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Sam Darnold: ‘Everyone wants to be No. 1’

They have been polite, saying the right things and flashing their biggest smiles. But let’s face it. The quarterbacks in this year’s NFL Draft all want the same thing: to be the top overall pick. All the politeness in the world won’t change that.

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Sam Darnold: ‘Everyone wants to be No. 1’

They have been polite, saying the right things and flashing their biggest smiles. But let’s face it. The quarterbacks in this year’s NFL Draft all want the same thing: to be the top overall pick. All the politeness in the world won’t change that.

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Is the next Tom Brady in the 2018 NFL Draft?

Every NFL Draft holds the potential for introducing the next superstars of the game, but there’s something so appropriate about holding the 2018 festivities at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This is going to be huge.

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Is the next Tom Brady in the 2018 NFL Draft?

Every NFL Draft holds the potential for introducing the next superstars of the game, but there’s something so appropriate about holding the 2018 festivities at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This is going to be huge.

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For Brian O’Neill, ‘no looking back’ after successful switch from tight end to offensive tackle

To look at the University of Pittsburgh’s Brian O’Neill, all 6-foot-7 and 305 pounds of him, you’d assume he spent his entire football life as an offensive lineman. Not so. ‘I was learning football all over again’ As recent as … Continued

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For Brian O’Neill, ‘no looking back’ after successful switch from tight end to offensive tackle

To look at the University of Pittsburgh’s Brian O’Neill, all 6-foot-7 and 305 pounds of him, you’d assume he spent his entire football life as an offensive lineman. Not so. ‘I was learning football all over again’ As recent as … Continued

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Brady Quinn: Lamar Jackson’s visit to Patriots ‘makes sense for a lot of reasons’

Brady Quinn totally gets it, even if there are many other people who might not. To the former NFL quarterback, Lamar Jackson’s pre-draft visit to the New England Patriots “makes sense for a lot of reasons,” Quinn said while co-hosting with Bruce Murray on the SiriusXM Blitz.

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Brady Quinn: Lamar Jackson’s visit to Patriots ‘makes sense for a lot of reasons’

Brady Quinn totally gets it, even if there are many other people who might not. To the former NFL quarterback, Lamar Jackson’s pre-draft visit to the New England Patriots “makes sense for a lot of reasons,” Quinn said while co-hosting with Bruce Murray on the SiriusXM Blitz.

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If NFL could take more time to put together schedule, it would

You think 11 weeks was a long time for the NFL to put together its 2018 schedule that was revealed Thursday night? If it were up to the people to assembled it, the dates and times of games wouldn’t come out until after next week’s draft.

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If NFL could take more time to put together schedule, it would

You think 11 weeks was a long time for the NFL to put together its 2018 schedule that was revealed Thursday night? If it were up to the people to assembled it, the dates and times of games wouldn’t come out until after next week’s draft.

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Nick Chubb enjoys making pre-draft process a family affair

Nick Chubb’s journey to the NFL has played out more publicly than those of many other prospects in the Class of 2018. With the notable exception, that is, of his cousin, Bradley Chubb.

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Nick Chubb enjoys making pre-draft process a family affair

Nick Chubb’s journey to the NFL has played out more publicly than those of many other prospects in the Class of 2018. With the notable exception, that is, of his cousin, Bradley Chubb.

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Paul Posluszny: Jaguars ‘expect to have success, willing to put in the work’

Of all of Paul Posluszny’s accomplishments during 11 seasons as an NFL linebacker, the biggest had nothing to do with individual achievement.

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Paul Posluszny: Jaguars ‘expect to have success, willing to put in the work’

Of all of Paul Posluszny’s accomplishments during 11 seasons as an NFL linebacker, the biggest had nothing to do with individual achievement.

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Denzel Ward: Playing with top-rated corners at Ohio State ‘elevated my game’

When Denzel Ward was a cornerback at Ohio State, he didn’t have to go very far to find top-level competition.

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Denzel Ward: Playing with top-rated corners at Ohio State ‘elevated my game’

When Denzel Ward was a cornerback at Ohio State, he didn’t have to go very far to find top-level competition.

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Rams’ Todd Gurley on Sean McVay: ‘His offensive mind is like no other’

There were plenty of reasons the Los Angeles Rams improved from 4-12 in 2016 to 11-5 last season, but Todd Gurley knows who the driving force behind it all was.

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Rams’ Todd Gurley on Sean McVay: ‘His offensive mind is like no other’

There were plenty of reasons the Los Angeles Rams improved from 4-12 in 2016 to 11-5 last season, but Todd Gurley knows who the driving force behind it all was.

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James Washington compares himself to Dez Bryant … and wants to join Cowboys!

If James Washington has his way, he’ll continue following in the path of fellow former Oklahoma State standout Dez Bryant all the way to the Dallas Cowboys, who parted ways with Bryant Friday.

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James Washington compares himself to Dez Bryant … and wants to join Cowboys!

If James Washington has his way, he’ll continue following in the path of fellow former Oklahoma State standout Dez Bryant all the way to the Dallas Cowboys, who parted ways with Bryant Friday.

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Dion Lewis on Titans backfield pairing with Derrick Henry: ‘They’re going to use both of us’

Dion Lewis believes he and his new backfield partner, Derrick Henry, will be plenty productive for the Tennessee Titans this season.

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Dion Lewis on Titans backfield pairing with Derrick Henry: ‘They’re going to use both of us’

Dion Lewis believes he and his new backfield partner, Derrick Henry, will be plenty productive for the Tennessee Titans this season.

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James Lofton: ‘I think Dez Bryant wants to be a Cowboy’

James Lofton, a Hall of Fame receiver and SiriusXM NFL Radio co-host, thinks the best result for the meeting between Dez Bryant and team owner Jerry Jones would be for Bryant to remain with the Cowboys.

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James Lofton: ‘I think Dez Bryant wants to be a Cowboy’

James Lofton, a Hall of Fame receiver and SiriusXM NFL Radio co-host, thinks the best result for the meeting between Dez Bryant and team owner Jerry Jones would be for Bryant to remain with the Cowboys.

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Bradley Chubb says ending up with Giants would be ‘amazing’

After the New York Giants traded away defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, conventional wisdom strongly suggested they would select the draft’s top-rated player at Paul’s position: Bradley Chubb of North Carolina State.

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Bradley Chubb says ending up with Giants would be ‘amazing’

After the New York Giants traded away defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, conventional wisdom strongly suggested they would select the draft’s top-rated player at Paul’s position: Bradley Chubb of North Carolina State.

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Eric Ebron chooses Colts because Andrew Luck ‘is a great quarterback’

Eric Ebron knows that Andrew Luck is still working his way back from shoulder surgery. However, the Indianapolis Colts’ recently acquired tight end leaned on his faith that he will eventually be catching passes from Luck when he chose his new team.

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Eric Ebron chooses Colts because Andrew Luck ‘is a great quarterback’

Eric Ebron knows that Andrew Luck is still working his way back from shoulder surgery. However, the Indianapolis Colts’ recently acquired tight end leaned on his faith that he will eventually be catching passes from Luck when he chose his new team.

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Landon Collins on Giants’ struggles in 2017: ‘We can’t go through that again’

For safety Landon Collins, one of the discouraging parts of the 2017 season he doesn’t want to see repeated is the acrimony among members of the Giants’ secondary. Collins told Bruce Murray and Phil Savage on the SiriusXM Blitz that steps have been taken among the team’s defensive backs to mend any lingering hard feelings and create cohesion.

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Landon Collins on Giants’ struggles in 2017: ‘We can’t go through that again’

For safety Landon Collins, one of the discouraging parts of the 2017 season he doesn’t want to see repeated is the acrimony among members of the Giants’ secondary. Collins told Bruce Murray and Phil Savage on the SiriusXM Blitz that steps have been taken among the team’s defensive backs to mend any lingering hard feelings and create cohesion.

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Brandin Cooks’ value to Rams goes beyond catching passes

The Los Angeles Rams acquired wide receiver Brandin Cooks to be another difference-making component to their explosive passing game. They are likely to get much more.

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Brandin Cooks’ value to Rams goes beyond catching passes

The Los Angeles Rams acquired wide receiver Brandin Cooks to be another difference-making component to their explosive passing game. They are likely to get much more.

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Orlando Scandrick ‘really clicked’ with Redskins’ coaches

For cornerback Orlando Scandrick, the decision to sign with the Washington Redskins after 10 seasons of facing them as a member of the Dallas Cowboys had nothing to do with jumping to an NFC East rival to spite his former team.

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Orlando Scandrick ‘really clicked’ with Redskins’ coaches

For cornerback Orlando Scandrick, the decision to sign with the Washington Redskins after 10 seasons of facing them as a member of the Dallas Cowboys had nothing to do with jumping to an NFC East rival to spite his former team.

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Brady Quinn: Johnny Manziel’s criticism of Browns ‘sounds like excuses’

Brady Quinn continues to pay close enough attention to the Browns to believe they were wrongfully called out by Manziel for failing to recognize he wasn’t mentally prepared to do what was necessary to live up to the first-round draft pick they invested in him in 2014.

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Brady Quinn: Johnny Manziel’s criticism of Browns ‘sounds like excuses’

Brady Quinn continues to pay close enough attention to the Browns to believe they were wrongfully called out by Manziel for failing to recognize he wasn’t mentally prepared to do what was necessary to live up to the first-round draft pick they invested in him in 2014.

