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Defenderdawg : 8/10/2017 7:46 am
Giants

Salomone Giants.com: Sideline View: Practice observations (8/9)
http://giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Sideline-View-Practice-observations-89/69522105-7aaf-4695-89bc-6af4884141c9

Cohen Giants.com: 5 things we learned at Training Camp (8/9)
http://giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/5-things-we-learned-at-Training-Camp-89/03efa82b-c52a-482a-b0af-14b496b11e5e

Salomone Giants.com: 3 standout players at Training Camp (8/9)
http://giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/3-standout-players-at-Training-Camp-89/cddc3da0-8a4f-4d18-aa37-babfb7a80800

Traina Inside Football: New York Giants Training Camp Report: August 9, 2017
https://insidefootball.com/new-york-giants-training-camp-report-august-9-2017/

Glauber Newsday: Giants ‘absolutely’ could win Super Bowl, Michael Strahan says
http://www.newsday.com/sports/columnists/bob-glauber/giants-absolutely-could-win-super-bowl-michael-strahan-says-1.13963295

QB

Rock Newsday: Ben McAdoo says Eli Manning playing at highest level this early
http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/giants/ben-mcadoo-says-eli-manning-playing-at-highest-level-this-early-1.13963087

Duggan/Kratch NJ.com: The numbers that back up Eli Manning's 'best' start with Ben McAdoo | Giants camp stats
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/08/how_hot_has_eli_manning_been_in_his_best.html

Eisen Giants.com: Backup QB candidates take competition to gameday
http://giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Backup-QB-candidates-take-competition-to-gameday/f4feec21-299f-48dd-af14-1d494c5f395b

Stapleton The Record: Giants preseason opener meaningful for QBs Webb, Smith
http://www.northjersey.com/story/sports/nfl/giants/2017/08/09/giants-preseason-opener-plenty-meaningful-qbs-webb-smith/553265001/

Kussoy NYP: A new Geno Smith (in his mind) is playing for more than this job
http://nypost.com/2017/08/09/a-new-geno-smith-in-his-mind-is-playing-for-more-than-this-job/

Kilinski NYDN: Geno Smith on move from Jets to Giants: ‘It’s still chapter one'
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/geno-smith-move-jets-giants-chapter-article-1.3398200

Duggan NJ.com: Antonio Brown helped Geno Smith prepare for season
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/08/steelers_wr_antonio_brown_helped_giants_qb_geno_sm.html

Rock Newsday: Geno Smith ready for Giants debut
http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/giants/geno-smith-ready-for-giants-debut-1.13961881

Traina Inside Football: “Better, Smarter” Geno Smith Set to Reboot Career
https://insidefootball.com/better-smarter-geno-smith-set-to-reboot-career/

Rock Newsday: Giants rookie QB Davis Webb ready for NFL debut despite limited reps in training camp
http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/giants/giants-rookie-qb-davis-webb-ready-for-nfl-debut-despite-limited-reps-in-training-camp-1.13962166

WR

Duggan NJ.com: What's Odell like in practice? Here's an inside look
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/08/whats_giants_wr_odell_beckham_like_in_practice_wat.html

Raanan ESPN NY: How 'real quiet' Brandon Marshall fits in with Giants wide receivers
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/243768/how-real-quiet-brandon-marshall-fits-in-with-giants-wide-receivers

TE

Eisen Giants.com: Giants see Rhett Ellison as multi-tool tight end
http://giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-see-Rhett-Ellison-as-multi-tool-tight-end/8d1e735e-b851-4437-b8a5-191555cd1567

Kussoy NYP: Giants new tight end looking to follow dad’s Super Bowl path
http://nypost.com/2017/08/10/giants-new-tight-end-looking-to-follow-dads-super-bowl-path/amp/

Iseman The Record: Giants TE Ellison working on versatility
http://www.northjersey.com/story/sports/nfl/giants/2017/08/09/giants-te-ellison-working-versatility/553818001/

LT

Raanan ESPN NY: Undrafted rookie Chad Wheeler gets brief look at left tackle with starters
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-giants/post/_/id/52893/undrafted-rookie-chad-wheeler-gets-brief-look-at-left-tackle-with-giants-starters

Traina Inside Football: Perspectives: Chad Wheeler’s 1st Team Reps
https://insidefootball.com/chad-wheelers-1st-team-reps/

SS

Leonard NYDN: Landon Collins’ ‘very realistic’ goal for 2017 is to win Defensive Player of the Year Award
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/landon-collins-goal-win-defensive-player-year-award-article-1.3398181

NFL

Freeman B/R: Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Myles Garrett Has the Look of a Star
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2726088-mike-freemans-10-point-stance-myles-garrett-has-the-look-of-a-star

