1. Jets' Leonard Williams on the Verge of Entering DPOY Conversation in 2016

    When one thinks of NFL teams to which the fates have been kind in recent years, the New York Jets aren't exactly the first club that leaps to mind. Or the 21st...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 8,438 reads 32 comments

  2. Rams Have to Roll the Dice and Start Jared Goff Week 1 No Matter What

    Prior to the 2016 NFL draft, the Los Angeles Rams took a huge risk, mortgaging the team's future by dealing a package of picks (including first-rounders in both 2016 and 2017) to the Tennessee Titans for the rights to the No...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 2,066 reads 1 comments

  3. Steve Smith's Return Vital to Ravens Resurgence in 2016

    Last year, injuries on offense absolutely shredded the Baltimore Ravens . No one was spared, including wide receiver Steve Smith , who saw what was to be his farewell tour ended prematurely by a torn Achilles...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 2,600 reads 16 comments

  4. Bears Have Offensive Firepower to Light Up the NFL in 2016

    There may not be a team in the National Football League facing more questions on offense than the Chicago Bears . Top wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is coming back from an injury-plagued disappointment of a 2015 season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 25,422 reads 143 comments

  5. Re-Signing Brandon Marshall Key to Keeping Broncos' Super Bowl Defense Intact

    This offseason, the dominant storylines regarding the Denver Broncos defense have revolved around two things: the departure of players like defensive end Malik Jackson and linebacker ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 13,688 reads 42 comments

  6. Fletcher Cox Extension with Eagles Sets Market for New Age of NFL Contracts

    It's a good time to be negotiating a new contract in the National Football League. With league revenue at an all-time high and the salary cap jumping by leaps and bounds every year, ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 44,075 reads 130 comments

  7. Cardinals' David Johnson Will Stake Claim to Title of NFL's Best RB in 2016

    The NFL has experienced something of a resurgence at the running back position in recent years. Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings remains the gold standard, but there ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 24,831 reads 135 comments

  8. Ryan Kalil Extension Keeps Panthers' Title Window Open in True Gettleman Fashion

    Sometimes, getting to the Super Bowl is the easy part. The harder task is for teams that have reached the NFL 's pinnacle to stay thereā€”to wedge their championship window open...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 10,940 reads 25 comments

  9. Jets Need Reality Check If They Plan to Continue Without Ryan Fitzpatrick

    Last season, behind a career year from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick , the New York Jets won 10 games. The team fell just short of its first playoff appearance since advancing to the AFC Championship Game in 2010...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 25,624 reads 54 comments

  10. New-Look Rams Finally Have a QB, but Defense Will Carry LA in 2016

    Much has been written and said about the young offensive talent for the Los Angeles Rams . The star tailback they have in Todd Gurley . The star they hope they have in rookie quarterback (and No...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 16,740 reads 92 comments

  11. New Coach, Same Problems: Doug Pederson's Eagles Are Already Clouded in Drama

    The 2015 campaign was a drama-filled mess for the Philadelphia Eagles . Chip Kelly remolded the team in his image, traded away key contributors who dared challenge his authority and promptly steered the franchise into a ditch...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 34,625 reads 89 comments

  12. Can DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry Help the Tennessee Titans Succeed in 2016?

    The Tennessee Titans are a team that needs work. They took a big step in the right direction a year ago, drafting the player they hope is their franchise quarterback in Marcus Mariota...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 93,668 reads 194 comments

  13. 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 1 year ago 25,398 reads 36 comments

  14. 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 1 year ago 25,017 reads 98 comments

  15. 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 1 year ago 40,367 reads 197 comments

  16. 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 1 year ago 130,339 reads 338 comments

  17. 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 1 year ago 14,004 reads 51 comments

  18. 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 1 year ago 269,300 reads 148 comments

  19. 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 1 year ago 105,384 reads 79 comments

  20. 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 1 year ago 239,413 reads 253 comments

  21. 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 1 year ago 231,174 reads 179 comments

  22. 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 1 year ago 105,058 reads 340 comments

  23. 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 1 year ago 147,938 reads 277 comments

  24. 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 1 year ago 22,524 reads 41 comments

  25. 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 1 year ago 18,574 reads 71 comments