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13hMatt Bowen

17 ways NFL players mess up money from the start

For the rookies about to cash their first NFL paychecks, Matt Bowen has a word of advice: Don't invest in a pet tiger.

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8hBen 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.

Lawson has great relationship with Rex Ryan (1:43)
Paxton Lynch to compete in Denver for starting QB job (1:03)
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2dBill Barnwell

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.

Appeal extension a good sign for Brady? (2:22)
15hMel Kiper Jr.

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.

Joeckel's future with Jaguars up in the air (0:53)
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1dJohn Clayton

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.

Sanchez: 'I'm thrilled about this opportunity' (0:30)
Bradford wants to go where he can start long term (1:02)

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.

Jets won't increase offer to Fitzpatrick (1:11)
Undrafted LB Eric Striker makes emotional speech to family (1:17)


How young NFL players blow their money

For the rookies about to cash their first NFL paychecks, a word of advice: Don't invest in a pet tiger. Rides, houses, jewelry

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Luckily for Cardale Jones, it was not a prank call when the Buffalo Bills drafted him last week.

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Johnny Manziel booked, released on bond. Will appear in court Thursday morning for domestic violence charge: es.pn/1SPPDYm

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts have agreed to terms with first-round pick, center Ryan Kelly, the No. 18 pick in last week's draft.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly learned it's not easy being a caddie during the Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen says he will stick to football after a long but fun day at the Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am.


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And fittingly Greg Olsen ends his round with a hug from caddie Luke Kuechly.


Manziel booked; to appear in court

Former Browns QB Johnny Manziel is scheduled to appear in court Thursday after being booked for a misdemeanor charge stemming from a domestic violence complaint. Story


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

So close to a birdie. You can see Panthers tight end Greg Olsen was ready to celebrate that one at the Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am.


Ravens help renovate police station

The Baltimore Ravens, along with 10 other donors, are helping to redevelop the 60-year-old Baltimore City's Western Police headquarters, which was at the center of last year's riots. Story

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is still at it. Hits a nice tee shot on the treacherous Par 3 17th. As you can see he liked it.


Cardale Jones thought Bills' draft call was a prank

The former Ohio State quarterback's celebration after being drafted was captured in a Twitter video. Celebrates Hulk style

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Lawson: No surgery needed, ready to play

Bills first-round draft pick Shaq Lawson explains how the Clemson program prepared him for the NFL, the importance of his versatility in Buffalo's defense, and says he doesn't need surgery on his shoulder.


Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Peterson is donating $100,000 to flood relief efforts in his hometown of Palestine, Texas after floods there killed six over the weekend. Peterson is asking fans to donate, either by texting "AP28" to 51555 or visiting the Salvation Army's site for relief efforts here: http://www.give.salvationarmyusa.org/joinap