Vikings sign seventh-rounder Nate Stanley
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:17:38 +0000
Quarterback Nate Stanley became the first member of the Vikings 2020 draft class to sign a contract. The Vikings made the announcement of their deal with Stanley on Monday. The seventh-round pick was the 13th of 15 Vikings selections in this year’s draft. Stanley was a three-year starter at Iowa and ranks second on the [more]
“OL Masterminds Summit” proceeds in Texas this weekend
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:53:58 +0000
They’re calling it the “OL Masterminds Summit.” The litmus test as to whether the individuals participating are truly “masterminds” is whether they’ll realize that they shouldn’t attend. Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News explains that the event, featuring 50 offensive lineman, will proceed as scheduled in Texas this weekend. The event will mainly unfold [more]
Stefon Diggs: I’d be lying if I said I was comfortable starting back up
Tue, 07 Jul 2020 23:43:35 +0000
As Major League Baseball attempts to start a shortened season during the pandemic, almost a dozen players have opted not to play. Mike Leake, Ryan Zimmerman, David Price and Felix Hernandez are among those who won’t play this season. It has presented a question about whether some NFL players will do the same come time [more]
Trae Waynes: Wait to officially sign with Bengals has been a headache
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 21:29:03 +0000
Cornerback Trae Waynes agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract with the Bengals early in the free agency period, but that agreement hasn’t been followed by an official contract at this point. The Bengals are waiting to formalize things until Waynes can take a physical with the team’s doctors and that wait continues even though [more]
Not many NFL players have received a 10-year (or more) contract
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 20:16:14 +0000
Not many players have received contracts of 10 years or more. Patrick Mahomes has, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Contract details have not leaked on the new deal for the Chiefs quarterback yet. But both the amount of money and the number of years will rank among the highest and longest deals in NFL history. [more]
Report: NFL to alter schedule to give every team one home preseason game
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 20:52:28 +0000
The NFL is set to announce that the first and fourth week of the preseason schedule has been scrapped, which doesn’t come as a great surprise given recent indications that things were moving in that direction. One of the reasons for the change is to give teams more time to work on their own after [more]
Two weeks left for tagged players to sign long-term deals
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 11:22:13 +0000
Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones suggested this week that he could sit out the 2020 season if he doesn’t come to an agreement with the team on a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline to do so and he has plenty of company when it comes to looking for such a contract. With two [more]
Report: Teams are talking to “friends and associates” of Colin Kaepernick
Sun, 28 Jun 2020 18:29:47 +0000
The dance continues. Even if the footwork and the music rarely if ever match. NFL Media, owned and operated by the NFL, reported last week that multiple teams are interested in quarterback Colin Kaepernick. PFT reported in response that such interest has not resulted in any team contacting Kaepernick or his representatives. Then, NFL Media [more]
Adrian Peterson: It’s disrespectful how NFL teams value running backs
Sun, 28 Jun 2020 09:50:28 +0000
Adrian Peterson re-set the running back market when he signed a seven-year, $96 million contract with the Vikings in 2011. Even though the salary cap has increased by 65 percent since then, running back salaries have barely budged, as NFL teams have devoted all that salary growth to other positions. Peterson doesn’t like that. “It’s [more]
Domed stadiums could accommodate fans
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 23:54:43 +0000
The NFL strongly believes that it’s much harder to transmit the coronavirus in an outdoor setting than in a confined indoor space. So what about domed stadiums, which technically are indoors? As a source with knowledge of the league’s thinking explains it to PFT, open-air stadiums are the best for games with fans, and domes [more]
If teams are interested in Colin Kaepernick, they’re not expressing it to him
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 10:29:34 +0000
Earlier this week, Mike Silver of NFL Network said that multiple teams have interest in quarterback Colin Kaepernick. That may be the case; however, no one has reached out to Kaepernick’s camp to gather information or to do anything to suggest that interest exists. It’s possible teams are interested. It’s possible they’re waiting until training [more]
Adrian Peterson hopes to play through 2023
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 10:28:00 +0000
There’s someone else in Washington hoping for four more years. Running back Adrian Peterson, who entered the league in 2007 as a first-round pick of the Vikings, told TMZ that he hopes to play through 2023. “Man, why not four more years?” Peterson said. “Why not?” Peterson ultimately wants to have no regrets. “I don’t [more]
Will the Colin Kaepernick talk lead to action?
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:17:32 +0000
Multiple NFL figures recently have been talking about Colin Kaepernick. The question now becomes whether the talk will lead to action. There’s still no reason to believe it will. Indeed, there’s no indication that anyone has actually reached out to Kaepernick or his representatives to discuss a potential visit or tryout or contract or anything. [more]
Joe Brady: Teddy Bridgewater makes everybody better
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 23:50:09 +0000
Teddy Bridgewater has not played as a full-time starter since a career-threatening knee injury in August 2016. But the Panthers saw enough — and knew enough about him — that they signed Bridgewater in free agency as their quarterback of the present and the future. Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady was an offensive assistant with [more]
Vikings to observe Juneteenth holiday
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 19:14:15 +0000
The Vikings have joined virtually every NFL team and the league office in announcing that Juneteenth will be observed as an official holiday for the team’s football and business staffs. The Vikings will close their headquarters on Friday for Juneteenth, according to the Star-Tribune. Juneteenth is celebrated to commemorate the end of slavery in the [more]