Reading the Defense: Five IDP players to avoid
As the IDP season preview rolls on, Marcas Grant identifies five players who could let fantasy enthusiasts down. Can Ziggy Ansah succeed without Ndamukong Suh this season?
Reading the defense: Best/worst IDP playoff options
If you could get IDP fantasy points for great beards, Eric Weddle would be a first-round pick. In lieu of that, Marcas Grant looks at whether Weddle is worth starting in the postseason. More IDP news here.
What would it take to stop Rob Gronkowski?
The Tom Brady-to-Rob Gronkowski connection is the most lethal in the NFL's hottest offense. What would it take to build a defensive player capable of stopping the All-Pro tight end?
Fines roundup: DeSean Jackson docked $16,537
DeSean Jackson will be $16,537 lighter in the wallet after his horse-collar tackle on Rashad Johnson last week, Ian Rapoport reported Friday. See who else must pay the piper in our latest fines roundup.
What you need to know from 'Monday Night Football'
Geno Smith had a night to forget in the Meadowlands, tossing two picks and making some questionable decisions. Find out what else you need to know from the Jets' loss to the Bears.
Chicago Bears beat sloppy New York Jets
Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears took advantage of several New York Jets miscues to capture a 27-19 road victory on Monday night.
Chicago Bears season preview: Secondary concern
Chicago boasts a high-octane offense led by coach Marc Trestman. But are their defensive backs, led by aging vets Tim Jennings and Charles Tillman, a legitimate worry that will trap the Bears in 2014?
Adrian Wilson cut by Chicago Bears
Adrian Wilson is looking for work. The Chicago Bears officially released the five-time Pro Bowl safety on Sunday. Will he find a home soon?
Put it all in caps: Bears safety jobs 'wide open,' DC says
Ryan Mundy is a new face in Chicago, but by no means is he penciled in as the Bears' starter at either safety spot. Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker has made it known that the position is open for competition.
Roster Reset: NFC North
Free agency did not change the NFC North dynamic dramatically. The Green Bay Packers still reign supreme after re-signing key players like Sam Shields and B.J. Raji as well as adding Julius Peppers.
Which teams signed the most new players?
The offseason has featured big changes in Tampa Bay and New York. The 49ers, meanwhile, barely have brought in new talent. We examine which teams made the most moves.
Charles Tillman returns to Chicago Bears
After Charles Tillman returned from Tampa Bay without a deal, the Chicago Bears snatched up the 2013 Walter Payton Man of the Year winner with a one-year contract.
What we learned on an insane Day 1 of free agency
We thought free agency was slowing down after more than 20 signings in the first hour. And then things really got crazy at night highlighted by the Saints adding Jairus Byrd to team with Kenny Vaccaro.
Free agency primer: Top 25 defensive backs
Looking for secondary help? You're in luck -- this year's crop of free-agent cornerbacks and safeties includes proven starters like Alterraun Verner. Marc Sessler examines.
Earl Thomas, Jairus Byrd top list of NFL's best safeties
Earl Thomas of the Seattle Seahawks' stifling Legion of Boom secondary stands out in Chris Wesseling's list of the NFL's top safeties. Read who else at the position belongs on the top shelf.
Dallas Cowboys' renewed emphasis on takeaways paying off
After a season of takeaway futility, Brandon Carr and the Dallas Cowboys got back to forcing turnovers in a big way on Sunday. What's different in the Big D? Gil Brandt breaks it down.