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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.


Tim Tebow apparently loves leg day

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


Fridge's Super Bowl ring up for auction

William "The Refrigerator" Perry's Super Bowl XX ring is for sale at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. The ring, which will go to the highest bidder Thursday, has received bids up to $31,070. Largest SB ring ever

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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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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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'This is just a checkpoint'

Chiefs DB and former Tennessee star Eric Berry on his return to the field less than a year after being diagnosed with lymphoma: "You're not really battling chemo, you're battling yourself the whole time. It's a battle of me vs. me."


Brady's friend: Phone switch is routine

Aaron Shea, a close friend of Tom Brady's, said he was not at all surprised to read the Patriots QB destroyed his cell phone, as the NFL claims. He 'gets rid of his phone regularly'

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Unlucky No. 13 for Brady

Tom Brady's 13-year run opening the season as the Patriots starting QB will likely 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.

A lifelike NFL QB made of chocolate

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

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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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Mike Leach offers DeflateGate solution

Said the Washington State coach: "Here's what we need to do. Let's not worry about how much air is in a football."


'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."

Vote: First QB taken in 2016 Draft

Will Cardale Jones be the first quarterback taken in the 2016 NFL draft? Submit your vote now!

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Eric Berry on return to football

"My whole thing was that it's going to be what it's going to be. I'm going to control what I can control and the two things I could control were my attitude and my effort. ... You can't look too far ahead. I did that in the beginning and ended up crying to my dad for about 30 minutes at breakfast because it was a long road."

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49ers put Carlos Hyde on active roster

A day after he was put on the Active/Non-Football Injury List with an undisclosed injury, the 2nd-year RB was moved to the active roster. San Francisco opens training camp Saturday.

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Todd Archer @toddarcher

When Cowboys start practice Thursday, don't look for Rolando McClain to practice. Still working through rehab from offseason knee surgery.

Tom Brady lawsuit filed in Minnesota

The NFLPA filed a federal court challenge to the NFL's 4-game Brady ban. The case has been assigned to Judge Richard H. Kyle, who was initially assigned the antitrust case filed by the union before he recused himself.

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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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Cardinals weighed down by Fitzgerald

Even after a restructure, Larry Fitzgerald's contract pays him far more than what the aging receiver is worth. A dead money hit of $9.7 million in 2017 will only make the deal tougher to swallow. Grantland: All-bad-contracts team

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Kelly on an overspending spree?

The Eagles account for three of the 22 players on Bill Barnwell's list of the league's worst contracts. Two of those were among Chip Kelly's first signings since gaining control of personnel. Grantland: All-bad-contracts team

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Butler, Brown among worst contracts

You might want to shield your eyes from this pair of bad contracts. The Chargers overpaid Donald Butler and Donald Brown, who play two of the league's least valued positions (LB and RB respectively). Grantland: All-bad-contracts team

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McCown, Mack among worst contracts

The Browns are well represented on Bill Barnwell's list of the NFL's worst deals. Getting in a bidding war for Josh McCown isn't a good idea. Neither is paying a center a boatload of cash. Grantland: All-bad-contract team

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