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Raiders relying on veteran castaways to turnaround franchise

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie wasn't looking for a youth movement, he probably doesn't have that much time. Instead, in the 2014 offseason he signed: Quarterback Matt Schaub, defensive end Justin, running back Maurice Jones-Drew, defensive end Justin Tuck, linebacker LaMarr Woodley, offensive tackle Austin Howard, cornerbacks Carlos Rogers and Tarrell Brown and...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll has high hopes for second year 'redshirt' defensive tackle Jesse Williams

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was concerned second year DT Jesse Williams wouldn't be able to return to football after last season. Projected to be selected as high as late in the first round, Williams was taken in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft with the 137th overall selection. Williams has a history of chronic knee issues stemming back to his college days at Alabama...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bridgewater: Right now all I can focus on is just trying to become a better player

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman didn't let quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's poor Pro Day deter him from drafting the signal caller. Despite his stock falling, Spielman traded back into the first round to snag Bridgewater and he says that he almost fell into the same trap of believing the hype, but the Louisville product's game tape didn't lie. Coach Mike Zimmer...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers would like to re-sign Jordy Nelson 'sooner rather than later'

According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, the Packers would “sooner rather than later,” sign wide receiver Jordy Nelson to a long term deal. While the team has expressed that they want him for the future, Nelson says he'll wait and see how everything unfolds. The team is $13,515,388 under the cap and it's up to general manager Ted Thompson to figure out how to spend it. Nelson...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots the 'smartest spenders' in the NFL?

Glenn Davis of USA TODAY Sports is calling the New England Patriots' front office the smartest spenders in the league. He cites the Patriots as a model of how team's should approach contracts with players. Year in and year out the Pats rank in the bottom half in terms of average payroll, yet have sustained success; from 2003-2013, the team compiled a regular season record of 61...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Bills' additions to keep an eye on at training camp

The Buffalo Bills official website's Chris Brown listed 5 new additions to the team that warrant close attention when training camp begins later this month. RB Anthony Dixon, DB Corey Graham, LB Brandon Spikes, WR Sammy Watkins and OL Chris Williams. Brown on Dixon: 'The thickly built running back may be seen by most as a short-yardage specialist, a role he previously held in...
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Clowney's rookie goal: Sack Andrew Luck

Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is setting his sights on a divisional rival who also happens to be a fellow no. 1 draft pick. This year's no.1 pick would like to put 2012' no. 1 pick, quarterback Anrew Luck, on his back perhaps more than once in 2014. “My goal for the rookie season is to try to better myself as a player,” Clowney said, via a video on the team's...
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Jets RB Chris Johnson wants Manziel to be his own man

For some reason, New York Jets running back Chris Johnson feels the need to chime in on the big Johnny Manziel behavior debate. The former Titans RB told the NFL Network's Dave Dameshek that he thinks Manziel should life his life to the fullest, right up until the start of training camp. "Be your own man," Johnson said. "Do what you got to do. It's the offseason. That's when...
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Brees: 'At the end of the day, Jimmy Graham has revolutionized the position'

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is praising his tight end Jimmy Graham, a man who he claims has revolutionized the position in the NFL. Brees was commneting on whether Graham's recent designation as a TE for franchise tag salary purposes over him being considered a wide receiver. "It doesn't really matter," Brees told CanalStreetChronicles.com. "At the end of the day...
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Redskins OC: RG3 'exactly what he was in the 2012 season'

Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay is heaping prasie on what he's seen so far from quarterback Robert Griffin III, and if his words are any indication, Griffin is in for a huge year and a return to his explosive rookie form. "He looks like he is exactly what he was in the 2012 season," McVay recently told ESPN Radio, via The Washington Post. "I think people underestimate...
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Joe Philbin says Ryan Tannehill, Mike Wallace finally connecting long distance

Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin tried his best to paint a picture that quarterback Ryan Tannehill and wide receiver Mike Wallace are finally getting on the same page. The two were woefully disconnected in their first year together in 2013, with Tannehill's job on the line and Wallace not too far behind, the coach said that the two are hooking up deep much better in 2014. "(You...
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Former Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson begs Browns not to give up on Josh Gordon 'help this kid'

Former Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson spent seven years in Cleveland before being released in February. Now with Indianapolis, Jackson was a teammate of Josh Gordon's where he witnessed Gordon's off-the-field problems during his final two years in Cleveland. On Saturday, Gordon was arrested and charged with DWI in North Carolina, and afterwards Jackson Tweeted an impassioned...
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Robert Griffin III feels more in control in new offensive system

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III ran Mike and Kyle Shanahan's offense which was modified to be more of a college style attack. Audibling wasn't a concern in the west coast hybrid mixed with the read option and spread offense. However, offensive coordinator Sean McVay's scheme is more in line with what's happening in the NFL with multiple checks, reads, and audibles...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins to battle for starting wide receiver position

