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Schefter: Bad two years for the NFL

Adam Schefter on SportsCenter: "From the league office perspective, last year went as bad as it could. This season is about to kick off and this is a damning decision. This is a slap in the face of the NFL."


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Good injury news for the Dolphins: First-round pick and receiver DeVante Parker (No. 11) is slated to start and make his debut tonight against the Buccaneers. Parker had foot surgery in June and missed all of training camp and three preseason games.

Legal FAQ: Inside the judge's decision

You've got questions? ESPN legal analyst Lester Munson has answers. Why he still feels like the league's legal position remains strong despite the ruling today and how this reminds him of a 2004 ruling involving Maurice Clarett. Looking at precedent

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the view at Sun Life Stadium for Dolphins-Buccaneers. Players will be fighting for roster spots tonight.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery played catch on the Soldier Field turf before the preseason finale vs. Cleveland. The Bears kept Jeffery indoors and away from the media for the last two weeks. Jeffery has been out with a calf strain since Aug. 12.

When football meets futbol

Kaka, on the East Coast for international matches with Brazil, had time to snap a pic with Tim Tebow. No word on if they practiced Tebowing.


SportsCenter live from Gillette Stadium

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

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Drum roll, please: Recently-signed Matt Flynn will start at QB tonight for the Jets. He's the frontrunner for the No. 2 job, which means he's competing for the right to be released when Geno Smith returns in a month or so. Several older vets are in the starting lineup, including Jason Babin, Joe Mays and Stephen Bowen -- bubble players.

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


NFL gets a judicial smackdown

Charles P. Pierce writes of today's Brady ruling: "It's impossible to read [Judge Richard] Berman's decision as anything other than a statement of complete disgust that this alleged petty gamesmanship ever wound up in his courtroom -- and his disgust is focused almost exclusively on the NFL." Brady freed

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Jets rookie DE Leonard Williams (knee), who won't play tonight, is running 100-yard gassers with other starters who will get the night off.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Devonta Freeman not expected to play tonight as the Falcons try to get their top running back ready for opener coming off hamstring strain.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

A Steelers source said locker room doesn't seem happy with Brady/DeflateGate news largely because of timing, with the Steelers-Patriots game seven days out, but at least players know what to expect now

NFLPA president: 'Happy for Tom'

Eric Winston's statement: "It's important to remember that when one player's rights are upheld, it is a victory for all players. However, this whole ordeal has highlighted the need for players and owners to work together to make all policies fair and transparent for everyone in our game. I welcome an opportunity to have open and constructive dialogue with the league in the near future for how we can best accomplish that."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The following players won't dress for the Packers' preseason finale against the Saints: WR Randall Cobb, DB Micah Hyde, CB Demetri Goodson, LB Sam Barrington, G T.J. Lang, WR Ty Montgomery, DE Datone Jones. It's likely several others, including QB Aaron Rodgers, will be healthy scratches.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

About an hour and a half before kickoff in Indianapolis, it looked as if the Bengals' offensive starters we're going through a modified practice. A lone uptempo drive got several sweating through their shirts. It's likely the only action they'll see tonight.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

The Ravens a little more advanced with their technology.

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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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.


Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Former third round draft pick Dez Southward is on the spot for the Falcons tonight. The defensive back is on the roster bubble.

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."


Berry takes a leap of faith in fantasy

In his annual "bold predictions" column, ESPN's fantasy analyst Matthew Berry makes some gutsy guesses for the 2015 season. Could Matt Jones really surpass Alfred Morris? Who is this guy?

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