Jaguars sign K Brandon McManus

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed K Brandon McManus, the team announced on Thursday.
Additionally, the team has waived K Riley Patterson.

McManus, 31, was released by the Broncos this week; he spent his whole career in Denver.

Last season, McManus converted 28/36 field goals.

In his nine seasons, McManus has converted 81.4 percent (223-of-274) of his field goal attempts, and his 40 made field goals of 50-plus yards are third-most in the NFL over that time span. His 946 total points are the fifth-most in the NFL since 2014.

He has appeared in four postseason contests and successfully converted all 10 field goal attempts, including two from 50-plus yards. He is one of two kickers to convert all field goal and extra point attempts (minimum 10 field goals made) in the postseason in the last nine seasons.

McManus was the last remaining member of the Broncos’ 2015 Super Bowl-winning team.

Buccaneers announce dates, times for preseason schedule

On Thursday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers confirmed the dates and times of the team’s 2023 preseason slate, which will feature matchups with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens.

Tampa Bay will kick off its 2023 preseason with a home game at Raymond James Stadium against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday, August 11, at 7:00 p.m. ET. The Buccaneers have played five prior preseason contests against the Steelers, with the most recent coming in 2019.

In preseason Week 2, the Buccaneers will travel to face the New York Jets for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff on Saturday, August 19. It will be the first preseason matchup between the two teams since 2006. Prior to the game, the teams will conduct joint practices with one another in Florham Park, New Jersey. More details regarding joint practices will be provided at a later date.

The Buccaneers will close out the 2023 preseason at home against the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday, August 26, at 7:00 p.m. ET, marking the second ever preseason game between the two teams.

Last season, Tampa Bay(8-9) won the NFC South. The Buccaneers’ season would end in the Wild Card round at home against the Cowboys.

San Francisco to host Super Bowl in 2026

The National Football League announced that Super Bowl LX will be hosted in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2026, with the game played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

The announcement was made today at the NFL Spring League Meeting in Minneapolis, following a review of the proposal by the Fan Engagement & Major Events Advisory Committee and a vote by full ownership.

“The Bay Area was an incredible host for Super Bowl 50, and we are thrilled to bring the Super Bowl back,” said NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL. “We look forward to working with the 49ers and the Bay Area Host Committee to create an impactful Super Bowl LX in 2026 that showcases all the great things the region has to offer.”

Super Bowl LX comes exactly 10 years after Levi’s Stadium hosted Super Bowl 50 in 2016 and will be the second played in the stadium since opening in 2014. According to an independent study, Super Bowl 50 generated almost $250 million for the Bay Area economy

As part of Super Bowl LX activities, the Bay Area will host a highly anticipated slate of events that make up Super Bowl Week, including NFL Honors, Super Bowl Experience, Super Bowl Opening Night, and a robust community program. The events are expected to take place across the Bay Area, with limitless opportunities for visitors and residents to have memorable experiences leading up to the game.

Goodell on Brown: ‘He inspired fellow athletes to make a difference’

On Friday, the NFL lost one of its greatest players of all time as the league mourned the loss of former NFL running back Jim Brown.

Brown was 87.

“On behalf of the entire NFL family, we extend our condolences to Monique and their family,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a statement,” Jim Brown was a gifted athlete — one of the most dominant players to ever step on any athletic field — but also a cultural figure who helped promote change.

“During his nine-year NFL career, which coincided with the civil rights movement here at home, he became a forerunner and role model for athletes being involved in social initiatives outside their sport. He inspired fellow athletes to make a difference, especially in the communities in which they lived.”

Brown, who played all nine seasons with the Browns, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971 and was named to the NFL’s 100th anniversary all-time team in 2019. He was also an actor, civil rights activist, and a very active man in his community. Like all men, Brown had flaws, but that does not take away from his greatness. 

Peacock to live stream NFL playoff game

Peacock will become the home to the first-ever exclusive live streamed NFL Playoff game, presenting an NFL Wild Card Playoff in primetime on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, NBCUniversal and the NFL announced on Monday.

The Peacock exclusive Wild Card game will immediately follow a late afternoon NFL Wild Card Playoff game on NBC and Peacock (4:30 p.m. ET on Sat. Jan. 13).

With the two Saturday NFL Wild Card games and a Sunday primetime NFL Wild Card game (on NBC and Peacock), NBCUniversal will be the first media company to present three NFL Playoff games in a single weekend (January 2024).

