Sixteen more hopes alive, five to be dashed.

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Jamar Rogers is out, but encouraged to come back next season.

Ricky Braddy, Matt Giraud, Ju’Not Joyner, Jorge Nunez and Brent Keith are #21-#25.

Stephen Fowler, who messed up his lyrics last night, stopped, restarted and messed them up again, is #26. Can a Brooke White-style stop and start on live TV be far behind?

Ryan Seacrest calls Nick Mitchell (and his alterego Normund Gentle) “the craziest contestant on season eight,” but he’s completely forgetting the looney antics of one Tatiana Del Toro. The judges decide to keep the crazy for another week. Does this count as one slot or two?

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Smith, who demanded a trade Tuesday, did conditioning work with his teammates about two hours before kickoff of Saturday’s exhibition opener against the Chiefs.
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