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Despite unsettled QB position, Bucs have the weapons to put up points
The Bucs have long depended on a stout defense for wins. But with a cadre of weapons in the offense, expect Tampa Bay to light up the scoreboard in '09, Bucky Brooks writes.
A worldwide barnstorming tour could be a win-win for everyone
What would the NFL and NFLPA say to an idea that would promote the NFL worldwide, provide jobs for 100 unsigned veterans and be a midseason source to replace injured players? Read on.
First-year general managers paired with new coaches shape draft
New coaches paired with first-time general managers not only helped reshape their respective rosters during the draft, but created some of the event's biggest stories.
Pondering the best- and worst-case scenarios on Day 1
With the draft only a few days away, Bucky Brooks plays general manager for 32 teams and looks at the potential draft scenarios facing each club during the first round on draft day.
Team-by-team draft needs: NFC South
NFL.com's Pat Kirwan draws up his draft board for every team in the NFC South. See the needs for the Falcons, Panthers, Saints and Buccaneers and find out what player they should target.
Thrown for a loss: Just who will catch Manning's passes?
The Giants might have a completely different starting receiving duo to start this season than it did last year, and this is a bitter pill to swallow for Amani Toomer, the team's all-time leading receiver.
These big-name free agents match up with potential playing destinations
Many well-established, big-name free agents are still looking for a place to play in 2009. Here are some teams that potentially could be in need of those players.
Shakeup in starched-up AFC East highlights early stages of offseason
Terrell Owens' signing in Buffalo highlights how teams in the AFC East, typically the NFL's most buttoned-up division, continue to push the envelope during the early stages of this offseason.
Vikings could be one of just a few teams willing to pick up Owens
Terrell Owens is now on the market after being released by the Dallas Cowboys. Where will he land next? Don't be surprised if it's where Randy Moss kicked off his NFL career.
Mock draft 2.0: Free agency, trades shed light on teams' intentions
Free agency has started with many players changing teams, a blockbuster trade and a few big-name terminations. Those moves can shed more light on the draft intentions of NFL teams.
Talent still available after active opening weekend of free agency
There's still a number of serviceable and affordable players on the market, even after the spending frenzy of the opening weekend of free agency.
The top 50 players in free agency
Every pro personnel director in the NFL has a player board stacked by grade and position, and we're no different here with an extensive list of the top free agents.
Money might be hard to come by for '09 free agents
Between a slumping economy and the current cap ramifications of a potential uncapped year in 2010, the free-agent class of 2009 might see fewer teams shelling out big-money contracts.
Position-by-position look at top free agents
Here's a position-by-position look at the best talent that could be available when the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. ET on Friday.
We've got issues: Breaking down NFC free-agency needs
The veteran free-agency signing period begins on Feb. 27, and here's an in-depth look at each NFC team's potential key free agents and offseason course of action.