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Former NFL linebacker DeMarcus Ware talks about mentoring Broncos linebacker Von Miller, which Ware says probably made Miller 'hate' him at first. 
All that advice must have been heeded because look at Von now!

DeMarcus Ware's played 12 AWESOME years in the NFL.

Check out his greatest moments and then tell us: will DeMarcus be elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame someday?
Denver Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware is voted the 36th-best player in the NFL!
Poll: Two Truths Revealed!
The two truths about DeMarcus Ware were:

A. I'm a 9-time Pro Bowler.

C. I used to be a top performer for track & field, specializing in the high jump.

And the trick was:

B. I've never made an appearance in a Super Bowl game.

Did we trick you? Let us know below and don't forget to check out next week's edition of Two Truths and a Trick Play.


Below are 3 statements about DeMarcus Ware. Two are the truth and one is a trick.

Can you determine which are real and which one is fake? Good luck!

A. I'm a 9-time Pro Bowler.

B. I've never made an appearance in a Super Bowl game.

C. I used to be a top performer for track & field, specializing in the high jump.

Check back Thursday at 2pm EST to see if your guess is correct!

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Denver Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware takes down Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger for the loss of 13 yards.
The Broncos, who led the NFL in total defense (283.1 yards per game) and passing defense (199.6 yards per game), had four players selected for the Pro Bowl and all four are on the defensive side of the ball: cornerback Chris Harris, Jr. (second), linebacker Von Miller (fourth), cornerback Aqib Talib (third) and linebacker De Marcus Ware (ninth).

With their incredible defense and the thin air in Denver, is there a team that can go into the Rocky Mountains and come away with a win?

Did you know that his first love isn't football!?!

It’s actually music. When DeMarcus Ware was a little boy, his uncle Willie would play his guitar at family events. DeMarcus enjoyed listening to his uncle's guitar so much that it sparked a love for music. And this is the reason why DeMarcus can usually be found playing the blues, R&B, or some good ole fashioned rock’n’roll on his guitar during the off-season.

Do you play an instrument? Let us know in the comments below.

Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware was voted the 87th-best player in the NFL by his peers on "Top 100 Players of 2015."
The Dallas Cowboys had one of their best drafts as they snagged a future Hall of Famer in DeMarcus Ware, along with multiple defensive starters.
Finding extra motivation after being released by the Dallas Cowboys, DeMarcus Ware proved to still be a dominant force in the Mile-High City.
Poll: NFL Pro Bowl Triva

The stars will be out in full force on Sunday and we have put together a viewer guide to make sure you don't miss any of the fun stuff.

And take it from us, there is a LOT of stuff going on!

Don't miss the 2015 NFL Pro Bowl this Sunday at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN.

1. Odell Beckham Jr.
It's rare for the rookie WR to make a Pro Bowl roster. But how many AMAZING catches did Odell Beckham Jr. make this season? We expect him to put on a show.

2. Team Irvin - Sack Attack
Team Irvin is full of players who can bring the heat such as Cameron Wake, Robert Quinn, DeMarcus Ware, Von Miller, and Clay Matthews. Look for the Team Carter QBs to be flushed from the pocket often.

3. Andrew Luck - Offensive MVP
Fresh off the tough loss to the Patriots, look for Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck to light up the scoreboard walk away with the MVP trophy.

4. Points, Points Points.
Everyone knows that the Pro Bowl is all about the offenses. With the collection of talent this year, we're thinking that we'll see over 100 points scored between the two squads.

5. Justin Houston - Defensive MVP
Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston might be the best player in the NFL that no one talks about. Keep you eyes on him when he's on the field, you'll be blown away by his talent.

Did you watch the 2015 NFL Pro Bowl draft last night?

Captains Michael Irvin and Cris Carter picked some super-duper squads. Check out the highlights here.

Which of the two squads do you think will win?

The 2015 NFL Pro Bowl kicks-off this Sunday at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN.

