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Chiefs' best 21st century non-QBs

Chris Simms and Ahmed Fareed break down the Kansas City Chiefs' best 21st century non-quarterbacks, including slam dunks Tony Gonzalez, Travis Kelce and Chris Jones and other names like Tyreek Hill and Will Shields.

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Bryce Young's growth with Panthers HC Frank Reich

Matthew Berry chats with Carolina Panthers QB Bryce Young at the 2023 NFLPA Rookie Premiere about his early impressions of the NFL and head coach Frank Reich, his year one outlook and much more.

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Carlos Dunlap says he is in “a waiting game,” may re-sign with Chiefs
Free agent defensive end Carlos Dunlap says he’s unsure where he’ll play in 2023, but it may be another season with the Chiefs. Dunlap says he thinks he can help a team win a Super Bowl, as he...
Report: Saquon Barkley, Giants resume contract talks
The Giants and running back Saquon Barkley have resumed contract negotiations, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. “Now, we’ll see if they can get to a point where he could become one of the...
Report: Tyreek Hill is under investigation for allegedly striking a marina employee
The period between the conclusion of the offseason programs and the start of training camps keeps plenty of coaches and General Managers nervous about problems that could arise for players. A potential...
Amon-Ra St. Brown hopes to become more of a deep threat in 2023
Lions receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown quietly has become one of the best young receivers in the NFL. He intends to get even better. As explained by Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, St. Brown intends to...
Matt Araiza’s initial path back to the NFL could be on a practice squad
Former Bills punter Matt Araiza hopes to return to the NFL. He might have to prove himself in the XFL first — or, at a minimum, wait until the pending civil litigation resolves in a way that clears...
NFL conducts media conference call regarding efforts to train players on gambling policy
The NFL is becoming more and more sensitive to mounting criticism regarding the failure to properly train players regarding the do’s and don’ts of the gambling policy. The latest proof comes...
49ers request injury waiver for Mariano Sori-Marin
The 49ers have requested an injury waiver for linebacker Mariano Sori-Marin, according to the NFL’s personnel notice. It is unclear what Sori-Marin’s injury is. He was one of the 12 undrafted...
Seahawks will open nine training camp practices to fans
The Seahawks are opening nine training camp practices to the public, the team announced Tuesday. Training camp begins July 26 and concludes Aug. 16. Eight of the public practices will take place at the...
Tyree Wilson hasn’t practiced, but has impressed Maxx Crosby in the meeting room
The Raiders took defensive end Tyree Wilson with the seventh overall pick in the 2023 NFL draft, but so far they haven’t seen him on the field. Wilson has needed two surgeries for a foot injury that...
DeAndre Hopkins: Whoever’s in my future WRs group, I’ll make your job easy
Receiver DeAndre Hopkins has taken a pair of free-agent visits to Tennessee and New England. But at this point, the three-time, first-team All-Pro is still on the open market. On Tuesday afternoon, he put...
Matt Araiza plans to sue alleged gang rape victim’s lawyer for defamation
Former Bills punter Matt Araiza was released last year, in the days following the filing of a civil lawsuit against Araiza and others alleging gang rape. Tuesday night’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel...
Steelers sign Rex Sunahara
The Steelers have signed free agent long snapper Rex Sunahara, the XFL announced. He joins Christian Kuntz on the depth chart in Pittsburgh. Kuntz was the team’s long snapper last season, playing 141...
Rams sign fifth-rounders Davis Allen, Puka Nacua
The Rams have two more members of their 2023 draft class under contract. The NFL’s daily transaction report shows that they signed fifth-round picks Davis Allen and Puka Nacua. The team now has six of...
Steelers sign Nick Kwiatkoski, release Anthony Miller
Linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski will be joining the Steelers at training camp next month. The NFL’s daily transaction wire shows that the Steelers have signed Kwiatkoski to their 90-man roster. Kwiatkoski...
2023 quarterback room No. 6: Jacksonville Jaguars
Typically, the Jaguars have been in the top 10 only when making draft picks. They’re on the fringe of becoming regular residents of the upper echelon of far more desirable lists. Including this one...
Trotter decries running back pay disparity
Jim Trotter joins Michael Holley and Reeta Hubbard, “The NFL Chick,” to talk about why he feels the devaluing of running backs in the NFL is unfair.
