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Josh Allen to Start Buffalo Bills Third Preseason Game

Game three of the Buffalo Bills preseason will be Josh Allen‘s first chance to shine as the number one quarterback. The team announced on Monday that Allen will start Sunday’s clash with the Cincinnati Bengals. Kickoff gets underway at 4 p.m. ET with FOX providing national television coverage. Josh Allen has been named the starting QB for Sunday’s game against the Bengals. #CINvsBUF pic.twitter.com/HyVjIqZCOm — Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) August 20, 2018 Over the course of training camp and the preseason, Allen has gradually received increased first-team reps. The rookie out of Wyoming began training camp third on the depth...

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Complete Squad List Manchester United 2018-2019

Manchester United is one of the most successful clubs in England and Europe. Man United, also commonly abbreviated as MU, became the best club in England, with a total of 20 English League champions. The names of the latest Manchester United players at the moment are arguably a lot of quality players. In addition to success in the domestic league, MU also succeeded at the international level. On the European stage, the club dubbed The Red Devils has collected 3 Champions League titles. The number of trophies that MU achieved made this club have a lot of fans. MU...

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Matteo Guendouzi: A Distinctly Un-Arsenal Solution

Two weeks into the Gunners new chapter, the team looks fairly similar to the squad that disappointed last season. Shkrodan Mustafi is making the same rash mistakes, Hector Bellerin is getting higher than the state of California, and Granit Xhaka looks – well, like Granit Xhaka. And that’s exactly the issue. On their day, Arsenal are a frightening attacking force – capable of missing three sitters in the box, and still netting a pair in just 45 minutes – but their teeth are no sharper, their claws no deadlier, than they were last season or the one before that....

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Buffalo Bills Quarterback A.J. McCarron Suffers Collarbone Fracture Against Cleveland Browns

Is the Buffalo Bills quarterback competition now a two-horse race? That might be the case after A.J. McCarron suffered a hairline fracture to his collarbone in the first quarter of Friday’s game against the Cleveland Browns. Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News initially reported on the developments. Buffalo eventually defeated Cleveland by a score of 19-17. #Bills QB AJ McCarron suffered a hairline fracture of the collarbone in the first quarter of tonight’s preseason game vs. #Browns, The Buffalo News has learned. — Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) August 18, 2018 McCarron got the start for the Bills and the plan...

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Atlanta Falcons – Last Word on Pro Football

Atlanta Falcons – Last Word on Pro FootballAtlanta Falcons Breakout Player Candidates: Takkarist McKinleyTakeaways From the Atlanta Falcons Preseason Depth ChartWhy the Ricardo Allen Extension Is So Importanthttps://lastwordonprofootball.com Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:27:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://lastwordonprofootball.com/2018/08/08/falcons-breakout-takkarist-mckinley/ https://lastwordonprofootball.com/2018/08/08/falcons-breakout-takkarist-mckinley/#respond Wed, 08 Aug 2018 13:00:12 +0000 https://lwosonnfl.ms.lastwordonsports.com/?p=46865 Coming off a disappointing season, Dan Quinn and the Atlanta Falcons are looking to bounce back with one of the best rosters in the NFL. The team saw a great defensive surge last year but also had a small setback on offense. Thankfully, the team stayed relatively intact and added a few pieces through the draft...

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Roquan Smith Agrees to Terms on Rookie Contract With Chicago Bears

Roquan Smith‘s holdout is over. The rookie linebacker agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Chicago Bears on Monday. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the fully guaranteed deal is for $18 million and contains $11 million in bonuses. Bears are giving LB Roquan Smith a four-year, guaranteed $18 million slotted deal, per the CBA. Deal should include about $11 million in form of bonuses. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 13, 2018 Smith was the last rookie to remain unsigned in 2018. The biggest obstacle to him signing his rookie deal surrounded language in the contract that suggested...

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Sean McDermott Emphasizes Patience in Bringing Josh Allen Along

It’s a conundrum that most NFL head coaches deal with at some point in their career. What is the best way to ready a rookie quarterback, who’s expected to be the face of the franchise at some point, for the starter role? Does he start right off the bat? Do you ease him into such a role over the course of his first year in the league? Or do you essentially keep him on the bench all year, maybe even multiple years, as he learns the tricks of the trade? Such is the dilemma that Buffalo Bills head coach...

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Buffalo Bills Easiest Games in 2018

Perhaps the most telling characteristic of the Buffalo Bills 2018 schedule is the front-loaded nature of its difficulty. That much is certain given that this series puts six of the team’s opening eight games in the “toughest” category. What it means is that more likely than not, Buffalo will need to hold serve down the stretch. It’s something they did extremely well last season. Things looked bleak after their 54-24 blowout loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11 which dropped them to 5-5. But they went 4-2 the rest of the way, got some help from the...

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Buffalo Bills Toughest Games in 2018

1999 was not only the last time the Buffalo Bills made the playoffs prior to last year. It was also the franchise’s last repeat appearance in the postseason. That means the 2018 campaign has a chance to be historic in its own right if the Bills can finish among the top six in the AFC. Based on the 2017 records of their opponents, there appears to be an opportunity for success. Buffalo is one of 15 NFL teams whose opponents’ combined record last year was below .500. That said, the overall structure of the schedule will provide a significant challenge....

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Corey Graham Re-Signs with the Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles have re-signed veteran free agent safety Corey Graham to a one-year deal. Graham was part of the team that broke the Philly curse and won the Super Bowl last February. Graham played with the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year deal in 2017. He only made a single start but did appear in 14 games and made two interceptions in the regular season. That total was tied for fifth best on the team with Malcolm Jenkins and Rasul Douglas. He also picked off Case Keenum in the fourth quarter of the team’s 38-7 win that clinched a spot...

