Clayton's mailbag: The strength-of-schedule shift has put Detroit and Seattle on favorable paths.
Mailbag: The Jets, Bills and Raiders are putting on a three-ring circus at quarterback, writes John Clayton.
Offensive linemen are falling at an alarming rate, and strong backups seem to be in short supply, John Clayton writes.
Mailbag: The NFC appears to have a decided edge over the AFC, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag: Teams that hand out punishment, instead of waiting for the league do it, are sending a strong message that could deter more incidents, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag: The break before training camp is no vacation for teams with decisions to make, writes John Clayton.
While the role of fullbacks has been marginalized, the importance of tight ends continues to increase, writes John Clayton.
Mailbag: This time, the Bengals are on "Hard Knocks" because of their talent, writes John Clayton.
Plenty of teams made big splashes early in free agency, but keep an eye on those who waited for smart bargains, writes John Clayton.
John Clayton presents some first impressions from rookie minicamps and answers reader questions.
Three of the four NFC East teams have had to work around tricky cap situations this offseason, writes John Clayton.
The Raiders are out of cap purgatory, but having too much space could be costly in the long run, writes John Clayton.
Free agency has been fast and furious, but teams have been strategic with big contracts, writes John Clayton.
The Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders used the 'June 1" cut designation on three players released Tuesday in order to save room under this year's salary cap.
The new carryover rule changes the way teams handle the salary cap. Plus: reader questions.
Peyton Manning headlines John Clayton's 2012 All-Pro team, which includes clear choices at the skill positions and tough calls elsewhere.