Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

06 Apr 2006, 08:27pm by Michael David Smith

Saints Trade Wayne Gandy to Falcons

I don't want to overreact to a relatively minor trade, but when the Saints, sitting at No. 2 in the draft, trade the player who was projected to start at left tackle, it's reasonable to think they might be considering D'Brickashaw Ferguson in the first round.

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32 comments, Last at 08 Apr 2006, 3:06pm by emcee fleshy (atl)

06 Apr 2006, 02:00pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 NFL Schedule Released

Here's your link, discuss. Both NFL Network and ESPN are running two-hour specials on the schedule release. At first I thought this meant it would be released gradually, but no, the whole thing is now out but they're going to spend two whole hours just talking about it. A few things I notice at first:

* There are now only seven bye weeks, not eight. SIX teams have bye weeks in Weeks 6 and 7. This is going to seriously screw up some fantasy football teams.
* Saints first game back in New Orleans is Monday Night Football on September 25 (Week 3).

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111 comments, Last at 11 Apr 2006, 9:51pm by Mentos

06 Apr 2006, 09:47am by P. Ryan Wilson

NFL Bans Local TV Cameras

Huh. I didn't know that "unauthorized footage of [NFL] games appearing on the internet" was a problem. And even if it is, how do banning local television crews fix anything?

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13 comments, Last at 07 Apr 2006, 8:51pm by Nathan

05 Apr 2006, 04:24pm by Michael David Smith

Philly Fans Won't Just Boo Santa this Christmas

Eagles fans probably won't be feeling much peace on earth or good will toward men. Terrell Owens is coming to town this Christmas.

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45 comments, Last at 07 Apr 2006, 1:06am by Dervin

05 Apr 2006, 03:28pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Shifting Gears

In the wake of Willie McGinest, David Givens, Adam Vinatieri and even Tom Ashworth signing lucrative contracts with other teams, the Globe's Mike Reiss offers some perspective: "[Ashworth signing with the Seahawks] shows how a team can develop a player -- Ashworth was a rookie free agent/practice squad guy when he arrived in New England -- and make him a targeted free agent. The Patriots must feel like the Ashworth signing (David Givens, too) validates their program and coaching.

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19 comments, Last at 06 Apr 2006, 3:55pm by TomG

04 Apr 2006, 04:41pm by Michael David Smith

Culpepper Cleared in Sex Boat Case

Daunte Culpepper was cleared Tuesday of misdemeanor charges stemming from the infamous boat party. A judge ruled there wasn't probable cause to determine a crime was committed by Culpepper, one of four Minnesota Vikings accused of misdemeanor lewd conduct during the cruise last fall on a suburban lake

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32 comments, Last at 06 Apr 2006, 2:08pm by Brian

04 Apr 2006, 02:09pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Vikings Discuss Trade for Schaub

Given that 37-year-old Brad Johnson is currently penciled in as the starter, a deal for Matt Schaub makes sense. The article reports that the Vikings might have to part with their first round pick (17th overall), but Schaub is probably worth it and a much safer investment than any of the Big Three, none of whom could be around when Minnesota picks.

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52 comments, Last at 05 Apr 2006, 5:33pm by Basilicus

04 Apr 2006, 09:37am by Aaron Schatz

Titans Bar McNair from Practice Facility

Billy Volek, your life is calling. Apparently the Titans will not allow Steve McNair to work out with the team anymore until they resolve his $24 million salary cap number. In other words, the Titans will be resolving McNair's $24 million salary cap number by releasing him. Why else would they do this? It's not exactly a good faith negotiation tactic. Then again, Jeff Fisher is quoted as saying things are blown out of proportion. But if McNair is waived now, where does he end up?

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26 comments, Last at 05 Apr 2006, 3:25pm by Bright Blue Shorts

03 Apr 2006, 11:39pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Former Packer Chmura Rips Favre

Okay Mark, don't hold back. Tell us what you really think about Brett Favre.

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107 comments, Last at 08 Apr 2006, 11:50am by Bjorn

03 Apr 2006, 09:24am by P. Ryan Wilson

MMQB: Living in Harmony

Peter King has some more thoughts on T.O., but spares us any colonoscopy talk.

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76 comments, Last at 05 Apr 2006, 1:20pm by Pat