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Defenderdawg : 8/21/2017 7:44 am
Giants

Healy NYDN: 5 things to watch about the Giants when they take on the Browns
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/5-watch-giants-browns-article-1.3427215

Kratch NJ.com: Giants bubble watch: These 20 borderline players need big games vs. Browns
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/08/giants_bubble_watch_vs_browns_preseason_game_2.html

WR

Rock Newsday: Giants’ Sterling Shepard on preseason: It’s all about preparation for real games
http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/giants/giants-sterling-shepard-on-preseason-it-s-all-about-preparation-for-real-games-1.14078976

Salomone Giants.com: Special Teams standout Dwayne Harris aims for expanded role
http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Special-Teams-standout-Dwayne-Harris-aims-for-expanded-role/44b8202b-2fd4-4da1-82d9-811020c0219e

Duggan NJ.com: Jerome Lane, son of hoops star, trying to make own name
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/08/giants_wr_jerome_lane_son_of_basketball_star_tryin.html

T

Schwartz NYP: Is this the hairy future of Giants offensive tackles?
http://nypost.com/2017/08/20/is-this-the-hairy-future-of-giants-offensive-tackles/

LT

Serby NYP: Ereck Flowers is determined not to be the Giants’ weak link
http://nypost.com/2017/08/21/ereck-flowers-is-determined-not-to-be-the-giants-weak-link/

Raanan ESPN NY: Ereck Flowers vs. Myles Garrett among reasons to watch Giants on MNF
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-giants/post/_/id/53180/ereck-flowers-vs-myles-garrett-among-the-reasons-to-watch-giants-vs-browns

DT

Traina Inside Football: Jay Bromley Looks to Continue a Giants Tradition
https://insidefootball.com/jay-bromley-looks-to-continue-giants-tradition/

Stapleton The Record: Giants' Bromley primed for breakout season after enduring heartache of emotional losses
http://www.northjersey.com/story/sports/nfl/giants/2017/08/20/giants-bromley-primed-breakout-season-after-enduring-heartache-emotional-losses/582923001/

DE

Schwartz NYP: This is what it's like to be the biggest player on the Giants
http://nypost.com/2017/08/20/this-is-what-its-like-to-be-the-biggest-player-on-the-giants/

OLB

Kratch NJ.com: Playbooks to used cars: Grant enjoys Giants 'blessing'
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/08/from_playbooks_to_used_cars_curtis_grant_embracing.html

SS

Schwartz NYP: Giants safety Landon Collins only knows how to go one speed
http://nypost.com/2017/08/20/giants-safety-landon-collins-only-knows-how-to-go-one-speed/

FS

Duggan NJ.com: Andrew Adams learned from playoff benching last season
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/08/giants_andrew_adams_learned_from_playoff_benching.html

NFL

King MMQB: Monday Morning QB: Even in New NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers Embrace Physicality of Football
https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/08/21/pittsburgh-steelers-mike-tomlin-physical-training-camp-nfl-peter-king

Kilgore Washington Post: 'Sometimes quiet is better’: NFL players express fear of speaking out amid Colin Kaepernick situation
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/08/20/sometimes-quiet-is-better-nfl-players-express-fear-of-speaking-out-amid-colin-kaepernick-situation/?utm_term=.a814ab7fdd9e

ARIZONA
Somers AZ Central: Arizona Cardinals have plenty to work on in final week of camp
http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nfl/cardinals/2017/08/20/arizona-cardinals-have-plenty-work-final-week-camp/584478001/

ATLANTA
Ledbetter AJC: McKinley gives Falcons’ pass rush a boost 
http://www.ajc.com/sports/football/mckinley-gives-falcons-pass-rush-boost/7NaHdxzXm57GgAK4ZQUmrK/

BALTIMORE
Zrebiec Baltimore Sun: Mike Wallace: Once Joe Flacco and Breshad Perriman return, Ravens offense 'will be fine'
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/bs-sp-ravens-wallace-flacco-20170820-story.html

Lee Baltimore Sun: Getting sack in Thursday’s win vs. Miami was 'very thrilling’ for Ravens' Otha Foster
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/ravens-insider/bs-sp-sack-vs-miami-was-very-thrilling-for-ravens-safety-otha-foster-20170819-story.html

BUFFALO
Skurski Buffalo News: Bills Notebook: Jordan Matthews confident about Week One, officials visit practice, Dion Dawkins working at left tackle, kicking competitions settled
http://buffalonews.com/2017/08/20/bills-notebook-jordan-matthews-confident-week-one-officials-visit-practice-dion-dawkins-working-left-tackle-kicking-competitions-settled/

Skurski Buffalo News: Anquan Boldin informs Bills he's retiring
http://buffalonews.com/2017/08/20/report-anquan-boldin-leaves-bills-tells-team-intends-retire/

