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Trivia: February 22, 2019

What four rookies ranked in the top 10 in rushing during the second half of last year? (That is, set aside the first eight games for each team; what four players had the most rushing yards in their teams’ final eight games.) answer »

Around the NFL: Karlos Williams reinstated

Remember Karlos Williams? He looked like an up-and-comer as a rookie, and he’s been cleared to resume his NFL career after two years of suspensions for violating the league’s substance abuse policies.  more »

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Around the NFL: Jim Bob Cooter

It was surprising when the Jets hired the recently fired Adam Gase to be their head coach in the first place. Gase himself has doubled down on the surprises as he fills out his coaching staff, including hiring former Lions coordinator Jim Bob Cooter as running backs coach.   more »

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Trivia: February 21, 2019

Kareem Hunt and James White both caught 7 touchdown passes last year. Who was the last running back to catch even more touchdowns in a season? answer »

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Around the NFL: Brown on the move

One of the league’s very best receivers is officially for sale. The Steelers concede they will attempt to move talented but disgruntled Antonio Brown.  more »

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Factoid: Defensive takeaways

The Falcons hired Bob Sutton as a defensive assistant last week. Sutton was recently fired by Kansas City, taking the fall for their season ending just short of the Super Bowl. Kansas City's defense was pretty bad in terms of yards and points allowed, so it wasn't exactly a stunning move. But the Falcons might be making a sound hire here.   more »

Trivia: February 20, 2019

What does the scouting combine acronym BLESTO stand for? answer »

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Around the NFL: Clay to Arizona

Arizona has signed Charles Clay to a one-year contract, and that looks like a solid pickup for him. He won’t put up big numbers, but he’s an experienced pro who should help nudge their offense in the right direction.  more »

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Scheduletron: Strength of schedule

Matt Nagy did a nice job in his first season, with the Bears winning 12 games and capturing the NFC North for the first time in eight years. They were, however, helped along by the league’s easiest schedule.  more »

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Trivia: February 19, 2019

Tarik Cohen has thrown touchdown passes two years in a row. Who was the last other running back to throw touchdowns in back-to-back seasons? Said player is a former top-5 pick, and he did it in the 2008-2009 seasons. answer »

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Factoid: Transplanted receivers

Odell Beckham and Antonio Brown look like two of the biggest dominos of the offense. Both are capable of being elite playmakers, but both are also capable of turning into major off-field distractions. If they’re moved, will their new teams regret it?  more »

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Andy Richardson: Ten deep dynasty adds

The waiver wire in my main dynasty league is locked; players won't be available until after our rookie draft, which takes place a week after the actual NFL Draft. So I can't actually sign anyone now, and I suspect most leagues are the same. But browsing is encouraged.   more »

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Trivia: February 18, 2019

The NFL is celebrating its 100th season this year. What are the only two current franchises that were part of the league in 1920? answer »

Factoid: Tevin Coleman

Tevin Coleman is headed for free agency. Any takers? He’s shown some playmaking ability the last four years for the Falcons.   more »

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Factoid: Demaryius Thomas

Houston cut Demaryius Thomas last week, bringing an end to his brief tenure with the team. Thomas tore his Achilles late last season, a tough injury for a 31-year-old wideout to come back from. His numbers had been gradually declining in recent years anyway, and he was in a car accident yesterday, with details still uncertain.   more »

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