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No. 31: Odell Beckham Jr.

Since ‘The Catch,’ Odell Beckham Jr. has been swept up in the whirlwind of instant celebrity. But even as a rookie, his contributions were far greater than that single play. Beckham is poised to become the dominant force the Giants need to get back to the playoffs, as well as one of the most recognizable faces in the NFL… if he can handle the spotlight

The Appeal of Greg Hardy

The NFL responded to its domestic violence problem with new hires and a new conduct policy. But as Greg Hardy seeks to have his 10-game suspension reduced, the same old decisions are being made by general managers. Just look at the signings of Frank Clark in Seattle and Ray McDonald in Chicago

Hardy’s New Bench Trial

Greg Hardy was convicted and then cleared of domestic-abuse charges by the North Carolina judicial system. A look at why the NFL’s new disciplinary process still suspended him for 10 games ... plus, answering your questions about the 2015 schedule, Jim Harbaugh and Aaron Hernandez

On Hardy, Borland and a Hyperactive Offseason

Making some sense of Greg Hardy’s contract with the Cowboys, Chris Borland’s preemptive retirement and the rest of the news from Week 2 of the league year

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

The Peterson Fallout

The NFL suffered a big blow when a district court judge ruled against the league on Adrian Peterson's appeal. The matter isn't over, but it shines a light on Roger Goodell's unwieldy power and the need for a more uniform discipline policy

The Hardy Conundrum

His court case ultimately dismissed, Greg Hardy must now face NFL justice for a domestic violence conviction that the North Carolina legal system overturned. How will he be punished? And who’s making that decision?

A New Season Begins

The official start of the offseason marks the transition from “we time” to “me time” for NFL players. Here are 12 offseason predictions about who will get paid, who won’t, and how ongoing controversies will be resolved

The NFL’s Best and Worst Business Decisions

A look back at the players and teams that won and lost at the negotiating table in 2014, and what it all means going forward as the league tries to repair its image

It's Time for a Solution

Issues with the NFL’s ‘Let Roger handle it’ method of discipline are now obvious. Going forward, it’s going to take more than one person to oversee league discipline. Here’s what could work

Questions Unanswered as the Focus Shifts

Roger Goodell's much anticipated (and much overdue) press conference delivered little substance. Meanwhile, a new report has shifted focus from Park Avenue to Baltimore

League Discipline and Legal Reality

As it reels from one decision to the next, the NFL and its teams are finding out just how hard it is to come up with a consistent and coherent policy of punishment for players beyond the justice system

It Goes Beyond Goodell

The commissioner is taking the brunt of the blame for mishandling the Ray Rice discipline. But as with all Personal Conduct Policy matters, there were other factors, and other people, influencing the league's decision

It’s Past Time, Commissioner

If the NFL is going to make good on promises to address its domestic violence problem it must act now, and it's time for Roger Goodell to come out of hiding and answer to his critics

Hubris and Hogwash

Mark Cuban was scoffed and sneered at for warning the NFL about the perils of arrogance. His words now look prophetic as the mighty league has been made vulnerable by player misdeeds and the failures of leadership

The Week 2 Mailbag

Readers respond to the question: Do you still like football? Plus, discussion about reviewable plays, the Rams-Bucs ending and an overlooked goat of the week

Should We Still Like Football?

Sunday’s games were a welcome respite for a league that experienced the ugliest week in its 95-year history. But could football push aside the feelings of those questioning their love of the sport? An exciting Week 2 did its best to try

Panthers Preview: Declawed

After a breakthrough 2013, the Panthers suffered through a miserable offseason. With so many key players gone, and so many holes left unfilled, it's shaping up to be a long season in Carolina