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  1. Khiry ready for bigger role?

    Tom Carpenter

    The key for any young running back who wants to earn playing time, especially as a pass-catcher out of the backfield, is proving to coaches that he can handle blocking duties. With that in mind, it appears that second-year RB Khiry Robinson is put...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  2. Checking in on Freeney's rehab

    Tom Carpenter

    Late in September, Dwight Freeney tore his quadriceps. He's 34 years old now, so it's no surprise that he said this week that he still has "a lot of rust I'm trying to get off." Will he be ready for game action when the San Diego Chargers kick off...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  3. Will Dwayne Allen shine in 2-TE sets?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Indianapolis Colts had plans to use 2-TE sets early and often last year, but those plans were largely scrapped after TE Dwayne Allen was felled in the season opener with a hip injury. He missed the remainder of the season but is healthy and ready...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  4. Chandler Jones ready to break out?

    Tom Carpenter

    Nobody is sleeping on the potential upside of Chandler Jones. The New England Patriots took the defensive end in the first round of the 2012 draft and he has progressed each season since. Will he fully break out this season? Nick Underhill of Mass...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  5. Broyles finally ready to make mark?

    Tom Carpenter

    Time and time again Ryan Broyles' body has betrayed him, stunting his attempts to settle in as a professional football player. He spent the previous two offseasons rehabbing from torn ACLs. This time around, he's working his way back from a ruptured ...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  6. Dobson not ready for minicamp?

    Tom Carpenter

    Wide receiver Aaron Dobson underwent surgery in March to repair a stress fracture in his left foot. The initial timetable for his recovery was expected to be two to three months. Yet, three months later, Dobson has yet to take part in any offseason w...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  7. Slay ready to replace Houston?

    Tom Carpenter

    Last week, I took a look at the possibility of Darius Slay starting at cornerback for the Detroit Lions. On Friday, the Lions appeared to confirm that he will start, because they cut Chris Houston, who remains hampered by a nagging toe injury. Sla...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  8. CB Slay ready to start for Lions?

    Tom Carpenter

    Since Chris Houston continues to battle a nagging toe injury that leaves questions about his availability for Week 1 of the regular season, second-year cornerback Darius Slay has a legitimate shot at starting in place of Houston. Despite the promi...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  9. How will Tate, West split carries?

    Tom Carpenter

    When the Cleveland Browns signed free agent Ben Tate, it looked like he was finally ready to step out of the shadow of Arian Foster in Houston and make a mark as the undisputed featured running back in Cleveland. However, the Browns drafted Terrance ...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  10. RG III ready for bounce-back season?

    Joe Kaiser

    Robert Griffin III has worked hard to improve over the offseason following a forgettable 2013 season that saw his numbers drop across the board. How is RG III looking, and what kind of year can we expect out of him? Nobody knows for sure, but here...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  11. How is Bortles progressing during OTAs?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Jacksonville Jaguars' hopeful plan at quarterback is to ride Chad Henne as their starter throughout the 2014 campaign, then, assuming Blake Bortles is ready, turn to the younger option next season. That doesn't mean that he is sitting on the s...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  12. Is Pats O-line ready to step up?

    Tom Carpenter

    Every offensive-line starter for the New England Patriots in 2013 is back with the team this season, and they added three more O-linemen on Day 3 of last month's draft. They are going to need the unit to improve dramatically in protecting Tom Brady, ...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  13. Will David Wilson be ready for camp?

    Tom Carpenter

    Although David Wilson and the New York Giants didn't get the news they wanted to hear Wednesday, when the running back was not cleared to return from his neck surgery, things still sound promising for him going forward. Both Wilson and his team docto...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  14. MJD ready for rebound campaign?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Oakland Raiders have one of the more intriguing backfields in the NFL this season. It is intriguing because they have two potential stars in Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden, both of whom are injury-prone and set to play with purpose. MJ...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  15. PUP list for Cowboys' Spencer?

    Tom Carpenter

    Still working his way back from microfracture knee surgery at the age of 30, Anthony Spencer's availability for the 2014 campaign remains entirely in doubt. There was hope that he would be ready at some point during training camp, but the Dallas Cowb...

    Blog | May 25, 2014
  16. New England Patriots, Denver Broncos top early projected AFC stan...

    Aaron Schatz

    Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders provides early projected standings for the AFC, offering up 2014 record projections for every team.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2014