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#NFLRank 25-1: J.J. Watt tops list of NFL's best players -- again

Our panel of 50-plus NFL experts picks the greatest 100 players in the NFL headed into the 2016 season. The top spot goes to Texans DE J.J. Watt, but there are a few surprises among the rest.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots rookie QB Jacoby Brissett was 9-of-9 passing in the team's preseason win Friday but says, "You see things you could have done better." Brissett had entered the game with 3:48 remaining in the third quarter.

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Eric Berry will practice Monday after signing his franchise tender. He should be ready to go for Week 1: es.pn/2c0UfNT

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Scouts from four NFL teams and two CFL teams at NRG Stadium for Texans-Cardinals.

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Eric Berry will report to camp Monday after signing his franchise tender. Chiefs expect him to play in Week 1: es.pn/2c0UfNT

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Scifres wasn't at practice Sunday after injuring his right (kicking) knee in Friday's preseason game. If this is it for Scifres the Panthers are looking at Kasey Redfern as their punter unless they sign someone else, which is entirely possible.

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Chiefs safety Eric Berry officially has signed his franchise tender and is back for work. Will be ready for opener.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

New Falcon Dashon Goldson on former 49ers' teammate Colin Kaepernick deciding to sit through the national anthem to protest treatment of minorities: "I understand it's a touchy subject for a lot of people. I respect what the flag represents, and that's just me. He's entitled to his own opinion and his rights. I'll just leave it at that."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots CB Logan Ryan talks about how "turnovers are contagious" after the team had three interceptions in Friday's preseason win over Carolina. Ryan had one of them.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Gilbert's elbow injury sounds significant - says he plans to play through it but offseason surgery not out of question. Dr. James Andrews evaluating.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears waived nine players on Sunday: DL Keith Browner, WR Kieran Duncan, WR Derek Keaton, OL John Kling, RB Senorise Perry, WR Darrin Peterson, DB Joel Ross, TE Gannon Sinclair and OL Martin Wallace. Chicago also terminated the contract of vested veteran FB Darrell Young.

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins HC Adam Gase said RB Isaiah Pead could be out "a couple weeks" with the hamstring injury.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

For the second week, the only players officially not dressing for today's game are the three on the PUP list - DE J.J. Watt, T Duane Brown and S Lonnie Ballentine. During the preseason there is no need to get down to smaller number of active players, so there will still be Texans who don't play who are not on this list.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers made three more roster moves Sunday as they move closer to the league-mandated limit of 75 by Tuesday. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Niners dealt OL Brandon Thomas to the Detroit Lions for WR Jeremy Kerley. Kerley gives the Niners some depth at receiver and a potential replacement in the slot if Bruce Ellington's hamstring injury turns out to be serious. The 49ers also released OL Erik Pears and TE Busta Anderson. They now stand at 77 players on the roster and need to make two more moves before Tuesday's deadline.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben McAdoo says that "everything with the offensive line is correctable." He also pointed out it's more than just O-line. Needs more out of tight ends, Will Tye in particular.