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Five NFL teams that improved during the 2016 offseason

Rex Ryan can claim that the Bills are the NFL’s 2016 offseason champions, but since pads aren’t worn during the offseason, that hollow title is up for debate. Offseason activities across the league ended last month with 25 teams wrapping up their mandatory minicamps. The other seven teams finished shortly thereafter. So now we can look back at free […]

David Ortiz helped Celtics recruit Al Horford

David Ortiz has three championship rings with the Red Sox. Tom Brady has four with the Patriots. Big Papi has one-upped Brady, however, when it comes to helping Boston’s NBA franchise lure free agents. Ortiz met with Al Horford as part of the Celtics’ sales pitch. Al Horford received advice from a Boston sports icon before […]

Tom Brady predicts greatness in 1994 essay

Tom Brady wasn’t always the most recognizable athlete in his family. The Patriots’ four-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback posted a high school writing assignment on Facebook for Throwback Thursday. “Tommy Brady” was 17 when he handed in this essay on Oct. 19, 1994. He talked about how his older sisters Maureen, Julie and Nancy were recognized at the […]

Martellus Bennett welcomes ‘Robin’ role opposite Rob Gronkowski

Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett has a very good chance of playing in his first postseason game since 2009 this season, and that’s probably a big reason why he doesn’t mind playing second-fiddle to Rob Gronkowski. “I’m super excited about it because it takes a little pressure off of me too,” Bennett told CSN New England. […]

Eric Decker says AFC East ‘up for grabs’ with Brady suspension

Eric Decker said on the NFL Network that Tom Brady’s impending Deflategate suspension will give the Jets a better opportunity to make the playoffs in 2016. The Jets wide receiver says the AFC East is “up for grabs” with Brady sitting out four games. Decker isn’t exactly breaking out any fancy analytics with that statement. It […]

Tom Brady makes top five on most-hated list

We’ll never really know if Tom Brady masterminded a scheme to deflate footballs. But SportingNews.com threw the book at him by naming him the fifth-most hated NFL player of all-time. If this top-40 list holds any sway, Brady will not only make the Hall of Fame but also the Hall of Hate. Ahead of Brady on the list are Michael […]

Bill Parcells almost cut Adam Vinatieri in 1996

It’s not often that a kicker can be labeled “clutch” when he makes a 31-yard field goal with a 28-point lead. That’s the situation Adam Vinatieri was in back in Week 3 of the 1996 season. According to Pro Football Talk, which cited Mike Francesa of WFAN, Patriots coach Bill Parcells told Vinatieri that he […]

Bill Parcells praises Patriots rookie QB Jacoby Brissett

If Bill Parcells is to be believed, the Patriots might have landed themselves another hidden quarterback gem in the draft. The former Patriots coach gave the thumbs-up to Jacoby Brissett, who the Patriots drafted in the third round out of North Carolina State. “He’s a Curtis Martin, Willie McGinest, Troy Brown type player. That’s the […]

Best, worst from 2016 NFL draft

The 2016 NFL draft is in the books. All those mock drafts are a thing of the past. The names of the 253 players drafted are set in stone. Now all that’s left is years and years of Monday morning quarterbacking, starting with this breakdown of the best and worst developments of the draft. Best Robert […]

10 underrated NFL draft prospects who could be steals

By now, you probably have a pretty good idea who you want your team to take Thursday night during the first round of the 2016 NFL draft. Don’t forget, though, that there are two more days and six more rounds of the draft. Chances are your team will draft someone on Friday or Saturday who you haven’t […]

10 NFL draft prospects with the most bust potential

The names of every player who could possibly be taken in the 2016 NFL draft are on the walls at 32 team headquarters around the league. The order of those names is different depending on each team’s assessment of the player. Some of those names might even have stars next to them. The fact of […]

NFL ‘likely’ to change something that doesn’t need changing

Would Roger Goodell just listen to himself? The NFL commissioner talked about how well the league’s current 12-team playoff format works, then said that it probably will change. “(It) likely will happen at some point,” Goodell told a group of Jaguars season ticket holders via NFL.com. “But we want to be really cautious because we […]

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 […]

Patriots trade Chandler Jones to Cardinals

The Patriots are giving up Pro Bowl defensive end Chandler Jones to get some help for their offensive line. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Patriots are sending Jones to the Cardinals for guard Jonathan Cooper and a second-round draft pick. Jones earned a Pro Bowl berth in 2015 with a career-high 12.5 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 biggest NFL Combine busts of all-time

Watching the stocks of 2016 NFL draft prospects rise and fall this week will be like watching a ticker on Wall Street. The NFL Scouting Combine begins Tuesday at Indianapolis, and it’s a safe bet that a player or two will climb up draft boards because of his 40-yard dash time, number of bench-press reps or vertical […]

10 most memorable games in 2015 NFL season

That yawner of a Super Bowl is fading into the past and destined to get lost in the shuffle of Super Bowl memories. Now we can look at some games during the 2015 NFL season that were actually exciting. Each of the season’s 10 most memorable games were decided in the last two minutes or […]

Dolphins owner says Adam Gase can be ‘the next Belichick’

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross didn’t want to recycle a former head coach when he set out to fill said vacancy in Miami. So he hired 37-year-old Adam Gase, a first-time head coach who he thinks can be the next Bill Belichick or Bill Parcells, according to NFL.com. The NFL’s youngest head coach, Gase comes to the Dolphins […]

5 possible landing spots for Matt Forte

Matt Forte announced on Instagram Friday that he’s been told the Bears won’t re-sign him. The 30-year-old running back will be a hot item in the free agent market. He set a record for receptions by a running back with 102 in 2014. His 1,846 all-purpose yards were sixth in the league. Forte missed three games with a […]

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