1. Which Rookie QB Is a Perfect Fit for Lovie Smith's New-Look Bucs?

    Making guesses about which team is going to pick which player in the NFL draft has become somewhat of a predraft national pastime. Romanticizing the process for the public to see has turned guys like Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr...

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  2. Saints' Need at CB Opens Trade Scenarios for 2014 NFL Draft

    The New Orleans Saints made an absolutely shrewd move prior to the 2013 season by signing cornerback Keenan Lewis in free agency...

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  3. The Most Unheralded Prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft

    In the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft, the New England Patriots arguably made one of the best draft picks ever. Former Michigan quarterback Tom Brady was on the board late and the Pats took a chance...

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  4. Can the Buccaneers Afford to Release WR Mike Williams?

    Bad press is rarely a good thing in the NFL , and it’s especially bad when a player is trying to impress a new head coach and general manager...

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  5. Panthers Can't Ignore Need for Backup QB as an Insurance Policy for Cam Newton

    The Carolina Panthers already have three backup quarterbacks on their roster: Derek Anderson, Joe Webb and Matt Blanchard...

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  6. Why the Falcons Can Comfortably Look to Trade Down in 2014 NFL Draft

    Compensatory picks were handed out by the league Monday at the NFL Owners Meetings in Orlando. The Atlanta Falcons received three extra picks in the 2014 NFL Draft : A fourth-round ...

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  7. Devin Hester Signing Gives Falcons Much-Needed Boost in Field Position Battle

    Only five teams in the NFL started with worse field position than the Atlanta Falcons did last season...

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  8. Jerricho Cotchery Gives Panthers a Solid Target, but He's Not Their Savior at WR

    In the world of sports, ticker-tape parades are for winning championships. Ian Rapoport of NFL .com announced Thursday that free-agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery had ...

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  9. 2014 NFL Free Agents: Under-the-Radar Moves That Will Pay Off Big

    It’s so much fun to watch the hype of free agency, especially when it comes to the big, household names that sign with different teams...

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  10. Panthers' Disastrous Offseason Blowing the NFC South Wide Open

    Defense wins championships. Seattle ’s 43-8 beatdown of Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII provided some very recent evidence in support of the power of a great defense...

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  11. Saints Re-Signing Zach Strief Officially Puts New Orleans into Draft Mode

    By re-signing right tackle Zach Strief on Monday, the New Orleans Saints gave calm reassurance to quarterback Drew Brees , who was hit frequently in 2013, and also placed the team in draft mode because the coffers are close to bare...

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  12. Buccaneers Sign Evan Dietrich-Smith: Grading the Move and What It Means in Tampa

    The first three days of free agency have gone by at a frenetic pace for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers . In total, the Bucs have signed seven new players—the most recent addition ...

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  13. Carolina Panthers Will Regret Puzzling Move to Cut WR Steve Smith

    Every NFL player dreams of health, prosperity, a Super Bowl ring or two and then a glorious, heartfelt ride off into the sunset of retirement...

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  14. Lovie Smith Making All the Right Moves to Rebuild Buccaneers Franchise

    There’s one thing that’s a definite about the Tampa Bay regime under new head coach Lovie Smith : This team is going to be assembled Lovie’s way, and the game is going to played Lovie’s way...

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  15. Buccaneers Sign Alterraun Verner: Grading the Move and What It Means in Tampa

    Cornerback Darrelle Revis became obsolete Tuesday night when USA Today 's Tom Pelissero announced that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed former Tennessee Titans corner Alterraun Verner ...

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  16. Falcons Sign Paul Soliai: Grading the Move and What It Means for Atlanta

    It’s no secret that the Atlanta Falcons entered free agency on March 11 in dire need of help along the offensive and defensive lines...

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  17. Buccaneers Sign Michael Johnson: Grading the Move and What It Means in Tampa Bay

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers addressed an area of major need on Tuesday, just hours before free agency officially kicked off at the start of the NFL ’s calendar year at 4 p.m...

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  18. Who Should Make a Move for Darrelle Revis?

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to trade or cut cornerback Darrelle Revis by Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports...

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  19. Are Saints Gutting a Playoff-Ready Team by Releasing Darren Sproles?

    In the span of less than 12 hours on Friday, two players said goodbye to the city of New Orleans via Twitter, and a chunk of the Saints ’ offense began packing to leave town ...

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  20. Saints Cutting of Lance Moore a Smart Financial Move

    ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday that the Saints were trying to shop wide receiver Lance Moore via trade, but apparently there were no takers, and his price tag was too much for the team to stomach...

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  21. Tajh Boyd Shows Off NFL Potential at Clemson Pro Day

    Over the course of 12 months, Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd watched his draft stock plummet like a meteor toward earth...

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  22. Saints Making a Mistake Shopping Lance Moore, Pierre Thomas

    The New Orleans Saints , in dire need of more cash to help with the current salary cap situation, have been trying to trade running back Pierre Thomas and wide receiver Lance Moore , according to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN...

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  23. Dee Ford's Pro-Day Speed Highlights a Perfect Pass-Rushing Prospect for Saints D

    When Auburn Tigers defensive end Dee Ford finally got to go through drills and work out for NFL scouts at his pro day in Auburn on Tuesday, his numbers were eye-popping...

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  24. Darrelle Revis in Tampa Bay Is Best for Buccaneers in 2014

    For the second offseason in a row, cornerback Darrelle Revis is a topic of pre -draft trade conversation...

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  25. Franchise Tag Just a Necessary Step, Jimmy Graham and Saints Still Miles Apart

    New Orleans Saints offensive weapon Jimmy Graham let the world know via Twitter on Friday that he had been slapped with the franchise tag...

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