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The IRS should audit Evan Mathis for faking a receipt -
You know who doesn't take to kindly to falsifying receipts? THAT'S RIGHT THE IRS.

Cliff Avril sees benefit of Seahawks' D-line rotation -
Last year was an adjustment in more ways than one for defensive end Cliff Avril, who had been a starter in Detroit but was technically a backup during his first season with the Seahawks.

Could San Francisco 49ers show interest in Vet CB? - ESPN
There's little doubt the San Francisco 49ers' biggest question area is at cornerback because of all the flux this offseason.

Who could skip minicamp? -
Andre Johnson and Marshawn Lynch are just two of the high-profiled names that could be missing from mandatory minicamp. See who else made Around The League's list.

Gerald McCoy on Bucs: 'A completely different feel around the building' -
When the Buccaneers moved from coach Greg Schiano to Lovie Smith, they've helped change the locker room culture.

Golden Nugget’s college football point spreads have arrived | National Football Post
200 “Games of the Year” lines hit the board Friday afternoon in Vegas.

Four-time Super Bowl winner Chuck Noll was his era’s great underrated genius | Audibles -
He had a stare that could melt steel. But Chuck Noll, who died from natural causes on Friday at age 82, wasn’t media-savvy, or an extrovert in any sense, and his players were generally far more colorful than he was. And

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Big Ben's Groundhog Day
Some say the new Tom Cruise movie Edge of Tomorrow borrows from the Bill Murray classic Groundhog Day, in which a man relives the same day over and over. The NFL has its own version of this time loop: Ben Roethlisberger's annual expectations for the Pittsburgh Steelers to use more no-huddle offense.

Aaron Rodgers on dating Olivia Munn: 'I'm real happy in my relationship' | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has kept his private life as private as he could for many years, but it seems like he's finally letting it go.

J.J. Watt has hyperextended knee | ProFootballTalk
Jadeveon Clowney isn’t the only high-profile Texans defender dealing with an injury.  In addition to Clowney’s sports hernia, defensive end J.J. Watt has a hyperextended knee.

Chris Culliver’s case continued to July 10 | ProFootballTalk
When it comes to off-field trouble, the 49ers have had an eventful offseason.  The cleanup could take a bit longer. As explained recently by, a preliminary hearing in the criminal case against cornerback Chris Culliver was continued from June 12 to July 10.

Santonio Holmes confident he’ll sign with a team in time for 2014 season | ProFootballTalk
“He’ll definitely be on a team,” Shaw said, via the New York Post. “Just like [free-agent linebacker] James Harrison will be on a team. As long as teams don’t think he’ll be a distraction, he’s going to get picked up.”

Weekend Trivia: Sack Differential —
Last year, the Denver Broncos led the NFL in sack differential — that is, sacks recorded by the defense minus sacks allowed by the offense. Having Peyton Manning really helps, as the Broncos had essentially an average number of defensive sacks (41) but ranked first in offensive sacks (20). So Denver ranked 1st in 2013 at +21, with the Panthers and Rams tying for second at +17 each. The worst team was the Jaguars at -19, with the Dolphins (-16) and Bucs/Falcons (-12) not too far behind.

How "Intelligent" are Pro Football Focus Grades? - Bleeding Green Nation
The methods Pro Football Focus use to grade players is a bit mysterious. And when compared to other metrics, there is some room for improvement.

Chuck Noll was an all-time great football teacher. | : Dan Pompei Article
For a period of time in the 1960s, Chuck Noll was the defensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers and John Madden was the defensive coordinator for San Diego State. They frequently would get together to play handball or racquetball, or to have a bite to eat. And talk football.

The Broncos shored up the defense this offseason. | : Mike Tanier Article
The Broncos were busier than the typical conference champion this offseason. They had no choice. There's a large gap between them and the other AFC contenders -- even the Patriots are pretty clearly in the rear-view mirror -- but the gap between the Broncos and the NFC powerhouses looked even larger after a Super Bowl reminiscent of the golden age of noncompetitive Super Bowls. The Broncos entered the offseason with the greatest passing game in history, a defense led by one of the league's best pass rushers, and a ton of work to do.

Fantasy Rookie Rankings - Ranking Rookies -
See where Mike Evans comes in as Adam Levitan identifies the top-20 rookies for the 2014 fantasy season.