Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

06 Apr 2007, 03:08am by Doug Farrar

David Carr Agrees to Terms With Panthers

The Charlotte Observer reports that former Texans QB David Carr has agreed to a two-year deal with the Carolina Panthers. Carr had recently visited Seattle, but the scuttlebutt seems to be that he has a better chance of getting playing time behind Jake Delhomme than Matt Hasselbeck. The article says that the Panthers "obviously don't view Carr as the typical backup". Whether or not Delhomme's job would be in jeopardy if he struggles, Carr's certainly a better backup option than Chris Weinke.

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02 Apr 2007, 09:35am by Doug Farrar

Tank Tyler and the Needle's Eye

With the NFL looking to crack down on players who get in trouble with the law, what is it like to be a draft prospect with character issues? How hard is it to put your past behind you, to prove that you can walk the straight and narrow going forward so that it doesn't affect your draft status? Doug Farrar talks to one player who faces this task, North Carolina State defensive tackle Tank Tyler.

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27 Mar 2007, 12:38pm by Doug Farrar

Four Downs: NFC West

The latest Four Downs is all about appreciation. Doug Farrar appreciates the Hall of Fame career of Marshall Faulk as well as the new and improved front offices in Arizona and San Francisco. Most importantly, as a Seahawks fan, Doug appreciates the decision to let Jerramy Stevens leave Seattle.

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75 comments, Last at 30 Mar 2007, 6:02pm by Jeff

26 Mar 2007, 09:13pm by Doug Farrar

NFL Announces Compensatory Picks

One of the items on the agenda for the first day of the NFL owner's meetings was releasing the order of compensatory draft picks. Baltimore and New England gained the most, with four each. The 49ers will be one of the busiest teams come draft weekend- they picked up a 3rd and a 4th, which gives them a total of eight picks in the first four rounds. Under terms of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in a year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

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15 Mar 2007, 04:16pm by Doug Farrar

The Eclectic Ben Grubbs

He's been a linebacker, defensive end, tight end, and even power forward. Now he's the top offensive guard in the 2007 NFL Draft. Learn about the training and scouting of offensive linemen as Doug Farrar introduces you to the pride of Eclectic, Alabama: Ben Grubbs.

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13 Mar 2007, 10:41pm by Doug Farrar

Jerramy Stevens Arrested for DUI, Marijuana

Yeah, this was great timing. In the offseason that has seen more ridiculously huge contracts signed than any other, the thing you really DON’T want to do, especially after you void your own contract and enter the market, is get arrested for driving under the influence and possession of marijuana. Yet that is exactly what former Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens did very early Tuesday morning in Scottsdale, Arizona, as first reported by Michael Ferraresi of the Arizona Republic.

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09 Mar 2007, 04:17pm by Doug Farrar

The New Age of Millionaire Linemen

The salary cap spike has left teams with money to burn. The big winners in this spending spree – offensive guards. Doug Farrar examines which players are worthwhile investments and which players are money down the drain. (Click link to read more.)

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07 Mar 2007, 01:06am by Doug Farrar

Daniel Graham Signs With Broncos

The competition between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks for the services of former New England Patriots tight end Daniel Graham is over, and the Seahawks blinked first. Denver has signed the five-year veteran and former unrestricted free agent to a five-year, $30 million deal with $15 million in guaranteed money, according to Scout.com's Adam Caplan.

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05 Mar 2007, 11:00am by Doug Farrar

MMQB: More Than the Money

Peter King says that the Adalius Thomas signing was a great one for the Pats (evidently, he hasn't been reading Ron Borges lately...), runs into Jason Giambi, gets goopy over Shaun O'Hara, and joins the rest of us in complete disbelief at the sheer wackiness of the Leonard Davis deal.

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155 comments, Last at 09 Mar 2007, 3:34am by zlionsfan

04 Mar 2007, 06:18pm by Doug Farrar

Leonard Davis Breaks the Bank

Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports that the Dallas Cowboys have signed former Cardinals underachiever Leonard Davis to a seven-year, $50 million contract, with $18 million in bonuses. Here's the interesting part, beyond just seeing the words "Leonard Davis" and $50 million" in the same sentence: according to Maske, the Cowboys will put Davis at either right guard or right tackle.

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