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Tomlinson thinks Rivers wants out of San Diego

Getty Images<p>The star running back who once had to leave San Diego believes the star quarterback that used to be his teammate wants to move on, …

Bucs are keeping door open for a trade down

Getty Images<p>The Buccaneers opened their offseason program on Monday. General Manager Jason Licht met with the media in conjunction with the launch of …

Nike signs QBs Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota

Nike has likely assured itself of the top overall pick in the NFL draft.<p>The world's largest shoe and apparel company confirmed to ESPN.com that it …

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Report: Cowboys are interested in RB Adrian Peterson

For months there have been reports that Adrian Peterson wanted to play elsewhere in 2015, and the latest has the Cowboys showing interest (stop us if …

5 professional athletes who went to prison on murder-related charges

A judge recently sentenced former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to spend the rest of his life in prison for orchestrating the murder of semi-professional football player and friend, Odin Lloyd.<p>Hernandez, however, isn't the first professional athlete to face prison time for killing …

Andre Johnson Claims to Move to Indianapolis Was not About Revenge

The Houston Texans and their former wide receiver Andre Johnson parted ways on some not-so-pleasant terms a couple of months ago.<p>Since signing with …

Why Oregon DL Arik Armstead Should Be a Top-10 Draft Pick

Very few certainties exist at the top of this year's NFL draft.<p>Jameis Winston appears set to go first overall, but nobody knows who the Tennessee Titans are going to pick or if they are going to be the ones making the second overall selection. Unlike in previous years, there doesn't appear to be a …

Football (U.S.)

Texas Rangers won't interfere with Russell Wilson's NFL career

For the past two years,<p>Seattle SeahawksquarterbackRussell Wilsonhas channeled his inner Bo Jackson by making a couple of one-day, spring-training appearances for the Texas Rangers.<p>Wilson, whose rights were acquired by the Rangers in the Rule 5 draft in December 2013, has said in the past he would …

Every important NFL free agency rumor in one place

Keep up with the latest from the NFL rumor mill.<p>NFL free agency officially started Tuesday, March 10 at 4 p.m. ET. Teams didn't wait that long to get a head start on the offseason. General managers have busied themselves making roster cuts, negotiating with their own free agents and creating a …

Todd Gurley scheduled for visit with Patriots

Getty Images<p>The Patriots didn’t shy away from taking a player coming off a knee injury in the first round of the draft last year and they’re …

Peterson isn’t expected to show up for start of offseason workouts

Getty Images<p>Recently asked if he’ll be present for voluntary offseason workouts in Minnesota, running back Adrian Peterson said, “We’ll see. I …

Winners and Losers of Saturday's College Football Spring Games

Were you in need of a football fix? Saturday's slate of spring games was here to help. For another few weeks, these weekends will provide the last bit of anything resembling college football until August and September.<p>So, you know, cherish them.<p>Among the big-name programs to hold their spring …

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Brazilian kicker Gaglianone embraces Wisconsin football culture, pressure

MADISON, Wis. – A Tuesday in early July brought the worst feeling so far on campus for Rafael Gaglianone, not long after he arrived at Wisconsin …

Jim Tomsula: We have prepared for Justin Smith’s retirement

Getty Images<p>49ers safety Eric Reid said this week that he and some of his teammates have been trying to convince defensive end Justin Smith to return …

Ex-NFL DB: My Mom said I owed her $1 million after I was drafted 17th overall

Former first round pick Phillip Buchanon was shocked in 2002 when his mom told him that he owed her $1 million.<p>After Phillip Buchanon was taken by …

Jason Peters Tells His Story of the Undrafted Road to NFL Success

Link to Media<p>Sometimes Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters gets asked a question: Why do you work so damn hard?<p>The question seems strange at first, then reasonable. He's a seven-time Pro Bowler and a premier player at his position who doesn't need to prove anything after 10 seasons. At 33 …

