1. Reggie Bush Release Further Saturates Flooded Free-Agent Running Back Market

    It wasn't that long ago when running backs were among the highest-paid players in football. As recently as 2011, the Minnesota Vikings signed tailback Adrian Peterson to a seven-year, $96 million contract extension...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 44,294 reads 73 comments

  2. Packers Must Aggressively Address ILB Position After AJ Hawk Release

    The Green Bay Packers came oh-so-close to the Super Bowl a year ago, squandering a big lead in the NFC Championship Game in the most heartbreaking manner possible...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 20,839 reads 72 comments

  3. Raiders Have Building Blocks in Place, Cap Room to Take Big Leap Forward in 2015

    The Oakland Raiders may be mulling a move back to Los Angeles, but what really needs to change isn't the team's zip code. It's the Raiders' view from the AFC West basement, a residence the Raiders have held for the better part of the past decade...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 23,768 reads 179 comments

  4. NFL Needs Better-Trained Officials, Not Gimmicky Rule Changes

    Next week in Naples, Florida, one of the most powerful cabals in the NFL will gather, a dark and mysterious group that has an immense amount of control over the league...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 9,489 reads 88 comments

  5. Where Does RB DeAngelo Williams Stack Up Among Free Agents in 2015?

    It's a hard-knocks life for running backs in today's NFL . Given the wear-and-tear associated with the position, many teams are no longer comfortable using a first-round draft pick on running backs...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 23,835 reads 29 comments

  6. If Matt Miller Had Drafted Your Team...

    "What If?" It's a game that gets played a lot at this time of year in the NFL . Over the next few months, hundreds of draftniks will publish thousands of mock drafts...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 127,059 reads 187 comments

  7. Jameis Winston Balances Cockiness, Concerns at 2015 NFL Combine

    Heading into the 2015 NFL draft, there isn't a more polarizing prospect than Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston . He is incredibly talented and successful on the field, but dogged by questions and problems off of it...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 20,930 reads 47 comments

  8. What Will It Take for Eagles to Land Marcus Mariota in 2015 NFL Draft?

    As the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine gets rolling in Indianapolis , one of this year's hottest draft rumors consists of a potential reunion between Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and his old college quarterback...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 32,238 reads 212 comments

  9. With Rookie QB Coming, Buccaneers Can't Afford to Part Ways with Vincent Jackson

    The 2014 season did not go at all according to plan for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers . Free-agent quarterback Josh McCown was abysmal as the team's starter. The Bucs won only two games, earning the first pick in the 2015 NFL draft in the process...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 3,295 reads 10 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 49,252 reads 155 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 8,438 reads 25 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 26,095 reads 108 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 25,013 reads 52 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 23,913 reads 47 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 25,464 reads 96 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 17,541 reads 50 comments

  17. 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 3 months ago 5,166 reads 64 comments

  18. 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 3 months ago 26,344 reads 214 comments

  19. 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 3 months ago 133,570 reads 263 comments

  20. 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 14,242 reads 15 comments

  21. 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 44,050 reads 209 comments

  22. 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 14,370 reads 69 comments

  23. 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 66,850 reads 331 comments

  24. 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 12,893 reads 35 comments

  25. 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 16,008 reads 101 comments