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    Houston Texans Keep Five UDFAs On First 53-Man Roster Last year Womens Tyler Ervin Jersey , many in the Texans fanbase was surprised by the defensive prowess of undrafted free agent (UFDA) linebacker Dylan Cole from little known Missouri State.Undrafted Free Agents are rookies who werent selected in the NFL Draft, are then signed by a team as a free agent, and make the roster usually by usurping the spot of an underperforming veteran. Teams love them because they are cheap, easily replaceable, push veterans or overconfident rookies for there jobs, and round out the roster with youth. A team doesn't have to take any, but usually one or two sneak onto each NFL roster every year. Life as an UDFA can be harsh because the lack of investment the team has put into them makes them extraordinarily expendable. Most drafted rookies are signed to four-year contracts, but UDFAs usually sign one-year contracts with most of the money coming if they make the roster. After a flurry of cuts and several surprising releases, the Texans have recently finalized a 53-man roster that contains five UDFAs. This is the most we have kept in a long time. What may be most surprising is the manner of which they chose these UDFAs. Vyncint Smith dazzled in the preseason and upset Braxton Miller to be the sixth wide receiver on the team. Punter Trevor Daniel wrestled the job away from potential Hall of Famer Shane Lechler in the most underappreciated position battle in all of training camp. Then, over the weekend, when waiver claims began for players recently cut, A.J. Moore, Natrell Jamerson, and Buddy Howell were added to the active roster as the Texans had a fortunate waiver wire position (fourth, based off the 2017 season). A.J. Moore, a safety/nickel corner out of Ole Miss, was released by the New England Patriots and swiftly added onto Houstons active roster. Pats Pulpit wrote a quick bio on him and his talents Womens Shane Lechler Jersey , which you can view here. Moore only had six tackles in the preseason, so Im curious what the Texans see in Moore for them to choose him over Kurtis Drummond. According to Pats Pulpit, Moore did not do anything special or deserving of a roster spot while in New England:Maybe its a scheme fit, but the conspiracy theorist in me believes the Texans added him to get an inside scoop on the Patriots secondary play for the Week 1 game coming up. If so, Moore is an expendable player who may provide special teams help.Vyncint Smith was an UDFA who signed with the Texans immediately after the NFL Draft.The highlight from Smiths preseason experience came when he caught a 41 yard touchdown pass from QB Joe Webb III against the 49ers. He also made an impressive catch downfield against the Rams.At 63 and 195 lbs., Smith is by far the tallest receiver on the Texans. He can run more routes than Braxton Miller could and also provides a skill set that the Texans dont have in abundance. From the limited film that I can find of him (since he played his football at D-II Limestone College), Smith plays best on the outside against soft Cover Two schemes. He is good at tracking the ball in the air, but needs to work on not having his hands out too early for defensive backs to swipe at. A very raw prospect, the coaches must see enough in him to keep him on the roster.The move I least agree with was cutting RB Troymaine Pope and adding RB Buddy Howell, who was cut by the Miami Dolphins. Its not like the Dolphins are flourishing at the running back position, so for Howell to be cut by them does not bode for a fruitful NFL career. Howell played at Florida Atlantic and was signed by the Dolphins right after the NFL Draft. He scored twice in Week 4 of the preseason against the Falcons, first on a one yard touchdown run where he bowled into a scrum of players late in the first quarter. Howell has a great combination of talents: quick hands, hard hitting, and a willing blocker. Admittedly, the native Floridian balled out in preseason, making plays like this, where he catches a pass in the flat before using excellent vision and balance to make a fool out defenders trying to make an open field tackle. With DOnta Foreman on the PUP to begin the the season Zach Cunningham Jersey White , depth and dependability at running back will be of vital importance. The roster cuts were ruthless for the Saints this year as Natrell Jamerson, the teams fifth round pick (and two other drafted players) were cut from the team. The Texans did not allow him to clear waivers as they picked him up and added him to the roster; its like Houston basically, by proxy, snagged another selection in the 2018 NFL Draft. Although it is said that Jamerson had a slow start in training camp, he will be used as a special teams gunner and dime safety here. You cannot have this conversation without comparing him to Corey Moore, an UDFA who had started and played significant time with the Texans but was released on September 1st.Jamerson will be a project already on his second team before he even takes a snap in the NFL. Moore, on the other hand, was a talented young safety who knows the system and could step in at any moment and play well for this team. Its hard to believe that the Texans chose to go with Jamerson over Moore, taking a big chance on a player they know significantly less about, though I suppose the Texans can take a chance on a prospect that falls into their lap. Here is a college highlight video of Jamerson. Lastly, the punter position this year featured one of the best to ever kick a football in the NFL in Shane Lechler against an UDFA college phenom in Trevor Daniel. Daniel is far from a household name, but if the young kicker could inspire enough confidence that the coaching staff had no choice but to release a guy wholl likely have his bust in Canton one day, the young punter must have put on a show in training camp. Lechler, in his 19th season in the NFL, probably is playing either his last or close to last season of football. Trevor Daniel shined from the moment he stepped onto the Texans practice field. According to The Chronicles John McClain: Shane Lechler didt lose the job, Trevor Daniel won it.This speaks volumes about the prowess of the rookie. I do remember late in the third quarter against the Cowboys in the preseason finale Trevor Daniel shanking a punt for only 30 yards and the ball not leaving our side of the field, so the kid is no flawless prodigy. The Texans have chosen to endure a few bumps in the road as they now put an UDFA in a starting role Womens Seantrel Henderson Jersey , but they could be investing in their future punter for years to come.Were you surprised by any of the UDFAs the Texans chose to keep on the roster? Take off your pants and jacket its SNOT time."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Texans StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Texans NewsYahoo Texans Team PageYahoo Texans ReportYahoo Texans Depth ChartYahoo Texans TransactionsYahoo Texans PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Saturday Night Open ThreadSaturday Nights Alright For Commenting (3/23/2019)New,56commentsTake off your pants and jacket its SNOT time. CDTShareTweetShareShareSaturday Nights Alright For Commenting (3/23/2019)Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsHeres the SNOT for tonight. Your thread to discuss whatever whenever, Texans related or not. Whether its opening day coming up, the death of the Texas Rangers, tax refunds, spring reading, how to keep your dog in its cage while you are working all day, whatever, it doesnt matter, its up to you, just remember the standard commenting rules apply. We will be back on Monday with Power Rankings, best/worst signings later in the week, and whatever else we come up with. Enjoy your Saturday night. Have fun in the thread below.

