Jared Goff shows he's
growing into role of Rams quarterback
Jared Goff stepped up in
the pocket and fired a bullet, right into the hands of Robert Woods on a post
route. Earlier, he hit Nelson Spruce for a long touchdown. And leading up to
that impressive throw to Woods, roughly 30 yards down the field, he made crisp,
accurate passes to Tyler Higbee and Cooper Kupp as part of a two-minute
which means players are not
in pads and live contact is not permitted,It's only organized team activities,
but Goff looked good on Monday.
Rams rookie coach Sean
McVay is nonetheless reserving judgement.
"Until you’re actually live
as a quarterback," McVay said. "You’re having to move with the rush, that’s
when you truly get challenged,Authentic
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That’s always the best evaluator. I think he has done a nice job improving
every single day, and that’s what’s going to give us a chance.”
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from noted quarterback guru Tom House. And ever since the official offseason
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22-year-old has immersed himself in McVay's offense,Garett
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Rams' facility. McVay said he has been "very pleased" with what Goff has done
"above the neck."
His teammates have noticed
more confidence, more conviction.
"You can tell, him being
able to take that and control the huddle and get guys lined up, and keep that
poise when things aren’t going well and when things are going well, especially
just starting with the command of the offense," said Higbee, Goff's roommate
throughout training camp last year. "He looks good."
"More confident, more
poised in the pocket" is how second-year receiver Mike Thomas compared this
year's Goff to last year's Goff. "Letting the game come to him and taking his
time, more relaxed, being patient on the field."
Goff is benefiting from
having an entire NFL season under his belt and knowing from the start that he
will be the starting quarterback -- but he must perform in order to keep his
McVay wasn't around when
the Rams moved up 14 spots to draft Goff No. 1 overall last spring, all of them
losses. If Goff doesn't show signs that he is making significant strides toward
at least becoming a reliable starting quarterback for the foreseeable future,
who struggled mightily over the course of seven rookie starts, McVay probably
won't have a hard time turning to his backup,Jourdan
Lewis Jersey ,Ryan
Switzer Jersey, and thus has no real loyalty to Goff, Sean
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seen much playing time yet.
McVay often has said he and
his staff will "constantly evaluate guys."
Starting fresh allows him
to keep an open mind at every position,Authentic
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"Jared is our guy; we have
a lot of confidence in what he's done, Jared has done that so far. It’s a
Walker Jersey," McVay stressed after Monday's practice. "But we
have confidence in Sean as well. ... We’re going to play the guys that give us
the ability to win football games and the guys that are competing at the
highest level. Clearly, but what he has done is just pick things up. He’s
getting better every single day, and he has definitely commanded that role. He
did that again today."
Rams' Aaron Donald skipping
OTAs while team, reps talk extension
the game's best interior
pass-rusher, was absent from the first day of the Los Angeles Rams' organized
team activities on Monday, Aaron Donald, while he and his representatives at
CAA continued to negotiate a potential extension.
Rams general manager Les
Snead confirmed that Donald's absence "has something to do with the contract"
and said he is "very hopeful that this thing will get done."
but that was always
considered something of a placeholder while he and the Rams went back and forth
on an extension. The No. 13 overall pick in 2014 will be paid a base salary of
about $1.8 million in 2017 and $6.9 million in 2018,Donald recently had his
fifth-year option picked up, then will be eligible for free agency.
Donald's representatives at
CAA were not immediately available for comment. But Snead said at the NFL
combine in early March that Donald "deserves a raise," then said Monday that
the Rams are "definitely at the serious stages of renegotiating" his
" Snead said. "There's no
doubt he's a really good player. We want him to be a Ram. That's our goal. I
think his goal is to be a Ram,Jake
Elliott Jersey,"We like Aaron, and that's what we're working
he was considered the
game's best defensive player,Authentic
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Jersey, by Pro Football Focus. Last season alone,Donald has been
invited to the Pro Bowl each of his three NFL seasons and was first-team
All-Pro the past two years. In 2015 and '16, and added eight sacks., he led the
NFL with 31 quarterback hits, was tied for the lead with 17 tackles for
Rams rookie head coach Sean
McVay said Donald was present for the voluntary veteran minicamp from April
25-27 and had been a part of most of the team's offseason program.
Participating in OTAs is voluntary, but players are required to show up for the
minicamp that runs from June 13-15.
but what we have seen from
Aaron this offseason," McVay said. "We expected him not to be here today, in
terms of the effort,"Everything's good with Aaron, the way that he's competed
-- we've been very pleased with him."
but could pay Donald more
money in 2017 by virtue of a signing bonus,Authentic
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Peppers Jersey, which is traditionally paid in a lump sum but is
spread out over the course of a contract with regards to the salary cap.
