10 Mar 2015, 05:06pm by Vincent Verhei
Apparently not a fan of the limelight, ex-Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker announced his retirement today. The eighth overall draft pick in 2011, Locker was a free agent and reportedly had several contract offers on the table, but chose to walk away from the game at the age of 26.
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10 Mar 2015, 03:56pm by Vincent Verhei
EVERYONE SLOW DOWN. ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Rams will trade quarterback Sam Bradford to Philadelphia in exchange for quarterback Nick Foles and draft pick compensation.
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10 Mar 2015, 03:54pm by Vincent Verhei
I swear this day is more insane than the Super Bowl. The Ravens have announced that they have traded Haloti Ngata to the Detroit Lions. That hole at defensive tackle left by Ndamukong Suh didn't last long. (Technically, it was never even open.)
We will post terms when they are announced.
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10 Mar 2015, 03:48pm by Vincent Verhei
Per initial report by Jay Glazer, confirmed by others, the New Orleans Saints are trading tight end Jimmy Graham and a fourth-round pick to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for center Max Unger and a first-round pick. Graham is automatically the top target in Seattle's passing game, but that is a huge price to pay.
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10 Mar 2015, 01:41pm by Vincent Verhei
With the official signing period for free agency just a few hours away, we thought we'd make a new thread for discussion as players start signing contracts and holding up their new jerseys. (Click to read more.)
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09 Mar 2015, 02:50pm by Vincent Verhei
Officially, the NFL's free agent season doesn't begin until 4 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday afternoon. Unofficially, most of the biggest deals have apparently already been made. We'll put up an official free agency thread once pens start hitting paper, but there are so many deals reported by so many sources in such detail that it's clear we can start our discussions now. Here's a sample of some of the biggest "unofficial" signings.
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09 Mar 2015, 10:50am by Aaron Schatz
All reports now seem to be pointing to 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis retiring later this week. Willis has dealt with injuries over the last couple years, but that is apparently not the reason; instead, some reports say he's had a "religious awakening" and doesn't want to play anymore.
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09 Mar 2015, 09:48am by Matt Waldman
While picking the brain of his friend Alec, RSP contributor Eric Stoner shares thoughts of his own about Peat, the state of tackle play, scouting quirks, and NFL Draft philosophies that he’s kept locked away until this post.
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09 Mar 2015, 03:51am by Vincent Verhei
We don't usually deal with gossip on our site, preferring wait to talk about things until deals are done. Rumors concerning San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick started to fly late Sunday night, however, and we wanted to give readers a place to discuss them without overwhelming the free agency thread. Thus, this post. So here are some facts:
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06 Mar 2015, 06:50pm by Vincent Verhei
As first reported by Adam Schefter, Marshawn Lynch and his agent are on a plane to Seattle right now, where multiple reports indicate that the Seahawks have a new contract waiting for their star running back. Originally slated to earn $5 million in 2015, Lynch will now earn more than double that.
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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.