McManaman AZ Central: Never forget Anquan Boldin, the quarterback
http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/heat-index/2017/08/20/mcmanaman-never-forget-anquan-boldin-quarterback/585010001/

CAROLINA
Person Charlotte Observer: Who will be on Carolina Panthers’ 53-man roster? Here’s the latest projection
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article168282017.html

CHICAGO
Biggs Chicago Tribune: 10 thoughts on the offense and Bears' 24-23 preseason win
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-10-thoughts-bears-offense-preseason-biggs-20170820-story.html

Wiederer Chicago Tribune: Three-phase review: Bears rookie RB Tarik Cohen proving fearless
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-tarik-cohen-three-phase-review-spt-0821-20170820-story.html

Campbell Chicago Tribune: Roberto Aguayo off on the wrong foot in Bears' kicking competition
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-roberto-aguayo-bears-kicking-competition-20170820-story.html

Finley Chicago Sun Times: Sports
From FG-return TDs to onside returns, how Bears specialists benefitted
http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/from-fg-return-tds-to-onside-returns-how-bears-specialists-benefited/

CINCINNATI
Terrell ESPN Cincinnati: Shawn Williams injury leaves Bengals teammates somber
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/245107/shawn-williams-injury-leaves-bengals-teammates-somber

Marcum Cincy Jungle: Are Bengals tipping their hand in kicker battle?
https://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/8/20/16175018/are-bengals-tipping-their-hand-kicker-battle

CLEVELAND
Ulrich Akron Beacon Journal: Franchise practically begging Brock Osweiler to seize starting QB job, but he must do his part Monday
https://www.ohio.com/akron/sports/browns/nate-ulrichs-browns-analysis-franchise-practically-begging-brock-osweiler-to-seize-starting-qb-job-but-he-must-do-his-part-monday

Labbe Cleveland Plain Dealer: Randall Telfer had to wait on his NFL dream; now he's blocking his way up the Browns depth chart
http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2017/08/randall_telfer_had_to_wait_on.html

DALLAS
Machota Dallas Morning News: 'It's only growing:' How Dak Prescott says his connection with Dez Bryant is evolving
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2017/08/20/dak-prescott-chemistry-dez-bryant-continues-grow-just-exciting-throw-ball

Archer ESPN Dallas: Cowboys not ready to think of Cooper Rush as No. 2 ... yet
http://www.espn.com/blog/nfceast/post/_/id/77428/cowboys-not-ready-to-think-of-cooper-rush-as-no-2-yet

Machota Dallas Morning News: Shades of No. 9? Cowboys TE Jason Witten sees some of a young Tony Romo in Cooper Rush
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2017/08/20/jason-witten-sees-young-tony-romo-cooper-rush

Davison Fort Worth Star Telegram: Smith boys, Rod and Jaylon, a ‘great story’ for Cowboys
http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/dallas-cowboys/article168301137.html

DENVER
Kaye 9News Denver: CHRONOLOGY OF BRONCOS QB COMPETITION: HOW IT WILL LEAD TO SIEMIAN
http://www.9news.com/mobile/article/sports/nfl/denver-broncos/chronology-of-broncos-qb-competition-how-it-will-lead-to-siemian/465841914

Kosmider Denver Post: Broncos running backs finding spots — on the ground and in the air — to create explosive plays
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/08/20/broncos-running-backs-explosive-plays/

DETROIT
Rogers Detroit News: Lions’ Jamal Agnew makes good on bad position
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/08/20/lions-jamal-agnew-makes-good-bad-position/104797846/

GREEN BAY
Demovsky ESPN GB: Josh Hawkins (aka 'Little Sam Shields') makes move up Packers' depth chart
http://www.espn.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/78262/josh-hawkins-aka-little-sam-shields-makes-move-up-packers-depth-chart

HOUSTON
Smith Houston Chronicle: Tom Savage looking like Texans' top QB option
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/columnists/smith/article/Tom-Savage-looking-like-Texans-top-QB-option-11946200.php

INDIANAPOLIS
Holder Indianapolis Star: Insider: The Colts aren't working. Time to shake something up
http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nfl/colts/2017/08/20/insider-colts-arent-working-time-shake-something-up/581962001/

JACKSONVILLE
O'Halloran Florida Times Union: Jaguars Notebook: A ‘fun’ fourth quarter for Brandon Allen against Bucs
http://jacksonville.com/sports/jaguars/2017-08-20/jaguars-notebook-fun-fourth-quarter-brandon-allen-against-bucs

Reid Florida Times Union: Jaguars CB Aaron Colvin back practicing after seven month recovery from ankle injury
http://jacksonville.com/jaguars/sports/2017-08-20/jaguars-cb-aaron-colvin-back-practicing-after-seven-month-recovery-ankle