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Josh Sitton follows former Bears coaches to Dolphins

Knowing an overhaul to the Chicago Bears’ coaching staff was inevitable, guard New Dolphins guard Josh Sitton saw what he hoped would be an ideal landing spot after his imminent departure as a free agent. Wherever his two favorite former Bears coaches ended up, of course.

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Josh Sitton follows former Bears coaches to Dolphins

Knowing an overhaul to the Chicago Bears’ coaching staff was inevitable, guard New Dolphins guard Josh Sitton saw what he hoped would be an ideal landing spot after his imminent departure as a free agent. Wherever his two favorite former Bears coaches ended up, of course.

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Ryan Jensen: Signing with Buccaneers put him in ‘win-now type of situation’

Ryan Jensen signed a record contract for an NFL center with the Buccaneers ($42 million over four years), in part because they’re a team he believes provides the best chance for immediate success.

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Ryan Jensen: Signing with Buccaneers put him in ‘win-now type of situation’

Ryan Jensen signed a record contract for an NFL center with the Buccaneers ($42 million over four years), in part because they’re a team he believes provides the best chance for immediate success.

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After year off for health’s sake, Su’a Cravens ready to help Broncos

After being medically cleared to return from a concussion while sitting out the 2017 campaign, safety Su’a Cravens was ready to return. And on Thursday, the Redskins traded him to the Denver Broncos.

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After year off for health’s sake, Su’a Cravens ready to help Broncos

After being medically cleared to return from a concussion while sitting out the 2017 campaign, safety Su’a Cravens was ready to return. And on Thursday, the Redskins traded him to the Denver Broncos.

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Mike Pereira: Lowering-helmet rule ‘going to be impossible to officiate’

NFL former head of officiating Mike Pereira doesn’t like the idea the new lowering-the-head rule, nor does he think it’s the solution to the NFL’s efforts to remove the helmet as a tool/weapon when initiating contact.

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Mike Pereira: Lowering-helmet rule ‘going to be impossible to officiate’

NFL former head of officiating Mike Pereira doesn’t like the idea the new lowering-the-head rule, nor does he think it’s the solution to the NFL’s efforts to remove the helmet as a tool/weapon when initiating contact.

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Titans safety Kevin Byard says new lowering-head rule is ‘definitely going to change the game’

Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard is struggling to wrap his mind around the league’s new rule that calls for a 15-yard penalty and possible ejection if a player lowers his head and makes contact with another player.

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Titans safety Kevin Byard says new lowering-head rule is ‘definitely going to change the game’

Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard is struggling to wrap his mind around the league’s new rule that calls for a 15-yard penalty and possible ejection if a player lowers his head and makes contact with another player.

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Rich McKay: NFL needs to get helmet out of the game ‘by penalizing it’

In a surprise move, the NFL announced at its annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., a new rule that calls for a player to be penalized 15 yards and possibly ejected whenever he lowers his head to initiate and make contact with his helmet against an opponent.

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Rich McKay: NFL needs to get helmet out of the game ‘by penalizing it’

In a surprise move, the NFL announced at its annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., a new rule that calls for a player to be penalized 15 yards and possibly ejected whenever he lowers his head to initiate and make contact with his helmet against an opponent.

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Jay Gruden ‘anxious to get started’ with new Redskins QB Alex Smith

As far as Jay Gruden is concerned, the Washington Redskins’ offseason has been a success. It began with the trade that sent quarterback Alex Smith from the Kansas City Chiefs to the Redskins.

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Jay Gruden ‘anxious to get started’ with new Redskins QB Alex Smith

As far as Jay Gruden is concerned, the Washington Redskins’ offseason has been a success. It began with the trade that sent quarterback Alex Smith from the Kansas City Chiefs to the Redskins.

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Jon Gruden doesn’t think NFL’s proposed new catch rule will resolve anything

Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden is not among the coaches who believes that the NFL’s proposed change to the catch-no catch rule provides a solution to making more correct calls.

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Jon Gruden doesn’t think NFL’s proposed new catch rule will resolve anything

Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden is not among the coaches who believes that the NFL’s proposed change to the catch-no catch rule provides a solution to making more correct calls.

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Travis Kelce: Patrick Mahomes ‘can be the best in the league this year’

Travis Kelce is ready for a significant change to the Kansas City Chiefs’ passing game in the 2018 season.

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Travis Kelce: Patrick Mahomes ‘can be the best in the league this year’

Travis Kelce is ready for a significant change to the Kansas City Chiefs’ passing game in the 2018 season.

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Jason McCourty: Being teammates with twin brother ‘a dream come true for us’

Jason and Devin McCourty were football teammates in Pop Warner, high school, and college. Then, once they reached the NFL after forming a cornerback duo at Rutgers University, the twin brothers went their separate ways … for nine seasons. Now, they’re back together.

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Jason McCourty: Being teammates with twin brother ‘a dream come true for us’

Jason and Devin McCourty were football teammates in Pop Warner, high school, and college. Then, once they reached the NFL after forming a cornerback duo at Rutgers University, the twin brothers went their separate ways … for nine seasons. Now, they’re back together.

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Brady Quinn: Sam Darnold ‘didn’t do anything to hurt himself’ at USC Pro Day

There was a lot of talk about the rain, that it helped Sam Darnold prove to NFL talent-evaluators he can handle adverse weather. Brady Quinn, for one, wasn’t buying that.

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Brady Quinn: Sam Darnold ‘didn’t do anything to hurt himself’ at USC Pro Day

There was a lot of talk about the rain, that it helped Sam Darnold prove to NFL talent-evaluators he can handle adverse weather. Brady Quinn, for one, wasn’t buying that.

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Josh Allen on Wyoming Pro Day: ‘My schedule’s pretty jammed packed’

When you’re presumed to be one of the top quarterback prospects in the NFL Draft, you tend to draw a lot of attention. That’s the case with former Wyoming standout Josh Allen, especially as he gets ready for Friday’s Pro Day in Laramie.

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Josh Allen on Wyoming Pro Day: ‘My schedule’s pretty jammed packed’

When you’re presumed to be one of the top quarterback prospects in the NFL Draft, you tend to draw a lot of attention. That’s the case with former Wyoming standout Josh Allen, especially as he gets ready for Friday’s Pro Day in Laramie.

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Paul Richardson on joining the Redskins: ‘Where I’ll fit in is perfect’

Former Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson is thrilled to be joining the Redskins, who have both the role that suits his skills and the quarterback in Alex Smith who can take advantage of them.

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Paul Richardson on joining the Redskins: ‘Where I’ll fit in is perfect’

Former Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson is thrilled to be joining the Redskins, who have both the role that suits his skills and the quarterback in Alex Smith who can take advantage of them.

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Allen Robinson finds ‘perfect match’ with Bears

For Allen Robinson, there never was much of a question about which teams showing interest in him as a free agent would provide the best landing spot. It was always the Chicago Bears.

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Allen Robinson finds ‘perfect match’ with Bears

For Allen Robinson, there never was much of a question about which teams showing interest in him as a free agent would provide the best landing spot. It was always the Chicago Bears.

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Kyle Williams hasn’t ‘exhausted’ himself in pursuit of championship ‘dream’ with Bills

Kyle Williams’ hunger to win a championship with the Buffalo Bills drove him to return to the team for a 13th season.

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Kyle Williams hasn’t ‘exhausted’ himself in pursuit of championship ‘dream’ with Bills

Kyle Williams’ hunger to win a championship with the Buffalo Bills drove him to return to the team for a 13th season.

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Cameron Brate on new contract with Buccaneers: ‘I never really envisioned it’

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut Cameron Brate not once, not twice, but three times.

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Cameron Brate on new contract with Buccaneers: ‘I never really envisioned it’

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut Cameron Brate not once, not twice, but three times.

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K.J. Wright: Seahawks’ offseason ‘hurt pretty bad’ with losses of Richard Sherman, Michael Bennett

K.J. Wright can’t hide the emotional pain. Two outstanding teammates, and close friends, are gone from the Seattle Seahawks.

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K.J. Wright: Seahawks’ offseason ‘hurt pretty bad’ with losses of Richard Sherman, Michael Bennett

K.J. Wright can’t hide the emotional pain. Two outstanding teammates, and close friends, are gone from the Seattle Seahawks.

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Penn State WR DaeSean Hamilton: ‘I have great play speed’

DaeSean Hamilton didn’t run the 40-yard dash at the recent NFL Scouting Combine, saving that event for his March 20 Pro Day at Penn State. Hamilton isn’t concerned about the one question some scouts have about the sort of impact … Continued

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Penn State WR DaeSean Hamilton: ‘I have great play speed’

DaeSean Hamilton didn’t run the 40-yard dash at the recent NFL Scouting Combine, saving that event for his March 20 Pro Day at Penn State. Hamilton isn’t concerned about the one question some scouts have about the sort of impact … Continued

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Pat Kirwan: Dolphins should move on from $8.5M guarantee for Ndamukong Suh

Pat Kirwan sees no way the Miami Dolphins can afford to pay the $8.5 million guaranteed roster bonus defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is scheduled to receive if he’s on their roster on March 19th.

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Pat Kirwan: Dolphins should move on from $8.5M guarantee for Ndamukong Suh

Pat Kirwan sees no way the Miami Dolphins can afford to pay the $8.5 million guaranteed roster bonus defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is scheduled to receive if he’s on their roster on March 19th.

