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Stampede Blue May 17, 2015

Colts running back Vick Ballard: "This could be it for me"

Colts running back Vick Ballard, who is coming off of back-to-back season-ending injuries, opened up to the Indianapolis Star's Zak Keefer about how people forget about him and about how this might be his last chance. Playing under offensive coordinator Bruce Arians as a rookie in 2012, Vick Ballard had the most productive season by a Colts' running back since Joseph Addai rushed for 828 yards in 2009, as Ballard totaled 814 yards on the ground on his way to an impressive rookie season.  He entered the 2013 season as the unquestioned starting running back, but in practice after the first...
Times-Picayune May 13, 2015
Saints rookie Davis Tull motivated by difficult journey to NFL, former coach says

Saints rookie Davis Tull motivated by difficult journey to NFL, former coach says

"Davis Tull can rush the passer in the NFL," said Marcus West. "I think he can do whatever they ask him to do."
The Falcoholic May 9, 2015

Falcons Rookie Minicamp: What They Said

Vic Beasley, Jalen Collins and Tevin Coleman all spoke to the media following Falcons rookie minicamp yesterday. The Falcons' first, second and third round picks spoke to the media following the first day of rookie minicamp, sharing their thoughts on their first day in the NFL environment and more. Eighth-overall pick Vic Beasley was pleased with his performance the first day. "I thought I did pretty well. Got to work with a couple of guys that will eventually be my teammates," Beasley said. "Just ready to get started and see what Coach Quinn has in store." The speed of the pro game is a...
The Falcoholic May 8, 2015

Falcons sign draft pick DT Grady Jarrett

Thomas Dimitroff must have been fired up to start signing rookies. The rookie wage scale has helped teams sign their rookie class starting within a week of drafting players. The Atlanta Falcons are no exception. Falcons signed fifth-rounder Grady Jarrett to $2.527 million deal that includes $247,582 signing bonus — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) May 8, 2015 The signing bonus should help Jarrett's family after his family home caught fire the day before he was drafted. Jarrett was considered a great value as a fifth round selection, as many projected him to be drafted in day two. In...
Bleeding Green Nation May 8, 2015

Eagles News: Zach Ertz says Sam Bradford has a stronger arm than Michael Vick, Nick Foles, and Andrew Luck

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 5/8/2015. Let's get to the links... What they're (not?) saying: Is Mychal Kendricks in the Eagles' plans? - PhillyVoiceAs pointed out by the great "The Guy," there's a very interesting omission from Spadaro's linebacker write-up. In SAT reading comprehension style, we'll give you multiple choice options of which player does not appear: A) Brad Jones B) Najee Goode C) Travis Long D) Mychal Kendricks The answer can be found at the end of this post. Zach Ertz: Luck, Vick, Foles ... Sam Bradford's arm the strongest - CSN Philly"We’ve been throwing for...
Bleeding Green Nation May 7, 2015

Eagles Rookie Minicamp 2015: 11 Tryout Players Invited

The Eagles have invited these players to the team's rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. The Philadelphia Eagles have invited a total of eleven tryout players to the team's rookie minicamp which begins tomorrow on Friday, May 8. Once again, these players are not officially under contract. They have only been invited to rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. The Eagles' roster is currently filled at the maximum occupancy of 90. If the Eagles wanted to sign one of these players, they would have to free up a roster spot first. More likely than not the Eagles are just looking for extra bodies to...
New York Daily News May 6, 2015
Donte Rumph invited to Giants rookie minicamp

Donte Rumph invited to Giants rookie minicamp

Donte Rumph so badly wanted back in the NFL after his humiliating turn with Atlanta last summer that he camped out at Falcons headquarters.
philly.com May 1, 2015

Eagles' top pick Agholor praised by former coach

Nelson Agholor has high and rather unusual expectations for his rookie season with the Eagles. They do not include any bold predictions about what kind of numbers the wide receiver expects to put up. For him, it's all about the learning and the labor. The rest, he figures, will take care of itself.
Bleeding Green Nation Apr 27, 2015

Eagles pick up Fletcher Cox's fifth-year contract option

According to a report from Will Brinson of CBS Sports, the Philadelphia Eagles have picked up the fifth-year option on Fletcher Cox's rookie contract prior to the May 3 deadline. This ensures the 2012 first round pick's current deal will run through the 2016 season. Note that Cox was already under contract for the 2015 season. The fifth-year option is projected to be worth about $7.799 million in 2016. The money is not guaranteed, except for injury. This option does not prevent the Eagles and Cox from working out a long-term deal in the meantime. Reports indicate that both sides have...
The Falcoholic Apr 27, 2015

Peter King: Falcons will not draft Todd Gurley

The veteran NFL reporter has a strong statement for those hoping for the Georgia running back. Thanks to Todd Gurley's rising draft stock, some well-timed mock drafts and perhaps a smidgen of Georgia-based homerism, more than a few Falcons fans have been pushing the team to take the dynamic rookie running back with their eighth overall pick. Sports Illustrated's Peter King has a strong statement for those holding on to the hope that Gurley will wind up in Atlanta. RT @B_ELLIS24: hearing more and more rumblings about Gurley to the Falcons at #8. your thoughts? … That will not happen....

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