1. Under-the-Radar Players Looking to Become Big Names in NFL Training Camps

    It's almost happy-happy fun time! Across the National Football League, many rookies have already reported for training camp. Veterans will begin to do the same on Saturday , starting with the Bills in Buffalo...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 79,427 reads 110 comments

  2. Michael Sam Can Handle the Spotlight, Now Must Prove He Can Play in the NFL

    On Wednesday night, St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam took the stage at the ESPY awards in Los Angeles to accept the 2014 Arthur Ashe Courage Award...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 15,169 reads 0 comments

  3. Broncos Should Be Patient in Extension Talks with TE Julius Thomas

    The Denver Broncos rode a record-setting offense all the way to a berth in Super Bowl XLVIII last year, thanks in no small part to the exploits of wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 2,100 reads 14 comments

  4. 49ers Have No Choice but to Play Hardball with Disgruntled TE Vernon Davis

    As the San Francisco 49ers prepare to try to knock the arch-rival Seattle Seahawks off their perch atop the NFC West, it's been a relatively successfully offseason...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 25,453 reads 70 comments

  5. Why Is the NFL Dragging Its Feet on Discipline for Colts Owner Jim Irsay?

    On July 11, the Indianapolis Colts released wide receiver LaVon Brazill a few days after it was announced the third-year pro would miss at least the entire 2014 season after once again violating the NFL 's substance abuse policy...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 9,763 reads 113 comments

  6. Why Richard Sherman-Michael Crabtree Rivalry Is Great for the NFL

    Over the past several years, there's been no better rivalry in the NFL than the one in the NFC West between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 31,440 reads 253 comments

  7. Lack of Greg Hardy Extension Caps Off Dismal Offseason for Carolina Panthers

    2013 was something of a dream season for the Carolina Panthers . After starting the season 1-3, the Panthers reeled off 11 wins in 12 games to stunningly capture the NFC South...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 5,718 reads 41 comments

  8. Extension for Justin Houston Could Cause Big Headaches for Chiefs Down the Road

    The Kansas City Chiefs turned things around in a big way in 2013, but as the team tries to build on last year's successes, the realities of life in the salary-cap era in the NFL loom large over the team...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 9,034 reads 43 comments

  9. How Much Pressure Is Kelvin Benjamin Facing in Carolina Panthers Training Camp?

    Last year, the Carolina Panthers were one of the NFL 's biggest surprises. After starting the season 1-3, the Panthers won 11 of their last 12 games to capture the NFC South. That success brings with it increased expectations for the 2014 season..

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 16,074 reads 63 comments

  10. Have the Patriots Quietly Built the NFL's Most Formidable Defensive Line?

    When discussion turns to the NFL 's best defensive lines, a number of suspects are mentioned. There's the St. Louis Rams , who added disruptive tackle Aaron Donald to an already loaded front this year...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 28,426 reads 85 comments

  11. What's Next for the Dolphins After Dion Jordan Suspension?

    By just about any objective measure, the Miami Dolphins ' 2014 offseason has been sort of a mess. Free-agent acquisition Knowshon Moreno showed up out of shape and had to ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 23,612 reads 105 comments

  12. Can Josh McCown Replicate 2013 Success in Tampa Bay?

    Heading into the 2013 season, Josh McCown was a 34-year-old journeyman backup, a quarterback with all of two starts since 2007. However, when Jay Cutler went down for the Bears last year, McCown didn't just step up...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 3,290 reads 17 comments

  13. Can a Healthy Chris Johnson Recapture Past Glory with the New York Jets?

    There was a time when Chris Johnson was considered arguably the best running back in the National Football League. In 2009, Johnson became the sixth player in NFL history to gain over 2,000 yards on the ground in a single season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 7,355 reads 47 comments

  14. What's Next for Buffalo Bills Following Kiko Alonso Injury?

    The Buffalo Bills suffered through yet another disappointing season in 2013, but there were bright spots, including the play of rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 12,043 reads 35 comments

  15. What Newly Acquired LB Rolando McClain Adds to the Dallas Cowboys Defense

    In 2013, the Dallas Cowboys fielded the worst defense in the National Football League. In the offseason, they lost defensive end DeMarcus Ware and defensive tackle Jason Hatcher to free agency...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 31,513 reads 85 comments

  16. Fantasy Football Questions That Must Be Answered in Training Camps

    Fall and winter may be when football season takes place, but for many fantasy football enthusiasts, there's no better time of year than summer. That's because it's draft season. Every owner (in redraft leagues, at least) has a clean slate...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 14,171 reads 10 comments

  17. CFL Star Wideout Duron Carter Developing into Super Sleeper for NFL Teams

    In recent years, NFL teams such as the Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts have hit the jackpot bringing in talent from the CFL , acquiring key defensive contributors ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 81,435 reads 95 comments

  18. How Will the Eagles Replace Lane Johnson at RT to Start 2014 Season?

    After rising from the NFC East cellar to capture the division title in 2013, the Philadelphia Eagles were likely hoping for a nice, quiet offseason...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 8,832 reads 35 comments

  19. Rounding Up the Latest NFL Offseason Rumors, Buzz and Speculation

    Things are about to get really interesting around the National Football League. Right now, players are on their last extended break of the year. When next they gather, it will be for training camp, which leads into the preseason...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 5,086 reads 9 comments

  20. Latest Fantasy Football Stock Watch, Post-Minicamps Edition

    It's the calm before the proverbial storm. The last lull in the NFL 's offseason is underway, as teams break from OTAs before the mayhem begins in earnest when training camps start next month...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 17,869 reads 15 comments

  21. Dolphins CB Cortland Finnegan Needs to Focus on Future, Not Complain About Past

    Given how poorly the 2013 season went for cornerback Cortland Finnegan , one would think that the 30-year-old would want to bury the past in as deep a hole as possible...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 15,416 reads 43 comments

  22. Latest Update on the NFL's Biggest Injured Stars

    Injuries are, unfortunately, a fact of life in the National Football League. As frustrating as those injuries can be, it's that much more maddening when they occur before the season has even started...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 12,999 reads 33 comments

  23. Chargers Fill Biggest Need and Add Big Talent at CB with Brandon Flowers Signing

    The San Diego Chargers made a surprise run to the playoffs last year, then went one step further by stunning the Cincinnati Bengals in the Wild Card Round before falling one week later in Denver...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 9,114 reads 35 comments

  24. How Worried Should the Rams Be About OL Greg Robinson's Early Struggles?

    After making Greg Robinson the second overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, the St. Louis Rams turned more than a few heads across the NFL by declaring their intention to move the Auburn star from tackle to guard this year...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 80,209 reads 84 comments

  25. Mike Pouncey Injury Huge Blow to Rebuilt Dolphins' Offensive Line

    Last year, the Miami Dolphins ' offensive line was an absolute mess. Ravaged by injuries and the fallout from the Richie Incognito/Jonathan Martin affair, no team in the NFL allowed more sacks in 2013...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 6,432 reads 31 comments