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Somebody Ate Kelvin Benjamin!

A funny thing happened on the way to the Carolina Panthers’ organized team activities. Kelvin Benjamin entered a Golden Corral and never returned. An all new Benjamin, looking like he’d just had an allergic reaction from an attack by a hive of killer bees, appeared at Panthers workouts Thursday, looking, shall we say, “healthy.” Kelvin Benjamin doesn't look… fit. pic.twitter.com/g0yVSl5yaf …

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Drama Thursday – As the NFL Turns

Like sands through the hourglass, these are the Days of our NFL lives.  We’ve replaced our regular NFL news and columns with worthless speculation and manufactured drama. Let’s see if anyone notices. As hit pieces go, Seth Wickersham’s annihilation of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is a mafia car bomb. Seemingly out of nowhere, Wickersham unleashed all the dirty laundry …

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That was Quite a Scare, Ezekiel Elliott

It wasn’t his fault, but the event still shook the Dallas Cowboys nation to its core. Ezekiel Elliott was held out of practice Tuesday and Wednesday after suffering a head injury in a minor car crash over the weekend. Not news for the faint of heart. Elliott was still at practice and the move is entirely precautionary. He did solo …

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NFL Owners Blow Up the Rule Book

Overtime, touchdown celebrations, injured reserve, preseason roster cut-downs, a lot got done at this week’s NFL owners meetings and while the rule changed don’t alter the entire complexion of the game, they will end up being significant and the difference will show up in the product on the field. That’s exactly the kind of rules you want. The biggest rule …

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Cortez Kennedy Dies; Bridgewater Throwing

When Cortez Kennedy was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame, he said, “Now I can say I’m a Hall of Famer and say, ‘whoo, I’m in baby. I’m in for life.'” The truth is Kennedy will be enshrined in Canton forever, but that life would turn out to be way too short. Kennedy was found dead in Orlando, Fla. …

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Reaction: NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2017, 60-51

And here’s where the list really gets interesting. After this episode wraps up, we’ll be officially half way through and the sheer number of new members to the NFL Network;s Top 100 Players of 2017 list is startling. This is usually the area where that calms down, but half of the newest entries below are new guys. Counting the following …

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Donald Skipping OTAs; Zimmer Too

It’s not so much a “holdout,” but a “healthout.” The contract extension negotiations between defensive tackle Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams are evidently in the 11th hour and Donald, to no one’s surprise, is steering clear of any possible injury scenarios that could mess it up. Rams general manager Les Snead confirmed as much when he told reporters …

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Reaction: NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2017, 70-61

At last we arrive here, caught up just a day before the newest episode of the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2017 debuts. Usually this is the part of the list where we get mostly returning players, but looking at it we’re still about half and half with veterans of the list and newly ranked guys. There’s been a …

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Rams and Chargers will be Homeless until 2020

If you’re anything like me, you spend every single day thinking about the year 2020. What lies in store for us in 2020 almost seems daunting. Will we even make it there? Do we want to? But if the prospects for casting another vote to save human civilization weren’t enough on 2020’s table, now it’s the year the Los Angeles …

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Reaction: NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2017, 80-71

For the first time in the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2017 countdown, we finally land in a nest of returners. The top of the list has been populated with newcomers almost exclusively, but here, as we approach the half-way point, we finally see some familiar names start to pop up. We still have a nice dusting of new …

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