1. Could LB Pat Angerer Save the Atlanta Falcons Defense in 2014?

    The Atlanta Falcons were one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL a season ago, due in no small part to a defense that dropped to 27th in the league...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 18 hours ago 5,032 reads 25 comments

  2. NFL Training Camps 2014: Updates, Rumors & Analysis for July 22

    The floodgates are just about ready to open. The New York Giants and Buffalo Bills have already reported for training camp, and, while no teams are scheduled to report on Tuesday, things will get really interesting on July 23...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 21 hours ago 50,003 reads 16 comments

  3. Fantasy Football Draft Strategy: The Best Rounds to Draft Each Position in 2014

    The dog days of summer may be in full swing, but it hasn't felt this much like fall in quite a while. That's because all across the NFL , players are reporting to training camp...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 day ago 33,488 reads 38 comments

  4. Sammy Watkins Is Key to EJ Manuel's Success or Failure with the Buffalo Bills

    With training camp underway for the Buffalo Bills in Pittsford, New York, all eyes are on quarterback EJ Manuel as he begins his second NFL season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 day ago 5,115 reads 15 comments

  5. NFL Training Camps 2014: Updates, Rumors & Analysis for July 21

    We're one step closer to the beginning of the 2014 NFL season. On Saturday, veterans for the Buffalo Bills became the first of their ilk to report for training camp...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 days ago 13,748 reads 13 comments

  6. How the Cardinals Can Make Andre Ellington the Breakout RB of 2014

    In 2013, Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington became the first rookie to lead the NFL in yards per carry since Ickey Woods of the Cincinnati Bengals all the way back in 1988...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 days ago 8,449 reads 44 comments

  7. 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 5 days ago 78,882 reads 110 comments

  8. 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 6 days ago 13,608 reads 0 comments

  9. 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 7 days ago 1,926 reads 14 comments

  10. 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 days ago 24,957 reads 70 comments

  11. 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 days ago 8,792 reads 138 comments

  12. 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 days ago 27,892 reads 253 comments

  13. 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 9 days ago 5,416 reads 41 comments

  14. 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 9 days ago 8,612 reads 43 comments

  15. 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 17 days ago 14,227 reads 61 comments

  16. 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 20 days ago 27,667 reads 85 comments

  17. 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 20 days ago 23,088 reads 105 comments

  18. 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 20 days ago 2,919 reads 17 comments

  19. 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 21 days ago 6,990 reads 50 comments

  20. 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 22 days ago 12,916 reads 35 comments

  21. 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 22 days ago 31,041 reads 85 comments

  22. 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 22 days ago 12,574 reads 10 comments

  23. 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 23 days ago 70,856 reads 93 comments

  24. 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 23 days ago 8,571 reads 35 comments

  25. 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 25 days ago 4,988 reads 9 comments