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27 Mar 2014, 11:02am by Rivers McCown

NLRB Rules In Favor of Northwestern Athletes

Is this the end of the murky "student-athlete" term? The real question is if this will hold up on appeal, but the NLRB believes that Northwestern athletes qualify as employees.

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29 comments, Last at 29 Mar 2014, 9:23pm by Will Allen

26 Mar 2014, 11:50am by Aaron Schatz

Bears Sign Jared Allen

The biggest of the remaining free agent dominoes fell this morning, in a surprising place. Jared Allen is headed to his old rivals in Chicago, to replace Julius Peppers. It's a four-year, $32 million contract that's more like a two-year, $15.5 million guaranteed contract. I really don't think Allen is anywhere near done. He had 11.5 sacks and 25 quarterback hurries last year (according to the FO game charting data that we're about 98 percent done cleaning up).

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12 comments, Last at 31 Mar 2014, 9:41pm by Roch Bear

25 Mar 2014, 02:56pm by Aaron Schatz

Bills Owner Ralph Wilson Dies

Ralph Wilson, who has owned the Buffalo Bills since the founding of the American Football League in 1959, passed away today at the age of 95. We'll link an article once we have one.

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3 comments, Last at 25 Mar 2014, 6:17pm by Mike B. In Va

24 Mar 2014, 11:36am by Rivers McCown

MMQB: League Meetings

PK talks replay process changes, officiating bloodlines, and more Manziel than you can shake a stick at.

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6 comments, Last at 26 Mar 2014, 1:37pm by jebmak

24 Mar 2014, 06:50am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Disaster Areas

The Panthers receiving corps, Cowboys defensive line, and Chiefs offensive line take center stage as I try to solve the NFL's stickiest depleted-roster situations.

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22 Mar 2014, 12:01pm by Cian Fahey

Leon Hall: The Numbers, The Tape, The Verdict

Leon Hall's season was cut short, but he played enough to remind everyone that he is still a shutdown cornerback.

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21 Mar 2014, 06:57pm by Aaron Schatz

Jets Sign Michael Vick, Cut Mark Sanchez

I figured this move needed its own thread rather than going in the big master free agency thread. Michael Vick signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets today for an undisclosed amount. This will of course do wonders for Geno Smith's confidence, I'm sure. It's not a terrible decision for Vick, however; he's reunited with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and the Jets will have a better defense and better chance to contend than, say, the Raiders.

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20 comments, Last at 26 Mar 2014, 3:31pm by Sifter

21 Mar 2014, 04:53pm by Rivers McCown

Raiders Trade for Matt Schaub

Al Davis always liked the Raiders to have quarterbacks that could throw the deep ball, so, maybe it's best he isn't around to see this.

The Texans will get a sixth-round pick for their troubles. Blaine Gabbert currency!

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3 comments, Last at 24 Mar 2014, 10:42am by Kevin from Philly

21 Mar 2014, 07:00am by Mike Tanier

They Coulda Been Contenders (But Fortunately Were Not)

If the NFL playoffs had expanded to 14 games in 1990, back when it expanded to 12, we would have coped with lots of 8-8 playoff teams in the last 20+ years. Here are some of the worst, including the Schottenheimer Redskins and Bubby Brister Eagles.

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24 comments, Last at 25 Mar 2014, 3:05pm by nat

19 Mar 2014, 02:12pm by Aaron Schatz

Eric Winston Elected President of Players Union

Offensive tackle Eric Winston is the new head of the players' union. He might be my favorite current player on Twitter, thanks to occasional actual insightful football comments. Let's hope he's as smart when it comes to labor issues. Winston played in Arizona a year ago and is currently a free agent.

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2 comments, Last at 19 Mar 2014, 5:51pm by Jerry