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If You Believe Every Year…

It has been more than 50 years since the Browns won the city’s last title, and more than 20 since the team has been even close to Super Bowl contention. And yet, through decades of heartbreaking losses, Cleveland’s love for the Browns never wavers

Percy Harvin’s Latest Chance to Catch On

Through six NFL seasons, the ultra-talented Harvin has earned a reputation as a misfit toy: injury-prone with no clear position in an offense, and a malcontent who rubs teammates and coaches the wrong way in the locker room. Now on his fourth team in four years, he’ll get every opportunity to reinvent himsel with the new-look Bills

‘I Wouldn’t Change It’

Darrell Bevell made the Super Bowl play call that’s been second-guessed into oblivion. For the first time in detail, the Seattle coordinator discusses why the Seahawks chose to pass, what went wrong and how he handled the fallout

We’re Not Worried

Seahawks All-Pro corner Richard Sherman says it’s next man up in the Seattle secondary—and he’s way over the Super Bowl loss

The Season of Hope

On a two-week tour of NFL training camps, you’ll see plenty that makes each team distinct, but the unifying theme across all 32 August locales is the sense—more realistic in some places than others—of unbridled optimism

Counterpunch: Why Buffalo Added Enemkpali

The saga of IK Enemkpali, the linebacker cut loose by the Jets after cold-cocking QB Geno Smith, got even more interesting when ex-Jets coach and new Jets nemesis Rex Ryan claimed him off waivers for the Bills. But rivalry aside, Buffalo coaches saw the chance to add a good, young player who was never a problem for them last season

The Saints’ Class of 2006, Ten Years Later

Ten years ago in New Orleans, Sean Payton came on as head coach, Drew Brees signed on at quarterback, and the franchise helped lift the spirits of a city devastated by Hurricane Katrina. And a decade later, three late-round picks from a unique draft class are still around as franchise cornerstones

‘It’s Always Something With the Jets’

Geno Smith’s broken jaw, courtesy of a teammate’s fist, is just the latest fiasco involving Gang Green—and further evidence that the Jets’ 2013 draft is cursed

Why is Darryl Henley Still in Prison?

Victim of the Drug War’s harsh mandatory sentencing, as well as possible racial bias and entrapment, the onetime Rams star is 20 years into a 41-year jail term. It’s time the government consider whether he, like many non-violent offenders, has paid his dues and deserves a new chance

Meanwhile, In Foxborough...

On the field, the training camp like no other actually looks very familiar. The coach has his team hyper-focused, and the players won’t acknowledge Deflategate. As for the quarterback, he hasn’t been talking at all. The owner and the fans, on the other hand, have plenty to say on Tom Brady’s behalf

Baltimore and the Four Pillars of Football Success

How does a team remain good for the long term? The Ravens have undergone a massive makeover since their Super Bowl win in February 2013 but have stayed solid where it matters most—with an owner, GM, coach and QB all committed to the same goal and on the same page

‘I’m Not Convinced Brady Ordered the Code Red’

The release of the transcript of Tom Brady’s appeal leaves the NFL case against him less than convincing. In any event, expect the judge in the case to come to a quick decision

The Longest Road to Training Camp

A special group of Washington training camp interns drove across the country to report for an unpaid position and follow their NFL dreams

The Legacy of No. 21

Nearly eight years after Sean Taylor was fatally shot while protecting his family during a home invasion, the free safety’s presence is still felt every day by Washington’s players and fans

Falcons Are Right On Beat

Dan Quinn took a page out of Pete Carroll's book and hired a DJ to play Falcons camp to create a game-like environment and facilitate better on-field communication

Darrelle Revis Is Ready for What’s Next

The All-Pro cornerback opens up about his return to the Jets, his Super Bowl stint with the Patriots and how much punishment his body can handle

Russell Wilson: Signed, Sealed Seahawk

After an off-season of brinksmanship, the Seattle quarterback has signed an extension making him the second-highest-paid player in the NFL

What Russell Wilson Wants

Russell Wilson’s deadline for striking a new deal with the Seahawks is Friday. Warren Moon, a friend of Wilson’s and a former franchise quarterback himself, shed some light on the motivations behind Wilson’s contract demands

The NFL’s First Female Coach

Bruce Arians and the Cardinals are giving Jen Welter the opportunity to work as an assistant linebackers coach during the team’s training camp, meaning the 37-year-old psychologist will become the first woman coach in league history