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Le'Veon Bell effect: How the Jets star can impact everyone around him

The appreciation for the 27-year-old RB goes beyond blocking schemes, formation versatility and route running. Here's what the Jets are saying.

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NFL nation

Going deep on defense in this Cowboys' roster projection

From the defensive line to the secondary, Dallas is loaded on talent and depth on that side of the ball. Here's a prediction at an early 53-man roster.

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With Nick Caserio off the table, will Texans table their GM search?

If Bill O'Brien gains control over player personnel, it could make his seat quite a bit hotter heading into a crucial sixth season as head coach.

Broncos need to heed the words of the late Pat Bowlen

With the passing of the former Broncos owner, it's time for the current leadership to follow his winning example.

Best of NFL Nation

Finding Justin Tucker: How Ravens landed 'best in history of the game'

The discovery of the NFL's best kicker is a story about pre-draft subterfuge, a gutsy snub of a rival and the best veto of John Harbaugh's career.

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Social media detox: Chargers' Isaac Rochell implores us to take notice

In letter to ESPN, the Chargers defensive end writes about the "unhealthy relationship" he had with his phone and what he decided to do about it.

NFL offseason

The surprise offseason standout for all 32 teams

Randall Cobb and a 312-pound tight end lead a list of eye-opening performances from under-the-radar players this offseason.

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NFL offseason agendas: Barnwell's to-do lists for all 16 AFC teams

Tom Brady needs a new contract. Jadeveon Clowney and Chris Harris Jr. could be on the market. Here is what's on the docket for the AFC.

The seven biggest mistakes of the NFL offseason

A better return for Josh Rosen? Adam Humphries in the slot for the Pats? Here are the biggest missed opportunities of the offseason.


The NFL minicamp absences that actually matter, and what's next

Jadeveon Clowney, Trent Williams and Chris Jones skipped mandatory minicamps. Don't call them holdouts ... yet.

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Minicamp live: Best of rookies, veterans from teams in action

The NFL has another round of mandatory practices underway as the summer break approaches. Here's what's happening.


Inside the short, unhappy life of the Alliance of American Football

Interviews with more than 40 senior AAF executives, lawyers, consultants, team presidents, coaches, players and other sources show the league began imploding even before the first game kicked off.

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Can XFL 2.0 succeed where the AAF couldn't? Why it already has a jump start

How will the XFL be any different? A $500 million investment, innovative ideas, high-end college players and a "complete sensory" experience.

Fantasy Football

Players on new teams and their outlooks for 2019

Ranking the most impactful player movement and detailing the changes in opportunity around the league.

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Is Todd Gurley worth the risk in the first two rounds?

Todd Gurley was a top pick a year ago, but he has become arguably the most polarizing player in advance of 2019 fantasy football drafts. When should he be selected?

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