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Derek Carr reportedly on verge of massive extension with Raiders

Derek Carr wasn’t even considered good enough three years ago to be a first-round pick in a quarterback-starved league. Now, he’s on the verge of signing one of the largest contracts – perhaps the largest contract – in NFL history. The...Show More Summary

Who are the best (and worst) fans in the NFL? New study has the answers

Cowboys fans are among the best in the NFL, like it or not. (Getty) Who are the best fans in the NFL? And who’s the worst? You have guesses. Emory University has knowledge. Let’s dive in. The study: Dr. Mike Lewis of Emory’s Goizueta...Show More Summary

2017 NFL Preview: One move shows the Browns finally get it

Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per weekday in reverse order of our initial 2017 power rankings. No. 1 will be revealed on Aug. 2, the day before the Hall of Fame Game kicks off the preseason. Show More Summary

Former Jets LB David Harris signs with, yep, the Patriots

The New England Patriots aren’t just collecting talent from the Buffalo Bills anymore. They’re raiding former New York Jets too. The Patriots signed veteran linebacker David Harris, who was cut by the Jets earlier this month as they purged the roster in what looks like an attempt to get the No. Show More Summary

Three teams didn't get one player on NFL's top 100 players list

At least the Cleveland Browns have Joe Thomas, and therefore aren’t one of the sad-sack teams that can’t even claim one player on NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players” list. The annual top 100 list is flawed in many ways, but it’s still a decent barometer of which teams have the most blue-chip players. Show More Summary

Ravens justify declining bye after London, face brutal midseason travel

The Ravens will play the Raiders at the end of a brutal three-game series. (Getty) The Baltimore Ravens are in for one of the more brutal three-game travel stretches in recent NFL history, and it’s in part their own doing. The Ravens will play the Jaguars in London on Sept. Show More Summary

Free-agent cornerback Justin Gilbert suspended one year by NFL

Free-agent cornerback Justin Gilbert was suspended for the entire 2017 season. (Getty Images) The disappointing career of cornerback Justin Gilbert took yet another turn for the worse on Tuesday as the NFL suspended the former first round pick for the entire 2017 season due to a another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. Show More Summary

Warren Sapp opens up, will donate brain for concussion research

Warren Sapp said he’ll donate his brain to concussion research. (AP) You have to be tough to play in the NFL, and few were tougher than Warren Sapp. He’s one of the best defensive tackles of the past generation, and rightfully in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Show More Summary

O.J. Simpson's parole hearing set for July; release could come soon

O.J. Simpson in 2013. (Getty) O.J. Simpson, in prison since 2008 for his role in a Las Vegas hotel robbery, will have a parole hearing on July 20. If the parole board approves of Simpson’s petition for release, he could be free on Oct. Show More Summary

Adrian Peterson, allergic to shellfish, still enjoying NOLA's seafood

Adrian Peterson is enjoying his first couple months in New Orleans. (AP) Adrian Peterson makes his living crashing into defensive linemen and linebackers, so he probably has a good grasp on what is good or bad for his health. Still,Show More Summary

Dak Prescott hype getting out of control, as shown by NFL top 100 list

Dak Prescott was incredible in 2016. And as a result, an incredibly high bar is set for the Dallas Cowboys quarterback. Good luck clearing it. Prescott was a revelation last season, and the hype isn’t going to slow down anytime soon....Show More Summary

Former Patriots/Chiefs offensive tackle comes out, tells of suicidal plans

Ryan O’Callaghan in 2007. (Getty) Ryan O’Callaghan, a former tackle with the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs, has come out as gay in a new Outsports profile. In a remarkable story, O’Callaghan reveals how his sexuality drove him to suicidal thoughts, but football served as both an outlet and a disguise. Show More Summary

J.J. Watt destroys U.S. Open course at Erin Hills, and not in a good way

J.J. Watt, the offspring of a Ford truck commercial and a case of Gatorade Exxxtreme Ice, visited Erin Hills on Monday, the day after the U.S. Open, to play a little golf. And the results were … suboptimal. J.J. Watt (@justinjames99) posted a not-so-great round at Erin Hills yesterday but his swing doesn't look too terrible ????. Show More Summary

Ray Lewis has another TV gig, this time with Fox

Ray Lewis was hired by Fox to be a part of its NFL coverage. (AP) Ray Lewis wasn’t off our television sets for too long. Lewis, the all-time great Baltimore Ravens linebacker, was let go by ESPN last season after three seasons with the network. Show More Summary

Roger Goodell and Robert Kraft are best buddies again

New England Patriots fans will never forgive NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for deflate-gate, but it appears Pats owner Robert Kraft has moved on. Before deflate-gate, the ridiculous and unfounded witch hunt against the Patriots over under-inflated footballs, Kraft and Goodell were close. Show More Summary

Antonio Brown and Roger Goodell make a video that's perfectly awkward

Antonio Brown is happy he can celebrate without being fined. (AP) NFL players are allowed to celebrate without getting punished after some rules changes. There’s still some restrictions – Antonio Brown can’t go on a twerking binge, which might be a good thing for all of us – but at least Brown can have some fun. Show More Summary

A Packers fan is suing the Bears over his right to wear Packers clothes

Russell Beckman is suing the Bears over his right to wear Packers gear. (Lawsuit exhibit) Should the Chicago Bears have the right to deny field access from fans wearing opposing colors? Green Bay Packers fan Russell Beckman doesn’t think so — and he’s taking the Bears to court over his right to wear green and gold at Soldier Field. Show More Summary

Gronk gonna Gronk: Pats tight end reportedly racks up $100k bar tab

It’s hard to imagine going to a bar and finishing the night with a six-figure tab. But, we all can’t be Rob Gronkowski. According to TMZ, the New England Patriots star tight end and his crew had a fun weekend at Shrine nightclub at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, where Gronk turned up shirtless (of course) with Flo Rida. Show More Summary

Jon Gruden's son Deuce is a powerlifting superstar

Jon Gruden’s son Deuce has become a successful powerlifter. (AP) Jon Gruden could scare a player or two with his intense glares from the sidelines, but his son is the one you don’t want to upset and then meet in a dark alley. Gruden,...Show More Summary

Redskins get Supreme Court win on team name controversy

The Redskins claimed a big victory with a Supreme Court decision on trademarks. (AP) The Washington Redskins have been in a battle over their controversial team name for years, and Monday brought a big victory for the team. According...Show More Summary

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