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8hMike 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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How the CFL could claim Johnny Manziel

The football league would welcome Johnny Football, but there's a mountain of challenges the former NFL QB would face -- on and off the field -- north of the border, writes Kevin Seifert.

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4hAdam Schefter

Source: Coughlin joins competition committee

Former New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin joins Denver Broncos exec John Elway and Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians as the newest members of the NFL's competition committee, per a source.

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12hESPN.com

Non-QB MVPs for all 32 teams

NFL Nation reporters go beyond the QB position to pick out each team's MVP heading into the season, including Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith and Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons QB Matt Ryan finishes the night vs. Dolphins completing 12 of 22 passes for 129 yards with no touchdowns and an interception in the red zone. Matt Schaub replaces him.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins RB Isaiah Pead has a hamstring injury. Tough break for him.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Looks like Falcons coach Dan Quinn told NBC Julio Jones (ankle) could have returned, and Jones obviously wanted to return. Smart to keep him out.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Jones (ankle), Keanu Neal (knee), Adrian Clayborn (shoulder) all out for game.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Sounds like Todd Gurley will play a series or two and that's it on Saturday. The rest of the starters will add a couple of series to what they got last game.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

It's worth noting Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill wasn't sacked in that half. The O-line did its job.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons trailing 7-3 to Dolphins at half. The big story is the injuries to Julio Jones (ankle), Keanu Neal (knee), and Adrian Clayborn (shoulder). Matt Ryan not having the best night with an INT in the red zone and some incompletions under duress. Ryan is 11 of 20 for 106 yards. Defensively, Falcons started strong with Desmond Trufant pick off tip but there's no pressure coming consistently up front. Best rushes have been from Brooks Reed and RaShede Hageman.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

DOLPHINS 7, FALCONS 3. A few notes on the first half for Miami: The Dolphins offense had some good moments, particularly during its touchdown drive. Running back Arian Foster did a solid job running and catching the football and may have created distance in the race to be the starter over Jay Ajayi. Foster had a 2-yard touchdown run and two catches for 20 yards, which included a fourth-down catch that kept the chains moving. Defensively, the Dolphins gave up some plays but made stops when they needed it. Safety Reshad Jones picked off Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan near the end zone in the second quarter and returned it 17 yards. Finally, a couple of notable first-half injuries from defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (ankle) and LB Jelani Jenkins (ankle). Both are listed questionable to return but likely will sit the second half of a preseason game.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins LB Jelani Jenkins suffered an ankle injury and is questionable to return.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Shayne Graham hits a 39-yard field goal to make it 7-3 Dolphins over Falcons.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Jones standing and encouraging his teammates on the sideline while out with the ankle injury.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham is in full uniform and warming up with the team before tonight's game. Graham participated in some team drills during the week, Pete Carroll said. "He will be picking up steam here in the next couple weeks," added Carroll.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins RB Arian Foster has looked smooth tonight. If he stays healthy, there is no question about his fit in Adam Gase's system. Foster has the versatility to run routes out of the backfield and the one-cut running style to produce in Miami's zone schemes.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive end Adrian Clayborn (shoulder) questionable to return for Falcons.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Jones is questionable to return with ankle injury