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Fantasy panel: Sleepers, busts, breakouts for 2015

ESPN's panel of fantasy football analysts outlines its sleeper, bust and breakout picks for the 2015 season.

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27mJason Sobel

Rory overtakes Spieth for No. 1; Day lurking

Rory McIlroy has reclaimed the world's No. 1 ranking from Jordan Spieth, but Jason Day could overtake both golfers and grab the top spot with a win this weekend in the Deutsche Bank.Championship.

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2hMike Wells

Colts cut oft-injured offensive lineman Thomas

Donald Thomas' time with the Colts came to an end Monday when the guard was released after playing just two games during his two seasons with the organization.

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100+ NFL players surveyed on Deflategate
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  • 72%: The Patriots deflated the footballs
  • 16%: "Upset" by it
  • 68%: Other teams tamper with footballs
And should Brady have been suspended?

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SportsCenter @SportsCenter

THIS JUST IN: Deflategate judge Richard Berman announces there is no settlement in Tom Brady's appeal. Today's hearing is over.

No settlement in Deflategate hearing

Judge Richard M. Berman said his ruling would definitely come by at least Friday and possibly by Tuesday or Wednesday after the NFL and NFLPA were unable to reach a settlement today.

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Washington engaging in RG III trade talks
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ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter says of the latest drama surrounding Robert Griffin III: "RG III is not being counted on as the starting quarterback whether or not he's on the roster."

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Real Madrid, Man United reach De Gea deal

Manchester United has agreed to sell goalkeeper David De Gea to Real Madrid for a fee of around $39 million, sources at both clubs have told ESPN FC.

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Cousins named Redskins' Week 1 starter
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Kirk Cousins will start at QB in Washington's season opener vs. the Dolphins, according to ESPN's Dianna Russini. He gets the nod over Robert Griffin III, who's struggled with injuries ever since the Redskins took him second overall in 2012. Cousins started five games last year for the Redskins.

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Schefter's guess at Bills QB? Tyrod Taylor
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ESPN's Adam Schefter joined Mike & Mike to discuss the three-headed Bills QB race between Taylor, EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel. Taylor's legs persuaded Schefter to give him the nod.

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In surprising move, Bills cut jackson
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RB Fred Jackson was released by Buffalo today. His time in the Bills' backfield dates back to 2007, but his last 1,000-yard rushing season was 2009. At 34, he was the oldest running back in the NFL.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick is asked if CB Malcolm Butler is same player as last year. With decisiveness, he says, "No, much improved on everything."

Mike Rodak @mikerodak

Fred Jackson ends his career in Buffalo as the Bills’ third-leading rusher all-time, behind Thurman Thomas and O.J. Simpson.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

Veteran kicker Josh Scobee is headed to the Steelers in a trade, ESPN's Mike DiRocco confirms. Scobee is a career 80.8 percent kicker in 11 years in Jacksonville, including a 23-of-25 performance in 2013. Scobee replaces the injured Garrett Hartley.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars OC Greg Olson says injured WR Marqise Lee is like an albino tiger at the zoo: you feel lucky to see him. Lee has missed all but 3 days with hammy injury.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick says there is a balance between three things right now: 1) Roster formation;2) Giants preseason finale; 3) Prepping for season opener vs. Steelers.

Mara joins Brady-Goodell talks in NY
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John Mara, Giants co-owner and chairman of the NFL's executive committee, has joined NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Patriots QB Tom Brady in a meeting with U.S. District Court Judge Richard M. Berman, who wants Mara to help the two sides reach a settlement. (via ESPN's Sal Paolantonio)

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Russell responds to angry Lakers fans
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D'Angelo Russell sent out a Tracy McGrady-related tweet that angered part of the Lakers fan base. This weekend he responded to them, and he didn't exactly mince words. 'There's a lot of spoiled Lakers fans'

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Jackson was still a productive back
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Sure, Fred Jackson had not recorded a 1,000-yard rushing season since 2009, but the former Bills RB had morphed into an adept pass catcher. In 2014, he tallied career highs in catches (66) and receiving yards (501).

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Rich Cimini @RichCimini

Not totally surprised by Bills' release of Fred Jackson. Rex Ryan thinking about it in March, when he wanted to sign Bilal Powell. #Bills

Mike Rodak @mikerodak

Bryce Brown now suddenly seems in a great position to make the Bills’ roster. Depth chart: McCoy, Williams, Dixon, Brown