20 Apr 2006, 09:18am by P. Ryan Wilson
Signing a backup quarterback isn't usually a big deal, but with no firm timetable for Carson Palmer's return from a knee injury, it looks like the Bengals will start the season with Anthony Wright, Doug Johnson and Craig Krenzel (you can decide where they're listed on the depth chart). Given Cincy's tough schedule and the uncertainty surrounding Palmer, this could be a 2003 Atlanta Falcons situation, complete with the aforementioned Doug Johnson.
34 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2006, 4:02pm by mawbrew
19 Apr 2006, 03:14pm by Michael David Smith
The 49ers gave up their second- and third-round picks to acquire a first-round pick, No. 22 overall. None of us really knows what this means, of course, but feel free to speculate about whom the 49ers will take at No. 22 and where the Broncos are hoping to add depth -- what would April be without draft speculation?
104 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2006, 12:47pm by Eric V
19 Apr 2006, 09:18am by P. Ryan Wilson
Everybody's looking for the next Antwaan Randle El (well, except for the Redskins) and Jeff Legwold of the Rocky Mountain News examines this year's draft-eligible candidates.
13 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2006, 4:38pm by MCS
18 Apr 2006, 11:42am by P. Ryan Wilson
I saw Adam Schefter mention this last night on "Total Access," but there is absolutely no way Houston wouldn't draft Reggie Bush, right? I mean, this has the be the definition of a pre-draft smokescreen. In related news, the Texans visited with linebacker Jeff Lageman earlier this week.
125 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2006, 2:32pm by Mr Shush
18 Apr 2006, 09:48am by P. Ryan Wilson
It's hard to believe that given all that has transpired, Marcus Vick was at one time considered a first or second-round talent. Now, he'll be lucky to get drafted. Greg Garber takes a look at how teams are becoming more and more diligent in assessing players' character, which given all the money involved is probably a good idea.
50 comments, Last at 20 Apr 2006, 7:52pm by Ryan Mc
17 Apr 2006, 10:09am by Aaron Schatz
Dominic Rhodes: massive 2006 fantasy sleeper, or just another backup running back?
23 comments, Last at 20 Apr 2006, 8:24am by Ilanin
17 Apr 2006, 10:01am by Michael David Smith
Peter King believes we place too much emphasis on the draft at the expense of talking free agency, which he says is a more important part of the NFL off-season.
171 comments, Last at 23 Apr 2006, 2:34am by BillWallace
14 Apr 2006, 07:37pm by P. Ryan Wilson
12 comments, Last at 17 Apr 2006, 6:43pm by Green Bay for Life
14 Apr 2006, 04:58pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Two stories out today about former college basketball standouts trying to make the transition to the NFL. We've already talked about Jai Lewis, but here's another article from the Washington Post. He has signed with an agent and is cramming two months of pro day preparation into two weeks (who knows, maybe LenDale's hammy will be better by then). And even though he may not get drafted, he's currently listed as a "priority free agent."
23 comments, Last at 17 Apr 2006, 5:17am by charles
13 Apr 2006, 10:58pm by P. Ryan Wilson
This explains a lot but I don't think it'll really influence White's draft position. If he was a mid-to-late first round pick with a good hammy, he's probably still a mid-to-late first round pick with a tweaked hammy. It's not like he blew out his knee or has a degenerative hip injury and is facing a grueling recovery with an uncertain future.
61 comments, Last at 20 Apr 2006, 3:31am by The Other Vlad
Our offseason Four Downs series ends with a look at the NFC West's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. The Rams and 49ers have to kick-start their passing games, Arizona's offense lacks a big dimension, and the Seahawks continue to rely on Russell Wilson's magic tricks.