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3dEric Karabell

Young wide receivers with serious fantasy breakout potential

Eric Karabell projects the young wide receivers who could jump into the top 20 and even top five for fantasy in 2016.

LeGarrette Blount hurdles like he's in Rio (0:25)
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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.

Snead makes incredible TD catch in traffic (0:28)
DeSean Jackson jukes his way to a big gain (0:28)
18hKevin Seifert and John Keim

Gruden vs. Warner: Remembering an Arena Bowl classic

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.


Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

NFL statement on 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and the national anthem: "Players are encouraged but not required to stand during the playing of the National Anthem."

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Now Chiefs have forced first possession punt for first time in preseason. Last two weeks: end zone interception and touchdown.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

The Falcons say Dashon Goldson is talking to other teams and knows what his role with the Falcons would be. Rookie Keanu Neal will miss a couple games after Monday knee surgery so Falcons need depth at strong safety. Dan Quinn said Goldson won't be a starter. Healthy Kemal Ishmael would be starter in place of Neal over Goldson if Goldson signs. Apparently not about money but about role for Goldson, so he'd have to accept being a backup.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Time is running out for TE Zach Miller and WR Eddie Royal to see preseason action. Both remain sidelined with concussions after being limited in practice all week.

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

1 million American soldiers gave their lives so that Kaepernick & Trump can say whatever they want and you clowns can tweet about them.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs failed to score a touchdown on their first possession for the first time in the preseason in today's game against the Bears.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Dan Quinn emphasized that he's not panicking about the performance in the "dress rehearsal" game vs. Dolphins. Quinn gave Miami credit for its performance.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Colin Kaepernick didn't stand for National Anthem in first 2 preseason games, either: few noticed because he wasn't in uniform, didn't play.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

A welcome sight for the Bears as ILB Danny Trevathan takes the field with the first team defense. Trevathan, the Bears top target in free agency, missed a large chunk of camp with a hamstring injury.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said on conference call that veteran safety Dashon Goldson had a good workout and the team is talking to Goldson's representatives now. Could sign Goldson with rookie first round pick Keanu Neal set to undergo a knee scope Monday.

Aguayo redeems himself against Browns

Buccaneers rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo bounces back from his rut to go 6-for-6 in the third preseason game of the season.


Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

The nine players the Falcons cut ties with today to reach 75 were QB Sean Renfree, S Sergio Brown, TE Arthur Lynch, LB Ivan McLennan, WR Jordan Leslie, OL Michael Huey, RB Gus Johnson, CB Ryan White, and DL Ryan Williams. Cut to 53 is next.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Sean Renfree among players Falcons cut today. Matt Simms the No. 3 behind Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub.

Adam Caplan @caplannfl

#Falcons made several moves today including waiving QB Sean Renfree and TE Arthur Lynch, releasing S Sergio Brown. Team down to 75 players.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears RB Jeremy Langford graces the cover of today's program for the preseason game vs. Kansas City at Soldier Field. Langford missed time recently with a foot injury, but he is dressed for the game and participating in warmups.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long (shoulder) will not play in Saturday's preseason game vs. Kansas City, but Long spent part of pregame jogging around the field. Long is pushing hard to return from a shoulder injury in time for Chicago's Week 1 game against the Houston Texans.

Graziano: Kaepernick sitting out anthem, nothing new

Dan Graziano points out that QB Colin Kaepernick has elected not to participate in the national anthem for the past two preseason games and the 49ers respect his right to choose.


ESPN @espn

"To me, this is bigger than football." Colin Kaepernick protests national anthem due to treatment of minorities: es.pn/2bYzaU6

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Clay Matthews played just nine snaps and Julius Peppers only eight in their preseason debuts on Friday at San Francisco. Neither spoke with reporters after the game and haven't been available since NFL officials interviewed them on Wednesday about their alleged PED involvement. Here's the full defensive snap count list:

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Davante Adams played the most among the Packers regulars on offense in Friday's preseason game at San Francisco. Here's the full offensive snap count list: