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Wade Phillips reportedly hired as Rams defensive coordinator -
One of the league’s most venerable coaches will takes his talents to Los Angeles

Bo Jackson says he would have never played football if he knew about concussion risks -
One of the sport’s biggest stars wouldn’t do it all over again.

Rams make Sean McVay the youngest head coach in NFL history -
With the historic hire, McVay is hoping to add to his family’s football legacy.

Grading every NFL head coach hired in 2017 -
Six teams will have new head coaches in 2017. Which ones hired the right candidate?

Dak Prescott, Dez Bryant will determine who wins the Packers-Cowboys rematch -
It’s a weekend of regular season rematches in the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs. NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz breaks down what has changed since the first go-arounds.

Can the Rams or Chargers make Los Angeles love them? -
You got your football, Los Angeles, a double dose of it. Now, which team will start winning the soonest?

Chargers will temporarily play in a 30,000 seat stadium in LA and that’s actually a great idea -
The StubHub Center should make for a unique gameday experience.

Los Angeles Chargers' new logo is going over poorly with the internet -
Still got time to make a newer, better one, y’all.

The Patriots have a Trump problem -
The Patriots have the closest connection to the Republican president-elect of any NFL team. And many of their fans in liberal Massachusetts are having trouble reconciling their love for the team...

Winston No. 2 in "Air Yards to Sticks" found that Jameis Winston was one of the league's best quarterbacks at tossing passes beyond the first-down marker.

Bucs' Top 3 Defensive Players of 2016
Pro Football Focus ranks the Bucs’ top defensive players from the 2016 season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2016 Snap Counts
The Buccaneers' final snap counts for the 2016 season, according to Football Outsiders.

Bucs Should Extend WR Evans Sooner Rather Than Later | Pewter Report
Bucs Mike Evans, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2014 draft, is eligible to be extended, and the Bucs would be wise to lock him up sooner rather than later.

Report: Bucs Agree To Terms With Mike Smith To Stay On As DC | Pewter Report
The Buccaneers and defensive coordinator Mike Smith have agreed to an extension that will keep Smith in Tampa Bay for the foreseeable future.

Biggest 2017 draft needs for every NFL team
What's the No. 1 priority for all 32 teams in the 2017 draft? NFL Nation reporters give insights for each club, including the Bears, who could be looking to replace Jay Cutler as quarterback.

Mike Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers reach agreement on contract extension
Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith has reached an agreement with the team on a contract extension, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Bucs kicker Aguayo working to improve on rookie struggles | Tampa Bay Times
Bucs kicker Roberto Aguayo chalked up his disappointing rookie season to a "learning" experience and said he needs to become more of a pro both on and off the football field.

Bucs, defensive coordinator Mike Smith reach contract extension | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Shortly after withdrawing his name from consideration from the San Diego, er, Los Angeles Chargers head coaching job Thursday, the Bucs made sure defensive coordinator Mike Smith was not relocating.