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Former Bills GM Doug Whaley explained the reason for his dismissal

Former Bills GM Doug Whaley explained during an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio that his dismissal simply came down to the fact that the didn’t produce enough wins during his tenure and he has no hard feelings about how things played out. “Great owners. Great people and great owners,” Whaley said, …

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Raiders newcomer Marshawn Lynch ready to light up the Black Hole

Owner Mark Davis and running back Marshawn Lynch talk hairstyles and football at the Raiders’ facility in Alameda. Photo: Tony Gonzales Oakland Raiders / Tony Gonzales / Oakland Raiders / Oakland Raiders   Photo: Tony Gonzales Oakland Raiders / Tony Gonzales / Oakland Raiders The Raiders started the helmet-wearing phase …

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Buffalo Bills to host free agent linebacker Gerald Hodges

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter,  the Bills will host linebacker Gerald Hodges on an official free agent visit. Former 49ers LB Gerald Hodges visiting BUF today. Former Chargers OL Orlando Franklin visiting JAGS. Former Det DE Devin Taylor visiting NYG — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 22, 2017 Hodges, 26,  has …

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Packers primed for fresh playoff charge

1. Aaron Rodgers is still Aaron Rodgers He proved it as the Packers ran the table after a 4-6 start in 2016, at one point throwing a career-best 318 consecutive passes without an interception (and 24 touchdowns) on the way to the NFC Championship Game. At age 33, Rodgers keeps himself in …

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Falcons ranked No. 3 in QB Confidence Index

It is technically possible to win in football without a great quarterback on your roster, but it sure makes things a whole lot harder. In today’s pass-happy NFL, it’s more critical than ever to have a quality starter (not to mention a decent backup) at the most important position on …

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Raiders’ Carr will have new deal before training camp

It’s only a matter of time before Derek Carr strikes a rich, new contract with the Oakland Raiders. He knows that and the Raiders know that. Carr is approaching the fourth and final year in his rookie contract. It was reported the quarterback was growing concerned about the stalled progress …

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4 NFL playoff teams that won’t make it back in 2017

For an eleventh consecutive NFL season, at least four playoff teams from the prior season failed to make it back to the postseason. The Redskins, Vikings, Panthers and Bengals all missed out in 2016 after making it in 2015. Given the parity in the league these days, we can expect …

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The Redskins are continuing negotiations with Cousins

The Washington Redskins continue to work toward inking quarterback Kirk Cousins to a new contract. Reached at a team charity golf tournament, president Bruce Allen said the discussion continues between both sides and they have been positive talks. “There’s been constant dialogue,” Allen said, according to John Keim of ESPN. …

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The Ravens Should Have Traded Down

Every draft I become more and more convinced that it is always better to trade down first round picks. According to Peter King at MMQB, new general manager John Lynch offered the 49ers’ second, third, and fourth round picks to move up from the top of the second round up to …

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Consensus: Jordan Reed’s Skills are ‘Not Fair’

WASHINGTON — If Antonio Gates and Tony Gonzalez were the prototype basketball players-turned-tight ends, Jordan Reed might be that next generation of what’s possible with a dynamic skill set. The NFL continues its list of top-100 players and the Washington Redskins added another name to the list with Reed. Interviewing both …

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