Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

22 Apr 2006, 12:09pm by Michael David Smith

Giants Sign Lavar Arrington

What's with all these seven-year, $49 million contracts? Obviously, I think at this point anyone who reads this site is sophisticated enough to understand that Arrington will not stay with the Giants for seven years or earn $49 million. But is Arrington a good fit for the Giants' defense? Is his personality a good fit for Tom Coughlin? And how will all these free agent acquisitions (Will Demps, Sam Madison, Brandon Short, R.W. McQuarters, etc.) mesh in New York?

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22 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2006, 3:55pm by MTR

21 Apr 2006, 12:36pm by Aaron Schatz

Shaun Alexander on Cover of Madden 07

Madden Curse + 370 carries = Shaun Alexander is screwed.

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46 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2006, 10:01am by Mr Shush

21 Apr 2006, 09:32am by P. Ryan Wilson

Ray Lewis Fails to Endorse Billick

From the story: "Asked ... whether keeping Billick was a move in the right direction, [Ray Lewis] paused briefly before saying, 'No comment.' " To which Billick responded, "Where I draw my conclusions from is my direct interaction with the athlete ... I have no problems with what was said. I'm excited about where Ray is right now..." (bugmenot/free registration required)

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26 comments, Last at 22 Apr 2006, 1:34am by jonnyblazin

21 Apr 2006, 09:06am by P. Ryan Wilson

Favre: McNair 'Doesn't Deserve' Exile

No one ever accused Brett Favre of not speaking his mind, even if he continues to keep his lips zipped as to his own playing future.

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27 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2006, 11:36pm by Kaveman

20 Apr 2006, 09:18am by P. Ryan Wilson

Bengals Sign QB Wright

Signing a backup quarterback isn't usually a big deal, but with no firm timetable for Carson Palmer's return from a knee injury, it looks like the Bengals will start the season with Anthony Wright, Doug Johnson and Craig Krenzel (you can decide where they're listed on the depth chart). Given Cincy's tough schedule and the uncertainty surrounding Palmer, this could be a 2003 Atlanta Falcons situation, complete with the aforementioned Doug Johnson.

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34 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2006, 4:02pm by mawbrew

19 Apr 2006, 03:14pm by Michael David Smith

Denver Sends No. 22 to San Francisco

The 49ers gave up their second- and third-round picks to acquire a first-round pick, No. 22 overall. None of us really knows what this means, of course, but feel free to speculate about whom the 49ers will take at No. 22 and where the Broncos are hoping to add depth -- what would April be without draft speculation?

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104 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2006, 12:47pm by Eric V

19 Apr 2006, 09:18am by P. Ryan Wilson

Versatility Creates Mystery

Everybody's looking for the next Antwaan Randle El (well, except for the Redskins) and Jeff Legwold of the Rocky Mountain News examines this year's draft-eligible candidates.

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13 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2006, 4:38pm by MCS

18 Apr 2006, 11:42am by P. Ryan Wilson

Draftees Are Up, Down & All Around

I saw Adam Schefter mention this last night on "Total Access," but there is absolutely no way Houston wouldn't draft Reggie Bush, right? I mean, this has the be the definition of a pre-draft smokescreen. In related news, the Texans visited with linebacker Jeff Lageman earlier this week.

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125 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2006, 2:32pm by Mr Shush

18 Apr 2006, 09:48am by P. Ryan Wilson

Red Flagged

It's hard to believe that given all that has transpired, Marcus Vick was at one time considered a first or second-round talent. Now, he'll be lucky to get drafted. Greg Garber takes a look at how teams are becoming more and more diligent in assessing players' character, which given all the money involved is probably a good idea.

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50 comments, Last at 20 Apr 2006, 7:52pm by Ryan Mc

17 Apr 2006, 10:09am by Aaron Schatz

Seizing His Opportunity

Dominic Rhodes: massive 2006 fantasy sleeper, or just another backup running back?

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23 comments, Last at 20 Apr 2006, 8:24am by Ilanin