1. Antonio Cromartie's Release Positions Jets to Be Buyers in Free-Agent Market

    General manager John Idzik has slowly pulled the New York Jets out of salary-cap purgatory, but as of Sunday morning, there were still three bad contracts left on the docket...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 20,147 reads 87 comments

  2. Jets Re-Sign Jeff Cumberland, Grading the Move and What It Means for the Jets

    The New York Jets got an early start to free agency, late on Friday night. Just hours before the "legal-tampering" window opened, the Jets re-signed tight end Jeff Cumberland , according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 7,172 reads 99 comments

  3. Patriots Are Well-Prepared for Life Without Brandon Spikes

    The New England Patriots have several key free agents and not enough money to sign everyone. The futures of cornerback Aqib Talib and wide receiver Julian Edelman remain the subject of debate...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 9,979 reads 23 comments

  4. New York Jets Free-Agency Do's and Don'ts

    The New York Jets have been too cap-strapped to make any big moves in free agency for the past couple of years. In the words of Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys , "Those days gone...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 6,285 reads 37 comments

  5. NFL Free-Agency Rumors: Buying or Selling the Latest Talk

    The free-agency buzz is already at a dull roar. The crescendo will raise the noise level somewhere close to a sonic boom by Tuesday, March 11, at 4 p.m. ET. Set your clocks and plan accordingly...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 56,395 reads 38 comments

  6. Aaron Williams Extension Ends Any Hope of Jairus Byrd Returning to Bills

    The Buffalo Bills locked up a starting safety to a long-term contract. Unfortunately for Bills fans, it's not the safety everyone's been talking about for over a year...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 23,397 reads 71 comments

  7. Re-Grading the Buffalo Bills' 2011 NFL Draft Class

    There's always a mad rush to grade each team's haul in the NFL draft. The opinions pour forth like an avalanche of snow , and when they've stopped, we tend to forget it all happened...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 6,427 reads 8 comments

  8. Re-Grading the Miami Dolphins' 2011 NFL Draft Class

    Hits and misses. Sometimes, there is no in-between in the NFL draft. The Miami Dolphins experienced opposite ends of the spectrum with their picks in the 2011 draft...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 8,814 reads 14 comments

  9. Re-Signing Brent Grimes Speaks Volumes for Miami Dolphins' Long-Term Future

    The Miami Dolphins know how important cornerback Brent Grimes was to their defense last year. They rewarded him for that, and showed faith that he can continue to play to ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 8,160 reads 44 comments

  10. Re-Grading the New England Patriots' 2011 NFL Draft Class

    There's always a mad rush to put grades on each team's picks in the draft minutes after its conclusion. In reality, it takes at least three years to really find out how each team did in the draft...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 19,720 reads 16 comments

  11. NFL Prospects Shooting Up Draft Boards After the Scouting Combine

    NFL scouts spend months on end watching film of college prospects, going to games and gathering as much information as possible about how these players will transition to the NFL...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 7,651 reads 5 comments

  12. Re-Grading the New York Jets' 2011 NFL Draft Class

    It doesn't usually take more than two hours after the conclusion of the NFL draft. That's when we'll start getting the grades on how every team did, where they got good value, which ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 10,220 reads 26 comments

  13. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: Scouting Combine Results and Instant Reaction

    Sometimes, safeties can be pigeon-holed into one specific role—whether it be as an in-the-box strong safety defending the run or a deep coverage free safety reading and reacting to the play...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 16,954 reads 49 comments

  14. Justin Gilbert: Scouting Combine Results and Instant Reaction

    Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert is one of the most athletic cornerbacks in this year's class, and he proved why on Tuesday at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine. The size-speed prospect put on a show in nearly every category...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 16,092 reads 19 comments

  15. Aaron Donald: Scouting Combine Results and Instant Reaction

    INDIANAPOLIS — Strength and speed. It's the combination everyone looks for in just about every player...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 59,674 reads 103 comments

  16. Tre Mason: Scouting Combine Results and Instant Reaction

    INDIANAPOLIS — Teams that are in search of top-end talent at running back are out of luck if they're looking to the 2014 NFL draft. If they don't mind waiting to grab a serviceable back after the first round, though, there are plenty of options...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 7,897 reads 8 comments

  17. What We Learned from Blake Bortles' NFL Scouting Combine Performance

    INDIANAPOLIS — We spend the majority of our time talking about 40-yard-dash times, three-cone drills, vertical and broad jumps and all the other skill tests these prospects ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 45,848 reads 83 comments

  18. Jace Amaro: Scouting Combine Results and Instant Reaction

    INDIANAPOLIS — As teams try to pull off their best impersonation of the New England Patriots' two-tight end offense circa 2010-12, tight ends like Texas Tech's Jace Amaro will ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 10,834 reads 10 comments

  19. Taylor Lewan: Scouting Combine Results and Instant Reaction

    INDIANAPOLIS — To watch a 300-plus-pound offensive lineman run the 40-yard dash is not usually considered a thing of beauty, but several offensive linemen stood out with great numbers sprinting down the sideline at Lucas Oil Stadium...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 31,949 reads 53 comments

  20. Linebackers the Buffalo Bills Should Be Scouting at the Combine

    The Buffalo Bills have switched back and forth between a 3-4 and a 4-3 defense several times in recent years...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 7,270 reads 7 comments

  21. Joe Philbin's Accountability Tour Stops Short of Most Important Issue

    INDIANAPOLIS — Joe Philbin had his fallback line. Any time there seemed to be some doubt in his voice as he addressed the media at the scouting combine, he said something along the lines of: "I'm the one that's in charge of the workplace...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 4,089 reads 48 comments

  22. Wide Receivers the New York Jets Should Be Scouting at the Combine

    The New York Jets ' wide receiver position is easily the worst position on the team's roster, and the only way Geno Smith is going to take the next step in his development as a quarterback ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 7,877 reads 41 comments

  23. Is Aaron Dobson the Big-Play Receiver the Patriots Need?

    The New England Patriots are considered a candidate to bring in an ultra-talented big-play receiver this offseason, but they are tight against the salary cap and don't have a lot of money to invest in the position...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 14,831 reads 76 comments

  24. Blame Players, Not Coaches, for Dolphins' Locker Room Fiasco

    We always want to blame the parents when the kids screw up. Sometimes, it's just bad kids. With NFL -appointed independent investigator and practicing attorney Ted Wells ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 10,853 reads 84 comments

  25. New England Patriots Must Address Identity Questions in 2014 Offseason

    For years, the New England Patriots ' offensive attack has been predicated on putting the ball in the hands of quarterback Tom Brady and letting him go to work...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 9,416 reads 25 comments