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Cowboys command control of Week 14 Power Rankings

The 11-1 Cowboys are undoubtedly the top vote-getter in this week's rankings, but there's still room for intrigue on where exactly the AFC powerhouses fall in behind No. 1.

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Free-agent finds for Week 14

We help you make your Week 14 waiver claims with the top free agents available in most ESPN leagues, including key players who could lead you to a title down the stretch.

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M. Henry gets cancer diagnosis after NFL cut

Tight end Mitchell Henry, who was released from the Ravens' practice squad last month and has spent time with the Packers and Broncos, has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.

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The Big Story for every NFL team

Could the Lions be legitimate contenders in the NFC? Can the Seahawks overcome Earl Thomas' injury? A look at the top storylines for all 32 NFL teams heading into Week 14.

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Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jaguars have added LB Sean Porter to the active roster from the practice squad and waived LB Arthur Brown.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have signed RB Joique Bell and placed CB Quandre Diggs and DE Armonty Bryant on injured reserve. Detroit also put Brandon Pettigrew on the reserve-NFI list. That's in addition to the Asa Jackson signing.

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Here's an interesting connection I'd forgotten about: in 2010 Alex Smith was the 49ers starting quarterback. His backup was David Carr. At the time Derek was an unknown redshirt at Fresno State.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers OT Joe Staley appears to be getting a veteran's day off as the team practices Tuesday. Running back Shaun Draughn was participating in the portion open to the media but in a blue no-contact jersey. Injured safety Eric Reid (pictured) and defensive lineman Arik Armstead were doing some work on the side.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Delanie Walker said before NFL changed course yesterday on letting the Titans wear cleats for causes, he was told by a letter three weeks ago he could not without a fine.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions are signing CB Asa Jackson off Baltimore's practice squad, as first reported by Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. The Lions were searching for a corner after Quandre Diggs was injured Sunday against New Orleans. Jackson played for Lions DC Teryl Austin in 2012 and 2013.

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You know the phrase "it wasn't as close as the score indicates"? That actually applies to the 31 point beat down @Colts put on The @nyjets

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Defense attorney John Fuller suggesting Deuce McAllister is testifying as a "famous Saints player" and points out that the photo the state introduced to the jury to identify Smith was of Smith and McAllister with other Saints in uniform on the sideline. Fuller now hinting that McAllister can't testify that Smith always has great character at all times.

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The 49ers will go back to Colin Kaepernick as the starter in Week 14. He was benched this past Sunday.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins says Colin Kaepernick will remain the starting quarterback this week against the Jets.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Saints RB Deuce McAllister breaks into tears while talking about Will Smith's character and their relationship. Said they became close friends as teammates, remained close after playing careers, had kids in the same class.

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The Raiders, Patriots and Seahawks could each clinch a playoff berth in Week 14. Here's how: es.pn/2g7ik6y

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints RB Deuce McAllister, a friend and former teammate of Will Smith's is the first witness called by the state. But defense objecting since he was present throughout opening arguments. Court overruled objection, let's him testify.