Team Carter Team Irvin
QB
Andrew Luck, Drew Brees, Andy Dalton Tony Romo, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford
RB
Jamaal Charles, Justin Forsett, Alfred Morris, John Kuhn C.J. Anderson, Mark Ingram, DeMarco Murray, Marcel Reece
WR
A.J. Green, T.Y. Hilton, Jordy Nelson, Antonio Brown Odell Beckham Jr., Golden Tate, Emmanuel Sanders, Randall Cobb
TE
Martellus Bennett, Greg Olsen Jimmy Graham, Jason Witten
OT
Joe Staley, Duane Brown, Ryan Clady Joe Thomas, Tyron Smith, Trent Wiliams
G
Evan Mathis, Mike Pouncey, Josh Sitton Kyle Long, Zach Martin, Marshall Yanda
DE
J.J. Watt, Mario Williams, Calais Campbell Robert Quinn, Cameron Wake, DeMarcus Ware
DT
Marcell Dareus, Dontari Poe, Kyle Williams Geno Atkins, Aaron Donald, Sheldon Richardson
OLB
Justin Houston, Connor Barwin, Tamba Hali Elvis Dumervil Clay Matthews, Von Miller
ILB
C.J. Mosley, Lawrence Timmons Luke Kuechly, D'Qwell Jackson
CB
Patrick Peterson, Aqib Talib, Antonio Cromartie, Sam Shields Vontae Davis, Brent Grimes, Joe Haden, Chris Harris Jr.
S
Antoine Bethea, Glover Quin, Donte Whitner Eric Weddle, Mike Adams, T.J. Ward
P
Pat McAfee Kevin Huber
PK
Cody Parkey Adam Vinatieri
RS
Devin Hester Darren Sproles
ST
Justin Bethel Darrell Stuckey
LS
Jon Dorenbos L.P. Ladouceur
How does Aaron Rodgers play? Not football, but what does he do to just flat out have fun when he's not playing football?

How about DeMarco Murray? Matthew Stafford? Victor Cruz? DeMarcus Ware?

Over 100 NFL players tell us what they do when they go out to play, and we created a shout board that lets you tell the world how you do it.

Go to NFL PLAY 60 and get your click on!

The 2014 NFL regular season is over halfway completed and 10 weeks are in the books. Upset picks have rocked the standings and now multiple surprising teams are in the running for a playoff spot. In the AFC, 12 out of the 16 teams are in the running for a playoff bid. One team is above the others- the Denver Broncos. Their dominance will extend for the rest of the season and possibly into the playoffs. The Broncos 8-2 record is best in the AFC and 2nd best in the NFL. Peyton Manning isn't having the historic campaign he had last year (NFL-record 55 touchdown passes), but this team is even better than the 2013 Broncos. Denver's defense has become one of the best units in the league in both the pass rush and secondary. Von Miller could win Comeback Player in the Year and offseason acquisition DeMarcus Ware has returned to his Pro Bowl form. On offense, Emmanuel Sanders is having a breakout season and the Thomas duo (receiver Demaryius and tight end Julius) are undoubtedly the best receiver-tight end tandem. Manning is still a top-2 quarterback in the NFL and a more balanced team should lead to another Super Bowl victory. He could win his 2nd straight Most Valuable Player award, which would extend the record for most in a career to six. Right now, Denver can't be stopped. Despite playing the San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Cincinnati Bengals in upcoming weeks, they should win all of their remaining games and finish with a 14-2 record and the top seed in the AFC.
Poll: Top Training Camp Storylines

At the end of this month, all 32 NFL teams will open their training camps and get ready for the 2014 season.

This means one thing: NFL FOOTBALL is almost back!

There are lots of great stories as camp begins:

Young Guns: Brent Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, Derek Carr, Johnny Manziel. Will any of these rookie quarterbacks win the starting job?

Familiar Faces in New Places: Jared Allen, DeSean Jackson, Derrelle Revis, DeMarcus Ware. Which of these guys will do the best for their new team?

Defending the Crown: Seattle Seahawks. Winning the Super Bowl is super hard. Winning it twice in a row is even super harder. Can the champs repeat?

