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Ray Rice has been out of the NFL since the Ravens dumped him following his public domestic violence arrest. Even though he may no longer be able to help a team with his rushing ski...(full article)

How do you spell what the Jets are doing at quarterback this offseason? M-E-S-S mess mess mess! When your key offensive players support a QB you have yet t...(full article)

Rex Ryan has many famous boasts. Among them, is that he has never lost a fight, because he always had his twin brother with him. It doesn’t take long to recognize that is exa...(full article)

HOUSTON – A little over four years into his NFL career, Brock Osweiler is encountering an offseason he has never known. He's richer. He's more experienced. And most important...(full article)

Enough with the constant search for NFL talent -- Gil Brandt is going to try something different. Over the next few weeks, he'll build the perfect player at five key positions, ble...(full article)

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Fournette Should Go No. 1 in Draft

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