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Why Derek Carr Can Be a Super Sophomore with the Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have good reason to believe second-year quarterback Derek Carr will become a franchise quarterback, but there are still lingering concerns about his play. The concerns are due in large part to the lack of talent around...Show More Summary

NFL Playoff Odds for Every Team at the Start of July

The NFL season hasn't started yet, so what better time to look at the playoff picture? Time flies, after all. Soon we will be eating Thanksgiving dinner, watching football while fighting off turkey-induced naps. Let's assign some postseason odds for each team, based on offseason moves and strength of schedule. Show More Summary

2015 NFL Rookies Who Already Look Like Draft-Day Steals

Even though the start of NFL training camps is still nearly a month away, there are already numerous picks from the later rounds of the 2015 NFL draft who appear to be well on their way to outperforming their draft positions this upcoming...Show More Summary

Setting Realistic Expectations for Each Indianapolis Colts Rookie

Rookies represent the best and worst about the NFL's offseason hope, and for the Indianapolis Colts, that's no different. The Colts have relied on rookies for much of the Andrew Luck era, with good and bad results. The reliance on Luck and the 2012 class has resulted in one of the most talented offenses in the NFL, with Luck, T.Y. Show More Summary

Fixing the Redskins Offense, from Robert Griffin III to Jay Gruden

Jay Gruden is back. Robert Griffin III is his starting quarterback. Like it or not, their awkward dance continues for another year. Both Griffin and Gruden have to get better at their jobs. Neither Kirk Cousins nor Colt McCoy will ride to anyone's rescue. Show More Summary

B/R NFL 1,000: Ranking the Top 35 3-4 Outside Linebackers from 2014

Who is the best player in the NFL? Not based on the last 10 years or one game, but over the last year: Who was the best? Good luck answering that one without starting a fight, right? Well, that's what the NFL 1000 aims to do by scouting,...Show More Summary

Setting Realistic Expectations for Each Chicago Bears Rookie

The Chicago Bears added six new players to their roster via the NFL draft in 2015, and an additional 16 players were signed as undrafted free agents. While most of Chicago's draft picks are expected to make a contribution this season,...Show More Summary

New York Giants Players Most Likely to Be Cut Before Start of 2015 Season

So far this offseason, you've read about all the standouts on the practice field. You've probably heard about all the rookies learning the playbook and all the veterans bouncing back from last year's injuries, as well. All sorts of starters,...Show More Summary

Setting Realistic Expectations for Each San Francisco 49ers Rookie

What are realistic expectations for the San Francisco 49ers’ 2015 rookie class? A pessimist might say this rookie class will be one of the NFL's worst. The first-round pick, former Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead, is a project. Show More Summary

Setting Realistic Expectations for Each New York Giants Rookie Draft Pick

With the New York Giants facing an increased sense of urgency for the coming season, head coach Tom Coughlin is going to need every single player on the roster to contribute. Yes, that includes the rookies who make the 53-man roster coming out of camp. Show More Summary

Setting Realistic Expectations for Each Detroit Lions Rookie

Every year, fantasy footballers and fans get whipped into a frenzy about the incoming rookie class. It often leads to unreasonable expectations and overbidding in fantasy drafts. Just ask Eric Ebron. The Detroit Lions, like every franchise, do their best to shield their hand-selected recruits from this unnecessary weight. Show More Summary

Setting Realistic Expectations for Each St. Louis Rams Rookie

The St. Louis Rams will heavily depend on rookies at several key positions on offense. Naturally, fans want to know what the expectations are for those first-year players. As a refresher, here's what St. Louis' 2015 draft class looks like: Round 1 (No. Show More Summary

Setting Realistic Expectations for Each Denver Broncos Rookie

The Denver Broncos added nine new players to the roster through the 2015 NFL draft. Among those selections were one of the best pass-rushers in the entire draft, two offensive linemen and a quarterback. How will their rookie seasonsShow More Summary

Clemson OT Isaiah Battle Has Talent to Break Supplemental Draft Dry Spell

It's been a while since any teams have gambled a pick in the following season on a player in the NFL's supplemental draft. Of course, that might have something to do with the fact that the last time a player was selected in this fashion...Show More Summary

Cordarrelle Patterson Surprises Minnesota High Schooler at Graduation Party

Cretin-Derham Hall (Saint Paul, Minnesota) High School graduate Sam Wackman wanted B-Dubs at his graduation party. Well, he got his wish—and then some. Buffalo Wild Wings surprised Wackman by showing up to his house early one morning, and when he said he was ready to party, things got crazy in a hurry. Show More Summary

Indianapolis Safety Colt Anderson Wows with Crazy Box Jump

We already knew that Indianapolis Colts safety Colt Anderson was a great athlete from his 81 career tackles. But no outsider could have known he possessed this much insane athleticism. The 29-year-old safety posted a video of himself finishing a workout by doing a box jump. Show More Summary

Marshawn Lynch Dives into End Zone Full of Skittles on 'Conan'

Have you ever leaped into a pool of pure happiness? On Monday night's episode of Conan, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch did. He just calls it "Skittles." Conan O'Brien surprised Beast Mode with an offer to do his famousShow More Summary

NFL Supplemental Draft 2015: Reported Date, Format, Rules, Eligible Prospects

The 2015 NFL supplemental draft officially has a date. According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, this year's supplemental draft will take place Thursday, July 9. NFL.com's Henry Hodgson provided a list of the players eligible to be...Show More Summary

5 Players Who Might Find Themselves on the Buccaneers' Practice Squad in 2015

Buccaneers training camp is only weeks away, and nearly half the roster will be gone before September. For those who don't make the final 53-man cut, they will hope they made enough of an impression to join the practice squad. The practice squad isn't just a place for the Bucs to reserve players in order to keep them from signing elsewhere. Show More Summary

Brett Favre Says He Could Still Play in NFL in Sports Illustrated Interview

Brett Favre came out of retirement twice at the end of his career to play for the New York Jets and the Minnesota Vikings, so when he noted in a recent interview that he still felt he could play in the NFL, more than a few eyebrows raised...Show More Summary

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