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Outsiders: Clady's injury won't doom Broncos

Think Ryan Clady's injury dooms the Broncos' Super Bowl chances? Think again. As long as Peyton Manning is playing quarterback, it doesn't really matter who starts along his offensive line.

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Steve Muench

Muench: Ranking top 5 rookie playmakers

Which NFL rookies will make an impact early on? Steve Muench ranks his top five rookie playmakers for 2015, starting with Ravens WR Breshad Perriman.

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1dMark Dominik

Dominik: 24 players any team would want

Which NFL players would be coveted by every team if they hit the open market? Mark Dominik makes his list, which includes J.J. Watt and Odell Beckham Jr.

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Dez at Cowboys' OTA despite unsigned tender

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has not signed his franchise-tag tender but the Pro Bowler did take part in a limited portion of Thursday's organized team activity at Valley Ranch, sources said.

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Jameis Winston impresses early (2:14)

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Asked if team is preparing to play with Jimmy Garoppolo on opening day, Bill Belichick says team is going "day to day."

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Practice ended with players running on hill behind fields. Now we await interviews, as Jimmy Garoppolo among those expected to speak.

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Tom Brady, as always, was vocal at practice -- encouraging teammates, telling them where to align, and showing emotion on good/bad plays.

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Patriots OTA concludes. Watched QB reps between Brady/Garoppolo. Would describe as close to 50-50, with Brady always leading drill.

Outsiders: Clady injury won't doom Denver

Think Ryan Clady's injury dooms the Broncos? Think again. Peyton Manning, who has the lowest sack rate (3.07%) in NFL history, is essentially offensive line-proof. Stick any five-man combination in front of him and he'll make it work. Rarely under pressure (Insider)

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Golic: Peterson missed chance to lead

Mike Golic understands Adrian Peterson's venting about his dissatisfaction with his contract, but asks what did he do to work with the union beforehand?

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The Chiefs have promoted Chris Ballard to director of football operations. He had been their personnel director

Brady begins a day full of football

Tom Brady is passing at the Patriots' organized team activity today, and is later hosting a charity game at 6 p.m. ET. Teammates Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola are also expected to participate.

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'Crazy how one side has so much power'

Adrian Peterson unleashed several tweets Thursday venting about the leverage the Vikings have and argued he should get some protection against the possibility the team eventually will release him with money remaining on his deal. All about the money

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Jags hire John Idzik as special assistant

The former Jets GM will assist Jacksonville GM Dave Caldwell. Said Caldwell: "He'll work a lot with the salary cap and budgets and also some negotiations with free agents." Idzik will also so some scouting at the pro and college levels.

Sando: Which QBs have best contracts

Which NFL quarterbacks have the best deals (for themselves) on their long-term contracts? Ravens QB Joe Flacco comes in at No. 1. Writes Mike Sando: "Flacco is seen around the league as a good QB with a great QB's contract." Complete rankings (Insider)

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