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Rob Weintraub's All-NFC North Team
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Rob Weintraub's All-NFC North Team

Continuing our series, Rob Weintraub chooses an all-star team for each of the eight NFL divisions. This is our chance to recognize some lesser players who had good seasons but not enough to make the larger Pro Bowl roster.

4 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2019, 4:54pm by jinman

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New England's Front Office Strategy: Mid-Level Veteran Contracts

Justis Mosqueda of Optimum Scouting looked at New England's roster and finds they have invested heavily in what he calls mid-level veterans -- players with at least five years of experience with cap hits ranging from $1 million to $6 million per season. The Patriots have 19 such players, most of any playoff team, nearly double the average of the 12 teams in the postseason, and nearly four times as many as their opponents in the Super Bowl, the L.A. Rams.

5 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2019, 3:02am by Alternator
Rob Weintraub's All-NFC East Team
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Rob Weintraub's All-NFC East Team

Continuing our series, Rob Weintraub chooses an all-star team for each of the eight NFL divisions. This is our chance to recognize some lesser players who had good seasons but not enough to make the larger Pro Bowl roster.

Rob Weintraub's All-NFC West Team
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Rob Weintraub's All-NFC West Team

Continuing our series, Rob Weintraub chooses an all-star team for each of the eight NFL divisions. This is our chance to recognize some lesser players who had good seasons but not enough to make the larger Pro Bowl roster.

2 comments, Last at 28 Jan 2019, 8:26am by Theo
Rob Weintraub's All-NFC South Team
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Rob Weintraub's All-NFC South Team

Continuing our series, Rob Weintraub chooses an all-star team for each of the eight NFL divisions. This is our chance to recognize some lesser players who had good seasons but not enough to make the larger Pro Bowl roster.

New NFL Threat: Evaporating Insurance Market

Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada at ESPN.com have looked at a growing threat to all levels of football: many insurance companies have stopped offering coverage for the sport, from the NFL on down to Pop Warner leagues.

"People say football will never go away, but if we can't get insurance, it will." -- Jon Butler, Pop Warner's executive director.

8 comments, Last at 24 Jan 2019, 5:23pm by Richie
Rob Weintraub's All-AFC North Team
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Rob Weintraub's All-AFC North Team

Continuing our series, Rob Weintraub chooses an all-star team for each of the eight NFL divisions. This is our chance to recognize some lesser players who had good seasons but not enough to make the larger Pro Bowl roster.

5 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2019, 11:54am by OldFox
Rob Weintraub's All-AFC East Team
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Rob Weintraub's All-AFC East Team

Continuing our series, Rob Weintraub chooses an all-star team for each of the eight NFL divisions. This is our chance to recognize some lesser players who had good seasons but not enough to make the larger Pro Bowl roster.

21 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2019, 6:49pm by johonny
Rob Weintraub's All-AFC West Team
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Rob Weintraub's All-AFC West Team

Continuing our series, Rob Weintraub chooses an all-star team for each of the eight NFL divisions. This is our chance to recognize some lesser players who had good seasons but not enough to make the larger Pro Bowl roster.

8 comments, Last at 20 Jan 2019, 3:07pm by Randall Turner