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Friday NFL preview: Tim Tebow stars, others stumble as final cuts loom

NFL Nation previews what to watch for around the league Friday, as preseason games are officially over and rosters need to be trimmed from 75 to 53.

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Insider Trading: Fantasy advice on all 32 teams

Need some last-minute guidance for your fantasy football draft? Our NFL Nation reporters have notes on Dorial Green-Beckham, Sam Bradford, Jarvis Landry and more players.


Berry: My bold fantasy football predictions

Julio Jones will have the best fantasy season by a WR in the history of the NFL. Yes, you read that correctly. With this and other predictions, Matthew Berry goes way out on a limb with a bold statement for each NFL team.

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McShay's Top 32 prospects for 2016

Cal QB Jared Goff, Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves and a slew of Buckeyes crack Todd McShay's first Top 32 of the college football season.

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Kiper: 2016 Big Board loaded with Buckeyes

The Ohio State Buckeyes have a wealth of talent heading into this college football season, with five players in the initial Big Board rankings.

Brady's fantasy stock rising significantly (1:51)
Bayless: This is an enormous blow to the absolute power of the commissioner (2:25)


Legal FAQ: Inside the judge's decision

You've got questions regarding the nullification of Tom Brady's suspension? ESPN legal analyst Lester Munson has answers. He still feels like the league's legal position remains strong despite the ruling today, and this reminds him of a 2004 ruling involving Maurice Clarett. Looking at precedent

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FWIW: @Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett had 3 plays of 60-plus yards this preseason. The team had just 4 in all of 2014. Instant impact player.

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Bill Belichick on having Tom Brady for first 4: "We'll do best we can to have the best preparation and plan for Pittsburgh, as we always do"

Reid: Berry embracing his return to Chiefs

Chiefs coach Andy Reid tells Mike & Mike that Eric Berry is rejuvenated in his return to football: "The neat part right now is that he's loving every day and every minute of what he's getting to do right now."


RG III a fantasy football bargain?

Not starting Week 1 makes Robert Griffin III an unappealing fantasy player at the moment. However, if he can get on the field, his legs give him fantasy value. Best bargains (Insider)


Tom Brady Sr. 'elated' over judge's ruling

"We're just glad that somebody saw the case for what it is, and that the Kangaroo Court is no longer in session," he told the Boston Globe. "It's rather ironic that they rushed to judgment to get it to New York only to find that in New York, justice is the same as it is in Minnesota, as it is elsewhere."

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That's hot: Gronkowski to debut hot sauce

ESPN's Darren Rovell reports Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has agreed to put his name and image on a hot sauce called -- what else? -- Gronk's Hot Sauce. Spicing it up

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Patriots OC Josh McDaniels stresses importance of being able to make adjustments in season-opener. Always some unknowns in opening game.

Field Yates @FieldYates

Lions RB Zach Zenner finished preseason w/ 35/183/2 TD. Looks like a roster lock. Great value for a UDFA who got $5k guaranteed at signing.

Mike & Mike: Berman too wordy with ruling

Regarding the Tom Brady decision, Mike Greenberg thinks Judge Berman could have done in one sentence what it took him 40 pages to say.


Relive the Deflategate timeline

From PSI to "My Cousin Vinny" to Tom Brady being "freed," we revisit just how the NFL got to this point with the overturned Brady suspension. A look back

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Fantasy advice on all 32 NFL teams

Need to know the injury status of your team's star? Looking to see how your sleeper pick is progressing in training camp? ESPN's NFL Nation reporters have you covered. Shining/sleeping stars (Insider)


Berry takes a leap of faith in fantasy

In his annual "bold predictions" column, ESPN's fantasy analyst Matthew Berry makes some gutsy guesses for the 2015 season. Can Joseph Randle truly climb like Berry thinks he will? Bold predictions

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Tebow putting the pressure on Chip Kelly

Cris Carter says Eagles QB Tim Tebow's performance in Thursday night's preseason game did enough to earn him a roster spot. But how would Kelly utilize his ability?


Carter: NFL should focus on finding truth

ESPN's Cris Carter says the NFL is too focused on protecting its shield and not pursuing the truth: "I understood why Tom Brady kept fighting [Roger Goodell] and yesterday he got his victory."


Patriots had plans to raise Brady banner

If Tom Brady's suspension was not overturned before Thursday's Patriots-Giants game, New England would have unveiled a Brady banner at Gillette Stadium rather than the franchise's Super Bowl banner, team president Jonathan Kraft told 98.5 The Sports Hub.


Schefter: Many questioning NFL's appeal

Thought Deflategate was over? Think again: Adam Schefter tells SportsCenter that the league's appeal could take anywhere from six months to two years.


Coley Harvey @ColeyHarvey

At this point, "you've just got to let things take its course," Devon Still said, regarding his future. He feels good about his preseason.

Carter: JPP acted 'unprofessional'

ESPN's Cris Carter on Jason Pierre-Paul, who's reportedly returning to the team next week, freezing out N.Y. earlier: "I think it was very, very unprofessional to treat the New York football Giants [that way], because they're first class."


Still time to sign up for fantasy football

The preseason games are now over, and the real games kick off in less than a week. But that means you still have plenty of time to sign up for a fantasy team. Play for free

Redskins do away with will-call fee

Season ticket holders won't have to pay a $50 "envelope fee" for will-call privileges that was erroneously posted on the team's website. However, the team did discontinue will-call privileges for those who don't hold season tickets. Ticket confusion

Does good preseason bode well for Chiefs?

The Chiefs finished the preseason undefeated for the 4th time in franchise history and the 1st time since their sole Super Bowl-winning season of 1969. In fact, the Chiefs made the Super Bowl after both of their previous perfect preseasons in the Super Bowl era.