ESPN adds Joe Banner, names Josina Anderson National NFL Insider

ESPN has made one addition to their neverending parade of NFL analysts, and gave one reporter a promotion. Former Eagles and Browns executive Joe Banner is joining ESPN as a Front Office Insider, joining Bill Polian, Louis Riddick, Mark Dominik, and Phil Savage at ESPN in the role. Josina Anderson has also been promoted to the level of National ESPN Insider at ESPN, joining Adam...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Kam Chancellor’s holdout with the Seahawks end as soon as Monday?

Yesterday I posted a highlight reel of some of Kam Chancellor’s best plays during his career with the Seattle Seahawks. It was a strong reminder of all the things Chancellor does on the field, but the Seahawks are also missing him in the locker room. There may be good news on that front though, because John Clayton at ESPN is predicting that Chancellor’s holdout could end as...
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August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN analyst ranks Andrew Luck as a top quarterback of the future

John Clayton has widely been regarded as one of the best football reporters in today’s media market. So when he was asked to rank his quarterbacks of the next three years he delivered. During his first three years in the league Andrew Luck has led the Indianapolis Colts to three straight playoff appearances, two AFC South titles, and advanced the team further into the playoffs...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kansas City Chiefs in the mix for a stud guard who’s somehow a free agent

The Kansas City Chiefs might bolster their offensive line with a big time unexpected addition. Evan Mathis, come on out to KC. John Clayton article yesterday had 49ers, Colts, Chiefs & Dolphins "looking" at Evan Mathis . — Nick Jacobs (@Jacobs71) June 16, 2015 Forget that picture being of Ryan Fitzpatrick, here’s what you need to know. John Clayton...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Fitz, Moore land on Clayton's top 10 backup list

The Jets and the Dolphins both made moves this offseason to shore up their quarterback situation, moves that NFL analyst John Clayton praised Monday. Clayton released his take on the top 10 backup... [Click headline for full story]
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Does Matt Moore deserve another starting opportunity in the NFL?

Matt Moore has seemingly accepted his role as career backup, but should he? It’s been nearly five years since Moore was the Dolphins starting quarterback, but according to John Clayton of ESPN, he may be better than we think. Well … okay, maybe that’s a bit of exaggeration. Actually, Clayton has Moore ranked as the ninth-best backup in the NFL, behind the likes of Mike Glennon...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Cleveland Browns should steer clear of Ray Rice

ESPN’s John Clayton asserted that the Cleveland Browns are one of the teams that might be willing to sign Ray Rice. The former Ravens running back was last seen punching his wife in the face on an elevator camera in Atlantic City. Clayton’s comments are based on his own needs-assessment of the Browns rather than a credible rumor from sources near the Browns. But actually, the...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks have interest in QB Michael Vick

According to John Clayton of ESPN, the Seattle Seahawks have expressed interest in veteran quarterback Michael Vick. Vick, 34, is still hoping to get another chance after quarterbacks of lesser caliber such as Tim Tebow and Blaine Gabbert are currently employed. Clayton writes: 'Vick is more than just a camp arm. It can be argued he's the most accomplished quarterback on...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Clayton: 49ers might still be tempted to trade Kaepernick to a quarterback-starved franchise

The San Francisco 49ers say they are not in a transition phase, but with the amount of key players that have left the team makes it difficult to see the club having much success in 2014. The 49ers lost longtime linebacker Patrick Willis, promising LB Chris Borland, CB Chris Culliver, OL Mike Iupati, OL Anthony Davis and DE Justin Smith, RB Frank Gore, WR Michael Crabtree, and...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN analyst John Clayton: Russell Wilson's new deal could come by the start of training camp

According to ESPN analyst John Clayton via 710 ESPN Seattle, despite the reports of stalled contract talks, there is a good possibility that a deal between quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks could come as soon as the start of training camp. Wilson has stated that he's prepared to play out his existing contract but wants to be in Seattle for a long time. 710...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

June 21 Could be Drop Dead Date for Raiders in Oakland

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis spoke in-depth regarding the team’s stadium situation with ESPN’s John Clayton last week. Among the wide array of topics discussed was the viability of building a new stadium in Oakland. With the current trend pointing to the Raiders relocating to Los Angeles in time for the 2016 season, Davis didn’t do a whole lot to quiet the belief that the...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders owner talks $900 million Oakland stadium

Raiders current home, the ColiseumRaiders owner Mark Davis believes $900 million would be more than enough to build a new stadium and keep the Raiders in Oakland. Davis recently spoke with ESPN’s John Clayton on Inside the Huddle on Raiders stadium progress. “We’ve been working on a stadium in Oakland for the past at least six years, on a very strong basis,” said Davis...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Davis shares his thoughts on how Reggie McKenzie has done as Raiders GM

