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NFL Bans Leap on Field Goals

It was such an exciting addition to EA Sports’ Madden 17 that it actually highlighted it as you installed the game. But with one quick vote, the NFL owners have made leaping over the line to block a field goal or extra point illegal. And just like that, a cool new addition to our NFL highlight films are gone. The …

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NFL, Raiders and Vegas Make it Official

As easy decisions go, the opportunity to put an NFL franchise in and around Las Vegas was a no brainer. That’s why it was no surprise when the NFL owners voted 31-1 to allow the formerly Oakland Raiders to move to that bacchanalian desert oasis of gambling and legal prostitution Monday. Welcome @RAIDERS to the fabulous @CityOfLasVegas! Excited to be …

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This Week in the NFL: Oh, Oakland

It’s been a busy week as I make the final push toward April’s NFL Draft. Needless to say that a few stories have managed to fall through the cracks, so Sunday night is as good a time as any to look back and what we missed. Oakland tries last ditch effort to keep Raiders, fails miserably When the NFL announced …

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Roger Goodell is Gonna Fix Everything

If you’re anything like me, when you think of the words “competence” and “intelligence” and “effectiveness,” the person that immediately comes to mind is NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. He’s the best. The Donald Trump of sports commissioners. He’s gonna make the NFL great again! The fact that the biggest sports league on the planet is in the imbecilic hands of …

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NFL Draft: Safety Rankings

We finish up our NFL Draft position rankings with safeties. I can’t tell if the safety position is consistently undervalued or if it’s just hard to find an elite-level guy to fill that role on a team. It’s probably a little of both. There is a decent crop of safeties in this draft, but no danger of needing to list …

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NFL Draft: Cornerback Rankings

Like the wide receiver class, this is a ridiculously deep class at cornerback. When compiling my NFL Draft cornerback rankings I could have easily gone 15-deep here with guys that could compete for a starting job as rookies. Instead, just like my wideout rankings, I’ll give you my choices for 10-6 before going on to the Top Five. 10.)  Tredavious …

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NFL Draft: Inside Linebacker Rankings

I try to pick five guys any time I do one of these NFL Draft Rankings and I’m not always successful. For a while I was just going to go with three this time, but there were aspects of Ben Gedeon and Jordan Evans’ tapes that I liked that made them worth ranking. Needless to say, the gap between the …

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NFL Draft: Outside Linebacker Rankings

As my NFL draft rankings go, this one might be downright boring to you. If you clicked here expecting some topsy-turvy list where I dog some guy every other media guy seems to love, while hyping up guys others willfully ignore, you’re going to be disappointed. I know it’s my M.O., but with this group of outside linebackers, there’s just …

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Cam Newton Will Go Under the Knife

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton won’t be able to avoid rotator cuff surgery after all. After injuring his throwing shoulder in a Week 14 game against the San Diego Chargers, Newton toughed it out until the end of the season before starting up a rehab program with the team’s trainers. That rehab program did not go according to plan. Newton …

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NFL Draft: Defensive Tackle Rankings

Like my Tight Ends ranking a couple of days ago, there’s no real reason to go beyond four with the defensive tackles in this year’s NFL Draft. Pat these four, pretty much you’ve got a group of guys that will probably be decent placeholder tackles. Maybe you can develop a guy like Larry Ogunjobi into something, but I don’t view …

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