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Business of Football
On Hardy, Borland and a Hyperactive Offseason
On Hardy, Borland and a Hyperactive Offseason
Making some sense of Greg Hardy’s contract with the Cowboys, Chris Borland’s preemptive retirement and the rest of the news from Week 2 of the league year
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
De Smith Stays. Will Anything Change?
De Smith Stays. Will Anything Change?
Despite vocal discontent from a host of challengers, DeMaurice Smith has been re-elected for another three years as the NFLPA’s boss. Will the players’ lot, or union-league relations, improve?
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
An Explosive Start to the NFL’s New Season
An Explosive Start to the NFL’s New Season
Recapping the signings, trades and retirements that sent shockwaves through the league at the onset of free agency
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Trades, Tags, Salary Caps and Free Agency: Making Sense of the Offseason
Trades, Tags, Salary Caps and Free Agency: Making Sense of the Offseason
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The Salary Cap Myth, and More Insights Into Deal-Making Season
The Salary Cap Myth, and More Insights Into Deal-Making Season
In the right hands, the cap can be a useful tool for managing rosters—or a useful excuse for getting rid of an unwanted player. Plus, thoughts on Larry Fitzgerald’s contract savvy and the leverage of Los Angeles stadium plans
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The Hardy Conundrum
The Hardy Conundrum
His court case ultimately dismissed, Greg Hardy must now face NFL justice for a domestic violence conviction that the North Carolina legal system overturned. How will he be punished? And who’s making that decision?
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
A New Season Begins
A New Season Begins
The official start of the offseason marks the transition from “we time” to “me time” for NFL players. Here are 12 offseason predictions about who will get paid, who won’t, and how ongoing controversies will be resolved
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Now That the Games are Done…
Now That the Games are Done…
With deflating answers on the Wells investigation, media availability and the realities of concussion frequency, Roger Goodell’s state of the league address rekindled scrutiny that will only grow with no more games to distract. Plus, thoughts on Brady and Revis contracts, Johnny Manziel and the Seahawks receivers
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The NFL’s Reality TV Mess
The NFL’s Reality TV Mess
PSI: New England and Saints Family Feud—as engrossing as anything the networks can concoct—pull back the curtain on the internal pressures and paranoia pervading the NFL
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Awaiting Peyton’s Decision
Awaiting Peyton’s Decision
Listening to John Elway talk about Peyton Manning and seeing his coldhearted dealings with John Fox, I was reminded of the Packers’ circumstances with Brett Favre in 2008. As stoic as Manning is, everyone likes to be recruited
By Andrew Brandt