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    ALAMEDA Maxx Crosby Oakland Raiders Jersey , Calif. (AP) AJ McCarron found out he was traded, quickly packed a bag, said goodbye to his family and headed out to Oakland to join the Raiders.As crazy as those first few hours were following McCarrons trade from the Buffalo Bills to Oakland, the whirlwind hasnt slowed down a bit since McCarron joined his new team.He had new teammates and coaches to meet and an entire offense to learn in just over a week now that hes Derek Carrs only backup and could be thrust into action Monday night when Oakland opens its season against the Los Angeles Rams.Its not the easiest thing in the world. Im trying my hardest, McCarron said. Ive been coming in really early, spending a lot of time staying late. God forbid something happens, hopefully I can go out there and handle it pretty well.The Raiders dealt a 2019 fifth-round pick to the Bills last Saturday for McCarron and then immediately cut E.J. Manuel and Connor Cook, who had been competing for the backup job.Oakland had been anticipating McCarron might be available with Buffalo having drafted Josh Allen in the first round and also having Nathan Peterman in place.We kind of had our eye on him, offensive coordinator Greg Olson said. Had been evaluating him through the preseason with the thought that maybe there might be an opportunity for some of those quarterbacks or one of those quarterbacks on that team to become available. We had some intel on AJ from other coaches that had worked with him. But we liked the player. Were happy to get him. Hes been good since hes been here. Hes been a quick study in terms of picking up the offense. Hes been in the building from dawn to dusk every day. Just a real pleasure to have him right now.McCarron has been working extensively with quarterbacks coach Brian Callahan to learn a complex offense installed by coach Jon Gruden.McCarron said its completely different than what he had been running in Buffalo all offseason but he is familiar with many of the West Coast concepts. The main job this week is learning the language and the formations that go with the offense.I do a pretty good job of managing all that, McCarron said. When it comes to learning football I think Im pretty smart. You can only play so many defenses. Its just being real familiar and knowing the ins and outs of the offense. God forbid I get in there, its not going to be perfect. But I know how to battle and keep trying.McCarron had hoped to be the starter in Buffalo after spending his first four seasons as the backup to Andy Dalton in Cincinnati. McCarron started just three regular-season games and one playoff contest for the Bengals but got a two-year contract from the Bills that included a $4 million signing bonus.But that never materialized as the Bills went with Peterman as the starter until Allen is ready to take over, and McCarron now needs to sell the house he bought in Buffalo.Its a business. Theres a lot of things that go on behind the scenes. Its part of it Maxx Crosby Jersey 2019 , he said. I enjoyed my time there, even though it was for a cup of coffee and maybe a doughnut. The people there are great, the fans are really awesome. We lived in a great neighborhood. It was an awesome city and we enjoyed our time there.NOTES: RB Marshawn Lynch has been limited by a groin injury all week but is not listed on the injury report for the game against the Rams. RB DeAndre Washington (knee) is out and DT Brian Price (hamstring) is questionable. The pre-draft visits continue in Oakland this week, starting with one of the drafts top tight ends. Iowas Noah Fant is in town according to NFL Networks Ian Rapoport.The #Raiders are hosting #..."The pre-draft visits continue in Oakland this week, starting with one of the drafts top tight ends. Iowas Noah Fant is in town according to NFL Networks Ian Rapoport.Fant is widely considered one of the top two tight ends in this draft along with his Iowa teammate TJ Hockenson. Many expect Hockenson to be selected long before the Raiders pick at 24, making Fant the more plausible pick.With the team losing Jared Cook in free agency, Fant is probably the best prospect to replace Cooks production on the team. They have similar skillsets as big, fast, athletic receiving tight ends.The 6-5, 240-pounder put up 1013 yards and 18 touchdowns over the past two seasons for the Hawkeyes.Follow @LeviDamien

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Those three had only 59 combined receptions last season. Now, Patterson was more of a gadget player than an actual receiver, so he contributed more than just receptions, and Allen was a very good run blocker, but were focusing purely on the passing situation right now.The Patriots have added Bruce Ellington and Maurice Harris so far in free agency. The two combined for, you guessed it, 59 receptions last season. The fact that the numbers are literally the same really illustrates my point. I know we liked Patterson, and he was a valuable piece for the Patriots last year on offense and special teams, but lets not try to pretend that he was some great receiving option for Brady.Then theres Chris Hogan. He was busy doing his best H.G. Wells impersonation, as he was practically invisible all year long. Just like Patterson, he is a fine player but completely replaceable as an offensive threat, as you can see, since the two low-budget receivers the Patriots have brought in eclipsed their combined receptions from last year. Now, Im not suggesting that the Patriots are done, or that they should be done addressing the position they are currently linked to Jordy Nelson, who could be a good fit here but theyre not in as bad a shape as people are trying to portray.This is the time of the year that fans can tend to get restless: you see big names moving around, and teams giving up insane amounts of money and assets for those players Youth Jarrett Stidham Jersey , and its only natural to wish the Patriots were making more of those splash moves. Its the same story almost every year. Important guys leave, big name, expensive guys go somewhere else, and the team brings in a bunch of guys that youve never heard of that end up being just fine. Trust that the Patriots have a plan in place, and will figure things out. I also understand that some people are worried about the situation with Rob Gronkowski and Josh Gordon. Theres nothing that anyone can do about that right now. It seems like Gronk will be back, and the Patriots definitely want Gordon back, but neither of those decisions are up to them. Theres no sense in replacing players who havent left yet, though. For now, the best course of action is to stand pat and hope they both come back. If they dont, then they can address those holes, but thats a bridge we can cross if we get to it. The moral of the story is this: the Patriots know what theyre doing, and you should trust that their receiving corps is going to be solid this season. They didnt overpay for a free agent, and theyre not going to trade for A.J. Green (unless he takes a huge pay cut), but that doesnt mean they wont still be good this year. They scored the fourth most points in the NFL last year, and, frankly, Id be shocked if they werent in the top 10 again this season, no matter what moves they make this offseason. Pat is a co-host of The Patriot Nation Podcast Interact with him on Twitter @plane_pats

