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Texans start most rookies in Week 1

Not counting punters and kickers, there were 35 rookie starters in NFL lineups for opening day, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Updated: September 12, 2006, 2:30 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

There is a clever commercial currently airing on television, a national spot for a well-known investment and money management firm, and it suggests that opportunity doesn't knock but rather waits.

Cincinnati rookie linebacker Rashad Jeanty isn't familiar with the commercial but he certainly understands its message.

In 2003, Jeanty signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League to help support his needy family. Since then he has waited. It took three years ...

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