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The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL's 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held in the first Sunday in February, and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.

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Reggie Cobb, former Buccaneers, Packers, Jaguars and Jets running back, dies at 50

Former NFL and University of Tennessee running back Reggie Cobb passed away Saturday at the age of 50.
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Reggie Cobb, former NFL back and Volunteer star, dies at 50

Reggie Cobb, former NFL running back and University Tennessee star, dies at as 50
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Videos for National Football League

Russell Wilson Is Getting Paid [Video]Russell Wilson Is Getting Paid

Russell Wilson is now the highest-paid player in NFL history, Deadspin reports. Wilson’s camp and the Seahawks agreed to an extension with a max length of four years and a max value of $140 million..

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Are The Browns Officially A Threat In The NFL? [Video]Are The Browns Officially A Threat In The NFL?

The Browns have stacked up talent all across the board, but will it equate to wins this season?

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Will The Patriots Win More Than 11 Games This Season? [Video]Will The Patriots Win More Than 11 Games This Season?

Vegas set the over/under totals for team wins in the NFL and set the Patriots number at 11. Will they hit the over?

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Rugby star can't hide his delight at NFL call up [Video]Rugby star can't hide his delight at NFL call up

Former England international Christian Wade gets call up to Buffalo Bills

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These New Jets Uniforms S-U-C-K Suck Suck Suck [Video]These New Jets Uniforms S-U-C-K Suck Suck Suck

There are things to like about the new New York Jets uniforms, unveiled Thursday. And they’re all mostly undone by the jersey tops which invite the worst possible comparison an NFL uniform can..

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Alliance Of American Football Suspends Operations [Video]Alliance Of American Football Suspends Operations

Only eight weeks into its inaugural season, the Alliance of American Football has suspended its operations. SF gate reporst that former NFL executive Bill Polian, who co-founded the league with Charlie..

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Browns, Steelers Lead List of Most Intriguing 2019 NFL Win Totals [Video]Browns, Steelers Lead List of Most Intriguing 2019 NFL Win Totals

With Vegas officially putting out its win totals for the 2019 season, SI Now hosts Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell give their takes on how two different AFC North teams will fare.

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Controversial Pastor Threatens Local Newspaper During Sermon: 'I got a knife...Greenville News, Come On' [Video]Controversial Pastor Threatens Local Newspaper During Sermon: 'I got a knife...Greenville News, Come On'

Controversial pastor Hope Carpenter threatened a local South Carolina newspaper during a guest sermon at the Relentless Church, Greenville. She said 'I cut people, I got a knife...Greenville News, come..

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Why Do We Still Care About Johnny Manziel [Video]Why Do We Still Care About Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel made his AAF debut this past weekend after flaming out of both the NFL and CFL. The MMQB TV discusses why we still care about the former Heisman Trophy Winner. For more MMQB TV,..

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What Swear Word Did Eli Manning Have To Look Up? [Video]What Swear Word Did Eli Manning Have To Look Up?

Giants QB Eli Manning declared Odell Beckham Jr. to be the most talented player he’s ever played with. This is not “news,” as such, because: no duh. It also wasn’t the most interesting thing..

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House Committee Requests Trump's Financial Records [Video]House Committee Requests Trump's Financial Records

The House Oversight Committee is investigating claims made by the president's former attorney Michael Cohen.

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Cardinals  Kingsbury Looks To Give Players Phone Breaks [Video]Cardinals Kingsbury Looks To Give Players Phone Breaks

Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is bringing many of his tricks from his days at Texas Tech to his new locker room. One of these strategies is the use of regular "cellphone breaks" during..

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Jordy Nelson Announces Retirement From NFL [Video]Jordy Nelson Announces Retirement From NFL

According to Business Insider, wide receiver Jordy Nelson announced his retirement from the NFL. Nelson played ten seasons in the National Football League, spending most his tenure with the Green Bay..

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Report: Former Packers, Raiders WR Jordy Nelson Retires From NFL [Video]Report: Former Packers, Raiders WR Jordy Nelson Retires From NFL

After ten seasons in the NFL, former Packers and Raiders WR Jordy Nelson has reportedly retired.

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How Were NFL Coaches Able to Expedite Pass Interference Rule Change? [Video]How Were NFL Coaches Able to Expedite Pass Interference Rule Change?

On Tuesday, NFL coaches voted nearly unanimously to make offensive and defensive pass interference reviewable, on a one-year trial basis. The MMQB's Jenny Vrentas joins SI Now to explain how the change..

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NFL Owners Approve Rule Making All Pass Interference Calls Reviewable [Video]NFL Owners Approve Rule Making All Pass Interference Calls Reviewable

The NFL owners voted on Tuesday to approve a rule proposal that allows for offensive and defensive pass interference calls and non-calls to be subject to review.

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Is the NFL's Decision to Open the 2019 Season With Bears-Packers a Sign of Patriots Fatigue? [Video]Is the NFL's Decision to Open the 2019 Season With Bears-Packers a Sign of Patriots Fatigue?

