1. Transition Tag for Jason Worilds Best of Bad Options for Cap-Strapped Steelers

    As the Pittsburgh Steelers look to defend their AFC North title in 2015, tough decisions face the team. Decisions born of one the worst salary-cap situations in the NFL ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 21 days ago 5,147 reads 64 comments

  2. Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill Worth Every Bit of $15 Million Annually

    Quarterbacks have it made. It's a fact of life in the NFL . Quarterbacks win all the awards. On top of that, they marry supermodels and date actresses. (Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers do both, which is just showing off...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 21 days ago 26,257 reads 215 comments

  3. NFL Free Agents 2015: Best Suitors for Top Names on the Market

    The NFL is its own perpetual motion machine. In many respects, the idea of an NFL offseason is a misnomer. The action never stops...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 22 days ago 133,282 reads 263 comments

  4. Kris Richard in Can't-Fail Situation at Helm of Loaded Seattle Seahawks Defense

    Kris Richard just hit the coordinator lottery. In recent years, there hasn't been a better gig for a defensive coordinator to get than the one in the Emerald City...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 22 days ago 14,226 reads 15 comments

  5. Where Does Julian Edelman Rank Among the NFL's Top Wide Receivers?

    The New England Patriots have built a dynasty on the backs of bargain-bin players. Everyone knows the story of Tom Brady, who went from sixth-round pick to NFL megastar. Super Bowl XLIX hero Malcolm Butler was an undrafted free agent...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 25 days ago 43,758 reads 209 comments

  6. La Canfora Reports Jimmy Haslam Perpetuating Turmoil in Browns Organization

    This time was supposed to be different. When Jimmy Haslam bought the Cleveland Browns back in 2012, he told reporters and fans, via the team's website , that he would "devote whatever time necessary it takes to get things right here in Cleveland..

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 27 days ago 14,349 reads 69 comments

  7. Deflategate Stole the Headlines, but Falcons' Noise-Piping Scandal Is Much Worse

    Unless your mailing address over the past month was downtown Ittoqqortoormiit (it's in Greenland), you've no doubt heard plenty about Deflategate, the "scandal" surrounding the ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 27 days ago 66,590 reads 331 comments

  8. How Will New Head Coach Dan Quinn Rebuild the Falcons' Pathetic Pass Rush?

    It's the dawn of a new age for the Atlanta Falcons , who named former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as the franchise's 16th head coach Tuesday. It's hardly a surprise that the Falcons went the defensive route at head coach...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 28 days ago 12,810 reads 35 comments

  9. Identifying Top WR Targets for Browns in Wake of Josh Gordon Suspension

    The hammer fell. As Andrew Gribble of the Cleveland Browns website reported, the NFL has suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon for at least one year for yet another violation of the league's substance policy...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 28 days ago 15,716 reads 101 comments

  10. What Can Newly Signed Duron Carter Offer the Indianapolis Colts Offense?

    As much as any team in the National Football League, the Indianapolis Colts have been active north of the border in recent years...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 29 days ago 14,825 reads 70 comments

  11. Improvement as a Passer Key to Russell Wilson Taking Next Step in 2015

    It's a dreary day in Seattle and not just because of the weather . The city, its citizens and its NFL team are still trying to shake off the end of Super Bowl XLIX...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 29 days ago 8,866 reads 60 comments

  12. What We Learned, Loved and Hated from the 2014 NFL Season

    That's a wrap, folks. After the New England Patriots staged the biggest fourth-quarter comeback in Super Bowl history to defeat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, the 2014 NFL season is officially in the books...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 30 days ago 126,694 reads 272 comments

  13. Brady Earned MVP, but Malcolm Butler and Chris Matthews Owned Super Bowl XLIX

    Super Bowl XLIX is in the books. The New England Patriots prevailed over the Seattle Seahawks 28-24, handing a fourth Lombardi Trophy to head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 21,022 reads 61 comments

  14. NFL Honors Awards 2015: Bleacher Report's Final Expert Awards

    The NFL has gathered in the Valley of the Sun for Super Bowl XLIX, but that isn't the only big event taking place in Phoenix this week. No, I don't mean the Waste Management Open...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 140,844 reads 496 comments

  15. Super Bowl XLIX: Bleacher Report's Expert Predictions for NFL Title Game

    You may not have heard, but there's something of a big football game happening this weekend in Arizona. Hey, it's possible there are people who don't know that the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks are set to square off in Super Bowl XLIX...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 198,502 reads 408 comments

  16. Super Bowl XLIX Predictions: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    The big game is finally here. After training camps, a month of the preseason, 17 weeks of regular-season games and three rounds of postseason football, one game remains in the 2014 season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 257,939 reads 676 comments

  17. 2015 NFL Pro Bowl: A Complete Guide to This Year's All-Star Game

    The Pro Bowl is the pinnacle of professional football, a titanic struggle featuring teams comprised of only the very best players in the National Football League. OK, so that might be exaggerating just a tad ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 153,747 reads 72 comments

  18. Time for Browns to Admit Mistake, Move on from Johnny Manziel

    To say that the Cleveland Browns are desperate for a franchise quarterback would be something of an understatement. The team hasn't had one in about three decades, since the halcyon days of the mid-1980s and Bernie Kosar...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 101,834 reads 390 comments

  19. Eric Mangini Hire Not a Home Run for 49ers, but Defense Remains Potent

    It's a period of great upheaval in the Bay Area, as the San Francisco 49ers try to shake off a disappointing 2014 season that led to the departure of head coach Jim Harbaugh...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 20,027 reads 46 comments

  20. 2015 NFL Free Agents: The 10 Hottest Names on the Market

    The confetti hasn't even settled on Super Bowl XLIX, but already the vast majority of NFL teams are looking forward to 2015. Scouts and front office personnel are in Mobile, Alabama, as we speak for this weekend's Senior Bowl...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 138,915 reads 156 comments

  21. Chicago Bears Complete Coaching Overhaul with Adam Gase OC Hire

    After a 2014 season in the Windy City that could be characterized as a cross between a catastrophe and a dumpster fire (perhaps a dumptastrophe?), there are big changes afoot for the Chicago Bears ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 61,858 reads 156 comments

  22. Cowboys Can't Afford to Pick Up Option on Underachieving Mo Claiborne

    The Dallas Cowboys have some work to do this offseason after winning the NFC East for the first time since 2009. Key pieces of the offense like wide receiver Dez Bryant and running back DeMarco Murray are set to hit free agency...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 21,826 reads 66 comments

  23. After Losing Gary Kubiak, Marc Trestman Best Plan B Ravens Could Ask for at OC

    There's been more than a little turmoil surrounding the Baltimore Ravens following their playoff loss to the New England Patriots , with offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak jumping ship to become the new head coach of the Denver Broncos ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 55,224 reads 149 comments

  24. Why Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson Deserve NFL's Richest QB Contracts

    For Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson , this is a time of happiness and excitement, as his team is in the Super Bowl for a second straight season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 30,335 reads 249 comments

  25. Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson Executing Zone Read Key for Seattle in Super Bowl

    For three-plus quarters of the NFC Championship Game, the Seattle Seahawks offense sputtered against the Green Bay Packers ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 9,988 reads 58 comments