LATEST STORIES FROM GRIDIRON GRIT

Oakland Raiders Strengthen Secondary, Depth On Defense

The Oakland Raiders added depth and versatility to their defense Tuesday evening with the addition of free agent safety Mays. Contract details were not immediately disclosed. Mays, 27, reunites with Raiders defensive coordinator Norton, who coached Mays at USC. The former second round pick (No. 49 overall) was viewed as a “physical specimen with a freakish combination of size...
Via Gridiron Grit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Four-Time Pro Bowl Quarterback

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed four-time Pro Bowl quarterback on Tuesday after Gradkowski went down on injured reserve with season-ending finger and shoulder injuries. He’s seen an inevitable steady decline since his impressive 2010 Pro Bowl campaign, but the former No. 1 overall 2001 draft pick is an obvious upgrade on third-string quarterback Landry Jones. “There’s not a...
Via Gridiron Grit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins Strike Trade, Add Another Weapon For Robert Griffin III

The Washington Redskins have reportedly struck a trade with San Francisco, acquiring fourth-year tight end Carrier in exchange of a fifth round draft pick. The former 2012 UDFA out of Beloit College in Wisconsin had brief stints in Oakland and Philadelphia before spending the past two seasons in San Francisco, where he amassed just nine catches for 105 yards across 16 games (one...
Via Gridiron Grit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly Calls Joe Flacco An ‘Elite’ NFL Quarterback

After a pair of joint practices this week, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is convinced that Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco deserves to be labeled an elite NFL quarterback. “I think he’s one of the elite quarterbacks in this league,” Kelly told reporters on Thursday. “He’s tough to break down and tough to bring down. He’s also just so poised when he plays back...
Via Gridiron Grit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Have Discussed Signing Ray Rice

It’s been about 11 months since Baltimore parted ways with Ray Rice, immediately after the appalling surveillance footage surfaced of him knocking his then-fiancee and now-wife Janay Palmer. The three-time Pro Bowl running back has inevitably received very few looks on the open market ever since. Despite their team’s troublesome situations at the running back position, reports...
Via Gridiron Grit
20 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Oakland Raiders Players On The Roster Bubble

Star players often capture the spotlight around the NFL. This is especially true this time of year when many standout players receive massive contract extensions, suffer injuries or run into off-the-field trouble. But every year, we also witness plenty of unproven, promising young playmakers step out of the shadows and prove themselves during OTAs and particularly in training camp...
Via Gridiron Grit
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bolster Front Seven, Depth On Defense

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers bolstered their front seven and depth on defense on Monday, signing free agent defensive tackle Tony McDaniel to a one-year contract that’s worth up to $2.5 million, per Pro Football Talk. A former 2006 UDFA out of Tennessee, McDaniel has amassed a total of 203 tackles, 10.5 sacks and 14 pass breakups throughout his nine-year NFL career in Jacksonville...
Via Gridiron Grit
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens: Steve Smith Will Retire After 2015 Season

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith has announced that he will retire at the end of the upcoming 2015 season, closing the chapter on an illustrious 15-year Hall of Fame-caliber career. Ravens WR Steve Smith announces that this, his 15th season, will be his last. He's retiring at seasons end. — Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) August 10, 2015 The former 2011 third round...
Via Gridiron Grit
22 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Denver Broncos Players On The Roster Bubble

Star players often capture the spotlight around the NFL. This is especially true this time of year when many standout players receive massive contract extensions, suffer injuries or run into off-the-field trouble. But every year, we also witness plenty of unproven, promising young playmakers step out of the shadows and prove themselves during OTAs and particularly in training camp...
Via Gridiron Grit
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins: 5 Players Poised To Break Out in 2015

Star players often capture the spotlight around the NFL. This is especially true this time of year when many standout players receive massive contract extensions, suffer injuries or run into off-the-field trouble. But every year, we also witness plenty of unproven, promising young playmakers step out of the shadows and make a name for themselves with a breakout season. Some of these...
Via Gridiron Grit
26 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Miami Dolphins Players Poised To Break Out in 2015

Star players often capture the spotlight around the NFL. This is especially true this time of year when many standout players receive massive contract extensions, suffer injuries or run into off-the-field trouble. But every year, we also witness plenty of unproven, promising young playmakers step out of the shadows and make a name for themselves with a breakout season. Some of these...
Via Gridiron Grit
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers Strike Gold in Trade, Strengthen Secondary

The Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly struck a stunning trade Saturday evening, landing standout slot cornerback Brandon for a fifth round draft pick in a deal with Philly. Philly has reportedly fielded trade offers for several months for the 25-year-corner, who said a couple of months ago that being limited to the slot has been “getting real old.” The former 2012 fourth round...
Via Gridiron Grit
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Graham: Tim Tebow Will Make the Team, ‘Play A Lot’

