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Denver Broncos: LT Ryan Clady Tears ACL, Out for Season

Even in today's fantasy football obsessed NFL, professional football is won between the trenches.The trenches for the Super Bowl contending Denver Broncos certainly suffered a huge loss last week when left tackle Ryan Clady tore his ACL. The two-time All-Pro suffered the injury in Wednesday's practice according to NFL.com.Denver placed him on injured reserve Friday, effectively ending...
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Jacksonville Jaguars: The Defense Shows Improvement As Well

So much has been made in the offseason about the Jacksonville Jaguars offense and the improvement made to score more than then 15 points per contest last year. But did everyone just forget about the changes made on the defensive side of the ball as well? Did everyone forget about the team signing four free agents who could all start on opening day and the defensive end (albeit injured...
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Oakland Raiders 2015 Schedule: Game-by-Game Predictions

(Can the Oakland Raiders see times like those again?)Times are looking up for Oakland and their RaiderNation following, being a proud member of said group for over 3 decades, I have a feeling of hope and that makes this year special, I also am not living in a fairytale and dont expect a 15-1 superbowl victory or bust, I expect progress and hope for something beyond our recent expectations...
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The NFL And Violence: An Epidemic Of Tolerance ?

(The following is a commentary.)From the earliest times in our world, violence has had it's place.One brother killing another.Countries and kings proclaiming their place  by force.Wars today across the globe.In the United States alone, the sole topic that trends, leads news programs and sparks debate more then any other topic is the saga of cities like Baltimore and Ferguson and...
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2015 Fantasy Football: Running Back Target Analysis

   PLAYERTEAMTARGETSRECEPTIONSCATCH %MATT FORTECHI11810286.4%LE'VEON BELLPIT1008383.0%FRED JACKSONBUF826680.5%SHANE VEREENNE725373.6%ANDRE ELLINGTONARZ624674.2%DEMARCO MURRAYDAL615793.4%DARREN SPROLESPHI604066.7%MATT ASIATAMIN584475.9%JUSTIN FORSETTBAL564478.6%ARIAN FOSTERHOU563867.9%GIOVANI BERNARDCIN554378.2%EDDIE LACYGB544277.8%JAMAAL CHARLESKC524076.9%REGGIE BUSHDET524076...
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2015 Fantasy Football: Wide Receiver Target Analysis

PLAYERTEAMTARGETSRECEPTIONSCATCH %Demaryius ThomasDEN17811162.4%Antonio BrownPIT17812972.5%Julio JonesATL15610466.7%Jordy NelsonGB1469867.1%Kelvin BenjaminCAR1427351.4%Andre JohnsonHOU1418560.3%Jeremy MaclinPHI1408560.7%Emmanuel SandersDEN14010172.1%Vincent JacksonTB1387050.7%Golden TateDET1369972.8%Alshon JefferyCHI1358563.0%Dez BryantDAL1358865.2%Steve SmithBAL1307960.8%Odell Beckham...
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2015 Fantasy Football: Tight End Target Analysis

PLAYERTEAMTARGETSRECEPTIONSCATCH %Martellus BennettCHI1259072.0%Rob GronkowskiNE1248266.1%Jimmy GrahamNO1218570.2%Greg OlsenCAR1218469.4%Delanie WalkerTEN1006363.0%Antonio GatesSD986970.4%Mychal RiveraOAK915762.6%Jared CookSTL915257.1%Heath MillerPIT896674.2%Jason WittenDAL876473.6%Larry DonnellNYG876372.4%Zach ErtzPHI865867.4%Coby FleenerIND865159.3%Travis KelceKC816782.7%Charles...
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What does Ryan Tannehill contact mean for other QB?

Ryan Tannehill landed a new contract this offseason with the Miami Dolphins for six years, worth $96 Million.  Did Tannehill take advantage of the ‘Quick Draw’ Mike Tannenbaum (i.e. Mark Sanchez five-year contract worth $58.25 Million) or is he worth it?  Answers will vary, but only time will tell in the coming years if Tannehill is worth being paid the sixth highest average...
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Football Nation's "MMH": Chicago Bears release Ray McDonald

Football Nation proudly presents the fourth episode in season 4 of "Monday Morning Huddle" with host Dave Holcomb.Up until last week, NFL fans could have used the flimsy argument that defensive end Ray McDonald still belonged in the league because he had never been arrested. Fans, however, can no longer say that as McDonald was arrested not once, but twice last week.MMH invites The...
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Top Ten College Football Stadiums to See Before You Die

Visiting stadiums is more of a baseball fan thing to do, but there are definitely some can't miss football stadiums for the really big fans.On Friday, Football Nation released their top 10 NFL stadiums to visit, so it is only fitting to rank the top 10 college football stadiums as well. Although there are quite a few classic NFL stadiums to see, college football has some of the most...
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Jackson Jaguars Add Idzik, Make Other Personnel Changes

It had been touched on before, but now it seems the Jacksonville Jaguars have made the hiring of John Idzik official.The former New York Jets general manager will now be part of the team’s restructuring of personnel on the management level. Over the offseason, Gus Bradley made changes to his coaching staff – on the offensive side of the ball – with four new coaches brought...
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Top Ten NFL Stadiums to See Before You Die

Nearly two years ago, yours truly released an article ranking the top ten stadiums every football fan should visit before they die. With no real football news for awhile, it is worth while revisiting the topic and making two lists this time, one for the pros and one for college.On this list, FN ranks the top 10 NFL stadiums to visit in your lifetime. Visiting different stadiums is...
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Jacksonville Jaguars: More Impressions From OTAs

If the Jacksonville Jaguars are going to improve their record and make a real run at a winning season, the team must take baby steps instead of running at full speed. During the 10 days of Organized Team Activities, each practice must be better than the last.Wednesday was certainly better than Tuesday and hopefully Thursday will be better than Wednesday. Head coach Gus Bradley said...
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Who Should Be The Next Member of the Pride of the Jaguars?

