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Cowboys special teams roster review: Pro Bowl pair makes offseason easy

Photo by Ron Jenkins/ For the first time in a while, the Cowboys don’t have to worry about their kicker going into an offseason. The Cowboys are in a good place with their specialists ahead of the 2024 offseason. Their kicker and punter, both coming off Pro Bowl appearances, are signed up for the next campaign. With only long snapper to fill, and what should be a no-stress way to do it, Dallas can focus on other needs and trust in continued excellence from this phase of the game. Brandon Aubrey, after a remarkable season by any standard for NFL kickers, has one year...

Niner Nation

Golden Nuggets: DeMeco Ryans says the 49ers are Super Bowl champs if Dre Greenlaw stays healthy

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Friday, March 1, 2024 We’ll recap some of the news from the NFL Combine later today. As somebody who roots for Florida State football, it was an eventful Thursday for the Seminoles. DeMeco Ryans Says 49ers Would Have Won Super Bowl 58 “I talked to him before the game,” Ryans told NBC Sports Bay Area on Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine. “He was in the right mode. You hate to say this, but if they had Dre, I feel like the game is different. They have, [it’s] Dre because of...

Cincy Jungle

Zac Taylor says Bengals are re-evaluating everything after last season

Photo by Ryan Kang/ The Bengals are looking to make another deep playoff run in 2024. The Cincinnati Bengals are getting set for free agency and the NFL Draft as they look to improve their roster in hopes of returning to the Super Bowl next season. On Wednesday, head coach Zac Taylor spoke at the combine and talked about how they are reevaluating everything after last season. “When you go 9-8, you can’t walk away feeling like anything is good enough. It’s created new urgency within our coaching staff, our players. That wasn’t good enough. Everything we were...

Arrowhead Pride

Social media war between Mecole Hardman, Jets players could bring investigation

Photo by Focus on Sport/ In recent days, Kansas City’s free agent wide receiver has been embroiled in controversy. After the Kansas City Chiefs’ free agent wide receiver Mecole Hardman caught the walk-off touchdown pass that sealed the team’s 25-22 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII, he’s had an elevated public profile. In an interview on ABC-TV’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” he described the team’s post-game victory party and acknowledged he had been lucky to return to his original team after beginning the season with the New York...

FOX Sports

Dating Taylor Swift made Travis Kelce a 'better man,' Chiefs coach says

Chiefs defensive backs coach Dave Merritt said Taylor Swift's presence had a positive impact on the Super Bowl champs.

FOX Sports

Chiefs rank 31st on NFLPA report cards | The Herd

The Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs ranked 31st on the NFLPA report card despite winning it all. However, Colin Cowherd is not phased, explaining why he would take what KC offers over other team's top facilities.

Field Gulls

Cigar Thoughts Podcast, Episode 130: Steven Ruiz

ICYMI - The Ringer’s NFL Writer and QB Ranker joins Jacson and Mike in the lounge. The Ringer’s NFL guru is back to break down the minutiae that decided Super Bowl 58 (19:04) and the effect it had on the legacies of those involved (26:36). He also gives us his thoughts on the Seahawks hiring Mike Macdonald (40:18), the potential of offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb (43:05), and where Geno Smith ranks in his pantheon of quarterbacks (51:41). All that and more in the season finale of Cigar Thoughts. — YOUTUBE APPLE PODCASTS SPOTIFY — And if you didn’t know— we also...

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Patriots fans have enjoyed ‘The Dynasty’ through first four episodes

Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Apple TV’s The Dynasty has taken New England Patriots fans back to their winning days, as the documentary shares never-before-seen footage from the team’s historical 20-year run. Through the first four episodes that have aired, Patriots fans have graded the documentary as a ‘B’, according to SB Nation’s latest Reacts survey. One of the popular gripes (that perhaps knocks it down a later grade) has been the lack of coverage of New England’s back-to-back Super Bowl winning team’s in 2003 and 2004 that won an NFL...

Niner Nation

Golden Nuggets: Will we see a splash move by the 49ers this offseason?