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Jack Mewhort ‘feeling good … excited to get back out there with whatever team that may be’

As a pending free agent, guard Jack Mewhort can’t be certain of the identity of his next NFL employer, assuming there is one. He would like to remain a member of the Indianapolis Colts, with whom he has spent the past four seasons, but he realizes that anything is possible.

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Jack Mewhort ‘feeling good … excited to get back out there with whatever team that may be’

As a pending free agent, guard Jack Mewhort can’t be certain of the identity of his next NFL employer, assuming there is one. He would like to remain a member of the Indianapolis Colts, with whom he has spent the past four seasons, but he realizes that anything is possible.

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Saquon Barkley says best part of his Combine performance was team interviews

For Saquon Barkley, his best showing at the NFL Scouting Combine last week wasn’t on the field. It was what he did behind closed doors during the 15-minute interviews with each team that requested one with him.

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Saquon Barkley says best part of his Combine performance was team interviews

For Saquon Barkley, his best showing at the NFL Scouting Combine last week wasn’t on the field. It was what he did behind closed doors during the 15-minute interviews with each team that requested one with him.

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GM Brian Gaine confident in Texans’ ability to enhance roster around Deshaun Watson

As far as new Houston Texans General Manager Brian Gaine is concerned, everything about Deshaun Watson’s second season with the team looks to be encouraging.

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GM Brian Gaine confident in Texans’ ability to enhance roster around Deshaun Watson

As far as new Houston Texans General Manager Brian Gaine is concerned, everything about Deshaun Watson’s second season with the team looks to be encouraging.

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Titans’ Mike Vrabel on coaxing Dean Pees out of retirement: ‘It’s like getting a five-star recruit’

The whirlwind that has been Mike Vrabel’s first month as coach of the Tennessee Titans has seen him pull off one of the more impressive moves by anyone to hire a defensive coordinator. Vrabel managed to land one of the best in the business by convincing Dean Pees to end the retirement he began only four weeks earlier as a member of the Baltimore Ravens’ staff.

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Titans’ Mike Vrabel on coaxing Dean Pees out of retirement: ‘It’s like getting a five-star recruit’

The whirlwind that has been Mike Vrabel’s first month as coach of the Tennessee Titans has seen him pull off one of the more impressive moves by anyone to hire a defensive coordinator. Vrabel managed to land one of the best in the business by convincing Dean Pees to end the retirement he began only four weeks earlier as a member of the Baltimore Ravens’ staff.

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John Elway: ‘Slowly but surely we’re going to see our game go to more of what the college game is doing’

John Elway sees no point in resisting the trend. Quarterbacks emerging from college football mostly work from spread-type offenses with ample run-pass option (RPO) plays.

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John Elway: ‘Slowly but surely we’re going to see our game go to more of what the college game is doing’

John Elway sees no point in resisting the trend. Quarterbacks emerging from college football mostly work from spread-type offenses with ample run-pass option (RPO) plays.

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Jon Gruden on Derek Carr: ‘He’s just been victimized with some injuries and a lack of continuity’

Jon Gruden is ecstatic with his quarterback. And why wouldn’t he be? Derek Carr has shown difference-making ability for the Oakland Raiders.

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Jon Gruden on Derek Carr: ‘He’s just been victimized with some injuries and a lack of continuity’

Jon Gruden is ecstatic with his quarterback. And why wouldn’t he be? Derek Carr has shown difference-making ability for the Oakland Raiders.

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Steve Wilks: Cardinals ‘trying to come up with several options’ to find a quarterback

Steve Wilks is a new NFL head coach, but he has been around the league long enough to fully appreciate how vital it is to find the right quarterback.

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Steve Wilks: Cardinals ‘trying to come up with several options’ to find a quarterback

Steve Wilks is a new NFL head coach, but he has been around the league long enough to fully appreciate how vital it is to find the right quarterback.

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After Super Bowl loss, has the Patriots’ culture changed?

Following a devastating loss in Super Bowl LII, would it be fair to say that the culture has changed within the New England Patriots organization?

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After Super Bowl loss, has the Patriots’ culture changed?

Following a devastating loss in Super Bowl LII, would it be fair to say that the culture has changed within the New England Patriots organization?

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Minkah Fitzpatrick ‘just going to enjoy the whole process’ of the Combine

The NFL Scouting Combine is under way in Indianapolis, and many of the nation’s top college prospects are in for a rigorous stretch of long days spent meeting with team representatives, going through medical examinations, participating in drills, and taking tests. For former Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, the challenges might not be as great as they are for other players.

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Minkah Fitzpatrick ‘just going to enjoy the whole process’ of the Combine

The NFL Scouting Combine is under way in Indianapolis, and many of the nation’s top college prospects are in for a rigorous stretch of long days spent meeting with team representatives, going through medical examinations, participating in drills, and taking tests. For former Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, the challenges might not be as great as they are for other players.

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Josh McCown: ‘When you come off playing your best ball, you want to keep that going’

By the start of the 2018 NFL season, Josh McCown will be 39 years old. He doesn’t see that as a deterrent for continuing to play quarterback in the league.

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Josh McCown: ‘When you come off playing your best ball, you want to keep that going’

By the start of the 2018 NFL season, Josh McCown will be 39 years old. He doesn’t see that as a deterrent for continuing to play quarterback in the league.

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Josh Allen’s college coach: ‘He does need to improve his accuracy’

Wyoming coach Craig Bohl loves the arm strength of his former quarterback, Josh Allen, but he also recognizes the largest flaw in his game.

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Josh Allen’s college coach: ‘He does need to improve his accuracy’

Wyoming coach Craig Bohl loves the arm strength of his former quarterback, Josh Allen, but he also recognizes the largest flaw in his game.

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Reggie Wayne on Andrew Luck: Colts need to ‘find a way to keep him upright’

Reggie Wayne is tired of seeing the team with which he was a part of so much success wallow in so much failure. The former standout Indianapolis Colts wide receiver believes there’s a way for the Colts to return to strength, and it’s obvious: Quarterback Andrew Luck must get and stay healthy.

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Reggie Wayne on Andrew Luck: Colts need to ‘find a way to keep him upright’

Reggie Wayne is tired of seeing the team with which he was a part of so much success wallow in so much failure. The former standout Indianapolis Colts wide receiver believes there’s a way for the Colts to return to strength, and it’s obvious: Quarterback Andrew Luck must get and stay healthy.

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Frank Reich: Colts’ defensive scheme will complement offensive approach

Frank Reich won’t start digging into the type of team he has until next week. That’s when the new coach of the Indianapolis Colts plans to start “exhaustively” watching videotape and studying all of the details of his roster along … Continued

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Frank Reich: Colts’ defensive scheme will complement offensive approach

Frank Reich won’t start digging into the type of team he has until next week. That’s when the new coach of the Indianapolis Colts plans to start “exhaustively” watching videotape and studying all of the details of his roster along … Continued

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Can Baker Mayfield break from the Johnny Manziel comparison at NFL Combine?

Baker Mayfield is really tired of hearing Johnny Manziel’s name when evaluating the former Oklahoma quarterback’s downside heading into the NFL Combine and Draft.

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Can Baker Mayfield break from the Johnny Manziel comparison at NFL Combine?

Baker Mayfield is really tired of hearing Johnny Manziel’s name when evaluating the former Oklahoma quarterback’s downside heading into the NFL Combine and Draft.

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Morgan Burnett would like to stay with Packers, but ‘it’s just all about being wanted’

After eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Morgan Burnett feels the sort of attachment to the team that won’t be easily broken. At the same time, he wants to keep playing in the NFL. He’d like it to continue … Continued

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Morgan Burnett would like to stay with Packers, but ‘it’s just all about being wanted’

After eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Morgan Burnett feels the sort of attachment to the team that won’t be easily broken. At the same time, he wants to keep playing in the NFL. He’d like it to continue … Continued

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Rodney McLeod: Up to ‘leaders in the locker room’ to make sure Eagles maintain Super standard

In the midst of all of the euphoria since hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy earlier this month, the Philadelphia Eagles want it known that they have no intention of this being a one-time thing. As safety Rodney McLeod recently pointed … Continued

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Rodney McLeod: Up to ‘leaders in the locker room’ to make sure Eagles maintain Super standard

In the midst of all of the euphoria since hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy earlier this month, the Philadelphia Eagles want it known that they have no intention of this being a one-time thing. As safety Rodney McLeod recently pointed … Continued

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A.Q. Shipley on Larry Fitzgerald committing to another year with Cardinals: ‘We can now kind of take a deep breath’

The relief is tremendous. Larry Fitzgerald is more than a highly talented wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals. He is standard setter, the catalyst, the difference-maker on and off the field. ‘I kind of thought it was going to go … Continued

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A.Q. Shipley on Larry Fitzgerald committing to another year with Cardinals: ‘We can now kind of take a deep breath’

The relief is tremendous. Larry Fitzgerald is more than a highly talented wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals. He is standard setter, the catalyst, the difference-maker on and off the field. ‘I kind of thought it was going to go … Continued

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Saquon Barkley: ‘It’s important to work out at the Combine because it’s a competition’

Saquon Barkley knows that many NFL draft prospects before him and some in the Class of 2018 don’t believe that working out at the Scouting Combine is a good idea. The former standout running back at Penn State wholeheartedly disagrees with that perspective.

