Praise for Art Modell; great slate of Week 1 games

Tributes continue to pour in for the late Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell, who died Thursday at age 87. Check back later on Friday as NFL Network's Michael Lombardi gives us his Front-Office View on Modell.

Here's what else is on tap Friday:

» Get a head start on all the day's football buzz with "NFL AM" from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET on NFL Network. Denver Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen joins the morning crew to talk about forging a bond with Peyton Manning and getting ready for Sunday night's big season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Adam Schein explains why Robert Griffin III's debut won't go well and provides two upset picks in The Schein Nine. More ...

» Aditi Kinkhabwala reports on the brothers McCourty, cornerbacks Devin of the New England Patriots and Jason of the Tennessee Titans, whose teams open the season against each other Sunday.

» Daniel Jeremiah's Friday column offers five matchups to watch this weekend.

» What if Tom Brady had stayed healthy for the 2008 season? Dave Dameshek weighs the fallout in the latest edition of the N 'if' L.

» Adam Rank takes you inside a very unique mind with his Likes and Dislikes.

» Chad Reuter breaks down the best college football games this weekend.

» Match your wits against NFL Network stars like Deion Sanders, Kurt Warner and Marshall Faulk and see if you can correctly predict the winners of every game in Week 1.

» There's not much time left to get a fantasy team up and running before the start of the season.

» Happy birthday to former Baltimore Colts quarterback Bert Jones, who turns 61 on Friday.

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