1. NFL Free Agency 2015: Grades for Wednesday Signings and Trades

    They say that the waiting is the hardest part. Well, Tom Petty said it, anyway. Miami Dolphins fans were singing along with Petty Tuesday...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 178,619 reads 141 comments

  2. NFL Free Agency 2015: Grades for Tuesday Signings and Trades

    Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. After three days of legal tampering that saw the rumors and speculation flying fast and furious, 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday marked the official beginning of the 2015 league year...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 519,505 reads 543 comments

  3. Is Brandon Flowers to Chargers the Steal of Early Free Agency?

    We see it all the time in the National Football League. Every year, free agency kicks off with a bang, as the top available players hit the jackpot with wildly lucrative contracts...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 23,108 reads 40 comments

  4. Re-Signing Brandon Graham Best Move Eagles Have Made So Far in Free Agency

    It's been a rough couple of days for the Philadelphia Eagles , at least in the court of public opinion...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 20,919 reads 47 comments

  5. Eagles' Reported Offer to Byron Maxwell Epitomizes Free-Agency Overspending

    It happens every year. For some teams, it's a matter of too much cap space burning a hole in their pockets. For others, it's a matter of panic borne of a glaring need at another position...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 355,896 reads 440 comments

  6. The Sports Tax Man Breaks Down the Financial Ins and Outs of NFL Free Agency

    On March 10, the free-for-all begins, when the floodgates open and free agency kicks off across the NFL . There's already been a boatload of speculation regarding potential destinations for this year's top free agents...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 8,777 reads 6 comments

  7. Dolphins Would Be Making Major Mistake by Breaking Bank for Ndamukong Suh

    On Saturday, the floodgates opened across the National Football League. Well, sort of. Teams can't yet sign on the dotted line with players, but with the "legal tampering" period ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 16,914 reads 63 comments

  8. Seahawks Swimming Against Current with Marshawn Lynch Extension

    Every year in the Pacific Northwest, thousands of Pacific salmon swim upstream, making the long trek from the ocean to the rivers where they were spawned...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 108,400 reads 204 comments

  9. How Much Does Reggie Wayne Still Have to Offer NFL Teams?

    The NFL can be a very harsh business. We're seeing that play out in a big way this week. Former franchise cornerstones like New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 26,839 reads 51 comments

  10. Maurice Jones-Drew's Retirement Underscores Mortality of NFL RB

    There's a saying that, in addition to standing for National Football League, the letters " NFL " also stand for "Not For Long." No players in the NFL know this better than running backs...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 64,092 reads 113 comments

  11. Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah Boosts NFL Draft Stock with Faster 40 Time at Pro Day

    It's a tough time to be a young running back. Not only has the position been devalued in recent years (to the point that no running backs were taken in the first round of the past ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 24,383 reads 27 comments

  12. Tyvon Branch Could Be Free-Agent Steal in Weak Year for Safety Position

    As teams around the NFL prepare for the start of free agency on March 10, squads on the lookout for help at running back or wide receiver are in luck...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 15,716 reads 37 comments

  13. Bills Stealing LeSean McCoy From Eagles Would Be Huge Coup for Buffalo

    There's been quite a bit of turmoil in Buffalo these past few months, with Doug Marrone's abrupt departure as head coach and Rex Ryan 's arrival as his replacement. Now, there's been yet another stunning development in Western New York...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 328,631 reads 546 comments

  14. Auburn RB Corey Grant Boosts NFL Draft Chances After Blazing Pro Day 40

    They call it "The Dash for Cash." No drill gets fans more lathered up than watching a young player tear up the track in the 40-yard dash. Fans aren't the only ones who swoon over a fast 40 time...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 9,656 reads 18 comments

  15. NFL Franchise Tag Decisions Set the Table for Wild 2015 Free-Agency Period

    The deadline for NFL teams to assign players the franchise or transition tags has come and gone. Per the teams' official websites, for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 114,306 reads 113 comments

  16. Texans' Release of Andre Johnson Would Be Unpleasant but Best for Both Sides

    The National Football League can be a harsh business sometimes. That harshness is playing out right now in Houston, where the Texans are about to part ways with a player who has been one of the faces of the franchise over the past decade...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 68,008 reads 168 comments

  17. Shane Vereen Faces Uphill Battle in Crowded Free-Agent RB Market

    New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen may be great at catching passes out of the backfield, but the 26-year-old's timing is lousy...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 13,219 reads 22 comments

  18. Brian Hartline No Superstar, but WR Has Plenty to Offer NFL Teams

    There's been a lot of talk recently that the Miami Dolphins were preparing to sever ties with a highly priced wide receiver who disappointed in 2014. Sure enough, that came to pass on Friday...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 19,691 reads 74 comments

  19. Josh McCown Signing Offers No Improvement on Browns' Brutal QB Situation

    Break out the white tape! Get that marker ready! Because the Factory of Sadness is about to undergo yet another minor change to its official uniform. No, I'm not talking about the Cleveland Browns ' new logo...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 32,352 reads 209 comments

  20. Burning Questions for NFL's Tag Deadline

    It's put-up or shut-up time. On March 2, the deadline arrives for NFL teams to assign the franchise or transition tags to players. It's a double-edged sword...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 3,504 reads 4 comments

  21. Rams Would Be Wasting Big Opportunity By Not Trading Sam Bradford This Offseason

    As the St. Louis Rams enter the 2015 season, the team faces a dilemma that's become all too common in recent years. Quarterback Sam Bradford is returning from a major injury—again...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 11,461 reads 64 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 44,313 reads 69 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 20,908 reads 72 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 23,804 reads 179 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 9,491 reads 88 comments