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NFL preseason in the books; roster cuts due Friday

The preseason is over. Now comes the hard part for the coaches, as teams must trim their rosters to 53 by the end of Friday. Stay tuned to NFL Network and for all the latest as final rosters take shape.

Here's what else is on tap Friday:

Darlington: Don't believe the QB hype

With so many young quarterbacks taking over, is this the start of a golden era? Not so fast, writes Jeff Darlington. **More ...**

» Tune in to "NFL AM" (from 6 to 10 a.m. ET) for highlights from Thursday's busy finale to the 2012 preseason, and all the latest chatter from around the league.

» Owner Jeffrey Lurie put Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid on notice Thursday that another 8-8 season would cost Reid his job.

» Injuries are a fact of life in the NFL, and Daniel Jeremiah breaks down who's best-prepared to deal with them as he reveals the five deepest teams in the league.

» Our analysts' 2012 predictions continue, with picks for the four title-game participants, the two Super Bowl XLVII participants and the eventual champion.

» He's hardly an impartial observer, but New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he thinks Tom Brady"with all due respect, is better than Joe Montana."

Instant Debate: The next big thing?


Which player is poised for a breakout season? Our analysts provide candidates, including 49ers RB Kendall Hunter. **More ...**

» With the college season now under way, Chad Reuter looks ahead at this weekend's slate of games, and our experts debate which NFL team will wind up with next year's No. 1 draft pick.

» Get Back to Football with the NFL! Show your team pride with a custom Facebook profile and you could win a trip to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.

» There's not much time left to get a fantasy team up and running before the start of the season. Hit Fantasy Football 101 to get up to speed and sign up for an fantasy team here.

» Happy birthday to Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who turns 29 on Friday. Also celebrating birthdays on Friday are Tennessee Titans defensive back Jordan Babineaux, who turns 30, New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore, who turns 29, and Cincinnati Bengals tight end Donald Lee, who turns 32.

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