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Kingsbury May Deliver Future Stat Nerds Want for NFL

Steven Ruiz at For The Win has put together a phenomenal look at what Kliff Kingsbury's offense looked like in college and how it will translate into the NFL.

Reuben Foster Tears ACL

Late slip for us on this, but Washington linebacker Reuben Foster suffered a knee injury in practice on Monday that is believed to be a torn ACL.

Bucs Release Gerald McCoy

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released former All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy.

4 comments, Last at 24 May 2019, 3:33pm by JoeyHarringtonsPiano

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 24 May 2019, 2:45am by andrew age

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.

27 comments, Last at 22 May 2019, 2:40pm by barf

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

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

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.

Worst Draft Classes of This Century

I love fun little historical pieces like this one from Eric Edholm over at Yahoo! Sports. Even if he doesn't go too far back in time, we don't remember a lot of these failures, but they're pretty bad. In the draft where they took JaMarcus Russell, the Raiders also cut the first pick of the third round before he ever played for them! Which 1-2 punch was worse: Troy Williamson-Erasmus James or A.J. Jenkins-LaMichael James? That's all covered here.

5 comments, Last at 09 May 2019, 3:03am by Yu Narukami

Ranking Every No. 1 NFL Draft Pick

A fun exercise here from Yahoo's Jay Busbee, and fun to discuss and debate. I was disappointed that Jay Berwanger was not in last place, but Jay only went back through the 52 years of the combined draft starting in 1967. Peyton Manning is No. 1. Last place goes not to the worst player, but to the player who provided the least amount of value to the team that drafted him: Bo Jackson.

11 comments, Last at 08 May 2019, 8:08am by t.d.