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  1. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/31/josh-gordon-still-out-with-patellar-tendinitis/ Josh Gordon still out with patellar tendinitisPosted by Mike Florio on July 31, 2013, 9:00 PM EDTAP As Browns receiver Josh Gordon tries to improve on his rookie season, he’s still not practicing due to a problem with his knee. Coach Rob Chudzinski told reporters on Wednesday that Gordon was held out of practice again, due to patellar tendinitis. “I expect him back within the next couple days,” Chudzinski said. The first-year coach added that no MRI has been performed. The condition causes irritation and inflammation in the tendon connecting the shin to the kneecap. Gordon will be suspended for the first two games of the regular season. However, he is permitted to practice with the team and to play in all preseason games.
  2. http://www.cleveland.com/sportsnetwork/index.ssf/2013/07/dion_lewis_stealing_the_show_j.html Dion Lewis stealing the show, Joe Haden becoming a leader and possbile cuts: Browns Blog RoundupGlenn Moore, cleveland.com By Glenn Moore, cleveland.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter on July 29, 2013 at 3:00 PM, updated July 29, 2013 at 3:05 PM Here are what blogs from Cleveland and around the country are saying about the Browns.Dion Lewis has been a pleasant surprise at training camp so far. (John ####z / The Plain Dealer)Cleveland Browns Bob Evans over at Buckeye State Sports says Dion Lewis is stealing the show during training camp and could be used a lot during the season. "Lewis wowed the crowd on Sunday in Berea when he took a swing pass out of the backfield and juked defensive back Kenronte Walker out of his shoes for a touchdown. With Hardesty nursing an injury on Sunday, Lewis certainly made the most of the extra reps—including even receiving a few with the first team. The work of the former collegiate standout at Pitt has not gone unnoticed, as head coach Rob Chudzinkski stated, “Lewis has had a good couple of days,” in the press conference after practice. While it may be extremely early, the fact Lewis was drafted by Joe Banner in Philadelphia and is already receiving second and first-team reps should not go unnoticed by fans. Outside of Richardson, Lewis and Hardesty, the Browns also re-signed Chris Ogbonnaya and Brandon Jackson, and brought in Miguel Maysonet—a record setting back in college at Stony Brook—this offseason. With so many backs in play, it is quite intriguing that Lewis is the one making the most of this opportunity." Could Brandon Jackson be one of the few veteran roster cuts? (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)Travis Wakeman at Bleacher Report says Brandon Jackson could be one of a few veteran roster cuts. "Brandon Jackson ran for 1,329 yards and seven touchdowns as a member of the Green Bay Packers. He was a very explosive player for them when they rotated him into games. In two seasons for the Browns, Jackson has done almost nothing. Though the competition to be the backup to Trent Richardson is wide open, Jackson may be the odd man out. Jackson will battle Montario Hardesty, Dion Lewis, Chris Ogbonnaya and Miguel Maysonet for what will probably be three spots at the running back position behind Richardson. Jackson will have to play more like he did in Green Bay than he has in Cleveland if he wants to secure one of them." Can Joe Haden lead the young secondary? (Joshua Gunter/ The Plain Dealer)Daryl Ruiter at 92.3 The Fan writes about how Joe Haden is quickly becoming a leader on and off the field. "Aside from winning, Haden’s personal goal is to become an elite corner, one of the best in the game. “Elite cornerback is a top 5 cornerback in the league,” Haden said. “Just one of those dudes that you can [count on]. There’s not too many people that can use the word elite, and I want to be one of the 5 that can use it.” A year ago, Haden was awaiting the final verdict on his suspension following a failed drug test. He would eventually be suspended 4 games for the unapproved used of Adderall stemming from a fun night in Las Vegas during the offseason. The Browns lost all 4 games that he was suspended from and the losing streak derailed the season. “It was a humbling thing,” Haden said. “I don’t like to talk about it. It was one of the lowest points. It was a low point in my life, and now everything is just on the up and up. Things are going really good for me."Have a post that you think should be featured in our daily Blog Roundup? Email the link here. You can also follow Glenn on Twitter. © 2013 cleveland.com. All rights reserved.
  3. So if you are selling in dynasty, what would you be happy to get for him? If you were buying what would you give? Basically what is his fair market value? One has to think that buyers are desperate if looking at him. But desperate and foolish are not same thing. So the price determines foolish or not.
  4. Does anybody else see the hypocrisy in these two statements? All studs have talent. Not all studs are first rd picks. Therefore not all first-round picks are studs. Bernard, Lacy, and Bell were not first-round picks. Who has more talent? Who will be the studs? Edite to fix formatting issues. Then deleted and reposted because I still could not resolve formatting.
