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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)
19hKevin 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.


Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears starting CB Tracy Porter is down on the ground after it looked like he took a knee to the head from teammate Harold Jones-Quartey.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dolphins made several cuts today. WRs Matt Hazel and AJ Cruz and CB Brandon Harris were the key names. The team is now down to 78 players. They need to get down to 75 players on Tuesday.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Another Chiefs drive stalled deep in Chicago's end of the field and resulted in a field goal. Again, neither of Alex Smith's final two passes went into the end zone. Smith took a couple of big hits on the drive, one resulting in a helmet to helmet penalty on the Bears. Chiefs lead 6-0 in the second quarter.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Smith is having a day for the Chiefs. He's 9-of-11 passing for 82 yards. His biggest play was. 17-yard scramble on 3rd and 14 to keep a scoring drive alive. But his two latest passes failed to go into the end zone and the Chiefs had to settle for a field goal and a 3-0 lead over the Bears.

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.