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1hRich Cimini

Jets QB Geno Smith is angry, but eager to resurrect hard-luck career

"It's no disrespect to anyone, but I'm auditioning for this team and 31 other teams in the NFL," Smith said Thursday after losing his spot as starter.

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3hJames Walker

Work just beginning for Dolphins DE Dion Jordan

Former first-round pick Dion Jordan will get a fresh start with a new coaching staff, but it's also a staff that won't hesitate to move on without him.

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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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1dJeremy 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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1dTodd 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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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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7hDan 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 affect the 2016 season the most.


Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be in Minnesota on Tuesday for the Vikings' ceremonial groundbreaking at their new practice facility in Eagan, Minn. The complex, located on the former corporate headquarters of Northwest Airlines, is scheduled to open in 2018, and includes a 6,000-seat stadium. The Vikings will add mixed-use development to the 200-acre site over the next 10-15 years. It's also expected the team will reveal its naming rights partner for the facility on Tuesday.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

First Bills camp injury: Rex Ryan says that his longtime friend, outside linebackers coach Jeff Weeks, broke his foot walking down the stairs. Rex says Weeks was texting and walking.

Pats QB chemistry is going just fine

And Martellus Bennett used his love life as an example for those with any doubts he'd develop chemistry with both Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo.


Kellerman: Brees will never play in his 40's

Max Kellerman reacts to Drew Brees' beliefs that he will remain an elite QB well into his 40's, a feat Kellerman believes is impossible.


Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The calm before the storm at Paul Brown Stadium. In an hour and a half, the 87 members of the Bengals' roster will walk through this gate.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans also sign OL Ronald Patrick. He was signed as a undrafted college free agent out of South Carolina by the Dallas Cowboys following the 2014 NFL Draft and has time on the practice squads of Dallas, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo. He has not played in a regular-season game.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Foam mattress pad in hand, tackle Mitch Schwartz moves into Scanlon Hall at Missouri Western State University for his first Chiefs training camp. Camp begins for the Chiefs on Saturday

Cam: 'I gain nothing' from reliving SB50 loss

Cam Newton has moved beyond what happened in last year's Super Bowl.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton wasn't asked about his new blond goatee but he mentioned it when asked about his relationship with outside linebacker Thomas Davis: "I think we're both at a midlife crisis right now," the NFL MVP said. "He said I was too old to be blonding my beard. I said he was too old to have a Mohawk."

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Bills placed WR Sammy Watkins, DT Kyle Williams and DE Shaq Lawson on Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills place 10 players, including Marcell Dareus, Sammy Watkins, Karlos Williams and Shaq Lawson, on various non-participation lists.

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Titans gave WR Andre Johnson a two-year deal, per source. Colts owed him $2.5M this season, but with offset, Titans now will absorb some.

Stephania Bell ESPN Senior Writer 

Giants WR Victor Cruz told me the additional time off last year due to the calf injury "may have been a blessing in disguise." "It takes at least a year to recover from that patellar tendon injury. Now I've had a year and then some." Cruz says both the knee and the calf feel fine now. He expects to participate in preseason games.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints backed off C.J. Spiller's reps Friday. He and Sean Payton both said they want to be smart. But Spiller said he feels much better, can cut and make those sharp turns that he wasn't able to make last year. Said he still had the straight-line speed last year, but not the cutting ability that is such a big part of his game.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin on Cam Newton's new blond goatee: "Its swag, man. He's a trendsetter."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin remembers during his rehab general manager Dave Gettleman telling him to "wipe the tears" and get to work on coming back.

Field Yates' fantasy football rankings

Cam Newton gets the nod as the best fantasy quarterback for 2016 according to Field Yates. Complete rankings

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin said most teams with one receiver catching all the balls don't go to the Super Bowl. He's not worried about being Cam Newton's primary target as much as he is winning a championship.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Signing a guy who's primary job is to mentor isn't usually a great idea. I am sure Andre Johnson expects to be on the Titans roster on opening day and be a productive player, not just a resource for Marcus Mariota and young receivers. There is no real reason not to make this move, considering his resume and professionalism.