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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
2018 Football Outsiders Awards
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2018 Football Outsiders Awards

The Patriots won another Super Bowl. The Rams led the league in wins and nearly brought a championship to Los Angeles. The Chiefs had the MVP. But it's the Indianapolis Colts who dominated our year-end awards, as voted on by you, the readers

35 comments, Last at 19 Feb 2019, 5:36pm by cstoos
Dolphins, Bengals Officially Announce Flores, Taylor as New Coaches

Dolphins, Bengals Officially Announce Flores, Taylor as New Coaches

The worst-kept secrets in the NFL's personnel world became official on Monday.

1 comment, Last at 04 Feb 2019, 6:34pm by johonny
Super Bowl LIII Audibles
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Super Bowl LIII Audibles

The NFL's highest-scoring season ever ends with a whimper, not a bang. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick win their sixth rings, Julian Edelman wins the MVP, and Wade Phillips wins respect, but the Rams offense fails to show up.

233 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2019, 1:08pm by bravehoptoad
Award Winners Named at NFL Honors

Award Winners Named at NFL Honors

The NFL Honors presentation will be airing later tonight on tape delay, but if you just can't wait, here are the winners of the major awards:

7 comments, Last at 04 Feb 2019, 10:13am by Mr Shush
NFL Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Class

NFL Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Class

While the NFL Network was showing a game of Pictionary, the NFL's website announced the Hall of Fame's Class of 2019. Your new enshrinees:

33 comments, Last at 11 Feb 2019, 5:59am by Mr Shush
The Secret To The Rams Blocking Success

The Secret To The Rams Blocking Success

As you may have heard, the L.A. Rams had 5.49 adjusted line yards per carry this season, the most for any offense we have ever recorded. Josh Hermsmeyer, however, thinks that says less about the Rams' offensive line and more about the coaching abilities of Sean McVay.

9 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2019, 10:30pm by dank067
New England's Front Office Strategy: Mid-Level Veteran Contracts

New England's Front Office Strategy: Mid-Level Veteran Contracts

Justis Mosqueda of Optimum Scouting looked at New England's roster and finds they have invested heavily in what he calls mid-level veterans -- players with at least five years of experience with cap hits ranging from $1 million to $6 million per season. The Patriots have 19 such players, most of any playoff team, nearly double the average of the 12 teams in the postseason, and nearly four times as many as their opponents in the Super Bowl, the L.A. Rams.

5 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2019, 3:02am by Alternator
QR Bonus: Keys to Beating New England
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QR Bonus: Keys to Beating New England

Our analysis of the Patriots' worst games in 2018 makes one thing clear for the Rams: beat New England early, or you're not likely to beat them at all.

5 comments, Last at 31 Jan 2019, 3:49am by RobotBoy
New NFL Threat: Evaporating Insurance Market

New NFL Threat: Evaporating Insurance Market

Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada at ESPN.com have looked at a growing threat to all levels of football: many insurance companies have stopped offering coverage for the sport, from the NFL on down to Pop Warner leagues.

"People say football will never go away, but if we can't get insurance, it will." -- Jon Butler, Pop Warner's executive director.

8 comments, Last at 24 Jan 2019, 5:23pm by Richie