02 Sep 2014, 07:16pm by Vincent Verhei
The NFL has suspended Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker for four games for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy.
ESPN's Adam Schefter has reported that Welker tested positive for the use of amphetamines.
NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal reports that Welker's appeal was heard two weeks ago.
29 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2014, 9:59pm by v3456d
02 Sep 2014, 03:16pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey kids, B.S. Report! Bill Simmons and I talk about the upcoming season, including our picks for the top teams competing for the Super Bowl, the most likely unexpected Super Bowl contender (we're both on San Diego), and the most likely team to go through a "hell season" (Bill says San Francisco, I say Arizona).
6 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2014, 10:02pm by v3456d
02 Sep 2014, 03:05pm by Aaron Schatz
It's time for the TENTH ANNUAL Football Outsiders Open Loser League competition. Yes, tenth. Kind of nutty. And we haven't changed the rules at all in all that time. Even though we probably should. We're lazy that way. Come pick your roster of bad (but not bad enough to get benched) players for the first half of 2014, with a shot at winning free fantasy projections for 2015. Let's see how many of you can do this without Trent Richardson on your team.
5 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2014, 10:20pm by v3456d
02 Sep 2014, 01:32pm by Mike Tanier
Hello old friends!
As you may have heard, there was a massive shakeup/purge at Sports on Earth back on August 4th. I was part of a skeleton crew retained by Major League Baseball Advanced Media after USA Today pulled out of our venture, but while I was thrilled to be given the chance to keep working, I fit in to the new reality about as well as a Yankees quarterback. It was obviously in my best interests to move on.
30 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2014, 10:01pm by v3456d
02 Sep 2014, 01:51am by Tom Gower
As first reported by John McClain, the Houston Texans and J.J. Watt have agreed to a long-term contract extension. Chris Mortensen indicates it's it's a six-year deal worth $100 million, with $51.8 million in guaranteed money.
24 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2014, 10:19pm by v3456d
01 Sep 2014, 03:05pm by Vincent Verhei
Peter King gives his thoughts on the Ray McDonald case, Alex Smith's contract extension, and all the news of cutdown day.
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31 Aug 2014, 01:53pm by Aaron Schatz
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
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.
48 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2014, 10:20pm by v3456d
29 Aug 2014, 04:01pm by Aaron Schatz
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.
New respect for Nick Foles after another GWD. Also: four-minute blues for Browns, glory-hole day for Dallas, Jets seeing red and Bruce Arians' magic beans.