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Seifert: Packers have a distinct, potent formula at wide receiver

In Green Bay, the wide receivers are asked to do more, and yet they also come a lot cheaper than guys like Dez Bryant. Kevin Seifert explains the formula.

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Fantasy football mock draft: 12-team, half-PPR

Twelve ESPN analysts completed their fourth mock draft of 2015, a 12-team, half-PPR setup. KC Joyner explains his picks and gets insight from other drafters as well.

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Fantasy football: RB depth chart

Your guide to each NFL team's most valuable running backs in terms of fantasy value for the 2015 season.


JPP plans to play this season

Jason Pierre-Paul is in good spirits and says he will play this season, although he's not sure when, according to ESPN's Ed Werder. JPP won't sign his franchise tender until he's sure he can pass a physical, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano.

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Giants GM: I've talked with JPP

Jerry Reese described his conversation with injured DE Jason Pierre-Paul as "personal." Reese added on WFAN Radio: "I want to keep it private between him and I, and we'll leave it at that. It was a good conversation." Tom Coughlin said he still hasn't spoken with JPP, "but as long as he's talking to Jerry or somebody in the building, it looks like there's a chance that the communication can open up."

Patriots' new-look defense

Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, Vince Wilfork? All gone. Malcolm Butler, get ready. "Can he step up and be the guy ... You'll never forget about Revis, but you're going to always remember [the Super Bowl INT]," Antonio Pierce says.


Clayton: 49ers run game still a focus

In San Francisco, an efficient running game was a constant during the Jim Harbaugh years. Everything has changed, but the focus on the run game shouldn't according to ESPN NFL writer John Clayton. Can Niners keep rolling with the run?

Davis: 'We've gotten better each year'

LB Thomas Davis says the Panthers have been "a team on the rise," and he likes their chances to build on last season's rally into the playoffs.


Prosecutor questions tipster's motives

A Massachusetts prosecutor says an anonymous tipster who raised questions about a juror in the murder trial of former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez wrote sexually explicit letters to him before and during the trial. Story

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Chargers' Gordon back at practice

Rookie RB Melvin Gordon returned to practice today, one day after not practicing in order to get himself "back right," he said. Gordon stressed he wasn't hurt and fully participated in training camp. "It's been good going with the pads," he said afterwards.

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The Butler did it ...

... with one hand, on the practice field. That's Raiders WR Brice Butler, and he looks in mid-season form with this one-handed gem.


From 'Beast Mode' to 'Bane'?

Marshawn Lynch was all business at Seahawks' camp today, working out in a mask.


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Redskins CB Mitchel has shoulder injury

Washington's fifth-round pick Tevin Mitchel suffered a torn labrum in shoulder and will need surgery. He likely will miss the 2015 season. At best, Mitchel would have been a No. 5 corner on the depth chart, but a possible choice to replace Bashaud Breeland (MCL) in the slot for the season opener.

Mel Kiper Jr. -- man, myth or legend?

Perhaps all three? Consider this: The 55-year-old NFL draft guru said on Mike & Mike that he has never changed a tire, never written a check and never had an ATM card.


Seattle laying a foundation

By getting players like QB Russell Wilson and LB Bobby Wagner signed to long-term deals, the Seahawks now have 8 key players locked up through at least 2017.

Giants' DE options without Pierre-Paul

Robert Ayers and Damontre Moore will be counted on, but Field Yates says replacing Jason Pierre-Paul's on-field production will be difficult to do. "He's one of the preeminent edge rushers in the game."


Aaron Rodgers kicks it with Munn

While Olivia Munn has been preparing to play Psylocke in the next X-Men movie, the Packers QB has been crashing her workout videos, this time showing off some serious boxing skills.


Baltimore's Matt Elam has torn biceps

The Ravens have confirmed after testing that the safety suffered a complete tear of his biceps, according to ESPN sources. The injury will require surgery and result in the team placing Elam on season-ending injured reserve. He started 26 games over the last two seasons.

Big Ben gets the day off

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is doing some light running, but he won't be practicing today as the team's giving him the day off.

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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

New York Giants' Rashad Jennings? The running back was repping SpongeBob at training camp today.

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Lions place Haloti Ngata on NFI list

Ngata starts training camp on the active/non-football injury list, which he can come off of at any point. Ngata is dealing with a minor hamstring strain, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Lions training camp begins today.

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