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Where the Top NFL Free Agents Need to Sign

In our perfect world, Eric Decker will play for Tennessee this season
Where the Top NFL Free Agents Need to Sign

NFL free agency officially gets started at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, meaning more than 500 players will be looking for employment. While salary cap, team needs, system fit, and other football-related matters drive this process, that doesn’t mean it’s the only criteria that can be applied.

In the interest of having some fun, here are some free agent marriages we would love to see happen. In some cases these player-team pairings actually make some sense on the field, but in many instances these matches are simply too intriguing and/or entertaining to pass up.

5 Coaches to Replace Fired Mike Shanahan in Washington

Shanahan leaves the Redskins with a 24-40 record in four seasons
5 Coaching Candidates to Replace Fired Mike Shanahan in Washington.

The Mike Shanahan Era ended weeks ago in Washington when the first reports surfaced of a rift between him and owner Dan Snyder. The rift was apparently over Robert Griffin III, the franchise quarterback, and there was no way that the coach could survive being on opposite sides of the owner over that.
 
Maybe it was never meant to last anyway. They are two high-profile NFL people with major personalities and an apparent need for control. Things sure looked rosy in 2012 when they won a division championship, though we later learned that the seams were popping, even then.

10 Big Injuries That Will Impact the Rest of the NFL Season

These injuries hurt more than most
10 Big Injuries That Will Impact the Rest of the NFL Season
The NFL is a 17-week war of attrition, and it plays out like that every season. Having the best talent in the league certainly helps. Having all that talent healthy for the stretch run and the playoffs helps even more.
 
That’s why there’s nothing worse than being a team on a roll or in contention and suffering a serious, early injury. All of a sudden, before the stretch run even begins, all the air can get let out of a team’s tires.

Tennessee Titans Owner Bud Adams Dies at 90

The colorful Adams had owned the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans franchise from its creation in 1960.
​Kenneth Stanley "Bud" Adams Jr., the man who brought pro football to Houston in 1960 and to Nashville in 1998 (after a stopover in Memphis in 1997), has died at age 90. The colorful Adams had owned the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans franchise from its creation in 1960, turning a $50,000 investment into a billion-dollar operation.
Kenneth Stanley "Bud" Adams Jr., the man who brought pro football to Houston in 1960 and to Nashville in 1998 (after a stopover in Memphis in 1997), has died at age 90.

Amazing Stats from the NFL's Week 6

Highlighting the most important, bizarre, strange, interesting and historic stats from this week in the NFL.
Amazing Stats From The NFL's Week 6

Certainly, no one expected the Jacksonville Jaguars to be any good in 2013, so their 0-6 record isn't very startling. But four combined wins and 18 combined losses for Houston, Atlanta, Pittsburgh and the Giants? No one saw that coming. This is what makes the NFL so unpredictable... and popular.

With that in mind, here are the most important, interesting, historic and bizarre statistics from Week 6 of the NFL:

Dallas Cowboys: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2013

The pressure is on Tony Romo to lead his team to the playoffs in 2013
Dallas Cowboys: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2013

The Dallas Cowboys have missed the playoffs in each of the past three seasons and have posted a 22-26 record during this span.

Fantasy Football 2013 Big Board (Top 250)

Arian Foster's calf injury one of many making headlines already
<p> Reigning NFL MVP and rushing champion Adrian Peterson tops our fantasy football Big Board</p>

NFL training camps are in full swing with league-wide preseason action ready to commence later this week. Better still, the official start of the regular season is a little more than a month away, which means this is a perfect time to update Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Big Board.

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