10 Mar 2015, 01:41pm by Vincent Verhei
With the official signing period for free agency just a few hours away, we thought we'd make a new thread for discussion as players start signing contracts and holding up their new jerseys. (Click to read more.)
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09 Mar 2015, 02:50pm by Vincent Verhei
Officially, the NFL's free agent season doesn't begin until 4 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday afternoon. Unofficially, most of the biggest deals have apparently already been made. We'll put up an official free agency thread once pens start hitting paper, but there are so many deals reported by so many sources in such detail that it's clear we can start our discussions now. Here's a sample of some of the biggest "unofficial" signings.
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09 Mar 2015, 10:50am by Aaron Schatz
All reports now seem to be pointing to 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis retiring later this week. Willis has dealt with injuries over the last couple years, but that is apparently not the reason; instead, some reports say he's had a "religious awakening" and doesn't want to play anymore.
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09 Mar 2015, 09:48am by Matt Waldman
While picking the brain of his friend Alec, RSP contributor Eric Stoner shares thoughts of his own about Peat, the state of tackle play, scouting quirks, and NFL Draft philosophies that he’s kept locked away until this post.
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09 Mar 2015, 03:51am by Vincent Verhei
We don't usually deal with gossip on our site, preferring wait to talk about things until deals are done. Rumors concerning San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick started to fly late Sunday night, however, and we wanted to give readers a place to discuss them without overwhelming the free agency thread. Thus, this post. So here are some facts:
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06 Mar 2015, 06:50pm by Vincent Verhei
As first reported by Adam Schefter, Marshawn Lynch and his agent are on a plane to Seattle right now, where multiple reports indicate that the Seahawks have a new contract waiting for their star running back. Originally slated to earn $5 million in 2015, Lynch will now earn more than double that.
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06 Mar 2015, 12:34pm by Aaron Schatz
The Bears are trading wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Jets. Apparently, the only cost is a fifth-round pick. Yes, Marshall is 30, and he's mercurial, but is he really such a huge problem since he figured out how to handle his mental health issues? Nobody wanted to give Chicago more than a fifth-round pick for this guy? Kansas City, maybe? Meanwhile, the Jets are building a nice group of receivers for nobody to throw to. This probably means Percy Harvin gets cut, and next year's group will be Marshall, Eric Decker, and Jeremy Kerley, with Jace Amaro at tight end.
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05 Mar 2015, 06:04pm by The Outsiders
This will be a running thread to discuss and announce major salary-cap related player cuts before teams all need to be under the 2015 salary cap on March 10. (Click to read more.)
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04 Mar 2015, 01:48pm by Aaron Schatz
Well, the Bills certainly are tired of being ignored in the headlines. Second day, second trade. They will send those infamous "undisclosed draft picks" to Minnesota for Matt Cassel. Cassel is the very definition of a replacement-level quarterback and will replace Kyle Orton, who was slightly better than that. Have fun throwing endless screen passes to Sammy Watkins and LeSean McCoy, Matthew.
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Short-yardage passing had a good year, except at the end of the Super Bowl. We look at the return of quarterback runs, the rise in pass-happy strategy, and 2014 success rates for offense and defense.