03 Aug 2011, 10:27pm by Rivers McCown
Former All-Pro Colts defensive end Bubba Smith passed away on Wednesday afternoon at the age of 66. No cause of death was immediately announced. He was a Super Bowl champion with the 1971 Colts and was named to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1988.
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02 Aug 2011, 05:25pm by Rivers McCown
No one can say Tarvaris Jackson doesn't have any weapons to work with. According to John Clayton, the Seahawks have outbid the Raiders for the services of the 26-year-old tight end. No monetary details yet, but it's probably a fairly big contract if the Raiders offered Miller anything close to the money they gave to the rest of their free agents.
EDIT: Here's the contract. Five years, $34 million, and $17 million guaranteed. That's all it took!
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02 Aug 2011, 04:59pm by Rivers McCown
San Francisco nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin, coming off a season where he was franchised and played extremely well, reportedly settled for a one-year deal with New Orleans. Should be pretty interesting to see how Gregg Williams uses Franklin, Sedrick Ellis, and Shaun Rogers together.
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02 Aug 2011, 03:43pm by Rivers McCown
I guess this better explains the Charlie Johnson signing for Minnesota. Former Pro Bowler Bryant McKinnie was granted his release after nine seasons in purple as his weight problems and off-the-field issues finally became too much to deal with for the Vikings.
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01 Aug 2011, 01:10pm by Rivers McCown
After falling from Patriots No. 1 receiver to Titans decoy last year, Randy Moss has decided to retire. He finishes his career with seven Pro Bowl selections, four All-Pro selections, and tied for second all-time with 153 touchdown receptions.
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26 Jul 2011, 06:23pm by Rivers McCown
Adam Schefter is reporting that Eagles safety Quintin Mikell has agreed to a four-year deal with the Rams. More information as it becomes available. Per Schefter on TV, the total compensation will be $28 million.
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26 Jul 2011, 05:45pm by Rivers McCown
Per Pro Football Talk, the Panthers have agreed to terms with defensive end Charles Johnson on a six-year, $76 million deal with $32 million in guaranteed money. $30 million of that guaranteed money will come as a signing bonus. Not bad for someone who had only started four games prior to the 2010 season.
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26 Jul 2011, 02:56pm by Rivers McCown
FO alum Bill Barnwell previews the NFL's free agency period for Grantland. Lots of top five lists to pick through here, including a section on overrated and underrated players.
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25 Jul 2011, 05:03pm by Rivers McCown
It's always sure to start an argument when you use the term "bargain," so without further adieu, here are ten players who could be somewhat overlooked in free agency.
25 Jul 2011, 04:50pm by Rivers McCown
What are the best landing spots for some of the better free agents in the NFL? Nnamdi Asomugha, Eric Weddle, Charles Johnson, and others are handed new locations.
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