ATLANTA
Ledbetter AJC: Freeman’s extension a big deal
http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/AtlantaJournalConstitution/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=AJC/2017/08/10& entity=Ar02808& sk=33FB6E55

BALTIMORE
Zrebiec Baltimore Sun: Ravens' practice WR standouts Adeboyejo, White ready for their closeups against Washington
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/ravens-insider/bs-sp-ravens-redskins-advance-20170809-story.html

Hensley ESPN Baltimore: Bronson Kaufusi goes from campaign trail to a run for starting job
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/243618/bronson-kaufusi-goes-from-campaign-trail-to-a-run-for-starting-job

BUFFALO
Maiorana Rochester News & Democrat: For the Bills, backup RB is a key spot and Jonathan Williams is making his bid
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/sports/2017/08/09/buffalo-bills-backup-running-back-jonathan-williams-rise/549861001/

CAROLINA
Fowler Charlotte Observer: Christian McCaffrey shows promise as Steve Smith tries out new Panthers backfield nickname
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/scott-fowler/article166394532.html

Person Charlotte Observer: Panthers WR Damiere Byrd, a former Gamecock, not impressed by all that Clemson orange
http://amp.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/nfl-blog/article166407972.html

CHICAGO
Biggs Chicago Tribune: Bears Q& A: QB depth chart, state of the offensive line, Danny Trevathan's progress & more
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-bears-quarterbacks-offensive-line-mailbag-20170809-story.html

Campbell Chicago Tribune: Developmental trials await Mitch Trubisky, Mike Glennon in Bears' 1st exhibition
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-glennon-trubisky-preseason-debuts-bears-spt-0810-20170809-story.html

CINCINNATI
Toback Cincy Jungle: Top Bengals position battles to watch in preseason
https://www.cincyjungle.com/platform/amp/2017/8/9/16116626/top-bengals-position-battles-preseason

CLEVELAND
Cabot Cleveland Plain Dealer: Duke Johnson in the mold of a Marshall Faulk and 'catches as well as any' Browns WR, coach says
http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2017/08/duke_johnson_in_the_mold_of_a.html

DALLAS
Davison Fort Worth Star Telegram: Despite Crawford avoiding serious injury, pass rush still concerns Cowboys
http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/dallas-cowboys/article166376172.html

DENVER
Jhabalva Denver Post: Big test ahead for Broncos quarterbacks in preseason opener at Chicago
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/08/09/broncos-bears-preseason-quarterback-preview/

Legwold ESPN Denver: Broncos rookie class has started to assert itself
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/243601/broncos-rookie-class-has-started-to-assert-itself

DETROIT
Birkett Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions: We followed the rules with DeAndre Levy release
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/08/09/deandre-levy-lions-files-grievance/554115001/

Rothman ESPN Detroit: TJ Jones, a mystery weight and how playing heavier has helped the Lions WR
http://www.espn.com/blog/detroit-lions/post/_/id/29988/tj-jones-a-mystery-weight-and-how-playing-heavier-has-helped-the-lions-wr

Birkett Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions training camp observations: Keshawn Martin more than a return man
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/08/09/detroit-lions-keshawn-martin/552095001/

Birkett Detroit Free Press: New Lions TE Tim Wright: 'I'm ready to go rip it up'
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/08/09/detroit-lions-tim-wright/552552001/

HOUSTON
Wilson Houston Chronicle: Texans QB Tom Savage gets into a rhythm in preseason action
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texans/amp/Texans-QB-Tom-Savage-gets-into-a-rhythm-in-11746554.php

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Texans rookie Deshaun Watson has impressive moments in NFL preseason debut
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/Texans-rookie-Deshaun-Watson-has-impressive-11746622.php

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Absent Texans tackle Duane Brown’s presence missed
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/Absent-Texans-tackle-Duane-Brown-s-presence-11746662.php

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Texans lineman, cancer survivor David Quessenberry makes emotional return
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texans/amp/David-Quessenberry-returns-to-NFL-action-for-11746834.php

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Texans’ J.J. Watt makes quick, uneventful, healthy return
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/Texans-J-J-Watt-makes-quick-uneventful-11746582.php

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Texans corner Robert Nelson has rough night against Panthers
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texans/amp/Texans-corner-Robert-Nelson-has-rough-night-11746671.php

INDIANAPOLIS
Breer MMQB: Indianapolis Colts Reset Mode: Leadership Builds Trust With Eye on Contending Again
https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/08/10/indianapolis-colts-chris-ballard-chuck-pagano-nfl-notebook

Holder Indianapolis Star: Gifted T.J. Green hopes to reward patient Colts
http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nfl/colts/2017/08/09/gifted-t-j-green-hopes-reward-patient-colts/512360001/

