Mailbag: Pass-rushers and defensive backs are cashing in as teams invest in their nickel and dime defenses, writes John Clayton.
John Clayton's mailbag: Colin Kaepernick's deal could serve as a new model for the way big-money contracts are structured.
Mailbag: History suggests that trading up in this year's NFL draft could be a mistake, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag: Easy nondivision road schedules pave the way for the Buccaneers, Browns, Bills and Texans to make a move toward .500, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag -- While there's still on-field value for RBs, it no longer translates into big contracts, writes John Clayton.
The fact that the Redskins could afford DeSean Jackson is a sign that the NFC East is trending upward, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag: It's getting expensive to reside in the NFC North, writes John Clayton.
A $500,000 a year increase in an offer by the Denver Broncos could lead to a five-year contract for left tackle Ryan Clady, a source said.
Victor Cruz's new deal with the Giants is good news for teammate Hakeem Nicks, writes John Clayton.
A tight salary cap is limiting the number of $6 million-a-year contracts teams can dole out, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag: The break before training camp is no vacation for teams with decisions to make, writes John Clayton.
Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, placed on waivers by the Buffalo Bills on Monday, is heading to Seattle in the next day or two to possibly sign a contract with the team, two sources say.
The Seattle Seahawks have signed star safety Kam Chancellor to a multiyear contract extension.
Eric Wright, one of the top acquisitions in the 2012 free-agent market, accepted a $6.25 million pay cut to stay with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source.
Free agency has been fast and furious, but teams have been strategic with big contracts, writes John Clayton.
In this tight salary-cap economy, loyalty toward long-term leaders and veterans only goes to a certain limit, writes John Clayton.