1. Denver Broncos Not Losing Ground in AFC West Despite Quiet Offseason

    The Denver Broncos lost three starters from a year ago in free agency, but general manager John Elway has quietly replaced them without much fanfare...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 10,044 reads 36 comments

  2. Versatile DE Preston Smith a Premium Prospect Without the Price Tag

    For teams looking for premium players past the first 15 picks or so in the 2015 NFL draft , there won’t be many options...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 12,054 reads 15 comments

  3. Is Wide Receiver or Pass-Rusher a Bigger Need for Raiders After Free-Agent Haul?

    Free agency is over. Maybe not technically, but all the top players are off the market, and signings have slowed to a crawl...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 27,248 reads 265 comments

  4. How the Oakland Raiders Can Get the Most out of Trent Richardson

    Now that the Oakland Raiders have signed running back Trent Richardson —one of the biggest draft busts this side of JaMarcus Russell—it’ll be up to the coaching staff to try to get something out of him...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 39,314 reads 84 comments

  5. Stevie Johnson Perfect for Philip Rivers but No Cure-All for Chargers Offense

    The San Diego Chargers have only dabbled in free agency to this point, which is usually a good thing. General manager Tom Telesco has focused on filling key needs only when the right players come along...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 16,770 reads 50 comments

  6. Oakland Raiders Quietly Made an Impact with Volume in Free Agency

    Ndamukong Suh , DeMarco Murray and Randall Cobb were among the big fish the Oakland Raiders tried and failed to land in free agency...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 44,055 reads 64 comments

  7. C.J. Spiller a Perfect Fit as Sean Payton's Newest Gadget Weapon

    The New Orleans Saints are making over their roster this offseason. A lot has been made of the team trading away tight end Jimmy Graham earlier this week and wide receiver Kenny Stills on Friday, as reported by Yahoo's Rand Getlin ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 20,998 reads 38 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 39,298 reads 48 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 9,855 reads 75 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 7,885 reads 10 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 41,302 reads 96 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 21,645 reads 86 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 15,247 reads 18 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 14,388 reads 23 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 21,727 reads 64 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 1,613 reads 0 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 5,880 reads 8 comments

  18. 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 months ago 5,892 reads 14 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 15,351 reads 81 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 5,826 reads 19 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 36,244 reads 120 comments

  22. 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 5 months ago 18,194 reads 26 comments

  23. 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 5 months ago 11,249 reads 39 comments

  24. 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 5 months ago 12,238 reads 26 comments

  25. 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 5 months ago 2,897 reads 2 comments