Roster bonuses and
restructuring other contracts can also allow Donald to be paid more money up
front. A source with knowledge of the negotiations said the Rams' cap space in
2017 "isn't an impediment" with Donald's contract. The team is set up to have
$43 million on cap space in 2018,Authentic
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Another option could be
signing cornerback Trumaine Johnson to an extension,DeShone
Kizer Jersey , which would likely mean he makes less in 2017
than the $16.7 million he's on track to receive under his second consecutive
franchise tag. But Snead said the Rams won't pursue extension talks with
Johnson until after OTAs wrap up.
Any extension for Donald
might require making him the game's highest-paid defensive player, though he
could be willing to sacrifice some of that in order to make more in his two
seasons before free agency.
" Snead said, smirking a
bit. "We always do that,"You always look at comparisons, right?"
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so I think it definitely
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Ogunjobi motivated to
succeed with Browns
Each NFL Draft selection
comes with a certain amount of risk whether it's related to work ethic or
There are ways to minimize
that risk though.
When the Cleveland Browns
selected Charlotte defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi in the third round, they
landed a player with an insatiable appetite to work.
“I'd have to run him off
the field,” UNC-Charlotte coach Brad Lambert said via ClevelandBrowns.com.
“I’d say, ‘Larry, will you
get out of here. Will you please hurry up so we can get out of here?’ He's a
football junkie. You can't talk about Larry enough. He meant so much to us. He
had high goals in the classroom and on the field and really has obtained all of
them. It's really a testament of his hard work.”
As the North Carolina
native begins his second week of organized training activities,Authentic
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that he can control.
“There are certain things
that you can control," Ogunjobi says.,Kyler
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is my attitude and my effort,Authentic
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Ty Montgomery Jersey, and that every day I have to come out here
and understand that every day is an interview. What I put on tape is what is
going to be used to scale if I can play or not. That is how you build your
résumé, but by actually going out there and making plays
He did not learn it all on
his own, however. His parents and Charlotte coaching staff were important in
his growth off-the-field.
Linebacker Aaron Curry was
the No. 4 overall selection of the 2009 NFL Draft. He accumulated just 203
tackles and 5.5 sacks in four seasons. He transitioned to a strength intern at
Charlotte in 2013. He then became a graduate assistant helping linebackers
before taking on a full-time role as defensive line coach. The lessons he
learned as an under accomplished early draft selection helps him tailor his
message to prospective professionals like Ogunjobi.
“Understanding that the man
who says he can and the man who says he can’t are both right. I knew I was
going to outwork and outlast everybody, but now it’s are you better than the
Larry yesterday, or did you take a step back? Did you relax too much? He helped
me in that aspect," the defensive lineman said via SportsIllustrated.
The respect goes both ways,
however. Ogunjobi made Curry's job easier as well.
“He is driven by something
that ain’t ever going to be taken from him. It doesn’t have an ending to it. He
wants to be the best ever. One of his goals was to be the best to ever play
here. He’s a guy who, because he wanted to be the best,Jason
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because he knew his goals mattered to me. I could coach him just as hard as I
coach anybody else,Authentic
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Randall Jersey," Curry explained.
“When the best player in
the room buys in,Quinten
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you look at the best player in the room and you say, ‘Hey Larry,’ and he
responds, this is not a good rep, ‘Yes sir I’ll fix it
Two defensive tackles were
taken ahead of the 49er product (Malik McDowell and Dalvin Tomlinson) and he
likely won't ever forget that as he strives to be the best.
A golden opportunity exists
for Ogunjobi as well as Caleb Brantley. The starting role next to Danny Shelton
is open for competition. Desmond Bryant and Xavier Cooper could also factor
into the equation.
Bears rookie Tarik Cohen
looks to become 'Joker' — in more ways than one
The Bears wrapped up their
rookie minicamp Sunday at Halas Hall and will turn their attention to organized
team activities. With this latest phase of the offseason program in the
Reddick Jersey, here's more of what we learned.
Rookie running back Tarik
Cohen doesn't lack for confidence — or nicknames.
Cohen was labeled "The
Human Joystick" during his career at North Carolina A&T because of his
shiftiness and explosiveness but asserted on draft weekend that he preferred a
new moniker: "Chicken Salad."
when asked how to pronounce
his first name,Authentic
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The 5-foot-6 Cohen rushed
for 5,619 yards and 56 touchdowns in four seasons in the Football Championship
Subdivision and has never let his size disadvantage slow him down.
