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The NFL’s best under-25 starting lineup: Our picks, runners-up

Monday, July 16th, 2018

ESPN What would a lineup of under-25 NFL all-stars look like? Glad you asked. We polled 43 of our NFL Insiders -- reporters, analysts, former players -- to find out which players under age 25 will be the best at each position over the next three seasons. The results included four Saints (the most of any team), three players drafted in April and nine players age 22 or younger. ESPN Insider Field Yates wrote the analysis of each selection. Quarterback Percentage of vote: 65.1 Few quarterbacks have galvanized a franchise as expediently as Watson did the Houston Texans in 2017. Watson, 22, has exceptional football IQ and character to lead teammates paired with unique arm talent (particularly in the

Marshawn Lynch to … the Patriots? Report says he might be interested if Raiders fall through (Shutdown Corner)

Monday, April 10th, 2017
Marshawn Lynch returning to the NFL always made too much sense. But simply coming back and playing with his hometown Oakland Raiders was just too easy, right?

Still Shady: LeSean McCoy goes after Kiko Alonso for Instagram post (Shutdown Corner)

Monday, April 10th, 2017
LeSean McCoy apparently has no love for Kiko Alonso.

Tim Hightower given Frank Gore's old No. 21 with 49ers, says he'll give it back out of respect (Shutdown Corner)

Monday, April 10th, 2017
Tim Hightower said he’ll give back Frank Gore’s No. 21 with the 49ers out of respect. No matter how odd it is to see, say, Mike Singletary’s No. 50 on anyone else with the Chicago Bears or someone on the Oakland Raiders wearing Tim Brown’s old No. 81, life in the NFL moves on. Tim Hightower got Frank Gore’s old No. 21 with the San Francisco 49ers, but he thought it should stay out of commission for a little while longer.

Bills sign quarterback T.J. Yates as backup to Tyrod Taylor (The Associated Press)

Monday, April 10th, 2017
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills have addressed their quarterback depth by signing free agent T.J. Yates.

NFL draft Interior OL rankings: Not many stars here, but solid depth into Day 3 (Shutdown Corner)

Monday, April 10th, 2017
For instance, common wisdom would have you believe that pass rushers > defensive tackles and offensive tackles > certainly guards, and maybe centers, too. After all, the New England Patriots landed Joe Thuney in Round 3 a year ago, and — even with some ups and downs in Year 1 — started and played nearly every snap for the Super Bowl champions. Of course, the ultimate Draft Day tale that shows a great guard is most certainly worth something is the on-the-clock battle of Jerry Jones wanting to take Johnny Manziel and his fellow Dallas Cowboys war roomers, including son Stephen, ripping the Manziel card out of his cold, pale hands and imploring Jones to take the best player on their board.

Falcons sign former Georgia track star Garrett Scantling (Shutdown Corner)

Monday, April 10th, 2017
Garrett Scantling hasn't played football since high school, but will try to earn a spot on the Atlanta Falcons' roster.

Nephew of late Hall of Famer Junior Seau signs with Bills (The Associated Press)

Monday, April 10th, 2017
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills have signed defensive end Ian Seau, the nephew of late Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau.

Jake Butt, Mike Tyson, Money Hunter and more — Presenting the All-Name NFL draft team (Shutdown Corner)

Monday, April 10th, 2017
Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth … for making fun of the All-Name Draft Team. Name has game, so we set out to find the best available “talent” — no stone (not even Eastern Illinois S Tyree Stone-Davis) left unturned — in Shutdown Corner’s Inaugural All-Name Draft Team. If you’re eligible for the 2017 NFL draft, you have a shot here.

Hernandez lawyer objects to judge's pick of white forewoman (The Associated Press)

Sunday, April 9th, 2017
Attorney Ronald Sullivan Jr., a black Harvard law professor, said the judge's choice of a white woman as forewoman ensured she would remain on the jury instead of being dismissed as an alternate. Judge Jeffrey Locke, referring to an objection the defense first made last week, said he found it ''astounding'' that Sullivan would make that claim. The judge also said it is his practice to select a foreman or forewoman before alternate jurors are eliminated by lottery.