1. 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 9 months ago 15,823 reads 71 comments

  2. 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 9 months ago 21,373 reads 157 comments

  3. 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 9 months ago 1,284 reads 4 comments

  4. Oakland Raiders Add Pressure During Free Agency by Not Tagging Houston, Veldheer

    The Oakland Raiders are less than a week away from two of their best players becoming unrestricted free agents...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 16,194 reads 47 comments

  5. Can Darren McFadden Resurrect NFL Career in 2014?

    Once upon a time (back in 2010), Darren McFadden rushed for 1,157 yards and added another 507 receiving in just 13 games...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 17,267 reads 57 comments

  6. Breaking Down the Kansas City Chiefs' Potential WR Targets in the 2014 Draft

    The Kansas City Chiefs will be in the market for a No. 2 wide receiver this offseason because Dexter McCluster is set to become a free agent when the new league year starts March 11...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 6,627 reads 11 comments

  7. Oakland Raiders' Future at QB Wisely Doesn't Include Terrelle Pryor

    Quarterback Terrelle Pryor ’s days as a member of the Oakland Raiders are numbered. Late owner Al Davis ’ last draft pick is so unlikely to remain with the team in 2014; all that’s left is the formality of his exit...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 23,594 reads 340 comments

  8. Blueprints for NFL Teams with the Most 2014 Cap Space

    The NFL salary cap keeps going up. The salary cap projection was $126.3 million initially, and it was later adjusted to $130 million . The most recent report by John Clayton of ESPN pegs the 2014 salary cap at $132 million ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 65,436 reads 100 comments

  9. Will Raiders and Chiefs Use the Packers' Defensive Player Prototypes?

    The Oakland Raiders are in the midst of a massive rebuilding effort while their division rival, the Kansas City Chiefs, are trying to take the next step after a huge turnaround in 2013...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 12,221 reads 12 comments

  10. Raiders, Chiefs Following Packers' Scouting Process Entering Scouting Combine

    The Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks have all hired a general manager who cut their teeth with the Green Bay Packers...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 1,071 reads 0 comments

  11. How the Denver Broncos Can Replace Eric Decker

    Unless wide receiver Eric Decker changes his mind and takes less money to stay with the Denver Broncos , it’s likely he’s going to be playing elsewhere in 2014...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 16,211 reads 34 comments

  12. Why the Oakland Raiders Should Avoid Using the Franchise Tag

    If the Oakland Raiders decide to use the franchise tag, they can prevent either left tackle Jared Veldheer or defensive end Lamarr Houston from hitting the market on March 11...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 months ago 9,484 reads 20 comments

  13. Lamarr Houston an Ideal Target for Raiders to Start Spending Money

    The Oakland Raiders have a lot of money to spend, but they also have many needs. The Raiders need an infusion of talent at just about every position—likely even more than $60 million in salary cap space can buy...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 10 months ago 14,009 reads 39 comments

  14. Why Knowshon Moreno Won't Find Big Money on Free-Agent Market

    Running backs are going to garner a fair amount of skepticism in free agency. At a position that takes such a beating, running backs hitting the open market are often on their last legs...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 10 months ago 13,617 reads 33 comments

  15. Why Eric Decker Is a No. 1 Receiver

    The Denver Broncos had a prolific, record-breaking offense in 2013 because quarterback Peyton Manning had great weapons...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 10 months ago 20,776 reads 107 comments

  16. Oakland Raiders' Spending Dilemma Could Define Reggie McKenzie Era

    The Oakland Raiders are entering the third year of their rebuild with general manager Reggie McKenzie calling the shots. The first two years have been rocky, making this a pivotal year of the entire process...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 10 months ago 26,090 reads 76 comments

  17. The Kansas City Chiefs Shouldn't Waste Limited Resources on Top Wide Receiver

    There has been a lot of talk about which wide receiver the Kansas City Chiefs should target in free agency or the draft. The talk so far has centered on high-profile free agents and first-round draft picks...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 10 months ago 7,982 reads 17 comments

  18. Oakland Raiders Wise to Delay Re-Signing Jared Veldheer and Lamarr Houston

    The Oakland Raiders have a lot of work to do this offseason. With a projected $63.6 million in salary cap space according to Spotrac and a talent-deficient roster, general manager ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 10 months ago 24,876 reads 111 comments

  19. What's Next for the Denver Broncos After Super Bowl Loss?

    After a great season, the Denver Broncos fell short of their goal. With just a couple weeks until the NFL Scouting Combine and just over a month until free agency, the Broncos must quickly transition to preparing to make another run next season...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 10 months ago 27,328 reads 194 comments

  20. What Went Wrong for the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII?

    Everything went wrong for the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII . At least, that’s probably how it feels...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 10 months ago 21,276 reads 143 comments

  21. How Julius Thomas Went from Unadapted to Uncoverable for the Denver Broncos

    Two seasons, nine games and one catch for five yards at age 25. That was Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas ’ stat line entering this season...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 10 months ago 19,125 reads 114 comments

  22. Can the Broncos Beat the Seahawks' Press Coverage?

    The biggest story of Super Bowl week is how the game will pit the Denver Broncos and their No. 1 offense against the Seattle Seahawks and their No. 1 defense...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 10 months ago 10,725 reads 109 comments

  23. Beyond 'Omaha': Breaking Down Peyton Manning at the Line of Scrimmage

    Thanks to an NFL rule that requires certain players to wear a microphone, we can now hear what quarterbacks say at the line of scrimmage...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 10 months ago 350,850 reads 36 comments

  24. Tracing the Denver Broncos' Path to Super Bowl XLVIII

    Making it to the Super Bowl is hard. In fact, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will be making just his third trip to the Super Bowl even though he's made it to the playoffs a dozen times...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 10 months ago 5,563 reads 20 comments

  25. Future Uncertain, Champ Bailey Can Cap Hall of Fame Career with Super Bowl Win

    Cornerback Champ Bailey will make his first-ever trip to the Super Bowl when the Denver Broncos travel to East Rutherford, N.J., to take on the Seattle Seahawks ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 10 months ago 10,156 reads 45 comments