On Monday, the NFL announced that the Packers and Bears will kick off the NFL's 100th season, marking the first time since 2003 the league's opening game would not feature the Super Bowl champions. Was..

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New England Patriots star Gronkowski retires [Video]New England Patriots star Gronkowski retires

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement Sunday on Instagram, ending one of the league's most dominant and colorful careers after nine seasons. Freddie Joyner reports.

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Rob Gronkowski Left a Memorable Legacy in Only Nine NFL Seasons [Video]Rob Gronkowski Left a Memorable Legacy in Only Nine NFL Seasons

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski took to social media on Sunday to announce his retirement from football. SI Now's Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell discuss the future NFL hall of famer's..

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Is Rob Gronkowski the Greatest NFL Tight End Ever? [Video]Is Rob Gronkowski the Greatest NFL Tight End Ever?

After nine NFL seasons, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has decided to retire. Can Gronk be considered the best tight end ever if he played half as many games as the legendary Tony..

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Rob Gronkowski Retiring From The NFL With $54 million [Video]Rob Gronkowski Retiring From The NFL With $54 million

NFL superstar Rob Gronkowski announced on Sunday that he will be retiring from football. The New England Patriots tight end told Business Insider that he will fund his retirement with his NFL earnings...

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Gronk Done [Video]Gronk Done

Rob Gronkowski, the lout to end all louts, announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday. The Summer of Gronk will now be year-round. The Patriots tight end finishes his career with 521 catches,..

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Roger Goodell Wants DirecTV’s ‘Sunday Ticket’ On ‘Multiple Platforms’ [Video]Roger Goodell Wants DirecTV’s ‘Sunday Ticket’ On ‘Multiple Platforms’

DirecTV could lose its exclusive rights to its NFL Sunday Ticket package, the league’s commissioner Roger Goodell hinted at during an interview on Friday. “We’ve had a 25-year partnership and we..

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Colin Kaepernick Reportedly Settled NFL Grievance for Less Than $10 Million [Video]Colin Kaepernick Reportedly Settled NFL Grievance for Less Than $10 Million

With the Wall Street Journal reporting that the NFL paid less than $10 million to Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, SI Now hosts Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell discuss whether their view of the former..

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Colin Kaepernick's Settlement With The NFL Reportedly Less Than Many Expected [Video]Colin Kaepernick's Settlement With The NFL Reportedly Less Than Many Expected

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid's collusion grievance settlement with the NFL was for much less than many expected. According to The Wall Street Journal's Andrew Beaton, Kaepernick and Reid will receive..

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Kansas State receiver Hunter Rison suspended after arrest on suspicion of domestic battery

Kansas State sophomore WR Hunter Rison, son of former NFL star Andre Rison, indefinitely suspended after his arrest on suspicion of domestic battery.
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NFL Draft: Top defensive players available by position

NFL Draft: Top defensive players available by position
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Raiders send scouts home before NFL draft, per report

With less than a week remaining until the start of the 2019 NFL draft, Raiders coach Jon Gruden and GM Mike Mayock have sent scouts home.
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Ranking each week of the NFL season, from worst to best

The 2019 NFL schedule has been released, and here are the weeks to circle on the calendar.
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NFL draft: Drew Lock, Rashan Gary among 13 boom-or-bust prospects

Drew Lock and Rashan Gary are among the 2019 NFL draft prospects who have considerable upside but also pose a significant risk to teams.
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Which NFL teams could draft a quarterback? Ranking all 32 teams by need for a passer

Whether it's finding a quarterback for the future or picking up an immediate starter, all 32 NFL teams have varying needs for a passer in the draft.
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NFL scheduling executive would 'love a re-do' after Raiders, Buccaneers saddled with tough 2019 slates

The Buccaneers and Raiders both face six-week stretches in which they play on the road four times and lack a true home game.
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Original Mueller report tops list of sports investigations over past 30 years

Before Robert Mueller investigated President Trump, the former FBI chief took on the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice case.
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Ballard enjoys debating as Colts seek another knockout draft

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard enjoys these final days before the NFL draft
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Bengals need a linebacker, but what if a QB is there?

The NFL draft will provide insights about where new Bengals coach Zac Taylor plans to go with the roster, and perhaps even surprise too. Cincinnati is likely to take a linebacker, but there could be..
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New York Jets have the strangest quirk of the 2019 NFL schedules

The New York Jets' 2019 schedule features one major quirk: the team won't leave the Eastern Time zone all season.
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The Amari Cooper draft: What Cowboys, Jerry Jones plan to do without a first-round pick

The Cowboys don't have a first-rounder in the upcoming NFL draft because they used it to acquire WR Amari Cooper. What are the team's draft plans?
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Winners and losers from the NFL's 2019 schedule release

Some NFL teams and fan bases might be thanking the league for their favorable schedules while others wonder what they did wrong.
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Network bosses pleased with NFL TV packages for this season

Network bosses pleased with NFL TV packages for this season
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NFL schedule's top 10 games in 2019: Title game rematches highlight regular-season slate

From reunions and rematches to rare showdowns, the 2019 NFL regular-season schedule has plenty of intriguing matchups throughout the league.
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NFL schedule overreactions: Patriots slate not as easy you think

