March news updates (updated weekly)
Updated: Mar 31, 2021
JJ Watt has selected his next team
The Washington Football Team has released QB Alex Smith
Chicago has released CB Buster Skrine
The Cowboys have reached a long-term contract agreement with QB Dak Prescott
The Lions are not placing the franchise tag on WR Kenny Golladay.
Tampa has used its franchise tag on WR Chris Godwin. Denver used its on S Justin Simmons.
The Chargers are not tagging TE Hunter Henry
The Patriots have traded for OT Trent Brown
The Giants are expected to tag DT Leonard Williams
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick wants to keep playing in 2021
The Buccaneers are planning to rework Tom Brady's contract
The Bills have re-signed S Micah Hyde
The NFL has hired its first black female official
The Lions have released LB Christian Jones and OL Russell Bodine. The team has also re-signed CB Mike Ford and restructured the contract of LB Jamie Collins.
The Ravens have proposed that the league implement the use of a sky judge
The Steelers have re-signed Ben Roethlisberger on a reduced salary
The NFL is planning to release the 2021 schedule in May with 17 games per team and other possible changes
Owners are considering allowing reviews for roughing the passer penalties
The Dolphins, Eagles, and 49ers have made trades that shake up the top of the draft.
The Buccaneers are now the first Super Bowl champ since 1979 to return all their starters the next season
Saints' CB Marshon Lattimore has been charged with a felony
The league is encouraging COVID vaccinations but not requiring them
Patriots' OT Justin Herron has received an Outstanding Service Award for helping stop an attempted sexual assault
Texans' QB Deshaun Watson is facing 16 civil suits that include sexual assault and misconduct
Drew Brees has officially announced his retirement
Seattle has signed WR Tyler Lockett to a 4 year contract extension
Commissioner Goodell expects full stadiums this season
Organized team activities will begin April 19. They will start virtually but return to in-person at some point this spring
Bruce Arians got a Super Bowl tattoo.
27 teams are expected to attend North Dakota State's Pro Day.
Ohio State has paused activities due to COVID
Indiana has given head coach Tom Allen a new 7 year deal
Fox has hired ex-Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops to replace Urban Meyer on its pregame broadcasts
Eli Manning is set to host a new college football show
Deion Sanders is now 2-0 as a head coach
Spring practices have begun for many programs.
Legendary coach Howard Schnellenberger has died at age 87
Patrick Mahomes is helping to create an HBCU prospects game
College overtime rules could be changing in 2021
Kansas has named WR coach Emmett Jones as interim head coach
Duke also experienced a pause due to COVID but is back to practicing
Former Arkansas and SMU head coach Chad Morris has been named the new head coach at Allen High School in Texas