This season, Peacock will be the exclusive home of an NFL regular-season game for the first time, as Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills visit Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers in a primetime matchup of AFC playoff teams at 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 23. The Peacock regular-season game immediately follows a special SNF Saturday afternoon game (Bengals vs. Steelers) at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.

The Peacock exclusive Wild Card game and regular season game will be broadcast on NBC stations in the two competing team cities, and available on mobile devices with NFL+. The NFL is the only sports league that presents all regular-season and postseason games on free, over-the-air television in local markets.

Peacock will once again stream all NBC Sunday Night Football games, including the playoffs, and the Football Night in America studio show. The exclusive Peacock Sunday Night Football Final returns with expanded postgame coverage following SNF each week.

Eagles begin 2023 season against Patriots

The NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles will begin the 2023 season on the road against the Patriots, the league announced on Thursday.

The Eagles begin the season with an away game for the fourth straight year, which marks the team’s longest such streak since doing so in six consecutive seasons from 1983-88.

Last season, the Eagles lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 57.

2023 Philadelphia Eagles Schedule:


Friday, August 11

at Baltimore Ravens

7:00 p.m.


Thursday, August 17

Cleveland Browns

7:30 p.m.


Thursday, August 24

Indianapolis Colts

8:00 p.m.

Prime Video^

Regular Season

Sunday, September 10

at New England Patriots

4:25 p.m.


Thursday, September 14

Minnesota Vikings

8:15 p.m.

Prime Video^

Monday, September 25

at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

7:15 p.m.


Sunday, October 1

Washington Commanders

1:00 p.m.


Sunday, October 8

at Los Angeles Rams

4:05 p.m.+


Sunday, October 15

at New York Jets

4:25 p.m.+


Sunday, October 22

Miami Dolphins

8:20 p.m.+


Sunday, October 29

at Washington Commanders

1:00 p.m.+


Sunday, November 5

Dallas Cowboys

4:25 p.m.+



Monday, November 20

at Kansas City Chiefs

8:15 p.m.+


Sunday, November 26

Buffalo Bills

4:25 p.m.+


Sunday, December 3

San Francisco 49ers

4:25 p.m.+


Sunday, December 10

at Dallas Cowboys

8:20 p.m.+


Sunday, December 17

at Seattle Seahawks

4:25 p.m.+


Monday, December 25

New York Giants

4:30 p.m.+


Sunday, December 31

Arizona Cardinals

1:00 p.m.+



at New York Giants



Schedule Highlights:

  • Philadelphia has five scheduled primetime contests for the second year in a row. The Eagles have appeared in the second-most primetime games (99, tied) in the NFL dating back to 2000.

  • Philadelphia will travel to Kansas City in Week 11 for a rematch of Super Bowl LVII on Monday Night Football. It then hosts an NFC Championship rematch vs. San Francisco in Week 13.

  • A national audience will once again be treated to an Eagles-Cowboys matchup in Week 14 on Sunday Night Football. With the exception of a nationally televised 2014 Thanksgiving afternoon contest, the division rivals have squared off in primetime every season since 2007.

  • In Week 16, Philadelphia will take on the New York Giants on Christmas at Lincoln Financial Field. This marks the Eagles’ first Christmas game since facing the Raiders at home in 2017.

NFL announces complete schedule for 2023 season

The NFL announced its 18-week, 272-game regular-season schedule for 2023, which kicks off on Thursday night, September 7, in Kansas City, where the world-champion Chiefs will battle the Detroit Lions.

The 104th season concludes with 16 division games in Week 18 – two on Saturday, January 6, and 14 on Sunday, January 7.

The 2023 NFL regular-season schedule by week, click here.

For the 2023 NFL regular-season schedule by team, click here.

For the 2023 NFL preseason schedule, click here.

The 2023 NFL schedule will feature each team playing 17 regular-season games and three preseason games for the third consecutive year. The 17th game will feature teams from opposing conferences that finished in the same standing within their respective divisions the previous season. The AFC will be the home conference for the 17th game in 2023.

Week 1:

Week 1 continues Sunday, September 10, with a double-doubleheader featuring four Sunday afternoon games in every market. On CBS at 4:25 PM ET, two 2022 playoff teams meet as Miami visits the Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas travels to Denver in an AFC West showdown and Philadelphia visits New England in a rematch of Super Bowls XXXIX and LII. On FOX at 4:25 PM ET, the two teams with the most regular-season wins in NFL history – Green Bay and Chicago – meet at Soldier Field to renew their rivalry while the Los Angeles Rams travel to Seattle in a rematch of their thrilling Week 18 overtime contest that helped the Seahawks secure a 2022 playoff berth.

