DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24:  Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos rushes against Cameron Fleming #71 of the New England Patriots in the second half in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Recapping all the moves from NFL’s franchise tag deadline

NFL teams gave a version of the franchise tag to 10 different players before Tuesday’s deadline. The tag comes in three forms—exclusive, non-exclusive and transition—and is used by teams to either keep a free agent off the market or control if the player is allowed to sign elsewhere. The one-year tender is valued using the average of […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Defensive lineman Joey Bosa of Ohio State participates in a drill during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

NFL GM on 2016 draft: ‘There isn’t a special player out there’

According to several league executives, the 2016 NFL draft is lacking star power. “There isn’t a special player out there,” one general manager said, via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. Another team executive said there are question marks about all the top players, including Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa, Florida State defensive back […]

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 09:  Roddy White #84 of the Atlanta Falcons looks on during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on November 9, 2014 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Roddy White: ‘I’d bet every dollar I’m going to be a Falcon’

Despite no confirmation either way from the Falcons, veteran receiver Roddy White remains confident he’s going to be playing in Atlanta for the 2016 season. “I’d bet every dollar I had that I’m going to be a Falcon,” White said, via the Atlanta Journal Constitution. White acknowledged he hasn’t “spoken to anybody” about his status […]

during the 2015 NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 11, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Polian says catch rule likely to remain vague

Former Bills, Panthers and Colts general manager Bill Polian says that player safety trumps the clarification of what a catch is in the NFL. Polian, part of a six-person panel that was put together to help simplify the definition of a catch, told The Washington Post that players would lose some of their protection as […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 10:  Chris Long #91 of the St. Louis Rams celebrates after the rams held on fourth down during the game against the  Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 10, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Chris Long being ‘pursued aggressively’ by NFL contenders

Recently released defensive end Chris Long may soon find a new home with one of the NFL’s Super Bowl favorites. According to Peter King of MMQB.com, Long is already being “pursued aggressively by contenders” after the Los Angeles Rams cut him in a cap move last week. An eight-year NFL veteran, he is free to sign with […]

JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 23:  Matt Jones #18 of the Jacksonville Jaguars fumbles after making a reception against the Minnesota Vikings during the game at Jacksonville Municipal stadium on November 23, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

10 biggest NFL Combine busts of all-time

Watching the stocks of 2016 NFL draft prospects rise and fall this week will be like watching a ticker on Wall Street. The NFL Scouting Combine begins Tuesday at Indianapolis, and it’s a safe bet that a player or two will climb up draft boards because of his 40-yard dash time, number of bench-press reps or vertical […]

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10 most memorable games in 2015 NFL season

That yawner of a Super Bowl is fading into the past and destined to get lost in the shuffle of Super Bowl memories. Now we can look at some games during the 2015 NFL season that were actually exciting. Each of the season’s 10 most memorable games were decided in the last two minutes or […]

during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 20, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

NFL’s most likely franchise tag candidates in 2016

The two-week period when NFL teams can use the franchise tag starts today and runs through Tuesday, March 1. A season ago, five players—Demaryius Thomas, Dez Bryant, Justin Houston, Jason Pierre-Paul and Stephen Gostkowski—received the franchise tag, while one—Charles Clay—got the transition tag. Thomas, Bryant, Houston and Gostkowski later signed multi-year deals before the July […]

during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

Top 5 takeaways from 2015 NFL Playoffs

The Denver Broncos’ win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 capped off a postseason that included some unbelievable finishes, the ascendancy of the NFL’s new MVP, a dominant run of defense and potentially the final game of one of the greatest quarterbacks in league history. Here are the top five takeaways from the NFL’s 2015 postseason: […]

during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

Ranking the 5 worst Super Bowls since 2000

Super Bowl 50 won’t go down as one of the best ever. At times, it was harder to watch than Puppymonkeybaby. Some of the best all-time Super Bowls have come in the last decade or so. There also have been some snoozers, however, and some Super Bowls that just weren’t great aesthetically. If you’re going […]

during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

Top defensive performances in Super Bowl history

The Denver Broncos’ win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 will live on as one of the most dominant defensive performances in the game’s storied history. Pegged as an underdog against NFL MVP Cam Newton and the Panthers, Denver turned the tables by producing seven sacks, forcing four turnovers and holding Carolina’s top […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 21:  Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns watches from the bench during the second half of a loss to the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 21, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Coldplay drummer thought Johnny Football nickname was Manziel’s real name

Besides Peyton Manning, Cam Newton and Coldplay with a dash of Beyonce and Bruno Mars, Johnny Manziel’s name rang the loudest surrounding the 50th Super Bowl. Or is it Johnny Football? Apparently Coldplay, though tasked with playing the biggest Super Bowl halftime performance of all time, wasn’t exactly in the loop about all things Johnny […]

during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

Best and worst from Super Bowl 50

The Denver Broncos used a dominant defensive performance to upset the Carolina Panthers and win Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Here is the best and worst from Super Bowl 50: Best Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips Phillips’ Broncos defense capped off a historic season with one of the most […]

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