DA GRONK: Rob Gronkowski could miss a few more weeks. Adam Schefter thinks it could be awhile before we see Gronk on the field. That means we might only see Gronk on daily fantasy commercials for a week or two. Noooooooooooo!
CAN'T MISS PICKS: Expert picks for Week 2: Can the Cardinals and Cowboys get their first wins? Our panel of experts is unanimous in its faith that the Cardinals will get back in the win column this week. They're more divided over the Cowboys and a few others.
PLACE YOUR BETS: Odds and lines for Week 2: Steelers, Patriots home betting favorites vs. rivals. The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots both host division rivals as betting favorites on the Week 2 NFL card at the sportsbooks.
NO FINES: NFL not expected to fine Titans player who wore 9/11 tribute cleats. Five other NFL players wore patriotic cleats during their games on Sept. 11.
GOODELL IS MAKING ANOTHER GRANT: NFL to launch new $100 million concussion initiatives to improve player safety. It sounds great. But remember when the NFL donated money to the National Institutes of Health and then tried to manipulate the results?
THE KID WHO RAN ON THE FIELD: The idiot teen on the field at MNF wrote his number on his chest, so we called him. It was a 16-year-old kid named William. He was sober. This was his lifelong dream.
EAGLES GOT TALENT: Watch Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos wow with cards, words in America's Got Talent finale. The magical long snapper just can't be stopped.
GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL: Martellus Bennett is at Boston Children’s hospital — as a Pikachu. The Patriots’ quirkiest player is visiting kids and spreading some good vibes at Boston Children’s hospital today in a Pokemon costume.
A BEAST IN THE WOODS: Marshawn Lynch's mountainous adventure with Bear Grylls was hilarious and surprisingly profound. Marshawn Lynch on using his hair for fire: "Aww, man. I’m hella sad."
THE SAINTS CAP GOT WORSE: Saints release running back C.J. Spiller. A shocking move, but not as shocking at the $40 million in dead cap money the Saints are now carrying this year. "I definitely didn’t see it coming," Spiller said.
HOSS OF THE WEEK: Leonard Williams wrecks shop no matter where the Jets put him, The Jets' second-year defensive lineman is Stephen White's Hoss of the Week.
BROCKERS EXTENSION: Rams, DT Michael Brockers agree to a three-year contract extension. Finally, some good news for the Rams.
MORE OWNERS WEIGH IN ON PROTESTS: Jerry Jones believes that the anthem controversy "really disappointing." The Cowboys owner is also a big backer of The Shield, go figure. Jones doesn't speak for all the owners though. Four protesting Dolphins joined by a big fifth — owner Steve Ross. Ross applauded the four Dolphins players who knelt during the anthem.
TOP ROOKIES: Carson Wentz leads Pro Football Focus' list of the top 10 rookies this week. I didn't see Jared Goff's name on this list, hmmmmm.