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The King of the Free Agent Class is Named A.J. Bouye

The undrafted cornerback stunned the Texans with his 2016 production and now leads a group of relative unknowns about to cash in on the open market. Plus the NFL’s O-line issues, a lesson on quarterbacks and more

The Unconventional Career Path of 49ers GM John Lynch

A lack of scouting experience doesn’t mean San Francisco’s new leader of personnel isn’t ready for the job. An exploration of the challenge ahead, plus notes on the 2018 draft QBs, Kirk Cousins, franchise tags and more

2017 Draft Defined By Depth

As the NFL fully transitions into scouting mode, here’s a look at some central themes to the prospects, from the position of strength to one glaring weakness. Plus notes on the Niners, the 2017 opener and more   

Super Bowl 51: A Coach’s View of Falcons vs. Patriots

Gary Kubiak is uniquely qualified to assess Atlanta and New England and shares his keys to the big game. Plus a look at the Raiders’ options past Las Vegas, two draft studs on the rise and five names to watch Sunday

From Summer School to the Super Bowl for Brady, Ryan

Matt Ryan and Tom Brady didn’t get to Houston by accident. Here’s the story of how offseason work with a couple baseball pitchers benefited both QBs. Plus items on Dan Quinn, the Indy mess and six draft storylines

How the Four Championship Game Teams Were Built

The commonality among the Packers, Falcons, Patriots and Steelers is obvious. But look past their elite quarterbacks, and other trends emerge. Plus more on drafting RBs, a defensive evolution and the next Belichick

Chargers Reluctantly Ready to Relocate to Los Angeles

The clock ran out, so with no other viable alternatives, the Chargers are expected to head north and join the Rams in L.A. Here’s a look inside the decision. Plus notes on two new coaches, the Patriots’ health and more

How Green Bay Became the Team No One Wants to Play

At 4-6, the Packers were at a crossroads. Here is how a coach’s emphasis on work ethic paid off and resulted in a six-game streak heading into the playoffs. Plus a cardio tip from Ben Roethlisberger, the best coaching job available right now and five players to watch during wild-card weekend

A Return to Respectability

With Washington on the verge of its second straight playoff berth, here’s a look at why the franchise’s roller-coaster past is over. Plus notes on how the Bills fell apart, Oakland’s confidence in Matt McGloin and much more

An NFL Viewpoint on College Players Skipping Bowl Games

NFLPA president Eric Winston applauds the moves by Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey as smart financial decisions. A look at that trend plus items on Tom Brady, the Jags’ vacancy and Week 16 players to watch

The General Manager Short List for 2017

As market for GMs is about to heat up, here’s my list of some candidates who deserve a look—and who could bring a fresh approach to turning around a struggling team. Plus, players to watch in Week 15, notes on the Rams, Jim Harbaugh, the surging Bucs and more

Rams Junior High: Inside a Dysfunctional Front Office

Jeff Fisher’s recent comments revealed a giant rift between coaches and personnel, with both sides bickering about who’s to blame for the team’s failings. Plus more on Matt Stafford, Gronk and who to watch in Week 14

The Tale of Two Seasons

Last December at this time, the Falcons were floundering. Here’s how an offhanded comment helped Atlanta fix the problem for 2016. Plus notes on Aaron Rodgers’ rebound, Lane Kiffin’s NFL prospects, Los Angeles’s biggest problem and five names to watch in Week 13

The Bucs Start Here

Coming off a big win and heading into a measuring stick game, Tampa sets the table for the future. Plus more notes including Kirk Cousins’ price tag, Jimmy Garoppolo’s next home and five names to watch in Week 12

Inside the Dallas Decision

Tony Romo asked for the chance to win back his job from Dak Prescott. Cowboys executive Stephen Jones explains the difficult answer to that question. Plus a look ahead to Week 11, including Tom Brady’s return home, the resurgence of Miami and Tennessee and five names to watch

Why the Chiefs Might Be NFL’s Most Complete Team

Seventeen wins in their last 20 games is no accident. Here’s a look behind the rebuild on the fly in Kansas City. Plus an examination of the Jets chaos, Green Bay’s average offense and five names to watch in Week 10

On Norv’s Exit and Every Contender’s Biggest Flaw

A peek inside the rift that led to the 5-2 Vikings parting ways with their offensive coordinator. Plus a look at the weaknesses that could be the undoing of all the top teams, Week 9 names to watch and much more

On the Broncos’ Road Map and Creative Deadline Ideas

John Elway explains how he stayed the course through a rocky offseason to keep Denver on track in its title defense. Plus some brand-name trade targets requiring outside-the-box thinking, the Patriots’ new health strategy, five names to watch heading into Week 8 and much more

Here’s What is Left to Make Las Vegas Raiders a Reality

Sin City wants the Raiders. Mark Davis needs a home. And Chargers owner Dean Spanos predicts it all will happen. Detailing the relocation hurdles still to clear, plus five names to watch this weekend, why Detroit is playing better and how the NFL should address its rapidly declining quality of play

Can Kaepernick Play? We’re About to Find Out

Nobody (including 49ers coaches) knows just what to expect from Colin Kaepernick when he reclaims his starting job on Sunday. Plus, why Marc Trestman is out in Baltimore, why Anthony Lynn is working in Buffalo, the struggles of Tannehill and Osweiler, and a college safety who’s evoking the name ‘Ed Reed’

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