Before the pitchforks and torches come out, think about the situation. Eifert has been a solid player…when he’s able to stay healthy. That’s the key to the situation. When Andy Dalton wowed the league in 2015, there was an underlying reason for his success. The tall, lanky guy who wears No. 85 had a decent year too. In fact, that year resulted in a Pro Bowl appearance for Tyler. But, he got hurt again.
As the NFL Draft creeps closer, the Cincinnati Bengals are tipping their hand. Getting the ground game in gear seems to be the big move.
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Two former pieces of the Cleveland Browns' offense, Kyle Shanahan and Brian Hoyer have reunited in San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers own the second pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. What they do with it could have a dramatic impact on how the Browns use No. 12.
The Ravens pounced on Ronnie Stanley with the No. 6-overall pick in last year’s draft, despite still having Eugene Monroe on the roster at the time. Good thing they did, because Baltimore could have been in a major pickle this year had it passed on the Notre Dame left tackle.
As if James Harrison needed another reason to hate Roger Goodell. After being investigated for a connection to steroid use, multiple fines for illegal hits, a suspension for illegal hits, and a ridiculous amount of “random” drug tests, Goodell is looking into the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker again, but this time for something he did off the field.
Through three seasons as a starting cornerback for the Washington Huskies, Sidney Jones never missed a game and showed significant improvement every year. It all came together for him in 2016, as he was the best pure cover corner on one of the NCAA's best defenses and part of a secondary, along with cornerback Kevin King and safety Budda Baker, that had three players with legitimate first-round grades.
With 90 spots on the offseason roster, teams sometimes use one to take a look at an athlete who is trying to make a switch to football from another sport.
There’s very little of what you’d call intrigue associated with today’s NFL preseason schedule announcement, but there are a few things worth paying attention to as it pertains to bigger issues. For instance, the Falcons’ schedule could present a few clues as to how ready they think Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be, considering the target date for the new building has already been delayed twice and could be again.
In a rare bout of candidness from an NFL executive, Seahawks general manager John Schneider acknowledged that his organization is open to the idea of trading Richard Sherman. The star cornerback confirmed Thursday that both sides are listening to offers.