1. After Years of Disappointment, Bengals Are NFL's Biggest Make-or-Break Story

    We've hit the time of year when television shows wrap for the season before a long summer of rehashed stories we've all seen before...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 25,400 reads 36 comments

  2. If the NFL Is a QB-Driven League, the Broncos Are in Trouble in the AFC West

    The NFL is a quarterback-driven league. It's a mantra that is repeated ad nauseum on television, the radio, online and in print. Yes, print. Newspapers are still a thing...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 25,017 reads 98 comments

  3. Revival of the NFC East Isn't Near, It's Here

    Over its long and storied history, the NFC East has garnered a reputation as one of the toughest divisions in the National Football League...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 40,369 reads 197 comments

  4. Expert Consensus NFL Rookie Award Predictions

    A new day has dawned across the National Football League. With the culmination of last week's 2016 NFL draft, we now know where this year's crop of incoming rookies will begin their professional careers...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 130,345 reads 338 comments

  5. Bills Take Step Toward Ending Long Playoff Drought by Locking Up Cordy Glenn

    Last year, the Buffalo Bills came teasingly close to ending a postseason drought that extends all the way back to the stone ages of the 20th century. To the dark days when you'd probably be reading this on America Online ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 14,007 reads 51 comments

  6. 2016 NFL Draft: Biggest Steals, Surprises and Stories

    After three days and 253 picks, the 2016 NFL draft is done. Months of speculation and mock drafts gave way to the real thing in Chicago. It started off just like everyone expected, with a pair of quarterbacks being selected at the top of the draft...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 269,312 reads 148 comments

  7. 2016 NFL Draft: Biggest Steals, Reaches and Surprises from Rounds 2-3

    It's Day 2 of the 2016 NFL draft, a day that meant different things for different teams and players. For the six young men invited to the NFL draft (including three from the national ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 105,400 reads 79 comments

  8. 2016 NFL Draft: Biggest Steals, Reaches and Surprises from Round 1

    The big day has finally, mercifully arrived. After months of speculation and rumors and enough mock drafts to choke an apatosaurus, it's time for the real deal. The 2016 NFL draft is underway...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 239,439 reads 253 comments

  9. 2016 NFL Draft: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Predictions

    For NFL fans, the most exciting day of the year is almost here! Sure, the Super Bowl is great and all, but supporters of just two of the league's 32 teams get to enjoy that one...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 231,185 reads 179 comments

  10. Josh Norman Gets Deal He Wanted, Finds Perfect Fit in Washington

    Star cornerback Josh Norman 's sudden departure from the Carolina Panthers a few days ago caught fans and pundits completely off guard...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 105,060 reads 340 comments

  11. Did Panthers Make Big Mistake or Brilliant Calculation Letting Josh Norman Walk?

    Just one week before the NFL draft, surprising news is anything but. Wednesday was no exception, with the Philadelphia Eagles announcing the second blockbuster draft-pick trade of the last week...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 147,946 reads 277 comments

  12. Deep RB Class in 2016 NFL Draft Loaded with Potential Difference-Makers

    In recent years, the running back position has become somewhat de valued in the NFL draft. In both 2013 and 2014, not a single player at the position was selected in the draft's first round...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 22,542 reads 41 comments

  13. Mediocrity Marred NFL Product Last Season and That's Unlikely to Change in 2016

    The NFL can generate buzz in a way no other sports league in America dare dream of. On an April Thursday at the outset of baseball season and just before the NBA playoffs the news ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 18,580 reads 71 comments

  14. Josh Gordon's Reported Failed Drug Test Leaves Browns Even More Desperate at WR

    There may not have been a team with a shakier corps of wide receivers in the NFL last year than the Cleveland Browns ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 71,533 reads 210 comments

  15. Oakland Raiders Remain Team on the Rise with Shrewd Reggie Nelson Signing

    For the better part of the past 15 years, the Oakland Raiders have been an NFL punchline. "Commitment to Excellence" gave way to a "Commitment to Excrement" for a team that was once one of the most feared in the AFC...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 92,246 reads 194 comments

  16. Paxton Lynch Shows Potential at Pro Day to Be the Best QB of the 2016 NFL Draft

    Jared Goff or Carson Wentz. Carson Wentz or Jared Goff. Ever since the 2015 NFL season ended, the debate has raged...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 37,911 reads 61 comments

  17. Notre Dame Pro Day Could Be Moving Day for Ronnie Stanley, Will Fuller

    On Thursday, several members of the Notre Dame football team will take to the practice field in South Bend, Indiana, for the final time. But it's much more than just a goodbye...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 6,281 reads 18 comments

  18. Laremy Tunsil Dominates Pro Day, Cements Status as Top Pick in 2016 NFL Draft

    As draft season enters the home stretch, there will be endless debate regarding the first name we'll hear NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell call on April 28...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 52,249 reads 78 comments

  19. Rams on 'Hard Knocks' Is Exactly Why RG3 Should Stay Away from Los Angeles

    Football is coming back to Los Angeles. The City of Angels. La-La Land. There will no doubt be pomp and circumstance. Glitz and glamour. A bright spotlight. However, those bright spotlights can also be harsh...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 42,765 reads 71 comments

  20. Can Scooby Wright Salvage Falling Draft Stock at Arizona Pro Day?

    For many collegiate athletes entering the NFL, pro days represent a last chance. The last chance to instill a good impression—or erase a bad one...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about over 1 year ago 10,154 reads 23 comments

  21. Russell Okung Signing a Continuation of Denver Broncos' Puzzling Offseason

    Throughout his time with the Denver Broncos , John Elway has been a winner. He was a winner as a quarterback, bringing home a pair of Super Bowl rings...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 56,018 reads 190 comments

  22. Patriots Make Classic Low-Risk, High-Reward Move in Martellus Bennett Trade

    "The Patriot Way" has come to mean any number of things during Bill Belichick 's tenure. Among them, the acquisition of veteran players on the cheap in free agency or via trade...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 50,327 reads 165 comments

  23. Chandler Jones Trade Is Just the Latest Coup for Cardinals GM Steve Keim

    Trades are a relative rarity in the National Football League. Trades involving Pro Bowl players are even rarer...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 65,361 reads 149 comments

  24. Eric Weddle's Big Free-Agent Deal a Necessary Gamble for Leaky Ravens Secondary

    There's a certain risk inherent to free agency in the National Football League. Many times, players are paid for what they've done, not what they will do...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 29,259 reads 107 comments

  25. Will Offseason Gutting Dash Denver Broncos' Chances of Super Bowl Repeat?

    Good times are fleeting in the National Football League. It was just over a month ago that the Denver Broncos capped off Peyton Manning 's swansong season with a victory in Super Bowl 50...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about almost 2 years ago 3,088 reads 3 comments