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Where will T.O. end up?

Where will Terrell Owens end up in 2010?

By Reader Poll | July 15, 2010; 09:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

There's still something left

Despite his age and declining skillset, Terrell Owens still has the ability to help a team in need of a veteran playmaking wide receiver.

By Doug Farrar | July 15, 2010; 08:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

T.O.; yes or no

With his diminishing talent overshadowed by his baggage, Terrell Owens is having a hard time finding a home for 2010. But expect the Bears and Panthers to come calling before long.

By Dr. Mark Adickes | July 15, 2010; 08:41 AM ET | Comments (1)

Age, baggage keeping T.O. unemployed

No longer an elite wide receiver, Terrell Owens' best option could be joining a team looking for depth and leadership without all his baggage.

By Brandon Benson | July 15, 2010; 08:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

LeBron's Drano Beer finds T.O. a home

The Pittsburgh Steelers are the perfect fit for Terrell Owens, at least in the opinion of this Cleveland fan.

By Brian Tarcy | July 15, 2010; 08:17 AM ET | Comments (1)

Reward gone, risk remains

Age, drops, drama and a high price tag will keep NFL teams from pursuing Terrell Owens.

By Joe Baker | July 15, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Playmaker no more

No longer the playmaker he once was, Terrell Owens may have trouble finding a team willing to take him on for 2010.

By Anthony Stalter | July 15, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Windy City beckons

The Bears are loaded for a run at the playoffs and Terrell Owens could give them the offensive boost they're missing.

By Jason Brewer | July 15, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

The end is nigh

T.O.'s time in the NFL is winding down, and unless he and agent Drew Rosenhaus drop their asking price, we may have seen the last of Terrell Owens on the football field.

By Dave Goldberg | July 15, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

The well has run dry

With his talent quickly diminishing and few teams willing to put up with his antics, Terrell Owens may have run out of options to continue playing in the NFL.

By Robert Littal | July 15, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Not done yet

Even at 36, Terrell Owens can still play in the NFL, and the Washington Redskins are a likely suitors.

By Michael Kun | July 15, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

How will NBA impact new NFL CBA?

How will LeBron James and the current NBA free agency process impact a new NFL collective bargaining agreement?

By Reader Poll | July 8, 2010; 12:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL remains the real king

The NFL continues to dominate the sports landscape, giving its owners the power and arrogance necessary to prevent its players from enjoying the spoils of an NBA-style free agent auction.

By Anthony Stalter | July 8, 2010; 12:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

City-sized ego

While the LeBron James free agency circus might factor into a new NFL collective bargaining agreement, there simply is not an NFL star with LeBron's $100 million ego.

By Dawn Knight | July 8, 2010; 12:02 PM ET | Comments (2)

The almighty franchise tag

While Cleveland Cavaliers fans would love to keep LeBron James in town with the power of the NFL's franchise tag, it's that singular factor that most greatly differentiates the NBA's wide open free agent market and the far more restrictive NFL.

By Tim McHale | July 8, 2010; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (1)

The power of publicity

Fewer free agency restrictions in the NFL would allow the league to capitalize on the type of publicity storm currently swirling around LeBron James and the NBA's free agent class.

By Brandon Benson | July 8, 2010; 11:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

Liberate the players

Just like NBA stars, top NFL free agents should have the ability to choose their destinations and create drama in the offseason.

By Adam Tracey | July 8, 2010; 10:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

Apples and oranges

There's simply no way to compare the financial systems of the NBA and the NFL as their respective collective bargaining agreements are miles apart.

By Jason Maloni | July 8, 2010; 09:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

There's no "$" in "team"

In a team sport like football, blockbuster NBA-style free agent deals will never be the norm.

By Dave Goldberg | July 8, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bears beef up

While they didn't make a big splash in the draft, the Chicago Bears were the most active team early in free agency and if their big-name acquisitions can step in and produce, they should be back in the playoff picture.

By Adam Tracey | May 6, 2010; 12:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ravens locked and loaded

Bolstered by several top free agent signings and another stellar draft class, the Baltimore Ravens have no excuse for not challenging for the AFC championship in 2010.

By Jason Brewer | May 5, 2010; 04:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ravens, Dolphins make big upgrades

The Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins filled holes on both sides of the ball and provided young quarterbacks with significant upgrades in the passing game through the draft and free agency.

By Anthony Stalter | May 5, 2010; 11:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

Dansby is the man

In versatile linebacker Karlos Dansby, the Dolphins may have picked up the jewel of this year's free agent class.

By Doug Farrar | March 9, 2010; 01:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Kampman bolsters Jags

Overshadowed by the Bears' signing of Julius Peppers, veteran pass rusher Aaron Kampman could be a better fit in Jacksonville.

By Dave Goldberg | March 9, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Trio of pass rushers top list

A pair of linebackers and one lineman not named Peppers are three of the best free agent signings so far.

By Matt Loede | March 9, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Who's the top impact free agent to sign so far?

