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Around the NFL: Jesse James

Saw a story online yesterday that Ben Roethlisberger and tight end Jesse James have been working on developing a red-zone rapport at OTAs. The Steelers released Ladarius Green, and didn't add anyone of note, so it's James, Xavier Grimble and the league's other David Johnson at the position.   more »

Trivia: June 22, 2017

Tennessee signed Eric Decker, who scored double-digit touchdowns in seasons with both the Broncos and Jets. Who are the only other two active wide receivers who've scored double-digit touchdowns in seasons with different franchises? Both players are now on their fourth NFL teams. answer »

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Ian Allan: Home-away passing stats

Someone a few weeks back asked about home-away numbers for quarterbacks. I’ve had a Post-It on my computer screen, and I’ve finally had a chance to get around to it. As I supposed, it’s Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees leading the way.  more »

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Around the NFL: Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons blew the Super Bowl, and it's tough for Super Bowl losers to return to the big game -- hasn't happened in more than 20 years, in fact. But Atlanta certainly seems to be set up for a few more years of excellence, and mostly it's because of how they've killed it the NFL Draft.   more »

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Trivia: June 21, 2017

Who is the only man to score a touchdown in a Super Bowl and also later serve as the head coach of a Super Bowl champion? answer »

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Factoid: Rookie tight ends

There’s some buzz with the three rookie tight ends selected in the first round – O.J. Howard, Evan Engram and David Njoku. This is the time of year where assistant coaches make comments about how ‘so-and-so is really standing out’ at practice, with those quotes than cycling through the various channels on the internet, strengthening the mistaken idea that any of them is likely to do much of anything this year.   more »

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Around the NFL: Martavis Bryant

Martavis Bryant is back after being suspended all of last season. His return means good things for Pittsburgh's passing game, which likes to funnel things through its wideouts when it's at full strength.   more »

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Trivia: June 20, 2017

What was the last team to play in a Super Bowl wearing jerseys that didn’t include the players’ names on the back? answer »

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Fantasy News: Fanex Analysis Draft

For rounds and rounds in this ongoing Fanex Analysis Draft, nobody wanted to take quarterbacks. Aaron Rodgers lasted until late in the third. Tom Brady went in the fifth. Drew Brees lasted until the next-to-last pick in the sixth. Then everything flipped.  more »

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Poll: June 19, 2017

Which Titans player will finish with the best receiving numbers? (6 points for TDs, 1 for every 10 yards)

Corey Davis (0%)
Delanie Walker (0%)
Rishard Matthews (0%)
Eric Decker (0%)

Around the NFL: Eric Decker

The Titans have signed Eric Decker, and that's a boon to their offense. He's a big, sure-handed receiver who has three seasons with double-digit touchdowns, plus he's only 30 -- should have plenty of football left. But it's hard not to see his addition as a negative for the team's other pass catchers.   more »

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Trivia: June 19, 2017

What’s the only division that’s never had a player featured on the cover of Fantasy Football Index? answer »

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Factoid: Losing & Rushing

There was a good question raised in the comments yesterday. Andy posted the story about Isaiah Crowell, and a reader asked whether it was likely for a running back on a bad team to finish with good numbers. Most good running backs tend to come from good teams.  more »

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Around the NFL: DeShone Kizer

The Browns passed on the perceived top quarterbacks in the draft, including trading out of the chance to draft Deshaun Watson. But they took DeShone Kizer in the second round, and that looks promising so far. Kizer has reportedly been getting some first-team reps at OTAs.   more »

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Trivia: June 18, 2017

Who are the only three quarterbacks who’ve started for two different teams in Super Bowls? answer »

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