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Rookie RB Jeremy Langford continues surge up depth chart as long-term answer at position

Chicago Bears rookie running back Jeremy Langford continued his push for more playing time in Thursday night's exhibition against the Browns at Soldier Field. Langford has shown flashes that he could be starter material and an option for the team when Matt Forte's contract ends this upcoming offseason. According to Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune, Langford showed during...
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Rookie WR DaVante Parker impressive in preseason debut

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DaVante Parker played eight snaps in the season finale against Tampa Bay. Recovering from foot surgery in June, Parker was able to start Thursday night's game, catching an 11-yard pass on Miami's second drive. Parker's ability to play in this game increases his chances of having a role in Week 1 against the Redskins. “The foot feels fine,” Parker...
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Bears trade for TE Khari Lee from Texans for draft pick

According to the Chicago Bears Twitter account, the Chicago Bears traded for tight end Khari Lee from the Texans team announced. The Bears will send the Texans a sixth-round draft pick in the 2017 draft. #Bears have acquired TE Khari Lee from Texans in exchange for 2017 sixth-round pick. Bears also waive TE Blake Annen. pic.twitter.com/dPxCE3mTtn — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears...
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QB Russell Wilson says first string offense is 'not far away' despite scoreless preseason

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and the first string offense has struggled this offseason and haven't scored a touchdown in three preseason games, but the signal caller said that he feels the unit is ready to produce. "We're not far away," Wilson said, via MyNorthWest.com. "We've had some unbelievable practices. We go against one of the best defenses in the National...
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QB Derek Carr says offense is 'so close' to breaking out

Oakland Raiders second-year quarterback Derek Carr and the offense have struggled this offseason, despite having playmakers at every skill position. The young signal caller believes the unit is coming around and they are close to becoming a very productive group. “We were so close, man," Carr said, via Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area. "There were just too many things we were...
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Eli Manning says offense has 'gotten better the last few weeks'

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning said that he feels the offense is coming around after having a slow preseason and the signal caller believes when the real bullets start flying, the unit will be ready. “For me, preseason is just trying to grow within the offense and get the timing of the game,” Manning said Tuesday, via the New York Daily News. “Obviously you...
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Rookie QB Brett Hundley continues hot streak during preseason, McCarthy pleased with progress

Green Bay Packers rookie Brett Hundley, the team's fifth-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft threw four touchdown passes against the Saints Thursday night. He completed 16 of 23 passes for 236 yards. Without an interception, while his passer rating was 142.4. Hundley's pocket presence has been better than advertised in the exhibition season and will finish with a 7:1 TD-to-INT...
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Bill Belichick on Brady ruling: 'Any questions about the game?'

Reporters couldn't of course couldn't help themselves, but we're not quite sure what they expected to get out New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick when asked for his thoughts on QB Tom Brady's 4-game suspension being vacated on Thursday. Per Pro Football Talk, after Thursday's preseason finale, Belichick was asked address his level of relief to the absence of uncertainty...
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Concerns about Steelers defense coming up quickly as regular season nears

Pittsburgh Steelers new defensive coordinator Keith Butler changed the scheme from Dick LeBeau's 3-4 zone blitz to a cover 2 system that hasn't produced the desired results as of yet. The Bills racked up 542 yards on seven plays of 20 yards or longer against the Steelers last week and there is concern that the defense might not be up to the task in 2015. Butler hasn’t lost...
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Eagles could be interested in RG3

The Philadelphia Eagles could be the one of the top landing spots for embattled Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III if the Redskins choose to release him. Coupled with the fact the Eagles run an option based offense, Griffin would make sense due to his skill set. According to Andrew Kulp of CSN Philadelphia, coach Chip Kelly traded for former Heisman Trophy-winning Sam...
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Teddy Bridgewater wants a better connection with WR Mike Wallace

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said one of his top priorities heading into the regular season is improving the connection rate between himself and wide receiver Mike Wallace. "We do want to get Mike going heading to the regular season and he’s a guy who is going to be huge for us in the pass game and the run game," Bridgewater said, via ESPN. "He is going...
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Jerry Jones dodges Deflategate questions: 'I’m ready for us to play football'

Amid prior reports that NFL team owners were pushing commissioner Roger Goodell to stick to his guns on Brady's 4-game suspension, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wasn't about to throw himself into that category. Now that the suspension has been vacated, Jones, who's team faces the Pats in Week 5, was of course asked for his thoughts on the matter. “I really hadn’t let...
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Tebow bests Barkley in preseason finale

