Monthly Archives: August 2014

Garland still dreams big for Broncos


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — See a need, volunteer to fill it. It seemed like a pretty simple equation for Denver Broncos offensive lineman Ben Garland. “Initially when I went back on practice squad [last season], I was back in the defensive … Continue reading

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Analysis: Digesting the Ryan Mallett trade


Here are a few points to consider when it comes to the New England Patriots trading quarterback Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans for a late-round draft choice: Only a late-rounder? That seemed to be the most prevalent Patriots-based question … Continue reading

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Keenum may draw interest from Ravens


If the Baltimore Ravens want to add a quarterback who is familiar with Gary Kubiak’s offense, they will likely have a chance to do so very soon. Case Keenum, who started eight games for Kubiak last season in Houston, has … Continue reading

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McDonald arrest latest blow for defense


Beyond the real-world implications wrought by Ray McDonald’s arrest on suspicion of domestic violence, the defensive lineman’s legal trouble is another blow to an already weakened San Francisco 49ers defense. It is not so much a matter of if, but … Continue reading

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Broncos might be younger than you think


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Things could still change if the Denver Broncos look at the hundreds of players who were sent into the open market in recent days and see a name or two they like. But when the clock struck … Continue reading

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MNF moments, No. 8: Monday Night Miracle


To celebrate the 45th season of “Monday Night Football,” a panel of ESPN.com contributors has selected the 45 most memorable moments in MNF history. Follow along as we reveal one per day and count down to this season’s MNF debut. … Continue reading

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Injury didn’t doom Polk’s spot with Eagles


Final cuts always leave question marks. The Philadelphia Eagles whittled down their roster to the final 53 on Saturday and ultimately decided to keep just three running backs – LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles and Chris Polk. Polk, who has been … Continue reading

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Call Jayrone Elliott a player for the Packers


GREEN BAY, Wis. — Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers started calling him “The Sackmaster” after his three-sack performance against the St. Louis Rams on Aug. 16. The Green Bay Packers’ trainers dubbed him “Shakespeare” because they said all he does … Continue reading

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Cut-down analysis: Arizona Cardinals


Most significant move: Linebacker Marcus Benard was squeezed out because of the numbers game but he has been an effective pass-rusher during his time in Arizona. He’s also had a knack for getting his hands on the football, which is … Continue reading

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Oakland Raiders cut-down analysis


Most significant moves: Safety Brandian Ross was a surprise cut. He started 13 games last season and he had 75 tackles. The Oakland Raiders re-signed him in May. He was expected to be a key backup this year. The Ross … Continue reading

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