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How the Indianapolis Colts Must Build Around Defensive Playmakers

To put it bluntly, the Indianapolis Colts have a lot of needs. With holes, both short- and long-term, at numerous positions, the direction that the Colts should go early in the draft is up for debate. Lately, the trend has been to mock...Show More Summary

Available NFL Free Agents Who Can Still Be 2015 Key Contributors

The excitement regarding the 2015 NFL draft is starting to build. Less than two weeks remain before the league’s annual selection meeting, where former college players join the 32 pro rosters. However, there are still some experienced NFL performers out there looking for jobs, be it as starters or valuable reserves. Show More Summary

Cleveland Browns: Rob Housler Signing Not Enough to Truly Solidify TE Position

The Cleveland Browns took a major step in getting the tight end position in order last week by bringing on free-agent pass-catcher Rob Housler. Housler joins fellow tight ends Jim Dray and Gary Barnidge on the Browns roster and serves...Show More Summary

New York Jets Have All the Power in Muhammad Wilkerson Negotiations

There is no bigger priority for the New York Jets than to re-sign defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson—short of finding a franchise quarterback, of course. Just because it's priority 1a, it doesn't mean they should rush to get it done. Show More Summary

Jameis Winston’s attorney on lawsuit: “This stunt was expected”

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already said that yesterday’s civil suit filed against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston would have no bearing on their decision at the top of the 2015 NFL Draft. So it stands to reason that Winston’s side has reason to be confident, if they weren’t already. Via Matt Baker of the…

Replay review still could end up being done only at league office

When the NFL changed the replay rules in 2014 to permit the league office to be involved in the process of reviewing a call on the field, the end result happened only after it appeared that the league would take the function completely out of the stadium and move it exclusively to 345 Park Avenue.…

Friday morning one-liners

WR Percy Harvin thinks he can “show the world I can be an every down receiver” with the Bills. The Dolphins have to continue investing in their offensive line. Cameron Fleming’s versatility is useful to the Patriots offensive line. Jets CB Darrelle Revis plans to join his former team at the White House next week.…

Is 2015 the Year the Chargers Transition from Antonio Gates to Ladarius Green?

After 538 yards in 15 games in 2012, the illustrious career of San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was supposed to be winding down. It was Gates’ fourth straight year of decline, he was on the wrong side of 30 and the Chargers...Show More Summary

Sorting out Miami Dolphins' Jumbled Secondary

The Miami Dolphins deserve a lot of credit for their handling of the 2015 offseason. Aside from the fact that they somehow managed to squeeze some value out of Mike Wallace and Dannell Ellerbe, they have systematically taken action at multiple positions on their roster that needed an overhaul. Show More Summary

5 Realistic Trade Partners for New England Patriots in 2015 NFL Draft

Few teams are as strongly associated with the draft-day trade as the New England Patriots. In an inherently unpredictable event, Bill Belichick's astute sense for valuation has given the Pats a leg up over the rest of the league. Grantland's...Show More Summary

C.J. Spiller finding it so hard to say goodbye to Buffalo

Even though he’s found someone who wants him, and even though that might be a better professional situation for him, it was still hard for C.J. Spiller to leave. As the now-Saints running back was packing up his things in Buffalo, he told Tim Graham of the Buffalo News that he didn’t realize how difficult it…

New England Patriots Must Move to Re-Sign Connolly Before NFL Draft

For a minute, it looked like the market might finally pick up for free-agent guard Dan Connolly. The New England Patriots were still interested in re-signing their veteran interior lineman, but at least four other teams had joined the...Show More Summary

Buffalo Bills Draft Countdown: Making the Case for Tre' Jackson

On the first day of last year's draft, Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley made an extremely bold move by trading away a 2015 first-round draft pick in order to move up and snag Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins. In this year's draft,...Show More Summary

Will #DeflateGate report come before Patriots visit White House?

Saturday marks the three-month anniversary of the AFC title game, which sparked the #DeflateGate scandal.  And there’s still no resolution to the question of whether the Patriots used footballs that became accidentally or deliberately underinflated. Upon hiring Ted Wells to participate in the investigation, the NFL placed no timetable upon the project.  His prior effort on…

Rams add Brett Hundley, Garrett Grayson to workout list

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley wants to hear his name mentioned alongside Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston and we’re going to make that wish come true. Sort of, anyway. Hundley isn’t going to be under consideration for one of the first few picks in the draft like the other two quarterbacks, but he is right next…

B/R NFL Draft 400: Top Tight Ends

Each spring, 256 players are drafted into the NFL, with roughly another 100 added as undrafted free agents. With close to 350 players joining the pros each year, it's tough to keep track of them. Everyone knows who Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota and Amari Cooper are. Show More Summary

ACC linebackers/secondary to watch this season

Here are a handful of linebackers and secondary to watch in the ACC this upcoming college football season.

How Soon Should Rookies Start Planning for Life After the NFL? Now

What I'm about to tell you has to be stated vaguely for reasons you'll understand. There was a man. He was a former NFL player. Recently, he was considering taking his own life. He was eventually helped by another former NFL player. Again,...Show More Summary

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