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Judge: Brady, Goodell fail to reach settlement

The NFL and Tom Brady have failed to reach a settlement in the quarterback's appeal of his four-game suspension for his involvement in the "Deflategate" scandal.

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McManus: NFL fine system harsh on defenders

In a game geared toward offense, NFL defenders often feel helpless as they bear the brunt of the league's fine system, writes Jane McManus.

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Weinfuss: Tough outing for Palmer

Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer's final preseason showing wasn't pretty -- 8-for-22 passing, two interceptions, three sacks -- but he didn't get much help.

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McFadden makes most of playing time

Darren McFadden looked much improved Saturday, rushing for 37 yards on four carries. What does that mean for his standing on the Cowboys' RB depth chart?


Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Mariota said of course he wants to play Thursday night in preseason finale against the Vikings. "If they allow me to play, I'll do my best."

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First attempt? Not so good. Second attempt? Much better. Courtroom artist Jane Rosenberg redeemed herself with this strikingly accurate portrayal of Tom Brady. Note: She had no time constraints while creating the image on the right.

Jay Gruden names Kirk Cousins starting QB

The Redskins coach explains his decision to start Cousins over Robert Griffin III: "It's not so much what somebody didn't do; it's just what Kirk has done. What he's done at practice and OTAs has really opened our eyes and he's proven to the best quarterback on our roster."


Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens TE Maxx Williams, their second-round pick, is still practicing in red noncontact jersey. He missed the last preseason game.

No settlement in Deflategate hearing

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

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Andrew Brandt @adbrandt

Asked someone in Brady camp if settlement negotiations ever got close to an agreement. Answer: "No."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets rookie DE Leonard Williams, who has a muscle strain behind his right knee, isn't practicing. He's in the rehab area with other injured players. Others not practicing include WR Jeremy Kerley (concussion), TE Jace Amaro (shoulder) and QB Geno Smith (jaw). Smith, sans helmet, did light throwing in positional drills.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

#Ravens getting healthier today with three injured starters returning to practice: CB Lardarius Webb (hamstring), OT Eugene Monroe (bruised arm) and G Kelechi Osemele (Achilles)

Jay Gruden: Kirk Cousins starter for 2015

The Redskins coach announced this morning that Cousins will be the team's starting QB for the season. Cousins got the job over Robert Griffin III, who's been dealing with injuries on and off since 2012.

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Undrafted rookie placekicker Corey Acosta, a camp leg for the 49ers who converted all four of his field goal attempts this preseason, announced on Twitter he has been cut. No surprise there, given the presence of veteran Phil Dawson. But Acosta acquitted himself well, especially with his 50-yard FG Saturday night in Denver. Dawson, though, is 40 years old and in a contract year so Acosta could be called upon next season, unless rookie punter Bradley Pinion can pull off double duty.

Bills name Tyrod Taylor Week 1 starter

Ryan Clark says Rex Ryan's decision to start Taylor is about potential: “You know what you have with those other guys. … Here’s the guy with the most upside.”


Richardson pleads not guilty to charges

Jets DE Sheldon Richardson pleaded not guilty to resisting arrest and several traffic charges stemming from a high-speed road race near St. Louis in July. Story

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No settlement reached in Brady appeal

Sal Paolantonio and Andrew Brandt explain why the two sides were unable to come to a settlement. Judge Richard M. Berman will rule by Sept. 4.


Jameis Winston has sprained ankle

The Bucs QB was initially hurt in the second preseason game but still saw action into the third quarter in the third game on Saturday. OC Dirk Koetter said the ankle is affecting Winston's play "a little bit," but added that he'd be "full speed" by the regular-season opener.

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins rookie WR and No. 11 DeVante Parker (foot) is all smiles as he participates in practice for the first time and takes another step forward.

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T.Y. Hilton is going through the concussion protocol. He came in with a headache, so that's why he's going through the protocol.

100+ NFL players surveyed on Deflategate

  • 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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In surprising move, Bills cut jackson

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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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he expects quarterback Robert Griffin III will be on the roster next week. "The door is not shut on Robert Griffin," Gruden said. He said there have been no discussions about letting him go.