Bradley Roby - Aqib Talib - T.J. Ward - Demarcus Ware

They might have lost the Super Bowl, but did the Denver Broncos make the most impactful moves this offseason to improve their team?

The "NFL Total Access" crew reviews the NFL's busy off season and gives their answers.

What do you think? Post a comment and let us know which team you think had the best moves this offseason.

Denver Broncos linebacker Demarcus Ware was voted the 56th-best player in the NFL by his peers on "Top 100 Players of 2014."

Robert Griffin - Rob Gronkowski – DeMarcus Ware – Julio Jones

 

Each of these players had tough seasons last year, ones they'd rather forget.

 
Each is working hard, every day this offseason, to bounce back.
 
Will any be this year's Comeback Player of the Year? The "NFL Total Access" crew knows all, tells all.
 

Do you agree or disagree?

Poll. Which team will struggle the most next season?

Free agency has pretty much come to a close with just a few well known names left such as Chris Johnson getting released by the Titans. And now that the big names have been signed you wonder what they are going to do for their teams next year. Sometimes when a free agent hits the open market a team signs the player and gets that difference maker they need. Other times teams sign a player with a lot of hype and they turn out to be a bust. So here are the teams who snatched those difference makers and the ones who grabbed a player who might have been over evaluated and how these teams will excel and struggle.

Teams that can excel this season:
Denver Broncos- It's hard to beat a record breaking season and a Super Bowl appearance but the Broncos had such a good free agency they can go back to the Super Bowl and win. They signed one of the best safeties in free agency ,TJ Ward, and they also picked up one of the best cornerbacks on the free agent market, Aquib Talib. But they surprised everyone by signing 3 defensive stars when Demarcus Ware joined Talib and Ward in Denver. Other signings were Emmanuel Sanders and Will Montgomery. All these players will improve the Broncos even though Knowshon Moreno and Zane Beadles both headed for Flordia. Talib will be a great cornerback in the system with Chris Harris and an upgrade from the aging Champ Bailey. TJ Ward will bring a new type of play into the safety position. Demarcus Ware will help the pass rush and compliment their defensive line. And finally Emmanuel Sanders will replace Eric Decker who signed with the Jets, at the number 2 receiver spot. With the Broncos new free agents they could do more than just go to the playoffs. They could be a top contender and threat especially with the other AFC west teams not being big factors in free agency. And with Peyton Manning and company already in Denver they can improve their already Super Bowl team.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Last season the Buccaneers were among the worst teams in the league. Then they fired head coach Greg Schiano and put Lovie Smith into that position and since then the Buccaneers have been rising. Free agency has been what now makes Tampa look like a more dangerous team. They grabbed Aluterraun Verner a young pro bowl cornerback to replace Darelle Revis and with Lovie Smith being a defensive coach he could develop him into more than just an elite corner. They also snatched Michael Johnson, one of the best defensive ends in the league, from the Bengals. They didn't just go all defense in free agency; they also got some free agents on the offensive side. They picked up what might be the starting quarterback for them next year in Josh McCown and they also signed left tackle Anthony Collins and tight end Brandon Myers. With Doug Martin, Vincent Jackson, and a great offensive line already on the offensive side and Gerold McCoy and Dashon Goldson already on the defensive side combined with all of their free agent additions make them look dangerous. And now that they have released Darelle Revis and he has gone to New England they could maybe use the cap room for more great free agent moves to put the Buccaneers in the right direction.

