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Where does Dez Bryant rank among NFL's top receivers?

Dez Bryant has been one of the NFL's elite wide receivers since early in his career. Despite several injuries over the last two seasons, the Cowboys' No. 1 wide out is still among the game's best. But where exactly does he rank?The most difficult aspect of comparing receivers is that they all play with different quarterbacks. Most wouldn't predict 1,500-yard seasons from Antonio Brown and Julio Jones if they played in Houston the last few years.But taking that into consideration, here's an educated guess at how the NFL's top receivers currently rank.1.) Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons. Jones...

San Francisco Chronicle

Report: Free-agent DT Mitchell will visit 49ers

Mitchell, 29, who was released by the Dolphins this week in a salary cap move, has visits scheduled with the 49ers, Seahawks, Falcons and Broncos, the NFL Network reported. Last year, Mitchell sustained a calf injury, but the Dolphins activated from injured reserve to play in their final nine games. Niners defensive line coach Jeff Zgonina was a defensive assistant with the Texans when Mitchell played for Houston in 2013. In 2016, the 49ers’ 32nd-ranked defense set an NFL record by allowing 100-yard rushers in seven straight games and surrendered the sixth-most rushing yards (2,654)...

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Cowboys' to-do list for Super Bowl contention; why Pats and Falcons offer hope for Dallas

SportsDay insiders Brandon George and Jon Machota bring you the latest on the Dallas Cowboys in this episode of Candidly Cowboys.-- Get the Cowboys Sports Radio app.-- Subscribe to Cowboys Sports Radio.For more podcasts, follow on Twitter: @RadioCowboysDon't see the podcast? Tap here.Cowboys' to-do list to get to Super Bowl Jon Machota: No. 1 for me is health. Would health be No. 1 on your list? Brandon George: I think it's always No. 1. The fact that they were healthy this year is why I think they had a 13-3 season. In 2014, they had some pretty serious injuries. Sean Lee was hurt. A couple...

FOX Sports

New England Patriots: Dion Lewis Injury Update

New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis was injured in Super Bowl LI. How is his hamstring doing?The New England Patriots were able to defeat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. On offense, the Patriots struggled for most of the first half, as there were some mistakes made early on.Afte...

Patriots Football Coverage | WEEI

NFL SUNDAY -- The Alex Mack injury could be a game changer -- 2-5-17

The boys get into the injury to Alex Mack, reportedly a fracture in his fibula, and how it can really be a problem for the Falcons offense. They also talk about Mack not being on the injury report on Friday. Price attempts to reason why that would be the case.

FOX Sports

Falcons center Alex Mack to play in Super Bowl despite fractured fibula

This injury typically keeps a player out for at least a month.

Sports Illustrated

Report: Falcons C Alex Mack will play Super Bowl with broken fibula

The injury would reportedly have required Mack to sit out for six to eight weeks during the regular season.

The Blitz | Boston Herald

Atlanta center Alex Mack reportedly playing with broken left fibula

HOUSTON -- One of the main concerns for the Falcons all week leading up to tonight's Super Bowl LI against the Patriots has been the health of center Alex Mack, who is unquestionably the top offensive lineman on the team.Mack, who has been limited in practice all week, reportedly has a left fibula injury that is more severe than initially thought.According to an ESPN report, Mack's fibula is actually broken. Normally, this is an injury that would keep a player out for six-to-eight weeks, but Mack is expected to play through it.

Patriots Football Coverage | WEEI

Tom E. Curran, CSNNE, joins the NFL SUNDAY crew to break down Super Bowl 51 -- 2-5-17

Tom calls the guys from Houston to give his take on Super Bowl 51. He discusses Alex Mack's injury, the key matchups, how the Pats will try to attack the Falcons and why he sees the Patriots coming out on top by a couple TD's.

FOX Sports

The final NFL injury report before Super Bowl LI

Which Patriots and Falcons are questionable for Sunday?

Newark Star-Ledger

Super Bowl 2017: UPDATED Patriots and Falcons injury report, odds, betting line, time, TV, channel

Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the AFC Champion New England Patriots will play for their fifth Vince Lombardi Trophy in the franchise's nine Super Bowl appearances Sunday against Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium in a 6:30 p.m. kickoff on Sunday Feb. 5..

It Is What It Is | WEEI

Pool report: Nate Ebner (concussion) expected to play Sunday, Patriots using 2 players to simulate Julio Jones

HOUSTON — It appears Nate Ebner (concussion) will be good to go Sunday against the Falcons. The special teams ace again worked in a red, non-contact jersey on Thursday, but all signs are pointing to him play Sunday in Super Bowl LI. “I expect him to be ready to play in the game,” Bill Belichick […]

CSN New England

Pool report: Falcons 'concerned' about Mack's fibula injury

The primary takeaway from the pool report on Falcons practice was that Atlanta center Alex Mack is still pretty banged up after suffering a fibula injury in the NFC title game.

