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Late-season predictions for every NFL team

Which award could young stars Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott share? And is pass-rusher Khalil Mack destined for a bigger prize? NFL Nation reporters make a prediction for all 32 teams.

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Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey have declared for the NFL draft, and the expectation is Florida State's Dalvin Cook will eventually as well to make for a strong 2017 RB class. He's rushed for more than 1,600 yards in each of the last two seasons, but so far he's declined comment about his future.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins veteran DE Jason Jones (No. 98) is back from his two-game suspension. He was cited for a DWI incident in the offseason.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins left tackle Trent Williams is practicing for the first time since he was suspended four games for violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins players and coaches get back to work today in preparation for the Arizona Cardinals. Can Miami recover from last week's 32-point drubbing by the Ravens?

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Moving forward, Bryce Love is expected to replace Christian McCaffrey as Stanford's featured back. Love showed he was already ready for that role in 2016.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Christian McCaffrey will finish his Communication degree at Stanford. "I don't know when, but I will finish," he said. "As soon as my career takes shape, I'll figure out a plan. Stanford does a great job of encouraging former players to return and graduate."

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

College football has enjoyed a transcendent talent in Christian McCaffrey. He's racked up over 2,000 more all-purpose yards than any other player over the past two years and has shown unprecedented versatility. This year, McCaffrey showed he can also be a great short yardage back -- and that likely sealed his early-pick NFL Draft ticket.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Peterson told reporters in the locker room he wouldn't come back this season if the Vikings are out of the playoff race, "for obvious reasons."

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Christian McCaffrey's 6,191 all-purpose yards in the last two seasons are nearly 2,000 more than any other FBS player.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey made the right decision in declaring for the NFL draft. He had nothing left to prove at the college left and will be an interesting player to watch develop in the NFL. "I talked to Coach Shaw about everything. He completely agreed," McCaffrey said in a statement. "Really, it just made sense. The opportunity is right in front of me."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Sammy Watkins, not practicing today because of his foot, watching practice from the sideline.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart received a flop warning from the NBA for his exaggerated dive at the end of Monday's 107-106 loss to the Houston Rockets. As Al Horford's last-second layup attempt rolled off the rim, Smart embellished contact chasing a rebound in hopes of a whistle. Smart is only the fourth player to receive a warning this year.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Bogut said timetable he's been given for his recovery from a hyperextension and bone bruise in his left knee is 10 days to 3-4 weeks.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford said "it's up there" when it comes to if this is the most fun he's had playing football. Lions have won 7 of 8 games.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

NBA scouts have been enamored with Florida State's Jonathan Isaac when he's been healthy this season. 6-10 and long, but they're most impressed by his shooting: 44.4 percent from 3.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan on Sammy Watkins missing practice Wednesday: "Hopefully he'll be ready to roll." Ryan says Watkins came out of Sunday's game feeling better than he did after the game before.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Sammy Watkins is projected not to practice today because of his foot.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' priority is to bring back Justin Turner, but is there a point when they move on from their desired plan? Club president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman: "Sure. I think that as conversations get to the point where you will potentially lose something, you go to them. In the case where a player is Option A and Option B has gotten to the point where you need to make a decision, that's when you go and say, 'Look, we're at this point.' That's the part of the timing element that is tricky."

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Ian Desmond is expected to play 1B for the Rockies, a position he hasn't played in the minors or majors. He moved from SS to OF last season.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan: "I believe Tyrod Taylor is an outstanding quarterback, has a chance to be an outstanding quarterback." Ryan says he doesn't believe it's appropriate to evaluate Taylor's future until after the season.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan on LeSean McCoy: "The type of year he's having is amazing. ... This young man is having an unbelievable season for us."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Richard Hernandez on stand now in Will Smith murder trial. Hernandez was an acquaintance of Smith and a central figure in the case since defense is painting him as the chief instigator. He said he left the scene in a taxi because he feared for his life after Smith was shot and he heard someone saying, "Where's that white boy?" Hernandez admitted to taking his shirt off because he felt a fight was about to happen but said he never swung at anybody and walked away when wife calmed him down. Cross examination beginning now.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan on Steelers: "We have to win this game to have any hopes of getting into the playoffs." He believes Pittsburgh has improved defensively.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions GM Bob Quinn, after the Quick Lane Bowl press conference, declined comment on his team, saying he'll chat after the season. He did, though, chat with Boston College coach Steve Addazio briefly,

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

On Larry Bird's 60th birthday, Celtics coach Brad Stevens reflects on what it meant for an Indy kid to grow up watching Bird.