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Tight end Irv Smith Jr. considered joining the Miami Dolphins before signing with the Cincinnati Bengals

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports Irv Smith Jr. believes Cincinnati is the better place to win a Super Bowl. Durham Smythe and Tanner Connor were the only two tight ends on Miami’s roster at the start of free agency. The Dolphins signed Eric Saubert, but general manager Chris Grier had another tight end on his radar. Geoff Hobson, a senior writer for Bengals.com, spoke with tight end Irv Smith Jr., who said his free agency decision was between the Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals. “I felt like Cincinnati had the best chance to win a Super Bowl,” Smith said...

Turf Show Times

Random Ramsdom: Sean McVay’s message to Rams fans

Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times via “Focus on the process” The Los Angeles Rams have had a weird last 14 months. From winning the Super Bowl to “running it back” to not moving forward at all and then hitting reverse. Quickly. The Rams have turned over most of the Super Bowl roster already and shown little effort or interest in retaining anybody who was drafted or signed by the Rams. In addition to trading Jalen Ramsey to the Dolphins, cutting Bobby Wagner and Leonard Floyd, and shopping Allen Robinson, L.A. has also let virtually all free agents walk, including...

FOX Sports

Sharp: The success rate of first-round QBs makes Lamar Jackson's case for him

Only one of the 38 first-round quarterbacks drafted since 2011 has led their team to a Super Bowl win. Warren Sharp outlines exactly why teams should go all-in for Lamar Jackson.

Arrowhead Pride

Draft prospects the Chiefs could be considering for 2023

Photo by Kevin Sabitus/ Let’s look at the college film for the players who might land in Kansas City. Following the Kansas City Chiefs’ 38-35 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII. the team holds 10 picks in 2023 NFL Draft — which will be held at Union Station. Our analysts take a look at many of the college prospects who might begin their NFL careers in Kansas City.

Cincy Jungle

Bengals News (3/29): Dropping the ocho

Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK Tee Higgins officially has his new number for next season. Why Irv Smith Jr. Chose Bengals"I felt like Cincinnati had the best chance to win a Super Bowl," Smith said Tuesday from his hometown. "It's a great organization. Great coaching staff. (Head coach) Zac Taylor was very adamant about me coming to the team knowing what I can do to help the offense. And the proof is in the pudding at the tight end position. Having a relationship with Ja'Marr (Chase), getting to play with Joe Burrow and those guys speaks for itself....

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Giants’ tracker: What offensive prospects are on the Giants’ radar?

Photo by Michael Hickey/ What college offensive players are the Giants expressing interest in? NFL teams are very thorough, and the New York Giants are in the woods of the NFL draft season. The Giants added several cheap veteran options with upside and star tight end Darren Waller in free agency. Big Blue’s roster is rounding into form, but there’s still work to be done by Joe Schoen and the Giants’ staff. It’s customary that NFL teams meet with every prospect coming into the draft; it can be a brief encounter with an area scout at the Reese’s Senior Bowl or...


3 best players for Chiefs to target with 2023 NFL Draft first-round pick

It has been more than a month, but the Kansas City Chiefs still have many reasons to celebrate. They finished on top as they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII, taking home the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the second time in four years. Kansas City had a slow start to the season, […] The post 3 best players for Chiefs to target with 2023 NFL Draft first-round pick appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Arrowheadlines: Being Super Bowl champs leads to ‘boring’ offseasons

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Chiefs headlines for Wednesday, March 29 The latest The Chiefs’ offseason has been boring. That’s a credit to the defending champs | FOX Sports The Chiefs, fresh from lifting the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the second time in the Reid/Mahomes/Travis Kelce era, simply seem deep in the process of attempting to do it again, free of the kind of encumbrances some other franchises are mired in. Part of the key to success in the NFL is centered not around what you hear but what you don’t. We are conditioned to expect the teams that hit our...


Robert Griffin III calls a spade a spade amid Roger Goodell, NFL’s TNF plan

Among the many things discussed during the NFL league meetings this week has been the proposal of allowing the league to flex games into Thursday Night Football. When the news broke that this was a possibility, naturally many people around the league had their opinions on the matter. ESPN analyst and former Pro Bowl quarterback […] The post Robert Griffin III calls a spade a spade amid Roger Goodell, NFL’s TNF plan appeared first on ClutchPoints.


