1. Michael Sam Still Has Work to Do, But Rams DE Showed He Belongs in NFL

    It isn't often a seventh-round draft pick is the most talked about player heading into his first NFL game. Of course, as we've established pretty clearly over the past several months, Michael Sam isn't just any football player...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 86,598 reads 178 comments

  2. Reshad Jones Suspension the Last Thing Miami Dolphins Need Ahead of 2014 Season

    It hasn't been the best of offseasons for the Miami Dolphins . Free-agent acquisition Knowshon Moreno showed up for OTAs out of shape, required knee surgery and only recently practiced with his new team for the first time...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 8,570 reads 14 comments

  3. NFL Training Camps 2013: Updates, Rumors and Analysis for August 8

    On Thursday night, the NFL preseason got underway with a vengeance. Six games were played, including rematches of the last two Super Bowls. Defensive end DeMarcus Ware logged a sack in his debut with the Denver Broncos...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 77,255 reads 70 comments

  4. Why Carlos Hyde Will Be the Top Rookie Running Back in Fantasy Football in 2014

    It used to be, picking out the top rookie running back in fantasy football in a given year wasn't that hard. When an NFL team drops a first-round pick on a player, that player is probably going to see the field early...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 42,011 reads 31 comments

  5. NFL Training Camps 2014: Updates, Rumors and Analysis for August 7

    We've been waiting long enough. On Thursday evening, 12 teams from Washington to San Diego will play their first preseason game of the 2014 season, highlighted by a rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII in Denver...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 18,522 reads 20 comments

  6. NFL Preseason Week 1: What to Watch for in Thursday's Matchups

    Football season has arrived, at least after a fashion. With the Hall of Fame Game over and done with, the 2014 NFL preseason is officially underway. Thursday features half a dozen games, including rematches of each of the past two Super Bowls...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 17,462 reads 30 comments

  7. DeAndre Hopkins' Biggest Obstacle in Path to Stardom Is Lack of QB in Houston

    Over the past decade, Andre Johnson has been the unquestioned top dog at wide receiver for the Houston Texans ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 4,470 reads 8 comments

  8. NFL Training Camps 2014: Updates, Rumors and Analysis for August 6

    It's almost go time. On Thursday, 12 NFL teams will play their first exhibition contests of the 2014 season. The slate includes eight of last year's playoff teams, as well as rematches of the past two Super Bowls...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 24,161 reads 18 comments

  9. NFL Training Camps 2014: Updates, Rumors and Analysis for Aug. 5

    Numerous storylines are swirling around the National Football League with training camps in swing and a full slate of preseason action just around the corner...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 9,863 reads 26 comments

  10. NFL Training Camps 2014: Updates, Rumors and Analysis for August 4

    Football is here! On Sunday night, the New York Giants downed the Buffalo Bills 17-13 in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game. It was a thrilling, nail-biting affair that had fans on the edge of their seats...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 15,708 reads 20 comments

  11. Introducing the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class

    On Saturday evening, seven men will be inducted into a distinguished and exclusive club in Canton, Ohio. That club, of course, is the Pro Football Hall of Fame...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 79,011 reads 104 comments

  12. NFL Training Camps 2014: Updates, Rumors and Analysis for August 1

    The calendar has turned to August, and on Sunday night television sets across America will be tuned in to the first NFL action of the 2014 campaign...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 44,867 reads 57 comments

  13. NFL Training Camps 2014: Updates, Rumors and Analysis for July 31

    It's almost here! This weekend, the National Football League will welcome the 2014 class to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The event will be capped this year by the Hall of Fame Game between the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 36,739 reads 69 comments

  14. Why Andrew Hawkins Is Offensive Key for Browns, with or Without Josh Gordon

    If there's been a headline out of Cleveland this year that hasn't involved Johnny Manziel 's weekend proclivities, odds are it's been about wide receiver Josh Gordon. A potentially year-long suspension...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 6,883 reads 12 comments

  15. NFL Training Camps 2014: Updates, Rumors and Analysis for July 30

    It's payday! Actually, NFL players only get paid (other than a small per diem) during the regular season, but that didn't stop a couple of NFL stars from laughing all the way to the bank this week...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 13,958 reads 38 comments

  16. Emerging Rookie John Brown Gives Cardinals One of NFL's Best Young WR Corps

    In Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd, the Arizona Cardinals already have one of the best duos at wide receiver in the NFL . Fitzgerald is an eight-time Pro Bowler...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 16,503 reads 27 comments

  17. NFL Training Camps 2014: Updates, Rumors and Analysis for July 29

    Are you ready for some football? Of course you are. Who wouldn't be? Well, the magic day is getting closer. By the end of this week, the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants will have taken the field for the first action of the 2014 campaign...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 51,728 reads 56 comments

  18. Ndamukong Suh Needs Monster 2014 Campaign for Any Shot at Megadeal with Lions

    Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is one of the last of a dying breed in the NFL . And no, not his "old-school" tendency to want to keep right on giving his opponent the business after the whistle blows...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 9,171 reads 32 comments

  19. NFL Training Camps 2014: Updates, Rumors and Analysis for July 28

    Now we're talking! Over this past weekend, we passed a very important milestone. It was the last weekend without an NFL game of some sort until next February. Just let that soak in for a second...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 80,941 reads 116 comments

  20. What Vick Ballard Injury Means for Indianapolis Colts Offense

    The Indianapolis Colts made the playoffs last year, but it was no thanks to the ground game. The Colts ranked 20th in the NFL in rushing in 2013, in large part due to injuries that ravaged the position...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 10,238 reads 29 comments

  21. NFL Training Camps 2014: Updates, Rumors and Analysis for July 25

    The Detroit Lions are apparently a bunch of slackers. On Friday, seven more NFL teams from Cleveland to Phoenix saw their veterans report for training camp. There is now only one team in the league whose veterans have yet to report...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 26,241 reads 16 comments

  22. Marshawn Lynch Has No Leverage, Little Chance of New Deal by Holding out

    The Seattle Seahawks were the most run-heavy team in the NFC last year, and Marshawn Lynch was the engine that drove that ground game all the way to a victory in Super Bowl XLVIII ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 12 months ago 101,078 reads 507 comments

  23. NFL Training Camps 2014: Updates, Rumors and Analysis for July 24

    The champions have arrived. Among the 11 NFL teams whose veterans reported to training camp on Thursday were the Seattle Seahawks, who kicked off the defense of their win in Super Bowl XLVIII in Renton, Washington...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 12 months ago 20,370 reads 26 comments

  24. NFL Training Camps 2014: Updates, Rumors and Analysis for July 23

    The floodgates have officially opened. On Wednesday, veterans from no fewer than 11 NFL teams will report to training camps from Foxborough, Massachusetts, to San Diego, California...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 12 months ago 8,800 reads 11 comments

  25. Jamaal Charles Extension with Chiefs a Mutually Beneficial Deal at Perfect Price

    The Kansas City Chiefs were one of the NFL 's biggest surprises in 2013, improving by nine wins after a 2-14 record in 2012, and reaching the Wild Card Round...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 12 months ago 30,515 reads 70 comments