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Tim Tebow may have very well secured a roster spot Thursday night, along with the 3rd-string QB. Tebow came in at the second half to relief competitor Matt Barkley (4-for-9 for 45 yards, no TDs, 1 INT) and didn't disappoint. He completed 11 of 17 passes for 189 yards, with two TDs and one INT, and of course a little running for good measure - 32...
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Mike Pettine: RB Isaiah Crowell to get the start Week 1

Partly by default, Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell will be the feature back for their regular season debut at New York on Sept. 13, per CBS Sports. Head coach Mike Pettine confirmed it after the preseason finale, in which fellow RB Terrance West played the entire first half, paving the way for the nod to go to Cromwell. The hope was for rookie Duke Johnson to grab...
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Thursday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Chart: Vikings players with something on the line in finale Feed Loader This is a 2015 photo of Taylor Heinicke of the Minnesota Vikings NFL football team. This image reflects the Minnesota Vikings ... Improved depth gives Vikings an edge EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn started all 16 games last year, but that streak likely will end when the Minnesota Vikings...
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Thursday web roundup: Dallas Cowboys

Big D Could Rise Again Two of the biggest risks taken by the Cowboys—signing Greg Hardy and drafting .... Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo hands the ball off to Darren McFadden ... Jerry Jones Says Dallas Cowboys' Running Game Must Earn Opponents’ Respect Jones talks after cutting the ribbon celebrating the public opening of the One World Observatory in the Manhattan...
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Packers sticking with Casey Hayward despite progress of rookie cornerbacks

The Green Bay Packers will stick with cornerback Casey Hayward despite his struggles during the preseason and the emergence of rookies Damarious Randall, Quinten Rollins, and LaDarius Gunter. "I think Casey can be a really, really good player, and I think he's going to show it," defensive backs coach Joe Whitt said, via ESPN. "I could be wrong, but he's going to have to prove...
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Khalil Mack on rookie DE Mario Edwards: 'That dude is special'

Oakland Raiders second-year linebacker Khalil Mack was the rookie in 2014 everyone called special, but in 2015, it's his turn to anoint and he selected first-year defensive end Mario Edwards as that player. “That dude [Edwards] is special,” Mack said, via Raiders.com. “We were talking about the tackles and he went out and executed. He stepped up big on that one sack late...
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Chiefs looking to build on the past two seasons

Kansas City Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said at the team's annual kickoff luncheon at the Marriott Downtown that he expects further improvement from his team after two solid seasons of rebuilding. “I think we have a very talented roster, I think we have a very deep roster,” Hunt said, via KansasCity.com.  “I think Andy, his coaching staff, John Dorsey and his staff have...
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Eagles still working on defensive secondary going into fourth preseason game

Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly said that the team is still trying to evaluate their defensive backfield and the fourth preseason game will help answer the questions the staff has on certain players “Feel real confident with Walter [Thurmond] and Malcolm [Jenkins],” Kelly said, via CSN Philly. “I still think we’ve got to figure out who our third and fourth safeties...
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Mike Pettine says fourth preseason game still has a lot of meaning

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine said that there are many opportunities up for grabs in the team's fourth preseason game and that's when a player can flash to show what he's got. “They are fighting for a roster spot – so let’s see who can step up,” Pettine said, via ClevelandBrowns.com. “We saw Isaiah Crowell, a perfect example of a guy who did it a year ago....
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Vikings working on fixing offensive line after injuries

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner has a lot of work to do in evaluating and figuring out what the opening day lineup for the offensive line is going to be. After a season-ending injury to Phil Loadholt, while John Sullivan missed the past two weeks of training camp with back spasms. "We’re getting a lot of practice at it because we went through the entire...
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OC Norv Turner: We’re going to be a good running football team

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner said the return of running back Adrian Peterson may have added the potent kick to the running game, but there are others who have the play-caller believing the team's ground game will be very productive. “I think it’s really difficult to make an assessment  of the running game in the preseason,” Turner said, via the Star...
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John Fox unsure if WR Alshon Jeffery will be ready for start of regular season

Chicago Bears coach John Fox was posed the question of wide receiver Alshon Jeffery’s chances of playing in the season opener against the Packers. Jeffery’s lack of time in training camp and preseason seems to has caused a setback in conditioning and put at risk his availability to start the season. "As I’ve mentioned a lot of times, I’d prefer they’re out here,"...
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Steelers will pass on DT Phil Taylor due to knee problems

According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Steelers will not sign veteran defensive tackle Phil Taylor due to a bad knee which will require surgery. Dulac writes: 'Taylor, a former No. 1 draft choice in 2011 who played at Penn State and Baylor, visited the Steelers’ South Side facility Wednesday, just one day after being released by the Browns...
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