during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.

NFL mock draft following free agency frenzy

The 2016 NFL draft is exactly a month away. The roster shuffling of the free-agent signing period has mostly subsided, and the big boards in draft headquarters around the NFL have shifted based on what happened in free agency. The Eagles and Dolphins made a trade involving the eighth and 13th picks, and even though […]

at AT&T Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.

5 NFL players most likely to haunt former teams in their division

There will be a lot of interesting divisional games in the 2016 NFL season. A lot of players have changed teams this offseason, and many of them are playing for former division rivals. Some of these players have been released and were picked up by another team in their division. Some of them were signed […]

GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 02:  Head coach Bruce Arians of the Arizona Cardinals stands on the field during the team training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 2, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Arians says ‘soccer’ practice doesn’t help linemen

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said that the limits on training-camp practices has had an impact on the skill of linemen in the NFL. “Those guys aren’t getting any better practicing soccer,” Arians said Wednesday at the NFC coaches’ breakfast, according to Pro Football Talk. Arians was referring to non-contact practice “in shorts.” It’s not completely clear […]

at Stanford Stadium on November 21, 2015 in Palo Alto, California.

NFC scout is lukewarm on Jared Goff

A scout from an unnamed NFC team has compared Cal quarterback Jared Goff to Jay Cutler. Ouch. Goff and Carson Wentz are considered head-and-shoulders above the rest as the top two quarterback prospects in the 2016 NFL draft, but not according to this anonymous NFC scout and two other scouts who talked to NJ.com about Goff. […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 08:  Malik Jackson #97 of the Denver Broncos celebrates during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Malik Jackson on $90M deal: ‘I have to go earn all of it’

Malik Jackson signed a $90 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars after helping the Denver Broncos win Super Bowl 50. The next step? Earning every cent of his mega deal. “It’s all written out and you earned it, but at the same time you have to go out there and earn it,” Jackson said, via […]

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 20:  Head coach Dan Quinn of the Atlanta Falcons looks to the scoreboard during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on December 20, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

5 NFL coaches already on hot seat after first week of free agency

The balance of power in the NFL shifted, theoretically, during the first week of free agency with dozens of players changing teams. Where does that leave the coaches? Coaches of teams that are labeled “winners” in free agency will be feeling the heat in 2016. If they don’t translate these supposed roster improvements into more wins, they […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 14: Howie Roseman general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field on December 14, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

NFL GM: ‘Big dropoff’ after top 10 players in 2016 NFL draft

An NFL general manager who recently moved his team into the first 10 picks of the 2016 NFL draft believes there’s a steep dropoff after the top 10 players in this year’s class. “In the past few drafts, often we’d be picking lower in the first round, and we’d just miss out on a guy we had […]

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 03:  Quarterback Brock Osweiler #17 of the Denver Broncos leaves the field after defeating the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 3, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Chargers 27-20.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

10 biggest surprises during NFL free agency so far

The NFL free agency period opened this week with a few oohs and aahs. But what have been the biggest surprises so far? Here are 10 to start. (contract details courtesy of Spotrac) 10. The Ryan Fitzpatrick-Jets contract standoff Fitzpatrick had a career year in his first season with the Jets, throwing for 3,905 yards […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 21: Janoris Jenkins #21 of the St. Louis Rams returns an interception for a touchdown in the second against the Dallas Cowboys at the Edward Jones Dome on September 21, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

10 worst moves since NFL’s free agency market opened

Hope springs eternal for NFL teams who have landed big-ticket free agents this week. Some teams have improved their rosters and have a lot to look forward to in 2016. Some teams, however, made moves that they’ll regret. They either overpaid for players, botched negotiations with their own players or just put too much emphasis […]

CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 14: at Memorial Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

NFL Mock Draft heading into free agency

The 2016 NFL draft begins April 28 in Chicago. While NFL teams hit the free agent market this week, the draft is where teams really can build long-term success. With a little less than two months to go before Roger Goodell takes the podium in the Windy City, here’s a look at how the draft […]

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Peyton Manning dabs his way out of the NFL (VIDEO)

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning tied his brother, Eli, with two career championship wins after leading the team to victory in Super Bowl 50, and he’s now set to hang up his cleats for good. Manning indicated he will hold a news conference on Monday to announce his retirement, via the team’s official website, and that he […]

during a 2015 AFC Divisional Playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 11, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.

5 underrated NFL free agents and possible landing spots

A lot of stars will be changing teams when the NFL free agency signing period begins next week. There also are several players not everyone has heard of who can make an impact with their new teams. Ian Williams, NT, 49ers It was easy for 49ers players to be overlooked in 2015. Ian Williams was a […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 14:  Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins looks on in the first half against the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

10 veteran stars likely to be cut before NFL’s new league year begins

The veteran cuts are already rolling in around the NFL, with Chris Long, Mario Williams, Arian Foster, Antonio Cromartie and Roddy White already among the biggest cap casualties. Teams still aren’t done trimming the fat. Here are 10 others who are likely to be cut before the start of the NFL’s new league year: QB […]

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24:  Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos rushes against Cameron Fleming #71 of the New England Patriots in the second half in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Recapping all the moves from NFL’s franchise tag deadline

NFL teams gave a version of the franchise tag to 10 different players before Tuesday’s deadline. The tag comes in three forms—exclusive, non-exclusive and transition—and is used by teams to either keep a free agent off the market or control if the player is allowed to sign elsewhere. The one-year tender is valued using the average of […]