SportsPulse: The NFL schedule is out and we couldn't be more excited about the ridiculousness of it all. USA TODAY's Trysta Krick breaks down the biggest storylines from the schedule.
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Champions Patriots open vs. Steelers; 5 international games

The NFL's 100th season will begin with its most classic rivalry and feature the Super Bowl champion Patriots hosting Pittsburgh in the first Sunday night game.
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Patriots to open their 2019 season vs. Steelers in first of five prime time games

The Patriots won't be hosting the NFL's regular-season opener like many past champs have, but they'll still be in the spotlight plenty in 2019.
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NFL schedule 2019: All 32 teams' regular-season dates, times, opponents

The NFL announced its full 2019 regular-season schedule on Wednesday. Take a look at the information you need to know for all 32 teams.
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NFL's search for perfect schedule continues — with help from University at Buffalo

Figuring out the NFL's regular-season schedule entails addressing a litany of complex factors, including stadium availability and broadcasting rules.
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Court nixes bid to send suit over Rams' move to arbitration

A Missouri appeals court has turned down an effort by Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke and the National Football League to send a lawsuit over the team's relocation into arbitration
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‘It’s not really a sad story’: Texas LB Gary Johnson pushed past 'life full of setbacks' to verge of NFL

From spending time in group homes to his move to a poultry farm in Alabama, Texas LB Gary Johnson persevered as he sought a career in the NFL.
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Notre Dame Cathedral fire, NFL regular season schedule: 5 things to know Wednesday

France's leader calls for unity to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral, the NFL regular season schedule and more news to start your day.
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'Anything can happen': Arizona Cardinals keeping all draft options -- including Kyler Murray -- on the table

Arizona Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim said the team has not yet made a decision on what to do with the first overall pick in next week's NFL draft.
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Bears TE Zach Miller retires from NFL after undergoing nine surgeries in aftermath of leg injury

Zach Miller underwent nine surgeries and nearly lost his leg to amputation in the aftermath of a gruesome knee injury in 2017.
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Iowa revamps passing game with Hockenson, Fant off to NFL

Iowa revamps passing game with Hockenson, Fant off to NFL
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Home, away opponents for all 32 NFL teams in 2019 regular season

Ahead of the NFL's full regular-season schedule release on Wednesday, here's a look at all 32 teams' home and away opponents.
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NFL regular-season schedule for all 32 teams to be announced Wednesday

Though the opener is already known, the NFL will announce its regular-season schedule for all 32 teams on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.
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Russell Wilson agrees to richest contract in NFL history

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback now has the largest contract in the NFL
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NFL mock draft: Which team might trade for Oklahoma's Kyler Murray if Cardinals pass at No. 1?

Trades always shake up the first round of the NFL draft, so USA TODAY Sports projected a few trades that could alter this year's outlook.
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NFL mock draft: Trades shape first-round projection

Our latest first-round projection for the 2019 NFL draft includes Kyler Murray dropping, the Patriots taking a QB and a number of trades.
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Seahawks' Russell Wilson announces contract extension, becomes NFL's highest-paid player, according to reports

Seahawks quarterback announces contract extension on social media, will get $140 million over four years, according to multiple outlets.
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Huddle Up: NFL seeks 100 minutes of community volunteering

NFL encouraging volunteerism as part of league's celebration of 100th season
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4th & Monday: These teams are most likely to shake up NFL draft day

Nick Bosa won't tweet about Donald Trump. We count down the 100 biggest NFL draft busts ever. Aaron Rodgers denies friction between him and Mike McCarthy. And NFL draft trades
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Eight NFL teams most likely to trade up, down in first round of draft

Nothing shakes up the NFL draft quite like a trade, and these eight teams could be poised to make moves either up or down the board early on.
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Why Abby Wambach felt "anger bubbling up" leaving stage with NBA, NFL stars

The retired soccer star speaks with Norah O'Donnell in the "CBS This Morning" podcast
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Eagles' Jalen Mills, Wizards' Devin Robinson arrested, charged for fight outside club

The NFL and NBA players were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for fighting outside a Washington D.C. nightclub early Saturday.
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Redskins' Foster fined, not suspended, after NFL review

Reuben Foster has been fined two game checks and reinstated to the Washington Redskins' active roster after an NFL investigation found he did not violate the league's personal conduct policy
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John Manziel says 'single goal' is returning to NFL

The former Heisman Trophy winner and Cleveland Browns quarterback says his focus is making an eventual return to the NFL.
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Redskins LB Reuben Foster fined two game checks, cleared for NFL return after charge dropped

Reuben Foster will be fined two game checks but has been cleared to play in the NFL for the first time since his arrest last November.
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NFL, union encouraged by helmet safety improvements

NFL and players' union officials are encouraged by the improvements in helmet safety, as reflected by the poster both sides released showing that six of 11 helmets tested this year moved into the..
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Cierre Wood, former Notre Dame and NFL running back, faces murder charge, per reports

Cierre Wood, a former NFL and Notre Dame running back, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend’s daughter.
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