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12 Feb 2014, 07:29pm by Aaron Schatz

Cap-Strapped Saints Cut Three Veteran Defenders

It's defense overhaul time in New Orleans, as the Saints today cut veteran defensive end Will Smith, cornerback Jabari Greer, and safety Roman Harper. Actually... that's not so much of a defensive overhaul. Smith missed last season with a torn ACL. Greer was demoted to nickelback and Harper to third safety. While Greer used to be an FO binky, I think Smith is really the name here. He could be a really nice veteran addition if there's a team out there that needs a situational pass rusher and wants to get jiggy with it.

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12 comments, Last at 15 Feb 2014, 12:07am by Joseph

11 Feb 2014, 06:51pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Seeking 1987 Videotapes

Time for one of our occasional calls looking for videotapes of old games so we can complete past seasons of play-by-play and do DVOA/DYAR ratings. (Click to read more.)

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4 comments, Last at 12 Feb 2014, 2:11pm by jklps

11 Feb 2014, 02:54pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Madden Ultimate Team Content for February 14

During the offseason, we'll continue to be choosing star players for special Football Outsiders elite cards in Madden 25 Ultimate Team, based on strong performances in our various stats in 2013. This week, we're starting with a whole offensive line representing the top five teams in Adjusted Line Yards, our stat which breaks down runs of different lengths to get an idea of which teams get the best run blocking.

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10 Feb 2014, 11:41pm by Aaron Schatz

2013 Football Outsiders Awards

This year's best offensive player may have been obvious, but the Football Outsiders readers and national media had disagreements about a number of awards, including Defensive MVP, Rookie of the Year, and Coach of the Year.

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87 comments, Last at 11 Feb 2015, 7:04pm by lankeleads

09 Feb 2014, 10:03pm by Aaron Schatz

Missouri DE Michael Sam To Be First Openly Gay NFL Player

Well, here we go. The time has come, and this isn't going to be like Jason Collins, some backup coming out in his late 30's. Michael Sam of Missouri, reigning SEC Defensive Player of the Year and mid-round draft prospect, came out tonight in an interview with ESPN's Chris Connelly. Sam came out to his coaches and teammates in August, had a great season, and now will head to the NFL. We have to wait for the combine drills, but I must admit, I'm even a little bit more curious about the SackSEER projections now.

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50 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2014, 11:36am by justanothersteve

06 Feb 2014, 10:23pm by Aaron Schatz

Deadspin's Big Book of Black Quarterbacks

This is Deadspin's attempt to not only create a comprehensive list of African-American quarterbacks in the NFL, but to give them each a biography, ranging from one or two sentences about guys who washed out quickly to long, detailed discussion of men like Fritz Pollard, Michael Vick, and Steve McNair. They literally had to have the Gawker technical people raise the character limit for a post to make this thing publishable.

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34 comments, Last at 12 Feb 2014, 10:50am by Kevin from Philly

06 Feb 2014, 02:07pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: 2014 Playoff Challenge Winner!

Congratulations to reader Douglas Daley of Haymarket, Virginia, who won our 2014 Playoff Challenge with his team "dougied." He'll get a free copy of next season's KUBIAK projections and FOA 2014.

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6 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2014, 11:18am by ooter

04 Feb 2014, 01:33pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Madden Ultimate Team for Super Bowl XLVIII

Yes, there will be Football Outsiders Madden Ultimate Team elite players for the Super Bowl, in packs this weekend. They are:

  • Cliff Avril (RE, 95 OVR): Two hurries according to ESPN Stats & Information, plus two QB hits and a pass defensed.
  • Doug Baldwin (WR, 95 OVR): led all WR with 48 DYAR this week, catching 5-of-5 targets for 66 yards and a TD.
  • Kam Chancellor (Limited Edition SS, 98 OVR): Six plays tackling receivers short of a first down, plus interception.

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31 Jan 2014, 02:11am by Aaron Schatz

Super Bowl XLVIII Preview

Denver's offense vs. Seattle's defense is a legendary matchup for the ages. But Seattle's offense vs. Denver's defense is the matchup that will probably decide this game, and the Seahawks have the advantage of being better and healthier.

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77 comments, Last at 04 Feb 2014, 11:24am by The Ancient Mariner

27 Jan 2014, 11:32am by Aaron Schatz

REMINDER: Change in Comment and Registration Policies

Beginning next Monday, Football Outsiders will require readers to be logged in as registered site users in order to comment in discussion threads. (Click to read more.)

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