NFL

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Jets hire former Steelers great Hines Ward as assistant

Hines Ward was serving as a coaching intern with the Jets before they promoted him to a full-time position.

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Waiver wire tracker: Smallwood, Kizer claimed after cuts

NFL teams cut their rosters from 90 down to 53 on Saturday. On Sunday, some of the players who were cut found new homes.

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Report: Jarran Reed suspended 6 games for 2017 incident

Jarran Reed had 10.5 sacks last season, which ranked second on the Seahawks.

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Ex-Maryland coach DJ Durkin working with Falcons as guest

DJ Durkin was fired from his job at Maryland in the aftermath of the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair.

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Jets fire GM, name coach Adam Gase interim GM

Mike Maccagnan had been the Jets general manager since 2015.

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Jarvis Landry on Dolphins Culture: 'No One Appreciated S---'

Landry did not hold back about his experience in Miami.

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Giants GM Dave Gettleman's cancer is in remission

Some great news for the Giants GM.

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How anxiety shaped Percy Harvin's life and reputation

Eight years after he started torching NFL defenses, the retired receiver–return man addresses his mental health and how he thinks it shaped his life and reputation.

Report says youth football linked to early symptoms of brain disease

Although symptoms were not more severe in players who began playing at a young age, they did suffer from CTE earlier in their lives.

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Chargers 2018 draft recap: Analysis of every pick

How will the Chargers use their picks in the 2018 NFL draft? We’re breaking down every selection below.

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Saints 2018 draft recap: Analysis of every pick

How will the Saints use their picks in the 2018 NFL draft? We’re breaking down every selection below.

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Hall of Fame quarterback Y.A. Tittle dies at age 90

NFL legend Y.A. Tittle died Sunday Oct. 8.

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NFL Players Pull Pranks on Disney XD Show

Jason Witten, Melvin Gordon, and Jay Ajayi will appear on Walk the Prank: NFL Edition this fall.

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J.J. Watt's Harvey relief fund raised over $4 million

The fund's initial goal was $200,000.

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Texans name Tom Savage starting QB over Deshaun Watson

Tom Savage will start at quarterback for the Texans instead of Deshaun Watson, coach Bill O'Brien announced Tuesday.

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Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem

Marshawn Lynch appeared to stage a silent protest before the Raiders’ preseason game against the Cardinals.

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Martellus Bennett Is Ready for an Adventure

Martellus Bennett picked his favorite videos for daddy-daughter story time with four-year-old Jett.

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Ranking the Chiefs' 10 most important players

Our writer ballots came in before the Chiefs’ surprising release of Jeremy Maclin.

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Talent is off the table for anti-Kaepernick excuses

Too much time and too many teams have passed to pretend this is all a football-related situation

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Off-season report cards: Grades for each NFC team

SI writers analyze (and criticize) the off-season moves of all 16 NFC teams. Who gets a passing grade?

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Grading the Saints' biggest offseason moves

The Saints' three biggest needs this off-season were all on the defensive side of the ball. Did they do enough?

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Grading the Panthers' biggest offseason moves

To get Cam Newton back to his 2015 MVP form, the Panthers focused on versatility and speed on offense—and an upgraded O-line to keep him upright.

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Grading the Falcons' biggest offseason moves

The architect of Atlanta's lethal offense left for the top job in San Francisco, but the Falcons are hoping their on-the-rise defense can help counteract the question marks surrounding Steve Sarkisian.

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Norman: NFC East is going to get ‘really ugly’

Josh Norman has some fighting words for the rest of the conference.

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NFL draft rankings: 2017's top players by position

Who's the 2017 draft's best player at every spot on the field? Our position-by-position rankings offer the most up-to-date look at where every top prospect stands against his peers.

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2017 NFL draft rankings: Top 10 defensive tackles

Jonathan Allen still has an outside shot of earning the No. 1 overall pick, but he's not the only intriguing defensive tackle prospect.

