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philly.com

LeGarrette Blount will be a big part of Eagles offense, Doug Pederson says

The veteran running backs roster spot is not in jeopardy, the Eagles coach assures.

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Improvisation key to Jeff Janis' growth as route runner

Jeff Janis, in the midst of another solid preseason, is undoubtedly playing well enough to earn another roster spot this fall.       

The Republican

New England Patriots roster bubble: What Bill Belichick is saying about Patriots on roster fringe

Through two preseason games, some New England Patriots players in battles for roster spots have stood out more than others. Here is what Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is saying about his players on the roster fringe.

NFL

View from the O-Zone: Elsewhere on the roster …

Oehser: With competition at quarterback the overwhelming storyline around the Jaguars, here’s a look at three other key positions around the roster midway through the preseason

CSN Bay Area

Returning 49ers veterans with most to prove to earn roster spots

At the midway point of the 49ers exhibition season, there continues to be a lot of competition and more than a handful of veterans who have yet to lock down roster spots.I can tell you, its going to be real tough to cut it down to 53, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said last week. Were going to need all this game and practices to evaluate that.Here are the 49ers returning veteran players whose roster spots appear to be the most vulnerable with two weeks of practices and two exhibition games remaining to prove themselves:

Times-Picayune

Saints 2017 training camp roster projections 4.0

Reserve safety Chris Banjo jumps onto the 53-man roster after his great special teams work against the Chargers

Falcons Blog | AJC

Falcons’ 53-man roster analysis: Wide receivers

FLOWERY BRANCH – While longshot prospects hoping to make the Falcons roster will get a shot in the final exhibition game, most of the work has been completed. The Falcons play their third exhibition game, which ...

Newark Star-Ledger

Jets' 53-man roster prediction: Big surprise cuts after second preseason game | Connor Hughes

Are Bryce Petty and Lorenzo Mauldin safe? Could the Jets cut Marcus Williams? Some surprises in our latest 53-man roster prediction.

CSN MidAtlantic

Ravens 2017 Roster battles: Preseason midway point checkin

With the Ravens finished two of their four scheduled preseason games, let us take a look at the three hottest roster battles and see who has the edge after two preseason games. 1. Returner: Michael Campanaro vs. Keenan ReynoldsLogan Levy:

philly.com

The roster implication of the Eagles' Matt Tobin trade | David Murphy

A complete breakdown of the trickle-down effect of the Tobin move

The MMQB | SI.com

Roethlisberger’s Last Ride?

Fearing for his physical and mental health, the Steelers quarterback is serious when he says he’s contemplating retirement. What brought him back for a 14th season: an immensely talented Pittsburgh roster and a chance at that third ring

Express-Times

Eagles Roster Bubble: Here is what coaches think of players in trouble

Earlier this week the Eagles made their position coaches available to the media for the first -- and only -- time during training camp.

Plain Dealer

New York Giants WR Jerome Lane Jr. tries to hang on (video)

Wide receiver Jerome Lane Jr., the former Akron Zip, improves his chances of making the New York Giants roster because of his ability to play multiple positions.

CSN Philly

Eagles notes, quotes and tidbits: Pederson calls Blount 'a beast of a runner'

There's been plenty of speculation in recent days that LeGarrette Blount's roster spot with the Eagles isn't guaranteed. Head coach Doug Pederson did his

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Packers Camp Snapshot: Jeff Janis

Veteran wide receiver Jeff Janis is in a battle for a spot on the Green Bay Packers 53 man roster. After a slow start to camp, hes coming on strong.       

The Republican

Former Maine linebacker Trevor Bates is a sleeper to make New England Patriots roster

Trevor Bates did a little bit of everything for the Patriots' scout team a year ago, arriving as a strong side linebacker and eventually picking up experience at all three spots.

Inside the Bills | Buffalobills.com

Boldin placed on reserve/retired list

It was a formality after and Anquan Boldin announced his retirement for the NFL on Sunday, but the Bills have officially placed the wide receiver on the reserve/retired list.  This now opens up an active spot on the team’s 90 man roster to make use of as they see fit. 

Kansas City Star

Chiefs guard Parker Ehinger returns ahead of schedule from knee injury

Kansas City Chiefs left guard Parker Ehinger tore two ligaments and a meniscus while blocking for on a screen pass at Indianapolis last season. He returned to the active roster Monday. …

CSN Washington

Redskins Playbook: Niles Paul forcing a fourth tight end roster spot?

Redskins coaches appreciate Niles Paul. Not just for his physical skills, but his leadership as well. Though tight end seems loaded in D.C., it's clear Paul is ready to fight for that spot.

CSN Washington

With Spencer Long on the shelf, could Redskins make a run at Nick Mangold?

With Spencer Long on the mend, the only healthy center on the Redskins roster is rookie Chase Roullier.  Could Washington make a run at veteran Nick Mangold?

Russell Street Report

Stock Up, Stock Down at Midway Point

Through two preseason games, the overall performance of the Baltimore Ravens has been relatively positive. The fact that the Ravens have two preseason wins under their belt is more of a testament to the depth of the roster than the … The post Stock Up, Stock Down at Midway Point appeared first on Baltimore Ravens News | Russell Street Report.

Russell Street Report

Onwuasor Could Follow in Orr’s Footsteps

One of the pleasant surprises of the Baltimore Ravens roster at the end of the 2016 season was the late development of undrafted rookie linebacker Patrick Onwuasor. Promoted to the practice squad in October of last season, Onwuasor became a … The post Onwuasor Could Follow in Orr’s Footsteps appeared first on Baltimore Ravens News | Russell Street Report.

San Francisco Chronicle

49ers’ undrafted S Lorenzo Jerome undaunted in NFL

After two preseason games, free safety Lorenzo Jerome appears to have secured a spot on the 49ers’ 53-man roster. Not bad for an undrafted rookie who prepped for the NFL in the Northeast Conference. Jerome played at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa., a no-name school that competes against schools perhaps better known as last names (Malone) or full names (Robert Morris). In fact, Jerome could face one of the NFL’s biggest names - Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant, who will visit Santa Clara in Week 7 - just 372 days after playing against Bryant University. ...

FOX Sports

Zimmer: Vikings would ''like to'' keep three QBs on initial 53-man roster

Head coach Mike Zimmer says Minnesota prefers to keep three QBs on active roster