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4mKevin Seifert

Why the Vikings must go quarterback shopping next year

With no guarantee that Teddy Bridgewater will be ready for the 2017 season, GM Rick Spielman and the Vikings have no choice but to plan for the worst.

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9hJohn Clayton

Ranking all 32 NFL teams by blue-chip players

John Clayton expands the #NFLRank top 100 to identify which teams are loaded to compete now and which will be aiming to compete in the future. New England and Seattle lead the way.

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1dMark Dominik

Dominik's ultimate 53-man NFL roster

We asked our resident GM Mark Dominik a question: What's the best roster the 2016 NFL salary cap can buy? Here's his 53-man answer, starring Tom Brady and Khalil Mack.

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Hey Jet fans. Be very thankful that Ryan Fitzpatrick signed that one year deal because IF he would have waited he'd had much more leverage.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Titans are the first team that will face Minnesota without Teddy Bridgewater in a meaningful game. The Vikings play in Nashville on September 11. Frankly, I wasn't buying Minnesota the way a lot of other were and was already sensing the Titans would win that game.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

With Week 1's showdown against the New England Patriots less than 2 weeks away, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was asked when the team started preparing for the Pats. His response: "May"

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was asked what the difference is between a good team and a Super Bowl contending team. His response: "Quarterbacks." He said there are 10 or 12 quarterbacks currently in the NFL who could lead their teams to the Super Bowl.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

With cuts down to the 53-man roster coming by Saturday at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. AZ time, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said there are 12 players competing for four positions.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said carries this season will be determined by a "game-time feel and game planning." He wouldn't commit to a specific number or percentage of carries for either David Johnson or Chris Johnson. He wants to make sure "we have the best guys in doing the things they do best."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

With QB Jake Coker no longer on the roster, Arizona Cardinals third-string QB Matt Barkley is slated to play the entire game Thursday night against Denver. If something were to happen to Barkley and he couldn't continue playing, coach Bruce Arians said Drew Stanton would play.

Vikes get injury news they feared with Bridgewater

Adam Schefter assesses the injury suffered by Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (torn ACL, other damage to knee) during practice on Tuesday and lists players that Minnesota could look to acquire via trade.

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was named the team's Ron Burton Community Service Award winner tonight...

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You don't always tear your ACL when you dislocate your knee, but Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater did.