Later that day, NBC’s Sunday Night Football begins with the Dallas Cowboys visiting the New York Giants (8:20 PM ET), in a matchup between NFC East divisional rivals and 2022 playoff teams. NBC will televise one game each Sunday night in Weeks 1-15 and Week 17. On Saturday in Week 16, NBC will feature Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (4:30 PM ET) while Peacock will exclusively stream Buffalo at the Los Angeles Chargers at 8:00 PM ET.

Kickoff Weekend concludes on Monday, September 11, with ESPN/ABC’s Monday Night Football, featuring Aaron Rodgers and the New York Jets hosting Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills (8:15 PM ET) in an AFC East showdown. YouTube is the presenting sponsor of Kickoff Weekend, marking the first time a League partner will brand the opening weekend of the season, inclusive of Thursday night, the weekend games, and Monday night.

Monday Night Football:

ESPN will televise 16 games this season (one game each Monday night in Weeks 1-15 and Saturday night in Week 17) and will be simulcast on ABC in Weeks 1, 11 and 17, including the Super Bowl LVII rematch between Philadelphia and Kansas City on Monday, November 20. In Weeks 2, 3 and 14, there will be two Monday night games on ESPN and ABC.

In Weeks 2 and 3, the two Monday night games broadcast at 7:15 PM ET and 8:15 PM ET. In Week 14, the two Monday night games will both kickoff at 8:15 ET, as Tennessee visits Miami (ESPN) and the New York Giants host Green Bay (ABC). In Week 16, ABC will broadcast the conclusion of the NFL’s Christmas Day triple-header between Baltimore and San Francisco (8:15 PM ET). There will be no Monday night game on the final regular-season weekend (Week 18) to provide more flexibility for the scheduling of the opening weekend of the NFL playoffs.

Additionally, ESPN/ABC will air two games with playoff implications on the Saturday of Week 18, January 6, at 4:30 PM ET and 8:15 PM ET. These games will be selected following the conclusion of Week 17.

Thursday Night Football:

Thursday Night Football will air exclusively on Prime Video, kicking off its slate in Week 2 as the Philadelphia Eagles host the Minnesota Vikings (8:15 PM ET). Prime Video will broadcast 15 Thursday Night Football games between Weeks 2-17 (excluding Thanksgiving night) and exclusively stream the first-ever NFL Black Friday game when the New York Jets host the Miami Dolphins in Week 12 (3:00 PM ET).

International Games:

The NFL schedule features five international regular-season games – three in the UK and two in Germany, marking the first-ever regular-season NFL games to be hosted in Frankfurt. As part of the League’s expansion of the regular season to 17 games, it was determined that, beginning with the 2022 season, up to four of the teams from the conference whose teams were eligible for a ninth regular-season home game would instead be designated to play a neutral-site international game each year.

The international slate features games in three consecutive weeks, beginning in London at Wembley Stadium in Week 4 with a matchup between Jacksonville and Atlanta (9:30 AM ET, ESPN+). The London action shifts to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium the next two weeks, as Jacksonville and Buffalo meet in Week 5 (9:30 AM ET, NFL Network) and Tennessee and Baltimore face off in Week 6 (9:30 AM ET, NFL Network). The Jaguars are scheduled to become the first NFL team to play two regular-season games outside of the United States in the same season.

As part of the League’s commitment to playing regular-season games in Germany, the NFL will play two games in 2023 at Frankfurt Stadium – home of Eintracht Frankfurt, having played the inaugural Germany game last season in Munich. In Week 9, Kansas City takes on Miami (9:30 AM ET, NFL Network) and in Week 10, Indianapolis meets New England (9:30 AM ET, NFL Network) to wrap up the 2023 international games.


Thanksgiving will feature a tripleheader on Thursday, November 23, with three divisional matchups. The first game will feature a pair of NFC North foes, as the Packers travel to Detroit to face the Lions (12:30 PM ET, FOX). The late afternoon game will match two NFC East rivals, as the Washington Commanders visit the Dallas Cowboys (4:30 PM ET, CBS). The Thanksgiving Day festivities conclude with an NFC West divisional matchup as the 49ers travel to Seattle to face the Seahawks on NBC (8:20 PM ET).

Christmas Day:

The Christmas Day tripleheader features Las Vegas at Kansas City at 1:00 PM ET (CBS), the New York Giants at Philadelphia at 4:30 PM ET (FOX) and Baltimore at San Francisco at 8:15 PM ET (ABC).