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    Could the Rams being in a fading hometown star?"WhiteSections 2019 offseason2019 free agency2019 NFL DraftFull ArchiveLibrary 2019 NFL calendar2019 Rams regular season sched2019 Rams preseason schedMasthead Community Guidelines NFL Odds StubHub 鉁?019 Los Angeles Rams Offseason2019 NFL Free AgencyRapoport: Los Angeles Rams interested in LB Clay MatthewsNew Replica Nicholas Scott Jersey ,83commentsCould the Rams being in a fading hometown star?CDTShareTweetShareShareRapoport: Los Angeles Rams interested in LB Clay MatthewsGreen Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews during a game against the Detroit Lions, Dec. 30, 2018.Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY SportsPer NFL Medias Ian Rapoport, the Los Angeles Rams are interested in LB Clay Matthews as free agency continues to develop:Three things.1.) Im not sure Clay Matthews qualifies as a really good veteran. Hes a veteran. He used to be really good. Is he a really good veteran?2.) There is a bit of misleading here on the nature of LA being the attracting factor for free agents. Its not that Los Angeles as a destination isnt alluring. Of course it is. And yes, there are professional factors at work that have drawn in players like Ndamukong Suh in the NFL and LeBron James in the NBA recently as Suh himself recently explained. But not all athletes are either capable or interested in exploring that added value of Los Angeles. And the idea of playing for the Rams just because its nice to live in LA...Matthews lives in LA already. And thats the point. Perhaps the team that has improved the most this offseason is the Cleveland Browns. Anyone going to talk about how players are just dying to move to Cleveland, Ohio?3.) A lot of people do live in LA.Well see if this rumor has legs to it or is more just about a veteran that is highly respected by the Rams brass that has affectations himself for the state of the franchise. Those were certainly the circumstances around signing S Eric Weddle, but Matthews certainly looks to have dropped off faster and deeper than Weddle has to this point. Rookie head coach Mike Vrabel has no time to imagine how much better his struggling Tennessee offense might be if only three-time Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker hadn't broken his ankle in the Titans' season opener.Next man up is a necessity as much as a cliche in the NFL."You have to adjust," Vrabel said of losing the tight end with the most receptions in the NFL between 2013 and 2017. "I think the one thing about winners is that they're flexible and they're able to adapt Stitched Nicholas Scott Jersey , among other things. We have to continue to move forward with the guys that we have."Marcus Mariota lost his favorite target, and the Titans are scraping along with the league's 30th best passing offense after winning a playoff game last January."It's asked a lot of the young guys to step up," Mariota said.Halfway through the NFL season, lots of stars, starters and key role players are sidelined by injuries with nobody topping the emotional departure of Seattle safety Earl Thomas after breaking his leg the same day Cincinnati tight end Tyler Eifert had his own gruesome leg injury. It's making a big impact on the standings.OH NO, JIMMY GTrying to pick up an extra yard Sept. 23 cost San Francisco its quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, for the rest of this season with a torn left ACL when his leg buckled in the fourth quarter of a loss to Kansas City. That left the 49ers only three 2018 games with the man they signed to a $137.5 million Nicholas Scott Los Angeles Rams Jerseys , five-year contract after watching Garoppolo win five straight to wrap up last season.Garoppolo's injury came three weeks after 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon tore his own ACL for a team that had all five offensive linemen hurt knees in a game.Now San Francisco's playoff drought is assured of reaching a fifth straight season with the painful lesson for Garoppolo that a team needs its quarterback to be available."That's something that Jimmy will probably look at differently going forward because now he'll remember this the rest of his life," 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. "Nothing against him. This happens with everyone. You see it every Sunday. It's a reminder for everyone why it's an obvious coaching point."SO MANY ACLSWhen Texans receiver Will Fuller tore his ACL, he joined a list that includes Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee , who didn't even make it to the regular season; Eagles running back Jay Ajayi; and Miami defensive end William Hayes, who tore his trying to avoid a roughing-the-passer penalty. Unfortunately, Hayes' foot caught in the ground as he tried to keep his weight off Derek Carr during a sack.MISSING ON DEFENSEDerek Barnett recovered Tom Brady's fumble to clinch the Eagles' Super Bowl victory in February, but season-ending shoulder surgery has sidelined Philadelphia's young defensive star. Green Bay lost defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson to an ankle injury.WAITING FOR BOSADefensive end Joey Bosa has not played a snap this season for the Chargers because of a bone bruise in his left foot, an injury that happened Aug. 7 during training camp. Bosa Los Angeles Rams Jerseys Stitched , the 2016 Defensive Rookie of the Year, tried to get back for the regular season, then reinjured his foot Sept. 5 and has been sidelined since.The Chargers hoped he might be back after their bye, but Bosa says he's still facing a week-to-week situation, while people keep asking him when he'll be ready. Being 6-2 has allowed the Chargers to stay patient and avoid rushing him back again after what happened in September."The second my foot is ready to practice on a Wednesday I will play that week," Bosa said.MISSING COOKMISSING COOKLuckily, the Minnesota Vikings still had Latavius Murray while they waited for the return of running back Dalvin Cook . He played three of the first four games this season after reconstructive surgery on his left knee ended his rookie season, then sat out because of a hamstring injury until returning Sunday in a win over Detroit.That's not the only issue for Minnesota Nicholas Scott Jersey nfl draft , which is second in the NFC North after playing in the NFC championship last January. Rookie cornerback Mike Hughes , the 30th pick overall last April out of UCF, tore up his left knee in October.BATTERED FALCONSAtlanta has simply been decimated across the board in a season that started with hopes the Falcons might be the first team to play the Super Bowl on their own field. Both starting safeties and both starting guards are out for the season, top running back Devonta Freeman (groin) is on injured reserve and can't return until December. Even kicker Matt Bryant has been hurt.That leaves Matt Ryan trying to carry the Falcons (4-4).ANOTHER TANNEHILL INJURYRyan Tannehill has missed four straight games with an injured shoulder, the latest problem for the Miami quarterback who missed all of the 2017 season after tearing an ACL in training camp. That was the same knee that kept him out of the final four games of 2016. Tannehill hurt his throwing shoulder in Week 5 and is trying to work his way back to the field. Luckily for the Dolphins, Brock Osweiler is 2-2 as a fill-in 鈥?even with starting left guard Josh Sitton and center Daniel Kilgore both out for the season.DISEASE NOT INJURYFour-time Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick is off the Dallas roster as he deals with an auto-immune disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome, which attacks nerves and leads to weakness in parts of the body. He has no idea when his football career will resume after dealing with numbness in both feet and hands and one arm. "I was very relieved to finally have an idea of what it was Big And Tall Nicholas Scott Jersey ," Frederick said.POSSIBLE RETURNSRams cornerback Aqib Talib is out at least until Thanksgiving after being placed on injured reserve after needing surgery on an ankle early this season, while the Raiders are in the same situation after putting running back Marshawn Lynch on IR last month after surgery to repair an injured groin.AND THEY KEEP COMINGDenver lost center Matt Paradis to a broken right leg when his own quarterback rolled up on him in the Broncos' 19-17 loss to Houston on Sunday. The 49ers lost running back Raheem Mostert to a broken arm and cornerback Emmanuel Moseley to season-ending shoulder surgery in San Francisco's win Thursday night.

