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  1. Bigger role in '14: Sanu or Jones?

    Tom Carpenter

    In 2012, the Cincinnati Bengals drafted Mohamed Sanu in the third round and Marvin Jones in the fifth. In 2013, both caught about the same number of passes (Jones had 51, Sanu had 47), but Jones outpaced Sanu in yards per catch (14.0 vs 9.7) and touc...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  2. Will Forbath keep his kicking job?

    Tom Carpenter

    As a rookie in 2012, Kai Forbath missed only one of his 18 field-goal attempts. He missed four of 22 last season, but 81.8 percent still is a respectable clip. However, Forbath was among the worst in the league when it comes to kickoffs in 2013, so t...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  3. Why hasn't Marqise inked with Jags?

    Tom Carpenter

    Once the NFL and NFLPA agreed to have a system where rookie contracts are based on where each player is drafted, most of the first-year contract squabbles vanished. That doesn't mean that everything goes smoothly, though. The typical stumbling block ...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  4. Will Robinson secure ILB job for WAS?

    Tom Carpenter

    Since London Fletcher called it a career after 16 seasons, the Washington Redskins are looking for someone to start next to Perry Riley at inside linebacker. Injury-prone Keenan Robinson will battle it out during the preseason and training camp wi...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  5. Why Texans won't trade Andre

    Tom Carpenter

    The buzz surrounding Andre Johnson's absence from offseason workouts with the Houston Texans picked up Thursday, as word came that he isn't sure if he will be with the team for training camp or Week 1 of the regular season. Clearly, Johnson would ...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  6. How would Ivory handle backup role?

    Tom Carpenter

    Veterans Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory top the New York Jets RB depth chart in what the team has said will be some sort of timeshare. For all of his faults, Johnson seems likely to lead the way, but time will tell exactly how they share carries. W...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  7. Will Pack extend GM Thompson?

    Tom Carpenter

    Ted Thompson has been the Green Bay Packers general manager since 2005, and it sounds like president/CEO Mark Murphy is aiming to keep the GM around even longer. "Though Murphy wouldn't discuss details of Thompson's contract, it's believed that hi...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  8. Expectations for rookie Beckham

    Tom Carpenter

    Having snagged WR Odell Beckham with the 12th overall pick in the draft, the New York Giants surely hope he will make an immediate impact for them. His playmaking skills as a return man could be on display early on, but his role in their WR corps is ...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  9. Will Andre return for camp, Week 1?

    Tom Carpenter

    UPDATE: As noted below, Andre Johnson appears open to rejoining the Houston Texans. However, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported Thursday that four teams have expressed interest in acquiring Johnson, who is not happy about being denied a $1 million work...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  10. Gundlach still wants to buy Bills?

    Tom Carpenter

    Earlier this week, I noted how some new heavy-hitters could get into the bidding for the Buffalo Bills. One man with deep pockets who appears interested in jumping into the mix is Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive officer and chief investment officer...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  11. MVP upside in Matt Ryan?

    Tom Carpenter

    Only Ryan Tannehill and Joe Flacco were sacked more often than Matt Ryan last season, and no one was pressured more often. With that in mind, the Atlanta Falcons made some significant changes to their O-line this offseason in order to keep him uprigh...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  12. Latest buzz on Finley's status

    Tom Carpenter

    It's been more than five weeks since Jermichael Finley's agent said his client had been medically cleared to return to football, but the tight end still has yet to be cleared by a team doctor from a squad that is interested in signing him. Nonethe...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  13. Will Celek's role increase in '14?

    Tom Carpenter

    Last season, Brent Celek posted a career-high 15.7 yards per catch and caught six touchdowns (second-best mark of his career). Despite those promising numbers, his pass-catching workload was the lightest since the 2008 season -- 32 passes (50 targets...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Bryce Brown's role with Bills

    Tom Carpenter

    The Buffalo Bills have a pair of veteran running backs who are entering the final year of their respective contracts. C.J. Spiller is a playmaker but has battled injuries. Fred Jackson is a 33-year-old but keeps holding Father Time at bay. Together, ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  16. How can WAS improve TO ratio?

    Tom Carpenter

    With a turnover differential of minus-8, the Washington Redskins tied for the seventh-worst mark in the NFL last season. RB Alfred Morris shoulders much of the blame, since he was tied for the most fumbles in the league with five. Balls thrown in the...

    Blog | July 08, 2014