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Josh Rosen vs Ryan Fitzpatrick: Miami Dolphins Camp Battles

View the original article on Last Word On Pro Football: Josh Rosen vs Ryan Fitzpatrick: Miami Dolphins Camp Battles DAVIE, FL – MAY 14: Josh Rosen #3 prepares to take the snap from Ryan Anderson #60 of the Miami Dolphins xx during the Miami Dolphins OTAs on May 14, 2019 at the Miami Dolphins training facility in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) The Miami Dolphins are starting anew. Gone are Adam Gase and Ryan Tannehill, replaced by Brian Flores and the duo of Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen. Quarterback is the most important position in football, and...

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CBS Sports Ranks Tom Brady, Sony Michel, Julian Edelman as NFL’s Ninth-Best Triplets

ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 03: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots on February 3, 2019 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The NFL off-season is a long and grueling wind, as CBS Sports is passing the time by ranking the NFL’s top “triplets”. Despite losing superstar tight end Rob Gronkowski to retirement, the Patriots still earned one of the top spots in...

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Dallas Cowboys Camp Battles: Rotational Defensive End

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – DECEMBER 30: Defensive End Taco Charlton #97 of the Dallas Cowboys in action against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 30, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images) The Dallas Cowboys should have one of the better defenses in the league, but they still have a few positions up for grabs. The Cowboys have a genuine pass-rushing stud in Demarcus Lawrence and a serviceable starter in Robert Quinn. However, the depth behind those two is up in the air. As of this posting, Taco Charlton, Dorance Armstrong, and...

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New England Patriots Camp Battles: Jamie Collins vs Elandon Roberts

GLENDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 01: Jamie Collins #91 of the New England Patriots reacts after stopping Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) The New England Patriots boast an enviable amount of depth at the linebacker position. As of this posting, the Patriots have three great starters in Dont’a Hightower, Kyle Van Noy, and Ja’Whaun Bentley complemented by Elandon Roberts and the newly-signed Jamie Collins. However, the bad part of depth is that the Patriots...

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2019 New England Patriots Linebacker Depth Chart

BOSTON, MA – FEBRUARY 05: New England Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower (54), linebacker Elandon Roberts (52), linebacker Kyle Van Noy (53) and linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley (51) during the Victory Parade through the streets of Boston on February 5, 2019, in Boston, Massachusetts to celebrate winning Super Bowl LIII. (Photo by Richard Cashin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Throughout Bill Belichick Era, the New England Patriots defense has always been led by a stud linebacker. From Tedy Bruschi to Jerod Mayo to Dont’a Hightower, the Patriots linebackers have always been the focal point of the defense. This trend should continue into 2019,...

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Todd Gurley Fantasy Football 2019 Outlook

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – FEBRUARY 03: Todd Gurley II #30 of the Los Angeles Rams rushes against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Getty Images) Nobody faces more pressure in the fantasy football world than Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley. Once considered the no-brainer best running back in fantasy, Gurley is now at something of a crossroads in his career. The former first-round pick offers unmatched upside but also carries more risk than just about any one of the top tier running backs....

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Sony Michel Fantasy Football 2019 Outlook

ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 03: New England Patriots running back Sony Michel (26) runs during the first quarter of Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots on February 3, 2019 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) It’s not hyperbole to say that Sony Michel is New England’s best running back since Corey Dillon. Despite missing the entirety of the preseason with a knee injury, the rookie first-round pick finished 2018 with 931 yards and six touchdowns on 209 carries. He added on another 336...

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Joe Mixon Fantasy Football 2019 Season Preview

CLEVELAND, OH – DECEMBER 23: Joe Mixon #28 of the Cincinnati Bengals carries the ball during the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon has quietly been one of the most consistent and productive fantasy football options since entering the league back in 2017. Serving as the unquestioned lead back, Mixon finished his second season with 1,168 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on 237 carries to go along with 43 receptions for 296 yards and a touchdown. However, what...

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Ja’Whaun Bentley: New England Patriots X-Factors

FOXBOROUGH, MA – AUGUST 09: New England Patriots linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley (51) gets ready for the snap during a preseason NFL game between the New England Patriots and the Washington Redskins on August 9, 2018, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Redskins 26-17. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Bill Belichick‘s New England Patriots have always been synonymous with great linebacker play. From Tedy Bruschi to Jerod Mayo to Dont’a Hightower, the Patriots have always had a top linebacker at the heart of their defense. Hightower and Kyle Van Noy still have a...

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Kansas City Chiefs Roster Projection 1.0

KANSAS CITY, MO – JANUARY 12: Justin Houston #50 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after recovering a fumble against the Indianapolis Colts during the third quarter of the AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) With free agency and the NFL Draft officially concluded, the 2019 Kansas City Chiefs are starting to take shape. While there is obviously a lot of time left until the start of the season, it’s never too early to break down the current roster. Based on everything we know now, let’s...

