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‘Everything You’d Want for a Franchise, This Man Represented’
Chuck Bednarik: ‘Everything You’d Want for a Franchise’
Family, friends and fans said goodbye to Chuck Bednarik, a man who embodied Eagles football and concrete-solid old-school values
By Emily Kaplan
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Aaron Hernandez, an Enigma on Trial
Aaron Hernandez, Enigma on Trial
During my years covering the Patriots, I never quite knew what to make of the sometimes genial, sometimes volatile young star. A visit to his trial brought those old feelings back
By Greg A. Bedard
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We Need to Listen to Chris Borland
We Need to Listen to Chris Borland
Of all the stunning developments in the NFL in the last week, Chris Borland’s retirement will have the biggest ramifications for the game
By Peter King
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How To Win Free Agency: Don’t Play
How To Win Free Agency: Don’t Play
Think spending big will lead to winning big? Ask the 2011 Eagles—or any number of teams that dished out major dollars in recent years—how that worked out. And a look at one franchise that might have figured out how to make free agency work: Don't participate, and watch the draft picks roll in
By Peter King
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The 2015 Free Agents Ranked, 1-50
The 2015 Free Agents Ranked, 1-50
Suh to the Raiders? Hardy to the Falcons? Crabtree to the Seahawks? (!) A look at the top players available when the market opens, and where they best fit
By Greg A. Bedard
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The 2015 Free Agents Ranked, 51-100
The 2015 Free Agents Ranked, 51-100
Our rundown of the best of the second-tier free agents includes a Super Bowl MVP, a couple of first-round quarterbacks and lots of the kind of steady middle-class talent that makes up the bulk of NFL rosters
By Greg A. Bedard
MMQB Extra
MMQB Extra: Throwing Prospects a Curve
MMQB Extra: Throwing Prospects a Curve
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Reaction Around the League: From Anger to Shrugs
Deflategate Reaction Around the League: From Anger to Shrugs
Most NFL coaches and GMs are in Alabama for the Senior Bowl—seemingly a million miles from the epicenter of Deflategate—and sentiment over the severity of a possible Patriots offense is decidedly mixed
By Greg A. Bedard
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How Officials Check Ball Pressure
How Officials Check Ball Pressure
During our Game 150 series, The MMQB got an exclusive look at the pregame check for proper inflation. You know you want to see it
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Taking the Air Out of Seattle’s Formidable D
Taking the Air Out of Seattle’s Formidable D
Under investigation as to whether they deflated footballs in the AFC title game, the Patriots won’t stop pushing the boundaries in Super Bowl 49
By Jenny Vrentas