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Stevie Johnson #13 of the Buffalo Bills catches a pass during NFL game action against the Kansas City Chiefs at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Stevie Johnson Returns Home To Round Out 49ers Receiving Core And Silence Critics

The 49ers’ acquisition of wide receiver Stevie Johnson is a win for both the team and player. San Francisco gets what they hope is the final missing piece to their passing game, while Johnson gets the chance to return home and not only play for a contender, but play in a market where his talents will not go un-noticed.

08/21/2014

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6 Reasons Why Johnny Manziel Isn’t Cleveland’s Starting Quarterback

Good leaders lead by example … flipping birds isn’t one.

08/21/2014

Blake Bortles (Photo Credit: John Konstantaras)

5 Worst Teams In NFL Heading Into 2014 Season

Let’s take a look at who the five worst teams will be heading into the 2014 NFL season.

08/19/2014

C.J. Anderson (credit: CBS)

Broncos Backs: Call Them The ‘Three-Headed Monster’

With the Broncos projected No. 1 running back out of the lineup for medical reasons this preseason, several other backs are getting a chance to strut.

08/19/2014

Tight end Brent Celek #87 of the Philadelphia Eagles gets caught by safety Charles Woodson #24 on a catch for 24-yards in the second quarter on November 3, 2013 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Eagles won 49-20. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Charles Woodson Must Lead The Oakland Defense To New Heights In 2014

Even though he will be 38 in October and well past his prime, safety Charles Woodson has the ability to lead the Oakland Raiders defense this season to a level the team hasn’t seen in awhile.

08/19/2014

Cornerback Darrelle Revis #24 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stretches for a 4th-quarter interception against the Miami Dolphins November 11, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Tampa won 22 - 19. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Darrelle Revis Is The Key Component To New England’s New-Look Defense

It’s been a long-time since the New England Patriots had a shutdown cornerback on their roster, and they finally have one in former New York Jets star Darrelle Revis.

08/18/2014

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin #18 of the Philadelphia Eagles in action against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on September 30, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Jeremy Maclin Must Embrace Becoming The No. 1 Receiver For The Eagles

Jeremy Maclin is not going to have to be Jerry Rice or Terrell Owens. He merely needs to be a receiver for Nick Foles, while the tight ends help chip in the rest of the production in the passing game.

08/18/2014

Tight end Julius Thomas #80 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during a preseason game at Levi's Stadium on August 17, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Manning Dominant For Denver In Win Over 49ers

Peyton Manning threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas and dominated in his two series, leading the Denver Broncos past the San Francisco 49ers 34-0 on Sunday to spoil the NFL debut at sparkling $1.2 billion Levi’s Stadium.

08/17/2014

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

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on from the bench against the New York Giants during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 9, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: Ben Roethlisberger Needs To Stay Focused Amid Emmanuel Sanders Feud

So it is with my jaded view of the world that I address the Ben Roethlisberger – Emmanuel Sanders feud. Sanders said that his new quarterback, Peyton Manning, is a much better leader than his old quarterback, Big Ben. And thus the verbal jousting began, feathers flexed, talons out.

08/15/2014

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