Flex Scheduling:

The NFL will continue to use “flexible scheduling” this season to ensure exciting and meaningful games are available for viewing by the largest number of fans. Flexible scheduling will be expanded from prior seasons, including to late season weeks of Monday Night Football.

As in prior seasons, for Week 18, the final weekend of the season, the scheduling of the Saturday, Sunday afternoon, and the Sunday night games is not assigned.

In Week 18, two games will be played on Saturday (4:30 PM ET and 8:15 PM ET) with the remainder to be played on Sunday afternoon (1:00 PM ET and 4:25 PM ET) and one matchup to be played on Sunday night (8:20 PM ET). Specific dates, start times, and networks for Week 18 matchups will be determined and announced following the conclusion of Week 17.

Playoffs/Super Bowl:

Super Wild Card Weekend for the 2023 season will feature six games, starting on Saturday, January 13.

Wild Card winners join the top seeds in each conference in the Divisional Playoffs, presented by Intuit TurboTax, on Saturday and Sunday, January 20-21. The AFC and NFC Championship Games, presented by Intuit TurboTax, will be played on Sunday, January 28. The winners meet two weeks later on Sunday, February 11, in Super Bowl LVIII at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium (CBS), marking the first time the league’s final game will be played in Las Vegas.

Additional 2023 schedule notes:

  • Twenty-three games will be Super Bowl rematches, including each of the past two Super Bowls: Philadelphia at Kansas City (Week 11, Super Bowl LVII) and the Los Angeles Rams at Cincinnati (Week 3, Super Bowl LVI).

  • Fourteen 2023 games are rematches from the 2022 playoffs, including Super Bowl LVII, both Championship Games (San Francisco at Philadelphia in Week 13; Cincinnati at Kansas City in Week 17) and all four Divisional playoff games (Kansas City at Jacksonville in Week 2; Buffalo at Cincinnati in Week 9, the New York Giants against Philadelphia in Weeks 16 and 18; Dallas at San Francisco in Week 5).

  • The two most recent winners of the Most Valuable Player award, Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers, are scheduled to face off for the first time in their careers when the Kansas City Chiefs visit the New York Jets on  Sunday Night Football in Week 4 (8:20 PM ET, NBC). Should both players start, Mahomes (two-time MVP) and Rodgers (four-time MVP) would become the seventh different pair of quarterbacks to meet in a regular-season game after both players had won multiple NFL Most Valuable Player awards.

  • The top-two picks in the 2023 NFL Draft, Bryce Young and C.J. Stroud, are scheduled to meet in Week 8 when the Carolina Panthers host the Houston Texans (1:00 PM ET, FOX). Should both players start, it would mark the fifth game in NFL history between rookie starting quarterbacks selected with first and second overall picks in the NFL Draft.

Buccaneers sign quarterback John Wolford

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today signed free agent quarterback John Wolford.

Last season, the 27-year-old started three games for the Los Angeles Rams.

In his career, Wolford has appeared in seven games, making four starts and completing 61-of-104 passes for 626 yards and one touchdown. In the 2020 season, Wolford started and won a playoff game for the Rams.

The third-year quarterback entered the league as a college free agent with the New York Jets in 2018 before signing with the Los Angeles Rams in 2019.

Wolford will compete for the backup quarterback position in Tampa Bay next season.

Giants’ Hyatt: ‘I feel like I get open 24/7’

On Friday, the Giants selected former Tennessee WR Jalin Hyatt with the 73rd overall pick(third round). Last season, Hyatt was the 2022 Biletnikoff Award winner and a big-time playmaker, with 67 receptions for 1267 yards and 15 touchdowns. 

According to Hyatt, like most wide receivers, he is always open.

“I feel like I’m just dynamic, explosive; I feel like I get open 24/7,” Hyatt said on Friday. “I think that’s what you want in a receiver, and I feel like, really, with those three attributes, I think that’s what separates myself from everybody else.”

Hyatt is slender(6-0, 188 pounds), and we’ve seen slender wide receivers like DeSean Jackson and DeVonta Smith succeed in the NFL, and Hyatt said he studied Smith’s game.

“I was very big on DeVonta Smith with the Eagles,” he said. “I think he has a lot of capabilities that I have. Slim build, long arms, explosive, dynamic, gets open 24/7. He’s consistent in how he catches the ball. He’s a consistent receiver and a guy that makes plays, and that’s what I want to do. That’s what I want to be when I come here.”

According to Hyatt, now that he’s on the Giants team, he will have a hard time loading up the box to stop Saquon Barkley because they will have to account for his speed.

