May 2018 archive

May 31

Eli Apple ’embarrassed’ by 2017 antics, ready to ‘move forward’


That’s what some scouts and executives had him pegged as coming out of the 2014 draft, anyway. And if things go really well — meaning he’s indeed grown up, and his game has grown along with it — maybe he can be more than that. You never really know in football. In the meantime, teams …

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May 25

Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski miss OTAs but get ‘usual treatments’ at TB12 center, report says


Quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski, absent for the second straight day from the Patriots’ voluntary organized team activities, were expected to get “their usual treatments” Tuesday at the TB12 Sports Therapy Center, the Boston Herald reported, citing an unidentified source. The TB12 center’s self-proclaimed “comprehensive, customized, sport-specific and position-specific programs” are based …

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May 22

To schedule a visit, McDaniels told Mayfield’s camp Patriots might trade up


Today’s surprising news that the Patriots discussed trading up to the second overall pick to draft Baker Mayfield apparently started with the Patriots wanting to bring Mayfield in for a visit. But if the Patriots weren’t legitimately high on Mayfield they probably wouldn’t have bothered, even if a trade up to No. 2 was never …

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May 20

Giants won’t pick up Ereck Flowers’ option


Of all the option decisions for the 2015 first-rounders, this one is probably the most #asexpected. A league source confirms to PFT that the Giants will not be picking up the fifth-year option on tackle Ereck Flowers. The indictment remained an untold part of Patricia’s past during his rise in the coaching ranks, and the …

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May 18

Matt Millen battling rare illness, will likely need a heart transplant


Matt Millen, a well-known figure to football fans for his decades as a player, broadcaster and former General Manager of the Lions, is dealing with a rare and serious illness. Despite some receiving flexibility, Charles Sims drew little interest in free agency and so he’s back on a small one-year prove-it deal. It’ll be hard …

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May 15

2018 NFL Draft Day 3 Live Reaction


Looking for the best NFL draft coverage around? Bleacher Report is the go-to destination for armchair quarterbacks everywhere that are looking for full results and picks from the 2018 NFL draft. Watch as Bleacher Report Lead NFL Draft Analyst Matt Miller and his Stick to Football podcast co-host Connor Rogers give live scouting reports for …

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May 13

Driven and unselfish are best adjectives for Eagles deep cast of receivers


Proving there’s more than one way to build an NFL champion, the Philadelphia Eagles won it all last season without a 1,000-yard rusher or 1,000-yard receiver and without their starting quarterback on top of all that. But in keeping the same philosophy after losing Carson Wentz of distributing the football more evenly than most of …

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May 10

Aaron Rodgers has 30 million reasons to talk extension


OK, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. There’s no reason to wait anymore. Jimmy Garoppolo got $27.5 million per year in February. Kirk Cousins got $28 million a year in March. It’s time for Rodgers to top them all. Trump’s vast outlay of cash, tracked through public records and totaled publicly here for the first time, …

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May 07

Sam Darnold wants to begin overcoming this hurdle at Jets’ rookie minicamp


Sam Darnold hopped on the bus at 6:45 a.m. Friday and headed from his hotel to the Jets’ training facility, eager to start his NFL career. Darnold knows he won’t get it all done at once this weekend, at the Jets’ rookie minicamp. He knows this is a process for him, going from third overall …

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May 03

Roethlisberger ‘surprised’ Steelers drafted Rudolph


Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was surprised the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a quarterback months after he notified them about his plan to play three-to-five more years. Mayfield, the draft’s No. 1 pick, was forewarned by coach Hue Jackson that Taylor is the starting quarterback this season, and he’s not fighting it. It’s not about individuals, said Mayfield. …

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