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Defenderdawg : 9/7/2017 6:58 am
Giants

Salomone Giants.com: 5 things we learned at practice (9/6)
http://giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/5-things-we-learned-at-practice-96/31d3b150-9cbb-4d15-9063-dfd1841b4352

Kratch NJ.com: Eli Apple practices in full, boosts CB depth | Giants-Cowboys Wednesday injury report
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/09/eli_apple_odell_beckham_jay_bromley_giants-cowboys.html

Vaccaro NYP: Giants’ title potential comes with plenty of fun — and dread
http://nypost.com/2017/09/06/giants-title-potential-comes-with-plenty-of-fun-and-dread/

Schwartz NYP: Giants season preview: Offensive turnaround key to division title
http://nypost.com/2017/09/06/giants-season-preview-offensive-turnaround-key-to-division-title/

Kratch NJ.com: Giants down another past draft pick, but are getting remarkably younger | Roster notes
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/09/giants_down_another_past_draft_pick_but_are_gettin.html

Raanan ESPN NY: Giants-Cowboys rivalry builds as both aim to be NFC East's best
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-giants/post/_/id/53525/giants-cowboys-rivalry-keeps-building-as-both-teams-aim-to-be-nfc-easts-best

Myers NYDN: Giants-Cowboys rivalry brings more trash-talk, exciting matchups
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/giants-cowboys-rivalry-brings-trash-talk-exciting-matchups-article-1.3475027

Traina B/R: Previewing New York Giants' Week 1 Matchup with Dallas Cowboys
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2731466-previewing-new-york-giants-week-1-matchup-with-dallas-cowboys

Salomone Giants.com: STATS+ Giants vs. Cowboys by the numbers
http://giants.com/news-and-blogs/Stats-Plus/article-1/STATS-Giants-vs-Cowboys-by-the-numbers/d6c90094-adc1-46cd-a556-5488120ae61a

Coach

Glauber Newsday: Ben McAdoo’s message: Giants can win it all
http://www.newsday.com/sports/columnists/bob-glauber/mcadoo-s-message-giants-can-win-it-all-1.14116052

Serby NYP: The ‘Game of Thrones’ scene McAdoo used to fire Giants up
http://nypost.com/2017/09/06/the-game-of-thrones-scene-mcadoo-used-to-fire-giants-up/

Duggan NJ.com: Meet the Giants' new brash trash talker ... Ben McAdoo?!
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/09/is_giants_coach_ben_mcadoo_talking_trash_about_the.html

QB

Duggan NJ.com: Giants QB Eli Manning preparing for 14th year after unusually tumultuous offseason
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/09/giants_qb_eli_manning_preparing_for_14th_year_afte.html

Rock Newsday: Geno Smith’s locker sandwiched between Odell Beckham Jr. and Eli Manning
http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/giants/geno-smith-s-locker-sandwiched-between-odell-beckham-jr-and-eli-manning-1.14112078

FB

Pflum SB Nation: Film Study: What Does Fullback Shane Smith Bring To The Offense?
https://www.bigblueview.com/2017/9/6/16255728/2017-ny-giants-film-study-fullback-shane-smith-offense-news-analysis-rumors

WR

Schwartz NYP: Giants teammates sound a lot more confident than Odell Beckham
http://nypost.com/2017/09/06/giants-teammates-sound-a-lot-more-confident-than-odell-beckham/

Leonard NYDN: Giants shouldn’t risk Odell Beckham’s ankle in Week 1 vs. Cowboys 
http://www.nydailynews.com/amp/sports/football/giants/giants-shouldn-risk-odell-beckham-ankle-week-1-cowboys-article-1.3474900

Raanan ESPN NY: Odell Beckham Jr. doesn't practice, says not to count him out vs. Cowboys
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20607789/odell-beckham-jr-misses-new-york-giants-practice-count-playing-vs-dallas-cowboys

Politi NJ.com: Don't overlook Odell Beckham Jr.'s off-field generosity
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/09/heres_why_odell_beckham_jr_shouldnt_play_against_t.html

Defense

Cannizzaro NYP: Giants Super Bowl greats agree: This defense has what it takes
http://nypost.com/2017/09/06/giants-super-bowl-greats-agree-this-defense-has-what-it-takes/

Healy NYDN: Giants are ready for Ezekiel Elliott ahead of Week 1
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/giants-ready-ezekiel-elliott-week-1-article-1.3474885

Rock Newsday: Giants eager to face Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott in opener
http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/giants/giants-eager-to-face-cowboys-ezekiel-elliott-in-opener-1.14115820

Eisen Giants.com: Giants game plan for Cowboys ground attack
http://giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-game-plan-for-Cowboys-ground-attack/0e3db7bb-5a23-4611-80b2-1312608c3d51

Traina Inside Football: New York Giants: Stopping Cowboys Running Game Top Goal
https://insidefootball.com/new-york-giants-stopping-cowboys-running-game-key-regardless-elliott-plays/

DT

Leonard NYDN: Damon Harrison isn’t having Michael Irvin’s Ezekiel Elliott hype
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/damon-harrison-isn-michael-irvin-ezekiel-elliott-hype-article-1.3474480

Schwartz NYP: Giants’ starting D-tackle’s status for Week 1 looking better
http://nypost.com/2017/09/07/giants-starting-d-tackles-status-for-week-1-looking-better/

Kratch NJ.com: How wrestling helped Dalvin Tomlinson reach NFL | 4 Downs
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/09/how_wrestling_helped_dalvin_tomlinson_reach_the_nf.html

DE

Stapleton The Record: Top 12 most important Giants in 2017: No. 5 DE Jason Pierre-Paul
http://www.northjersey.com/story/sports/nfl/giants/2017/09/06/top-12-most-important-giants-2017-no-5-de-jason-pierre-paul/630200001/

MLB

Schwartz NYP: A Ben McAdoo favorite is looking forward to his NFL debut
http://nypost.com/2017/09/07/a-ben-mcadoo-favorite-is-looking-forward-to-his-nfl-debut/

Stapleton The Record: Giants' B.J. Goodson: No 'what if' questions now with Elliott set to play Sunday night
http://www.northjersey.com/story/sports/nfl/giants/2017/09/06/giants-b-j-goodson-no-what-if-questions-now-elliott-set-play-sunday-night/638770001/

