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10 Mar 2012, 07:51am by Rivers McCown

Mark Sanchez Gets Extension

Reported terms of Sanchez's contract at this point: five years, $58.25 million, $20.5 million in guarantees for 2012 and 2013.

I would have posted about this last night, but I wasn't sure if it was a hilarious dream or not. Either way, obviously, this is a silly deal for a player who has played like Sanchez has to this point in his career. Maybe he will break out in season four and make it look respectable -- he has taken baby steps forward each year -- but it's hard to reconcile that with the fact that he'll make more money than Aaron Rodgers will next year.

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72 comments, Last at 14 Mar 2012, 7:52pm by LionInAZ

05 Mar 2012, 06:34pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Best and Worst Franchise Tag Uses

The bad uses are mostly circumstantial, but, to be clear: keeping a talented running back on a one-year deal is good. Keeping your franchise quarterback on the tag despite having nearly eight months to negotiate with him, thus losing your All-Pro guard and star receiver, is bad.

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13 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2012, 4:55pm by LionInAZ

05 Mar 2012, 02:39pm by Rivers McCown

Franchise Tag Thread

This thread keeps a running list of players who have received the franchise tag.

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83 comments, Last at 07 Mar 2012, 3:51pm by tuluse

04 Mar 2012, 11:40pm by Rivers McCown

Seahawks Re-Sign Marshawn Lynch

Reported terms: 4 years, $31 million, $18 million guaranteed.

Not too far off the fabled DeAngelo Williams contract of last offseason. Me thinks we may see some much bigger running back contracts than some are comfortable with this time around. In fact, to some, this may be one of them.

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14 comments, Last at 05 Mar 2012, 12:38pm by Ranccor

02 Mar 2012, 06:00pm by Rivers McCown

NFL: Saints Defense Had Bounty Fund

The NFL announced the findings that a "bounty program" existed between the Saints and around 27 defensive players during the 2009-2011 seasons. Defensive players would get paid for knocking other players off the field via injury, and Saints general manager Mickey Loomis did not stop the program when directed to do so by owner Tom Benson.

Adam Schefter reports this is likely to cost the Saints multiple draft picks, more than SpyGate cost the Patriots.

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214 comments, Last at 09 Mar 2012, 8:58pm by Kyle S

28 Feb 2012, 09:53pm by Rivers McCown

49ers Reach New Deal with Ahmad Brooks

Reported terms: six years, $44.5 million, $17.5 million in guarantees.

So, would you rather have Brooks at this price, or D'Qwell Jackson at his?

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7 comments, Last at 29 Feb 2012, 3:16pm by Boo-urns

27 Feb 2012, 09:06pm by Rivers McCown

Browns Re-Sign D'Qwell Jackson

Reported terms: five years, $42.5 million, with $19 million in guaranteed money.

Obviously Jackson had a good season and was a terrific story in winning comeback player of the year, but my gut instinct says that's a lot of money for someone who played six games in the two years prior to 2011.

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12 comments, Last at 03 Mar 2012, 1:07am by Alex

27 Feb 2012, 11:56am by Rivers McCown

The Month In Quotes: February 2012

Super Bowl fallout, aging diva wideouts, and the NFL combine source most of this month's best quotes.

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20 comments, Last at 05 Mar 2012, 5:16pm by TreeRol

27 Feb 2012, 10:40am by Rivers McCown

MMQB: Combine Edition

Peter talks the price to trade up for Robert Griffin III, the rise of Georgia Tech's Stephen Hill, and hands the keyboard over to Mike Mayock for half of a page.

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24 comments, Last at 29 Feb 2012, 8:06pm by Marko

24 Feb 2012, 04:16pm by Rivers McCown

The Trauma and the Pity

A poignant look at Michael Vick's concussion early in the 2011 season.

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35 comments, Last at 28 Feb 2012, 7:49pm by Jerry