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July 24th, 2019

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Adam Schein discusses why the Giants should bench Eli Manning and start getting Daniel Jones ready. The rookie QB had signed his first NFL contract with the team on Monday night.

Peyton Manning previews his upcoming ESPN+ series “Peyton’s Places” and explores the places and ideas that made the NFL the success it is today. Manning also tells Chris Mortensen about his time spent with Packers icon Brett Favre in Green Bay.

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey takes ESPN’s Sam Alipour to the recording studio in his offseason home of Denver, where he collaborates with artists Lost Kings and Levi Todd.

Max Kellerman is not worried about Julian Edelman‘s thumb injury because he says Bill Belichick can win with anyone, but Stephen A. Smith points out that Rob Gronkowski is retired and Tom Brady would not have a reliable target without Edelman.

Stephen A. Smith reacts to the USA Today report that predicts the Los Angeles Chargers will face the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LIV.

Tiki Barber discusses Odell Beckham Jr. comments from GQ magazine about his relationship with the New York Giants management and being traded to the Cleveland Browns.

A DOZEN OR so kids line up to catch a pass from Baker Mayfield, and one of them is so gut-wrenchingly adorable, I briefly wonder if he’s a plant. It’s an absurd thought, but the whole scenario carries a whiff of predetermined charm. The visual of Mayfield playing football with hundreds of children at his camp in Norman, Oklahoma, is a publicist’s dream, and this tiny blond, bespectacled child is straight out of central casting. (READ) by Mina Kimes

The topic was mental health. Michelle Obama, addressing a crowd of more than 50 first-generation college-bound students at her annual Beating the Odds Summit on Tuesday at Howard University, looked over at Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins as she finished her point and signaled for him to take the floor. (READ) by Tim McManus

Coach Andy Reid said the Kansas City Chiefs would welcome back Pro Bowl wide receiver Tyreek Hill when full-squad training camp begins on Saturday. (READ) by Adam Teicher

Former Texas Longhorns football cornerback Holton Hill managed to get himself in a lot of trouble ahead of the 2019 regular season. He is facing one of the longer suspensions among all NFL players that will be missing time for this coming regular season. (READ) by Andrew Miller 

Formulating a list of expectations for the Washington Redskins in 2019 is a tough task. This team appeared to be the best in the NFC East last season before the injury bug delivered a fatal bite. Will they be able to avoid the problems which have hampered them over the past few years?

The Washington Redskins will also have a new quarterback starting under center. While Colt McCoy is in the mix, the favorites for the job are rookie Dwayne Haskins and journeyman Case Keenum. The defense on the other hand appears to be one of the best in the NFL, but how successful will this team be if the offense can’t move the ball? (READ) by Jordan Dajani

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