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NFL Post June 1st Designations

As the calendar flips to June, 5 NFL teams will receive salary cap adjustments thanks to June 1st Designation releases in the past few weeks. Our look at each of the 8 players who were released with this designation, including the dead cap ramifications, and respective cap savings for this and next season. Read More

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2022 Money Tiers: Tight Ends

With the regular season just two weeks away, our final installment of 2022 Money Tiers focuses on the Tight End position. We've classifed a few dozen big men into various categories, noting those with multi-year financial security, plenty more on veritable one year tenders, and a few ready for their next big payday. Read More

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2022 Money Tiers: Running Backs

The preseason is a great phase to see just how deep a team’s running back room is prior to the season. An already wildly unstable position can get even shakier when an undrafted free agent steps onto the field and proves he can hang. We’ve organized a few dozen notable running backs into financial tiers, providing analysis for each on where things may be headed in the coming months. Read More

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2022 NFL Roster Question Candidates

With the 2021 NFL regular season now past the halfway point, we'll take a quick look at a notable player from each team who is trending toward some sort of "what if" in the upcoming offseason, be it an expiring contract, an extension worthy resume, a potential trade candidate, or a possible cap/roster casualty. Read More

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Madden NFL Cover Player Analysis

With the revealing of the 2021 Madden NFL Cover now upon us, I'll take a quick look back at the full list of players who have graced this lauded front page, what it's meant for that player and his respective team in the season immediately to follow, how the cover has been dished out positionally, by conference, etc.., and pre or post cover contract implications as well. Read More

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Understanding NFL Dead Cap

One of the more important, albeit confusing buzz terms this time of year is "dead cap", or, the amount of salary cap that would remain with a team should a player be released, traded, or retires. Here's a basic understanding of the various scenarios in which dead cap is calculated with an NFL contract. Read More

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The Comprehensive QB Carousel Guide

A complete dive into the contract situations for each notable QB rumored to be on the move, including specific financial ramifications to release, or trade each before and after specific trigger dates, or pre and post June 1st. Each breakdown also includes the total contract, practical guarantees, and individual cap hits that would transfer to a new team via trade. Read More

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The Aaron Rodgers Conundrum

Another NFC Championship defeat and a seemingly calculated quote leaves the immediate future of QB Aaron Rodgers & the Packers in question (we think). We’ll strip away all outside factors here and simply breakdown what his current contract says in terms of a trade or retirement this offseason. Read More

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The Potential Quarterback Carousel

With a 2021 salary cap sure to drop, more teams than usual will need to adjust their finances accordingly in order to stay afloat. We'll take an early look at which quarterbacks are heading into a situation where some level of question surrounding their immediate future exists, be it contractual, roster management, or the direction of a team in general. Read More

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NFL Kickoff Preview

The Draft Network's Paige Dimakos discusses a wild offseason, the state of the business, & what to expect from the NFL in 2020-21. Plus, Super Bowl, division, MVP, ROY picks. And, the odds are stacked against Dak Prescott for his next contract - what does he need to do? Read More

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An NFL Offseason Full of Storylines

In a year that many would like to forget, the NFL has pushed ahead, seemingly business as usual, providing an offseason full of storylines, thanks to a number of high profile trades, big money extensions, & a carousel of QB movement. We've identified the biggest moves for each teams thus far. Read More

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24 Notable NFL Trade Candidates

As the combine kicks off and the NFL conversation turns to free agency and the draft, trade talk is often pushed to back room. But NFL teams have been increasingly using the trade as a viable team-building piece over the past few seasons. We've identified 24 players who may be on the trade block heading toward March, including the cost to do so. Read More

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Potential 2019 NFL Roster Bubbles

The first edition of our annual NFL Roster Bubble list highlights 80+ players who are trending toward the possibility of becoming a cap casualty for their respective team in 2019. We've broken this list down by position, including specific financial ramifications to trade or release each player next offseason. Read More

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Monday Morning Financial Round Up

This week's round up highlights the future financial outlook for Alex Smith fresh off of his unfortunate Week 11 injury, a look ahead to notable NBA free agents at each position, which NFL teams are cash-heavy into their defense, and is it worth it? And are the Mets trading one of their aces this winter? Read More

