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Talented Mr. Roto: Believe in Maclin

Matthew Berry seems to get Jeremy Maclin in many of his fantasy drafts, as it looks like the wide receiver should help pick up the Chiefs offense this season. 10 lists of 10


Manziel, Winston calm in the fishbowl

Johnny Manziel and Jameis Winston are both quarterbacks. But they're more than that, according to Mike Evans. "They're rock stars," says the Bucs receiver, who has played with the two Heisman winners. Impressed

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The mental toll of a torn ACL

The emotional and mental aspects of ACL rehab can be fully understood only through experience, so Darrelle Revis knows exactly what Jordy Nelson is going through. "It's a dark place," Revis said, "because the rehab is pretty tough on a day-to-day basis." ACL family

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Head, shoulders, knees and toes

When Troy Polamalu retired from the NFL, shampoo brand Head & Shoulders needed a new spokesman -- and Odell Beckham Jr.'s two-toned dreads was an obvious answer. "I don't think my hair is as good as Troy's," Beckham told "But hopefully I can one day live up to his reputation."

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Livin' La Vida Gronk

When your 4 older brothers are or have been professional athletes and your dad calls you "probably the best pure athlete to come out of our house," that's a Gronk-sized honor. That's Glenn Gronkowski. The youngest Gronk

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What's in a fantasy team name?

Not only is DeMarco Murray a popular early pick in fantasy drafts, he's also the inspiration for some of the best fantasy football team names Matthew Berry has seen this summer. 10 lists of 10


Saints rookie looks back on Katrina

Saints rookie Cyril Lemon was displaced from New Orleans as a child by Hurricane Katrina, which changed his life. He says now: "I look at it as a blessing. I wouldn't be the man I am today."


Will Hill re-ups with Baltimore

The Ravens signed Will Hill to a two-year contract extension Thursday, showing a level of trust in a safety with several off-the-field problems in his past. Raven's future bright

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Texans' Mallett misses practice

After losing the starting QB job earlier in the week to Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett missed practice Thursday morning for what coach Bill O'Brien said was a "personal issue."

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RG III has to get confidence back

Adam Caplan says playing time is key for QB Robert Griffin III after being cleared to play following a concussion: "He needs to get reps in back of that new offensive line."


Elway: Resting Manning will pay off

"Maybe it's not what he's used to," Broncos GM John Elway said of the added rest Peyton Manning has been given during training camp. "But I just think that at 39 years old, he can't work like he used to work. ... He may not be as far along as he wants to right now because he hasn't had that work, he'll be much farther along in December by taking this time off, when we're really going to need him.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant's four-game suspension is for failed marijuana tests, according to a source, who adds Bryant is hopeful to hear back on his appeal in the next 7-10 days.

Giants lose another safety to injury

Nat Berhe will undergo surgery Friday to remove a hardened blood clot from his calf, which is likely to keep him out for the season. That would make him the fourth safety the Giants have lost for the season due to injury in the past 13 days.

Talented Mr. Roto: All-in on Amari

Not only is Amari Cooper Matthew Berry's top rookie for dynasty leagues, he's also the namesake of one of the better fantasy football team names Berry has seen this summer (Amari 2600). 10 lists of 10

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Manziel injury means McCown to start

The Browns don't believe Johnny Manziel's injury is a long-term issue, but he'll sit out the rest of the preseason, meaning Josh McCown will get the starting nod for the regular season.


RG III cleared to play next preseason game

Washington QB Robert Griffin III, who suffered a concussion against the Lions, will start Saturday vs. the Ravens after being cleared by a neurologist.

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Colts' Toler (neck) listed as week-to-week

“As you go through and the doctors evaluate, that’s where he’s at right now,” coach Chuck Pagano said of CB Greg Toler, who was initially listed as day-to-day after suffering the injury in a preseason game against the Bears. Toler played 15 games last season.

Prior violations by company in stadium death

The subcontractor involved in a fatal accident at the Vikings stadium construction site has received nine citations for worksite safety violations in the past five years, according to public records. Story

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No acting career in Flacco's future

Ravens QB Joe Flacco showed off his funny side in his "Party Fail" commercial, but he has no interest in evaluating his own work: “I haven’t watched it yet; I’m like the only person." Will he ever?

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Wilson clarifies concussion comments

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson clarified Thursday he didn't suffer a concussion in the NFC Championship game against the Packers. Says Wilson: "I didn't have a concussion, I guess it was perceived wrong. I did not have a concussion." Wilson praises recovery water

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Is the Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill a top-10 quarterback? Yes, according to Pro Football Focus. Tannehill is rated No. 10 in PFF's rankings and most notably ahead of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.