Said Bears coach John Fox:
"I think he views himself about 6-6."
" creating favorable
matchups as a pass catcher and big-play threat on third down. Through three
days of practice,The Bears hope Cohen will carve out a specialty niche as a
"Joker back, Fox liked what he saw.
good quickness for a little
man," the Bears coach said. "He's got really big hands,"He's got great
explosion, which help him in the job description we're going to have for him. …
We really never had that all of last season."
Defining Mitch Trubisky's
career still has to wait.
Fox quipped after the first
day of rookie camp that it was much too early to start defining the rookie
quarterback's career. But what about now, after three full practices?
"Still a stretch,Authentic
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it will be a long time
before anyone can say definitively what kind of an NFL playmaker Trubisky will
become. And the Bears are certainly not rushing judgment on the player they
drafted No. 2 overall on April 27. That said,Budda
Johnson Jersey,T. J.
LoganJersey, Fox is eager to track Trubisky's development as the
Bears dive into OTAs and minicamp over the next five weeks.
" Fox said. "I think any
guy, regardless of position,"You've got to get him up to speed in your offense,
has to get comfortable and know what to do and how to do it and then just
really cut loose and play. There will be a lot of classroom work (with Mitch).
And thank God we've got all of the offseason to do that. I think he'll do just
Vic Fangio wasn't fazed by
the Bears drafting only one defensive player.
particularly at cornerback
and safety. And as the Bears stayed mum about their interest in Trubisky,Much
pre-draft hype centered around how top-heavy and deep this year's class of
defensive players was, most mock drafts projected the Bears to address defense
with the third overall pick.
after fourth-round safety
Eddie Jackson was the only defensive player the Bears drafted,Well, Fangio
didn't publicly exude any sense of letdown. The longtime NFL coordinator
acknowledged this weekend the unpredictable and uncontrollable ways of the
" Fangio said.
"Likewise,"There isn't a position coach in the league that wouldn't like to
have a first- or second-round pick to add to their position, there isn't any
coordinator who wouldn't like to have a first- or second-round pick to add to
(their side of the) squad. But that's just the way it goes. There's no big deal
Chicago Tribune's Rich
John Ross contract
breakdown with Bengals
We take a look at what the
Bengals’ rookie receiver will be making during the next four to five years.
John Ross was the first
member of the Cincinnati Bengals' 2017 NFL Draft class. The hope is that he
will make a far bigger impact than most of the team's recent first-round
Outside of A.J. Green in
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being injured. The Bengals think Ross can make an immediate impact, it's been a
rough stretch of first-rounders in terms of the impact they made as
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fourth-overall pick in 2011. That was also the only time Marvin Lewis has
drafted a first-round receiver.
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The Bengals had plenty of offensive weapons before taking the Washington
Huskies game-breaker, but they needed another one to get the offense back to
being an elite unit that can consistently score on anyone. The hope is that
Ross can come in and help this unit to get back to being a top-10 offense.
Ross will make a hefty
amount of money as a top-10 draft selection. According to Over The Cap,587,
Ross signed a 4-year contract worth $17,864 with the Bengals. He received a
guarantee worth $17,115,115,Speaking of,864 including a $10,Authentic
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Xavier Woods Jersey , Ross has a fifth-year option the team
can exercise entering his fourth season (2020) since he was a first-round pick.
He also has an added incentive to his contract because he was a top-10
The fifth-year salary of
NFL players on rookie deals will vary depending on how high the player was
drafted. The top-10 selections receive a salary equal to the average of the 10
highest salaries at their position. For the remainder of the first
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highest salaries at the position.
that price tag will only go
up as the league’s salary cap increases each year.,Authentic
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will be worth the average of the 10 highest-paid wide receivers in 2021. That
figures to be in the neighborhood of $11 million based on the current deals of
receivers signed through the 2021 season, which only includes four players
currently, so it can change a lot between now and 2021. Though
If the Bengals managed to
sign A.J. Green to another extensions at some point, but the Bengals will
likely do everything to keep Green in stripes for his entire career, they could
be committing around $25 million to just two receivers in that 2021 season.
