Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Mar 2006, 04:13pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Vikes to get New Uniforms

I think I know why Daunte Culpepper wanted out of Minnesota -- the Vikings are getting new uniforms: "Steve LaCroix, vice president of sales and marketing, confirmed that the team is redesigning its uniform but would neither reveal details nor comment on a report that the design includes purple pants to be worn at home with purple jerseys."

Nothing instills fear in an opponent like purple on purple. All that's missing is to slap the likeness of The Artist Formerly Known As Prince on the helmets.

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47 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2006, 10:42pm by andrew

14 Mar 2006, 08:40pm by P. Ryan Wilson

T.O., Keyshawn Cut Loose

Hmmm. I wonder if these two events are related? In other news, the Titans signed David Givens and Kevin Mawae, Mike Williams signs with the Jags and Kimo Von Oelhoffen is a Jet.

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134 comments, Last at 17 Mar 2006, 6:19pm by Will Allen

14 Mar 2006, 04:50pm by Aaron Schatz

Brees Signs Six-Year Deal with Saints

Ugh, I am so disappointed. Maybe this sounds strange, but I do feel a connection to players when our stats like them more than the conventional wisdom. Drew Brees is one of "our guys" and I feel like he just walked into a black hole, unless Zachary Hilton is about to become Antonio Gates or something. Anyway, at least the guy got paid, six years and $60 million with $10 million of that in signing bonus. The Saints now say they will try to trade out of the second position in the draft. You know, because God forbid they draft a franchise left tackle to protect their new expensive quarterback.

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75 comments, Last at 17 Mar 2006, 1:46am by Trogdor

14 Mar 2006, 03:18pm by Michael David Smith

Culpepper to Dolphins

Jay Glazer reports that the Miami Dolphins have acquired quarterback Daunte Culpepper for a second round pick. The deal means the Vikings have even more salary cap flexibility, and Drew Brees has one fewer suitor.

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98 comments, Last at 15 Mar 2006, 11:52pm by Luke

14 Mar 2006, 12:14pm by Michael David Smith

Lions Sign Two Receivers, Jon Kitna

The Detroit Lions have given a pair of $2 million signing bonuses to receiver Corey Bradford and receiver/return specialist Eddie Drummond. I have two observations:

1. With these two signings, it's going to be tough for the Lions to find roster space for Santonio Holmes, whom we all know they're going to pick in the first round of this year's draft.

2. If the folks at the Detroit Free Press can't prevent every mug shot from looking hideous, why don't they just stop using mug shots?

UPDATE: The Lions have also added quarterback Jon Kitna.

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49 comments, Last at 15 Mar 2006, 9:11pm by Michael David Smith

14 Mar 2006, 10:52am by P. Ryan Wilson

Wide Open Spaces

Does anybody else wonder how the Redskins spend wads of cash in free agency only to basically do it again twelve months later and still stay under the salary cap? This article offers some insight.

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28 comments, Last at 21 Mar 2006, 6:32pm by J

13 Mar 2006, 03:17pm by P. Ryan Wilson

MMQB: Hail to the Commish

Peter King thinks Paul Tagliabue deserves to be in the Hall of Fame when it's all said and done, and he also has some thoughts on the first weekend of free agency.

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47 comments, Last at 14 Mar 2006, 11:11pm by mactbone

13 Mar 2006, 11:01am by Al Bogdan

FO NCAA Tournament Pool

We've set up a Yahoo! NCAA bracket pool for FO readers. I came in second in the pool two years ago, which shows just how little our fanbase knows about college basketball. No prize, other than bragging rights. If this group fills up, I'll start another one. Group ID: 63739. Password: dvoa.

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34 comments, Last at 26 Mar 2006, 9:46pm by Trogdor

13 Mar 2006, 09:02am by Al Bogdan

Vikings Sign All-Pro Hutchinson to Offer Sheet

Looks like Seattle will be losing All-Pro guard Steve Hutchinson. The Seahawks had placed the transition tag on Hutchinson, giving them the right to match any contract offers Hutchinson signed elsewhere. Minnesota is doing everything in their power to make sure Seattle can't match this deal, by including $16 million in guaranteed money in the deal and, according to ProFootballTalk.com, a 2006 cap hit of over $13 million.

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102 comments, Last at 21 Mar 2006, 12:54am by andrew

13 Mar 2006, 12:59am by P. Ryan Wilson

Ravens Sign Mike Anderson

With Chester Taylor inking a deal with the Vikings, the Ravens sign Mike Anderson to a four-year contract thought to be worth roughly $8 million (with a $2 million bonus). And Jamal Lewis is still unemployed. (free registration/bugmenot required)

Update: Check that. Jamal Lewis is no longer unemployed -- he just signed a three-year deal with the Ravens.

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22 comments, Last at 14 Mar 2006, 12:29pm by Tom Kelso