The Blitz | Boston Herald

Patriots list seven players as questionable for Super Bowl LI

HOUSTON -- The Patriots kept their injury report intact after their final practice of the week, and all seven players are listed as questionable for Super Bowl LI against the Falcons.Vincent Valentine (back) is the only player with a truly uncertain status. He was added to the injury report yesterday and participated on a limited basis over the final two practices. He missed three games (Weeks 5-7) with a back injury earlier this season.

Houston Chronicle

Patriots injury report: Martellus Bennett, six others questionable

New England Patriots starting tight end Martellus Bennett is officially questionable on the injury report heading into Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium.

It Is What It Is | WEEI

Patriots list 7 players as questionable for Super Bowl LI, including Martellus Bennett, Dont’a Hightower

HOUSTON — There were no changes to the Patriots injury report on Friday. All seven players who were limited on Thursday were limited on Friday and are officially listed as questionable for the game on Sunday against the Falcons. Alan Branch (toe) said he will play, while Bill Belichick said on Thursday he expects Nate […]

CSN New England

Patriots-Falcons practice participation/injury report: Valentine added to list

Thursday's practice participation/injury report for Super Bowl LI:NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSLIMITED PARTICIPATIONTE Martellus Bennett (knee)DT Alan Branch (toe) DB Nate Ebner (concussion)LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder)WR Chris

FOX Sports

New England Patriots: Latest Update on Atlanta Falcons' Injury Report

The New England Patriots will be facing the Atlanta Falcons in a few days. How are the Falcons doing on the injury front?With Super Bowl 51 just a few days away, the New England Patriots are preparing for the Atlanta Falcons. At this point in the season, all players are a bit banged up. However, t...

Providence Journal

Patriots backup Jimmy Garoppolo trying not to think about uncertain future

HOUSTON -- Jimmy Garoppolo has come to the Super Bowl in a Patriots uniform. He’s going through practice this week with the Patriots. He’s preparing for the Atlanta Falcons with the Patriots. He will receive -- and will have earned -- a ring if the Patriots emerge from Sunday night victorious.Barring injury to Brady, however, the next pass Garoppolo throws in a game won’t come with the Patriots.

Providence Journal

Atlanta's Matt Schaub has been in Patriots' backup Jimmy Garoppolo's shoes

HOUSTON -- Jimmy Garoppolo has come to the Super Bowl in a Patriots uniform. He’s going through practice this week with the Patriots. He’s preparing for the Atlanta Falcons with the Patriots. He will receive — and will have earned — a ring if the Patriots emerge from Sunday night victorious.Barring injury to Brady, however, the next pass Garoppolo throws in a game won’t come with the Patriots.

Boston Herald

Falcons DL coach Bryan Cox enjoyed time with Pats but now tries to stop them

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — He was a 33-year-old linebacker in the penultimate season of a 12-year career that had long before seen its last Pro Bowl trip. After an injury to the star quarterback, he and his teammates had hitched their wagon to a young skinny kid.Fifteen years later, Bryan Cox is the defensive line coach for Atlanta, and now he’s trying to figure out a way to track down that same kid-turned-legend as the Falcons and Patriots hurtle toward Super Bowl LI. He couldn’t possibly have predicted any of this — even if he ever paused to consider how crazy all of this may be.“I...

CSN New England

Ebner, Gostkowski remain out, Julio Jones returns to practice

FOXBORO -- There wasnt any news on the Patriots end of Fridays participation/injury report, but the Falcons put one of their best players back on the

CSN New England

Thursday's Patriots-Falcons practice participation/injury report: Gostkowski ill

FOXBORO -- There were no major surprises on Thursdays injury report for the Patriots. Nate Ebner didnt participate in practice due to a concussion suffered against

Providence Journal

Nate Ebner and Stephen Gostkowski miss Thursday's Patriots practice

FOXBORO – The Patriots started their preparation for the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday with two players - Nate Ebner and Stephen Gostkowski - missing from their first Super Bowl LI practice.Ebner, who was listed on Thursday's injury report with a concussion, has been dealing with his injury since Sunday. The standout special teamer suffered the head injury during the opening kickoff in the second half against Pittsburgh. After leaving the game, the Patriots ruled him out in [.. [...]

Providence Journal

Nate Ebner misses Thursday's Patriots practice

FOXBORO – The Patriots started their preparation for the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday with one player missing from their first Super Bowl LI practice.Nate Ebner, who was listed on Wednesday’s injury report with a concussion, was the lone absence. The standout special teamer suffered the head injury during the opening kickoff in the second half on Sunday against Pittsburgh. After leaving the game, the Patriots ruled him out in the third quarter.Ebner led the [. [...]

FOX Sports

Falcons holding out Julio Jones, Alex Mack with injuries

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Matt Ryan wasn't worried that he didn't have his center and top receiver with him for the Falcons' first Super Bowl practice on Wednesday or for the remainder of the week.