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Kenny Vaccaro Signs with Tennessee Titans

NEW ORLEANS, LA. – SEPTEMBER 17: New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) is tackled by New Orleans Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) during the game between between the New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints on September 17, 2017 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA. New England Patriots won 36-20. (Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) In what has been a dismal year for the safety market, another big name players has finally come off the board. Safety Kenny Vaccaro has signed with the Tennessee Titans. The 27-year-old played his first...

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Kenny Vaccaro Signs with Tennessee Titans

NEW ORLEANS, LA. – SEPTEMBER 17: New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) is tackled by New Orleans Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) during the game between between the New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints on September 17, 2017 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA. New England Patriots won 36-20. (Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) In what has been a dismal year for the safety market, another big name players has finally come off the board. Safety Kenny Vaccaro has signed with the Tennessee Titans. The 27-year-old played his first...

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Eric Decker Signs With New England Patriots

It took until training camp had already gotten underway, but Eric Decker finally has a new team. The New England Patriots signed the veteran wide receiver to a one-year deal on Thursday, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. It comes after the Pats released Jordan Matthews due to a significant hamstring injury suffered yesterday. As was building when Jordan Matthews went down… the #Patriots are signing WR Eric Decker, source said. They’ve been in talks for a few days. Will be a one-year deal. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 2, 2018 Decker, 30, spent the 2017 season with the Tennessee Titans...

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Indianapolis Colts Offensive Lineman Jack Mewhort Announces Retirement

Jack Mewhort gave the Indianapolis Colts some unexpected news on Wednesday. The 26-year-old offensive lineman announced that he’s retiring from the NFL after four seasons. Mewhort had been plagued by injury issues with his knees during the previous two years. “I would like to thank the Irsay family and the entire Colts organization for giving me the opportunity to live a childhood dream,” Mewhort said in a team release. “The fans and the city of Indianapolis have treated me like one of their own, and I am forever grateful. Wearing the Horseshoe was one of the biggest honors I...

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Houston Texans All-Franchise Team

HOUSTON, TX – DECEMBER 28: Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans shakes hands with fans before playing the Jacksonville Jaguars in a NFL game on December 28, 2014 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images) As the dog days of the NFL summer approach, we at Last Word On Sports introduce our “All-Franchise” teams for each of the league’s 32 clubs. For this series, our football writers have composed all-time rosters compiled with the greatest players in each franchise’s history at each position along with their time and accomplishments with the team. From...

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Jake Matthews Signs Extension With the Atlanta Falcons

HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 01: Jake Matthews #70 of the Atlanta Falcons prepares to block during a Super Bowl LI practice on February 1, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) Left tackle Jake Matthews will sign a five-year extension with the Atlanta Falcons worth $75 million. The 26-year-old has spent his entire five-year NFL career with the Falcons. He was selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Falcons giving OT Jake Mathews a 5-year, $75 million deal, per source. Big day for OTs. https://t.co/OKDAMEUZ0i — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 27, 2018 Jake...

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Jake Matthews Signs Extension With the Atlanta Falcons

HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 01: Jake Matthews #70 of the Atlanta Falcons prepares to block during a Super Bowl LI practice on February 1, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) Left tackle Jake Matthews will sign a five-year extension with the Atlanta Falcons worth $75 million. The 26-year-old has spent his entire five-year NFL career with the Falcons. He was selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Falcons giving OT Jake Mathews a 5-year, $75 million deal, per source. Big day for OTs. https://t.co/OKDAMEUZ0i — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 27, 2018 Jake Matthews started all 16 games last season at left tackle for the third straight year after a rough first season in the NFL. He was a critical part of the 2017 Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl run, in which he started all offensive snaps during the improbable come-from-behind victory against the New England Patriots. Since being drafted, Matthews has had high expectations to perform at an elite level. Although he suffered an ankle injury in his first game, he only missed one game. After that, he had a disastrous season in which he was rated the worst offensive tackle in the league by Pro Football Focus. He bounced back the following season and PFF rated him as the third most improved player. Before entering the NFL, Matthews played college football for...

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Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Updates

Minnesota Vikings training camp kicks off this week, so here are the best position battles to watch.  This should be a great season for the Vikings.  In fact, many online bookmakers suggest that this should be a year in which the Vikings win 10 or more games and claim the NFC North title. Third Running Back Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray will see the bulk of the playing time in the backfield in 2018. However, Jerick McKinnon wound up in San Francisco during free agency, leaving a hole in the running back depth chart. That spot is up for...

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Jarome Iginla Retires

Jarome Iginla has announced he is officially retiring from the NHL. The Calgary Flames will hold a press conference to announce the retirement. The future Hall of Famer spent 16 seasons with the Flames and 20 seasons in the NHL. “It’s been a fun adventure, for my family and I. Some great cities, great people. To be back in Alberta, though, will feel like home.” Jarome Iginla reflects on his incredible career and what it means to him to announce his retirement in Calgary. https://t.co/QoRXYJTAUK — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) July 25, 2018 Iginla, an NHL veteran of 1,554 games...

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A Bitter End of Their NBA Career: Basketball Stars Who Died Too Young

Take a look at the top players who died too soon and ended their NBA career. These players were at the peak of their popularity during their times. However, death became the inevitable reason why they ended it too soon. Continue reading the post and know these players! The death info of each is derived from publicly available sources such as Dead or Kicking. Introduction Whether we like it or not, indeed, there is a sad truth that no one is exempted from death, and not even our favorite stars. They were just humans and death is also inevitable...

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