Antonio Brown has reportedly told the Raiders that unless he can wear his old helmet, he will not play football again. Brown was one of a handful of players whose preferred helmets were banned by the league this offseason.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced an expanded class for the 100th anniversary of the NFL in 2020. There will be 20 inductees. Unfortunately, this isn't going to solve the problem of a backlog of modern players, because there will still be only five modern players. But there will be 10 senior players, 2 coaches, and 3 "contributors." Here, our old friend Doug Farrar has his picks for the Class of 2020.
Michael Thomas and the New Orleans Saints have reached agreement on a five-year, $100-million extension that apparently includes $61 million in guarantees and ends a holdout. Thomas' player comment in FOA 2019 goes into just how good he's been. His single-season catch rate of 85.0 percent last year is the highest of any wide receiver over 40 targets in our entire database, going all the way back to 1986. Thomas has ranked second, fifth, and third in DYAR in his three NFL seasons.
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Attention Football Outsiders readers: The Next Gen KUBIAK fantasy football application is now available! Just like in past years, you can get Football Outsiders' KUBIAK fantasy football projections customized to your league's rules and constantly updated throughout the preseason. However, the Next Generation is now ONLINE! (Click to read more.)
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NFL owners dusted off an old talking point in advance of the next CBA negotiations, meaning we should all prepare for two more years of discussion about the possibility of an 18-game season. (Click to read more.)