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Paxton Lynch vows to be “ready” if called upon to play

The Broncos’ plan is for Paxton Lynch to sit all season. For the first time in his three seasons, Lynch is not competing for the starting job. That belongs to newcomer Case Keenum, signed by the Broncos as a free agent in March. “There is always room for improvement, [but] I obviously believe I can [more]

Dion Lewis, Derrick Henry striving to become “best duo in the league”

The Titans released former rushing champion DeMarco Murray during the offseason, and yet, Tennessee hopes it is even better at the position this season. The Titans signed Dion Lewis to replace Murray. Lewis gained 1,110 yards from scrimmage last season for New England and scored 10 total touchdowns. Lewis and budding star Derrick Henry are [more]

Joshua Dobbs likely showcasing his skills for the rest of league in the preseason

Joshua Dobbs is on the Steelers’ roster, but unless the team has an injury at quarterback, Dobbs likely won’t be come opening day. The Steelers have Landry Jones as the backup to Ben Roethlisberger, and they drafted Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph in the third round. That leaves Dobbs as the odd quarterback out. “I just [more]

Roethlisberger isn’t thinking about his next contract

A year removed from musing about retirement, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger plans to keep going. Which means that he could indeed be going beyond the duration of his current contract, which expires after the 2019 season. Roethlisberger says he’s not thinking about that. “I have two years on my contract. I’m not going to be [more]

Seferian-Jenkins: I can be best “run-blocking, pass-catching” TE

The Jaguars signed tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins to a two-year contract as a free agent this offseason and Seferian-Jenkins is confident that the team will be happy with that choice. Seferian-Jenkins said during last week’s minicamp that 2018 will be his best year as both a receiver and a blocker. He caught 50 passes with [more]

D’Onta Foreman’s return date remains unclear

Texans General Manager Brian Gaine said in May that the team hoped to have running back D'Onta Foreman on the field when training camp starts this summer, but it doesn’t sound like that’s how things will play out. Foreman will continue rehabbing his torn Achilles in Houston until camp and says he’s “not trying to [more]

Johnny Manziel doesn’t play in season-opening loss

Former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel made his CFL debut on Saturday night. But he didn’t make his debut, because he didn’t play. Manziel remained on the bench throughout a 28-14 loss by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to the Calgary Stampeders. Tiger-Cats starter Jeremiah Masoli (pictured) completed 25 of 36 passes for 344 yards and one interception. [more]

Zay Jones has to “earn his way” into Bills lineup

The Bills wide receiver corps one of the league’s thinner ones heading into training camp, which would seem to bode well for 2017 second-round pick Zay Jones‘ chances of seeing a lot of playing time once September rolls around. While that may be the case, General Manager Brandon Beane made it clear last week that [more]

Orlando Brown Jr. motivated by carrying on his father’s legacy

Father’s Day is a happy day for many people, but it’s also a bittersweet or sad one for those who are without their fathers. Ravens rookie tackle Orlando Brown Jr. is in the latter camp as his father, who also played tackle for the Ravens, died of diabetic ketoacidosis in 2011. Brown said he’ll reminisce [more]

New Jersey has some unusual Super Bowl odds

With sports betting now legal in New Jersey, and even with football season still more than two months away, bets can be placed on one important NFL proposition: Who will win the Super Bowl? Accompanying an article from Connor Orr of SI.com is a photo of the betting board at Monmouth Park, revealing some of [more]

David Fales may have the inside track to No. 2 job in Miami

A mild burst of optimism regarding a Brock Osweiler rebirth has faded to the reality that Osweiler may not be the No. 2 quarterback in Miami, after all. For now, it appears that journeyman David Fales has the edge. Via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Fales looked like the best of three backup contenders [more]

Nathan Peterman has a real chance to win the Bills’ quarterback job

Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman looked absolutely terrible in his one and only start as a rookie last year, throwing five interceptions before getting benched at halftime. But that doesn’t mean the Bills are giving up on him. Despite the signing of AJ McCarron and the drafting of Josh Allen, Peterman is a serious contender for [more]

Matt Patricia brings “do your job” to Detroit

The Lions have picked a good team to emulate. In addition to making former Patriots executive Bob Quinn the team’s General Manager and long-time Patriots assistant Matt Patricia the head coach, the Lions have imported the mantra that helped make New England a dynasty. Do your job. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, [more]

Derrius Guice gets a big endorsement from Leonard Fournette

Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice shared a backfield at LSU before Fournette turned pro and was drafted by Jacksonville last year. This year Washington drafted Guice, and Fournette says he knows the kind of player Guice is going to be in the NFL. “He’s going to have a great year,” Fournette told the New Orleans [more]

Case Keenum an established starter for the first time, acting as veteran mentor

Case Keenum had never in his NFL career been a team’s established starter during the offseason, but this year in Denver, he is. And the Broncos like his leadership. Keenum has started 38 games in his NFL career, but he’s always been the starter either because someone else got hurt, as was the case last [more]

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