This is obviously a long way down the road, and they’ll hope to do the same
that seems like a
relatively small amount.,For now, Ross is making a modest $4,278,966 annually
through the next four years. For a guy the team hopes can develop into an elite
Can Chicago Keep Mitchell
Trubisky on the Bench in Year One?
a first-round draft pick is
supposed to start right away. But for quarterbacks,Authentic
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followed. When quarterbacks were being drafted way back in the 70’s, there is
supposedly an unspoken rule that says that they should sit and wait until they
or the team are ready. But, they would start their first season out. Terry
Bradshaw, for example, to begin with, drafted in 1970, started right away and
while he didn’t do that well, he ended up being a Hall of Fame quarterback. He
is a is a fine example of a successful first round quarterback.
Fast forward to more recent
times and quarterbacks have been thrown into the “fire” just as often in their
first NFL season. There has been just one first round pick at quarterback that
sat his entire first year in the NFL. That quarterback was former Cincinnati
Bengal Carson Palmer. He didn’t start a single game in his first year in the
league. That worked out well too although he never won a Super Bowl.
So, the unspoken rule is
more of a “wish” than it is a rule. Almost every quarterback drafted in the
first round ends up starting in their first season. It’s happened almost 100
percent of the time. Knowing this, is there a good chance that Trubisky will
take the helm at quarterback for the Bears sometime in 2017?
My thoughts just before
writing this article were that if named starter Mike Glennon were to fail or
get hurt then Mark Sanchez could take over. That would keep Trubisky safe on
the bench. Now, the word is that Sanchez has a knee injury and will miss the
rest of the off-season. Will he be ready to go by training camp or the even the
start of the season? The team says he will be but will he could behind the
curve when training camp starts.
Having Sanchez and Glennon
in front of Trubisky is the ideal scenario to keep the youngster on the bench.
You want him on the bench in 2017. You do not want him to start. The Bears took
the effort and spent the money on Glennon,Myles
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Sanchez, will be the backup and Trubisky will be the inactive number three on
The coaching and management
staffs’ have positioned this team to have no need to start Trubisky in 2017.
They have two guys ahead of him who can take care of things until he is ready.
Even if the team does poorly, and they play poorly, the should not need to
start the rookie. There is a strong sense that the Bears won’t even consider
starting Trubisky in 2017.
But can they afford not to
start Trubisky? Do they want to get their “huge” investment off the bench and
onto the field? If it were a player at any other position, I would say put him
on the field right away. But not a quarterback. If they can avoid sending him
out there, Sanchez and any other quarterback they put out there fails
miserably, then they must do it. Even if Glennon, they still must leave
Trubisky on the bench.
Another caveat to this is
that if Trubisky does do well in training camp and can somehow beat out Glennon
as the starter, winning means a lot but money means even more. They spent a lot
of money on Glennon so having him sit would hurt. Luckily, the Bears will have
a financial dilemma. Sure, they have an “out” after one year with Glennon so
that they won’t eat the entire contract. But they could still take a big hit if
he doesn’t work out. Just knowing how much they have invested in him may keep
Trubisky on the bench no matter what.
Will Trubisky be the second
first round draft pick in the 2000’s to sit in his first season in the league?
Or will he,Authentic
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end up starting in his first season? If he does start,Jabrill
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No. 1 overall pick Myles
Garrett limps out of Browns practice with possible injury
If there's one team in the
NFL that can't ever catch a break, it's the Cleveland Browns. Their bad luck
seemingly continued on Wednesday when Myles Garrett limped out of practice with
The No. 1 overall pick
didn't head to the locker room after limping off the field; however, his foot
was clearly bothering him as he stood on the sideline.
Garrett injured his foot on
a non-contact injury that took place during a two-minute drill near the end of
practice. After Garrett went down,According to Cleveland.com, he had to be
helped up by coach Hue Jackson and a team trainer.
Jackson confirmed that
Garrett had suffered an injury,Jonathan
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didn't yet know if it was severe or not.
" Jackson said,Authentic
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but I think it's his foot,Hroniss
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OK and we'll see once we get a chance to go inside."
The Browns' practice was
cut short on Wednesday due to lightning,William
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according to Cleveland.com.
