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Pats open practice, try to ignore Deflategate talk

Embroiled in the Deflategate controversy, the Patriots opened camp Thursday with fans hailing Tom Brady and a plane flying overhead that carried the sign "Cheaters Look Up."

Inside The Huddle with John Clayton (3:06)
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Goodell's 20-page appeal decision

Wonder why Roger Goodell upheld Tom Brady's four-game suspension? The commissioner lays out his reasoning in this 20-page memo.


Wilson, Seahawks facing deadline

Chris Mortensen on SportsCenter: "Right now there is not a lot of optimism that a deal will get done between [Russell] Wilson and the Seahawks. ... The Seahawks are not going to make him the highest-paid player in the NFL."


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Devon Still: "I spent last year convincing everyone what kind of father I was. I want to spend this one convincing everyone I'm good player"

McClain to begin camp on PUP list

From ESPN's Todd Archer: "The Cowboys have placed LB Rolando McClain on the physically unable to perform list as he continues to recover from offseason knee surgery. McClain did most of his rehab in Alabama and the team wants to make sure he is in better shape before getting him on the practice field."

Belichick: 'We're not talking about it'

Patriots coach Bill Belichick was his usual talkative self when the topic of Tom Brady's appeal came up today. We're on to training camp?


Herm Edwards on RG III

"You have to be a mentally tough guy to play quarterback in the National Football League. ... Talent is one thing, but if you're not a mentally tough guy to play the quarterback position, you have no chance at success."

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Garoppolo tossed INT on underthrown ball over middle in 7-on-7 work. Recovered well, later throwing TD to Gronk in 11-on-11 red-zone work.

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Rob Gronkowski looks like he picked up where he left off in '14. A tough cover, as always, catching TDs in red zone from Brady and Garoppolo

Tim Tebow apparently loves leg day

And his technique is odd. Or genius? You decide.


Luck gets funny in TV spot

Ever wanted to see Andrew Luck play hide-and-seek -- with cats? Now you can, as the Colts star is the latest QB to portray dual personalities in a TV commercial. Watch

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Jets fans already trolling Patriots

It didn't take long for some Jets fans to zing the rival Patriots. As the Pats took the field for training camp's first practice, this banner towed by an airplane greeted them.

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No red flags for Mariota = A red flag?

Say what? ESPN's Brett McMurphy says: "Mark Helfrich was told by a head coach and GM before NFL draft that 'Marcus Mariota not having any red flags was a red flag.'" The 1st-year Titans QB is expected to speak to the media today.

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Brady's lawsuit to be heard in New York

Chris Mortensen said the NFLPA is aiming to get "a temporary injunction which would stop this suspension and allow Tom Brady to proceed into the season until the case is heard."


Graziano: Giants' only option is patience

Physically, emotionally and mentally, Jason Pierre-Paul needs time before he can think about football or talk about money. The Giants have no choice but to give him that time. Frustration

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Sleeper Super Bowl teams

Who could come out of nowhere to win it all? Well, writes KC Joyner, if Odell Beckham can come anywhere close to stretching his second-half numbers over a full season, Eli Manning has the potential to be one of the best downfield QBs. Sleepers (Insider)

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