Tajh Boyd is a familiar type of draft prospect: the superstar college quarterback who has little chance of making an impact in the NFL. While he can catch on as a backup, scouting him makes it clear that initial rosy projections needed to be adjusted. More»
The Saints applied the tight end franchise tag to Jimmy Graham late last week, despite the fact that Graham wanted to be tagged as a wide receiver. Besides the money issue (about a $5 million difference), does he have a case? We crunched the numbers. More»
The Chargers showed up to the playoffs uninvited, then made themselves at home by winning a game. It was a remarkable run, but also a mysterious one. One thing is certain: Their defense was one of the worst in the NFL, and it needs serious upgrades. More»
Last year's Kansas City Chiefs may be better remembered for how bad they looked in losing in the playoffs than in how they went from 2-14 to 11-5, but that's unfair. This is still a very good football team, one that can make some improvements at wideout and on the lines. More»
You may not know much about Alterraun Verner, but you should. Playing in relative anonymity in Tennessee, Verner has quietly developed into one of the game's top cornerbacks. Here's why he could be the best free agent on the market. More»
So far, the Eagles offseason has been fruitful, with extensions given to Jason Peters, Jason Kelce, Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin. With the offense set, Philadelphia really needs to import as much defensive talent as possible, particularly to help a tattered secondary. More»
Noted NFL draft expert and sovereign dictator of Latveria Doctor Victor von Doom called former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel an "impudent whelp" on a radio program on Thursday, joining a parade of sharp criticism of the Heisman winner. More»
Most GMs must deal with cap issues, free-agent headaches and draft needs. New Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey must deal with bullies, emotionally damaged offensive tackles and the public perception that he's the new warden of an insane asylum. More»
The Jets are taking their rebuilding effort seriously, and so it's time to clear out some past mistakes. That means cutting Mark Sanchez, Santonio Holmes and Antonio Cromartie in order to help Geno Smith reach his full potential and to extend some defensive stars. More»
Mandatory Monday's Forty Awards honor the highlights, lowlights and fashion runway stunners at the NFL combine, from best press conference intro (Rex Ryan) to best body part (Teddy Bridgewater's hands). More»
The Cowboys GM role is a thankless task: brutal salary cap debt, a defense on the skids and a superstar core that has slipped into its 30s without achieving much. The following moves will keep them competitive in the short term and solvent in the long term. More»
Men of my father's generation spoke to Michael Sam during NFL team interviews at the combine in Indy and suddenly saw through their (our) preconceptions. With sudden cataclysmic perceptual shift, perhaps, comes sunshine. More»
Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin stepped to the podium on Thursday planning to make an emphatic statement. He made one. He announced he is ill-suited to the task that faced him last year and faces him this year. More»
It's time for the Giants to move on from their two Super Bowl championships and think about what's next. That doesn't mean replacing Eli Manning -- not yet -- but it does mean getting him some help and changing out some of the same old names on the roster. More»
The last two weeks since the Super Bowl reinforced the notion that the NFL has no offseason, and that continues later this week with the NFL combine. From Jadeveon Clowney to Johnny Manziel to Michael Sam, here's all you need to know beforehand. More»
Richie Incognito spent this week lobbing further threats at Jonathan Martin via social media ahead of an investigation into his actions. Then Ted Wells' report proved to be full of more hate and disgust than we could have imagined, and now Incognito looks even more buried. More»
The Buffalo Bills have plenty of talent, an intriguing young QB and a defense that has had some success. What they need now is for EJ Manuel to grow in his second year, add some parts to help him and for everyone involved to forget just how long it has been since this team won. More»
The Vikings made the playoffs just two years ago. So why do they look like such a lost cause now? Their secondary collapsed last year, and a defensive line that used disrupt opponent's game plans has grown old and ordinary. Here's how to fix what ails them. More»
Browns executives Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi joined coach Rob Chudzinski in the one-and-done club, continuing a remarkable run of ineptitude for the franchise. At this point under owner Jimmy Haslam, any attempt at parody sounds believable. More»
Head coaching hires get all the publicity in the NFL, as they should, but assistant coach hires often slip under the radar. These coaches all face unique challenges, and they have the potential to turn their teams around and become head coaching candidates. More»
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