1. Denver Broncos Positioned to Use Franchise Tag for Demaryius Thomas as Leverage

    It was inevitable that the Denver Broncos would give the franchise tag to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas . Now, it's official, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL...

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  2. Is Travis Kelce Destined for Stardom in 2015?

    It took all of two weeks of the 2014 season for Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce to go from playing about a third of the snaps to splitting time with Week 1 starter Anthony Fasano...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 days ago 4,561 reads 8 comments

  3. What Can Jacoby Jones Still Offer NFL Teams?

    When NFL teams cut players at this time of year, it’s usually for salary-cap reasons. The Baltimore Ravens terminated the contract of wide receiver and return man Jacoby Jones on Wednesday, but they saved very little in the process...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 days ago 5,812 reads 14 comments

  4. What Type of Wide Receivers Will the Oakland Raiders Target This Offseason?

    It’s no secret that the Oakland Raiders need offensive playmakers . The expectation is that the Raiders will target a wide receiver in free agency or the draft to give quarterback Derek Carr a fighting chance in 2015...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 days ago 14,939 reads 81 comments

  5. Chargers Must Extend Philip Rivers but Start Planning for Future Without Him

    As quarterback Philip Rivers enters the final year of the six-year deal he signed back in 2009, the San Diego Chargers must simultaneously try to re-sign him and plan for a future without him...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 6 days ago 5,076 reads 19 comments

  6. Did the NFL Combine Change the Oakland Raiders' Target at No. 4?

    The Oakland Raiders have yet another important draft in 2015. General manager Reggie McKenzie and new head coach Jack Del Rio have the fourth overall selection, so they should be ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 7 days ago 35,813 reads 120 comments

  7. Can Shaquille Thompson Be NFL's Next Two-Way Player?

    No. Shaq Thompson can’t be the NFL ’s next two-way player—at least not in the truest sense of the term. Especially not at linebacker and running back, which are two of the most physically brutal positions in football...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 10 days ago 18,103 reads 26 comments

  8. Latavius Murray Ready, Deserving to Replace Darren McFadden in Oakland

    The Oakland Raiders are finally ready to part ways with running back Darren McFadden , who has been a below-average running back since 2011...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 11 days ago 10,573 reads 39 comments

  9. Devin Smith to Shine at Combine, but He's More Than Just an Athlete in the NFL

    The NFL Scouting Combine does a great job highlighting players with a track background. Ohio State product Devin Smith is one such player who should shine in the 40-yard dash, broad ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 12 days ago 12,173 reads 26 comments

  10. Combine Performances Can Unite or Divide Oakland Raiders' Leadership

    Every offseason in Oakland seems to be more important than the one before it. Until the Raiders can climb out of the bay-area mud and wash away the stench of the darkest years in franchise history, that will continue to be the case...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 13 days ago 2,887 reads 2 comments

  11. Denver Broncos Looking for Men More Than Measurables at NFL Combine

    Denver Broncos general manager John Elway made a big statement this offseason. It’s his team now, and he expects the players to play with a certain level of passion...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 14 days ago 5,413 reads 21 comments

  12. Combine Could Vault Rising Prospect Breshad Perriman into 1st Round

    University of Central Florida star wide receiver Breshad Perriman is the latest college prospect to get a lot of buzz in the run up to the 2015 NFL Draft ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 17 days ago 7,928 reads 11 comments

  13. Who Stays, Who Goes for Chiefs in Cap-Strapped Offseason?

    The Kansas City Chiefs are one of a handful of NFL teams that are cap-strapped heading into 2015. It’s not an ideal situation, but general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid surely have a plan in place to make it work...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 18 days ago 7,555 reads 12 comments

  14. Whether Wes Welker Retires or Returns, His NFL Legacy Is Already Set

    Wes Welker is one of the unique players of his generation, but that’s not the only way we will remember him. We’ll remember him as one of the best receivers of his era...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 19 days ago 13,447 reads 72 comments

  15. Oakland Raiders Plan to Be 'Cutting Edge' in 2015 Is Step in Right Direction

    There are 31 teams in the NFL …and there are the Oakland Raiders . For nearly 30 years, being the eccentric renegades served the Raiders well on the field...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 20 days ago 25,774 reads 75 comments

  16. C.J. Spiller Will Provide Boom for a Bargain in Free Agency

    Running backs have been getting the short end of the stick in free agency in recent years. NFL teams have figured out that running backs are relatively easy to find in the draft and their production declines as they accumulate more carries...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 21 days ago 11,230 reads 30 comments

  17. Ken Norton Jr. Tremendous Hire as Defensive Coordinator for Rebuilding Raiders

    It took until almost a week into February, but the Oakland Raiders finally hired a defensive coordinator. The reward for their patience is Ken Norton Jr.—formerly the linebackers coach of the Seattle Seahawks ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 24 days ago 51,220 reads 136 comments

  18. Oakland Raiders Must Find Offensive Playmaker with No. 4 Pick in NFL Draft

    The Oakland Raiders have many needs, but none is more glaring than their need for an offensive playmaker. Helping quarterback Derek Carr is the most important thing on general manager Reggie McKenzie’s list this offseason...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 25 days ago 19,268 reads 77 comments

  19. Big Mistake for Denver Broncos to Let Julius Thomas Hit Open Market

    The Denver Broncos are still waiting for quarterback Peyton Manning to announce that he’s coming back for an 18th season. In the interim, they have a few decisions to make of their own...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 26 days ago 15,964 reads 67 comments

  20. Will Big Names Be on the Oakland Raiders Free-Agency Shopping List?

    Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis isn ’t wiping his rear with Benjamin Franklin’s face like some other owners, but don’t let his frugality fool you. The Raiders have the resources to bring in players this offseason...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 27 days ago 38,735 reads 160 comments

  21. Tom Brady's 4th Ring Should Squash Any Retirement Thoughts for Peyton Manning

    All the talk about New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady ’s greatness in the aftermath of him earning his fourth Super Bowl ring is either revolting or riveting, depending on your perspective...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 28 days ago 17,788 reads 132 comments

  22. Wade Phillips Can Guide Denver Broncos Talented Defense to Next Level

    The Denver Broncos had a very good defense in 2014, but it was missing many elements of a dominant one. When they signed cornerback Aqib Talib , pass-rusher DeMarcus Ware and safety T...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 10,271 reads 24 comments

  23. The San Diego Chargers Must Commit to Getting over the Hump in 2015

    The balance of power in the AFC West is slowly going to shift over the next two years, and when it does, the San Diego Chargers are in position to seize control...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 6,347 reads 25 comments

  24. Don't Expect Splashy Offseason Moves from the Kansas City Chiefs

    When general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid joined forces in Kansas City in 2013, the Chiefs signed or re-signed a whopping 17 free agents before the draft, traded ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 5,692 reads 20 comments

  25. Improving Personnel Critical for Oakland Raiders to Run No-Huddle Offense

    The Oakland Raiders are either incompetent or ingenious. New head coach Jack Del Rio and his handpicked offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave weren ’t hot coaching candidates ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 24,334 reads 74 comments