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Pats Pulpit

Patriots veterans that could be pushed off the roster by younger players

Patriots veterans on the roster bubble that may be replaced by younger and cheaper players. With the Patriots’ preseason well under way, we finally get to see how the competition for roster spots unfold. Veteran players battle it out with younger players with something to prove to the league, with the younger players occasionally pushing a veteran player off the roster. RB Mike Gillislee: The first preseason game saw a veteran and a rookie emerge as contributors from the RB position. Jeremy Hill and Ralph Webb each looked really good running the ball with 11/51/1 and 14/46/2 days. Webb...

Blogging The Boys

Five players the Cowboys could trade away before the season starts

Use it or lose it. With final roster cuts a little over two weeks ago, there are still some very difficult decisions awaiting the front office of the Dallas Cowboys. With only so many available roster spots, it looks inevitable that the team will have to release some roster-worthy players. The Cowboys are deep at certain positions like wide receiver and defensive end, whereas some other no-so-deep positions like offensive line and safety are still going to require the team to hang on to a certain amount of players at those spots to shore up their depth. The net result of this predicament is...

Acme Packing Company

Walkthroughs: How many WRs will the Packers keep for week one?

In this week’s Walkthrough, we try to project the most talked-about position on Green Bay’s roster. The Green Bay Packers’ wide receiver group is probably the most widely-discussed position group on the roster so far in training camp. With nine players legitimately vying for spots, the question is far from over, and the next three preseason games should decide how the team proceeds for week one. Complicating things (perhaps) for general manager Brian Gutekunst is the fact that he has an extra roster spot for two weeks, as running back Aaron Jones will be suspended to start the year....

Pats Pulpit

Patriots roster breakdown: OG Luke Bowanko

The veteran is trying to carve out a role along a crowded Patriots offensive line. The New England Patriots currently have 89 players on their active roster. However, only 53 of them will be able to survive the cutdowns on September 1 and ultimately make the team. Over the course of the offseason, we take a look at the players fighting for those spots to find out who has the best chances of helping the Patriots recapture the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Today, the series continues with another one of New England’s offseason acquisitions. Name: Luke Bowanko Position: Guard / Center Jersey...

Cat Scratch Reader

Panthers 2018 defensive roster projection

Here’s a breakdown of what the Carolina Panthers defense might look like come Week 1. While the offense is pretty close to set in stone, there’s a bit more to worry about with the defense. Let us break down what the roster could look like at this point in 3 weeks. Defensive Line Starters: Wes Horton, Dontari Poe, Kawann Short, Mario Addison Depth: Julius Peppers, DaeShon Hall, Marquise Haynes, Kyle Love, Vernon Butler Wes Horton and Julius Peppers will likely be co-starters, with Hall and Haynes coming in as rotational guys. Short and Poe should hold down most of the starting snaps,...


Doyel: Colts will show who they are in practices with Ravens

Fights during NFL training camp joint practices allow NFL teams to weed out reckless players who get you beat -- or allow the rot on roster to fester.         


Yes, Hakeem Valles could make the Lions roster at tight end

Valles is still an underdog to make the team. But he's got a chance, and those chances are improving now that he's putting together a pretty solid camp.


Patriots Mailbag: New England Has ‘Last Chance U’-Esque Story On Roster

Another New England Patriots training camp has come and gone … kind of. For players, training camp continues until the... Read More »

Newark Star-Ledger

Status of Jets' roster bubble players for 2nd preseason game at Redskins | Lorenzo Mauldin, Cairo Santos

The New York Jets and quarterback Sam Darnold visit the Washington Redskins on Thursday night for a preseason game at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.

Behind the Steel Curtain

3 Steelers who need to step up vs. Green Bay in Preseason Week 2

Some players need to show they’ve improved or that one week wasn’t just a fluke. Who needs to step up? The Pittsburgh Steelers enter this season with it likely being the last hurrah for Le’Veon Bell and perhaps the last year of that proverbial Super Bowl window everyone likes to talk about. When you break down this roster, it’s very possible it could be the most talented one in the NFL, or at least one of the most talented. When we look at what can take this team over the top, the obvious picks are its top players, but the progression of still-developing players is a whole...

Houston Chronicle

Texans cut QB Stephen Morris with Nick Rose signing

The Texans are down to three quarterbacks on the roster after cutting former University of Miami quarterback Stephen Morris, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly. Morris was released as the Texans signed kicker Nick Rose.

The Falcoholic

Falcons vs. Chiefs preseason 2018 channel, time, announcers and more

Atlanta’s hoping for good health, good performances, and a win, I guess. Welcome to the second week of preseason, everyone! Tomorrow night will pit your Falcons, who you love and cherish and never ever get frustrated with, against the Kansas City Chiefs. KC has already said they’re playing their starters on offense for the full first half, and we’ll get to see if Dan Quinn gives in to the temptation to match that effort level, or does (what I think is) the smart thing and gets them out after a couple of series to evaluate the backups and young roster hopefuls. We’ll be looking to...

Turf Show Times

Options for a new QB2

Surely there are better options to back up LA Rams’ QB Jared Goff. But will the Rams pursue them? As it stands, Sean Mannion is set to enter his fourth NFL season with the Los Angeles Rams. And with 2018 being the final year of his rookie deal, it could be his last season in LA. The fact that it’s late August and Mannion is still penciled in at QB2 probably bodes well for his chances of making the final roster. But Mannion - who didn’t impress in last week’s preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens - still needs to earn the spot. The current crop Mannion’s primary...