Teams that will struggle this season:
Carolina Panthers- The Panthers went deep in the playoffs last season but in free agency they haven't gone deep to sign a player. The Panthers have an elite quarterback and a good defense but it looks like everything is falling apart on both sides of the ball. Their receiving unit fell apart when they cut Steve Smith, lost Dominek Hixon to the Bears, lost Brandon Lafell to the Patriots, and Ted Ginn to the Cardinals. Now they have a whole unit to build and so far all they've done is sign the aging Jerricho Cotchery and they have 3 more receivers to go. On the defensive side they put a franchise tag on Greg Hardy and signed Roman Harper from the Saints but they still have problems. They lost safety Mike Mitchell to the Steelers and cornerback Captain Munnerlyn to the Vikings. Both were good players for the defense. Now because of all the free agent moves the Panthers are left with several positions in need. They need secondary help, wide receiver help, and right tackle help. Now they have to rely on the draft and even though it's deep I don't think it'll be enough to fix all the Panthers problems. This is when they really need Cam Newton to carry the team on his back. If that doesn't happen they'll be a disappointment but if he does it'll be a miracle.

Cinncinati Bengals- Another playoff team who has just not been a factor in free agency. The Bengals didn't end their season well last season and didn't start the season well either this season. They just haven't been active in free agency. They lost Anthony Collins their left tackle and cut both James Harrison and Kyle Cook which will definitely sting but the big loss was Michael Johnson. Johnson and Collins both went to Tampa but he was not only the starting defensive end he was an elite and some might say one of the best defensive ends in the league. All of those losses including them losing both their offensive and defensive coordinators will really hurt the Bengals. Now you're probably wondering if the Bengals fought back and signed new players. Well, they didn't. They have been one of the quietest free agent teams with a big cap space. Any other general manager would take that money and spent it on free agent talent. Over this span of time they have only made one significant free agent move by signing safety Daniel Manning. To add to that Andy Dalton is coming off a disappointing year and quarterback might be next on the list for team needs. That adds to a list of needs that includes another defensive tackle to help Geno Atkins, another defensive end, and a cornerback. The Bengals would have to be loaded with draft picks to at least get a couple good fits for those positions but they're not. Just like the Panthers I don't think the draft will fix all of their needs. It is deep and I think they could trade up to get a good quarterback or any other position but they'll have to develop them. Now that they are not in very good shape you'd usually rely on the quarterback but Andy Dalton has been struggling so if it's a rough ride for him next season it'll be a rough ride for the team.

All of these teams have been through great and not so great free agencies before so they know what they're doing. And for the teams that don't look very good at the end of free agency must have a secret when they're in the boardroom on draft day.

 

Poll. Which player would be the best fit for Dallas?

The NFL free agency frenzy has, for the most part, passed, and now football fans are looking forward to the next big event on the calendar- the NFL draft. Here are the best fits for each of my three favorite teams, by pick in the draft.
1. Dallas Cowboys (16th pick)- The Cowboys need to start drafting well. They have not had good drafts for the past few years and have a lot to work on. The big hole is on defense, where the unit ranks as one of the league's worst. There should be plenty of defensive players available, but Jerry Jones's problem has been knowing which to choose (see Morris Claiborne).
Draft Picks that would Help- Because of the departure of DeMarcus Ware, the defense only has one proven player- Sean Lee, who is often injured. The defense needs great athletes, and two of the best are linebacker CJ Mosley out of Alabama and safety Calvin Pryor out of Louisville. Mosley would complement Lee as an inside linebacker and would be starting most of the time given Lee's injury history. Pryor would shore up one of the worst pass defending teams in the NFL and can be a leader. The defensive line is also an issue, as Ware, Jay Ratliff, and Jason Hatcher have left. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald would be the best fit for the Dallas defense, as he is the best interior player in the draft and can also be a leader.
Best Draft Pick: Given the Cowboys do not trade up or down, Pryor would have to be the best pick. Mosley will almost definitely be off the board by the time the Cowboys pick, so he will probably not be a Cowboy. Pryor has been desired by many teams so he could also go off the board, but if he is available he would help the worst part of the defense- the secondary. If he is off the board, Dallas should opt for Aaron Donald.

