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31 Aug 2014, 01:53pm by Aaron Schatz

Patriots Deal Ryan Mallett to Houston

Well, that was a long wait. The Patriots have dealt Ryan Mallett to Houston for a sixth-round pick. I still think grabbing Mallett in the third round of the 2011 draft was a good gamble, it was just a gamble that didn't work out as hoped. Better a sixth-round pick than nothing, I suppose. Houston now has to decide if they want to try to extend Mallett, or do they just wait to see if he ends up playing later this year and how he does.

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29 Aug 2014, 04:10pm by Vincent Verhei

Aldon Smith Suspended For Nine Games

The NFL has suspended San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith for nine games for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.

Smith was sentenced in July to 11 days of work release in a Santa Clara County (Calif.) court after his September 2013 arrest for drunken driving. It was his second such arrest since entering the NFL in 2011. Also, Smith had three felony gun charges knocked down to misdemeanors.

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48 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2014, 10:20pm by v3456d

29 Aug 2014, 04:01pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Player Pages Updated

We're so sorry this took so long, but all the FO player pages are now updated with 2013 stats. That includes both offensive and defensive players. All readers can see the last three seasons; FO Premium subscribers can see entire careers. In addition, similarity scores are now updated to reflect last season's performance. So, for example, you can now see that the most similar player to Brandon Marshall's 2013 is Eric Moulds in 2002, and the most similar player to Marshall for 2011-2013 is Roddy White 2009-2011. Most similar is listed for all readers; FO Premium subscribers get a top ten.

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29 Aug 2014, 03:54pm by Aaron Schatz

Running Final Cuts Thread

Click here for a running list (and discussion) of bigger-name cuts on August 29-30.

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38 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2014, 10:19pm by v3456d

28 Aug 2014, 04:29pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: FO Seeks Part-Time Business Manager

Football Outsiders is seeking a part-time Business Manager. Click here for details.

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27 Aug 2014, 01:06pm by Aaron Schatz

NFL Upholds Josh Gordon One-Year Suspension

Well, that sucks. Sucks for the Browns, and for all of us who like to watch great football players.

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84 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2014, 10:04am by Will Allen

26 Aug 2014, 02:03pm by Aaron Schatz

Pats Deal Logan Mankins to Bucs

Wait, what? The Patriots have a habit of doing this right before the season with aging veterans, don't they? First Lawyer Milloy, then Richard Seymour, now they've dealt 32-year-old Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay for tight end Tim Wright (good receiver, can't block) and a pick. Everyone's jumping to conclusions on Twitter, but it's hard to judge the trade until we know what the pick is. But still... it feels like the Pats are always playing fifth dimensional chess. Is Mankins in decline? Is this about the cap space for a Darrelle Revis extension?

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171 comments, Last at 30 Aug 2014, 9:06am by Will Allen

26 Aug 2014, 12:37pm by Aaron Schatz

FOA 2014 MEDIA: SB Nation (NEW: JAC, SD)

It's time for our annual SB Nation tour where each of the 32 SB Nation blogs gets a chance to ask us about their team's forecast in Football Outsiders Almanac. (Click for links.)

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35 comments, Last at 26 Aug 2014, 10:15pm by Scott Kacsmar

25 Aug 2014, 01:20pm by Vincent Verhei

MMQB: Why NFL's Best Team Won't Win Super Bowl

This week, Peter King says the Seahawks are the most talented team he's seen all summer, but he doesn't like their odds of repeating. Plus, thoughts on Sam Bradford's fate, a peek inside Arizona's war room on draft day, Joe Haden on new pass coverage rules, and more.

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25 Aug 2014, 07:23am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: On the Rise

This is, in some ways, my ultimate Mandatory Monday at Sports on Earth. In other ways, it is just another On the Rise list.

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