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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panther fullback Mike Tolbert is a free agent. He wants to return. Believes he has another four or five years left as a Pro Bowl level.

David Newton @DNewtonespn

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton defends decision not to jump on fumble. Teammate screaming "we love you cam" while he talks.

David Newton @DNewtonespn

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton doesn't typically do interviews on "trash bag day." Talked quite a bit today."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert: The criticism of Cam Newton is "unfair."

Sando: Marshawn Lynch has a HOF case

Lynch was a dominant force who carried Seattle to a championship. If that's not reason enough to enshrine him, Mike Sando has a few more arguments. 5 reasons

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Vegas comes out on top in Super Bowl 50

A record $132.54 million was bet on Super Bowl 50 at Nevada sportsbooks, with the house winning $13.31 million, according to numbers released Monday by Nevada Gaming Control. Story

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Greeny: Peyton 'needs to want to retire'

Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic can't agree on whether Broncos QB Peyton Manning should retire.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Suitcases from Panthers return home Monday night still in the stadium. Meanwhile players are having their final word with Ron Rivera before cleaning out their lockers. The harsh reality of the NFL.

NFL to bar convicted players from draft, combine

Prospective players who have been convicted on domestic violence, sexual assault or weapons charges will no longer be allowed to attend the NFL scouting combine or draft, according to an internal league memo obtained by ESPN. Still can be drafted

O'Connor: The NFL's health crisis

How does Ian O'Connor believe this Super Bowl week will be remembered? If anything, he writes, it will be remembered as the time it became clear this game needs a surgeon general's warning attached to it. Warning label

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Our 2016 NFL crystal ball

The NFL season ended Sunday, but you miss it already. Never fear -- Dan Graziano has looked into his crystal ball and has some really bold predictions for next fall. Mario Williams to NE?

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Ranking the reasons for the SB upset

No team in the NFL scored more points during the regular season than the Panthers. But on Sunday, their offense was reduced to shambles. How? Bill Barnwell cites many reasons. A ranking

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Harris: I would've been mad if I was Cam

Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. on his postgame media conference, which may have caused Cam Newton to abruptly walk away from his: "I don't know why they had us in the same room or anywhere close to where they could hear us."


Did antics keep Owens out of the Hall?

The SportsNation crew believes WR Terrell Owens is a Hall of Famer but voters got distracted by his antics instead of looking at his production.


Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

High-ranking Philadelphia police source tells ESPN's Mark Schwarz that arrest warrants are imminent in Sunday's bar fight reportedly involving Bills RB LeSean McCoy. Those warrants are expected in next 24-48 hours, the source told Schwarz.

Did Chris Harris cause Cam's walkout?

Following the Panthers' Super Bowl 50 loss, Cam Newton appeared to be listening to the Broncos cornerback's comments before saying, "I'm done" and walking out on reporters.


Wilbon: Newton acted like a loser

Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon agree that Cam Newton can remain a star, but Newton must act like a gracious, grown professional.


Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Jahri Evans' agent Jerrold Colton on Evans' release from the Saints: "Jahri has appreciated 10 great years. It's been a great run for a kid from Bloomsburg with a great city and a great organization. And he got to ride it out with one coach, one quarterback, a lot of the teammates he came in with. Too good to be true. It's sad that it's come to end, but now he's ready for the next chapter." Colton said Evans plans to keep playing elsewhere.

Von Miller's Super Bowl MVP defense

How did Von Miller win Super Bowl MVP? As ESPN Sport Science explains, the Broncos LB used a rare combination of speed and power.


Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints have released six-time Pro Bowl guard Jahri Evans, linebackers David Hawthorne and Ramon Humber and WR Seantavius Jones, according to ESPN's Field Yates. Evans' release is a mild surprise since he's one of New Orleans' all-time greats and a 10-year starter who was still playing at a decent level. But not a shocker since he is 32 and was due $4.9 million in salary and bonuses this year. A total of $3 million would have become guaranteed on Wednesday. Now the Saints have a gaping hole at RG.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

End of business day update in Philadelphia nightclub fight in which LeSean McCoy is reportedly a suspect: Philadelphia District Attorney's office says Philadelphia police are still investigating incident and case has not yet been turned over to DA's office.

Attorney: Manziel ruptured client's eardrum

Johnny Manziel hit Colleen Crowley so hard it ruptured her left eardrum in an alleged assault that took place Jan. 30, Crowley's attorney told Dallas-Forth television station KXAS-Channel 5 on Monday. Story

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Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

For those who missed it: Eagles will not use franchise tag on QB Sam Bradford and they are expected to inquire about adding QB Nick Foles.