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Tampa Bay Buccaneers confirm Manziel visit

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers confirmed this afternoon that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is visiting with the franchise. NFL clubs are allotted 30 visits from players entering the respective year draft. Tampa selects at number seven overall currently and quarterback is an area of concern for the club. I’m going off-script here, and say I’ve been a Buccaneers fan since...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers trade WR Mike Williams to Buffalo Bills

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded wide receiver Mike Williams to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a 6th-round draft pick. This is an exceptionally low value for a receiver that has proven his ability in the NFL. Williams has 25 career touchdowns while playing behind some unimpressive quarterbacks during his stay in Tampa. He is now reunited with his college coach, Doug Marrone...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: Possible Landing Spots for Eagles WR DeSean Jackson

What began as simple speculation last week surrounding the future of Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson has snowballed into a matter of “when” he is released by the team rather than “if”. The Eagles are fielding offers, but it is becoming more and more likely that the mercurial receiver will simply be released rather than working out a trade with another team and his ...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: Jim Irsay’s daughter attends NFL Owners Meetings

The NFL Owners meetings kicked off this morning in Orlando, Florida with Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay being absent. Irsay has checked into a rehab facility following his arrest last week of DWI and felony prescription drug possession. Why Irsay is in rehab, he has signed off on having one of his daughters, Carlie Irsay-Gordon, assume his duties. Colts beat writer Bob Kravitz...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Owner Mark Cuban calls NFL “Greedy”, predicts demise

Speaking his mind is something that has never eluded Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Cuban shared his thoughts with reporters during a pregame presser with various reporters. The outspoken Cuban waded into speaking about the NFL, calling the league “greedy” and predicted a demise of the NFL within 10 years. “I think the NFL is 10 years away from an implosion. I’m just...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency: Pittsburgh Steelers to visit with RB LeGarrette Blount

The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking for some depth at the running back position as Le’Veon Bell heads into his second season. Free agent running back James Starks met with the Steelers earlier this week, but declined to sign an offer, returning to the Green Bay Packers. Now, it appears the Steelers might be interested in free agent RB LeGarrette Blount. Pittsburgh also met with...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency: DE Jared Allen takes second visit to Seattle Seahawks

Free agent defensive end Jared Allen recently met with the Dallas Cowboys, but left town without a contract. The cash-strapped Cowboys agreed to a deal with free agent DT Henry Melton but probably couldn’t afford Allen and his contract demands. ESPN’s Ed Werner is reporting that Allen will return to the Pacific Northwest for a second meeting with the reigning Super Bowl champion...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Offseason gets even worse, QB Cam Newton out four months

After posting a 12-4 record and capturing the NFC South division title in 2013, the start of the 2014 NFL calendar year has been disastrous for the Carolina Panthers. After losing their top four wide receivers from last season, the news got from bad to worse with news surrounding quarterback Cam Newton. The Panthers announced yesterday that Newton underwent surgery on his ankle to...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins: OL Richie Incognito wants to return to Miami

Offensive lineman Richie Incognito was responsible for setting the Miami Dolphins 2013 season on it’s ear. He was involved in a persistent harassment scheme which involved fellow team mate Jonathan Martin. Martin eventually left the Dolphins and has since been traded to the San Francisco 49ers. Incognito has been out of football, but wants to return to the football field. In Miami...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 NFL Teams in Need of a Quarterback

Several NFL teams are heading into the offseason with a serious need at the most important position of the field, quarterback. Most of these teams are drafting in the upper echelons of the 2014 NFL Draft, but some questions are now surfacing whether or not this is going to be a good quarterback class coming out this year. Teddy Bridgewater had a lackluster Pro Day and every NFL GM...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: QB Teddy Bridgewater suffers poor Pro Day

Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater has had his name floated among the top quarterbacks to be drafted in the 2014 NFL Draft. Many scouts have suggested that he is the best pocket passer coming out in May and might be the most NFL ready in this year’s class. Bridgewater did not throw during the February NFL Combine, opting instead to throw at Louisville’s Pro Day. The decision might...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency: Dallas Cowboys sign QB Brandon Weeden

The Dallas Cowboys brought former Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden in for a visit on Monday and didn’t let him leave without a new contract. The third year signal caller was inked to a two-year deal, worth a mere $1.23 million over the duration of the contract. Dallas has Tony Romo coming off back surgery and Kyle Orton discussing a possible retirement. At the inexpensive price...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency: WR James Jones to Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have reportedly added veteran free agent wide receiver James Jones to their roster. The deal is for three years and valued at $11.3 million. The Raiders had the most money to spend heading into free agency this year, and have made some curious moves with all that cash. Jones does provide the Raiders with a large, physical receiver coming off his best year in career...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Trade Rumors: Are the Cleveland Browns the best fit for QB Matt Schaub?

