1. 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 8,758 reads 6 comments

  2. 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 16,909 reads 63 comments

  3. 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 108,398 reads 204 comments

  4. 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 26,830 reads 51 comments

  5. 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 64,091 reads 113 comments

  6. 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 24,325 reads 27 comments

  7. 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 15,715 reads 37 comments

  8. 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 328,629 reads 546 comments

  9. 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 9,633 reads 18 comments

  10. 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 114,305 reads 113 comments

  11. 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 68,006 reads 168 comments

  12. 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

  13. 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 19,689 reads 74 comments

  14. 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 32,351 reads 209 comments

  15. 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

  16. 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 11,460 reads 64 comments

  17. 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 44,311 reads 69 comments

  18. 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 20,906 reads 72 comments

  19. 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 23,800 reads 179 comments

  20. 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

  21. 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 6 months ago 23,857 reads 29 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 127,104 reads 187 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 20,943 reads 47 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 32,250 reads 212 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 3,308 reads 10 comments