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Weekend Sports Round Up, Financially

Our weekly Monday morning financial round up highlights the quick, apparent fall of Jameis Winston in Tampa, the return to prominence of Andrew Luck in Indy, a surprising start for the Seahawks, yet another championship in Boston, & one Maple Leafs player goes down, while another still isn't even signed yet. Read More

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Week 7 NFL Financial Round Up

The Jaguars have all but had it with QB Blake Bortles - our look at the financial cost to cut or trade him in the coming months. And, the Rams spent a lot of dollars to keep their own this summer, and they've been rewarded ever since. How the cash flows in LA, and who might be in need of a deal there next? Plus. 5 NFL soon to be free agents trending up through 7 weeks. Read More

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Week 4 NFL Financial Round Up

A look at the financial ramifications for Earl Thomas (FS, SEA), & Tyler Eifert's (TE, CIN) apparent season injuries, and what Le'Veon Bell should be thinking in lei, plus it was a good weekend for kickers, but not so much for rookie quarterbacks (and a few Hall of Fame bound veterans as well). Read More

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Week 3 NFL Financial Round Up

Our Week 3 NFL round up highlights the financial ramifications of Jimmy Garoppolo's injury, and a few possible trade & free agent replacements. Plus, Sam Bradford's benching is a lot more costly than you might initially think. Plus, Le'Veon Bell is on the trade block, and Earl Thomas wants to be. Our thoughts on both situations heading toward Week 4. Read More

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NFL Dead Cap 101

The season of roster cuts, restructures, trades, & even retirements brings up an important vice connected to NFL contracts - dead cap. We'll take a quick look at what it is, why it's important, and which players and teams have accounted for the most in recent years. Read More

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Notable 2018 Franchise Tag Candidates

The window for NFL teams to begin applying franchise tags to current players opens on February 20th, lasting for two weeks. We’ll take a quick look at a few notable players who are likely destined for a tag, including the projected cost to do so. (actual franchise tag values won’t be known until the league solidifies the 2018 salary cap in a week or so. Read More

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The Mother of all QB Offseasons

For the first time in years, legitimate, experienced starting QBs will be hitting the open market. Toss in a few more on the cap casualty/trade block, and a half dozen more expected to go early in the draft, and the most important position in football may very well be oversaturated this spring. We take a look at who these quarterbacks are, what they're worth, and how the market might shape up. Read More

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2017 NFL Free Agency

The 2017 NFL league year will kickoff at 4PM EST. We'll be tracking all the signings, trades, restructures across various tools throughout the website as details become available. For now, here's a look at the best available free agents heading toward the signing period. Read More

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Current Market Value: Tyrod Taylor

While the sample size is tiny, the Bills may finally have an answer to their 20-year search for a starting QB. We'll calculate the current market value of Tyrod Taylor through his first 10 games in Buffalo, comparing his Passing/Rushing statistics to QBs of similar age & production who have recently signed deals. Read More

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Contract Forecast: Marcell Dareus

While off-the-field issues and injury concerns have surrounded Marcell Dareus through his first 4 seasons in Buffalo, there's no denying his elite skillset. Now entering a contract year with the Bills, we'll assess Dareus' current value, forecasting what an extension should look like in the coming months. Read More

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Extension Projection: Antonio Brown

With WRs paygrades increasing by the week around the NFL, it's likely time for another to address his contract in the coming weeks. Antonio Brown is currently the 14th highest AAV WR in the NFL, and carries no guaranteed money over the final 3 years of his deal. We'll assess his current value heading into 2015. Read More

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Contract Forecast: Julio Jones

With extensions for Dez Bryant & Demaryius Thomas now in the books, the focus quickly turns to Falcons' top wide receiver Julio Jones, whose set to play out a $10.176M 5th year option in 2015. We'll assess his current value, mathematically calculating what his extension might look like. Read More

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Contract Valuation: Cam Heyward

The Steelers wasted no time in locking down one of their own Thursday, signing DE Cameron Heyward to a 6 year $59.2 million extension. We'll take a reverse approach to our general forecasting process, plugging Heyward into our formula to see how the new contract fairs in terms of calculated value. Read More

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