Keefer Indianapolis Star: Colts observations: Look out, because Henry Anderson is back
http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nfl/colts/2017/08/09/indianapolis-colts-henry-anderson-chuck-pagano-vontae-davis-andrew-luck/552523001/

Holder Indianapolis Star: Lingering knee injury prompts Colts to release Kendall Langford
http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/2017/08/09/colts-release-kendall-langford-after-failed-physical/554229001/

JACKSONVILLE
Golen AP: Jaguars' Coughlin: Who better than the champs to practice against?
http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/football/ci_31206025/jaguars-coughlin-who-better-than-champs-practice-against

O'Halloran Florida Times Union: Jaguars Notes: Marrone reflects on college coach MacPherson’s passing
http://jacksonville.com/sports/jaguars/2017-08-09/jaguars-notes-marrone-reflects-college-coach-macpherson-s-passing

O'Halloran Florida Times Union: Entering preseason opener, Jaguars offensive line gaining clarity
http://jacksonville.com/sports/jaguars/2017-08-09/entering-preseason-opener-jaguars-offensive-line-gaining-clarity

KANSAS CITY
Kerkhoff KC Star: Chiefs announce this will be final year for Len Dawson on radio network
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article166146567.html

Tolentino KC Star: Rookie receiver Gehrig Dieter strikes early bond with Mahomes, hopes to make Chiefs
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article166238207.html

Mellinger KC Star: The overlooked way the Chiefs hope to stop stinking against the run
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article166314087.html

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Williams ESPN LA: After Hall of Fame visit, it's back to work for Antonio Gates
http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles-chargers/post/_/id/21092/after-hall-of-fame-visit-its-back-to-work-for-antonio-gates

MIAMI
Jackson Miami Herald: Evaluator, cap expert assess Dolphins’ veteran pickups on eve of preseason opener
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article166390787.html

Salguero Miami Herald: Jarvis Landry might not get a contract extension; last week hasn’t helped his cause
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/armando-salguero/article166217752.html

Beasley Miami Herald: Is the future now for the Dolphins’ defense? We might find out in preseason opener
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nfl/miami-dolphins/article166369662.html

MINNESOTA
Tomasson Twincities.com: Michael Floyd ready to impress in Vikings debut on Thursday
http://www.twincities.com/2017/08/09/wr-michael-floyd-to-make-vikings-debut-feeling-finally-up-to-speed-with-offense/

Minn Star Tribune: A primer on the Vikings' defensive line technique with coach Andre Patterson
http://m.startribune.com/a-primer-on-the-vikings-defensive-line-technique-with-coach-andre-patterson/439417013/

NEW ENGLAND
Reiss ESPN Boston: Four Patriots with momentum; four who are still in search of it
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4804646/four-patriots-with-momentum-four-who-are-still-in-search-of-it?

Howe Boston Herald: Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Brandin Cooks slated to sit out preseason opener
http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/the_blitz/2017/08/tom_brady_rob_gronkowski_brandin_cooks_slated_to_sit_out_preseason

Howe Boston Herald: Mike Gillislee limited by hamstring ailment for Patriots
http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/the_blitz/2017/08/mike_gillislee_limited_by_hamstring_ailment_for_patriots

OAKLAND
Gutierrez ESPN Oakland: Derek Carr breaking in new tackles, new passing chart scoring system
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/243730/derek-carr-breaking-in-new-tackles-new-passing-chart-scoring-system

Tafur SF Chronicle: Jared Cook leads Raiders’ improved tight-end corps
http://sfgate.com/raiders/article/Jared-Cook-leads-Raiders-improved-tight-end-11746534.php

Paskal Raiders.com: Headed Into His Third Season As A Raider, David Amerson Is Looking To Lead In 2017
http://raiders.com/news/article-1/Headed-Into-His-Third-Season-As-A-Raider-David-Amerson-Is-Looking-To-Lead-In-2017/ed3f0510-17f1-4073-b24a-16447f8e37e4

PHILADELPHIA
Rohan MMQB: In Love with Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles Fans Are Losing Their Mean Streak
https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/08/09/philadelphia-eagles-carson-wentz-wip-radio-station-fans-losing-mean-streak

Domowitch Phil.com: Fatherhood has been driving force in success of Eagles rookie Donnel Pumphrey
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-donnel-pumphrey-fatherhood-canyon-springs-san-diego-state-20170809.html

Domowitch Phil.com: Key to offensive line, Eagles center Jason Kelce looking to snap back
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-center-jason-kelce-howard-mudd-key-to-line-20170809.html

McLane Phil.com: Eagles rework Brandon Graham's contract, increase performance incentives
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-brandon-graham-rework-contract-sack-incentives-performance-escalators-20170810.html

