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London Fletcher to the Seahawks?

The Seattle Seahawks could be in the market for a veteran linebacker since David Hawthorne signed with the Saints yesterday.  London Fletcher is still on the market and would be a great fit for the Seahawks. The current Seahawks linebackers consists of three 2nd year players in Michael Morgan, K.J Wright and Malcom Smith. All three players are talented, but very young and inexperienced...
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April 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears Trade for Brandon Marshall

The Bears might have found their play making wide receiver as the Bears have traded two third round picks to the Dolphins for Brandon Marshall.  This reunites Marshall with Jay Cutler; who hasn’t had a receiver to throw too since he was throwing passes to Marshall in Denver.
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March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Brandon Jacobs next stop could be with the Patriots?

Could Brandon Jacobs be the next veteran running back in the Patriots backfield in 2012? The 29 year old Jacobs is now free to sign with any team after being released by the Giants.  Not many teams in the NFL will be interested in signing a bruising 29 year old running back like Jacobs, but the Patriots could be looking for a running back to replace 35 year old Kevin Faulk if he...
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March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins trade two 1st round picks to Rams for Griffin

The Redskins have traded three 1st round picks to the Rams to acquire the 2nd pick in the 2012 NFL draft which would give the Redskins the ability to draft Robert Griffin III.  The Rams always receive the Redskins 2nd round pick in this years draft. The Redskins just gave up the house to get Griffin, but could be worth it if Griffin turns out to be an elite quarterback. Redskins...
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March 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Colts open to trading Dwight Freeney

The Colts are open to trading Pro Bowler Dwight Freeney according ESPN’s Adam Schefter.  The Colts are in the midst of cleaning house and want to dump Freeney and the $19 million dollars in cap space his contract would take up this year.  Freeney is over the age of 30; I am not sure if the Colts will get a high pick in return, but dumping Freeney’s high salary would be worth...
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March 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Seahawks re-sign Marshawn Lynch to a 4 year deal

The Seattle Seahawks have re-signed running back Marshawn Lynch to a 4 year $31 million dollar deal.  $18 million of the contract is guaranteed. The Seahawks wanted to make sure they got a deal done with Lynch before Monday’s franchise tag deadline.  This contract is a little high for a running back who takes a lot of hits.  The durability factor comes into play; thats why the...
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March 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Mario Manningham could be a Buccaneer?

With Mario Manningham not expecting to return to the Giants; where will Manningham land for the 2012 season?  Clark Judge is reporting Manningham will follow former Giants quarterback coach Mike Sullivan down to Tampa Bay and sign with the Buccaneers.   The Giants would love to re-sign Manningham, but don’t want to pay what Manningham will want.  The Bucs on the other hand...
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February 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Chargers Likely to let Vincent Jackson leave in Free Agency

The San Diego Chargers do not feel comfortable using the franchise tag on receiver Vincent Jackson which would pay Jackson nearly $13.7 million dollars in 2012. Chargers general manager A.J. Smith is “extremely uncomfortable” paying that much money for one player.  The Chargers have holes to fill on the offensive line and on defense.  If the Chargers and Jackson cannot come...
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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Will the Steelers let Mike Wallace go in free agency?

Will the Steelers let Mike Wallace go in free agency?  The Steelers are currently over the salary cap and will not have money to resign Wallace.  The Steelers could use the franchise tag on Wallace, but the Steelers are currently $10 million dollars over the cap; so paying Wallace $9 million dollars in 2012 is out of the question. The Steelers have plenty of talent if Wallace leaves...
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February 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Should the Packers sign Michael Bush?

The Packers might be looking to upgrade their run game in 2012.  The Packers need to add a big bruising back to help get those tough yards on 3rd down.  The Packers normally don’t spend money on free agents, but Raiders running back Michael Bush is hitting free agency and could be the perfect fit for what the Packers are looking for. The Packers had the 27th ranked rushing attack...
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February 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Would Stevie Johnson be a good fit with the Bengals?

Would Stevie Johnson be a good fit with the Bengals? Johnson is a free agent and if he and the Bills cannot come to an agreement Johnson will be looking for a new team to play for.  Pete Prisco of CBSSPORTS.com thinks the Bengals could be in play to sign Johnson and have him line up opposite of A.J. Green.  I think Johnson will give the Bills every chance to lock him up to a long...
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February 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Is Albert Haynesworth’s career over?

