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Seifert: Panthers choose Newton over unknown

Cam Newton's worth isn't worth debating. The only question Carolina faced was whether to offer him the contract it did or start over at quarterback.

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PFF: Watt No. 1 in rank of top 10 pass-rushers

Which pass-rushers will have the best seasons in 2015? Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus projects the top 10, leading off with J.J. Watt and rounding out the list with a first-round rookie.

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Williamson: Top 100 dynasty players

Matt Williamson prepares you for your dynasty draft with his updated ranking of the top 100 players.

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Katz: Identifying impact fantasy rookies

Sharon Katz and Hank Gargiulo utilize snap count data to identify impact rookies in fantasy football for 2015.


Busy offseason for Seahawks

Trading for TE Jimmy Graham was Seattle's biggest splash, but it also added a pair of CBs in free agency. G James Carpenter and C Max Unger, both of whom played more than 300 snaps last season, represent the biggest losses.

Cromartie: Sherman product of 'LOB'

The NFL's best CB? Darrelle Revis, and it's not close, says Jets CB Antonio Cromartie. Why not Richard Sherman? He only plays one side of the field. "Go follow the No. 1 receiver," Cromartie told Sirius XM NFL Radio. Cromartie's take

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Adrian Peterson: 'I'm moving forward'

"This past year has been emotional for both parties involved. I've learned a lot from my mistake ... I'm focused on what's in front of me and bettering myself."


Schefter: Panthers to build around Cam

Adam Schefter on SportsCenter: "You're allocating a tremendous amount of salary cap space to the quarterback, but he's a quarterback that they believe in, that they want to have around."


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Guaranteed money, current QB deals: Ben Roethlisberger-$64M Colin Kaepernick-$61M Matt Ryan-$59M Tom Brady-$57M >Cam Newton: $60M (reported)

Cam Newton inks 5-yr, $103.8M extension

The Panthers locked up their franchise QB with a multiyear extension today, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Newton will earn $67.6M in the first three years of the deal. $60M of the contract is guaranteed. Story


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Cam Newton's deal is the 21st in NFL history with a max value of $100M or more. Agent Bus Cook has had a part in 6 of those deals.

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Cam contract includes $22.5M signing bonus, $7.5M roster bonus due June 6, and $1M salary this season, paying Newton $31 million this year.

How Newton deal affects Russell Wilson

John Clayton: "Look for Wilson and the Seahawks to find a reasonable midpoint and for this deal to get done sooner than we previously expected. I think Wilson will get a deal close to what [Cam] Newton has earned in new money, but not as much as Newton will be paid per year overall."

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Goodell: 'Not wedded' to Wells report

In his letter rejecting the NFLPA's motion to recuse himself as arbitrator in Tom Brady's appeal, Roger Goodell said he may "reach a different conclusion about Mr. Brady's conduct or the discipline imposed." 'Mind is open'

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Browns sign young fan to 1-day deal

Nine-year-old Dylan Sutcliffe, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder, has dreamed of playing for the Browns. Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the aspiring DT got his own jersey and locker today. Sutcliffe's "awesome" day