Green-room nightmare: Inside Aaron Rodgers' draft-day fall
Former NFL coach Jon Gruden calls passing on Aaron Rodgers in 2005 "one of the greatest regrets in my lifetime." This is the oral history of Rodgers' draft-day fall -- and the awkward green-room scene that ensued.
The truth behind Rodgers' draft-day fall.
Rob Demovsky explains why the 49ers and Buccaneers passed on Aaron Rodgers in the 2005 draft.
Saints, Peterson can find hope from past Hall of Famers
Expectations for Adrian Peterson should be a little higher than some previous Hall of Fame running backs who switched teams later in their careers.
Why it took two months before Adrian Peterson found a team
Sure, the Saints are getting a power runner to add to their prolific offense, but there are limitations to consider for the veteran's potential in 2017.
Adrian Peterson joins Drew Brees, Saints for fresh start.
Josina Anderson, Dan Graziano, Mark Schlereth and Herm Edwards examine what led former Vikings RB Adrian Peterson to New Orleans
Vikings-Saints? Adrian Peterson? Get ready for a hot night in Minneapolis
Anyone who knows the running back knows he'll come into 2017 intent on proving a point. His first opportunity to do it will come against his old team.
Expect Peterson to be 'fired up' to face Vikings.
Ben Goessling says fans will have to process their feelings very quickly with Adrian Peterson returning to Minnesota with the Saints in Week 1 of the season.
Vote: How will Peterson perform with New Orleans?
After 10 seasons with the Vikings, Adrian Peterson has found a new home with the Saints. Let your voice be heard on what this means for both Peterson and the Saints.
With Adrian Peterson now off the board, is Marshawn Lynch to the Raiders next?
The Raiders are still looking for an answer about Marshawn Lynch and want a decision to be made before the draft begins.
At the game or at the bar, Chicago fans are always intense.
On the next "We The Fans," loyal followers of the Cubs and Bears go to extremes just to see their teams play.
Do you love your team this much?
They live in different worlds, but come Sunday they are one. A section of an NFL stadium bound by faith, in their team and each other.
You could be next
Tell us why you should be a character in the next season of "We The Fans."
Hollister twins hope NFL does a double take in draft
Jacob and Cody Hollister stuck together through their first years of college football before going their separate ways. But both hope the NFL will call.
Draft predictions for all 32 teams
Could a big name be on the move? Running back Dalvin Cook and quarterback Deshaun Watson to ... ? We offer up predictions for every team.
Browns' cycle: April failures lead to April excitement
The Browns have two picks in the first round, which they have had three other times since 2010. They don't have very much to show for it.
Invest big money in RBs like Adrian Peterson? Data says think again
The dollar numbers have gone down for free-agent running backs, and single-RB systems are going the way of the dodo. The numbers provide plenty of support for this trend.
Winners, losers of NFL schedule release
The league packed its prime-time schedule with its best draws, the Falcons avoid the Pats for seven weeks and the Raiders face a difficult stretch.
Ranking best potential games of 2017 season
The most anticipated game of 2017? A Week 7 Super Bowl LI rematch with the Falcons hoping to bounce back against the Patriots. The Professor picks the top matchups of the season.
Record predictions, analysis for each team
Now that the schedule is out, how will your favorite team fare? NFL Nation reporters predict the regular-season records for each team.
NFL schedule set; get your tickets now
Football fans rejoice! The shield released its schedule and plenty of seats are available for the games you are targeting.
College football's best (and worst) NFL factories
Ever wonder which colleges produce the best NFL running backs? How about the most long-term starters or the most Pro Bowlers? We dug through data from the past 15 drafts to find out which schools make the grade at the next level.
Here's what Jabrill Peppers' positive drug test means
What does it mean to have a dilute urine sample? Does he enter the NFL's drug program? Is it coincidental or unintentional? Kevin Seifert has answers.
Questions mounting about Peppers.
The NFL Insiders crew weighs in on how NFL teams will interpret Jabrill Peppers' dilute sample.
Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers' positive test for a dilute sample means he will enter the NFL in Stage One of the league's substance abuse policy. Under the policy, a dilute sample is considered the equivalent of a positive test. There are no fines or suspensions until a player reaches Stage Two of the program.
Landing Mike Gillislee continues Patriots' theme of 'known value'
The Patriots aren't paying Mike Gillislee more than $3 million per season to be a backup, so he is expected to fill LeGarrette Blount's role in 2017.
Bills' loss of Mike Gillislee could be Jonathan Williams' gain
Jonathan Williams, a fifth-round pick in 2016, could get the first shot to fill the shoes of Mike Gillislee, who is off to New England.
Best draft picks at each position for all 32 teams
Who's the best quarterback, running back and wide receiver ever drafted by each franchise? NFL Nation takes a historical look back.
NFL alternate realities: Biggest draft 'what if?' for all 32 teams
Rob Gronkowski grew up minutes away from Buffalo and could have been a Bill. The 49ers almost picked Aaron Rodgers No. 1. NFL Nation picks the top draft "what ifs?" that could have changed each franchise.
Dream 2017 draft scenarios for every NFL team
Both Myles Garrett and Mitchell Trubisky go to the Browns. The Cowboys snag some defensive help. A trade down for the 49ers and Colts. We're picking out best-case draft scenarios for each team.
49ers looking at WR at lower draft spot.
Dan Graziano breaks down why the 49ers and Colts are looking to trade down in the draft.
Watch "We The Fans" to follow the stories of the Chicago Bears faithful of Section 250 in an eight-episode documentary series on ESPN.
Jabrill Peppers, a safety/linebacker/running back/return man at Michigan, is a conundrum. Does the tweener have a true position in the NFL, and is he worth a first-round pick?
It's time for Mel Kiper's annual three-round mock draft -- all 107 picks -- in which he plays general manager for all 32 teams and makes picks based on his draft board.
Gronk grew up minutes away from Buffalo and could have been a Bill. The 49ers almost picked Aaron Rodgers No. 1. NFL Nation picks the top draft "what ifs?" that could have changed each franchise.
Just when the former NFL star, a convicted murderer, was told he might have something to live for, he's gone. It's one more thing we don't understand.