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Past articles by Rich:

New York Jets QB Christian Hackenberg collects dust at historic rate

No first-round or second-round QB in the last 30 years hasn't played a snap in his first two seasons. Christian Hackenberg could break that streak. → Read More

LaVar Ball used to be 'cocky' free agent trying to make New York jets

Way before LaVar Ball was trying to start a hoops empire with his sons he was a confident rookie free agent trying to find a spot with the Jets. → Read More

Antonio Brown says he deserves new deal from Pittsburgh Steelers

Antonio Brown made it clear Sunday that he believes the Steelers should give him a new contract, but the wide receiver says he never planned to hold out from training camp. → Read More

SC Cartoons: DeAngelo Williams and Goliath

Former Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams tells the story of his battle with Kris Jenkins from his rookie year. → Read More

Manning, Megatron highlight 2016 NFL all-retirement team

There's enough talent retiring from the NFL this offseason to fill out a stellar 22-man roster -- one that would have serious playoff potential if it competed as the league's 33rd team this fall. → Read More

Risky business for runner who successfully steals home

Graham Tews of Ogden baseball, incredibly steals third to home plate, but what makes the play so effective is that he slid in between his teammates' legs to tag safe. → Read More

NFL teams now face fines, loss of draft picks if they violate concussion protocol

The NFL and NFL Players Association on Monday jointly announced new guidelines designed to probe and punish teams that violate the league's concussion protocol. → Read More

NFL reinstates Josh Gordon of Cleveland Browns from indefinite suspension on conditional basis

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated on a conditional basis from his indefinite suspension for multiple drug violations. → Read More

WR Jennings retires, but is 'just getting started'

Greg Jennings announced in a video Monday that he is retiring from the NFL after 10 seasons and is excited for the future. → Read More

The humor of Buddy Ryan: His 10 greatest quotes

Part of what endeared Buddy Ryan to fans during his career was his way with words and disregard for how those words would be received by outsiders. → Read More

Five weeks after Tom Brady's appeal, court decision should be close

If projections by some legal experts are correct, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could announce a decision on Tom Brady's appeal this week. → Read More

Young camper says 'Go Patriots!' at Steve Smith's football camp

You've got to be bold to troll Ravens receiver Steve Smith at his own football camp. → Read More

A rookie's journey: From Kenya to Jets, with a wrong turn that turned out right

Helva Matungulu ended up at Western Carolina's football field by mistake, and now the Kenya native has a chance to latch on with the Jets. → Read More

NFL says hacker posted false tweet that Roger Goodell died

The NFL said its Twitter feed was hacked Tuesday after a tweet was posted announcing that commissioner Roger Goodell had died. → Read More

New England Patriots' Matthew Slater defends kickoff returns

Patriots special-teams Pro Bowler Matthew Slater thinks that kickoff returns should remain in the game. → Read More

Will Smith's blood alcohol content nearly three times legal limit when he was fatally shot

Former Saints DE Will Smith had a blood alcohol content of 0.235 -- nearly three times the legal limit -- on the night he was shot and killed, a source confirmed to ESPN. → Read More

100 NFL predictions that will frame 2016 season

We're officially 100 days away from the 2016 NFL season. To celebrate, our NFL reporters compiled 100 predictions that will help shape next season. → Read More

Stephen A.: Thunder can't continue with Westbrook at point guard

Stephen A. Smith concludes either Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook should split up, or general manager Sam Presti needs to sign someone like Mike Conley to play point guard so Westbrook can shift to shooting guard. → Read More

Rex Ryan says he tried to trade for Odell Beckham with New York Jets

Odell Beckham Jr. with the Jets? According to Rex Ryan's account, the coach wanted to make that happen in 2014. → Read More

Thumbs up, thumbs down for each team's 2016 NFL draft class

How did each team fare now that the 2016 NFL draft is complete? Our NFL Nation reporters give their thumbs up/thumbs down verdicts for each class. → Read More