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  1. How logos explain difference between NBA, NFL — May 27, 2017
  2. Raiders’ Donald Penn speaks on offensive coordinator Todd Downing — May 27, 2017
  3. Luke Kuechly on Panthers free agent pickups: ‘Those guys know what it takes’ — May 27, 2017
  4. Raiders’ Mario Edwards Jr. focusing on explosion, ‘pass rush’ at OTAs — May 27, 2017
  5. Andre Branch is confident the Dolphins can improve their rushing defense — May 27, 2017

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May 27

How logos explain difference between NBA, NFL

We all know the NFL is king, but NBA players get paid more and are more famous and more recognizable. The reason isn’t that complicated: The NFL markets its sport and teams foremost, whereas the NBA is driven by stars. That’s why Michael Jordan and LeBron James leave their NFL equivalents in

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May 27

Raiders’ Donald Penn speaks on offensive coordinator Todd Downing

Questions abounded after the Oakland Raiders let former offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave walk this offseason, however, his successor may already be providing answers despite it not even being June yet. New Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing had served as the team’s quarterbacks coach prior

Permanent link to this article: http://raiderswire.usatoday.com/2017/05/27/raiders-donald-penn-speaks-on-offensive-coordinator-todd-downing/?src=rss

May 27

Luke Kuechly on Panthers free agent pickups: ‘Those guys know what it takes’

The Carolina Panthers rolled the dice this offseason by signing a series of veteran defensive free agents. How they do during the 2017 season will in large part be decided how those moves pay out. It’s still too early to make any judgments, but for what it’s worth the defense’s best player

Permanent link to this article: http://pantherswire.usatoday.com/2017/05/27/luke-kuechly-on-panthers-free-agent-pickups-those-guys-know-what-it-takes/?src=rss

May 27

Raiders’ Mario Edwards Jr. focusing on explosion, ‘pass rush’ at OTAs

Oakland Raiders third year defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. was sorely missed in 2016, but now that he’s healthy Edwards is already back working on becoming the dominant force the team believes he can be. Edwards essentially lost one season of his career due to a hip injury last season, and lacked

Permanent link to this article: http://raiderswire.usatoday.com/2017/05/27/raiders-mario-edwards-jr-focusing-on-explosion-pass-rush-at-otas/?src=rss

May 27

Andre Branch is confident the Dolphins can improve their rushing defense

To say the Miami Dolphins have been dreadful in stopping the run in recent seasons would be an understatement. In the last three years, the Dolphins haven’t finished any better than 24th (2014) in rushing defense and that would come back to haunt them in their playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers

Permanent link to this article: http://dolphinswire.usatoday.com/2017/05/27/andre-branch-is-confident-the-dolphins-can-improve-their-rushing-defense/?src=rss

May 27

Preston Brown feeling pressure as Bills LB competition heats up

The Buffalo Bills are in the midst of yet another defensive scheme change following the hiring of coach Sean McDermott and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier who will be installing a 4-3 front, transitioning from Rex Ryan’s hybrid 3-4 defense. With scheme change, personnel adjustments typically

Permanent link to this article: http://billswire.usatoday.com/2017/05/27/buffalo-bills-preston-brown-lb-competition/?src=rss

May 27

3 reasons why Chargers can win 10 games in 2017

The Los Angeles Chargers are coming off of a tumultuous and dismal final season in San Diego, however, this team was — and is — far better than last year’s 5-11 record would indicate. In 2016, the Chargers saw injuries take out their No. 1 safety Jahleel Addae (shoulder), No. 1 wide receiver Keenan

Permanent link to this article: http://chargerswire.usatoday.com/2017/05/27/3-reasons-why-chargers-can-win-10-games-in-2017/?src=rss

May 27

Raiders’ Mack praises Lynch for ‘talking trash,’ having fun at OTAs

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch is expected to bring a destructive, beastly force to the Raiders’ backfield in 2017, but that doesn’t mean he is all work and no play. Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper already hinted at Lynch’s humor earlier this week, and now defensive end Khalil

Permanent link to this article: http://raiderswire.usatoday.com/2017/05/27/raiders-mack-praises-lynch-for-talking-trash-having-fun-at-otas/?src=rss

May 27

Was Taco Charlton the smartest move the Cowboys made this off-season?

