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Giants cut Brown, say team 'misguided' before

The Giants released kicker Josh Brown on Tuesday after his admission that he abused his wife became public.

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The Undefeated: Kaepernick answers what's next

Colin Kaepernick's pregame protests have made waves. Now he is looking to bring his message to the next level, into the boardrooms and executive suites, writes William C. Rhoden.

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Every NFL Team is Flawed

No NFL team ranks in the top 10 of both offensive and defensive efficiency this season. Which teams are most complete and which are most unbalanced?

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Players recall how the biggest plays of Week 7 went down

Ryan Fitzpatrick leaves the bench to become a hero; Adam Vinatieri adds another record to his legacy; A.J. Green makes a miracle catch; Damien Williams gets a little help from his Dolphins into the end zone. Listen to the stars describe the big moments.


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In exchange for former Detroit LB Kyle Van Noy, Patriots and Lions switching picks in 6th and 7th round of 2017 draft, per league source.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions trading Kyle Van Noy signals another second round pick that didn't work out for former GM Martin Mayhew. Joins Mikel Leshoure, Ryan Broyles, Titus Young as second rounders who didn't even fulfill rookie contracts with the club.


New York Giants admit their previous "beliefs, judgments and decisions were misguided" as they cut Josh Brown. es.pn/2eOWfdG

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Patriots are acquiring LB Kyle Van Noy from Lions, multiple sources tell ESPN's James Walker, Field Yates and Mike Reiss

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"This is better than camp because we're not fighting for jobs. This is our group, this is who we're going in the game with." - LB Malcolm Smith, on the Raiders staying in Florida for the week.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers have struggled with the pass rush during a 1-5 start. Perhaps the return of "Big Vern" against Arizona will help.


Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The Giants' release of PK Josh Brown accomplishes nothing but the deserved rejection of a domestic abuser. The most significant takeaway from this episode is that the NFL is a long way from effectively addressing the issue within its policies and purview. The primary question is unanswered: Can the NFL find a way to demonstrate -- not say it, but show it -- that domestic violence is intolerable?

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Marquette King: "I'm like Nick Cannon; I can't read music. I just play what I hear (on the piano)."

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

In the official announcement of Josh Brown's release, Giants owner John Mara said, "We believed we did the right thing at every juncture in our relationship with Josh. Our beliefs, our judgments were misguided. We accept that responsibility."

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (ankle) and DE Jared Odrick (quad) did not practice on Tuesday. CB Prince Amukamara (knee) and LT Kelvin Beachum (knee) were limited.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers announce they have placed DL Caraun Reid (knee) on injured reserve and brought back CB Pierre Desir.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Could this be the week that RB Dion Lewis and G Tre' Jackson return to practice for the first time since opening the season on the PUP list? Bill Belichick left the door open for that possibility when asked Tuesday.



The Denver County medical examiners office has announced the fan that fell while leaving Sports Authority Field at Mile High has died.