1. Is Jimmy Graham the NFL's Biggest Matchup Nightmare?

    Jimmy Graham is a rare football specimen. Here he is, a 6'7" tight end with a 4.5 40-yard dash time, who can outmuscle defenders with his 265-pound frame and outjump cornerbacks due to his 38...

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  2. 6 Reasons the New Orleans Saints Offense Will Return to Dominance in 2013

    After three seasons in the playoffs and a combined 37 regular-season wins from 2009-11, the New Orleans Saints suffered through a misery-filled 2012 campaign that not only resulted ...

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  3. Predicting Every NFL Team's Biggest Bust of 2013

    “Bust” is a pretty nasty label, but it is one the NFL media have started handing out to underachievers rather early on...

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  4. Predicting Where Top Remaining NFL Free Agents Will Sign

    Back on March 12, the NFL ’s 2013 league year began and the free-agency period opened with a flurry of activity...

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  5. Every NFL Team's Riskiest Move so Far This Offseason

    Every team in the NFL has the same goal, realistic or not: win the Super Bowl. Getting that elusive Super Bowl ring isn't easy, and it's never as simple as following a standard ...

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  6. NFL Rookies Who Will Play Biggest Roles in 2013-14

    Defining the phrase “biggest role” when it comes to rookies in the NFL isn’t an easy task. At least, it’s not as cut and dried as one would think...

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  7. NFL Players Sure to Capitalize on Fresh Starts with New Teams

    Sometimes, all anyone needs to get over a hump or to revitalize a career is a change of scenery. Wide receiver Randy Moss enjoyed one of his best seasons in 2007 after landing in New England with the Patriots after two years with the Oakland Raiders.

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  8. How Will Loss of Victor Butler Affect Saints' 2013-14 Season?

    The New Orleans Saints ’ new pass rush was dealt a terrible blow Tuesday when running back Mark Ingram collided with linebacker Victor Butler in team drills and Butler stayed down on the field...

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  9. Predicting the NFL's 2013 Award Winners

    As NFL teams wrap up organized team activities (OTAs), we’re still not any closer to knowing the answers to some of the league’s most talked about questions—come on, it’s just June...

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  10. Biggest Challenges to Sean Payton's Return to NFL

    As the 2013 NFL season approaches for the New Orleans Saints , head coach Sean Payton is once again the focus of the Saints' sideline...

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  11. Buying or Selling Each Team's 2013 NFL Free Agency Strategy

    In the rearview mirror is the NFL combine, the draft, the heart of free agency, rookie minicamp and the first weeks of organized team activities (OTAs)...

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  12. Expect the Unexpected When It Comes to Rob Ryan's New Saints Defense

    Back in April, I examined what the New Orleans Saints ' new-look defense might bring to the table in 2013...

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  13. NFL Players Who Need a Super Bowl Ring to Validate Their Careers

    It isn't necessarily the fairest of benchmarks, but NFL players who want to cement their names among the best players ever need to own a Super Bowl ring...

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  14. Which Rookies Are Shining in OTAs?

    When NFL rookies are first introduced to the way their respective teams practice, it’s typically at rookie minicamp. But there are a few limitations during that weekend...

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  15. Roddy White: 'I Know We Know What It Takes to Get over the Super Bowl Hump'

    Playoff obstacles are nothing new to this Atlanta Falcons football team. In fact, enduring and overcoming past postseason hardships has made this team a more cohesive unit and taught them how to push forward...

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  16. Dead-Weight Players NFL Teams Should Cut

    The NFL ’s Management Council voted, in 2012, to increase the offseason roster limit from 80 players to 90, according to league spokesman Greg Aiello ...

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  17. Dave Gettleman Continues Panthers' Salary Cap Overhaul

    Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams restructured his contract Tuesday, according to Yahoo! Sports , and saved the team $3.2 million this season...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 10,371 reads 38 comments

  18. Predicting a Role for Jeff Demps in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offense

    The draft-day acquisition of running back Jeff Demps from the New England Patriots isn ’t going to bring the intended results for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers . It’s likely not going to work out at all...

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  19. Ronde Barber: 'Steve Smith Was the Toughest Guy I Faced'

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Ronde Barber had an illustrious 16-year NFL career, one that came to an end on May 8 when he announced his retirement...

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  20. NFL Players Facing Do-or-Die Seasons in 2013

    There are some guys in the National Football League that have the good life. They come to work every day, focus on their craft and spend tons of time getting better, but in general, have only one target to laser-focus on: winning...

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  21. Ronde Barber Will Be Missed off the Field More Than on in 2013

    Ronde Barber , the last bastion of defensive prowess from the golden era of Tampa Bay Buccaneers football, told Fox Sports' NFL analyst Jay Glazer Wednesday that he is officially retiring...

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  22. Predicting the Top NFL Rookies at Every Position in 2013

    Success in the National Football League never comes easily. Success for a rookie in the league is even more of an anomaly. Predicting rookie success in the NFL isn’t an easy task either...

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  23. Which NFL Players Are About to Lose Starting Jobs to Rookies?

    It’s never a fun part of the business—at least for the player who's losing his job—but adding rookies through the NFL draft inevitably means some guys will lose their starting jobs...

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  24. 10 NFL Rookies Drafted by the Wrong Team

    Who hasn’t played the role of NFL general manager during the draft months? As players fall off the board on draft day, either to a favorite team or one of its rivals, I wish ...

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  25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Undrafted Free Agents: Tracking the Latest Signings

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers added arguably their most important piece of the 2013 NFL draft well before the draft actually kicked off...

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