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The making of a killer B: How Le'Veon Bell remade his NFL rep

In August, the Steelers back was recovering from knee surgery and suspended for a second substance-abuse violation. Now, he's a crucial part of Pittsburgh's Super Bowl hopes. So what changed?

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The offensive MVP in every NFL division

Tom Brady and Matt Ryan are obvious choices, but who stands out in the other six divisions? What about the AFC South? NFL Nation reporters pick the offensive MVP in all eight divisions.


X factors for 2016 NFL conference championship teams

Will Jeff Janis step his game up if the Packers are thin at WR? Does Steelers CB Sean Davis have another big play in him? NFL Nation reporters weigh in on players who could surprise this weekend.

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Trotter, Rovell, & Rep. Hunter talks Chargers' LA move

Andy Katz and Rick Klein chat with ESPN NFL reporter Jim Trotter, ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell and Congressman Duncan Hunter from San Diego about the many facets of the Chargers' move to Los Angeles.


Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

One other injury note, center JC Tretter underwent knee surgery on Tuesday, coach Mike McCarthy said. Had been out since midseason but apparently had a setback.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety Morgan Burnett (quad) is in the same category as the three receivers. May try to practice tomorrow but could be a game-time decision, coach Mike McCarthy said.

Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

Mike McCarthy just informed us Jordy Nelson not with the team today because of an illness. Isolating him in case it is contagious

trey wingo @wingoz

The one unit playing Sunday that hasn't gotten enough credit? @Patriots defense. Gave up fewer points this year than Denver did last year

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

A strong sign of support: Ravens LB C.J. Mosley and S Eric Weddle are attending the Zach Orr retirement press conference. It is set to begin at 11 am.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

On an unrelated note, Jordy Nelson is home sick today. Shouldn't impact whether he plays though. It's all about the ribs.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

On Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison: "All three of the receivers will be given every chance to play in the game," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "They have work to do particularly in the rehab. If we know tomorrow, we'll know tomorrow. If we know Sunday, we'll know Sunday. One or two of those guys are probably going to have to work out Sunday."

Adam Caplan @caplannfl

With Clancy Barrone joining #Vikings as TEs coach, Kevin Stefanski is expected to take over as QBs coach (was TEs coach), source said.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Date officially set: Ravens to play Jaguars in London on Sept. 24, the NFL announced.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jaguars announce they will play host to the Baltimore Ravens in London on Sept. 24. That will be Week 3 of the 2017 season. The NFL previously announced the game would be played in either Week 3 or 4.

Linda Cohn @lindacohn

After facing the Texans defense and surviving that pass rush, Tom Brady and the Patriots won't face a better defense the rest of the way.