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Injuries: Cam Newton throws again during team drills

cheap jerseys The Lions lost starting running back Ameer Abdullah to injured reserve with a foot injury. Rookie Dwayne Washington is battling ankle troubles. Theo Riddick is a pass-catching back, not a between-the-tackles player. Zach Zenner has proven ineffective outside of preseason action. The Lions rank 23rd in rushing, with a meager 89.8 yards per game on the ground for the season. In the past three games without Abdullah, Detroit averaged a pathetic 65.3 YPG rushing — quarterback Matthew Stafford was the team’s second-leading rusher in each of those contests. The past two seasons, however, the 29-year-old has been plagued by injury. Levy played in just six games after signing his contract. Despite being thin at the linebacker position, Detroit decided it was time to cut bait on Levy. The Detroit Free Press’ Dave Birkett reports the Lions will designate the release as a June 1 cut, which will save…

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Three offseason priorities for Denver Broncos

wholesale jerseys The 2017 offseason has seen the hierarchy of the AFC West, one often paced by the Broncos, take new shape. The Oakland Raiders brought in Marshawn Lynch, improving upon a running game and an offense that already tore through the league in 2016. The Chargers booked it up to Los Angeles with a new coach and one of the most underrated rosters in the league. The division champion Kansas City Chiefs bring back essentially the same team that earned them a bye week in ’16. Where does that leave the Broncos, less than 16 months removed from their Super Bowl title, but without a known franchise quarterback or consistent offensive line play? Could Denver, by virtue of elimination, be locked into fourth place in the AFC West? Davis spent last season with the Browns, who released the fifth-year passer in August. An undrafted and unremarkable arm talent out…

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Tony Romo could return to Dallas Cowboys if needed

cheap nfl jerseys If the Cowboys were to land the 2018 draft, it would be the fourth different town over the last five years for the annual event. The 2014 draft marked the last year of its longtime residence at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, followed by two years in Chicago and, this year, in Philadelphia. Jones said the league has not provided a timetable for the decision. Philadelphia’s winning bid for the 2017 draft was announced on Sept. 1 of last year. The Green Bay Packers have expressed interest in hosting the three drafts from 2019 to 2021, and the Kansas City Chiefs are also interested in hosting the event. The No. 16 pick in 2014, Martin has been one of the best guards in the NFL since the moment he stepped into the league. The 26-year-old hasn’t missed a start in three seasons, has earned a…

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Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross signs rookie contract

cheap jerseys Maualuga, who was selected by the Bengals in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft, played in 114 games with 104 starts over eight seasons. He was a starter on playoff teams in six of his Bengals campaigns. The release comes one week after the Bengals signed former Cardinals linebacker Kevin Minter to a one-year deal. Minter finished 2016 with 81 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 16 games. The Cincinnati Enquirer recently reported that the Bengals placed a first-round price tag on McCarron last season. After Tobin took the podium at the NFL Scouting Combine and repeatedly emphasized McCarron’s value, it certainly doesn’t appear the team is willing to lower that asking price. “He plays a very valuable position: backup quarterback,” Tobin explained. “And you’re always one play away from going to your backup quarterback. We view our team as a team that can challenge. Whether that’s…

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Mitchell Trubisky ‘couldn’t believe’ Bears drafted him

cheap nfl jerseys “I think any quarterback has just got to be able to brush off adversity and fight through, and that’s what Mike will do. I think we’ll handle that well.” On one hand, Pace is right. Adversity is inevitable and an NFL quarterback must be mentally strong to survive. On the other, adversity typically comes from an outside source, not your own organization. This is weird and Mike Glennon is right to be PO’d. Kizer worked out Thursday at Halas Hall at the Bears’ workout designated for local draft prospects, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Each NFL club can conduct a workout for draft prospects who are from or attended college in its city, although a new provision has allowed NFL clubs to expand the definition of “local.” Now, teams can designate three colleges outside their immediate area to qualify for the workout, and the Bears chose Notre…

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Struggling Bene’ Benwikere waived by Panthers

cheap nfl jerseys After waltzing to Super Bowl 50 on a magic carpet ride that saw them rampage through the regular season with a 15-1 record, the defending NFC champions are already fighting for their playoff lives after stumbling out of the gate to a 1-3 start. Under the current playoff format, which dates back to 1990, the Panthers are the eighth Super Bowl participant to start the season 1-3 or worse the following season — and only the 1996 Dallas Cowboys rebounded to make the playoffs. To make matters worse, only eight teams since 1990 (6.3 percent) have made the playoffs after a 1-4 start. Now, I’m sure Rivera wishes that he could open up the medical cabinet and find the remedy for the Panthers’ ailments, but the truth lies in the tape — and the All-22 Coaches Film doesn’t paint a pretty picture. To be frank, Carolina looks…

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Buffalo Bills QB Logan Thomas talks switch to TE

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Baltimore Ravens stop Tim Williams’ slide at No. 78

cheap nfl jerseys As the Ravens anxiously await the arrival of rookie Kenneth Dixon, who has yet to take the field thanks to a knee injury toward the end of the preseason, they decided they no longer had the roster space and resources to devote to Forsett, a 30-year-old who emerged from obscurity to pace Baltimore’s offense back in 2014. The team will not forget his push for a roster spot, nor will they forget the Pro Bowl season he handed them two years ago. But as the Ravens try to keep pace in a bustling AFC North, they know they must get younger and stronger quickly. Forsett also realizes that he doesn’t have much time to sit around and wait. Heading into Week 17, ex-Niners and Bills play-caller Greg Roman was whispered about as a candidate to take over Baltimore’s offense, but Harbaugh is opting for consistency over what…

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Dontari Poe, Atlanta Falcons agree on one-year deal

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Arizona Cardinals sign WR Jaron Brown to extension

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