In a not so surprising move, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released Albert Hanyesworth today.  Is Haynesworth career over in the NFL?  Will any team offer to bring him in to training camp? If Haynesworth couldn’t turn his playing career around when he was with the Patriots then I am not sure if he ever will.  I am sure some coach somewhere thinks he can turn Hanyesworth around, but...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Look for the Lions to Sign Cortland Finnegan

Will the Lions make a push to sign corner back Cortland Finnegan?  Carlos Monarrez of the freep.com seems to think so.  The Titans have yet to offer Finnegan a new contract and could let him walk.  Monarrez says Finnegan will want a contract similar to the five-year, $48.75-million contract Jonathon Joseph got last year from the Texans. Is Finnegan worth that much?  At the age...
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February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Colts say they plan to resign Robert Mathis and Pierre Garcon

Colts owner Jim Irsay says the organization will make resigning defensive end Robert Mathis and wide receiver Pierre Garcon a top priority.  The Colts might have to use the franchise tag on Mathis if they can’t come up with a long term deal.  Since the Colts will most likely let Reggie Wayne walk in free agency, signing Garcon should be a top priority for the Colts.  Whoever...
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February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

New Jaguars Owner said he would have Drafted Tim Tebow

New Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan said in an interview he would have drafted current Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow if he was the owner when Tebow was available in the 2010 NFL draft.  I am not sure why the Jaguars didn’t draft Tebow, but instead the Jaguars drafted Tyson Alualu with the 10th pick .  If the Jaguars would have drafted Tebow their attendance issues would...
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January 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Greg Schiano hired as new Buccaneers head coach

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano.  If your a Bucs fan does this hire excite you?  Schiano did take a struggling Rutgers program and made it relevant, but for some reason this maybe a bad hire for the Bucs.  In 11 years at Rutgers Schiano had a 28-48 conference record in a weak Big East and a 68-67 overall record. Its not like Schiano’s teams...
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January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Is Darren McFadden On The Raiders Trading Block?

Will new Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie look to trade Darren McFadden this off season?  The Raiders lack draft picks and Steve Corkran thinks McFadden is the Raiders best trading chip and will put the form Razorback star on the trading block.  Is it a good idea for the Raiders to trade their best offensive player?  What can the Raiders get in return for one of the NFL’s...
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January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Super Bowl Predictions Giants versus Patriots

Who is going to win Super Bowl XLVI?  Super Bowl 46 pits the New York Giants against the New England Patriots.  This is an interesting match up considering these 2 teams played each other in Super Bowl XLII just four years ago.  Right now VegasInsider.com has the Patriots favored by 3 points, but that line could change a lot between now and Super Bowl Sunday. Patriots Defense...
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January 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Should the Texans Resign Mario Williams?

Should the Texans Resign Mario Williams?  The answer to this question depends on how much Williams will want and for how long.  If Williams wants top dollar, the Texans would be better off letting Williams walk and using the money to fill other key needs on the roster. Sure, the Texans would love to resign an elite pass rusher, but Williams only played in 5 games this year and...
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January 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Is Chip Kelly the New Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach?

Is Chip Kelly the new Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach?  According to KGW.com the Buccaneers and Kelly are close to a deal that would make him the new head coach.  What has Kelly done in college to think he would make a good NFL head coach? Would he run the same offense he does at Oregon?  Would that style even work in the NFL? Profootballtalk.com brings up a good point about how...
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January 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Why Would the Bears Tim Ruskell?

If your the Chicago Bears why would you hire Tim Ruskell to be your new general manager?  Why would the Bears fire Jerry Angelo only to hire one of his lieutenants; a guy who was ran out of Seattle for his terrible personal decisions. Angelo wasn’t the greatest GM in the NFL, but he is light years above what Ruskell would bring to the table. Ruskell took over a semi young Seahawk...
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January 18, 2012  |  1 Comment

Could Les Miles be the new Colts Head coach?

The Indianapolis Colts fired Jim Caldwell today and new general manager Ryan Grigson will be looking for a new head coach to lead the team forward. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Colts hired current LSU head coach Les Miles.  Paul Kuharsky of ESPN thinks Grigson will look to the college ranks to get his new head coach.  Kuharsky thinks the Colts will hire Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz...
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January 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Nick Montana Transferring from Washington

The University of Washington has confirmed Nick Montana will be transferring from the University.  Montana is the son of hall of famer Joe Montana and was a highly touted recruit coming out of high school.  With Nick Price having a firm grip on the Huskies quarterback position, Montana will look to play else where. Montana did start one game for the Huskies against Oregon State...
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January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Thoughts and Reactions from NFL Divisional playoff Round

How did the Saints let Vernon Davis beat them single handily?  Davis lit up the Saints defense for 7 catches 180 yards with 2 touchdowns.  You would think Greg Williams would make adjustments, but I guess his arrogance got the best of him. The Donte Whitner hit on Pierre Thomas set the tone for the entire game.  After that hit the Saints receivers had second thoughts about catching...
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January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Greg Williams Expected To Be The Next Rams Defensive Coordinator

Is Greg Williams’s time with the Saints over?  According to Adam Schefter, Williams will be a part of Jeff Fishers new coaching staff with the Rams.  Williams might have worn out his welcome with the Saints and could be looking for a fresh start. Schefter always tweets the Saints could be looking at Steve Spagnuolo and Mike Nolan to replace Williams as the Saints DC.  Both Spagnuolo...
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January 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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