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4hJeremy Fowler

Steelers find hidden win in Le'Veon Bell suspension

Le'Veon Bell's suspension could hurt the Steelers on the field, but will give them leverage when negotiating his deal when he's a free agent in 2017.

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Top stats to know: AFC training camps

NFL teams report to training camp this week. Here are the top stats to know about every AFC team heading into the 2016 NFL season.

No reason for Eagles to rush Wentz (1:05)
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Mike Sando

The next wave of NFL head coaches

Todd Haley's work in Pittsburgh has him on the head-coaching radar, but which other NFL assistants will also be in the running? Mike Sando takes a look around the league.

Elliott situation won't be a major distraction (1:00)
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3dJohn Clayton

Ranking next year's top 25 NFL free agents

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins, who's playing under the franchise tag, and Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu, who's coming back from a knee injury, are among the top projected free agents in the 2017 class.

Talent not the issue for Giants' defense (0:45)
Norman 'couldn't care less' about Beckham Jr. comments (1:52)


Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike McCarthy: "It's great to get started." Packers coach said players were in at 5:30 this morning.

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The most impressive sports accomplishment of the weekend? Charles Barkley played 3 rounds of golf in Lake Tahoe & didn't have a single par

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles said he spent 6 days with throwing coach Tom House in California fine-tuning his mechanics and making a few minor tweaks.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Comparisons between the NFL investigations into Tom Brady (Deflategate) and Peyton Manning (HGH) are inevitable. One word sticks out to me from today's announcement on Manning. The league said it could find no "credible" evidence that Manning violated its policy for performance-enhancing substances. It begs the question: Was the evidence collected on Brady "credible?"

Phil Sheridan ESPN Staff Writer 

Eagles rookie QB Carson Wentz says he slept well before his first day of training camp -- "until about 5, when those thunderstorms came through. It was cracking."

Manning cleared of any PED use

Following a seven-month investigation, the NFL has determined that Peyton Manning did not use HGH or any other performance-enhancing drug banned under the league's policy. Story

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To be clear: The rules for Tom Brady's suspension are in no way different from the rules for any other suspended player.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

You know Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly is a "Tackling Machine." But did you know he eats bears? Well, not literally. The 2013 NFL Defensive Player of the Year has signed a three-year deal with "Eat the Bear," a sports nutrition-based lifestyle business providing clean and lean supplements to support pure achievement, "Eat the Bear and I share the mantra that some days you eat the bear, and some days the bear eats you. Everyday isn't easy. Every workout isn't easy, but you wake up with this mindset, and it helps you overcome life's challenges," Kuechly said.

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BREAKING: NFL investigation determines Peyton Manning did not use HGH or any other banned PEDs. es.pn/2aqsfDD

First Take: Aldon Smith should be banned for stupidity

Stephen A. Smith reacts to LB Aldon Smith being in hot water for allegedly appearing in a condemning video that surfaced on his social media.


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Peyton Manning cleared after investigation; both Mannings cooperated fully; investigation into other players named continues, per sources.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

After a seven-month investigation, NFL has determined that Peyton Manning did not use HGH nor any other PED, sources told ESPN.

Jennings announces NFL retirement

Veteran WR Greg Jennings announced his retirement from the NFL and says he is excited for what the future has in store for him: "The past 20 years of my life has been football, but today that all changes." Jennings moves forward

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Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said LT Kelvin Beachum (knee) will be on the field when camp begins Thursday.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans GM Jon Robinson told me outside linebacker Kevin Dodd "looks good, should be good to go" when the team hits the field on Saturday. Dodd was the 33rd pick of the draft out of Clemson and the team hopes he will be a third quality edge pass rusher. He had surgery in late May to insert a screw in his right foot to repair a stress fracture. The Titans should open camp with everyone available.