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2017 NFL draft rankings: Top 10 guards

Typically, interior linemen don’t sneak into the first round, but there should be a run on guard/center types like Dan Feeney early on the second day.

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2017 NFL draft rankings: Top 10 offensive tackles

Top tackle prospect Cam Robinson really has been better than the narrative would suggest this season.

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2017 NFL draft rankings: Top 15 cornerbacks

How many cornerbacks are going to hear their name called in Round 1? Figure a minimum of two.

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2017 NFL draft rankings: Top 10 tight ends

The latest look at SI's 2017 NFL draft tight end rankings, including scouting notes on the class’s top 10 players.

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2017 NFL draft rankings: Top 15 wide receivers

College offensive stats are as inflated as ever, but we’re still talking about some serious talent atop the receiver position and deep into the class.  

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NFL draft rankings: 2017's top 15 running backs

The timing of next year’s loaded rookie RB class couldn't be better. An updated look at SI's 2017 running back rankings and further scouting notes on the class.

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2017 NFL draft rankings: Top 10 quarterbacks

DeShaun Watson, Mitch Trubisky and Deshone Kizer could all go in the first 10 picks of the 2017 NFL draft.

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Draft Season, Ep. 6: Does Gabe Marks need an NFL filter?

No one could ever accuse Washington State WR Gabe Marks of having too little personality. But will the NFL push back against his free-speaking ways?

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Big Board 2017: SI's top 40 prospect countdown

In the lead-up to the draft, we’re counting down the top 40 prospects on our Big Board, complete with in-depth scouting reports that examine the strengths and weaknesses of their games.

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NFL draft prospect countdown, No. 15: John Ross

The blazing speed the Washington star displayed at the combine shows up on tape.

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2017 NFL draft rankings: Top 10 safeties

The top safety prospects will have a significant impact on the draft’s first round.​

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NFL Mock Draft: Three-round forecast for all 32 teams

Myles Garrett is all but locked in as the No. 1 pick of the 2017 NFL draft, but there will be elite defensive talent available in the first three rounds well beyond the Browns' top choice.

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Does Colin Kaepernick have a legit collusion case?

Before accusing NFL teams of colluding against Colin Kaepernick for his political activism, it's worth examining just what that charge entails and how hard it has been to prove historically.

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2017 NFL draft rankings: Top 15 edge rushers

If the first player off the board isn’t a quarterback, it’s because some team fell in love with Myles Garrett the way many NFL draft analysts and college football fans have.

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A year late, Mike Williams is bound for first round

After a national championship and a strong performance in the lead up to the NFL draft, Mike Williams has left no doubt he's an elite WR prospect.

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NFL Mock Draft: Trades that could shake up Round 1

Five new trade proposals included in this 2017 mock draft (on top of the four deals involving first-round picks that already have gone down) involve teams moving up to land this year's best skill-position players.

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Grading every signing of NFL free agency

NFL free agency grades: Which deals will turn out well for both sides, and which could sour quickly? Breaking down the biggest signings so far.

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Why analyzing kickers is so tough for NFL scouts

The most difficult position for NFL scouts to evaluate isn't quarterback, pass rushers or even a regular starter—it's kickers.  

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Eleven players whose combines had scouts talking

Who impressed and who disappointed at the NFL combine this year? Scouts and executives dish on Deshaun Watson, Reuben Foster, and more of the draft's prospects. 

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2017 NFL draft rankings: Top 10 linebackers

Reuben Foster could go 20 (or more) picks higher than his former Alabama teammate Reggie Ragland did in last year's draft.

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The tech-driven future of the NFL combine

Evaluating NFL prospects with little more than a stopwatch, cones and measuring tape may have made sense 30 years ago. Those days have passed.

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Where will Adrian Peterson go? Six potential team fits

The Vikings' decision not to pick up the 2017 option in their longtime franchise back's contract puts another marquee name on the market. Which teams might bite?

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The ultimate viewer's guide to the 2017 NFL combine

Will any of the QBs separate from the pack? Will anyone run a sub-4.3 40? Here's what to watch in Indianapolis.