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Dolphins Sign Ryan Fitzpatrick

Dolphins Sign Ryan Fitzpatrick

It's St. Patrick's Day, so it's only appropriate that the Miami Dolphins have signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to a deal that will pay him a lot of green.

21 comments, Last at 21 Mar 2019, 12:50pm by Theo
NFL Suspends Kareem Hunt for Eight Games

NFL Suspends Kareem Hunt for Eight Games

The NFL has suspended Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt for the first eight games of the 2019 season for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.

4 comments, Last at 20 Mar 2019, 12:03am by herewegobrowniesherewego
Dolphins Trade Tannehill to Titans

Dolphins Trade Tannehill to Titans

The Miami Dolphins have traded quarterback to Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans for draft picks.

21 comments, Last at 17 Mar 2019, 7:45pm by MC2
Giants Trading Beckham to Browns

Giants Trading Beckham to Browns

As first reported by Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network and confirmed by ESPN's Adam Schefter, the New York Giants have agreed to trade wide receiver Odell Beckham to the Cleveland Browns.

Schefter soon weighed in with the compensation:

57 comments, Last at 18 Mar 2019, 4:05pm by CaffeineMan
Steelers Trading Brown to Raiders

Steelers Trading Brown to Raiders

It was after midnight on Saturday night on the East Coast when the news broke. After a week full of on-again, off-again rumors and a deal with Buffalo that was apparently nixed at the last minute, the Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly agreed to trade wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders. In return, the Steelers will receive two picks -- third- and fifth-rounders -- in this year's draft.

54 comments, Last at 15 Mar 2019, 5:58pm by LionInAZ
Coaching Matters

Coaching Matters

This article at the MIT Sloan School of Management summarizes a research paper by University of Chicago public policy professors Christopher R. Berry and Anthony Fowler entitled "How Much Do Coaches Matter?" Berry and Fowler found that in all sports, coaches "explain about 20 to 30 percent of the variation in a team’s success."

12 comments, Last at 13 Mar 2019, 10:00am by RickD
Texans Place Franchise Tag on Jadeveon Clowney (PLUS: More Franchise Tags!)

Texans Place Franchise Tag on Jadeveon Clowney (PLUS: More Franchise Tags!)

One of the biggest impending names in free agency was just taken off the market. The Houston Texans have placed a non-exclusive franchise tag on edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney, meaning that he can technically still sign with another team, but that team would have to give two first-round draft picks back to Houston. The Texans have said they would like to sign Clowney to a long-term extension; per league rules, they have until July 15 to work that out.

1 comment, Last at 06 Mar 2019, 8:15am by Mr Shush
Four Downs: NFC West
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Four Downs: NFC West

There's a lot we don't know about the Rams, but we know they need pass-rushers. Elsewhere, the Cardinals need blockers, the 49ers need defensive backs, and the Seahawks -- shockingly -- don't need help on the offensive line.

2 comments, Last at 04 Mar 2019, 6:27pm by Vincent Verhei
Cowboys DE Randy Gregory Suspended Again

Cowboys DE Randy Gregory Suspended Again

So it turn out that Randy Gregory's positive drug test at the 2015 combine was a red flag after all.

Gregory, the Cowboys' second-round draft choice that year, was suspended indefinitely by the NFL today for violating the league's substance abuse policy. It is the fourth suspension going into what would be his fifth NFL season, the last year of his rookie deal. Gregory has been suspended for 30 games in his career; he has played 28, with one start. He did have 6.0 sacks in 14 games last year, but likely won't be doing much to follow that up in 2019.

17 comments, Last at 13 Mar 2019, 3:22pm by LionInAZ
NFL, Kaepernick Apparently Reach Settlement

NFL, Kaepernick Apparently Reach Settlement

Lawyers representing unsigned quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid released the following statement on Friday afternoon concerning their clients' collusion lawsuit against the NFL:

33 comments, Last at 21 Feb 2019, 11:15am by RickD