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Adam Gase's journey from 'annoying' lackey to NFL head coach

The Jets' new boss has reached the top of his profession thanks to a relentless drive that caught the eye of greats like Saban, Martz and Manning.

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How it started: First jobs in football for all 32 NFL head coaches

They got coffee, cut tape, lined the field, played the "Grim Reaper," even washed cars. An NFL head coach has to start somewhere. Here are their stories.

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NFL offseason

Missed the NFL offseason? Here’s everything that happened

Reviewable pass interference, new Jets threads, five teams with new QBs and more. It's been a wild NFL offseason. Catch up right here.

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All that happened during the offseason, in 75 seconds

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Ranking most, least improved NFL teams: Browns upgrade, Pats lose out

While the Browns loaded up, the Patriots, Giants and Steelers just didn't do enough. Here's how all 32 offseasons stack up.

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Baker Mayfield won't back down

The uncompromising, unapologetic quarterback is a big reason the Browns are the NFL's hottest team (yeah, you read that right).

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Kellerman has zero concerns for Mayfield

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Madden

Boycotts, bruised egos: How players reacted to 'Madden NFL 20' ratings

DeMarcus Lawrence called for a boycott. Others were just as upset, and some reactions were tongue-in-cheek. It happens every July when 'Madden' player ratings are revealed.

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Von Miller on Madden rating: 'Classic case of perception vs. reality'

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Catch up on Draft Academy on ESPN+

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  • Draft Academy

    An 8-part documentary following six players on their journey to the 2019 NFL Draft, including Nick Bosa, Drew Lock, Marquise Brown and Josh Jacobs on ESPN+

No-apology tour

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