Jared Dubin

CBS Sports Writer /

Ranking the worst-to-first chances of the NFL's eight cellar dwellers in 2017

The Panthers went to the Super Bowl two years ago, but they don't even crack the top two here

Cliff Avril built one house in Haiti for each sack he had during the 2016 season

Avril's parents are Haitian, so he decided to give back to the community

LOOK: The Raiders wish their future Vegas mates luck in the NHL expansion draft

The Raiders wrote a note to Las Vegas' first professional team, wishing them good luck

Adrian Peterson can't stop eating seafood in New Orleans, despite shellfish allergy

Peterson had a reaction to gumbo a few years ago, but is enjoying New Orleans' cuisine anyway

Derek Carr says deal to make him NFL's highest-paid quarterback is not done yet

Carr is reportedly on the verge of a deal paying around $25 million per year

Jalen Ramsey's surgery not expected to keep him from playing in Week 1

Ramsey suffered a core muscle injury during organized team activities

Vikings' Michael Floyd blames kombucha tea after failing court-ordered alcohol tests

Floyd is due in court later in June to explain the reported failed alcohol tests

Devonta Freeman feels he's about to be 'blessed' with a new contract

Freeman is headed into the final year of his rookie contract and wants a new deal

Falcons and Pats have NFL's best offenses, but these four units could rise to the top

Here are four teams with a chance to take a step forward offensively

Jim Tomsula's wife told him to shave his mustache and lose weight after 49ers firing

Tomsula is looking trim and clean-shaven in his new job as Washington's defensive line coach

Rams COO: Aaron Donald 'deserves to be paid among the elite players in our game'

Donald seems likely to break the bank as the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL

LOOK: Nobody won this throwing contest between Dak Prescott and Jason Garrett

Dak didn't come close to hitting his target, while his coach fared much better

Greg Robinson's trade to Lions a reminder that everyone lost in the RG3 trade

The Robert Griffin III trade cost both teams a whole lot and neither of them wound up better for it

Richard Sherman says trade talks happen every year: 'It was just a conversation'

Sherman also addressed his alleged rift with Russell Wilson

LOOK: School's out, so Christian McCaffrey has finally joined the Panthers

McCaffrey, the Panthers' top pick, was kept away from the facility because of an NFL rule

Jared Dubin is a New York lawyer and writer. He joined CBSSports.com in 2014 and has since spent far too much of his time watching film and working in spreadsheets.