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Saquon Barkley: ‘It’s important to work out at the Combine because it’s a competition’

Saquon Barkley knows that many NFL draft prospects before him and some in the Class of 2018 don’t believe that working out at the Scouting Combine is a good idea. The former standout running back at Penn State wholeheartedly disagrees with that perspective.

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Brady Quinn: Derrick Johnson ‘a guy anyone would have been lucky to have’

Brady Quinn remembers both the teammate, but especially the man with whom he spent one season as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. Derrick Johnson evokes those kinds of feelings for what the linebacker did on and off the … Continued

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Brady Quinn: Derrick Johnson ‘a guy anyone would have been lucky to have’

Brady Quinn remembers both the teammate, but especially the man with whom he spent one season as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. Derrick Johnson evokes those kinds of feelings for what the linebacker did on and off the … Continued

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Bob Quinn: Lions have ‘well-rounded coach’ in Matt Patricia

The Detroit Lions had more than one candidate to fill their head-coaching opening. Nevertheless, it was going to be difficult for someone to have anything approaching the connection that General Manager Bob Quinn had with the man he hired, former New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia.

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Bob Quinn: Lions have ‘well-rounded coach’ in Matt Patricia

The Detroit Lions had more than one candidate to fill their head-coaching opening. Nevertheless, it was going to be difficult for someone to have anything approaching the connection that General Manager Bob Quinn had with the man he hired, former New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia.

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Marv Levy calls Frank Reich ‘the perfect guy’ to lead the Colts

Proud doesn’t do justice to describe the way Marv Levy feels about Frank Reich becoming the new coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Levy, who coached the Buffalo Bills when Reich was the backup quarterback behind Jim Kelly, is absolutely ecstatic.

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Marv Levy calls Frank Reich ‘the perfect guy’ to lead the Colts

Proud doesn’t do justice to describe the way Marv Levy feels about Frank Reich becoming the new coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Levy, who coached the Buffalo Bills when Reich was the backup quarterback behind Jim Kelly, is absolutely ecstatic.

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Josh Rosen excited to get in front of NFL teams to ‘show them who I really am’

Josh Rosen thinks he knows the biggest questions he’ll have to answer for NFL teams leading up to the draft. They’re the same as the ones pretty much everyone else who has been evaluating the former UCLA quarterback has.

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Josh Rosen excited to get in front of NFL teams to ‘show them who I really am’

Josh Rosen thinks he knows the biggest questions he’ll have to answer for NFL teams leading up to the draft. They’re the same as the ones pretty much everyone else who has been evaluating the former UCLA quarterback has.

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Pat Kirwan says 49ers had ‘no choice’ on big money for Jimmy Garoppolo, but doubts Kirk Cousins gets a similar deal

In the end, Pat Kirwan thought Jimmy Garoppolo received maybe $1 million more than he expected, but was hardly surprised that the San Francisco 49ers signed the quarterback to a five-year, $137.5-million contract making him the highest-paid player in the … Continued

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Pat Kirwan says 49ers had ‘no choice’ on big money for Jimmy Garoppolo, but doubts Kirk Cousins gets a similar deal

In the end, Pat Kirwan thought Jimmy Garoppolo received maybe $1 million more than he expected, but was hardly surprised that the San Francisco 49ers signed the quarterback to a five-year, $137.5-million contract making him the highest-paid player in the … Continued

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Charlie Weis ‘befuddled’ by Josh McDaniels’ backing out of Colts job, but understands personal side

Former coach Charlie Weis reacted the way so many others did to Tuesday night’s news that New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was backing out of his agreement to become head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. “I was befuddled,” … Continued

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Charlie Weis ‘befuddled’ by Josh McDaniels’ backing out of Colts job, but understands personal side

Former coach Charlie Weis reacted the way so many others did to Tuesday night’s news that New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was backing out of his agreement to become head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. “I was befuddled,” … Continued

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Ray Lewis humbled as ‘every other guy’ to learn of Hall selection

Until the former standout linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens heard the knock on his hotel room door from Pro Football Hall of Fame president Dave Baker, who would inform him that he had been chosen, Ray Lewis felt as anxious as his fellow finalists.

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Ray Lewis humbled as ‘every other guy’ to learn of Hall selection

Until the former standout linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens heard the knock on his hotel room door from Pro Football Hall of Fame president Dave Baker, who would inform him that he had been chosen, Ray Lewis felt as anxious as his fellow finalists.

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Will Nick Foles go from Super Bowl MVP to blockbuster trade?

Nick Foles went from backup quarterback to Super Bowl MVP. What’s next for the NFL journeyman?

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Will Nick Foles go from Super Bowl MVP to blockbuster trade?

Nick Foles went from backup quarterback to Super Bowl MVP. What’s next for the NFL journeyman?

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Randy Moss on Hall selection: ‘Hard work pays off’

Randy Moss had the numbers that said he should be a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. What the star receiver wanted to make clear Saturday after being voted in as a first-ballot finalist was what was behind … Continued

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Randy Moss on Hall selection: ‘Hard work pays off’

Randy Moss had the numbers that said he should be a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. What the star receiver wanted to make clear Saturday after being voted in as a first-ballot finalist was what was behind … Continued

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Nick Foles: Important for Eagles to do ‘reading and reacting’ vs. Patriots’ defense

Nick Foles knows that the New England Patriots are notorious for playing mind games with opposing quarterbacks. That’s why the Philadelphia Eagles’ QB intends to do his very best not to allow him to get sucked into that little cat-and-mouse … Continued

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Nick Foles: Important for Eagles to do ‘reading and reacting’ vs. Patriots’ defense

Nick Foles knows that the New England Patriots are notorious for playing mind games with opposing quarterbacks. That’s why the Philadelphia Eagles’ QB intends to do his very best not to allow him to get sucked into that little cat-and-mouse … Continued

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James Harrison on being at the Super Bowl with the Patriots: ‘It’s just a blessing’

James Harrison didn’t struggle with having to adjust his mindset from being a linebacker with the Pittsburgh Steelers for virtually the entire 2017 season before suddenly signing as a free agent with the New England Patriots.

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James Harrison on being at the Super Bowl with the Patriots: ‘It’s just a blessing’

James Harrison didn’t struggle with having to adjust his mindset from being a linebacker with the Pittsburgh Steelers for virtually the entire 2017 season before suddenly signing as a free agent with the New England Patriots.

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WATCH: Do you know more about football than Jenny McCarthy?

How much do the folks in Minneapolis actually know about the Super Bowl? Jenny McCarthy roamed the Mall of America to find out.

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WATCH: Do you know more about football than Jenny McCarthy?

How much do the folks in Minneapolis actually know about the Super Bowl? Jenny McCarthy roamed the Mall of America to find out.

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5 reasons you need SiriusXM for Super Bowl LII

A little cold weather couldn’t stop SiriusXM from going all out for Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.

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5 reasons you need SiriusXM for Super Bowl LII

A little cold weather couldn’t stop SiriusXM from going all out for Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.

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Eagles’ Jay Ajayi: From midseason acquisition to Super Bowl

Talk about a wild ride. One day, Jay Ajayi was a member of the Miami Dolphins, the team that made him a fifth-round draft pick in 2015. The next, he was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Eagles’ Jay Ajayi: From midseason acquisition to Super Bowl

Talk about a wild ride. One day, Jay Ajayi was a member of the Miami Dolphins, the team that made him a fifth-round draft pick in 2015. The next, he was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Tom Brady on 8th Super Bowl with Patriots: ‘Hard to believe I’ve been here as many times as we’ve been fortunate to get here’

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are seeking their sixth Super Bowl victory with the Patriots, which would only enhance their already historic stranglehold on winning the big game. But Brady wants to make one thing clear: he takes nothing for granted when it comes to the chance to hoist yet another Lombardi Trophy.

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Tom Brady on 8th Super Bowl with Patriots: ‘Hard to believe I’ve been here as many times as we’ve been fortunate to get here’

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are seeking their sixth Super Bowl victory with the Patriots, which would only enhance their already historic stranglehold on winning the big game. But Brady wants to make one thing clear: he takes nothing for granted when it comes to the chance to hoist yet another Lombardi Trophy.

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Patriots’ Brandin Cooks on Super Bowl experience: ‘You’ve got to get here and go through it yourself’

Brandin Cooks has any number of number of teammates who can tell him all about the Super Bowl experience.

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Patriots’ Brandin Cooks on Super Bowl experience: ‘You’ve got to get here and go through it yourself’

Brandin Cooks has any number of number of teammates who can tell him all about the Super Bowl experience.

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Vance Joseph on coaching at Senior Bowl: ‘You have so many young guys who can’t make it through meetings’

They’re looking at the basics. Not simply the ones that apply to all that happens on the football field — blocking, tackling, running and throwing — but also those that are vital to what takes place in daily NFL off-field live. Such as meetings.

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Vance Joseph on coaching at Senior Bowl: ‘You have so many young guys who can’t make it through meetings’

They’re looking at the basics. Not simply the ones that apply to all that happens on the football field — blocking, tackling, running and throwing — but also those that are vital to what takes place in daily NFL off-field live. Such as meetings.

