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</font></u></font></font></font></font><font size="4"><u>NEWARK STAR LEDGER</u></font>
<div><div><div><div><div class="entry-content"><div class="entry-content">
<font size="4"><font size="3">NO PERFORMANCE-BASED PAY FOR NFL PLAYERS THIS YEAR (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/02/no_performance-based_pay_for_g.html)

"</font></font>From 2002 through the 2009 season, the NFL had a system in which players who
had big seasons on little salaries would be somewhat compensated in the form of
performance-based pay.<div class="entry-content">

Last year, following the uncapped season, such players didn't get those
checks. This year, they won't get them either.</p>

Per NFL Players Association spokesman Carl Francis, there will be no
performance-based pay pursuant to the 2011 season, meaning players such as the
Giants (http://www.nj.com/giants)' Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks will
miss out on a few hundred thousand bucks.</p>

Francis wrote in an email that money has been allocated elsewhere to overall
salaries and benefits following the lockout and the agreement on a new
collective bargaining agreement. One example of where such money has been
redirected was the $3-million salary-cap exemption teams received to keep
veterans this past season. This season, teams will have three $1.5-million

According to Francis, performance-based pay is a part of the new CBA and will
be paid out in the future, though the league and the union are "still
negotiating the language."</p>

Following the 2009 season, the league handed out over $109 million in
performance-based pay. Vikings center John Sullivan led the league with a
$397,555 check. (<a href="http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7363381/minnesota-vikings-sign-john-sullivan-five-year-extension">Sullivan
finally got his big payday</a> this past December.) Cornerback Bruce Johnson <a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2010/03/cornerback_bruce_johnson_leads.html">led
the Giants that year with $270,766</a>.</p>

Cruz, who set a franchise-record with 1,536 yards, was a starter for much of
the second half of the regular season, so he would've been high on the list this
season after making only $450,000 in base salary. Nicks, who earned a $575,000
base salary, started 15 games. Tight end Jake Ballard and defensive tackle
Linval Joseph, both of whom earned $450,000 in base salary in 2011, are two
other players who probably would've received a check close to their salary.</p>

Cruz said in <a href="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/02/09/pft-live-0209-victor-cruz/">an
interview with ProFootballTalk.com</a> after the Super Bowl, "I feel like I
deserve to be paid more money at this point," though he reiterated later in the
day he'd <a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/02/giants_victor_cruz_makes_the_r.html">let
his agents handle the business side of things</a>. Performance-based pay
wouldn't have been a multi-million deal, but a check might've helped soften the
blow. There are no indications at this point Cruz plans to take a hard stance in
negotiations, such as a holdout.</p>

* * * *</p>

All of the above may or may not be news to folks. But considering even a few
agents were expecting PBP checks for their players, I figured it would be news
to many.</p>

* * * *</p>

Meanwhile, TheLantern.com is reporting former Giants defensive coordinator
Bill Sheridan <a href="http://www.thelantern.com/sports/buckeyes-bill-sheridan-hired-as-defensive-coordinator-in-tampa-bay-1.2786336">has
accepted a job in the same role with the Buccaneers</a>, joining former Giants
quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan and former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano on the
Bucs' staff.</p>

Sheridan had one miserable year as the Giants' coordinator in 2009 before
being fired the day after the season ended. He was the Dolphins' linebackers
coach the past two years and recently accepted a position on Urban Meyer's staff
at Ohio State. But that obviously didn't last very long.</p>

The Giants face the Buccaneers at MetLife Stadium next season. The date of
the game is to be determined."</p></div>http://www.nj.com/giants/

</div></div><u><font size="4">NY DAILY NEWS</font></u>
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giant (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants)</div>
</div></div></div><u><font size="4">NY POST</font></u>

<a href="http://www.nypost.com/sports/giants">http://www.nypost.com/sports/giants
<div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><u><font size="4">THE BERGEN RECORD</font></u>

<u><font size="4">THE NEW YORK TIMES</font></u>
MY TORTURED RELATIONSHIP WITH THE NEW YORK GIANTS (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/magazine/david-kamp-new-york-giants.html?_r=1&amp;ref=football#)

"One of the few aphorisms I have committed to memory is
a Nick Hornby line from “Fever Pitch”: “The natural state of the football fan is
bitter disappointment, no matter what the score.” Hornby is talking about
soccer, not American football, but the idea translates well. I am a lifelong
football miserabilist, and more specifically a New York Giants miserabilist.

