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O'Connor: Robert Kraft a victim of Tom Brady's errors

Robert Kraft is all-in on the theory that the league has unfairly targeted his quarterback and his franchise. But he's actually a victim of that quarterback, writes Ian O'Connor.


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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.


'This is very sad and disappointing'

Patriots owner Robert Kraft had harsh words for the NFL: "Given the facts ... it is completely incomprehensible to me that the league continues to take steps to disparage one of its all-time great players."


Revis: Jets not focused on Deflategate

Jets CB Darrelle Revis: "The NFL will handle that. You see the reports, but at the same time I think [the Patriots] handled it how they wanted to handle the situation. ... As a team we have to focus on what we have to do out there."


No timetable for JPP's Giants return

Jason Pierre-Paul is getting his own medical care near his South Florida home following the July 4 fireworks accident that cost him his right index finger, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano. The source said JPP expects to play this season, "sooner than a lot of people think."

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Judge issues deadline to NFLPA

New York Judge Richard M. Berman has been assigned the NFL vs. NFLPA case. In court papers, Berman told the NFLPA it has until Aug. 13 to respond to the suit, saying he will then set a meeting between the two sides.

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Six biggest NFL training camp questions

Who will play quarterback for the Bills? How many 49ers starters will you be able to name this season? Big questions loom as the 2015 NFL season nears. Answers

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Jen Welter's first pro football check

The new Cardinals coach saved the check, not for how much she made ($1 per game), but because of what it represents: "While it wasn't a dream I could have ever had, now it's a dream other girls can grow up having."

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Clock ticking on Wilkerson extension

Muhammad Wilkerson, who reported to Jets training camp today despite being unhappy with his current contract, intends to play out the final season of his deal if an agreement isn't reached by the start of the regular season, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini.


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29 Years Ago Today: A jury finds the NFL guilty of violating antitrust laws. The USFL, seeking $1.69 billion, wins $3.

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The Cowboys owner and coach are speaking about their upcoming season. Catch it on SportsCenter. Live on ESPNews/WatchESPN

A lifelike NFL QB made of chocolate

What's better than a five-time league MVP Peyton Manning? A 30 percent larger-than-life Peyton Manning chocolate statue, naturally. The lengthy process

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Unlucky No. 13 for Brady

Tom Brady's 13-year run opening the season as the Patriots starting QB could come to an end because of his four-game suspension. His streak is tied for the fourth-longest in NFL history with a single team.

'Wrong to put my faith in the league'

Patriots owner Robert Kraft: "I had hoped that Tom Brady's appeal to the league would provide Roger Goodell the necessary explanation. ... Now the league has taken the matter to court. A tactic only a lawyer would recommend."

AFC East sprinkled throughout Pats' sked

The only four-game stretch of the Pats' schedule that doesn't include a divisional game is Weeks 12-15 (Denver, Philly, Houston, Tennessee).

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Tom Brady: 'I did nothing wrong'

"I did nothing wrong, and no one in the Patriots organization did either. ... To suggest that I destroyed a phone to avoid giving the NFL information it requested is completely wrong." Full statement

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Raiders troll Harry Styles

Yes, that Harry Styles, of One Direction. After Styles told a Chiefs-loving crowd at Arrowhead Stadium that no one supported the Raiders, Oakland was quick to tweet a response. The reply

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Coaching carousel in Cutler's tenure

Bears QB Jay Cutler begins training camp with his third different head coach and fifth different OC since 2009. Cutler said coach John Fox "wants players who want to win Super Bowls, not players interested in making Pro Bowls."

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Bryant on the brink of a breakout season

Martavis Bryant is a Steeler to love entering this season in your NFL fantasy league, according to Matthew Berry. But you might want to stay away from the Steelers' defense and special teams.


The NFL's All-Bad-Contracts team

There are certain flaws to certain contracts that make them exceptionally bad, like paying for the outlier, or getting a system guy who's not in the system. And in the NFL, as Bill Barnwell points out, there's no shortage of bad deals. Bad contracts roster

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Berry on the support shown by players, coaches and fans: "The whole NFL family came together and it meant a lot to me."

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Chip Kelly has been texting with Mark Helfrich today, wondering how ESPN campus is on Deflategate Doomsday in Bristol.

Edwards: Goodell leveling playing field

Herm Edwards on Roger Goodell: "The commissioner's No. 1 job is to protect the integrity of professional football. ... The rules were not played by fairly, in the commissioner's eyes, and there are consequences."


Ryan Kerrigan gets multiyear extension

The Redskins LB had a career-best 13.5 sacks last season and his five forced fumbles tied for the NFL lead. Said Kerrigan: "To get to a moment like this where you get a chance to play out the rest of your NFL career with the team that drafted you, the team that you love ... it's an awesome feeling."