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Clayton: Wilson contract a win-win deal

Russell Wilson got a lot of money, avoided the distraction of a cloudy future hanging over the season, and will be a free agent again at 30. Everybody wins, writes John Clayton.

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Fantasy football: RB depth chart

Your guide to each NFL team's most valuable running backs in terms of fantasy value for the 2015 season.

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Reporter gets the Belichick treatment

The reporter just wanted to know if Bill saw the "cheaters look up" banner flying over Pats practice on Thursday. Belichick responded exactly how you'd expect.


Expedited Brady decision requested

The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to find a "final resolution" before the start of the 2015 season after agreeing that would be "in everyone's best interest," according to multiple reports. The Patriots' first game is Sept. 10. Story

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Cam Newton defends offseason

The Panthers QB doesn't think his "adventurous" offseason, which included flag football, put him at risk: "Walking down the street you can get hit by a car. I don't live life with any type of regrets. ... I don't want my stardom to alienate me from the regular public."

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How to use Twitter to get an NFL job

Ask and you shall receive is how the saying goes, right? LaVance Taylor took that to a new level this week: The RB reached out to the Chiefs on Twitter, asking for a job. Kansas City decided to take him up on it. Signed to a contract

Rich Cimini @RichCimini

Sheldon Richardson hears it from a few fans after jumping offsides in the red zone. Playing with backups again. #nyj

trey wingo @wingoz

not only the smart move.. but the RIGHT move by both NFL and NFLPA to have final resolution in this Brady deflate mess prior to season start

Jameis Winston named starting QB

Said Ryan Clark: "It's a smart decision [for the Bucs]. ... Now your team feels like, we know who we're riding with."


Gates: 'I'm just ready to play football'

Chargers TE Antonio Gates is ready to get back on the field. And despite facing a suspension to start the season, Gates has used the situation to educate others.


Wilson better than his draft class

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, who signed a 4-year extension with Seattle today, has more postseason starts than all 5 of the quarterbacks drafted ahead of him combined.

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NFL, NFLPA request expedited decision

Field Yates tells SportsCenter that the two sides want a decision regarding Tom Brady before Week 1. A sticking point though, says Yates, could be the judge. "'Why would I move this situation to the top of the priority list?'"


SportsCenter: Live from NFL training camp

SportsCenter is at Denver training camp, checking out how the Broncos are preparing for the upcoming season. Coach Gary Kubiak is speaking live. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Impact of Wilson contract on Seahawks?

Said Ryan Clark: "They've been budgeting for this deal. Even with giving everybody else their money, they made sure they had the money to get this done. I think going forward, they will keep as many key pieces as they can."


Russell Wilson, by the numbers

The QB and the Seahawks have agreed to a deal that will make Wilson one of the highest-paid players in the NFL. And the numbers say Wilson is worth it. All he does is win

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Sando: Seahawks maintain core players

Writes Mike Sando: "By signing [Russell] Wilson and nearly all the other front-line players on the team, Seattle is not banking on the draft to find as many immediate starters. That is a luxury the team has earned by methodically re-signing its best players." Winning formula

Chiefs' Smith accepts suspension

When asked if his three-game NFL suspension was fair, Chiefs CB Sean Smith said: "If you do the crime you do the time." Smith pleaded guilty in April to a DUI charge.

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Coley Harvey @ColeyHarvey

Andy Dalton says being more vocal in practices has proven his beefed-up leadership. Marvin Lewis credits OC Hue Jackson wish pushing AD hard