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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.

Cruz excited to get back on field for Giants (1:23)
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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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Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Sounds as if WR Victor Cruz (groin) and CB Eli Apple will play Saturday for Giants. Not as much certainty for OL Justin Pugh and WR Geremy Davis.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Peterson said he won't play in the preseason. The Vikings running back last played an exhibition game in 2013, and last carried the ball in the preseason in 2011.

Gruden eager to see what Stork can do

Jay Gruden explains why the Redskins traded for C Bryan Stork and if there is any extra pressure on QB Kirk Cousins to perform.


Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie DT Robert Nkemdiche had a "good day" of practice on Wednesday after thinking he couldn't practice because of a sore ankle, coach Bruce Arians said. Arians said he "kind of" urged Nkemdiche to practice and was pleased with what he saw out of the first-round pick. "I thought the 1-on-1s were good. I thought the team periods, he was still a little bit high at times. He's obviously got pass-rush ability."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

A day after a headache kept John Brown out of practice, the Arizona Cardinals' third-year receiver was "fine this morning," coach Bruce Arians said. A decision about Brown's practice status will be made after he goes through individual drills but Brown will again wear the yellow no-contact jersey. Arians didn't know if Brown's headache was related to the concussion he suffered in late July or if was due to another issue, such as sinuses. "Once you get a headache, we got to treat it as still a problem."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said in addition to wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, outside linebackers Shaq Riddick and Alex Okafor will not practice today, nor will cornerback Eli Bouka. DT Ed Stinson will go through individual drills where the Cardinals will see how much he can do.

Is Doug Baldwin a hypocrite?

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman go head-to-head over Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin's retort to his teammate DE Michael Bennett's salary complaints.


Raiders filing Las Vegas trademark 'necessary step'

Dan Graziano says the Raiders filing for the “Las Vegas Raiders” trademark is a step the franchise has to take if they want to end up in Las Vegas.


Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns acquired New England's fifth-round pick in the 2017 draft for Barkevious Mingo. So for the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft, the Browns got what figures to be a low fifth-round choice. And it's a good deal for the Browns.

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Trade now official: Browns say they got a 2017 fifth-round pick from Patriots in return for Barkevious Mingo.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio says there's a good "chance" free safety Reggie Nelson will be held out of Saturday night's exhibition vs. the Tennessee Titans. Nelson, who sat out the Raiders offseason program with what was believed to be a knee issue, has missed practice this week but Del Rio would not divulge if it was an injury.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

For the health nuts or those with food allergies, there is a new Chicken Cobb Salad at Raymond James Stadium. I ordered it without cheese, bacon and dressing. The Green Goddess Dressing looks good though. It's in sections 207, 232 and the Club Deli.