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Offseason Issues Demonstrating Major Crisis of Leadership for Chargers

Quarterback Philip Rivers has been reluctant to engage in long-term contract talks with the San Diego Chargers this offseason. At first, he didn ’t want to talk at all, fueling trade speculation prior to the draft. The offensive captain...Show More Summary

The Timeline Doesn't Lie: Adrian Peterson's Holdout Was Doomed from the Start

An NFL player without any sort of leverage on his side went into a holdout situation and lost. Months of increasingly ridiculous speculation and public demands predictably ended in said player returning to the team empty-handed. This is a tale many times told. Show More Summary

Cam Newton, Panthers Agree on New Contract: Top Takeaways from Press Conference

The Carolina Panthers made Cam Newton a very rich man on Tuesday, signing him to a five-year, $103.8 million contract with $60 million guaranteed and a $22.5 million signing bonus, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. Shortly after the Panthers...Show More Summary

10 Reasons to Believe in the Washington Redskins in 2015

In some social circles, Washington Redskins fans are notorious for boasting overconfidence in their team before every season. And the Redskins are notorious for losing. This year should be different. Washington is trending in the right direction, getting rid of old habits such as overspending on free agents and giving up on coaches after one year. Show More Summary

Detroit Lions Legend Barry Sanders Signs Urinal, Fans Puts It on eBay

The Pontiac Silverdome closed its doors after hosting the Detroit Lions from 1975-2001, and items from the stadium like chairs—and, yes, urinals—went up for auction last March. Former Lions legend Barry Sanders made one thing clear—he...Show More Summary

Washington Redskins: Breakdown and Depth-Chart Analysis at Wide Receiver

The Washington Redskins have positioned themselves to lean more heavily on their running game. The acquisitions of Bill Callahan and rookies Matt Jones and Brandon Scherff all point to this. Even so, the aim of the team is ultimately to get the most out of Robert Griffin III. Show More Summary

Did Cam Newton Deserve Massive Contract Extension from Carolina Panthers?

The Carolina Panthers have signed Cam Newton to a contract extension worth $103.8 million over five years, according to Adam Schefter. Did Newton deserve this big extension? Can he lead the Panthers to a deep playoff run? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms discuss the Newton extension in the video above. Read more NFL news on BleacherReport.com

Cam Newton, Panthers Agree on New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Most expected the Carolina Panthers to lock up quarterback Cam Newton for the long term at some point, and the team took that step on Tuesday. The Panthers announced they have agreed to a contract that keeps the quarterback in Carolina...Show More Summary

Current NFL Backups Who Will End Up Starters in 2015

A certain optimism surrounds every NFL franchise as the season approaches. After adding talent throughout free agency and the NFL draft, your team is ready to compete for a divisional title, right? Maybe so, but it really comes down to how healthy the team can stay. A key injury to the wrong player can doom a season. Show More Summary

Is 2015 the Year New England Patriots Are Finally Unseated in AFC East?

The New England Patriots have dominated the AFC East, winning six straight division titles. Could 2015 be the year when another team wins the division? Which team has the best chance to do it? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms discuss the AFC East in the video above. Read more NFL news on BleacherReport.com

Simms: Robert Quinn & Fearsome Rams Defense Will Total More Than 60 Sacks in '15

The St. Louis Rams have an impressive defensive front that features Robert Quinn, Aaron Donald and Chris Long. How many sacks could this trio total in 2015? Where does this defense rank among the NFL's best? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms discuss the Rams defense in the video above. Read more NFL news on BleacherReport.com

Roger Goodell Confirms He Will Hear Tom Brady's Deflategate Suspension Appeal

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will not recuse himself from hearing the appeal for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who is fighting a four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate. The NFL Players Association filed a formal...Show More Summary

Is Cleveland Browns' Johnny Manziel Era over Before It Truly Begins?

The Cleveland Browns have all but officially announced that incoming free-agent QB Josh McCown will be starting Week 1 for the Dawg Pound, as noted by ESPNCleveland.com's Tony Grossi. What does this mean for Johnny Manziel's future? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms discuss Manziel's future in the video above. Show More Summary

Bears Shouldn't Extend 'Defiant' Martellus Bennett Until He Proves Consistency

The Chicago Bears have gotten solid production out of tight end Martellus Bennett, and he becomes a free agent in 2017. Should the Bears extend Bennett? What does he bring to their offensive attack? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms discuss Bennett's future in the video above. Read more NFL news on BleacherReport.com

Which NFL Team Has Most Loaded Wide Receiver Corps Heading into 2015 Season?

There are several teams in the NFL that have talented wide receiver corps. Which team has the best receiving corps in the league? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms discuss the top receiving corps in the video above. Read more NFL news on BleacherReport.com

Mark Sanchez a Legit Threat to Sam Bradford for Philadelphia Eagles' QB Job?

After the Philadelphia Eagles traded Nick Foles and draft picks to the St. Louis Rams for Sam Bradford, one might think that gesture alone would solidify his status as the starting quarterback. No doubt the plan is to have Bradford under center for the Birds when the regular season opens on Sept. Show More Summary

Is Jordan Matthews Ready to Take over Eagles' No. 1 WR Role?

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews could have a big role in 2015 after the team lost Jeremy Maclin. What are realistic expectations for Matthews? Can he become a No. 1 wide receiver? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms discuss Matthews in the video above. Read more NFL news on BleacherReport.com

Way-Too-Early Stat Projection for Oakland Raiders Rookie WR Amari Cooper

The Oakland Raiders selected Amari Cooper with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. How will Cooper perform in his rookie year? What kind of numbers will he put up? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms discuss expectations for Cooper in the video above. Read more NFL news on BleacherReport.com

Cleveland Browns Sign 9-Year-Old Make-a-Wish Recipient to 1-Day Contract

The Cleveland Browns’ latest free agency pickup arrived at the team’s practice facility in style Tuesday morning. Dylan Sutcliffe, a nine-year-old defensive end diagnosed with ataxia telangiectasia (A-T), left a limousine and went into...Show More Summary

Saints Make Right Move by Extending 'Best Defensive Player' Cameron Jordan

The New Orleans Saints made a big commitment to their defense by extending defensive end Cameron Jordan, as reported by NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport (h/t NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal ). What does Jordan bring to the Saints defense? Was...Show More Summary

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