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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
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