KANSAS CITY
Kerkhoff KC Star: Demetrius Harris is becoming a good-hands man for the Chiefs
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article168260502.html

Mellinger KC Star: Chiefs star Justin Houston feels 100 percent, which hasn’t been true for nearly two years
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article168266497.html

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Woike LA Times: Stars sit as Chargers fall to Saints 13-7 in exhibition at StubHub Center
http://www.latimes.com/sports/chargers/la-sp-chargers-saints-20170820-story.html

DiGiovanna LA Times: Chargers coach Anthony Lynn evaluates two quarterbacks
http://www.latimes.com/sports/chargers/la-sp-chargers-report-20170820-story.html

LOS ANGELES RAMS
Gonzalez ESPN LA: Cooper Kupp may be Rams receiver worth watching
http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles-rams/post/_/id/34907/cooper-kupp-may-be-the-rams-wr-worth-drafting

Klein LA Times: Rams defense remains a mystery halfway through preseason
http://www.latimes.com/sports/rams/la-sp-rams-20170820-story.html

MIAMI
Salguero Miami Herald: Dolphins, Eagles have forged relationship that has benefited both teams
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/armando-salguero/article168299212.html

Schad Palm Beach Post: Can Miami Dolphins defense overcome yards allowed with turnovers?
http://dailydolphin.blog.mypalmbeachpost.com/2017/08/20/can-miami-dolphins-defense-overcome-yards-allowed-with-turnovers/

MINNESOTA
Tomasson Twincities.com: Vikings: Ben Gedeon making bid to be replace Chad Greenway
http://www.twincities.com/2017/08/20/ben-gedeon-making-bid-to-be-vikings-replacement-at-lb-for-chad-greenway/

NEW ENGLAND
Daniels Providence Journal: For Patriots non-starters, Saturday was their turn to impress
http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20170820/for-patriots-non-starters-saturday-was-their-turn-to-impress

Reiss ESPN Boston: Jimmy Garoppolo tough on himself while showing impressive toughness
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4804935/jimmy-garoppolo-tough-on-himself-while-showing-impressive-toughness

Cox NESN: Rex Burkhead’s Dependability Already Paying Dividends For Patriots
http://nesn.com/2017/08/rex-burkheads-dependability-already-paying-dividends-for-patriots/

Hewitt Boston Herald: Patriots notebook: James O’Shaughnessy strengthens his case to be the third tight end
http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/2017/08/patriots_notebook_james_o_shaughnessy_strengthens_his_case_to_be_the_third

Howe Boston Herald: Patriots puts the ‘D’ in bland during dull loss to Houston Texans
http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/2017/08/patriots_puts_the_d_in_bland_during_dull_loss_to_houston_texans

Reiss ESPN Boston: Could performance vs. Texans be the start of a Cyrus Jones comeback?
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4804947/could-performance-vs-texans-be-the-start-of-a-cyrus-jones-comeback?utm_source=dlvr.it& utm_medium=twitter

NEW ORLEANS
Katzenstein Nola.com: Saints' Willie Snead, Coby Fleener play into 4th quarter vs. Chargers due to low pitch count
https://articles.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/08/willie_snead_saints_pitch_coun.amp

OAKLAND
McDonald SJ Mercury News: Raiders notes: Derek Carr wasn’t sure how long he’d play vs. Rams
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/08/20/raiders-notes-derek-carr-wasnt-sure-how-long-hed-play-vs-rams/

PHILADELPHIA
McLane Phil.com: Eagles Practice Observations: Vinny Curry gets an earful; Caleb Sturgis perfect; slot CB competition?
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-practice-observations-jeff-mclane-vinny-curry-alshon-jeffery-carson-wentz-doug-pederson-20170820.html

Bowen Phil.com: Eagles' Smallwood yearns to come up big
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/eagles-smallwood-yearns-to-come-up-big-20170820.html

Bowen Phil.com: Eagles will face Maxwell, Alonso in joint practices with Miami Dolphins
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/eagles-go-swimming-with-the-fish-20170820.html

PITTSBURGH
Bouchette Pittsburgh Post Gazette: James Conner leads the way in Steelers preseason win over Falcons
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/08/20/james-conner-josh-dobbs-trey-williams-steelers-preseason-atlanta-falcons-bart-houston/stories/201708200176?pgpageversion=pgevoke

Dulac Pittsburgh Post Gazette: There is flash and rust as Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant returns to game action
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/08/20/Steelers-receiver-Martavis-Bryant-returns-year-long-suspension-NFL-drug-policy/stories/201708200183?pgpageversion=pgevoke

SAN FRANCISCO
Maiocco CSN Bay Area: Potential big play slips from Hoyer's grasp during preseason loss to Broncos
http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/potential-big-play-slips-hoyers-grasp-during-preseason-loss-broncos?

