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Do Shutdown Cornerbacks Still Exist in Today's NFL?

Shutdown cornerbacks still exist; they're just harder to identify in today's pass-happy NFL. So many yards are accumulated through the air that it makes the term "shutdown" anachronistic, or at least relative to how the game is currently played. The days of Deion Sanders no longer exist. Show More Summary

NFL Reportedly to Insert Data Chips into Footballs for Select 2016 Games

In an initiative to more precisely analyze place-kicking and ball placement, the NFL is reportedly finalizing plans to put custom data chips in certain game footballs. ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert reported the technological development Sunday,...Show More Summary

Former NFL Player and Head Coach Marion Campbell Dies at Age 87

Former Philadelphia Eagles two-way player and head coach Marion Campbell died Wednesday in Plano, Texas, at the age of 87. Alex Smith of the team's official website reported the news Sunday. "Marion Campbell will be missed by the Eagles...Show More Summary

Jeff Fisher Contract: Latest News and Rumors on Coach's Negotiations with Rams

As Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher enters the last season of a five-year contract, the team isn't in any rush to move forward with extension talks. Continue for updates. No 'Present Timeline or Parameters' for New Fisher Deal Sunday,...Show More Summary

5 Collegiate Coaches Ready to Take Over NFL Teams

With media days upon us, the thought of which collegiate head coaches will be presented with an opportunity to eventually lead NFL teams automatically comes to mind. The line between the two levels of play continues to blur with professionals...Show More Summary

With the Tools in Place, It's Put Up or Shut Up Time for Ryan Tannehill in 2016

Last year, at just about this time, a lot of good things were being said about the Miami Dolphins and quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The Dolphins had recently embarked on a big spending spree, adding veterans on both sides of the ball. Tannehill had signed off on a six-year, $96 million contract extension. Show More Summary

Jahvid Best Named to Saint Lucia's 2016 Rio Olympics Track and Field Team

Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best will compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, as he was named to Saint Lucia's track and field team. According to Nick Zaccardi and Seth Rubinroit of NBC Olympic Talk, BestShow More Summary

Von Miller's $70M Guaranteed Is the Most for a Defensive Player in NFL History

Fact: Von Miller signed a 6-year, $114.5M contract with the Denver Broncos on Friday, $70M of which is guaranteed. That is the most guaranteed money for a defensive player in NFL history. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fansShow More Summary

How Biggest NFL Suspensions Could Change the Course of the 2016 Season

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was recently informed the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, New York, would not grant a rehearing in the deflated-football case. Brady later announced he would not seek an appeal with the U.S. Show More Summary

Saints Setting Up Drew Brees for Career Year in New Orleans

As Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints enter what could be their last year together, it's hardly surprising the Super Bowl-winning quarterback is the center of attention in the Big Easy. After all, he's the face of the franchise. The...Show More Summary

David Amerson, Raiders Reportedly Agree to New Contract: Details, Reaction

The Oakland Raiders and cornerback David Amerson agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $38 million, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Friday. ESPN.com confirmed the news, adding that Amerson will receive $17.5 million in guarantees. After...Show More Summary

New York Jets Finally Give Muhammad Wilkerson the Reward He Deserves

For most of the 2016 offseason, the New York Jets and defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson were like two siblings engaged in a bitter dispute. Both had retreated to their respective rooms and scrawled “KEEP OUT!” on a hastily made sign that...Show More Summary

Ray Rice Discusses Potential Future in Football

Ray Rice hasn't stepped onto the professional gridiron since video footage emerged of the running back striking his then-fiancee, Janay Rice, in an Atlantic City elevator, and he admitted Thursday that his time in the NFL may be over. Speaking...Show More Summary

Von Miller Contract Will Prove a Bargain for Broncos Despite Eye-Opening Numbers

During their Super Bowl run last season, the Broncos faced three of the best quarterbacks in football: Ben Roethlisberger, Tom Brady and Cam Newton. Roethlisberger will go into the Hall of Fame. Brady is so good he might get two busts there. Show More Summary

Aaron Lynch Suspended: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction to 49ers LB

The already low expectations for the San Francisco 49ers have fallen further after the NFL suspended linebacker Aaron Lynch for the first four games of this season. Per the 49ers' official website, Lynch was suspended for violating the...Show More Summary

Muhammad Wilkerson, Jets Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

Muhammad Wilkerson has rapidly developed into one of the NFL's best defensive linemen, and now he has a contract to match. The New York Jets announced they have signed the Pro Bowler to a five-year contract extension after franchising him in March. Show More Summary

NFL Training Camps 2016: Schedule and Top Storylines to Watch

The beast known as the NFL is back as the month of July winds down. It was fun to watch LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers win a title and other such memorable sports moments, but, frankly, the sporting realm has been rather boring...Show More Summary

Excited by Absence of Tom Brady, Pats' Rivals Likely to Be Disappointed Again

Deflategate is now over. It's dead. Gone. Finally. Goodbye and good riddance. Tom Brady has given up his fight and will serve his suspension. That opens a window to beat the Patriots, right? No Brady means the Pats are vulnerable, correct? That's what one player on the New York Jets believes. Show More Summary

Robert Kraft Releases Statement on Tom Brady Not Continuing Deflategate Appeal

It looks like Deflategate has come to an end after 544 days, as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady announced Friday via Facebook that he will " no longer proceed with the legal process" and accept the league's four-game suspension. Shortly...Show More Summary

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