<p itemprop="articleBody">Now, you might find it preposterous that anyone could
be made miserable by a team that has won two of the last five Super Bowls. But
the roots of my Giants miserabilism run deep. My father, otherwise an uncommonly
cheerful man, approached Giants fandom as a Viennese-style exercise in high
neurosis. I inherited this perverse trait from him. Whether it was in the
stadium or at home, he and I watched every game in a sustained state of anxiety,
forever envisioning worst-case scenarios. </p>
<p itemprop="articleBody">It helped that the Giants were adept at realizing such
scenarios, being a losing team for all but two years of the ’70s. The lowlight
of my childhood came against the Philadelphia Eagles in 1978, when the Giants’
quarterback, Joe Pisarcik — who needed only to take a knee to preserve a victory
— was ordered to hand off the ball to the running back Larry Csonka. It’s well
documented that the handoff was botched and that the Eagles’ Herman Edwards
scooped up the fumble and ran it in for the game-winning touchdown. Less well
known is that my father, watching this scene unfold on TV, dove over the coffee
table and onto our living-room carpet in a futile attempt to recover the ball.
<p itemprop="articleBody">Our miserabilism was clearly a hedge against
heartbreak, but even when the Giants started winning in the Bill Parcells years,
it didn’t abate. The Super Bowl victories of ’87 and ’91? We greeted them more
with relief than with exultation. </p>
<p itemprop="articleBody">In 2007, my father told me that he no longer felt up
to attending games at the stadium; at 76, he had become too hobbled to endure
the stairs and the crowds. The first Sunday of that season was like one of those
time-jump edits in movies — as if a P.O.V. camera, fixed on a 2006 view of my
dad to my right, swung forward to regard the field and then swung back to my
right to reveal . . . my new companion, my 8-year-old son. I felt a needly
sensation in my sinuses — the beginnings of tears. But I held them in. I was a
miserabilist, not a sentimentalist. </p>
<p itemprop="articleBody">The Giants made an improbable run in the playoffs that
season, advancing to the Super Bowl with an overtime road victory over the Green
Bay Packers, an outcome my father and I discussed with wonderment over the
phone. But in the week before Super Bowl XLII, Dad fell gravely ill with
pneumonia and was hospitalized. One of the last things he said to me, mustering
all his strength simply to lift the oxygen mask from his face, was, “The Giants
are gonna win!” — a curiously unmiserabilist sentiment. </p>
<p itemprop="articleBody">My father died that Saturday night, the eve of the big
game. The funeral was scheduled for Monday. In my grief, I didn’t want to spend
Super Bowl Sunday watching the undefeated New England Patriots dismantle my
Giants. But my wise wife insisted that my son and I turn on the game. A game
that the Giants, absurdly, won. </p>
<p itemprop="articleBody">The miserabilist take on this sequence of events is
that it was just like the Giants: the team just had to pull off its
greatest-ever win a day too late for my dad and me to enjoy it together. But I
prefer to think of what happened as sweetly apt. My memories of that victory
will always be tempered by thoughts of my father’s death, and my sadness over my
father’s death will always be mitigated by the euphoria — yes, euphoria —
produced by that victory. </p>
<p itemprop="articleBody">You’d think that this year’s Super Bowl victory, so
eerily similar to the last, would make me question the very foundations of my
miserabilism. Yet two Sundays ago, my son, now 12, took turns with me lamenting,
“That’s it, ballgame over!” every time the Patriots’ Tom Brady completed a pass
downfield. We just can’t help ourselves; the 2.0 iteration of father-son
miserabilism in our family is arguably more ridiculous than the original. </p>
<p itemprop="articleBody">But when Brady’s final throw fell incomplete at Rob
Gronkowski’s ankles in the end zone, my son leapt into my arms, both of us
wailing primally — our emotions a whirl of joy, disbelief and remembrance of our
absent patriarch. Miserabilism is a volatile compound. But a part of it is, I
suppose, happiness."</p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/pages/sports/football/index.html">http://www.nytimes.com/pages/sports/football/index.html
<u><font size="4">GIANTS 101</font></u>
LINEBACKER NO LONGER A NEED OR A WEAKNESS FOR GIANTS (http://www.giants101.com/2012/02/18/linebacker-no-longer-a-need-or-weakness-for-new-york-giants/)

"The New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/)
Giants are famous for their mid-eighties to early-nineties linebackers – the
“Big Blue Wreckin’ Crew”, if you will.

