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Favre, Stabler highlight eight-member Hall class

Quarterbacks Brett Favre and Ken Stabler and receiver Marvin Harrison headline the Pro Football Hall of Fame's eight-member class of 2016. They will be formally inducted in Canton on Aug. 6.

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Clayton: Broncos' defense is among best ever

Though Denver's defense doesn't quite have a nickname to match its stellar play, it does have the talent and swagger to be considered among the best units of all time.

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Cousins, Bell reunite at the Super Bowl (4:24)
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Cam Newton's unquestionable talent (2:05)
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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera on Cam Newton being named the NFL MVP: "This validates him, and deservedly so. He's done the things that we've asked of him, and he's developed into a player that a lot of us believed he could be. But for him, there's still more to come."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

After presenting the three candidates -- Cam Newton, Devonta Freeman and Antonio Brown -- for the fantasy player of the year award at NFL Honors on Saturday evening, Bills coach Rex Ryan joked on stage, "There was two other guys on there, but we took off Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski for obvious reasons."

KC Joyner ESPN Insider 

QBs have won AP NFL MVP & played in the Super Bowl 18 times. Their Super Bowl record: 6-12. Might not be a good omen for Cam Newton.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Final vote for AP NFL MVP: Cam Newton, Panthers 48 Tom Brady, Patriots 1 Carson Palmer, Cardinals. 1 Landslide

JJ Watt @JJWatt

Teammates, coaches, family, friends, fans, Thank You!!! Nothing I do would be possible without you. So extremely grateful.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton as expected wins NFL MVP Award. His goal though is to win the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Troy Vincent: NFL wants to help Manziel

The NFL's executive VP of football operations said "We wish to give Johnny [Manziel] as much support as he is willing to receive, we can't make anyone do anything. I've seen his father make a statement, reach out to the family to make sure the family knows the National Football League, the Cleveland Browns, the players association -- everyone's here to support you, but you have to embrace it."

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Notable players eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017: " LaDanian Tomlinson " Hines Ward " Jason Taylor

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera named Coach of the Year for the second time in three years. Owner Jerry Richardson's patience pays off.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Favre now awaits his gold jacket.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

New Hall of Famer Tony Dungy.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts owner Jim Irsay on Tony Dungy and Marvin Harrison as Hall of Famers: "It's a great day for the horseshoe."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills guard Richie Incognito, who was out of football during the 2014 season and returned this season to earn a Pro Bowl berth, did not receive any votes for the Associated Press' comeback player of the year award.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers president Mark Murphy on Brett Favre's induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame: "The Green Bay Packers organization and all our fans congratulate Brett on his election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Brett was a one-of-a-kind player with an approach to the game that endeared him not only to Packers fans, but also to millions of football fans across the world. He's one of the game's all-time greats and this honor is well deserved. We look forward to his enshrinement ceremony in August."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

New Hall Of Fame member Kevin Greene had 41.5 of his career 160 sacks during his three seasons with the Panthers (1996, '98, '99).

Jeff Legwold @Jeff_Legwold

The five guys who made cut to 10, but didn't make it this yr also would have made quality HOF class-- Coryell, Davis, Jacoby, Lynch, Warner.

Favre leads class for Pro Football HOF

QB Brett Favre, WR Marvin Harrison, OT Orlando Pace, LB Kevin Greene and coach Tony Dungy were elected among the modern-day candidates. QB Ken Stabler and OL Dick Stanfel were elected from the senior committee, and ex-49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo was elected as a contributor.

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