OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 21:  Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at O.co Coliseum on December 21, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Five NFL teams that improved during the 2016 offseason

Rex Ryan can claim that the Bills are the NFL’s 2016 offseason champions, but since pads aren’t worn during the offseason, that hollow title is up for debate. Offseason activities across the league ended Thursday with 25 teams wrapping up their mandatory minicamps. The other seven teams finished last week. So now we can look back at free […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28: Roger Goodell announces a draft pick during the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Roger Goodell jokes about ‘death’ after being hacked

The NFL’s Twitter account was hacked on Tuesday afternoon, and it was “reported” that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had died. He didn’t, though. It didn’t take long for news to surface that the commish was alive and well, and that the league’s account had been hacked. Goodell was supposedly playing golf with HOF quarterback Jim […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

NFL’s Twitter account hacked, fakes Roger Goodell’s death

Everyone’s getting hacked these days. Folks can no longer give an eye roll when an NFL player claims one of his social media accounts got hacked. Why? Tuesday it happened to the NFL in epic fashion. A prankster got ahold of the account one way or another and spoofed the death of commissioner Roger Goodell: […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 01:  Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints reacts to a touchdown during the third quarter of a game against the New York Giants at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Predicting the NFL’s next big contract extensions

Over the past week, Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns and Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith cashed in with huge contract extensions. Hurns, a former undrafted free agent, signed a four-year, $40 million deal, while Smith became the league’s highest paid safety with a five-year, $51.2 million extension. The pair won’t be the last to sign […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28:  (L-R) Jalen Ramsey of the Florida State Seminoles holds up a jersey with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being picked #5 overall by the Jacksonville Jaguarsduring the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Jaguars GM: Jalen Ramsey expected to be ready for training camp

The Jacksonville Jaguars aren’t at all worried about the availability of first-round draft pick Jalen Ramsey for training camp. According to general manager Dave Caldwell, Ramsey should be fully healthy before the start of camp, which begins during the last week in July. “You see him walking around,” Caldwell said, via ESPN. “[He] feels great, […]

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 14: Wide receiver Allen Hurns #88 of the Jacksonville Jaguars points to the sky before a game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 14, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Allen Hurns re-signs with Jaguars for over $10 million per season

The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed former undrafted free agent receiver Allen Hurns to a four-year extension worth over $10 million per season, according to Pro Football Talk. Jags and WR Allen Hurns agree to four-year extension, per source. Worth more than $10 million per year. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk)

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 27: T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts is chased by Kelvin Sheppard #52 of the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter of the game at Sun Life Stadium on December 27, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Eight takeaways from NFL OTAs

The 2016 NFL season is fast approaching and organized team activities are in full swing. Thirty-one teams held OTA sessions this week. The Rams begin theirs on May 31. These practices aren’t in pads, so there’s only so much that can be taken from them. But it’s the first time the rookies and veterans are […]

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks looks on from the sideline in the second quarter against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Pro Football Focus gives Seahawks, Panthers worst offseason grade

Pro Football Focus gave both the Seahawks and Panthers a C-minus for their offseason moves, the lowest grade of any team. The Raiders and Jaguars, meanwhile, are at the head of the class. Both received an A in PFF’s series on offseason grades that was completed Thursday. The departure of All-Pro Josh Norman is the […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01:  Laquon Treadwell #1 of the Mississippi Rebels celebrates scoring a 14-yard touchdown against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the fourth quarter of the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Eight rookies to watch during OTAs

Organized team activities, commonly known as OTAs, begin in earnest this week in the NFL. Each team is allowed 10 OTA sessions. The Cardinals, Browns, Colts, Eagles and 49ers began their OTAs last week and 26 teams begin theirs this week. The Rams start their OTAs on May 31. Rookies have had their orientation at rookie […]

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31: Jalen Ramsey #8 of the Florida State Seminoles heads off the field against the Houston Cougars during the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Jalen Ramsey tears meniscus in practice

The Jaguars drafted a player with an injury history, but that’s not the one who was injured in Thursday’s practice. Defensive back Jalen Ramsey, taken with the fifth overall pick, sustained a small meniscus tear in his right knee, according to NFL.com. UCLA linebacker Myles Jack fell to the second round because of concerns about a […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 11:  Shaq Lawson #90 of the Clemson Tigers sacks Jake Coker #14 of the Alabama Crimson Tide in the second quarter during the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

5 NFL draft classes that will save their coaching staffs’ jobs

Hot seats don’t cool down in the offseason for NFL coaches. Making those seats more comfortable is a year-round process. The NFL draft is the biggest offseason opportunity for coaches, with the help of scouts and the front office, to increase their job security. The following five teams drafted players this year who will instantly help […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28:  (L-R) Jalen Ramsey of the Florida State Seminoles holds up a jersey with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being picked #5 overall by the Jacksonville Jaguarsduring the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

PFF: Jaguars get most value from 2016 draft, Falcons least

According to Pro Football Focus, the Jacksonville Jaguars came out of the 2016 NFL draft with the most value acquired per pick, while the Atlanta Falcons obtained the least. PFF used their own draft board—developed by watching and grading hundreds of hours of college film of  draft-eligible prospects—to determine value per pick. The results were […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 11:  Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers reacts against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Deshaun Watson the early favorite to be top pick in 2017 NFL draft

The 2016 NFL draft has been over for less than 72 hours, but a clear favorite has already emerged for the top pick in the 2017 draft. That player is Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. A quick search for 2017 mock drafts has Watson dominating the top spot, often going to the Cleveland Browns at No. […]

PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Running back Adam Hine #28 of the BYU Cougars is tackled by linebacker Myles Jack #30 (L) and defensive back Marcus Rios #9 of the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on September 19, 2015 in Pasadena, California.  UCLA won 24-23.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Myles Jack says he’ll use ‘humiliating’ draft slide as motivation

Jacksonville Jaguars second-round draft pick Myles Jack said on “The Rich Eisen Show” that it was “humiliating” to be passed over in the first round of the NFL draft. The UCLA linebacker was projected as a possible top-five pick, but because of concerns about his knee, he dropped out of the first round and wasn’t […]

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25:  Eric Fisher (R) of Central Michigan Chippewas stands on stage with NFL COmmissioner Roger Goodell after Fisher was picked #1 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

NFL’s 2016 fifth-year option tracker

The deadline for NFL teams to use the fifth-year option on 2013 first-round picks was late on Monday night. Here is a look at the 32 players from the first round who had their option picked up or declined: 1. OT Eric Fisher, Kansas City Chiefs: Option picked up 2. OT Luke Joeckel, Jacksonville Jaguars: […]

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