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Hoyer in the saddle in Houston

Brian Hoyer is making his first start since being named the Texans' Week 1 starter, as Houston visits New Orleans today. Follow live

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Drew Brees to limit action Sunday

The Saints QB is only expected to play a handful of snaps today against the Texans. But if he can bounce back from an off year in 2014, he could be a top fantasy option again. He's currently 5th in Matthew Berry's QB rankings. Play for free

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Browns coach Mike Pettine on conference call today, re: McCown: "He is a guy that came in and took hold of the job and hasn’t let go of it"

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Saints DE Will Smith here today, chatting with CB Keenan Lewis pregame. Smith doing some media appearances as one of the Saints who went though Katrina and recovery 10 years ago.

Dez to sit out preseason finale

Dez Bryant didn't play Saturday and won't play in next week's preseason finale. Do you still feel confident enough in Dez to draft him early in fantasy football even though he hasn't taken a snap in the preseason? Play for free

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans DE JJ Watt didn't discriminate. He threw passes to kids in Saints jerseys too -- some in the upper deck -- while mingling with fans pregame in the Superdome.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans DE JJ Watt just took a walk around Superdome pregame looking for Texans fans in crowd and playing catch with them.

Seahawks struggling on offense

In three preseason games, Russell Wilson and the first-team offense have been on the field for 12 possessions. The results? Seven punts, four field goals and a turnover. Coach Pete Carroll says: "We're all a little bit frustrated with it." More Lynch should help

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Packers can't afford serious Cobb injury

Green Bay already lost WR Jordy Nelson to a knee injury and Randall Cobb left Saturday's preseason game with a shoulder injury: "You can never replace both of them," ESPN's Mark Dominik said.


New team, same 'ol Rex

Bills coach Rex Ryan announced that he will make a decision on his starting quarterback Sunday, but he won't publicly reveal who it is. "For Rex, it's Rex," Mark Dominik said.


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

After going back and studying the game film, three Dolphins sacks on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan Saturday came on four-man rushes. That is impressive by Miami's defensive line.

QB coach sees 1 play, knows Romo's ready

A pirouette out of trouble in the pocket followed by a TD strike across the middle is all Cowboys' QB coach Wade Wilson needs to see from Tony Romo. "He’s done it his whole career,” Wilson said. Ready for 2015

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Bowman back at full strength

Niners LB Navorro Bowman continued to look strong in his return from a knee injury against the Broncos, recording seven tackles and two sacks. "That's an NFL defensive MVP type of player. That's the way he looked last night to me," ESPN's Mark Dominik said.


Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets rookie DE Leonard Williams does not have ligament damage in his knee. It is a muscle strain behind his knee. It is not expected to be a long-term injury. Finally, the Jets get some good news this summer.

Why is Jameis Winston's struggling?

The OL protection is breaking down, ESPN's Mark Dominik told SportsCenter: "What's happening there, that makes me nervous, is the fact that I think Jameis Winston is now getting scared in the pocket."


ICYMI: OBJ's sick 'catch' in preseason loss

Odell Beckham Jr.'s second catch in this highlight didn't count, but it undoubtedly proves that he's doing amazing things again.


Nick Mangold throws block on burglars

Jets Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold called 911 on buglars breaking into his car last Sunday morning and helped end a crime spree in his neighborhood. Five suspects in custody

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets cut 12 players to pare the roster to 78. Released: CB Javier Arenas, T James Brewer, CB Curtis Brown, C Dalton Freeman, WR TJ Graham, WR Saalim Hakim, WR Austin Hill, LB Bryan Johnson, TE Matt LaCosse, CB Keith Lewis and WR DeVier Posey.

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Julio Jones signed deal that nets him most $ for a WR Most Guaranteed Money WR - Current Contracts Julio Jones $47.5M Dez Bryant $45.0M

Graziano: Giants not ready for primetime

The Giants don't look ready for the season after Saturday's loss to the Jets, especially the pass rush, so Tom Coughlin will likely play his starters in Thursday's preseason finale.


Sam Bradford in Philly so far: scary good

The new Eagles QB went 10-of-10 with 121 yards and 3 TDs in his most recent preseason game. Damien Woody says: "If they can keep Sam Bradford healthy, this is going to be a very scary offense."