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That would put the homefield advantage in play for both teams, with the Patriots dealing with the Miami head in early September, then the Dolphins facing the cold and (likely) snow of New England in December.Another AFC East division rival, the New York Jets will visit Miami in Week 9, then host the Dolphins in Week 14, according to New York Daily News reporter Manish Mehta (via Joe Schad).Update (12:52pm): The Palm Beach Posts Joe Schad adds the Dolphins will host the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1.Update (12:57pm): Safid Deen from the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports the Dolphins will visit the Cleveland Browns in Week 12.Update (1:12pm): Back in February, there was a rumor that the Dolphins would play at the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. If that rumors becomes true, that game would be Week 13 and - if other leaks/rumors are correct - would put the Dolphins on the road to visit the Cowboys four days after being on the road to play the Browns. Not ideal. It would also mean the Dolphins were on the road for three straight games, at the Browns, at the Cowboys, and at the Jets.Update (1:30pm): Northjersey.com reporter Art Stapleton has the Dolphins visiting the Giants in Week 15. That puts Miamis two visits to MetLife Stadium in back-to-back weeks. Would the Dolphins just stay up in the area rather than return to Miami only to fly right back in between the two games?Thoughts (1:42pm): This seems odd. Four of the last six weeks for the Dolphins have been reported to be on the road. Add in the rumor of the Thanksgiving game, and the Dolphins are playing at least five of their eight road games at the end of the season. That could be great early in the year for Miami, where they can use the heat and humidity of South Florida to their advantage, but what a weird gauntlet the NFL would be setting up down the stretch for the Dolphins. Not sure if something will change here and one (or more) of the leaks/rumors will be wrong, but that is a lot of time traveling at the end of the year.Update (2:26pm): Adam Beasley reports the Dolphins will have a Monday Night Football game in Week 8, visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers.Math/Logic (2:32pm): Okay Xavien Howard Jersey , time to start piecing together some other pieces. The Dolphins do not have games leaked/rumored in Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, and 16 right now. How do the teams not yet slotted (vs./@ Bills, vs. Bengals, vs. Chargers, vs. Eagles, vs. Redskins, @ Colts) look leak wise?Neither Bills game is in this schedule yet, which means Miami has to play Buffalo twice somewhere in the span. Leaks of the Bills schedule rules out 4 (vs. Patriots), 10 (@ Browns), and 16 (@ Patriots).Bills games could be Weeks 3, 5, 6, 7, 11.The only Bengals leaks so far have lined up with the Dolphins Laremy Tunsil Jersey , so any of the weeks could still hold that game. Bengals game could be Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 16.The Chargers will play in Mexico City in Week 11, so that possibility is ruled out. Chargers game could be Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 16.Philadelphia hosts the Jets in Week 5 and the Patriots in Week 11, knocking out those two spots. Eagles game could be Weeks 3, 4, 6, 7, 10 Cordrea Tankersley Jersey , 16.Washington has the Patriots in Week 5, then the Jets in Week 11, opposite of the Eagles schedule. They also have the Bears in Week 3 and Giants in Weeks 4 and 16. Redskins game could be Weeks 6, 7, 10.Colts have only one game leaked thus far, a Week 15 Monday night game, so they could still fill any of Miamis missing dates. Colts game could be Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 16.Well, that was not as fruitful as I had hoped.Update (2:56pm): According to the Miami Herald (Armando Salguero, Adam Beasley, and Barry Jackson), the Dolphins will visit the Bills in Week 7 and host Buffalo in Week 11.Update (4:09pm): The Miami Herald has reported the Dolphins at Cowboys game will not be on Thanksgiving. Instead it is in Week 3. Update (4:15pm): The Miami Herald adds the Chargers in Miami in Week 4.Update (4:41pm): The Miami Herald adds the ETWeek 2New England Patriots at Miami DolphinsSeptember 15, 1pm ETWeek 3Miami Dolphins @ Dallas CowboysSeptember 22, 1pm ETWeek 4 Los Angeles Chargers @ Miami DolphinsSeptember 29 Raekwon McMillan Jersey , 1pm ETWeek 5BYEWeek 6Washington Redskins at Miami DolphinsOctober 13, 1pm ETWeek 7Miami Dolphins at Buffalo BillsOctober 20, 1pm ETWeek 8 Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh SteelersOctober 28, Monday Night Football, 8:15pm ET Week 9New York Jets at Miami DolphinsNovember 3, 1pm ETWeek 10Miami Dolphins at Indianapolis ColtsNovember 10, 4:05pm ETWeek 11Buffalo Bills at Miami DolphinsNovember 17, 1pm ETWeek 12Miami Dolphins @ Cleveland BrownsNovember 24, 1pm ETWeek 13 Philadelphia Eagles at Miami DolphinsDecember 1, 1pm ETWeek 14Miami Dolphins at New York JetsDecember 8, 1pm ETWeek 15Miami Dolphins at New York GiantsDecember 15, 1pm ETWeek 16Cincinnati Bengals at Miami DolphinsDecember 22, 1pm ETWeek 17Miami Dolphins at New England PatriotsDecember 29, 1pm ETDolphins Regular Season Opponents 2019The NFL schedule is built based on a rotation of opposing divisions. Each team will face the other three teams in a home-and-home series for each every season. Then the division will face one division from within their conference each season, and one division from the other conference. Finally, the last two games to make up the 16 game schedule will be teams from the two divisions within the same conference that finished in the same relative position in their division standings as the team being scheduled.In other words, the Dolphins will face the AFC East rivals (Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, New York Jets) twice this season - and every season - once in Miami and once on the road. Then the AFC East will face all of the teams from the AFC North (Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals Charles Harris Jersey , Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers) and the NFC East (Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins). The final two opponents for Miami will be the teams from the AFC South (Indianapolis Colts) and AFC West (Los Angeles Chargers) who finished second in their divisions, as Miami did in the AFC East last year.Here is how the home and away schedule will break down for the Dolphins:HomeBuffalo BillsNew England PatriotsNew York JetsBaltimore RavensCincinnati BengalsLos Angeles ChargersPhiladelphia EaglesWashington RedskinsAwayBuffalo BillsNew England PatriotsNew York JetsCleveland BrownsDallas CowboysIndianapolis ColtsNew York GiantsPittsburgh SteelersMiami Dolphins Preseason Schedule 2019Preseason Week 1 (Aug. 8-12)Atlanta Falcons at Miami DolphinsPreseason Week 2 (Aug. 15-19)Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay BuccaneersPreseason Week 3 (Aug. 22-25)Jacksonville