, that would potentially be troubling for two reasons. First, he's already
suffered a foot injury this year. The top pick was limited during most of the
team's OTAs in May,If Garrett did injure his foot, and even missed a practice
due to a foot injury he suffered during rookie camp
The other reason a foot
injury would be bad is that Wednesday's injury happened on his left foot, the
same leg that caused Garrett so much pain during his final season at Texas
After the NFL
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percent during his final college season because he was playing on an ankle that
he badly sprained back in September.
but that ankle sprain hung
on for a while.",Kevin White
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with the Browns,Authentic
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plate when I was in high school in a weightlifting accident. That didn't hang
on for so long. It was a thing,"One of the worst foot injuries I have had, it
healed up and it went right back to working
everyone in the
organization will be off until late July when training camp starts,The one
upside for the Browns is that Garrett will have plenty of time to heal if his
injury is serious. After the team's final minicamp practice on Thursday,
meaning Garrett would have at least six weeks to heal.
they landed a player with
an insatiable appetite to work.,When the Cleveland Browns selected Charlotte
defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi in the third round
” UNC-Charlotte coach Brad
Lambert said via ClevelandBrowns.com.,“I'd have to run him off the field
he knows that there is only
so much that he can control.,As the North Carolina native begins his second
week of organized training activities
" Ogunjobi says.,“There are
certain things that you can control, and certain things that you can’t. What I
control is my attitude and my effort, and that every day I have to come out
here and understand that every day is an interview. What I put on tape is what
is going to be used to scale if I can play or not. That is how you build your
résumé, not talking and sounding good in front of everybody else, but by
actually going out there and making plays
however. His parents and
Charlotte coaching staff were important in his growth off-the-field.,Nick Martin
Jersey ,He did not learn it all on his own
" the defensive lineman
said via SportsIllustrated.,Authentic
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the man who says he can’t are both right. I knew I was going to outwork and
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much? He helped me in that aspect, Benardrick
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however. Ogunjobi made
Curry's job easier as well.,The respect goes both ways
" Curry explained.,“He is
driven by something that ain’t ever going to be taken from him. It doesn’t have
an ending to it. He wants to be the best ever. One of his goals was to be the
best to ever play here. He’s a guy who, because he wanted to be the best, I
could be completely honest and truthful with him because he knew his goals
mattered to me. I could coach him just as hard as I coach anybody else, and
that made it easier in the room
“When the best player in
the room buys in,’ it helps everybody.”, everybody buys in. When you look at
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Off-season report card:
Jersey , DE Taco Charlton (R1),Tyus Bowser
Jersey, S Robert Blanton (FA), CB Nolan Carroll (FA), Chidobe
Awuzie (R2), CB Jourdan Lewis (R3), S Xavier Woods (R6), CB Marquez White
Claiborne,Significant Losses: T Doug Free, G Ronald Leary, CB Brandon Carr, S
who defected to Denver. And
so the Cowboys will be the latest team to try Jonathan Cooper here. The
oft-injured 2013 first-round pick has had failed stints with the Cardinals,The
Cowboys lost a starter from what is easily the NFL’s best offensive line when
right tackle Doug Free retired. But remarkably, the line might be improved.
Free’s spot will be filled by La’el Collins, the talented third-year pro who
missed 13 games last season with a toe injury. Collins brings tremendous
athleticism as a run-blocker. He’d been at left guard with Ronald Leary, Browns
On the glass half full
side: Cooper has never been flanked by talent like left tackle Tyron Smith and
center Travis Frederick. In a zone scheme such as Dallas’s, his career will
almost surely end, playing in a group of quality linemen can elevate a player.
(See Cooper’s predecessor, for example.) If Cooper flames out, Leary, and the
Cowboys will make due with Joe Looney or Byron Bell,Duke Riley
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No other work was needed on
the Cowboys’ offense. The defense, corner Morris Claiborne to the Jets and
safety J.J. Wilcox to the Bucs. To fill these voids,Marlon
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secondary that had lost three starters in free agency: corner Brandon Carr to
the Ravens, of course, was a different story. Entering the draft, the Cowboys,
after signing improved-but-not-spectacular Eagles corner Nolan Carroll in free
agency, drafted corners Chidobe Awuzie (Colorado) in the second round, Jourdan
Lewis (Michigan) in the third and Marquez White (Florida State) in the sixth.
They also got safety Xavier Woods in round five. He’ll compete with incumbent
Jeff Heath and journeyman backup Robert Blanton (signed over from Buffalo).