The topic of who should be the next member of the Pride of the Jaguars always stirs up a great debate. There are many great players who have impacted the success of this young franchise – more than the casual fan might think. Here is a look at players and non-players who are worthy of such a distinction.TOM COUGHLINThere is no other coach on this list or non-player who has meant...
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New York Jets 2015 Schedule: Game-by-Game Predictions

The New York Jets have had their struggles after reaching back-to-back AFC Championship games in what seems like ages ago for eager fans. A team that has rid itself of an overly brash head coach and a general manager who seemed to make questionable decisions one after another has paved the way for a front office that is ready to win now. Gang green has the potential to be a serious...
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Who are the High Value Fantasy Football draft targets for 2015?

Fantasy Football glory.  We all dream about it.  We all glorify how one day we’ll be the one sitting on the throne.  We all dream of having Eddie Lacy paired with Le’Veon Bell as our 2015 backfield, but those are the naughty kind of dreams and we need to keep this PG-13.  Realistically, how do we build a team that can etch our names with the fantasy gods?Fantasy Football...
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Carolina Panthers 2015 Schedule: Game-by-Game Predictions

After becoming the first team ever to secure back-to-back NFC South Titles, the Carolina Panthers will look to make a third straight playoff appearance in 2015. The 2014 Panthers were the kings of a very sloppy division, and quarterback Cam Newton and company will look to improve upon last season, in which they fell to the eventual NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks in the Divisional...
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Blake Bortles, Telvin Smith Chosen As Potential Breakout Stars

I don’t usually pit a lot of stock in what national pundits have to say when they make predictions about who they think will be “breakout” stars in the NFL, but for some reason, I tend to agree with Pete Prisco on this one.The senior writer for CBS Sports has predicted that Blake Bortles and Telvin Smith are on the brink of reaching superstar status, potentially as breakout...
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Top 5 Fantasy Football Sleepers That Will Win You a Championship

Earlier today, a friend of mine told me that May is not the right time to talk about football. All I could do was stand there and wonder how I could possible be friends with this person. While most of the non Fantasy owners in the world have their eyes glued to the tv for the NHL Playoffs or even the MLB season, you my faithful reader are beginning your mock drafts in order walk...
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Tom Brady Deflated on Facebook by Manning Brothers

Uh Oh! Social Media and Facebook was set ablaze when Tom Brady surfaced on Facebook and got razzed on Deflate Gate.  We posted the conversation below for you to see how it went down.  Better think twice next time before you hit send Tommy. Disclaimer:  What you have just read was unfortunately not a real conversation between Tom Brady and friends.  However, I would like to believe...
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2015 Carolina Panthers Schedule Preview: Season Outlook

The 2014 season for the Carolina Panthers was one that saw a lot of positives and by most accounts would be judged a success. The Panthers reached the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs before losing to the eventual NFC champion Seattle Seahawks 31-17.The Panthers, in front of their home crowd, won their opening playoff game on Wild Card Weekend against the Arizona Cardinals 26...
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Chad Henne is still important to the Jacksonville Jaguars success

When the Jacksonville Jaguars made the decision to bring Blake Bortles into the fold last season and let the rookie start the third game of the season, it put the team’s plan in reverse. After a 0-2 start to the season and a drubbing at halftime that led to Bortles being thrown to the wolves against Indianapolis, the rookie who was supposed to sit a year and learn was now the starter...
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Meet Your 2015 NFL Draft Class: Justin Hardy WR Atlanta Falcons

Justin Hardy WR East Carolina 5'11 190Fourth Round Pick Atlanta FalconsCombine Results: 32 1/8" arms, 10" hands, 4.56 40 yard dash, 11 bench reps, 36.5" vertical, 114" broad jump, 6.63 3 cone drill, 4.21 20 yard shuttleScouting Notes: Slipped to the fourth round of the draft because at a very deep position he doesn't have physical attributes that "wow" you on paper, lacks prototype...
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New York Giants: Could Akeem Hunt Be The Next Dave Meggett?

Giants GM Jerry Reese only signed 6 UDFA, however; one of them was Akeem Hunt. Hunt played at the University of Purdue and starred at RB and KR. A look at his Pro Day Results (see chart below) shows that Hunt has the athletic ability that could help a time. His senior year at Purdue might not have been as impressive as some of the RB’s in this draft, however; it did indicate that...
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Jacksonville Jaguars: What We Learned From The First Day of OTAs

There is plenty of excitement on the Jacksonville Jaguars practices field. OTAs officially started on Tuesday – offering the coaching staff a glimpse of what the 2015 season might look like and an opportunity to see which players might surprise them and earn a roster spot.It was also the first opportunity for the team to see both rookies and veterans get after it on the same field...
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