Which big-name free agent who has already signed with a new team will have the greatest impact in 2010?

By Reader Poll | March 9, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

'Fins find leader on D

The Dolphins may have spent a lot to get him, but Karlos Dansby is exactly the type of leader and defensive playmaker Miami desperately needs.

By Matt Infante | March 8, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

NFL has bigger fish to fry

This year's free agency structure is set up perfectly for a team like the Redskins that would rather fill its need through free agency than the draft, but the NFL has bigger issues to worry about at the moment

By Doug Farrar | March 5, 2010; 07:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

New regime could spend wisely

If the new ownership is able to pursue free agents that will fortify the roster rather than just make headlines, the Redskins money could go farther than in years past.

By Leonard Shapiro | March 5, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (4)

Kids in a candy shop

In an uncapped year, the free-spending Redskins could raise the bar to a whole new level on the free agency market.

By Michael Kun | March 5, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

Time for a new gameplan

Thursday's roster slashing could signal that the Redskins are finally ready to approach free agency with the goal of filling needs rather than making the big splash.

By Dave Goldberg | March 5, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Holes to fill

The Redskins have a number of holes to fill up and down the roster, and Daniel Snyder won't be afraid to break the bank to fill them with big name free agents.

By Sean McCann | March 5, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Will Redskins do as the Yankees do?

In an uncapped year, will the Redskins splurge on high-priced free agents with the aim of buying a Super Bowl?

By Reader Poll | March 5, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Tomlinson the Eagle?

With his age and skill set both factoring into his dwindling shelf life, L.T. could be best served to replace the banged up Brian Westbrook in Philly.

By Dan Parker | February 23, 2010; 10:34 AM ET | Comments (2)

A question of where, not if

LaDainian Tomlinson should land somewhere in 2010, the only question is where.

By Shawn Zobel | February 23, 2010; 10:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Once a bolt, always a bolt

Like Padre great Tony Gwynn, LaDainian Tomlinson should have ended his career with the Chargers. Now he must make sacrifices if he wishes to join a Super Bowl contender.

By John Gennaro | February 23, 2010; 10:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Time to hang 'em up?

The statistics show LaDainian Tomlinson's best days are behind him.

By Doug Farrar | February 23, 2010; 12:55 AM ET | Comments (1)

It's in LT's hands

This could be LaDainian Tomlinson's best shot at a Super Bowl, but first he must accept a reduced role.

By Matt Loede | February 23, 2010; 12:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Pats a good fit

The New England Patriots know how to incorporate past-their-prime players, and if L.T. is willing to be a role player, they could be the perfect place for him to end his illustrious career.

By Sean McCann | February 23, 2010; 12:02 AM ET | Comments (2)

Hurting at 30

Like so many running backs before him, LaDainian Tomlinson has succumbed to the punishment of accumulated hits over time.

By Dave Goldberg | February 23, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Lacking Common Cents

Being known as the David Jonathan Drew of the NFL is going to suck for Crabtree.

By H. Gore | September 23, 2009; 09:35 AM ET | Comments (6)

Grow Up, Crabtree

He has a chance to redeem himself with the league and its fans, but he is down by seven with two minutes left on the clock.

By Jason Maloni | September 23, 2009; 02:10 AM ET | Comments (3)

Hire a Lawyer, Today

Crabtree needs to dump his agent Eugene Parker and get a lawyer who can save him by way of billable hour.

By Adam Hoff | September 23, 2009; 01:01 AM ET | Comments (1)

Sign Now, Get Paid Later

Michael, if you're reading this, the smartest thing you can do is sign on the dotted line immediately.

By David Fucillo | September 23, 2009; 12:58 AM ET | Comments (1)

Blame Agent Parker

Some friendly advice from Robert McGuffin, Assistant Regional Manager of Smilely's Pizza, blame this debacle on Eugene Parker and then get to work.

By Michael Kun | September 23, 2009; 12:28 AM ET | Comments (2)

Capping Vick

The structuring of a Vick contract is an intriguing dilemma.

By J. I. Halsell | July 28, 2009; 12:38 PM ET | Comments (4)

Young Trumps Leinart

What's happened off the field is a push but Young beats him on numbers and talent.

By Shawn Zobel | June 12, 2009; 09:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

OTAs Command Control

If teams stopped all OTAs, minicamps and conditioning programs the quality of the league would not drop. But the coaches would feel like they have less control. Because of that, they will continue.

By Les Carpenter | June 4, 2009; 11:55 AM ET | Comments (1)

What's the Difference?

Tell any player on the bubble that a team activity isn't required, whether it's implied or not, and he's likely to laugh in your face. As the NFL moves toward creating a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (we hope), the difference should either be delineated or eliminated.

By Doug Farrar | June 4, 2009; 07:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Fix the Rules

Instead of becoming more punitive, the league would do better to amend its rules to allow teams to pursue players about to become free agents as soon as the offseason begins.

