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Oakland Raiders: Position Breakdown and Depth-Chart Analysis at Defensive End

The Oakland Raiders defensive ends are essential in providing help for a young, inexperienced secondary. For the Raiders, quarterback pressure becomes a vital tool in defeating quarterbacks Philip Rivers and Peyton Manning, who are accurate...Show More Summary

Packers could be thin up front in the opener with suspensions

Packers defensive end Datone Jones only got a one game suspension for his violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, but the Packers are likely going to be short more than one lineman for that game. As noted by Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Packers are still awaiting word on an expected punishment…

Report: Cowboys think Dez is bluffing, needs his Week 1 paycheck

Would Dez Bryant really decline to sign the franchise tag and skip Week One of the regular season, missing a $750,000 paycheck in the process? The Cowboys reportedly don’t think so. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (via the Dallas Morning News), the Cowboys are not budging from the offer they’ve made Bryant and…

Michigan Football: Who Is MVP of Wolverines' 2016 Recruiting so Far?

Jim Harbaugh’s tactics have grabbed headlines upon headlines, but don’t forget about the other guys who helped the first-year Michigan Wolverines coach string together the No. 8-ranked class in the nation. Due to the the efforts of defensive coordinator D.J. Show More Summary

Rounding Up the Latest Buzz Around the NFL Offseason

The NFL is in that nexus of time and space between the draft and training camp where most news is liable to be bad. After all, what is there to report when nothing is happening? There is still plenty of buzz and news around the league, though, and not all of it is negative. Let's take a look at the latest from around the league. Begin Slideshow

Colts sign linebacker Justin Shirk, waive Camaron Beard

The Indianapolis Colts signed linebacker Justin Shirk and waived defensive end Camaron Beard on Thursday. Shirk, an undrafted free agent out of Division II Bloomsburg, spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during their rookie mini-camp in May. A transfer from the University of Oklahoma, Shirk was named as a first-team D2 All-American in each…

Which Surprise NFL Running Backs Will Top the 1,000-Yard Mark in 2015?

Every year, an unexpected running back rises to the occasion and becomes one of the NFL's top rushers. In 2014, the Dallas Cowboys' DeMarco Murray benefited from playing behind the game's best offensive line and became the league's leading...Show More Summary

Green Bay Packers: Full Position Breakdown, Depth Chart Analysis at Nose Tackle

The nose tackle position went from being one of the Green Bay Packers' most glaring weaknesses at the onset of free agency to one of their biggest strengths after the team re-signed B.J. Raji and Letroy Guion to one-year deals. Behind...Show More Summary

Russell Wilson takes his turn on late-night TV

On Monday night, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch appeared on Conan O’Brien’s show, where he dropped an “F” bomb and talked about “grabbing my ding-ding.” (And also grabbed his ding-ding several times.) On Thursday night, teammate Russell Wilson appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s show. While there was no “ding-ding” talk, Wilson stepped way out of carefully-manicured…

Rough Draft of Roger Goodell's NFL Job Application Letter Surfaces

On Thursday morning, ESPN's Darren Rovell tweeted out an image of a letter written by a young Roger Goodell asking former NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle for a job. As far as historical NFL documents go, it's basically one of the DeadShow More Summary

NFL starts Fourth of July weekend with four-item bad-news dump

When the dust settled for what was for many the last work day before the long Fourth of July weekend, the NFL had announced four suspensions in the span of roughly two hours. Starting at approximately 2:00 p.m. ET and ending at approximately 4:00 p.m. ET, the NFL had announced suspensions of Jets defensive lineman…

Detroit Lions: Full Position Breakdown and Depth Chart Analysis at Right Tackle

The Detroit Lions' front office spent some time this offseason retooling the offensive line. Most would agree with Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News that the unit should be better than last year: On paper, the Lions OL will be better, but paper doesn't play in September. Show More Summary

49ers: Full Position Breakdown and Depth-Chart Analysis at Outside Linebacker

The San Francisco 49ers have five outside linebackers who matter: Aldon Smith, Aaron Lynch, Ahmad Brooks, Eli Harold and Corey Lemonier. All five probably won’t make the team, though. The Niners need no more than four, considering no more than three typically play in a game. Show More Summary

Longtime Lions Stalwart Charlie Sanders Dies at Age 68

Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders epitomized Detroit's blue-collar roots.

Today in 1958: Joe Jeannette Passed Away

On this day in 1958, Joe Jeannette died at 78 years of age. Jeannette is one of the best fighters to never win a world championship, and even though he was never a world champion, he still deserves to rank among the top 20 to 25 heavyweights of all time. Jeannette was a contemporary and […]

Offsets are indeed the issue for Mariota, Titans

No, a surfing clause isn’t keeping the Titans from signing quarterback Marcus Mariota, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft. The real reason is far less interesting. As expected, it’s the question of whether Mariota’s contract will include offset language for the fully-guaranteed payments to be made from 2015 through 2018. The Titans want to…

10 College Football Players Who Will Reach Elite Status in 2015

With the amount of coverage that college football gets nowadays, it's hard to imagine there are potential superstars who go unnoticed heading into a season. But every year, it happens, and before you know it, a relative unknown player...Show More Summary

NASCAR returns to NBC this weekend

On Saturday, the U.S.A. celebrates its 239th birthday. And NBC celebrates the return of NASCAR. The auto-racing juggernaut comes back to NBC after a nine-year absence, with Saturday night’s Subway Firecracker 250 on NBCSN (7:30 p.m. ET) and Sunday’s Coke Zero 400 on NBC (7:45 p.m. ET). Both races come from the Daytona International Speedway.…

Sheldon Richardson of Jets Among Four Suspended for Drugs

Richardson, a stalwart defensive lineman, apologized to teammates and fans after he was barred for four games for violating league’s substance abuse policy and program.

Florida Football: Gators' Most Important Players at Each Position

In a quick two months, the Florida Gators will open up their season against New Mexico State on September 5 in Gainesville. This season will mark the beginning of the Jim McElwain era in Gainesville, and Florida fans are anxiously awaiting...Show More Summary

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