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  • Tyler Sullivan (CBS Sports) Patriots all-time 53-man roster: ‘Dynasty Era’ players dominate, but past legends well-represented.
  • Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (USA Today) 10 NFL stars next in line to land huge contracts: Deshaun Watson, Dak Prescott on deck.
  • Steve Palazzolo (Pro Football Focus) NFL offensive line rankings: All 32 units entering the 2020 NFL season. 7th Patriots.
  • Mina Kimes (ESPN) So long, goal-line fade: Why one of the NFL’s least efficient passing plays is disappearing.
  • Chase Goodbread ( Pipelines to the Pros: Linebackers. With no close challenger within tackling distance, title of Linebacker U belongs to Georgia.
  • Jeff Kerr (CBS Sports) Former NFL MVPs that did not make the Hall of Fame and how they fell short of Canton.
  • Joel Corry (CBS Sports) Agent’s Take: Patrick Mahomes’ lengthy contract extension will likely prove anomalous for two big reasons.
  • Dan Gartland (SI) Hot clicks: No, Patrick Mahomes didn’t actually sign the “richest contract in sports history”. /What’s the NFL without superlatives?
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) Ranking the NFL’s 10 most overpaid players based on their salary cap hit for 2020.
  • Mike Jones (USA Today) NFL, players still at odds over COVID-19 testing, preseason schedule, money.


  • Jordan Cohn reports the JUGS machine is going the way of the flip phone — cool when it came out, but then the iPhone happened. Say hello to The Seeker, a new robotic QB that accurately throws 70 yards and can track a receiver’s ‘location, speed and acceleration to anticipate the projected catch point.’ /Cool!
  • Logan Mullen notes Julian Edelman, a Jewish NFL player, speaks out with a thoughtful response following overt anti-Semitism from DeSean Jackson on Instagram.
  • Tom Schad (USA Today) As Redskins review name, Dan Snyder’s once-touted Native American foundation has gone dark.
  • Michael Shapiro (SI) Report: Washington won’t use Native American imagery in potential new name.