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Trade Lamar Jackson? Ravens plan to tag and keep QB, but could be tempted by big trade offer
Feb 11, 2023
The Ravens are planning to give QB Lamar Jackson the franchise tag if no long-term deal is reached in the coming weeks, but a big offer could tempt Baltimore into trading the former MVP, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport, Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo report.
Jets haven't given up hope of Zach Wilson return to lineup following benching
Nov 27, 2022
After a week in which the Jets benched QB Zach Wilson, last year's No. 2 overall pick, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo report that the team still believes Wilson can come back from his issues stronger, and his time with the Jets is not over.
Texans revoked WR Brandin Cooks' captaincy ahead of game vs. Giants
Nov 13, 2022
The Texans have revoked veteran wide receiver Brandin Cooks' captaincy in response to his public and private criticism of the team after they didn't deal him at the trade deadline, NFL Network Insiders Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport report.
Giants had long-term extension talks with star RB Saquon Barkley during bye week
Nov 13, 2022
During their bye week, the Giants had long-term extension talks with star running back Saquon Barkley, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo report, though no deal came to fruition from the discussions.
2022 NFL trade deadline: Which players are available? Which teams are buying, selling?
Oct 30, 2022
Who are the big buyers and sellers with the Nov. 1 NFL trade deadline looming? NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport, Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo identify the teams and players who could be traded before Tuesday's deadline.
Commanders CB William Jackson III wants fresh start, could be traded out of D.C. ahead of deadline
Oct 13, 2022
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported cornerback William Jackson III would like a new home, and the Commanders have engaged in active trade talks centered around him with hopes of making that happen.
Six teams showing interest in Baltimore Ravens OT Orlando Brown Jr.
Mar 11, 2021
Baltimore Ravens right tackle Orlando Brown Jr. says his desire to be traded where he can play on the left side is rooted in his relationship with his late father. Mike Garafolo provides more insight, along with an update on trade talks.
Marpet family reunites to celebrate children's successes on frontlines, football field
Feb 05, 2021
Zena Marpet, a nurse working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic, is finally reuniting with her family to watch her brother, Ali, play in Super Bowl LV as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' starting left guard. It's a long-awaited reunion in which both Zena and Ali's achievements will be celebrated, Mike Garafolo writes.
Former Giants GM Jerry Reese interviews for Jaguars' vacant GM job, while other teams loom
Dec 27, 2020
Former New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese has already interviewed with Jacksonville, according to sources informed of last week's meeting, and Reese is a name to watch as at least five other teams go about their searches for GMs.
Important salary-cap negotiations loom for NFL, NFLPA
Jun 02, 2020
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Mike Garafolo and Judy Battista report the NFL and NFLPA acknowledge that important negotiations are coming quickly to determine how to handle yearly salary caps for 2020 and beyond, considering there are likely to be steep revenue losses due to COVID-19.
2020 NFL Draft: K.J. Hamler turns to tech in scouting shutdown
Mar 31, 2020
What's a speed receiver to do when he can't run the 40-yard dash and perform agility drills for NFL teams? In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Mike Garafolo explains how Penn State's K.J. Hamler is selling his speed to potential employers in a very unique way.
Free agent Kyle Van Noy views himself in mold of Tyrann Mathieu
Mar 11, 2020
With his first taste of NFL free agency just days away, Kyle Van Noy catches up with Mike Garafolo to discuss what he's looking for as he enters the market, Tom Brady (of course) and why he sees himself in the mold of Tyrann Mathieu.
Doug Marrone earned buy-in from Jaguars the old-fashioned way
Jun 19, 2018
The Jaguars didn't initially love life under Doug Marrone. Then they enjoyed a breakthrough season. Now that the no-nonsense coach has buy-in, Mike Garafolo writes, he's doing everything in his power to fight against a new challenge in Jacksonville: complacency.
Police investigating car linked to Bucs WR DeSean Jackson
Dec 27, 2017
Police in Tampa, Fla., are conducting an investigation after a vehicle registered to Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson was involved in a single-car accident Sunday night and a search of the car turned up marijuana and hollow-point bullets.