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Tight end Julius Thomas #80 of the Denver Broncos is tackled by cornerback Richard Sherman #25 and strong safety Kam Chancellor #31 of the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Richard Sherman Makes Things Go BOOM!

He may be known for his trash-talking, but that doesn’t mean Sherman isn’t one of the most talented cornerbacks currently in the NFL. As this year’s cover athlete for Madden 15, he’s out to prove there no such thing as the “Madden Curse”.

08/28/2014

Dontrelle Inman #15 of the San Diego Chargers is congratulated by teammate Keenan Allen #13 after scoring a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during a preseason game at Qualcomm Stadium on August 7, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

The Sky Is The Limit For Chargers’ Keenan Allen In 2014

If before the 2013 season you would tell Bolt fans that Cal rookie Keenan Allen would become the “go-to” guy for much of last season, many may have scratched their head a time or two. When all was said and done last season, Allen emerged not only as the Chargers’ top threat, but one of the top wide receiver stories around the NFL.

08/27/2014

Tackle Trent Williams #71 of the Washington Redskins and outside linebacker Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos exchange jerseys after the game at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on October 27, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos beat the Redskins 45-21. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

The Godzilla Of The NFL: Trent Williams

In December of 2011 the NFL formally announced the suspensions of two Redskins players, tight-end Fred Davis, and left-tackle Trent Williams. Both players received a four game suspension without pay, for testing positive for marijuana three times throughout the course of the season.

08/26/2014

Wide receiver Eric Decker #87 of the New York Jets runs with the ball after making a catch in the first quarter as free safety Delano Howell #26 of the Indianapolis Colts defends during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 7, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Eric Decker Plays Many Roles For The New York Jets

The Jets marquee offseason signing is more than just a number one receiver for Gang Green.

08/25/2014

Cornerback Champ Bailey #24 of the Denver Broncos reacts in the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Champ Bailey Looks To Keep Career Going With New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints had a vastly improved defense in the NFL in 2013, but it never hurts to get a bit more veteran leadership and skill onto the roster. That’s what they did by adding Champ Bailey during the offseason, and he is looking for a Super Bowl ring before his stories career ends.

08/24/2014

Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars sets to throw during the first half of the preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Everbank Field on August 8, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Jacksonville Jaguars Place All Of Their Eggs In Basket Of Blake Bortles

It may be ugly at times in 2014, but Bortles will be unnerved and will benefit by going through any growing pains this fall as the Jaguars have much work to do before competing in the AFC South.

08/23/2014

Jim Kelly waves to the crowd during introductions during the Class of 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Fawcett Stadium on August 2, 2014 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jim Kelly’s Final Score

Word dripped down this week that Jim Kelly’s cancer is gone. But what does that mean? Is it gone today only to make its interminable, terminal march back to his enervated frame? Or is it really gone, as in he won?

08/22/2014

Sharrif Floyd #95 of the Minnesota Vikings runs a drill during a rookie minicamp on May 3, 2013 at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Sharrif Floyd Looks To Continue Vikings Tradition Of Good Defensive Tackles

The Minnesota Vikings have a long tradition of having very good defensive tackles. They drafted Sharrif Floyd in the first round of the 2013 draft in hopes that he can continue the trend. He learned a lot of from former teammate Kevin Williams and slimmed down in the offseason to reach his full potential. This season should be the beginning of the Floyd era in Minnesota.

08/22/2014

A referee collects his penalty flag as the Seattle Seahawks face the Denver Broncos during preseason action at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 7, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Seahawks 21-16. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Major NFL Rule Changes For 2014 Season

The biggest rule change of the 2014 NFL season won’t require a single edit in the rule book. That’s because, technically, it’s not a change. The league has simply made aggressive play in the defensive backfield a “point of emphasis” Initiating contact five yards beyond the line of scrimmage and illegal hands to the face were always penalties, but now the NFL will be monitoring them more closely.

08/22/2014

Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns warms up during a preseason game between the Browns and Washington Redskins at FedExField on August 18, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Fantasy Football Trends: Johnny Manziel’s Influence On Drafts

You don’t need to be a fantasy football guru to know you shouldn’t draft a back-up quarterback. This is especially true if the back-up in question failed to beat out Brian Hoyer for the starting job.

08/21/2014

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