1. Failure to Land DeSean Jackson Leaves Raiders Desperate for Help

    Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has done a good job rebuilding this offseason. After a rocky start that included voiding the contract of their most high-profile ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 29,272 reads 365 comments

  2. 2014 NFL Draft: What Makes This WR Class so Special?

    The NFL has treated running backs like dirt for the last few years, but teams will spare no expense in the pursuit of a prolific passing game...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 60,601 reads 128 comments

  3. Why the Kansas City Chiefs Were Wise Not to Chase DeSean Jackson

    Since it became clear that the Kansas City Chiefs were not going to retain wide receiver Dexter McCluster, fans have been clamoring for the team to find a replacement...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 6,062 reads 12 comments

  4. Maurice Jones-Drew Adds Welcome Flexibility to the Oakland Raiders

    The Oakland Raiders have made quite a habit of signing players on Friday. General manager Reggie McKenzie kept it up by inking running back Maurice Jones-Drew to a three-year deal, according to Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 21,952 reads 43 comments

  5. Why Johnny Manziel Would Be a Disaster for the Oakland Raiders

    Even after trading for quarterback Matt Schaub, the Oakland Raiders need to find their quarterback of the future. The odds are now against the Raiders using the No...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 21,295 reads 113 comments

  6. Reaching for Quarterbacks on Draft Day Poses Massive Risk for NFL GMs, Coaches

    For teams that don’t have a franchise quarterback, finding one is a top priority. It’s common knowledge that a good quarterback is a requirement if a team is going to sustain success...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 15,670 reads 45 comments

  7. Can Eric Fisher Solidify the Chiefs Offensive Line on the Left Side?

    The Kansas City Chiefs made a critical error in the 2013 NFL draft by selecting Eric Fisher No. 1 overall. Not because Fisher didn’t deserve to be the first player drafted, he did...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 1,748 reads 3 comments

  8. The Kansas City Chiefs Will Look to Draft to Offset Offensive Losses

    Over the last two years, general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid have rebuilt the Kansas City Chiefs . When the two men took the job, they had a handful of talented players, but they needed a quarterback and a new direction...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 6,836 reads 3 comments

  9. Why Trading for Matt Schaub Was Best Option for the Oakland Raiders

    The Oakland Raiders were in desperate need of a starting-caliber quarterback until agreeing to trade a late-round draft pick to the Houston Texans for Matt Schaub on Friday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 46,890 reads 341 comments

  10. How Donald Brown Will Fit in the San Diego Chargers Offense

    The San Diego Chargers left many people scratching their heads after signing running back Donald Brown to a three-year, $10.4 million contract at the start of free agency...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 5,715 reads 8 comments

  11. What Is the Oakland Raiders' Plan for Menelik Watson?

    The Oakland Raiders have put an emphasis on improving their offensive line through free agency. After losing left tackle Jared Veldheer to the Arizona Cardinals , the Raiders have ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 25,014 reads 59 comments

  12. How the Denver Broncos Can Get Even Better This Offseason

    The Denver Broncos made a splash in free agency in 2013 by signing slot receiver Wes Welker and right guard Louis Vasquez. They did it again in 2014 by signing strong safety T...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 13,592 reads 33 comments

  13. Raiders Sign James Jones as Reggie McKenzie Rebounds from Rocky Start

    The start of free agency was rocky for the Oakland Raiders and general manager Reggie McKenzie. The team’s best two players, defensive end Lamarr Houston and left tackle Jared Veldheer signed elsewhere...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 31,875 reads 209 comments

  14. How Emmanuel Sanders Can Replace Eric Decker in Denver Broncos Offense

    Everyone expected Eric Decker ’s departure from the Denver Broncos in free agency. Given the numbers Decker put up over the last two years (172 catches, 2,352 receiving yards), ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 37,753 reads 53 comments

  15. Chiefs Sign Vance Walker, Grading the Move and What It Means for Kansas City

    The Kansas City Chiefs have been quiet during free agency to this point. General manager John Dorsey is taking a page from Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson so far, ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 8,066 reads 4 comments

  16. Raiders Sign Austin Howard, Grading the Move and What It Means for Oakland

    The much-anticipated start to free agency for the Oakland Raiders ended with a thud on the first day, as the team signed former New York Jets right tackle Austin Howard . The Raiders spent the majority of Tuesday focused on offensive linemen...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 22,840 reads 33 comments

  17. Raiders Sign LaMarr Woodley, Grading the Move and What It Means for Oakland

    The Oakland Raiders placed an emphasis on upgrading their defensive line on Thursday by inking a pair of veteran pass-rushers to two-year deals...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 19,506 reads 34 comments

  18. Oakland Raiders Finally Make Much-Needed Free-Agent Splash Signing Justin Tuck

    It’s been a rough few days for fans of the Oakland Raiders . Blessed with an abundance of salary-cap space and cursed with little talent, the team’s biggest moves were to sign right tackle Austin Howard and running back Darren McFadden ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 31,682 reads 107 comments

  19. Can the Raiders Recover from Losing Rodger Saffold to Failed Physical?

    It has been a nightmare start to free agency for the Oakland Raiders , which is nothing new to a team that hasn’t had a winning season in 11 years...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 23,053 reads 213 comments

  20. How DeMarcus Ware Affects the Broncos' Revamped Defense

    No matter what the Denver Broncos did or didn’t do in free agency, they were likely going to be the favorites in the AFC in 2014. As long as Peyton Manning is the quarterback, the Broncos will be contenders...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 8,702 reads 11 comments

  21. What Signing Aqib Talib to Massive Contract Means for Denver Broncos

    There was an expectation that the Denver Broncos would sign a cornerback in free agency. Bringing back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie seemed to be the most likely option...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 22,188 reads 46 comments

  22. Broncos Sign T.J. Ward, Grading the Move and What It Means for Denver

    The Denver Broncos made a big splash on the first day of free agency by signing former Cleveland Browns strong safety T.J. Ward ...

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  23. Raiders Re-Sign Darren McFadden, Grading the Move and What It Means for Oakland

    The Oakland Raiders are still trying to find their way through the start of a much-anticipated offseason. Few expected their second move to be the re-signing of running back Darren McFadden ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 15,508 reads 71 comments

  24. Raiders Sign Rodger Saffold, Grading the Move and What It Means for Oakland

    Two years of anticipation has culminated in a lackluster start to free agency for the Oakland Raiders . Jared Veldheer and Lamarr Houston are signing elsewhere, and their first signing in free agency is former St...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 21,206 reads 157 comments

  25. Champ Bailey Can Help Cornerback-Needy Contender

    The Denver Broncos released cornerback Champ Bailey on Thursday after a decade with the team. Bailey is a free agent for the first time at age 35, but any team thinking of signing him will have to think twice...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 1,204 reads 4 comments