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Fantasy Football Sleepers & Values: Wide Receivers | Fantasy Football
In our final installment of Sleepers & Values, we’re going to focus on the receiver position. Some of the players below have been previously discussed in other articles like Utilizing Advanced Stats to Identify 16 Breakout Receivers and Eleven Old-Timers to Consider on Draft Day; there are players covered there that won’t be mentioned here since Sleepers & Values is very ADP-dependent (Average Draft Position). And don’t forget to read Predicting the Production of D-Jax, Decker and G. Tate if you’re considering targeting any of the top free agent wideouts in 2014.

Gear up for NFL training camps with the Peter Schrager Podcast | FOX Sports on MSN
th training camps on the horizon, "The Peter Schrager Podcast" welcomed two seasoned, hard-hitting guests Tuesday.

NFL Sunday Ticket available online to non-subscribers -
The new deal would include Red Zone and every out-of-market game, just like the package available to DirecTV subscribers.

NFL dead month can be dangerous time for idle football players | The MMQB with Peter King
We are nearing the end of the “dead month” on the NFL calendar. From approximately June 20 until July 20, players, coaches and most of the front office is on vacation.

NFL Nation: 2014 training camp preview - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
With the 2014 season on the horizon, NFL Nation's team of reporters breaks down the three biggest issues facing each franchise heading into training camp.

2014 Camp preview: Seattle Seahawks - ESPN
NFL Nation's Terry Blount examines the three biggest issues facing the Seattle Seahawks heading into training camp.

Camp preview: St. Louis Rams - NFC West Blog - ESPN
NFL Nation's Nick Wagoner examines the three biggest issues facing the St. Louis Rams heading into training camp.

Camp preview: San Francisco 49ers - NFC West Blog - ESPN
NFL Nation's Bill Williamson examines the three biggest issues facing the San Francisco 49ers heading into training camp.

Camp preview: Arizona Cardinals - NFC West Blog - ESPN
NFL Nation's Josh Weinfuss examines the three biggest issues facing the Arizona Cardinals heading into training camp.

Ten must-watch players at Seahawks training camp - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Take heart, Seahawks fans: Football season is a little more than a week away.

SB Nation Reviews: Eric Dickerson -
A look back at the man who made the Jheri curl and Rec Specs badass.

Houston Texans among teams most likely to improve in 2014 - NFL - ESPN
Ah, training camp, where hope springs eternal in the NFL. More than in any other sport, teams can rapidly climb up the standings, or just as rapidly collapse -- thanks to lots of player movement between seasons, lots of variation in player performance, and the small sample size of just 16 games. We've considered all of these things to give you a look at which teams we think are most likely to improve in the 2014 season and which are most likely to decline.

W @ The ESPYS: Russell Wilson - ESPN Video - ESPN
Sarah Spain sits down with Super Bowl champ Russell Wilson and his sister, Anna Wilson, to talk ESPYS and their friendly sibling rivalry.

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and WR Doug Baldwin
Doug Baldwin and Russell Wilson were both overlooked coming out of college—Wilson wasn't drafted until the third round, and Baldwin went undrafted. Since joining forces in 2012, the two have benefited greatly from each other's presence.

Countdown to Camp: 12 Questions for 12 Days — Which undrafted free agents have the best chance to make the team? | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
We’re on to day five of our Countdown to Camp — remember that training camp begins July 25.

NFL draft advisory board will urge more players to stay in school | ProFootballTalk
After an all-time high of 98 underclassmen declared for this year's NFL draft, the NFL’s College Advisory Committee has changed some of its policies to encourage more players to stay in school.

Walter Jones’ son to present him at Hall of Fame ceremony
When Walter Jones is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 2, the Seahawks’ nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle will be presented by his 14-year-old son, Walterius.

Lattimore to open camp on 49ers' non-football injury list -
Marcus Lattimore's return to the field is on hold. The San Francisco 49ers will begin training camp later this month on the team's non-football injury list, according the league's official transaction report.

Marcus Lattimore, others to begin training camp on 49ers NFI list - Niners Nation
Per ESPN's Field Yates, Marcus Lattimore is expected to open training camp on the NFI list, as he continues his rehab process. We break down what this means, and why it isn't necessarily the end of the world.

ESPYs Red Carpet - Malcolm Smith

ESPYs Red Carpet - Jermaine Kearse

ESPYs Red Carpet - Steven Hauschka

ESPYs Red Carpet - Derrick Coleman

ESPYs Red Carpet - Heath Farwell

Roger Goodell: Raiders could play at 49ers' stadium -
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suggested on Thursday that the Oakland Raiders could make sense as a tenant at the new home of the San Francisco 49ers. How realistic is this option?

Joe Staley, San Francisco 49ers reach deal extension -
Niners offensive tackle Joe Staley was already signed through 2017, but San Francisco decided to extend him through 2019. Was the team sending a message to the rest of the offensive line?

Marcus Lattimore to open camp on 49ers' NFI list -
Marcus Lattimore will begin San Francisco 49ers training camp on the team's non-football injury list. Can he rally back from two bad knee injuries to become the primary heir to Frank Gore's touches?

Mike Holmgren can't rule out a return to coaching -
Retirement isn't always pretty for NFL coaches. For guys like Mike Holmgren, it's hard to let go. Learn what moment forced the Super Bowl-winning coach to leave a game, as a fan, early.

PHOTOS: Walter Thurmond wore a 'short suit' to the ESPYs -
Who wears short suits? Walter Thurmond wears short suits.

Finding the Fits: Lamarcus Joyner stands tall in loaded Rams' draft class -
This article is one of a 32-part series in which the goal is to identify one relatively unheralded player selected in the 2014 NFL Draft who appears to be an especially good schematic fit with his new NFL team.

The Contract Conundrum | National Football Post
The lack of guaranteed contracts has a painful ripple effect for players.

Top coordinators on the head-coaching fast track | National Football Post
These assistants will eventually take the next step in their careers.

Nick Saban says change coming to NFL underclassman evaluation system | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
The NFL has a great system where players must be three years removed from their high-school graduation before they can apply to enter the league. That way, college football acts as a feeder system where players can mature physically and emotionally and play some lower-level football before making the jump to the pros.

The Rashard Mendenhall/Andre Ellington Time Share Part II —
In November, I wrote about the unique running back by committee taking place in Arizona. At the time, Rashard Mendenhall was averaging 3.1 yards per carry, while backup Andre Ellington was averaging 7.2 yards per rush on 54 carries. I thought it would be fun to revisit the Ellington/Mendenhall time share now that the season is over, and to use a slightly different methodology.

Players don’t mind Thursday night games, if coaches give them rest | ProFootballTalk
Many NFL players have spoken out against Thursday night games, saying the short week doesn't give them enough time to recover after playing on Sunday. But the NFL Players Association says it's a little more complicated than that.

Michael Floyd could be better than Larry Fitzgerald this season, says Pete Prisco - Revenge of the Birds
The young receiver is expected to make a big step again in 2014.

Joe Staley talks contract extension with media - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers locked up Joe Staley through 2019. We've got a transcript of his discussion with the media.