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Patrick Peterson Facing 6-Game Ban for PEDs

Patrick Peterson Facing 6-Game Ban for PEDs

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson will be suspended six games for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy.

3 comments, Last at 04 Jun 2019, 8:05am by andrew age
2018 Adjusted Games Lost: Part II
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2018 Adjusted Games Lost: Part II

In the second half of our series on NFL injuries in 2018, we break things down by position groups. Injuries to quarterbacks, running backs, and linebackers are down. Injuries are way up everywhere else, and in the defensive backfield, they are unprecedented.

2 comments, Last at 17 May 2019, 3:43pm by MilkmanDanimal
Jets Pick Really Weird Time to Fire Maccagnan

Jets Pick Really Weird Time to Fire Maccagnan

The New York Jets have announced the firing of general manager Mike Maccagnan. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that vice president of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger has also been fired.

28 comments, Last at 27 May 2019, 3:30pm by Sixknots
2018 Adjusted Games Lost: Part I
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2018 Adjusted Games Lost: Part I

Our first look at injury data from the 2018 season reveals some plain truths: injuries are on the rise; Washington and Jacksonville had historically bad luck on offense last year; and no team we've ever analyzed has suffered more injuries on defense than last year's Buccaneers.

6 comments, Last at 13 Jun 2019, 5:11pm by cetst11
Dolphins Make Howard NFL's Highest-Paid CB

Dolphins Make Howard NFL's Highest-Paid CB

The Miami Dolphins and Xavien Howard have agreed to a contract extension that will make the cornerback the NFL's highest-paid player at his position.

1 comment, Last at 10 May 2019, 12:33pm by Noah Arkadia
Seahawks Release Baldwin, Chancellor

Seahawks Release Baldwin, Chancellor

The Seattle Seahawks have officially released safety Kam Chancellor and wide receiver Doug Baldwin with failed physical designations.

Chancellor has not played since injuring his neck in Week 9 of 2017 against Arizona. For contractual/financial reasons, neither player nor team ever used the word "retired" to describe him, but it has been expected for some time that he would never play again.

Telvin Smith to Take 2019 Off

Telvin Smith to Take 2019 Off

Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith announced via Instagram today that he will not play football in 2019.

"At this time, I must take time away from this game [and] get my world in order," Smith said in his statement. "I must give this time back to myself, my family, [and] my health. I appreciate all the support I will [and] will not get."

Smith went on to say he was not requesting a trade, nor announcing his retirement.

The Month In Quotes: April 2019
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The Month In Quotes: April 2019

This month: the draft! Schedule releases! Twitter beefs! David Gettleman and John Elway try to talk their way out of trouble! Ryan Fitzpatrick gets fat! The Battle of Winterfell! All this and a 67-year-old man takes his shirt off!

8 comments, Last at 07 May 2019, 4:32am by Cale Clinton
Audibles at the Line: 2019 NFL Draft Day Two
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Audibles at the Line: 2019 NFL Draft Day Two

The biggest NFL news on Friday night involved a veteran, not a rookie. How did Josh Rosen wind up in Miami after just one year in Arizona? And who got the better end of the trade, the Dolphins or Cardinals?

24 comments, Last at 08 May 2019, 5:17am by LondonMonarch
Audibles at the Line: 2019 NFL Draft Day One
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Audibles at the Line: 2019 NFL Draft Day One

Arizona takes Kyler Murray first overall -- what does this mean for the future of the NFL? Also on the draft's first day: the Giants reach for a quarterback, Washington sits back and waits for theirs, Seattle makes a bunch of trades, pretty much every pass-rusher comes off the board, and Roger Goodell nearly dies.

70 comments, Last at 30 Apr 2019, 4:06pm by RickD