Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

13 Mar 2012, 03:55pm by Tom Gower

Bears Trade for Brandon Marshall

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.

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87 comments, Last at 16 Mar 2012, 9:52am by Mr Shush

12 Mar 2012, 10:01pm by Tom Gower

49ers Sign Randy Moss

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.

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52 comments, Last at 22 Mar 2012, 12:59am by bill

12 Mar 2012, 03:30pm by Tom Gower

Redskins, Cowboys Docked Cap Space

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.

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145 comments, Last at 16 Mar 2012, 8:15pm by jebmak

20 Feb 2012, 02:52pm by Tom Gower

Chiefs Sign Stanford Routt

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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36 comments, Last at 22 Feb 2012, 6:15pm by speedegg

20 Feb 2012, 10:49am by Tom Gower

MMQB: Luck and Griffin

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!

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67 comments, Last at 10 May 2012, 1:29pm by Captain DGAF

16 Feb 2012, 03:54pm by Tom Gower

The Tom Coughlin All-Stars

Manning or Brunell? Strahan, Brackens, or JPP? Who are the best players to take the field for Tom Coughlin?

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60 comments, Last at 21 Feb 2012, 5:19pm by SFC B

13 Feb 2012, 01:51pm by Tom Gower

Four Downs: AFC West

Going through the AFC West, we find the Broncos trying to rebuild the secondary, the Raiders looking for linebackers, and the Chiefs just trying to get their 2010 playoff team healthy again.

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72 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2012, 12:11pm by Noah of Arkadia

09 Feb 2012, 06:32pm by Tom Gower

Raiders Release Stanford Routt

The Oakland Raiders announced they have released cornerback Stanford Routt. Routt signed a 3-year, $31.5 million extension last February which was restructured into a 5-year, $54 million deal in September for cap reasons. I thought Routt was clearly the Raiders' best corner last season, and do not really understand the move at all.

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22 comments, Last at 14 Feb 2012, 5:56am by Eggwasp

09 Feb 2012, 04:14pm by Tom Gower

Top 50 Free Agents

Pete Prisco, who's one of those writers who actually watches games, put together a list of the top 50 free agents that I think is pretty sensible. Pro tip: if you're putting a list like this together and Brandon Carr isn't towards the top, you probably need to revise your list.

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36 comments, Last at 14 Feb 2012, 9:48am by JMM*

07 Feb 2012, 02:43pm by Tom Gower

Ricky Williams to Retire?

Ricky Williams has reportedly told the Ravens he plans to retire. He was under contract for 2012 and had previously indicated he planned to play next season, but apparently changed his mind. This is not, of course, Ricky's first retirement, as he first walked away from the game after back-to-back seasons with at least 380 carries in 2002 and 2003 before returning. We'll see if this one sticks. Here's what he had to say on Twitter after the news broke:

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41 comments, Last at 16 Feb 2012, 2:41pm by ByTor