First and 10: Players on the verge

Our week-long Season Preview continues, as NFL.com senior writer Steve Wyche taps five players ready for breakout years in 2011, and takes a look back at five from the 2010 season who must avoid the one-hit wonder tag. Plus, our experts predict this year’s statistical leaders.

Here’s what else is on the docket for Wednesday:

Who made the cut Tuesday, when NFL teams had to trim their rosters to 80 players? Follow NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora and NFL.com’s Free Agency Tracker to keep track of all the latest buzz.

Preview the final week of the preseason at our exclusive NFL Game Center.

San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore got the contract extension he wanted on Tuesday, so where does that leave Tennessee Titans holdout Chris Johnson?

Our experts use game footage from the first three weeks of the preseason to forecast how the top five picks in this year’s draft will perform.

Last year at this time, rookie Tim Tebow had the NFL’s top-selling jersey. Find out which player tops the list now.

Adam Rank offers six NFL players in desperate need of new nicknames, led by last year’s Super Bowl MVP, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, in the latest Pick Six.

Broadway Joe Namath stops by the NFL Network studio to give his opinion on today’s big-name quarterbacks.

The Dolphins’ decision to honor the 2008 Florida Gators before an October home game has rankled fans of the University of Miami, who share their stadium with the ‘Fins.

Don’t forget to sign up now to play Fantasy Football for free and then use NFL.com to get all the information you need before your draft.

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