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22 Jun 2017, 05:14pm by Scott Kacsmar

Chiefs Extend Andy Reid, But Part Ways with GM John Dorsey

The Chiefs have extended Andy Reid's contract and parted ways with John Dorsey.

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7 comments, Last at 23 Jun 2017, 8:52pm by serutan

22 Jun 2017, 11:55am by Aaron Schatz

Derek Carr Signs Five-Year, $125 Million Extension

The best-paid player in the NFL is never the best player in the NFL. It's the good quarterback who most recently needed a new contract. That's now Derek Carr of the Oakland Raiders, who has signed a five-year, $125 million extension. We have a lot of arguments around here about how good Carr is. But it's hard to argue with the idea that Derek Carr is an above-average NFL starting quarterback, even if you think he's 14th or 15th instead of an MVP candidate. (Click to read more.)

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20 comments, Last at 23 Jun 2017, 4:33pm by coboney

12 Jun 2017, 05:03pm by Aaron Schatz

Ravens Sign Jeremy Maclin

Jeremy Maclin signed with Baltimore today, a team which badly needed a No. 1 receiver. That seems like a good reason to link to this film piece by our old pal Doug Farrar arguing that Maclin's still got it despite his depressed numbers from 2016. The Ravens hope he'll be healthy and recovered from last year's groin injury. He may seem like he's been around forever, but he's still only 29.

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8 comments, Last at 21 Jun 2017, 9:51am by JimZipCode

05 Jun 2017, 05:04pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Seek Interns to Handle XP/TWIQ

Football Outsiders seeks a couple of new interns to specifically handle two parts of our website: 1) Compiling The Week in Quotes during the season as well as The Month in Quotes articles in the offseason; 2) Searching independent team blogs occasionally for quality articles we can highlight with links and discussion on our Extra Points blog. (Click to read more.)

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31 May 2017, 03:43pm by Aaron Schatz

SIS Seeks Research and Development Intern

Our charting partners at Sports Info Solutions are looking for candidates to fill a paid internship in their R&D Department in the summer and fall seasons. (Click to read more.)

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31 May 2017, 03:37pm by Aaron Schatz

Ranking the Most Underrated Players in NFL History

In case you missed it on Monday, here's a huge feature at Bleacher Report from our man Mike Tanier, fuel for many historical NFL debates. His all-time underrated list does follow certain rules: no Hall of Fame finalists, no Super Bowl-winning fantasy players, and no players from historical dynasties. There's a good mix of recent players (Steven Jackson and my suggestion to Mike, Derrick Mason) with guys from the 80s (Henry Ellard) and back to the 60s (Jim Marshall). You will never, ever guess Mike's pick for No. 1 before you see it.

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42 comments, Last at 07 Jun 2017, 11:28am by bachslunch

23 May 2017, 01:23pm by Tom Gower

Cortez Kennedy Passes Away

Former defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy has died at the age of 48, per the Orlando Police Department. Kennedy was a star at the University of Miami and a star with the Seattle Seahawks after they took him with the third overall pick in the 1990 draft. He was thrice named first-team All-Pro, was the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year in 1992 for a Seahawks team that went 2-14 (and finished third in defensive DVOA), and was named to the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 1990s. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012. R.I.P.

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3 comments, Last at 27 May 2017, 10:12pm by LionInAZ

23 May 2017, 01:15pm by Scott Kacsmar

2017 NFL Rule Changes

The NFL's owner meetings have led to a few rule changes for the 2017 season.

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38 comments, Last at 31 May 2017, 8:41am by rj1

22 May 2017, 02:40pm by Aaron Schatz

Near Certainty: Wade Phillips Will Improve Rams Defense

Over at ESPN's NFL Nation, Los Angeles Rams reporter Alden Gonzalez dips a little deeper into Wade Phillips' phenomenal record of improving defenses. The numbers are dramatic, whether you use DVOA, points, or yards. This is a big reason why our 2017 projections are surprisingly positive about the Rams.

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12 comments, Last at 25 May 2017, 2:27am by The Ninjalectual

19 May 2017, 06:22pm by Vincent Verhei

The Sam Bradford Index

Sam Bradford set an NFL record last year by completing 71.6 percent of his passes, but he was also last in the league with 9.8 yards per completion. Chase Stuart at Football Perspective looks for other quarterbacks with similar styles -- high completion rates but few yards per completion, for their era. Featuring lots of appearances by Joe Montana, Len Dawson, and Fran Tarkenton!

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10 comments, Last at 24 May 2017, 2:45pm by Vincent Verhei