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TAKING A KNEE: Literally…

When we decided, a few months ago, that we were going to call our longer form, analytical, pieces ‘Taking a Knee’, we didn’t envisage that it was going to turn out to be so appropriate a title. Richard O’Hagan tries to bring some perspective to a turbulent week in the NFL.

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OPENING NIGHT: What to Expect From the Patriots and Chiefs

It’s here! It’s here! After seven long months (count ’em!) the start of the NFL is finally here. And what a start it promises to be. Tom Brady v Alex Smith. Bill Belichick v Andy Reid. Here are some other things that Uncle Sam is looking forward to… 

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ELLIOTT: What’s Going On?

We thought that the whole Ezekiel Elliott saga would be done with by now. Apparently we – and countless others – were wrong. Here’s what we know so far. 

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TRADES: Brissett, Osweiler and others find new homes

It isn’t just roster cuts that have been taking place in the NFL this weekend, teams have been picking up those discarded players and adding them to their squads, as well as cutting other deals along the way. These are the big moves that have happened. 

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ROSTER CUTS: Big Names Who Didn’t Make It

It’s been an odd weekend in the NFL. For the first time, the League decided to cut rosters from 90 to 53 after the final preseason game, rather than doing it in increments between the final two contests. It has made for a brutal few days, and some big names suddenly found themselves without teams.  

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ELLIOTT: Death, Taxes and the NFLPA

Cowboys’ running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended for the first six games of the NFL season at the start of this month. What’s happened next has a depressing familiarity to it.

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NFL MOCK DRAFT 2017

We said that we’d never do a Mock Draft. But then we realised that, like a gridiron Withnail, we’d done one by accident. So here it is.

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DRAFT PREVIEW: Pick 72 – New England Patriots

The Patriots are without a pick in either of the first two rounds, but they still have needs to fill in this year’s Draft.

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DRAFT PREVIEW: Pick 48 – Minnesota Vikings

The trade for Sam Bradford at the start of the 2016 season cost the Vikings their first round pick this year. What can they do with their second round option?

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DRAFT PREVIEW: Pick 37 – Los Angeles Rams

The Rams’ trades last April have left them without a pick in the first round, but they pick high in the second one. What will their options be?

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