Chargers to hold 10 open training camp practices
The Chargers have announced their schedule of practices for this summer’s training camp. The full squad is due to report to camp on Monday, July 24 and the team will hold their first practice open to...
Josh Sills’ trial on rape and kidnapping charges delayed until July 31
A judge in Ohio has agreed to delay the trial of Eagles offensive lineman Josh Sills on rape and kidnapping charges, Chris Franklin of reports. The trial in Guernsey County was scheduled to begin...
Unpacking Jones’ gun arrest at airport
Michael Holley and Reeta Hubbard, “The NFL Chick,” offer their thoughts on Jack Jones’ arrest on gun charges at the airport and the dynamics at play in coverage of the incident.
Rams agree to terms with Sony Michel
The Rams are bringing back their leading rusher from 2021. Los Angeles announced on Tuesday that the club has agreed to terms with running back Sony Michel. Per Jourdan Rodrigue of, Michel...
Kellen Moore: Justin Herbert’s size, arm have opened my eyes to some things
Kellen Moore was hired as the Chargers offensive coordinator early this year and that’s given him enough time to form some impressions of quarterback Justin Herbert. Moore told Albert Breer of
Colt McCoy: You’ve got to be ready to play, and I don’t take that opportunity lightly
At this point, it’s still unclear when Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray will be able to play in 2023 after suffering an ACL tear in December. Colt McCoy is ostensibly the first quarterback up to...
Matt Eberflus: We’re looking at edge rushers, could potentially add one for camp
With OTAs and minicamps in the rearview mirror, teams can do some self-assessments between now and training camp to see where they might need to add some help to the roster before getting back to work. One...
Examining the media futures of Watt and Aikman
Mike Florio discusses J.J. Watt's decision to 'likely' head to CBS on a part-time basis and Troy Aikman's comments about his dream GM job and future in broadcasting.
PFT Mailbag: Stadium outlooks for Jags, Commanders
Mike Florio opens the mailbag to field questions about rookie RB contracts, the league's gambling policy, the latest on the Commanders, where the Jets stand with Quinnen Williams, the Stefon Diggs dilemma...
Some Bills season-ticket holders could be frozen out in new stadium
The Bills currently have 63,000 season-ticket holders. Their new stadium had 60,000 seats. The math obviously doesn’t work. Via Michael Petro of the Buffalo News, at least 3,000 season-ticket holders...
Cook primarily focused on a shot at the Super Bowl
Mike Florio examines where Dalvin Cook's priorities are as a free agent, pointing to the fact he might be willing to take less and go to a high-level contender as opposed to strictly looking for the biggest...
Florio: Rodgers' crowdfunding 'just a bad look'
Mike Florio criticizes New York Jets QB Aaron Rodgers for crowdfunding to raise $1.235 million for his online sports database business venture — despite earning hundreds of millions (and counting) in his...
Cook has made 'sufficient showing' in countersuit
Mike Florio discusses the legal situation surrounding free agent Dalvin Cook, including where the RB currently stands and possible outcomes of the lawsuit against Cook and his countersuit.
J. Jones pleads not guilty to weapons charges
Mike Florio sifts through the Jack Jones situation in New England, after the CB was arrested on Friday at Logan International Airport for attempting to bring two loaded firearms onto a plane in his luggage.
Nick Sirianni: Quez Watkins did a phenomenal job this offseason
At the end of Philadelphia’s offseason program earlier this month, head coach Nick Sirianni was asked if there was anyone who stood out to him during the spring. Sirianni had one player in particular...
Josh Harris buys piece of Joe Gibbs Racing
Incoming Commanders owner Josh Harris will already win over the team’s fans by being, you know, not Daniel Snyder. A separate transaction will help engender even more goodwill for Harris. He’s...
Texans announce Maliek Collins’ contract extension
Last week brought word that the Texans and defensive tackle Maliek Collins agreed on a contract extension and it became official on Tuesday. The Texans announced that Collins has signed his new pact. The...
Deion Sanders: I won’t coach in the NFL because I have too many old-school attributes
Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders has quickly become a coaching star in the college ranks. But he says he’ll never coach in the NFL. Sanders says that his my-way-or-the-highway approach works...
Jack Jones pleads not guilty to gun charges
Patriots cornerback Jack Jones pleaded not guilty to weapons charges Tuesday in an appearance in East Boston Municipal Court, the Boston Globe reports. His bail, which he previously posted, was set at $30,...
