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Judge: Brady, Goodell fail to reach settlement

The NFL and Tom Brady have failed to reach a settlement in the quarterback's appeal of his four-game suspension for his involvement in the "Deflategate" scandal.

RG III can't catch a break (1:08)
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Seifert: Rules changes and points of emphasis for 2015

Offsetting penalties for in-game fighting? Not anymore. Expect to see scuffles -- mild or otherwise -- result in ejections this season. That's not the only rules/procedural change in store.

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McManus: NFL fine system harsh on defenders

In a game geared toward offense, NFL defenders often feel helpless as they bear the brunt of the league's fine system, writes Jane McManus.

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Weinfuss: Tough outing for Palmer

Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer's final preseason showing wasn't pretty -- 8-for-22 passing, two interceptions, three sacks -- but he didn't get much help.


Seahawks plan to release Norwood

Seahawks WR Kevin Norwood, the 2014 4th-round pick, has been informed that the team is planning on releasing him, per league source. He's subject to waivers.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert on Monday issued a statement on Martavis Bryant's suspension: "We are disappointed in Martavis’ actions that has led to his four-game suspension. It is a disappointment to our entire organization as well as our fans, but we will continue to support Martavis during his suspension. It is very unfortunate his actions have put our team in this situation to begin the year, but we are confident he will learn from his mistake and return in excellent shape in Week 5."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Haloti Ngata and Joique Bell returned to practice with the Detroit Lions. So did Kyle Van Noy and Ezekiel Ansah. DeAndre Levy still not practicing with the Lions.

Jay Gruden: Kirk Cousins starter for 2015

The Redskins coach announced this morning that Cousins will be the team's starting QB for the season. Cousins got the job over Robert Griffin III, who's been dealing with injuries on and off since 2012.

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RG III can't catch a break

Last season, Robert Griffin III struggled with his footwork. Now he's struggling with his health. His future in Washington is uncertain, but one thing is clear. "The RG III experiment is running out of time," John Clayton says.


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Rex Ryan: "I expect to keep three quarterbacks on the roster. That's a true statement."

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Washington (Cousins) & Buffalo (Taylor) starting QB's officially announced...Still awaiting on the most compelling situation: Ohio State.

Bills name Tyrod Taylor Week 1 starter

Ryan Clark says Rex Ryan's decision to start Taylor is about potential: “You know what you have with those other guys. … Here’s the guy with the most upside.”


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Rex Ryan said he had a "change of heart" about announcing Taylor. Doesn't want players bombarded with questions if he kept it quiet.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens CB Lardarius Webb (hamstring) is on track to play season opener, according to coach John Harbaugh

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Manti Te'o (shoulder) and Dontrelle Inman (concussion) back practicing for Chargers after missing all of last week, including Seahawks game.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens coach John Harbaugh on testy halftime interview on Saturday: "I'm not good at them. I got to get better at that and hope to improve at that."

Ted Ginn Jr. is not happy ... with Madden

The speedy Panthers WR was given an 88 rating for speed in Madden NFL 16, and it's not sitting well with him. “I’m very pissed,’’ Ginn said when asked about the rating. “An 88?’’ Vowing to prove Madden wrong

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No settlement reached in Brady appeal

Sal Paolantonio and Andrew Brandt explain why the two sides were unable to come to a settlement. Judge Richard M. Berman will rule by Sept. 4.


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Detroit Lions continued their cuts Tuesday, releasing Ryan Broyles, Deon Butler, Garrett Gilbert, Vernon Johnson, Desmond Martin, Roy Philon, Jocquel Skinner, R.J. Stanford and Erik Williams. The Lions also placed CB Chris Owens on injured reserve. No surprises from the cuts thus far.

Rodak: Bills fans stung by Jackson release

One look at Twitter makes it clear that Bills fans are confused and angry. They'll want a solid explanation why it was the right move to cut Fred Jackson, a Buffalo mainstay, while he was still productive. They want answers

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Morris solid if unspectacular option

QBs Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins have been all the talk today, but RB Alfred Morris is a Redskin you shouldn't forget about on draft day. Weekly, he's one of the most consistent backs, which makes him a top commodity. Play for free

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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Upon further review Chicago Bears backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen did suffer a concussion vs. the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday. The club originally announced that Clausen passed the concussion test administered at Paul Brown Stadium, but Clausen later experienced delayed symptoms, according to head coach John Fox. Clausen also missed Week 17 of last year because of a concussion.

100+ NFL players surveyed on Deflategate

  • 72%: The Patriots deflated the footballs
  • 16%: "Upset" by it
  • 68%: Other teams tamper with footballs
And should Brady have been suspended?

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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

As the Chicago Bears search for a permanent solution at right tackle, head coach John Fox said on Monday that two-time Pro Bowl right guard Kyle Long "has enough practice experience to play both guard or tackle." Moving Long outside may eventually be the Bears' best option. So far, Jordan Mills and Charles Leno have failed to nail down the starting job. Long spent the final weeks of the Bears' offseason program playing both tackle spots.