2. Baltimore Ravens (17th pick)- After a poor offseason in 2013, Ozzie Newsome made had one of the best in recent memory this year. The Ravens had multiple free agents but were able to resign a few major players, such as Dennis Pitta, Jacoby Jones, Daryl Smith, Terrell Suggs, and Eugene Monroe. Those resignings should help fill some holes, but there are still others made by the losses of other players.
Draft Picks that would Help- The offensive line definitely needs more help, so Taylor Lewan from Michigan or Zack Martin from Notre Dame would be solid picks if they are still available. Baltimore also has a need in the receiving core despite the signing of Steve Smith and would benefit from the addition of tight end Eric Ebron, wide receiver Marqise Lee, or wide receiver Mike Evans. The Ravens have traditionally had a stout defense but have a need in the secondary. Safeties Ha-Ha Clinton Dix or Calvin Pryor would be great picks for the secondary. Newsome has been known for picking the best available player, so if linebacker CJ Mosley falls to the 17th pick the Ravens could snatch him up.
Best Draft Pick: Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame- The Ravens are trying to find an offensive identity. After the loss of Michael Oher, Baltimore needs a tackle to be a leader and a great blocker in pass and run. Martin has all of those qualities and should be available when the Ravens pick.

3. San Diego Chargers (25th pick)- Of the three teams that are included in this article, the Chargers went the farthest in the postseason, making it to the divisional round. Their needs are mainly on the offensive line, linebacking core, and secondary. The latter is the biggest need, but San Diego should be able to fix that even with the late 1st round pick.
Draft Picks that would Help- This draft is one of the best, and Ha-Ha Clinton Dix, Bradley Roby, Lamarcus Joyner, Jason Verrett, Kyle Fuller and Darqueze Dennard should all be available. Defensive tackle Louis Nix would also be a popular pick and would help stop the run game on a defensive line that is improving. On the offensive side of the ball, San Diego could pick receiver Marqise Lee or tackle Cyrus Kouandjio.
Roby, a former Ohio State corner, would be the best fit. He is projected to go in the late first round and is the aggresive corner that the Chargers need. Roby would also be able to make plays in the secondary, which already has ball-hawk safety Eric Weddle.

 

John

NFL RUSH Kid Reporter

MONDAY MORNING UPDATE While you were out playing 60 this weekend, all 32 NFL teams were hard at work improving their rosters.àà à Check out the latest and let us know: who did the best? à Staying Home à The Saints re-resigned OTàZach Strief. à The Patriots re-signed WRàJulian Edelmanàand signed WRàBrandon LaFell. à The Jets re-signed LBàCalvin Pace. à Moving On à The Colts signed WRàHakeem Nicks. à The Browns signed

MONDAY MORNING UPDATE

While you were out playing 60 this weekend, all 32 NFL teams were hard at work improving their rosters.

Check out the latest and let us know: who did the best?

Staying Home

The Saints re-resigned OT Zach Strief.

The Patriots re-signed WR Julian Edelman and signed WR Brandon LaFell.

The Jets re-signed LB Calvin Pace.

Moving On

The Colts signed WR Hakeem Nicks.

The Browns signed RB Ben Tate.

The Eagles signed S Nate Allen.

The Giants signed CB Walter Thurmond.

The Broncos signed WR Emmanuel Sanders.

Rumors

WR Lance Moore is visiting with the Steelers.

QB Brandon Weedenand DE Jared Allen are speaking with the Cowboys.


FRIDAY NIGHT UPDATE

Free agent Friday fun fest! The action keeps happening furiously fast. Which of these moves do you the like the best...or not like at all?

Staying

The Bears re-signed Charles Tillman.

The Packers resigned DT B.J. Raji.

The Vikings resigned WR Jerome Simpson.

The Buccaneers signed C Evan Dietrich-Smith.

Going

The Dolphins signed DB Cortland Finnegan and G Shelly Smith.

The Ravens signed WR Steve Smith.

The Titans have signed Michael Oher.

Rumors

The Dallas the Cowboys are looking at DE Julius Peppers.

WR Emmanuel Sanders is talking to the 49ers and the Chiefs.

DB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is talking to both the Jets and the Giants.


FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE

Did you sleep well last night? Because while you were dreaming of puppy dogs and cotton candy, several NFL teams were shaking, baking and deal-making.

