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2hMatt Bowen

17 ways NFL players mess up money from the start

For the rookies about to cash their first NFL paychecks, Matt Bowen has a word of advice: Don't invest in a pet tiger.

Appeal extension a good sign for Brady? (2:22)
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22hBill 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.

24mMel 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.

Joeckel's future with Jaguars up in the air (0:53)
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15hJohn 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.

Sanchez: 'I'm thrilled about this opportunity' (0:30)
Bradford wants to go where he can start long term (1:02)

We expected better: Top 25 of unfulfilled potential

ESPN.com presents the top 25 cases of unfulfilled potential in sports history. Some of the athletes who made the list squandered their prodigious talent; others were slowed or stopped by injury. All left us wanting more.

Jets won't increase offer to Fitzpatrick (1:11)
Undrafted LB Eric Striker makes emotional speech to family (1:17)
Andrew Healy

Projecting booms, busts among top QBs

Should the Browns draft Carson Wentz or Jared Goff at No. 2? Football Outsiders' QBASE projection system shows a distinct favorite, and evaluates four more quarterback prospects.

Leaf: Seeing Manziel is like looking in a mirror (1:24)


17 ways NFL players mess up money

For the rookies about to cash their first NFL paychecks, Matt Bowen has a word of advice: Don't invest in a pet tiger. Dollars and no sense

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Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Following the NFL draft, the Vikings' odds of winning their first Super Bowl in 2016 improved to 18/1, according to the Westgate Las Vegas sports book. The Vikings are a 9/1 pick to win the NFC, making them the sixth-most likely choice to win the conference. Westgate current gives the Vikings 5/2 odds of repeating as NFC North champs, putting them behind the Green Bay Packers at 5/8.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Cool experience joining ESPN's best football and fantasy minds at this week's Fantasy Rankings Summit. Saints TE Coby Fleener's breakout potential was a hot topic on Day 1.

SportsCenter @sportscenter

Former NYG/OAK DE Justin Tuck to sign ceremonial 1-day contract & retire a Giant on Friday. (via Dan Graziano)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Two fun outings by Panthers players in Charlotte today. Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen will tee off in the Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am at 1:27 p.m. with Pro Bowl linebacker Luke Kuechly serving as his caddie. Yes, the player that had shoulder surgery in February will tote a golf bag for 18 holes. At Charlotte Motor Speedway around 2 p.m. kicker Graham Gano and Sprint Cup driver Austin Dillon will kick field goals and take a ride around the track.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Tuck will sign a one-day contract and officially retire as a Giant on Friday, according to sources. The two-time Super Bowl champion announced his retirement several weeks ago after two seasons in Oakland. He's a surefire Giants Ring of Honor inductee.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills and Chargers have scheduled a free-agent visit with former Bears guard Matt Slauson. I'm told the Bills are looking at Slauson as a right tackle.