Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

21 Apr 2006, 09:32am by P. Ryan Wilson

Ray Lewis Fails to Endorse Billick

From the story: "Asked ... whether keeping Billick was a move in the right direction, [Ray Lewis] paused briefly before saying, 'No comment.' " To which Billick responded, "Where I draw my conclusions from is my direct interaction with the athlete ... I have no problems with what was said. I'm excited about where Ray is right now..." (bugmenot/free registration required)

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26 comments, Last at 22 Apr 2006, 1:34am by jonnyblazin

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

Favre: McNair 'Doesn't Deserve' Exile

No one ever accused Brett Favre of not speaking his mind, even if he continues to keep his lips zipped as to his own playing future.

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27 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2006, 11:36pm by Kaveman

20 Apr 2006, 09:18am by P. Ryan Wilson

Bengals Sign QB Wright

Signing a backup quarterback isn't usually a big deal, but with no firm timetable for Carson Palmer's return from a knee injury, it looks like the Bengals will start the season with Anthony Wright, Doug Johnson and Craig Krenzel (you can decide where they're listed on the depth chart). Given Cincy's tough schedule and the uncertainty surrounding Palmer, this could be a 2003 Atlanta Falcons situation, complete with the aforementioned Doug Johnson.

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34 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2006, 4:02pm by mawbrew

19 Apr 2006, 03:14pm by Michael David Smith

Denver Sends No. 22 to San Francisco

The 49ers gave up their second- and third-round picks to acquire a first-round pick, No. 22 overall. None of us really knows what this means, of course, but feel free to speculate about whom the 49ers will take at No. 22 and where the Broncos are hoping to add depth -- what would April be without draft speculation?

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104 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2006, 12:47pm by Eric V

19 Apr 2006, 09:18am by P. Ryan Wilson

Versatility Creates Mystery

Everybody's looking for the next Antwaan Randle El (well, except for the Redskins) and Jeff Legwold of the Rocky Mountain News examines this year's draft-eligible candidates.

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13 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2006, 4:38pm by MCS

18 Apr 2006, 11:42am by P. Ryan Wilson

Draftees Are Up, Down & All Around

I saw Adam Schefter mention this last night on "Total Access," but there is absolutely no way Houston wouldn't draft Reggie Bush, right? I mean, this has the be the definition of a pre-draft smokescreen. In related news, the Texans visited with linebacker Jeff Lageman earlier this week.

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125 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2006, 2:32pm by Mr Shush

18 Apr 2006, 09:48am by P. Ryan Wilson

Red Flagged

It's hard to believe that given all that has transpired, Marcus Vick was at one time considered a first or second-round talent. Now, he'll be lucky to get drafted. Greg Garber takes a look at how teams are becoming more and more diligent in assessing players' character, which given all the money involved is probably a good idea.

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50 comments, Last at 20 Apr 2006, 7:52pm by Ryan Mc

17 Apr 2006, 10:09am by Aaron Schatz

Seizing His Opportunity

Dominic Rhodes: massive 2006 fantasy sleeper, or just another backup running back?

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23 comments, Last at 20 Apr 2006, 8:24am by Ilanin

17 Apr 2006, 10:01am by Michael David Smith

MMQB: Market Fallout

Peter King believes we place too much emphasis on the draft at the expense of talking free agency, which he says is a more important part of the NFL off-season.

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171 comments, Last at 23 Apr 2006, 2:34am by BillWallace

14 Apr 2006, 07:37pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Cowboys Want More Show From T.O.

Let the fun begin! (And yes, this is what we're reduced to discussing when the next most interesting football-related topic is the Rashaun Woods-for-Sammy Davis trade that nobody cares about.)

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12 comments, Last at 17 Apr 2006, 6:43pm by Green Bay for Life