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NFL Nation: Malcolm Butler among camp standouts

It's early, but Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler is proving he's no fluke. Our Nation reporters break down significant training camp storylines for all 32 teams.

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Fantasy Football: The 'No Respect' Team

What proven performers are not getting the respect they deserve in fantasy football ahead of the 2015 season? KC Joyner identifies five, including New York Giants QB Eli Manning.

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Fantasy football mock draft: 12-team, half-PPR

Twelve ESPN analysts completed their fourth mock draft of 2015, a 12-team, half-PPR setup. KC Joyner explains his picks and gets insight from other drafters as well.

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Fantasy football: RB depth chart

Your guide to each NFL team's most valuable running backs in terms of fantasy value for the 2015 season.


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L'Damian Washington caught a long TD pass from Aaron Murray on his first play but don't get too excited. There was no defense on the field

Packers cleverly position helmets

Randall Cobb, Davante Adams and Jordy Nelson had some fun with fans at practice today who wanted a picture of the Packers receiving trio.

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Patriots alter Gronk's deal

At the start of training camp, Rob Gronkowski was paid $4M of a $10M option bonus due at the end of 2015, ESPN's Field Yates reports. If the Pats pay the remaining $6M, an additional 4 years will be added to Gronk's contract.

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Fantasy football's 'No Respect' team

What proven performers are not getting the respect they deserve in fantasy football ahead of the 2015 season? KC Joyner says Giants QB Eli Manning is one who deserves a longer look from owners. Full list (Insider)

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Nowhere to go but up for Manziel

Of the 53 QBs with at least 50 action plays, Johnny Manziel ranked among the 3 worst in completion percentage, yards per attempt and QBR.

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Sources: the Patriots have converted a $10M option bonus due to Gronk at the end of this year into 2 payments. $4M now, $6M later.

Goodell to appear at Brady hearing

Roger Goodell, like Tom Brady, will attend the Aug. 12 hearing in Manhattan federal court, a league source told ESPN's Ed Werder. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman did not require either to attend and has urged the two sides to reach a settlement.

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From 'Beast Mode' to 'Bane'?

Marshawn Lynch was all business at Seahawks camp Monday, working out in a mask.


Seattle WR not haunted by Super Bowl

Ricardo Lockette was on the wrong side of Malcolm Butler's game-saving interception at the end of February's Super Bowl. But he said, "[I] don't even think about it." Lose any sleep over it? "No shape, form or fashion."

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Tough love: RB's mom won't wear jersey

“You’ve got to show me a little something, but it won’t be this year,” said Carmen Gordon, mother of Chargers rookie Melvin Gordon. “He's got to earn it. ... So you might see me in the stands, but I won’t have the jersey on. I did the same thing in college because I just want to hear what people are saying.”

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Source: #Eagles discussing with QB Sam Bradford possible short extension committing him to team beyond 2015, final year of his contract.