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Offensive rookie of year candidates: Why a kicker could win

Ezekiel Elliott appears to be the favorite to earn 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors, but KC Joyner says there's a special kicker in Tampa Bay who could put up a good fight.

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Players with most to prove for all 32 NFL teams

Can Jimmy Graham rebound from his season-ending injury? Will Eddie Lacy return to his 2014 form? NFL Nation reporters select the player for each team facing a pivotal 2016 season.

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How the Steelers plan to replace Martavis Bryant

Pittsburgh is counting on a three-headed monster to help make up for the loss of WR Martavis Bryant, who will miss the entire 2016 season after failing another drug test.

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Why aren't more teams following Patriot Way with QBs?

NFL teams have tried to emulate New England's gold standard for winning, but there's one Bill Belichick formula most aren't copying, at least not yet: the long-term quarterback strategy behind an aging star.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Not practicing for the Bills today: WR Greg Salas, WR Sammy Watkins (foot), WR Davonte Allen, CB Stephon Gilmore (not spotted), RB Karlos Williams (not spotted), OT Seantrel Henderson (not spotted), WR Marcus Easley (knee), TE Charles Clay, WR Marquise Goodwin (not spotted), OLB Shaq Lawson (not spotted/shoulder), DT Kyle Williams (knee), DT Marcell Dareus (not spotted)

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons owner Arthur Blank had to excuse himself briefly from the owners meeting here in Charlotte to handle some business matters. He will return shortly.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Second-round pick James Bradberry has been one of the Panthers' starters at corner in every team drill so far. Robert MCLain was the starter at the other corner in the first two drills, but third-round pick Daryl Worley is getting a shot now.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

I do not see WR Marquise Goodwin at Bills practice today.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

I do not see Marcell Dareus at Bills practice today.

Louis Riddick @LRiddickESPN

....because what the #Bills are doing today is going to keep BB up at night concerned about how he is going convert on 3rd down in the fall.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

I do not see RB Karlos Williams at Bills OTA practice today, likely because of the recent birth of his child.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

I do not see OT Seantrel Henderson (illness) at practice today for the Bills.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

It appears the Bills have moved DL T.J. Barnes to OL. He's wearing No. 75 and with OL group.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Detroit Lions on Aug. 9 and 10 for joint training camp practices at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. These sessions will help both teams prepare for their Aug. 12 preseason game in Pittsburgh.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills DT Kyle Williams (knee) is not participating in today's OTA and neither is WR Marcus Easley (knee).

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Atlanta Super Bowl bid committee going over its presentation in here right now. Voting for the Super Bowls in 2019, 2020, 2021 will happen this afternoon.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills are on the field for their OTA. Nobody has thrown an interception yet.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

It does not appear that Charles Clay or Greg Salas are participating in today's OTA.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Sammy Watkins is on crutches at today's OTA. His left foot is in a boot.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is another portion of the Bills' "media policy" for 2016. Reporters are not allowed to say who dropped pass or threw an interception in practice.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions will have joint practices with the Steelers on August 9 and 10 before the preseason opener on August 12 in Pittsburgh. This is the first time in three seasons Jim Caldwell has had joint practices.

Romo is ready to go

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will participate today in 11-on-11 workouts, the first day of OTAs and his first time on the field since Thanksgiving, when he was knocked out for the season by a broken left collarbone. Romo sows hope in May

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Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Raiders owner Mark Davis is the last to arrive at today's NFL owners meeting in Charlotte. I'm told his Raiders-to-Vegas interest will be discussed, but the league is still a long way from a vote. Definitely won't happen today.