Traina Inside Football: McAdoo: B.J. Goodson “Born” to Play the Mike
https://insidefootball.com/mcadoo-goodson-natural-mike-lb/

NFL

Breer MMQB: The Unprecedented Expectations of the Patriots
Tom Brady and the Patriots begin the 2017 season as prohibitive Super Bowl favorites. But Bill Belichick is not letting his team buy into the hype. Plus Week 1 notes.
https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/09/07/new-england-patriots-super-bowl-expectations-nfl

MMQB: NFL Predictions: Playoff Picks, Super Bowl LII Winner, Awards, More
Which rookie players will emerge above the rest?  Which two teams will be squaring off at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis in February?  The MMQB writers make their predictions for the 2017 NFL season.
https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/09/05/nfl-predictions-2017-playoffs-super-bowl-picks-awards

Grammling MMQB: The MMQB Power Rankings Poll
https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/09/06/nfl-power-rankings-mmqb-poll

Gosselin Talk of Fame: WEEK 1 NFL RANKINGS
http://www.talkoffamenetwork.com/gosselin-week-1-nfl-rankings/

Mays The Ringer: NFL Preseason Power Rankings, Part III: The Rising, the Resurgent, and the Chargers
https://www.theringer.com/platform/amp/nfl/2017/9/6/16256382/preseason-power-rankings-part-three-giants-eagles-chargers

Don Banks for Patriots.com: Don Banks' NFL Predictions
NFC EAST
"1. New York Giants - I was intent on picking the Giants to win the East even before Ezekiel Elliott's suspension came down. New York beat Dallas twice last year and that gap has been anything but narrowed. Young head coach Ben McAdoo makes it two for two in the playoff appearance department."
http://www.patriots.com/news/2017/09/05/don-banks-nfl-predictions?utm_content=buffer721da& utm_medium=social& utm_source=twitter.com& utm_campaign=buffer

Jeremiah NFL.com: Top 25 rookies entering Week 1: Who tops the board?
https://amp.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000839707/article/2017-nfl-rookie-rankings-top-25-newcomers-entering-week-1?

Breer MMQB: The Decline of the NFL's Read-Option Offense
http://amp.timeinc.net/si/nfl/2017/09/06/nfl-read-option-offense-russell-wilson-robert-griffin-colin-kaepernick?source=dam

ARIZONA
Somers AZ Central: Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel can cover kicks and punts. But can he cover receivers?
http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nfl/cardinals/2017/09/06/arizona-cardinals-justin-bethel-nfl-bruce-arians-carson-palmer-patrick-peterson/639944001?hootPostID=af125e4edc40a6dded00b83cd9358c68

ATLANTA
Ledbetter AJC: What Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel had to say about season opener
http://www.ajc.com/sports/football/what-falcons-defensive-coordinator-marquand-manuel-had-say-about-season-opener/gLllWwGNxsNVMGqnz7tOlJ/amp.html

BALTIMORE
Brady USA Today: Ex-Raven John Urschel says sudden retirement about math, not concussions
http://amp.usatoday.com/story/635541001/

BUFFALO
Rodak ESPN Buffalo: Bills begin season with quarterback controversy lurking around corner
http://www.espn.com/blog/buffalo-bills/post/_/id/28908/bills-begin-season-with-quarterback-controversy-lurking-around-corner

CAROLINA
Person Charlotte Observer: Will Panthers see SB50 ghosts Sunday? Doubtful, because only 26 of them were there
http://amp.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article171626202.html

Rodrigue Charlotte Observer: Bummed the Carolina Panthers start on the road – again ? Not so fast ... here’s why
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article171119572.html

Person Charlotte Observer: Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin has special motivation for ‘every snap, every play’
http://amp.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article171399897.html

Fowler Charlotte Observer: Who is Greg Van Roten and how in the heck did he make the Panthers?
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/scott-fowler/article171164317.html

Rodrigue Charlotte Observer: 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan on Panthers’ Luke Kuechly: ‘He’s definitely an issue’
http://charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article171617032.html

CHICAGO
Biggs Chicago Tribune: Bears roster analysis: Not enough difference-makers
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-bears-roster-analysis-spt-0904-20170903-story.html

Wiederer Chicago Tribune: GM Ryan Pace offers detailed assessment of QB situation, Bears roster
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-bears-quarterbacks-ryan-pace-20170906-story.html

Wiederer Chicago Tribune: Is it win or else for Bears coach John Fox in 2017?
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-john-fox-win-or-else-spt-0910-20170712-story.html

Morrissey Chicago Sun Times: Everywhere poor Mike Glennon turns, Mitch Trubisky is there
http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/morrissey-everywhere-poor-mike-glennon-turns-mitch-trubisky-is-there/amp/

Haugh Chicago Tribune: Naming Mitch Trubisky No. 2 QB opens door wider for rookie to see field
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-mitch-trubisky-depth-chart-haugh-spt-0907-20170906-column.html

Field Yates (@FieldYates)
9/6/17, 5:28 PM
Source: the Bears have released veteran DE Lamarr Houston from IR. Once healthy, he's free to sign with another team.

CINCINNATI
Owaczarski Cin Enquirer: Owczarski's prediction: Bengals in 2017 an exercise in mediocrity
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/nfl/bengals/2017/09/03/jim-owczarski-2017-cincinnati-bengals-season-prediction/603143001/

Dehner Cin Enquirer: Bengals Xtra: Can 'old coach' grow young Cincinnati roster?
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/nfl/bengals/2017/09/03/bengals-xtra-can-old-coach-grow-young-cincinnati-roster/628556001/

Dehner Cin Enquirer: RPO schemes: What they are and why Bengals love them
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/nfl/bengals/2017/09/03/rpo-schemes-what-they-and-why-bengals-love-them/602885001/

Dehner Cincinnati Enquirer: Bengals defense preview: Better built to blitz in 2017?
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/nfl/bengals/2017/09/03/bengals-defense-preview-better-built-blitz-2017/616271001/

Terrell ESPN Cincinnati: Rookies Carl Lawson, Jordan Willis give Bengals' defensive line new life
http://www.espn.com/blog/cincinnati-bengals/post/_/id/28042/rookies-carl-lawson-jordan-willis-give-bengals-d-line-new-life