By Gene Wang | May 26, 2009; 01:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Crime, Penalties Stupid

I guess the reason why tampering is such a problem is because it starts a slippery slope. If it's ok the day before, then what stops it from being ok a week before, or a month before, or during the third Sunday of October. I don't get it.

By Dan Steinberg | May 26, 2009; 12:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Tampering Impossible to Stop

Theoretically, the NFL should stop teams from tampering with players under contract with other clubs. In reality, however, without full disclosure of the conversations held, the league is going to have a difficult time proving when tampering actually occurs.

By Rob Rang | May 26, 2009; 11:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Follow the NBA Role

For once, the NFL actually could learn something from another American professional sports league. And only the NBA has taken appropriately harsh measures to eliminate tampering from free agency.

By Cameron Smith | May 26, 2009; 11:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

Time to Change the Rules

f you have a seven-day window that gives every team an equal shot at the best and most desirable free agents, and a team tries to sneak in a day early, that team should get the same kind of fine/draft loss the Patriots received for the Spygate scandal.

By Doug Farrar | May 26, 2009; 10:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

Risk Doesn't Add Up

Someone's going to take a flyer on Plax whenever his legal problems are behind him, and I'm betting that it won't work out.

By Doug Farrar | April 6, 2009; 08:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Why Not, Redskins?

If somehow he can escape this with less than a year, wouldn't you take a look?

By David Aldridge | April 6, 2009; 08:28 AM ET | Comments (5)


Everything depends on LaDainian Tomlinson's injured groin.

By Les Carpenter | March 10, 2009; 05:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rookies Hurt Free Agents

Veterans are fighting a battle against the promise of the 2009 class to land big free agent dollars.

By Rob Rang | March 10, 2009; 02:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Big Names, Not Game

There is a reason TO found a job in two days when 30 other wide receivers are available. He's productive. They aren't.

By Dan Levy | March 10, 2009; 09:20 AM ET | Comments (1)

Brees & L.T.? A Big Easy

If the Chargers release Tomlinson, the Saints should pounce immediately

By Doug Farrar | March 10, 2009; 08:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Can Cassel Deliver?

Sure he led the New England Patriots to a surprising 11-5 record filling in for Tom Brady, but will Matt Cassel be as effective as the starting quarterback in Kansas City? You decide...

By Reader Poll | March 2, 2009; 05:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Economy Could Impact Free Agency

It's the economy, stupid. It's affecting golf (Tiger to the rescue), the NBA (which has borrowed $200 million) and could impact NFL free agency.

By Kornheiser & Wilbon | February 27, 2009; 05:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Kurt Warner Can

Any team is three players away from a Super Bowl -- pause, drum roll -- Barry Sanders, Deon Sanders and Troy Aikman.

By Peter Schaffer | February 27, 2009; 04:58 PM ET | Comments (1)

Housh Would Be a Catch

T.J. Houshmandzadeh is the big, physical presence on the outside Philadelphia has lacked since parting ways with Terrell Owens.

By Gene Wang | February 27, 2009; 12:26 PM ET | Comments (2)

Free For A Reason

As unfortunate as it sounds, the guy out there who might be the most valuable player on the market, after he gets cut of course, is Michael Vick.

By Dan Levy | February 27, 2009; 11:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 27th Winner: DaleinAtlanta

Snyder is following Jerry Jones's "team" concept and obtaining the same results.

By TOP COMMENTER | February 27, 2009; 08:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Price is Right?

Haynesworth is a 28-year-old beast that consumes opposing lines and single-handedly changes the dynamics on the field.

By Jim McCormick | February 26, 2009; 03:49 PM ET | Comments (1)

Albert Haynesworth May or May Not Be Worth It

But $100 million is a lot in this economy and under the salary cap.

By Kornheiser & Wilbon | February 26, 2009; 02:37 PM ET | Comments (0)

January 26th Winner: cgaginis

Nobody's worth that, but Snyder and Vinny might actually pay. If they do, the headline will read "Redskins sign Haynesworth for $102 Million - Snyder's Ego Satiated."

By TOP COMMENTER | February 26, 2009; 10:25 AM ET | Comments (1)

'Skins Shouldn't

Locking up so much money in one player seems crazy to me, even by Redskins standards.

By Jason La Canfora | February 25, 2009; 12:32 PM ET | Comments (22)

Stomping Expectations

Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth is only worth $100 million when he's auditioning for $100 million

By Emil Steiner | February 25, 2009; 11:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Risk and Reward

Albert Haynesworth fits what the Titans do defensively to a "T". Whether he can replicate these successes on another team is unknown.

By Peter Schaffer | February 25, 2009; 10:57 AM ET | Comments (4)

What's Haynesworth?

The Redskins just have to accept the $100 million risk and hope for the reward.

By Doug Farrar | February 25, 2009; 10:16 AM ET | Comments (7)

Is Albert Haynesworth Worth $100 Million?

Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth put up great numbers in the final year of his contract, but is he worth $100 million?

By Reader Poll | February 25, 2009; 06:45 AM ET | Comments (6)

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