PITTSBURGH
Adamski Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Steelers rookie quarterback Joshua Dobbs to start preseason opener
http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/12603105-74/steelers-rookie-qb-dobbs-to-start-in-preseason-opener

Fowler ESPN Pittsburgh: Devonta Freeman's deal has little impact on Le'Veon Bell's future money
http://www.espn.com/blog/pittsburgh-steelers/post/_/id/24506/devonta-freemans-deal-has-little-impact-on-leveon-bells-future-money

Bouchette Pittsburgh Post Gazette: NFL clears Martavis Bryant for preseason action
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/08/09/martavis-bryant-reinstatement-steelers-training-camp-2017-latrobe-nfl/stories/201708090153?pgpageversion=pgevoke

Mueller Timesonline: Early injuries an unwelcome setback for youthful Steelers secondary
http://www.timesonline.com/columnists/sports/chris_mueller/chris-mueller-early-injuries-an-unwelcome-setback-for-youthful-steelers/article_43e51080-7ca4-11e7-a4ba-ffcfbf6e5ac4.html

Adamski Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Inside the Ropes: Steelers' Coty Sensabaugh latest to test Antonio Brown
http://triblive.com/pghtrib/localsports/12603116-74/inside-the-ropes-steelers-coty-sensabaugh-latest-to-test-antonio-brown

SAN FRANCISCO
Branch SF Chronicle: 49ers’ practices more hard-hitting under Kyle Shanahan
http://www.sfgate.com/49ers/amp/49ers-practices-more-hard-hitting-under-Kyle-11746490.php

Branch SF Chronicle: 49ers’ Trent Brown needs to watch his weight
http://sfgate.com/49ers/article/49ers-Trent-Brown-needs-to-watch-his-weight-11743509.php

Branch SF Chronicle: 49ers cut losses by releasing center Jeremy Zuttah
http://sfgate.com/49ers/article/49ers-cut-loss-by-releasing-C-Zuttah-11746046.php

SEATTLE
Kapadia ESPN Seattle: Russell Wilson again puts on a show at Seahawks practice
http://www.espn.com/blog/seattle-seahawks/post/_/id/26236/russell-wilson-again-puts-on-a-show-at-seahawks-practice

Bell News Tribune: Trevone Boykin: Offseason arrests, now off-target passing in Seahawks camp
http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/nfl/seattle-seahawks/seahawks-insider-blog/article166333592.html

O'Neil My Northwest: Seahawks Insider: Rookie Ethan Pocic trying to be a quick study
https://sports.mynorthwest.com/321260/ethan-pocic-trying-to-be-a-quick-study/

TENNESSEE
Wolf The Tennessean: Titans' Kevin Dodd finally healthy after two surgeries, 'definitely not done'
http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/nfl/titans/2017/08/09/titans-kevin-dodd-finally-healthy-after-two-surgeries-definitely-not-done/551197001/

WASHINGTON
Steinberg Washington Post: Scot McCloughan just did a Twitter Q& A, and Redskins fans will love his responses
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2017/08/09/scot-mccloughan-just-did-a-twitter-qa-and-redskins-fans-will-love-his-responses/?utm_term=.36ace260a599

Testfatsion Wash Post:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/football-insider/wp/2017/08/09/hes-not-relaxed-like-aaron-rodgers-but-kirk-cousins-has-found-his-comfort-zone/

Jones Washington Post: With many offensive threats unavailable, Redskins’ defense will be focus of preseason opener
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/football-insider/wp/2017/08/09/effort-and-communication-priorities-for-the-redskins-defense-in-preseason-opener/?utm_term=.b66511a608f5

Brewer Washington Post: Redskins defense doesn’t have to be great, just improved enough to stay afloat
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins-defense-doesnt-have-to-be-great-just-improved-enough-to-stay-afloat/2017/08/09/de3d84f0-7d3a-11e7-83c7-5bd5460f0d7e_story.html?utm_term=.4d99d001f210

Clarke Washington Post: When Redskins’ practices end, Josh Norman keeps going. And going. And going
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/football-insider/wp/2017/08/08/josh-normans-practice-routine-doesnt-stop-with-the-end-of-practice/?utm_term=.ffa64f99e91f

History

Siegel The Ringer: The Last Bad Patriots Team
When Tom Brady was a nobody, when Bill Belichick’s career record was 36-44, the New England Patriots were … miserable. This is the calm before the storm.
https://www.theringer.com/2017/8/9/16119282/new-england-patriots-belichick-brady-2000-team

Birthdays

Nick Greisen LLB/MLB D5-Wisconsin 2002 NYG 2002-2005 8-10-1979

Ryan Torain RB W-WASH 2012 NYG 2012 8-10-1986
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