Jaguars at Miami DolphinsAugust 22, 8pm ETNational Television Broadcast: FOXPreseason Week 4 (Aug. 29-30)Miami Dolphins at New Orleans SaintsPhinsider Radio: Week 4 Preview Vs. The New England Patriots *Just click the play button right above this and enjoy! Phinsider Radio is excited to be a part of the SB Nation network of podcasts. Only 7 podcasts were chosen for the initial unveil, and we were one of them!Despite the collective WTF?!! atmosphere among national media outlets surrounding the Miami Dolphins 3-0 start, a showdown in Foxborough looms this Sunday at Gillette Stadium. The ubiquitous New England Patriots are 1-2, coming off 2 straight losses, most recently a 26-10 demise to former Bill Belichick protege Matt Patricia. Well discuss what the Detroit Lions did effectively in the Monday Night game, and detail both sides of the ball in the quest of taking a stranglehold on the AFC East. Matthew Cannata, Josh Houtz, and Aaron Sutton bring all the information to you. Tune in and well give you the keys to victory and game plan possibilities.If you have any questions or comments for us, find us on Twitter (Twitter handles down below) and/or respond down in the Comments Section!Follow Matthew (@CannataNFL), Houtz (@Houtz), and myself (@suttonlacesout) on Twitter!

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    Bengals at Colts: Odds Youth Rodney Anderson Jersey , expert picks, analysis, predictions for NFL Week 1 Its the first week of the 2018 NFL season, and for a population of NFL fans, that means its also time to start betting on football again. The Bengals are starting off the season with a game that is expected to be fairly close, according to the oddsmakers.OddsThe Bengals are currently three-points underdogs against the Colts as of Friday night, according to Bovada. The line has expanded in favor of the Colts who started out as 1.5-points favorite.Most home teams start with a three point advantage, so the odds makers must see this as a more even match up than initially anticipated. The Colts will of course have Andrew Luck back at quarterback for the first time in over a year, but the Bengals have a fully healthy arsenal at the offensive skill positions for the first time in quite awhile. It seems like people are still waiting to see what to expect from these teams this season after bad years for each in 2017.Here are some trends for both teams:Cincinnati is 6-2 against the spread in its last eight gamesCincinnati is 7-3 against the spread in its last 10 games on the roadCincinnati is 4-11 straight up in its last 15 games on the roadCincinnati is 3-6 against the spread in its last nine games when playing IndianapolisCincinnati is 3-9 straight up in its last 12 games when playing IndianapolisCincinnati is 1-4 against the spread in its last five games when playing on the road against IndianapolisCincinnati is 0-5 straight up in its last five games when playing on the road against IndianapolisThe total has gone under in five of Cincinnatis last five games when playing on the road against IndianapolisIndianapolis is 2-4 against the spread in its last six gamesIndianapolis is 1-6 straight up in its last seven gamesThe total has gone under in five of Indianapoliss last five gamesIndianapolis is 1-4 straight up in its last five games at homeThe total has gone under in 5 of Indianapoliss last five games at homeIndianapolis is 6-3 against the spread in its last nine games when playing CincinnatiIndianapolis is 9-3 straight up in its last 12 games when playing CincinnatiIndianapolis is 4-1 against the spread in its last five games when playing at home against CincinnatiIndianapolis is 5-0 straight up in its last five games when playing at home against CincinnatiThe total has gone under in five of Indianapoliss last five games when playing at home against CincinnatiPicksAll eight of CBS Sports experts went with the BengalsESPNs experts were split as 10 of the five chose the BengalsFox Sports is projecting a 22.9-19.8 victory for CincinnatiAll of SB Nations experts went with the BengalsNFL Pick Watch White Rodney Anderson Jersey , which takes into account picks from all across the internet, has 70 percent of picks going in favor of Cincinnati over the Colts as of Friday night,This is a tricky game for gamblers and pickers alike. These teams have undergone plenty of change from last season. It is a matter of how much of that change will have a positive impact early on in the season. This one could come right down to the wire. Willis will have plenty of competition this Summer, but hell be a name to remember." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesCincy Jungle homepageHorizontal - WhiteCincy Junglea Cincinnati Bengals communityFollow Cincy Jungle online:Follow Cincy Jungle on TwitterFollow Cincy Jungle on FacebookFollow Cincy Jungle on InstagramLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchCincy Jungle main menuFanpostsFanshotsSectionsLibraryBengalsOddsAbou tMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections #BITESIZEFilm RoomRoster Transactions and ContractsOrange & Black InsiderSalary Cap And CBAGeoff Hobson pegs Damion Willis as UDFA receiver to watchNew,24commentsWillis will have plenty of competition this Summer, but hell be a name to remember.EDTThe Cincinnati Bengals knew they needed help out wide yet opted not to draft a wide receiver in the NFL Draft. However, the team did manage to fill that void with a trio of undrafted free agents that all have a chance at making the final cut. The Bengals currently have A.J. Green, John Ross and Tyler Boyd at the top of the pecking order. After those three, it gets a little competitive. Thats where the undrafted guys like Ventell Bryant http://www.cincinnatibengalsteamonli...y-munoz-jersey , Stanley Morgan Jr. and Damion Willis will get their chance. Per Bengals.com senior writer Geoff Hobson, all three can make a run at the final few receiving spots, but Willis will be the one to watch.And youve got to figure the three undrafted receivers can make a run pushing Cody Core, Auden Tate and Josh Malone. Temples Ventell Bryant (6-3, 209), Nebraskas Stanley Morgan (6-0, 202) and Troys Damion Willis (6-3, 204), all have the size and look to have the hands. Keep an eye on Willis Germaine Pratt Cincinnati Bengals Jersey , coming off a season with 17 catches of at least 30 yards.Willis decided to leave Troy after his second season with the program. A successful season which resulted in a Dollar General Bowl victory for the Trojans, Willis ended the season with 56 catches and 875 yards as the teams leading receiver.What stuck out to Hobson is the 17 catches for 30+ yards. Willis ended his sophomore season with a 15.6 yards per catch average. However, all that and his ten touchdowns wasnt enough to land him a spot in the lengthy 2019 NFL Draft. Ultimately, it will be players like Cody Core and Josh Malone, two receivers with multiple years under their belt and little to show for it, that will need to ensure they keep their spot with these younger, college-age athletes gunning for their position.

