1. 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 5 months ago 9,618 reads 79 comments

  2. 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 6 months ago 13,129 reads 12 comments

  3. 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 6 months ago 18,989 reads 116 comments

  4. 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 6 months ago 8,536 reads 35 comments

  5. 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 6 months ago 14,763 reads 47 comments

  6. 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 6 months ago 29,473 reads 32 comments

  7. 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 6 months ago 7,470 reads 81 comments

  8. Can Kenny Britt Rebuild Career With 1-Year Deal from St. Louis Rams?

    Once upon a time, Kenny Britt looked like a superstar in the making, a player whose combination of size and speed would propel him to the top of the NFL 's wide receiver ranks...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 9,930 reads 47 comments

  9. Bengals Must Wait, Make Andy Dalton Prove He's Worth Contract Extension in 2014

    2014 brings with it a dilemma unique to a handful of NFL teams. "New CBA " quarterbacks such as Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers , Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 1,992 reads 18 comments

  10. Chris Johnson: Best Fits for Potential Free-Agent RB

    It wasn't that long ago, fresh off of a 2,000-yard season in 2009, that Chris Johnson was considered arguably the best running back in the NFL , a surefire superstar in the making...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 69,491 reads 150 comments

  11. Texas A&M WR Mike Evans Is the Perfect Fit for NFL's Big-Receiver Bias

    "Johnny Football" may have stolen all the headlines at Texas A&M's pro day with a workout that was equal parts athletics and theatrics, but Manziel wasn't the only first-round prospect on the field in College Station Thursday...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 16,287 reads 45 comments

  12. Shaun Phillips Gives Tennessee Titans Extra Help in Switch to 3-4 Defense

    The Tennessee Titans are undergoing a complete overhaul on defense in 2014. Gone is the 4-3 defensive front of Jerry Gray, replaced by the attacking 3-4 defense of new coordinator Ray Horton...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 4,246 reads 7 comments

  13. Vince Wilfork's Change of Heart Puts Patriots Back in AFC Powerhouse Discussion

    The New England Patriots won the AFC East again in 2013, but by the end of the year, a defense that had been ravaged by injuries had fallen all the way to 30th in the NFL against the run...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 31,504 reads 173 comments

  14. Exploring the Current NFL Trading Block

    They aren't as common as in the NBA or MLB, but trades do happen in the National Football League. In fact, just last week the Oakland Raiders dealt a sixth-round pick to the Houston ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 39,060 reads 55 comments

  15. Cody Latimer: Huge Pro Day Will Propel Indiana WR into Early-Round Discussion

    Indiana University is not generally known as a hotbed for NFL talent. The best NFL player the Hoosiers ever produced was probably wide receiver Pete Pihos , and he played in the '40s...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 12,424 reads 25 comments

  16. Better Officiating, Not New York, Key to NFL Getting Instant Replays Right

    The NFL is currently gathered in Orlando for the annual owners' meetings, and among the many orders of business this year are a number of rule changes proposed by NFL teams and the league's competition committee...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 989 reads 0 comments

  17. Ralph Wilson: Remembering the Buffalo Bills Owner, Founder and NFL Pioneer

    It's been a very sad week in Western New York. Only a few days after news broke that Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly was once again battling cancer, the Buffalo Bills and their fans have lost the only owner the team has ever known...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 8,206 reads 21 comments

  18. Breaking Down Biggest Winners from the NFL's Compensatory Pick Announcement

    On Monday, the NFL awarded 32 compensatory draft picks to 13 teams, the league's equivalent of found money...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 32,143 reads 48 comments

  19. Can Mark Sanchez Successfully Revive NFL Career?

    It wasn't that long ago that Mark Sanchez was a star in the making, the handsome young starting quarterback for a team in the NFL 's biggest market...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 22,591 reads 94 comments

  20. What Kind of QB is Michael Vick at This Stage of His NFL Career?

    The veteran-quarterback carousel has taken its spin in the NFL in 2014, but among the aging signal-callers who find themselves on new teams, the most interesting case has to be the latest member of the New York Jets ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 17,092 reads 103 comments

  21. 2014 NFL Draft: Rounding Up Experts' Latest Mock Draft Predictions

    The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine is in the rearview mirror, and most colleges have held their pro days, so there's really only one thing left to do between now and the first night of this year's NFL draft on May 8...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 266,606 reads 240 comments

  22. What Ryan Fitzpatrick Signing Means for Houston Texans' Draft Plans

    As the Houston Texans attempt to rebuild from last year's 2-14 debacle, the quarterback position is one of the primary holes new head coach Bill O'Brien needs to address...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 17,072 reads 95 comments

  23. Michael Sam: Pro-Day Reaction and Analysis

    Representatives from 31 of the NFL 's 32 teams gathered at Missouri's pro day on Thursday, and while defensive end Kony Ealy may be the most highly sought-after prospect on the ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 9,614 reads 5 comments

  24. Breaking Down Every Proposed Rule Change for the NFL

    On March 23, the NFL owners meetings will kick off in Orlando, Fla. Among the numerous items on the agenda (besides a lot of very wealthy people rubbing elbows) are a number of changes that would significantly impact the NFL both on and off the field..

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 19,890 reads 58 comments

  25. Kenny Britt Carries Baggage, but He's the Best Free Agent WR Still on the Market

    There was a time when Kenny Britt was considered one of the rising young wide receivers in the NFL , a superstar in the making. That was 2010, but it feels like 1910...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 25,951 reads 96 comments