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Judge: Brady, Goodell fail to reach settlement

The NFL and Tom Brady have failed to reach a settlement in the quarterback's appeal of his four-game suspension for his involvement in the "Deflategate" scandal.

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McManus: NFL fine system harsh on defenders

In a game geared toward offense, NFL defenders often feel helpless as they bear the brunt of the league's fine system, writes Jane McManus.

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Weinfuss: Tough outing for Palmer

Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer's final preseason showing wasn't pretty -- 8-for-22 passing, two interceptions, three sacks -- but he didn't get much help.

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McFadden makes most of playing time

Darren McFadden looked much improved Saturday, rushing for 37 yards on four carries. What does that mean for his standing on the Cowboys' RB depth chart?

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Jay Gruden: Kirk Cousins starter for 2015

The Redskins coach announced this morning that Cousins will be the team's starting QB for the season. Cousins got the job over Robert Griffin III, who's been dealing with injuries on and off since 2012.

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Undrafted rookie placekicker Corey Acosta, a camp leg for the 49ers who converted all four of his field goal attempts this preseason, announced on Twitter he has been cut. No surprise there, given the presence of veteran Phil Dawson. But Acosta acquitted himself well, especially with his 50-yard FG Saturday night in Denver. Dawson, though, is 40 years old and in a contract year so Acosta could be called upon next season, unless rookie punter Bradley Pinion can pull off double duty.

Bills name Tyrod Taylor Week 1 starter

Ryan Clark says Rex Ryan's decision to start Taylor is about potential: “You know what you have with those other guys. … Here’s the guy with the most upside.”

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Richardson pleads not guilty to charges

Jets DE Sheldon Richardson pleaded not guilty to resisting arrest and several traffic charges stemming from a high-speed road race near St. Louis in July. Story

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No settlement reached in Brady appeal

Sal Paolantonio and Andrew Brandt explain why the two sides were unable to come to a settlement. Judge Richard M. Berman will rule by Sept. 4.

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Jameis Winston has sprained ankle

The Bucs QB was initially hurt in the second preseason game but still saw action into the third quarter in the third game on Saturday. OC Dirk Koetter said the ankle is affecting Winston's play "a little bit," but added that he'd be "full speed" by the regular-season opener.

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins rookie WR and No. 11 DeVante Parker (foot) is all smiles as he participates in practice for the first time and takes another step forward.

Mike Wells @MikeWellsNFL

T.Y. Hilton is going through the concussion protocol. He came in with a headache, so that's why he's going through the protocol.

100+ NFL players surveyed on Deflategate

  • 72%: The Patriots deflated the footballs
  • 16%: "Upset" by it
  • 68%: Other teams tamper with footballs
And should Brady have been suspended?

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In surprising move, Bills cut jackson

RB Fred Jackson was released by Buffalo today. His time in the Bills' backfield dates back to 2007, but his last 1,000-yard rushing season was 2009. At 34, he was the oldest running back in the NFL.

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he expects quarterback Robert Griffin III will be on the roster next week. "The door is not shut on Robert Griffin," Gruden said. He said there have been no discussions about letting him go.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Kirk Cousins is the new starting quarterback. Gruden said it was his decision. "After all the film has been gone through we feel this gives us the best chance to win."

Giants sign safety Stevie Brown

With injuries at the position to rookie Mykkele Thompson, Bennett Jackson and Nat Berhe, New York turns to a familiar face in Brown. He started 8 games for the Giants last year and rejoins the team after the Texans cut him this week.

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Age, not experience, for Tyrod Taylor

With Taylor expected to start Buffalo's opener against Indianapolis, the 26-year-old would be the oldest QB to make his first career start in a season opener since Brandon Weeden did so at age 28 in 2012 for the Browns. (via Elias)

Adam Caplan @caplannfl

All teams have to be down to 75 players by Tuesday at 4 pm ET, but some teams are already at that limit.

Tyrod Taylor wins Bills' QB race

Taylor beat out EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel for Buffalo's job, as first reported by Fox Sports. This comes as a mild surprise considering the Bills used a first-round pick on Manuel in 2013 and Taylor's lack of experience (0 career NFL starts) compared to Cassel (71 career starts).

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Rob Gronkowski says he works hard in practice to prepare for the regular season, as he hasn't played in preseason since 2012.