</p><div style="DISPLAY: none"><a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with New York Giants" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/" rel="tag nofollow">New York
Giants</a> players Mathias Kiwanuka (94), Derrick Martin (C), and <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Chase Blackburn" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/chase-blackburn/" rel="tag nofollow">Chase
Blackburn</a> (93) wait on the sidelines during practice for the NFL Super Bowl
XLVI in Indianapolis, February 2, 2012. The <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with New York Giants" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/" rel="tag nofollow">New York
Giants</a> will play the New England Patriots on February 5. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes
(UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/))</div>
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Things have changed in the game, but the defensive memories haven’t. The
upcoming date in March (Free Agency) is usually the preamble to the annual
calling for a new face at linebacker that will hopefully be deemed a

Jersey's of past playmakers at the position can still be seen at any Giants
sports event: Lawrence Taylor, Harry Carson, Carl Banks, Gary Reasons and Pepper
Johnson to name a few. One quite important point is that these great linebackers
played in a base 3-4 defense. Their role was more heavily relied-upon for
pressure than current years’ 4-3 base defense. The 3-4 actually puts a premium
tag on the linebacker position as far as importance (cue the "they should switch
to a 3-4" chatter).</p>

Since the <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with New York Giants" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/" rel="tag nofollow">New York
Giants</a> actually became well-known for their fearsome pass-rush, the reality
of the need for a big-name LB has (to the doubt of many) diminished. The 4-3
base utilizes the stress of pressure from the front four. It is, without a
doubt, why the fact that a defensive end getting drafted in the first round is
no longer such a joke for this franchise. “You can never have too many pass
rushers” was a firm belief of since-retired Giants General Manager Ernie
Accorsi, and it’s worked for the types of defenses run here as of late –
especially with Defensive Coordinators Steve Spagnuolo and Perry Fewell.</p>

The current roster of linebackers: <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Michael Boley" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/michael-boley/" rel="tag nofollow">Michael
Boley</a>, Mathias Kiwanuka, <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Chase Blackburn" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/chase-blackburn/" rel="tag nofollow">Chase
Blackburn</a>, Jacquian Williams (http://www.giants101.com/tag/jacquian-williams/), <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Greg Jones" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/greg-jones/" rel="tag nofollow">Greg
Jones</a>, Mark Herzlich, Spencer Paysinger (http://www.giants101.com/tag/spencer-paysinger/), <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Jonathan Goff" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/jonathan-goff/" rel="tag nofollow">Jonathan
Goff</a> and <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Clint Sintim" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/clint-sintim/" rel="tag nofollow">Clint
Sintim</a> aren’t “Big Name/Game” guys. They are, rather, hard-working,
team-oriented, blue-collar, give-all-they’ve-got players that don’t mind coming
off the field in the heavily-used nickel and dime packages. They play special
teams and take pride in doing anything to contribute to a positive outcome for
the New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/)
Team. They’re humble guys with big hearts for football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/)…and they “fit” on this team.</p>

It’s a hard time to decide upon the future of some of these linebackers as
General Manager, Jerry Reese prepares for March and Free Agency, then April and
the 2012 NFL Draft.</p>

Neither has “Linebacker” in the pressing “Need” column.
</p>WITH GIANTS' GM JERRY REESE, EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED (http://www.giants101.com/2012/02/17/with-new-york-giants-general-manager-jerry-reese-expect-the-unexpected/)

"2011 kicked off for the <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with New York Giants" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/" rel="tag nofollow">New York
Giants</a> with General Manager Jerry Reese taking heat in the media for "not
making any moves." He defended his approach by saying that sometimes going out
and making a lot of "sexy moves" isn't the right thing to do.

For those of you expecting him to start making such moves, don't bank on it.
In fact, Reese may even be forced to make a few more very "un-sexy moves" before
the 2012 offseason comes to a close.</p>

The <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with New York Giants" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/" rel="tag nofollow">New York
Giants</a> have the 6thhighest (http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_football_dolphins/2012/02/nfl-salary-cap-projections-for-2012-season.html) amount of money on the books this offseason, behind
only the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Jets, Carolina Panthers, and Oakland Raiders.
The salary cap number has not been set yet, but there could be some casualties
of the 2012 cap once the number is indeed set.</p>

Lets take a look at the 10 highest cap numbers (salary + bonuses) this coming
season for the Giants (according to Spotrac (http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/new-york-giants/cap-hit/)).</p>