Photo by Stacy Revere/ Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Thursday, February 29, 2024 Splash moves are all over the google search for the 49ers. Lynch, 49ers would welcome Feliciano back despite social media misstep I think no one is going to be perfect and I think what I was proud of — he owned his mistake right there and Spencer knows that,” Lynch said. “That’s a tight group. Nobody is tighter than the O-line.” On what ended up being the offense’s final play in overtime of the Super Bowl, Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones got past the line...

Pride Of Detroit

Open thread: How should the Lions think about quarterback depth in 2024?

Photo by Michael Owens/ After Jared Goff remains plenty of unknowns. With the retirement of Teddy Bridgewater, the Detroit Lions quarterback room is back down to Jared Goff and Hendon Hooker. While Goff is not at risk for losing his job, there is not much else certain behind him. As the Lions firmly plant themselves amongst the Super Bowl contenders, suddenly the QB2 (and potentially QB3) role feels much more important. Hooker was always a developmental product who was expected to spend 2023 out injured, while Bridgewater was the break-glass option who was thankfully...

Behind the Steel Curtain

Multiple cornerback prospects praise Mike Tomlin at NFL Combine

Photo by Joe Sargent/ Several potential future Steelers praised Tomlin It seems that no matter where you go in the NFL sphere, everyone has nothing but great things to say about Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. That includes several defensive back prospects who took the podium today at the NFL Combine. Oregon cornerback Khyree Jackson said he spoke with Tomlin and defensive coordinator Teryl Austin at the Senior Bowl. Chris Carter of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette followed up and asked Jackson his thoughts on Tomlin, to which Jackson said the Steelers’ head...

Silver And Black Pride

Ranking AFC West coaches

Antonio Pierce, Andy Reid | Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports There’s a lot of firepower here It’s been an interesting several weeks since the 2023 regular season ended. The Las Vegas Raiders gave interim head coach Antonio Pierce a well-earned promotion to the permanent position. The Los Angeles Chargers made arguably the biggest coaching move of the hiring cycle by hiring Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and Andy Reid is preparing the Kansas City Chiefs for their fourth Super Bowl in the past six seasons. It’s a star-studded coaching division that boasts two head coaches...

Arrowhead Pride

Chiefs announce 2023 team MVP, rookie of the year award winners

Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Kansas City players vote on the Derrick Thomas and Mack Lee Hill awards after every season. The Kansas City Chiefs have announced their Derrick Thomas and Mack Lee Hill award winners for the 2023 NFL season. The Chiefs finished the regular season 11-6 to claim the AFC’s No. 3 seed — and then went on to defeat the San Francisco 49ers, 25-22, in Super Bowl LVIII. Kansas City has now won back-to-back championships — and three Super Bowls in five seasons. The team votes on these awards after each season has concluded. The...

Arrowhead Pride

Arrowheadlines: Andy Reid shared his thoughts on parade day shooting

Photo by Stacy Revere/ Chiefs headlines for Wednesday, February 28 The latest Chiefs coach Andy Reid finds focus after Super Bowl parade shooting | USA Today “It’s the youth,” the Kansas City Chiefs coach told USA TODAY Sports before shuttling to another session at the Indiana Convention Center. “We’ve got to do whatever we can to help our youth.” Like so many, Reid was jolted by the senseless tragedy that occurred at the end of the Chiefs’ Super Bowl celebration at Kansas City’s Union Station nearly two weeks ago, when Lisa Lopez-Galvan, 43, a wife and...

FOX Sports

Kirk Cousins, Chris Jones head NFL free agents list filled with star players

NFL teams could find a Pro Bowl QB, an All-Pro DL or a future Hall of Fame WR when the free agency period begins on March 13.

FOX Sports

Falcons HC Raheem Morris: 'We're a quarterback away' from contention

Raheem Morris revealed Atlanta's biggest need in order to reach a Super Bowl on Keyshawn Johnson's podcast, "All Facts No Brakes."

Big Cat Country

Jaguars book review: Fearless

“I’m here to do a job and I think the best way to be successful is to make sure you’re prepared and relaxed and enjoying the moment.” Summary How does an underdog become a champion? One of the most innovative, gutsy, and dynamic head coaches in the NFL reveals the strategies behind building the Eagles team that shocked the world by winning the Super Bowl. Doug Pederson is the very definition of an underdog. He was an undrafted rookie free agent who would go on to play fourteen years in the NFL as a backup quarterback. He was cut five times, yet kept getting back up...