New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson is expected to be the starter opposite of Julian Edelman this season, however, his foot injury has opened the door for Kenbrell Thompkins to make it a competition in training camp. Thompkins has had an excellent offseason, while Dobson remain sidelined recovering from a lingering foot injury from the 2013 season. "He's [Thompkins...
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OC Adam Gase says Broncos will look to run more in 2014

Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase said the offense will look to run the ball more often and create more balance. The Broncos was the first-ever 600-point team in the history of the NFL, but could have used a more balanced attack against the pass rushing Seahawks in the Super Bowl. "Oh yeah, we can be better. We can do some things better, we can make better calls...
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Rookie CB Phillip Gaines could ease void left by the release of Brandon Flowers

Kansas City Chiefs third-round CB Phillip Gaines was a four-year starter at cornerback for Rice, but the Chiefs are looking at him as a possible replacement for the recently released Brandon Flowers. At 6'0, 190 pounds, Gaines gives more size to the position than Flowers (5'11, 188) and more likely to see snaps as an outside corner in Bob Sutton's press-man scheme. "He has all...
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DC Rod Marinelli looking for an immediate impact from rookie DE Demarcus Lawrence

Fate has a funny way of putting irony into a situation and for rookie Demarcus Lawrence, his first name is one he'll be trying to live up to in Dallas. The recently departed DeMarcus Ware, who was the Cowboys pass rush for ten years was released and the void is as big as the state of Texas. Enter Lawrence, the team traded up with the Redskins to select the Boise State defensive...
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Unheralded rookie Weston Richburg ready to challenge for starting center position

A 2013 season in which quarterback Eli Manning threw a career-high 27 interceptions while taking a beating as the offensive line wilted as the season wore on. Injuries and poor play plagued the unit and former offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride was blamed and his offensive scheme called 'broken' by owner John Mara. New OC Bob McAdoo is in charge of bringing the Giants offense...
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Eagles defensive line ready to prove unit is heading in right direction

The Philadelphia Eagles hope going into their second year with virtually the same players on the defensive line and the team is hoping for improved results from a year ago. The transition going from a 4-3 to 3-4 is in the second year and general manager Howie Roseman and coach Chip Kelly are still in the process of getting the correct personnel for the scheme. There is a lot...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Todd Haley on Mike Munchak: 'He's a stud'

When the Steelers hired ex-Titans HC Mike Munchak as their offensive line coach it was looked upon as a masterful move to adding arguably the best offensive line coach in the NFL to the team's staff. Munchak, a native of Scranton (PA), was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2001 after being selected to the Pro Bowl nine times as a Houston Oilers offensive guard. He spent 1997-2010...
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Sando: Questions persist about whether Schaub can right his career after a brutal 2013 season

According to Paul Gutierrez of ESPN, fellow writer Mike Sando isn't sure Matt Schaub is in the upper echelon of quarterbacks and after his horrible 2013 season, and it will be a tough climb back to redemption. Raiders coach Dennis Allen called Matt Schaub a "top-10 quarterback," however, the evidence doesn't support that claim. Schaub was "adequate" at team OTAs and minicamp...
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Seahawks' secret sauce: Nike's 'SPARQ' rating

According to Chris Wesseling of NFL.com, the Seattle Seahawks have been on the cutting edge in scouting and evaluating players and one tool that has flown under the radar is Pete Carroll's connection to Nike's SPARQ rating system. SPARQ was started in 2004 to create a standardized test for athleticism to improve the player evaluation process. 'SPARQ' is an acronym it stands for...
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Rookie DE Scott Crichton could prove to be best player from 2014 draft for Vikings

Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and linebacker Anthony Barr are the headliners, however, defensive end Scott Crichton could be the best among the team's 2014 draft class. Crichton (6'3, 273) has drawn comparisons to Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson for his hard nosed playing style. He racked up 51 tackles for loss and 22.5 sacks in his three-years at Oregon State...
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Hall of Fame DT John Randle on Jared Allen: 'You become like that old gunfighter'

Hall of Fame DT John Randle understands what a player like Jared Allen is going though during the latter stages of his career, and he said that money isn't the motivator as it is living up to the reputation they made for themselves. However, Randle continues to say that each year get harder and the bottom could drop out at a moments notice. "It’s not about money. It comes to...
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Hall of Fame DT John Randle on Julius Peppers: 'You’ve gone from town to town, you’ve got this reputation'

Hall of Fame DT John Randle understands what a player like Julius Peppers is going though during the latter stages of his career, and he said that money isn't the motivator as it is living up to the reputation they made for themselves. However, Randle continues to say that each year get harder and the bottom could drop out at a moments notice. "It’s not about money. It comes...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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