Football

Patriots nearing extension with director of player personnel Nick Caserio

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Longtime Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio is closing on a contract extension with the club, a source confirmed to ESPN.Caserio's contract is set to expire after the 2020 draft, and head coach Bill Belichick has cited his dual role in personnel and coaching as a "great asset" to the organization.Caserio, 44, has played a central role in drafting and signing players under Belichick, while
Top Headlines

32 NFL players who could use a fresh start this offseason, from QBs to injured stars

[ad_1] 6:00 AM ETNFL NationESPN Maybe it's money, maybe it's production. Or, maybe it's both. Sometimes a player just needs to go somewhere new. And this NFL offseason, several big-name quarterbacks could be on their way to new teams.QB Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers have already announced they're parting ways. The Las Vegas Raiders want to go after Tom Brady, putting Derek Carr's future in doubt. And, with
Football

Bold offseason predictions for all 32 NFL teams

[ad_1] Feb 5, 2020NFL NationESPN The Super Bowl is behind us, and now the real intrigue begins for all 32 NFL teams with the start of the offseason.We asked our NFL Nation reporters to give us a bold prediction for the 2020 offseason. Nothing was off limits -- be it free agency, the draft, coaching.One thing appears certain: Quarterbacks, young and old, will dominate the headlines. And the Rams might
Football

Offseason predictions for all 32 NFL teams

[ad_1] 6:00 AM ETNFL NationESPN The Super Bowl is behind us, and now the real intrigue begins for all 32 NFL teams with the start of the offseason.We asked our NFL Nation reporters to give us a bold prediction for the 2020 offseason. Nothing was off limits -- be it free agency, the draft, coaching.One thing appears certain: Quarterbacks, young and old, will dominate the headlines. And the Rams might
Top Headlines

Inside Rob Gronkowski’s Super Bowl LIV party

[ad_1] BEFORE THE PARTY, a prelude: At 2:34 p.m. on the day before Gronk Beach, my life flashes before my eyes.While perusing GronkBeach.com, reviewing the dress code (no torn, cutoff or stained clothing -- check), gauging public appetite (95% filled with 24 hours to go -- impressive), I venture over to the page to buy tickets. Tier 1: sold out. Tier 2: sold out. The Tiki Touchdown Table for $7,500:
Top Headlines

Tom Brady says he’s ‘not going anywhere’ in Super Bowl commercial

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady's tweet on Thursday night that set social media on fire and sparked questions about his football future turned out to be a preview for a Super Bowl commercial.pic.twitter.com/P3mmWBb76Vā€” Tom Brady (@TomBrady) January 30, 2020 "They say all good things must come to an end, so to my teammates, my family, and my fans, you deserve to hear this from me," Brady said in the
Football

Raiders to pursue Tom Brady if QB becomes free agent

[ad_1] The Raiders are poised to pursue quarterback Tom Brady if he doesn't re-sign with the Patriots before free agency begins, league sources told ESPN.Whether the Raiders can lure Brady to Las Vegas, as their quarterback and biggest draw, remains uncertain. Patriots owner Robert Kraft has expressed how much he wants Brady to return to New England, and there will be more talks with the team before the free-agent period.New
Football

Overheard during Super Bowl week

[ad_1] 6:50 AM ETDan GrazianoCloseESPN Staff WriterJoined ESPN in 2011 New Jersey native and author of two published novelsJeremy FowlerCloseESPN Staff WriterESPN staff writer Previously a college football reporter for CBSSports.com University of Florida graduateMIAMI -- After seven Uber rides, four parties, countless trips through radio row, two news conferences and plenty of conversations with coaches and players and execs, the best damn NFL notes column in the 305 is
Football

Grading our 32 NFL preseason bold predictions

[ad_1] 7:30 AM ETNFL NationESPN No NFL season goes exactly as expected, and Super Bowl LIV illustrates a perfect example.Nine months ago, the San Francisco 49ers were picking second overall in the NFL draft after finishing 4-12 and the Kansas City Chiefs were coming off a 2018 season that saw them ranked 31st in defense after allowing more than 400 yards per game.Now we're days away from watching the 49ers