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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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Eagles agree to four-year, $29 million extension with Mychal Kendricks

The Philadelphia Eagles were rumored to be interested in trading linebacker Mychal Kendricks throughout the majority of the offseason, That didn’t end up being true, and the Eagles have made a move to keep him around long-term. According to a report from Jay Glazer, the Eagles have agreed to a four-year, $29 million extension with Kendricks. Eagles said they weren’t trading...
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TGS 2015 Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 2014 in a nutshell: The Josh McCown experiment backfires as the Browns win just two games in Lovie Smith’s first season. Despite a decent amount of talent on both sides of the ball, the struggle to score and struggle to stop...
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Reggie Wayne agrees to one-year deal with New England Patriots

The New England Patriots were searching for more help for their offense, and they have found it. According to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, 36-year-old wide receiver Reggie Wayne has agreed to a one-year contract with the team that used to be his arch-rival during his tenure with the Indianapolis Colts. Reggie Wayne and New England Patriots have reached agreement on a one...
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Three bold predictions for Jay Cutler in 2015

Jay Cutler has been one of the most frustrating athletes that the city of Chicago has had in quite some time. The Chicago Bears originally acquired him because they thought he could be the type of franchise quarterback that they were in major need of acquiring. Unfortunately, he has yet to prove that and is heading into what could be a make-or-break year in 2015. Looking ahead...
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New York Jets should consider acquiring QB Matt Barkley

The New York Jets are without question one of the teams in need of an upgrade at the quarterback position. Geno Smith is out for the foreseeable future due to a broken jaw, and Ryan Fitzpatrick simply isn’t going to get the job done. Bryce petty is a solid player, but he isn’t ready to step onto an NFL field as a starting quarterback yet. Making a trade to acquire another quarterback...
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What Packers need to step up in wake of Jordy Nelson's ACL tear?

The Green Bay Packers were considered to be one of the favorites to win Super Bowl 50 this season, but after seeing star wide receiver Jordy Nelson go down with a torn ACL many are changing their minds. He has been their number one wide receiver over the past few seasons, and Aaron Rodgers is without question more comfortable with him than any other receiver on the roster. Seeing...
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Jimmy Garoppolo proves he’s ready to shine for Patriots

Tom Brady led his New England Patriots to yet another championship last season, and excitement was buzzing in Boston. Unfortunately, news broke fairly soon after the season that he would be suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season due to his role in the “Deflategate” situation. He tried to appeal, but it doesn’t appear that the NFL is going to budge on their...
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5 takeaways from Panthers vs. Dolphins preseason matchup

The Carolina Panthers took on the Miami Dolphins yesterday in what was a very intense preseason game. Week 2 of practice games have come and gone for these two teams, but there is still plenty of work to do moving forward. Miami made quite a few offseason additions this past year in order to get back into contention for an AFC playoff position. Ndamukong Suh was their biggest signing...
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Charles Johnson shows signs of things to come for Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are hoping to take a huge leap forward during the upcoming 2015 NFL season. They feel that quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is the leader that they have been waiting for, and the return of Adrian Peterson will take their offense to a new level as well. One of the most unknown talents on their offense is wide receiver Charles Johnson, who is entering his second...
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TGS 2015 Preview: Seattle Seahawks

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 Seattle Seahawks. 2014 in a nutshell: After a slow start thanks to a possible Super Bowl hangover, they get hot down the stretch and make another run to the big game, falling just short on a Russell Wilson interception in the final moments against...
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Eagles still aggressively trying to trade QB Matt Barkley

Matt Barkley showed quite a bit of improvement for the Eagles throughout the first two preseason games that he has played, but Chip Kelly may not decide to keep him around. According to a report from Dianna Marie Russini, the Eagles are still looking to trade the second-year quarterback out of USC. Look for the Eagles to be showing off QB Matt Barkley. Eagles sources tell me Barkley...
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