Right before the start of free agency I had introduced everyone to Reality Sports, the real in-depth fantasy football platform. I’m still working out if I will have the time to do a league, but I wanted to let everyone know about their Perfect 32 Draft Contest. There is no cost to enter and if you are lucky enough to actually pick all 32 first round picks in order you can win up to $50,000. Its certainly not easy, but I figure for free it can’t hurt to a chance right? To sign up simply go to Reality Sports, … Read the rest
In this weeks piece for the Sporting News I take a look at some selections for the worst return on investments teams received in the NFL draft. The guys drafted high and paid like stars who made little contrinution to their teams. Feel free to comment here after checking them out. I should have a follow up this week here to cover a bit more ground too…… Read the rest
One of the best ways to gain financial flexibility in the NFL is to do well in the draft. As we have looked at over the last two weeks, the draft is underpriced compared to the veteran marketplace and gives a team the ability to gain a financial advantage if they do well to either cover up bad mistakes in free agency or go out and make moves in free agency. Draft success is the first real way for teams to use a Moneyball approach to gain a competitive advantage in the NFL. This is something that Seattle has taken … Read the rest
The NFL announced that Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy will be suspended for the first 10 games of the NFL season. Hardy was signed this offseason as a free agent, but the Cowboys protected themselves in the event of this suspension, a suspension that Hardy is likely to challenge in the coming weeks. I’ll take a brief look at what this means for the Cowboys salary cap.
Hardy’s contract had four elements to it, three of which were pertinent to his cap charge the year. Of those components his workout bonus of $1,311,600 will not be impacted provided he reports … Read the rest
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Patriots and linebacker Jerod Mayo have worked out a contract that will reduce Mayo’s salary from $7 million to $4.5 million for the season, all of which is guaranteed. The contract will contain a non-guaranteed option, apparently worth $4 million, for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
The move should coe as no surprise. Mayo has been relatively invisible since 2012, struggling with injuries and seeing action in just 12 games over the last two seasons. He had a large amount of guarantees in his contract and was currently protected from release by … Read the rest
Voluntary off-season workouts for teams started this week, and many notable players around the league have been absent. Two All-Pro players skipped workouts due to their current contract situations. San Diego Chargers safety, Eric Weddle, is entering the final year of his contract, and is eager to sign an extension. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, believes he deserves a new contract that better reflects his value.
Eric Weddle said he feels highly disrespected by the Chargers. The veteran safety has played 99 percent of the defensive snaps the past four seasons, yet the Chargers have refused to discuss … Read the rest