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Former coach Mike Shanahan 'was close' to returning to Broncos for the 2018 season


The former coach said he spoke with Broncos executive John Elway, but that talks "didn't work out" following the 2017 season.



Jacoby Brissett showing Colts he can be a starting quarterback


Brissett finished 8 of 10 for 100 yards and a touchdown against the Browns.



Opinion: Andrew Luck's pregame workout a positive sign for Colts


After three weeks of bad news, the Colts finally had reason to smile Saturday as Andrew Luck worked out before the Browns preseason game.



Opinion: Patriots' Josh Gordon needs to make the most of his latest chance


The New England Patriots need the often-suspended Josh Gordon. But the conditionally reinstated wire receiver probably needs the Patriots even more.



Patriots' Josh Gordon being reinstated by NFL on a conditional basis


Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon was suspended on Dec. 20 for violating league's substance-abuse policy. He can attend meetings, starting Sunday.



2019 NFL record projections: Can Chargers prevent a Patriots run to Super Bowl LIV?


USA TODAY Sports' Nate Davis releases his annual NFL record projections. Will the New England Patriots reach a fourth straight Super Bowl?



NFL power rankings: How all 32 teams stack up heading into 2019 training camps


Summer is over for pro football players, so it's time to assess how their teams stack up with the pads going back on and preseason only weeks away.



Giants' Daniel Jones no longer perfect, but still impresses in resilient showing against Bears


New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones fumbled twice in three series but impressed with arm, showed resolve in preseason game against Chicago Bears.



Clap trap: Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals have snap problem


Some officials in the NFL have a problem with the way the Cardinals signal for the ball to be snapped. So, is clapping allowed?



Chargers Pro Bowl safety Derwin James out with stress fracture in foot, return unclear


Derwin James, who was a Pro Bowl and all-pro selection as a rookie, is expected to be out for some time for the Los Angeles Chargers.



Jets linebacker Avery Williamson out for the season with torn ACL, per reports


Avery Williamson was expected to team with C.J. Mosley as a key piece in the middle of the Jets' defense, but now he will miss the entire season.



NFL's 100 greatest teams of all time: Which squad is best in league history?


With the NFL kicking off its 100th season, we bring you the USA TODAY Sports top 100 all-time NFL teams. This begins a season-long project.



Fantasy football rankings: Top 200 overall players for 2019


Make sure to dominate your fantasy football league with USA TODAY Sports' top 200 NFL player rankings for the 2019 fantasy football season.



NFL training camp dates for all 32 teams in 2019


Training camps are almost here in the NFL world. Check out when all 32 teams will be getting back in action during this summer.



NFL countdown: 50 days before season, breaking down top storylines as training camps begin


The first group of NFL veterans are reporting for training camp on Wednesday, with 50 days until the Packers-Bears 2019 season opener.



NFL draft's 100 biggest busts: Which picks, trades proved to be whiffs?


From Ryan Leaf to JaMarcus Russell and more, the NFL draft has an extensive history of top picks who would only be remembered as busts.



NFL draft grades 2019: Patriots' class among best, Giants' haul confounds


Four teams, including the Patriots, received an A in USA TODAY Sports' 2019 NFL draft grades, while the Giants were behind everyone else.



Ranking all 32 NFL uniforms: How does New York Jets' new look rate?


The J-E-T-S revealed their new uniforms Thursday, but do they compare favorably with some of the NFL's signature looks?



NFL schedule 2019: All 32 teams' regular-season dates, times, opponents


The NFL announced its full 2019 regular-season schedule on Wednesday. Take a look at the information you need to know for all 32 teams.



Ranking all 53 Super Bowl games from best to worst


With Super Bowl LIII in the books, we take a look at where the latest title bout and Patriots win ranks throughout NFL history.



For Patriots' young receivers, pressure is on to step up for Tom Brady


Entering his 20th season, Tom Brady is surrounded largely by inexperienced wide receivers, but his knowledge affords the Patriots to go this route.



Opinion: Female NFL team owners shed light on history in film 'A Lifetime of Sundays'


Four women, all in their 80s and 90s, own the Bears, Lions, Chiefs and Steelers. Their stories are told in a film that premieres next weekend.



Ex-Lions star Calvin Johnson announces partnership with Harvard to study marijuana


Former Detroit Lions players Calvin Johnson and Robert Sims are teaming up with Harvard University for medical marijuana research on pot and cancer.



Philadelphia Eagles injuries: Sudfeld update, bad news on Lane Johnson, Dallas Goedert


The Eagles give an update on Nate Sudfeld's status, and new injuries to 2 key players surface. Plus, Jordan Mailata on getting a lot of work.



Pro Football Hall of Fame non-modern era 2020 candidates: Robust list of senior hopefuls


As many as 10 senior candidates could be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2020. Who are the top contenders for enshrinement?



Opinion: The Raiders did their part — now it's time for Derek Carr to step his game up


Surrounded by an upgraded roster and armed with greater familiarity and confidence, Raiders QB Derek Carr needs to regain difference-maker form.



The lights went on for Giants QB Daniel Jones' debut and the rookie was lights out


After facing consistent criticism since being selected No. 6 by the Giants, Daniel Jones was flawless on the lone drive of his preseason debut.



Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys players react to mass shooting in El Paso, Texas


Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones imagines people across the country reacted similarly to Saturday's mass shooting in El Paso.



Jets' Ryan Kalil on why he came out of retirement: 'I just felt like had more football'


Ryan Kalil passed his physical Saturday and signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets.




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Opinion: Does Tyreek Hill mean what he says? Disconcerting reception shows fans care about one thing


Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill returns with an aim to turn his life around. But do fans care about his past? His reception seems to indicate no.



Opinion: 11 NFL legends with the strangest career stops


A number of all-time NFL greats played briefly at the end of their careers with unfamiliar teams. Here are the strangest stops for those legends.



Why these NFL opponents teamed up for a weekend of film review before training camp


Facing the Broncos’ Von Miller can feel like ‘dying a slow death’ for offensive linemen. This weekend, they did something to prepare for him.



A lot of parallels: Elway has long been Lynch's idol, mentor


NFL general managers and longtime friends John Elway and John Lynch cross paths again when Broncos and 49ers hold joint practices in advance of preseason game



Former Texas Longhorns star Cedric Benson dies at 36 in motorcycle crash


Earlier on Saturday, Benson had posted an image of a BMW motorcycle to his Instagram story with the caption: "MY SATURDAY EVENING".



ESPN documentary shows Bleier's emotional return to Vietnam


ESPN documentary chronicles Bleier's emotional return to Vietnam



Cowboys edge Rams 14-10 in preseason game in Hawaii


Cowboys edge Rams 14-10 in preseason game in Hawaii



Pats' Stidham impresses again; Texans' Watson throws TD pass


Jarrett Stidham threw a 23-yard TD pass with 4:12 left, rallying the Pats to a 22-17 victory over the Titans. Deshaun Watson was sharp in his preseason debut, directing a 75-yard drive capped by a 4-yard TD pass to DeAndre Hopkins to lift Houston.



Steelers honor Drake, keep Chiefs in check in 17-7 victory


Mason Rudolph guided a long first-half touchdown drive to perhaps nudge ahead of Josh Dobbs in the race to be the backup behind Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 17-7.



Watson throws TD pass to help Texans over Lions 30-23


Deshaun Watson took advantage of one series in his preseason debut looking sharp in directing a 75-yard drive capped by a 4-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins to help the Houston Texans to a 30-23 win over the Detroit Lions on Saturday night



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