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Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

"His baptism was outstanding." – Cardinals coach Bruce Arians on rookie DT Robert Nkemdiche's NFL debut Sunday night in Houston. Arians thought Nkemdiche looked physical, fast and overall "very good." He was impressed a couple plays Nkemdiche made near the goal line.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

A view outside of the newly renovated Hard Rock Stadium for the Miami Dolphins.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Ebron still not practicing for Lions. Also not there: Michael Ola, Graham Glasgow, Khaseem Greene, Corey Robinson, Josh Bynes, Jon Bostic.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Julio Jones (ankle) will return to the practice field either Wednesday or Monday in preparation for Tampa Bay in the opener.

Bill Barnwell @billbarnwell

The people who unfairly say Kap can't protest while wealthy are going to be furious when they realize the Chargers gave in and paid Bosa.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Kubiak said Paxton Lynch is expected to play the whole game Thursday night in Arizona because " he needs every rep."

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns got to the 75-man roster limit by releasing DB K'Waun Williams. He was the team's nickel back the past two seasons, but had been suspended by the team for two weeks for violating team rules.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

On Trevor Siemian Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said "he's earned the right" to be the starter and said "I believe in this team."

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Joey Bosa will not play in Chargers preseason finale Thursday night, per team official. Regular season, here he comes.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter was asked how he'd react to a player sitting during the national anthem. "I'd personally be disappointed but I think it would be hard to enforce that rule...that's an individual's choice."

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Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill O'Brien also said right tackle Derek Newton (hamstring) could return to the practice field this week, and there is "a good chance" he could play in the first game. "I think Derek Newton's doing better," O'Brien said. "I think he's made a lot of progress. I think he'll be able to move around this week. Whether we play him against Dallas, that's to be determined. But I do think he can do some things out on the practice field this week."

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Richard Sherman on Colin Kaepernick: "There is some depth and some truth into what he was doing. I think he could have picked a better platform and a better way to do it. But every day, they say athletes are so robotic and do everything by the book. And then when somebody takes a stand like that, he gets his head chopped off."

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill O'Brien said he "could definitely see" J.J. Watt play in the Texans' season opener against the Bears. "He's made a lot of improvement in the last couple of weeks," O'Brien said. "He's really on the right track and we feel good about where he is right now."

Bosa needs to get in football shape in a hurry

Tom Waddle and Jerome Bettis believe there is some injury concern with Joey Bosa because of how quickly Bosa will need to get in football game shape before the season starts.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter: "I think it's safe to say that we'll probably keep three quarterbacks...we put a lot of time into Ryan Griffin and I think he's proven that he's capable of being a backup in this league. And it's not a big secret that Mike Glennon is going into the last year of his contract."

Is Broncos' Siemian worst Week 1 starter ever for defending champ?

With former seventh-round pick Trevor Siemian being named the Broncos' QB, Aaron Schatz ranks the five worst Week 1 starters for defending Super Bowl champions. Yikes!

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Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said all the cuts down to 75 have been done already.

Harbaugh on Kaepernick: I don’t respect the action

Colin Kaepernick's former coach Jim Harbaugh does not respect Kaepernick's decision to sit during the national anthem, although Harbaugh acknowledges Kaepernick's right to do so.

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Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he respects Colin Kaepernick's decision to not stand for the Star-Spangles Banner as an American but he does not agree with it.