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Kirk Cousins’ all-or-nothing pursuit kicks off against 49ers

Cousins got paid and set up a pressure-packed season with the Super Bowl hopeful Vikings. Will he rise to the challenge? His first chance is Sunday.

Brady says he’s dealing with Pats drama better

2:14 PM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady acknowledged that parts of the past couple of seasons were a struggle for him, saying some of that was due to his own approach, while acknowledging...

From jail time to ACL surgeries, no ‘quit’ in Browns’ Devaroe Lawrence

12:15 PM ET Of course, there had to be at least one more twist along Devaroe Lawrence's path before he finally earned his place on a NFL roster this week, just one month shy of his 26th birthday. The...

Nike’s Kaepernick ad to run during NFL opener

8:09 PM ET Nike is doubling down on its investment in Colin Kaepernick. The world's largest shoe and apparel brand, which got the attention of the world by utilizing the quarterback-turned-activist in advertisements published on social channels on Monday,...

Thomas ends holdout; Seattle nixes trade bid

10:29 PM ET Brady HendersonESPN All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas ended his holdout and reported to the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Thomas went through a walk-through Wednesday morning and practiced in the afternoon. Carroll did not...

What we learned from 16 years of NFL over/unders

11:51 AM ET Greg Guglielmo The 2018 NFL season is set to begin Thursday night. That leaves just a couple of days for sportsbooks to make final adjustments to their season win totals (over/unders) and fans to make final decisions...

NFL gambling manifesto: Everything you need to know

10:49 PM ET The point spread was invented in the early 1940s by math teacher-turned-bookmaker Charles McNeil. It is the great equalizer of the NFL. In fact, over the last 15 regular seasons, NFL favorites have gone 1,859-1,860 against...

Let’s get all 32 teams to the Super Bowl: Barnwell shows the path

7:28 AM ET To my knowledge, exactly zero national media members predicted that the Philadelphia Eagles would win Super Bowl LII. That list includes me; I suggested that they were extremely likely to improve and even said that...

Trump: Nike sends ‘terrible message’ with Kap ad

President Donald Trump said Colin Kaepernick's inclusion in Nike's latest "Just Do It" ad campaign is a "terrible message," while the NFL said issues raised by Kaepernick deserve "attention and action."

How Steelers get Le’Veon Bell game-ready in five days

A step-by-step guide to the running back's return to the team after an eight-month absence.

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