1. Signing Ed Reed Is Great, but Texans Won't Win with Matt Schaub and Gary Kubiak

    On Friday, the Houston Texans will reportedly sign Super Bowl champion, future Hall of Famer and 2002 Defensive Player of the Year, safety Ed Reed, to a three-year contract worth a maximum value of $15 million...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about over 1 year ago 6,539 reads 81 comments

  2. The 7 Riskiest Moves Made in NFL Free Agency So Far

    The first significant wave of free agency is over, with the vast majority of the NFL world having descended upon Phoenix, Arizona for the 2013 owner's meetings...

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  3. The 5 Best and 5 Worst NFL Free-Agent Signings So Far

    The 2013 NFL free-agent period is now a week old, but the flurry of activity that's ensued will certainly change the fortunes of many teams. The question is whether these teams will be better or worse off...

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  4. How Jarvis Jones Went from Top-5 Lock to 1st-Round Hopeful

    Based purely on statistics alone, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones should absolutely be a top-five pick in April's NFL draft. Jones had a monster season for the Bulldogs in 2012, leading in the nation in sacks (14...

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  5. The NFC West: From Worst Division in Football to the Very Best

    In the final game of the 2010 regular season, the 6-9 Seattle Seahawks hosted the 7-8 St. Louis Rams in what was surely the single worst “win-and-in” game in the history of professional football...

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  6. Breaking Down the Money at Every NFL Position

    With free agency set to open Tuesday, NFL teams are getting ready to lavish the market's best players with large contracts...

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  7. The Eight Teams That Must Address Their QB Situation This Offseason

    There is no position in all of sports that is more critical to a team winning or losing than quarterback. Having the wrong signal-caller can set a franchise back for years...

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  8. The 10 Best-Kept Secrets on the 2013 NFL Free-Agent Market

    With free agency set to begin in a few short days, the same names are on the lips of NFL fans and media types alike: Mike Wallace. Greg Jennings. Reggie Bush . Cliff Avril. Paul Kruger...

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  9. Big-Name NFL Free Agents Who Won't Earn Big-Time Money

    NFL free agency is set to open on Tuesday, March 12, and a common misnomer is that every single big-name free agent will receive big-time money. It just isn't true...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about over 1 year ago 7,276 reads 11 comments

  10. Stock Up, Stock Down for NFL Free Agents

    With the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine behind us and the start of NFL free agency less than two weeks away (March 12), it's time to gauge whether the stock is up or down for big-name free agents...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about over 1 year ago 46,779 reads 70 comments

  11. After Trading Alex Smith, the 49ers Must Try to Acquire Darrelle Revis

    On March 12, when the San Francisco 49ers ' trade of quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs is made official, the 49ers will possess an incredible 15 picks in this April's draft, including No...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about over 1 year ago 7,835 reads 50 comments

  12. 2013 NFL Mock Draft: Combine-Takeaway Edition

    My time at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis is done, and while I'm about five pounds heavier due to the excellent restaurants in downtown Indy, I've also gained a ton ...

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  13. How to Separate the Workout Warriors from Legitimate NFL Prospects

    I've been in Indianapolis since Wednesday, covering my fifth consecutive NFL Scouting Combine for SiriusXM NFL Radio...

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  14. Are Running Backs Really Worth a 1st-Round Pick in Today's NFL?

    The argument that running backs aren't worth taking in the first round in today's NFL has been bandied about for years, with conventional wisdom stating that it isn't...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about over 1 year ago 11,125 reads 81 comments

  15. 2013 NFL Mock Draft: First Round Predictions, Pre-Scouting Combine

    On Wednesday, I'll embark for Indianapolis to cover my fifth consecutive NFL Scouting Combine. It's there that the pieces to the first-round puzzle begin to fall into place, as the ...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about over 1 year ago 60,596 reads 256 comments

  16. The Biggest Mistake Each NFL Team Must Avoid This Offseason

    The NFL 's business season is officially at hand, and it's here that championship-quality rosters are assembled...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about over 1 year ago 30,137 reads 113 comments

  17. Predicting Where These 10 NFL Free Agents Will Sign

    In exactly one month's time, on March 12 at 4 p.m. ET, the free-agent period of the NFL 's business season will begin, verifying the adage that there is no offseason...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about over 1 year ago 141,133 reads 365 comments

  18. Is It More Important for NFL Teams to Build Through Free Agency or the Draft?

    It's a question that gets bandied about in NFL circles every single offseason: Is it more important for teams to build through the draft or via free agency? NFL fans are notoriously ...

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  19. Predicting Every NFL Team's Record in 2013-14

    The dust has settled on the 2012-13 NFL season, and the Baltimore Ravens claimed the Lombardi Trophy with a heart-stopping, scintillating 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers ...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about over 1 year ago 117,063 reads 279 comments

  20. Players with the Most at Stake in Super Bowl XLVII

    I've been in New Orleans since last Sunday, producing the SiriusXM Blitz live on site at radio row. During the week I've talked to players from both the 49ers and Ravens ...

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  21. Super Bowl 2013 Predictions: Who Will Come Out on Top?

    We are just days away from Super Bowl XLVII , and the big game often provides statistical anomalies that surprise the average fan upon discovery...

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  22. The Top 10 Super Bowls in NFL History

    Once the dust settles on Championship Sunday and the AFC and NFC winners are crowned, I get Super Bowl fever. I watch all the game recaps on NFL Network and fully immerse myself in the pageantry of the historic event...

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  23. Legacies That Can Be Re-Written in Super Bowl XLVII

    When the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers take the field for Super Bowl XLVII , the Lombardi Trophy won't be the only thing on the line: legacies will be as well...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about over 1 year ago 45,259 reads 169 comments

  24. The 49ers and Ravens Will Win on Sunday, and These 12 Players Are the Reason Why

    Championship Sunday is almost at hand, and I can't wait for the two games that will decide the participants in Super Bowl XLVII ...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about over 1 year ago 5,648 reads 63 comments

  25. Grading Every NFL Head Coach, GM and Coordinator Signing So Far

    For many NFL franchises, it’s already been a whirlwind 2013, and I’m talking about the ones that didn’t even make the postseason...

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