1. Undrafted Players Meet Big Dreams and Long Odds at NFL Rookie Camps

    At the Detroit Lions rookie camp last weekend, head coach Jim Caldwell gathered together the 59 young men trying to earn one of a handful of chances to work for him this year...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 8 days ago 16,389 reads 8 comments

  2. Rookie Minicamps, Where NFL Dreams Begin—and End

    Picture hundreds of just-minted college grads flying across the country, studying like they've never studied before, spending a few days job shadowing—then finding out right then if they'll ever draw a paycheck in their chosen field...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 15 days ago 60,350 reads 33 comments

  3. Are Dallas Cowboys, Fans Really Ready to Turn Back the Clock?

    Just weeks after many declared the Dallas Cowboys Stephen Jones' team, as the Star-Telegram 's Clarence E. Hill Jr. did, the new-look Cowboys are decidedly old-school...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 18 days ago 44,350 reads 198 comments

  4. 2015 NFL Draft Grades: Report Cards for All 32 GMs

    Everyone in NFL -watching circles agrees: The draft is the best way to build a franchise into a contender. In fact, it's the only way...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 19 days ago 822,683 reads 800 comments

  5. Can Garrett Grayson Be Saints' Heir to Drew Brees?

    With the 75th overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft , the New Orleans Saints selected a quarterback. Per NFL Network, this is the highest they've drafted a signal-caller since Archie Manning in 1971 ...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 21 days ago 25,579 reads 30 comments

  6. Devin Funchess Pick Signals 'Basketball on Turf' Look for Cam Newton, Panthers

    One of the biggest stories of the 2014 offseason was Cam Newton 's lack of weapons, but the story of the Panthers' 2015 season will be written around Newton's new arsenal...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 21 days ago 52,410 reads 58 comments

  7. Is Leonard Williams Really What Jets Need to Take Next Step in the AFC?

    Maybe Todd Bowles is about to unleash the never-before-seen seven-man defensive front on the AFC? With the No...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 22 days ago 12,159 reads 61 comments

  8. Breaking Down Every NFL Team's Draft Tendencies

    When it comes to the draft, certain franchises are synonymous with their tendencies. The Pittsburgh Steelers love aggressive linebackers. The Oakland Raiders love prospects with great measurables...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 23 days ago 214,815 reads 178 comments

  9. Chasing a Family Legacy, Jake Kumerow's NFL Draft Dream Comes Full Circle

    Who, the receiver? Tall kid with the ponytail? You don't know him? Kumerow. Whitewater, D-III. Yeah, we've been tracking him for a while. 6'5", 205 pounds. I had his 40s around 4...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 27 days ago 56,758 reads 24 comments

  10. 2015 NFL Schedule: The Biggest Highlights of This Year's Schedule

    We're hopeless. The NFL can and will make a must-see event out of anything, and we just keep coming back. Sure, we knew which teams were playing which months ago. We knew which teams were home and away...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 55,520 reads 132 comments

  11. Remembering Troy Polamalu's Legendary NFL Career

    Troy Polamalu announced his retirement on Thursday, and the quotes from the Pittsburgh Steelers brass made plain how much he means to his franchise...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 25,750 reads 74 comments

  12. Can Washington LB Shaq Thompson Play Safety in the NFL?

    Shaq Thompson was every # DraftTwitter WAG's secret crush. On Thursday, he stood them up. A playmaker on offense and defense, the University of Washington standout was ...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 21,792 reads 44 comments

  13. Everything You Need to Know About NFL Draft Prospect Jameis Winston

    He's a can't-miss, blue-chip prospect entering a league that's never been hungrier for signal-calling talent. He's about to become the face and foundation of an NFL franchise...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 12,512 reads 102 comments

  14. How Eric Ebron Can Become the Next Big Thing at TE in 2015

    Eric Ebron was supposed to be the offensive weapon that put the Lions over the top. The 6'4", 265-pound rookie is a rare mix of size, speed and athleticism...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 25,550 reads 149 comments

  15. Where Have All the Quarterbacks Gone?

    The NFL has never been hungrier for good quarterbacks. While the few lucky teams with quality signal-callers make deep playoff runs again and again, the desperate rest of the ...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 98,096 reads 185 comments

  16. Why Has the NFL Finally Started Embracing the Art of Trading Players?

    In the span of about two weeks, 15 NFL players with a combined 24 Pro Bowl berths were swapped around 10 different NFL rosters. This March been the wildest month of trades in the last 20 years, and it isn't even over...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 2 months ago 75,525 reads 120 comments

  17. Breaking Down Every Proposed Rule Change for the NFL

    BOR-RING. Boring, boring, boring. Nobody's got time to read about a bunch of hogwash legalese mumbo-jumbo...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 2 months ago 50,794 reads 128 comments

  18. Raiders Give Trent Richardson His Last NFL Chance, but Can He Capitalize?

    Trent Richardson was bulletproof. He was a can't-miss, surefire prospect. A turnkey Hall of Famer. During the 2012 draft cycle, Bleacher Report NFL draft lead writer Matt ...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 2 months ago 54,702 reads 203 comments

  19. How Sean Payton, Saints Can Get the Most out of C.J. Spiller

    C.J. Spiller is an explosive, dynamic, game-breaking back. At least, he was . It was his incredible explosion that vaulted him up to the top of the draft, when the Bills took him No...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 2 months ago 15,283 reads 22 comments

  20. Nick Fairley Signing Gives Rams Deepest, Scariest D-Line, but Will It Matter?

    Nick Fairley was Cam Newton 's defensive counterpart at Auburn. In Detroit, Fairley was Ndamukong Suh 's partner in crime. Now, in St...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 2 months ago 42,500 reads 121 comments

  21. 2015 NFL Free-Agent Signings: Ranking the Top 50 Adds from 1st Week

    The NFL free-agency seismograph is still rattling with aftershocks. The Tuesday afternoon transactionquake had Pro Bowlers criss-crossing the continent in a matter of minutes and record-breaking money falling from the sky...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 2 months ago 420,905 reads 433 comments

  22. New-Look 49ers Offense Takes Shape with Addition of Deep Threat Torrey Smith

    Jim Harbaugh is gone. Greg Roman is gone. Frank Gore and Mike Iupati are gone, per Chris Wesseling of NFL.com and Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic , and Michael Crabtree has one foot out the door...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 2 months ago 27,350 reads 108 comments

  23. Patrick Willis' Shock Retirement Marks Official End of Jim Harbaugh-Era 49ers

    When NFL superstars retire unexpectedly, you can feel the collective gasp. It's the gasp you hear when one team fumbles and the ball lies unprotected on the turf...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 2 months ago 150,614 reads 285 comments

  24. Is CB Byron Maxwell Worth Top Dollar on 2015 Free-Agent Market?

    Byron Maxwell is the top cornerback available in free agency right now. He's listed at 6'1", 207 pounds, he's got speed and athleticism and plays aggressive man coverage with strength and physicality...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 3 months ago 33,991 reads 154 comments

  25. Bills' Trash, Eagles' Treasure: Why Kiko Alonso Is Just What Philadelphia Needed

    The Eagles would have taken just about anyone in return for running back LeSean McCoy, according to Bleacher Report's Michael Schottey . If you ask the Pro Football Writers of America , the Eagles got the 2013 Defensive Rookie of the Year...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 3 months ago 42,724 reads 104 comments