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19 Aug 2011, 08:57am by Rivers McCown

Blogging the NFL Rule Book: 2011 Changes

Courtesy of FO reader Travis, here is a complete list of all the major rule changes to the NFL rules this offseason. I sure hope chartreuse is an acceptable shade of green for the grass!

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51 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2011, 4:51pm by roguerouge

18 Aug 2011, 10:12am by Rivers McCown

Terrelle Pryor Declared Eligible For Supplemental Draft

The NFL, which had postponed it's supplemental draft while they decided what to do about Terrelle Pryor, has ruled that Pryor will be eligible to be selected. However, they have decided to uphold the NCAA's punishment for Pryor, so he will be suspended for the first five games of the NFL season. The draft was rescheduled for Monday, August 22nd.

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79 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2011, 9:57am by moe

16 Aug 2011, 08:27pm by Rivers McCown

Renegade Miami Football Booster Spells Out Illicit Benefits To Players

A "sustained, eight-year run of rampant NCAA rule breaking" has been uncovered by Yahoo!'s investigative ninjas at the University of Miami. Former Hurricanes booster Nevin Shapiro, now in jail for his role in a Ponzi scheme, detailed to Charles Robinson how he gave benefits to at least 72 football players and estimated that the amount of money given to them was "in the millions."

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73 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2012, 7:19pm by lonso

15 Aug 2011, 11:36am by Rivers McCown

Four Downs: NFC North

Can the Lions pass rush make up for a flawed secondary? Will Jay Cutler actually have time in the pocket this year? Is Green Bay going to be able to fix their running game? Who exactly is Donovan McNabb going to throw to?

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35 comments, Last at 17 Aug 2011, 11:28pm by BaronFoobarstein

12 Aug 2011, 12:20pm by Rivers McCown

The Week In Quotes: August 12, 2011

Why would anyone admit that they wanted to pick John Beck with a Top 10 pick? Can someone get some air spray for Tarvaris Jackson? And can the Vikings dust for vomit?

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41 comments, Last at 15 Aug 2011, 10:09am by Dean

10 Aug 2011, 04:46pm by Rivers McCown

Logan Mankins Signs Long-Term Extension With Patriots

After being franchise tagged earlier this offseason and staging a dramatic holdout through most of 2010, the Patriots have finally signed guard Logan Mankins to a long-term deal.

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19 comments, Last at 14 Aug 2011, 6:56am by Mr Shush

08 Aug 2011, 01:53pm by Rivers McCown

Lions' Mikel Leshoure Out For The Season

Detroit running back Mikel LeShoure, their second-round pick in last April's draft, has been lost for the year with a torn Achilles tendon. Thus far, most of the offseason concerns about overweight players post-lockout have been unsubstantiated. What we apparently should have been worried about? Achilles injuries.

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40 comments, Last at 10 Aug 2011, 4:39pm by RickD

08 Aug 2011, 11:03am by Rivers McCown

Four Downs: AFC West

Did the Chargers do enough to fix their horrific special teams? Will Andy Studebaker get enough pressure on the quarterback for Kansas City? Can Oakland's young offensive line keep Jason Campbell upright? Is Denver's old secondary going to sink or swim?

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65 comments, Last at 15 Feb 2013, 7:08am by shankar

05 Aug 2011, 01:37pm by Rivers McCown

Saints To Sign Ex-Bears Center Olin Kreutz

This will keep the Saints from having to bump Matt Tennant to the starting lineup after Jonathan Goodwin's defection to the 49ers. Kreutz reportedly agreed to a $2 million base salary for one year, plus incentives that could double the value of the deal.

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12 comments, Last at 08 Aug 2011, 4:38pm by Joseph

05 Aug 2011, 01:18pm by Rivers McCown

The NFL Star And The Brain Injuries That Destroyed Him

Dave Duerson chose to give his brain to The Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, and the early results from their experiments on the brains of deceased football players are pretty hard to stomach.

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80 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2011, 9:44pm by tuluse