Dehner Cin Enquirer: Sixth-rounder Jordan Evans emerges in Bengals' mix
https://amp.cincinnati.com/amp/639621001

Cincy Jungle: Film room: Bengals’ future at linebacker looks bright with Jordan Evans in the fold
https://www.cincyjungle.com/platform/amp/2017/9/6/16246522/film-room-bengals-future-linebacker-looks-bright-jordan-evans

Owczarski Cin Enquirer: The Operation: Harris, Huber keep it clean for Bengals
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/nfl/bengals/2017/09/03/field-goal-operation-clark-harris-kevin-huber-keep-clean-cincinnati-bengals/603975001/

Cosenza Cincy Jungle: Bengals 2017 roster: Practice squad speaks volumes about talent and good fortune
https://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/9/4/16249748/bengals-2017-roster-practice-squad-speaks-volumes-about-talent-good-fortune

CLEVELAND
Cabot Cleveland Plain Dealer: Browns' Myles Garrett leaves practice early with ankle injury, status for Steelers game in doubt
https://articles.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2017/09/browns_myles_garrett_leaves_pr.amp

DALLAS
Machota Dallas Morning News: Cowboys practice report: Jourdan Lewis limited; Tyrone Crawford, Chidobe Awuzie full participants
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2017/09/06/cowboys-practice-report-jourdan-lewis-limited-tyrone-crawford-chidobe-awuzie-full-participants

Davison Fort Worth Star Telegram: New York Giants bring big challenges in opener against Cowboys
http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/dallas-cowboys/article171320697.html

Moore Dallas Morning News: How Dak Prescott is supporting Zeke: 'I guess I can just remind him of reason why he's so good'
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2017/09/06/dak-prescott-supports-ezekiel-elliott-guess-can-just-remind-reason-good

Epstein Dallas Morning News: How Cowboys QB Dak Prescott went from 'scaring the hell out of' the Giants to earning New York's admiration
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2017/09/06/dak-prescott-went-scaring-giants-earning-new-yorks-admiration

Hill Fort Worth Star Telegram: Elliott’s availability for opener gives teammates a spark
http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/dallas-cowboys/article171645102.html

Braziller NYP: Ezekiel Elliott looks exactly the same to Cowboys
http://nypost.com/2017/09/06/ezekiel-elliott-looks-exactly-the-same-to-cowboys/

Hill Fort Worth Star Telegram: Elliott lawyers still pushing conspiracy theory against NFL
http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/dallas-cowboys/article171504722.html

Braziller NYP: Dez Bryant itching for another crack at the Giants’ ‘Jackrabbit’
http://nypost.com/2017/09/07/dez-bryant-itching-for-another-crack-at-the-giants-jackrabbit/

George Dallas Morning News: La'el Collins is ready to 'rock and roll' at RT with tough first assignment against Jason Pierre-Paul
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2017/09/06/lael-collins-ready-rock-roll-rt-tough-first-assignment-againstjason-pierre-paul

Archer ESPN Dallas: La'el Collins ready for challenge of facing Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/247081/lael-collins-ready-for-challenge-of-facing-giants-jason-pierre-paul

Horn Dallas Morning News: The Cowboys privately prefer Chaz Green as starting LG; can he stay healthy enough to claim spot?
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2017/09/03/cowboys-privately-want-chaz-green-win-lg-spot-can-stay-healthy-enough

Hill Fort Worth Star Telegram: There’s a small, fast learning curve for Cowboys’ defensive newcomers
http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/dallas-cowboys/article171509947.html

Archer ESPN Dallas: Tyrone Crawford anxious to play but wants practice rhythm first
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/247091/tyrone-crawford-anxious-to-play-but-wants-practice-rhythm-first

Davison Fort Worth Star Telegram: Jaylon Smith’s comeback will be complete when he plays against Giants
http://amp.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/dallas-cowboys/article171573242.html

Townsend Dallas Morning News: The 'surreal' path brothers Jaylon, Rod Smith took to the Cowboys to play together for the first time
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2017/09/03/surreal-path-brothers-jaylon-rod-smith-took-cowboys-play-together-first-time

Machota Dallas Morning News: How being named a Cowboys captain raises the bar for Orlando Scandrick
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2017/09/06/orlando-scandrick-captain-raises-bar-got-long-ways-go-get-want

DENVER
Legwold ESPN Denver: Elway: Serving youth forces decisions that 'are not always going to be popular'
http://www.espn.com/blog/denver-broncos/post/_/id/27830/sometimes-when-youth-is-served-it-forces-decisions-that-are-not-always-going-to-be-popular

Jhabalva Denver Post: Brock Osweiler has returned to the Denver Broncos. But first he made a stop in Idaho.
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/09/04/brock-osweiler-signs-broncos/

Kosmider Denver Post: Shelby Harris, one of three new faces on the Broncos defensive line, traveled a long road to earn an important role:
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/09/05/shelby-harris-broncos-defensive-line/

DETROIT
Birkett Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate ready to return punts again if needed
https://amp.freep.com/amp/638479001

Birkett Detroit Free Press: Larry Fitzgerald to test Darius Slay, rest of Detroit Lions secondary
https://amp.freep.com/amp/632790001

HOUSTON
Gordon Houston Chronicle: Texans players after Harvey: 'We'll put Houston on our backs'
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/Texans-hand-out-supplies-in-Independence-Heights-12170717.php

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Texans QB Tom Savage's low-key demeanor different on the field
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/Texans-QB-Tom-Savage-s-low-key-demeanor-different-12178300.php

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Texans' Alfred Blue remains sidelined, expected to miss game
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/Texans-Alfred-Blue-sidelined-expected-miss-game-12177557.php

Wilson Houston Chronicle: New Texans WR Andy Jones learning playbook on fly
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/New-Texans-WR-Andy-Jones-learning-playbook-on-fly-12177771.php

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Texans injury report: C.J. Fiedorowicz recovering from concussion
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/Texans-injury-report-CJ-Fiedorowicz-concussion-12178140.php

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Displaced from flooded home, Texans' Brian Peters: 'It's been a rollercoaster'
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/Displaced-from-flooded-home-Texans-Brian-12170870.php

McClain Houston Chronicle: Texans' Bill O'Brien excited for J.J. Watt's return
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/Texans-Bill-O-Brien-excited-for-J-J-Watt-return-12177957.php

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Texans defensive end Joel Heath now a starter
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/Texans-defensive-end-Joel-Heath-now-a-starter-12178209.php

McClain Houston Chronicle: Texans' practice squad signees include David Quessenberry
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/Texans-practice-squad-signees-include-David-12170716.php

INDIANAPOLIS
Brown Ind Star: After starting 0-2 the past three seasons, will Colts stumble out of gate again?
http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nfl/colts/2017/09/06/after-starting-0-2-past-three-seasons-colts-stumble-out-gate-again/635201001/?

