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Mental aptitude helps put Jimmy Garoppolo in position to succeed with Patriots

Starting QB Tom Brady will miss four games, but the New England Patriots are confident Jimmy Garoppolo has the smarts and command to handle the job.

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7hJeremy 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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4hTodd Archer

Should Cowboys look into Nick Foles?

The Cowboys have only Kellen Moore and Dak Prescott behind Tony Romo. Given Romo's injury history, they might want to consider a run at Nick Foles.

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6hDan 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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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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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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Vote now: How does your NFL team stack up?

ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate Standings grades organizations on everything from ticket prices and stadium experience to the talent on the field, court or rink. How does your favorite NFL team stack up? Vote now!

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4hMatthew Berry

The Draft-Day Manifesto

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

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8hJamison Hensley

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.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs wide receiver and NFL Salute to Service Award winner Vincent Jackson will release his second children's book tomorrow at Bucs' Military Day. It's called "Danny Dogtags: Soccer Superhero," and is designed to help children cope with deployment.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB Geno Smith is handling the situation remarkably well. He said he's "pissed off" because he's a competitor but he's not mad at the team or anyone in particular. Smith was upbeat, saying he sees 2016 as an audition for 31 other teams. No complaining from him.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians doesn't think he'd retire if he won Super Bowl 51. "Be more apt to try to get two."

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans new practice bubble is up in time for camp. Players report Friday, practice Saturday.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The tentative date for Le'Veon Bell's appeal is mid-August, according to Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Injured Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu said he expects to return to the field in about 3.5 weeks. Said he could've done drills today if coach Bruce Arians asked.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Ladarius Green (knee) will start on the PUP.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Highlight of the day for the Colts defense was when defensive lineman TY McGill intercepted Andrew Luck's screen pass attempt and returned it for a TD. McGill capped it off with a celebration dance in the end zone.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Wow, that's some head of hair. Ryan Fitzpatrick might need a bigger helmet.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins corner Josh Norman just broke up a pass to receiver DeSean Jackson. On the play, Jackson had to jump just a little for the Kirk Cousins pass. The ball was thrown into a tight window and Norman jumped up and stripped the ball.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles on what he said to Ryan Fitzpatrick when the QB was almost late for last night's team meeting: "That's a $12 million fine."

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

John Schneider said there's no Green Bay out clause in his deal should the Packers job ever open up. "No. There's been lots of whispers about a lot of things, and it's a small league, and I'm from a small hometown," Schneider said.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts punter Pat McAfee missed practice with an illness. Offensive lineman Hugh Thornton suffered an ankle injury.

Could Geno be the odd man out with Jets?

Tim Hasselbeck wouldn't be surprised if the Jets cut Geno Smith since the team now has four quarterbacks on the roster.

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins defensive end Chris Baker remains an active player along the front. He just ran a stunt with linebacker Willie Jefferson that resulted in a pressure. Baker has shot through some gaps vs. the run too.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins receivers coach Ike Hilliard clearly isn't bothered by the 97-degree temperature as he's dressed in long pants and long sleeves.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

John Schneider: Thomas Rawls, Jimmy Graham won't practice Saturday. Team will bring them along slowly and is still deciding whether they'll start camp on PUP. But both players are on track to be ready for Week 1, Schneider said.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman chats with UFC fighters Kelvin Gastelum and Chase Sherman following Day 1 of training camp. Gastelum is 13-2 as a welterweight while Sherman has his first UFC fight next month. UFC is in Atlanta this weekend with Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Speaking for the first time since his "we won the offseason" quote last month, Rex Ryan tells WGR 550 of his declaration, "I might not be the most articulate guy or anything else, so those things happen. All I meant was that we did so good, the players we had, I was proud of them, I was proud of the way they worked, I was proud of the effort they put in. And we'll see. I just think we want to show everybody that this is a good football team and we're working as hard as any team in this league."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

First Jets practice in the books. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith shared first-team reps. Fast start by Fitzpatrick (nice deep ball to Brandon Marshall), but he fizzled (two INTs). First-day rust. Excellent practice by Eric Decker. He looks thinner and quicker. CB Dex McDougle made a couple of nice plays on the ball.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Jones, one of the players who helped author the end-of-game collapse in the Bengals' wild-card playoff loss to Pittsburgh, said today he's watched that entire game "about 10 times" this offseason. It's always tough to watch. Said Jones: "We kicked they ass the whole game ... And it hurt me to my heart that we let it go like that. But it's over with. It's in the past."

Rivera's brother remains an inspiration

Panthers coach Ron Rivera recalls losing his brother a year ago and says faith and friendship have helped him move on: "Last year, it did impact me emotionally." Brotherly bond

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