Without a new CBA soon, many free-agent standouts will find their mobility limited by "restricted" status, writes Len Pasquarelli. He assembled an ESPN.com all-star team of such players.
Although recent history might suggest otherwise, the odds are against an NFL team's making the playoffs after beginning the season 0-2, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Nearly three years ago, Tedy Bruschi suffered a stroke that imperiled not just his career but his life. The former University of Arizona star's comeback continues in suburban Phoenix with his fifth Super Bowl appearance.
The New York Giants' victory at Green Bay on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game has sent the Atlanta Falcons' search for a new head coach into overtime.
Ending a relationship that owner Jim Irsay earlier in the week termed a "bad mistake," the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday afternoon terminated the contract of defensive tackle Corey Simon.
History shows that even an undrafted quarterback can take a team to the Super Bowl, but finding that hidden gem requires a little luck, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Joseph Addai is just one of the backs being asked to carry a bigger load as the two-back system -- for various reasons -- may be giving way to the workhorse days of old, writes Len Pasquarelli.
What is the next hot trend on the defensive side of the ball? That's hard to pinpoint, but one place to look is in the secondary, writes Len Pasquarelli.
In many cases, players returning from serious injuries are as important to a team as acquired free agents and draft choices.
After some lean years for any team not named the Eagles, the NFC East looks as though it might be on the way back up.
People say, "Offense wins games, but defense wins championships." Ultimately, winning comes down to both.
Several teams are counting on the recoveries of injured players to turn their fortunes around in '05.
Romeo Crennel, courted by Cleveland before the playoffs began, has accepted the Browns' offer to be their new head coach.
Offensive guards will never get the kind of recognition that OTs do, but that's starting to change.
One reason for the Steelers' success is the continuity along their offensive line.
With all six teams reaching double digits in wins, the AFC is clearly the power conference in the playoffs.