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16 Aug 2017, 08:01pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Football Outsiders T-Shirts!

We've had a number of requests to bring back Football Outsiders t-shirts, and so we've got a brand new design from our friends at Cotton Bureau. Click this link and you can buy FO t-shirts in grey and black or a black FO hoodie. It's a LIMITED TIME sale, the shirts on are only available for a two-week period until August 30. In addition, we need at least a dozen people to buy t-shirts in order for any of them to be made. But we've gotten at least that many requests for shirts over the last couple years. If you're one of the person who's made one of those requests, check these shirts out!

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15 Aug 2017, 12:54pm by The Outsiders

FOA 2017 MEDIA: SB Nation (Fri. 8/18 Update)

Once again this year, we've worked with SB Nation to answer questions about Football Outsiders Almanac 2017 and the upcoming NFL season. It looks like this year we've gotten all 32 team blogs, and we'll be posting those links here as they go up. (Click for a list of links.)

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2 comments, Last at 16 Aug 2017, 1:00pm by ChrisLong

11 Aug 2017, 08:16pm by Vincent Verhei

The NFL Position That Everyone's Talking About In 2017

Michelle Bruton of OZY.com looks at an offensive tactic that teams around the league are stealing from Atlanta: the rise of the H-back. First made popular by Joe Gibbs' Washington teams in the 1980s, the H-back is similar to a tight end, but lines up just off the line of scrimmage or even in the backfield and often goes in motion.

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5 comments, Last at 14 Aug 2017, 11:25am by Tomlin_Is_Infallible

11 Aug 2017, 12:52pm by Bryan Knowles

Buffalo Trades Sammy Watkins and Ronald Darby

Who says player-for-player trades never happen in the NFL? Buffalo shook up Friday afternoon by making a couple deals to revamp their receiving corps and secondary.

First, they dealt WR Sammy Watkins and a 2018 sixth-round pick to the LA Rams for CB E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second-round pick.

Then, with a new surplus at corner and a deficit at receiver, they traded CB Ronald Darby to Philadelphia for WR Jordan Matthews and a 2018 third-round pick.

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37 comments, Last at 19 Aug 2017, 11:40pm by The Ninjalectual

11 Aug 2017, 12:19pm by Aaron Schatz

Ezekiel Elliott Suspended Six Games

I'm not even sure where to start with this. I'm all for punishing domestic violence, but players with much stronger evidence against them (i.e. Josh Brown) got much shorter suspensions. Also, we're talking about an incident from before Elliott's rookie year. How on earth did the NFL investigation drag on for over a year? Why is this suspension being announced now? Of course, Elliott can now appeal...

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37 comments, Last at 18 Aug 2017, 8:48am by Daniel2772

10 Aug 2017, 12:10pm by Aaron Schatz

FOA 2017 MEDIA: Late Night with Seth Meyers

A reminder for those of you who have not seen the announcement on Twitter or Facebook: I'll be appearing tonight (tomorrow morning?) on Late Night with Seth Meyers to discuss Football Outsiders Almanac 2017 and the upcoming NFL season. Seth's an FO reader and a diehard Steelers fan. UPDATE: You can now click here for a video of part of my appearance.

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6 comments, Last at 15 Aug 2017, 1:25pm by ChrisS

08 Aug 2017, 02:33pm by Aaron Schatz

FOA 2017 MEDIA: Houston

Rivers McCown and Stephanie Stradley have a long conversation about Football Outsiders Almanac 2017 and our unhappy projection for the Houston Texans. How can special teams be this bad for this long?

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06 Aug 2017, 02:44pm by Tom Gower

Dolphins Sign Jay Cutler

The Miami Dolphins have agreed to a deal with quarterback Jay Cutler. Per Adam Schefter, it's a one-year deal for $10 million, plus incentives.

The former Commodores, Broncos, and Bears signal-caller had been headed to the broadcast booth, but the Fins lured him into a reunion with Adam Gase, one of his offensive coordinators, in Chicago after Ryan Tannehill's non-contact knee injury. As yet, no announcement has been made about Tannehill's status for this season or which course of recovery he will choose.

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89 comments, Last at 11 Aug 2017, 9:24am by Will Allen

04 Aug 2017, 04:08pm by Vincent Verhei

Steelers Extend Mike Tomlin

The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced a two-year contract extension for head coach Mike Tomlin that will last through the 2020 season. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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130 comments, Last at 12 Aug 2017, 3:18pm by mrt1212

04 Aug 2017, 03:14pm by Aaron Schatz

Andy Benoit Seeks Research Volunteer

Our old friend Andy Benoit is looking for a new research volunteer. Click link for details!

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