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Word of Muth: Free Agent Tackles Part I - Ben Muth
But the draft isn’t until April, and you can go out and get an All-Pro right now (well, technically, next week) if you’re willing to pony up. This is especially true if you need an offensive tackle, where the current free agent crop offers multiple Pro-Bowlers and former first-round picks.
Let's play the realignment game! - Joe Fortenbaugh
The budding feud between Seattle and San Francisco remains in place, while San Diego retains its title as the NFL’s preferred travel destination for fans looking to hit the road once a year. And just think about how much fun it would be to watch the Niners and Raiders butt heads twice a season.
Breaking down Chiefs' big day - Bill Williamson
With Smith, Bowe, Albert and Colquitt secured, the heavy lifting is over. Now it’s time to see if the Chiefs add anything in free agency and what they can do with the top pick. Once the disastrous 2012 season was over, I think the Chiefs have to be thrilled with the decision to hire Reid in early January to Monday’s news.
Ryan Mathews Fantasy Value - Brian Bulmer
Many are of the opinion that Ryan Mathews was a major bust in 2012. Expectations for the talented running back have been high since his stellar 2011 campaign. Mathews was considered a potential value pick after his ADP fell out of the first round and into the late second and early third round due to an injury he suffered after carrying the ball one time in a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.
Female kicker's historic bid ends with injury - Mike Garafolo
Lauren Silberman's bid to make the NFL consisted of two kickoffs totaling 30 yards, an aggravation of a quadriceps injury she said she initially suffered in training last week and a whole lot of wondering whether the entire thing was a promotional sham.
Performance Based Value: Quarterbacks - Khaled Elsayed
2. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
2012 Cap Hit: $15.3m
2012 Performance Based Value: $5m
Value Differential: -$10.3m