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Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants are close to acquiring punter Riley Dixon, per source. It will be for draft pick compensation. Dixon averaged 45.6 yards per punt last year. He replaces Brad Wing, who was cut earlier this offseason.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Foles' reworked deal can be viewed as a unique move for unique situation. What do you do for a SB MVP who is at his most marketable but ‬remains under contract as a backup? Give him a $2 million pay bump and restructure the deal so he can earn extra through incentives — whether he sees the field a little or a lot this year. I believe it was important to Foles to receive this kind of gesture, and the Eagles recognize that he's earned it.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Was talking with ESPN/ABC's Jeff Van Gundy, who is doing Pacers-Cavs Game 3, and the first thing he says is, "I love (Colts GM) Chris Ballard. He's going to get the Colts back on track."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

KAT says he isn't aware of any of the criticisms he's receiving nationally this series because he doesn't watch TV. "I live my life very Amish-like. Other than video games, I don't think I have a reason for electronics."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Would Reggie McKenzie rule out drafting his son Kahlil? "I would not," McKenzie said after a lengthy pause and smile. "Our coaches like him." McKenzie said he has been trying to convince his son to convert from defensive tackle to the offensive line for a while now. "He can do both," he said, adding that he has done an intensive background check on the former Tennessee player, though his mother would not offer any more insight.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Karl Anthony Towns, who is 5-of-18 shooting against Houston, deflects the notion that the series has been frustrating for him personally. "I've been fine," Towns said. "I've slept normal. I haven't lost any sleep. You want to win badly but you dwell too much on the past, you forget that you've got to take care of the present. You've got to move on. We came in, we had a great practice, great focus, great concentration. I think we're ready to go tomorrow."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers backup TE Kent Taylor has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2018 season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances. He will be eligible to return to the Panthers' active roster on Monday, October 8 following the team's October 7 game against the New York Giants. Second this year for the Panthers. Starting OLB Thomas Davis also suspended the first four games.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from the NFL on Vikings linebacker Kentrell Brothers' four game suspension for violating the leagues policy for performance-enhancing substances.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts GM Chris Ballard with another reason on why he feels comfortable about the health of QB Andrew Luck: "We traded the third pick in the draft to move back to six. I think that said we're pretty confident in where he's at."

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts GM Chris Ballard on possibility of trading back again in the draft: "We have identified couple more players that are premium players, so we open are to it. Will we do it? It just depends on how far back we are willing to move"