09 Jul 2015, 07:37pm by Aaron Schatz
The great former Raiders (and Saints and Oilers) quarterback Kenny "The Snake" Stabler has passed away due to colon cancer at the age of 69. There was some confusion about this on Twitter earlier today, but his family has now confirmed the death. Stabler made four Pro Bowls but his career peaked in 1976. When we did the "Top 100 QB Seasons Ever" in our first book, 10 years ago, we had that season at No. 7.
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06 Jul 2015, 01:36pm by Aaron Schatz
In case you didn't see it mentioned everywhere else, Jason Pierre-Paul was injured this weekend in a fireworks accident. Information dribbled out slowly, but the original extreme (and apparently false) reports of "he blew off his fingers and will never play again" eventually settled into a general feeling of "he has very severe burns, possibly some nerve damage in fingers, and is likely to miss the start of the season." I think what's interesting here, past the actual injury itself, is JPP's contract status. (Click to read more.)
45 comments, Last at 10 Jul 2015, 1:12pm by Will Allen
03 Jul 2015, 08:17am by Mike Tanier
Hey gang: Tanier here. Looking for a patriotic longform to read on a lazy Fourth of July weekend? Maybe one with Tom Landry, Branch Rickey and Chiang Kai-shek as major characters? How about one with links to some amazing WWII-era football film. You are in luck! Bleacher Report let me tell the story of the postwar Yankees and Dodgers, a pair of teams that helped win a war but, thanks to those mighty Cleveland Browns, lost the peace.
5 comments, Last at 14 Jul 2015, 12:05pm by Mike B. In Va
02 Jul 2015, 02:15pm by Vincent Verhei
The NFL has suspended a number of players for the first four games of the 2015 regular season for violating the NFL's policy and program for substances of abuse, including Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, and Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain. (Click to read more.)
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26 Jun 2015, 04:45pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's an update on a number of Football Outsiders topics: the long-awaited back-end redesign, the release dates for Football Outsiders Almanac 2015 and the 2015 KUBIAK projections, and the FOA 2015 cover contest.
11 Jun 2015, 04:42pm by Vincent Verhei
LeSean McCoy was wrong. Chip Kelly is chasing good white players out of Philadelphia too.
107 comments, Last at 24 Jun 2015, 5:38pm by theslothook
05 Jun 2015, 05:17pm by Vincent Verhei
So, who or what got into San Francisco's locker room and told everyone to walk away from the game? Offensive tackle Anthony Davis, a first-round draft pick in 2010, has become the latest 49er to retire this offseason, joining Justin Smith, Patrick Willis, and Chris Borland. At 35, Smith's retirement was expected, but the departures of Willis (30), Borland (24), and now Davis (25) caught everyone in Santa Clara off guard. At least Willis and Borland let the team know their intentions before the draft.
48 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2015, 3:24pm by Camille
02 Jun 2015, 05:15pm by Vincent Verhei
Quarterback Cam Newton has signed a five-year extension with the Carolina Panthers. The deal will keep Newton in Black, Silver, and Process Blue (seriously, that's what they call it) through 2020, and is worth up to $103 million, with $67.6 million guaranteed.
69 comments, Last at 21 Jun 2015, 8:11pm by LastTitan
29 May 2015, 02:45pm by Aaron Schatz
Andy Benoit, former FO writer and now Sports Illustrated NFL analyst, is looking for a third party individual fact-checker / NFL researcher. The position requires an extensive knowledge of the NFL plus the drive to double-check even the seemingly most tedious of facts and explore and expound on other facts/stats/information. (Click to read more.)
28 May 2015, 02:26pm by Vincent Verhei
Per ESPN's Adam Schefter on Twitter: "Broncos Pro Bowl LT Ryan Clady tore his left ACL during practice Wednesday and is likely to miss the 2015 season, a league source told ESPN."
Clady was a first-team All-Pro in 2009 and 2012, and a Pro-Bowler in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2014.
33 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2015, 3:25pm by Camille