  5. http://www.titansonline.com/team/coaches/Jefferson_Shawn/b391a11b-e7c4-4903-973d-20f5499a7427 BIOGRAPHY Shawn Jefferson enters his first season as the wide receivers coach with the Titans after spending eight seasons as a coach for the Detroit Lions, including the last five years as the wide receivers coach. Under Jeffersons guidance last year, Calvin Johnson broke the NFL record for receiving yards in a season (1,964), which surpassed Jerry Rices 1995 record. In fact, over the five years that Jefferson coached Johnson, he led the NFL in receiving yards with 7,080, receiving touchdowns with 50 and receptions of 25 yards or more with 70. He also earned three Pro Bowl invitations (2010, 2011, 2012) and was named All Pro in 2011 and 2012. In the 2011 season, the wide receiver corps helped the Lions offense reach new heights as the team set franchise marks for completions (423) and passing yards (5,071). Johnson set a then-career mark with 1,681 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns. WR Nate Burleson posted a career-high 73 receptions and rookie WR Titus Young totaled 48 grabs. He originally joined the Lions in 2005 as a coaching assistant. He was promoted to offensive assistant in 2006 and assistant wide receivers coach in 2007. After his NFL career was complete, he joined the coaching ranks as a volunteer coach at his high school alma mater, Williams Raines H.S. in 2004. A 13-year NFL veteran, Jefferson played for four teams (San Diego, New England, Atlanta, Detroit), totaled 195 games played, 7,023 receiving yards and two Super Bowls appearances (XXXIX with the Chargers and XXXI with the Patriots). Jefferson was originally a ninth-round selection of the Houston Oilers in 1991. He played his college football at Central Florida. Raised in Florida, Jefferson and his wife Marla have two daughters, Paige and Faith; and a son, Shawn Jr. Shawn Jefferson Coaching Ledger: 2013: Wide Receivers, Tennessee Titans 2008-12: Wide Receivers, Detroit Lions 2007: Assistant Wide Recievers, Detroit Lions 2006: Offensive Assistant, Detroit Lions 2005: Coaching Assistant, Detroit Lions 2004: Volunteer Coach, Williams Raines H.S. (Jacksonville, Fla.)
  6. Do you have any source for the bolded part? I suspect it was more conjecture based on size comparison. Smaller players like Woodhead and Welker seem to be able to tuck and duck and at impact and hold their own. But the Johnny Knox visual - ughh. ETA a link to the video
  7. Gordon & Hernandez owner here. I will lose no sleep if these guys lose their jobs and are ushered out of the league.
  8. Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) tweeted at 5:46 PM on Wed, Jun 05, 2013: Dion Lewis looked really good out of the backfield. Looked more like the guy I remembered at Pitt. (https://twitter.com/GregABedard/status/342397163021676545
  9. http://espncleveland.com/common/more.php?m=49&action=blog&r=17&post_id=18611 The leg muscle injury to Trent Richardson two weeks ago caused the Browns to add two running backs to their roster. But one who previously slid in under radar in April may be the new back to watch this year. Dion Lewis Photo/AP Dion Lewis was acquired in a quiet trade with the Philadelphia Eagles on April 11. The Browns sent the Eagles second-year linebacker Emmanuel Acho in the straight-up swap. It was a trade of convenience. Both players had advocates on the other team. Achos position coach with the Browns, Billy Davis, is now Eagles defensive coordinator. Lewis was a fifth-round draft choice of the Eagles in 2011 when current Browns CEO Joe Banner was that teams president. Also, when Lewis was breaking rushing records at University of Pittsburgh held by Tony Dorsett and LeSean McCoy, Browns receivers coach Scott Turner held the same position with Pitt. So theres a lot of relationships here, Lewis said. Lewis diminutive size 5-8 and 195 pounds typecasts him as a role player in the NFL. But at Pitt, he was an ironman feature back for two seasons. He broke Craig Ironhead Heywards record for rushes in a game, carrying 47 times for 194 yards and three TDs in the 2009 Big East championship game. His 1,799 yards that year broke Dorsetts freshman rushing record and his 108 points on 18 touchdowns broke McCoys freshman scoring record. In two seasons with the Eagles, Lewis played sparingly as a backup running back, rushing 36 times for 171 yards. He led the Eagles as a rookie in 2011 with a 21.6-yard average. In OTAs, Lewis has gotten reps with the second and third teams at running back. He is behind Richardson, Montario Hardesty and Chris Ogbonnaya on the unofficial depth chart. Lewis has been in the rotation at kickoff returner in OTAs with receiver Travis Benjamin and safety Johnson Bademosi. Its going well, Lewis said of the OTA season. Im learning a lot every day. Ive just got to keep getting better every day. I feel Im doing an OK job, but theres always room for improvement. Lewis is not going to bowl over tacklers or get the call on short yardage. Hes a potential playmaker when given the ball in space. I can make people miss. Thats what I do, he said. Just doing whatever the coach needs me to do, but I feel when I get the ball, I can make people miss and I can use my size to my advantage. In the Browns offensive scheme, the running back is always a potential receiver. Lewis didnt receive much opportunity in Philadelphia to prove himself as a pass catcher, but he is getting it here. Dion has done a nice job, said coach Rob Chudzinski. He had a couple nice runs out here. He has shown some quickness, can catch the ball and has some skills. Ive liked what Ive seen (of his pass catching).
