1. Champ Bailey: Best Landing Spots for Free-Agent Cornerback

    It ain't easy being a veteran cornerback in today's NFL . In the past week or so, a handful of veteran corners have been shown the door by their respective teams...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 27,381 reads 46 comments

  2. Projecting Best Fits for FA CB Cortland Finnegan

    In a move that surprised absolutely no one, the St. Louis Rams informed cornerback Cortland Finnegan of his release on Wednesday, according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 7,085 reads 14 comments

  3. Are Steelers Hitting the Reset Button or Just Treading Water with Latest Cuts?

    As next week's deadline to get under the 2014 salary cap for the start of free agency approaches, the Pittsburgh Steelers found themselves in one of the least favorable cap situations in the NFL ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 4,855 reads 31 comments

  4. Breaking Down Top Landing Spots for NFL's Most Recent Cuts

    With only one week until all NFL teams must be in compliance with the 2014 salary cap of $133 million and with free agency set to get rolling on the same day, squads across the league are faced with some tough decisions...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 15,562 reads 13 comments

  5. Jimmy Garoppolo: Pro Day Reaction and Analysis

    As NFL scouts and coaches make the annual cross-country trek to view pro days at colleges from Syracuse to San Francisco, March 4 brought many of them to the Windy City...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 25,162 reads 37 comments

  6. 'Poison Pills' Are Gone, but Transition Tag Still Has Risk for Browns, Steelers

    The transition tag hasn't been used with any regularity by NFL teams in nearly a decade, in large part because it opened the door for all sorts of contract shenanigans...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 13,807 reads 33 comments

  7. Bills Trapped in No-Win Scenario With Disgruntled Jairus Byrd

    Monday's deadline to apply the franchise tag in the NFL has come and gone, and in western New York the Buffalo Bills let it pass without tagging free safety Jairus Byrd for the second straight year...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 8,837 reads 51 comments

  8. Increase to NFL Salary Cap Gives Teams Flexibility to Re-Sign Veteran Stars

    It's hard getting old in the NFL . It's even harder in the era of the salary cap. As players hit and then pass the age of 30, their salaries increasing all the while, a tipping ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 12,077 reads 16 comments

  9. Shopping Dion Jordan Latest Mistake for Free-Falling Dolphins

    It actually wasn't that long ago that things were sort of looking up for the Miami Dolphins . The Dolphins won their first three games in 2013, and the team finally appeared headed in the right direction in the AFC East...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 19,878 reads 81 comments

  10. OT Eric Fisher Must Play Like Top Overall Pick for Chiefs to Return to Playoffs

    The Kansas City Chiefs were the NFL 's most surprising team in 2013, rising from 2-14 the season before to win 11 games and make the playoffs...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 4,273 reads 12 comments

  11. Ravens Must Stop the Bleeding, Find a Way to Retain Marquee Free Agents

    Last year, fresh off a win in Super Bowl XLVII , the Baltimore Ravens watched as a number of prominent free agents leave the team. "Don't worry," the Ravens said. "We have a plan," they said...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 2,583 reads 8 comments

  12. 3rd-Year Jump from LB Bruce Irvin Crucial to Seahawks Super Bowl Repeat

    The Seattle Seahawks were propelled to victory in Super Bowl XLVIII in large part by a pass rush that was as deep as it was talented...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 11,645 reads 28 comments

  13. Eagles Making All the Right Moves, Establishing Continuity on Offense

    The Philadelphia Eagles were the feel-good story of the NFC last year, rising from last place in the NFC East in 2012 to surprisingly capture the division in Chip Kelly's first year as head coach...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 12,813 reads 45 comments

  14. Stellar Combine Cements Bradley Roby as 1st-Round Lock in 2014 NFL Draft

    Most draftniks considered Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby a first-round lock entering the 2013 season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 7,669 reads 23 comments

  15. Calvin Pryor: Combine Results and Instant Reaction

    In the eyes of most draftniks and scouts, it was a two-horse race for the the title of top safety in the 2014 NFL draft entering the scouting combine in Indianapolis...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 6,352 reads 5 comments

  16. Talent Will Trump Up-and-Down Combine, Make Jadeveon Clowney Top-5 Lock in Draft

    In the weeks leading up to the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, there were two prevailing storylines swirling around South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 8,174 reads 18 comments

  17. Khalil Mack: Breaking Down Buffalo LB's Combine Performance

    The general consensus among scouts entering the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, was that South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is the top defensive prospect in this year's draft class...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 11,907 reads 14 comments

  18. Monster Combine Will Solidify DE Jadeveon Clowney as Top Pick in 2014

    South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been a highly touted prospect ever since he left high school...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 8,852 reads 25 comments

  19. 2014 NFL Combine Gives Khalil Mack Chance to Stake Claim as Draft's Top LB

    Entering this weekend's NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, there appeared to be two prevailing schools of thought where the first four or five picks in the 2014 NFL draft are ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 3,796 reads 2 comments

  20. Combine Drills, Eye Test Crucial for Michael Sam to Prove He Can Be NFL LB

    There isn't a more talked-about player at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis than Missouri defensive end Michael Sam...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 4,585 reads 1 comments

  21. Strong Combine Key to WR Allen Robinson's First-Round Hopes in 2014 NFL Draft

    In today's pass-wacky NFL, depth at the wide receiver position has taken on added importance. That, in turn, has driven up the demand for quality pass-catchers in the NFL draft...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 1,597 reads 0 comments

  22. NFL Combine Gives AJ McCarron Chance to Show He's More Than a Game Manager

    On some level, one would think Alabama's AJ McCarron has very little left to prove as a quarterback. After all, he's one of the most successful signal-callers in college football history, owner of three BCS National Championship rings...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 851 reads 0 comments

  23. Blazing 40 at Combine Could Vault RB Lache Seastrunk into 1st Round of NFL Draft

    The collegiate career of Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk is a study in contrasts. Immense physical talent clouded by off-the-field turmoil. Fantastic performances followed by disappearing acts...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 4,154 reads 1 comments

  24. Johnny Manziel Has Everything to Prove in NFL Scouting Combine Interview Process

    Of the players that the Houston Texans are considering with the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft, none has generated nearly the amount of speculation and hype as Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 1,034 reads 1 comments

  25. Fast 40 at Combine from Kelvin Benjamin Would Make Big WR a Can't-Miss Prospect

    It happens every year at the NFL Scouting Combine. Eye-opening weigh-ins and jaw-dropping workouts send young men shooting up (or sometimes falling down) draft boards...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 2,663 reads 2 comments