FOX Sports

Chiefs releasing WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling to save salary cap space

The Chiefs are releasing wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling, giving the Super Bowl champions some salary cap flexibility.

Blogging The Boys

Dallas Cowboys NFL combine meeting tracker

Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Here are the players the Cowboys have met with at the NFL combine. The Dallas Cowboys can officially turn the page to the 2024 season. With the NFL scouting combine underway, they will be looking for the next wave of players to compete towards a Super Bowl run. The front office has a long track record of developing their draft picks to be impact players within the first few years of their careers. Last season’s class was a bit of a disappointment, but the jury is not out on them and their careers just yet. It’s important...

FOX Sports

Taylor Swift baked Pop Tarts for Chiefs offensive linemen, Andy Reid shares

Taylor Swift had baked treats to share with Chiefs offensive linemen during their Super Bowl run, receiving homemade Pop Tarts, according to Andy Reid.

Bleeding Green Nation

10 players the Eagles should be watching closely at the NFL Combine

Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports The NFL Combine is here and intrigue around the upcoming draft will reach a peak as prospects put on a showcase of their athletic gifts. Hundreds of players will come to test, interview, and do various drills for NFL scouts, general managers, and coaches. For the Eagles, whose needs expand the whole roster, they will have their eyes on various position groups this combine. Here are ten players the Eagles should be watching closely. Quinyon Mitchell, Cornerback, Toledo Quinyon Mitchell turned a lot of heads during Senior Bowl week and he...

Arrowhead Pride

How should the Chiefs replenish their defensive tackle room this offseason?

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ To get its defensive interior ready for the coming season, Kansas City has a lot of decisions to make. Even though the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LVIII, it’s not a secret that the team’s offense needs significant upgrades as it goes after a third consecutive NFL championship. We can expect the Chiefs to go after new wide receivers, get a new tight end to help reduce Travis Kelce’s workload and maybe even go after a new left tackle. But right now, the Chiefs have only one defensive tackle under contract for the...

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Raiders free agency 2024: Xavien Howard?

Xavien Howard | Photo by Megan Briggs/ Should Las Vegas look into soon-to-be cut Miami cornerback? The free-agent cornerback class in 2024 isn’t expected to be overly strong. Yet, it is about to get an unexpected boost. NFL Media reported last week that the Miami Dolphins are expected to release standout cornerback Xavien Howard at the start of the new league year, March 13. The #Dolphins have informed CB Xavien Howard he will be released at the start of the league year, sources tell me and @PSchrags. The four-time Pro Bowl selection is expected to have significant...

Arrowhead Pride

Chiefs release Marquez Valdes-Scantling, according to a report

Photo by Lauren Leigh Bacho/ The wide receiver played a key role in the last two postseason runs to the Super Bowl title. The Kansas City Chiefs are releasing veteran wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling, according to a report from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. Source: #Chiefs are releasing wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling.Saves Kansas City $12 million on the cap.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) February 28, 2024 The move stands to save the Chiefs $12 million against the salary cap for the 2024 season. Kansas City signed the 29-year-old to a three-year contract...

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Peter King Regrets Patriots Scandal Reporting In Career Reflection

Deflategate dominated the football headlines nine years ago after the New England Patriots dismantled the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 in the 2014 AFC Championship Game. The scandal eventually led to a four-game suspension of quarterback Tom Brady to start the 2016 season. The Patriots ultimately won the Super Bowl in both seasons, though the scandal still […]

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Stephen Jones sidestepped any confirmation of Jerry Jones’ ‘all-in’ declaration

Photo by Jonathan Bachman/ The Cowboys are starting to walk back the idea of being all-in just a bit. It was less than a month ago. Two words were said. We now live in the rabbit hole that it pushed us down. While at the Senior Bowl in the final days of January, Dallas Cowboys owner, president and general manager Jerry Jones declared that the team would be “all-in” for the 2024 season. Here is a reminder of exactly what he said to properly refresh your memory. “I would anticipate — with looking ahead at our key contracts that we’d like to address — we will...

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 ✔