Former BTB darling of the 2014 draft class Easley released by NE Patriots


Easley avoids the dreaded label of locker room hemorrhoid but still get the locker room cancer label slapped on him by an unnamed teammate. Probably too crowded at DT to take his $1.1M salary on this year, but might have been a nice option to Maliek Collins if he could be isolated from his teammates during meals, practice, separate hotel, etc.

Fifth year option tracker for the 2013 draft class


Surprising how fast it's come up, but teams have made their decisions on what to do with the 2013 first round draftees. This year had almost half of the first rounders not get the extension. (17 received the fifth year extension, 13 were declined, with the remainder cut or suspended). Does anyone here at BTB remember the pre-draft arguments for why we needed Jonathan Cooper, Bjoern Werner, Sylvester Williams, and other players who didn't make the team? And how people were down on the Travis Frederick pick? Now people are saying this was one of the weaker draft classes in recent years. I was surprised Tavon Austin was extended, and surprised so many of the top-10 draftees failed to get the fifth contract.

Stars and Second Guesses: Inside the Dallas Draft Room


Interesting MMQB piece on the Dallas Cowboys Draft Room and Draft. Go Cowboys!

Secret Audio Anthony Brown


He sounds like he is all choked up at one point.

Secret audio for Kavon Frazier


Funny to listen to him call Jerry "coach".

Darius Jackson secret audio


He was totally shocked, and very happy.

Rico Gathers secret audio


I didn't realize that the man that Gathers has had working with him to train for this is a old friend of our OC. He mentions how they had discussed him before the draft.

Draft: Earlier picks have longer careers


No surprises here: The higher the draft pick, the longer a player will stick around in the NFL. First-rounders last a year longer than second-rounders, and the same goes for second-rounders compared with third-rounders. The gaps between rounds narrow slightly in the latter half of the draft, but a seventh-round pick like Mr. Irrelevant, the last pick of the NFL draft, can expect a career just under half as long as the average first-rounder.

Romo’s FF convention secures Restraining Order against NFL


A Texas judge has issued a Temporary Restraining Order preventing the NFL from "contacting, by phone, email or otherwise, any past or present [National Fantasy Football Convention] sponsor or attendee in regard to the 2016 NFFC event, or attempting to interfere, in any way, with the 2016 NFFC event, and from taking any other action that would in any way harm the 2016 event."