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You can read Hall of Fame contributors Ron Borges, Clark Judge and Rick Gosselin NFL Columns about every topic related to the League, the Players and the Pro Football Hall of Fame


The Sunday GPS: All eyes on Dallas as the Packers visit

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Age now an enemy of the NFL

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Preseason doesn’t matter? Think again

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Since 2010, there have been 24 backs drafted in the fourth round or later who have started NFL games. Sixteen of them have posted 100-yard games and two have posted 200-yard games. Six of those backs have posted 1,000-yard rushing seasons and five have gone to the Pro Bowl.

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Former pass rusher Neil Smith is one of 108 preliminary candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and he’s happy. “I had everything a complete player needs” to get in, he said.

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Carson Wentz has been on fire and his Philadelphia Eagles have the best record in the NFL. But are they for real?

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The Kansas City Chiefs are 4-0 for a very good reason – they don’t beat themselves. They have committed an AFC-low one turnover. That came on KCs first snap of the season – a fumble by rookie Kareem Hunt. That was 238 plays and 42 offensive possessions ago.

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The Buffalo Bills and L.A. Rams ahve a long way to go but at the NFL quarter pole their revials are two of the biggest stories of the season.

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This is the youngest the NFL has ever been. Those experienced players who don’t make mistakes have been disappearing, replaced on rosters by the salary cap-friendly younger players who do make the mistakes that can cost a team games.

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Since 1960, 35 of the 57 NFL champions posted winning records in the preseason. Only 11 of the NFL champs since then finished the preseason with losing records.

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Tom Brady’s wife said he has suffered with concussions. He says it’s nobody’s business but his own. The NFL doesn’t quite see it that way.

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CANTON, Ohio – Terrell Davis’ life changed the night he nearly lost it. Speaking at his Hall-of-Fame induction Saturday night, the former Denver Broncos’ running back recalled how the death of his father was “the greatest pain I ever experienced.’’ Fourteen years old and lost in his grief, Davis dropped out of football and nearly …

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The Jets have unloaded 11 veterans since February in a massive $67.9-million dollar salary dump. Are they tanking the 2017 season?

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Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown 3,876 career passes and squared off against the defenses of Bill Belichick, Wade Phillips and Dick LeBeau. He’s seen just about all an NFL quarterback can see on the football field.

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Bill Belichick believes that keeping his coaching staff small is a key part of the Patriots’ success.

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Nick Buoniconti was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001. Today he wishes he’d nver played pro football.

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Bobby Turner has been a running-back coach in the NFL for 22 seasons. In that time he has produced 16 1,000-yard rushing seasons by nine different backs. And not a one of them was a first-round draft pick.

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The Hall of Fame stands as proof that championships matter. Of the 30 modern-era quarterbacks enshrined in Canton, 24 of them won NFL titles and four others took their teams to championship games.

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