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Top under-the-radar storylines for all 32 NFL teams

Will Michael Bennett's contract situation become a distraction for the Seahawks? Do the Patriots have enough at running back? NFL Nation reporters pick a hidden storyline to watch for every team.

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4hJeremy Fowler

Steelers need Rolls-Royce driver Brown more than ever

Antonio Brown has put his contract situation on hold and is expected to arrive at training camp in a Rolls-Royce, and the Steelers should be appreciative, for they need Brown more than ever.

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2hDan Graziano

NFL's 20 most impactful offseason moves for 2016

The Jets made nice with Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Texans placed a rather large bet on Brock Osweiler. Those are just two of the offseason moves that will impact the 2016 season the most.

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The Draft-Day Manifesto

Matthew Berry lays out how to build a winning fantasy football team by focusing on weekly success.

John Clayton

Who's leading every QB battle entering camp

Robert Griffin III will get the first chance to start for the Browns, while the 49ers' Blaine Gabbert must beat out Colin Kaepernick. John Clayton assesses the six QB battles to watch.

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Flacco isn't worried how football will affect him later in life

There have been 13 players at the age of 30 or younger who have retired this offseason, including former Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe. But Joe Flacco said he isn't worried about how the game of football will affect him later in life.

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1dJeremy Fowler

Manning, Megatron highlight 2016 NFL all-retirement team

There's enough talent retiring from the NFL this offseason to fill out a stellar 22-man roster -- one that would have serious playoff potential if it competed as the league's 33rd team this fall.

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1dJohn Clayton

Who's leading every QB battle entering camp

Robert Griffin III will get the first chance to start for the Browns, while the 49ers' Blaine Gabbert must beat out Colin Kaepernick. John Clayton assesses the six QB battles to watch.


Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers guard David DeCastro said the loss of Le'Veon Bell 'sucks' but team is equipped to handle it. "We're used to (losses), sadly," he said.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions WR Golden Tate would still be interested in punt returns: "I'd like to be on punt return. I enjoyed it." He did it early in his career and again last year.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden Tate said he has to learn to continue to play smarter as he learns more about concussions and brain injuries. Felt he protected his head from hits last year, but not as much the ground. Needs to work on it.


Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

There he is, newly signed Ryan Fitzpatrick (14), stretching alongside Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg. Interestingly, Geno Smith was stretching in a different area, away from the QBs.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

If Jerry Porter had the Million Dollar Belt, Sean Smith has the Million Dollar Cap...complete with SMITH emblazoned on it, just in case you forgot his name.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions WR Golden Tate said "there's a lot of plays" in the offense under Jim Bob Cooter. Said they are "still trying to learn this offense" and that they are all learning. He said Matthew Stafford "makes him want to be a better player."

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Ravens' rookie RB Kenneth Dixon suffered a Grade 1 MCL strain today and is now considered day to day, per source. Best case for Baltimore.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery deflected questions about his failure to secure a long term deal, saying on Thursday that he's, "blessed and does have a contract" in the form of the one-year guaranteed franchise tag amount of $14.599 million. Jeffery did not want to speculate about next year when he could leave the Bears via free agency.

Keep an eye on Josh Gordon's preseason

Field Yates thinks that the Browns WR has potential upside for fantasy owners.


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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Brees, who is 37, said he absolutely believes he can play at the same level when he's 40. Said he's not naive and has to prove it, but believes he can keep it up another five years -- at minimum.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Brees on his contract situation: Said it's the furthest thing from his mind while he's out here preparing for the season. Reiterated that this next month is the time to get it done, because he won't talk contract during the regular season. And stressed there is "nothing adversarial" and has great relationship with GM Mickey Loomis.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has a new ride for training camp. It is much like the red one defensive tackle Kyle Love arrived with on Wednesday. Big step up from golf carts.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Training camp has officially begun as the Browns brass meets the media, left to right VP Sashi Brown, coach Hue Jackson and director of strategy Paul DePodesta.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears head coach John Fox said first-round pick Leonard Floyd left the field today because of an illness. Fox says Floyd has been sick for several days and should be okay.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

In front of the team last night, Ravens first-round pick Ronnie Stanley sang R Kelly's Ignition (Remix) while wearing a chicken suit.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen drops by the first day of Saints training camp practice. Said it doesn't hurt as a coach to watch a NFL team train up close -- and his son, who is a high school quarterback, wanted the chance to see Drew Brees operate.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Dan Quinn said Julio Jones tweaked something on the first day of practice but could have returned and asked to return. Jones expected back at practice Friday.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers safety Kurt Coleman says the "Thieves Ave." sign the secondary took with it to the Super Bowl in Santa Clara, Calif. is back in the locker room in Charlotte. Coleman was the group's top thief last season with a career-best seven interceptions. That helped him get a three-year, $17 million extension that he signed on Wednesday.

Brandon Marshall's bet with Antonio Brown

It involves their cars and the stakes are high.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Philly Brown says he gained 20 pounds during the offseason to get to 200 pounds. He's hopeful it will help when it comes to injuries.