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Defenderdawg : 9/7/2017 6:58 am

Salomone 5 things we learned at practice (9/6)

Kratch Eli Apple practices in full, boosts CB depth | Giants-Cowboys Wednesday injury report

Vaccaro NYP: Giants’ title potential comes with plenty of fun — and dread

Schwartz NYP: Giants season preview: Offensive turnaround key to division title

Kratch Giants down another past draft pick, but are getting remarkably younger | Roster notes

Raanan ESPN NY: Giants-Cowboys rivalry builds as both aim to be NFC East's best

Myers NYDN: Giants-Cowboys rivalry brings more trash-talk, exciting matchups

Traina B/R: Previewing New York Giants' Week 1 Matchup with Dallas Cowboys

Salomone STATS+ Giants vs. Cowboys by the numbers


Glauber Newsday: Ben McAdoo’s message: Giants can win it all

Serby NYP: The ‘Game of Thrones’ scene McAdoo used to fire Giants up

Duggan Meet the Giants' new brash trash talker ... Ben McAdoo?!


Duggan Giants QB Eli Manning preparing for 14th year after unusually tumultuous offseason

Rock Newsday: Geno Smith’s locker sandwiched between Odell Beckham Jr. and Eli Manning


Pflum SB Nation: Film Study: What Does Fullback Shane Smith Bring To The Offense?


Schwartz NYP: 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

Raanan ESPN NY: Odell Beckham Jr. doesn't practice, says not to count him out vs. Cowboys

Politi Don't overlook Odell Beckham Jr.'s off-field generosity


Cannizzaro NYP: Giants Super Bowl greats agree: This defense has what it takes

Healy NYDN: Giants are ready for Ezekiel Elliott ahead of Week 1

Rock Newsday: Giants eager to face Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott in opener

Eisen Giants game plan for Cowboys ground attack

Traina Inside Football: New York Giants: Stopping Cowboys Running Game Top Goal


Leonard NYDN: Damon Harrison isn’t having Michael Irvin’s Ezekiel Elliott hype

Schwartz NYP: Giants’ starting D-tackle’s status for Week 1 looking better

Kratch How wrestling helped Dalvin Tomlinson reach NFL | 4 Downs


Stapleton The Record: Top 12 most important Giants in 2017: No. 5 DE Jason Pierre-Paul


Schwartz NYP: 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

Traina Inside Football: McAdoo: B.J. Goodson “Born” to Play the Mike


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.

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.

Grammling MMQB: The MMQB Power Rankings Poll

Gosselin Talk of Fame: WEEK 1 NFL RANKINGS

Mays The Ringer: NFL Preseason Power Rankings, Part III: The Rising, the Resurgent, and the Chargers

Don Banks for Don Banks' NFL Predictions
"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." utm_medium=social& utm_campaign=buffer

Jeremiah Top 25 rookies entering Week 1: Who tops the board?

Breer MMQB: The Decline of the NFL's Read-Option Offense

Somers AZ Central: Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel can cover kicks and punts. But can he cover receivers?

Ledbetter AJC: What Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel had to say about season opener

Brady USA Today: Ex-Raven John Urschel says sudden retirement about math, not concussions

Rodak ESPN Buffalo: Bills begin season with quarterback controversy lurking around corner

Person Charlotte Observer: Will Panthers see SB50 ghosts Sunday? Doubtful, because only 26 of them were there

Rodrigue Charlotte Observer: Bummed the Carolina Panthers start on the road – again ? Not so fast ... here’s why

Person Charlotte Observer: Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin has special motivation for ‘every snap, every play’

Fowler Charlotte Observer: Who is Greg Van Roten and how in the heck did he make the Panthers?

Rodrigue Charlotte Observer: 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan on Panthers’ Luke Kuechly: ‘He’s definitely an issue’

Biggs Chicago Tribune: Bears roster analysis: Not enough difference-makers

Wiederer Chicago Tribune: GM Ryan Pace offers detailed assessment of QB situation, Bears roster

Wiederer Chicago Tribune: Is it win or else for Bears coach John Fox in 2017?

Morrissey Chicago Sun Times: Everywhere poor Mike Glennon turns, Mitch Trubisky is there

Haugh Chicago Tribune: Naming Mitch Trubisky No. 2 QB opens door wider for rookie to see field

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.

Owaczarski Cin Enquirer: Owczarski's prediction: Bengals in 2017 an exercise in mediocrity

Dehner Cin Enquirer: Bengals Xtra: Can 'old coach' grow young Cincinnati roster?

