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Pitt lands four on NFL All-Decade Team

Former Pitt running back LeSean McCoy amassed the most yards (10,434) of any back during the 2010s.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 8, 2020

Four former Pitt Panthers earned All-Decade honors, including defensive tackle Aaron Donald, running back LeSean McCoy, cornerback Darrelle Revis and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. 

The Pitt News NFL Mock Draft 2.0

 LSU’s Heisman-winning quarterback Joe Burrow will likely be claimed as the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

Each year, the NFL Combine has massive implications for the upcoming NFL Draft — which won’t be held in Las Vegas as originally scheduled, but should still be held in some capacity on April 23.

The Pitt News NFL Mock Draft 1.0

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow runs away from Clemson defensive end Justin Foster during the College Football Playoff final.

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

With mock draft season fully underway, staff writer Adin Link rolls out his predictions for what the 2020 NFL Draft has in store, including draft-day trades that could shake things up.

Chiefs face unforgiving history in title defense

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) passes against San Francisco 49ers defensive linemen Arik Armstead during the second half of the 2020 Super Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, on Sunday, Feb. 2.

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

And as an Eagles fan, I was rooting for former Philadelphia and current Kansas City head coach Andy Reid to get his first ring and a well-deserved cheeseburger. But my Eagles are a cautionary tale for how quickly Super Bowl champions can fall from grace.

Pitt legend Jimbo Covert selected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Jim Covert celebrates the retirement of his number, 75, from Pitt Football.  Heather Tennant | Staff Photographer

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

Pitt football legend Jimbo Covert, who played offensive tackle for the Panthers from 1978-82 and then for the Chicago Bears from 1983-90, was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Wednesday morning.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Crucial additions for fantasy playoffs

Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick fights off Eagles defenders in the third quarter. The Eagles were called for roughing the passer on the play.

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Only a select few fantasy teams remain as playoff season begins. With late-season injuries taking their toll, these players could prove vital to keeping your season alive.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Ride out Scarbrough, Hines during final byes

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield scrambles out of the pocket looking for a receiver in the first half, Nov. 14, 2019, at FirstEnergy Stadium.

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

If your fantasy football team needs one last win to secure a spot in the playoffs, look to these players to step up during the NFL’s final bye week.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Struggling quarterbacks could make key additions

Daniel Jones (8) of the New York Giants throws a second-half pass against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Oct. 27, at Ford Field in Detroit. The Lions won the game 31-26.

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

With the playoffs just around the corner and four teams on bye, these players could prove crucial to fantasy owners looking to make a final postseason push.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Johnson, Stills in line for elevated work

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins prepares to pass during the NFL game against the Detroit Lions on Oct. 20 in Detroit.

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

With injuries to fantasy cogs Kerryon Johnson and Will Fuller, replacements Ty Johnson and Kenny Stills are must-adds in every league.

What are the Odds: Lock in LSU, Los Angeles

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) throws against Florida at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Saturday, Oct. 12. Host LSU won, 42-28.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

Senior staff writer Ben Bobeck gives his best bets for the coming week in football after a slick showing in Week 7.

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