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4hMike Sando

Can Broncos withstand Lynch-Sanchez QB combo?

The Broncos won the Super Bowl with below-average QB play. Can they do the same in 2016 with Paxton Lynch and Mark Sanchez at the helm? Mike Sando explores.

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1mTodd McShay

McShay: Way-too-early 2017 NFL mock draft

Todd McShay takes a preliminary stab at predicting the picks for the 2017 NFL draft, which could feature DE Myles Garrett, RB Leonard Fournette and QB Deshaun Watson coming off the board early.

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19hBen Goessling

Vikings' Peterson donating $100K to flood relief

Adrian Peterson is donating more than $100,000 to relief efforts in his hometown of Palestine, Texas, after flash flooding killed six people there, including a former high school teammate.

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Why Joey Bosa will forge his own path in San Diego

Will new Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa play like his father, John, who spent three seasons in the NFL? Will he be the next J.J. Watt? Neither, according to John Bosa, who says Joey must find his own identity.

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Paxton Lynch to compete in Denver for starting QB job (1:03)
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2dBill Barnwell

Barnwell: Resetting the NFL trade market

If you were hoping for draft-day trades involving disgruntled veterans, you didn't get your wish. But now that the furor of the draft has died down, the trade market could heat up -- or not.

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1dMel Kiper Jr.

Kiper: Early-impact rookies from Round 1

Among the first-rounders who could produce immediately? Expect Shaq Lawson to fill the Bills' pass-rushing void and Josh Doctson to get lots of targets for the Redskins, Mel Kiper writes.

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Joeckel's future with Jaguars up in the air (0:53)
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2dJohn Clayton

Clayton: My five favorite draft classes

On John Clayton's list of his top 2016 classes? Jacksonville, which added two blue-chip talents, and Tampa Bay, which filled immediate needs and got a huge upgrade at kicker.

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Sanchez in better spot than Bradford

John Clayton explains why Mark Sanchez, who makes a quarter of the salary of Sam Bradford, is in a better long-term situation.

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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Jordan Reed is one of the top matchup weapons in the NFL. Smooth route runner, lateral quickness and body control. That's tough on safeties and linebackers in coverage. Even with the past injuries, this had to be a pretty easy decision for Washington to reward Reed with a contract extension. He has the tape and production to back it up. And he's a key piece to the offense.

Bill Barnwell @billbarnwell

Sorry guys! Flight issues mean we have to push the AFC recap podcast back to tomorrow. If only there was a phrase for this.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Here come the draft-pick signings: The Jets have agreed to terms with seventh-round punter Lachland Edwards (Sam Houston State), his agent announced on Twitter. It's four years, $2.4M.

Cam Newton and his brothers freestyle

The Panthers QB revealed a hidden talent when he rapped on Instagram. Dropping rhymes

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons undrafted addition Gerald Dixon Jr., a DT from South Carolina, is the older half brother of his former Gamecocks' teammate, DE Gerald "Lil G" Dixon, and the son of former NFL player Gerald Dixon Sr., a LB for the Browns, Chargers, and Bengals. Confused yet?

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Jones, the Chiefs' top draft pick, has agreed to contract terms, according to a source. Jones, a defensive lineman from Mississippi State, was the Chiefs' top draft pick . The Chiefs selected Jones in the second round.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed said of his five-year contract extension, "It means a lot that the Redskins invested that kind of money in me. I'll show them that they made a good investment and I'll prove them right in making me one of the highest paid [tight ends] in the league."

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans officially name Ryan Cowden director of player personnel and officially acknowledge that scouts Marv Sunderland and Mike Yowarsky won't return. They also moved some current personnel to new roles. Dale Thompson will now be scouting the West Coast region, Brandon Taylor will scout the Southeast, Wes Slay will handle the Midwest and Dennis Polian will be a pro scout.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

The Seahawks and second-round pick Jarran Reed have agreed to terms on a contract, according to Reed's agent. The Seahawks traded up in the second round to draft Reed, and he's expected to compete for the starting nose tackle job immediately.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints DE Cameron Jordan returned to the Pro Bowl as an alternate in January after his second double-digit sack season in 2015. Now he's back on the NFL Network top 100 list – at No. 99, the same spot where Jordan debuted on the list in 2014.