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Falcons WR Jones lands rich, 5-year extension

The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a five-year contract extension with wide receiver Julio Jones. Sources say he will receive $71.25 million total, with $47.5 million guaranteed.

Vick's long ball to Bryant (0:19)
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Follow live: Minnesota at Dallas

Expect quarterback Tony Romo and the Cowboys' starters to see plenty of snaps as they take on the Vikings.

Jen Welter Conversation (3:43)
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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.

Tate's 62-yard TD catch (0:30)
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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.

Do the 49ers need Ahmad Brooks? (1:04)


RG III drama continues for Washington

The former rookie of the year was cleared of a concussion earlier this week -- then not cleared yesterday. He'll sit out tonight and Kirk Cousins will start in his place as Washington travels up the Beltway to visit Baltimore. Follow live

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins DT Earl Mitchell recorded a tackle for loss and a quarterback sack on Atlanta's Matt Ryan on the first drive. Playing next to Ndamukong Suh has its benefits.

What will Hill do for encore?

Jeremy Hill was one of the biggest fantasy surprises last year as he overtook Gio Bernard as the Bengals' top back. Is Hill a safe fantasy starter at RB heading into this year? Get a look tonight when the Bengals host the Bears. Play for free

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Bills QB's today: • EJ Manuel: 7-8, 170 Yds, 2 TD • Tyrod Taylor: 12-13, 122 Yds • Matt Simms: 5-5, 65 Yds, TD • Matt Cassel: 6-7, 38 Yds

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens and Redskins kick off their third preseason game (and continue some Washington QB drama) in about 15 minutes in Baltimore


TOUCHDOWN JETS! Ryan Fitzpatrick to Eric Decker for the 18-yard score. NYJ lead NYG 7-0

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' preseason work likely is over. Coach Mike McCarthy decided to hold out Rodgers likely because three of the five offensive line starters are out. And given that Rodgers doesn't usually play in the preseason finale, the next time we'll see Rodgers will be in Week 1.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers sitting out tonight: WR Allen, CB Ducre, G Franklin, LB Te'o, G Troutman, LB Williams, WR Inman, CB Davis, S Hill, S Weddle, DT Lissemore.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dolphins started Dallas Thomas at left tackle tonight and rookie Jamil Douglas at left guard. Pass protection will be big tonight for quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Vick goes deep in first pass for Steelers

Michael Vick connected with Martavis Bryant for a 62-yard throw against the Bills. Vick went 4-for-5 for 106 yards in the Steelers 43-19 loss.



Travis Benjamin gets things started for the Browns by returning a punt for a TD. Browns take the early lead, 7-0. #CLEvsTB

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams sitting out tonight: RB Todd Gurley, CB Brandon McGee, CB E.J. Gaines, LB Daren Bates, LB Korey Toomer, OT Andrew Donnal, OL Rodger Saffold, TE Brad Smelley, DT Doug Worthington.

Giants look to improve at safety

The Giants reached out to Stevie Brown, who was released by the Texans on Friday and could work out for the team following tonight's preseason game against the Jets. The Giants have already lost four safeties to injury this preseason. Follow live

No Bryant tonight for Cowboys

Dez Bryant hasn't played yet this preseason and won't play tonight against the Vikings. But don't let his inactivity scare you off. He's still one of the top wide receiver options in fantasy football. Play for free

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Coleman set for Falcons debut

Rookie Tevin Coleman will make his preseason debut tonight against the Dolphins. He could supplant Devonta Freeman as the Falcons' lead back, making him a potential option for your fantasy team. Play for free

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Winston, Bucs host Browns

Jameis Winston looks to build on a solid start to the preseason when he takes on the Browns -- who will be without Johnny Manziel (elbow). Follow live

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Julio Jones signs deal that nets him most $ for a WR Most Guaranteed Money WR - Current Contracts Julio Jones $47.5M Dez Bryant $45.0M

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets will have more inactive quarterbacks tonight than active. Not playing are Geno Smith (jaw), Matt Flynn and Josh Johnson. The starter is Ryan Fitzpatrick and he'll be relieved by rookie Bryce Petty. Just another chapter in the Jets' QB soap opera.

Manuel nearly perfect against Steelers

Bills QB EJ Manuel completed his first six passes for 166 yards and a pair of touchdowns before finally throwing an incompletion. The Bills lead the Steelers 36-19 in the fourth quarter. Follow live

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers wasn't on the list of players who were ruled out against the Eagles. But that doesn't mean he's certain to play. The list included only injured players. Rodgers could be a healthy scratch. Backup QB Scott Tolzien (concussion) has been cleared but likely to play only in an emergency.

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Jones' deal had stalled but jump-started this morning. Falcons coach Dan Quinn said, "Julio represents everything I love about football."

Chris Mortensen @mortreport

Julio Jones and Falcons have agreed to a new 5-year contract worth $71.250 million and $47 million guaranteed. Team about to announce.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chicago Bears announced that Marquess Wilson, Kevin White (PUP), Eddie Royal, Ryan Mundy, Chris Pantale and Sam Acho are among the players not expected to play Saturday night vs. the Cincinnati Bengals.

Welter making history with Cardinals

Dr. Jen Welter crosses sport's "final frontier" by becoming the first female to coach in the NFL. How does she feel the Cardinals have received her? "I know that a lot of them took pride. Even the other coaches took pride, this is history."