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

The Oakland linebacker leads Mel Kiper Jr. and Mike Sando's annual list of the NFL's top 25 player under the age of 25. But where does second-year stud Odell Beckham Jr. fall on the list?

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'Concussion' director: No compromises with NFL

A day after its trailer debuted online and months before it hits theaters, the Will Smith football head-trauma film "Concussion" is already sparking controversy.

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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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Thumbs down for 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick

A quick observation of quarterback Colin Kaepernick and how he's played in preparation for the season opener on Sept. 14 against the Minnesota Vikings.

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#NFLRANK: The top 100 players

Who is the best player in the NFL: J.J. Watt or Aaron Rodgers? Our 70-plus voters settled that and plenty of other debates in this year's ranking of the top 100 players.

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Montee Ball: 'I'll show them what I can do'

Having been relegated to the No. 4 running back role in Saturday's preseason game, Montee Ball hopes to remind the Denver Broncos of his value.

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Rodak: Quarterback choice is classic Rex Ryan

Instead of playing it safe at quarterback, Bills coach Rex Ryan is rolling the dice with the unproven Tyrod Taylor as his starter. It's a move that aligns perfectly with Ryan's bold style.

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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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Cam's little bro following in his shoes

Panthers QB Cam Newton's younger brother, Cailyn Newton, who is a junior QB at Grady High School, impresses on the field against Washington High School.

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Peterson leads NFL's most overrated

Aaron Schatz concedes that, even after taking a year off, Adrian Peterson is a top 10 RB. But is he one of a dozen top players overall, or even the best at his position? "That's really, really unlikely," Schatz writes. Overrated/underrated (Insider)

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Report: GM 'went rogue' with Jackson cut

Bills GM Doug Whaley didn't consult the team's owners before releasing RB Fred Jackson Monday, sources told the Buffalo News. Team protocol dictates the Pegula family is informed of all personnel decisions.

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers GM Ted Thompson on roster cuts: "This is not my favorite time of the year. ... It's a no-win situation. It's a bad time."

Fred Jackson takes aim at Bills GM

Jackson, now with Seattle, told the Buffalo News: "There's only one person in that organization that I haven't gotten honesty from, and that was [Doug Whaley]." The Bills released the RB Monday after 8 years in Buffalo.

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Brady case not about footballs anymore

"For the NFL, this case is not about deflated footballs anymore. It is 100% about the authority of commissioner Roger Goodell to impose and arbitrate discipline," said ESPN's Dan Graziano.

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Rex: Bills will be my last coaching job

Rex Ryan on coaching the Bills: "This is definitely going to be it. This is my last stop in coaching, and then when my days are up, I'll turn it over to the younger generation. I'm not going anywhere else." (via USA TODAY Sports)

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Brady: "Such an enjoyable offseason"

Tom Brady joked to a crowd during the team's annual fundraiser. It marks his 1st time publicly speaking since an appearance at Salem State College on May 7 and just the 2nd time since the Wells Report's release,

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Only 8 more days until NFL games start

Have you drafted your fantasy team yet? It's not too late to get started. Play for free

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Giants kicker Josh Brown has been dealing with a hamstring injury for a couple of weeks. Kicked Saturday, but won’t tomorrow.

Tom Savage, your turn to start

The Texans' 3rd-string QB will start and play much of Thursday's preseason finale against the Cowboys. Coach Bill O'Brien said: "I want Tom to have a good game. I want him to get into a rhythm ... throw the ball accurately."

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Harbaugh has message for lip readers

Was John Harbaugh dropping F bombs at Jay Gruden on Saturday? Some lip readers think so, but Harbaugh has a message for them: "There's more than one word to the English language that begins with F." Was it 'football?'

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Is RG III the best QB for the Redskins?

ESPN's Bill Polian isn't so sure: "He doesn't fit the West Coast offense in any way, shape or form."

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Rams to practice with military personnel

For the second time this summer, St. Louis invited members of the military to the practice field. For Wednesday's walk-through at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, 22 soldiers will join the Rams. Last month, the Rams visited a Navy base in California.

Stafford: Calvin Johnson will be fine

Don't worry Lions fans, Megatron will be ready for the season, despite not playing in the preseason. Matthew Stafford told Mike & Mike: "The guy keeps himself in as good of shape as anybody on our team, if not the best."

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Tough to be a vegan NFL player?

Bears DT David Carter knows all too well. “The hardest part is keeping my weight up above 300 [lbs]. … I feel like my body adapts a lot easier to what I’m doing out there on the field.”

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Are the Seahawks over Superbowl loss?

Russell Wilson seems to think so. According to the QB it wasn't until an April trip to Hawaii that Seattle players finally put last season's loss behind them. Hawaii cures all

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

In thanking Bills fans for their support, former RB Fred Jackson took a parting shot at Bills GM Doug Whaley in an interview with The Buffalo News, saying, "There's only one person in that organization that I haven't gotten honesty from, and that was him."

Tomlin: Steelers to help Bryant

Coach Mike Tomlin said that Martavis Bryant, who faces a four-game suspension after multiple failed drug tests over marijuana use, is dealing with issues that are "bigger than football." 'We stand behind him'

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Brees reached out to Cam Cameron

Saints QB Drew Brees sent the LSU offensive coordinator a text message to express support after he heard about Cameron's treatment for prostate cancer and his plan to coach in 2015. "He's a guy who's had a tremendous impact on my career," said Brees,

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Deflategate: No ruling today

Late Tuesday afternoon U.S. District Court Judge Richard M. Berman said he "anticipates" issuing his decision by the end of the week. Ruling coming soon

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Is Richardson done in the NFL?

Trent Richardson was the No. 3 pick in 2012, but was cut Tuesday by the Raiders. Bill Williamson writes: "What team is going to give him another chance? Why would they? ... It’s not that he’s no longer a Raider. It’s that he may no longer be an NFL player." 'Just a guy'

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