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What's trending in the NFL: Police report details Johnny Manziel incident

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Manziel allegedly struck ex-girlfriend several times (2:23)

ESPN's Adam Schefter discusses the police report stating Johnny Manziel allegedly struck his ex-girlfriend several times and how his value around the league has turned "toxic." (2:23)

Here are the top stories from Thursday:

Police report detailing Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel incident released; police say case closed

From Adam Schefter's story on the five biggest NFL offseason storylines: "This year's free-agent class doesn't include an Ndamukong Suh, a franchise-type player who is permitted to reach the open market without being tagged. On paper, a good group of players is set to become unrestricted free agents, but some will be tagged and others signed to long-term deals before their contracts expire."

Report: Peyton Manning's legal team checked out source of report about performance-enhancing drugs

From Bill Barnwell's Super Bowl preview: "The truth is that the Broncos aren't an especially great fit for this Panthers offense. You'd want a defense who can stand up in short-yardage situations, and the Broncos are the second-worst short-yardage run defense in the league, ahead of only Carolina. (Remember that when the camera pans over to Riverboat Ron before a fourth-and-short.) If you wanted to construct a defense that was designed to stop Carolina, you'd want penetrating interior linemen who could blow up plays in the backfield, rangy inside linebackers who could run with Newton and tight end Greg Olsen, and safeties who weren't going to get burned deep. That isn't Denver."

Running back DeMarco Murray says he isn't looking to leave the Eagles after tumultuous season

From Ian O'Connor's story on Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips: "On the subject of valuable sidekicks, it seems Denver's best chance to upset the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 rests between the ears of Phillips, a wise, 68-year-old head who has come to terms with the fact that he was destined to shine in supporting roles. In fact, if the top-ranked Broncos defense is to contain the certain league MVP, Cam Newton, and the only team in the league to score 500 points, Phillips has to pitch the kind of perfect game Belichick threw at the Buffalo Bills 25 years ago, back when a lot of football people thought the Bill Parcells aide was born to be a career coordinator, too."

Panthers cornerback Josh Norman fires back at Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders for 'spotlight' remark (by David Newton)

Roger Goodell: Women will interview for open executive jobs (by Jane McManus)

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to be on hand as NFL honors Super Bowl MVPs

Brock Osweiler goes from understudy, to winning QB, to TBD (by Rich Cimini)

Re-grading the 2015 offseasonInsider for all 32 teams (by Mike Sando)


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From ESPN Stats & Information research: Cam Newton has greatly improved as a pocket passer this season. He has a 80.8 Total QBR inside the pocket in his past nine games (including the playoffs), compared to a 58.7 QBR in his first nine games this season.