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Lions expected to sign Phillip Hunt

The Lions signed defensive end George Johnson as a free agent last year after Johnson missed the entire 2013 season and were rewarded with six sacks off the bench on the way to the playoffs. Johnson is a restricted free agent this offseason, so he should be back in Detroit for another year coming off…

New Rams QB coach Chris Weinke talks up Sam Bradford

Despite reports that the Rams might trade or release quarterback Sam Bradford, everyone in St. Louis insists that the team is fully committed to its franchise quarterback. That includes new Rams quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke, who says he accepted the job in large part because he’s enthusiastic about coaching Bradford. “Love him. Love him,” Weinke…

5 Pass-Rushers the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Must Consider in the 2015 NFL Draft

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had plenty of rebuilding to do heading into last offseason but, unfortunately for their fans, the 2015 offseason is simply "Phase 2" for a franchise with plenty of holes still left to fill. One area of need the Bucs thought they addressed last year was adding a dynamic pass-rusher to their front four. Show More Summary

Changing NFL Offenses Has Reduced Impact of 'Systems Quarterbacks'

System quarterbacks. Can't trust 'em, right? That's what some scouts might have you believe in the run up to every NFL draft. It's a label attached exclusively to the "con" column of any given prospect looking to make a splash, moreShow More Summary

Vikings continue to focus on welcoming Adrian Peterson back

The Vikings have been silent in the hours since Judge David Doty vacated the suspension of running back Adrian Peterson. Earlier in the hour, they issued a statement which makes it clear that, for now, they’ll continue to be silent when it comes to talking directly to Peterson. “Adrian Peterson is an important member of…

Is Todd Herremans' Replacement Already on Philadelphia Eagles Roster?

While the move has not been officially announced by the team, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to release Todd Herremans. The news begs the question of who will be lining up at right guard come September. Some...Show More Summary

Michigan Football: Predictions for Spring Practice

Jim Harbaugh is known for brutal honesty, whether tweaking opposing coaches or his own players. Fans and media have diligently waited for Harbaugh to unload on rivals Ohio State and Michigan State or perhaps take a shot at former collegiate and NFL rival Pete Carroll for falling short of the Super Bowl. But Harbaugh has been remarkably restrained. Show More Summary

Report: Kyle Wilson not expected back with Jets

Kyle Wilson has largely been a disappointment for the New York Jets since being selected in the first round out of Boise State in the 2010 NFL Draft. The Jets seem to be ready to move on from Wilson this offseason. According to Kimberley A. Martin of Newsday, Wilson isn’t expected to return to the…

Can Brock Osweiler Be the Denver Broncos' Heir to Peyton Manning?

At this time, Peyton Manning has not confirmed that he will return to the Denver Broncos for another season in 2015. While all signs point to him returning for one—perhaps final—run, this question mark has the Broncos (and Broncos fans) thinking about life without Manning. The next quarterback behind Manning on the depth chart is Brock Osweiler. Show More Summary

49ers: 5 Best Options to Replace Michael Crabtree This Offseason

Michael Crabtree is coming off one his worst seasons as a professional. It couldn't come at a worse time, with Crabtree set to hit free agency this year. It isn't a coincidence that Crabtree's struggles are directly related to the 8-8 finish by the San Francisco 49ers this season. Show More Summary

San Francisco 49ers: Should They Sign Reggie Bush?

The San Francisco 49ers aren ’t going to be major spenders in free agency, but they could find some value in the second- or third-tier of free agents out there. One of these lesser free agents this year is Reggie Bush, who the Detroit Lions released on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Can the Philadelphia Eagles Afford to Trade Up for Marcus Mariota?

The NFL draft is fast approaching, and with just over two months to go until the NFL's offseason Super Bowl, the most compelling storyline across the league is hitting full stride. The story, of course, is whether the Philadelphia Eagles...Show More Summary

St. Louis Rams: 5 Best Options to Replace Joe Barksdale This Offseason

According to, the St. Louis Rams currently have about $6.8 million available in salary cap space. Perhaps that's why general manager Les Snead said it's likely that offensive lineman Joe Barksdale will test the free-agent...Show More Summary

Green Bay Packers Need to Address ILB Position but Not Necessarily in Round 1

The Green Bay Packers have made it clear their primary personnel focus this offseason is the inside linebacker position. "I think the inside linebacker position could probably be compared to where we were last year at the safety position," head coach Mike McCarthy said in his media session at the combine. Show More Summary

Ohio State Football: How Will the Buckeyes Replace Devin Smith?

By the end of the season, there wasn't a team in Ohio State's path that could contain Devin Smith. The 6'1", 199-pound wide receiver had served as the Buckeyes' lethal deep threat during his tenure in Columbus, but the blazing pass-catcher...Show More Summary

Washington hires Dave Ragone as quality control coach

A former Titans position coach has been added to Jay Gruden’s coaching staff. Washington has hired Dave Ragone as an offensive quality control coach, the club announced Thursday. The 35-year-old Ragone was the Titans’ quarterbacks coach in 2013 and their wide receivers coach in 2011 and 2012. He also coached quarterbacks for the UFL’s Hartford…

Texans stadium needs $50 million in upgrades for Super Bowl LI

Houston will host its third Super Bowl in February 2017 when Super Bowl LI is played at NRG Stadium. However, the stadium itself requires some significant upgrades over the next two years before the AFC and NFC Champions line up for kickoff. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the upgrades required for NRG…

Reports: Browns still in the mix for Josh McCown

If it’s not the Josh McCown Derby, it’s at least a match race. The Browns, like the Bills, are vying to sign McCown, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Thursday night. Furthermore, John Wawrow of the Associated Press reported McCown has engaged in “contract discussions” with Buffalo and Cleveland. Both reports, it…

Detroit Lions: Latest Free Agency News and Rumors

The Detroit Lions enter free agency with one of those "good" problems—the team is already competitive. General manager Martin Mayhew's focus will rightly be centered on retaining his own players that head coach Jim Caldwell guided to an 11-5 record. Show More Summary

What Can We Expect from Adrian Peterson in Potential Return to the NFL?

Adrian Peterson is a Minnesota Viking again...soon, probably. Judge David Doty ruled in favor of Peterson and the NFLPA on Thursday, vacating his suspension. Per Michael McCann of Sports Illustrated, the ruling puts Peterson's suspension...Show More Summary

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