Death of UAB football: A spring game for the deceased Blazers

UAB played an alumni flag football game Saturday as its spring game. You try telling the former Blazers who showed up that it meant …

NFL players poised to succeed with their new teams

While there certainly are disappointments every year, sometimes change brings out the best in players. Without further ado, let’s analyze five …

The 10 Most Plausible NFL Draft-Day Trades

Link to Media<p>Every year, the variables that make and break the first round of the NFL draft are the trades. Every mock draft is a road paved with good intentions, but the flurry of trades is the wrench in the gears for most draft pundits.<p>There were five trades in the first round of the 2014 draft, …

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The Top 10 Stories to Follow for Rest of NFL Offseason

A lot has happened since the New England Patriots edged the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.<p>For fans of the NFL where the offseason has become a season into itself, there is obviously a lot more to come in the ensuing months.<p>So we’ve taken some time to pin down what we feel will be the top 10 …

Top 10 Biggest Surprises in the NFL During the 2014 Season

Three games into the season, the National Football League has experienced way more than its fair share of wacky unexpected moments.<p>Most of the news generated around the league seems to come from off-the-field incidents, whether it's suspensions to players like Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg …

Football (U.S.)

Dissecting Best Individual Matchups to Watch in Philadelphia Eagles' Week 3 Game

Last year, the Chip Kelly offense debuted against the Washington Redskins on <i>Monday Night Football</i>. Washington put forth a furious second-half comeback, but still the end result was a 33-27 Eagles win that featured a tremendous performance from Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy, 443 total offensive …

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Nick Foles Not on Same Page with Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receivers so Far

Nick Foles may be piling up yards at a prolific rate, but the Philadelphia Eagles signal-caller hasn’t exactly looked sharp while doing it. With a 58.5 completion percentage and 86.1 passer rating through two games, Foles has been nowhere near as efficient as he was in 2013.<p>A number of factors are …

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10 Things We Learned About the Eagles in Week 2

Another week, another huge halftime deficit, another miraculous comeback for the Philadelphia Eagles. This time, the Eagles pulled off their magic against the defending AFC South champion Indianapolis Colts, handing Andrew Luck his second straight loss for the first time since he entered the NFL in …

Redskins vs. Eagles: What Are Experts Saying About Philadelphia?

Link to Media<p>Despite two wins to start their season, it's been anything but a walk in the park for the Philadelphia Eagles. They're the first team in NFL history to win their first two games of the season after trailing by at least 14 points at halftime in both games.<p>#Eagles move to 2-0 with a …

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What a Mychal Kendricks Injury Means for Philadelphia Eagles Defense

Could there be a more costly loss for the Philadelphia Eagles defense than Mychal Kendricks? We may soon find out the hard way.<p>Kendricks exited Monday’s game against the Colts with a heel injury, and Geoff Mosher for CSNPhilly.com reports the third-year interior linebacker is “day to day.” If …

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Washington vs. Eagles: Breaking Down Philadelphia's Game Plan

Given the current state of their offensive line, it’s impressive the Philadelphia Eagles are 2-0 at all, let alone own the NFL’s No. 1 offense entering Week 3. Then again, they have yet to face an established pass-rusher still in his prime.<p>That changes on Sunday when Philadelphia hosts Washington …

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Brandon Meriweather returns to Redskins, and vows to tackle within NFL rules

Much of America’s work force may dread Mondays, but strong safety Brandon Meriweather declared it “a blessing” to report for duty at Redskins Park following his two-game suspension for an illegal hit in the third preseason game.<p>“It means the world, coming back — seeing all the guys, seeing all the …

Five questions facing the Redskins as they prepare for the Eagles

The Washington Redskins look to build on the positives from last Sunday’s 41-10 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars and string together back-to-back wins for the first time since Weeks 16 and 17 of the 2012 season.<p>However, plenty of challenges await as the Redskins get back to work today.<p>Here …