When the Philadelphia Eagles rolled the dice on Tim Tebow in April, everyone knew the former 2010 first round pick (No. 25 overall) out of Florida was faced with very long odds of making the team. In fact, Bovada had him as a -200 favorite to be released before the start of the regular season. But despite “struggling” in OTAs, Tebow seems to have a decent shot of sticking around...
Via Gridiron Grit
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Buffalo Bills Players Poised To Break Out in 2015

Star players often capture the spotlight around the NFL. This is especially true this time of year when many standout players receive massive contract extensions, suffer injuries or run into off-the-field trouble. But every year, we also witness plenty of unproven, promising young playmakers step out of the shadows and make a name for themselves with a breakout season. Some of these...
Via Gridiron Grit
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Antonio Brown Rolls Into Training Camp in Steelers-Inspired Rolls-Royce

Pittsburgh Steelers star receiver Antonio Brown rolled up to the start of training camp on Saturday in a custom team-inspired Rolls-Royce — valued at approximately $500,000. As you can see in the video posted below courtesy of ESPN’s Jeremy Ryan, the luxurious car features the Steelers’ logo on the driver and passenger-side mirrors, along with Brown’s signature. ...
Via Gridiron Grit
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: 5 Players With the Most To Prove in 2015

The reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are about to head into training camp with plenty of questions and concerns after losing key players via free agency and league-imposed suspensions. Everyone on the team has something to prove, but a handful of players stand out heading into 2015. Contrary to our other ongoing series on the breakout candidates for every team, this...
Via Gridiron Grit
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets: 5 Players With the Most To Prove in 2015

The New York Jets are coming off a disastrous 4-12 season, but the future is looking very bright under the direction of new head coach Todd Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan. In addition to their impressive draft haul — which included arguably the safest and best overall defensive prospect in USC DL Leonard Williams, promising second-round deep threat WR Devin Smith and mid...
Via Gridiron Grit
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: 5 Players Poised To Break Out in 2015

Star players often capture the spotlight around the NFL. This is especially true this time of year when many standout players receive massive contract extensions, suffer injuries or run into off-the-field trouble. But every year, we also witness plenty of unproven, promising young playmakers step out of the shadows and make a name for themselves with a breakout season. Some of these...
Via Gridiron Grit
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Greg Hardy’s Suspension Reduced From 10 To Four Games

Dallas Cowboys star defensive end Greg Hardy’s 10-game suspension has been reduced to four games. Harold Henderson reduces Greg Hardy’s suspension to 4 games from 10 games, per @gregaiello. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 10, 2015 Hardy’s appeal was heard by independent arbitrator Harold Henderson, the same arbitrator who upheld the NFL’s penalty against A.P. Last summer...
Via Gridiron Grit
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Raiders Star Quarterback Passes Away From Cancer

Former Oakland Raiders star quarterback, four-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion has passed away from colon caner at the age of 69. “He passed peacefully surrounded by the people he loved most, including his three daughters and longtime partner, as some of his favorite songs played in the background,” the family said in a statement. “He was a kind, generous and unselfish...
Via Gridiron Grit
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: 5 Players Poised To Break Out in 2015

Star players often capture the spotlight around the NFL. This is especially true this time of year when many standout players receive massive contract extensions, suffer injuries or run into off-the-field trouble. But every year, we also witness plenty of unproven, promising young playmakers step out of the shadows and make a name for themselves with a breakout season. Some of these...
Via Gridiron Grit
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets: 5 Players Poised To Break Out in 2015

Star players often capture the spotlight around the NFL. This is especially true this time of year when many standout players receive massive contract extensions, suffer injuries or run into off-the-field trouble. But every year, we also witness plenty of unproven, promising young playmakers step out of the shadows and make a name for themselves with a breakout season. Some of these...
Via Gridiron Grit
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins: 5 Players Poised To Break Out in 2015

Star players often capture the spotlight around the NFL. This is especially true this time of year when many standout players receive massive contract extensions, suffer injuries or run into off-the-field trouble. But every year, we also witness plenty of unproven, promising young playmakers step out of the shadows and make a name for themselves with a breakout season. Some of these...
Via Gridiron Grit
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Donovan McNabb Arrested For Drunk Driving

For the second time in 18 months, former NFL star quarterback Donovan McNabb has been arrested for DUI in the state of Arizona. The Gilbert Police Department released a statement via Deadspin.com, which revealed McNabb “was impaired by alcohol and collided in a rear-end fashion with another vehicle which was stopped at a red traffic signal” around midnight on June 28. This is...
Via Gridiron Grit
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jason Pierre-Paul Suffered ‘Severe’ Injury From Fireworks

New York Giants star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul reportedly suffered a “severe” hand injury while attempting to light fireworks at or near his home in South Florida. Big Jason Pierre-Paul story about to break in S. Fla. He severely injured hand in fireworks accident. @Coach_Eisy first to hint at situation — Andy Slater (@AndySlater) July 5, 2015 According to NFL.com...
Via Gridiron Grit
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss
SITE INFORMATION
Gridiron Grit
NFL and College Football news, previews, opinions, predictions, Top 10 lists, power rankings, humor and more.
Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker