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Playoff odds have Patriots the heaviest favorites, Cardinals the longest long shots

The New England Patriots are heading into the 2018 season in a familiar place: Overwhelming favorites to make the playoffs. Playoff betting odds are available for every team, and the Patriots are incredible -1500 favorites to make the playoffs. In other words, you’d have to bet $1,500 just to make a $100 profit on New [more]

Saquon Barkley leads the way in rookie skill-position Madden 19 ratings

Rookies typically enter the league with relatively low Madden ratings. Of this year’s class, the second overall pick leads the way. Via NFL.com, Giants running back Saquon Barkley received an 82 in the game, the highest rating for any first year player. (But check the update below.) Next comes Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and Bears [more]

Patrick Peterson getting back to “my playmaking ways”

Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson learned a new defensive system along with his teammates this offseason, but he thinks it will ultimately harken back to earlier times in his career. Peterson feels his ability to make plays has been limited in the last few seasons because teams are able to avoid throwing the ball to his [more]

Josh Rosen blew Patrick Peterson’s mind, but he thinks Sam Bradford starts

Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson generally spends his time studying opposing quarterbacks, but the arrival of Sam Bradford and Josh Rosen in Arizona this offseason means he spent some time watching the guys on his own side. That left Peterson with some thoughts about how things will play out on offense this season. Peterson said he [more]

Mike Glennon still feels like he’s “living the dream”

At this point last year, Mike Glennon was in the first months of a three-year, $45 million contract and preparing to open the season as the Bears starting quarterback. Glennon lasted four games in that role before Mitch Trubisky took over the job and the Bears cut Glennon loose this offseason. He signed with the [more]

Christian Kirk expects Sam Bradford to start the opener

The Cardinals have said it without coming right out and saying it: They expect Sam Bradford to begin the season as the starter. It’s why they signed him in free agency. The Cardinals drafted Josh Rosen with the 10th overall pick as the future. The question is: How quickly does the future come? “To be [more]

Darius Slay, Xavier Rhodes, Aqib Talib join Richard Sherman for workouts

Aqib Talib turned down a chance to join the 49ers in a trade this offseason, but he’s working out with a couple of the team’s cornerbacks this week. Richard Sherman posted a video from a workout session that included fellow Niner Ahkello Witherspoon, Talib, Lions cornerback Darius Slay and Vikings corner Xavier Rhodes on Tuesday. [more]

Chandler Jones seeking more sacks, not more recognition

Five voters thought Chandler Jones deserved the league defensive player of the year award last season. While it’s hard to argue with the choice of Aaron Donald, Jones hasn’t gotten his due. Jones, one of the league’s best pass rushers, was only 28th on NFL Network’s Top 100 list. “I was just telling one of [more]

J.J. Nelson wants to be more than deep threat for Cardinals

The Cardinals brought in Brice Butler, Christian Kirk and Greg Little this offseason as they look for a No. 2 receiver to go with Larry Fitzgerald. Those new faces join holdovers Chad Williams and J.J. Nelson in the mix for the job and Nelson is hoping that the shuffling of the group gives him a [more]

Josh Rosen: Sam Bradford “helping me out a ton”

Word from Arizona at the end of the team’s offseason program was that rookie Josh Rosen has done well, but that Sam Bradford remains the likely choice to start at quarterback for the Cardinals come September. Trying to keep that spot on the depth chart hasn’t gotten in the way of Bradford aiding Rosen’s transition [more]

Tre Boston says he got “very, very disrespectful” offer from Cardinals

Tre Boston is one of several free agent safeties still looking for work this offseason, although Boston did get at least one offer from a team. Boston visited with the Colts and Cardinals this offseason, but told Sirius XM NFL Radio that his visit with the Colts didn’t include any time with General Manager Chris [more]

Former Cardinals QB Ryan Lindley takes graduate assistant job with San Diego State

Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Ryan Lindley is returning to his alma mater to serve on the team’s coaching staff. San Diego State announced Thursday that Lindley was joining Rocky Long’s coaching staff as a graduate assistant secondary coach. Lindley was a sixth-round pick of the Cardinals in 2012 and appeared in nine games with six [more]

Training camp reporting dates for all 32 teams

The end of offseason programs around the league last week have all 32 teams looking forward to training camp and the start of the push to the regular season. All 32 teams have now announced the reporting dates for training camp. Many teams will have their rookies report ahead of their veterans and all teams [more]

Mayowa ready for opportunity in Arizona after “learning experience” in Dallas

Benson Mayowa played 36.2 percent of the Cowboys’ defensive snaps in 2016 when he had a career-best six sacks in 13 games. He played 36.5 percent of the defensive snaps in 14 games last season when he made one sack. The Cowboys released him after the season. “The opportunity there, [the Cowboys] controlled it, and [more]

Rosen’s strong minicamp doesn’t change Bradford’s status as Cardinals’ starter

The Cardinals used the 10th overall pick in this year’s NFL draft on quarterback Josh Rosen, and reports out of minicamp suggested that he is showing all the talent the team thought he had. But that doesn’t mean he’ll start as a rookie. Sam Bradford remains the Cardinals’ starter and the Cardinals’ website suggests that [more]

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