Dehner Cin Enquirer: RPO schemes: What they are and why Bengals love them

Dehner Cincinnati Enquirer: Bengals defense preview: Better built to blitz in 2017?

Terrell ESPN Cincinnati: Rookies Carl Lawson, Jordan Willis give Bengals' defensive line new life

Dehner Cin Enquirer: Sixth-rounder Jordan Evans emerges in Bengals' mix

Cincy Jungle: Film room: Bengals’ future at linebacker looks bright with Jordan Evans in the fold

Owczarski Cin Enquirer: The Operation: Harris, Huber keep it clean for Bengals

Cosenza Cincy Jungle: Bengals 2017 roster: Practice squad speaks volumes about talent and good fortune

Cabot Cleveland Plain Dealer: Browns' Myles Garrett leaves practice early with ankle injury, status for Steelers game in doubt

Machota Dallas Morning News: 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

Moore Dallas Morning News: How Dak Prescott is supporting Zeke: 'I guess I can just remind him of reason why he's so 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

Hill Fort Worth Star Telegram: Elliott’s availability for opener gives teammates a spark

Braziller NYP: Ezekiel Elliott looks exactly the same to Cowboys

Hill Fort Worth Star Telegram: Elliott lawyers still pushing conspiracy theory against NFL

Braziller NYP: 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

Archer ESPN Dallas: La'el 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?

Hill Fort Worth Star Telegram: There’s a small, fast learning curve for Cowboys’ defensive newcomers

Archer ESPN Dallas: 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

Townsend Dallas Morning News: The 'surreal' path brothers Jaylon, Rod Smith took to the Cowboys to play together for the first time

Machota Dallas Morning News: How being named a Cowboys captain raises the bar for Orlando Scandrick

Legwold ESPN Denver: Elway: Serving youth 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.

Kosmider Denver Post: Shelby Harris, one of three new faces on the Broncos defensive line, traveled a long road to earn an important role:

Birkett Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate ready to return punts again if needed

Birkett Detroit Free Press: Larry Fitzgerald to test Darius Slay, rest of Detroit Lions secondary

Gordon Houston Chronicle: Texans players after Harvey: 'We'll put Houston on our backs'

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Texans QB Tom Savage's low-key demeanor different on the field

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Texans' Alfred Blue remains sidelined, expected to miss game

Wilson Houston Chronicle: New Texans WR Andy Jones learning playbook on fly

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Texans injury report: C.J. Fiedorowicz recovering from concussion

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Displaced from flooded home, Texans' Brian Peters: 'It's been a rollercoaster'

McClain Houston Chronicle: Texans' Bill O'Brien excited for J.J. Watt's return

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Texans defensive end Joel Heath now a starter

McClain Houston Chronicle: Texans' practice squad signees include David Quessenberry

Brown Ind Star: After starting 0-2 the past three seasons, will Colts stumble out of gate again?

Holder Indianapolis Star: Insider: More O-Line questions for Colts? What else is new?

O'Halloran Florida Times Union: Jaguars Insider: Top-heavy roster could hurt team if injuries strike



DiRocco ESPN Jacksonville: 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’

O'Halloran Florida Times Union: Jaguars Four Downs: New role for Abry Jones

Reid Florida Times Union: For Jaguars  DE Dante Fowler, a Show Me Year on two fronts (on and off field)

Reid Florida Times Union: Rookie Diary: Seventh-round pick Jalen Myrick achieves objective making Jaguars’ 53-man roster

Mellinger KC Star: Chiefs start 2017 at the Patriots, which is a good thing (seriously)

Teicher ESPN KC: 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

Kerkhoff KC Star: What the Patriots don’t know (Tyreek Hill) can hurt them

Paylor KC Star: Chiefs add another Hunt to stable of running backs

Paylor KC Star: Chiefs have reasons to think gamble on Cameron Erving will pay off

Paylor KC Star: New linebacker Ragland is already fitting in well with Chiefs

Teicher ESPN KC: Chiefs' cornerback depth will be tested after loss of Steven Nelson

Paylor KC Star: Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos relieved following groin injury

Farmer LA Times: For Philip Rivers, going with the flow comes easy

DIGiovanna LA Times: Melvin Gordon is happy that his father, and biggest supporter, is out of prison

