Season Predictions

The sports journalists association has published the results of this year's division prediction polls among their twenty top sports journalists.

National North: Minnesota Vikings with 12 votes (Runner up: Detroit Lions with 4 votes)

National South: Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 10 votes (Runner up: Carolina Panthers with 9 votes)

National East: Philadelphia Eagles with 9 votes (Runner up: New York Giants with 7 votes)

National West: San Francisco 49ers with 10 votes (Runner up: Arizona Cardinals with 6 votes)

American North: Pittsburgh Steelers with 10 votes (Runner up: Baltimore Ravens with 6 votes)

American South: Tennessee Titans with 11 votes (Runner up: Indianapolis Colts with 9 votes)

American East: New England Patriots with 11 votes (Runner up: New York Jets with 5 votes)

American West: Kansas City Chiefs with 10 votes (Runner up: Denver Broncos with 6 votes)

Game of the Week: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers

Our Expert Predictions:

Jeremy Piper : Carolina Panthers
For this match up, it is likely that the defense will need to contain Christian McCaffrey - RB. But they will fail, and he will destroy them. This may be a pivotal game for their season.

Mary Moore : New Orleans Saints
All aboard the Saints hypetrain. This may be one for the ages.

Jim Nox : New Orleans Saints
Looking at the teams, I have no doubt that Cameron Jordan - DE is the kind of player who gives offensive coordinators nightmares. This game will be so very entertaining.

Darren Francis : New Orleans Saints
They have a dominant defense. They do not get enough credit for that.

Buccaneers' Shaquil Barrett has an opinion on who is the best LB

Buccaneers LB Shaquil Barrett compared himself to Lavonte David of the Buccaneers in a postgame interview. The Buccaneers player remarks came in response to some online speculation about who was the better LB. 'I think I have proved what I am. I feel confident about where I am, but I think maybe Lavonte David has a little more he needs to prove, if you get me? At least if he want to be compared to me.', he said.

A hidden gem?

Bonitto, N. - DE has turned some heads at the training facility of the Denver Broncos. The undrafted rookie free agent has put together an astonishing training camp. Reports out of the camp suggest the coaches and fans are excited to see if he can continue his development.

A hidden gem?

Uwazurike, E. - DT has turned some heads at the training facility of the Denver Broncos. The undrafted rookie free agent has put together an astonishing training camp. Reports out of the camp suggest the coaches and fans are excited to see if he can continue his development.

A hidden gem?

Beyer, S. - TE has turned some heads at the training facility of the Denver Broncos. The undrafted rookie free agent has put together an astonishing training camp. Reports out of the camp suggest the coaches and fans are excited to see if he can continue his development.

A hidden gem?

Jeudy, J. - WR has turned some heads at the training facility of the Denver Broncos. The undrafted rookie free agent has put together an astonishing training camp. Reports out of the camp suggest the coaches and fans are excited to see if he can continue his development.

A hidden gem?

Holland, J. - FS has turned some heads at the training facility of the Miami Dolphins. The undrafted rookie free agent has put together an astonishing training camp. Reports out of the camp suggest the coaches and fans are excited to see if he can continue his development.

A hidden gem?

Leal, D. - DT has turned some heads at the training facility of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The undrafted rookie free agent has put together an astonishing training camp. Reports out of the camp suggest the coaches and fans are excited to see if he can continue his development.

A hidden gem?

Queen, P. - LB has turned some heads at the training facility of the Baltimore Ravens. The undrafted rookie free agent has put together an astonishing training camp. Reports out of the camp suggest the coaches and fans are excited to see if he can continue his development.

A hidden gem?

Lenoir, D. - CB has turned some heads at the training facility of the San Francisco 49ers. The undrafted rookie free agent has put together an astonishing training camp. Reports out of the camp suggest the coaches and fans are excited to see if he can continue his development.

A hidden gem?

Parsons, M. - LB has turned some heads at the training facility of the Dallas Cowboys. The undrafted rookie free agent has put together an astonishing training camp. Reports out of the camp suggest the coaches and fans are excited to see if he can continue his development.

A hidden gem?

Brightwell, G. - RB has turned some heads at the training facility of the New York Giants. The undrafted rookie free agent has put together an astonishing training camp. Reports out of the camp suggest the coaches and fans are excited to see if he can continue his development.

A hidden gem?

McKethan, M. - G has turned some heads at the training facility of the New York Giants. The undrafted rookie free agent has put together an astonishing training camp. Reports out of the camp suggest the coaches and fans are excited to see if he can continue his development.

A hidden gem?

