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Greg Olsen #88 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 18, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Greg Olsen Gives The Carolina Panthers A Proven Receiving Threat

The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.

08/16/2014

Marlon Brown #14 of the Baltimore Ravens is tackled by Reggie Nelson #20 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the 34-17 Bengals win at Paul Brown Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Marlon Brown: The Receiver Everyone Should Be Talking About

The Ravens made huge strides to improve what turned out to be a putrid offense in 2013. But one of the few bright spots on the offensive side of the ball was Marlon Brown. An undrafted rookie from Georgia with a lot to prove, and loads of potential to do just that.

08/13/2014

Running back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens addresses a news conference with his wife Janay (not pictured) at the Ravens training center on May 23, 2014 in Owings Mills, Maryland. Rice spoke publicly for the first time since facing felony assault charges stemming from a February incident involving Janay at an Atlantic City casino. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Rice Regrets, The World Forgets

No matter what Ray Rice said yesterday, it can’t change what he did or the near-universal perception that aristocrats get more chances than we do. But Rice made one refreshing statement: His wife could do no wrong.

08/01/2014

Ray Rice, left, and Dan Snyder. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: What Are The Ravens And Washington NFL Team Doing?

Silence can be golden sometimes.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2014

Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns runs a play during training camp at the Cleveland Browns training facility on July 26, 2014 in Berea, Ohio. (credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

8 Most Scenic NFL Team Training Camp Locations

In addition to working on memorizing new plays, making improvements and focusing on their skill sets – these guys are also taking in nature. From the mountains to the sea, these teams weren’t just getting their workout on, they’re training in some of the most scenic places in the U.S.

07/31/2014

Jim Caldwell. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Lions Hire Jim Caldwell As Head Coach

The Lions ended their head coaching search Tuesday by hiring Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell to the position.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2014

Safety Major Wright attempts to tackle running back Bryce Brown of the Philadelphia Eagles. (Credit: Rich Schultz, Getty)

Lindholm: Bears Historically Bad On Sunday Night

The Bears set several standards of futility in their 54-11 loss to the Eagles Sunday evening.

670 The Score–12/23/2013

Cam Newton. (Credit: Chris Graythen, Getty)

Durkin: Week 16 NFL Picks

Fifteen weeks in the books, yet only four playoff tickets – Seattle, Denver, Kansas City, and Indianapolis – have been punched. With two weeks remaining, 19 teams are left in contention for a Super Bowl run.

670 The Score–12/21/2013

Justin Tucker. (Credit: Getty Images)

Silverman: Tucker’s Performance Vs. Lions Proves Kickers Have Come A Long Way

Kickers deserve respect, and have for a long time.

670 The Score–12/19/2013

Running back Joique Bell #35 of the Detroit Lions runs for a gain while under pressure from cornerback Jimmy Smith #22 of the Baltimore Ravens during the first half at Ford Field on December 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Lions’ Playoff Chances Hurt With Loss To Ravens

Justin Tucker’s career-long 61-yard field goal with 38 seconds left lifted the Baltimore Ravens to an 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions in a Monday night matchup with major playoff implications.

12/16/2013

Matthew Stafford. (credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 15 NFL Picks

With only three playoff tickets punched, 25 teams remain in contention for a playoff spot.

670 The Score–12/14/2013

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Will Represent The AFC In The Super Bowl?

The Colts and Broncos have already secured a playoff spot, with others offered the chance this weekend if all breaks right. The question is, which team will win the AFC Championship this year?

12/12/2013

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.  (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 14 NFL Picks

With four games remaining, 29 teams remain in contention for a playoff spot.

12/06/2013

Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Tomlin Goes From Black & Gold To Black & Blue

But no matter how black or gold my allegiance, no matter how nostalgic I feel about them. and no matter how deep the Rooney roots run in NFL history, there’s no excuse for their head coach’s conduct on Thanksgiving.

12/06/2013

Russell Wilson. (Credit: Andy Lyons, Getty)

Durkin: Week 13 NFL Picks

Entering Week 13, 24 teams remain in or within one game of a playoff bid.

670 The Score–11/30/2013

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Keidel: Feasting On Football

The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.

11/28/2013

Peyton Manning. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 12 NFL Picks

Heading into Week 12, 23 teams are either in or within one game of a playoff bid. A marquee matchup between two old foes is rekindled on Sunday night.

670 The Score–11/22/2013

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Hoge: Bears Go Back To School To Avoid Slow Starts

The transformation of the Bears’ offense under Marc Trestman happened so quickly that no one could blame you if you already forgot about the Mike Martz Era or Mike Tice Era.

670 The Score–11/21/2013

Marc Trestman.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Marc Trestman Is The Anti-Coach

Such candidness and volume of response is not supposed to happen from an NFL coach.

670 The Score–11/20/2013

Marc Trestman. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Explaining Why Trestman Didn’t Use His Timeouts

It would be nice to think that coaches have a reason for everything, but unfortunately that’s not always true.

670 The Score–11/18/2013

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