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Rodgers on Roger

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers speaks out against the culture of Roger Goodell’s NFL, which is still too arbitrary when it comes to enforcing rules

More Money, More Problems

Trent Richardson’s disjointed journey in pro football highlights how financial pressures off the field can derail performance on it. Plus five thoughts on the NFL’s latest ‘conduct detrimental’ saga

Will Bosa Budge?

Breaking down the issues driving the Joey Bosa-Chargers contract standoff. Plus a look at the NFL’s problems in Canton and why owners might root for NFLPA to lobby to reduce commish power at next CBA

Up Close with Brett Favre

Here are my memories, experiences and anecdotes after working alongside Brett Favre for nearly a decade, including practical jokes on planes, a motivating fear of failure and the regular guy wearing No. 4 

Deal and No Deal

In Philadelphia, the league’s highest-spending team goes all-in on Fletcher Cox. In Denver, Von Miller 's stalemate with the Broncos goes nowhere ... for now

Do the Ads Ruin This Photo Sequence?

The NBA will allow teams to sell ads on their game jerseys, which means it’s not a matter of if but when the NFL will follow suit. Purists might take offense, but it's been in the works for years

The Coaching Squeeze

The recent discipline given to the Ravens shows the NFLPA’s mistrust of coaches and how the sideline leaders got the short end of the 2011 CBA

For Rookies, The New Deal

From organizations turning down team-friendly option years to rookies turning down agents altogether, slotted rookie contracts continue to change the business landscape for young players. Plus, thoughts on Sam Bradford

Last Thoughts on the Draft

Although it is a convenient narrative, the bong video was not the sole reason for Laremy Tunsil’s slide. Plus, notes on John Elway, Sam Bradford's trade request, and the medical side of the draft

What the Heck Are the Eagles Up To at Quarterback?

Yet another blockbuster draft trade with a quarterback in sight—but this time Philadelphia, the team making the big move up, already has two newly signed QBs. Does this deal make any sense for the Eagles? Plus thoughts on the Rams-Titans trade

‘Not Perfect, But Fair’

Monday’s Appeals Court ruling endorsing the settlement of the concussion lawsuit may finally put a seal on the long legal battle and bring relief to suffering former players
 

The Kaepernick Triangle

A look at the quarterback’s bid to get out of San Francisco, and why the defending champs hold all the cards. Plus, D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Calvin Johnson and the difference between ‘early retirement’ and ‘voluntary retirement’

Agentless in Denver

Former Seahawks tackle Russell Okung negotiated his own free-agent deal with the Broncos, learning the hard way that there’s a difference between "Show me the money!" and "Guarantee me the money!"