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Offensive rookie of year candidates: Why a kicker could win

Ezekiel Elliott appears to be the favorite to earn 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors, but KC Joyner says there's a special kicker in Tampa Bay who could put up a good fight.

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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)


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Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson at the first day of Phase 3 of OTAs two days after head-on collision with former Duke QB Anthony Boone. As reported Thompson was not injured.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Bills' updated "media policy" for 2016, which includes stricter rules about what can be reported on injuries during closed practices -- including today's OTA.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots owner Robert Kraft shows up to the owners meetings with the fresh Nikes.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers making their way to the field for the first session of Phase 3 of OTAs. Nice breeze and cooler than normal so they get a break.

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Beautiful morning in Charlotte, NC where today NFL owners will award 3 Super Bowl sites, discuss expanding replay, and allowing coaches and players to use video on sidelines. Raiders to Vegas not on the agenda.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

We will find out here which teams will be awarded the Super Bowls for 2019, 2020, 2021. Atlanta hoping for 2019 at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Los Angeles after that?

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.


Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

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.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

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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