Dick Vermeil’s ‘burnout’ turned into an unconventional Hall of Fame career

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – At any of several times during a 30-year NFL head coaching career, it would have been impossible to predict that Dick Vermeil would enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Vermeil got his first NFL head coaching job with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1976, right after leading UCLA to a Rose…

Source: CB Ramsey has minor shoulder surgery

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey underwent “caution and minor” shoulder surgery on Tuesday, a source told ESPN. Ramsey tweeted a picture of himself with what appears to be a sling on the left shoulder Tuesday night. EVERYTHING IS GOOD! God is great! Selfies are my daughter’s favorite 🤎#nationalselfiedag pic.twitter.com/tCSI6hwDRw —Jalen Ramsey…

Who are the NFL’s highest paid players in each position? From quarterback to long-snapper

10:35 ET ESPN staff Who are the NFL’s highest paid players in each position? Many stars have scored big pay days in 2022 and reset the market, but there are a few whose deals from previous years have been continued as the top of their positions. Just this month, safety Minkah Fitzpatrick received a four-year…

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New NFL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus which players benefited most from the draft

May 16, 2022 NFL NationESPN While the long-term story of the 2022 NFL draft will be how the draftees pan out years from now, this version of the NFL Power Rankings is taking more of an immediate approach. Instead of breaking down the rookies (there will be plenty of time for that), we picked veterans…

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NFL Power Rankings: Early 1-32 poll, plus predicting the next offseason move for each team

With the initial wave of free agency having crested, it’s time for another edition of the NFL Power Rankings. It’s also time to look forward to the next chapter of the offseason. Sure, this offseason has had a lot to talk about so far, from quarterback trades (Russell Wilson, Deshaun Watson and Matt Ryan were…

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NFL experts debate free agency: Our favorite signings, plus the most improved team

The 2022 NFL free agency deals are just now starting to slow down, but a handful of the top names are still on the market. Numerous playmakers and impact talents have agreed to terms for 2022 and beyond, and we’ve seen some wild movement on the trade market, especially under center. Which moves stand out…

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2022 NFL combine: Draft prospects to watch, cap space, needs for all 32 teams

Preparations for the 2022 NFL draft hit high gear this week with more than 300 of the top prospects in Indianapolis for the annual NFL scouting combine, which runs through Monday. Players will undergo medical testing and be put through on-field drills at Lucas Oil Stadium. Then it’s on to interviews with team personnel and…

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Way-too-early NFL Power Rankings: Here’s how good we think the Bengals, Rams and Packers will be

10:00 PM ET NFL NationESPN Now that Super Bowl LVI is over and the Los Angeles Rams are the champions, we can move on from an unpredictable 2021 season and look forward to 2022. And what better way to do that than with these way-too-early NFL Power Rankings? I’m sure you are wondering how our…

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Super Bowl cheat sheet: Rams-Bengals predictions, in-depth previews, betting advice, stats to know, more

7:00 AM ET ESPN staff Super Bowl LVI kicks off on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET, with the Cincinnati Bengals facing the Los Angeles Rams. The two teams each emerged from their conference’s No. 4 seeds after winning their respective divisions. The matchup represents the first time since 2003 that participant teams enter with a…