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Steve Smith can't be underestimated — Close NFL columnist Joined ESPN in 2011 Also worked at Sports Illustrated, Philadelphia Inquirer and Louisville Courier-Journal When he was a kid growing up in inner city Los Angeles, little Stevonne Smith loved trading cards.

Byron Maxwell embracing expanded role in Philadelphia — PHILADELPHIA -- During one of the Philadelphia Eagles' practice periods on Monday, Byron Maxwell squatted into a yoga pose. Feet apart. Elbows pressed against his inner knees. Palms together. For more than a minute, Maxwell held the pose -- known as Garland pose -- while watching a defensive drill the coaches were teaching.

How the Rooney Rule succeeds ... and where it falls short — After interviewing Todd Bowles to become the Philadelphia Eagles' secondary coach in January 2012, Andy Reid went to his longtime trusted assistant coach, David Culley. "I've never interviewed anybody as good as that," Reid said. Reid gave Bowles the job and midway through the 2012 season promoted him to defensive coordinator.

What the #@$& is Chip Kelly doing? — Ten years ago, a little-known assistant coach from New Hampshire telephoned Oregon head coach Mike Bellotti with a request. Could he come watch Bellotti and offensive coordinator Gary Crowton install their spread offense during spring practice? "We'd been beg-borrow-and-stealing from everybody in the nation," Bellotti said.

Peyton Manning, all-time touchdown leader — Peyton Manning set the all-time regular-season passing touchdown mark Sunday, passing Brett Favre. Here is a comprehensive look at the numbers behind his accomplishment.
Oct 21, 2014

Not sure if you heard but Peyton Manning broke the TD record. This graphic gives you everything you need to know…

Oct 21, 2014

MT @ESPNNFL: Peyton Manning's record 510 touchdowns by the numbers. just 1 TD in Minneapolis »

Oct 21, 2014

Since Peyton Manning's first TD in 1998, the average NFL franchise value has grown from $288 million to $1.43 billion…

Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles remains a quarterback enigma — PHILADELPHIA -- It was the run-run-reach that derailed Nick Foles. One Mississippi. Option No. 1, covered. Two Mississippi. Pump fake to try to shake the defender, unsuccessful. Three Missis ... Bam! Sack, Chris Clemons. Strip, Chris Clemons. Fumble, Nick Foles. Recovery, Ryan Davis. Turnover. [+] Enlarge Not Nick Foles.

NFL coaches, players must keep locker rooms open — Commentary In wake of Dolphins bullying scandal, coaches must be welcome in players' realm Ron Rivera had no idea. His first two seasons as the Carolina Panthers head coach, Rivera stayed out of the locker room.
Jun 03, 2014

NFL locker room doors must be open to coaches to avoid another Miami situation. My column:

Jun 03, 2014

RT @SettingTheEdge: This is an amazing & comprehensive piece by @AshleyFoxESPN on #NFL coaches acting to change locker room culture http:/…

Shorter NFL offseason, restrictions hamper coaches — Commentary Coaches don't get enough time to teach, stunting young players' development Baltimore coach John Harbaugh hates the rules governing the offseason. So does Denver coach John Fox and Atlanta coach Mike Smith. They are not alone. Coaches hate that they can't have a meaningful, football-related conversation with players until mid-April, at the earliest.
Jun 03, 2014

RT @caplannfl: Many coaches and execs hate reduced practice schedule: Regimented offseason benefits no one… via @espnnfl

Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva pursues NFL dream with Philadelphia Eagles after three tours in Afghanistan — It was near dusk in Kandahar Province when an Afghan schoolteacher snapped. The Taliban had previously accused him of being an informant for the American military, pulled his teeth out, bloodied his face and threatened to kill his family. He exacted revenge on Aug. 25, 2011.
May 22, 2014

The Eagles signed Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva. After the things he's seen, training camp will be a breeze.

May 22, 2014

RT @AshleyFoxESPN: The Eagles signed Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva. After the things he's seen, training camp will be a breeze.

May 22, 2014

RT @ESPNDanaOneil: Terrific read from @AshleyFoxESPN on a former Army Ranger trying to make the Eagles' roster.…

Jenkins admits his tackling needs work — Malcolm Jenkins has heard the criticism. In 2012 playing for New Orleans, Jenkins was one of three safeties in the NFL to miss more than 20 tackles. Last season, the former first-round draft pick was one of nine safeties to miss more than 15. [+] Enlarge Jenkins gets it.
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Aug 29, 2015

The biggest "if" heading into the season: If Sam Bradford can stay healthy...

Aug 28, 2015

RT @MikeReiss: #Patriots prez Jonathan Kraft was asked about Deflategate during @985TheSportsHub pre-game interview. His response:

Aug 27, 2015

RT @Edwerderespn: Deepest sympathies to murdered journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward, their families, friends and colleagues.

Aug 26, 2015

Heartbroken for Alison Parker and Adam Ward and all who loved them. Thoughts are with the folks at WDBJ7.

Aug 25, 2015

RT @ACLrecoveryCLUB: Here is the up-to-date list of every player that has suffered a torn ACL this season in the NFL.

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