Be sure to leave a comment about which teams are making the best moves.

Staying

The Ravens re-signed LB Daryl Smith.

The 49ers re-signed CB Tarell Brown.

The Lions re-signed TE Brandon Pettigrew.

Moving

The Titans signed LB Wesley Woodyard.

Rumor Mill

LB Brandon Spikes is talking with the Bills today. Stay tuned.

DE Henry Melton is deciding between the Cowboys and the Seahawks.

OT Donald Penn is close to signing with the Raiders.

WR Julian Edelman will visit the 49ers today.


THURSDAY NIGHT UPDATE

The moves just keep coming in this free agent free-for-all. What do YOU think?

Staying

The Bills re-signed TE Scott Chandler.

The Jaguars re-signed DE Jason Babin.

Going

The Cardinals signed WR Ted Ginn and LB Matt Shaughnessy.

The Raiders signed DT Justin Tuck and DE/OLB LaMarr Woodley.

The Redskins signed DTs JasonHatcher and Clifton Geathers and LB Darryl Sharpton.

The Vikings signed DB Captain Munnerlyn.

The Colts signed C Phil Costa.

The Chargers signed QB Kellen Clemens.

Not Sure

TE Brandon Pettigrew is reportedly nearing a deal with Jets.

WR Andrew Hawkins is on the verge of a deal with the Browns.


THURSDAY MORNING UPDATE

The big moves keep coming! Let us know what you think in comments.

Staying

In a bizarre series of events, OT Rodger Saffold failed his physical with the Raiders and then was re-signed, and passed his physical, by the Rams.

The Ravens re-signed WR Jacoby Jones.

Going

WR Steve Smith was released by the Carolina Panthers. Some team is going to get a great "catch" there.

CB Darrelle Revis signed with the Patriots. Wow.

The New York Jets signed WR Eric Decker.

The Eagles traded for RB Darren Spoles and signed CB Nolan Carrol.

The Buccaneers made yet another big move by signing OT Anthony Collins.

The Jaguars signed DE Chris Clemonsand DT Ziggy Hood.

The Redskins signed DB Tracy Potter.

Not Sure, Yet

WR Hakeem Nicks has visited the Panthers, Colts and Chargers.

The Giants are reportedly talking with WR Ted Ginn.

Wednesday Update

Some big moves today! How is your team doing? Any of these moves surprise you? Let us know in the comments.

STAYING PUT

The Dolphins re-signed DT Randy Starks.

The Ravens re-signed WR Jacoby Jones.

The Giants have re-signed LB Jon Beason.

The Seahawks have re-signed DT Tony McDaniel.

ON THE MOVE

Wow! The Broncos continued their massive talent build-up by signing Pro Bowl DE DeMarcus Ware.

The Lions signed WR Golden Tate.

The Buccaneers signed QB Josh McCown.

The Vikings signed DT Linval Joseph.

GOODBYES

The Buccaneers released DB Darrelle Revis.

The Browns released QBs Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell.



TUESDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE

It's on! The first day of Free Agency hit like an all-pro linebacker, as teams rushed to add the best available players to their rosters.

Surprise...Darren McFadden is staying with the Raiders! But a bunch of other players landed on new teams, check it out below.

Players Staying

The Ravens have re-signed OT Eugene Monroe.

The Colts have re-signed DB Vontae Davis.

The Raiders have re-signed RB Darren McFadden.

Players Moving

The Falcons signed DT Paul Soliai, DE Tyson Jackson and G Jon Asamoah.

The Browns signed LB Karlos Dansby and S Donte Witner.

The Dolphins signed OT Branden Albert and DT Earl Mitchell.

The Cardinals signed OT Jared Veldheer.

The Raiders signed OT Rodger Saffold.

The Jaguars signed G Zane Beadles.

The Buccaneers signed DE Michael Johnson.

The Chicago Bears signed DE Lamarr Houston.

The Colts signed LB Arthur Jones.

The Titans signed KR Dexter McCluster.

