Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

16 Jul 2014, 03:16pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: 2014 KUBIAK Projections!

Finally... the 2014 Football Outsiders KUBIAK fantasy football projection spreadsheet is available. And this year, it can be yours for half the price, thanks to our friends at DraftKings.com. Click here to find out more.

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09 Jul 2014, 01:04pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Ryan vs. Flacco

So, who's been the better quarterback out of the 2008 draft? Matt Ryan or Joe Flacco? (Click to read more.)

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70 comments, Last at 17 Jul 2014, 2:39pm by TomKelso

02 Jul 2014, 12:25pm by Aaron Schatz

Arbitration Rules Jimmy Graham a Tight End

NFL.com's Ian Rappaport is reporting that arbitrator Stephen Burbank has ruled in favor of the New Orleans Saints: Jimmy Graham will be paid the franchise tender at the tight end position, not wide receiver.

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59 comments, Last at 08 Jul 2014, 8:34pm by theslothook

01 Jul 2014, 10:07pm by Aaron Schatz

Kiko Alonso Tears ACL, Out for Year

Sigh. Honestly, what is going on with linebackers and injuries this offseason? This is a huge blow to the Bills' defense, which was much better than most people realized last season. We know Nigel Bradham is nowhere near as good as Alonso, and it's hard to imagine that third-round rookie Preston Brown will be -- although hey, Alonso was a somewhat unknown second-rounder last year at this time. You never know.

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2 comments, Last at 01 Jul 2014, 10:44pm by Raiderjoe

24 Jun 2014, 05:03pm by Aaron Schatz

San Diego Signs Brandon Flowers

Doug Farrar, Cian Fahey, and I had a bit of an e-mail round robin about Flowers about a month ago, before Kansas City cut him. Flowers had phenomenal charting stats in 2012 -- top ten in both Adjusted Success Rate and Adjusted Yards per Pass -- and then horrific charting stats in 2013. Looking closer with two film guys, though, it looked like less of a case of getting old and more a case of player and scheme really not matching. The Chiefs had always played Flowers on one side, period. Suddenly in 2013 they were moving him all over, sometimes into the slot.

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4 comments, Last at 25 Jun 2014, 9:08pm by Scott C

19 Jun 2014, 04:07pm by Aaron Schatz

Johnathan Franklin's Career is Over

This isn't a hugely important player loss, but it is a sad one. While Eddie Lacy is on the precipice of stardom, the other running back Green Bay drafted last year, Johnathan Franklin, will probably never play again due to a neck injury sustained during a kickoff last year in Week 12. The Packers will be giving him a waived/injured designation, and in a tweet today Franklin indicated that he needs to move to the next phase of his life. I hope he invested his rookie salary well.

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2 comments, Last at 20 Jun 2014, 6:13pm by Whatev

18 Jun 2014, 11:15am by Aaron Schatz

Patent Office Cancels Redskins Trademark Registration

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football team’s name "disparaging to Native Americans." It was a case filed by five Native Americans. This will limit the team's options regarding merchandising. Now that we're talking money, maybe we can finally get Dan Snyder to change the damn thing.

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83 comments, Last at 26 Jun 2014, 4:53pm by tuluse

30 May 2014, 01:33pm by Aaron Schatz

Daryl Washington Suspended for Entire 2014 Season

Well, this is as big as the Cowboys losing Sean Lee to a torn ACL. Arizona inside linebacker Daryl Washington will miss the entire season, suspended due to the league's substance abuse policy. That's actually a little bit of a surprise, if only because it seemed a more likely reason for the suspension was Washington's recent plea bargain for an assault charge. (Beating up your ex-girlfriend is not a good thing.) The Cardinals may need to scramble now for veterans to play next to Kevin Minter.

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23 comments, Last at 04 Jun 2014, 4:33pm by LionInAZ

30 May 2014, 01:26pm by Aaron Schatz

NOW AVAILABLE: A Good Walkthrough Spoiled: The Best of Mike Tanier

Just in time for Father's Day, here it is, the long-awaited Best of Mike Tanier book which we are calling A Good Walkthrough Spoiled. This book is 400 pages of delicious prime Tanier, including 42 Football Outsiders columns from 2004-2012, updated Franchise Top Five QB and RB lists with additional brand new content on players like Joe Flacco and Eli Manning, and the entire Year of the Scab mini-book.

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4 comments, Last at 11 Jun 2014, 10:58pm by tuluse

28 May 2014, 11:52am by Aaron Schatz

Sean Lee Tears ACL, Done for Year

When I saw this news, I literally screamed "Oh, for crying out loud" at my computer, and I'm not even a Dallas fan. I just like good players when they get to actually play. So, who takes over? There are a couple of internal options: 2012 fourth-rounder Anthony Hitchens and 2013 sixth-rounder DeVonte Holloman. I figure they still need a veteran for depth.

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12 comments, Last at 30 May 2014, 10:05pm by Jeff88