05 Mar 2012, 06:34pm by Rivers McCown
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.
13 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2012, 4:55pm by LionInAZ
05 Mar 2012, 02:39pm by Rivers McCown
This thread keeps a running list of players who have received the franchise tag.
83 comments, Last at 07 Mar 2012, 3:51pm by tuluse
04 Mar 2012, 11:40pm by Rivers McCown
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.
14 comments, Last at 05 Mar 2012, 12:38pm by Ranccor
02 Mar 2012, 06:00pm by Rivers McCown
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.
214 comments, Last at 09 Mar 2012, 8:58pm by Kyle S
28 Feb 2012, 09:53pm by Rivers McCown
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?
7 comments, Last at 29 Feb 2012, 3:16pm by Boo-urns
27 Feb 2012, 09:06pm by Rivers McCown
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.
12 comments, Last at 03 Mar 2012, 1:07am by Alex
27 Feb 2012, 11:56am by Rivers McCown
Super Bowl fallout, aging diva wideouts, and the NFL combine source most of this month's best quotes.
20 comments, Last at 05 Mar 2012, 5:16pm by TreeRol
27 Feb 2012, 10:40am by Rivers McCown
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.
24 comments, Last at 29 Feb 2012, 8:06pm by Marko
24 Feb 2012, 04:16pm by Rivers McCown
A poignant look at Michael Vick's concussion early in the 2011 season.
35 comments, Last at 28 Feb 2012, 7:49pm by Jerry
17 Feb 2012, 05:22am by Rivers McCown
The land where everybody needs a new receiver!
9 comments, Last at 26 Feb 2012, 7:35am by Mr Shush