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We’ve got a killer lineup of SiriusXM hosts heading to the Super Bowl

The Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots are set to face off in Super Bowl LII in Minnesota next Sunday, but before then some of the biggest names at SiriusXM are taking a trip to the cold to give listeners the first-hand experience leading up to the big game.

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We’ve got a killer lineup of SiriusXM hosts heading to the Super Bowl

The Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots are set to face off in Super Bowl LII in Minnesota next Sunday, but before then some of the biggest names at SiriusXM are taking a trip to the cold to give listeners the first-hand experience leading up to the big game.

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WATCH: Terrell Owens won’t be reuniting with this former teammate anytime soon

Terrell Owens knows the perception around him, but that’s not going to stop him from speaking his mind.

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WATCH: Terrell Owens won’t be reuniting with this former teammate anytime soon

Terrell Owens knows the perception around him, but that’s not going to stop him from speaking his mind.

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Terrell Owens on being kept out of the Hall of Fame: ‘It’s a travesty’

Once again, Terrell Owens is a finalist for selection into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Once again, his candidacy will be discussed during the Hall’s annual selection committee meeting on Feb. 3 in Minneapolis, the day before Super Bowl LII.

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Terrell Owens on being kept out of the Hall of Fame: ‘It’s a travesty’

Once again, Terrell Owens is a finalist for selection into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Once again, his candidacy will be discussed during the Hall’s annual selection committee meeting on Feb. 3 in Minneapolis, the day before Super Bowl LII.

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Chris Long on Eagles: ‘We don’t need any confirmation outside to play like us’

They have been doubted. And they have fed off of that doubt. Now, the Philadelphia Eagles find themselves facing the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.

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Chris Long on Eagles: ‘We don’t need any confirmation outside to play like us’

They have been doubted. And they have fed off of that doubt. Now, the Philadelphia Eagles find themselves facing the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.

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Patriots’ Stephon Gilmore on journey to first Super Bowl: ‘It’s hard to believe, where I was last year’

Early in the season, the New England Patriots’ five-year, $65-million contract for free-agent cornerback Stephon Gilmore hardly made Bill Belichick look like his football-genius self.

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Patriots’ Stephon Gilmore on journey to first Super Bowl: ‘It’s hard to believe, where I was last year’

Early in the season, the New England Patriots’ five-year, $65-million contract for free-agent cornerback Stephon Gilmore hardly made Bill Belichick look like his football-genius self.

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Marcedes Lewis: Blake Bortles is ‘cooler than the other side of the pillow’

As far as the veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis is concerned, the Jaguars are in good hands with Blake Bortles behind center. He couldn’t be more impressed with how he has watched Bortles grow and develop into the passer and, especially, the professional he has become.

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Marcedes Lewis: Blake Bortles is ‘cooler than the other side of the pillow’

As far as the veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis is concerned, the Jaguars are in good hands with Blake Bortles behind center. He couldn’t be more impressed with how he has watched Bortles grow and develop into the passer and, especially, the professional he has become.

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Adam Thielen: Case Keenum ‘on a different level’ of preparation for Vikings

Say what you will about the absence of star power among most of the quarterbacks in Sunday’s conference championship games. For Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen, there aren’t enough good things he can say about his quarterback, Case Keenum.

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Adam Thielen: Case Keenum ‘on a different level’ of preparation for Vikings

Say what you will about the absence of star power among most of the quarterbacks in Sunday’s conference championship games. For Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen, there aren’t enough good things he can say about his quarterback, Case Keenum.

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Rodney McLeod: Eagles’ underdog role ‘kind of the story of our season’

It has become a source of humor, something that allows the Philadelphia Eagles to laugh at something that would seemingly have been feeling a bit less than jovial.

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Rodney McLeod: Eagles’ underdog role ‘kind of the story of our season’

It has become a source of humor, something that allows the Philadelphia Eagles to laugh at something that would seemingly have been feeling a bit less than jovial.

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Rob Gronkowski on Patriots’ ability to deal with controversy: ‘It’s the same thing we do every single week’

All of the controversy caused by ESPN’s bombshell story seemed like a distant memory after the New England Patriots took care of business with last Saturday night’s 35-14 divisional-round playoff pounding of the Tennessee Titans that caused them to advance to Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Rob Gronkowski on Patriots’ ability to deal with controversy: ‘It’s the same thing we do every single week’

All of the controversy caused by ESPN’s bombshell story seemed like a distant memory after the New England Patriots took care of business with last Saturday night’s 35-14 divisional-round playoff pounding of the Tennessee Titans that caused them to advance to Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Malik Jackson: Jaguars ‘smacked an ol’ bully in the mouth’

The doubters were many, and their voices provided ample fuel that helped drive the Jacksonville Jaguars to their divisional-round playoff victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday. Yet, no one’s voices apparently did more to propel the Jaguars to their 45-42 triumph than those of the Steelers, some of whom made it clear they were looking past the Jaguars by talking about facing the New England Patriots.

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Malik Jackson: Jaguars ‘smacked an ol’ bully in the mouth’

The doubters were many, and their voices provided ample fuel that helped drive the Jacksonville Jaguars to their divisional-round playoff victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday. Yet, no one’s voices apparently did more to propel the Jaguars to their 45-42 triumph than those of the Steelers, some of whom made it clear they were looking past the Jaguars by talking about facing the New England Patriots.

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Cam Jordan: Saints’ ability to ‘grow together’ key to reaching divisional round

New Orleans defensive end Cam Jordan believes the melding of the team’s younger defensive players with the rest of the unit has gone a long way toward helping the Saints advance to the divisional round of the playoffs.

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Cam Jordan: Saints’ ability to ‘grow together’ key to reaching divisional round

New Orleans defensive end Cam Jordan believes the melding of the team’s younger defensive players with the rest of the unit has gone a long way toward helping the Saints advance to the divisional round of the playoffs.

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New Bears coach Matt Nagy already knows Mitch Trubisky ‘inside and out’

New Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy had the chance to thoroughly study his quarterback, Mitch Trubisky, while Nagy was offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs.

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New Bears coach Matt Nagy already knows Mitch Trubisky ‘inside and out’

New Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy had the chance to thoroughly study his quarterback, Mitch Trubisky, while Nagy was offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Jon Gruden: Derek Carr has ‘got to become a CEO-type quarterback’ for Raiders

One of the bigger questions surrounding the Oakland Raiders giving Jon Gruden a second chance to guide their team is how his aggressive, in-your-face coaching style will work with the players. In particular, one player: Quarterback Derek Carr.

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Jon Gruden: Derek Carr has ‘got to become a CEO-type quarterback’ for Raiders

One of the bigger questions surrounding the Oakland Raiders giving Jon Gruden a second chance to guide their team is how his aggressive, in-your-face coaching style will work with the players. In particular, one player: Quarterback Derek Carr.

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Here’s where Bill Belichick will coach next season, according to Bill Belichick

Rumors have been circulating lately that Bill Belichick might be interested in coaching for the New York Giants.

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Here’s where Bill Belichick will coach next season, according to Bill Belichick

Rumors have been circulating lately that Bill Belichick might be interested in coaching for the New York Giants.

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Former NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino on what predecessor faces: ‘It’s a tough spot, it’s a tough job’

Dean Blandino has great empathy for the man who replaced him as the NFL’s vice president of officiating.

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Former NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino on what predecessor faces: ‘It’s a tough spot, it’s a tough job’

Dean Blandino has great empathy for the man who replaced him as the NFL’s vice president of officiating.

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Eric Decker: ‘There’s a lot of grit’ on the Titans

The Tennessee Titans needed a lot of things to go right to rally from an 18-point deficit in their wild-card playoff victory against the Kansas City Chiefs. Finding the necessary grit to get the job done was one of them.

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Eric Decker: ‘There’s a lot of grit’ on the Titans

The Tennessee Titans needed a lot of things to go right to rally from an 18-point deficit in their wild-card playoff victory against the Kansas City Chiefs. Finding the necessary grit to get the job done was one of them.

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Mark Dominik on Jon Gruden coaching Raiders: ‘You knew that there was an itch there’

Mark Dominik isn’t the least bit surprised to learn the Oakland Raiders have called a press conference Tuesday to introduce Jon Gruden as their new head coach.

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Mark Dominik on Jon Gruden coaching Raiders: ‘You knew that there was an itch there’

Mark Dominik isn’t the least bit surprised to learn the Oakland Raiders have called a press conference Tuesday to introduce Jon Gruden as their new head coach.

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Bill Polian: Franchise QB ‘unfair, stupid label’ for Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen and Josh Allen

Bill Polian isn’t a fan of widespread discussion the presumed top three quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL Draft are going to be “franchise” players. The Hall of Fame general manager thinks that the media has gotten carried away with talking up the respective potential of USC’s Sam Darnold, UCLA’s Sam Rosen and Wyoming’s Josh Allen.

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Bill Polian: Franchise QB ‘unfair, stupid label’ for Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen and Josh Allen

Bill Polian isn’t a fan of widespread discussion the presumed top three quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL Draft are going to be “franchise” players. The Hall of Fame general manager thinks that the media has gotten carried away with talking up the respective potential of USC’s Sam Darnold, UCLA’s Sam Rosen and Wyoming’s Josh Allen.

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A.Q. Shipley on Cardinals losing Carson Palmer, Bruce Arians to retirement: ‘It’s definitely been a whirlwind’

It was a one-two punch to the gut that Arizona Cardinals center AQ Shipley figures he will feel awhile.