The Broncos have signed S T.J. Ward.

The 49ers signed S Antoine Bethea.

The Eagles signed S Malcom Jenkins.

The Giants signed RB Rashad Jennings and LB O'Brien Schofield.

The Redskins signed WR Andre Roberts.

Which team made the best Free Agent pick-up so far? Tell us in comments!



TUESDAY MORNING UPDATE

In the calm before tonight's storm of transactions, we have a couple of updates to give you on players re-signing with their current teams ... and a few other rumors to whet your appetite.

Players staying with their current teams

DONE DEALS

The Bengals have re-signed KR Brandon Tate.

The Colts have re-signed K Adam Vinatieri for two more years.

The Giants re-signed a trio of players: DB Trumaine McBride, RB Peyton Hillis and G Kevin Boothe.

The Redskins have re-signed LB PerryRiley.

The Lions are not letting RB Joique Bell get away; they signed him to a two-year extension.

The Falcons have resigned Jonathan Babineaux.

RUMORS

If there are not able to strike a trade, the Buccaneers are expected to release DB Darrelle Revis.

Word on the street has the Panthers and WR Steve Smith parting ways.

The Buccaneers are rumored to have a deal in place with DE Michael Johnson.

It looks like the Redskins will be signing WR Andre Roberts.

The Colts and the Steelers are the favorites to land LB Arthur Jones.

Bears are actively pursuing DE Lamarr Houston.



MONDAY UPDATE

As expected, the weekend saw a flurry of activity...but the real fun begins tonight at midnight. That's when free agent players are officially able to sign with other teams. Stay tuned, it's going to get crazy!

A bunch of teams resigned their stars before they could test the free agent waters, most notably the Seahawks resigning star defensive end Michael Bennett.

Check out who else is staying with their current team:

Done Deals


DE Michael Bennett resigned with the Seahawks.

LB D'Qwell Jackson resigned with the Colts.

CB Sam Shields resigned with the Packers.

DB Brent Grimes resigned with the Dolphins.

QB Chad Henne resigned with the Jaguars.

QB Matt Cassel resigned with the Vikings.

WR Anquan Boldin resigned with the 49ers.

WRs Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper both resigned with the Eagles.

TE Dennis Pittare signed with the Ravens.


Rumors

The Dolphins appear on the verge of signing OT Branden Albert.

The Cardinals are the early favorite to sign LT Jared Veldheer.

The Colts are close to a deal to keep DB Vontae Davis.

The Jets are hoping to sign S T.J. Ward.

T Eugene Monroe is expected to resign with the Ravens.


Whoa...I Didn't Expect That

RB Rashard Mendenhall announced his retirement.

DB Antonio Cromartie was released by the Jets.

The NFL's version of The Wild West begins this Saturday at noon, as hundreds of NFL players will be free to sign with any team that offers them a contract. Think of it as a massive fantasy football swap meet with teams bidding on the players of their choice.

It's going to be crazy! Lucky for you, we've got this handy-dandy NFL RUSH Free Agent Tracker for you. We will constantly update with all the free agent action, so check back often.


We've listed our top 10 offensive and defensive free agents below. Tell us in comments which one you want for your team!

Top 10 Offensive Free Agents

Top 10 Defensive Free Agents

1. Eugene Monroe

2. Branden Albert

3. Ben Tate

4. Eric Decker

5. Hakeem Nicks

6. Knowshon Moreno

7. Julian Edelman

8. Darren McFadden

9. Maurice Jones-Drew

10. Michael Vick

1. Jairus Byrd

2. Michael Johnson

3. Aqib Talib

4. Alterraun Verner

5. Lamarr Houston

6. Michael Bennett

7. Vontae Davis

8. T.J. Ward

9. Randy Starks

10. Karlos Dansby

Be sure to tune into the NFL Network this weekend to catch all of the action!

