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Chargers begin groundbreaking moves with Super Bowl in mind

Chargers safety Derwin James Jr., left, coach Brandon Staley and quarterback Justin Herbert chat during a groundbreaking ceremony for a new team facility in El Segundo. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) The Chargers conducted a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday afternoon for their new training facility in El Segundo but before Chairman Dean Spanos …

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Game-by-game predictions for Cardinals’ 2022 season

The Arizona Cardinals’ 2022 regular-season schedule was released last week and we now know when they will face the opponents we have known for months. The Cardinals will start the season without receiver DeAndre Hopkins, suspended six games for testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance. It is truly too early to make any real …

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Patriots’ moves on defense indicate a change will do them good

Curran: The Patriots’ defensive blueprint is coming into focus originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Did you know the Bills didn’t punt in either of their final two meetings with the Patriots last year? You did? OK. Just checking. Because even though we mention it often and I figured you probably did know, I bring …

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Marcus Jones has real slot receiver potential for Patriots: ‘He’s that good’

Perry: Why Marcus Jones could be a legitimate slot WR for Patriots originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston It’s safe to say Dana Holgorsen knows the wide receiver position. He played receiver at Iowa Wesleyan back in the 1990s, then coached that spot at Valdosta State and Texas Tech before becoming an offensive coordinator and …

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4 things to love, 3 things to question about the Bills’ 2022 draft class

The Buffalo Bills have settled into their 2022 NFL draft class as we’re now well removed from the event. There, the team made eight selections. Some of the team’s actions were easy to love. Others left us curious. With that, here are four things to love and three things to question regarding the Bills’ 2022 …

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How the Packers’ defense could get Green Bay to Super Bowl LVII

On May 16, the Green Bay Packers made Jaire Alexander the NFL’s highest-paid cornerback with a four-year, $84 million contract extension that included a $30 million signing bonus and keeps Alexander in that defense through the 2026 season if everything works out. This was part of a concerted effort by general manager Brian Gutekunst to …

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Trey Lance’s leadership on display by welcoming 49ers rookies

Lance’s leadership on display by welcoming 49ers rookies originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Trey Lance requested and received the phone numbers of each of the 49ers’ nine picks in the 2022 NFL Draft. Then, he fired off text messages to welcome each of the rookies to the team. The incumbent, Jimmy Garoppolo, remains on …

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