1. Dan Williams Is New Centerpiece for Jack Del Rio's Oakland Raiders Defense

    The Oakland Raiders aren’t having a flashy start to free agency, but they’ ve already managed to add eight new players to the roster...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 39,093 reads 48 comments

  2. Jeremy Maclin Is Exactly What the Kansas City Chiefs Need to Take the Next Step

    The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off two successful seasons under the leadership of general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 9,775 reads 75 comments

  3. Signings of Owen Daniels, Virgil Green Shift Broncos to New Philosophy at TE

    Just before free-agent tight end Virgil Green could hit the open market, the Denver Broncos re-signed him to a three-year deal worth $2.8 million per year, according to Troy Renck of The Denver Post ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 7,858 reads 10 comments

  4. Rodney Hudson Must Be First of Many Upgrades for Oakland Raiders in Free Agency

    The Oakland Raiders missed the opportunity to agree to deals with top free agents Ndamukong Suh , Randall Cobb , Jeremy Maclin and Jerry Hughes during the NFL ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 41,292 reads 96 comments

  5. Will Taxes Put the Oakland Raiders at a Competitive Disadvantage in Free Agency?

    The Oakland Raiders continue to whittle down their twig of a roster in preparation for free agency. In the last week, the Raiders have released five veteran players, including running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who announced his retirement...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 21,630 reads 86 comments

  6. How Can Peyton Manning's Return, Pay Cut Help the Broncos Win a Super Bowl?

    Quarterback Peyton Manning is officially returning for his 18th season in the NFL . Both Manning and the Denver Broncos knew that a long time ago—and so did we...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 15,208 reads 18 comments

  7. Underwhelming Season in 2014 Won't Damage Brian Orakpo's Value in Free Agency

    A player going into a contract year or playing on a franchise tag is supposed to prove he deserves a lucrative long-term deal. If he is motivated, talented and healthy enough, he usually does...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 14,388 reads 23 comments

  8. Should NFL Teams Consider Steep Price of Justin Houston Trade?

    The Kansas City Chiefs gave outside linebacker Justin Houston the non-exclusive version of the franchise tag Monday, which means other teams are free to negotiate a contract with him if they are willing to turn over two first-round picks...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 21,674 reads 64 comments

  9. 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...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 1,598 reads 0 comments

  10. 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 1 month ago 5,262 reads 8 comments

  11. 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 1 month ago 5,888 reads 14 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 15,338 reads 81 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 5,820 reads 19 comments

  14. 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 1 month ago 36,233 reads 120 comments

  15. 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 1 month ago 18,185 reads 26 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 11,158 reads 39 comments

  17. 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 2 months ago 12,225 reads 26 comments

  18. 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 2 months ago 2,893 reads 2 comments

  19. 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 2 months ago 5,450 reads 21 comments

  20. 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 2 months ago 8,342 reads 11 comments

  21. 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 2 months ago 7,626 reads 12 comments

  22. 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 2 months ago 14,053 reads 72 comments

  23. 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 2 months ago 26,167 reads 75 comments

  24. 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 2 months ago 11,478 reads 30 comments

  25. 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 2 months ago 51,334 reads 137 comments