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Clayton: 49ers run game still a focus

In San Francisco, an efficient running game was a constant during the Jim Harbaugh years. Everything has changed, but the focus on the run game shouldn't, as John Clayton explains.

Romo, Witten Conversation (5:07)
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11hKC Joyner

Fantasy football mock draft: 12-team, half-PPR

Twelve ESPN analysts completed their fourth mock draft of 2015, a 12-team, half-PPR setup. KC Joyner explains his picks and gets insight from other drafters as well.

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Fantasy football: RB depth chart

Your guide to each NFL team's most valuable running backs in terms of fantasy value for the 2015 season.


The Butler did it ...

... with one hand, on the practice field. That's Raiders WR Brice Butler, and he looks in midseason form with this one-handed gem.


Aaron Rodgers kicks it with Munn

While Olivia Munn has been preparing to play Psylocke in the next X-Men movie, the Packers QB has been crashing her workout videos, this time showing off some serious boxing skills.


From 'Beast Mode' to 'Bane'?

Marshawn Lynch was all business at Seahawks camp Monday, working out in a mask.


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Lawyer: Titans WR didn't punch anybody

The lawyer for Titans WR Justin Hunter said Monday that his client didn't sucker punch anybody outside a Virginia Beach bar following a massive brawl inside of it over the July Fourth weekend. "I think our evidence will show, and I'm not going into specific details, that maybe even the group that includes the guy bringing the charges were the aggressors," said attorney Toby Vick, as quoted in The Tennessean. Story

Former Lions RB Mel Farr dies at age 70

The team confirmed former running back Mel Farr died on Monday at 70 years old. Farr was named the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1967 and led the team in rushing yards three times to help him earn two Pro Bowl selections.

Tough love: RB's mom won't wear jersey

“You’ve got to show me a little something, but it won’t be this year,” said Carmen Gordon, mother of Chargers rookie Melvin Gordon. “He's got to earn it. ... So you might see me in the stands, but I won’t have the jersey on. I did the same thing in college because I just want to hear what people are saying.”

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Crouched behind end zone during 1-on-1s to snap pics. Almost got hit w pass, which was my bad. Mariota found me in locker room to apologize!

Mel Kiper Jr. -- man, myth or legend?

Perhaps all three? Consider this: The 55-year-old NFL draft guru said on Mike & Mike that he has never changed a tire, never written a check and never had an ATM card.


Patriots' new-look defense

Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, Vince Wilfork? All gone. Malcolm Butler, get ready. "Can he step up and be the guy ... You'll never forget about Revis, but you're going to always remember [the Super Bowl INT]," Antonio Pierce says.


Giants GM: I've talked with JPP

Jerry Reese described his conversation with injured DE Jason Pierre-Paul as "personal." Reese added on WFAN Radio: "I want to keep it private between him and I, and we'll leave it at that. It was a good conversation." Tom Coughlin said he still hasn't spoken with JPP, "but as long as he's talking to Jerry or somebody in the building, it looks like there's a chance that the communication can open up."

Tony Romo, Jason Witten talk Loyalty

ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden sat down with the Cowboys QB and tight end. Said Witten: "My job is to support [Romo] until we can't play anymore." Said Romo: "We're lucky to be on a team with some really good players."


WR Ace Sanders suspended 10 games

The former Jaguars WR was suspended 10 games for violating the NFL policy and program on substances of abuse, according to ESPN sources. This was his second violation. Sanders was suspended 4 games last season under the same policy. He had four catches for 55 yards.


Aaron Kromer on recent arrest

The Bills O-line coach issued a brief statement to reporters Monday: "I'm sure everybody wants to hear what happened over the last couple of weeks. I'm not at liberty to talk about it," according to ESPN's Dan Graziano. Story

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Giants' DE options without Pierre-Paul

Robert Ayers and Damontre Moore will be counted on, but Field Yates says replacing Jason Pierre-Paul's on-field production will be difficult to do. "He's one of the preeminent edge rushers in the game."


Up close with NFL training camps

Want to know what to watch out for -- besides Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey -- at all 32 NFL camps? Our NFL Nation reporters have you covered. QB auditions highlight storylines


Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

New York Giants' Rashad Jennings? The running back was repping SpongeBob at training camp today.

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Latest in St. Louis' bid to keep Rams

A judge's ruling that no public vote will be required for the use of public dollars on a new proposed stadium "is a step in the right direction for the future of professional football in St. Louis," says ESPN's Nick Wagoner.


Brady will attend Aug. 12 hearing

A source close to Tom Brady tells ESPN's Dan Graziano that the Patriots QB's appearance at the Aug. 12 settlement hearing in New York City was never in doubt. The next step in the case comes Monday night or Tuesday, when the judge decides whether the sides will be allowed to file documents under seal, or whether they have to be filed unsealed.

JPP plans to play this season

Jason Pierre-Paul is in good spirits and says he will play this season, although he's not sure when, according to ESPN's Ed Werder. JPP won't sign his franchise tender until he's sure he can pass a physical, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano.

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