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McShay's rookie fantasy rankings: Top players and sleepers

Which rookies will be fantasy difference-makers as rookies? Todd McShay ranks his overall top five, starting with Ezekiel Elliott, and his five best sleepers.

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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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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.

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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.

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"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:

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Per ESPN's Adam Caplan, the Eagles are scheduled to work out WR Darius Reynolds and DL Jake Metz of the Philadelphia Soul on Monday. The Soul won the Arena Bowl Friday night.

Osweiler earns trust of Texans' o-line

Texans QB Brock Osweiler has built chemistry with the offensive line, even as injuries change the pieces in front of him. Mutual respect

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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Soldier Field workers are removing the tarp approximately two hours until kickoff between Chicago and Kansas City. The rain is expected to hold off for most of the afternoon.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Soldier Field workers are removing the tarp approximately two hours until kickoff between Chicago and Kansas City. The rain is expected to hold off for most of the afternoon.