Wow! It’s been a wild week of players changing teams, re-signing with their own teams and, in some cases, finding themselves without a team at all.     There are still a lot of deals to be done, so the moves are far from over.     So who did well? Below is our opinion...use the comments to tell us yours.   Best Moves   Broncos:  Denver came into the offseason looking to tighten up their defense.  With the signing of DE DeMarcus Ware an

Wow! It’s been a wild week of players changing teams, re-signing with their own teams and, in some cases, finding themselves without a team at all.  

 

There are still a lot of deals to be done, so the moves are far from over.  

 

So who did well? Below is our opinion...use the comments to tell us yours.
 

Best Moves

 

Broncos:  Denver came into the offseason looking to tighten up their defense.  With the signing of DE DeMarcus Ware and DBs Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward, we think they are looking pretty tight.  Mission accomplished!

 

Buccaneers:  Tampa Bay did more in three days than most teams do in a year.  DE Michael Johnson, CB Alterraun Verner and QB Josh McCown will help new coach Lovie Smith and the Buccaneers quest for the playoffs next season.

 

Patriots:  Acting quickly after losing Aqib Talib, New England pounced on all-pro CB Darrelle Revis, one of the best shutdown corners in the NFL.

 

 

Best Available Offensive Players

 

 

Best Available Defensive Players

 

  1. RB Ben Tate

  2. WR Hakeem Nicks

  3. WR Julian Edelman

  4. OT Michael Oher

  5. WR Steve Smith

  6. QB Michael Vick

  7. RB Knowshon Moreno

  8. WR Emmanuel Sanders

  9. RB LeGarrette Blount

  10. RB Maurice Jones-Drew

  1. DE Jared Allen

  2. DT B.J. Raji

  3. DT Henry Melton

  4. DE Julius Peppers

  5. DB Antonio Cromartie

  6. LB Brandon Spikes

  7. CB Charles Tillman

  8. LB Shaun Philips

  9. DE Anthony Spencer

  10. DE Corey Wotten

 

Poll. Who was the biggest winner of the first day?

Wow, where do we even begin?  With over 40 deals announced -- 20 in a 30-minute period! -- it’s safe to say yesterday was a busy day for the players, teams and fans of the NFL. 

 

Defense and protecting the QB were the names of the game on day one. So who's doing the best so far?

 

Denver Broncos

Can you say "all in?"  That describes the Broncos moves to make sure they not only make it to next year’s Super Bowl, but they come home as champions.  They signed two of the top available players in Pro Bowl CB Aqib Talib and S T.J. Ward.  It’s been widely reported that they are the favorites to add Pro Bowl DE DeMarcus Ware.  

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Don’t look now, but the Buccaneers have put together a defense that might just rate up there with the Seahawks and 49ers.  They added Pro Bowl DEs Michael Johnsonand Clinton McDonald to a line that already has Pro Bowl DT Gerald McCoy. They then snatch up CB Alterraun Verner to go along with last year’s free agent signing, SDashon Goldson, and young studs S Mark Barron and CB Jonathan Banks

 

Atlanta Falcons

For a team wanting to get tougher on both lines, the re-signing of DT Jonathan Babineaux, the addition of G Jon Asamoah and DTs Tyson Jackson and Paul Soliai would suggest they did just that.

 

Offensive Tackles

Eugene Monroe (Ravens), Branden Albert (Dolphins), Jared Veldheer (Cardinals) and Rodger Saffold (Raiders) we all quickly signed to big money long-term deals within the first hours of the signing period.   Not too long after the intial flurry, Austin Howard (Raiders) was another offensive tackle heading to a new team.

 

Safeties 

Considered by many as the crown jewel of this year’s free agency class, Pro Bowl S Jairus Byrd signed a 5-year contract with the Saints.  He joined other coveted safeties T.J. Ward (Broncos), Louis Delmas (Dolphins), Mike Mitchell (Steelers), Ryan Mundy (Bears), and Stevie Johnson (Giants) who were added to rosters around the league.

 

The Guardians get a lesson in rivalry on and off the field from Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III and Dallas Cowboys DeMarcus Ware as Ricky saves the world from Sudden Death’s intergalactic evil plot.

 

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