Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

16 Apr 2015, 03:13pm by Vincent Verhei

Adrian Peterson Will Be Reinstated On Friday

In expected-but-still-big news, Adrian Peterson has been told that he will be reinstated on Friday and will immediately be cleared to participate in all activities with the Minnesota Vikings. The question now becomes, what next? Peterson has said he would be "uneasy" about returning to Minnesota, and he is reportedly due a base salary of nearly $12.8 million in 2015. Most figure that if Peterson does leave the Vikings, the Cowboys and Cardinals would be the teams most likely to acquire him.

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17 comments, Last at 20 May 2015, 4:08am by lisaharris7

13 Apr 2015, 09:32am by Matt Waldman

RSP Film Room: QB Chris Bonner

Jordan Plocher of GM Jr. joins the hangout and we discuss why the top of this QB class should be a quartet rather than a trio.

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1 comment, Last at 14 Apr 2015, 1:12pm by mehllageman56

10 Apr 2015, 02:40pm by Matt Waldman

RSP Film Room No.38 WR Tre McBride

Sigmund Bloom joins the program for a look at one of the most underrated receivers in this class.

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09 Apr 2015, 11:25pm by Aaron Schatz

Troy Polamalu Retires

It's nice to see a future Hall of Famer understand that his body doesn't have much left and hang it up rather than go on one of those late-career tours playing a season for another team or two and getting cut by some random team before the season two years too late. I found it particularly interesting that Polamalu's decision was in part inspired by his Christian faith because it is Greek Orthodox Holy Week. You don't hear a lot about famous Greek Orthodox Christians, especially those who aren't actually of Greek descent.

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81 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2015, 3:23pm by Camille

09 Apr 2015, 12:55pm by Mike Tanier

Kickers Are Prospects, Too: The Impossible Task of Scouting Kickers and Punters

Hey folks, Tanier here. Thought you might like this in-depth look at the perils of trying to draft, or even scout, a kicker or punter. It contains lots of good stuff from experts like John Carney and Michael Husted!

Just to break the news here first, I am scheduled to provide live pick-by-pick coverage of the first three rounds of the draft over at Bleacher Report. If you are a B/R conscientious objector, I ask you to reconsider and give Team Stream a look. I was once like you!

In the meantime, enjoy the kickers and punters.

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21 comments, Last at 17 Apr 2015, 10:49am by bubqr

06 Apr 2015, 08:49am by Matt Waldman

Marcus Mariota; The Task-Oriented QB

RSP contributor Eric Stoner breaks down Mariota tape and discovers a player who can stick to the pre-snap plan to the team's detriment.

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17 comments, Last at 09 Apr 2015, 6:53pm by chemical burn

03 Apr 2015, 01:38pm by Vincent Verhei

Dolphins Sign Josh Freeman

In 2010, a 22-year-old Josh Freeman threw 25 touchdowns and six interceptions for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Greg Schiano then arrived and mangled his young quarterback's confidence, and after two mediocre seasons, he was cut in the middle of the 2013 campaign. The Vikings signed him and put him on the field with virtually no preparation, resulting in a notoriously disastrous Monday Night game, and Freeman hasn't played in the league since.

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38 comments, Last at 11 Apr 2015, 6:24pm by Jerry

03 Apr 2015, 01:29pm by Vincent Verhei

Tampa Bay Trades Goldson to Washington

Literally ten minutes after I finished writing a piece saying that safety was Washington's biggest need, an announcement came out that they had traded for Tampa Bay's Dashon Goldson.

Conor Orr of NFL.com says that the Bucs traded Goldson and a 2016 seventh-rounder to Washington in exchange for a 2016 sixth-rounder. Obviously, this is mostly a salary dump for Tampa Bay -- the trade will save the Bucs about $4 million in cap space.

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14 comments, Last at 13 Apr 2015, 1:10pm by commissionerleaf

31 Mar 2015, 10:01pm by Matt Waldman

2015 Rookie Scouting Portfolio Available Now

Matt Waldman's annual draft guide for offensive skill prospects is now available for download.

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5 comments, Last at 02 Apr 2015, 12:58pm by cozmark

30 Mar 2015, 03:06pm by Vincent Verhei

MMQB: How the PAT Could Change by This Fall

Peter King looks at the PAT, how it might be eradicated, why it might no be, and what some of the proposed alternatives might entail. My question isn't whether there's a better option out there; there almost certainly is. My question is, why is there suddenly a rush to make this change right now? I've been paying pretty close attention to football since the late 1980s, and the extra point kick has been nigh-automatic that entire time. So what spurred the NFL, after 30-plus years of this, to suddenly look around and say "Hey! Extra points are boring! We should fix that!"

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44 comments, Last at 06 May 2015, 6:15am by ligachampion