1. Chiefs Franchise-Tagging Justin Houston Epitomizes the Franchise-Tag Process

    The franchise tag was introduced when free agency was adopted by the NFL in 1993, primarily so that teams would have a better chance to retain key players whom they drafted and groomed...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 24 hours ago 2,317 reads 2 comments

  2. The Confusing Truth About NFL Salary-Cap Space

    On the surface, the idea of a salary cap in the NFL seems so simple, but the key numbers we see in reports regarding cap space are often quite deceiving. Over the Cap does a tremendous job tracking payrolls for all 32 NFL teams...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 4 days ago 26,954 reads 39 comments

  3. The Free-Agency Case for (And Against) Pernell McPhee

    Let's talk about an impending unrestricted free agent who is almost certain to hit the open market in March. This man is only 26 years old with a ton of tread on his tires and no major injury concerns as he reaches his prime...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 6 days ago 5,026 reads 12 comments

  4. Bryan Bennett Used to Mariota's Shadow, but QB Could Be Ready for Own Spotlight

    It's a Tuesday morning in February, and NFL draft prospect Bryan Bennett is at the zoo. No particular reason, he says...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 6 days ago 64,739 reads 83 comments

  5. Shared Raiders, Chargers Stadium in Los Angeles Would Be Good for NFL

    A primarily privately funded Los Angeles stadium belonging to both the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers is the best possible solution to what has become a tumultuous, awkward tug of war between three former L...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 days ago 37,860 reads 136 comments

  6. Does Jared Lorenzen's 'Bigger Is Better' Mantra Perfectly Suit Jameis Winston?

    Those who have witnessed this viral artifact were already well aware that former NFL quarterback Jared Lorenzen is undoubtedly a big man. And those who follow him on Twitter know he's a funny guy...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 12 days ago 39,587 reads 27 comments

  7. The University of What?

    The majority of the prospects in attendance at the NFL Scouting Combine hail from your typical programs. This year in Indianapolis, you'll see 12 players from Florida State, 11 ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 13 days ago 42,786 reads 18 comments

  8. Has Steven Jackson Done Enough to Earn Hall of Fame Consideration?

    Steven Jackson will turn 32 this summer, which makes him a senior citizen in the world of running backs. So it's no surprise that, according to ESPN...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 18 days ago 8,181 reads 30 comments

  9. Is Josh McCown the Best QB Option on Free-Agent Market?

    Due to the nature of the NFL , the only term used less frequently than "free-agent quarterback" is "talented free-agent quarterback...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 19 days ago 24,552 reads 56 comments

  10. Why Marshawn Lynch Would Even Consider Retirement

    Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is 28 years old. He's only been able to legally drink for seven years and won't be eligible to become president of the United States for another seven years...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 20 days ago 101,936 reads 137 comments

  11. Can Peyton Manning Ride off into Sunset with One Last Shot?

    Next month, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will become the only 39-year-old starting position player in the NFL ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 21 days ago 17,796 reads 184 comments

  12. Is Richie Incognito Really Worth All the Trouble?

    Apparently, when new Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan spoke during his introductory press conference in January of his desire to " build a bully " with the Bills, he wasn't being metaphorical...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 22 days ago 8,544 reads 66 comments

  13. Washington Redskins Right to Leave Robert Griffin III out of Promotional Letter

    By now you've probably heard that the Washington Redskins sent a letter to Redskins Premium Club members earlier this week that listed "Ryan Kerrigan , DeSean Jackson , plus ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 25 days ago 34,825 reads 106 comments

  14. Redskins Have Huge Decisions to Make on Hall and Orakpo

    For about half a decade, cornerback DeAngelo Hall and outside linebacker Brian Orakpo have been the highest-profile defensive players on the Washington Redskins roster...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 25 days ago 6,181 reads 63 comments

  15. Ndamukong Suh Is the Ultimate High-Risk, High-Reward Big-Money Free Agent

    With the 2014 NFL season officially in the books, we can turn our full attention to free agency and the 2015 draft. But while the upcoming combine in Indianapolis will draw a lot of interest, the draft itself is still nearly three months away...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 26 days ago 10,358 reads 62 comments

  16. Big Questions at Running Back Shouldn't Be a Major Concern for Cowboys

    Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray ran for the highest yardage total in team history last season, but Murray is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next month, ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 27 days ago 14,720 reads 68 comments

  17. Giants Need Contingency Plan in Case Victor Cruz Recovery Goes Awry

    Sunday, New York Giants Pro Bowl wide receiver Victor Cruz was forced to watch as 2014 Comeback Player of the Year Rob Gronkowski and the rival New England Patriots win Super Bowl XLIX ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 28 days ago 11,425 reads 40 comments

  18. Blame for Malcolm Butler's Interception Goes Well Beyond Seahawks' Play Call

    To arrive at the realization that the Seattle Seahawks screwed up royally on their final offensive play of Super Bowl XLIX , you needn't understand anything beyond the basic principles of football...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 29 days ago 22,601 reads 72 comments

  19. New Falcons Coach Dan Quinn Must Prove Talent Didn't Carry Him in Seattle

    When it is soon confirmed that Dan Quinn will become the 16th head coach in Atlanta Falcons history, the mandate will be as clear as the task will be large...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 29 days ago 6,621 reads 32 comments

  20. What Should the Future Hold for Pierre Garcon in Washington?

    As the Washington Redskins begin the process of rebuilding a roster that has generated only seven wins the last two seasons, the front office will have major decisions to make regarding several expensive veterans...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 1 month ago 10,895 reads 52 comments

  21. Charles Haley Might Once Again Fall Short of the Hall of Fame

    I'm tired of having to write this, but it's worth reiterating that former Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers pass-rusher Charles Haley's resume might possess the most prolific combination of individual and team accomplishments we've ever seen...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 1 month ago 4,790 reads 23 comments

  22. Philadelphia Eagles Should Only Trade Nick Foles for a King's Ransom

    This is simple. If you're still searching for a franchise quarterback and at least one other team believes you might have one on your roster, that should serve as an indication that said quarterback is virtually untradable ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 1 month ago 24,476 reads 97 comments

  23. What Are Tony Romo's Hall of Fame Chances?

    This weekend in Phoenix, we'll find out whether or not former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Charles Haley has finally made the Pro Football Hall of Fame cut...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 1 month ago 30,365 reads 402 comments

  24. Is Jason Witten Already a Hall of Famer?

    Saturday in Phoenix, we'll find out if Charles Haley finally has the votes to become the 15th Dallas Cowboy to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 1 month ago 10,174 reads 53 comments

  25. How Long Should the Leash Be for the Current Redskins Regime?

    Because they've been making significant, but not wholesale changes, in recent offseasons , the Washington Redskins are in a weird spot...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 1 month ago 5,715 reads 49 comments