Category: NFL News

Preseason Week 1 takeaways: Mayfield, Barkley and more

10:46 AM ET The NFL is back with the first full slate of preseason games. How did the rookies look? What about players returning from injury? Here’s the biggest takeaway for each team. Jump to a matchup: CAR-BUF | CHI-CIN | TB-MIA | CLE-NYG | PIT-PHI | NO-JAC | WSH-NE | LAR-BAL | TEN-GB |…

Barnwell: These NFL teams are copying the Eagles’ blueprint

7:26 AM ET The NFL is a copycat league, and after the 2017 season, the Philadelphia Eagles are playing the role of the cat. Doug Pederson’s team went from last place in the NFC East to league champions in 12 months, exceeding even the wildest expectations of most Eagles fans in the process. While there…

Inside the hit that defined Brian Dawkins’ Hall of Fame career

5:18 AM ET Editor’s note: This is part of a week-long look at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018, focusing on plays, moments or defining characteristics of the inductees. Brian Dawkins’ ferocious hit on Alge Crumpler during the NFC Championship Game following the 2004 regular season between the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta…

The Draft-Day Manifesto

2:23 AM ET It was 20 years ago today that the Manifesto began to play. That’s right. Two decades ago was the very first Draft-Day Manifesto, and what a long, strange trip it’s been, he said, clearly feeling musical. More people play on ESPN than anywhere else. Join or create a league in the No.…

NFL Insiders predict: Rookie QB best set up for long-term success

7:30 AM ET NFL Insiders Our panel of ESPN NFL Insiders is looking ahead this week, identifying teams and players poised to dominate over the next few years. They’ll answer a question every day. Monday’s question: Thirteen quarterbacks were drafted this year, including five in the opening round. Which one is in the best spot?…