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Saturday NFL preview: The return of Beast Mode

NFL Nation previews what to watch for Saturday around the NFL, including Marshawn Lynch's first time playing in a game since the Super Bowl.

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Mangold helps end crime spree with 911 call

Jets center Nick Mangold threw his most memorable block of the summer at his home in New Jersey, stopping burglars from breaking into his car and helping end a crime spree in his neighborhood.

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Brady's rocky preseason ends with TD

In what was likely his last preseason action, Tom Brady threw two interceptions vs. the Panthers before leading the Patriots on a two-minute TD drive.

Tate's 62-yard TD catch (0:30)
Do the 49ers need Ahmad Brooks? (1:04)


TE's kids love when he catches TDs

Patriots tight end Scott Chandler caught a touchdown in Friday's preseason game, and his little daughters went crazy. Watch


Drew Brees walks home with fans

After Friday's practice at Tulane, the Saints QB stuck around signing autographs until the lights went out. He then walked the 1.5 miles home -- accompanied by some fans.


Clark: Redskins need 'consistency' at QB

"They need to know who's going to be behind center each and every week," Ryan Clark said, adding that naming Kirk Cousins the starter seems "fishy" coming after news of RG III's concussion.


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle told me this week the team has studied the Redskins since the spring and are scouting their preseason offense. It looks like some of those plans will change with Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins reportedly taking over for Robert Griffin III in Week 1.

Is your Fantasy Football league ready?

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Jets-Giants features Beckham vs. Revis

ESPN's Darren Woodson gives you a reason to be excited about tonight's preseason game: Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. gets his first look at Jets CB Darrelle Revis.


Mangold helps end burglary spree

Jets center Nick Mangold threw his most memorable block of the summer at his home in New Jersey, stopping burglars from breaking into his car and ending a crime spree in his neighborhood. Mangold's 911 call

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No clear difference in Griffin, Cousins

Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins have very similar numbers for the Redskins over the last two seasons ... and that's not a good thing.

2015 fantasy football rankings

Eddie Lacy was just the No. 6 RB in scoring last year, but he's the No. 3-ranked player entering 2015. What other surprises are in store from ESPN's composite rankings? Top 300

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Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's what Browns coach Mike Pettine had to say when asked if the Browns knew Johnny Manziel's elbow issues went back to high school: “I am sure there was something in the medical reports about it, but it had been managed. I think it just got to the point where it flared up."

Cousins will start Week 1 for Redskins

The Redskins are planning on starting QB Kirk Cousins in Week 1 against the Dolphins, sources tell ESPN's Dianna Russini. Robert Griffin III is sidelined with a concussion.

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Was just on ESPN radio w/ Mel Kiper. He said nothing about Manziel’s elbow ever camp up pre-draft, and he was checked thoroughly. #Browns

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick said Saturday morning that he doesn't have an update on the injury status of FB James Develin (broken right tibia). "He didn't come back with us on the trip. He's down there in Charlotte. Don't really have anything at this point."

Cowboys likely won't play Dez tonight

Bryant, limited in training camp with a strained hamstring, hasn't played in a preseason game yet and owner Jerry Jones doesn't expect him to suit up tonight: "Let's give him the rest. We don't have to have him [Saturday] night. That's the way I would look at it, and do look at it." (via 105.3 The Fan)

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The truth about Wilson's nanobubbles

As a football player, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is a superstar, writes Kevin Seifert. As a citizen, he is one of the NFL's best. As a neurologist, well … hey, he's a great player! Can water prevent concussions?

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Clark: 'Smooth move' to install Cousins

Ryan Clark explains why Robert Griffin III's concussion opens the door for Kirk Cousins: "This is Chris Paul to Blake Griffin on the alley-oop. This is the setup. ... It gives you a reason to have a different starting quarterback."

Bortles looking impressive in preseason

What did Darren Woodson notice most in Blake Bortles' preseason performance against the Lions? "The athleticism."


When should you draft Tom Brady?

ESPN's Matthew Berry says if you draft Patriots QB Tom Brady -- who threw two interceptions Friday vs. the Panthers -- a replacement-level quarterback can help to bridge the gap for Brady's potential suspension.


Mariota's fire inspires Titans

Marcus Mariota took a big hit from Justin Houston, then got in Houston's face after the play, drawing rave reviews from his coach: "It was good to see him react the way he did in that game and make some plays there at the end of the first half." Becoming a leader

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