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7hSheil Kapadia

After combine scare, Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett learns to brush fear aside

Tyler Lockett does not take for granted his time in the NFL, after his career almost stalled out before it had a chance to begin.

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12mMike Sando

Debating top players at every NFL position

Should Cam Newton really have finished ahead of Ben Roethlisberger in #NFLRank? Mike Sando weighs in on where he agrees and disagrees with the top players at every position.

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21hVaughn McClure

Devin Hester to teams: Call my agent now

Devin Hester, released by the Falcons in July, posted a video on social media to show potential suitors that he's ready for one more season.

Harrison: NFL is going to clear my name (0:43)
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Predicting breakout stars for all 32 NFL teams

NFL Nation reporters pick the young players primed to break out in 2016, including Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett and Jets defensive end Leonard Williams.


Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Per Adam Schefter, the Browns are trading former first-round pick, LB Barkevious Mingo, to the Patriots. Mingo was the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft and has seven sacks in three seasons. The Browns did not pick up his fifth-year option and he was scheduled to become a free agent after this season. Patriots hoping he will provide some additional pass rush.

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Browns are trading the sixth overall pick from the 2013 draft, LB Barkevious Mingo, to the New England Patriots, per source.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts have announced that they will offer assistants to those impacted by the tornadoes that hit parts of Indiana on Wednesday. Here's a list of several things the team will do: -- Colts players, cheerleaders, Blue the mascot and staff will visit Kokomo Thursday afternoon to visit families affected at the Red Cross shelter. -- Financial support for the American Red Cross and United Way of Howard County. -- The proceeds from a 50/50 raffle from Saturday's preseason game vs. Philadelphia will be donated to the American Red Cross and other service agencies. -- Colts Cheerleaders will participate in a telethon on CBS4, a local Indianapolis TV station, Thursday evening to help raise funds for the Salvation Army's relief efforts

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

After Titans get to Oakland and drop bags, Mike Mularkey will take them on 20-minute walk along Lake Merritt.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears rookie 3rd round pick DL Jonathan Bullard returned to practice after being excused the last few days to deal with a family matter at home. Bullard, who is having a strong preseason, expects to be active for Saturday's 3rd preseason game vs. Kansas City.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Among the military personnel who watched Redskins practice at Andrews Air Force Base today: Tech Sergeant Jill Kozub and Master Sergeant Valerie Moore. Kozub is from Buffalo but Moore, on the right, is a longtime Redskins fan from Hampton, Virginia. Both have attended private workouts at Redskins Park, too. "I love it anytime we get a chance to see them practice," Moore said.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears starting tailback Jeremy Langford was cleared for full participation in Thursday's practice. Langford said he suffered a minor foot injury vs. New England last week when he got caught up on a play near the sideline. After the game, Langford experienced soreness and swelling, which kept him out for a couple days. But Langford says he's ready to play in Chicago's third preseason game on Saturday against Kansas City.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben McAdoo 'very optimistic' Victor Cruz will play on Saturday vs Jets. First game since Oct. 12, 2014. Big step. McAdoo wants to see him get his hands on ball.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens QB Joe Flacco expects to play around a half in his preseason debut Saturday. He hasn't played in a game since a season-ending knee injury last November and doesn't necessarily want to take a hit. "But if I do, it's not a bad thing either," he said.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Perrish Cox (ankle), WR Kendall Wright (hamstring) won't travel to Oakland. Mike Mularkey hopes they practice Monday,play in preseason finale in Miami.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens LB Za'Darius Smith missed practice with a sprained ankle. Coach John Harbaugh said Terrell Suggs, who was also absent, is fine.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he has confidence that QB Joe Flacco can take a hit. "If I didn't, he wouldn't be out there," he said. On Saturday, Flacco plays in his first game since season-ending knee injury.

How the Ryan brothers fell in love with football

In an E:60 excerpt from 2014, Rex and Rob Ryan reflect on their childhood, the pranks they played as twins and how their father got them to fall in love with football.


Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Quinton Spain will start but Sebastian Tretola will get work at left guard with first team in Oakland.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said new cornerback Antonio Cromartie will NOT play against the Eagles.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Mularkey with good line to AP's Teresa Walker, who covered women's basketball in Rio: "Hey Teresa, welcome back. How was your vacation?"

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts rookie LeRaven Clark will start at right tackle if Joe Reitz doesn't play against the Eagles.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts TE Dwayne Allen was given a rest day from practice. He's expected to play against the Eagles.