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Who will be lost in the first wave of roster cuts? Tom Brady will be back in court soon. Hard Knocks affects the local media. Who is the LeBron James of football?

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Walkthrough: Story behind the Dre Kirkpatrick story
Looking at the background to the story looking into the life of Dre Kirkpatrick in Alabama.

Is Cincinnati Bengals A.J. Green a top five fantasy WR? | Watch the video - Yahoo Sports
The "Fantasy Spotlight" crew discusses who the top wide receivers may be for the upcoming season and whether Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green is still considered to be near the top at his position.

Predicting Cincinnati Bengals' First Wave of Roster Cuts | Bleacher Report
There are no easy decisions in the NFL when it comes to summer roster cuts, but it's easy to think the Cincinnati Bengals have it more difficult than most.  So it goes when coach Marvin Lewis and his staff continue to excel in draft after draft. It's been an odd cut year for the Bengals already, with names like Mike Pollak and Greg Little being shown the door (the latter's back) and one of the team's longest-tenured players, Robert Geathers, also cut earlier this year.

Tom Brady will appear in court on the 12th | ProFootballTalk
It may not have been smart for Tom Brady to destroy/dismantle/whatever his phone, but he'll be doing the smart thing next Wednesday. According to Albert Breer of NFL Media, Brady will appear in court on August 12, for the first of two settlement conferences with Judge Richard M. Berman.

How HBO's Hard Knocks affects local media during camp - More Sports - SI.com
HBO’s Hard Knocks returns this month, with the show featuring the Houston Texans this season. Fans generally love watching the all-access program, but how does Hard Knocks’s presence affect the jobs of local media?

NFL Nation: QB auditions highlight early camp storylines - NFL Nation - ESPN
NFL Nation reporters look ahead to Monday's practices at each team's training camp.

Ravens S Matt Elam likely to miss all of 2015 with biceps tear - SBNation.com
A biceps tear is expected to send Matt Elam to injured reserve, hurting the Ravens' depth at safety.

Kromer talks to media, says pretty much nothing | ProFootballTalk
On Sunday, the Bills suspended offensive line coach Aaron Kromer for six regular-season games. On Monday, Kromer addressed the media. Like the Ray Rice no-questions-from-the-press conference of May 2014, Kromer simply made a statement without an ensuing back-and-forth with reporters.

Matt Hasselbeck still seems surprised he is getting drug tested | Larry Brown Sports
Matt Hasselbeck is entering his 17th NFL season. The 39-year-old has appeared in just seven games over the last two seasons since joining the Indianapolis Colts, but he does not receive special treatment when it comes to drug testing.

Adrian Peterson Featured With Son In Vikings’ ‘Family Day’ Tweet (Photo) | NFL | NESN.com
The Minnesota Vikings celebrated “Family Day” at training camp Saturday, and for some reason, Adrian Peterson was prominently featured. Peterson, you might recall, missed just about the entire 2015 season after he was indicted on on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child last September. The Vikings running back was accused of hitting his 4-year-old son with a switch as a way of discipline.

Jay Gruden reportedly had to convince Dan Snyder to bench RG3 | Larry Brown Sports
Here’s something that will come as a shock to NFL fans: Dan Snyder likes to meddle with his football team and be a part of big decisions. I know, I know — you’re just floored by the this revelation. But Snyder, who has zero previous football coaching experience, was so involved with football decisions last year that he had to be convinced by head coach Jay Gruden to finally bench Robert Griffin III.

New York Giants Players Fight During Training Camp And Their Coach Isn't Pleased
On Sunday, it was Dez Bryant fighting with a teammate at training camp for the Dallas Cowboys. On Monday, it was members of a divisional rival that were throwing punches.

Jamaal Charles: 'I'm the LeBron James of football'
Over the past three seasons, Charles has averaged 1,276 rushing yards and eight rushing scores per season. Showcasing his talent as a pass-catcher, Charles tallied 1,220 receiving yards and 12 receiving touchdowns during this period of time.