Williams ESPN LA: 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

DiGiovanna LA Times: Chargers' Gus Bradley is a coach that can't give it a rest

DiGiovanna LA Times: Chargers safety Jahleel Addae keeps hitting back at teams that passed on him in the draft

Beacham AP: Kicker Younghoe Koo blazes path from South Korea to Chargers

Klein LA Times: Rams' Jared Goff and Aaron Donald remain focus for Colts ahead of season opener

Gonzalez ESPN LA: Counting the steps: How Rams use player tracking to optimize availability

Gonzalez ESPN LA: Rams add Brandon Allen to be their third quarterback

Klein LA Times: Todd Gurley looks to atone for Rams' failures and his role in it

Gonzalez ESPN LA: Rams strongest at receiver position for first time in a long time

Hammond LA Daily News: 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

Gonzalez ESPN LA: Aaron Donald still a no-show at practice; Rams won't rule him out

Klein LA Times: Rams linebacker Mark Barron ready for opener after sitting out preseason games

Salguero Miami Herald: Compare: Dolphins actual roster vs. Salguero mock roster

Kelly Sun Sentinel: Nitpicking the Dolphins' initial 53-man roster

Salguero Miami Herald: Jay Cutler ‘ready to go’ but Miami Dolphins have multiple other unresolved issues before season-opener

Salguero Miami Herald: A Miami Dolphins plan for taking advantage of obvious mismatches vs. Tampa Bay Bucs

Salguero Miami Herald: Miami Dolphins guard Ted Larsen gets sliver of good news related to Hurricane Irma

Habib Palm Beach Post: 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

Kelly Sun Sentinel: Dolphins preparing for potent passing game with unsettled secondary

Lieser Palm Beach Post: 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

Schad Palm Beach Post: Cody Parkey of Jupiter kicks way into Miami Dolphins dream

Krammer Minn Star Tribune: Vikings bid aggressively to get practice squad QB

Tomasson After nearly quitting football, Kyle Sloter sees future with Vikings

Tomasson 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

Sansevere Brian Robison: Vikings’ opener is ‘not about Adrian’

McBride Boston Globe: Better, worse, or the same? A position-by-position look at the Patriots’ roster

Daniels Providence Journal: 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 utm_medium=twitter

Borges Boston Herald: 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

Guregian Boston Herald: 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

Sullivan The Record: What a year it's been for Wyckoff's Chris Hogan, out for another Patriots title

Howe Boston Herald: Patriots notebook: Danny Amendola geared up to give punt returning a try

Howe Boston Herald: Patriots’ defensive front seven a blessing in disguise

Underhill NO Advocate: The Saints must find a way to replace Willie Snead this week against the Vikings utm_source=twitter& utm_campaign=user-share

Katzenstein Saints rookie Marshon Lattimore looking forward to showing people he belongs in NFL

McDonald SJ Mercury News: And so begins the Raiders’ long, awkward goodbye

Baker The Ringer: Just Win, Baby: Jack Del Rio’s Quest to Bring a Championship Home to Oakland

Voison Sac Bee: Marshawn Lynch brings Raiders welcome distraction. But what does he have left?

Durkin SJ Mercury News: Raiders Q& A: 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

Tafur SF Chronicle: Raiders’ Khalil Mack at the summit among NFL pass rushers

ESPN: Sebastian Janikowski agrees to new deal with Raiders

McDonald SJ Mercury News: Raiders’ Janikowski kicks at practice — it’s wait and see for Sunday

Lombardo Alshon Jeffery vs. Josh Norman is among 7 key matchups in Eagles-Redskins Meet the Eagles: 2017 opening-game roster

Domowitch How the Eagles landed a franchise quarterback

McLane The Gospel according to Carson Wentz

Ford Is new Eagles quarterback a player or just a playbook spy?

Mullin Phillyvoice: How will Eagles use five running backs? No one seems to know

Bowen Eagles' Wendell Smallwood returns to site of greatest kickoff success

Santoliquito Phillyvoice: 'Go ahead and doubt me' – Eagles' Pumphrey out to prove critics wrong (again)

Bowen Eagles hope Alshon Jeffery can lead Josh Norman conquest

McLane Zach Ertz poised to have, yes, a 'breakout' season

Hayes Is Eagles offensive line truly ready now?