Holder Indianapolis Star: Insider: More O-Line questions for Colts? What else is new?
http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nfl/colts/2017/09/06/insider-more-o-line-questions-colts-what-else-new/633523001/

JACKSONVILLE
O'Halloran Florida Times Union: Jaguars Insider: Top-heavy roster could hurt team if injuries strike
http://jacksonville.com/sports/jaguars/2017-09-06/jaguars-insider-top-heavy-roster-could-hurt-team-if-injuries-strike

Kaye WTLV Jacksonville: BORTLES, JAGUARS FAILED TO BEAT TEXANS IN LAST SIX MEETINGS, LOOKING TO START A NEW STREAK IN WEEK 1
http://firstcoastnews.com/sports/nfl/jacksonville-jaguars/quarterback-blake-bortles-jaguars-have-failed-to-beat-the-texans-in-last-six-meetings/471603321

Kaye WTLV Jacksonville: JAGUARS NEWS ROUNDUP: HURNS CONFIRMS HE'S IN THE SLOT, YELDON SIDELINED FOR FIRST PRACTICE
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mobile/article/amp/sports/nfl/jacksonville-jaguars/jaguars-news-roundup-yeldon-sidelined-for-first-practice-of-the-season/471544715

DiRocco ESPN Jacksonville: Jaguars tackle Cam Robinson draws J.J. Watt and Texans in first start
http://www.espn.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/67902/jaguars-tackle-cam-robinson-draws-j-j-watt-and-texans-in-first-start

O'Halloran Florida Times Union: Todd Wash knows Jaguars’ defense must ‘come together quickly’
http://jacksonville.com/sports/jaguars/2017-09-03/todd-wash-knows-jaguars-defense-must-come-together-quickly

O'Halloran Florida Times Union: Jaguars Four Downs: New role for Abry Jones
http://jacksonville.com/sports/jaguars/2017-09-06/jaguars-four-downs-new-role-abry-jones

Reid Florida Times Union: For Jaguars  DE Dante Fowler, a Show Me Year on two fronts (on and off field)
http://jacksonville.com/jaguars/sports/2017-09-05/dante-fowler-i-just-want-be-able-show-i-m-pro-and-be-role-model-field#.Wa8zohtqJUM.twitter

Reid Florida Times Union: Rookie Diary: Seventh-round pick Jalen Myrick achieves objective making Jaguars’ 53-man roster
http://jacksonville.com/jaguars/sports/2017-09-06/rookie-diary-seventh-round-pick-jalen-myrick-achieves-objective-making

KANSAS CITY
Mellinger KC Star: Chiefs start 2017 at the Patriots, which is a good thing (seriously)
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article171563937.html

Teicher ESPN KC: Chiefs have no QB controversy, but is that the right way for them to go?
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/246951/the-chiefs-have-no-qb-controversy-but-is-that-the-right-way-for-them-to-go

Paylor KC Star: Chiefs solve short-term running back quandary with familiar face, place corner on IR
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article171126237.html

Kerkhoff KC Star: What the Patriots don’t know (Tyreek Hill) can hurt them
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article171223862.html

Paylor KC Star: Chiefs add another Hunt to stable of running backs
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article171287032.html

Paylor KC Star: Chiefs have reasons to think gamble on Cameron Erving will pay off
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article171229732.html

Paylor KC Star: New linebacker Ragland is already fitting in well with Chiefs
http://amp.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article171437932.html

Teicher ESPN KC: Chiefs' cornerback depth will be tested after loss of Steven Nelson
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/246960/chiefs-cornerback-depth-will-be-tested-after-loss-of-steven-nelson

Paylor KC Star: Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos relieved following groin injury
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article171138112.html

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Farmer LA Times: For Philip Rivers, going with the flow comes easy
http://www.latimes.com/sports/chargers/la-sp-chargers-rivers-whisenhunt-20170902-story.html

DIGiovanna LA Times: Melvin Gordon is happy that his father, and biggest supporter, is out of prison
http://www.latimes.com/sports/chargers/la-sp-chargers-gordon-20170902-story.html

Williams ESPN LA: Chargers WR Mike Williams still a couple weeks away from practicing
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/246917/chargers-wr-mike-williams-still-a-couple-weeks-away-from-practicing

Woike LA Times: For the record: Chargers' Antonio Gates is destined to be the best tight end to catch touchdowns in NFL history
http://www.latimes.com/sports/chargers/la-sp-antonio-gates-chargers-20170904-story.html

DiGiovanna LA Times: Chargers' Gus Bradley is a coach that can't give it a rest
http://www.latimes.com/sports/chargers/la-sp-chargers-gus-bradley-20170902-story.html

DiGiovanna LA Times: Chargers safety Jahleel Addae keeps hitting back at teams that passed on him in the draft
http://www.latimes.com/sports/chargers/la-sp-chargers-safeties-20170906-story.html

Beacham AP: Kicker Younghoe Koo blazes path from South Korea to Chargers
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/09/06/younghoe-koo-from-south-korea-to-chargers/

LOS ANGELES RAMS
Klein LA Times: Rams' Jared Goff and Aaron Donald remain focus for Colts ahead of season opener
http://www.latimes.com/sports/rams/la-sp-rams-report-20170906-story.html

Gonzalez ESPN LA: Counting the steps: How Rams use player tracking to optimize availability
http://www.espn.com/blog/nfcwest/post/_/id/127221/counting-the-steps-how-rams-use-player-tracking-to-optimize-availability

