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Newsday Aug 18, 2016

Low-key RB Bilal Powell a steady contributor to Jets

Bilal Powell can't wait for the Jets to unleash their rushing attack. The versatility of running back Matt Forte has added a whole new dimension to the offense. And truth be told, Powell isn't even sure how he'd stop them.
New York Post Aug 17, 2016

Ben McAdoo reveals why he’s playing Eli Manning vs. Bills

Giants coach Ben McAdoo said Wednesday he plans to play Eli Manning Saturday in Buffalo. “Absolutely,’’ McAdoo said. Why? “Anticipation and instincts,” he said. “It’s a big part of the game, [and] it’s hard to train it in practice. You do the best you can by creating situations, but there’s nothing like the games to...
New York Post Aug 17, 2016

Why Giants long-time snapper Zak DeOssie is in a fight for job

There was a time when Zak DeOssie wasn’t sure if he was ever going to snap again, a notion that’s hard to comprehend around the Giants considering DeOssie has been about as durable a long-snapper as Eli Manning has been a quarterback. DeOssie’s right wrist had just undergone surgery in December to repair a ruptured...
New York Post Aug 17, 2016

Josh Norman: Odell Beckham’s bluster is a compliment

ASHBURN, Va. — Saying he has bigger things to worry about, Josh Norman is calling a personal cease-fire in his war of words with Odell Beckham Jr. That is liable to change, of course, considering Norman proudly remains one of the NFL’s loudest and quirkiest trash-talkers. For now, though, the new Redskins cornerback is going...
New York Post Aug 17, 2016

Matt Forte looks good in Jets moment he’s waited for

The Jets finally got to see new running back Matt Forte on the field during team drills on Wednesday. Forte, who has been out since the beginning of training camp with a hamstring injury, looked good in the practice. He caught several passes from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and burst through the holes on running plays....
New York Post Aug 17, 2016

Victor Cruz’s 2 words of defiance to his doubters

First there was the knee. Then the calf. Now the groin. With one injury after another over the past two years, what does Giants wideout Victor Cruz say to the doubters who think he’s finished, who are convinced his career is over? “Tune in,’’ Cruz said defiantly. “That’s all.” Problem is, his act has been preempted...
Newark Star-Ledger Aug 17, 2016

Matt Forte does team drills at Jets practice | Day 15 injury report

Forte took the next step in his injury recovery.

Dolphins, Hurricanes ready to rock in rebuilt Hard Rock Stadium

On the first day of its latest incarnation, the Miami Dolphins’ stadium was a smash hit as Hard Rock Stadium. That was assured as several current and former players, including Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry and Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino, joined with local business and government...
Niners Nation Aug 17, 2016

Baalke expects DeAndre Smelter to play in preseason, ‘not even thinking IR at this point’

The San Francisco 49ers are hoping to get wide receiver DeAndre Smelter on the field before the end of the preseason. There have been rumblings for the team to consider IR, but Trent Baalke does not think it is a factor at this point. Earlier this week, San Francisco 49ers head coach described DeAndre Smelter as dealing with an injury that has him week-to-week. Smelter has been unable to do a lot of practicing in training camp, and it cost him Sunday’s preseason opener. On Wednesday, Trent Baalke told the beat writers that Smelter is dealing with a soft-tissue injury in his lower body....
philly.com Aug 17, 2016

Eagles' safeties tackling more duties this season

PITTSBURGH - During Billy Davis' three seasons as the Eagles' defensive coordinator, he seldom, if ever mentioned the safety position and stopping the run in the same sentence.
New York Post Aug 17, 2016

Banned Giants kicker was arrested for domestic violence charge

The Giants will be without their Pro Bowl kicker for the Sept. 11 season-opener against the Dallas Cowboys, with Josh Brown suspended for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. The Giants and the league didn’t give a reason for the suspension, but Brown was arrested in May 2015 on a domestic violence charge, according to...
Broncos’ welcome 49ers to interception party, Henry Krieger-Coble and more observations from Wednesday’s joint practice

Broncos’ welcome 49ers to interception party, Henry Krieger-Coble and more observations from Wednesday’s joint practice

The no-fly zone found new unsuspecting victims Wednesday in 49ers quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert, Christian Ponder and Jeff Driskel.

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