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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Tight end Mitchell Henry (hand) and running John Crockett (shoulder) both have injuries that likely would keep them out past Week 1, per sources. Both expected to be waived/injured.

Can Von Miller live up to his new deal?

John Elway certainly hopes so. And while Elway doesn't think the sixth-year veteran will "get up in front of the team and give speeches all the time," he does expect Miller to assume a new role. Expected to lead

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers have waived Kennard Backman, a sixth-round pick last year. The tight end has a minor knee injury that will require a scope, according to a source. Surgery is expected this week.

Carr adding to Raiders' playbook?

Raiders QB Derek Carr throws an impressive behind-the-back toss to one of his receivers.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Not spotted at Jets practice this morning: Brandon Marshall (hip), David Harris (shoulder) and Bruce Carter (shoulder). They won't play Thursday, when most starters and key backups will sit. Mo Wilkerson returned after a rest day. Dee Milliner (hamstring), Jordan Jenkins (calf) and Josh Martin (ankle) among those in the rehab area, meaning they probably won't practice.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

It's official. Calvin Johnson will be on Dancing with the Stars this season. For real. He'll be competing against Ryan Lochte and others.

Verrett: I believe in the promise of America

Stan Verrett weighed in on Colin Kaepernick's decision to not stand up during the National Anthem.

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Tuesday NFL preview: All 32 teams

NFL Nation assesses what to watch across the league on Tuesday, including Joey Bosa saying he's "ready to play" whenever the Chargers decide to put him on the field. Top storylines

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NFL Insiders make season predictions

Our panel of NFL experts make their picks for MVP, biggest flop, breakout player and more. Who's your MVP? (Insider)

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Ault 'shocked' by Kaepernick's decision

Chris Ault, who coached Colin Kaepernick in college at Nevada, explains why he opted to pen a letter in reaction to Kaepernick's decision to sit during the national anthem.

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

DE/OLB Paul Kruger is scheduled to visit the Saints on Tuesday after being released by the Browns. The Saints made a strong push to sign Kruger in 2013, and their interest makes sense again, since coach Sean Payton listed the pass rush as one of New Orleans' biggest concerns following Friday's preseason loss to the Steelers.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

The Seahawks have released RB Zac Brooks, according to a league source. Brooks was a seventh-round pick out of Clemson. The team liked his ability as a receiver, but he dealt with hamstring issues in camp. Brooks could end up being a candidate for the practice squad.

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Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Eagles linebacker Myke Tavarres, via his agent: "I want to apologize for the distraction I've become to all of Eagle Nation. I feel passionate about racial issues going on in our country and I thought that sitting during the National Anthem would bring more awareness to this issue and encourage more constructive discussion to find solutions, but I feel I only made things worse. I want to make change in this world, but sitting down during the national anthem just isn't the best way to do it. With that being said, I do plan on finding a better way. I'm young and I still have a lot to learn about saying and doing the right thing. For now, I will stay focused on football; but I will definitely look for opportunities to do what I can to prevent injustices. I am so blessed to be an American and I just feel a responsibility to do what I can to make things better."