Monthly Archives: February 2014

Analysis: Folk tag makes sense … for Jets


A couple of thoughts on the New York Jets’ decision to place the franchise tag on kicker Nick Folk: 1. Sticker shock: The projected tag amount for a kicker is $3.4 million, which sounds like a lot of money, but … Continue reading

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Cap spike comes at ideal time for Steelers


PITTSBURGH — The good news for the Steelers in regard to the salary cap extends beyond 2014. NFL ESPN Insider Adam Schefter reported Friday that the cap will jump from $123 million to $133 million this year, and such a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Steve Gregory release


Sharing some thoughts on the New England Patriots releasing safety Steve Gregory: Finances play a big role: Gregory was a lightning rod among fans based on his play and some missed tackles, but I don’t think this move can be … Continue reading

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Combine Five, No. 5: Sammy Watkins


Player: Sammy Watkins (going in alphabetical order) Position/College: Wide receiver, Clemson Combine impression (1-10, 10 the best): Nine. Likelihood he’s there at Browns’ fourth pick: 70 percent. Other teams interested: St. Louis, Jacksonville. The skinny: Fast guys run fast when … Continue reading

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Vandy’s Derek Mason: SEC is better in the upper half, but Pac-12 is better top to bottom


Derek Mason is the SEC’s newest head coach, and he’s about to jump all in on the Commodores in spring practice. Mason will try and turn Vanderbilt into the Stanford of the East, as he passed up several opportunities to … Continue reading

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Barwin’s insight into Texans’ locker room


The Houston Texans spent the 46th pick in the 2009 draft on a guy who played a good share of tight end and basketball during his college career. Connor Barwin finished his college career at Cincinnati as a defensive end. … Continue reading

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Signing Pitta is major first step for Ravens


Nearly a year ago to this day, the Baltimore Ravens signed quarterback Joe Flacco to an NFL record contract. On Friday, they gave him another valuable gift. Signing tight end Dennis Pitta to a five-year, $32 million contract leaves no … Continue reading

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Contemplating D’Qwell Jackson’s visit


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — With D’Qwell Jackson’s visit to the Tennessee Titans on Friday will come all sort of speculation. So I take the occasion to urge us all to emphasize the word at the heart of what’s going on: visiting. … Continue reading

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Finding the Rams’ perfect pair


EARTH CITY, Mo. — If the No. 13 overall slot itself in this year’s NFL draft was a person, it would undoubtedly have its feelings hurt by now. The St. Louis Rams hold that pick in the 2014 draft, but … Continue reading

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What Pitta, Cooper deals mean for Detroit


In the past two days, the Detroit Lions have been given an idea of what the team might see when free agency starts March 11. And they have had to make no moves of their own to do so. By … Continue reading

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