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis went on Inside the Huddle with John Clayton to discuss stadium issues for the team. In that interview, Mark pretty much confirmed everything that we already knew about the process. He wants to stay in Oakland but the major stumbling blocks are figuring out how to pay for it and figuring out what to do about the fact that the team shares a stadium...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: John Clayton Calls Steelers Offense One Of The Most Dangerous In Football

In the latest edition of “Inside the Huddle”, ESPN’s John Clayton explains why he thinks the Pittsburgh Steelers offense will be one of most dangerous in league in 2015. While I’m not going to argue with Clayton’s overall message in the video, it cracks me up that he begins it by saying the relationship between […] Video: John Clayton Calls Steelers Offense One Of The...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Draft Rumors: Bears, Eagles, Falcons, & Packers

Draft John Clayton mentions that if the recent reports of teams having just 16 first-round grades on players is accurate, it could lead to more trades in this year’s draft. Daniel Jeremiah offers some overvalued and undervalued players in this year’s draft class. The undervalued players, according to Jeremiah, include Kansas State WR Tyler Lockett, Minnesota RB David Cobb...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

REPORT: Washington Redskins to draft a quarterback if given the chance

As we’ve become accustomed to, the Washington Redskins may not know exactly what they’re doing. Earlier this offseason, coach Jay Gruden publicly stated that Robert Griffin III would be the Redskins starting quarterback; there would be no competition. Since then, though, all we’ve heard is the opposite. First, ESPN’s John Clayton adamantly reported that Washington would draft...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Is John Clayton Alive?

This embed is invalid" /> The NFL owners’ meeting is going on right now in Arizona so ESPN has John Clayton, 60, on the scene to cover the proceedings. You’d think he’d blink or move his lips after throwing it back to Bristol, but you see what I see. Stunned silence. And Pete Carroll.
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll videobombs John Clayton

We here at LBS could never be accused of being Pete Carroll fans. But when someone executes a textbook videobomb of ESPN’s John Clayton, it needs to be celebrated. As Clayton was signing off from his live segment at the NFL meetings in Arizona on Tuesday, a familiar face wandered into the background and looked...Read More
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

This Minnesota Vikings fan has the creepiest front yard in the entire world

How many garden gnomes can one person possibly need? Apparently there’s no limit, according to this photo which a Minnesota Vikings fan shared on Reddit. Warning: the image you are about to see may disturb you.   Looks like an invasion to me. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: The best player in each franchise’s history, ranked from 1-32 Five Things: The biggest losers in free...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll photobombs John Clayton on air

Check out Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll photobombing ESPN’s John Clayton while he was reporting live from the NFL owners’ meetings in Arizona: Our coach is cooler than yours. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: The best player in each franchise’s history, ranked from 1-32 Five Things: The biggest losers in free agency You may also be interested in: WATCH: Seahawks...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN’s John Clayton says Redskins will draft Marcus Mariota

The key ingredients for a wild off-season in the NFL would be rumors, reports, and speculation mixed all together and thrown into the media for crazy reaction. That just so happens to be the case now with ESPN’s John Clayton making a bold statement about the Washington Redskins. On an appearance with The Freddie Coleman […]
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Insider Can See Bears Moving Up For Marcus Mariota

Weeks ago the idea was thrown out there that the Chicago Bears could be considered a dark horse in the sweepstakes to draft Marcus Mariota, assuming of course that Jameis Winston went 1st overall to Tampa Bay as many expect. It was pure speculation at the time given the uncertainty surrounding current starter Jay Cutler under the new regime of GM Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Here’s proof that Joe Lunardi is not wearing a toupee… we think

ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi appeared throughout the day on ESPN airwaves to discuss seedings and teams going on and off the bubble. Nobody cared what Joe Lunardi had to say.  They cared about his hair… and whether it was real or fake. I've got Joe Lunardi's toupee as the 8th seed in the east #bracketology — Jordan Jones (@theRealjwjones) February...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

John Clayton: Brandon Marshall Could Be Next NFC North Player Cut

The speculation regarding Brandon Marshall’s relationship with the Chicago Bears organization has been continually growing since the rumors about cutting him first started back in January. Hub Arkish, Dan Bernstein and Brad Biggs are just a few of the local media personalities in Chicago that have discussed the topic. Most recently, NFL senior writer John Clayton appeared on ESPN...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Did The Steelers, Le’Veon Bell Really Mishandle The DUI Case?

On Wednesday, John Clayton of ESPN reported that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is expected to be suspended for the first two games of the 2015 season as a result of his August arrest on marijuana and DUI charges, and you would’ve sworn this was earth-shattering news for some people. Well, it isn’t. Clayton’s report came […] Did The Steelers, Le’Veon...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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