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  1. 'Bell cow' role for Muscle Hamster?

    Tom Carpenter

    As a rookie, Doug Martin cranked out 1,910 yards and a dozen touchdowns, while averaging 4.6 yards per carry and 9.6 yards per catch. Last season, he averaged only 3.6 yards per carry and 5.5 yards per catch in six games before his season ended due t...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  2. Is Vick OK with being a backup?

    Tom Carpenter

    Although there was supposed to be a quarterback competition between Geno Smith and Michael Vick, it never came to fruition. Smith is going to start in Week 1 for the New York Jets, and Vick never really made an on-field case to convince coach Rex Rya...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  3. Rookie RB Hill ready for 1st-team work?

    Tom Carpenter

    During the first two Cincinnati Bengals preseason games, Giovani Bernard led the way for their backfield, followed by veteran BenJarvus Green-Ellis and then rookie Jeremy Hill. Hill has yet to take a carry with the Bengals' first team, but offensi...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  4. Might Manziel play alongside Hoyer?

    Tom Carpenter

    So, Brian Hoyer will be under center this weekend for the Cleveland Browns' third preseason tilt and Week 1 of the regular season. The general expectation is that Hoyer will get a three-week test run leading up to their Week 4 bye, at which point thi...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  5. Packers TE Bostick sidelined into Oct?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Green Bay Packers still have to figure out how to plug the hole they have at tight end, as they move on from the injured Jermichael Finley -- and it appears that they will begin the season sans one of their top pass-catching options at the positi...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  6. Will finances impact 49ers WR corps?

    Tom Carpenter

    The San Francisco 49ers may have the deepest group of wide receivers in the NFL, which could put a veteran or two on the roster bubble, in part due to finances. Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin top the depth chart, while Stevie Johnson and Brandon ...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  7. Bon Jovi's Bills bid living on a prayer?

    Tom Carpenter

    It appears that the Jon Bon Jovi-led group that is interested in buying the Buffalo Bills are all but out of the mix at this point. John Kryk of QMI Agency quoted a source who said, "They're hanging on by the skin of their teeth. The bid's on life su...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  8. Will 49ers trade Alex Boone?

    Tom Carpenter

    Right guard Alex Boone's holdout continues to roll along with no end in sight. That being the case, might the San Francisco 49ers consider trading the veteran? "The 49ers have received inquiries from teams regarding the availability of holdout gua...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  9. Is there a cap on Gerhart's upside?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to lean on Toby Gerhart as their lead back this season. He touched the pill only 353 times in four seasons as Adrian Peterson's backup with the Minnesota Vikings, but his career 4.7 YPC makes him an intriguing break...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  10. Latest buzz on Montee Ball

    Tom Carpenter

    We haven't seen Montee Ball during the preseason, since he has been working his way back from an appendectomy. He took part in some limited practices the past couple of days, and though he isn't likely to play at all this preseason, the consensus is ...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  11. Is Burleson on Browns' roster bubble?

    Tom Carpenter

    If things break right for Josh Gordon and the Cleveland Browns, his impending year-long suspension will be overturned. In that case, he will line up across from Miles Austin and Andrew Hawkins will work the slot. If Gordon ends up missing much or all...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  12. WR Hunter 'unstoppable' end-zone threat?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Tennessee Titans may have had a little fun by dubbing second-year wideout Justin Hunter "Just Another Guy" during training camp, but he clearly isn't just another guy when it comes to his upside as a pro. During last week's preseason tilt, he pu...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  13. How will Lovie use rookie TE ASJ?

    Tom Carpenter

    Among the myriad changes we've seen this preseason from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers under the direction of new coach Lovie Smith is a renewed focus on their tight ends -- a group that was boosted by the offseason additions of veteran Brandon Myers and r...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  14. How will Colts divvy up targets?

    Tom Carpenter

    Last season, T.Y. Hilton led the way in targets for the Indianapolis Colts with 138 (17th in the NFL). TE Coby Fleener was next with 88 targets, then Darrius Heyward-Bey with 62 and Reggie Wayne (who missed 9 games) with 58. Since then, the Colts add...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  15. Is Andre Johnson's health a concern?

    Tom Carpenter

    After holding out all offseason, Andre Johnson reported to training camp in late July and was quickly felled by a hamstring injury. That's quite an inauspicious start to the preseason for a 33-year-old receiver. He ended up missing a couple of wee...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  16. Can RG III's body hold up?

    Tom Carpenter

    Although Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer stole the headlines Monday night, Robert Griffin III also had much to prove and failed to do so. The biggest issue for him remains his inability to avoid getting hit. Per the AP, RG III sustained a bruised t...

    Blog | August 19, 2014