Alford, D. - CB has turned some heads at the training facility of the Atlanta Falcons. The undrafted rookie free agent has put together an astonishing training camp. Reports out of the camp suggest the coaches and fans are excited to see if he can continue his development.

A hidden gem?

McCollum, Z. - CB has turned some heads at the training facility of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The undrafted rookie free agent has put together an astonishing training camp. Reports out of the camp suggest the coaches and fans are excited to see if he can continue his development.

A hidden gem?

Dorn, M. - FS has turned some heads at the training facility of the Minnesota Vikings. The undrafted rookie free agent has put together an astonishing training camp. Reports out of the camp suggest the coaches and fans are excited to see if he can continue his development.

A hidden gem?

Houston, J. - LB has turned some heads at the training facility of the Detroit Lions. The undrafted rookie free agent has put together an astonishing training camp. Reports out of the camp suggest the coaches and fans are excited to see if he can continue his development.

A hidden gem?

Jacobs, J. - CB has turned some heads at the training facility of the Detroit Lions. The undrafted rookie free agent has put together an astonishing training camp. Reports out of the camp suggest the coaches and fans are excited to see if he can continue his development.

A hidden gem?

Gordon, K. - CB has turned some heads at the training facility of the Chicago Bears. The undrafted rookie free agent has put together an astonishing training camp. Reports out of the camp suggest the coaches and fans are excited to see if he can continue his development.

K Kaare Vedvik (N/A) has retired!

K Kaare Vedvik (63 ovr) has retired after failing to get signed in free agency.

T Nate Solder (N/A) has retired!

T Nate Solder (69 ovr) has retired after failing to get signed in free agency.

DT Miles Brown (N/A) has retired!

DT Miles Brown (62 ovr) has retired after failing to get signed in free agency.

Post Free Agency Retirements

The following players have retired after going unsigned through free agency:
QB Nathan Peterman
QB Clayton Thorson
QB Jake Dolegala
RB Jacques Patrick
RB Dedrick Mills
RB Michael Warren II
RB Elijah McGuire
RB Tony Brooks-James
RB Jordan Chunn
RB Benny LeMay
RB Tavien Feaster
RB Buddy Howell
RB Paul Perkins
RB Javon Leake
G Marcus Martin
G Steven Gonzalez
G Evan Heim
G Gage Cervenka
G Kyle Spalding
G Jake Eldrenkamp
G Cole Toner
G Anthony Coyle
G Marquel Harrell
T Tyree St. Louis
T Chad Slade
T Calvin Ashley
T Brad Seaton
T David Steinmetz
T Chidi Okeke
T Anthony McKinney
T Darius Harper
T Wyatt Miller
T Cody Conway
T Tommy Champion
C Mike Panasiuk
C Jimmy Murray
C Sam Jones
C Cole Banwart
C Drake Jackson
TE Cole Mazza
TE Kyle Nelson
TE Colin Holba
TE Carson Tinker
TE Garrison Sanborn
TE Brian Khoury
TE Matt Overton
TE Turner Bernard
TE Mitchell Fraboni
TE Drew Scott
TE Rick Lovato
TE Ryan Langan
TE Jake McQuaide
TE Don Muhlbach
TE James Winchester
TE Tyler Ott
TE Andrew Vollert
TE Jibri Blount
TE Darion Clark
TE Wes Farnsworth
TE Pro Wells
TE Connor Davis
TE Cheyenne O'Grady
WR Isaac Whitney
WR Krishawn Hogan
WR Kalija Lipscomb
WR Lance Lenoir
WR Rashard Davis
WR Ishmael Hyman
WR Isaiah Zuber
WR Riley Lees
WR Tyler Simmons
WR Kai Locksley
WR Manasseh Bailey
WR Mathew Sexton
WR Rico Bussey
WR Reggie Davis
WR Alexander Hollins
WR Tevin Jones
WR Derrick Dillon
WR Victor Bolden Jr
WR De'Mornay Pierson-El
WR Micah Simon
WR T.J. Simmons
WR Osirus Mitchell
WR Devin Gray
WR Darvin Kidsy
WR De'Quan Hampton
WR T.J. Vasher
CB Cole Luke
CB DJ Daniel
CB Emmanuel Rugamba
CB Jaytlin Askew
CB Michael Jackson
CB Donovan Olumba
CB Deuce Wallace
CB Corey Straughter
CB Antonio Phillips
CB Kyron Brown
CB Jayson Stanley
CB Stephen Denmark
CB Brontae Harris
CB K.J. Sails
CB Amari Henderson
CB Kemah Siverand
CB Dionte Ruffin
CB Tre Roberson
CB Delrick Abrams
CB Rojesterman Farris
LB Te'Von Coney
LB Michael Pinckney
LB Max Roberts
LB Ledarius Mack
LB Riley Cole
LB Jarvis Miller
LB Jan Johnson
LB Mike Bell
LB Calvin Bundage
LB Kylan Johnson
LB Aaron Donkor
LB Davin Bellamy
LB Cassh Maluia
LB Asmar Bilal
DT John Atkins
DT Jerome Johnson
DT Kenny Randall
DT Tanzel Smart
DT John Daka
DT Cam Murray
DT Walter Palmore
DT Daniel Ekuale
DT Darrion Daniels
DE Michael Barnett
DE Ryan Bee
DE JaQuan Bailey
DE Willie Yarbary
DE Thomas Schaffer
DE Eli Howard
DE Calvin Taylor
DE Nick Coe
DE Romeo McKnight
FS Alijah Holder
FS J.T. Hassell
FS Jordyn Peters
FS Chris Johnson
FS Jovan Grant
FS Aashari Crosswell
SS Nate Holley
SS JR Pace
SS Dwayne Johnson
SS Malik Gant
SS Donald Rutledge

