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31 Mar 2015, 10:01pm by Matt Waldman

2015 Rookie Scouting Portfolio Available Now

Matt Waldman's annual draft guide for offensive skill prospects is now available for download.

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30 Mar 2015, 03:06pm by Vincent Verhei

MMQB: How the PAT Could Change by This Fall

Peter King looks at the PAT, how it might be eradicated, why it might no be, and what some of the proposed alternatives might entail. My question isn't whether there's a better option out there; there almost certainly is. My question is, why is there suddenly a rush to make this change right now? I've been paying pretty close attention to football since the late 1980s, and the extra point kick has been nigh-automatic that entire time. So what spurred the NFL, after 30-plus years of this, to suddenly look around and say "Hey! Extra points are boring! We should fix that!"

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26 comments, Last at 2:09am by Jerry

30 Mar 2015, 01:01pm by Aaron Schatz

Atlanta, Cleveland Punished for Rule Violations

The NFL will take a fifth-round pick away from the Atlanta Falcons in the 2016 draft for pumping crowd noise into the Georgia Dome. The Falcons have also been fined $350,000 and CEO Rich McKay has been suspended from the competition committee... for three months, apparently, which isn't really a big deal.

Cleveland GM Ray Farmer has been suspended without pay for the first four games of next season and fined $250,000 for sending texts to on-field personnel during games in 2014.

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45 comments, Last at 31 Mar 2015, 10:49pm by chemical burn

30 Mar 2015, 12:19pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: 2014 Stat Housekeeping

Information on update of 2014 stats on FootballOutsiders.com. (Click to read more.)

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25 Mar 2015, 03:56pm by Aaron Schatz

NFL Bans Patriots' Ineligible Receiver Ploy

I am sad. Not because I'm a Patriots fan. As a Patriots fan, it was fun watching them pull off the craziness with the declared ineligible receivers. It was fun trying to figure out what the heck was going on, and watching John Harbaugh try to figure out what the heck was going on. But that specific trick wasn't going to work over and over. It's not like life got harder for the Patriots offense today. No, I'm sad because changing the rules makes it harder for other coordinators to come up with interesting, crazy new wrinkles on what the Patriots were doing.

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136 comments, Last at 31 Mar 2015, 8:06am by PatsFan

23 Mar 2015, 05:39pm by Matt Waldman

Ross Tucker/Evan Silva Podcast: Matt Waldman

Football Outsiders columnist Matt Waldman joined Ross Tucker and Evan Silva on their Fantasy Feast Podcast this morning. Here’s what they covered:

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2 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2015, 4:22pm by bloggesrdog

21 Mar 2015, 01:18pm by Aaron Schatz

Hall of Famer Bednarik Dead at 89

Hall of Famer Chuck Bednarik, famous as one of the last full-time two-way players in the NFL, passed away Saturday morning at the age of 89. Bednarik played 14 years with the Philadelphia Eagles as both center and linebacker, and was most famous for a photo that him celebrating after he ended Frank Gifford's season with a concussion (Department of "Things We Would Not Celebrate in 2015").

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12 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2015, 4:23pm by bloggesrdog

16 Mar 2015, 10:08pm by Vincent Verhei

49ers LB Chris Borland Retires at 24

For the second time in eight days, a prominent inside linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers has retired young. Chris Borland, 24, tells ESPN's Outside the Lines that he is retiring because of concerns about the long-term effects of repetitive head trauma.

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90 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2015, 4:23pm by bloggesrdog

16 Mar 2015, 03:18pm by Vincent Verhei

Schefter: Eagles Working Out Tebow

Headline pretty much says it all, but here it is in full sentence form: The Philadelphia Eagles are working out Tim Tebow today, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Should Tebow join the Eagles, he would reunite with Mark Sanchez. Because recreating the 2012 Jets is such a good idea.

So here's a question: When was the last time a team had a more entertaining offseason than the 2015 Eagles? There's always something going on with this team.

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74 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2015, 4:23pm by bloggesrdog

11 Mar 2015, 02:32pm by Vincent Verhei

2015 Free Agency Open Discussion

Day Two of free agency sees some big-but-expected moves in Dallas and Miami. Discuss all the free-agency moves all week in this thread. (Click to read more.)

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339 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2015, 4:23pm by bloggesrdog