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Joyner: Why Eagles are NFC East favorites in 2015

Will Philly dethrone Dallas in the NFC East? The addition of QB Sam Bradford and a promising running game are among the reasons to believe the Eagles will soar this season.

KC Joyner

Joyner: Philly is NFC East favorite over Dallas

Will Philly dethrone Dallas in the NFC East? The addition of QB Sam Bradford and a promising running game are among the reasons to believe the Eagles will soar this season.

Newton nearing long-term deal with Panthers (1:07)
Weatherford uninjured after early morning car accident (0:50)
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1hSharon Katz & Hank Gargiulo

Katz: Identifying impact fantasy rookies

Sharon Katz and Hank Gargiulo utilize snap count data to identify impact rookies in fantasy football for 2015.

Latest on Wilson's contract negotiations (1:10)
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2dMark 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.


Weddle: Chargers won't talk extension

S Eric Weddle told ESPN's Eric D. Williams that San Diego won't discuss a contract extension this year. "He'll be excited about playing this year and then hit free agency," Weddle's agent, David Canter, told the San Diego Union-Tribune.


Giants punter unhurt in car accident

Steve Weatherford said he was "incredibly blessed" to avoid major injury after the rental car he was driving Monday morning was totaled when it hydroplaned into a median. His injuries were minor. "Fortunate to be alive"


Crux of Eric Weddle-Chargers standoff

Eric D. Williams examines the two sides of this disagreement: [Weddle is] frustrated. He feels like he gave a lot to this franchise. ... In terms of the team, they feel like they already paid him. Five years, $40 million [in 2011]."


Redskins remove seats from FedEx

For the 3rd time in the last 5 years, Washington has removed thousands of seats from FedEx Field. Attendance never surpassed 81,000 and averaged less than 78,000 last season, when capacity was listed at 85,000.

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Rex Ryan, Bills hit the links for charity

The coach had Buffalo players spend today's OTA session away from football at Jim Kelly's charity golf tournament. "It's not just lip service, I want to do some things that bring the team together."


Manziel 'easy target' for some fans

Field Yates on the incident involving a fan and a water bottle: "With Johnny Manziel, every part of his offseason is going to be dissected. The microscope for him is as large [as] probably any other quarterback in the NFL right now."


Indy-Seattle popular in Las Vegas

The Golden Nugget sportsbook has released odds on potential Pro Football Championship matchups. Seattle vs. Indianapolis at 10-1 is the most likely matchup. The least likely? Tampa Bay vs. Tennessee (1,000-1).

Larry Donnell has tendinitis in Achilles

The 3rd-year TE, coming off a breakout season in 2014, is wearing a walking boot and not practicing during OTAs. Coach Tom Coughlin says Donnell has tendinitis in his left Achilles.

How to offset Broncos' OL woes

Mark Schlereth on losing a player of Ryan Clady's caliber: "This offensive line certainly as you look at it, face value, is the weak link of this team. You're going to have to, through scheme, protect this offensive line."


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Cam Newton: 14-4 record after November (reg. season only). Only Tom Brady has more reg-season Dec/Jan wins than Newton since start of 2011

Johnny Manziel throws bottle at fan

The fan reportedly had been heckling the QB for several hours. According to Manziel's friend, he yelled "good luck never starting in the NFL," and the QB responded "What?" and threw the water bottle. A Browns source called it a "non-story" to ESPN's Pat McManamon. Time for a security team?

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John Keim @john_keim

Bruce Allen on new stadium: "We've had conversations w/Maryland, Virginia & DC. It's in the preliminary stages; we like where it's going."

Field Yates @FieldYates

Updated list of QB's under contract through 2020: Cam Newton Ryan Tannehill Colin Kaepernick Andy Dalton Jay Cutler

John Keim @john_keim

FWIW, Bruce Allen said the Redskins voted against the extra point proposal last month because "for 95 years it's been pretty effective."

Newton set to be Panther until 2020

ESPN's Field Yates on the Carolina Panthers closing in on a long-term Cam Newton contract: "This was a No. 1 priority for the team this offseason -- was getting Cam Newton extended." (via SportsCenter)


Newton, Panthers close to extension

Carolina's franchise QB Cam Newton is close to finalizing a long-term deal with the team, according to ESPN and media reports. Newton, the first pick in 2011, is in the final year of his rookie deal. He is a two-time Pro Bowler and is 30-31-1 overall and 1-2 in the playoffs.

The key to Eli Manning's durability

"He does a great job of taking care of his body in the offseason," ESPN's Antonio Pierce told SportsCenter. "His mindset is that 'I have to be there for [the] team.'" Manning's 167 straight starts is the most by an active QB.


Field Yates @FieldYates

49ers OLB Aldon Smith receives a $200,000 roster bonus today as part of his restructured contract.