1. Chandler Jones Trade Is Just the Latest Coup for Cardinals GM Steve Keim

    Trades are a relative rarity in the National Football League. Trades involving Pro Bowl players are even rarer...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 65,324 reads 149 comments

  2. Eric Weddle's Big Free-Agent Deal a Necessary Gamble for Leaky Ravens Secondary

    There's a certain risk inherent to free agency in the National Football League. Many times, players are paid for what they've done, not what they will do...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 29,233 reads 107 comments

  3. Will Offseason Gutting Dash Denver Broncos' Chances of Super Bowl Repeat?

    Good times are fleeting in the National Football League. It was just over a month ago that the Denver Broncos capped off Peyton Manning 's swansong season with a victory in Super Bowl 50...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 3,078 reads 3 comments

  4. NFL Free Agency 2016: Grades for Wednesday's Signings and Trades

    The floodgates have opened. The lid is off Pandora's box. Insert cliche here. On Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, the league officially began a new year. And new years in the NFL kick off with the league's answer to Black Friday at Wal-Mart ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 198,514 reads 321 comments

  5. Eagles Purging Chip Kelly Era by Trading Huge Additions from Last Offseason

    One year ago, the Philadelphia Eagles gave head coach Chip Kelly the keys to the car: complete personnel control. A deluge of moves followed, as King Chipster the First remade the Eagles in his image...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 281,609 reads 200 comments

  6. Jason Pierre-Paul Could Be Top Free-Agent Steal of Suddenly Crowded DE Market

    In today's NFL , certain positions carry a higher premium than others. And elite pass-rushers fit that bill...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 24,871 reads 43 comments

  7. Is Joe Flacco's Megadeal Just the Beginning of a QB Market Explosion?

    It's good to be a quarterback in today's NFL . Semi-competent signal-callers regularly receive contracts in excess of $18 million per season. Good ones can get upward of $20 million per campaign...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 36,819 reads 101 comments

  8. How Franchise Tag Deadline Decisions Impact 2016 NFL Free Agency

    Tag! You're it! And by "it," I mean loaded. Because on Tuesday in the NFL , if a team tagged you, it meant a fat payday in 2016. Yes, players, in general, don't like being tagged...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 32,621 reads 36 comments

  9. Sam Bradford's New Contract Sad Reality of Life in QB-Starved NFL

    It's a contract that will make Sam Bradford (and his agent) very happy. And a contract that will probably send many Philadelphia Eagles fans scrambling for the liquor cabinet...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 93,730 reads 301 comments

  10. Explosive DT Sheldon Rankins Looks Like Next Aaron Donald at NFL Combine

    The NFL Scouting Combine shifted its focus to the defensive side of the ball Sunday. While the first half of the weekend was all about the quarterback position, the second was about the youngsters whose job it is to make those passers miserable...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 34,306 reads 41 comments

  11. Is Olivier Vernon Worth the Huge Payday Coming His Way?

    It's good to be a young and talented pass-rusher in today's National Football League. Profitable, too. Muhammad Wilkerson of the New York Jets . Malik Jackson of the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 8,755 reads 19 comments

  12. FSU DB Jalen Ramsey May Actually Be the Top Overall Prospect in 2016 Draft

    Certain positions carry a premium in the NFL draft. Quarterbacks. The left tackles whose job it is to protect said quarterbacks. And cover cornerbacks . Those positions dominate the first round...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 14,794 reads 35 comments

  13. Carson Wentz Solidifies His Case as Draft's Top Quarterback

    We're running short on consensus in the 2016 NFL draft. There isn't one as to who the draft's top prospect at any position is. Maybe it's Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil. Or Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 70,744 reads 173 comments

  14. How Far Will Jaylon Smith Fall After Reported Medical Issues at Combine?

    For some young prospects, the NFL Scouting Combine is a dream come true. A chance to bolster their draft stock in front of scouts and coaches from across the NFL...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 46,653 reads 66 comments

  15. Remember Keith Marshall? Georgia RB Shines at Combine, Makes Statement to NFL

    Each year the headlines at the NFL Scouting Combine are dominated by the elite prospects. We want to know about Laremy Tunsil's bench-press performance...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 40,171 reads 37 comments

  16. Combine Offers Laremy Tunsil Chance to Cement Status as Top Pick in 2016 Draft

    The Underwear Olympics has begun! Hundreds of the nation's top college football players have descended on Indianapolis for the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, where they will be poked, prodded, pushed and put through the paces...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 11,737 reads 24 comments

  17. Chase Daniel Latest Longtime Backup Who Would Flop as NFL Starter

    There are certain facts about the National Football League. Quarterback is the most sought-after position in the game. There aren't as many quality NFL starters at the position as there are teams...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 33,942 reads 45 comments

  18. Heath Miller Was the Perfect Pittsburgh Steeler

    In 11 NFL seasons, tight end Heath Miller never topped 1,000 receiving yards in a season. Miller never hit double digits in touchdown grabs. He didn 't generate headlines like Rob Gronkowski ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 32,109 reads 67 comments

  19. Is Wide Receiver Becoming the Most Polarizing Position of 2016 NFL Draft Class?

    Over the past couple of seasons, there has been an influx of young talent at wide receiver unlike any we've seen in NFL history...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 38,579 reads 64 comments

  20. Kirk Cousins Guaranteed to Be Overpaid in 2016 NFL Free Agency

    There isn't a player in the National Football League who made more cabbage for himself over the course of the 2015 season than Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 50,338 reads 234 comments

  21. The One Free Agent Each NFL Team Must Re-Sign in 2016 Offseason

    The 2015 NFL season is done. Super Bowl 50 has come and gone, with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos hoisting the Lombardi Trophy as NFL champions. Now, NFL teams can settle in for a long, uneventful offseason...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 117,810 reads 122 comments

  22. NFL Honors Awards 2016: Bleacher Report's Final Expert Awards

    If there's one thing the NFL loves more than money... OK, there's nothing the NFL loves more than money. One way to fatten the league's already bursting coffers is with more televised programming...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 112,209 reads 250 comments

  23. Super Bowl 50 Predictions: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    And then there were two. Back in September, 32 teams entered the 2015 season with dreams of playing in Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California. Less than half had a realistic shot at making it there...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 127,988 reads 276 comments

  24. Super Bowl Media Day 2016: Live Reaction, Interviews and Highlights for Panthers

    It's Super Bowl week! The AFC champion Denver Broncos and NFC champion Carolina Panthers have made their way to Santa Clara, California, site of the 50th incarnation of the biggest event in sports...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 7,656 reads 48 comments

  25. Young Panthers Linebackers Will Have to Grow Up in a Hurry vs. Broncos

    The Carolina Panthers rode a combination of an explosive offense and a stout defense to the NFL 's best record in 2015 and a berth opposite the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 31,208 reads 27 comments