5 best players for Eagles to target with 2023 NFL Draft first-round pick

Following a breakout season by quarterback Jalen Hurts, the Philadelphia Eagles made it all the way to Super Bowl LVII. Unfortunately for the Birds, they were not a match for MVP Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, losing 38-35 on a last-minute field goal. To make matters worse, Philadelphia should look very different in […] The post 5 best players for Eagles to target with 2023 NFL Draft first-round pick appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pats Pulpit

Matthew Judon is not worried about the state of the Patriots

Photo by Billie Weiss/ There is little hype surrounding the Patriots, but the Pro Bowl linebacker While the NFL decision makers convened in Phoenix for the annual ownership meetings, New England Patriots linebacker Matthew Judon was in New York to share his expertise on all things pro football with a nationwide television audience: the Pro Bowler was a guest host on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football on Monday and Tuesday. Judon was asked to give his opinion on a multitude of issues. Naturally, though, the state of the Patriots was one of the most prominent topics...

Pride Of Detroit

Wednesday open thread: How should the Lions fill their DT need?

Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via With veteran DT Calais Campbell headed to the Atlanta Falcons, what route should the Detroit Lions look towards in order to fill their biggest need at defensive tackle? Well, that dream didn’t last too long. Shortly after the Detroit Lions let the world know that they were indeed in on potentially adding Pro Bowl defensive tackle Calais Campbell to their roster, the Atlanta Falcons beat them to it—signing Campbell to a one-year deal. Despite missing out on the likes of Campbell, the Lions have largely had a busy and...

Cincy Jungle

Irv Smith chose Bengals over a reunion with his college QB; feels they have ‘best chance to win Super Bowl’

Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports The newly acquired tight end is putting his eggs in the Joe Burrow basket! Irv Smith Jr., the new tight end the Cincinnati Bengals acquired in free agency Monday night, had options when it came to which team he wanted to play for in 2023. In fact, he had to choose between the Bengals and a reunion with his college quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, now with the Miami Dolphins. The two played together with the Alabama Crimson Tide and also handed Burrow one of his few blowout losses in a 29-0 rout in 2018. Smith Jr. caught four passes for 64 yards...

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Raiders 2023 draft preview: Deep tight end class

Darnell Washington | Photo by Michael Hickey/ Raiders could find future starter in draft The Las Vegas Raiders created a need at tight end when they traded Pro Bowl performer Darren Waller to the New York Giants last week. Yes, they added O.J. Howard and Austin Hooper in free agency after the Waller deal, but they still will likely look at tight ends in the draft since they were both added to one-year deals. At the recent NFL combine, Las Vegas general manager Dave Ziegler commented how deep the tight end group is in the 2023 NFL draft. With Waller gone, the Raiders...


49ers owner makes Super Bowl comment that will excite fans

The San Francisco 49ers could be hosting another Super Bowl in the near future. 49ers owner Jed York spoke with reporters at the Annual League Meetings on Tuesday, saying that the team is in the process of getting approval for a $120 million loan from the league’s stadium fund, which would allow the franchise to […] The post 49ers owner makes Super Bowl comment that will excite fans appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Niner Nation

49ers plan to get NFL’s approval for a $120 million loan to enhance Levi’s Stadium

Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via Jed York hopes to host a Super Bowl in the near future Jed York spoke to local reporters Tuesday morning and sounded like someone with an initiative to make upgrades to Levi’s Stadium. York believes there’s a chance the 49ers could host Super Bowl LX, which will happen in February 2026. The 49ers are currently in the process of getting approval from the NFL for a $120 million that will come from the NFL’s stadium fund. Per York, the plan would be for these enhancements to take place and eventually be done during the next...


Super Bowl-winning HC drops ominous Trey Lance take that will make 49ers fans uneasy

When the San Francisco 49ers selected Trey Lance with the third overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, the team anticipated him to be their quarterback of the future. After spending his rookie season behind Jimmy Garoppolo, Lance was named the starter heading into 2022. But after suffering a broken ankle in Week 2, Lance’s […] The post Super Bowl-winning HC drops ominous Trey Lance take that will make 49ers fans uneasy appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Turf Show Times

Taylor Rapp’s one year deal with Bills reveals Rams management mishap

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Rapp did not live up to his 2019 second round selection On Monday morning, the Rams lost another member of their Super Bowl LVI team with safety Taylor Rapp electing to head east to play for the AFC East, Buffalo Bills. #Bills sign DB Taylor Rapp to one-year deal: https://t.co/9W8vO4o03w— TheBillsWire (@TheBillsWire) March 28, 2023 In 2019 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams were scheduled to pick 31st overall, following their Super Bowl LIII run. The Rams owned that pick heading into draft night but elected to trade down with...

Big Blue View

Positional value and the Giants’ 2023 draft strategy

Tyler Linderbaum preparing to snap the ball in the Ravens’ 2022 game against the Giants | Set Number: x164204 TK1 Having the No. 25 pick isn’t as bad as you think Unlike baseball, the NFL has a salary cap on player spending that limits what even the richest owners are able to do to improve their team. NFL GMs can manipulate the cap with various accounting gimmicks such as prorated signing bonuses to spend more than the cap amount in any given year, but there are always consequences down the line. It’s worth it if you get a Super Bowl out of it, but if you...

