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12 May 2014, 06:47am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: That's a Wrap

What happens when the Browns ignore an obvious need, Jim Harbaugh forgets Mother's Day, and I try to process the Richard Sherman contract while substitute teaching a religious ed class?

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3 comments, Last at 12 May 2014, 10:20pm by dbostedo

09 May 2014, 05:08pm by Aaron Schatz

Bills Trade Steve Johnson to 49ers

The 49ers needed another wide receiver so they weren't stuck with someone like Quinton Patton on the field all the time, and the Bills apparently feel that they have too many wide receivers now that they drafted Sammy Watkins, so Steve Johnson is off to the 49ers for a conditional 2015 fourth-round pick which could become a third.

Most similar WR to Steve Johnson 2011-2013 by Football Outsiders sim scores:

Vance Johnson 1988-1990
Reggie Langhorne 1988-1990
Muhsin Muhammad 1999-2001
Dwayne Bowe 2007-2009
Earnest Gray 1982-1984
Kevin Walter 2007-2009
Bert Emmanuel 1996-1998

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27 comments, Last at 15 May 2014, 11:12pm by tuluse

08 May 2014, 04:03pm by Aaron Schatz

FO SITE NEWS: NFL Draft Audibles

Read here about FO's special 2014 NFL Draft Audibles at the Line.

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08 May 2014, 06:46am by Rivers McCown

It's Not Them, It's You

Chris Brown on the three top quarterbacks in this draft.

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2 comments, Last at 08 May 2014, 12:28pm by Theo

07 May 2014, 02:14pm by Vincent Verhei

New Deal Makes Sherman NFL's Top-Paid CB

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman doesn't need a spokesman or PR firm to announce his new contract. He turned to a Stanford graduate with a degree in communications who is working on his Master's: himself.

"I am blessed to announce that the Seattle Seahawks and I have reached an agreement on a contract extension," Sherman wrote on his blog today.

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24 comments, Last at 22 Jul 2014, 6:05am by rharr islisa

07 May 2014, 06:47am by Mike Tanier

Position-by-Position Final Draft Guide

Russ Lande and I (Tanier) have gone into something halfway between Beast Mode and a fugue state in the final days of draft coverage. There are tons of articles littering Sports on Earth by one or both of us, but this condenses 3 months of draft babble into a semi-concise roundup.

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1 comment, Last at 07 May 2014, 9:47am by tomdrees

06 May 2014, 03:08pm by Aaron Schatz

The Most Botched NFL Draft Pick Ever

Great Don Banks longform writing from SI.com about the day in 1982 when the Tampa Bay Bucs drafted the wrong guy thanks to crappy speaker phone quality. The Bucs ended up making a trade to use another pick on the guy they wanted in the first place, and he was a complete bust. Meanwhile, the guy they took by accident became an All-Pro.

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7 comments, Last at 09 May 2014, 4:47pm by jackgibbs

05 May 2014, 06:51am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Team Non-Needs

Seeing the glass half-full is a great way to understand what teams are truly hoping to accomplish this weekend. This weekend! The draft is just a few days away! Finally!

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5 comments, Last at 05 May 2014, 5:49pm by Parmenides

02 May 2014, 08:39pm by Aaron Schatz

NFL Draft Buzzword Translator

A lot of these YouTube sports humor videos are pretty blah but I have to admit, this one made me laugh. Pretty amusing. (Whispers: "Tebow.")

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4 comments, Last at 05 May 2014, 2:57pm by fb29

28 Apr 2014, 06:10pm by Rivers McCown

Seahawks Extend Earl Thomas

Per media reports, it's a four-year, $40 million extension, with $27.25 million in guaranteed money. Thomas will be the first safety in the NFL to make $10 million a year.

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6 comments, Last at 01 May 2014, 12:43pm by commissionerleaf