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A Father’s Life Lessons
A Father’s Life Lessons
We asked a dozen men in the NFL—players, coaches and executives—to share the best thing they’ve learned from their dad or an influential father figure. Here’s the wisdom that’s been passed on by mail carriers, businessmen, high school coaches, Hall of Famers, construction workers, educators and military veterans
By Robert Klemko
Business of Football
The New Age of Rookie Contract Negotiations
The New Age of Rookie Contract Negotiations
Gone are the days of $40 million contracts being handed out to unproven players. When the NFL and NFLPA reworked the CBA three years ago, rookies lost leverage and the result has been first-year players hitting the field faster
By Andrew Brandt
Open Field
Life of a Paper Lion
Life of a Paper Lion
An exclusive preview from the upcoming PBS documentary on George Plimpton, the man who lived out every fan’s dream of playing in the NFL—and barely survived to tell the tale
By Emily Kaplan
Deep Dive
What It All Means: NFC Draft Breakdowns
What It All Means: NFC Draft Breakdowns
The 2014 NFL draft went down in unpredictable fashion. Now it’s time to look at what each team’s haul means going forward
By Andy Benoit
On Further Review
Blake Bortles: Made for Minnesota?
The Tuesday Mailbag
The Vikings would be a perfect fit for the quarterback who needs at least one redshirt year in the NFL before getting his shot. But Houston and Cleveland could complicate matters. Checking in with Blake Bortles, plus answering email
By Peter King
Open Field
Deal or No Deal
Deal or No Deal
On the eve of free agency, the Dolphins made former Lions safety Louis Delmas an offer that, quite truthfully, he could refuse. The South Florida native had just two hours to give Miami his answer
By Robert Klemko
Open Field
He Is Not a Robot
He Is Not a Robot
As the Lions fell to the Ravens Monday night, putting their January fates in serious doubt, we were reminded of a simple fact: The man we call Megatron is just that—a man, not a mythical figure
By Robert Klemko
Deep Dive
Sunday Slate: Analyzing Week 15 Matchups
Analyzing Week 15
How will the Patriots offense adjust without Rob Gronkowski? The answer will be revealed in an AFC East clash with the Dolphins, highlighting a weekend that includes Packers-Cowboys, Jets-Panthers, Ravens-Lions and more
By Andy Benoit
Window Into the Weekend
They're Dangerous, and Knocking on the Door
The Ravens are the team no one in the AFC wants to see in January. The Lions can help land a blow to Baltimore's postseason hopes this week, but that all depends on Good Detroit showing up. Will they?
By Peter King
Inner Game
Week 14: Decisive Moments
Week 14: Decisive Moments
Breaking down tape to analyze and explain the most critical plays of the week, including the successful onside kick by the Patriots, the game-sealing touchdown by the Eagles and the winning score for the Ravens
By Greg A. Bedard