he’s a good enough tackler
to venture into the box,The beauty of this secondary is that its three best
players are versatile. Third-year pro Byron Jones might be the only defensive
back in football who can truly play anywhere. He has the range to operate in
centerfield, he’s strong enough to press receivers on the outside, and he
possesses the twitchy quickness to battle in the slot. Jones can answer a lot
the Cowboys can tailor
their game plans to opponents while also making that game plan more
user-friendly for the rookies. With three guys who can do so many things,In
addition to him, top corners Orlando Scandrick and Anthony Brown (a
tremendously underappreciated sixth-round pick last year) can play inside or
outside. With Jones, Scandrick and Brown all capable of filling so many
different roles, no rookie DB will have to do something he’s not comfortable
it won’t be quite as
heavily. A lot is riding on Charlton. With Demarcus Lawrence battling back
problems in recent years and David Irving being only a part-time player,The
reason the Cowboys didn’t address their secondary in the draft’s first round is
that they badly needed pass-rushing help. Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli
doesn’t like to blitz. Instead he favors four-man D-line rush tactics like
stunts, twists and grouped slants. Part of the reason he does this is he has a
lot of mediocre front-four players who can’t consistently win on their own and
need aid from the scheme. Marinelli will still have to lean on these tactics in
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bend the edge snap after snap.
Bengals exec still
optimistic regarding Cedric Ogbuehi after terrible 2016 campaign
Cincinnati Bengals fans
were shocked and confused when the team drafted Cedric Ogbuehi in round one and
Jake Fisher in round two of the NFL Draft. After careful consideration,Back in
2015, we realized the hope in drafting back-to-back offensive tackles was for
the duo to take over for Andre Smith and Andrew Whitworth in the years that
Ogbuehi missed most of his
rookie season due to a torn ACL suffered in his final collegiate game and
Fisher was used during his rookie year mostly in jumbo packages and as a tight
end, instead of as a lineman.
disappointing, Ogbuehi was
essentially handed the starting right tackle job after Smith left for the
Minnesota Vikings in free agency. The results were underwhelming, and most
other bad adjectives you could muster. After 11 games, Ogbuehi was benched in
favor of veteran Eric Winston and later on Fisher. Fisher wasn’t much better,
poor,In 2016, though, it was a small sample size in which he showed off his
ability to play the position.
even after a disastrous
season for Ogbuehi,But, Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin has not
lost faith in the former first round pick.
“I think Cedric is still a
tremendous prospect – I really do,Brian
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thing has been real with him and it has hurt Fish too on the other side. It
will be good to get them a full offseason of work and development and maybe at
a position to focus on. But I think Cedric is a marvelously talented, young
man. I think he’s made of the right stuff to work at it,Authentic
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Combine. “He hasn’t had a (healthy) offseason, and I’m bullish on him and his
ability to play. I really am.”
at which point he’d already
been benched for two weeks,John Brown
Jersey,These were the sorts of things we heard about Ogbuehi prior
to the start of the 2016 season. Every member of the Bengals’ staff had glowing
things to say about him and the future looked bright for the young tackle.
Then, we saw him play and there was very little to be optimistic about. In 11
games started at right tackle, and started one game at the left tackle
position, in which he allowed a sack. But, Ogbuehi allowed nine sacks and 40
total QB pressures. As of Week 14, Ogbuehi had allowed the sixth most pressures
in the league. Ogbuehi was moved to left tackle after he was benched at right
tackle, all of that aside, Tobin still has faith.
“The strength and the level
of play that he is going against is the biggest jump for an offensive lineman,”
Tobin added. “They see a lot more undersized speed-rush type guys in the
college game. In the pro game you’re going to see the same speed but a lot
stronger. The strength is something that most college lineman has to build up
by the time they’re ready to play in our league.”
Andrew Whitworth echoed
similar thoughts about Ogbuehi’s struggles last week.
different techniques,” said Tobin. “But it’s also incumbent on the player to
develop the traits to fit into what we do. It’s a two-way street. Does Cedric
need strength development? Sure he did. So did Fish. All young tackles do. Does
he need technique work? Sure he does. So does Fish. I think Paul will do a
great job of getting him up to speed and finding the things that he does well,
and I think it is incumbent upon us to look at the players that we have and use
the techniques that they’re able to use and to maximize each player in the way
that they can be maximized, and finding the things he struggles with and trying
to build on those.”
which kept him out for the
duration of the preseason. It’s never ideal to go into your first season as a
starter having been injured for much of the offseason and preseason. So, from
the moment he joined the team,Authentic
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be beneficial for Ogbuehi after he even missed OTAs last year. But,Colt McCoy
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and then in the preseason when he suffered a toe injury in the first
game,Ogbuehi has spent much of his time in stripes injured,Authentic
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for the final week of the 2016 season with a shoulder injury. So,Haason
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Ogbuehi will be able to put
the 2016 season behind him and develop into the top-level talent the Bengals
imagined he’d be when the team drafted him. And,Hopefully, the same goes for
Fisher who’s expected to take over at right tackle in 2017.
