pick overall up for sale. The New York Jets GM said at this point the team felt good about having the No. 3 pick but if an opportunity presented itself… [Read entire story]

Adam Thielen Gunning for Contract Extension

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen could be about to be rewarded for a stellar 2018 NFL season. Adam Thielen enjoyed a record breaking season full of career highs. His 113 catches, 1,373 yards and 9 touchdowns were all personal bests. His fine performances have led many to believe that Adam Thielen is due a contract extension. Thielen’s agent, Blake… [Read entire story]

Colin Kaepernick Could Find a Home with the Carolina Panthers

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick ‘absolutely wants to play’ in the NFL again, according to his lawyer. Mark Geragos, who represents Colin Kaepernick, has been speaking in the wake of the collusion settlement with the NFL. Colin Kaepernick and ex teammate Eric Reid reached a settlement with the league on Friday, although the terms are confidential. Kaepernick and Reid alleged that the NFL conspired to stop them finding new teams … [Read entire story]

Kyler Murray: Fully Committed to Becoming NFL Quarterback

Kyler Murray tweeted he is committing his time and life to becoming a quarterback in the NFL, which answered the question many have had over whether he would play football or baseball. The winner of the 2018 Heisman Trophy posted on this Twitter account just days before he was due to report to the Oakland Athletics spring training. Murray did not say anything about the A’s or baseball in the statement.Although a source says that of the $1.5 million bonus money received for signing with the A’s last year, Murray would return $1.29 million… [Read entire story]

Los Angeles Rams Ready to Bounce Back Next Year

After a few days of reflection, the Los Angeles Rams have reacted to their Super Bowl LIII defeat. The Los Angeles Rams fell 13 – 3 to the New England Patriots in the lowest scoring Super Bowl ever. Despite and incredible NFL and playoff season, the Rams looked like rookies on the Super Bowl stage. Their offense was kept quiet by the Patriots, who had identified it as key to beating them beforehand. Their defense, featuring defensive player of the year Aaron Donald, did do themselves proud. Limiting Tom Brady and the Patriots to 13 points is no easy task. If there… [Read entire story]

Sportsbooks Make Small Profit on Lackluster Super Bowl LIII

Super cannot be used to describe Sunday’s Super Bowl LIII. It was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever after the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3. The Bill Belichick and Tom Brady duo won their sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy in nine attempts. Sadly, that is about the only thing that can be called super related to the game. Most sportsbooks posted what are considered small wins for the industry. They were helped by … [Read entire story]

Patrick Mahomes Wins MVP and Offensive Player of Year Awards

Right from the start of the regular season, when Patrick Mahomes threw for 10 touchdowns in just the first two games of the regular season through to when he ended the regular season with 50 touchdown passes to become the second NFL player in history to throw that many and to pass for over 5,000 yards, the quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs appeared to be the front runner to win the two awards. On Saturday, that is just what happened when Mahomes was named the league’s 2018 NFL Most Valuable Player by the Associated Press. His 41 votes… [Read entire story]

Why Rams Will be Super Bowl LIII Champions

Many football pundits believe the outcome of Super Bowl LIII is a foregone conclusion with the New England Patriots name practically engraved on the Vince Lombardi Trophy next to Super Bowl LIII. However, there are valid reasons to believe that the Los Angeles Rams will win on Sunday and become Super Bowl LIII champions. While… [Read entire story]

Steelers would have tough time retaining Antonio Brown

The Pittsburgh Steelers need to move on from Antonio Brown, but not everyone is ready to accept that. After Antonio Brown blew up on Ben Roethlisberger during a Wednesday practice before Pittsburgh’s Week 17 clash with the Cincinnati Bengals, the five-time All-Pro skipped the next two days of work before missing a Saturday meeting. Now infamously, Brown didn’t play in that game and showed his displeasure by leaving the contest at halftime. Despite all that and a host of other issues throughout the season — including the alleged incident where he threw furniture off a 14th … [Read entire story]

Chiefs Waste Little Time in Firing Defensive Coordinator

The Kansas City Chiefs have fired their defensive coordinator Bob Sutton. The Chiefs announced the firing on Tuesday. It came just two days after their defense couldn’t stop the New England Patriots during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. The first name to pop up on the coaching radar for the vacant position was Rex Ryan. Currently, he is a television … [Read entire story]

Patriots early betting favorites over Rams in Super Bowl LIII

Patriots open as -1 point favorites for Super Bowl LIII: — (@betonline_ag) January 21, 2019 Super Bowl LIII is still two weeks away, but as of now, the oddsmakers believe the New England Patriots have the edge over the Los Angeles Rams. There will be no home-field advantage for either team and the elements will have no impact with the game being played … [Read entire story]