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    Pretty good first impression for the Lions eighth overall pick."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Detroit Lions NewsDetroit Lions NotesDetroit Lions AnalysisDetroit Lions TransactionsDetroit Lions Game RecapsDetroit Lions NewsDetroit Lions 1st-round pick T.J. Hockenson already making highlights at minicampNew Luke Willson Jersey White ,46commentsPretty good first impression for the Lions eighth overall pick. EDTShareTweetShareShareDetroit Lions 1st-round pick T.J. Hockenson already making highlights at minicampChristopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY SportsDetroit Lions first-round pick T.J. Hockenson has a lot of pressure on his shoulders. Not only will he be partially responsible for turning around a tight end position that held the offense back last year, but as a top-10 pick at an untraditional position like tight end, Hockenson will have to really impress to live up to extremely high expectations. Well, Hockenson has already made a pretty darn good impression at this weeks rookie minicamp. In the official highlights provided by DetroitLions.com of the first two days of practice, Hockenson provided the biggest highlight from both sessions. First, on Friday, he showed just how aggressive and strong he can be as a blocker:Then on Saturday, he showed off those money-makers, his reliable hands: Now http://www.lionslockerroom.com/authe...olladay-jersey , before we get out of control overhyping a guy because of two short highlights, lets reel it in for a second. The highlights provided by the team are obviously going to be heavily manicured, making sure only to show the good plays from camp. Additionally, we have no idea how much weight was on that blocking sled, so knocking it over may look cool, but may not actually be that impressive.Regardless, its hard to not get a little hyped about Hockenson. Hes billed as a do-it-all tight end, and these highlights seem to support that.Theres nothing wrong with a little bit of optimism, and these highlights provide just enough of a taste of what Hockenson may bring to the Lions offense this year and Womens Calvin Johnson Jersey , hopefully, for years to come. You can watch the full Day 1 and Day 2 highlights here. UPDATE: Full disclosure, after looking at that second catch a little closer, it does look like it skidded off the turf: The Green Bay Packers' defense needs someone to step up behind Clay Matthews and Nick Perry at outside linebacker.Reggie Gilbert is starting to make his move. After a strong showing during the team's preseason-opening victory over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night, Gilbert got extensive work with the starting defense in practice Sunday, the first time the team was back on the field.Gilbert lined up at outside linebacker in the base defense opposite Matthews, as Perry remains on the physically unable to perform list with an ankle injury. Until Sunday, Kyler Fackrell had gotten nearly all of those first-team snaps with Matthews in Perry's place.Gilbert, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona in 2016 Zach Zenner Jersey White , spent most of the past two years on the Packers' practice squad before a call-up to the 53-man roster for the final two games last year.Facing Minnesota and Detroit, Gilbert registered four quarterback pressures and three quarterback hits on the Vikings' Case Keenum and earned his first NFL sack against the Lions' Matthew Stafford."I feel like I've come a long way since I got here and am definitely improving. I feel like I'm improving with every session we get as far as in practice or every year in every game," said Gilbert, who was a hand-in-the-dirt defensive end in college and had to learn to be a standup outside linebacker in the Packers' 3-4 scheme. "I feel like I'm learning new things. Clay, Nick and everybody, they're all helping bring us along."Despite unproven depth behind Matthews and Perry and the two veterans' history of injuries the Packers eschewed signing any edge rushers in free agency and didn't spend any of their high draft picks on the position, either. The only draft choice at outside linebacker was seventh-rounder Kendall Donnerson from Southeast Missouri State.During the offseason, Packers coach Mike McCarthy raved about Gilbert, saying in part: "It's incredible what he's done in his time here. You talk about a guy that has done everything and has taken advantage of every resource that's been available to him. I mean Womens Matt Prater Jersey , in my mind he's already taken the second-year jump."With Matthews sitting for the preseason opener, the 6-foot-3, 260-pound Gilbert was credited with two tackles and a quarterback hit against the Titans, and he generated the most pressure of any Packers rusher while playing the entire first half. Fackrell also started and was credited with a sack when he was in the vicinity as Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota scrambled out of bounds for no gain on the opening drive."We're all hungry. We're all working hard trying to make plays. I definitely feel like all of us have come a long way and are still improving," Gilbert said.NOTES: After facing the Titans without 18 players who didn't suit up for the game, the Packers got back some of their injured guys on Sunday, including All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari (ankle); tight end Jimmy Graham (knee); wide receiver Randall Cobb (ankle); cornerbacks Kevin King (shoulder) and Jaire Alexander (groin); running back Aaron Jones (hamstring); and defensive linemen Mike Daniels (quad) and Muhammad Wilkerson (groin). Bakhtiari, King and Daniels only did individual drills and were held out of team periods. . Bakhtiari said the limited work was encouraging. "(We) just wanted to see the progression. Obviously they want to integrate me back in don't want to just throw me in right away but everything felt good."

