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The Value of Tom Brady «
When the NFL confirmed Tuesday that Roger Goodell was upholding Tom Brady’s four-game suspension and denying the Patriots quarterback’s appeal, it sparked all kinds of follow-up stories.

The Introduction to the End in New Orleans «
In a classic addition-by-subtraction move, the Saints cut troubled pass-rusher Junior Galette this past weekend.

Cap Number Allocations for Hypothetical Contracts - Over the Cap
When amateur capologists write articles proposing contract structures for extension candidates or free agents, they typically use some sort of methodology for determining primary deal points such as total contract value, average annual value, guaranteed money, and three-year cash flow. However, I have noticed, both when engaging in this exercise myself and when reading the work of others, that there does not seem to be an existing methodology for determining how the cap numbers of a hypothetical contract should be allocated once the primary deal points for the hypothetical contract have been determined. As a result, I took a look at a number of active contracts to see how cap numbers have actually been allocated.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 2014 Receiving Plus-Minus
One of the oldest principles at Football Outsiders is that receivers should be evaluated on the passes they don't catch in addition to the ones they do. Stats like catch rate and yards after catch (YAC) are useful tools, but for comparison purposes both lack a lot of necessary context. That's why we need to do a deeper analysis that adjusts for how far the pass was thrown, where the pass was thrown relative to the first-down marker, and to which side of the field the pass was thrown. That's where the decade-old game charting project comes in handy.

2016 NFL draft primer: Pac-12 |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Who advised Tom Brady to destroy his cell phone? NFLPA says it wasn't them | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Who thought Tom Brady destroying his cell phone before meeting with the NFL was a good idea? The union said it wasn't them.

Junior Galette cited for driving on suspended license | ProFootballTalk
Two weeks before he was cut by the Saints, Junior Galette was involved in yet another off-field issue. Galette was cited for three misdemeanor traffic violations, including driving on a suspended and expired drivers license, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Eric Berry says he's cancer free, back practicing with Chiefs -
Chiefs safety Eric Berry beat cancer and returned to Chiefs practice.

Bob Kraft blasts NFL, says he 'was wrong to put my faith in the league' -
Patriots owner Bob Kraft says he was 'wrong to put my faith in the league.'

Five big QB myths: Peyton Manning is done? Jay Cutler stinks? Hardly -
Peyton Manning is done? Russell Wilson is a good pocket passer? Jay Cutler stinks? Tony Romo can't win without DeMarco Murray? Rex Ryan doesn't need a QB? It's time to dispel these big quarterback myths.

Russell Wilson’s contract conundrum: What’s the value of happiness, contentment? | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks’ talks with quarterback Russell Wilson are reaching a critical point, but here’s my 2 cents: Don’t underestimate the value of happiness and contentment.

Richard Sherman: through his father's eyes - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Richard Sherman has built an empire since the Seahawks selected him in the 5th round of the 2010 draft. We talk to his father about his son's success.

Russell Wilson: Is he being greedy? - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
As the contract negotiations between the Seattle Seahawks and Russell Wilson drag on, is his reputation taking a hit?

Seahawks want to turn Clark into young Bennett - Story
Team sees rookie as hybrid tackle

Which Seahawks Player Is Set Up For A Huge Season? | Seattle Seahawks
Discussion highlights from Matt 'Stretch' Johnson's inaugural 'Stretch The Field' podcast.

Wednesday Round-Up: Pete Carroll Wants Seahawks To "Demonstrate Resilience" In 2015 | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks struggling to give players payraises - Business Insider
The Seahawks have some major financial decisions to make.

2015 NFL position rankings: Top 10 running backs - NFL -
With the 2015 NFL season looming, ranks the top 10 running backs. After Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch, who rounds out the list?

The NFL’s All-Bad-Contracts Team «

Ranking the NFL's top offenses -- Why New England Patriots are still No. 1
Even with Tom Brady suspended for four games, Mike Sando remains high on the Patriots offense. But which other units fill out his top five? Here's a hint: A certain top-tier QB wasn't included.