Gonzalez ESPN LA: Rams add Brandon Allen to be their third quarterback
http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles-rams/post/_/id/35146/rams-add-brandon-allen-to-be-their-third-qb

Klein LA Times: Todd Gurley looks to atone for Rams' failures and his role in it
http://www.latimes.com/sports/rams/la-sp-rams-gurley-20170902-story.html

Gonzalez ESPN LA: Rams strongest at receiver position for first time in a long time
http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles-rams/post/_/id/35124/the-rams-are-strongest-at-wr-for-the-first-time-in-a-long-time

Hammond LA Daily News: Colts’ loss of Andrew Luck is good fortune for Rams defense
http://www.dailynews.com/sports/20170904/colts-loss-of-andrew-luck-is-good-fortune-for-rams-defense

Thiry LA Times: The Rams' Wade Phillips is the Mr. Fixit of NFL defenses
http://www.latimes.com/sports/rams/la-sp-rams-wade-phillips-20170902-story.html

Gonzalez ESPN LA: Aaron Donald still a no-show at practice; Rams won't rule him out
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20609483/los-angeles-rams-rule-aaron-donald-season-opener-four-days-away

Klein LA Times: Rams linebacker Mark Barron ready for opener after sitting out preseason games
http://www.latimes.com/sports/rams/la-sp-rams-barron-20170906-story.html

MIAMI
Salguero Miami Herald: Compare: Dolphins actual roster vs. Salguero mock roster
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/armando-salguero/article171157597.html

Kelly Sun Sentinel: Nitpicking the Dolphins' initial 53-man roster
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/fl-sp-dolphins-nitpicking-dolphins-20170904-story.html

Salguero Miami Herald: Jay Cutler ‘ready to go’ but Miami Dolphins have multiple other unresolved issues before season-opener
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/armando-salguero/article171197987.html

Salguero Miami Herald: A Miami Dolphins plan for taking advantage of obvious mismatches vs. Tampa Bay Bucs
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/armando-salguero/article171262842.html

Salguero Miami Herald: Miami Dolphins guard Ted Larsen gets sliver of good news related to Hurricane Irma
http://amp.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/armando-salguero/article171599167.html

Habib Palm Beach Post: Yes, Anthony Steen, you really are penciled in as Miami Dolphins’ starting guard
http://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/09/04/yes-anthony-steen-you-really-are-penciled-in-as-miami-dolphins-starting-guard/

Jackson Miami Herald: Dolphins’ Maualuga pronounces himself ready to go; Dolphins locker-room chatter
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article171212682.html

Kelly Sun Sentinel: Dolphins preparing for potent passing game with unsettled secondary
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/fl-sp-dolphins-dolphins-secondary-20170905-story.html

Lieser Palm Beach Post: Dolphins’ Byron Maxwell, Alterraun Verner still fighting for starting CB job
http://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/09/04/dolphins-byron-maxwell-alterraun-verner-still-fighting-for-starting-cb-job/

Beasley Miami Herald: Mike Evans is a big problem. Meet the 5-foot-10 guy who might cut him down to size
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nfl/miami-dolphins/article171221597.html

Schad Palm Beach Post: Cody Parkey of Jupiter kicks way into Miami Dolphins dream
http://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/09/04/cody-parkey-of-jupiter-kicks-way-into-miami-dolphins-dream/

MINNESOTA
Krammer Minn Star Tribune: Vikings bid aggressively to get practice squad QB
http://m.startribune.com/vikings-notes-team-bids-aggressively-to-get-practice-squad-qb/442646493/

Tomasson Twincities.com: After nearly quitting football, Kyle Sloter sees future with Vikings
http://www.twincities.com/2017/09/04/vikings-win-bidding-war-for-qb-kyle-sloter-not-long-after-he-nearly-quit-football/

Tomasson Twincities.com: Kyle Rudolph: Vikings fans deserve Super Bowl ‘more than any fan base in the league’
http://www.twincities.com/2017/09/04/kyle-rudolph-vikings-fans-deserve-super-bowl-more-than-any-fan-base-in-the-league/

Goessling Minn Star Tribune: Why Alex Boone was no longer a good fit in the Vikings' offense
http://m.startribune.com/why-alex-boone-was-no-longer-a-good-fit-in-the-vikings-offense/442710183/

Sansevere Twincities.com: Brian Robison: Vikings’ opener is ‘not about Adrian’
http://www.twincities.com/2017/09/03/brian-robison-vikings-opener-is-not-about-adrian/

NEW ENGLAND
McBride Boston Globe: Better, worse, or the same? A position-by-position look at the Patriots’ roster
https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2017/09/06/better-worse-same-position-position-look-patriots-roster/0zkJk5Gv1BHal3s0fyfIVI/amp.html

Daniels Providence Journal: Patriots' newcomers working hard to catch up
http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20170905/patriots-newcomers-working-hard-to-catch-up

Mike Reiss, ESPN Staff Writer: The Patriots had the following free agents in for workouts: LB Akeem Ayers, LB Nicholas Grigsby, QB Thad Lewis, TE Ryan O'Malley, WR Jeremy Ross and LB Antwione Williams. Of the group, the Patriots are most familiar with Ayers, who played on their 2014 Super Bowl championship team.

Reiss ESPN Boston: Bill Belichick appreciates 'everything' about friendship with Andy Reid
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4805487/bill-belichick-appreciates-everything-about-friendship-with-andy-reid?utm_source=dlvr.it& utm_medium=twitter

Borges Boston Herald: Love of the game keeps Tom Brady one step ahead
http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/columnists/ron_borges/2017/09/borges_love_of_the_game_keeps_tom_brady_one_step_ahead?

King MMQB: Tom Brady on the Making of the Comeback, His Future, and Why He Doesn't Have A Grudge Against Roger Goodell
http://amp.timeinc.net/si/nfl/2017/09/06/themmqb-podcast-peter-king-tom-brady-patriots-quartback-40-years-old-super-bowl-51-comeback-nfl?source=dam

Guregian Boston Herald: Ranking Tom Brady’s top 15 weapons in his career
http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/2017/09/guregian_ranking_tom_brady_s_top_15_weapons_in_his_career?