1. Eli Manning – $15,190,475</p>

2. Antrel Rolle – $9,100,000</p>

3. Justin Tuck – $8,000,000</p>

4. Chris Snee – $7,783, 333</p>

5. Chris Canty – $7,666,667</p>

6. Brandon Jacobs – $6,862,500</p>

7. Corey Webster – $6,750,000</p>

8. Micheal Boley – $5,650,000</p>

9. Mathias Kiwanuka – $5,550,000</p>

10. David Baas – $4,950,000</p>

Just missed – Ahmad Bradshaw and Osi Umenyiora with numbers just over

Everyone knows the story with Umenyioraby now; he wants a new contract, so
his number is either going to go up or disappear entirely. The Giants didn't
give up on him during the draft day trade scenario back in 2004 and they didn't
give up on him this preseason either. After coming back and playing as well as
he did, now is either the perfect time to strike and deal him away, or it is
time to accept that he is an upper echelon pass rusher and he does indeed
deserve to get paid.</p>

The way I see it, Umenyiora is going to get paid. He and MichealBoley's
presence on the field had the highest correlation with the team winning. More so
than Justin Tuck or anyone else who was in and out of the lineup.</p>

The two names on that list who's presence had the lowest correlation with the
team winning are likely Bradshaw and Jacobs. Combined they barely eclipsed 1,200
yards rushing this season. The offensive line was an unmitigated disaster at
times sure, but Jacobs will now be a year older and Bradshaw has broken his feet
every year in the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/). It is
nearly impossible for both to stay.</p>

The player on that list most likely to re-negotiate is Chris Canty. Rolle
comes to mind as well, but he and Webster both (http://www.giants101.com/2011/08/09/corey-webster-brandon-jacobs-contract-details-revealed/) re-negotiated in the summer. I can see Rolle being asked
to re-do his deal, as his number is absurdly high even for a player who is very
productive and a good leader.</p>

In short, Jacobs and Bradshaw simply do not represent $10,000,000 production.
It would not shock me if both are gone, and Jacobs is almost a sure thing at
this point. His being released saved over $6,000,000 and with the
tentativerenegotiating of another deal or two the Giants could have around
$10,000,000 freed up. The real question is whether or not Rolle or Canty
actually want to renegotiate.</p>

Its unlikely. Neither deserves to be cut, but both play a nod below their
production at this point.</p>

With needs at tight end as well as various places across the roster, the
Giants will have to be ready to redistribute some of this money so they can
shell it out elsewhere such as the pockets of a guy like Victor Cruz or Kenny

<ul> Osi Stays. Jacobs gone. One possible surprise cut.[/list]

Note: The Giants do have approximately $1.07 in cap
space from 2011 that can possibly be rolled over into 2012, and the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) allows teams
to have three $1.5 million exemptions this year."</p>GIANTS' VICTOR CRUZ AS "DANCE MACHINE" FOR 2012 HALL OF GAME AWARDS (http://www.giants101.com/2012/02/17/new-york-giants-victor-cruz-nominated-as-dance-machine-for-2012-hall-of-game-awards/)

"Think you've seen the salsa dance for the last time this year? Think again.
<a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with New York Giants" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/" rel="tag nofollow">New York
Giants</a> wide receiver <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Victor Cruz" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/victor-cruz/" rel="tag nofollow">Victor
Cruz</a> has been nominated as "Dance Machine" (Best Celebration) for the Cartoon Network's 2012 Hall of Game Awards (http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/hallofgame/index.html) and will be in
attendance when the winner is announced this coming Monday at 7:00 PM EST on
Cartoon Network.


Those also nominated for Dance Machine aka Best Celebration are:</p>
<ul> Novak Djokovic (Tennis) Minnesota Lynx (WNBA) Carl Edwards (NASCAR)[/list]

Cruz sure has been making the rounds recently, attending a wide variety of
autograph signings, presenting awards at the GRAMMY's and gearing up for several
other events. Still, no amount of awards or accolades could top winning the
Lombradi Trophy in only his second season.</p>

Be sure to tune in this Monday night and get your salsa on with the Giants'
single-season leader in receiving yards."</p><a href="http://www.giants101.com/">http://www.giants101.com/
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NY GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: OSI UMENYIORA, AND MORE (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/2/18/2807014/new-york-giants-news-and-notes-osi-umenyiora-much-more)

Excerpt: "Good morning, New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants)
fans! Let's peruse the Inter-Google and see what we can come up with for you
this morning."

