08 Aug 2005, 11:12am by P. Ryan Wilson
It looks like Ty Law will stay in the AFC East, but now he's a New York Jet. The deal has been worked out between the two sides and now Law just needs to pass a physical. The New York Daily News reports that the Jets will give him a four-year deal that includes at least $7 million in guarantees. Given that an injured Law was seen riding around on a scooter as recently as the Super Bowl, $7 million sounds like a lot. Especially when you consider that the Jets may have to restructure some contracts or cut a player to fit Law in under the salary cap.
26 comments, Last at 11 Aug 2005, 4:51pm by masocc
06 Aug 2005, 09:37pm by Aaron Schatz
The New York Times gives me space to expound upon FO's new favorite theory, third down as a future indicator. If you've been asking yourself, "What would the San Diego chapter of Pro Football Prospectus 2005 look like if it were only 800 words long," well, here's your answer! (Free registration required)
14 comments, Last at 14 Aug 2005, 4:25pm by Randy
05 Aug 2005, 05:04pm by Aaron Schatz
Let the injuries commence. Not a good day in the NFC East, where Pro Football Talk is reporting that Pinkston is done for the year with a torn Achilles tendon. The linked article from the Eagles' website just says he got hurt today along with -- surprise! -- Correll Buckhalter.
41 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2005, 2:09pm by MDS
05 Aug 2005, 12:30pm by Al Bogdan
NFL officials are making the rounds at training camp explaining rule changes for the 2005 season to players and coaches. Some highlights of the new rules include a penalty for a team whose coach throws the replay flag on the field after the team has run out of challenges, 15 yards for "icing the kicker" with an excess penalty before a field goal, and more protection for kickers from unnecessary roughness.
23 comments, Last at 08 Aug 2005, 6:56pm by Jake
05 Aug 2005, 11:54am by Aaron Schatz
Gus Frerotte fantasy stampede! Here comes the high-powered new Miami Dolphins offense! Of course, by the time Chambers and Booker have made it to the end of their routes, Frerotte will also be face-down in the turf with a couple defensive linemen sitting on top of him. I can't tell, is this from the new Onion sports section? (Free registration required)
20 comments, Last at 10 Aug 2005, 2:52pm by OMO
05 Aug 2005, 10:16am by P. Ryan Wilson
It seems to me that if the pick before you, and the pick after you have both signed contracts, then you'll probably end up with a deal somewhere in between. Apparently Ravens first-round pick Mark Clayton and his agent don't agree. Coach Brian Billick has made it clear that Baltimore's current offer is its best offer, no matter how long Clayton holds out. And Billick also gives a quick math lesson in case Clayton's agent is confused: "Take No. 21 and No. 23, add them up together and cut it in half...Anything beyond that, it's hard to understand."
12 comments, Last at 06 Aug 2005, 6:44pm by MarkB
04 Aug 2005, 05:15pm by Michael David Smith
It seems like when I was a kid, trades in sports were usually just one player for one other player. That's not the case anymore. So I link to this with a sense of nostalgia. And even more, I link to it because of the way Seahawks general manager Tim Ruskell described the trade of cornerback Kris Richard to the Dolphins for defensive end Ronald Flemons:
"Obviously, it's not a world-beater trade."
21 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2005, 11:50am by Duane
04 Aug 2005, 09:52am by P. Ryan Wilson
As far as trash-talking goes, this is pretty funny. Chad Johnson is already giving the Steelers' secondary the business and it's barely August. And he also has a new nickname: 7-Eleven (because he's always open). Of course no NFL story would be complete without a mention of Drew Rosenhaus, who also happens to be Johnson's agent: "In 2003, Johnson received a $10 million bonus that was part of a $25 million extension.
32 comments, Last at 10 Aug 2005, 2:37pm by OMO
03 Aug 2005, 12:32pm by Michael David Smith
The Detroit Lions have announced the deal on their Web site, with no details, just a picture of Matt Millen and team owner William Clay Ford sitting together on a golf cart. I think Ford is saying, "You know, Matt, we've had the worst record in the league since you've been here." And Millen is saying, "That's true, but I do have those incriminating pictures of you."
66 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2005, 9:12pm by MDS
02 Aug 2005, 10:46pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Deion Sanders has been suspended for using steroids by Major League Baseball retroactive to his days with the Yankees and Braves (post-Jheri curl, pre-Tim McCarver incident). OK, not really. But when asked about Rafael Palmeiro's recent troubles, Sanders did admit that right before he came out of retirement last summer, "he received medical treatment for an ankle he hurt while playing basketball. When he took his Ravens' physical, steroids were detected in his system."
11 comments, Last at 05 Aug 2005, 2:28am by marc
The Wonderlic is great for testing future loan officers, but Matt Waldman would rather have Wonderlic failures like Jim Kelly or Ray Lewis as his on-field CEOs.