1. Oakland Raiders Remain Team on the Rise with Shrewd Reggie Nelson Signing

    For the better part of the past 15 years, the Oakland Raiders have been an NFL punchline. "Commitment to Excellence" gave way to a "Commitment to Excrement" for a team that was once one of the most feared in the AFC...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 92,236 reads 194 comments

  2. Paxton Lynch Shows Potential at Pro Day to Be the Best QB of the 2016 NFL Draft

    Jared Goff or Carson Wentz. Carson Wentz or Jared Goff. Ever since the 2015 NFL season ended, the debate has raged...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 37,902 reads 61 comments

  3. Notre Dame Pro Day Could Be Moving Day for Ronnie Stanley, Will Fuller

    On Thursday, several members of the Notre Dame football team will take to the practice field in South Bend, Indiana, for the final time. But it's much more than just a goodbye...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 6,276 reads 18 comments

  4. Laremy Tunsil Dominates Pro Day, Cements Status as Top Pick in 2016 NFL Draft

    As draft season enters the home stretch, there will be endless debate regarding the first name we'll hear NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell call on April 28...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 52,243 reads 78 comments

  5. Rams on 'Hard Knocks' Is Exactly Why RG3 Should Stay Away from Los Angeles

    Football is coming back to Los Angeles. The City of Angels. La-La Land. There will no doubt be pomp and circumstance. Glitz and glamour. A bright spotlight. However, those bright spotlights can also be harsh...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 42,763 reads 71 comments

  6. Can Scooby Wright Salvage Falling Draft Stock at Arizona Pro Day?

    For many collegiate athletes entering the NFL, pro days represent a last chance. The last chance to instill a good impression—or erase a bad one...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 10,149 reads 23 comments

  7. Russell Okung Signing a Continuation of Denver Broncos' Puzzling Offseason

    Throughout his time with the Denver Broncos , John Elway has been a winner. He was a winner as a quarterback, bringing home a pair of Super Bowl rings...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 56,007 reads 191 comments

  8. Patriots Make Classic Low-Risk, High-Reward Move in Martellus Bennett Trade

    "The Patriot Way" has come to mean any number of things during Bill Belichick 's tenure. Among them, the acquisition of veteran players on the cheap in free agency or via trade...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 50,326 reads 166 comments

  9. Chandler Jones Trade Is Just the Latest Coup for Cardinals GM Steve Keim

    Trades are a relative rarity in the National Football League. Trades involving Pro Bowl players are even rarer...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 65,360 reads 149 comments

  10. Eric Weddle's Big Free-Agent Deal a Necessary Gamble for Leaky Ravens Secondary

    There's a certain risk inherent to free agency in the National Football League. Many times, players are paid for what they've done, not what they will do...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 29,258 reads 107 comments

  11. Will Offseason Gutting Dash Denver Broncos' Chances of Super Bowl Repeat?

    Good times are fleeting in the National Football League. It was just over a month ago that the Denver Broncos capped off Peyton Manning 's swansong season with a victory in Super Bowl 50...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 3,088 reads 3 comments

  12. NFL Free Agency 2016: Grades for Wednesday's Signings and Trades

    The floodgates have opened. The lid is off Pandora's box. Insert cliche here. On Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, the league officially began a new year. And new years in the NFL kick off with the league's answer to Black Friday at Wal-Mart ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 198,748 reads 321 comments

  13. Eagles Purging Chip Kelly Era by Trading Huge Additions from Last Offseason

    One year ago, the Philadelphia Eagles gave head coach Chip Kelly the keys to the car: complete personnel control. A deluge of moves followed, as King Chipster the First remade the Eagles in his image...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 281,665 reads 199 comments

  14. Jason Pierre-Paul Could Be Top Free-Agent Steal of Suddenly Crowded DE Market

    In today's NFL , certain positions carry a higher premium than others. And elite pass-rushers fit that bill...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 24,896 reads 43 comments

  15. Is Joe Flacco's Megadeal Just the Beginning of a QB Market Explosion?

    It's good to be a quarterback in today's NFL . Semi-competent signal-callers regularly receive contracts in excess of $18 million per season. Good ones can get upward of $20 million per campaign...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 36,882 reads 101 comments

  16. How Franchise Tag Deadline Decisions Impact 2016 NFL Free Agency

    Tag! You're it! And by "it," I mean loaded. Because on Tuesday in the NFL , if a team tagged you, it meant a fat payday in 2016. Yes, players, in general, don't like being tagged...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 32,699 reads 36 comments

  17. Sam Bradford's New Contract Sad Reality of Life in QB-Starved NFL

    It's a contract that will make Sam Bradford (and his agent) very happy. And a contract that will probably send many Philadelphia Eagles fans scrambling for the liquor cabinet...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 93,979 reads 301 comments

  18. Explosive DT Sheldon Rankins Looks Like Next Aaron Donald at NFL Combine

    The NFL Scouting Combine shifted its focus to the defensive side of the ball Sunday. While the first half of the weekend was all about the quarterback position, the second was about the youngsters whose job it is to make those passers miserable...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 34,542 reads 41 comments

  19. Is Olivier Vernon Worth the Huge Payday Coming His Way?

    It's good to be a young and talented pass-rusher in today's National Football League. Profitable, too. Muhammad Wilkerson of the New York Jets . Malik Jackson of the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 8,831 reads 19 comments

  20. FSU DB Jalen Ramsey May Actually Be the Top Overall Prospect in 2016 Draft

    Certain positions carry a premium in the NFL draft. Quarterbacks. The left tackles whose job it is to protect said quarterbacks. And cover cornerbacks . Those positions dominate the first round...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 14,820 reads 35 comments

  21. Carson Wentz Solidifies His Case as Draft's Top Quarterback

    We're running short on consensus in the 2016 NFL draft. There isn't one as to who the draft's top prospect at any position is. Maybe it's Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil. Or Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 70,952 reads 173 comments

  22. How Far Will Jaylon Smith Fall After Reported Medical Issues at Combine?

    For some young prospects, the NFL Scouting Combine is a dream come true. A chance to bolster their draft stock in front of scouts and coaches from across the NFL...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 46,681 reads 66 comments

  23. Remember Keith Marshall? Georgia RB Shines at Combine, Makes Statement to NFL

    Each year the headlines at the NFL Scouting Combine are dominated by the elite prospects. We want to know about Laremy Tunsil's bench-press performance...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 40,305 reads 37 comments

  24. Combine Offers Laremy Tunsil Chance to Cement Status as Top Pick in 2016 Draft

    The Underwear Olympics has begun! Hundreds of the nation's top college football players have descended on Indianapolis for the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, where they will be poked, prodded, pushed and put through the paces...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 11,755 reads 24 comments

  25. Chase Daniel Latest Longtime Backup Who Would Flop as NFL Starter

    There are certain facts about the National Football League. Quarterback is the most sought-after position in the game. There aren't as many quality NFL starters at the position as there are teams...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 34,650 reads 45 comments