Cowboys likely won't play Dez tonight
Bryant, limited in training camp with a strained hamstring, hasn't played in a preseason game yet and owner Jerry Jones doesn't expect him to suit up tonight: "Let's give him the rest. We don't have to have him [Saturday] night. That's the way I would look at it, and do look at it." (via 105.3 The Fan)
2015 fantasy football rankings
Eddie Lacy was just the No. 6 RB in scoring last year, but he's the No. 3-ranked player entering 2015. What other surprises are in store from ESPN's composite rankings? Top 300
Cousins will start Week 1 for Redskins
The Redskins are planning on starting QB Kirk Cousins in Week 1 against the Dolphins, sources tell ESPN's Dianna Russini. Robert Griffin III is sidelined with a concussion.
The truth about Wilson's nanobubbles
As a football player, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is a superstar, writes Kevin Seifert. As a citizen, he is one of the NFL's best. As a neurologist, well … hey, he's a great player! Can water prevent concussions?
Is your Fantasy Football league ready?
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Clark: 'Smooth move' to install Cousins
Ryan Clark explains why Robert Griffin III's concussion opens the door for Kirk Cousins: "This is Chris Paul to Blake Griffin on the alley-oop. This is the setup. ... It gives you a reason to have a different starting quarterback."
Bortles looking impressive in preseason
What did Darren Woodson notice most in Blake Bortles' preseason performance against the Lions? "The athleticism."
Drew Brees walks home with fans
After Friday's practice at Tulane, the Saints QB stuck around signing autographs until the lights went out. He then walked the 1.5 miles home -- accompanied by some fans.
TE's kids love when he catches TDs
Patriots tight end Scott Chandler caught a touchdown in Friday's preseason game, and his little daughters went crazy. Watch
When should you draft Tom Brady?
ESPN's Matthew Berry says if you draft Patriots QB Tom Brady -- who threw two interceptions Friday vs. the Panthers -- a replacement-level quarterback can help to bridge the gap for Brady's potential suspension.
Mariota's fire inspires Titans
Marcus Mariota took a big hit from Justin Houston, then got in Houston's face after the play, drawing rave reviews from his coach: "It was good to see him react the way he did in that game and make some plays there at the end of the first half." Becoming a leader
RG III not cleared for return
After initially being cleared to play, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) will not play Saturday against the Ravens. John Clayton says: "For RG III, the Redskins, this is a big setback that really adds confusion to what's going on in Washington."
Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer
Andy Reid confirmed no change to Chiefs' QB depth chart. Just wanted to give long look to Aaron Murray.
Mariota efficient, but Titans fall to Chiefs
Marcus Mariota completed 7 of his 11 throws for 99 yards and ran for 22 more, but Kansas City QB Alex Smith completed 16-of-18 passes for 171 yards in the Titans' 34-10 loss to the Chiefs.
Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer
"The drives we've been able to put together shows our toughness and who we want to be." QB Blake Bortles on the Jags' identity
Brady throws 2 INTs in Patriots' win
Tom Brady completed 7-of-13 passes for 84 yards and a TD but threw 2 INTs in the first half of New England's 17-16 preseason win over the Panthers.
Tate escapes for 62-yard TD catch
Lions WR Golden Tate slipped behind the defense to haul in a 62-yard TD pass from QB Matthew Stafford.
Newton: Panthers need to start faster
Cam Newton says Carolina's offense has to match its defense: "We gotta create that killer instinct early on leading into the next couple of games."
Bortles stars in Jaguars' loss
Has Blake Bortles turned a corner? He was 20-for-27 for 245 yards and a TD, and added another 38 yards on the ground as the Lions went on to beat the Jags. Box score
Chiefs win rain-shortened game
Alex Smith and Aaron Murray combined to go 31-for-38 for 317 yards and 4 TDs, while Titans rookie Marcus Mariota finished 7-for-11 for 99 yards. The game was called with 3:50 left due to severe weather. Box score