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NFL's elite to be revealed on 'The Top 100: Players of 2012'

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The long wait is finally over. The No. 1 player and the rest of the top 10 on “The Top 100: Players of 2012” will be unveiled Wednesday starting at 8 p.m. ET on NFL Network. Our analysts break down how they think the top 10 should look.

Here's what else is on tap for Wednesday:

Darlington: Listen up, rook
The rookie symposium has provided a valuable message for incomers, but will it stick? Jeff Darlington reports. More ...

• Elliot Harrison continues counting down the Top 20 games of 2011 by recalling how the Green Bay Packers took a shocking loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Check in later Wednesday for the No. 18 game of 2011.

• Drew Brees’ franchise-tag grievance hearing against the New Orleans Saints and the NFL is set to be heard Wednesday. Steve Wyche has all the details on what to expect from the hearing.

• Brett Favre knows a thing or two about playing quarterback. Deion Sanders sits down with the legendary gun-slinger to talk about several signal-callers, including which active QB reminds him the most of himself.

• The postseason rarely features the same set of teams from year-to-year. So which playoff squad from last year might be sitting at home after Week 17? Around the League highlights some teams who could be in line for a disappointment.

• It might be the offseason, but not for a heated NFC East rivalry. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick celebrated his birthday Tuesday, and the Dallas Cowboys couldn’t help but pass along their best.

Brooks: Andy Reid vs. Norv Turner
Andy Reid and Norv Turner both head into the season on the hot seat. Who is the better coach? Bucky Brooks examines. More ...

• It seemed like a simple question for Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo. But when quizzed about his favorite food, the pass rusher couldn’t answer without being razzed by Warren Sapp.

• Five classic NFL games are up for vote by fans. Check out the options, select your favorite, then see if it airs June 30 on NFL Network.

• Happy birthday to Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress, who turns 56 on Wednesday.

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