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Tom Brady’s Hail Mary

It’s a long shot, but the legal team for the Patriots QB filed one final brief in an attempt to avoid a four-game suspension. Brady’s lawyer explains the case. Plus reader mail, including reaction to Washington’s nickname 

Deep Dive

The Trouble with Luck 

The Colts’ QB has all the talent to recapture his old magic, but he needs the right pieces around him—and a better system, too

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the NFL Grant Money and the Concussion Research Business

Prominent head trauma researchers and, now, Congress, are hammering the NFL for their interference over grant money awarded for concussion research. A closer look reveals a deeper complexity behind the league’s actions. And as funding stalls, everyone involved has something to lose

Why I Still Won’t Use ‘R’ Word

A recent poll suggests 90 percent of Native Americans are not offended by the nickname of Washington’s NFL franchise, but that’s not going to change my opinion on this hot-button, societal issue

A Different Kind of Rookie Minicamp

The MMQB went behind the scenes at the NFLPA’s Rookie Premiere, where newly minted pros play Dance Dance Revolution, sing along with Justin Bieber and turn into action figures. The fun and games are all part of a master business plan

On Super Bowl Sites and Rule Changes

Owners meet this week to discuss where SB 53-55 will be held and other topics, including replay review. Plus more on Jacksonville’s latest rookie injury, the Washington nickname and the NFL’s incredible shrinking stat

New Team, Same Brock

‘There is no grudge,’ insists Brock Osweiler, as he puts four years with the Broncos in the rearview and embraces the open road in Houston. The Texans’ new quarterback opens up on his leap of faith and what to expect

‘He’s a Football God ... and a Style God’

After just two seasons in the NFL, Odell Beckham Jr. has become so popular that kids, teens and grown men are copying his signature look across the country—and deep in the heart of Eagles’ territory, too

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Andrew Hawkins’ Ivy League Crash Course

Having followed a tortuous road to the NFL, the Browns wideout knows better than most to prepare for life after football—which is why he’s cramming for a sports management degree at Columbia this offseason

Here’s the Catch...

The NFL's convoluted catch rule will be a hot topic at the upcoming league meetings. What, exactly, is a catch these days? Even the men on the receiving end have trouble defining it

Behind Closed Doors at the NFL Combine

Teams are allowed to schedule formal interviews with 60 prospects, each lasting just 15 minutes. The MMQB sat in the room as the Dolphins grilled a quarterback and tried to determine the makeup of the man

The MMQB Mailbag

Tom Brady’s Hail Mary

It’s a long shot, but the legal team for the Patriots QB filed one final brief in an attempt to avoid a four-game suspension. Brady’s lawyer explains the case. Plus reader mail, including reaction to Washington’s nickname 

Open Field

Why I Still Won’t Use ‘R’ Word

A recent poll suggests 90 percent of Native Americans are not offended by the nickname of Washington’s NFL franchise, but that’s not going to change my opinion on this hot-button, societal issue

Open Field

A Different Kind of Minicamp

The MMQB went behind the scenes at the NFLPA’s Rookie Premiere, where newly minted pros play Dance Dance Revolution, sing along with Justin Bieber and become action figures. The fun and games are all part of a master business plan

Talking Football

New Team, Same Brock

‘There is no grudge,’ insists Brock Osweiler, as he puts four years with the Broncos in the rearview and embraces the open road in Houston. The Texans’ new quarterback opens up on his leap of faith and what to expect

Open Field

If the NFL Wants Vegas, Will Vegas Want the NFL?

As Raiders owner Mark Davis flirts with Sin City, the question has been whether the NFL would ever allow such a move. But anecdotal evidence suggests Vegas’ largest moneymaker—casinos—may be the real hurdle