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    Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski sent New England fans into a panic this offseason when they hinted at retiring rather than returning to the Patriots in 2018.On Sunday Womens Andre Hal Jersey , it was the rest of the NFL watching in fear.Brady threw for 277 yards and three touchdowns, hitting Gronkowski for 123 yards and a score to lead the defending AFC champions to a 27-20 victory over the Houston Texans. The reigning NFL MVP found Gronkowski seven times, including a 21-yard touchdown three plays after Deshaun Watson fumbled a handoff at the Texans 19 on Houstons first offensive play .Its very important that they came out and played the way they did. Theyre our leaders, said Phillip Dorsett, who had seven catches, including a touchdown. When they play well, they give an adrenaline boost to the rest of the team.Brady, 41, clashed with the team hes led to five Super Bowl titles in the past year over the treatment of his personal fitness guru and the plans to elevate backup Jimmy Garoppolo to starter. In February, after throwing for 500 yards in a Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Brady was coy about returning this season.The Patriots dangled Gronkowski as trade bait this summer before agreeing instead to sweeten his contract with $4.3 million in reachable incentives. Gronkowski reportedly threatened to retire if traded.Im just glad to be here, glad to be part of this team, glad to be part of this organization, he said. All that talk Womens Kareem Jackson Jersey , all that stuff, I would love to put it in the past.Brady also found James White for a touchdown, completing 26 of 39 passes in all; he also had an interception on a pass that was tipped at the line of scrimmage. It was Gronkowskis 31st career regular-season or playoff game of 100 yards or more, tying Tony Gonzalezs NFL record.Weve been playing together for a long time, Brady said. I know his body language. I know his ability to run and what routes. He can do it. He can do really all the routes. Its just a matter of giving him a chance, and it came with a big touchdown today.Watson, who missed the final nine games last season with a torn right ACL, completed 17 of 35 passes for 176 yards, one score and one interception. He struggled to move the team in the first 40 minutes, managing just a pair of field-goal drives before Alfred Blue ran it in from 1 yard to make it 24-13 in the last two minutes of the third period.A muffed punt by New Englands Riley McCarron with under five minutes left set up Watsons 5-yard TD pass to Bruce Ellington and cut the deficit to 27-20. But after getting the ball back at their 1 with 43 seconds left, the Texans failed to reach midfield.I think it was terrible, on my part, Watson said. I just feel like you can put the L on me.With Julian Edelman serving a four-game suspension, Dorsett caught seven passes for 66 yards http://www.thetexanslockerroom.com/a...nderson-jersey , including a 4-yard TD pass in the closing seconds of the first half to make it 21-6. White had four receptions for 38 yards, including a 12-yard score.Lamar Miller ran 20 times for 98 yards for Houston, which welcomed Watson, defensive lineman J.J. Watt and linebacker Whitney Mercilus back from injuries. Watt had two quarterback hurries, but D.J. Reader had the only two sacks of Brady, both late.Its good to play a full game to know it lasts, to know it holds up, said Watt, a three-time defensive player of the year. I didnt think about it once. So, thats all you can ask for.It was Watson who felt the pressure the rest of the game.The second-year quarterback, who threw for 301 yards in a 36-33 loss to New England last year in his second NFL start, botched a handoff with Miller in the first quarter, setting up the Patriots up for their first touchdown. In the second quarter, Watson inexplicably chucked the ball into the end zone for a double-covered Vyncint Smith on a second-and-3 from the New England 42.Stephon Gilmore brought it down for the interception.BALL CONTROLThe Patriots also had trouble with turnovers.Brady had an interception in the first quarter on a throw tipped by defensive lineman Angelo Blackson and brought in by Tyrann Mathieu at the Patriots 17. The Texans went backward 7 yards before Kaimi Fairbairns 42-yard field goal made it 7-3.Gronkowski also fumbled in the third quarter after a 25-yard reception across the middle. Mathieu recovered Womens Natrell Jamerson Jersey , but after advancing to the New England 17, the Texans gave the ball back on downs. The muffed punt by McCarron gave the Texans one last chance.INJURIESTexans: DE Christian Covington injured his thigh in the first quarter. T Seantrel Henderson left after getting his left ankle rolled a few plays later. Kevin Johnson left with what the team said was a concussion and did not return.Patriots: RB Jeremy Hill left with a right knee injury on the Gronkowski fumble in the third quarter.LATE SERIESAfter the Texans forced New England to punt in the final minute, Ryan Allen landed the ball inside the 5-yard line and Jonathan Jones downed it at the 1. Houston advanced to the 16 on a penalty for leading with the helmet and Watson found DeAndre Hopkins for 14 yards before scrambling for 13 more.From his 43 with 5 seconds left, Watson chucked the ball as far as the 10 but it was knocked away.UP NEXTTexans: visit Tennessee Sunday for an early AFC South showdown.Patriots: visit Jacksonville Sunday in a rematch of the Jan. 21 AFC championship game New England won 24-20 to reach the Super Bowl for the third time in four years. The 2018 regular season will conclude in Music City on Sunday night, where the Colts and Titans will play for a wild-card playoff berth. Or maybe more.The winner between these 9-6 teams makes the playoffs. Should Houston (10-5) fall at home to Jacksonville (5-10), the Indianapolis-Tennessee victor earns the AFC South title.Thats why two of the NFLs more interesting but less glamorous teams were flexed to prime time.But its an intriguing matchup featuring two rookie head coaches, Mike Vrabel for Tennessee, Frank Reich for Indianapolis, who know something about getting to and succeeding in the playoffs from their playing careers.Unfortunately for them, neither of their teams has the pedigree that the Patriots would show when Vrabel was a linebacker for them, or the Bills in the 1990s when Reich was a quarterback.Still, any game in which the winner gets into the postseason is worthy of the spotlight. Oh, and get this: Should Baltimore and Pittsburgh win and the Colts, No. 10 in the AP Pro32 Nick Martin Jersey White , and the No. 14 Titans tie, the Steelers grab the final AFC wild card. Why? Dont ask.With some uncertainty surrounding Marcus Mariota and his stinger there is no betting line on the game because of it plus the fact Andrew Luck is 10-0 vs. the Titans COLTS, 24-16KNOCKOUT POOL: Survived with the Titans, lets see if Pro