Month: February 2018

Matt Forte is retiring after 10 NFL seasons with the Chicago Bears and New York Jets. His next stop should be a fierce debate over the Pro Football Hall of Fame. On Wednesday afternoon, Matt Forte announced his retirement from the NFL. It was quiet, with little fanfare and barely more than a momentary blip
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The Denver Broncos are trying to free up cap space, and Pro Bowl cornerback Aqib Talib could be on the chopping block. All 32 NFL teams are in Indianapolis at the Scouting Combine, and the rumors are already flying around. One of the more interesting tidbits of news comes from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network,
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FOXBOROUGH, MA – JANUARY 13: Rob Gronkowski No. 87 of the New England Patriots looks on before the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) UFC 222: 5 keys to victory for Yana Kunitskaya by Kyle Walton The New
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The New Orleans Saints are attempting to make the most of Drew Brees’ final years, and a couple of upgrades could go a long way in that endeavor. New Orleans is coming off a successful season. They won what is probably the NFL’s most difficult and competitive division. The Saints featured a historically great rookie
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The Minnesota Vikings were a game away from playing in the Super Bowl. They have big decisions in free agency, then they can fill their limited holes in the NFL draft. Minnesota sports one of the most complete rosters in the NFL. That was evident throughout 2017 when they withstood the loss of their starting
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The NFL is thinking about changing the rules on pass interference, and while there are obvious flaws, this would be a move for the better. No major league has more problems with the current rulebook than the National Football League. On what feels like a weekly basis, nobody can figure out what a catch is,
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With an unprecedented situation at quarterback, the Minnesota Vikings are in line to make the right decision on Teddy Bridgewater. The Minnesota Vikings are coming off a run to the NFC Championship Game, with Case Keenum starting all but two games. All three quarterbacks they had on their roster last season–Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam
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The Green Bay Packers struggled in 2017 without quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and there are plenty of other issues to address this offseason. Entering the 2017 NFL season, many believed the Green Bay Packers would be one of the last teams standing in the NFC. However, they saw star quarterback Aaron Rodgers go down in the
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LANDOVER, MD – DECEMBER 24: Quarterback Kirk Cousins No. 8 of the Washington Redskins warms up before a game against the Denver Broncos at FedExField on December 24, 2017 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) Joseph Benavidez vs Sergio Pettis Targeted for UFC 225 by Erin McKelle Twins an ace away from challenging
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After a year full of controversy in games with debates of what is and isn’t a catch, the NFL is spending the offseason finally reviewing their catch rules. The NFL caught a lot of flack during the 2017 season from fans, players, coaches and everyone in between for the blurred lines surrounding what exactly a
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The 2018 NFL Draft will kick off on Thursday, Apr. 26. USF defensive tackle prospect Deadrin Senat and FanSided have teamed up on an exclusive multi-part blog heading into the draft. Editor’s note: Deadrin Senat’s pre-Combine blog is told to and transcribed by FanSided senior editor Michelle Bruton.  Growing up, I had both my parents.
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After making the playoffs in 2016, the Lions underachieved in 2017. How can they get better to once again compete with the best teams in the NFC?  When late-game heroics are the reason a team makes the playoffs, it’s usually a near certainty they regress the next season. The 2017 Detroit Lions are hardly Exhibit A
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The 2017 season was filled with disappointment for the New York Giants. They now own a top pick in the NFL draft to build towards the team’s next chapter. If there was an award for the most disappointing team, the 2017 version would go to the New York Giants. Star receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and
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The 2018 NFL compensation picks have been announced, and 15 teams have gotten them. Find out which teams are drafting where. On Friday, the NFL announced the compensation picks being handed out for the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft. All told, 15 teams received additional selections, ranging from the third to seventh rounds. Here’s the complete
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