1. Jaguars vs. Bears: What to Watch for in Preseason Week 2 Opener

    On Thursday night, the Jacksonville Jaguars visit the Chicago Bears as both teams play their second game of the preseason —a nd they'll do so in front of a national audience, as it's the lone NFL game on the schedule...

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  2. Which Rookies Are Already Shining in NFL's Preseason?

    Week 1 of the NFL preseason is complete, and regardless of which team won and by what score, there were a number of superlative performers. It's time to credit the first-year players who are already making an impact...

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  3. NFL Preseason Week 1: What to Watch for in Saturday's Matchups

    Week 1 of the NFL preseason will wrap up Saturday night with four juicy contests, and each one is rife with questions...

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  4. NFL Preseason Week 1: What to Watch for in Friday's Matchups

    While many (incorrectly) dismiss the preseason as nothing more than a month's worth of fodder before the regular season begins, there is much knowledge to be gleaned from the proceedings...

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  5. The Complete Guide to NFL Preseason

    The NFL preseason might have kicked off this past Sunday in Canton, Ohio, as the New York Giants downed the Buffalo Bills in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, but it won't actually ...

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  6. Why the Buffalo Bills Could Be the NFL's Biggest Surprise Team of 2014

    On Saturday night, former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame...

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  7. Derrick Brooks: Inside the Legacy of 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee

    This Sunday, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, culminating a professional journey that began on draft day in 1995...

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  8. Buying or Selling NFL's 50 Best Players as Eventual Hall of Fame Inductees

    This Sunday, the NFL will induct seven new players into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. And there are a number of players currently playing who will one day join them in football immortality...

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  9. Why Geno Smith vs. Michael Vick Is 2014's Most Important Training Camp Battle

    On a freshly groomed football field in Cortland, New York, the fight to become the starting quarterback of the New York Jets is finally underway...

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  10. Projecting the Most Improved NFL Player at Every Position for 2014

    With training camps opening across America, it's a time for boundless optimism in the NFL world. And in that vein, it's time to project the most improved NFL player at every position in 2014...

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  11. Does J.J. Watt Deserve Franchise Quarterback Money in Next Contract?

    In his three NFL seasons, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has established himself as the best defensive player in the league and arguably the most valuable non-quarterback on any roster...

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  12. Projecting Which NFL Starters Will Lose Their Starting Jobs in Training Camp

    Over the next week, every NFL team will have reported to training camp, meaning preseason and the regular season are right around the corner...

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  13. Surveying Remaining NFL Free Agents and Their Best Team Fits

    While NFL rosters have largely taken shape after the initial boom of free agency and the draft, there are still a number of quality players remaining on the market that could play substantial roles in the 2014 season...

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  14. 2014 NFL Training Camps: Complete Guide, Schedule for Each Team

    Can you smell it? Can you feel it? Can you taste it? After a long offseason of waiting, football is almost back, with training camps set to begin over the next two weeks throughout the NFL ...

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  15. The NFL's Best Young Projects

    Every NFL team has players on its roster that won't necessarily be counted on for the upcoming season but instead profile as prospects who could potentially develop into contributors or stars...

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  16. Every NFL Team's Riskiest Move So Far This Offseason

    The NFL offseason is a time for boundless optimism, as every club seemingly morphs into an amalgamation of the '85 Bears and '07 Patriots after free agency and the draft...

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  17. Which NFL Players Have the Most to Lose in 2014?

    For a certain select group of NFL players, more than just wins and losses is on the line in 2014. A lot will end up riding on these players' on-field performance, as their bank accounts and reputations are at stake...

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  18. NFL Position Battles That Won't Be Decided Until the End of Training Camp

    Football fans, we've made it. The calendar has officially turned to July, and while that means we'll soon be stuffing our faces and setting off fireworks in honor of America, it more importantly signals that NFL training camps will soon commence ...

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  19. NFL Playoff Odds for Every Team at the Start of July

    The calendar has officially turned to July, and that means the opening of training camps are now just a few weeks away ...

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  20. Breaking Down Biggest Potential Holdout Headaches Heading into Camps

    Although they don't occur with nearly the frequency they did before the last CBA was ratified in 2011, training camp holdouts are still a concern for each NFL franchise and present a significant headache if executed...

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  21. Looking Back at the 10 Biggest Steals of the 2014 Offseason

    With OTAs in the rearview mirror and training camps set to open in about a month, the NFL 's business season has just about drawn to a close, meaning that we can now evaluate which moves rank among the biggest steals of the offseason...

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  22. Who's the Biggest Standout of Every NFL Team's Offseason So Far?

    We are officially through OTAs, and the NFL calendar will soon shift to training camp. But before the pads are strapped on and actual football commences, it’s time to recognize the biggest standout of every NFL team’s offseason so far...

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  23. Reassessing Every NFL Team's Salary-Cap Situation After OTAs

    Prior to the start of the league's new year on March 11, we provided you with a salary-cap primer for every NFL team, and now that we're through OTAs, it's time to reassess all 32 situations...

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  24. Under-the-Radar Players Making a Name for Themselves in NFL Minicamps

    While the vast majority of NFL coverage is squarely focused on the elite and well-known, there are a number of under-the-radar players currently making a name for themselves in minicamps...

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  25. Impressive NFL OTA Performances We Can't Ignore

    As the NFL calendar turns to June, hope springs eternal. Almost every player looks like a world-beater in shorts, and fanbases bubble with optimism over performances in offseason team activities (OTAs)...

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