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Predicting breakout rookies for all 32 teams

In Sterling Shepard, the Giants believe they picked up a wingman for Odell Beckham Jr. Which other rookies could star in 2016? NFL Nation picks the rookie each team will rely on the most.

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Friday NFL preview for all 32 teams

NFL Nation assesses what to watch across the league on Friday, including the Cowboys' being cautious with quarterback Tony Romo after he suffered a back injury in the game against the Seahawks.

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1hBill Barnwell

The birth of a D revolution

We may very well be watching the prime years of the best defensive draft class to ever play the game. And even in an NFL loaded with offense, those defenders have meant titles.

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31mKevin Seifert and John Keim

The Gruden vs. Warner goldmine of Arena Bowl X

Feast your eyes on this jewel of an ESPN telecast (in SD quality no less) between Jay Gruden and Kurt Warner, and read what they recall of each other, the AFL and that 1996 title game.

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Romo leaves in first quarter after injuring lower back (0:44)
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55mPaul Lukas

Uni Watch: Going under the helmet

Friday Flashback: Every now and then an NFL franchise decides to change their helmet design, sometimes with less than positive results.

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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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20hMike 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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3hKevin Seifert

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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17hAdam 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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Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings are opening the doors at US Bank Stadium for the team's first practice there on Friday. The ribbon scoreboard in the $1.1 billion stadium is adorned with some of coach Mike Zimmer's favorite motivational sayings.

Tomlinson warns Bosa not to re-enter draft

LaDainian Tomlinson offers sage advice to Joey Bosa as he considers re-entering the draft, an idea that Tomlinson says is a gamble Bosa should not take.

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Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Ten Years Ago: Roger Goodell, one week before becoming commissioner: "I think we'll have a team in Los Angeles."

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Eagles receiver Jordan Matthews continues to recover from a bone bruise in his knee that has knocked him out of action for the better part of this month. Matthews, who has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Colts by head coach Doug Pederson, provides a health update.

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Will Cowboys lean on Prescott after Romo's injury scare?

Ed Werder discusses the possibility of the Cowboys leaning on QB Dak Prescott after Tony Romo's back injury scare during Dallas' preseason game against the Seahawks.

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Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

This Week In 1989: Brewers buy every chicken at Wade Boggs' favorite chicken place in town to prevent him from having his pregame meal.

Hopkins becomes mentor to young receivers

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins has emerged as one of the league's top receivers and is sharing his knowledge with his teammates. Leadership role

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All eyes on Kaepernick in 49ers' third preseason game

After sitting out the 49ers' first two preseason games to nurse a sore right shoulder, QB Colin Kaepernick will make his debut on Friday. Pressure is on

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That time Gruden and Warner dueled in Arena Bowl X

Jay Gruden and Kurt Warner first faced each other as opposing quarterbacks with the Arena Football championship on the line.

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Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

QB Christian Hackenberg is healthy and whether makes NFL preseason debut vs NYG depends on whether Todd Bowles can "fit him in," per source

Elliott shows all-around game in debut

In 15 snaps, Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott sprung a few nice runs, picked up a blitz and showed toughness against the Seahawks.

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Elliott shows all-around game in debut

In 15 snaps, Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott sprung a few nice runs, picked up a blitz and showed toughness against the Seahawks. Solid showing

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Predicting breakout rookies for all 32 teams

NFL Nation picks the rookies each team will rely on the most. Rising stars

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Wilson works magic on Cowboys defense

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson buys time in the pocket, then rolls to his right and throws an absolute dart to Tyler Lockett in the end zone for a nine-yard touchdown.

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Herm’s inspirational message to child with hand transplant

Herm Edwards sends a special message out to Zion Harvey, who had the first hand transplant in the United States and dreams of playing football.

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Romo leaves injured in preseason game

Just over a minute into the first quarter, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo scrambles and gets tackled by the Seahawks' Cliff Avril. Romo grabs for his lower back and leaves the game under his own power.

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