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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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16hKevin 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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Sharper files appeal notice in federal rape case

Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper has filed a federal court notice to appeal his conviction and sentence in a drug and sexual assault case -- a case in which he pleaded guilty.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Ron Rivera said the Panthers will work out two veteran safeties and two young safeties today with only three healthy safeties on the roster. The veterans are three-time Pro Bowl selection Donte Whitner and Stevie Brown.

Broncos have choices at No. 2 QB

Broncos QB Trevor Siemian will get the start Saturday night against the Rams, but the real intrigue is who will follow him, Paxton Lynch or Mark Sanchez. Backup needed

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Undrafted rookie linebacker Jeremy Cash went through the concussion protocol during the Panthers' 19-17 loss to New England. But according to Cash via Twitter, "I'm just fine and looking forward to getting back after it next week."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Ugly morning in Chicago where the Bears host Kansas City in their third preseason game. Chicago starters are supposed to play at least two quarters, but slick conditions may alter playing time for some members of the first team.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets and Giants play their annual preseason game tonight -- aka the MetLife Bowl. The winner receives an actual Snoopy trophy. Asked what the Bowl means to him, Jets coach Todd Bowles said, "Not much." His predecessor, Rex Ryan, was the exact opposite. He always hyped the game and the rivalry.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Ron Rivera was looking for wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to be ready for 30-35 snaps when the season opens on Sept. 8 at Denver. After playing just 17 snaps in the first two preseason games, Benjamin played 34 in Friday night's 19-17 loss to New England. The 2014 first-round pick was targeted six times, catching three passes for 27 yards. Second-year receiver Devin Funchess was targeted 10 times, catching five for 49 yards.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

John Stephen Jones, grandson of Cowboys owner Jerry and son of executive VP Stephen, completed 18 of 22 passes for 325 yards and four touchdowns in his debut at Highland Park High School Friday. He's only a junior.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins defensive end Anthony Lanier is an undrafted free agent with a legitimate chance to earn a roster spot. He made a nice stop after being double teamed Friday night. He also rejected a pass, allowing him to use his basketball background -- he played two years of hoops at Alabama A&M. "It was like pinning someone to the backboard," Lanier said.

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Colin Kaepernick went 2-6 in first game in 292 days. If that wins him starting job, then Blaine Gabbert bigger failure in SF than JAX

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Can now confirm that the Falcons are bringing in veteran safety Dashon Goldson for a visit today, as NFL Network first reported. Goldson last with Redskins after stint with Bucs and 49ers. Falcons looking for help with first rounder Keanu Neal set to undergo knee scope Monday. Kemal Ishmael's progress from shoulder injury might indicate if Falcons turn to veteran such as Goldson.

Gordon reminds us all he’s really good

In his first game action since 2014, Browns WR Josh Gordon hauled in two passes for 87 yards and a touchdown.

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Norman motivated by criticism

Josh Norman admitted having extra motivation after another week where his talent was questioned.

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