4:47 AM EST, Fri February 12, 2016

NFL Combine invite list released

Here’s the breakdown of the 2016 NFL Combine invite list by position just released today by the league. A total of 331 college prospects were invited to this year’s Combine, which is on the high side. Not surprisingly, in a draft that’s said to be very deep at defensive line there are 59 defensive linemen […]
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Patriots DE Jabaal Sheard Makes Pro Football Focus' Top 25 Breakout Players of 2015

The analytics website identifies New England's defensive end as one of its 2015 breakout performers. This honor probably doesn't come to the surprise of everyone here and watched the 2015 team, with Jabaal Sheard placing in the top 25 breakout players. Pro Football Focus ranked him 17th out of 25 on the list, with names including Tyrod Taylor, Josh Norman, and Derek Wolfe. The Patriots signed Sheard to a 2-year, $11M contract in the 2015 offseason, leaving some to proclaim that it could be the signing of the offseason. Sheard compiled 37 tackles, 8 sacks, 2 batted passes, and 4 forced...
Buffalo Rumblings 9 hours ago

Former Bills GM Buddy Nix still believes in EJ Manuel

Former Bills GM Buddy Nix, the man who drafted EJ Manuel, still believes in the former first-round pick, despite a slew of circumstances hindering Manuel's development. One of the last acts that Buddy Nix undertook before he left his post as general manager of the Buffalo Bills in May of 2013 was to make Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel the No. 16 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Nearly three years after those events, Nix is no longer with the organization - he served as a Special Assistant in the front office for another year before retiring - while Manuel is entering the final...

Broncos Might Have Gotten Worst QB Play of Any Super Bowl Winner by a Mile

It's tough to believe we can say this about a team quarterbacked by Peyton Manning, but the Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl this season in spite of quarterback play. It was dreadful for most of the season. How bad was it compared with other champions? I wanted to take a look. Quarterback rating isn't a perfect stat, but it can give us a ballpark idea of how effective a quarterback was during the season. Still, it is difficult to compare players across eras. It is easier to pass than it used to be because defensive backs are barely allowed to contact receivers. That didn't used to be the...

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Key dates in the Miami Dolphins' offseason

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Newark Star-Ledger 18 hours ago

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The NFL's offseason will be all about these 11 players

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As we covered on Buffalobills.com today, the defensive staff will be hard at work devising new solutions to the problems that opposing offenses presented during the 2015 season. Here are some of the areas where Buffalo’s defense was compromised that the coaches will likely be prioritizing as areas to address in the coming weeks. 19th […]
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Report: Bills coach Reed was pursued by Kentucky

New assistant DBs coach Ed Reed will begin his coaching career in the NFL with the Bills. Despite not having any coaching experience the Bills weren’t the only team pursuing him. According to a Courier-Journal report, the Kentucky Wildcats made inquiries with Reed to see if he’d be interested in joining their coaching staff as […]

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