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Livin' La Vida Gronk

When your 4 older brothers are or have been professional athletes, but your dad calls you "probably the best pure athlete to come out of our house," that's a Gronk-sized honor. That's Glenn Gronkowski. The youngest Gronk

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Manziel will miss final preseason games

Browns QB Johnny Manziel will miss the final two games of the preseason due to a sore elbow. He's completed 17 of 29 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown this preseason.

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Talented Mr. Roto: All-in on Amari

Not only is Amari Cooper Matthew Berry's top rookie for dynasty leagues, he's also the namesake of one of the better fantasy football team names Berry has seen this summer (Amari 2600). 10 lists of 10

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

With Martavis Bryant facing a four-game suspension for violation of the NFL substance abuse policy, per Adam Schefter, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be without 19 touchdowns of 2014 production - Bryant with eight, Le'Veon Bell (suspended two games) with 11.

Griffin defers concussion questions

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III didn't provide and clarity about when, or if, he suffered a concussion when speaking to the media for the first time since leaving the team's Aug. 20 game against the Lions. Questions unanswered

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Steelers' fantasy values up in the air

Ben Roethlisberger likely will be without two top weapons when the season starts in two weeks. Can fantasy football owners trust him or other Steelers players for the long haul? Play for free

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Perriman 'slower healing' than expected

Coach John Harbaugh said rookie WR Breshad Perriman (knee) is taking longer to heal than the team expected and there is no timetable for his return to the field. He was Baltimore's first-round pick out of UCF.

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Offense will be missing in NFL opener

Notable players likely to miss the Patriots-Steelers season-opener due to suspension: Tom Brady and LeGarrette Blount (Patriots); and Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant (Steelers).

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Fantasy Focus: Pondering Jordan Reed

Matthew Berry and Field Yates think that Jay Gruden’s offense has been fantasy friendly toward tight ends, so you should be thinking Redskins tight ends this year. Listen to the podcast

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Players to avoid drafting early

ESPN fantasy analysts Field Yates and Matthew Berry explain why they hesitate to draft Bills RB LeSean McCoy and Bears RB Matt Forte.


Super Bowl helped New Orleans recover

Families wrote messages to Drew Brees after the 2009 Super Bowl. One read: "My family lost everything in August 2005. Last night you and our beloved boys gave us everything back." Hurricane Katrina: 10 years later

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Guion loses appeal, suspension upheld

Letroy Guion violated the NFL's substance abuse policy and will sit out the first 3 regular season games, the league announced today. Guion played in 16 games in 2014, his first year with Green Bay, and recorded 3.5 sacks. Who fills in?

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Mariota: A combo of Young, Locker

ESPN's Paul Kuharsky watched Vince Young and Jake Locker in the early stages of their time with the Titans. How does Marcus Mariota compare at this stage? Said Kuharsky: "He's a better QB than both of them put together."


Bryant facing four-game suspension

ESPN's Adam Schefter discusses what the Steelers could be focusing on with the potential loss of Martavis Bryant, alongside Maurkice Pouncey and Le'Veon Bell. Who will need to step up in Week 1?


Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Johnny Manziel probably will miss the Browns final two preseason games due to a sore elbow. He will miss Tampa Bay on Saturday, and coach Mike Pettine said the fast turnaround before the final game means Manziel probably won't play against Chicago the following Thursday.

Bill Williamson ESPN Staff Writer 

No Clive Walford again. It's getting late for him to be ready for opener in 17 days.

Bill Williamson ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders stretching out for practice.

Field Yates @FieldYates

Players that, as of now, won't be on the field for opening night: Tom Brady Le'Veon Bell LeGarrette Blount Martavis Bryant Maurkice Pouncey

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints Sean Payton said taking his daughter to college yesterday was a "lump in your throat kind of day." Also said a good portion of the day was spent at WalMart to help organize the dorm room clutter.

Steelers WR Bryant faces 4-game ban

Martavis Bryant is facing 4-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. His suspension is under appeal. Bryant caught 8 TD passes last season.

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Tomlin: Preseason talk 'waste of time'

By playing in the Hall of Fame game, the Steelers will have 5 preseason games. But coach Mike Tomlin doesn't want to hear about it: "Some of the things we spend a lot of time talking about are irrelevant, out of our control."

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