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Wentz: Jumped at $128M deal: 'Was a win-win'

Carson Wentz said he believes his $128 million contract extension is a “win-win” for both him and the Philadelphia Eagles. The four-year extension the team announced Thursday lasts through the 2024 season and includes $107.9 million guaranteed, including $66 million due at signing, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. “It’s something both sides wanted to […]

Randall Cobb might feel 'lost' with Cowboys, but he doesn't look it

FRISCO, Texas — Tuesday was strange for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Randall Cobb. “I felt like a little kid, lost,” he said. For eight seasons, Cobb was a member of the Green Bay Packers. He had the same coach, the same quarterback, the same everything. Down to the minute, he knew where he had to […]

Eagles to add Kessler to QB mix, source says

PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles will sign quarterback Cody Kessler on Monday, a league source confirmed. Kessler, who was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars last week, has appeared in 16 games for the Cleveland Browns and Jaguars since joining the league in 2016, completing 64 percent of his passes with eight touchdowns and five interceptions. The […]

Vikings, Thielen agree to 4-year, $64M extension

MINNEAPOLIS – Two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Adam Thielen has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings, the team announced on Friday afternoon. The details of Thielen’s new deal were revealed in an Instagram post by Team IFA, the agency that represents the 28-year-old receiver. Thielen is set to make $64 million […]

Two-star to potential superstar: Josh Allen wants to be the next Khalil Mack

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Someone is missing. The Kentucky Wildcats’ pro day is underway in Nutter Field House, where 15 NFL hopefuls are running, jumping and short-shuttling for an army of stopwatch-wielding men who look as if they jumped off the pages of “team store” catalogs. Every team is represented as they evaluate the draft-eligible players […]

How mathematicians are trying to make NFL schedules fairer

7:30 AM ET Kevin SeifertNFL Nation Close ESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 Four years ago, a group of University at Buffalo researchers submitted a paper to the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, outlining a mathematical approach by which the NFL could potentially produce a […]

Redskins have changed free-spending ways but not the results

During the early days of Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder’s tenure, cornerback Deion Sanders stood at his locker, oozing the aura of “Prime Time” surrounded by cameras and microphones, and proclaimed the following: “Every owner in the league tries to secure free agents. The difference is, Dan shops at Versace, other owners shop at Walmart.” […]

Jake Pope banned after testing positive for cocaine and cannabis

Jake Pope has been banned for six months after taking cocaine and cannabis. The rookie forward, 21, was also fined £1,000 after failing his second drugs test in just over a year. Having made just six appearances for the Premiership club Pope has been handed a lifeline by Sharks boss Steve Diamond, who has vowed […]

Cowboys' Lawrence: Will be ready for opener

FRISCO, Texas — Fresh off signing a five-year, $105 million deal that includes $65 million guaranteed, Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder Wednesday. Lawrence is looking at a four- to six-month rehabilitation process, which could put his return for the season opener in […]