1. Cardinals Sign Ted Ginn: Grading the Move and What It Means for Arizona

    There's an old saying in football: "You can't coach speed." If there's one thing that wide receiver Ted Ginn has had plenty of dating back to his days at Ohio State, it's speed...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 5,597 reads 8 comments

  2. Vikings Sign Captain Munnerlyn: Grading the Move and What It Means for Minnesota

    The Minnesota Vikings ranked 31st in the National Football League in pass defense in 2013, so with nearly $20 million in salary cap space it's hardly surprising the Vikes looked to upgrade at cornerback in free agency...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 16,744 reads 24 comments

  3. Titans Sign Charlie Whitehurst, Why Do Teams Continue to Pay QB?

    The Tennessee Titans are one of a number of NFL teams with an unsettled situation at quarterback, a situation that the team took steps to address in free agency on Thursday...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 5,747 reads 17 comments

  4. Chris Clemons Signing Will Give Jaguars Defense Serious Teeth in 2014

    The Jacksonville Jaguars ranked 27th in the National Football League in total defense in 2013. The team tied for dead last in the NFL in sacks, the second straight year the Jaguars earned that dubious distinction...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 4,812 reads 6 comments

  5. Buying or Selling Potential Landing Spots for Free-Agent CB Darrelle Revis

    UPDATE: Well, so much for the Darrelle Revis sweepstakes, as the 28-year-old has apparently chosen winning over money. According to ESPN (h/t Gregg Rosenthal of NFL...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 193 reads 1 comments

  6. NFL Free Agency 2014: Latest Updates on Free-Agent Rumors and Potential Signings

    It's tampering time! One of the new wrinkles of the collective bargaining agreement signed in 2011 was the storm before the storm where NFL free agency is concerned...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 1,182,470 reads 475 comments

  7. Ryan Shazier: Pro Day Reaction and Analysis

    Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier put on an impressive show at February's NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. His 42-inch vertical leap at Lucas Oil Stadium led not only all linebackers, but all players at any position...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 22,602 reads 59 comments

  8. Darren Sproles: Analyzing Top Fits for Recently Cut Saints RB

    The winds of change are blowing through the Big Easy. Stuck in one of the more precarious cap situations in the NFL , the New Orleans Saints have made a handful of veteran cuts...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 4,201 reads 15 comments

  9. The Best Potential Landing Spots for Recently Cut WR Lance Moore

    With the second-worst cap situation in the NFL , according to spotrac , the New Orleans Saints face some difficult personnel decisions this offseason...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 5,470 reads 7 comments

  10. Adrian Peterson's Vick-to-Vikings Talk Makes Sense for Minnesota

    Generally speaking, players without the last name Manning don't have a whole lot of say in the personnel decisions of NFL teams. Sure, they have opinions, but at the end of the day, those opinions don't really count...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 9,343 reads 29 comments

  11. Champ Bailey: Best Landing Spots for Free-Agent Cornerback

    It ain't easy being a veteran cornerback in today's NFL . In the past week or so, a handful of veteran corners have been shown the door by their respective teams...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 27,087 reads 46 comments

  12. Projecting Best Fits for FA CB Cortland Finnegan

    In a move that surprised absolutely no one, the St. Louis Rams informed cornerback Cortland Finnegan of his release on Wednesday, according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 6,921 reads 14 comments

  13. Are Steelers Hitting the Reset Button or Just Treading Water with Latest Cuts?

    As next week's deadline to get under the 2014 salary cap for the start of free agency approaches, the Pittsburgh Steelers found themselves in one of the least favorable cap situations in the NFL ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 4,643 reads 31 comments

  14. Breaking Down Top Landing Spots for NFL's Most Recent Cuts

    With only one week until all NFL teams must be in compliance with the 2014 salary cap of $133 million and with free agency set to get rolling on the same day, squads across the league are faced with some tough decisions...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 15,427 reads 13 comments

  15. Jimmy Garoppolo: Pro Day Reaction and Analysis

    As NFL scouts and coaches make the annual cross-country trek to view pro days at colleges from Syracuse to San Francisco, March 4 brought many of them to the Windy City...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 24,499 reads 38 comments

  16. 'Poison Pills' Are Gone, but Transition Tag Still Has Risk for Browns, Steelers

    The transition tag hasn't been used with any regularity by NFL teams in nearly a decade, in large part because it opened the door for all sorts of contract shenanigans...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 13,667 reads 33 comments

  17. Bills Trapped in No-Win Scenario With Disgruntled Jairus Byrd

    Monday's deadline to apply the franchise tag in the NFL has come and gone, and in western New York the Buffalo Bills let it pass without tagging free safety Jairus Byrd for the second straight year...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 8,715 reads 51 comments

  18. Increase to NFL Salary Cap Gives Teams Flexibility to Re-Sign Veteran Stars

    It's hard getting old in the NFL . It's even harder in the era of the salary cap. As players hit and then pass the age of 30, their salaries increasing all the while, a tipping ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 11,861 reads 16 comments

  19. Shopping Dion Jordan Latest Mistake for Free-Falling Dolphins

    It actually wasn't that long ago that things were sort of looking up for the Miami Dolphins . The Dolphins won their first three games in 2013, and the team finally appeared headed in the right direction in the AFC East...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 19,610 reads 81 comments

  20. OT Eric Fisher Must Play Like Top Overall Pick for Chiefs to Return to Playoffs

    The Kansas City Chiefs were the NFL 's most surprising team in 2013, rising from 2-14 the season before to win 11 games and make the playoffs...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 3,843 reads 12 comments

  21. Ravens Must Stop the Bleeding, Find a Way to Retain Marquee Free Agents

    Last year, fresh off a win in Super Bowl XLVII , the Baltimore Ravens watched as a number of prominent free agents leave the team. "Don't worry," the Ravens said. "We have a plan," they said...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 2,509 reads 8 comments

  22. 3rd-Year Jump from LB Bruce Irvin Crucial to Seahawks Super Bowl Repeat

    The Seattle Seahawks were propelled to victory in Super Bowl XLVIII in large part by a pass rush that was as deep as it was talented...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 11,296 reads 28 comments

  23. Eagles Making All the Right Moves, Establishing Continuity on Offense

    The Philadelphia Eagles were the feel-good story of the NFC last year, rising from last place in the NFC East in 2012 to surprisingly capture the division in Chip Kelly's first year as head coach...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 12,737 reads 45 comments

  24. Stellar Combine Cements Bradley Roby as 1st-Round Lock in 2014 NFL Draft

    Most draftniks considered Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby a first-round lock entering the 2013 season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 7,244 reads 23 comments

  25. Calvin Pryor: Combine Results and Instant Reaction

    In the eyes of most draftniks and scouts, it was a two-horse race for the the title of top safety in the 2014 NFL draft entering the scouting combine in Indianapolis...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 6,094 reads 5 comments