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Can Darrius Heyward-Bey replace Martavis Bryant for the first month in Pittsburgh?

Considering that emerging second-year receiver Martavis Bryant tore it up with 138 yards in about one half of football during Pittsburgh’s fourth preseason game, it’s safe to say the high-powered Steelers will feel Bryant’s loss when the 23-year-old is forced to sit out the first four games of the regular season due to suspension. Sure, the Steelers have reigning receiving...
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Every photo we have of Peyton Manning running for the Broncos

Especially at this point in his career, Peyton Manning is the definition of a pocket quarterback. In fact, after rushing for an average of 42 yards per season during the first 14 years of his career, Manning has rushed for minus-49 yards in the three years since he joined the Denver Broncos. Only two of his 18 “rushing attempts” (kneels excluded) from the last two years have...
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Will the NFL have a quarterback problem in the near future?

The NFL is a league built around the quarterback position. An offense with the ability to chuck it around the field makes for a better, more exciting product and for this to happen it takes high-level throws. When you look at the position big picture the league is nearing a point where they need an influx of young talent. Check what the age of these QBs will be when this upcoming...
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Should the Green Bay Packers make a move at wide receiver?

The Green Bay Packers are already a wide receiver short with the loss of star receiver Jordy Nelson for the season with a torn ACL. Randall Cobb also went down with what looked to be a potential serious injury, but it appears that he will be just fine for Week 1 of the regular season against the Chicago Bears. Now the question for the Packers becomes, should they look into making...
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Could Will Smith’s concussion movie effect real change?

The NFL’s concussion problem — or more accurately, it’s chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) problem — has received a considerable amount of press. There was the famous League of Denial documentary and there have been plenty of intriguing long-form works of journalism exposing light on the fact former players are getting sick and dying at extremely high rates as a result...
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Buffalo Bills name Tyrod Taylor their starting QB

Tyrod Taylor came into training camp as a long shot to win the starting quarterback job, but the Buffalo Bills have officially named him their Week 1 starter. He was able to beat out both Matt Cassel and E.J. Manuel, and is ready to be given the first big chance of his entire career. Bills are going w Tyrod Taylor as their starting a QB — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) August 31...
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Luck for Luck? QBs who won Super Bowl in fourth season

The 2012 NFL Draft class saw three quarterbacks get selected in the first round with No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck being the most notable. In three years, Luck has taken the Indianapolis Colts to the playoffs three times, reaching the AFC Championship last year. Many feel Luck and the Colts have as good a chance as any team in the AFC to win the Super Bowl. Luck however, isn’t...
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NFL Over/Under total selections

With the third week of the preseason a wrap for the NFL I figured it was a good time to give my over/under total picks.  For the win totals I used the lines from this story.  Here are the team lines I like: Philadelphia Eagles Over 9.5 +120  As predictions start rolling out it will be pretty obvious I’m all in on the Eagles. I believe in Chip Kelly and what he’s doing, plus...
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Green Bay Packers believe Randall Cobb will be available Week 1

The Green Bay Packers were extremely depressed to hear that Jordy Nelson would miss the entire 2015 NFL season due to a torn ACL. It was a huge blow for an offense that has relied on him for big numbers for a long time. Randall Cobb was more than ready to take over the top receiver role, but went down with an injury of his own on Saturday evening in Green Bay’s preseason game against...
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Russell Wilson on Seahawks: ‘We’ll be just fine on offense’

The Seattle Seahawks are without question one of the best teams in the NFL and they are led by star quarterback Russell Wilson. There are some question marks surrounding their offense with the 2015 season about to get underway, but Wilson is not concerned about any of the troubles that the media has brought up about them. “Ultimately, we have to finish drives. That’s on me...
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Will 2015 be Robert Griffin III’s last season with the Redskins?

The Washington Redskins are heading into what could be a franchise changing 2015 NFL season. Many would look at the franchise changing quote as a good thing, but they could be forced to completely reload on talent following the season depending on what ends up happening. One piece that they could be forced to move on from is quarterback Robert Griffin III, who was originally viewed...
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Starting EJ Manuel not a bad idea for Bills’ third preseason game

A lot of people are confused by the fact the Buffalo Bills appear to be starting their third-string quarterback in what is supposed to be a dress rehearsal third preseason game Saturday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. But I get where Rex Ryan is coming from, because it’s fair to give former first-round pick EJ Manuel one more shot against starters. First, Manuel has more upside...
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Can Reggie Wayne become the newest veteran savior in New England?

