The Insider: The Other 31


Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 07/19/2013

The Other 31: Tennessee Titans pour offseason resources into improving offensive line

Keeping quarterback Jake Locker upright is a primary concern.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 07/11/2013

The Other 31: Bucs pin hopes to success of Darrelle Revis trade

The blockbuster pre-draft deal with the Jets gave Tampa perhaps the league's top cornerback as the Buccaneers try to emerge as a contender in the NFC South.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 07/10/2013

The Other 31: Rams continue to build but the going is tough in the NFC West

The suddenly-tough NFC West might mask the improvements happening under Jeff Fisher in St. Louis.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 07/09/2013

The Other 31: Seahawks make upgrades to already imposing team

With arrivals of Percy Harvin, Antoine Winfield, Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, Seattle positions itself as a top title contender.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 07/03/2013

The Other 31: 49ers stockpile talent, young and old

The defending NFC champs used the offseason to add Boldin and Asomugha and had four picks in the first three rounds of the NFL draft. Is a Super Bowl title next?

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC West, San Francisco 49ers, The Other 31

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 07/01/2013

The Other 31: Chargers' new start includes arrivals of Te'o, Freeney

San Diego looks to become a winner again after GM, coaching changes.

By Mark Maske  |  05:44 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 07/01/2013

The Other 31: Steelers retool after parting with Harrison, Wallace, Mendenhall

Pittsburgh could lean on a few rookies, including running back Le'Veon Bell, in its bid to rebound from an 8-8 season and get back into the AFC playoff mix.

By Mark Maske  |  07:03 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AFC North, Pittsburgh Steelers, The Other 31

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/28/2013

The Other 31: Eagles busy getting the pieces in place for Chip Kelly's first season

Will the former colllege coach's offense work in the NFL? Finding out the answer to that question is what Philadelphia's season will be all about.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, The Other 31

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 06/27/2013

The Other 31: Raiders set to give Matt Flynn a chance as a starter

Former Green Bay and Seattle backup is in line to try to prove he can be a starting quarterback in the NFL.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 06/26/2013

The Other 31: Jets will be interesting, but will they be better?

Darrelle Revis, Tim Tebow exit during offseason of high intrigue. Now it's on to the quartereback tussle between newcomer Geno Smith and holdover Mark Sanchez.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AFC East, New York Jets, The Other 31

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 06/25/2013

The Other 31: Giants move on without former mainstays Umenyiora, Bradshaw

But Pierre-Paul and Tuck remain as top pass rushers, and Wilson and Brown are in place to share the ball-carrying duties.

By Mark Maske  |  07:03 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, NFC East, The Other 31

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 06/20/2013

The Other 31: With Payton back, Saints seek return to prominence

The former Super Bowl champs have their coach again following his bounty-scandal suspension.

By Mark Maske  |  11:46 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 06/19/2013

The Other 31: Welker exits, Tebow arrives as Patriots retool to chase a fourth Super Bowl win for Belichick, Brady

But even with those highly scrutinized moves, will New England's fate depend on the availability of tight end Rob Gronkowski?

By Mark Maske  |  07:30 AM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 06/18/2013

The Other 31: Vikings make bid to give Peterson enough help

Trio of first-round picks make Minnesota a team to watch closely.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 06/11/2013

The Other 31: Dolphins make moves as Tannehill tries to catch Luck, Griffin, Wilson

Miami signed speedy wide receiver Mike Wallace and bolstered its defense by adding linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and rookie Dion Jordan.

By Mark Maske  |  07:28 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 06/10/2013

The Other 31: Reid moves quickly to rebuild Chiefs

By retaining Dwayne Bowe and Branden Albert and adding Alex Smith and Eric Fisher, new coach Andy Reid has things moving toward respectability in Kansas City.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 06/05/2013

The Other 31: Jaguars add marquee offensive tackle, but QB situation remains unsettled

Jacksonville used the No. 2 pick in the draft on Luke Joeckel. The problem is, the quarterback he'll protect will be either Blaine Gabbert or Chad Henne.

By Mark Maske  |  06:59 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 06/04/2013

The Other 31: Freeney exits but Colts accelerate building process around Luck

In the offseason after their rookie quarterback got them to the playoffs, the Colts were busy trying to put a championship-caliber team around Andrew Luck.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 05/28/2013

The Other 31: Will Eddie Lacy put the Packers over the top in the NFC?

Green Bay mostly sat out free agency but did lose veteran safety Charles Woodson, who was cut, and wide receiver Greg Jennings, who exited for Minnesota.

By Mark Maske  |  12:32 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 05/28/2013

The Other 31: Lions keep busy to try to rebound from last season's 4-12 disappointment

Detroit's offensive line has been reworked and running back Reggie Bush and rookie pass rusher Ziggy Ansah are among the newcomers.

By Mark Maske  |  07:03 AM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 05/23/2013

The Other 31: Welker joins Manning to try to get Broncos to Super Bowl

Denver lost Elvis Dumervil this offseason in a contract reworking-gone-bad but brought in Wes Welker to join forces with Peyton Manning for a Super Bowl push.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 05/22/2013

The Other 31: Cowboys invest heavily this offseason in Tony Romo

The quarterback has only one career postseason win but was signed to a huge contract extension by Dallas this offseason.

By Mark Maske  |  07:22 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 05/20/2013

The Other 31: Browns upgrade their defense but quarterback questions remain

Veterans Paul Kruger and Desmond Bryant and rookie Barkevious Mingo have been added on defense. But with Brandon Weeden or Jason Campbell likely to start at QB, there's still uncertainty.

By Mark Maske  |  08:02 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 05/17/2013

The Other 31: Bengals have productive offseason in bid to overtake Ravens in AFC North

Cinncinnati has kept the core of last season's team, which reached the playoffs, intact and has made some key additions, like veteran linebacker James Harrison and rookie tight end Tyler Eifert.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 05/16/2013

The Other 31: Bears move on without Smith, Urlacher on heels of 10-6 playoff near-miss

Chicago, which plays at FedEx Field in October, fired its coach and parted ways with its prominent middle linebacker after failing to reach last season's playoffs.

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Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 05/15/2013

The Other 31: Panthers vie to get to .500 or above in Newton's third NFL season

Will the QB take a step forward and has Carolina done enough to bolster the team around him to become a winner?

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 05/14/2013

The Other 31: For Bills, much depends on success of draft-night QB move

They traded down eight spots and then surprised just about everyone by taking EJ Manuel. Was it the right thing to do?

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 05/13/2013

The Other 31: Ravens begin retooling process after post-Super Bowl defections

There's been some offseason turbulence for the Super Bowl champs but General Manager Ozzie Newsome has the retooling well under way.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 05/10/2013

The Other 31: Will the Falcons' offseason roster reshuffling get them into the Super Bowl?

The Falcons, who face the Redskins in December, didn't stand pat after reaching last season's NFC championship game.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 05/09/2013

The Other 31: How the Arizona Cardinals have changed this offseason

We take an offseason peek at what the other 31 teams in the league are doing, starting with the Arizona Cardinals.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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