Free Agency Round 10: Round Up

16 players signed this week.

The biggest name signing this week was Rob Gronkowski. The TE out of Arizona signed a $1,860,000 contract for 1 year(s) with Dallas Cowboys.

National West was the most active division with a total of 7 signings.

Dallas Cowboys was the most active signing a total of 5 player(s).

The biggest spender was Los Angeles Rams who signed 3 player(s) for a total of $23,800,000.

Free Agency Round 9: Round Up

11 players signed this week.

The biggest name signing this week was Jarvis Landry. The WR out of Louisiana State signed a $15,487,500 contract for 4 year(s) with Chicago Bears.

National North was the most active division with a total of 5 signings.

Chicago Bears was the most active signing a total of 4 player(s).

The biggest spender was Chicago Bears who signed 4 player(s) for a total of $31,867,500.

Free Agency Round 8: Round Up

9 players signed this week.

The biggest name signing this week was A.J. Bouye. The CB out of Central Florida signed a $8,377,500 contract for 3 year(s) with Detroit Lions.

National West was the most active division with a total of 4 signings.

Chicago Bears was the most active signing a total of 2 player(s).

The biggest spender was New York Jets who signed 1 player(s) for a total of $13,029,500.

Free Agency Round 7: Round Up

6 players signed this week.

The biggest name signing this week was Tyrann Mathieu. The SS out of Louisiana State signed a $12,770,000 contract for 4 year(s) with Pittsburgh Steelers.

National North was the most active division with a total of 4 signings.

Baltimore Ravens was the most active signing a total of 2 player(s).

The biggest spender was Baltimore Ravens who signed 2 player(s) for a total of $14,902,000.

C J.C. Tretter (Bal) signs large free agent deal!

NEW YORK -- J.C. Tretter, one of the league's top Cs and top free-agent prize agreed to a 4 year contract worth $12,625,000 to play for the Baltimore Ravens.

SS Tyrann Mathieu (Pit) signs large free agent deal!

NEW YORK -- Anxious all week, SS Tyrann Mathieu was finally catching some sleep at home in Charlotte, N.C., when he found out just how serious the Pittsburgh Steelers were about acquiring him.

The free-agent signing period had just begun, and Mathieu's agent called to tell him that the Steelers head coach was in town. Soon, Mathieu was meeting him at an executive airport.

Now, Mathieu is being fitted for a Steelers uniform.

One of the league's top SSs and top free-agent prize agreed Friday to a 4 year contract worth $12,770,000.

"It's one thing to play football in this league and make a living, but it's a totally different thing to come to a place with a rich tradition like the Steelers," Mathieu said.

Free Agency Round 6: Round Up

4 players signed this week.

The biggest name signing this week was Richie Incognito. The G out of Nebraska signed a $14,010,000 contract for 1 year(s) with Dallas Cowboys.

National East was the most active division with a total of 2 signings.

Dallas Cowboys was the most active signing a total of 2 player(s).

The biggest spender was Los Angeles Chargers who signed 1 player(s) for a total of $18,500,000.

T Bryan Bulaga (LAC) signs large free agent deal!

NEW YORK -- Bryan Bulaga, one of the league's top Ts and top free-agent prize agreed to a 3 year contract worth $18,500,000 to play for the Los Angeles Chargers.


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