09 Mar 2015, 03:51am by Vincent Verhei
We don't usually deal with gossip on our site, preferring wait to talk about things until deals are done. Rumors concerning San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick started to fly late Sunday night, however, and we wanted to give readers a place to discuss them without overwhelming the free agency thread. Thus, this post. So here are some facts:
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06 Mar 2015, 06:50pm by Vincent Verhei
As first reported by Adam Schefter, Marshawn Lynch and his agent are on a plane to Seattle right now, where multiple reports indicate that the Seahawks have a new contract waiting for their star running back. Originally slated to earn $5 million in 2015, Lynch will now earn more than double that.
34 comments, Last at 10 Mar 2015, 11:00am by dryheat
06 Mar 2015, 12:34pm by Aaron Schatz
The Bears are trading wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Jets. Apparently, the only cost is a fifth-round pick. Yes, Marshall is 30, and he's mercurial, but is he really such a huge problem since he figured out how to handle his mental health issues? Nobody wanted to give Chicago more than a fifth-round pick for this guy? Kansas City, maybe? Meanwhile, the Jets are building a nice group of receivers for nobody to throw to. This probably means Percy Harvin gets cut, and next year's group will be Marshall, Eric Decker, and Jeremy Kerley, with Jace Amaro at tight end.
85 comments, Last at 10 Mar 2015, 7:22pm by tuluse
05 Mar 2015, 06:04pm by The Outsiders
This will be a running thread to discuss and announce major salary-cap related player cuts before teams all need to be under the 2015 salary cap on March 10. (Click to read more.)
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04 Mar 2015, 01:48pm by Aaron Schatz
Well, the Bills certainly are tired of being ignored in the headlines. Second day, second trade. They will send those infamous "undisclosed draft picks" to Minnesota for Matt Cassel. Cassel is the very definition of a replacement-level quarterback and will replace Kyle Orton, who was slightly better than that. Have fun throwing endless screen passes to Sammy Watkins and LeSean McCoy, Matthew.
70 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2015, 4:27pm by bloggesrdog
03 Mar 2015, 07:34pm by Tom Gower
Trade-bomb from Adam Schefter: The Bills have notified LB Kiko Alonso he will be traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for RB LeSean McCoy.
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02 Mar 2015, 10:00pm by Vincent Verhei
Andre Johnson is second behind Reggie Wayne among active players in both receptions and receiving yards, but it appears two-time NFL receiving champion has reached the end of the line in Houston. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans have given Johnson permission to seek a trade, and if no deal can be made, they will cut the best player in franchise history.
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02 Mar 2015, 02:53pm by Vincent Verhei
Here is all your 2015 franchise tag news. (Click to read more.)
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27 Feb 2015, 01:24pm by Aaron Schatz
For years now, analytics people have been attempting to find some sort of correlation between NFL combine results and success in the league, so we can use the combine to provide some guidance on who should be drafted, and when. For the most part, these studies fail to find any connection. Even when we play around with combine results here at FO, we don't really get good forecasts unless we blend them with college game stats, as in Playmaker Score and SackSEER. This is a really interesting theory from Brian Burke over at Advanced Football Analytics explaining why this is.
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24 Feb 2015, 02:16pm by Vincent Verhei
Neil Paine at FiveThirtyEight has a look at the folks at Electronic Arts who determine which players get a 95 and which get a 94, and then deal with the fallout from unhappy NFL stars. Includes a brief look at the history of football video games, including the phenomenally under-rated Front Page Sports: Football Pro, which had the best playbook editor I've ever seen.
18 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2015, 4:28pm by bloggesrdog
Which receivers were truly most effective with the ball in their hands last season? We look at the leaders in YAC+ for 2014 and the last nine years.