Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

06 Mar 2006, 01:01am by Aaron Schatz

Alexander, Green Stay Put

From Jay Glazer: "FOXSports.com has learned that the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms with Pro-Bowl running back Shaun Alexander on a whopping eight-year, $62 million deal that includes a total of more than $15 million in the first year in bonuses (signing and roster) and salary." FO has always believed that running backs were fairly replaceable. More and more teams seem to agree with that statement, leading to a glut of running backs on the market. That may have started to tip the scales the other way, so that the best running backs are actually undervalued.

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51 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2006, 6:18pm by coltrane23

05 Mar 2006, 08:00pm by P. Ryan Wilson

NFL Hires Godot as New CBA Negotiator

From Jay Glazer: "Teams had been under the pretense that if they were going to release players to get under the $94.5 million salary cap it had to be done by 6 p.m [Sunday night] ... The league, however, has notified teams that this deadline has now been pushed back to 10 p.m."

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64 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2006, 9:58pm by empty13

05 Mar 2006, 12:59pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Raiders Round Out Shell's Coaching Staff

Admittedly, I don't know anything about new offensive coordinator Tom Walsh, but is anybody else troubled by the fact that he's been running a bed and breakfast the last few years and has been out of football since 1999?

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15 comments, Last at 06 Mar 2006, 12:11pm by JonL

05 Mar 2006, 12:13pm by Michael David Smith

Upshaw: We're in the Area

Sunday morning update: Gene Upshaw, the executive director of the NFL Players Association, told the Washington Post via e-mail early this morning that the parties had scheduled another meeting in New York and were "now in the area where we will get a deal. I think it may be there. It comes down to a few final points."

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41 comments, Last at 05 Mar 2006, 10:00pm by empty13

03 Mar 2006, 05:13pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Why Vince Young Deserves an 'F'

We've all grown accustomed to the maniacal rantings from the Page 2 regulars, but Bomani Jones writes one of the most fascinating pieces for The Site in some time. Yeah, Vince Young may or may not be illiterate based on his Wonderlic performance, but maybe the real intelligence test question should be: Why did you hire some criminal lawyer to be your agent and your uncle/middle school teacher/coach to be your business manager when neither have any experience in dealing with the NFL? And part two of the question: Are you still hiring?

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113 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2007, 11:34pm by hmm

03 Mar 2006, 02:10pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Eagles to Sign Pro Bowl Center First

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, LeCharles Bentley will be an Eagle come Monday. The story also reports that Philly will make a run for Steve Hutchinson, in an effort to shore up the offensive line. And good news for Lions fans: Jeff Garcia's name has been mentioned as a potential Donovan McNabb backup candidate. (free registration/bugmenot required)

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40 comments, Last at 05 Mar 2006, 7:45pm by empty13

03 Mar 2006, 12:08pm by P. Ryan Wilson

What About Drew?

Does anybody other than A.J. Smith think that letting Drew Brees test free agency is a good idea? Well, other than Philip Rivers and the handful of teams that need a QB?

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56 comments, Last at 06 Mar 2006, 10:42pm by empty13

03 Mar 2006, 09:03am by Michael David Smith

Why the NFL Said No to Brokeback Mountain

There's a scene in Brokeback Mountain that revolves around the characters watching football on television on Thanksgiving. The NFL refused to allow its footage to be used in the scene, so it's a CFL game on the family set. A producer of Brokeback Mountain has implied that the NFL wouldn't allow its footage to be used because the movie is about a gay relationship. The NFL says that had nothing to do with it. From Outsports:

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133 comments, Last at 07 Mar 2006, 12:54pm by Michael Scott

02 Mar 2006, 07:14pm by Michael David Smith

NFL Delays Free Agency 72 Hours

The Associated Press is reporting that the NFL has delayed free agency for 72 hours.

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138 comments, Last at 05 Mar 2006, 12:28am by empty13

02 Mar 2006, 06:36pm by Michael David Smith

Lawrence Phillips to Stand Trial

Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips was ordered to stand trial on assault charges for allegedly driving a car into three teenagers who argued with him following a pickup football game. Tom Osborne thinks Phillips shouldn't be punished because everyone deserves a 102nd chance.

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18 comments, Last at 04 Mar 2006, 6:20pm by empty13