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A.Q. Shipley on Cardinals losing Carson Palmer, Bruce Arians to retirement: ‘It’s definitely been a whirlwind’

It was a one-two punch to the gut that Arizona Cardinals center AQ Shipley figures he will feel awhile.

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Brady Quinn: Packers’ next GM’s responsibility is ‘building back up’ roster

Ted Thompson’s exit as general manager of the Green Bay Packers has created an opportunity for someone to overhaul a team that, with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, still very much has a chance to be a contender.

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Brady Quinn: Packers’ next GM’s responsibility is ‘building back up’ roster

Ted Thompson’s exit as general manager of the Green Bay Packers has created an opportunity for someone to overhaul a team that, with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, still very much has a chance to be a contender.

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Mark Dominik on Cardinals replacing Bruce Arians: ‘They’re in a lot of trouble’

The Arizona Cardinals might very well find themselves scrambling for a replacement for Bruce Arians, who announced his retirement from coaching Monday.

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Mark Dominik on Cardinals replacing Bruce Arians: ‘They’re in a lot of trouble’

The Arizona Cardinals might very well find themselves scrambling for a replacement for Bruce Arians, who announced his retirement from coaching Monday.

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Dan Quinn ecstatic about Falcons’ new start time: ‘The later, the better for us’

Unlike at least one other NFL coach who criticized the league’s decision to move games involving teams in the playoff race from 1 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. ET, Dan Quinn is thrilled the Atlanta Falcons’ game against the Carolina Panthers has been shifted to the later time.

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Dan Quinn ecstatic about Falcons’ new start time: ‘The later, the better for us’

Unlike at least one other NFL coach who criticized the league’s decision to move games involving teams in the playoff race from 1 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. ET, Dan Quinn is thrilled the Atlanta Falcons’ game against the Carolina Panthers has been shifted to the later time.

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Bud Dupree on Steelers’ view of James Harrison: ‘As a player, we feel he’s just all about himself’

Bud Dupree was expecting that fellow outside linebacker James Harrison would serve as a good example to him and Harrison’s other younger Pittsburgh Steelers teammates. That never happened.

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Bud Dupree on Steelers’ view of James Harrison: ‘As a player, we feel he’s just all about himself’

Bud Dupree was expecting that fellow outside linebacker James Harrison would serve as a good example to him and Harrison’s other younger Pittsburgh Steelers teammates. That never happened.

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Dean Blandino on Kelvin Benjamin’s TD reversal: ‘There just wasn’t anything obvious to overturn it’

Dean Blandino once sat on the hot seat that Al Riveron occupies as the NFL’s Vice President of officiating. He fully understands how much hotter it has become since Sunday, when Riveron reversed an on-field ruling of a touchdown catch by Buffalo Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin in the Bills’ loss at New England.

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Dean Blandino on Kelvin Benjamin’s TD reversal: ‘There just wasn’t anything obvious to overturn it’

Dean Blandino once sat on the hot seat that Al Riveron occupies as the NFL’s Vice President of officiating. He fully understands how much hotter it has become since Sunday, when Riveron reversed an on-field ruling of a touchdown catch by Buffalo Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin in the Bills’ loss at New England.

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What was the top sports story of the year?

It goes without saying but we’ll say it anyways: It was a great year to be a sports fan.

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What was the top sports story of the year?

It goes without saying but we’ll say it anyways: It was a great year to be a sports fan.

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Panthers get big win, but ‘didn’t play with with the type of attitude we usually do’

It could have easily gone the other way, which would have been something the Carolina Panthers would have lamented for a long time. Panthers cornerback Daryl Worley knew his team wasn’t giving the sort of inspired effort that they usually did in Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Panthers get big win, but ‘didn’t play with with the type of attitude we usually do’

It could have easily gone the other way, which would have been something the Carolina Panthers would have lamented for a long time. Panthers cornerback Daryl Worley knew his team wasn’t giving the sort of inspired effort that they usually did in Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Craig Robertson on making 1st career playoff appearance: ‘The best Christmas gift I’ve gotten in a long time’

After six seasons of being a playoff spectator, New Orleans Saints linebacker Craig Robertson is finally getting a chance to see how the other half lives.

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Craig Robertson on making 1st career playoff appearance: ‘The best Christmas gift I’ve gotten in a long time’

After six seasons of being a playoff spectator, New Orleans Saints linebacker Craig Robertson is finally getting a chance to see how the other half lives.

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Kareem Hunt on Chiefs: ‘Honestly, we’re really dangerous’

Kareem Hunt thinks every team facing the Kansas City Chiefs should expect to have its hands full. And as far as the rookie running back is concerned, that’s especially true of the Chiefs end up reaching the postseason.

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Kareem Hunt on Chiefs: ‘Honestly, we’re really dangerous’

Kareem Hunt thinks every team facing the Kansas City Chiefs should expect to have its hands full. And as far as the rookie running back is concerned, that’s especially true of the Chiefs end up reaching the postseason.

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Brian Robison calls Vikings facing Packers without Aaron Rodgers ‘bittersweet’

The Minnesota Vikings have a chance to clinch the NFC North championship against the Green Bay Packers Saturday night. What they don’t have is a crack at one of the NFL’s all-time great quarterbacks, Aaron Rodgers.

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Brian Robison calls Vikings facing Packers without Aaron Rodgers ‘bittersweet’

The Minnesota Vikings have a chance to clinch the NFC North championship against the Green Bay Packers Saturday night. What they don’t have is a crack at one of the NFL’s all-time great quarterbacks, Aaron Rodgers.

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Mike Adams on Panthers’ playoff pursuit: ‘If we were in the AFC, we would be fine’

At 10-4, the Carolina Panthers have every reason to feel good about their chances of reaching the playoffs. For now, they hold the fifth seed, with the 10-4 New Orleans Saints holding a tie-breaker for the NFC South championship. If the Panthers were in the AFC, they’d pretty much be assured of a spot in the postseason.

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Mike Adams on Panthers’ playoff pursuit: ‘If we were in the AFC, we would be fine’

At 10-4, the Carolina Panthers have every reason to feel good about their chances of reaching the playoffs. For now, they hold the fifth seed, with the 10-4 New Orleans Saints holding a tie-breaker for the NFC South championship. If the Panthers were in the AFC, they’d pretty much be assured of a spot in the postseason.

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All Tre’Davious White wants vs. Rob Gronkowski is ‘big, ol’ W’

When it comes to facing the New England Patriots Sunday, Buffalo Bills rookie cornerback has only one thing on his mind. An opportunity to enhance the Buffalo Bills’ chances of making the playoffs.

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All Tre’Davious White wants vs. Rob Gronkowski is ‘big, ol’ W’

When it comes to facing the New England Patriots Sunday, Buffalo Bills rookie cornerback has only one thing on his mind. An opportunity to enhance the Buffalo Bills’ chances of making the playoffs.

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Do you know what an NFL catch looks like?

Another week, another controversial ending to a marquee matchup between two of NFL’s heavyweights.

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Do you know what an NFL catch looks like?

Another week, another controversial ending to a marquee matchup between two of NFL’s heavyweights.

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Aaron Donald on Rams’ closing in on 1st division title in 14 years: ‘This is what you grind for’

Aaron Donald is in his fourth season with the Rams. Even while establishing himself as one of the top defensive linemen in the NFL, during two years in St. Louis and the Rams’ first in Los Angeles, he experienced plenty of lean times.

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Aaron Donald on Rams’ closing in on 1st division title in 14 years: ‘This is what you grind for’

Aaron Donald is in his fourth season with the Rams. Even while establishing himself as one of the top defensive linemen in the NFL, during two years in St. Louis and the Rams’ first in Los Angeles, he experienced plenty of lean times.

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With Aaron Rodgers’ return, Packers have ‘best player of his generation coming back’

The level of excitement within the Green Bay Packers and among their entire fan base is through the roof.

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With Aaron Rodgers’ return, Packers have ‘best player of his generation coming back’

The level of excitement within the Green Bay Packers and among their entire fan base is through the roof.

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Tashuan Gipson: Jaguars ‘always want a quarterback to test us’

Members of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ defense are especially proud of the fact that they’ve done some of their best work against some of the NFL’s best quarterbacks.

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Tashuan Gipson: Jaguars ‘always want a quarterback to test us’

Members of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ defense are especially proud of the fact that they’ve done some of their best work against some of the NFL’s best quarterbacks.

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Lane Johnson: Eagles came into the season ‘well-prepared’ to handle quarterback change

It was the last thing Lane Johnson, his teammates, coaches or anyone else with a rooting interest in the Philadelphia Eagles ever wanted to see. But Johnson is convinced they can rebound from Carson Wentz’s season-ending knee injury.

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Lane Johnson: Eagles came into the season ‘well-prepared’ to handle quarterback change

It was the last thing Lane Johnson, his teammates, coaches or anyone else with a rooting interest in the Philadelphia Eagles ever wanted to see. But Johnson is convinced they can rebound from Carson Wentz’s season-ending knee injury.

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Richie Incognito on Bills-Colts snow-ver-time game: ‘It was nuts’

Had the game been played under even semi-normal conditions, it would have been considered pretty wild.

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Richie Incognito on Bills-Colts snow-ver-time game: ‘It was nuts’

Had the game been played under even semi-normal conditions, it would have been considered pretty wild.

