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Houston's Osweiler gamble begins with his Texans QB education

To make the Texans' $72 million wager work, Brock Osweiler has to master the contents of a 4-inch-thick playbook that is the work of generations of brilliant coaching minds.

Trotter: Cowboys should feed Elliott until he drops (1:08)
Matt Cassel was a little league celebrity (2:33)
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DL Cory Redding announces retirement

Defensive lineman Cory Redding announced his retirement Wednesday after 13 years in the league, including last season with Arizona.


Wilfork: Confident in who I am

Vince Wilfork is proud of his appearance in ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue.


Vince Wilfork doesn't care what you think

"Everybody knows that I have a big stomach, but I think sometimes that overshadows everything else on my body. ... The only thing I don't have that they got is six packs. But I really don't care about six packs." Wilfork's body

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Wilson has superior resume to Luck

Four seasons don't make a career but for now, there's a clear edge. By the numbers


Andrew Brandt @AndrewBrandt

Andrew Luck's $47M guarantee "at signing" tops all NFL players except for Ndamokung Suh. Luck matches Suh's $60M guarantee by next March.

Golic: I have a bit of hate for QBs

After Mike Greenberg revisits a quote from legendary coach Buddy Ryan about "pompous, overpaid quarterbacks," Golic's disdain for QBs resurfaces.


Schefter: Never seen a deal like Luck's

Andrew Luck's extension is for five years and $123 million. enough to buy an MLS franchise. Adam Schefter breaks down the financial significance.


Bill Barnwell @billbarnwell

Perception around the league from people I've spoken to is that people are surprised that the Andrew Luck deal isn't bigger.

Concerns about Clowney

Jim Trotter and Herm Edwards investigate Jadeveon Clowney's questionable health and examine what is at stake for Clowney in the upcoming NFL season.


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

$43,241: Minimum amount of money the Colts will pay Andrew Luck PER DAY through December 2021.

Linda Cohn @lindacohn

You can make an easy case that nine QB's right now are better than Andrew Luck. That contract is for what the Colts expect Luck to become.