1. Why 2013 Is a Make-or-Break Year for Josh Freeman

    Kingda Ka has nothing on Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman . Let me help you out before you’re forced to do your own research...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 3,482 reads 13 comments

  2. Saints Still Unproven at Outside Linebacker After Signing Victor Butler

    When the Saints signed outside linebacker Victor Butler on Thursday they both addressed the huge need for a pass-rushing force from the outside and continued the offseason trend of bringing in young talent on defense...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 7,080 reads 23 comments

  3. Everything You Need to Know About the NFL's Rule Changes

    Every year during the pre-spring doldrums around the NFL , team brass convene to show the world that football is a year-round sport that needs constant attention...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 17,087 reads 20 comments

  4. Antoine Winfield, Not Tracy Porter, Should Be Saints' 'Plan B' at CB

    The New Orleans Saints are still courting cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, and according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network , Asomugha has narrowed his choice down to New Orleans or the San Francisco 49ers ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 9,420 reads 20 comments

  5. Would Osi Umenyiora Be Better in Atlanta Than John Abraham?

    It seems as if the Atlanta Falcons and free agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora have been talking forever. It’s only been six days since Umenyiora ’s first visit with Atlanta on March 20, but both sides feel a deal is imminent...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 13,767 reads 44 comments

  6. Do the Atlanta Falcons Need 1 of the over-30 Free-Agent Pass-Rushers?

    When the Atlanta Falcons released defensive end John Abraham on March 1, they shaved off the only player to reach double digits in sacks, and almost 35 percent of the team’s 29 sacks from 2012...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 6,709 reads 25 comments

  7. Carolina Panthers Must Trade RB DeAngelo Williams to Escape Financial Mess

    While most NFL teams were shifting their offensive strategies toward three and four wide receiver sets and attacking through the air with precision strikes, former Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney spent $89...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 8,414 reads 32 comments

  8. Tampa Bay Can't Move Forward on Darrelle Revis Until Some Soul Searching Is Done

    Are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a piece or two away from making a Super Bowl run, or is this team still rebuilding? Without knowing the answer to that question—Tampa Bay doesn’t ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 5,793 reads 46 comments

  9. Saints 2013 Salary Situation: Breaking Down New Orleans' Current Cap Status

    The New Orleans Saints needed a couple of last-minute restructured deals to get below the $123 million salary cap ceiling prior to the March 12, 3 p.m. deadline set by the NFL ...

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  10. Falcons 2013 Salary Situation: Breaking Down Atlanta's Current Cap Status

    The Atlanta Falcons made some drastic, but obvious cuts to clear salary from their books heading into the new 2013 NFL calendar year. According to Spotrac.com , Atlanta now has just over $7...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 7,092 reads 7 comments

  11. Buccaneers' 2013 Salary Situation: Breaking Down Tampa Bay's Current Cap Status

    Only four teams had more salary-cap space than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers heading into the new 2013 NFL calendar year. According to Spotrac.com , Tampa Bay now has just over $25...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 3,277 reads 1 comments

  12. Panthers 2013 Salary Situation: Breaking Down Carolina's Current Cap Status

    The Carolina Panthers aren’t one of the richer teams in the NFL when it comes to cap space headed into the new 2013 NFL calendar year. In fact, they have had to work extremely hard just to get under the cap...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 4,429 reads 1 comments

  13. Falcons Free Agency Tracker: Updated Signings, Rumors & Grades

    It’s not quite practicing all week with games on Sunday, but when the NFL calendar resets at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday and free agency begins, there will be a flurry of NFL activity...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 23,275 reads 21 comments

  14. Saints Free-Agency Tracker: Updated Signings, Rumors & Grades

    It’s not quite practicing all week with games on Sunday, but when the NFL calendar resets at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday and free agency begins, there will be a flurry of NFL activity...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 355 reads 116 comments

  15. Buccaneers Free-Agency Tracker: Updated Signings, Rumors & Grades

    It’s not quite practicing all week with games on Sunday, but when the NFL calendar resets at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday and free agency begins, there will be a flurry of NFL activity...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 15,952 reads 21 comments

  16. Panthers Free Agency Tracker: Updated Signings, Rumors and Grades

    It’s not quite practicing all week with games on Sunday, but when the NFL calendar resets at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday and free agency begins, there will be a flurry of NFL activity...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 292 reads 12 comments

  17. Is Chris Gamble Making a Huge Mistake Walking Away from Football?

    Chris Gamble is taking his money and leaving the NFL world. The Carolina Panthers released the cornerback on Friday in a cost-cutting move that saved the team $7.9 million and thrust it under the salary cap...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 27,827 reads 30 comments

  18. Tony Gonzalez's Decision to Return to Falcons Not All About the Money

    I’m not buying the notion that Tony Gonzalez ’s return to football in 2013 is all about a $7 million cash grab...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 11,134 reads 30 comments

  19. Locking Up William Moore Was an Absolute Must for the Atlanta Falcons

    The Atlanta Falcons and strong safety William Moore agreed to a five-year deal Saturday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , that is worth $30 million, $14 million guaranteed...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 3,018 reads 5 comments

  20. Carolina Panthers Hurting at Cornerback After Releasing Chris Gamble

    The Carolina Panthers shed $7.9 million and landed about $4 million under the salary cap by releasing cornerback Chris Gamble on Friday, according to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 4,397 reads 47 comments

  21. Cliff Avril Willing to Switch to 3-4 Now Makes Sense in New Orleans

    Defensive end Cliff Avril has played for five seasons in the NFL for the Detroit Lions in their 4-3 defensive scheme. Just because he’s been in the 4-3, don’t pigeon-hole him as someone who can’t be helpful to a 3-4 team...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 8,530 reads 16 comments

  22. New Orleans Saints 2013 Mock Draft Roundup

    There are few time periods each year that are filled with more conjecture, bickering and jockeying for position than the time between the NFL Scouting Combine and the NFL draft...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 9,792 reads 35 comments

  23. Does Darrelle Revis Make Sense for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

    The NFL is still six days away from the opening day of free agency. But as long as there’s a Darrelle Revis rumor floating around, this isn ’t a week to get some rest before the busy pre -draft period begins...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 5,345 reads 47 comments

  24. Will the Falcons Need to Break the Bank for William Moore?

    Atlanta Falcons strong safety William Moore missed four games last year and still finished fifth on the team in tackles with 75, 22 behind team leader Stephen Nicholas...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 2,942 reads 6 comments

  25. Atlanta Falcons Would Be Crazy to Trade for Darrelle Revis

    New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is definitely a better option than any player currently on the Atlanta Falcons ’ roster, or any player who will become available on the free-agent market next week...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 1 year ago 6,434 reads 14 comments