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Sources: Redskins to keep RG III as backup

The Washington Redskins plan to keep Robert Griffin III as their backup quarterback and will not release him ahead of Saturday's roster deadline, multiple sources have confirmed to ESPN.

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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.

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Photos: Tim Tebow's NFL Journey

It's been a long, strange trip for Tim Tebow from the time he was drafted in 2010 to his sojourn with the Eagles in 2015.

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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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Bill Williamson ESPN Staff Writer 

Cut from this free-agent class; Ponder, Richardson and Dockery.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Malcolm Butler among those drawing a large media crowd in Patriots locker room today. Says he is determined to be known for more than Super Bowl INT.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins have made at least two more cuts Saturday, releasing tackle Takoby Cofield and guard Tyler Larsen, per sources. The Redskins do like Cofield so it would make sense for them to re-sign him to the practice squad. They have him their highest signing bonus among undrafted players.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Cowboys carry a third quarterback on the roster to start the season, it won’t be Dustin Vaughan, who has been informed of his release, according to a source. Vaughan spent last year on the active roster as the No. 3 behind Tony Romo and Brandon Weeden. If he clears waivers, he would likely be brought back to the practice squad. The fourth QB, Jameill Showers, will also be released.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Per Adam Caplan, Ravens in process of trading undrafted rookie center Nick Easton to 49ers. Easton played well this preseason but Ravens have three solid centers in Jeremy Zuttah, John Urschel and Ryan Jensen

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

No word yet from folks close to fourth-rounder Vince Mayle or Terrelle Pryor. Browns might need to make decision between those two receivers.

Rich Cimini @RichCimini

The Jets have cut Josh Johnson, per source. Entire salary would've been gtd. Leaves Fitzpatrick, Petty and injured Smith. 3nyj

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about Tom Brady's Facebook post, Bill Belichick says, "Talk to Tom." Adds, "Right now, my feeling is on Pittsburgh."

Rich Cimini @RichCimini

If Flynn had been on Jets' Wk 1 roster, entire salary would not have been gtd b/o previously claimed termination pay. Not case w/ Johnson.

Matt Flynn @mflynn3

Thanks for the opportunity #nyjets, but it looks like I am headed back home to Louisiana.. Looking forward to what's next!

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick begins his news conference saying, "It's Pittsburgh week." Talks about explosiveness of Steelers' offense, a core group on special teams, and a defense that has modified some things under first-year coordinator Keith Butler.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

The Steelers cut their roster to 53 players. Among mildly surprising cuts: RB Josh Harris, C Doug Legursky and CB B.W. Webb. The Steelers now have six cornerbacks after the addition of Ross Cockrell, a fourth-round pick by the Bills in 2014, on a one-year deal.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers are releasing TE Justin Perillo, per a source. Indications are they're only keeping three at the position.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs have released WR Fred Wiiliams, who impressed in camp and the preseason. Chiefs told Williams they would bring him back to practice squad if he clears waivers.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

It's early but here's what we know so far: Packers have released CB Ryan White, S Jean Fanor and G Matt Rotheram. Indications are that they're keeping rookie TE Kennard Backman.

Brady will break silence soon

ESPN's Mike Reiss breaks down what Tom Brady's post on Facebook means and what we could learn within the next four days when the Patriots QB speaks with the media for the first time since winning the Super Bowl.

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