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10hMike Sando

Can Broncos withstand Lynch-Sanchez QB combo?

The Broncos won the Super Bowl with below-average QB play. Can they do the same in 2016 with Paxton Lynch and Mark Sanchez at the helm? Mike Sando explores.

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Yates breaks down his top five impact fantasy rookies (2:45)
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4hTodd McShay

McShay: Way-too-early 2017 NFL mock draft

Todd McShay takes a preliminary stab at predicting the picks for the 2017 NFL draft, which could feature DE Myles Garrett, RB Leonard Fournette and QB Deshaun Watson coming off the board early.

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Dominik ranks his most improved positional groups (3:27)
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Annie Apple gives advice to her son, Eli (1:28)
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1dBen 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.

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Lawson has great relationship with Rex Ryan (1:43)
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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.

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Appeal extension a good sign for Brady? (2:22)
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1dMel 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.

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Falcons announced they've signed their entire rookie draft class. First team to sign its entire class. Bears slipping.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons announce they have signed their entire six-man draft class with SS Keanu Neal, LB Deion Jones, TE Austin Hooper, LB De'Vondre Campbell, G Wes Schweitzer, and WR Devin Fuller.

Kiper: Early-impact rookies, Rounds 2-3

Which second- and third-rounders could produce immediately? Giants WR Sterling Shepard and Jaguars LB Myles Jack make Mel Kiper's list. Making plays early (Insider)

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Even kids are asking Flacco about his knee

As Joe Flacco continues to rehab his injured knee, even young fans have started probing the QB about his progress. Kids say the darnedest things

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Time to start thinking fantasy football

After a Rankings Summit following the NFL draft, Matthew Berry says beware of a certain Falcons RB in 2016: "Devonta Freeman may be a one-hit wonder." Listen to Fantasy Focus

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons announce that first-round pick Keanu Neal has officially signed his rookie contract.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jaguars announce they have signed sixth-round draft picks QB Brandon Allen and DE Tyrone Holmes.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The Los Angeles Rams announced a class of 19 undrafted rookies on Thursday afternoon. It includes University of Nevada DE Ian Seau, the nephew of Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau. The Rams also signed Colorado WR Nelson Spruce, the Pac 12 career record holder for receptions. That whole group plus a handful of tryout players will attend the team's rookie orientation this weekend in Oxnard.

Phil Sheridan ESPN Staff Writer 

Eagles signed 16 undrafted free agents: LS John DePalma (West Virginia) LB Quentin Gause (Rutgers) TE Dillon Gordon (LSU) G Darrell Greene (San Diego State) C Bruce Johnson (Maine) WR Marcus Johnson (Texas) WR Cayleb Jones (Arizona) RB Byron Marshall (Oregon) RB Cedric O'Neal (Valdosta State) WR Hunter Sharp (Utah State) DT Aziz Shittu (Stanford) CB C.J. Smith (North Dakota State) LB Myke Tavarres (Incarnate Word) WR Paul Turner (Louisiana Tech) DT Destiny Vaeao (Washington State) DT Connor Wujciak (Boston College).

Way-too-early 2017 NFL mock draft

Todd McShay takes a preliminary stab at predicting the picks for the 2017 NFL draft, which could feature DE Myles Garrett, RB Leonard Fournette and QB Deshaun Watson coming off the board early. Who goes No. 1? (Insider)

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Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens signed their first draft pick, reaching a four-year, $2.595 million deal with OLB Matt Judon (fifth round). It includes a $255,736 signing bonus. Baltimore now has 10 picks to sign.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Marshawn Lynch's contract originally carried a cap hit of $11.5 million. Today's transaction cuts that number down to $5 million, creating $6.5 million in cap space. The Seahawks will absorb all of the $5 million in 2016, rather than spreading it out over the next two years.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Evan Boehm on Bruce Arians: "He's cool, casual but he knows how to get to work."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Evan Boehm's father – also his high school coach – wouldn't allow him to play football until seventh grade. Boehm received a scholarship offer from Missouri after his eighth grade year.