Brown SJ Mercury News: 9ers Analysis: How rookie C.J. Beathard showed promise of better days ahead
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/08/20/49ers-analysis-how-rookie-c-j-beathard-showed-another-glimpse-of-better-days-ahead/

SEATTLE
Dugar Seattle PI: Report: Seahawks to sign offensive tackle Tyrus Thompson
http://seattlepi.com/sports/football/article/Report-Seahawks-sign-offensive-tackle-Tyrus-11945839.php

TAMPA BAY
Auman TB Times: Bucs rookies take shot at former kicker Roberto Aguayo
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/bucs-rookies-take-shot-at-former-kicker-roberto-aguayo/2334521

TENNESSEE
Wolfe ESPN Nashville: Corey Davis 'ahead of schedule,' aiming for return in preseason finale
http://www.espn.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/67772/corey-davis-ahead-of-schedule-aiming-for-return-in-preseason-finale

Wolf The Tennessean: Titans' Kevin Byard wants '10 to 12' turnovers this season
http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/nfl/titans/2017/08/20/titans-kevin-byard-10-12-turnovers-season-nfl-mtsu/581379001/

Rexrode The Tennessean: Titans' Adoree' Jackson has the goods, but not the job
http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/nfl/titans/2017/08/20/tennessee-titans-adoree-jackson-has-goods-but-not-job/584056001/

WASHINGTON
Keim ESPN Washington: Redskins' run blocking issues remain; Josh Doctson needs more action
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/245196/redskins-run-blocking-issues-remain-josh-doctson-needs-more-action

Testfatsion Washington Post: Jordan Reed is back, and it couldn’t have come at a better time for the Redskins
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/football-insider/wp/2017/08/20/redskins-activate-te-jordan-reed-from-the-pup-list/?utm_term=.daed7e352560

Steinberg Washington Post: Phil Taylor Sr., with deep Redskins roots, now hopes to revive his career in burgundy and gold
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2017/08/20/phil-taylor-sr-with-deep-redskins-roots-now-hopes-to-revive-his-career-in-burgundy-and-gold/?

Draft

Byington Montgomery Advertiser: Alabama's Miller ready to emerge as next great pass rusher
"His father — a standout player at South Carolina who spent nine years in the NFL, mostly with the New York Giants in the 1990s — saw untapped potential..."
http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/sports/college/alabama/2017/08/20/alabamas-miller-ready-emerge-next-great-pass-rusher/584517001/

History

Gosselin Talk of Fame: MORE SENIORS IN HALL FOR NFL’S 100TH YEAR? IT COULD HAPPEN
http://www.talkoffamenetwork.com/seniors-hall-nfls-100th-year-happen/

Tomasson Twincities.com: Original Vikings player, 2-time Pro Bowler Ed Sharockman dies at 77
http://www.twincities.com/2017/08/20/original-vikings-player-2-time-pro-bowler-ed-sharockman-dies-at-77/

Giants Birthdays 8-21

Reuben Droughns RB TR-CLE 2007 NYG 2007-2008 8-21-1978

Johnnie Harris SS FA-OAK 2002 NYG 2002-2003 8-21-1972

Bobby Hart RT D7-FSU 2015 NYG 2015-2016 8-21-1994
Part 2  
Defenderdawg : 8/21/2017 10:01 am : link
Giants

LT

Rock Newsday: Giants’ Ereck Flowers faces big test in Myles Garrett
http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/giants/giants-ereck-flowers-faces-big-test-in-myles-garrett-1.14079839

DE

Duggan NJ.com: Giants landed a DE with 15 career sacks off scrap heap
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/08/how_did_the_giants_land_a_player_with_15_career_sa.html

NFL

Orr NFL.com: NFL, Roger Goodell finalizing five-year extension
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000832860/article/nfl-roger-goodell-finalizing-fiveyear-extension

JACKSONVILLE
DiRocco ESPN Jacksonville: Regardless of who's playing QB, Jaguars have 'a job to get done'
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/245274/regardless-of-whos-playing-qb-jaguars-have-a-job-to-get-done
If Flowers is indeed improved and ready for the next step  
The_Boss : 8/21/2017 10:25 am : link
Shouldn't the advantage be his tonight in his matchup with Garrett? Yes Garrett is talented, but Flowers is entering his 3rd year as a starting LT.
RE: If Flowers is indeed improved and ready for the next step  
The_Boss : 8/21/2017 10:33 am : link
In comment 13566610 The_Boss said:
Quote:
Shouldn't the advantage be his tonight in his matchup with Garrett? Yes Garrett is talented, but Flowers is entering his 3rd year as a starting LT.


Raanan says:

"If Flowers can't hang with Garrett, it will be time to sound the alarm. The Giants don't have many other viable options to be their starting left tackle."
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