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Players with most to prove for all 32 NFL teams

Can Jimmy Graham rebound from his season-ending injury? Will Eddie Lacy return to his 2014 form? NFL Nation reporters select the player for each team facing a pivotal 2016 season.

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How the Steelers plan to replace Martavis Bryant

Pittsburgh is counting on a three-headed monster to help make up for the loss of WR Martavis Bryant, who will miss the entire 2016 season after failing another drug test.

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Why aren't more teams following Patriot Way with QBs?

NFL teams have tried to emulate New England's gold standard for winning, but there's one Bill Belichick formula most aren't copying, at least not yet: the long-term quarterback strategy behind an aging star.

Seahawks prepping for season without Lynch (1:40)
High expectations for Cowboys' running game (2:53)
Torre: No place for Redskins' nickname in NFL (1:05)
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Rethinking the Rooney Rule

There's no debating that the Rooney Rule has had a positive impact on the NFL, writes Jason Reid, but the league can still do more. Find this story and others on The Undefeated, a newly launched sports and culture site.

Eagles to take it slow with Wentz (1:08)


What's next for Brady and his appeal?

Andrew Brandt projected it could be three to six weeks before the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decides whether to even hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension.


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As he walked toward the elevator leaving Game 4 after Toronto evened the series at 2-2, LeSean McCoy yelled, "That's big for The Six!"

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeSean McCoy throwing footballs into the stands in between third and fourth quarters at Raptors-Cavs Game 4.

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Colts have signed second-round pickT.J. Green.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints released backup long snapper Chris Highland to make room for new receiver Vincent Brown on Monday. The signings of Brown and kicker Connor Barth both became official.

32 players with most to prove in 2016

Whether returning from an injury or rebounding from a disappointing year, each NFL team has a player facing a pivotal 2016 season. Our NFL Nation reporters declare who those players are for the team they cover. Something to prove

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Relations fractured between union and NFL

Louis Riddick says the relationship between players and management is as 'fractured, broken and dysfunctional' as he has ever heard it being.


Takeaways from congressional report

Five things we learned from a congressional report about how the NFL handled a concussion study. What we learned

Congressional report says NFL tried to influence government study

The NFL waged a behind-the-scenes campaign last year to influence a major U.S. government research study on football and brain disease, congressional investigators have concluded in a new report. Story

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