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2017 NFL Draft: First Impressions of First Round

From the obvious choice at No. 1 to the stunner at No. 2 and all the action that followed, here’s pick-by-pick analysis of how each player slots into the system of his new team. In the case of the 8th pick, the fit may not be as good as advertised

A New Staple of the Draft: Disruption

Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley is being investigated by Cleveland police for an alleged rape, which he denies. It’s the latest in a string of serious stories (La’el Collins, Laremy Tunsil) that have overshadowed the NFL’s extravaganza in recent years

How the NFL Judges Character

In wake of Aaron Hernandez' story, a conversation with former Eagles president and Browns CEO Joe Banner on judging the character of draft picks, like Cleveland's second pick in the 2014 first round, Johnny Manziel

How the 2017 NFL Schedule Was Made

The slate wasn’t finalized until a computer in western Europe spit out option number 52,129, which accounted for marathons in Detroit and Chicago, turned Los Angeles into an odd focal point on New Year’s Eve and made teams playing overseas happy with their byes

Don’t Bring Any Disrespect at Jamal Adams

Even if you’re just trying to block him, the former LSU safety is going to take it the wrong way. We learned that by watching game film with the likely top-five pick who grew up in football’s fast lane

Jarvis Landry is Full of Fire

The Dolphins wide receiver, tired of losing to the Patriots, has a bold prediction for Miami’s AFC East rival in 2017. Plus reader questions on Peyton Manning as a broadcaster, the NFL in London and much more

Why NFL Coaches Want More Offseason Time With Players

A declining quality of play and inability to build roster depth are two of the reasons cited for wanting to change the limited practice rules that arrived in 2011. Here’s how the league is working to fix it. Plus more notes on the draft QBs, Tony Romo checkpoints and how Steve Kerr helped Dan Quinn

Why Is Colin Kaepernick Still Looking for a Job?

The theories are hotly debated: He’s being blackballed for his protests. He’s not an elite QB. Football isn’t a top priority. His mobile style of play isn’t in vogue anymore. The truth: there’s no simple answer

Beyond Vegas: London Is Calling the NFL

The ease with which the Raiders left Oakland for Las Vegas shows that NFL teams will chase the next dollar no matter where it can be made. That also means the next team to relocate will likely need passports

Kaepernick and RG3: Is There Anything Left?

Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III changed the quarterback position in 2012 and seemed destined to dominate for years, but their magic turned out to be fleeting. Now free agents facing a soft market, both could be out of football this fall

10 Thoughts on Free Agency

Moneyball comes to the NFL, fullbacks are getting paid and the Cowboys are in a tough spot with Tony Romo’s salary-cap hit. Plus a look at the “golden-ticket” winners, the barely there guarantees for some veterans, and the latest dysfunction in Washington