1. What Can We Expect From Brandon Marshall In 2013?

    Somewhat quietly, Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall put together a career season in 2012. All but lost in the shadow of Calvin Johnson's record-setting season, Marshall set new career bests with 118 receptions, 1,508 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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  2. How Chris Johnson Can Break the 2,000-Yard Barrier Again

    Four years removed from his first 2,000-yard season, and with a rebuilt offensive line in front of him, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson is once again talking about that benchmark number for his position...

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  3. Austin Collie Wants to Return to Football, but NFL Teams Must Turn Him Away

    Everywhere around him last season, former Indianapolis Colts receiver Austin Collie was surrounded by inspiring comeback stories. Peyton Manning overcame three neck surgeries to become the NFL 's Comeback Player of the Year...

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  4. Twitter Reacts to the Passing of NFL Hall of Famer Deacon Jones

    The National Football League lost one of the pioneers of its sport with the passing of Hall of Fame defensive end Deacon Jones late Monday night...

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  5. Why Is There No Interest in Free-Agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw?

    Despite early interest and a clean bill of health, running back Ahmad Bradshaw has barely registered on the free-agent market since the completion of the NFL draft. As Evan Silva of Rotoworld ...

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  6. What Can Robert Griffin III Learn from Donovan McNabb?

    There are few quarterbacks in modern NFL history that can match Donovan McNabb 's experience over the vast range of issues—both on and off the field—that so routinely plague the game's most important position...

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  7. Steve Smith's Abrupt Retirement Reminds Us That Not Everyone Is Adrian Peterson

    The retirement of 28-year-old receiver Steve Smith should be a swift reminder that superhuman recoveries like the one made by Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson remain the exception, not the norm...

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  8. Why Peyton Manning's Arm Strength is Such a Big Deal for the Denver Broncos

    Just a year removed from his fourth neck surgery, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning played the majority of 2012 with a right arm that lacked its former strength...

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  9. What Can We Expect from Matt Flynn as the Raiders' Starting QB?

    The calendar still says May, and the regular season remains nearly 100 days away, but the Oakland Raiders are clearly straying away from a truly open competition at quarterback...

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  10. Highlighting the Latest Injury News from NFL OTAs

    Dealing with injuries in May is obviously preferable over being stung during the regular season, but several NFL teams have witnessed key players suffer injuries during organized team activities (OTAs) this week...

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  11. What If LeBron James Jumped from the NBA to the NFL?

    Michael Jordan once left the game of basketball at the height of his powers to try his hand at baseball. What if LeBron James did the same, but with football? We'd get the answer to one of the greatest "what ifs" in sports...

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  12. Are the Browns Making a Mistake Giving Jim Brown a Bigger Role in Cleveland?

    Determined to put a better football product on the field in coming seasons, the Cleveland Browns are also making headway on establishing some positive public relations ahead of the 2013 season...

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  13. Is Michael Vick off His Rocker Saying He's the Fastest QB in the League?

    Despite an influx of young, athletic quarterbacks with wheels, Michael Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles insists he's still the game's fastest player at the position. And he's not wrong...

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  14. Drawing Up the Best Layout for an NFL Calendar Year

    Both necessity and an effort to control a larger share of its audience's attention are driving the NFL to alter its annual schedule—which has been mostly untouched for the last two decades—in future seasons, including 2014...

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  15. With Brian Urlacher and Ray Lewis Out, Who Makes Up New Era of NFL MLBs?

    The retirements of Brian Urlacher and Ray Lewis —two of the iconic defensive players of the last 15 years—have opened the door for the next era of dominant middle linebackers to get their due...

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  16. Does Michael Crabtree's Injury Make Seahawks Favorites in Loaded NFC West?

    In a divisional race as contested as the NFC West is likely to be in 2013, a significant injury like the one suffered by San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree Tuesday just might tilt the scales in the Seattle Seahawks ' direction...

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  17. Where Does Brian Urlacher Rank Amongst Greatest LBs in NFL History?

    Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is ending his Hall of Fame career after 13 NFL seasons. Urlacher, who turns 35 years old at the end of May, gracefully announced his retirement on Wednesday...

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  18. San Francisco Awarded Super Bowl L, What Does it Mean for 49ers?

    While the San Francisco 49ers have their sights set on playing in a second consecutive Super Bowl next season, the franchise was presented with a rare but obtainable goal for later down the road on Tuesday...

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  19. Winners and Losers of Proposed NFL Draft Move to May

    The NFL 's desire to move its annual draft back to the month of May will produce both winners and losers...

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  20. Is Dolphins S Reshad Jones Justified in Skipping OTAs?

    After waiting around patiently while the Miami Dolphins freely spent gobs of cash this spring, safety Reshad Jones is now justified in accelerating his own payday by skipping the start of organized team activities ( OTAs )...

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  21. How the San Diego Chargers Will Use Dwight Freeney in 2013

    Replacing the promising Melvin Ingram with veteran pass-rusher Dwight Freeney means the San Diego Chargers will have to be much more diverse in their defensive looks next season...

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  22. Charles Woodson: Signing with Raiders Would Be Fitting Conclusion to Career

    A return to the Oakland Raiders may not bring Charles Woodson any closer to another Super Bowl, but signing with the franchise that originally drafted him would be a fitting conclusion to his Hall of Fame career...

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  23. Is Brian Hoyer a Legitimate Threat to Start for the Cleveland Browns?

    Career backup Brian Hoyer may not wind up as the Cleveland Browns starting quarterback in Week 1 of next season, but all indications point to him getting every chance to win the lead job this summer...

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  24. Is Randy Moss Worth a Roster Spot in 2013?

    Currently unemployed receiver Randy Moss isn't sure if he wants to play football in 2013. Ultimately, that decision might not be his to make...

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  25. 5 Most Underrated Players in the NFL According to Advanced Stats

    On Wednesday, we ran down the five most overrated players in the NFL based on advanced statistics. Today, we'll take a stab at identifying five of the most underrated players using the same criteria...

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