Archive for August, 2011

Countdown to Kickoff: 2010 turnover differentials

DDFP: Running back U of the AFC

Who has the best stable of running backs in NFL history? We start with a look at the all-time runners from the AFC.

Hayden agrees to contract with Falcons

Veteran CB Kelvin Hayden agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Falcons on Wednesday, according to a league source.

Three and out: Foster’s injury is “anti-awesomeness”

Arian Foster joked on Twitter about his injured hamstring, but it may not be a laughing matter to many fantasy owners.

Portis to visit with Seahawks

Free-agent RB Clinton Portis will visit the Seahawks this week, according to league sources.

Regular Joe: Namath on his showbiz learning curve

Joe Namath, known for transcending the game on pure personality, got his fame education early on during the shoot for his 1965 rookie card while being laid up from knee surgery before the season.

First and 10: Players on the verge

Which five players will have breakout seasons? Which five have to prove their 2010 seasons weren’t a fluke? Who will lead the league in rushing, passing and receiving? Our experts weigh in today.

Forecasting top-five picks’ NFL careers

The new CBA, including its rookie wage scale, has definitely decreased the price tag for top-five picks, but the repercussions for missing are still huge. Before you have even played a down, before you have even had your first jersey stitched, draft analysts and fans are asking whether you are a star or a bust.

Cover Two Podcast: Pick a passer

If the season started today, and your only guide to which quarterback you would take was based on preseason play, who ya got: Michael Vick, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Matthew Stafford or Drew Brees?

More details on Vick’s contract

Michael Vick‘s six-year, $100 million contract will void to a five-year, $80 million deal if he meets minor playing time requirements in any of the first five seasons, which, barring catastrophic injury, he will.

Work continues on new deal for Titans’ Johnson

The Titans and Chris Johnson continue to negotiate a long-term deal, according to league sources.

Three and out: MJD ready for big preseason debut

Maurice Jones-Drew will see his first preseason action this week after an eight-month rehab and it could have a big impact on the Jaguars ball distribution.

Countdown to Kickoff: 100-yard rushing games

We’re eight days away from the start of the 2011 NFL season, and Week 1 of last season is when Arian Foster became a household name. The Texans opened with a win over the Colts behind Foster’s 231 yards rushing and three touchdowns.

Lions cut starting fullback Felton

The Detroit Lions informed part-time starting fullback Jerome Felton of his release Tuesday morning, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

First and 10: Philly’s $100M man

Eagles coach Andy Reid and star quarterback Michael Vick will meet the press today to discuss Vick’s new six-year, $100 million contract, and what it means for the rest of Philadelphia’s “Dream Team.”

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