Reggie Wayne officially decided to sign a one-year contract with the New England Patriots a few days ago, and it was a move that many believe will help New England’s offense in a big way. It wasn’t a popular move for Wayne’s former fan base in Indianapolis, but the Colts were the ones that chose to move on from him in favor of Andre Johnson in the first place. New England has...
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NFL records that could be broken in 2015

Everybody wants to witness history, which is why it’s fun to cheer for records to be broken. That is, unless you’re record-holder or a fan of one. Here’s a look at some records that could be broken this season… Points per game: There were an NFL-record 46.8 points per game scored in 2013. But with the revised extra point format causing more teams to go for two, there’s...
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There isn’t a ‘LeBron James of football,’ and there never will be

Jamaal Charles and Adrian Peterson both think they’re the “LeBron James of Football.” Both are wrong, and here’s why. 1. A running back can’t be a LeBron — The last two seasons were the most pass-heavy campaigns in NFL history. The face of almost every team is the quarterback. If being the LeBron of the league means being the face of the league, there’s no way Charles...
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Randall Cobb: Davante Adams poised for ‘breakout’ year

The fallout of the Jordy Nelson injury is still occurring, and Green Bay is scrambling to figure out who will help step up and replace his production. Randall Cobb is the number one receiver now for superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but his second option is going to be second-year wide receiver Davante Adams. Cobb talked to the media and said that he believes Adams will have...
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Cowboys defense takes big hit with loss of Orlando Scandrick

Dreadful news came from the Dallas Cowboys practice in Oxnard, California on Tuesday night.  The defending NFC East champions lost starting cornerback Orlando Scandrick for the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee. In his seventh season as a pro, the once maligned member of the Dallas secondary not only thrived, but became the most important cog to the...
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TGS 2015 Preview: Washington Redskins

Since late-July, TGS has offered up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, we conclude the series with the Washington Redskins. 2014 in a nutshell: Robert Griffin III struggles to do everything franchise quarterbacks are supposed to do, the offensive line makes life extra hard and the defense gives up the third-highest point total in football...
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Michael Vick signing a smart decision by Pittsburgh Steelers

Michael Vick sat in free agency for the majority of the offseason looking for a deal to join a team for the 2015 season, and his patience finally paid off. The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Vick on Tuesday afternoon to be the primary backup to Ben Roethlisberger. Steelers announced they signed QB Michael Vick and placed QB Bruce Gradkowski on the Reserve/Injured List. — Adam Schefter...
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Todd Gurley reportedly practicing with first team Rams offense

Todd Gurley was the St. Louis Rams’ first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, and is still getting back to 100 percent after tearing his ACL last year in college with the Georgia Bulldogs. There has been hope in the Rams’ organization that he can get back in time for Week 1, but there is also quite a bit of hesitation to play him that early. Gurley is taking huge strides in his...
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HBO’s Ballers is Bad, But it Doesn’t Have To Be

HBO’s new hit show Ballers, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as retired NFL player Spencer Strasmore, is a dramedy that is neither compellingly dramatic nor particularly funny. It follows a handful of characters navigating the Miami professional football landscape. Strasmore and his partner, Joe Krutel (Rob Corddry), are newly minted financial advisors at a firm called...
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Packers rookie WR Ty Montgomery taking over for Jordy Nelson

The Green Bay Packers suffered a huge loss on Sunday afternoon when Jordy Nelson went down with a torn ACL. He will miss the entire 2015 season, and losing him will hurt the Green Bay offense in a big way. Nelson is one of the best wide receivers in the entire NFL, and finding a way to replace him is going to be extremely difficult. Ty Montgomery was selected in the third round...
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Julio Jones, Falcons contract talks stalling significantly

Julio Jones is set to hit free agency following this season, and the Atlanta Falcons were hoping to get a new long-term deal done with him before the 2015 season kicked off. That doesn’t appear all that likely at this point in time, especially with the news that the two sides are stalling in contract discussions. Falcons owner Arthur Blank remained optimistic today re: Julio...
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San Diego Chargers had no choice with Philip Rivers

Some decisions in the NFL are simple to make. Number-one on that list is if you have a quarterback that is considered anywhere around the level of good or better you do everything in your power to keep him on the roster. This was the case with the San Diego Chargers and Philip Rivers. This is why Rivers got a four year-contract worth $83,250,ooo with $65,000,00 guaranteed, and...
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TGS 2015 Preview: Tennessee Titans

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the Tennessee Titans. 2014 in a nutshell: Still missing a decent quarterback and playmakers on both sides of the ball, they post a losing record for the third straight season, winning only two games to “earn” the No. 2 overall pick. Why 2015 could...
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