1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. What Does DeAngelo Williams' Restructured Contract Mean for Carolina Panthers?

    DeAngelo Williams bought himself at least another year with the Carolina Panthers when he signed off on restructuring his current deal...

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  14. Is Dolphins RB Lamar Miller a Legitimate Threat to Rush for 1,500 Yards?

    The odds are likely stacked against Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller accomplishing his lofty goal of 1,500 rushing yards during the 2013 season...

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  15. 5 Most Overrated Players in the NFL According to Advanced Stats

    More and more, new, advanced statistics are helping redefine how we value (and sometimes overrate) NFL players...

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  16. What Are the Philadelphia Eagles Getting in RB Felix Jones?

    Signing former first-round running back Felix Jones will give the Philadelphia Eagles a fragile yet intriguing depth talent with rare versatility capable of sticking under new head coach Chip Kelly...

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  17. Are the Tennessee Titans Now the Best Running Team in Football?

    One wouldn't expect last year's 21st-ranked running team in the NFL to suddenly rebound to the top of the league in just one season, but the Tennessee Titans have certainly put themselves on that path this offseason...

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  18. Why Chris Ivory Is Top Candidate for a Breakout Season with New York Jets

    A combination of talent, offensive scheme and opportunity are finally converging for New York Jets running back Chris Ivory , who should be considered one of the league's top breakout candidates for the 2013 season...

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  19. How Concerned Should the Green Bay Packers Be About Eddie Lacy's Toe History?

    The reason behind Eddie Lacy 's fall in the 2013 NFL draft is no longer a secret. Thanks to concerns over Lacy's injury history in his big toe—which two teams have publicly ...

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  20. How Should the Miami Dolphins Use Dion Jordan?

    When the Miami Dolphins aggressively traded up to draft Oregon's Dion Jordan at No. 3 overall last month, the chase to identify Jordan's position in the Miami defense immediately began...

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  21. 10 Contract-Year Stars Set to Explode in 2013

    Never doubt the persuasion of the almighty dollar. While the 2013 NFL season is still four months away, a number of players are scheduled to enter next season on the last year of their respective contract...

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  22. Can the New England Patriots Still Trust Tom Brady in the Clutch?

    As the New England Patriots were building the closest thing to a dynasty the current generation has seen, quarterback Tom Brady rightfully cemented himself as the game's most clutch player...

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  23. Should the Houston Texans Be Worried About Ed Reed's Hip Injury?

    The Houston Texans are using comforting phrases like "should be fine" and "minor" about Ed Reed 's newly discovered hip injury, but there should be plenty of concern about the Texans veteran free agent signing...

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  24. How Much Does John Abraham Have Left in the Tank?

    Despite a set of interesting tweets following his visit to the Tennessee Titans this past weekend, free-agent defensive end John Abraham is not retiring. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL ...

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  25. Which QB Is Under More Pressure in 2013, Andy Dalton or Christian Ponder?

    Few young quarterbacks will enter the 2013 NFL season with more individual pressure resting on their shoulders than Andy Dalton of the Cincinnati Bengals and Christian Ponder of the Minnesota Vikings...

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