31 Mar 2009, 09:28am by Vince Verhei
Our story begins with a very wealthy cornerback, stops in Denver and Kansas City where defensive help is still needed, and winds up in San Diego for some peace and quiet. Vince Verhei looks at the AFC West.
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16 Mar 2009, 05:28am by Vince Verhei
DeMaurice Smith, a 45-year-old D.C.-based attorney, has been voted new executive director of the NFL Players' Association. Smith beat out three other candidates, including former players Troy Vincent and Trace Armstrong. The two most pressing issues facing Smith: Taking better care of retired players, and getting a new deal done with the league to prevent a work stoppage in 2011.
10 comments, Last at 16 Mar 2009, 10:46pm by Jerry
14 Mar 2009, 02:38pm by Vince Verhei
After refusing to take a pay cut, linebacker Julian Peterson was traded by the Seattle Seahawks to the Detroit Lions for defensive end/tackle Cory Redding. The Seahawks will also get the Lions' fifth-round draft pick in the deal.
Peterson was arguably Seattle's best defender last year, finishing second on the team in tackles and third in sacks. The linked story describes Redding as "a talented young player who is still in his prime," but he's 28 years old -- at this point, what you see is what you get, and he's not likely to get any better. He is 2 1/2 years younger than Peterson, though.
25 comments, Last at 17 Mar 2009, 4:04pm by tuluse
09 Mar 2009, 03:25am by Vince Verhei
Former Pittsburgh cornerback Bryant McFadden has signed with Arizona. Two years, $10 million. $5 million in the first year, so I assume that's guaranteed. This could be a big deal for the Cardinals -- if McFadden can beat out Rod Hood for a starting job and bump Hood down to nickel back, they will be stronger at both positions.
10 comments, Last at 09 Mar 2009, 8:38pm by CowWithBeef
02 Mar 2009, 03:20pm by Vince Verhei
The FO staff looks at who cashed in and who missed out. Plus: How screwed up are the finances of the NFL Draft?
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27 Feb 2009, 03:52pm by Vince Verhei
ESPN's Tim Graham is reporting that Mike Vrabel is in Kansas City taking a physical prior to being traded to the Chiefs. Graham notes Chief's GM Scott Pioli's background in New England, and suggests that Matt Cassell will be next.
19 comments, Last at 28 Feb 2009, 1:06pm by MC2
17 Feb 2009, 12:55pm by Vince Verhei
Vince Verhei tours the NFC West, taking a close look at Arizona's coordinator woes, Chris Long's progression, Vernon Davis' recession, and Jim Mora's future.
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16 Feb 2009, 09:20pm by Vince Verhei
They may lose T.J. Houshmandzadeh to free agency, but they'll still have Shayne Graham, darn it. The Bengals were sixth in kicking for points in 2005, 11th in '06, eighth in '07, and 13th last year.
20 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2009, 6:54pm by Amp
15 Feb 2009, 12:27am by Vince Verhei
Based on his Guy Fieri hairdo alone, Pittsburgh's Jeff Reed was already one of the most consistently entertaining kickers in the league. Now comes word that during a trip to a Pennsylvania convenience store at about 3 a.m., Reed discovered that the paper towel dispenser was empty. He responded by destroying said dispenser and cursing out the attendant. He's facing potential penalties of up to $300 in fines and -- seriously -- 90 days in jail.
So who should play Jeff Reed in the Jeff Reed movie? Johnny Knoxville? Adam Sandler? (He could redo the "lonesome kicker" song for the soundtrack.)
24 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2009, 9:54am by Dean
08 Feb 2009, 09:17pm by Vince Verhei
Jon Gruden discusses his offseason plans with the Orlando Sentinel, and has plenty of nice things to say about Tim Tebow and his chances of making it in the NFL. Most importantly, he refers to Tebow as "250 pounds of concrete cyanide." "Concrete Cyanide" is the coolest nickname any athlete could ever have, and I'm making it a personal mission to ensure that it sticks.
15 comments, Last at 12 Feb 2009, 12:28am by An Onimous