Buckley Boston Herald: Julian Edelman is missed, but Patriots have depth to absorb his loss
http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/columnists/steve_buckley/2017/09/buckley_julian_edelman_is_missed_but_patriots_have_depth_to

Sullivan The Record: What a year it's been for Wyckoff's Chris Hogan, out for another Patriots title
https://amp.northjersey.com/amp/63719800

Howe Boston Herald: Patriots notebook: Danny Amendola geared up to give punt returning a try
http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/2017/09/patriots_notebook_danny_amendola_geared_up_to_give_punt_returning_a_try

Howe Boston Herald: Patriots’ defensive front seven a blessing in disguise
http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/2017/09/patriots_defensive_front_seven_a_blessing_in_disguise?

NEW ORLEANS
Underhill NO Advocate: The Saints must find a way to replace Willie Snead this week against the Vikings
http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/saints/article_5fc2512a-9345-11e7-b935-3f49c8cded46.html?utm_medium=social& utm_source=twitter& utm_campaign=user-share

Katzenstein Nola.com: Saints rookie Marshon Lattimore looking forward to showing people he belongs in NFL
https://articles.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/09/marshon_lattimore_saints_1.amp

OAKLAND
McDonald SJ Mercury News: And so begins the Raiders’ long, awkward goodbye
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/09/06/and-so-begins-the-raiders-long-goodbye/

Baker The Ringer: Just Win, Baby: Jack Del Rio’s Quest to Bring a Championship Home to Oakland
https://www.theringer.com/platform/amp/nfl/2017/9/6/16258736/oakland-raiders-jack-del-rio-super-bowl-quest

Voison Sac Bee: Marshawn Lynch brings Raiders welcome distraction. But what does he have left?
http://www.sacbee.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ailene-voisin/article170897862.html

Durkin SJ Mercury News: Raiders Q& A: Why Jared Cook is happy to be playing in the bay
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/09/04/raiders-qa-why-jared-cook-is-happy-to-be-playing-in-the-bay/

Voison Sac Bee: Why Raiders desperately need rookie Vanderdoes to make a push this season
http://www.sacbee.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ailene-voisin/article171003622.html

Tafur SF Chronicle: Raiders’ Khalil Mack at the summit among NFL pass rushers
http://sfgate.com/raiders/article/Raiders-Khalil-Mack-at-the-summit-among-NFL-12178132.php

ESPN: Sebastian Janikowski agrees to new deal with Raiders
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20610593/sebastian-janikowski-oakland-raiders-strike-accord

McDonald SJ Mercury News: Raiders’ Janikowski kicks at practice — it’s wait and see for Sunday
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/09/06/raiders-janikowski-kicks-at-practice-its-wait-and-see-for-sunday/

PHILADELPHIA
Lombardo NJ.com: Alshon Jeffery vs. Josh Norman is among 7 key matchups in Eagles-Redskins
http://www.nj.com/eagles/index.ssf/2017/09/alshon_jeffery_vs_josh_norman_other_key_matchups_i.html

Phil.com: Meet the Eagles: 2017 opening-game roster
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-roster-nfl-pro-football-carson-wentz-20170906.html

Domowitch Phil.com: How the Eagles landed a franchise quarterback
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-carson-wentz-jared-goff-jeffrey-lurie-howie-roseman-doug-pederson-nfl-draft-senior-bowl-20170906.html

McLane Phil.com: The Gospel according to Carson Wentz
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-quarterback-carson-wentz-religion-gospel-faith-jeff-mclane-20170904.html

Ford Phil.com: Is new Eagles quarterback a player or just a playbook spy?
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-bob-ford-nate-sudfeld-quarterback-or-playbook-spy-20170904.html

Mullin Phillyvoice: How will Eagles use five running backs? No one seems to know
http://www.phillyvoice.com/how-will-eagles-use-five-running-backs-no-one-seems-to-know/

Bowen Phil.com: Eagles' Wendell Smallwood returns to site of greatest kickoff success
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-wendell-smallwood-kick-return-doug-pederson-20170907.html

Santoliquito Phillyvoice: 'Go ahead and doubt me' – Eagles' Pumphrey out to prove critics wrong (again)
http://www.phillyvoice.com/go-ahead-and-doubt-me--eagles-pumphrey-out-to-prove-critics-wrong-again/

Bowen Phil.com: Eagles hope Alshon Jeffery can lead Josh Norman conquest
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-alshon-jeffery-josh-norman-doug-pederson-matchup-20170906.html

McLane Phil.com: Zach Ertz poised to have, yes, a 'breakout' season
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-zach-ertz-20170905.html

Hayes Phil.com: Is Eagles offensive line truly ready now?
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-offensive-line-isaac-seumalo-jason-peters-brandon-brooks-lane-johnson-20170905.html

Domowitch Phil.com: Redskins' Lane to Carson Wentz is blocked by Johnson
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-lane-johnson-carson-wentz-washington-redskins-20170907.html

Kempski Phillyvoice: Are the Eagles good? Full roster review, defense edition
http://www.phillyvoice.com/are-eagles-good-full-roster-review-defense-edition/

Berman Phil.com: In his sixth NFL season, Eagles DE Vinny Curry finally in line to start versus Redskins
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-vinny-curry-starting-defensive-line-nfl-derek-barnett-20170906.html

Lombardo NJ.com: Eagles envision key role for rookie DE Derek Barnett
http://www.nj.com/eagles/index.ssf/2017/09/eagles_envision_key_role_for_rookie_de_derek_barne.html

Ford Phil.com: What makes Kamu Grugier-Hill of the Eagles so special?
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/kamu-grugier-hill-philadelphia-eagles-bob-ford-special-53-man-roster-20170907.html

Bowen Phil.com: Now we'll see if Eagles have finally nailed down the corners
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-jim-schwartz-ronald-darby-jalen-mills-patrick-robinson-20170905.html

PITTSBURGH
Benoit MMQB: Pittsburgh Steelers: 10 Things You Need to Know
https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/09/06/pittsburgh-steelers-training-camp-season-preview-ben-roethlisberger-leveon-bell-david-decastro

Bouchette Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Browns are no 'warm-up,' but close enough for Steelers opener
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/09/06/steelers-browns-preview-nfl-season-2017-mike-tomlin/stories/201709060035?pgpageversion=pgevoke