Cincy Jungle

The Greatest Football Movie Ever Bracket: Part 8

It’s time to find out with a good old-fashioned tournament! Finally, we’re at the last matchup of the first round. For this beatdown, we have No. 8 “American Underdog” against No. 9 “Remember the Titans.” “American Underdog” is one of the most recent movies on the list and is based on the true tale of Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner. It follows his story about the ups and downs of his career and just as his dream of playing in the NFL seemed out of reach, he gets a shot with the St. Louis Rams. Of course, Warner ended up winning a Super Bowl and was a...


1 perfect NFL trade Chiefs must complete in 2023 offseason

Fresh off their second Super Bowl victory in four years, the Kansas City Chiefs are retooling and gearing up for a run to repeat as champions. It hasn’t been done since the Patriots won Super Bowls 38 and 39 but with reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes leading the way, the Chiefs have as good a […] The post 1 perfect NFL trade Chiefs must complete in 2023 offseason appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Niner Nation

Shanahan on Garoppolo’s tenure with the 49ers: “I think it was extremely successful”

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Shanahan pointed to Jimmy’s record and what happened with the 49ers when Garoppolo was healthy 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke about former quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo Tuesday morning, and said his tenure was “extremely successful.” “I think it was extremely successful. When you look at his record, I know he had a hard time staying healthy with us, The one year that he did stay healthy, he took us to the Super Bowl. There were two other years. The next year that he stayed the most healthy, he took us to the NFC Championship Jimmy...

Inside the Iggles

Nick Sirianni explains Eagles, Dennard Wilson separartion, Howie discusses Jalen Hurts

The only constant in the NFL is the fact that everything will change at some point. Long before the most recent free-agency frenzy and before the Philadelphia Eagles qualified for the most recent Super Bowl, we knew the team we got to know between September of 2022 and February of 2023 would change. We were […] Nick Sirianni explains Eagles, Dennard Wilson separartion, Howie discusses Jalen Hurts - Inside the Iggles - Inside the Iggles - Philadelphia Eagles News, Opinion, and Fan Community

FOX Sports

What is next for Lamar Jackson after requesting trade from Ravens? | SPEAK

Lamar Jackson took to Twitter this morning and shared to fans, saying quote: 'Let me personally answer your questions in regards to my future plans. As of March 2nd, I requested a trade from the Ravens organization for which the Ravens has not been interested in meeting my value. Any and everyone that’s has met me or been around me know I love the game of football and my dream is to help a team win the Super Bowl. You all are great but I had to make a business decision that was best for my family and I.' Emmanuel Acho, Joy Taylor, LeSean McCoy and Ric Bucher react to Lamar tweeting about...

Turf Show Times

Rams re-sign Marquise Copeland to one-year deal

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ Does Copeland signing tilt the field back in L.A.’s favor in the NFC West? The Los Angeles Rams announced a free agent signing on Monday, their second of the year, and one of the only players to return to the team in 2023 when he could have gone elsewhere. Is this Marquise Copeland’s time to shine? An undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati in 2020, Copeland appeared in one game as a rookie, nine in year two as the Rams won the Super Bowl (getting in all four postseason games and even recording an interception), and then 15 games last season...

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Mike McDaniel is eager to see the impact Jalen Ramsey has on the Miami Dolphins

Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK Jalen Ramsey and Tyreek Hill have both been traded to the Miami Dolphins since Mike McDaniel took over. It’s unusual for a three-time All-pro to be available on the trade market — it’s more out of the ordinary when that player chooses to join your franchise. The Miami Dolphins decided to trade Hunter Long and a third-round pick to the Los Angeles Rams for six-time Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey. Roughly a month later, coach Mike McDaniel was asked about the trade. “It was a very similar situation to that of the year before with...

Stephen A.'s message to Cowboys fans: Something will go wrong, mark my words! | Get Up

Stephen A. Smith joins Get Up to discuss the NFL's protection of quarterbacks and is confident that the Cowboys will not make the Super Bowl even though Dallas is the best team in the NFC heading into Week 3. #GetUp #NFL ✔

It’s the beginning of the end for Drew Brees and Sean Payton – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith predicts Saints QB Drew Brees will retire if he comes back from his thumb injury and leads the New Orleans to a Super Bowl victory, freeing up Sean Payton to coach the Dallas Cowboys. #FirstTake #NFL ✔

Stephen A. gets annoyed with Max Kellerman saying the Browns are Super Bowl contenders | First Take

Stephen A. Smith does not buy Max Kellerman's argument that the Cleveland Browns are Super Bowl contenders. #FirstTake #NFL ✔