Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

01 Mar 2007, 06:25pm by Aaron Schatz

Steelers Release Joey Porter

Wow, March 1 really IS the new June 1. You ready to watch the Jets and Patriots bid each other up over this one? Actually, I would not be shocked if Porter landed in San Francisco. The 49ers are swimming in cash, and I still think that Mike Nolan would prefer to fit talent into a 3-4 system, even though the 49ers still list themselves as a 4-3 on their website depth chart.

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47 comments, Last at 06 Mar 2007, 3:09pm by Vash

01 Mar 2007, 12:31pm by Aaron Schatz

March 1 is the New June 1

Aaron Schatz uses similarity scores to see what may be in store for the 2007 cap casualties. (Click link to read more.)

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28 Feb 2007, 08:24pm by Aaron Schatz

NFL Cuts include Moulds, Lewis, Simmons, Shusshy

Hey, kids! March 1 is the new June 1! Jamal Lewis, meet the free agent market. You too, Brad Johnson. Eric Moulds and the other released Texans are discussed in the new Four Downs. And the Bengals released linebacker Brian Simmons, because they're trying to cut down on locker room influences with clean arrest records.

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23 comments, Last at 02 Mar 2007, 5:50pm by Gus

28 Feb 2007, 07:19pm by Aaron Schatz

Four Downs: AFC South

Aaron Schatz finishes off the first round of 2007 Four Downs with Jack Del Rio's thoughts on consistency, Houston's equivocation on David Carr, and Indy's chances of repeating. Plus: Whose responsibility is it to discipline Pac-Man Jones, really?

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63 comments, Last at 07 Apr 2007, 10:15pm by Joe

28 Feb 2007, 03:59pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Completion Percentage by Pass Distance

Ever wonder who throws best to different levels of the field? If so, you’re in luck, because Aaron tells you the best and worst at throwing the ball downfield. (Click link to read more.)

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28 Feb 2007, 03:50pm by Aaron Schatz

NFL Grapples with Thorny Issue: Punishment

Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle has an idea that he thinks will cut down on NFL stars in legal trouble: not just penalties for the players, but penalties for the teams.

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59 comments, Last at 01 Mar 2007, 7:21pm by zlionsfan

27 Feb 2007, 11:23pm by Aaron Schatz

Chiefs Agree to Deal with Huard

Let the quarterback controversy begin. Jay Glazer says it is a three-year, $7.5-million contract. The idea that Damon Huard is the "heir apparent" to Trent Green is a little ridiculous -- the guy is going to be 34 years old next season. Green will be 37. You have to figure this is just an open competition heading into camp. Meanwhile, this contract takes a very good option off the market for teams like Cleveland that have a need for a veteran quarterback, and Brodie Croyle would like to know when a combination surfboard-clipboard will be available for purchase.

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31 comments, Last at 01 Mar 2007, 3:59pm by Pat

27 Feb 2007, 12:41am by Aaron Schatz

Doubting Thomas

Remember when our early numbers said Fred Thomas was a good corner back? Well, we figured out why.

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25 Feb 2007, 02:02am by Aaron Schatz

Broncos RB Damien Nash Dead at 24

What kind of bad sign is floating over this franchise? Damien Nash, the third-string running back in Denver, passed away at the age of 24 after collapsing during a charity basketball game in St. Louis -- a charity basketball game for a heart transplant charity named after his brother Derris, himself a recent transplant recipient. Awful news.

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13 comments, Last at 27 Feb 2007, 10:46am by Wanker79

25 Feb 2007, 01:00am by Aaron Schatz

Five Observations from the Combine: Saturday

In wrapping up Day Three of the Scouting Combine from the Media Room, Aaron discusses how the trend toward two-back rotations is affecting draft scouting, the change from offense to defense this year in potential position switch players, another Miami tight end, pre-teen gymnasts, and the sartorial splendor of Adam Schefter.

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8 comments, Last at 28 Feb 2007, 1:39pm by ackpfft