1. Veteran Pass-Rushers Still Offer Situational Value on Stagnant Free-Agent Market

    Talented pass-rushers almost always find free agency to be a lucrative venture. In just the past few weeks, two edge-rushers received the eight-figure franchise tag and another seven signed deals worth at least $6 million per season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 30,912 reads 26 comments

  2. NFL Free Agents 2015: Biggest Question Marks Surrounding Top Unsigned Players

    NFL free agents generally funnel back to teams in waves. The very best players come off the market in an early flurry, while the top remaining assets after the craziness of the first 24 hours typically sign within the first week...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 88,092 reads 126 comments

  3. Ranking the 5 Best Wide Receivers Left on the Free-Agent Market

    What originally began as a loaded free-agent market at wide receiver has dwindled down to just a few big names left for scavenging...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 69,972 reads 104 comments

  4. Forgotten Men Rolando McClain, Brandon Spikes Now Diamonds in Free-Agent Rough

    Rolando McClain and Brandon Spikes are playing in the wrong generation. Just 20 years ago, the two free-agent inside linebackers would have likely generated a significant amount of attention on the open market...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 74,787 reads 91 comments

  5. Can Mike Wallace Shine in the Vikings' Boom-or-Bust Passing Game?

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater figures to enter his second NFL season with a collection of receiving targets that are the very definition of "boom-or-bust...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 12,278 reads 61 comments

  6. Most Likely Landing Spots for WR Greg Jennings After Vikings Release

    Just two years after signing a five-year, $45 million deal with the Minnesota Vikings, receiver Greg Jennings suddenly finds himself back on the open market...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 165,892 reads 164 comments

  7. Percy Harvin Gambling on the Bills More Than Buffalo Is Gambling on Him

    The gamble Percy Harvin is making on re-establishing his value with the Buffalo Bills is far greater than the gamble the Bills are making by signing the volatile receiver to a low-risk, high-reward deal...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 75,064 reads 143 comments

  8. Antrel Rolle Provides an Upgrade but Hardly an Answer for Bears' Secondary

    The Chicago Bears ' signing of veteran safety Antrel Rolle figures to provide an affordable upgrade at the team's most obvious position of need and a respected leader in new head coach John Fox's locker room...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 24,337 reads 70 comments

  9. Max Unger Flying Under Radar as Real Star of Blockbuster Trade

    Rare are the times when an afterthought in a blockbuster NFL trade is actually a two-time Pro Bowler and recent first-team All-Pro...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 19,036 reads 30 comments

  10. Can Ryan Fitzpatrick Truly Help Elevate the Jets to 'Win-Now' Mode?

    With the quarterback market producing one ugly contract after another, the New York Jets probably didn't need to think twice about adding a familiar face at a bargain price...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 21,780 reads 63 comments

  11. Packers Stick to Proven Blueprint, Re-Sign OT Bryan Bulaga

    Before the floodgates even opened, the Green Bay Packers positioned themselves among the biggest winners of free agency...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 15,946 reads 40 comments

  12. So the Bears Are Stuck with QB Jay Cutler, Now What?

    Maybe the Chicago Bears actively tried to trade quarterback Jay Cutler over the last few weeks, only to find the task impossible enough that a spin campaign is already in the works...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 35,346 reads 181 comments

  13. Pernell McPhee Signing Gives Bears Much-Needed Flexibility for 2015 NFL Draft

    The Chicago Bears signing of outside linebacker Pernell McPhee should provide new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio with a versatile chess piece in the front seven and new general manager Ryan Pace with attractive flexibility at the No...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 17,310 reads 39 comments

  14. LeSean McCoy Extension Just What Free-Agent RBs Needed to Level Playing Field

    Somewhere, free-agent running back DeMarco Murray is smiling wide at the news coming out of Buffalo. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Bills running back LeSean McCoy has agreed to a five-year, $40 million extension, which includes $26...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 22,910 reads 32 comments

  15. After Brandon Marshall Trade, Bears at Point of No Return with QB Jay Cutler

    One down, one to go? The Chicago Bears have agreed to trade veteran receiver Brandon Marshall to the New York Jets , per Aaron Leming of Bear Report, leaving the team ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 46,728 reads 234 comments

  16. What Could Ndamukong Suh's New Contract Look Like?

    At some point during the next week, Ndamukong Suh will be signing on the dotted line of the richest contract ever given to a defensive player in the NFL . The deal will either come from the Detroit Lions—who drafted Suh No...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 10,458 reads 29 comments

  17. Best Potential Landing Spots for C.J. Spiller in Wake of LeSean McCoy Trade

    The shocking news first came from an unlikely source, followed by a phone call minutes later confirming the obvious domino effect. Free-agent running back C.J. Spiller would not be returning to the Buffalo Bills in 2015...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 58,442 reads 78 comments

  18. Packers' Approach Will be Put to the Test by Randall Cobb

    The Green Bay Packers are the NFL 's model draft, develop and retain franchise, but the looming free-agent status of receiver Randall Cobb looks ready to shake the foundations of general manager Ted Thompson's team-building operation...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 24,144 reads 103 comments

  19. Pre-Free Agency Look at Mock Draft Favorites in the NFC North

    The end of the NFL Scouting Combine and the looming start of free agency have helped make major changes on the mock draft favorites inside the NFC North...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 37,593 reads 98 comments

  20. Why Jay Ajayi Is the Draft's Best Under-the-Radar Running Back

    The draft conversation at running back currently revolves around the growing likelihood of the 2015 class producing one or more picks in the first round...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 19,634 reads 42 comments

  21. Will Wide Receivers Be the Next Position to Be Devalued?

    With the proliferation of the wide-open college game creating batch after batch of impressive receiver classes, and more and more NFL teams finding productive pass-catchers outside ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 23,138 reads 33 comments

  22. 5 Under-the-Radar Free Agents from the NFC North

    The NFC North won't only bring big names to NFL free agency next month. While the likes of Ndamukong Suh , Randall Cobb , Nick Fairley and Bryan Bulaga demand ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 33,384 reads 31 comments

  23. Poor Combine Shouldn't Torpedo Paul Dawson's Draft Stock

    Running a 4.93 at 6'0" and 235 pounds will almost certainly hurt the draft stock of TCU linebacker Paul Dawson...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 6,881 reads 12 comments

  24. Packers, Mike McCarthy Know Team Must Address ILB Position in 2015 Draft

    It was nearly a year ago that Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy stood at the combine podium in Indianapolis and listened to a barrage of questions about his failing safety position...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 6,995 reads 33 comments

  25. Early Combine Buzz Signaling Wild Offseason in the NFC North

    If the first two days of the NFL Scouting Combine are any indication, the chaotic offseason in the NFC North is only starting to heat up...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 39,345 reads 109 comments