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23 Mar 2017, 03:44pm by Vincent Verhei

NFL Gives Blandino Final Say On Replays

The NFL is changing the way it handles instant replay reviews. Say goodbye to shots of on-field officials dipping their heads under hoods to look at monitors. Instead, all replays will be viewed in the NFL's offices in New York, and Senior Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino will have final say on all replay calls.

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3 comments, Last at 23 Mar 2017, 5:55pm by PatsFan

09 Mar 2017, 08:20pm by Vincent Verhei

Washington Fires Scot McCloughan

In a sad story, one of the NFL's best talent evaluators has been fired by his third team in the past eight years due to his ongoing struggles with alcoholism.

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40 comments, Last at 18 Mar 2017, 12:34am by LionInAZ

28 Feb 2017, 02:38pm by Tom Gower

Chiefs Re-sign Eric Berry, Blow Away SS Market

The long-running battle between the Kansas City Chiefs and Eric Berry has ended with a victory for Berry. With the franchise tag deadline approaching, the Chiefs and Berry agreed to terms on a deal Ian Rapoport is reporting to be for $78 million over six years, including a $20 million signing bonus and $40 million in total guarantees.

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9 comments, Last at 02 Mar 2017, 11:51am by barf

27 Feb 2017, 07:23pm by Aaron Schatz

Steelers Make Antonio Brown Highest-Paid WR in NFL

Antonio Brown is gonna get paid. It's a four-year deal at $68 million, but front-loaded. That's interesting because it should help the Steelers keep Brown all four years. It will be $18.5 million the first three years, $12.5 million in 2020. Brown is the best wide receiver in the game -- you can argue Julio Jones, though I'll still take Brown. Our stats absolutely love him. He was No. 1 in DYAR in both 2014 and 2015, two of the top ten seasons in DYAR history. He had an off-year in 2016 and still finished No. 7. Also, he makes the NFL fun.

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10 comments, Last at 02 Mar 2017, 12:41pm by ChrisS

27 Feb 2017, 01:56pm by Aaron Schatz

2017 Franchise Tag Discussion (Latest: Trumaine Johnson)

Here's a running thread to discuss announcements on franchise tags. (Click to read more.)

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74 comments, Last at 11 Mar 2017, 4:59pm by jackiel

24 Feb 2017, 04:22pm by Vincent Verhei

NFL Announces 32 Compensatory Draft Choices to 16 Clubs

The NFL has announced the compensatory picks in the 2017 draft based on 2016 free agency losses. Big winners this year are the Bengals, Browns, Broncos, and Chiefs, who get four extra draft picks each. The Seahawks also deserve notice -- they only get two compensatory picks, but both are in the third round. They are the only team with two third-rounders.

Starting this year, compensatory picks can also be traded, so this is potentially a big story for all teams.

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7 comments, Last at 27 Feb 2017, 2:22pm by Noah Arkadia

16 Feb 2017, 04:59pm by Tom Gower

20 Plays Every NFL Coach Should Steal

Great X & O piece today by Matt Bowen, breaking down 20 plays run by NFL teams that other NFL teams should probably steal. Obviously, not every team is going to run the Titans' or Patriots' QB sweep, but there's a lot of good stuff in here. I'm particularly fond of the Seahawks' 3 Mable to deal with trips.

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7 comments, Last at 19 Feb 2017, 12:23pm by Tomlin_Is_Infallible

09 Feb 2017, 01:11pm by Aaron Schatz

Neural Networks Predict NFL HOF Chances for QB/RB

In case you didn't see this at ESPN or catch him talking about it on Twitter, Brian Burke's model of Hall of Fame chances using neural networks is kind of fascinating. This article talks about the HOF chances of top current players; Matt Ryan basically would have gone from "almost no chance" to "almost assured" with a Super Bowl win. It also discusses which HOF QB and RB are outliers, starting with Floyd Little and the newly elected Terrell Davis. Davis seems to suggest a change in voting trends to make running backs more like quarterbacks.

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21 comments, Last at 24 Feb 2017, 9:00pm by Pen

05 Feb 2017, 06:15am by Scott Kacsmar

Scott Kacsmar's Super Bowl LI Preview

Just what the internet needed: another Super Bowl LI preview, this time from Scott Kacsmar.

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9 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2017, 7:56am by MC2

04 Feb 2017, 08:48pm by Scott Kacsmar

NFL Honors: 2016 Award Winners

The NFL Honors reveals the award winners for the 2016 season.

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12 comments, Last at 12 Feb 2017, 7:09pm by Theo