Effective pass rush from OLBs pivotal to 3-4 defense's success
Seems like every year another team is converting to a 3-4 defense. The only way it'll work is if the previous 4-3 ends can turn into 3-4 outside linebackers, or if the right type of players are acquired.
Atogwe's odyssey has happy ending, back where he started
In an uncapped year and uncertain period of free agency, safety O.J. Atogwe faced the most unusual of circumstances. In the end, it turned out great for him and the only NFL team he has known.
Russell among veteran free agents who merit attention at this point
JaMarcus Russell's career with the Raiders may not inspire much hope, but given the relatively thin remaining free agent class, he could be worth a look as a backup at a place like Cincinnati.
Free-agent market is tight, but these veterans can help your team
Brian Westbrook to Green Bay? Marc Bulger to San Francisco? Terrell Owens to Oakland? These are some of the possibilities in a game of free-agent matchmaker.
Patience proved to be virtue for several teams at the draft
When reviewing the 2010 NFL Draft, it becomes clear the teams that waited for their targeted players in the draft were rewarded, while other teams were not as patient in their method and paid the price.
AFC draft needs: Team-by-team look at what holes have to be filled
Wondering what the Browns should do in the draft as they continue to reshape their roster? How about the Colts, who are coming off a Super Bowl loss? Go inside the needs for every AFC team.
Fans to choose 75 most valuable draft picks of all time
In celebration of the 75th NFL Draft, which kicks off in primetime for the first time on Thursday, April 22, fans now can help choose the 75 Most Valuable Draft Picks of all time. Fans can vote for their choices at NFL.com now through April 18.
Decision time on players due large roster bonuses
Thomas Jones and Derek Anderson are just two of many big-name players who could be on the move soon because of substantial roster bonuses they are scheduled to receive.
Rice must carry the load for the Ravens in New England
If Baltimore expects to go into New England and emerge victorious, Ray Rice is going to have put up huge numbers on the ground, and Joe Flacco will need to ignite the passing attack.
Beyond Colts, much left to be sorted out in AFC playoff race
The Colts have everything locked up in the AFC (well, everything except a perfect regular season). But beyond Indy, there's much to be sorted out in the conference's playoff race.
Patriots' porous defense doesn't bode well for playoffs
Now we know why Bill Belichick went for it on fourth-and-2 against Indy last month. He knows the defense he's working with, and now so does everyone else after Monday night.
Belichick's blunder was gutsy, but a blunder nonetheless
"Tried to win the game," was Bill Belichick's reason for going for it on fourth-and-2 from his own 28 with time running down. To say it was a shaky call is to say Peyton Manning is a decent quarterback.
No real winner in Crabtree ordeal, except maybe the draft process
It doesn't appear there were any real winners in the Michael Crabtree signing. Instead, the lengthy ordeal revealed that when it comes to the sanctity of the drafting process, the CBA works.
Ryan's brash attitude rubs off on Jets in upset victory over Patriots
Fueled by their new coach Rex Ryan's brash talk and aggressive defensive game plan, the Jets backed up their pregame talk with an upset victory over the Patriots.