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Just how, Brandon Aiyuk?!

How do the Browns stop the rot?

How do the Browns stop the rot?
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The Cleveland Browns Are at a Crossroads. Again.

New general manager Andrew Berry wants to keep “a foot in the future and a foot in the present.” It’s a difficult balancing act in the NFL, and even harder with a team that can go sideways very quickly

Time is not exactly on Brady's side

Time is not exactly on Brady's side
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At 43, Tom Brady looked above average rather than great on his Buccaneers debut

The six-time Super Bowl champion will need a while to settle into a new system in Tampa. But time is not exactly on his side

The existential crisis for NFL mascots

The existential crisis for NFL mascots
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The sad life of NFL mascots during a pandemic

What is a mascot’s life when there are no fans?

Tom Brady is underway with the Buccaneers

The post-Brady era starts strong for Newton and the Pats

The post-Brady era starts strong for Newton and the Pats
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Cam Newton Has the Patriots Offense Looking Very Different Already

The former MVP rushed for 75 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday’s win over Miami, as New England showed it’s ready to adapt in the post–Tom Brady era

The NFL still has a long way to go

The NFL still has a long way to go
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Colin Kaepernick's absence should haunt the NFL

How did another NFL season kick off without Colin Kaepernick? According to ESPN's Dan Le Batard, it says nothing good about the state of the league or the state of the country

It has been a long 221 days since the last NFL game was played

It has been a long 221 days since the last NFL game was played
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The NFL’s Season of Uncertainty Begins

Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson will usher in a new season Thursday, one with no guidelines and no precedent

The best the NFL has to offer for the 2020 campaign

The best the NFL has to offer for the 2020 campaign
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B/R Experts Rank the Top 50 NFL Players Heading into 2020

With Cobra Kai trending as one of the most popular shows on any streaming service and the spirit of Daniel LaRusso once again infusing pop culture, an oldie but goodie must be revived

Mark these in your diary, NFL fans

Mark these in your diary, NFL fans
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The 6 must-watch games of the NFL season

Here are six NFL games you won’t want to miss

Deshaun Watson is ready to be heard

Deshaun Watson is ready to be heard
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New deal, new platform: Deshaun Watson is done holding back

After a summer of change and fresh off a big-money deal, the Houston Texans QB is lifting his voice

Newton and Belichick: the NFL's odd couple

Newton and Belichick: the NFL's odd couple
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Bill Belichick and Cam Newton Are Having a Great Time Together

After Tom Brady chose Tampa Bay as his post-Patriots destination, Belichick chose Newton as his next starting quarterback. What might be a surprising pairing on the surface makes a lot of sense once you dig a little deeper.

Football is almost back, so let's play a little catch-up

Football is almost back, so let's play a little catch-up
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The 16 Biggest Story Lines for the 2020 NFL Season

A lot has happened since the Chiefs won the Lombardi Trophy. Let’s get caught up before Thursday’s kickoff

It's now or never for newest Tampa Bay QB Josh Rosen

It's now or never for newest Tampa Bay QB Josh Rosen
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Josh Rosen's Resurrection Begins With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

It's now or never for quarterback Josh Rosen if his professional career is ever going to get on track. Thankfully, he finally landed in a situation where he can thrive instead of trying to survive yet another onslaught

A glimpse into the only publicly-owned team in US professional sports

A glimpse into the only publicly-owned team in US professional sports
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The fan-controlled Packers remain an antidote to the grimy world of NFL owners

The billionaires who run the league are hard to warm to. But in Green Bay it is those who truly love their team that call the shots

The biggest move made by each NFL team

The biggest move made by each NFL team
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2020 NFL cuts for all 32 teams: Who's in and who's out

NFL teams cut their rosters to 53 players on Saturday. Adrian Peterson and Josh Rosen are both out. What was the biggest move for each franchise?

Who's hurting after NFL cut day?

Who's hurting after NFL cut day?
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NFL Teams Who Lost the Most Talent on Cut Day

NFL cut day can bring either happiness or anguish for roster hopefuls across the league. The decision-makers had to shrink their depth charts to 53 players Saturday. As is the case every year, notable veterans lost jobs

Drew Lock reminds John Elway of himself

Drew Lock reminds John Elway of himself
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Is Drew Lock Ready to Answer John Elway's QB Question?

The Broncos' Hall of Fame leader has repeatedly missed in his attempts to find a franchise QB, but with his 'rock star glow,' Denver's second-year signal-caller could break the mold.

Life as Aaron Rodgers' backup

Life as Aaron Rodgers' backup
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'I WANT KINSHIP, NOT ANIMOSITY'

Backing up Aaron Rodgers requires a lot of patience, but for those who do, the job offers not only a master class in how to be a quarterback but also a chance to hang with a future Hall of Famer.

40 people who will define the NFL in 2020

40 people who will define the NFL in 2020
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Picking the NFL's 40 most compelling people and storylines in 2020: Dak, Cam, Gronk ... Mr. Unlimited?

Old faces in new places. Rookies who will play early. Players on the brink of a breakout. Get ready for an unprecedented football season.

This Buccaneers team wants to win, right now

This Buccaneers team wants to win, right now
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The Buccaneers are the NFL’s new free agent super team. Can it work right away?

This might seem like desperation, but there’s far more to it.

The Patriots and Sanu part ways after just 8 games together

The Patriots and Sanu part ways after just 8 games together
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What releasing wide receiver Mohamed Sanu means for the Patriots

New England will part ways with the veteran pass catcher

Will Tampa Bay resurrect itself with Brady at the helm?

Will Tampa Bay resurrect itself with Brady at the helm?
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Tom Brady and the Art of Reinvention

The NFL’s most successful quarterback went to Tampa in search of a new challenge

A reminder of how vigilant NFL teams must be from one week to the next

A reminder of how vigilant NFL teams must be from one week to the next
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49ers star landing on COVID-19 list reminds NFL how quickly this season could change

Fred Warner is expected to be one of the stars of San Francisco's defense. He's also now emblematic of one of the crucial mile markers the NFL is hoping to cross.

Yannick Ngakoue is now a Viking.

Yannick Ngakoue is now a Viking.
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Yannick Ngakoue trade grades: Vikings build top-tier pass rush duo; Jaguars retool for future

The Yannick Ngakoue saga has, finally, reached its end.

Attitude that made Vince Lombardi one of the greatest coaches in history.

Attitude that made Vince Lombardi one of the greatest coaches in history.

Every Super Bowl ranked, from 53 to 1.

Every Super Bowl ranked, from 53 to 1.
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Every Super Bowl Ever, Ranked From Worst to Best

We are now more than a half-century into the Super Bowl experience, and it’s a long time coming that we begin actually dealing with it.

Brady over Montana?

Brady over Montana?
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Choosing the NFL's greatest ever at each position

Who would be a part of the NFL's all-time best starting lineup?

The art of NFL 'Scorigami'.