Fittipaldo Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Steelers' star quartet wants to avoid another star-crossed season
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/09/06/steelers-offense-le-veon-bell-fantasy-ben-roethlisberger-antonio-brown-martavis-bryant-return/stories/201709060125?pgpageversion=pgevoke

Fowler ESPN Pittsburgh: Steelers' defense finally looks equipped for contention
http://www.espn.com/blog/pittsburgh-steelers/post/_/id/24950/steelers-defensive-roster-finally-looks-equipped-for-contention

Fittipaldo Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Stephon Tuitt says he's close to signing an extension with the Steelers
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/09/06/Steelers-Stephon-Tuitt-contract-extension-defensive-end/stories/201709060183

Fittipaldo Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Forget Joe Haden, it all comes down to Artie Burns and Sean Davis
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/09/06/artie-burns-sean-davis-steelers-secondary-2017-joe-haden-trade/stories/201709060165

Labbe Cleveland Plain Dealer: Joe Haden settling into his new home as he prepares to return to his old one
https://articles.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2017/09/joe_haden_settling_into_his_ne.amp

SAN FRANCISCO
Wagoner ESPN SF: Of Will Ferrell, Jerry Rice and Drake: How Kyle Shanahan is rebuilding 49ers culture
http://espn.com/blog/san-francisco-49ers/post/_/id/26952/of-will-ferrell-jerry-rice-and-drake-how-kyle-shanahan-is-rebuilding-49ers-culture

Kawakami The Athletic: A talk with Joe Staley about the 49ers' rise and fall, his belief in Kyle Shanahan and much more
https://theathletic.com/94119/2017/09/04/kawakami-a-talk-with-joe-staley-about-the-49ers-rise-and-fall-his-belief-in-kyle-shanahan-and-much-more/

Branch SF Chronicle: NaVorro Bowman Q& A: A revealing interview with 49ers LB
http://www.sfchronicle.com/49ers/amp/NaVorro-Bowman-Q-A-A-revealing-interview-with-12175483.php

Lombardi The Ringer: The veteran and the rookie — NaVorro Bowman and Reuben Foster could be a special 49ers tandem
https://theathletic.com/95006/2017/09/06/the-veteran-and-the-rookie-49ers-have-intriguing-duo-in-navorro-bowman-and-reuben-foster/

SEATTLE
Bell News Tribune: Quarterback Trevone Boykin returns to Seahawks--in a new, far-reduced role
http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/nfl/seattle-seahawks/seahawks-insider-blog/article171237252.html

Dugar Seattle PI: Sheldon Richardson joins a 'stacked' Seahawks defensive line
http://seattlepi.com/sports/football/article/Sheldon-Richardson-joins-a-stacked-Seahawks-12172444.php

Henderson ESPN Seattle: Sheldon Richardson addition reflects Seahawks' philosophy: 'No finish lines'
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/247009/sheldon-richardson-addition-reflects-seahawks-philosophy-no-finish-lines

O'Neil My Northwest: O’Neil: Think Richard Sherman is toning it down? Think again
https://sports.mynorthwest.com/334063/sherman-seahawks-kasen-williams/

TAMPA BAY
Schwab Yahoo Sports: What's next: Could Jameis Winston be the next face of the NFL?
https://www.yahoo.com/amphtml/sports/whats-next-jameis-winston-next-face-nfl-172939298.html

Stroud TB Times: Safety T.J. Ward irritated with Broncos but pleased to join Bucs
http://www.tampabay.com/sports/football/bucs/safety-tj-ward-irritated-with-broncos-but-pleased-to-join-bucs/2336252?

TENNESSEE
Clark The Ringer: The Collected Stories of Marcus Mariota
https://www.theringer.com/platform/amp/nfl/2017/9/5/16254050/marcus-mariota-tennessee-titans-stories-best-leader

Wolf The Tennessean: Titans coach: 'Pretty good' WR depth despite Tajae Sharpe, Harry Douglas injuries
http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/nfl/titans/2017/09/04/titans-coach-pretty-good-depth-wide-receiver-despite-injuries-corey-davis-eric-decker-marcus-mariota/629846001/

Wolfe ESPN Nashville: Titans WR Corey Davis to be used in 'specific situations' Week 1 vs. Raiders
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/247012/titans-wr-corey-davis-to-be-used-in-specific-situations-week-1-vs-raiders

WASHINGTON
Jones Washington Post: Breaking down the Washington Redskins' 2017 schedule game by game
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/football-insider/wp/2017/09/05/breaking-down-the-washington-redskins-2017-schedule-game-by-game/

Jones Washington Post: For several prominent Redskins players, 2017 is about proving their worth
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/sports/for-several-prominent-redskins-players-2017-is-about-proving-theyre-worth/2017/09/05/a28b127c-8f2f-11e7-84c0-02cc069f2c37_story.html

Renner Washington Post: Scouting reports and grades for the Redskins' 2017 projected starting lineup
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/football-insider/wp/2017/09/05/scouting-reports-and-grades-for-the-redskins-2017-projected-starting-lineup/

Greenberg Washington Post: Big hopes for the Redskins in 2017? You should probably curb your enthusiasm.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fancy-stats/wp/2017/09/06/big-hopes-for-the-redskins-in-2017-you-should-probably-curb-your-enthusiasm/?utm_term=.19fa8f9572c9

Testfatsion Washington Post: After adversity and self-doubt, Redskins RB Chris Thompson signed his second contract
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/football-insider/wp/2017/09/05/redskins-sign-running-back-chris-thompson-to-two-year-extension/

Jones Washington Post: Redskins — and more than a few others — eager to see what Josh Doctson brings
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/redskins--and-more-than-a-few-others--eager-to-see-what-josh-doctson-brings/2017/09/06/902b7486-933b-11e7-89fa-bb822a46da5b_story.html?utm_term=.4a0246ec376e

Keim ESPN Washington: Redskins hope to revive T.J. Clemmings' career
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/246932/redskins-hope-to-revive-t-j-clemmings-career

Steinberg Washington Post: Where's the Redskins' defensive coordinator? He might be hiding in a porta-potty
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2017/09/05/wheres-the-redskins-defensive-coordinator-he-might-be-hiding-in-a-porta-potty/