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Kawann Short: Panthers ‘believed’ they had what it took to beat Vikings

How are the Panthers going to win the NFC North and achieve their goal of reaching the postseason? The same way they approached their victory against the Vikings.

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Kawann Short: Panthers ‘believed’ they had what it took to beat Vikings

How are the Panthers going to win the NFC North and achieve their goal of reaching the postseason? The same way they approached their victory against the Vikings.

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Ricardo Allen on Falcons’ playoff push: ‘If you’ve got a little more to give, just give a little more’

It starts in practice. That was the beginning point of what happened Thursday night, when Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones leapt high in the air to snag a pass from New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

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Ricardo Allen on Falcons’ playoff push: ‘If you’ve got a little more to give, just give a little more’

It starts in practice. That was the beginning point of what happened Thursday night, when Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones leapt high in the air to snag a pass from New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

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Lofton: Browns’ new GM will ‘evaluate what’s going on in that building’

Hall of Famer James Lofton thinks the Browns’ new GM should have a say in who coaches the team.

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Lofton: Browns’ new GM will ‘evaluate what’s going on in that building’

Hall of Famer James Lofton thinks the Browns’ new GM should have a say in who coaches the team.

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Melvin Gordon on Chargers’ surge: ‘To still be in it is just delightful’

The way the season started, the Los Angeles Chargers had no business thinking they would be contending for the division championship. Yet, at 6-6, that’s exactly where they find themselves in the AFC West, tied at the top with the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders.

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Melvin Gordon on Chargers’ surge: ‘To still be in it is just delightful’

The way the season started, the Los Angeles Chargers had no business thinking they would be contending for the division championship. Yet, at 6-6, that’s exactly where they find themselves in the AFC West, tied at the top with the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders.

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Bruce Arians on coaching future: ‘I’m having so much fun right now’

Will he won’t he? That’s the question that has been swirling lately about Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians.

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Bruce Arians on coaching future: ‘I’m having so much fun right now’

Will he won’t he? That’s the question that has been swirling lately about Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians.

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Sammy Watkins on Rams’ success: ‘I haven’t had that since college’

Sammy Watkins knows he’s part of something special with the Los Angeles Rams.

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Sammy Watkins on Rams’ success: ‘I haven’t had that since college’

Sammy Watkins knows he’s part of something special with the Los Angeles Rams.

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Case Keenum ‘super competitive, extremely accurate’

When the Minnesota Vikings signed Case Keenum during the offseason, they were expecting him to be a solid backup quarterback. They ended up getting so much more.

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Case Keenum ‘super competitive, extremely accurate’

When the Minnesota Vikings signed Case Keenum during the offseason, they were expecting him to be a solid backup quarterback. They ended up getting so much more.

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Duane Brown on life with Seahawks: ‘There’s just a feeling of greatness throughout the building’

Duane Brown saw the immediate difference after joining the Seattle Seahawks, the sense that he was a part of a team that had no doubt about its stature in the NFL.

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Duane Brown on life with Seahawks: ‘There’s just a feeling of greatness throughout the building’

Duane Brown saw the immediate difference after joining the Seattle Seahawks, the sense that he was a part of a team that had no doubt about its stature in the NFL.

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Lions’ Golden Tate: ‘There’s always something you can do to be better’

Golden Tate is on pace for his third 1,000-yard receiving season in the past four years. That doesn’t mean the Detroit Lions’ wide receiver takes anything for granted.

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Lions’ Golden Tate: ‘There’s always something you can do to be better’

Golden Tate is on pace for his third 1,000-yard receiving season in the past four years. That doesn’t mean the Detroit Lions’ wide receiver takes anything for granted.

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Brandon Graham on Eagles’ Super Bowl prospects: ‘Sometimes it feels good to look ahead’

As dominant as the Philadelphia Eagles have been in all phases, their players have to fight the urge to look too far ahead and get caught up in thoughts about being a Super Bowl team. So how do they remain focused on the present?

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Brandon Graham on Eagles’ Super Bowl prospects: ‘Sometimes it feels good to look ahead’

As dominant as the Philadelphia Eagles have been in all phases, their players have to fight the urge to look too far ahead and get caught up in thoughts about being a Super Bowl team. So how do they remain focused on the present?

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Le’Veon Bell on Steelers-Bengals rivalry: ‘They don’t like us and we don’t like them’

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t spend a whole lot of time savoring their back-and-forth, down-to-the-wire, 31-28 victory against the Green Bay Packers Sunday night.

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Le’Veon Bell on Steelers-Bengals rivalry: ‘They don’t like us and we don’t like them’

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t spend a whole lot of time savoring their back-and-forth, down-to-the-wire, 31-28 victory against the Green Bay Packers Sunday night.

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Everson Griffen: Vikings have a ‘real close locker room’

To win seven games in a row, the Minnesota Vikings are doing more than playing well in all phases. They also have tremendous cohesion.

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Everson Griffen: Vikings have a ‘real close locker room’

To win seven games in a row, the Minnesota Vikings are doing more than playing well in all phases. They also have tremendous cohesion.

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Rodney McLeod on Eagles’ D: ‘We all have a better comfort zone this year’

Members of the Philadelphia Eagles’ defense knew they were part of something good in 2016, when Jim Schwartz became the team’s defensive coordinator. They’re part of something even better this season.

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Rodney McLeod on Eagles’ D: ‘We all have a better comfort zone this year’

Members of the Philadelphia Eagles’ defense knew they were part of something good in 2016, when Jim Schwartz became the team’s defensive coordinator. They’re part of something even better this season.

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Cam Jordan: Saints are ‘doing a great job of complementary football’

The New Orleans Saints’ eight-game winning streak has seen the team excel in all phases.

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Cam Jordan: Saints are ‘doing a great job of complementary football’

The New Orleans Saints’ eight-game winning streak has seen the team excel in all phases.

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Brandon Graham: Carson Wentz ‘is a winner’ for the Eagles

Defensive end Brandon Graham is quick to recognize one factor that stands out above the rest in the Philadelphia Eagles’ 9-1 record: the play of second-year quarterback Carson Wentz.

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Brandon Graham: Carson Wentz ‘is a winner’ for the Eagles

Defensive end Brandon Graham is quick to recognize one factor that stands out above the rest in the Philadelphia Eagles’ 9-1 record: the play of second-year quarterback Carson Wentz.

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Kyle Rudolph on Vikings with Case Keenum at QB: ‘He isn’t out there as a backup’

Attitude matters, and that’s something Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph believes has served Case Keenum well as the team’s quarterback. Sunday, Keenum led the Vikings to one of their biggest victories of the season against his former team, the Los Angeles Rams.

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Kyle Rudolph on Vikings with Case Keenum at QB: ‘He isn’t out there as a backup’

Attitude matters, and that’s something Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph believes has served Case Keenum well as the team’s quarterback. Sunday, Keenum led the Vikings to one of their biggest victories of the season against his former team, the Los Angeles Rams.

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Falcons’ Dan Quinn: With Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, there’s two plays in one

Dan Quinn knows Russell Wilson better than most opposing coaches. Before becoming head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, Quinn was defensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks, so he saw plenty of the quarterback in practice.

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Falcons’ Dan Quinn: With Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, there’s two plays in one

Dan Quinn knows Russell Wilson better than most opposing coaches. Before becoming head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, Quinn was defensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks, so he saw plenty of the quarterback in practice.

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Saints’ Terron Armstead: ‘We forgot what losing feels like and we want to keep forgetting’

Terron Armstead has been through the bad times, when the New Orleans Saints struggled through three consecutive 7-9 seasons from 2014 to 2016 after going 11-5 and reaching the Super Bowl in his rookie year.

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Saints’ Terron Armstead: ‘We forgot what losing feels like and we want to keep forgetting’

Terron Armstead has been through the bad times, when the New Orleans Saints struggled through three consecutive 7-9 seasons from 2014 to 2016 after going 11-5 and reaching the Super Bowl in his rookie year.

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Mark Barron: Rams’ defenders ‘starting to get more and more comfortable with the scheme’

With Sean McVay as coach, the Rams are playing in the 3-4 look of new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. And they’re excelling in it on the way to a 7-2 record.

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Mark Barron: Rams’ defenders ‘starting to get more and more comfortable with the scheme’

With Sean McVay as coach, the Rams are playing in the 3-4 look of new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. And they’re excelling in it on the way to a 7-2 record.

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A.J. Bouye on Jaguars’ defense: ‘Everybody’s hungry for the ball’

A.J. Bouye loves the common thread in all of the talent the Jacksonville Jaguars have added to their defense this year.

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A.J. Bouye on Jaguars’ defense: ‘Everybody’s hungry for the ball’

A.J. Bouye loves the common thread in all of the talent the Jacksonville Jaguars have added to their defense this year.

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Matthew Stafford on Lions’ progress: ‘We’re getting there’

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford likes most of what he has seen through a 5-4 start, especially with the way the club elevated its game in the second half against the Browns.

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Matthew Stafford on Lions’ progress: ‘We’re getting there’

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford likes most of what he has seen through a 5-4 start, especially with the way the club elevated its game in the second half against the Browns.

