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Around the NFL: John Ross

There’s been a steady stream of feel-good stories coming out of Cincinnati. Everyone seems to agree the offense will be more fun and dynamic under Zac Taylor. Such things, of course, are always easier to say in the offense (when the offense hasn’t gone 5-6 games in a row without scoring more than 17 points).   more »

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Factoid: Wins and fantasy defenses

It makes sense to think the best fantasy defenses come from winning teams. Teams that are ahead get more opportunities for sacks; teams that are behind need to force some things (resulting in more takeaways for the winners). And teams that get those takeaways have more defensive scores or at least short fields (helping them win). Is the theory true?   more »

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Trivia: June 15, 2019

The first player ever drafted by Kansas City, originally known as the Dallas Texans, went on to quarterback in Dallas -- but for the Cowboys. Who is he? answer »

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Around the NFL: Michael Roberts

The Patriots have added another tight end to potential fill some of the considerable void left by Rob Gronkowski’s retirement. They traded a conditional seventh-round pick to Detroit for Michael Roberts.   more »

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Around the NFL: Christian Kirk / Second-round wideouts

Christian Kirk has been earning praise at Cardinals workouts; lots of positive talk about him possibly heading for a breakout season. Arizona's second-rounder a year ago was having a nice rookie season until he landed on IR with a foot injury.   more »

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Trivia: June 14, 2019

What are the four current NFL stadiums that can hold at least 80,000 fans? answer »

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Around the NFL: Rishard Matthews

The Saints have added Rishard Matthews to their 90-man roster. This isn’t a show-stopping signing, but Matthews has done enough that he’ll be worth a peak in August – see if he can get back to how he was playing a few years back.  more »

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Around the NFL: Patriots running backs

Sony Michel has been sidelined throughout Patriots OTAs, and we finally know why. He underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in the offseason, according to Jeff Howe of The Athletic. Described as a simple cleanup procedure, OK, but knee surgery nonetheless.   more »

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Trivia: June 13, 2019

The AFL was established in 1960, with eight teams. What additional franchises joined the AFL before it merged with the NFL in 1970? answer »

Around the NFL: Sanders out

It’s early. No reason to panic. But the Eagles have ruled out Miles Sanders for the rest of their minicamp with a hamstring injury.  more »

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Around the NFL: Colts running backs

Frank Reich was talking to the media at Colts minicamp yesterday, and one topic was the team's running backs. Marlon Mack is the lead guy, Nyheim Hines the third-down back, and probably Jordan Wilkins will wind up as the proper handcuff (with Spencer Ware and Johnathan Williams more remote possibilities).   more »

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Trivia: June 12, 2019

Billy "White Shoes" Johnson says his nickname was inspired by what former player? answer »

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Around the NFL: Eagles extend Wentz

Carson Wentz and the Eagles agree on a four-year extension worth $128 million, and that looks like a good deal for both sides. He looks like an up-and-coming superstar at the position.   more »

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Around the NFL: Vikings sign Rudolph

Things seemed so different as we were finishing up the magazine last week. Contract-year tight end Kyle Rudolph was likely headed out of Minnesota, maybe by trade or release, freeing up second-rounder Irv Smith to have sleeper potential at tight end. Well, nope.   more »

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Trivia: June 11, 2019

Who was the NFL’s first special teams coach? This man would later be a head coach for a team that won a Super Bowl. He also won division titles with three teams. answer »

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