2012 NFL DRAFT: PRE-COMBINE THOUGHTS FROM MIKE MAYOCK (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/2/17/2804967/2012-nfl-draft-pre-combine-thoughts-from-mike-mayock)

"NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock held a conference call Thursday (http://nfllabor.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/nfl-network-combine-conf-call-transcript-with-mike-mayock-02-15-12.pdf) to discuss 2012
draft prospects in advance of next week's Scouting Combine. I thought I would
share some tidbits from the call that might be of interest.<div class="entry-body">

On Boston College middle linebacker Luke Kuechly, who seems unlikely to fall
to the Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) at 32:</p>

"I think he's the best inside linebacker in this draft by far. He's a
natural three-year junior. He's got more production
than you could imagine.
He's never been hurt. He's got no significant injuries. He's clean off the
field, intelligent. He's got great instincts, and he's a better athlete than
people think."</p>

On Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict:</p>

"I'm not a fan at all. ... I just watched a bunch of his tape the other
day, and I said forget the penalties and
all is that stuff that surrounds
him. What kind of football player is he? And I came away unimpressed. ... his
instincts aren't good. He gets enveloped by big bodies. He runs around end
blocks. For a big, strong guy, he's nowhere near as good at the point of attack
as I thought he would be."</p>
<p class="extend-divide"><a name="storyjump"></a>http://cdn1.sbnation.com/images/blog/star-divide.v5e9d7f1.jpg</p>

On Virginia Tech running back David Wilson, who might be available for the

"He's interesting. There are some people that think he could be a first
round pick. I probably did four games of his last week. I think he's really
quick with great feet and balance. I think he's kind of a downhill one-cut guy,
which is atypical for his size. He doesn't have quite as much shake and bake and
make you miss. But his feet are so good, and his quickness in short areas is so
good. He makes you miss anyway. What I like about him is his burst,

acceleration, and balance. I have him as a second-round guy."</p>

On the importance of the Combine:</p>

What I always say is fast guys run fast, and slow guys run slow. It's not
a story when that happens. But when a fastguy runs slow or a slow guy runs fast,
now you've got to figure out why. </p>

What I look at and what the smart teams look at is when you see a 4.32
that a wide receiver runs that you thought was a 4.45 guy on tape, for instance,
okay, that's a cross check. You have to go back and find out whether or not this
kid is
really that fast on tape, or is it manufactured speed that he got
from some training camp where he learned how to start and do all those things,
but he's still the same guy. </p>

I think that's where the trap is. We start to fall in love with all the
numbers ... the bottom line to me is that each component in this process has to
be taken on its own merits, and it can't be the leader of the process. The
leader always has to be the college production and the tape." </p></div>http://www.bigblueview.com/section/news

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http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/nam (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants)e/nyg/new-york-giants (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants)

<u><font size="4">FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS</font></u>

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PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY</u></font><div class="story_body line ">
<a href="http://stats.profootballweekly.com/team/giants/">http://stats.profootballweekly.com/team/giants/
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<font size="4"><font size="3">http://www.profootballfocus.com/</font> (http://www.profootballfocus.com/)

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</font></font><font size="4"><font size="3">SOURCE: PEYTON MANNING AND IRSAY NOT "NEGOTIATING" (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/02/17/source-peyton-irsay-arent-negotiating/related/)

LEAGUE WILL ALLOW 250 FANS TO WATCH COMBINE (http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/02/18/league-will-allow-250-fans-to-watch-combine)

NO PERFORMANCE-BASED PAY FOR NFL PLAYERS THIS YEAR (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/02/no_performance-based_pay_for_g.html)

IRSAY: MANNING AND I UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER, REMAIN FRIENDLY (http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/02/17/irsay-manning-and-i-understand-each-other-remain-f)

SLAUSON REVEALS JETS' GAME PLAN TO INCREASE TEAM UNITY (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82707762/article/slauson-reveals-jets-game-plan-to-increase-team-unity)


SCOUTING THE DRAFT: LSU'S MORRIS CLAIBORNE (http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/scouting-the-draft-l-s-u-s-morris-claiborne/?ref=football)

SCOUTING THE DRAFT: LSU'S MICHAEL BROCKERS (http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/16/scouting-the-draft-l-s-u-s-michael-brockers/?ref=football)

SCOUTING THE DRAFT: PENN STATE'S DEVON STILL (http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/15/scouting-the-draft-penn-states-devon-still/?ref=football)

</font></font>2012 FREE AGENT TRACKER (http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/01/12/2012-free-agent-tracker/)

02-18-2012, 03:17 PM
Thanks Rf I know this is a lot of work ! Thanks

02-18-2012, 07:50 PM
thanks Roanoke! [B]

02-19-2012, 09:50 AM
thanks Roanoke! [B]


02-19-2012, 09:51 AM
Thanks Rf I know this is a lot of work ! Thanks