1. Richard Sherman's Megadeal Will Leave Seahawks with Tough Choices Down the Road

    After he helped lead Seattle to their first Super Bowl title in franchise history, the Seahawks are set to reward cornerback Richard Sherman with a contract that will reportedly make him the NFL 's highest-paid player at the position...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 61,002 reads 305 comments

  2. Can Healthy, Lighter Jason Pierre-Paul Carry the Giants in 2014?

    The 2013 season was a disaster for defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and the New York Giants . The Giants lost their first six games. Pierre-Paul managed only a pair of sacks in the worst season of his four-year NFL career...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 5,381 reads 14 comments

  3. How Will Latest Roster Moves Affect 2014 NFL Draft?

    It's a somewhat slow time in the NFL . The gap between the conclusion of pro days and the NFL draft (a gap that's wider this year with the draft pushed back to May 8) contains a ton of speculation but very little action...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 23,939 reads 13 comments

  4. ESPN Analyst's Bashing of Jadaveon Clowney Embodies NFL Draft's 'Silly Season'

    The time between the conclusion of pro days and the NFL draft has long been known as "silly season," and for good reason. Agents spread rumors and disinformation in an effort to bolster the stock of their clients...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 29,602 reads 116 comments

  5. Could the Houston Texans Land a Historic Haul in the 2014 NFL Draft?

    The Houston Texans went from the penthouse to the outhouse in 2013, from the two-time defending AFC South champions to a two-win team picking first overall in the 2014 NFL draft...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 17,132 reads 102 comments

  6. Breaking Down LaMichael James' Trade Value to 49ers and Potential Suitors

    The San Francisco 49ers are an anomaly among NFL teams, a team that makes more trades in a year than some divisions. General manager Trent Baalke is reportedly at it it again...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 15,086 reads 81 comments

  7. What Sidney Rice's Return Means for the Seattle Seahawks

    Not too long ago, it was thought that Sidney Rice was set to become one of the next great wide receivers in the NFL . The Seattle Seahawks were sure enough of it to give Rice a five-year, $41 million contract back in 2011...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 29,453 reads 110 comments

  8. Why Chris Johnson Still Has Plenty Left in the Tank for Jets

    The New York Jets missed the playoffs a season ago, but at 8-8, Gang Green was a pleasant enough surprise to save Rex Ryan 's job as head coach. Well, the Jets aren't resting on those laurels even a little bit...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 2,013 reads 6 comments

  9. Justin Gilbert: How Good is 2014 NFL Draft's Top CB?

    In a National Football League where the single-season records for passing yardage and touchdowns have each fallen twice since 2007, good cornerbacks are worth their weight in gold...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 11,972 reads 29 comments

  10. Matching Jaguars' Offer for C Alex Mack Was Absolute No-Brainer for Browns

    The Cleveland Browns are something of a punchline among other NFL fans. Granted, the organization has brought much of that on themselves with 15 years of futility since rejoining the league...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 14,625 reads 128 comments

  11. Is Colt Lyerla Worth the Gamble in 2014 NFL Draft?

    Every year in the NFL draft, there are talented young players for whom the term "red flags" doesn't quite cover it. This year, there isn't a player flying a bigger scarlet banner than former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 10,881 reads 36 comments

  12. Poor Workouts Will Cost WR Jarvis Landry Dearly in Loaded 2014 NFL Draft

    Much has been written about the depth of the 2014 NFL draft. And it's true, this year's class is a deep one, especially at the wide receiver spot...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 5,076 reads 17 comments

  13. Is C Alex Mack Worth Brewing Multimillion Battle Between Browns and Jaguars?

    On Friday, the new Kevin Costner movie Draft Day opens nationwide, detailing the front office machinations of fictional general manager Sonny Weaver Jr. as he tries to rebuild the Cleveland Browns ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 19,970 reads 237 comments

  14. Should Lions Sell the Farm to Trade Up for Sammy Watkins in NFL Draft?

    The Detroit Lions fell apart down the stretch a season ago, but they aren't a team hurting for offensive weaponry. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has a 5,000-yard passing season on his resume...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 13,774 reads 213 comments

  15. Allen Robinson's Skills, Draft Stock Could Make WR This Year's Keenan Allen

    It's no secret that the 2014 draft class is loaded. It's especially true at the wide receiver position, where this year's crop is as deep and as talented a group as we've seen in recent memory...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 7,138 reads 43 comments

  16. Is Indiana WR Cody Latimer a Legitimate 1st-Round Prospect in the NFL Draft?

    Every spring, as the NFL Scouting Combine ends and pro days across America come and go, players jockey for position on draft boards. For some, poor workouts set the stage for a draft-day drop...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 8,740 reads 14 comments

  17. What Does RB Andre Brown Bring to the Houston Texans?

    During their run of two straight AFC South titles in 2011 and 2012, the Houston Texans were very much a "ground-and-pound" football team. In each of those seasons, the Texans fielded a top-10 ground game, averaging over 130 yards a game...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 7,276 reads 2 comments

  18. Examining New England Patriots Secondary Following Adrian Wilson's Release

    The New England Patriots won the AFC East in 2013, for the fifth consecutive season and 10th time in 11 years. However, in Beantown a division title isn't good enough...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 15,887 reads 31 comments

  19. Champ Bailey Is Past His Prime, but He Still Has Plenty to Offer Saints

    The New Orleans Saints returned to the postseason last year, in large part due to a remarkable defensive turnaround under first-year coordinator Rob Ryan...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 9,518 reads 79 comments

  20. Seantrel Henderson's Pro Day Misstep Might Be Nail in Coffin of OT's Draft Stock

    Back in 2010, Seantrel Henderson was one of the most coveted prospects in all of high school football...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 13,065 reads 12 comments

  21. Owen Daniels Signing Completes Stellar Offseason for Joe Flacco, Ravens Offense

    Last year, the Baltimore Ravens were ravaged by personnel losses in free agency after winning Super Bowl XLVII . Those losses contributed to the team missing the playoffs in the 2013 season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 18,895 reads 116 comments

  22. Can Chris Johnson Recapture Old Glory with a New Team?

    It isn't all that often that a 2,000-yard running back is shown the door by his team, partly because fewer than 10 men in the history of the NFL have ever gained that many yards in a season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 8,506 reads 35 comments

  23. Giants' Defensive Overhaul Has Quietly Become NFC East's Biggest Offseason Story

    There's been any number of big stories floating through the NFC East this offseason. The cap trouble in Dallas that led to the release of defensive end DeMarcus Ware...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 14,234 reads 47 comments

  24. 5 Small-School Standouts Who Offer Big Value in 2014 NFL Draft

    As it is just about every year, the top of the 2014 NFL draft is loaded with players from college football's biggest programs. Schools such as Alabama, Ohio State and Texas A&M will all be well-represented on the draft's first day, May 8...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 29,430 reads 32 comments

  25. Jacoby Ford Signing Gives Jets Speed, but WRs Should Still Be Focus in Draft

    There wasn't a team in the NFL worse off at wide receiver last year than the New York Jets . Jeremy Kerley led the team with 43 catches for 523 yards...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 7,404 reads 83 comments