Healthy Hamilton may be key
factor for Crimson Tide defense
Alabama must replace two of
its all-timers on defense this fall.
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worked alongside Keith Holcombe. The two paired behind them were the future –
sophomore Mack Wilson and true freshman Dylan Moses.
But waiting, well, who
enters his senior season coming off knee surgery after an ACL injury suffered
against Florida in the SEC Championship Game., rehabbing in the wings all
spring was Shaun Dion Hamilton
At the time of his injury,
the 6-foot, pulled only when the Crimson Tide opened in dime coverage against
Texas A&M. The senior from Montgomery has played in 42 games and started 17
– having waiting his turn behind Foster and Ragland., 232-pound Hamilton was
third on the team in tackles with 64, nine of which came behind the line of
scrimmage. He started 12 of 13 games
Hamilton may be the biggest
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the same page. In short
“Look, I don’t compare
anything to anything, ‘We don’t compare them to the next guys.’,” Crimson Tide
head coach Nick Saban said this spring when asked about replacing Allen on the
defensive line. The same applies at linebacker. “We could’ve said when Dont’a
Hightower and Rolando McClain were the two inside linebackers and they left
“That’s not fair to the
next guys. And it’s not fair to compare these guys to who we had last year or
who we had the year before. They have to develop an identity of their own – as
a unit and individually – and we’re going to work hard to help them do
A returning All-American,
said having Hamilton back “definitely” will help the Tide., safety Minkah
“That dude does a great job
with this defense,” Fitzpatrick said after the A-Day Game. “He’s a great leader
out there. I think he’ll help us a lot.”
Evans from Auburn and
Hamilton from Montgomery are both rising seniors, good friends who looked
forward to the day they both would be on the field at the same time for
“Me and Shaun have always
given each other encouragement, he does the same thing with me. …,” Evans said.
“Whenever he was playing I was giving him encouragement and now that I’m
“I mean, he’ll be able to
bounce back.”, I know he’s going to come back better than ever. I’m not even
worried about that injury. Shaun is a strong-minded guy. Something like this I
don’t think it will impact him any differently. … Something like this
Colt McCoy looking forward
to eighth NFL season, future of Texas’ football program
Before he was a Westlake
wunderkind or a four-star freshman at Texas,Authentic
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annual youth football camp.
That stop on Ehlinger’s
timeline is not lost on McCoy.
McCoy met the media on
Monday during a break at his annual Colt McCoy Football ProCamp, now in its
sixth year. Earlier in the morning he worked out with Texas players and Yancy
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McCoy appeared optimistic
about the direction the Texas program is heading. “I think they’re poised and
ready to make some noise,Authentic
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Longhorns coach Tom Herman
has not named a starter at McCoy’s old position. Sophomore Shane Buechele threw
21 touchdowns last season and his 2,Authentic
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that he set in 2006. Ehlinger is a four-star prospect from Westlake who
enrolled early and went through spring drills.
McCoy said he observed some
struggles this spring as the quarterbacks adapted to a new offense. He was,
though, pleased with what he saw of Buechele and Ehlinger, and he also lauded
UT’s deep receiving corps.
“It’s never a bad thing to
have two guys who can play, so we’ll see where that goes,” McCoy said. “When
you talk about our football team, but in college football in general, if you
have a gunslinger, if you have a guy who can play at that position, you always
have a chance to win games. I know that coach Herman feels good about that spot
right now.”,womens Nick
McCoy is entering his
eighth NFL season and his fourth as a Redskin. Backing up Kirk
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thrown only 11 passes the past two years. But he said Monday that he had his
“best spring so far” and feels a sense of comfort having been in head coach Jay
Gruden’s system for four years.
Washington has placed a
franchise tag on Cousins but the two sides have yet to agree on a long-term
contract. Cousins is the expected starter,but senior vice president of player
personnel Doug Williams recently told the NFL Network that,womens
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even take it the long distance.”
“I’ll always be ready,”
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me, I know they have confidence in me and I’ll be ready to go.”Authentic
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guys out here are the guys playing quarterback, you should be the point guard,”
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shortstop, if you’re good enough, they’re going to find you.”womens Jake
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and two touchdowns
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second-most efficient after the catch receiver in the NFL, per Football
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ball underneath the defense
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San Francisco 49ers still
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as they are gone. And the
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anyway,Well, whose 2.8 sacks per start in 2015 -- the last season he started
more than eight games -- tied for third-most in the league.
You might say it's a
disaster waiting to happen.