“When you have (Saquon)Barkley in the backfield, and you know, a lot of guys that we have on this team that’s very, very, very good, they can’t really load the box,” he said. “They can’t go down there and just blitz the whole game. They are going to have respect — they are going to have to respect us, and that’s what I’ll bring and add to the table.”

Giants GM Joe Schoen is impressed by Hyatt’s speed.

He can roll,” Schoen said. “I was at that Alabama game. I can’t remember why I came in late, but I was a little bit late. But I was on the field for the first half. I was coming from another game, landed there, and first half I was on the field, and you could really feel his speed. It’s legit 4-3.”

Giants head coach Brian Daboll added on Hyatt: “I think he’s a good player. I think he runs some of the routes that we run here. You can see, a little bit like Gabe, how it might translate. But again, everything is new for him. He’s a young guy. We’ll throw him in the mix with the other receivers and let those guys compete it out. A good visit here. Definitely has some qualities that you like when you’re watching him. Good young man. So, happy we have him.”

Hyatt was expected to go in the first two rounds, but he dropped; however, none of that bothered Hyatt; he’s just happy for the opportunity with New York.

“For me, I’m just blessed for the opportunity to be here,” he said. “I think that’s the biggest thing. I wasn’t worried about if I was sliding up or down or whatever. I just know for me, whatever team drafted me, you know, I knew what I was going to do. I knew what I was going to do. And Giants took me, traded up to get me, and that’s something I’ll never forget, and now it’s time to put in the work.”

The Giants and Daniel Jones needed some wide receiver help, and they might have found that in Hyatt.

Eagles’ Roseman on Swift: ‘I think he’s a dynamic playmaker’

The Philadelphia Eagles may have done it again. In the first round, some feel they got one of the best players in the draft, former Georgia DT Jalen Carter, and later in the round, they got talented LB Nolan Smith, another Georgia product.

On Day 3 of the draft, they added some talent to the running back room when they acquired Philadelphia native, and once again, former Georgia RB D’Andre Swift from the Detroit Lions for a 2025 fourth-round pick and a flip of seventh-round selections.

Last season, Swift, 24, ran for 542 yards and five touchdowns, and the third-year running back, had 48 catches for 389 yards and three touchdowns, so he’s a versatile player.

Eagles Executive Vice President/General Manager Howie Roseman is excited by the acquisition of Swift.

“I’m really excited about the opportunity to get [newly-acquired Eagles RB D’Andre] Swift, bring him back to Philly,” Roseman said. “He’s a guy that we’ve known for a long time. Even when he was in high school, we were watching him. We knew what kind of player he was, watched him through college. Really excited for that opportunity here.”

Roseman discussed how things came together between the Eagles and the Lions in the Swift trade.

“When they took [RB Jahmyr] Gibbs 12th, we thought maybe it was an opportunity,” he said. “They signed [RB David] Montgomery in free agency, and they took Gibbs, and we knew he was in the last year of his deal, and we went into this draft feeling really good about our running back room. We really liked the guys that we have on the roster. We think it was a talented group.

“It wasn’t in our mind a position that we were actively looking to upgrade, but at the same time, we’re always looking for opportunities to improve the team. When this came about, we just felt really good about the player, we felt really good about the person, and it adds another tremendous player and person to our locker room. We feel like we really know who he is as a person, have a lot of connections with him…

“It really started week one when we played them(Lions). You saw the explosiveness when we played them. He had a heck of a game. Every time he touched the ball, you knew there was a chance he could take it the distance.”

Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni added on Swift: “First, want to say the same thing that Howie just said right there. We really are happy with our running back room. This was just another great piece to add. But you can definitely see his ability to make people miss in space, and you saw that against our defense last year. He had some unbelievable runs against us last year, where you look at each other like, man, that guy is hard to tackle. So, he has the ability to make you miss and also accelerate through the hole, which will serve us well in some of the draws that we run and some of the RPOs that we run.

“I don’t know exactly how we’ll use him perfectly with each individual run, you have to get your hands on him to see that, but also, in the passing game, I think he’s a dynamic playmaker that’s done some things that we’ve done with guys in the past, with some of the different routes that he runs. But he has a great ability to read defenses out of the backfield, to make guys — to separate from tight coverage out of the backfield, and has really good hands.

“Obviously, again, can’t say enough about the running back room that we have. We’re really excited about the pieces that we had going into the draft, and we’re even more excited about it with the addition of D’Andre.”

The Eagles running back room consists of Swift, Rashaad Penny, Kenneth Gainwell, and Boston Scott, which is solid, especially if they stay healthy. Again, another great day for the Eagles.