31 Dec 2014, 10:03pm by Vincent Verhei
Buffalo Bills coach (er, former Buffalo Bills coach) Doug Marrone has opted out of his contract with the team, making himself a free agent.
According to a report on ESPN.com, "Marrone exercised the unique option during the final hours of a three-day window that opened Monday, stipulated in the four-year contract he signed with the Bills in 2013. The opt-out clause was included in the original contract in the event of an ownership change, which occurred when Terry and Kim Pegula purchased the franchise in October."
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30 Dec 2014, 04:14pm by Vincent Verhei
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has been suspended for this weekend's playoff game against Dallas after stomping on the leg of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Suh will appeal, but given his track record (he has been fined seven times for player safety violations), it's hard to see him winning this one.
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30 Dec 2014, 02:46am by Matt Waldman
There are six plays from Odell Beckham’s LSU tape that made me a fan of his game. Bell isn’t Odell Beckham, but the reasons I like his game aren’t much different on tape.
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29 Dec 2014, 04:33pm by Andrew Potter
Andrew Potter looks at the biggest injury concerns for this year's playoff teams, and also has sad news concerning one of the better young players in the league.
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29 Dec 2014, 04:18pm by Vincent Verhei
Peter King explains one of the odder coaching dismissals you'll ever see. Plus, a preview of wild card weekend, the un-surprising favorite to go first overall to Tampa Bay in the draft, possible new quarterbacks in Tennessee and Cleveland, and King's vote for MVP.
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29 Dec 2014, 09:20am by Mike Tanier
Lots and lots and lots of stuff this week, including my pick for Undrafted Rookie of the Year.
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28 Dec 2014, 09:06pm by Aaron Schatz
Once again this year, we'll keep an open thread all day on the Monday after the season to announce firings. And once again, it all starts Sunday night with the announcement that Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers have parted ways. (Click to read more.)
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27 Dec 2014, 09:14am by Mike Tanier
If you see Cam Newton on a recumbent bicycle, please give him as much space as you would give any motorist.
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27 Dec 2014, 02:29am by Tom Gower
In this week's SNF column for NBC sports, I take a look at Le'Veon Bell, why his rushing numbers may not be quite as good as you think, and how his value in the passing game makes up for it. Includes an "Oh, hey, here's why Todd Haley is doing this thing that doesn't seem to make sense" explanation.
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26 Dec 2014, 09:23pm by Vincent Verhei
Brian Hoyer: Out with a deep bruise to his right shoulder/bicep area.
Johnny Manziel: Out with a hamstring injury.
And so the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback against Baltimore will be Connor Shaw, an undrafted rookie out of South Carolina who has spent 16 weeks on Cleveland's practice squad. Shaw will be the Browns' 22nd different starting quarterback in the past 16 years, joining such luminaries as Spergon Wynn, Ken Dorsey, and Thaddeus Lewis.
Shaw started for three years for the Gamecocks, twice finishing second in the SEC in completion percentage.
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A look at fourth-down decision making in 2014 highlights Sean Payton, Marc Trestman, and... wait, this can't be right... Jim Caldwell? Plus: Chip Kelly may be less aggressive than you think he is.