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  1. Lessons Learned: Bacarri Rambo

    John Keim

    ASHBURN, Va. -- When Green Bay's James Starks broke up the middle in Week 2, Bacarri Rambo knew what he was supposed to do. But he knew a receiver was coming to crack block him. So Rambo tried to take out the receiver before making the play; he took ...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  2. Dolphins' Taylor wins Defensive Player of Year

    Jason Taylor's superb all-around performance for the Dolphins earned him The Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2007
  3. 49ers camp report: Jimmie Ward shines

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Jimmie Ward didn't waste any time making his presence felt as a San Francisco 49er. The 49ers' first-round pick intercepted a pass from standout quarterback Colin Kaepernick on the third play of 7-on-7 scrimmage in the team'...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  4. Alford makes mark on Day 1 of minicamp

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The first day of mandatory minicamp was a solid showing by the Atlanta Falcons' secondary, specifically Robert Alford. The second-year cornerback was all over the field making plays on the ball. He showed great recovery spee...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  5. Is Hilton historically good?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Indianapolis Colts scored big when they selected T.Y. Hilton with the 92nd pick of the 2012 draft. He's made a mark by making big plays and totaling 132 receptions, 1,944 yards and a dozen touchdowns during his first two seasons. Just how impr...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  6. Expectations for Amaro as a rookie

    Tom Carpenter

    The New York Jets, desperate for play-making pass-catchers, used a second-round pick on TE Jace Amaro. He has all of the tools to make an impact as an NFL tight end, but he also has a lot of work ahead of him before that's reflected on the field. ...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  7. RTC: First-round OTs usually play quickly

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage of the Tennessee Titans ... Taylor Thompson endured a lot of growing pains in his first two years, but now he's not making the same mistake twice, writes Megan Grindstaff of The Tennessean. How much will Taylor Lewan play a...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  8. Morning Roar: How Whitehead could help

    Michael Rothstein

    The Lions, lying in wait for the new year... ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Throughout the first two seasons of his NFL career, Tahir Whitehead has seen the field in 30 of a possible 32 games, making plays and his presence known. Never, though, has it be...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  9. Can Watkins, Green elevate their QBs?

    Mike Sando

    The Buffalo Bills succinctly explained why they paid so much for the chance to draft Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins two weeks ago. "This game is about making plays and surrounding our quarterback with playmakers," general manager Doug Whaley said....

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  10. Raiders eyeing WR Mike Evans?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Oakland Raiders have a ton of roster needs, so it remains unclear exactly who they will target tonight if they stay at No. 5. "The Raiders haven't had a play-making wide receiver in a long time, and while free-agent pickup James Jones might he...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  11. Random thoughts on Cowboys' draft

    Calvin Watkins

    We've got Five Wonders from Todd Archer and now we have our random thoughts on the draft. 1. Yes, the Cowboys like Johnny Manziel. They like his arm strength. They like his ability to move in the pocket. They like his play-making ability. But he c...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  12. Pryor is worth the cost for the Seahawks

    Terry Blount

    Will Terrelle Pryor be a quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, or will they try to convince him to play another spot? The Seahawks made one of their surprising moves (are any of their moves surprising anymore?) Monday evening by making a trade wit...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  13. 2014 NFL draft - Mel Kiper makes picks as the GM of every NFL tea...

    Mel Kiper

    Mel Kiper plays GM for all 32 NFL teams, making his optimal picks for the first three rounds of the NFL draft.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2014
  14. Who will lead Giants RB corps in '14?

    Tom Carpenter

    Whether RB David Wilson will be over his neck surgery in time to play next season remains entirely up in the air. However, New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Wednesday that Wilson is "making outstanding progress" and the coach remains hopeful ab...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  15. Panthers vague on Steve Smith's future

    David Newton

    Wide receiver Steve Smith spent the week before the Carolina Panthers played the San Francisco 49ers in a January NFC playoff game making up random percentages on whether his knee injury would allow him to play. It did. Now there's a mystery as...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  16. Top defensive plays for the Seahawks: No. 3

    Terry Blount

    This was the play that sent Malcolm Smith to Disney World, making him the surprising Super Bowl MVP and the first defensive player to earn the honor since safety Dexter Jackson of Tampa Bay in 2003. No. 3: Smith's 69-yard pick-six in the Super Bow...

    Blog | February 21, 2014