  10. I have to think Priest Holmes not being on the short list was inadvertent oversight.
  11. My team is pretty well stacked in all positions. Thinking about mayber trading Arian Foster. Wondering what people are getting for him. Selling now might not be high as say before his 2012 performance, but still would be higher if he continues to regress from 2011highs. I checked the other thread about is it time to trade Foster but am not seeing much there. I am contending for titles with him or without him. Or I may just ride him until the wheels fall off rather than trade him to another team where he can hurt me if he does not have a precipitous drop in performance. After all, even his "down" year last year was pretty good, just not as good compared to his best.
  12. The vitriolic reaction on the part of fans to the start of Blaine Gabbert's career is remarkably similar to that of Terry Bradshaw when he came stumbling out of the gate as the number 1 pick with the Pittsburgh Steelers 1970. Everybody call Bradshaw stupid back then. Perhaps everybody calling Gabbert sissy and whatever else needs to just give him a little time. He is barely just 23 years old and he's had the unfortunate pleasure of working on a very weak offense with weak coaching.
  13. Count me as a Kool Aid drinker on Stewart for a few years now. I traded for him in my 12 team, 25 man roster PPR League and got him in exchange for Tampa Bay wide receiver Mike Williams after Williams rookie season.
  14. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/players/playerpage/1630777/blaine-gabbert La Canfora: Jags don't love Gabbert: CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora writes the Jaguars' excitement in quarterback Blaine Gabbert this offseason has been a "smokescreen" for how they truly feel about him. Per La Canfora, Gabbert's "sense of entitlement, lack of production/development, attitude, and struggles in the face of the pass rush are just some of the reasons why he might never see the fourth year of his rookie contract in Jacksonville. So the Jags are very much in the hunt for their next quarterback." La Canfora thinks they could pull the trigger on Geno Smith with the second overall choice.
  15. Better than Eric Metcalf was? Smaller in stature?
  16. @https://twitter.com/Andrew_Garda/status/305849956638523392 All the assumption that the Chiefs are the mystery team acquiring Smith will look silly when he's replacing Tom Brady.1:21 AM - 25 Feb 13
  17. I'm in the exact same boat. There's no way (imo) to set a proper value for him right now due to that uncertainty.I definitely don't see why he'd be on your list as a "sell high", though.I guess I think he may be due for another down year. Maybe the sell high for him was after the 2011 season.
  18. Mike Wallace owner here who has him in a ppr league. Strongly considering to sell but rolling dice on waiting to see where he lands first. Could he land in Indy?
  19. Sell sell sell!!! I thought this face was implied sarcasm.Ahhh, I see. When I want to convey sarcasm here, I do it with :sarcasm:It's still too early to tell with Pryor.Edited it to note I instead of you
  20. Speculators need to hold him at this point to see if Raiders give him a starting shot next year. Otherwise you sold low on your buy low and it was all for nothing.
  21. I have a hunch that I cannot explain. I think Gordon is going to have a very good day against the Steelers defense.
  22. I picked up Kaep off the waiver wire this past off season for my dynasty team. He was a 2nd round rookie pick and his owner dropped him during last season to make room for some other player near the end of the season. I decided that this might be the season when Harbaugh took a chance on him since he was targeted by Harbaugh when he was drafted out of Nevada as the first pick of the 2nd round. Meanwhile, I drafted RGIII this season. Needless to note, I am incredibly pleased at Kaep's opportunity here. It has me wondering, what is Kaep's upside? He looks to be a running qb with some decent passing skills on a good to great coached team that has a pretty good offense. I am thinking Kaep has realistic chance to be a top 5 fantasy qb.
  23. He just turned 23 years old like 3 weeks ago. He was 21/22 year old starting rookie on a bad team. I still think the verdict is out.
  24. Not saying they are at all the same, but remember Mark Boerichter (sp?)?
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