Big Blue View

Giants at Lions: 11 Giants with the most to prove on defense

Roster spots, starting jobs are available — which players will grab them? The New York Giants and Detroit Lions have been practicing together all week and on Friday they’ll take it to the real field for Week 2 of the preseason. Despite having the worst running games in the league for seemingly forever, the Lions are continually one of the better overall offenses in the league year-after-year (passing is more important than rushing). Last year the Lions were 12th in offensive DVOA and they return just about every important piece, possibly upgraded at running back, and kept offensive...

NFL Spin Zone

Chicago Bears: 3 Things to watch in Preseason Week 2

The Chicago Bears take on the Denver Broncos in a preseason Week 2 matchup. They hope to get their first win. Here are three things to watch for in the game. The 2018 season is just weeks away. At the end of this week, the preseason will be halfway over. Roster battles are more serious […] Chicago Bears: 3 Things to watch in Preseason Week 2 - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

Bleeding Green Nation

18 most interesting Eagles players to watch in Philadelphia’s preseason game against Patriots

Who will YOU be watching closely? The Eagles will play a preseason football game tonight against the New England Patriots. The final score won’t matter (although it would be pretty great if the Eagles won 41-33), but it will still be interesting to see how certain players perform. There are plenty of roster jobs and position battles to be won/lost this summer. Here are the most interesting Eagles players to watch in tonight’s game. Keep in mind the starters will only play for about a quarter. For your convenience, I’ve listed jersey numbers next to the names of players. 1 - Nick...

Big Blue View

Giants-Lions: Giants offensive players who need strong performances

Which Giants players need to distinguish themselves on offense Friday night? When the New York Giants offense takes the field against the Detroit Lions Friday night, the coaching staff will be evaluating a number of position battles across the roster. The team established a baseline for these position battles with their first preseason game. With the next three games, coaches will be looking to see which players grow and distinguish themselves over their previous performances. These battles will be played out on the field over the next three weeks, and here are some players who need to...

Cincy Jungle

ESPN’s latest power rankings keep Bengals near the bottom

A familiar name by now is also listed as a potential surprise player to make the roster. After Week 1 of the preseason, it became ESPN’s turn to place the Bengals amongst the league’s worst in a power ranking list. After coming in at 29th after the draft, the Bengals moved up two spots to 27th in the latest power rankings from the worldwide leader in sports. It’s the same ranking NFL.com’s Elliott Harrison gave the team last week. Each team’s updated ranking also included a surprise player to look out for for the regular season. NFL Nation’s Bengals reporter Katherine Terrell...

Cat Scratch Reader

Panthers 2018 season opener countdown: 24 days to go

As we count down the days until our beloved Carolina Panthers officially kickoff the 2018 season, we take a look at the players on the roster with the corresponding jersey numbers. We are 24 days away from the beginning of the Carolina Panthers 2018 season. That means today we take a closer look at cornerback James Bradberry. James Bradberry, Cornerback Bio Height: 6’1” Weight: 212 lbs Age: 25 College: Samford NFL Experience: 3 years James Bradberry was drafted by the Panthers in the second round (No. 62 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft to replace Josh Norman, who signed a five-year, $75...

Gang Green Nation

New York Jets Flight Connections 08/16/18

Good morning, Gang Green Gangsters! Here are your daily New York Jets links for this Thursday... ESPN – Sam Darnold’s head isn’t getting big, but his bobblehead is. NJ.com – Status of Jets’ roster bubble players for 2nd preseason game at redskins / Lorenzo Mauldin, Cairo Santos. Jet Nation – Bad Decision by Bowles comes back to bite gang green. NY Post – Why the over/under for Jets-Redskins is so low. The Jet Press – Jets vs. Redskins: Can Sam Darnold continue to impress? NY Post – Quincy Enunwa stuck watching from the sidelines again. The Jet Press – Greg Buttle says...

Pride Of Detroit

Bob Quinn’s focus on offensive line versatility is paying off for Lions

The Graham Glasgow injury scare showed just why the Lions have invested so much into players who can play many roles. “It’s very important for all those guys to be able to play multiple positions” said Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia when asked about the offensive line in a post practice press conference Wednesday. Bringing in offensive linemen that can play multiple positions has been a theme of the Lions roster building strategy so far in the era of general manager Bob Quinn . The team spent their first-round pick on Arkansas’ Frank Ragnow, who played center in college but...

Hogs Haven

Washington Redskins vs New York Jets Schedule, TV, Radio, Online Streaming, Odds, and more

Week 2 of Redskins football! The first preseason game started off with the Redskins looking good against the Patriots, but the injuries started piling up quickly. Derrius Guice and Manasseh Garner were lost for the season with torn ACLs, and Matt Ioannidis will miss some time with knee/ankle sprains. The Redskins also lost the game after their bottom of the roster crew finished the 2nd half against New England. It’s a new week, and the Redskins and New York Jets meet tonight at FedEx Field for their 2nd preseason game of the 2018 season. Both teams know each other well from 3 days of...

Arrowhead Addict

Kansas City Chiefs honor Robert Golden’s request for release

The Kansas City Chiefs honored veteran safety Robert Golden’s request for release as he wanted to find a better fit. Robert Golden decided he wanted to try to sign on with a different team. The Kansas City Chiefs made his wish come true. On Wednesday night, Golden released a series of tweets in which he […] Kansas City Chiefs honor Robert Golden’s request for release - Arrowhead Addict - Arrowhead Addict - Kansas City Chiefs - KC Chiefs News, Schedule, Roster and Rumors

Sam Mills: Why the Panthers Keep Pounding | A Football Life | NFL Films

Sam Mills was a linebacker with the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers for 12 seasons. After not making an NFL roster until the age of 27 Mills became a pro bowler and led the vaunted 90's Saints linebacking core know as the "Dome Patrol." Mills wa