Ravens rookie Marquise Brown wants to make his own mark outside of cousin Antonio’s shadow

There have been plenty of superstar relatives throughout the history of the NFL. The Manning brothers (plus dad Archie), Watt brothers and Bosa brothers are among the most recognizable families who have seen success in professional football. 

Now, Marquise Brown, the Baltimore Ravens rookie and cousin of Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown, is hoping to cement his place in the history books as well. 

Brown, nicknamed “Hollywood,” was selected 25th overall by the Ravens in the 2019 NFL draft. The wide receiver, who many considered to be too short at 5-foot-10, instantly became emotional about his selection and revealed the advice that older cousin Antonio had given to him.

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Zion Williamson makes an appearance at Saints training camp

New Orleans Pelicans lottery pick Zion Williamson is making the rounds in his new city. 

The No. 1 overall selection took in Saints training camp from the sidelines as the team prepares for the upcoming season. Williamson was clad in Pelicans gear, lest anyone not recognize the 6-foot-7 power forward.

Williamson was seen smiling and laughing while he watched the team practice. 

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Twitter users roast Odell Beckham Jr.’s look at the ESPY Awards

Odell Beckham Jr. has never shied away from a unique outfit. 

At this year’s Met Gala, the superstar raised eyebrows in a sleeveless suit top, bow tie and a kilt to fit into the event’s “Camp” theme. To his credit, he pulled it off and even joked that his bagpipes “didn’t make it” into the prestigious gala. 

On Wednesday night in Los Angeles, Beckham’s fashion choices were once again the subject of Twitter chatter. He arrived at the annual ESPY Awards red carpet in a tan getup over a white button-down shirt – and fans on social media were, as always, quick with their comparisons. 

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Julian Edelman explains what he’ll miss most about ‘big ol’ teddy bear’ Rob Gronkowski

The Rob Gronkowski era in the National Football League is over, and seemingly no one is taking it harder than former teammate Julian Edelman

The New England Patriots wide receiver and Super Bowl LIII MVP explained exactly what it is that he’ll miss most about Gronk – and there may be some inappropriate stories involved. 

Edelman called the former tight end a “big ol’ teddy bear” and noted that he was one of the most refreshing faces to see when the grind of the NFL season got to be too much. 

“Sometimes it’s not easy to have a great attitude,” Edelman said. “And Gronk’s over there in his locker room, naked, smiling, like, ‘Hey, what’s up, dude?'”

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Tom Brady posts selfie with longtime rival Peyton Manning: ‘We were friends this whole time’

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning may have been bitter rivals on the gridiron, but off of it, they’re just a couple of buddies taking selfies.

Manning, drafted in 1998 by the Indianapolis Colts, and Brady, drafted in 2000 by the New England Patriots, have been constantly compared and often found themselves fighting it out on the biggest of stages. From 2001 to 2015, the two quarterbacks played each other a total of 17 times before Manning announced his retirement in 2016. 

The two faced off in high-stakes games so often, in fact, that their rivalry has its own Wikipedia page

Brady and Manning’s friendship had been documented previously, but the Patriots quarterback decided to put any and all rumors of bad blood to rest on Wednesday with a post on Instagram.

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12 NFL teams have never won a Super Bowl – here’s which one could in 2019

Of the 32 teams in the NFL today, 20 have been crowned as champions at one point or another in the Super Bowl era – leaving 12 still vying for their first.

That’s roughly one-third of the league that has never hoisted a Lombardi Trophy.

While some of the teams, like the Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings, saw success prior to the AFL-NFL merger, others haven’t even seen the big stage once.

Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram is confident that his team will make it to and win Super Bowl LIV in Miami Gardens, Florida, but do the NFL experts agree?

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Tom Brady strikes fear into hearts of fans with minicamp tweet

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be a spry 42 years of age at the start of the 2019 NFL season this September. 

Talk of his retirement has been constant over the past several years, though Brady himself has said he wants to play until he’s 45 — or, more candidly, until he starts to suck

However, a tweet sent by the quarterback from Patriots minicamp on Tuesday that seemed to reference an impending retirement decision sent fans spiraling. 

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Russell Wilson gives a voice to the often unseen victims of domestic violence – pets

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is giving a voice to the voiceless. 

Wilson, who has always been exceptionally charitable, is partnering with the Banfield Foundation to raise awareness for the often unseen victims of domestic violence – pets. 

In the United States, less than 10% of shelters for domestic abuse victims are animal-friendly, leaving many sufferers with the difficult choice between staying in a dangerous situation or seeking help, but leaving their beloved pet behind and at risk. 

“It’s heartbreaking when you think about how nearly half of domestic violence victims stay in these situations and relationships because they’re worried and concerned about the safety of their pets,” Wilson told AOL.com.

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Kurt Warner names his top 5 quarterbacks of 2019

Kurt Warner knows a thing or two about successful NFL quarterbacks, but his list of the top 5 signal-callers heading into the 2019 season may surprise you.

The Pro Football Hall of Famer’s list includes two quarterbacks who didn’t make the postseason in 2018 and three who did. Several of last season’s stars, including rookie Baker Mayfield and the resurging Andrew Luck, didn’t quite make the cut, nor did Super Bowl LIII contender Jared Goff.

Tom Brady, approaching his 42nd birthday, was, of course, still atop the ranking. Quarterbacks who are often compared to him, however, like Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger, found themselves farther down. 

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Photo of Eli Manning and Daniel Jones sets the internet ablaze

The idea of No. 6 overall draft pick Daniel Jones becoming the next Eli Manningjust got a lot more real. 

Manning and his older brother, Peyton, are both two-time Super Bowl champions. Despite their long and largely successful careers, the siblings share a particularly forlorn facial expression that fans have somewhat-lovingly dubbed “Manning Face.”

Since Peyton’s retirement from the NFL in 2016, it’s been up to Eli alone to carry on the Manning Face legend – until now. 

A photograph taken by Danielle Parhizkaran at the New York Giants’ offseason workouts on Monday began making the rounds on Twitter after fans noticed an uncanny resemblance between Manning and the newly drafted Jones. 

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