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Micah Hyde says Bills are ‘ready to get on that roll and make a push for the playoffs’

To listen to safety Micah Hyde, the 5-3 Bills are right where they need to be entering Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

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Micah Hyde says Bills are ‘ready to get on that roll and make a push for the playoffs’

To listen to safety Micah Hyde, the 5-3 Bills are right where they need to be entering Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

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Zach Brown on Redskins’ 4-4 start: ‘Don’t let our record fool you’

The Washington Redskins’ Week 9 win at Seattle put the team at 4-4. According to linebacker Zach Brown, it also sent a strong message to the rest of the NFL.

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Zach Brown on Redskins’ 4-4 start: ‘Don’t let our record fool you’

The Washington Redskins’ Week 9 win at Seattle put the team at 4-4. According to linebacker Zach Brown, it also sent a strong message to the rest of the NFL.

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Mike Adams credits Steve Wilks for bringing ‘accountability’ to Panthers’ defense

Safety Mike Adams says that he and other players who joined the Carolina Panthers during the offseason — such as Julius Peppers and Captain Munnerlyn — along with everyone else on the defense have benefitted greatly from the guidance of first-year coordinator Steve Wilks.

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Mike Adams credits Steve Wilks for bringing ‘accountability’ to Panthers’ defense

Safety Mike Adams says that he and other players who joined the Carolina Panthers during the offseason — such as Julius Peppers and Captain Munnerlyn — along with everyone else on the defense have benefitted greatly from the guidance of first-year coordinator Steve Wilks.

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Malik Jackson calls A.J. Green’s retaliation ‘selfish’ and ‘cowardly’

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson doesn’t think Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green should have allowed his to reach the level it did after he was shoved to the ground by Jags cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

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Malik Jackson calls A.J. Green’s retaliation ‘selfish’ and ‘cowardly’

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson doesn’t think Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green should have allowed his to reach the level it did after he was shoved to the ground by Jags cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

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Ted Ginn Jr., on Saints’ 6-0 run: ‘We knew what we had in the building’

When the New Orleans Saints began the season 0-2, it was time for some soul searching.

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Ted Ginn Jr., on Saints’ 6-0 run: ‘We knew what we had in the building’

When the New Orleans Saints began the season 0-2, it was time for some soul searching.

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Mark Dominik thinks Texans should place a call to Tony Romo

Given the limited options to replace Deshaun Watson as the Houston Texans’ quarterback, Mark Dominik thinks it would make sense for the team to reach out to one who is sitting in a broadcast booth.

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Mark Dominik thinks Texans should place a call to Tony Romo

Given the limited options to replace Deshaun Watson as the Houston Texans’ quarterback, Mark Dominik thinks it would make sense for the team to reach out to one who is sitting in a broadcast booth.

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Marvin Lewis ‘somewhat relieved’ Bengals’ attempt to trade AJ McCarron to Browns failed

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis makes no attempt to hide his joy over the fact the trade that was supposed to send AJ McCarron to the Browns didn’t get done.

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Marvin Lewis ‘somewhat relieved’ Bengals’ attempt to trade AJ McCarron to Browns failed

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis makes no attempt to hide his joy over the fact the trade that was supposed to send AJ McCarron to the Browns didn’t get done.

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Deion Sanders on Browns: ‘How do you botch a trade?’

Deion Sanders was beside himself in trying to sort out the Cleveland Browns’ unsuccessful attempt to make a trade with the Cincinnati Bengals for quarterback A.J. McCarron.

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Deion Sanders on Browns: ‘How do you botch a trade?’

Deion Sanders was beside himself in trying to sort out the Cleveland Browns’ unsuccessful attempt to make a trade with the Cincinnati Bengals for quarterback A.J. McCarron.

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K.J. Wright: Seahawks ‘know how to finish’

The Seattle Seahawks are on a roll. With four consecutive victories, they now have a 5-2 record and look as if they’re hitting their stride.

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K.J. Wright: Seahawks ‘know how to finish’

The Seattle Seahawks are on a roll. With four consecutive victories, they now have a 5-2 record and look as if they’re hitting their stride.

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Luke Kuechly: Panthers couldn’t ‘lose three in a row’

Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly was back from concussion protocol and feeling good Sunday.

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Luke Kuechly: Panthers couldn’t ‘lose three in a row’

Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly was back from concussion protocol and feeling good Sunday.

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Jeremy Maclin ‘very optimistic’ about Ravens

After the Baltimore Ravens snapped a two-game losing streak with Thursday night’s 40-0 victory against Miami and improved their record to 4-4, the question has to be asked. Where exactly is this team headed?

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Jeremy Maclin ‘very optimistic’ about Ravens

After the Baltimore Ravens snapped a two-game losing streak with Thursday night’s 40-0 victory against Miami and improved their record to 4-4, the question has to be asked. Where exactly is this team headed?

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Eddie Jackson on Bears’ answer to doubters: ‘We’re all we got’

The doubters have expressed their opinions. They expected very little from the Chicago Bears, especially when it became clear during last April’s NFL Draft they were committed with going with a rookie quarterback.

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Eddie Jackson on Bears’ answer to doubters: ‘We’re all we got’

The doubters have expressed their opinions. They expected very little from the Chicago Bears, especially when it became clear during last April’s NFL Draft they were committed with going with a rookie quarterback.

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Dante Fowler Jr., on Jaguars’ sack-cess: ‘It’s really cool to see us out-will our opponents’

Defensive end Dante Fowler Jr., is an integral part of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ pass-rushing dominance.

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Dante Fowler Jr., on Jaguars’ sack-cess: ‘It’s really cool to see us out-will our opponents’

Defensive end Dante Fowler Jr., is an integral part of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ pass-rushing dominance.

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Lane Johnson: Eagles lose ‘a pillar’ in Jason Peters

To Lane Johnson, Jason Peters is so much more than a fellow tackle on the Philadelphia Eagles’ offensive line.

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Lane Johnson: Eagles lose ‘a pillar’ in Jason Peters

To Lane Johnson, Jason Peters is so much more than a fellow tackle on the Philadelphia Eagles’ offensive line.

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Joey Bosa: Chargers aren’t ‘doing that much different’ to turn around 0-4 start

To win their third game in a row after going 0-4, the Los Angeles Chargers must have made some major adjustments, right?

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Joey Bosa: Chargers aren’t ‘doing that much different’ to turn around 0-4 start

To win their third game in a row after going 0-4, the Los Angeles Chargers must have made some major adjustments, right?

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Robert Woods on Rams’ offense: ‘We feel like we can be unstoppable’

How good can the Los Angeles Rams’ offense be? “I don’t even think we’re at our expectations yet,” wide receiver Robert Woods told Bruce Murray and James Lofton on the SiriusXM Blitz. “I think we’re still getting started, still getting going. We feel like we can be unstoppable.”

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Robert Woods on Rams’ offense: ‘We feel like we can be unstoppable’

How good can the Los Angeles Rams’ offense be? “I don’t even think we’re at our expectations yet,” wide receiver Robert Woods told Bruce Murray and James Lofton on the SiriusXM Blitz. “I think we’re still getting started, still getting going. We feel like we can be unstoppable.”

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Eagles’ Carson Wentz ‘on track to be a special, special quarterback’

Carson Wentz has done more than his share to help pick up the slack with a season that has done plenty to validate his being the second overall pick of last year’s draft. The improvement he has made since his rookie year has gone a long way toward making the Eagles arguably the best team in the NFL.

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Eagles’ Carson Wentz ‘on track to be a special, special quarterback’

Carson Wentz has done more than his share to help pick up the slack with a season that has done plenty to validate his being the second overall pick of last year’s draft. The improvement he has made since his rookie year has gone a long way toward making the Eagles arguably the best team in the NFL.

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Pete Carroll: Seahawks place Cliff Avril on IR, says DE faces ‘big decision’

Defensive end Cliff Avril has been placed on injured reserve with neck/spine problems resulting from Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett accidentally stepping on his chin during an Oct. 1 game, coach Pete Carroll told Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan on Movin’ The Chains.

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Pete Carroll: Seahawks place Cliff Avril on IR, says DE faces ‘big decision’

Defensive end Cliff Avril has been placed on injured reserve with neck/spine problems resulting from Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett accidentally stepping on his chin during an Oct. 1 game, coach Pete Carroll told Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan on Movin’ The Chains.

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Jarvis Landry: Dolphins follow Adam Gase’s ‘all of us, all four quarters’ mantra

Adam Gase wasn’t scrambling to make adjustments when his Miami Dolphins players when they entered halftime trailing the Atlanta Falcons, 17-0, last Sunday.

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Jarvis Landry: Dolphins follow Adam Gase’s ‘all of us, all four quarters’ mantra

Adam Gase wasn’t scrambling to make adjustments when his Miami Dolphins players when they entered halftime trailing the Atlanta Falcons, 17-0, last Sunday.

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Malcolm Butler says Patriots ‘lucky’ to get overturned TD vs. Jets

Malcolm Butler has learned more than a few lessons in nearly three-and-a-half seasons as an NFL cornerback. One is that, whenever a ball-carrier is reaching for the pylon, do everything possible to try and punch the ball loose. Another is that there’s nothing that can change the results on the field, so accept them … especially when they go your way.

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Malcolm Butler says Patriots ‘lucky’ to get overturned TD vs. Jets

Malcolm Butler has learned more than a few lessons in nearly three-and-a-half seasons as an NFL cornerback. One is that, whenever a ball-carrier is reaching for the pylon, do everything possible to try and punch the ball loose. Another is that there’s nothing that can change the results on the field, so accept them … especially when they go your way.

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