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  1. Waiver claims and Cardinals' roster strength

    Mike Sando

    The NFL awarded two players to the Arizona Cardinals off waivers from the pool of players released on the mandatory NFL reduction from 75 to 53 players Saturday. Arizona was one of 11 teams to not have any of its own released players awarded to an...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  2. Team-by-team breakdown on waiver awards

    Mike Sando

    The NFL awarded 45 players to other teams via waiver claims immediately following the mandatory reduction to 53-man roster limits Saturday. Most of the players probably will not play leading roles for their new teams. Some could develop over time....

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  3. Final 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    Six projected starting quarterbacks played in their teams' final exhibition games of the 2013 preseason. The Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson and the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick were two of them, and both led touchdown drives before exiting...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  4. Updated: 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams have played their most important snaps of the 2013 exhibition season now that every team has played at least three games. This becomes a good time to check out how many snaps each projected starting quarterback has played. The players li...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  5. Kicking back as franchise deadline nears

    Mike Sando

    The deadline for NFL franchise players to sign long-term contracts in 2013 will pass Monday at 4 p.m. ET. NFC West teams can afford to sit back and watch without consequence. For the second time in three years and the third time since divisional r...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  6. Graves' hiring points to personnel overlaps

    Mike Sando

    We hear quite a bit about NFL coaching trees. Personnel trees can be important, too, as like-minded former associates compete for the same players. Implications for the latter came to mind Monday when the New York Jets announced Rod Graves' hiring...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  7. Seahawks' lead in PED bans under Carroll

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks lead the NFL in suspensions for performance-enhancing drugs since Pete Carroll became coach in 2010, research by ESPN Stats & Information shows. Defensive end Bruce Irvin's four-game suspension, announced Friday, was the fifth...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  8. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    Teams have added 254 players in the draft since ESPN's NFL Power Rankings last appeared six weeks ago. We've seen Carson Palmer join the Arizona Cardinals and Darrelle Revis join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, among other changes involving veteran players...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  9. Picks by team entering second round

    Mike Sando

    Five trades during the first round of the 2013 NFL draft changed the dynamics for what awaits over the final six rounds. I was curious to see how many picks each team holds by round. The chart breaks down the totals entering the second round. Shad...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  10. NFL econ: How QB resources are allocated

    Mike Sando

    2013 Salary Cap Charges for QBs Rank Team QB Cap 1 Detroit Lions $24.6M 2 New York Giants $22.1M 3 Denver Broncos $20.8M 4 Dallas Cowboys $19.6M 5 San Diego Chargers $18.9M 6 New Y...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  11. 2013 NFL draft picks by round, no comps

    Mike Sando

    The NFL released a tentative 2013 NFL draft order pending release of 32 compensatory draft choices next month. I've gone through the list and put together a chart showing team-by-team picks by round. The San Francisco 49ers (11) and Seattle S...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  12. Which offenses got most bang for cap buck

    Mike Sando

    The $26.7 million in salary-cap space Indianapolis committed to offensive players in 2012 was the smallest amount in the NFL. It was less than half what the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins allocated -- a testament to the role Andrew Luck ...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  13. Which defenses got most bang for cap buck

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks ranked seventh in defensive EPA last season. That was very good, but it was even better given the team's No. 30 ranking in salary-cap space allotted for defensive players. By that measure, Seattle led the NFL in bang for the sala...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  14. On Arians' intentions for Cardinals' offense

    Mike Sando

    Bruce Arians' Indianapolis Colts targeted running backs as receivers 50 times last season, an NFL low. The Colts' percentage of targets directed toward running backs was 8.3, another league low and well off the 18.7 percent average for other teams. ...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  15. NFC West the 'it' division in game of tag

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams have wielded the franchise tag more frequently than teams from the seven other NFL divisions. That includes a league-high 20 times since divisional alignment in 2002, according to totals from ESPN Stats & Information. But with o...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  16. Taking stock as Cardinals adjust front office

    Mike Sando

    There's a New England Patriots flavor to the Arizona Cardinals' front office. Player personnel director Jason Licht and newly hired director of football administration Mike Disner both have Patriots ties. 2013 Cardinals Personnel Departmen...

    Blog | February 06, 2013