Steelers Safety Morgan Burnett Wants Out of Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers big signing for 2018 in the free agent market says a single season in Pittsburgh was enough for him, as Morgan Burnett, a nine-year veteran safety said he would like a release from his contract. On Saturday, Burnett told the NFL Network that a release would give him the opportunity to return to play safety, his natural position, rather than dime linebacker that he player this past season in Pittsburgh. Burnett was injured to start the season and missed four of the team’s first six games and the Steelers played Terrell Edmunds, a rookie, at safety in … [Read entire story]

Saints Tight End Ben Watson Will Be Inactive for NFC Championship Game

According to an NFL source, the New Orleans Saints will inactive tight end Ben Watson for the NFC Championship Game against the Los Angeles Rams. Watson has appendicitis and did not practice Wednesday or Thursday as team doctors tried to determine if surgery was needed. For now, Watson has avoided surgery and on Friday practiced, but the source said the Saints made the… [Read entire story]

Nick Foles to ‘See What Happens’ With his Future

Now that the Philadelphia Eagles’ season is over, the future of Nick Foles has come under scrutiny again. Last year, Nick Foles produced an incredible Super Bowl performance. He was awarded the Super Bowl MVP and as a result, a new Eagles contract. Nick Foles has a £20 million option for 2019 in his incentivized contract. It will become guaranteed on the 5th … [Read entire story]

Larry Fitzgerald Undecided About Returning to Play 16th Season

No decision has been made by wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald about returning to play for the Arizona Cardinals for what would be his 16th season in the NFL. Larry Fitzgerald has told reporters that he needs time to think following a difficult season. This year, the Cardinals finished 3-13 with the NFL’s worst record and have the No. 1 overall pick in April’s draft. Arizona has hired Kliff Kingsbury as their latest head coach, but that has not had any influence on what Fitzgerald will decide. Want $250 to bet on… [Read entire story]

Dolphins Want Brian Flores to be New Head Coach

On Friday, the Miami Dolphins completed the interview process for a new head coach and a report says they want Brian Flores to be their next head coach. Brian Flores is currently the New England Patriots’ linebackers coach. He was the first candidate interviewed by Miami following Adam Gase’s firing on December 31. The Dolphins have opted for Flores because of the leadership skills he possesses. They were not looking for a coach with a … [Read entire story]

Mike McCarthy Waiting Until 2020 to Coach Again in NFL

Former Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he plans to coach again in the NFL, but it won’t be next season. On Wednesday, McCarthy (55), said he would not coach during the 2019 season, but would be ready for 2020. Mike McCarthy pursued just one job, that of head coach for the New York Jets. Although sources on Wednesday said that the Jets would hire former Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase… [Read entire story]

Doug Baldwin Ready to Stand Up in the Playoffs

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin is fit and firing again in time for the playoffs after a tough 2018. Doug Baldwin, a two time Pro Bowler, suffered with injuries throughout the season. He fought back from a knee injury during training camp and pre season. Although he injured his other knee in the opening game of the season. He ended up missing Weeks 2 and 3 because of that, as well as Week 14 with a hip injury. It was only three … [Read entire story]

NFC Wild Card preview: Bears, Cowboys try to cover

The time has come. After OTAs, minicamp, training camp, preseason and regular season action, we finally made it to the playoffs. Twelve teams are hoping to hoist the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season. After the upcoming weekend, only eight will continue their quest, with four more joining the scrap heap. So who advances out of the NFC Wild Card round? Let’s take a look at the games and break them down a bit… Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys (-2.5) The Cowboys are in the playoffs for the second time in … [Read entire story]

Christian McCaffrey Sets NFL Record for Catches by Running Back

The season has not been one the Carolina Panthers had hoped for, but running back Christian McCaffrey is playing at a record breaking pace. The eighth overall pick in the draft in 2017 set a new single-season record for receptions by running backs during Sunday’s 24-10 loss to Atlanta. In 2014, Matt Forte caught 102 passes out of the backfield for the Chicago Bears. During the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Falcons, McCaffrey broke that mark with his ninth catch… [Read entire story]

Browns vs. Ravens Point Spread: NFL Week 17 Odds, Prediction

The Baltimore Ravens are now 5-1 straight up and 4-2 ATS with Lamar Jackson as their starter and have a shot at clinching the AFC North title in Week 17. [Read entire story]

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