Saints, Buccaneers among teams with most riding on NFL draft
Gil Brandt identifies franchises under intense pressure to ace the 2015 NFL Draft -- like Drew Brees' New Orleans Saints, who must make the most of their chance to boost a struggling defense.
New York Giants sign George Selvie to 1-year deal
The New York Giants signed former Dallas Cowboys defensive end George Selvie to a one-year deal on Friday. After the departure of Mathias Kiwanuka, the team has been in need of veteran pass rushing.
Atlanta Falcons' revival pulls NFC South, playoffs within reach
Osi Umenyiora's Atlanta Falcons are on the brink of the playoffs after a 2-6 start -- and even he had to laugh at his team's good fortune. Michael Silver examines a stunning turnaround.
Is the Eagles-Giants rivalry heating up again?
The trash talk between the Eagles and Giants is heating up heading into Sunday's matchup. Find out what exactly Jeremy Maclin had to say about Big Blue this week.
Nine things to watch on 'Thursday Night Football'
Matt Ryan followed up maybe his best career performance with a lackluster one Sunday. Josh McCown is still looking for traction in Tampa Bay. Who faces more pressure going into Thursday's game?
Atlanta Falcons season preview: Shortcomings on D
With Tony Gonzalez gone, the stars are aligned for Atlanta's Julio Jones to have a huge year. Will a new emphasis on tougher line play help the Falcons bounce back from an embarrassing 2013?
Robert Quinn tops preseason list of best edge rushers
Lightning-quick St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn tops Around The League's preseason list of the NFL's best edge rushers. Where do the rest of the premier pass rushers rank?
Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul: 'Healthy and ready to go'
Jason Pierre-Paul struggled with his health in 2013. The New York Giants defensive end says he's now healthy and ready to get after quarterbacks once again.
Projected 2014 starters: Atlanta Falcons
Jake Matthews will be a plug-and-play offensive tackle for the Falcons. But which side will he protect? Marc Sessler attempts to answer the question by predicting Atlanta's 2014 depth chart.
Osi Umenyiora to stay with Falcons at current price
Despite reports that Atlanta would ask veteran pass rusher Osi Umenyiora to take a pay cut to keep his roster spot, general manager Thomas Dimitroff says that isn't the case.
2003 NFL Draft do-over: New Orleans Saints pick Troy Polamalu
How would the 2003 draft play out if it was held today, with the benefit of hindsight? Daniel Jeremiah revisits the first round, suggesting a new home for Pittsburgh Steelers star Troy Polamalu.
What we learned: Combine Thursday's 18 takeaways
It was a day of quarterback smokescreens Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine. Here's what the Around The League crew learned from all the coaches and their coded messages.
Osi Umenyiora likely to remain with Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith lauded Osi Umenyiora's leadership and production Thursday: "I am never gonna say never. ... But I'm looking forward to continuing to work with him," he said.
On the bubble: 24 NFC players who could be cut
What NFC teams will be saying goodbye to key players with an eye on saving salary-cap space? Miles Austin and Julius Peppers are just two of the names who might be looking for work.
Osi Umenyiora on Falcons future: 'I would love to stay'
Osi Umenyiora led the Atlanta Falcons with 7.5 sacks in 2013. But he's on the wrong side of 30 and set to count $4.75 million against the cap. Could the Falcons cut ties with the star defensive end?
Marshawn Lynch undecided over attending Media Day
Marshawn Lynch is famously shy when it comes to speaking with the media. He told Michael Silver he's not even sure he'll attend Super Bowl Media Day. That could be an expensive decision.
What we learned: Falcons can't trust offense or D
Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith chose to trust his overwhelmed defense instead of his offense late in Thursday's loss to the New Orleans Saints. What does the decision mean for the future?
Seahawks' Golden Tate fined $7,875 for taunting
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate taunted the St. Louis Rams -- and it cost him $7,875. Find out which other players were fined this week.