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Archer: It's vintage Romo -- in May

Taking advantage of a full offseason for the first time in three years, Cowboys QB Tony Romo is already flashing the skills that propelled him to a career year in 2014.

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Muench: Ranking top 5 rookie playmakers

Which NFL rookies will make an impact early on? Steve Muench ranks his top five rookie playmakers for 2015, starting with Ravens WR Breshad Perriman.

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Dez at Cowboys' OTA despite unsigned tender

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has not signed his franchise-tag tender but the Pro Bowler did take part in a limited portion of Thursday's organized team activity at Valley Ranch, sources said.

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Jameis Winston impresses early (2:14)

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Joe Flacco one of the NFL's best?

Ravens coach John Harbaugh certainly thinks so, saying today: "This guy is a superstar in the National Football League. I'm thrilled to have him and I can't wait to see what he does this year with all of that young talent around him."

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Greg Hardy's suspension appeal ends

The Cowboys DE's appeal of his 10-game ban ended earlier today after about 7 hours. Arbitrator Harold Henderson gave no indication of when he will deliver a decision, sources told ESPN's Andrew Brandt. Latest on Hardy

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'Crazy how one side has so much power'

Adrian Peterson unleashed several tweets Thursday venting about the leverage the Vikings have and argued he should get some protection against the possibility the team eventually will release him with money remaining on his deal. All about the money

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DeMaurice Smith talks state of NFL

"I think that the last few years certainly haven't enhanced [Roger Goodell's] credibility. ... We need to have a level of respect and credibility in the National Football League, whether it's the commissioner, the teams, the head of the NFLPA, the union, the owners and the fans."

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Kelly not worried about perception

Coach Chip Kelly addresses former Eagles RB LeSean McCoy's comments that race played a role in his personnel decisions: "I know how we run this organization and it's not run that way."

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However, players do not have the luxury of saying that they want out of their contract. And I won't even get into the franchise tag convo

Eagles QBs loving OTAs so far

  • Sam Bradford: "I think [the offense] fits my style of game, making quick decisions."
  • Tim Tebow: "Being able to go against the defense, run around and throw, it's just so much fun."

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Dante Fowler has left knee surgery

The Jaguars' No. 3 overall pick had surgery today to repair a torn ACL suffered on the 1st day of rookie minicamp. He's expected to begin rehab next week in Jacksonville but will miss the entire 2015 season.

A look inside the NFLPA Rookie Premiere

Rookies learn NFL realities in simulated sessions, including opening a suspension letter for a positive drug test. "When you get that letter ... it strikes a nerve," NFLPA senior manager George Hegamin told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio.

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Mannings' blindsides now at risk

Both Peyton and Eli Manning will be without their projected starting LTs for extended periods of time this season because of major injuries (torn ACL for Broncos' Ryan Clady; torn pectoral for Giants' Will Beatty).

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Dez present despite tender uncertainty

Dez Bryant took part in a limited portion of Thursday's OTA at Valley Ranch, sources told ESPN's Todd Archer. The Pro Bowl WR still hasn't signed his franchise-tag tender.

Kelly: McCoy 'wrong' about race playing role

Chip Kelly, responding to LeSean McCoy's comments about race being a major factor in his personnel moves: "We put a lot of time looking into character and factors that go into selection and retention of players. Color's never been one of them." Chip speaks out

Letroy Guion apologizes for arrest

The Green Bay NT discussed his February arrest for felony marijuana and gun possession at today's OTA session. "... I'm glad [the Packers] stood by me. I'm glad they stuck behind me and helped me get through this."

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Jameis Winston a 'football junkie'

At least so says Tampa Bay head coach Lovie Smith, and ESPN's Pat Yasinskas can see why. "The guy just loves football and I think that's definitely been noticed, and hopefully for the Buccaneers it's contagious."

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Clayton's Quiz: Redskins' best move

John Clayton answers the question of which offseason addition will have the biggest impact on Washington. Hint: it's not a player, but he will be focused on the offensive line.

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Open competition for Eagles' QB job

Sam Bradford (knee) is still limited in practice, leaving Philly's QB situation unsettled. "Mark Sanchez does have an opportunity [to start] and that was not clear before today, really," ESPN's Phil Sheridan says.

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