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Bears land at No. 23 on SI.com offseason power rankings

The Chicago Bears cleaned up their front office and coaching staff firing former general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman, while bringing in new personnel boss Ryan Pace and John Fox to run the team. However, the recent Ray McDonald incident left a black mark on a promising offseason, while questions continue to dog quarterback Jay Cutler, who has been referred to as...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

DE Jeremy Mincey says Cowboys defensive line is scary: 'These young guys are beasts'

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jeremy Mincey already is feeling the crunch for playing time as the young players along the defensive line are developing quickly. Mincey will likely move inside on pass rushing situations as a result of how well veteran Greg Hardy, second-year end Demarcus  Lawrence and rookie Randy Gregory are performing. “These young guys are beasts. They’re...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

QB Sam Bradford rates as a better decision maker and ‘vast improvement' over Foles, Sanchez

When Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly traded Nick Foles to the Rams for the often injured Sam Bradford this offseason, it seemed like a head scratcher. According to ESPN Insider KC Joyner via CBS Local, the move bringing Bradford to Philadelphia was a 'vast improvement' over Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez. Bradford by the statistics is a better decision maker than Foles or...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

RB Eddie Lacy 'wants to push the gas' on opposing defenders next season

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy burst onto the scene a a rookie in 2013 and after a slow start, mauled defenses with his rumbling style. However, in 2014, Lacy feels that he didn't work hard enough at driving through tacklers saying he 'hit the air brakes' too many times. "Finishing runs," Lacy said, via Packers News. "A lot of times I'll get into the secondary...
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Vikings land at No. 6 on SI.com offseason power rankings

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer in his second season has worked with general manager Rick Spielman to assemble one of the best rosters in the NFL. Drafting their future at quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater in 2014, while adding some teeth to their secondary in 2015 with cornerback Trae Waynes have the Vikings looking playoff bound. According to Peter King of SI.com, the...
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Steelers looking for CB Antwon Blake to earn starting role: 'He is one heck of a player'

The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed restricted free agent cornerback Antwon Blake to a one-year, $1.542 million contract this offseason after playing in all 16 games in 2014, racking up 42 tackles with one interception. However, with the departures of Brice McCain and Ike Taylor, the prevailing belief was that the team would target the cornerback position early in the 2015 NFL...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio: We covet guys who have grit, guys that have a chip on their shoulder, something to prove

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio is building his team the same way he played, tough minded with 'something to prove.' Del Rio is looking for hungry players that will fight through adversity instead of running from it, and he feel in his first offseason, that's exactly what the front office delivered. “We covet guys who have grit, guys that have a chip on their shoulder...
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Seahawks No. 2 on SI.com offseason power rankings

The Seattle Seahawks did just enough this offseason to make it one of the best in the NFL by adding tight end Jimmy Graham; however, there is some trouble brewing with defensive end Michael Bennett, linebacker Bruce Irvin, and quarterback Russell Wilson. While Bennett and Wilson are looking for new deals, Irvin's fifth -year option was not picked up by the team and his future...
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Adrian Peterson reverses position, decides to join team at OTAs

According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's standoff with the team seems to have finally come to an end as the rusher will show up for the club's OTAs on Tuesday. Last week coach Mike Zimmer laid down the law stating Peterson would 'play for us or not play at all. “I decided to come back just to get around my teammates and the coaching...
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Mark Sanchez says Tebow comments 'came off the wrong way'

After downplaying any significance whatsoever to QB Tim Tebow signing with the Philadelphia Eagles, fellow QB Mark Sanchez says his words were misconstrued. When asked last month, Sanchez described Tebow as merely a camp arm. “I think that kind of came off the wrong way,” Sanchez said, per ESPN. “At least it was not exactly what I intended to say. It took on a life of...
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Tuesday web roundup: Green Bay Packers

Casey Hayward Wants Top Cornerback Spot ► ... and said he expects to be back at full speed during Packers training camp in late July. Even though he only participated in around 40 percent of the Green and ... Green Bay Packers: Is 2015 their year? ► After making improvements to both sides of the football, 2015 could finally be the year for the Green Bay Packers to win it...
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Tuesday web roundup: Chicago Bears

Ten Thoughts on the NFL: Chicago Bears and beyond ► When you factor out his huge day that season (25 attempts/131 yards) against the putrid Chicago Bears defense, he only averaged 2.8 yards per carry in his ... Are the Chicago Bears the worst run team in Chicago? ► The Chicago sports franchises, and their fans, are a proud bunch. Each has had its shares of ups and downs...
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Tuesday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Raiders Offseason: What's Next? ► The Oakland Raiders hit the field Monday for the final week of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) as the Silver and Black wind down the 2015 offseason program ... Raiders C Rodney Hudson lands on analyst's All-Underrated Team ► NFL Media's Elliot Harrison released his All-Underrated Team on Monday, and Hudson was the lone Raider to make the...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: New England Patriots

