27 Apr 2012, 03:58pm by Tom Gower
FO is back for another night of live-blogging the NFL draft. Here's an archive of our chat for rounds two and three, and a thread to use to discuss the entire draft (including rounds four through seven) all weekend.
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26 Apr 2012, 08:00pm by Tom Gower
Once again this year, FO will be live-blogging the first three rounds of the NFL draft. Here's an archive of our first chat, and a thread to use to discuss the draft until round two starts Friday night.
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03 Apr 2012, 10:31am by Tom Gower
Tom Gower continues an annual FO tradition of looking back at the draft from six years ago. Remember choosing between a spread quarterback from Texas and a dropback passer from USC? Yeah, that didn't work out.
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19 Mar 2012, 11:53am by Tom Gower
Our long national nightmare is finally over, as Chris Mortensen has announced Peyton Manning will sign with the Denver Broncos, barring an unexpected contract talks snag per Adam Schefter. Schefter adds the Broncos will try to trade Tim Tebow.
271 comments, Last at 24 Mar 2012, 9:47am by Dragon Pie
13 Mar 2012, 04:51pm by Tom Gower
NFL free agency began on Tuesday at 4 PM ET. Please use this thread to discuss the latest signings, rumors, and general speculations about NFL goings-on. We'll be updating this thread when signings are reported.
118 comments, Last at 15 Mar 2012, 6:13am by Mr Shush
13 Mar 2012, 03:55pm by Tom Gower
Jay Glazer with some big unexpected news, reporting the Bears have acquired wide receiver Brandon Marshall from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for two third-round picks. Apparently the reports out of Chicago that the Bears were not the favorites for Vincent Jackson were on the money.
Marshall of course has a fairly successful history with Jay Cutler when they were in Denver together, and also fits Chicago's need for a big wide receiver. I have no idea what this means for Miami's pursuit of a shiny new quarterback.
87 comments, Last at 16 Mar 2012, 9:52am by Mr Shush
12 Mar 2012, 10:01pm by Tom Gower
Adam Schefter is reporting Randy Moss will make his return to the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers, signing a one-year deal after his workout catching passes from Jim Harbaugh this morning.
Of the rumored destinations for a hypothetical Randy Moss who is fast and motivated, I thought San Francisco was one of those that made sense. As we saw during the NFC Championship Game, the 49ers receivers might as well not have been on the field.
52 comments, Last at 22 Mar 2012, 12:59am by bill
12 Mar 2012, 03:30pm by Tom Gower
Adam Schefter is reporting the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys will be docked salary cap space for front-loading contracts paid during the uncapped year in 2010. The Cowboys lose $10 million, while the Redskins lose $36 million. The teams may split the amount by which they were docked over 2012 and 2013. The other teams in the league, save the Saints and Raiders, will be re-allocated additional money under the cap.
I'm going to go away somewhere and figure this whole thing out, because it doesn't make much sense to me.
145 comments, Last at 16 Mar 2012, 8:15pm by jebmak
20 Feb 2012, 02:52pm by Tom Gower
Adam Schefter is reporting the Kansas City Chiefs signed free agent cornerback Stanford Routt, formerly of the Oakland Raiders. The deal is apparently for 3 years, $20 million dollars. Routt also visited the Bills and Bengals. My assumption is Brandon Carr is now virtually a lock to hit free agency and Dwayne Bowe may get the franchise tag.
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20 Feb 2012, 10:49am by Tom Gower
In this week's Monday Morning Quarterback, Peter King shares insights on the draft's top two quarterbacks from his conversations with their collegiate head coaches. Raheem Morris also blames the Bucs' lack of success in 2011 compared to 2010 on not winning close games. King prefers to point out the Bucs didn't actually play many close games the second half of 2011 and questions Morris's fitness for another head coaching job. Stats are for losers!
67 comments, Last at 10 May 2012, 1:29pm by Captain DGAF