Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

13 Sep 2014, 01:53pm by Tom Gower

SNF: Finding Soft Spots in Bears, 49ers Defenses

My latest column for NBC Sports, taking a look at the Bears and 49ers run defenses and how you can run up the middle on both of them. Stat from this piece I wouldn't have guessed: the 49ers were 31st in Stuff Rate on runs marked Mid/Guard last year, ahead of only the Jaguars.

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13 Sep 2014, 01:27pm by Vincent Verhei

Quinn Signs Long-Term Deal with Rams

Adam Schefter is reporting that the St. Louis Rams have signed defensive end Robert Quinn to a four-year extension worth up to $66 million, with $41 million guaranteed. The deal will keep Quinn in St. Louis through 2019.

Quinn, the Rams' first-round pick in 2011 out of North Carolina, was a first-team All-Pro last year, ranking second in the league with 19 sacks. In Football Outsiders' stats, he had 33 Defeats, tied with Indianapolis' Robert Mathis for seventh in the league. Among linemen, only the incomparable J.J. Watt (35) had more.

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13 Sep 2014, 12:47pm by Matt Waldman

Talent Mining: Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon

One of the most compelling skill players in this draft is former QB Jerick McKinnon, the Vikings’ third-round pick to back up Adrian Peterson

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1 comment, Last at 13 Sep 2014, 5:16pm by Raiderjoe

13 Sep 2014, 10:17am by Mike Tanier

Tanier's Week 2 NFL Previews

Here they are. Fixing some little mistakes in there as I post this. For some reason, it was hard to keep up with some of this week's nitty-gritty news.

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4 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2014, 3:36am by Raiderjoe

12 Sep 2014, 05:06pm by Vincent Verhei

Josh Gordon Suspension Cut to 10 Games

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, originally suspended for the entire 2014 season, will have his suspension cut to 10 games. That means he will be eligible to play on November 23 against Atlanta, plus the Browns' final five games against the Bills, Colts, Bengals, Panthers, and Ravens.

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12 Sep 2014, 02:46pm by Rivers McCown

Three-Cone Drill Podcast, Episode 1.75

Former FO full-timers Danny Tuccitto and Rivers McCown on Ray Rice, the red barn, and PFF.

Please note that this podcast contains foul language and some adult situations. It's not work-safe.

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11 Sep 2014, 09:34am by Matt Waldman

Boiler Room: Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon

Running Backs don’t have to be “five-tool” ball carriers to succeed in the NFL — especially if a couple of tools compensate for a lack of others. Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon might be this kind of prospect.

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10 Sep 2014, 04:23pm by Scott Kacsmar

Ravens Release Ray Rice (UPDATED with "NFL Sees Tape" Story)

Various NFL news reports indicate the Ravens have released running back Ray Rice hours after a TMZ video surfaced showing his elevator assault of his then-fiancee earlier this year.

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10 Sep 2014, 03:10pm by Vincent Verhei

Sabres Owner Pegula Agrees To Buy Bills

Terry Pegula, owner of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres, has a deal in place to buy the Buffalo Bills from the estate of team founder Ralph Wilson, who passed away in March. Pegula has pledged to keep the team in "western New York." The sale won't be approved by the NFL until the owners vote on it at their October 8 meeting.

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09 Sep 2014, 07:31pm by Vincent Verhei

Jerry Jones Accused of Sexual Assault in Lawsuit

We're only one week in, and this is probably already the least fun NFL season to write about ever.

Former exotic dancer Jana Weckerly has filed a suit in Dallas County District Court on Monday alleging Jones assaulted her in 2009. Jones and the Cowboys are named separately in the lawsuit, which says both owner and team went to great lengths to cover up the assault. The lawsuit seeks a jury trial for Jones and "monetary relief of over $1,000,000 so as not to limit what the jury may award in this case."

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35 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2014, 6:53pm by Theo