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Sterling Shepard poised for a big 2018

The New York Giants had one of their worst years in franchise history last season. This season they are looking to bounce back with their robust offense and Giants quarterback Eli Manning believes one young receiver is ready to elevate his game.

Manning’s offense features a ton of weapons...

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NFL playoff odds: Who’s overrated and underrated?

A look at the 2018 playoff odds for all 32 teams and which lines look like intriguing bets this early in the year.

It’s been a long offseason. Thankfully, there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

The closer we get to NFL kickoff, the more signs there are that football is just around the corner...

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AFC South Q&A: Who is the rising star in the division?

Who is the AFC South’s biggest rising star? Our roundtable reporters give their picks:

Sarah Barshop, Houston Texans reporter: Deshaun Watson. It’s hard not to pick the Texans quarterback after seeing what he did in seven games (six starts) as a rookie...

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AFC West Q&A: Who is the rising star in the division?

Is this the beginning of Patrick Mahomes‘ reign in the division or will he just ride behind the talented Kareem Hunt? Our roundtable takes a look at who will be the biggest rising star in the AFC West:

Jeff Legwold, Denver Broncos reporter: With a slight nod to the Cha...

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Boos at Texas prepared Garrett Gilbert to be Cam Newton’s backup

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Garrett Gilbert was a mess.

It was 2012, and the former high school phenom had transferred from the University of Texas to SMU after going 7-7 as the Longhorns’ starting quarterback and being demoted to third string...

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NFC West Q&A: Who is the division’s rising star?

The 49ers made a splash last season, landing QB Jimmy Garoppolo in a trade from the Patriots. In a division with young talent, is his star destined to be the brightest? Our NFC West reporters break it down.

Brady Henderson, Seattle Seahawks reporter: Garoppolo...

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NFC South Q&A: Who is the rising star in the division?

Who is the NFC South’s biggest rising star? Our roundtable reporters give their picks.

Vaughn McClure, Atlanta Falcons reporter: There is a reason Falcons linebacker Deion Jones made the Pro Bowl last year in just his second season...

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Patriots still open to trading Rob Gronkowski?

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2018 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Auden Tate, Wide Receiver

In a wide receiver class that lacks size, could Auden Tate establish himself as the alpha?

For my next scouting installment of scouting reports based of my simulated 4-round mock draft using Fanspeak’s On the Clock Mock Draft Simulator (shown below), I will detail Florida State WR Auden Tate...

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Should the 49ers Trade Up for Quenton Nelson?

Nov 4, 2017; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive lineman Quenton Nelson (56) runs onto the field for the game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

The 49ers currently sit at #9 in the 2018 NFL Draft and, w...

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