23 May 2013, 01:33am by Danny Tuccitto
Three months after the 49ers played in Super Bowl XLVII, NFL owners awarded Super Bowl L to Santa Clara, site of the team's new stadium. In Super Bowl history, how many times has that happened?
22 May 2013, 02:39pm by Aaron Schatz
Uh-oh. Multiple sources are reporting that Michael Crabtree tore his Achilles tendon in yesterday's OTAs. That's a big loss for the 49ers considering how well Crabtree and Kaepernick clicked after Kaepernick moved into the starting lineup last year. A torn Achilles used to mean you would miss the entire season. Recently, players such as Terrell Suggs have worked their way back to play half a season, albeit not at full strength. We'll have to see if Crabtree is able to do that as well.
11 comments, Last at 22 May 2013, 6:08pm by jonnyblazin
20 May 2013, 06:05pm by Mike Tanier
Oops! Forgot to link up Mandatory Monday! I am writing the Bengals chapter of Football Outsiders Almanac this year, and after putting the rough draft together, I assembled this piece on Andy Dalton from the research. So, halfway between "sneak preview" and "time saver," but you get your Bengals on. Also, stop by the Tailgater blog for Bengals wide receiver Top Fives (lots of Isaac Curtis), and specials on RG3's wedding registry, Rob Gronkowski, and that fugitive from the Seven Soldiers of Victory, DR. JESSE JUPITER.
26 comments, Last at 22 May 2013, 10:37pm by shah8
17 May 2013, 04:43pm by Aaron Schatz
The Washington Post has an excellent four-part series that ran yesterday and today about medical issues in the NFL. Some of the graphics use detail from the FO injury database.
8 comments, Last at 22 May 2013, 1:29pm by markus
17 May 2013, 04:18pm by Tom Gower
Per Adam Schefter et al., the NFL announced today Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy. Hey, Chris Clemons, how's that ACL rehab going?
49 comments, Last at 8:31am by Dean
15 May 2013, 06:34pm by Aaron Schatz
As the world's self-proclaimed "thinnest Type-2 diabetic," this story is making me angry. The Patriots are releasing Kyle Love with a non-football injury designation. According to Love's agent, Richard Kopelman, this is because Love was diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes two weeks ago, and has lost a lot of weight recently. It seems like a typically Patriots example of a cold-hearted football move, but even as a football move it seems like a massive overreaction.
45 comments, Last at 1:29am by RickD
14 May 2013, 09:54pm by Aaron Schatz
Outside linebacker Melvin Ingram tore his left ACL in OTAs today and is likely gone for all of 2013. This may not be as big a blow as some people think. Ingram didn't have a great rookie year, with just one sack in 14 games. Meanwhile, the Chargers' pass rush was actually better in 2012 than generally advertised, ranking eighth in Adjusted Sack Rate. Even as a 3-4, they get strong pass rush from linemen like Corey Liuget and Kendell Reyes. But with Shaun Phillips now in Denver, there's no depth among San Diego's edge rushers.
27 comments, Last at 19 May 2013, 11:37am by Trees
14 May 2013, 11:32am by Rivers McCown
Three-time All-Pro back Chuck Muncie has passed away after a heart attack, per Adam Schefter.
3 comments, Last at 15 May 2013, 12:20am by BroncosGuyAgain
14 May 2013, 11:30am by Rivers McCown
An in-depth look at how the Saints scouting department came to the conclusion that Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro was the player they wanted with the 15th overall pick.
5 comments, Last at 15 May 2013, 5:08am by Jerry
Offensive line problems highlight the needs in the NFC North ... except in Chicago, which is kind of unsettling to think about.