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What to Expect From Dontrelle Inman in New England Patriots Offense

HOUSTON, TX – JANUARY 05: Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Dontrelle Inman (15) completes a catch during the AFC Wild Card game between the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans on January 5, 2019 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The New England Patriots continue to make noise on the open market. Just one day after adding tight end Ben Watson, the Patriots added another pass catcher in former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Dontrelle Inman. New England lost Chris Hogan, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Rob Gronkowski in the off-season and have a lot...

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How Ben Watson Affects New England Patriots Tight End Depth Chart

FOXBORO, MA – SEPTEMBER 14: Benjamin Watson #84 of the New England Patriots celebrates his game winning touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills on September 14, 2009 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Bills 25-24. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) The New England Patriots are pulling a page out of Grover Cleveland’s playbook and bringing back old friend Ben Watson. Watson started his career with the Patriots but hasn’t played with the team in a decade. The Patriots are obviously familiar with Watson and have a big hole at tight end with Rob...

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Miami Dolphins Sign Xavien Howard to Record-Setting Contract

View the original article on Last Word On Pro Football: Miami Dolphins Sign Xavien Howard to Record-Setting Contract MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 02: Xavien Howard #25 of the Miami Dolphins in action during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) The Miami Dolphins are taking care of their homegrown talent. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Dolphins have agreed to a five-year, $76.5 million extension with cornerback Xavien Howard. The exact amount of guarantees in the deal are not currently available to the public,...

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Miami Dolphins Roster Prediction 1.0

View the original article on Last Word On Pro Football: Miami Dolphins Roster Prediction 1.0 DAVIE, FL – APRIL 17: Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Miami Dolphins throws the ball during the team’s voluntary minicamp on April 17, 2019 at the Miami Dolphins training facility in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) With free agency and the NFL Draft officially concluded, the 2019 Miami Dolphins are starting to take shape. While there is obviously a lot of time left until the start of the season, it’s never too early to break down the current roster. Based on everything we know...

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Demaryius Thomas: New England Patriots X-Factors

GLENDALE, AZ – OCTOBER 18: Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) during an NFL regular season football game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on October 18, 2018, in Glendale, AZ. (Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Bill Belichick has built a dynasty off of maximizing value and buying low on talented veterans. Demaryius Thomas has been one of the NFL’s better receivers since entering the league and is currently playing on a one-year deal to re-establish his market. Thomas is coming off of a serious injury but could be one of the best off-season...

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Albert Wilson: Miami Dolphins X-Factors

View the original article on Last Word On Pro Football: Albert Wilson: Miami Dolphins X-Factors MIAMI GARDENS, FL – OCTOBER 21: Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Albert Wilson (15) runs with the ball during the NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Miami Dolphins on October 21, 2018 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. (Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Ryan Tannehill Era is officially over and the Miami Dolphins are hoping that Josh Rosen can emerge as the long-awaited heir to Dan Marino. While Rosen doesn’t have that same type of...

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Dallas Cowboys Roster Prediction 1.0

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 12: Amari Cooper #19 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates a 29 yard touchdown pass from Dak Prescott #4 in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on January 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) With free agency and the NFL Draft officially concluded, the 2019 Dallas Cowboys are starting to take shape. While there is obviously a lot of time left until the start of the season, it’s never too early to break down the current roster....

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New England Patriots Roster Prediction 1.0

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – DECEMBER 9: Tom Brady #12 talks with Josh Gordon #10 and Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots prior to the NFL game against the Miami Dolphins on December 9, 2018 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Patriots 34-33. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) With free agency and the NFL Draft officially concluded, the 2019 New England Patriots are starting to take shape. While there is obviously a lot of time left until the start of the season, it’s never too early to break down the current roster....

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Isaiah Wynn: New England Patriots X-Factors

FOXBOROUGH, MA – AUGUST 16: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a pass in the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles as Isaiah Wynn #76 blocks during the preseason game at Gillette Stadium on August 16, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images) The 2018 New England Patriots had one of the best offensive lines in the league, but the unit isn’t solidified heading into 2019. For the second straight season, New England’s left tackle earned a record-breaking deal in free agency. This time, Trent Brown joined the Oakland Raiders on a massive contract....

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Randall Cobb: Dallas Cowboys X-Factors

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 09: Randall Cobb #18 of the Green Bay Packers after scoring a touchdown during the second half of a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field on December 09, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) The Dallas Cowboys lost a key contributor on offense over the off-season. Longtime slot receiver Cole Beasley joined the Buffalo Bills in free agency, and the Cowboys need to find someone to replace his production. After not selecting any wide receivers in the 2019 NFL Draft, that role appears to belong to Randall Cobb. Beasley...

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