Eric Reid’s collusion grievance has been in the news, but Reid’s specific situation has overshadowed a rather curious offseason phenomenon involving him and his entire position group: NFL teams aren’t keen on signing free-agent safeties.
George Andrie has always been a devoted father to Mary Brooks and her six siblings. But with the benefit of hindsight, Brooks also sees that something was always a bit off about her dad, going back to when she was a child. The outgoing guy she always knew suddenly became less socially engaged in the early 1980s, about…
Last fall, Peter King and Sports Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Stone insisted that The MMQB, the football vertical the magazine created for King five years ago, was built to survive even if King were to ever leave. Now, with King headed to NBC, we get to see how that might work.
After 29 years at Sports Illustrated, Peter King is leaving to join NBC.
After the Giants drafted Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick, general manager Dave Gettleman sneered at a question about the positional value of running backs in today’s NFL. Gettleman even mimicked the act of typing on a keyboard, just to emphasize his disdain for what all those analytic-minded nerdy nerds…
Today was Bring Your Child To Work Day. I brought my big little dude Cameron to the office, and he consented to a sit-down interview, on the condition that he not actually have to sit down on his own. I even managed to hold his attention for more than two minutes.
If it seems like every NFL reporter or analyst does a mock draft or four, that’s because just about NFL reporter or analyst does a mock draft or four. If you’re wondering why so much pre-draft coverage is saturated with glorified guesswork, consider this: People really, really want to read mock drafts.
Brett Favre, the Hall of Fame quarterback, flubbed his recent audition to replace Jon Gruden as an analyst on Monday Night Football, according to the New York Post. Favre has been credibly accused of workplace sexual harassment by multiple women. He has never apologized. That he would even get the chance to audition…
INDIANAPOLIS — At 1:12 a.m., my phone lit up with a text. It was one of my spies telling me the party had arrived.
Packers wideout Trevor Davis apparently tried to test the seriousness with which airport security takes those questions about putting stuff in your luggage. Turns out they take it pretty seriously!
The Los Angeles Rams have been rather aggressive this offseason. By signing Ndamukong Suh and making several trades—the latest being Tuesday’s big deal with the Patriots for wideout Brandin Cooks—the Rams have made significant upgrades to a roster that won 11 games and an NFC West title last season. They’re all in.
Jim Mora, who once went on the radio to gush his interest in one head coaching job while he still had another, thinks Josh Rosen’s “concentration level” and “focus” might be a concern for NFL teams because Rosen [slaps forehead] is “a millennial.”
Former UCLA head coach Jim Mora thinks the Cleveland Browns should select Sam Darnold, from crosstown rival USC, with the first pick in the draft.* Mora said this on live television even though Josh Rosen, whom he coached at UCLA, is also right there at the top of most draft boards.
Twelve months after signing him to a contract with a max length of four years and a max value of $62 million, the Giants are shipping defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to the Buccaneers. The Schefter Machine has the terms:
Meredith Corp. is indeed exploring a sale of Sports Illustrated, Time, Fortune, and Money magazines, according to what staffers were told in a conference call with CEO Tom Harty this afternoon.
That the Colts would trade out of the No. 3 spot in the NFL draft has a fairly straightforward explanation: Indianapolis is pretty confident Andrew Luck’s shoulder will be fine (at some point), and the return the Colts got from the Jets—the No. 6 pick and two second-round selections this year, plus another second…
Personal seat licenses are a racket, and a common feature in NFL stadiums. PSLs were instituted across much of the league when the new stadium boom took off around the dawn of this century. They allow teams to offset construction and financing costs by forcing fans into paying a fee just for the right to purchase…
After negotiating his own contract with the 49ers last week, Richard Sherman came in for some particularly heavy scrutiny:
The Jets wanted to land Kirk Cousins, and they reportedly offered even more than the Vikings did to get him. After that fell through, they immediately turned to Plan B, which involved re-signing Josh McCown and adding Teddy Bridgewater. At first glance, it looked like the Jets spent $15 million for some half-assed…