According to Ian Rapoport, the Houston Texans are still holding out hope that they can work a deal in order to trade veteran quarterback Matt Schaub. The insider reports that the Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders have interest, but at what price? Schaub’s current contract calls for a $10 million dollar salary in 2014. While both the Raiders and Browns have plenty of cap space...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers have OL Jeremy Zuttah on the trade block

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been exceptionally active during the start of the 2014 NFL free agency period. Tampa added two more players on Sunday with the signings of LB Dane Fletcher and OG Oniel Cousins. Fletcher comes from the New England Patriots while Cousins last played for the Cleveland Browns. It now appears that Tampa is fielding trade offers for OC/G Jeremy Zuttah. CBS...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency: Jared Allen to visit Dallas Cowboys, but why?

Veteran free agent defensive end Jared Allen has received little interest in the free agency market. He did visit with the Seattle Seahawks over the weekend and now has reportedly made arrangements to meet with the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday. But why? Yes, it is obvious that Dallas needs help defensively, but the team is handcuffed with salary cap issues. The $41 million dollars in...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts Owner Jim Irsay Arrested, in jail

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has been arrested over night according to multiple news sources such as ESPN’s Adam Schefter and USA Today. Law enforcement authorities have confirmed that Irsay is in fact, in jail. The Colts owner was arrested on preliminary charges of driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance. Anyone that follows Irsay on Twitter knows...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency: QB Brandon Weeden to visit with Dallas Cowboys today

Okay, if you liked the San Francisco 49ers trading for Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert, you’ll love this one. Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden is scheduled to visit with the Dallas Cowboys this afternoon. According to ESPN, the Cowboys will be hosting the 30-year old quarterback along with free agent tackle Henry Melton. Weeden posted just a 5-15 record...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: RB James Starks to visit the Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been relatively quite in this free agency period due to salary cap issues. According to Overthecap.com, the Steelers have under $3 million in cap room, but that is not stopping the franchise from looking at players. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Steelers will host free agent running back James Starks on Monday. Pittsburgh drafted Le’Veon...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers put themselves in good position for NFL Draft

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have struggled the past three years and now are on their third head coach in the span of four years. This time however, the Buccaneers didn’t experiment at the head coach position, opting to choose a veteran with head coaching experience in the NFL with the selection of Lovie Smith. Smith has wasted no time in rebuilding the Buccaneers in his image. No...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos add WR Emmanuel Sanders to replace Eric Decker

The Denver Broncos decided to allow wide receiver Eric Decker to test the free agent market. Decker didn’t last long, landing in New York with the Jets. Decker benefited from QB Peyton Manning’s record setting season by setting career highs in receptions (87) and yardage (1,288). His departure created a void at the receiver position and Denver made a move Saturday to fill that...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency: New England Patriots adding wide receivers

The New England Patriots spent the first stage of free agency by addressing their secondary. New England vastly improved the cornerback position after losing Aqib Talib to the Denver Broncos with the addition of veteran corner, Darrelle Revis. The Patriots were not through however, additionally adding CB Brandon Browner, formerly of the Seattle Seahawks. Browner will start the season...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency: Fantasy Football Implications after Week One

The first week of the 2014 NFL calendar year is about to come to a close. Teams needing to address multiple issues have spent millions in order to try to address those needs. Many players which have fantasy impact, have changed teams. Fantasy value might have risen or fallen depending on where these players landed.  Here is my take in regards to the current state of Free Agency...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency: Ben Tate to the Cleveland Browns

In a move that should not be surprising, the Cleveland Browns have agreed to a deal with free agent running back Ben Tate, formerly with the Houston Texans. While WR Josh Gordon excelled despite horrible quarterback play, the Browns were seriously lacking at the running back position. Tate backed up Adrian Foster in Houston and suffered a broken ankle right out of college in his...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency: Julius Peppers heads to Green Bay Packers

One of the most recognizable names remaining in free agency had been DE Julius Peppers. Several reports this morning have suggested that Peppers will now be joining the Green Bay Packers in 2014. There was speculation that Peppers might decide to reunite with his former head coach, Lovie Smith, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Peppers recorded the fewest number of sacks in 2013, (7...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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