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NFL fans in Florida seem to like Tom Brady more than any of their three teams’ players

Florida has not had a good NFL team in a very long time, and the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins have uninspiring …

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Cowboys' David Irving suspended four games for PED violation

The Dallas Cowboys will be without one of their best pass rushers to start the 2017 NFL season.<p>Defensive lineman David Irving was suspended four games Wednesday for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.<p>Irving, 23, emerged as one of the Cowboys' best defensive assets, as …

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Bill Belichick's 10 best losses ranked by how happy they made NFL fans

When the Patriots lose, the rest of the country wins.<p>Bill Belichick doesn’t lose often, but when he does it generates enough schadenfreude to feed a nation.<p>Belichick and the New England Patriots are in the middle of the most successful run of all time, winning five Super Bowls (and playing in two …

New England Patriots

Chip Kelly just laid all of those excuses for why Colin Kaepernick is unemployed to rest

In this week’s episode of “Any reasoning for Colin Kaepernick remaining unsigned OTHER than the fact that he protested the unjustified killing of black people is a load of crap” (working title), we have Chip Kelly sticking up for his former quarterback.<p>Before we get into Kelly’s comments, let’s …

Colin Kaepernick

Cowboys' troubling trend of suspensions continues after David Irving's ban upheld

Eight members of the Cowboys' defensive front-seven have been suspended since 2015<p>The Cowboys' woes continue.<p>On Wednesday, pass rusher David Irving's suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy was upheld, which means he'll be forced to miss the first four games of the …

Dallas

Away from the NFL spotlight, financial ruin drove Clinton Portis to the brink of murder

Fortune pilfered, Clinton Portis contemplated revenge under the veil of darkness. On a handful of late nights and early mornings in 2013 he lurked in …

Sports

Cowboys' Irving suspended 4 games for PED violation

The NFL has suspended Dallas Cowboys pass-rusher David Irving for the first four games of the upcoming season for violating the league's policy on …

Sports

7 Bold Pre-Training Camp Predictions for Oakland Raiders

We go into every season with expectations, predictions and preconceived notions. Does everything pan exactly how it looks on paper or film? Never. The Oakland Raiders head into the 2017 season with the bar set high—there's a legitimate Super Bowl buzz among the fans.<p>Those who haven't watched the …

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Michael Vick's first flag football game ends with him throwing eight touchdowns

Vick's team won 64-41 over a squad led by Terrell Owens in the American Flag Football League debut<p>The American Flag Football League debuted Tuesday night in San Jose, California, and Michael Vick absolutely shined in his opening game. The former NFL QB threw for 547 yards and eight touchdowns, …

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Clowney’s position coach believes he has Hall of Fame potential

Texans coach Anthony Weaver was impressed enough with his fourth-year player to inform Clowney himself.

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2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Picking at No. 5 overall in PPR leagues

Receivers were easy to come by in the fifth slot in our PPR draft, but a couple of pleasant surprises at running back made Dave Richard's team special.<p>Picking fifth, if anything, is convenient. In Round 1, there are three great running backs and three great receivers who will kick off every Fantasy …

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PFF thinks the Eagles have the best offensive line in the league

Jun 28,2017<p>Now that the lull between OTAs and training camp is upon us, football sites around the Internet are passing the time with NFL rankings. Pro Football Focus ranked the offensive lines in the league on Tuesday.<p>The site’s rankings may catch readers by surprise. PFF thinks the Philadelphia …

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Every NFL Play Is a Brutal Game of Chess

Football games are won on the merits of power, speed and a refined intelligence. James Urban, the Bengals’ receivers coach and one of the most …

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Steve Smith faces suspension should he unretire

Former Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith retired from the NFL this past spring. He did so in order to take a job with …

Sports

Zach Orr returning to NFL after brief retirement

After being retired for only a few months, former Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Zach Orr is ready for a return to the NFL in 2017.<p>It’s a good …

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3 smartest financial decisions of the offseason