Patriots' Jamie Collins makes 'All-Underrated' team ► Jamie Collins quietly went about his business in 2014, and the New England Patriots linebacker was recognized for it on NFL.com's All-Underrated team ... Rob Gronkowski's Life Is A Party, But Should He Grow Up? Not At All ► That said, is it time for the 26-year-old New England Patriots star to start growing up? It's...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins president firmly in RG3's corner

It's quite simple. Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III's fifth-year option was picked up because the team brass believes in him. Redskins president Bruce Allen said as much at the team’s inaugural charity golf classic on Monday. “We think Robert is a starting quarterback,” Allen said before the team’s inaugural charity golf classic, per Michael Phillips...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Moving rookie WR Tony Lippett to CB looks to be paying off

The Miami Dolphins see former MSU receiver Tony Lippett as a cornerback, and right about now, at least for the moment, they're looking pretty smart in that thinking. Lippett, the team's 5th-round selection, was the the Big Ten's receiver of the year in 2014, but if OTAs are any indication, Lippett may be just as good as a DB, with three interceptions during Monday practices....
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs land at No. 4 on SI.com offseason power rankings

According to Peter King of SI.com, the Kansas City Chiefs land at No. 4 in the MMQ offseason power rankings. The Chiefs took a step back in 2014 after a rebirth and a playoff appearance in 2013; however, after a solid offseason adding a wide receiver in Jeremy Maclin who can put some fear in opposing defenses. With the defense largely intact and the expected jump in production...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Broncos counting on Gino Gradkowski to anchor offensive line in Clady's absence

Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said he will turn to a familiar face in offensive lineman Gino Gradkowski in the wake of the team's top lineman Ryan Clady going down for the season with a knee injury. "I was around him [In Baltimore]. He did start 16 games a year before, so he's played in a lot of big football games," Kubiak said, via the Associated Press. "I think he moves...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN's Mike Reiss says Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo 'looked sharp' at team's OTAs

According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo 'looked sharp' at the team's OTAs last week. Garoppolo, who could be thrust into the spotlight if Tom Brady misses any games due to his suspension, seems to be taking the challenge head on. Reiss writes: 'I think one of the hardest things to do in the NFL is draft and develop a capable quarterback...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Dickerson: Cutler can still sling it

According to Jeff Dickerson of ESPN, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has looked good during the first week of the team's offseason training activities. Despite taking a beating in 2014, taking 38 sacks which tied for the second-highest total of his career, Cutler still has a powerful arm. Now what the team needs to find out is if he can learn the offense and not become...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerome Bettis says RB LeVeon Bell 'can be one of the best that ever put on a uniform'

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis believes when he looks at Le'veon Bell, he can envision him wearing a yellow jacket. Bettis was voted into the Hall of Fame this year and will be inducted Aug. 8, but he said that Bell has the talent and personality to join him in Canton one day. "I think if he continues on his course, I think he can be one of the best that...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys pleased with Sean Lee's progress from knee injury and move to weak-side LB

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee has impressed the team's coaching staff and players with his high level of energy and positive attitude after recovering from a knee injury from last year. Lee went down with a season-ending knee injury at the team's OTAs in 2014 and it's been year since he's seen live action; however, despite being limited still at practice, he showing that...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Eli Manning expecting best pro season 2015

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will be going into the second season in offensive coordinator's Bob McAdoo's system and with the emergence of Odell Beckham Jr. along with the return of Victor Cruz, he's feeling good about his chances to have a career year. "I am," Manning said, via NFL.com. "I like the guys we have in the locker room, I like our talent, I like how everybody...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Bradford says 'there's a reason' for doubting QB can stay healthy for an entire season

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford didn't shy away from the fact that he's been injured for the majority of his pro career and that the doubters who say that he can't hold up to NFL punishment have every reason to believe that. Bradford said that he understands the reasoning behind the thinking but believes 'things will play out' in his favor. "[Bleep], there's a...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders excited about LB Ray-Ray Armstrong at OTAs

The Oakland Raiders claimed linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong off waivers from the Rams last October and he didn't get an opportunity to play much; however, at the team's OTAs in 2015, he's been a star impressing the coaching staff. A 2013 undrafted free agent, Armstrong is getting a chance to show the new regime that he's ready to contribute on a bigger scale. “It was just being...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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