KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 3: Tamba Hali #91 of the Kansas City Chiefs rushes the passer while being blocked by Donald Penn #72 of the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium during the fourth quarter of the game on January 3, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Donald Penn excited about Raiders’ offensive line

The guy protecting Derek Carr’s blind side sees good things from the Raiders’ offensive line in 2016. “We have the guys to be the best offensive line in the league,” left tackle Donald Penn told CSNBayArea.com via Pro Football Talk. Penn

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 03:  Quarterback Brock Osweiler #17 of the Denver Broncos leaves the field after defeating the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 3, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Chargers 27-20.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

10 biggest surprises during NFL free agency so far

The NFL free agency period opened this week with a few oohs and aahs. But what have been the biggest surprises so far? Here are 10 to start. (contract details courtesy of Spotrac) 10. The Ryan Fitzpatrick-Jets contract standoff Fitzpatrick had a career year in his first season with the Jets, throwing for 3,905 yards […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 21: Janoris Jenkins #21 of the St. Louis Rams returns an interception for a touchdown in the second against the Dallas Cowboys at the Edward Jones Dome on September 21, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

10 worst moves since NFL’s free agency market opened

Hope springs eternal for NFL teams who have landed big-ticket free agents this week. Some teams have improved their rosters and have a lot to look forward to in 2016. Some teams, however, made moves that they’ll regret. They either overpaid for players, botched negotiations with their own players or just put too much emphasis […]

CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 14: at Memorial Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

NFL Mock Draft heading into free agency

The 2016 NFL draft begins April 28 in Chicago. While NFL teams hit the free agent market this week, the draft is where teams really can build long-term success. With a little less than two months to go before Roger Goodell takes the podium in the Windy City, here’s a look at how the draft […]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 20:  Kelechi Osemele #72 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates a touchdown in the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 20, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Report: Kelechi Osemele will sign with Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have landed the first major prize of the NFL’s free agency period. According to Rand Getlin of NFL Network, guard/tackle Kelechi Osemele has agreed in principle to sign with the Raiders when the market opens on Wednesday. When the market opens tomorrow, Kelechi Osemele will become the newest member of the

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24:  Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos rushes against Cameron Fleming #71 of the New England Patriots in the second half in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Recapping all the moves from NFL’s franchise tag deadline

NFL teams gave a version of the franchise tag to 10 different players before Tuesday’s deadline. The tag comes in three forms—exclusive, non-exclusive and transition—and is used by teams to either keep a free agent off the market or control if the player is allowed to sign elsewhere. The one-year tender is valued using the average of […]

JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 23:  Matt Jones #18 of the Jacksonville Jaguars fumbles after making a reception against the Minnesota Vikings during the game at Jacksonville Municipal stadium on November 23, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

10 biggest NFL Combine busts of all-time

Watching the stocks of 2016 NFL draft prospects rise and fall this week will be like watching a ticker on Wall Street. The NFL Scouting Combine begins Tuesday at Indianapolis, and it’s a safe bet that a player or two will climb up draft boards because of his 40-yard dash time, number of bench-press reps or vertical […]

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10 most memorable games in 2015 NFL season

That yawner of a Super Bowl is fading into the past and destined to get lost in the shuffle of Super Bowl memories. Now we can look at some games during the 2015 NFL season that were actually exciting. Each of the season’s 10 most memorable games were decided in the last two minutes or […]

during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

Top 5 takeaways from 2015 NFL Playoffs

The Denver Broncos’ win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 capped off a postseason that included some unbelievable finishes, the ascendancy of the NFL’s new MVP, a dominant run of defense and potentially the final game of one of the greatest quarterbacks in league history. Here are the top five takeaways from the NFL’s 2015 postseason: […]

during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

Ranking the 5 worst Super Bowls since 2000

Super Bowl 50 won’t go down as one of the best ever. At times, it was harder to watch than Puppymonkeybaby. Some of the best all-time Super Bowls have come in the last decade or so. There also have been some snoozers, however, and some Super Bowls that just weren’t great aesthetically. If you’re going […]

during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

Best and worst from Super Bowl 50

The Denver Broncos used a dominant defensive performance to upset the Carolina Panthers and win Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Here is the best and worst from Super Bowl 50: Best Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips Phillips’ Broncos defense capped off a historic season with one of the most […]

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos gestures at the line of scrimmage in the first quarter against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Five factors that will decide the winner of Super Bowl 50

The 2015 NFL season will come to a spectacular end on Sunday night, when the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos square off in Super Bowl 50 from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Here are five factors that will help determine the winner between the NFC and AFC champions: 1. Can the Broncos contain Cam Newton’s […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 24:  Kurt Coleman #20 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates after intercepting a pass intended for John Brown #12 of the Arizona Cardinals at the end of the first half during the NFC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 24, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Eight unlikely heroes in Super Bowl 50

Believe it or not, there will be players suiting up for Super Bowl 50 not named Cam Newton or Peyton Manning. The history of the Super Bowl is dotted with players like Jack Squirek, Larry Brown and Malcolm Butler, relative unknowns who became household names in the Super Bowl. The Panthers and Broncos reached the […]

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