Recent increases in the NFL's salary cap have eased the burden that the pay limit imposes on teams, but it remains paramount for clubs to keep their …

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Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota: Here's who is best set up for success in 2017

The leaders of the quarterback class of 2015 are heading into the back half of their rookie contracts<p>The 2015 NFL Draft saw seven quarterbacks get selected. That, in itself, is not notable; the fact that the first two players selected were both quarterbacks is. It was just the sixth time in modern …

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Clinton Portis says he had more than 10 concussions during NFL career

Former NFL running back Clinton Portis says he suffered at least 10 concussions during his nine-year NFL playing career.<p>Portis discussed his head …

Sports

Chiefs’ roller coaster offseason doesn’t mean you should write them off

The Chiefs lost marquee players, abruptly fired their general manager, and still may be one of the NFL’s best teams.<p>In the four years Andy Reid has been on the sideline for the Kansas City Chiefs, the team had one of the NFL’s best rosters. With plenty of star power returning in 2017, that’s still …

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Martavis Bryant's Return Doesn't Propel Steelers Past Patriots Yet

The Pittsburgh Steelers sit at a crossroads. The same can be said for wide receiver Martavis Bryant.<p>An appearance in January's AFC Championship Game would be considered a success for most franchises. The Steelers operate on a Super Bowl standard, though. An embarrassing 36-17 loss to the eventual …

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Veterans on the roster bubble for all 32 NFL teams

Could Adam Jones be on his way out in Cincinnati? Will the Eagles' 2014 first-round pick Marcus Smith be on the outside looking in? Could …

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Chip Kelly sets the record straight about Eagles trying to trade for Marcus Mariota

Finally, the former Eagles coach reveals how close he was to getting his college quarterback<p>A long time ago, Chip Kelly coached football at the University of Oregon, where his quarterback was Marcua Mariota. Not as long ago, Kelly coached the Philadelphia Eagles, where he reportedly tried to trade …

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Where the Chiefs roster ranks

It was said after the Kansas City Chiefs fired John Dorsey that they had one of if not the best roster in the NFL. We’ve heard that before or that …

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What would an NFL version of the Chris Paul-Rockets trade look like?

What’s the gridiron equivalent of a Paul-Harden backcourt?<p>The NBA’s free agent season hasn’t officially started yet, but one of the league’s biggest dominoes has already fallen. The Houston Rockets have reportedly acquired Chris Paul from the Clippers, likely shutting the window on Los Angeles’ …

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The Chiefs’ GM Shakeup Reveals a Franchise at a Crossroads

When the Chiefs announced Thursday that the franchise was parting ways with general manager John Dorsey, the football world’s response was a …

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Why NFL contracts are vastly different from NBA contracts

As we'll see when NBA free agency opens, the NFL's way of doing player business varies significantly (and is much less player-friendly) than the …

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LeGarrette Blount’s contract contains weight bonuses

Philadelphia signed Blount to a one-year contract in May after the running back spent the past three and a half years in New England.

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7 Bold Pre-Training Camp Predictions for Chicago Bears

It would be quite the understatement to suggest the Chicago Bears are a hard team to predict in 2017—they are almost impossible to figure out.<p>The direction isn't hard to see—the Bears are on the upswing of a significant rebuild and have gone all-in around the strategy put forth by general manager …

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Broncos need a healthy Matt Paradis in 2017

<b>Name:</b> Matt Paradis<b><br>Position:</b> C<b><br>Height:</b> 6’3" <b>Weight:</b> 300 lbs<b><br>Age:</b> 27 <b>Experience:</b> 3rd<b><br>College:</b> Boise State<p>Matt Paradis is a throwback player.<p>He’s one of …

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Jim Irsay tweets image of nude woman, says he was hacked

Jim Irsay has once again fallen victim to the late-night Twitter hack.<p>A photo of a nude woman was tweeted from Irsay’s Twitter account late Wednesday …

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