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Deep Thoughts on the Eagles’ Roster Overhaul

A recent quote from Chip Kelly help explains the rationale behind Philadelphia’s turnover. Plus, insight into international scouting, the two running backs who are poised for a big year, and Osi’s retirement

Young Bucs: Tampa Bay Training Camp Report

Robert Klemko's report from Tampa Bay- Winston may struggle as a rookie quarterback, but at least he has one of the top receiver pairs in the league

A Tale of Two Rookies, Training Camp Style

Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota are having very different training camp experiences. Plus, a Panthers corner delivers the early front-runner for quote of the summer, and Walter Payton’s son, Jarrett, has an amazing camp story about his dad

Winston and the Whys

The challenges are coming fast and furious at Jameis Winston in his first training camp with the Bucs. He’s making mistakes, but the rookie QB is learning from them and asking the right questions. Plus, readers weigh in on Deflategate, pre-snap formations and monk garments

‘When He’s Out There Playing, That’s His Mama’

Diana Askew's son has returned to New York. Darrelle Revis' mother shares the stories of how she taught him to fight for himself, when his perspective on life changed and about the time she beat the All-Pro defensive back in a foot race

The Post-Draft Mailbag

Off-field topics have been prevalent following the NFL draft in Chicago. Here, I tackle criticism of the Bucs' decision to not interview Jameis Winston's accuser, Seattle's vetting of Frank Clark and my own mistake regarding Randy Gregory

How Winston Became the Buccaneers' No. 1 Hope

The draft is over and after an event filled with storylines—trades, plummeting prospects and home fires included—the most significant was the very first one. Inside Tampa's decision-making process, plus draft awards, top picks and more

Rivers Trade Dead? Draft Intrigue Begins at No. 2

With the draft three days away, the Titans still are willing to deal the second pick—Browns? Jets? Eagles?—but acquiring Philip Rivers from San Diego is growing less likely. Plus, why this draft is unpredictable, how it’ll look in Chicago and more

Lawrence Tynes’ Nightmare

The man who kicked the Giants into two Super Bowls with clutch overtime field goals saw his career cut short in 2013 by MRSA, a dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can thrive in NFL locker rooms. He’s not going quietly into retirement

The Best Guess Draft

Forget the mock. Four weeks before the NFL draft commences in Chicago, no one can predict anything with certainty. But here’s an—ahem—informed look at how the first 32 selections could go down, plus answers to your PAT questions

Mock Draft: Post-Combine

An early attempt at predicting the first 15 picks of the first round, including a big trade involving Marcus Mariota. Plus the landing spots for top WRs Amari Cooper and Kevin White, what the Browns might do at No. 12 and answering reader mail

The Bucs Start Here

Jameis Winston, No. 1 overall? Tampa Bay's investigation into what will become the most scrutinized pick in draft history has only begun. Plus Los Angeles and realignment talk, Sam Bradford-to-Browns rumors and Denver's potential problem

I’m Not Buying Winston Over Mariota Just Yet

Lovie Smith says the Buccaneers are “OK” with Jameis Winston’s character issues, but I don’t believe him. Besides, Marcus Mariota could be a better fit for Tampa Bay’s offensive plans

‘A Sickness To Be the Best’

Darrelle Revis opens up on joining forces with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, what he appreciated most about Rex Ryan, why all players should maximize their value, and playing bump-and-run with the NFL’s best receivers

The Week 17 Mailbag

Don't be surprised if Ndamukong Suh's one-game suspension is overturned by the NFL appeals officer. Plus, answering reader questions about the MVP race, quarterbacks forcing draft-day trades and Jim Harbaugh's behavior in 2014

The Final Over/Under

A college stats professor charts NFL wins, comparing all 32 teams to Vegas and statheads predictions going into the 2014 season

A True Gamer

The Buccaneers’ season is a lost cause, but Gerald McCoy remains a punishing force in the trenches. The defensive tackle talks about taking down quarterbacks, parenthood, the value of mentors and his passion for playing video games

Staring Down a Disaster

How bad is the NFC South? How broken is the playoff format? In one scenario, the NFL could have its first division champ with 10 or more losses and its first 12-win team miss the postseason. It’s time for common sense to trump tradition