In recent years, the Cowboys have been making wise decisions when it comes to the draft. So much so, they seem to have earned the benefit of the doubt as the common refrain of “In Will we trust” has surfaced when discussing the decisions led by personnel guru Will McClay. Sean Tomlinson of Bleacher Report

Permanent link to this article: http://cowboyswire.usatoday.com/2017/05/27/dallas-cowboys-draft-taco-charlton-smart-move-will-mcclay-offseason-brandon-carr-morris-claiborne-barry-church-jj-wilcox-chidobe-awuzie-jourdan-lewis-xavier-woods/?src=rss

May 27

Chargers’ new look offensive line may spearhead culture change

The Los Angeles Chargers were lucky that long-time franchise quarterback Philip Rivers didn’t get hurt behind what wound up being one of the worst offensive lines in pass protection in the NFL in 2016. L.A. ranked No. 24 overall in pass protection with an adjusted sack percentage of  percent, per

Permanent link to this article: http://chargerswire.usatoday.com/2017/05/27/chargers-new-look-offensive-line-may-spearhead-culture-change/?src=rss

May 27

Odell Beckham Jr. takes indirect shot at Ben McAdoo on Twitter

When asked about the absences of wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and defensive end Olivier Vernon from organized team activities (OTAs) earlier this week, New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo made it abundantly clear he wants all of his players present. “You want all of your players here, especially

Permanent link to this article: http://giantswire.usatoday.com/2017/05/27/new-york-giants-odell-beckham-jr-ben-mcadoo-shot-twitter/?src=rss

May 27

The days are numbered for Jason Peters and the Eagles

In 2004 Jason Peters made the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad as an undrafted tight end out of Arkansas. A part-time special teamer, he saw only six targets his first two professional seasons. Peters approached Bills’ head coach Mike Mularkey about finding a way to get on the field more. Mularkey

Permanent link to this article: http://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2017/05/27/the-days-are-numbered-for-jason-peters-and-the-eagles/?src=rss

May 27

Raiders’ Amari Cooper on Marshawn Lynch: ‘He’s got jokes’

The Oakland Raiders have two of the quietest players in the NFL in running back Marshawn Lynch and wide receiver Amari Cooper, respectively. Lynch’s public person is one that he carefully wields to maximize branding efforts, which only signifies that Beast Mode knows business. However, Lynch has

Permanent link to this article: http://raiderswire.usatoday.com/2017/05/27/raiders-amari-cooper-on-marshawn-lynch-hes-got-jokes/?src=rss

May 27

Raiders’ Del Rio on OT rules: ‘I like the idea of both teams having a chance’

The NFL has long since been on a mission to make the game safer, and one of the avenues they’re implementing is trying to find ways to reduce snaps in the average game. With the recently approved overtime rules change that shortens the period from 15 minutes to 10, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio was

Permanent link to this article: http://raiderswire.usatoday.com/2017/05/27/raiders-del-rio-on-ot-rules-i-like-the-idea-of-both-teams-having-a-chance/?src=rss

May 27

Are Jets’ the worse than the Browns? One expert thinks so

Expectations are about as low for the 2017 Jets as they’ve ever been. They have neither a franchise quarterback, pass rusher, cover corner or proven dynamic player on offense. So, it’s no surprise that the Jets have been universally picked as one of the worst team’s in the NFL. But, are they

Permanent link to this article: http://jetswire.usatoday.com/2017/05/27/are-jets-the-worse-than-the-browns-one-expert-thinks-so/?src=rss

May 27

3 most likely X-Factors for Bills in 2017

The Buffalo Bills offseason is underway and with a new front office and coaching staff looking to put an end to the team’s extraordinary playoff drought, the team will need to find players outside of their top-heavy group of stars to step up and contribute as ‘X-Factors.’ Everyone is well

Permanent link to this article: http://billswire.usatoday.com/2017/05/27/buffalo-bills-2017-x-factors-shaq-lawson-micah-hyde/?src=rss

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