Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

18 Nov 2014, 03:23pm by Vincent Verhei

Steelers Release LeGarrette Blount

LeGarrette Blount decided he didn't want to be on a team that wouldn't give him carries, and then the Pittsburgh Steelers decided they didn't want LeGarrette Blount.

As Le'Veon Bell was racking up 33 rushes against the Titans on Monday night, Blount didn't get a single carry, and he left the field during the fourth quarter. The Steelers then released Blount on Tuesday.

Blount has averaged 4.6 yards per carry in his career, so there's plenty of talent here, but now the Buccaneers, Patriots, and Steelers have all given up on him in the past two years. That's a bad sign.

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18 comments, Last at 29 Mar 2015, 1:24pm by bloggesrdog

18 Nov 2014, 02:04pm by Vincent Verhei

Browns Waive Tate, Panthers Waive Avant

Two teams have cut ties with veteran fantasy position players just months after signing them in free agency.

The Cleveland Browns have waived running back Ben Tate after signing him away from the Houston Texans. Tate was part of a three-man running rotation in Cleveland, but his 3.1 yards per carry and -20.0% DVOA were significantly worse than teammates Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West.

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14 comments, Last at 29 Mar 2015, 1:24pm by bloggesrdog

18 Nov 2014, 01:53pm by Vincent Verhei

Adrian Peterson Suspended For Rest of 2014

The NFL has suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson without pay for the rest of the 2014 season. He will not be considered for reinstatement until April 15, 2015, when the league will determine the results of Peterson's participation in counseling and treatment.

NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reports that Peterson will appeal the suspension, and hopes to have the matter determined by a neutral arbitrator.

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91 comments, Last at 30 Mar 2015, 11:44am by Mikey Benny

17 Nov 2014, 04:23pm by Vincent Verhei

NFL Reinstates Josh Gordon

The NFL has reinstated Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon and cleared him immediately for full participation in all team activities. Gordon had been suspended for ten games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Albert Breer of NFL Media says that Browns coaches have told him they are "cautiously optimistic" that Gordon will be ready to be a big part of Cleveland's offense right away.

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8 comments, Last at 29 Mar 2015, 1:24pm by bloggesrdog

17 Nov 2014, 03:18pm by Vincent Verhei

MMQB: The Perfect Patriot

Peter King explains what makes Jonas Gray such an ideal fit in New England. He also breaks down Kansas City's win over Seattle, and explores the effect that legalized gambling might have on the league.

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2 comments, Last at 29 Mar 2015, 1:24pm by bloggesrdog

17 Nov 2014, 03:14pm by Andrew Potter

Week 11 Injury Aftermath

The Saints lose yet another safety for the remainder of the season.

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5 comments, Last at 29 Mar 2015, 1:24pm by bloggesrdog

17 Nov 2014, 08:18am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Same Old Sanchez, New Drew Stanton?

Stay tuned for the debut of Lunchtime Man near the end.

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17 comments, Last at 29 Mar 2015, 1:26pm by bloggesrdog

15 Nov 2014, 05:29pm by Vincent Verhei

Schefter: Adrian Peterson Skipped Meeting With NFL

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson declined to appear Friday at a scheduled disciplinary hearing with the NFL despite agreeing to the meeting earlier last week.

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7 comments, Last at 29 Mar 2015, 1:25pm by bloggesrdog

15 Nov 2014, 05:26pm by Vincent Verhei

Arian Foster Won't Play Against Cleveland

The Houston Texans have ruled running back Arian Foster out with a groin injury for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. Alfred Blue will start in Foster's place.

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15 Nov 2014, 09:13am by Mike Tanier

Tanier's Week 11 Game Previews

A look at the rise in blowouts across the NFL. Also, how to defend the read option the Giants way, and a survival guide to watching the Titans in prime time.

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7 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2014, 1:27pm by John Carter