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Jet's backups turn on the afterburners

NFL PRESEASON GAMES Running back Little John Flowers made a case for why he should make the final cut when the NY Jets trim their roster to only 53 players from 70 by Sunday


For the sixth straight year, the Redskins are atop Forbes magazine's annual list of NFL franchise valuations at US$1.26 billion. The value has increased 15 percent since last year, when Washington became the first American sports team to pass the US$1 billion mark with a value of US$1.1 billion.

This year, Redskins are one of three NFL teams valued at more than US$1 billion. The archrival Dallas Cowboys are worth US$1.06 billion. The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are valued at US$1.04 billion.

The Redskins have been atop the Forbes list since unseating the Cowboys in 2000. Dallas had held the top spot since 1993.

The Redskins had US$287 million in operating revenue last year, up from US$245 million in 2003, with an operating income of US$53.8 million, down from US$69.6 million the previous year.

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