1. NFL Combine 2017: What to Watch for on Friday

    The 2017 NFL Scouting Combine is already underway, but Friday is when things really start getting interesting. Because it's time for the workouts to begin in earnest. Actually, they sort of already did...

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  2. Winners and Losers of 2017 NFL Franchise Tag Deadline

    It's deadline day across the National Football League. At 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, the deadline came and went for NFL teams to assign the franchise tag to pending free agents they wish to retain...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 78,612 reads 0 comments

  3. NFL Combine 2017: B/R Expert Predictions for Each Day

    Are you ready for some football? OK, so it isn't exactly football. It's hundreds of young players in workout gear participating in drills at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis in front of scouts, coaches, pundits and more than a few fans...

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  4. How New GM John Lynch Can Get the 49ers Back on Track in 2017 Free Agency

    Just call new San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch Hercules. At least the 45-year-old appears to like his tasks Herculean. For his first-ever front-office gig...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 17,333 reads 0 comments

  5. 2017 NFL Combine: The Top Names You Need to Know

    The "Underwear Olympics" are about a week away. The NFL Scouting Combine has come a long way since it was known as the National Invitational Camp back in 1982...

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  6. How the Browns Can Make the Most of League-High Cap Space in 2017 NFL Offseason

    There isn't a team in the National Football League in better position to be a player in free agency this spring than the Cleveland Browns ...

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  7. The One Free Agent Each NFL Team Must Re-Sign in 2017 Offseason

    When it comes to free agency, most fans think about all the new players their favorite teams will add—the high-profile acquisitions that will put the club "over the top...

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  8. Matching Top Free-Agent Quarterbacks on the Market to Best Team Fits

    There are two types of teams in the National Football League. There are those who have franchise quarterbacks and will do anything to keep them. And then there are those who do not and will do anything to get one...

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  9. Ranking the 2017 Free-Agent Class by Position

    Free agency in the National Football League may follow the same basic schedule each season, but every year is unique. Some seasons, the shelves of this meat market are awash in wide receivers...

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  10. Overpaying Jason Pierre-Paul Would Be A Huge Mistake in 2017 Free Agency

    Teams across the NFL are already looking ahead to the next campaign. In the National Football League, there is no offseason. Among the first orders of business is the annual marketplace known as free agency...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 16,281 reads 0 comments

  11. Super Bowl Debacle Should Give 49ers Second Thoughts About Kyle Shanahan

    The past couple of seasons have been nothing short of disastrous for the San Francisco 49ers . A team that not too long ago was playing in the Super Bowl finished 2016 as the worst squad in the NFC...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 8,370 reads 0 comments

  12. Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus NFL Honors Awards

    On Saturday, the most glamorous event in America will take place in Houston. A night filled with flash bulbs, red carpets and the best and biggest stars decked out in their finest regalia...

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  13. Super Bowl 51: Expert Consensus Picks for the Title Game

    You may not have heard, but there's a rather important football game this weekend. In fact, some have gone so far as to call it "Super...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 356,824 reads 0 comments

  14. 2017 NFL Free Agency: Projecting the Price Tag of the Top 20 Available Players

    Break out the checkbooks. Get those signing hands limbered up. And prepare to dole out some serious cheddar. Before you know it, the 2017 league year will begin in the National Football League...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 159,177 reads 0 comments

  15. 2017 Pro Bowl Proves Effort Is All That's Needed to Fix NFL's All-Star Event

    For years, fans, pundits and even the NFL have speculated wildly about how to "fix" the Pro Bowl—an annual snoozer where players sleepwalked through a slopfest that ended ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 135,556 reads 0 comments

  16. First-Time Pro Bowlers Who'll Become Regulars at NFL's All-Star Game

    There isn't a more mocked and derided event on the NFL calendar than the annual Pro Bowl. Veteran players back out of the game in droves. For years, pundits have called for the game to be eliminated altogether...

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  17. Philadelphia Eagles' 2017 Free-Agency Big Board

    The Philadelphia Eagles ' 2016 season was equal parts hopeful and disappointing. To be brutally honest, the latter emotion had more to do with unrealistic expectations than anything the Eagles did on the field...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 29,640 reads 0 comments

  18. Oakland Raiders' 2017 Free-Agency Big Board

    The sting of how it ended aside, 2016 was the Oakland Raiders ' best season in a good long while. After a postseason drought of over a decade, the Raiders won 12 games and made the playoffs...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 43,662 reads 0 comments

  19. NFL Conference Championship Picks: B/R Expert Preview and Predictions

    The Final Four is here! OK, so not that Final Four. That happens in March, silly. The NFL 's final four, on the other hand, has arrived. Four fortunate and successful NFL franchises find themselves one win away from Super Bowl LI in Houston...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 270,127 reads 183 comments

  20. NFL Divisional Round: Everything You Need to Know for Sunday

    We're halfway home. With the divisional round of the 2016-17 NFL playoffs at the midway point, a postseason tournament that began with 12 teams now has six. Two of those teams have already advanced to the conference championship games...

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  21. NFL Playoffs 2017: Takeaways from Seahawks vs. Falcons and Texans vs. Patriots

    We now know the first half of the NFL 's final four. The divisional round of the 2017 NFL playoffs got underway Saturday, and in at least one respect it followed the same script as Wild Card Weekend...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 54,487 reads 116 comments

  22. Sean McVay Is the Bold, Aggressive Hire the Los Angeles Rams Desperately Need

    The first season of the NFL 's return to Los Angeles did not go especially well. At all. A listless Rams team pitched and lurched its way to a 4-12 record. No...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 49,584 reads 90 comments

  23. NFL Playoff Predictions: Expert Consensus Divisional Picks

    And then there were eight. Last week's Wild Card Round wasn't particularly wild. Not only did all four higher-seeded teams emerge with the win, but none of the games were especially close...

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  24. Young Defense Is Key to Atlanta Falcons Avoiding One-and-Done in the Playoffs

    A prolific passing game under MVP candidate Matt Ryan propelled the Atlanta Falcons to the No. 2 seed in the NFC...

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  25. NFL Wild Card Sunday: Takeaways from Miami vs. Pittsburgh and NY vs. Green Bay

    Wild Card Weekend is complete. One day after the Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks won at home in convincing fashion, four more teams took to frigid playing fields Sunday to determine the final two participants in the divisional round...

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