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Las Vegas Raiders? Owner Mark Davis serious about move to Sin City

Yes, there are still several hurdles to be cleared, but owner Mark Davis' fascination with Las Vegas is no passing fancy, writes Paul Gutierrez.

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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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15hBen 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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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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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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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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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.

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The first thing Johnny Manziel must do after resolving legal issues is decide whether he has the desire to play in #NFL, do what's necessary

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets rookies start arriving today for rookie minicamp, their first exposure to professional football. The media will have access to practices tomorrow and Saturday. There might be a Christian Hackenberg story or two.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers have released OT Mike Adams, who missed all of last year with a back injury. Team loaded up on offensive line play, plus it added fourth-round tackle Jerald Hawkins in the draft, so Adams wasn't in the plans.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Although Arizona State coach Todd Graham and former Arizona State LB Antonio Longino reported last weekend that Longino would be joining the Bengals in their rookie camp, a Bengals source said Thursday that Longino was never officially part of the team. The Bengals have yet to pass along any UDFA signings to the NFL. They plan to do that Friday. Longino is currently being held by Cleveland-area police, charged with tampering with evidence in a homicide investigation.

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. Who goes No. 1? (Insider)

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Saints QB chased NFL dream to Germany and back

Griffin Neal didn't know what lay ahead when he went to play semi-pro football in Germany. And he certainly couldn't have foreseen the chain of events that ended with him landing an NFL contract. Achtung Baby

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

NFL rookie camps are an introduction to pro tempo, conditioning and the ability to absorb information. These coaches will install multiple schemes, teach new techniques and expect the rookies to execute on the field. No more combine training. This is real football on the field. And some guys won't make it through a full session. Heavy legs and poor conditioning will be exposed.

Las Vegas Raiders? Owner is serious

There are still several hurdles to be cleared, but the Raiders' fascination with Las Vegas is no passing fancy. It's in the cards

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