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09 May 2014, 05:08pm by Aaron Schatz

Bills Trade Steve Johnson to 49ers

The 49ers needed another wide receiver so they weren't stuck with someone like Quinton Patton on the field all the time, and the Bills apparently feel that they have too many wide receivers now that they drafted Sammy Watkins, so Steve Johnson is off to the 49ers for a conditional 2015 fourth-round pick which could become a third.

Most similar WR to Steve Johnson 2011-2013 by Football Outsiders sim scores:

Vance Johnson 1988-1990
Reggie Langhorne 1988-1990
Muhsin Muhammad 1999-2001
Dwayne Bowe 2007-2009
Earnest Gray 1982-1984
Kevin Walter 2007-2009
Bert Emmanuel 1996-1998

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27 comments, Last at 15 May 2014, 11:12pm by tuluse

09 May 2014, 09:23am by Aaron Schatz

Audibles: 2014 NFL Draft Day One

The FO staff proclaims Cleveland and Minnesota the winners of the night. The losers? Any offensive linemen in the NFC West.

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83 comments, Last at 22 May 2014, 6:51pm by liquidmuse3

08 May 2014, 04:03pm by Aaron Schatz

FO SITE NEWS: NFL Draft Audibles

Read here about FO's special 2014 NFL Draft Audibles at the Line.

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06 May 2014, 05:00pm by Aaron Schatz

Best Cornerback Charting Stats 2013

Most of the top corners in the league shine in our 2013 charting stats, but one fairly unknown veteran ranks a surprising No. 1 in both metrics.

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11 comments, Last at 14 May 2014, 3:28pm by jpestrak

06 May 2014, 03:08pm by Aaron Schatz

The Most Botched NFL Draft Pick Ever

Great Don Banks longform writing from SI.com about the day in 1982 when the Tampa Bay Bucs drafted the wrong guy thanks to crappy speaker phone quality. The Bucs ended up making a trade to use another pick on the guy they wanted in the first place, and he was a complete bust. Meanwhile, the guy they took by accident became an All-Pro.

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7 comments, Last at 09 May 2014, 4:47pm by jackgibbs

02 May 2014, 08:39pm by Aaron Schatz

NFL Draft Buzzword Translator

A lot of these YouTube sports humor videos are pretty blah but I have to admit, this one made me laugh. Pretty amusing. (Whispers: "Tebow.")

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4 comments, Last at 05 May 2014, 2:57pm by fb29

02 May 2014, 09:50am by Aaron Schatz

2013 Broken Tackles: Offense

One team in 2013 had the top running back in broken tackles, the top wide receiver, the second-highest quarterback... and a Super Bowl title.

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12 comments, Last at 05 May 2014, 3:11pm by Arkaein

29 Apr 2014, 04:47pm by Aaron Schatz

2013 Broken Tackles: Defense

FO game charting for 2013 reveals a big reason why the Washington and Chicago defenses struggled. We also celebrate some of the game's best tacklers with the return of FO elite players in Madden 25 Ultimate Team.

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5 comments, Last at 01 May 2014, 4:18pm by Kevin from Philly

23 Apr 2014, 06:32pm by Aaron Schatz

2014 NFL Schedule Announced

Hey kids! Schedule! Click the link above to go to the NFL.com page with the full 2014 schedule, and enjoy discussing it below. Scott Kacsmar also wrote a story for ESPN Insider on which teams are helped and hurt by schedule this year compared to last year's schedule strength.

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15 comments, Last at 28 Apr 2014, 10:38am by ChrisS

23 Apr 2014, 01:37pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: "Team-Adjusted" Run Stop Rates

So, what if we based Run Stop Rates on how many run tackles a defense makes, not how many run tackles a specific defender makes? (Click to read more.)

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4 comments, Last at 23 Apr 2014, 5:48pm by Mike B. In Va