Picks can finish it off with a win by PHILADELPHIA. Yes, we never took the defending Super Bowl champs.No. 27 Detroit (plus 7) at No. 18 (tie) Green BayAaron Rodgers and also-ran Packers seem to care. Also-ran Lions dont.BEST BET: PACKERS, 33-16No. 3 Chicago (plus 6) at No. 13 MinnesotaBears spoil any January plans for division rival, help Eagles.UPSET SPECIAL: BEARS, 20-15No. 15 Philadelphia (minus 6) at No. 18 (tie) WashingtonEagles surge through opening into postseason.EAGLES, 31-20No. 28 Jacksonville (plus 8 1-2) at No. 8 HoustonTexans will take division despite injury issues that could hurt in January.TEXANS, 18-10No. 16 Cleveland (plus 5 1-2) at No. 9 BaltimoreRavens have come too far down the stretch to blow it here.RAVENS, 21-20No. 26 Cincinnati (plus 14) at No. 12 PittsburghTalented Steelers late-season flop is mystifying.STEELERS, 33-16No. 31 Oakland (13 1-2) at No. 4 Kansas CityChiefs secure AFCs top seed, but looking very vulnerable.CHIEFS, 30-20No. 5 Los Angeles Chargers (minus 6 1-2) at No. 23 (tie) DenverGame means too much to Chargers to falter.CHARGERS DeAndre Hopkins Jersey , 33-13No. 29 New York Jets (plus 13 1-2) at No. 6 New EnglandBelieve it or not, things are looking up for Jets. Still PATRIOTS, 24-16No. 30 San Francisco (plus 10) at No. 2 Los Angeles RamsRams grab NFCs second seed and wild-card round bye.RAMS, 31-16No. 32 Arizona (OFF) at No. 7 SeattleCardinals will clinch top selection in Aprils draft with loss.SEAHAWKS, 23-10No. 21 Carolina (OFF) at No. 1 New OrleansSaints can rest folks and still beat sliding Panthers.SAINTS, 23-16No. 11 Dallas (plus 7) at No. 22 New York GiantsJust stay healthy, Cowboys.GIANTS, 19-17No. 17 Miami (plus 3 1-2) at No. 25 BuffaloIs there any more inconsistent team than Dolphins?BILLS, 20-13No. 20 Atlanta (pick-em) at No. 23 (tie) Tampa BayFalcons coach Dan Quinn safe, Bucs might be playing for coach Dirk Koetters job.FALCONS, 26-20

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    On Sunday Derek Carrier Jersey , Raiders cornerback Rashaan Melvin publicly voiced his displeasure with reduced playing time on defense. On Tuesday, Raiders coach Jon Gruden responded to Melvin by taking a shot at him.Melvin is on his seventh team, Gruden told reporters. Maybe he is confused about what technique he is using. He is frustrated. I cant blame him. . . . He is a good kid.Its the latest example of Gruden being surprisingly candid with the media regarding concerns about his players. From Khalil Mack before the trade to Derek Carr from time to time to now Melvin, Gruden is willing to talk about his players in less-than-stellar ways when talking to the press. Perhaps hes trying to use the media to send messages, misguided as they may seem to be.Then again, Jon is on his third team. Maybe he is confused about what motivational technique he is using. He is frustrated. I cant blame him. He is a good guy.His team isnt. And its hard not to wonder whether the team would be better than 1-5 if it had stuck with Jack Del Rio, especially since retaining Del Rio may have meant retaining Mack. MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Drew Lock, Daniel Jones and the other Senior Bowl quarterbacks have spent the week practicing with new teammates and learning a simplified NFL offense.Now, the NFL prospects get to play an actual game Saturday, even though most of the league's coaches, scouts and executives high-tailed it out of town long before kickoff.That doesn't mean it won't be part of the evaluation process for teams considering using a draft pick on one of the quarterbacks, or any of their teammates, in the showcase game for seniors and junior graduates. "It'll certainly weigh in, because it's full-speed, live," said Jon Gruden, head coach of the Oakland Raiders and the North team. "When you're live, that's the only evaluation that we're lacking. We could have all these controlled environments all we want, but the best evaluation is live." Lock and Jones, North teammates Mike Nugent Jersey , are considered likely first-round draft picks. Other top quarterback prospects, like Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins and Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray , have also declared for the draft.The game might not be the biggest part of the equation this week, but it can definitely be a factor."I think it matters a lot how well we lead the team down the field, how well you throw the ball," Jones said. "I think that matters a lot. Winning the game is important for me."The game also features two of the top pass rushers in the draft, Mississippi State's Montez Sweat and Louisiana Tech's Jaylon Ferguson , and a number of other likely early-round picks on the offensive line, like Washington State's Andre Dillard. Plus playmakers such as wide receivers Deebo Samuel of South Carolina and Georgia State's Penny Hart.The game's eight quarterbacks took different paths to this point. Lock's career as a four-year starter for the Tigers is almost mundane compared to Washington State's Gardner Minshew , whose breakout season came at school No. 4.West Virginia's Will Grier (Florida), North Carolina State's Ryan Finley (Boise State) and Auburn's Jarrett Stidham (Baylor) also moved on from their initial schools. Stidham, Jones and Buffalo's 6-foot-7, 249-pound Tyree Jackson skipped their senior seasons to enter the draft. Finley and Penn State's Trace McSorley are also playing for the North.They all bring confidence to the weeklong NFL audition."From a competitor standpoint, I'm going to have to tell you I do believe I'm the best quarterback in the draft," said Lock, who passed for 10,000-plus yards at Missouri and set a Southeastern Conference record with 44 touchdown passes as a junior.Grier offers no caveats in his own self-belief and scoffs at any notion that his arm strength might be an issue."I don't understand some of the things that have been put out there," he said. "I'm the best quarterback in this draft. I think my arm talent's there and my play will speak for itself."Ask my receivers. Ask the guys at Florida. Ask the guys I played against if my arm strength was a problem."There's no doubting his production. Grier passed for 300-plus yards in 19 of his 22 games at West Virginia and was fourth in the Heisman voting. Minshew was fifth after leading the nation in passing yards per game.Stidham didn't put up such big numbers and had a drop-off in production last season while the Tigers struggled on the offensive line and in developing consistent playmakers.He finished with a 373-yard, five-touchdown performance in a Music City Bowl romp over Purdue and tried to build on that momentum this week."You get a chance to meet and play in front of every type of NFL personnel that you can think of," Stidham said. "It's a great opportunity to really showcase your skills. My job is to come out here and execute a new offense and do it at a high level."

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