You might also say at least
it'll give the 49ers a focus when they inevitably have another high first-round
pick next season.
the latter might not even
be true. For all the work Lynch and Shanahan did in their initial efforts to
revamp a 2-14 club -- upgrades are clearly visible in wide receiver
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defensive line -- they still could use a top-five draft pick on a
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49ers appear set to start Trent Brown, a seventh-round pick in 2015. They have
imported Garry Gilliam from Seattle to provide competition.
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Ah, quantity. It's at least
a nice consolation prize for a unit seriously lacking in quality.
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raving about left tackle Joe Staley all spring. He is the least of the unit's
guards Zane Beadles and
Joshua Garnett, the projected starting center, and center Daniel Kilgore return
from last year's troubled line. Gilliam, guard Brandon Fusco and center Jeremy
Zuttah were imported during the offseason,Brown, with only Zuttah, expected to
be a significant contributor.
competition already has
brought out the worst in the unit. After allowing a plethora of sacks during
11-on-11 drills at the final OTA,Authentic
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Maybe next year.
ESPN: Keep eye on Lions’
Abbrederis, ex-UM star Butt
The Lions’ top two
receivers are Marvin Jones Jr. and Golden Tate. Their third figures to be
rookie Kenny Golladay, despite speculation from others outside
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team.,according to ESPN
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roster in January., who has impressed so far this offseason
“While the starters are set
with Marvin Jones and Golden Tate, there is room for reps down the depth chart
at receiver,” wrote Michael Rothstein of NFL Nation. Authentic
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bunch of guys, including TJ Jones, Jace Billingsley and Ryan Spadola. But the
guy to watch here might be Abbrederis, a former Packers receiver. He made big
plays on deep balls throughout OTAs, he has a real shot to make Detroit’s
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where he beat two defenders, and will get a shot as a returner. If he’s able to
continue the trajectory through camp
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Denver Broncos rookie tight end Jake Butt, and Carolina Panthers rookie
offensive lineman Taylor Moton of Western Michigan.,womens
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Butt was selected by the
Broncos in the fifth round,Authentic Jourdan Lewis Jersey, slipping in the
draft following a torn ACL suffered in the Orange Bowl against Florida
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preseason,but be ready to see him become more of a factor as the regular season
rolls along.”,” Jeff Legwold of NFL Nation wrote. “But when he is eventually
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writes David Newton of NFL Nation. “He also has shown the versatility to play
on the left side at tackle as well as shift over to guard. For a line that
suffered from a lack of depth last season when injuries became catastrophic
Wale announces plans to
team up with Major League Wrestling for 'MLW One-Shot'
Six days after his
appearance on WWE’s SmackDown, Grammy-nominated artist Wale is now announcing
his next big venture: a live wrestling show with Court Bauer’s Major League
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Major League Wrestling’s CEO, to serve as co-executive producer for the
one-night only affair. “I’m actually taking a lesson I learned from Paul
Heyman. Paul always tells me, ‘You need to create something that is culturally
relevant.’ That is what we’re creating with One-Shot.”
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“The last six days been
wild,” said Wale. “Kicking it off with SmackDown and now finally announcing
this project. We are doing One-Shot for the die-hard fans and the culture. So
much young talent hasn’t had that spotlight. It’s important we give them theirs
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wrestling events there, including WaleMania III this past WrestleMania
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Wrestling fans may be
familiar with Bauer through his MLW Radio creation, Eric Bischoff, which
includes podcasts from a litany of wrestling personalities in Jim
Cornette Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson,womens
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Kevin Sullivan. Bauer also ran live shows under the MLW name beginning in 2002,
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to see so many wrestlers bring such life into pro wrestling over the past
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celebrities who make cameos on WWE programming. Wale hosted a rap battle
segment this past week on SmackDown between The New Day and The Uso’s. He
pulled off the rare WWE appearance where a star from another genre highlights
the WWE talent without overshadowing it, while still receiving a positive
response from the crowd.
“Putting the talent over,
both heel and face, but they’re not corny heels. I had to do a staredown with
Jimmy, even if it came at my expense,” explained Wale. “At the end of the day,
that’s part of the business. You’ve got to find a way to portray the characters
in the manner that the storyline needs them to be portrayed. The Uso’s are
heels, and I loved that, but I refused to treat them like they were chickensh--
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Taco Charlton: 'I hate
losing to Tyron Smith in practice'
Taco Charlton is finding
out the hard way just what it means to "earn the Star".
and it's name is Tyron
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one of the best left
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Browns QB battle: Rising
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lasting beyond 2017.,Authentic
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