Posted on 26 July 2011.
And an additional team has joined the parade of paying back employees for money lost during the lockout.
According to the Buffalo News, all money withheld from employees has been restored, along with any reductions to their 401K plans.
The official list of teams that changed course on something they by no means really should have completed in the initial spot consists of the Jets, Dolphins, Chiefs, Falcons, Lions, and Bills.
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Posted on 07 January 2011.
Virginia Tech running backs Darren Evans and Ryan Williams both had planned to announce their 2011 NFL Draft decisions on Thursday. Evans declared for the draft after rushing for 854 yards and 11 touchdowns as part of a three-back rotation. Williams on the other hand remains undecided. Evans was told by the NFC Draft Advisory Board that he would be selected from rounds 4 to 7. Evans rebounded well after missing the entire 2009 season with a torn ACL. As for Williams, he overcame a hamstring injury this season but only managed 447 rushing yards on the year. But, Williams heard 1st or 2nd round from the Advisory Board. FANTASY ANALYSIS: Evans and Williams helped lead the Virginia Tech Hokies to a 11-3 overall record. It was a tough start and end to their season. Tech had two opening losses to Boise State and JMU then lost in the Orange Bowl to Stanford. In between that, the Hokies rolled off 11 straight wins, including a 9-0 record against the ACC. For Evans, he has a child and a family to take care off. This likely helped push his decision toward the NFL. With Williams, he appears to be skeptical that he can still be drafted in the first or second-round considering his injury and poor production on the season. In my 2011 NFL Mock Draft, Williams is selected at No. 16 in the first round to the Miami Dolphins. I do not have Evans selected, since the Mock is only the first two rounds, while I project Evans closer to late round five.
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Posted on 04 January 2011.
The Minnesota Vikings have decided to make interim head coach Leslie Frazier the full-time coach. According to the Minnesota Star-Tribune, Frazier is seeking a three-year contract. Frazier led Minnesota to a 3-3 record to close out the season. He was formerly the team’s defensive coordinator and took over for Brad Childress after he was fired. The Star-Tribute is also reporting that he will be named head coach sometime during this week. Minnesota’s three wins under Frazier came against Washington, Buffalo and Philadelphia, while the three losses were against the New York Giants, Chicago and Detroit. FANTASY ANALYSIS: Frazier hasn’t shown much over the last month and a half to really merit this decision. Sure, he won just as many games as Childress in half the number of games, but the Vikings should’ve won a lot more games regardless. The thought process may be that a new coach would want to bring in all his own guys in: new quarterback, new offense, new schemes, etc. While sticking with Frazier keeps the roster intact and builds upon what the Vikings already have. This also would give the general manager more control since Brad Childress was allowed to do whatever he liked (cutting Randy Moss) and perhaps Frazier allows the team’s management to have it’s cake and eat it too.
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