Princiotti Washington Times: Redskins face a good problem with inside linebacker depth
http://washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/4/redskins-face-good-problem-inside-linebacker-depth/

Bullock Washington Post: Josh Norman should have a better season in his second year with the Redskins
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/football-insider/wp/2017/09/05/josh-norman-should-have-a-better-season-in-his-second-year-with-the-redskins/

Clarke Washington Post: Jay Gruden shows compassion for Su’a Cravens. Redskins scramble to replace him
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/sports/redskins/jay-gruden-shows-compassion-for-sua-cravens-redskins-scramble-to-replace-him/2017/09/05/be937676-9263-11e7-8754-d478688d23b4_story.html

Brewer Washington Post: Su’a Cravens requires a delicate approach, and the Redskins actually seem to be taking one
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/sua-cravens-requires-a-delicate-approach-and-the-redskins-actually-seem-to-be-taking-one/2017/09/03/06142e04-90cb-11e7-89fa-bb822a46da5b_story.html?tid=sm_tw_ps& utm_term=.e9004405f847

Testfatsion Washington Post: Su'a Cravens is the latest example of how society's broad perception of athletes is outdated
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/football-insider/wp/2017/09/04/sua-cravens-is-the-latest-example-of-how-societys-broad-perception-of-athletes-is-outdated/

Draft

QB
NFL.com: QB Power Rankings: Rosen rises to top spot, Darnold slips
https://amp.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000839277/article/college-football-qb-power-rankings-for-week-two-rosen-rises?

History

Schwartz NYP: Here’s an inside look at The Post’s all-time Giants team
http://nypost.com/2017/09/07/heres-an-inside-look-at-the-posts-all-time-giants-team/

Best Newsday: Giants, NFL didn’t always have stronghold on sports culture in U.S
http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/giants/giants-nfl-didn-t-always-have-stronghold-on-sports-culture-in-u-s-1.14097011

Butkus USA Today: Dick Butkus: Don’t overlook football’s benefits
http://amp.usatoday.com/story/105272442/

Birkett Detroit Free Press: 1957 Detroit Lions: Meet the championship roster; where are they now?
https://amp.freep.com/amp/630444001

Arthur SOE: THE BEST THAT NEVER WON A SUPER BOWL
http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/252946756/best-nfl-active-retired-players-without-a-ring

Giants Birthdays 9-07

Michael Jennings WR W-BAL 2005, NFL Europe 2005 NYG 2006 NYG IR 2007 9-07-1979
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Giants

TE

Raanan ESPN NY: How Giants plan to use rookie TE Evan Engram vs. Cowboys and beyond
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-giants/post/_/id/53547/how-the-giants-plan-to-use-rookie-te-evan-engram-vs-the-cowboys-and-beyond

CB

Duggan NJ.com: Number change and new locker cement Hunter's status
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/09/number_change_and_new_locker_cement_giants_cb_mich.html

NFL

Stuart Football Perspective: 2016 Game Scripts in Review: Pass Identity Ratings
http://www.footballperspective.com/2016-game-scripts-in-review-pass-identity-ratings/

ATLANTA
Ledbetter AJC: A peek inside Ryan’s world 
http://www.ajc.com/sports/football/peek-inside-ryan-world/QnPhyaMIivmBEmkB40o7OJ/amp.html

CAROLINA
Person Charlotte Observer: Will Panthers see SB50 ghosts Sunday? Doubtful, because only 26 of them were there
http://amp.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article171626202.html

NEW ENGLAND
Daniels Providence Journal: James White’s Super Bowl performance finally put him in the limelight
http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20170906/james-whites-super-bowl-performance-finally-put-him-in-limelight

PHILADELPHIA
Shorr-Parks NJ.com: Howie Roseman Report Card: Grading every Draft pick hes made. I forgot how many brutal ones there were
http://www.nj.com/eagles/index.ssf/2017/09/howie_roseman_nfl_draft.html

McLane Phil.com: The mechanics behind Carson Wentz's offseason changes
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-carson-wentz-doug-pederson-frank-reich-john-defilippo-20170905.html
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Giants

WR

Rock Newsday: Roger Lewis will be ready for Giants if Odell Beckham Jr. can’t play vs. Cowboys
http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/giants/roger-lewis-will-be-ready-for-giants-if-odell-beckham-jr-can-t-play-vs-cowboys-1.14115830

Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday)
9/7/17, 9:33 AM
BTW, per source, Lewis arrest from spring still under review by NFL. Charges were dropped. Could face league discipline at some pt this yr.

CB

Kratch NJ.com: Is this the secret to Giants' Janoris Jenkins' domination of Cowboys' Dez Bryant?
https://articles.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/09/why_has_giants_janoris_jenkins_shut_down_cowboys_d.amp

NFL

GREEN BAY
Demovsky ESPN GB:
Lane Taylor's three-year, $16.5 million extension breaks down like this: $5 million signing bonus is added to his $2.25M base salary and $500,000 roster bonus ($31,250 per game active) for this season. 2018: $1.1M base, $1M RB (paid on the 3rd day of the league year), $500,000 RB ($31,250 per game active), $250,000 workout bonus. 2019: $2.6M base, $750,000 RB (3rd day of league year), $500,000 RB ($31,250 per game active), $250,000 workout bonus. 2020: $3.8M base salary, $500,000 RB ($31,250 per game active), $250,000 workout bonus. There are also $250,000 Pro Bowl bonuses in 2018, 2019 and 2020. His cap charge this season is $4.95M, up from $3.7M on his old deal.

INDIANAPOLIS
Keefer Indianapolis Star: Jim Irsay: The owner who's willing to lose
https://amp.indystar.com/amp/633884001

NEW ENGLAND
Orr NFL.com: Patriot Way, 9 to 5 Edition: Belichick the business icon
Belichick Business Bureau: As he racks up Ws, his teachings extend to Subaru dealers, turf installers and principals
https://amp.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000839878/article/bill-belichick-business-icon-patriot-way-hits-the-office?

WASHINGTON
Princiotti Washington Times: Gruden, back to calling plays, draws on lifetime of experience
http://washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/6/jay-gruden-back-calling-plays-will-draw-lifetime-e/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork
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