04 Aug 2015, 02:41pm by Vincent Verhei
It's our first "So-And-So Is Out For The Season After Training Camp Injury" story of 2015. In this case it's bad news for the Baltimore Ravens, who lose starting strong safety Matt Elam to a torn biceps.
6 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2015, 9:52am by fest201620
02 Aug 2015, 02:53pm by Vincent Verhei
Earlier this week, Seattle signed quarterback Russell Wilson to a long-term deal. Now they've also extended the contract of Bobby Wagner, in some ways the quarterback of their defense. Wagner was set to make less than a million dollars this season, but will now be the highest-paid linebacker in the NFL at $10.8 million per year on a deal that runs through 2019.
68 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2015, 9:51am by fest201620
01 Aug 2015, 02:23pm by Rivers McCown
Three FO'ers at various times get together on a podcast, where they discuss offensive line play and also King of the Hill and wrestling. (Parental discretion is advised, especially for the wrestling part.)
15 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2015, 11:05pm by fest201620
31 Jul 2015, 10:31am by Aaron Schatz
The Asterisk is getting paid. Wilson and the Seahawks apparently have agreed to a four-year, $87.6 million dollar extension, though we're not sure yet if the announced money is for 2015-2018 or for 2016-2019. It looks like Wilson will now be the second-highest paid player in the game, behind Aaron Rodgers.
103 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2015, 11:03pm by fest201620
28 Jul 2015, 02:39pm by Vincent Verhei
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on integrity of the game.
Brady will miss the Thursday night opener against Pittsburgh, plus a home game against Jacksonville, road games against Buffalo and Dallas, and New England's bye in Week 4. He will be eligible to play Week 6 at Indianapolis.
405 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2015, 11:09pm by fest201620
28 Jul 2015, 12:50pm by Aaron Schatz
From cute and cuddly (Houston's Toro) to nightmare serial killers (Pat Patriot) and whatever the hell the Chargers' mascot is.
11 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2015, 11:10pm by fest201620
28 Jul 2015, 08:22am by Mike Tanier
If we don't have an argument about Beattie Feathers, who will?
6 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2015, 11:12pm by fest201620
28 Jul 2015, 03:46am by Vincent Verhei
The Arizona Cardinals have hired Dr. Jen Welter to their coaching staff, making her the first female coach in NFL history. And she won't be helping them with their nutrition or flexibility or training. She will be a training camp/preseason intern coaching inside linebackers, teaching the Mike Minters and Sean Weatherspoons of the world how to pursue and tackle.
14 comments, Last at 30 Jul 2015, 7:35am by jtr
27 Jul 2015, 05:17pm by Aaron Schatz
An update on when Football Outsiders Almanac 2015 will be available, in two parts. (Click to read more.)
24 Jul 2015, 05:35pm by Vincent Verhei
In 2010, a 22-year-old Josh Freeman was among the NFL's top ten quarterbacks in touchdowns, passer rating, touchdown rate, interception rate, game-winning drives, total offense, and passing DYAR and DVOA. The rest of his career has been, well, the rest of his career. One of the strangest cases of promise and then collapse you'll ever see.
Miami will enter training camp with Ryan Tannehill, Matt Moore, and McLeod Bethel-Thompson as its quarterbacks.
49 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2015, 11:13pm by fest201620
Denver's defense carried the team all season, and carried Peyton Manning right to a second Super Bowl ring in his worst season. Carolina's offense joins long list of postseason duds from the 500-point club.