1. Tagging Dez Bryant Could Send Cowboys in Tailspin; Long-Term Deal Only Solution

    As the Dallas Cowboys attempt to defend their first NFC East title since 2009, the team faces a pair of big free-agent decisions on the offensive side of the ball...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 49,248 reads 155 comments

  2. Franchise Tag a Necessary Evil for Chiefs in Negotiations with Justin Houston

    The National Football League has descended on Indianapolis for the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, and while the event's main purpose is to check out this year's rookie class, there's plenty of wheeling and dealing going on behind the scenes...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 8,437 reads 25 comments

  3. 49ers Must Move on From Frank Gore, But Aging Back's NFL Career is Far From Over

    The NFL can be a harsh business, and at no position is that more true than at running back. We're seeing yet another potential example of this playing out in San Francisco, where ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 26,094 reads 108 comments

  4. Best Landing Spots for Top Free-Agent QB Josh McCown

    It's good to be a free-agent quarterback. Even one coming off a bad season. Despite a miserable first (and only) season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Josh McCown isn't hurting for suitors in 2015...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 25,012 reads 52 comments

  5. Will DeMarco Murray Overcome the 'Curse of 370'?

    As Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray readies to hit free agency, the 27-year-old is the reigning NFL Offensive Player of the Year. He was the league's leading rusher, with a franchise-record 1,845 yards on the ground in 2014...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 23,897 reads 47 comments

  6. Adrian Peterson, Vikings Reunion Would Be Best for Everyone

    It wasn't that long ago that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson sat atop the National Football League. The league MVP. A 2,000-yard rusher. Then came the fall from grace...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 25,461 reads 96 comments

  7. Phillip Dorsett Racing Up Draft Boards as He Aims for Fastest 40 at NFL Combine

    This year, the fastest player at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine could win a brand-new, tricked-out Porsche ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 17,535 reads 50 comments

  8. 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 2 months ago 5,165 reads 64 comments

  9. 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 2 months ago 26,335 reads 214 comments

  10. 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 2 months ago 133,564 reads 263 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 14,241 reads 15 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 44,030 reads 209 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 14,369 reads 69 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 66,844 reads 331 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 12,886 reads 35 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 15,990 reads 101 comments

  17. 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 3 months ago 14,855 reads 70 comments

  18. 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 3 months ago 8,900 reads 60 comments

  19. 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 3 months ago 126,767 reads 269 comments

  20. 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 3 months ago 21,038 reads 61 comments

  21. 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 3 months ago 140,904 reads 496 comments

  22. 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 3 months ago 198,565 reads 408 comments

  23. 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 3 months ago 258,045 reads 676 comments

  24. 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 3 months ago 153,829 reads 72 comments

  25. 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 3 months ago 101,932 reads 390 comments