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29 Aug 2014, 04:01pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Player Pages Updated

We're so sorry this took so long, but all the FO player pages are now updated with 2013 stats. That includes both offensive and defensive players. All readers can see the last three seasons; FO Premium subscribers can see entire careers. In addition, similarity scores are now updated to reflect last season's performance. So, for example, you can now see that the most similar player to Brandon Marshall's 2013 is Eric Moulds in 2002, and the most similar player to Marshall for 2011-2013 is Roddy White 2009-2011. Most similar is listed for all readers; FO Premium subscribers get a top ten.

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29 Aug 2014, 03:54pm by Aaron Schatz

Running Final Cuts Thread

Click here for a running list (and discussion) of bigger-name cuts on August 29-30.

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38 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2014, 10:19pm by v3456d

28 Aug 2014, 04:29pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: FO Seeks Part-Time Business Manager

Football Outsiders is seeking a part-time Business Manager. Click here for details.

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27 Aug 2014, 01:06pm by Aaron Schatz

NFL Upholds Josh Gordon One-Year Suspension

Well, that sucks. Sucks for the Browns, and for all of us who like to watch great football players.

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84 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2014, 10:04am by Will Allen

27 Aug 2014, 11:53am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Super Bowl Odds

ESPN Insider asked me to give Super Bowl odds for all 32 teams along with a sentence or two about what a championship season would look like for each franchise. These are updated odds that account for the Sam Bradford injury and numerous preseason changes, although not yesterday's New England-Tampa Bay trade. Denver leads at 16.9 percent.

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26 Aug 2014, 02:03pm by Aaron Schatz

Pats Deal Logan Mankins to Bucs

Wait, what? The Patriots have a habit of doing this right before the season with aging veterans, don't they? First Lawyer Milloy, then Richard Seymour, now they've dealt 32-year-old Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay for tight end Tim Wright (good receiver, can't block) and a pick. Everyone's jumping to conclusions on Twitter, but it's hard to judge the trade until we know what the pick is. But still... it feels like the Pats are always playing fifth dimensional chess. Is Mankins in decline? Is this about the cap space for a Darrelle Revis extension?

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171 comments, Last at 30 Aug 2014, 9:06am by Will Allen

26 Aug 2014, 12:37pm by Aaron Schatz

FOA 2014 MEDIA: SB Nation (NEW: JAC, SD)

It's time for our annual SB Nation tour where each of the 32 SB Nation blogs gets a chance to ask us about their team's forecast in Football Outsiders Almanac. (Click for links.)

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35 comments, Last at 26 Aug 2014, 10:15pm by Scott Kacsmar

24 Aug 2014, 04:43pm by Aaron Schatz

BREAKING NEWS: Sam Bradford Tears ACL Again, Out for Year

Tough break here for the Rams and for Sam Bradford, who will miss the entire 2014 season after another tear in his left ACL in Saturday night's preseason game against Cleveland. It's the same ACL he tore in the middle of last year. Veteran Shaun Hill now becomes the Rams' starting quarterback; he at least has a good track record of avoiding turnovers. They'll surely be scouring the waiver wire the next week or two to find a better backup than Austin Davis. Meanwhile, this is probably the end for Bradford in St. Louis, as he has a cap number around $16 million for next year.

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22 Aug 2014, 12:41pm by Aaron Schatz

Move Extra Points to the One

Mike Tanier's solution to the "XP are easy" problem: Move them to the 1-yard line, and more coaches will go for two, which will make the game more exciting.

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22 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2014, 9:58pm by v3456d

21 Aug 2014, 12:27pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: FOA 2014 Kindle Version

No, seriously, we finally made this work. (Click to read more.)

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