Troy had a pretty interesting question regarding practice squad elevations this week where he wondered just how much teams are actually spending on elevations since this is a new thing teams will have to budget for in the future. Since we track standard elevations (Covid elevations hopefully will just be a one year deal) we […]
Fans and the media often crave for activity as the trade deadline approaches. They identify contenders and pretenders, and make reasonable hypotheses of where players from the latter should go to the former. Yet every season, they are regularly disappointed as to how little actually happens. Much of this has to do with the how […]
Yesterday Mike Silver gave an update on the status of the contract negotiations between the 49ers and George Kittle and the update was one that 49ers fans were probably not happy to hear. On @nflnetwork I reported that there has been no movement between the @49ers and @gkittle46 on a contract extension since some preliminary […]
The deadline for teams to exercise 5th year options on 1st round selections in the 2017 draft is quickly approaching. As part of the new rookie wage scale introduced in the 2011 CBA, 5th year options are included in all first-round rookie contracts. A team’s window to exercise a player’s 5th year option opens after […]
With a few weeks of snap counts in the books for the 2019 regular season, let’s take a look at where the 2020 compensatory picks projection stands. First, let’s start with identifying some changes from last May that I feel will be permanent. The Cardinals cut Kevin White, which was bad for the Bears, as […]
The Antonio Brown situation continues to get weirder and weirder by the day. Now just a few days before the Raiders season opener Brown has requested his release after the Raiders informed him that his salary guarantees no longer exist due to his conduct. I just got an email from Antonio Brown. He tells me […]
As expected, the 2019 compensatory draft picks were released today. As always, upon seeing the official release it’s proper to judge how my prediction did against it. This year went very well overall but there were still a few incorrect round cutoffs that need to be cleaned up.