Domowitch Redskins' Lane to Carson Wentz is blocked by Johnson

Kempski Phillyvoice: Are the Eagles good? Full roster review, defense edition

Berman In his sixth NFL season, Eagles DE Vinny Curry finally in line to start versus Redskins

Lombardo Eagles envision key role for rookie DE Derek Barnett

Ford What makes Kamu Grugier-Hill of the Eagles so special?

Bowen Now we'll see if Eagles have finally nailed down the corners

Benoit MMQB: Pittsburgh Steelers: 10 Things You Need to Know

Bouchette Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Browns are no 'warm-up,' but close enough for Steelers opener

Fittipaldo Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Steelers' star quartet wants to avoid another star-crossed season

Fowler ESPN Pittsburgh: Steelers' defense finally looks equipped for contention

Fittipaldo Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Stephon Tuitt says he's close to signing an extension with the Steelers

Fittipaldo Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Forget Joe Haden, it all comes down to Artie Burns and Sean Davis

Labbe Cleveland Plain Dealer: Joe Haden settling into his new home as he prepares to return to his old one

Wagoner ESPN SF: 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

Branch SF Chronicle: NaVorro Bowman Q& A: A revealing interview with 49ers LB

Lombardi The Ringer: The veteran and the rookie — NaVorro Bowman and Reuben Foster could be a special 49ers tandem

Bell News Tribune: Quarterback Trevone Boykin returns to Seahawks--in a new, far-reduced role

Dugar Seattle PI: Sheldon Richardson joins a 'stacked' Seahawks defensive line

Henderson ESPN Seattle: Sheldon Richardson addition reflects Seahawks' philosophy: 'No finish lines'

O'Neil My Northwest: O’Neil: Think Richard Sherman is toning it down? Think again

Schwab Yahoo Sports: What's next: Could Jameis Winston be the next face of the NFL?

Stroud TB Times: Safety T.J. Ward irritated with Broncos but pleased to join Bucs

Clark The Ringer: The Collected Stories of Marcus Mariota

Wolf The Tennessean: Titans coach: 'Pretty good' WR depth despite Tajae Sharpe, Harry Douglas injuries

Wolfe ESPN Nashville: Titans WR Corey Davis to be used in 'specific situations' Week 1 vs. Raiders

Jones Washington Post: Breaking down the Washington Redskins' 2017 schedule game by game

Jones Washington Post: For several prominent Redskins players, 2017 is about proving their worth

Renner Washington Post: 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.

Testfatsion Washington Post: After adversity and self-doubt, Redskins RB Chris Thompson signed his second contract

Jones Washington Post: Redskins — and more than a few others — eager to see what Josh Doctson brings

Keim ESPN Washington: 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

Princiotti Washington Times: Redskins face a good problem with inside linebacker depth

Bullock Washington Post: 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

Brewer Washington Post: Su’a Cravens requires a delicate approach, and the Redskins actually seem to be taking one utm_term=.e9004405f847

Testfatsion Washington Post: Su'a Cravens is the latest example of how society's broad perception of athletes is outdated


QB QB Power Rankings: Rosen rises to top spot, Darnold slips


Schwartz NYP: Here’s an inside look at The Post’s all-time Giants team

Best Newsday: Giants, NFL didn’t always have stronghold on sports culture in U.S

Butkus USA Today: Dick Butkus: Don’t overlook football’s benefits

Birkett Detroit Free Press: 1957 Detroit Lions: Meet the championship roster; where are they now?


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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Raanan ESPN NY: How Giants plan to use rookie TE Evan Engram vs. Cowboys and beyond


Duggan Number change and new locker cement Hunter's status


Stuart Football Perspective: 2016 Game Scripts in Review: Pass Identity Ratings

Ledbetter AJC: A peek inside Ryan’s world

Person Charlotte Observer: Will Panthers see SB50 ghosts Sunday? Doubtful, because only 26 of them were there

Daniels Providence Journal: James White’s Super Bowl performance finally put him in the limelight

Shorr-Parks Howie Roseman Report Card: Grading every Draft pick hes made. I forgot how many brutal ones there were

McLane The mechanics behind Carson Wentz's offseason changes
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Rock Newsday: Roger Lewis will be ready for Giants if Odell Beckham Jr. can’t play vs. Cowboys

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.


Kratch Is this the secret to Giants' Janoris Jenkins' domination of Cowboys' Dez Bryant?


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.

Keefer Indianapolis Star: Jim Irsay: The owner who's willing to lose

Orr 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

Princiotti Washington Times: Gruden, back to calling plays, draws on lifetime of experience
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