Lavonte David on Bucs O: They’re giving us great looks, something we haven’t seen in a while
The Buccaneers are implementing a new offense for 2023 under coordinator Dave Canales and veteran linebacker Lavonte David has noticed the changes. At Tampa Bay’s mandatory minicamp last week, David...
Jordan Whitehead: Jets situation kind of the same as when Tom Brady came to Bucs
Safety Jordan Whitehead plays for the Jets and that means the biggest story of his offseason is that he is now teammates with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. For most Jets players, the experience of getting used...
Preston Smith: Defense has to step up to help Jordan Love
Preston Smith isn’t likely to take any snaps on offense for the Packers this season, but that isn’t stopping him from thinking about ways to assist the team’s new starting quarterback....
Dalvin Cook is quietly scoring victories in his off-field legal case
As free-agent running back Dalvin Cook continues his conventional search for a new team, he’s also continuing an unconventional approach to being sued by someone who has alleged that he engaged in off...
Lions will unveil alternate helmet on Wednesday
The Lions are using the slow time to move into the fast lane. Detroit’s NFL team has tweeted that an alternate helmet will be unveiled tomorrow, June 21. We think that’s what the tweet means....
Marlon Humphrey: Ravens “very scary” on paper, but we have to prove it
Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey wrapped up the offseason program by making a pretty bold pronouncement about his team. Humphrey spent the last few weeks getting to know new teammates like Odell Beckham Jr...
Matt Canada: I think Kenny Pickett’s had a good spring
After entering his rookie season behind Mitch Trubisky on the depth chart, Kenny Pickett is the Steelers’ unquestioned QB1 heading into 2023. Pittsburgh went 7-5 in Pickett’s 12 starts last season....
Aaron Rodgers, despite having many millions in the bank, will pass the hat to fund online sports venture
There’s a sucker born every minute. And Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers is searching for more than a few of them. Via Chris Smith of Sports Business Journal, the online sports information platform...
Saquon Barkley, Giants have less than four weeks to do long-term deal
The NFL is a deadline-driven business. For the Giants and running back Saquon Barkley, the deadline is approaching. In three weeks and six days, on July 17, the window closes on their ability to sign a...
Chandler Jones: Of course I want better stats, but you can’t go chasing them
Veteran edge rusher Chandler Jones‘ first season with the Raiders wasn’t quite what anyone in Las Vegas was hoping for, but it was on an upswing before it came to an early end. Jones had four...
Dalvin Cook: It would be “epic” to end up on same team as DeAndre Hopkins
Running back Dalvin Cook is one of the biggest names currently available as a free agent and he’s spent a little time thinking about joining forces with another big name currently looking for a new...
Cardinals rookie Paris Johnson spent the offseason picking the brain of D.J. Humphries
The Cardinals used the sixth overall pick in the 2023 NFL draft on Paris Johnson, who might be their left tackle of the future. But their left tackle of the present, D.J. Humphries, is happy to have Johnson...
2009 boating accident that claimed the lives of two NFL players is becoming a film
In February 2009, a fishing trip that started in Tampa ended in tragedy, with three of the four men on a boat that capsized drowning. One man survived. A movie is currently being filmed regarding the...
Troy Aikman, who acknowledges the time “has passed” to be a G.M., has a “good idea” as to when he’ll retire
Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman started his broadcasting career 22 years ago. He seems to believe its end is closer than its beginning. And he’s thinking about when the end could come. “I...
Shannon Sharpe says he’ll be back on morning TV soon
Shannon Sharpe made his exit last week from FS1’s Undisputed. He’ll be making an entrance to another morning show soon, apparently. Sharpe tweeted this on Monday: “l’m enjoying my...
Dalvin Cook: I want to hold up that Lombardi Trophy one time
Dalvin Cook anticipated the Vikings moving on from him after the season. It didn’t happen until June 9, but the running back now is a free agent and weighing his options. “It is strange to me,...
J.J. Watt could land at CBS
Future Hall of Fame defensive lineman J.J. Watt is retired, and he has made it clear that he won’t be coming back. He could be coming to a TV screen near you. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post...
Report: Browns likely add a running back but not a “big-name back”
The Browns aren’t re-signing Kareem Hunt, reportedly because the team believes he has lost his speed. Hunt’s departure, though, leaves a hole. The Browns have Jerome Ford as the backup to Nick...