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O'Connor: Goodell loses again, because that's what he does

By botching the disciplinary matters before him, the NFL commissioner has severely damaged the integrity of his office, not to mention whatever is left of his legacy, writes Ian O'Connor.

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1hJim Trotter

Trotter: Brady decision exposes NFL's power again

In case after case, we learn repeatedly that NFL justice simply isn't in line with the standards of American justice. And this has owners questioning the guy who hands out that justice.

Brady's fantasy stock rising significantly (1:51)
Bayless: This is an enormous blow to the absolute power of the commissioner (2:25)
1dMel Kiper Jr. and Mike Sando

NFL 25 Under 25 Rankings: Khalil Mack is No. 1

Oakland linebacker Khalil Mack leads Mel Kiper Jr.'s and Mike Sando's annual list of the NFL's top 25 players under the age of 25. Where does second-year stud Odell Beckham Jr. fall on the list?

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Brady ruling shifts Patriots' Super Bowl odds

Las Vegas sportsbooks reacted to news of Tom Brady's appeal win by reinstalling the Patriots as the co-favorites in the AFC and bumping up the point spread in next week's season opener.

Peyton explains the real reason he wears a glove on his throwing hand (1:17)
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J.J. Watt is football's real-life action hero

Defensive linemen normally don't make TV cameos, appear in movies or get their own commercials. Except now, there's Watt -- selected as the best player in the NFL and the league's biggest reality TV star.

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Why an undefeated preseason matters for the Chiefs

Kansas City is 3-0 this preseason heading into Thursday night's game at St. Louis. Teams that finish the preseason without a loss generally don't fare much better than those that go winless. But the Chiefs are a different matter.


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Both of the Saints' summer breakout WRs deliver on opening drive. Willie Snead walks in for easy short TD pass on pick play after Brandon Coleman's 45-yard catch to start the drive. Didn't the Packers read up on Snead before this game?!

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Jonathan Kraft said that while the Patriots would like draft picks back from NFL on Deflategate punishment, as they sit here today, they don't intend to pursue.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

On 98.5 The Sports Hub, Patriots president Jonathan Kraft says Super Bowl banner wasn't being raised if Tom Brady wasn't on the field.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Brees sitting out Saints' preseason finale, as expected. Luke McCown gets the start and hits WR Brandon Coleman with a 45-yard deep ball behind D on New Orleans' first play from scrimmage. Coleman finally has a breakout play to match the hype he's earned in practice.

Cotton, metallic ink and ... freedom

Those are the ingredients in Julian Edelman's latest T-shirt according to a tweet sent after Tom Brady's suspension was overturned. Edelman was just one of many players to share their reactions on Twitter. See the tweets


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Jonathan Kraft says the Patriots would not have raised their championship banner in the opener if Tom Brady's suspension was upheld.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Time for the last week of preseason football in Indianapolis. Bengals and Colts are about to kick off.

Falcons' owner: 'It's sad for the league'

Arthur Blank on the Tom Brady ruling and the NFL's decision to appeal, "I think it's unfortunate that after 9 months, this has not been settled. It's sad for the league. We should be focused on the great season coming up."

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Court nullifies Brady suspension

The last page of Judge Richard Berman's ruling clearly states his decision to overturn the NFL's four-game suspension of Tom Brady.


Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QBs Jimmy Garoppolo and Ryan Lindley take the field for warmups, but no sign of Tom Brady at this point.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

A topside view of the Levi's Stadium grass before tonight's preseason football male between the 49ers and Chargers. Half of the field appears new after last weekend's Luke Bryan Concert.

SportsCenter live from Gillette Stadium

Following the overturning of Tom Brady's 4-game suspension, Gillette Stadium is abuzz for tonight's Patriots' preseason finale -- and SportsCenter is there with Lindsay Czarniak hosting. Live on ESPNEWS, WatchESPN

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Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting decision by the Browns to start Dwayne Bowe in Chicago. Nine-year veterans who are guaranteed $9 million as free agents usually don't play the final preseason game. Bowe missed first two with hamstring, then didn't play well in third.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Terrelle Pryor will test his injured hamstring tonight in Chicago. Pryor will play, but won't start. If and when Pryor gets on the field as a WR, it will be his first preseason action.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger not playing tonight for Steelers tonight, as expected. Either Michael Vick or Landry Jones to start.

Reiss: Kraft 'unlikely' to go after NFL

Even with Tom Brady's suspension vacated, don't expect Patriots' owner Rober Kraft to try and get his team's penalities revoked, writes ESPN's Mike Reiss. It's business-related

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Berry: Brady 'going to have a huge year'

ESPN's fantasy expert Matthew Berry: "From Week 5 on, after that Monday night debacle against Kansas City, only Aaron Rodgers averaged more fantasy points per game [19 PPG] than Tom Brady."


Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

Antonio Brown is in full pads and running routes on the field about an hour before the Steelers' last preseason game against Panthers. Doubt he plays.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Different seeing former Patriots RB Shane Vereen in Giants colors -- same number, 34.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

T-minus 4 hours to kickoff for preseason finale between the 49ers and Chargers and the grass here at Levi's Stadium looks to be in fine shape. Half of the field, though, appears to be new after last weekend's Luke Bryan concert.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams and Chiefs about 90 minutes from kicking off preseason finale. Not expecting Rams starters much in this one, especially on defense. Young offensive linemen might get a couple extra series.