Pro Football Notebook – August 19th, 2014

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  • CB-Jason Verrett-1st round pick-sheds red injury practice jersey-goes thru full running workouts as CB…Next up-some contact before end of the week…Wants to play vs the 49ers in preseason game… Jeromey Clary-OG-limited side field workouts-three point stance-working on foot steps-weight work….Working against the clock however to be ready for opening weekend of season….Looks as if he will stay on PUP list thru Week 6-of campaign…..Video of Seattle loss..RT-DJ Fluker allowed 5-pressures and sack of quarterbacks in game….Competition to see who replaces Manti Te’o at ILB….Veteran Reggie Walker or Kavell Connor-ex Colt competing…Walker very active sideline to sideline could get starting job.

– Monday Night Football –

  • Washington-W-Cleveland (24-23)…Sloppy game…21-penalties….Kirk Cousins (145P-TD)…RG3 (112P) for Redskins….QB-Johnny Manziel very erratic performance (7-16) 65P-threw ball badly…took 3QB sacks-1 TL…gave Redskins bench the ‘finger’ leaving the field.


  • Bad injury setback….DT-Darnell Dockett goes down in practice-torn knee ligament-gone for the year….Big issue at 3rd QB-spot…Can Ryan Lindley-San Diego State hold off rookie QB-Logan Thomas-Virginia Tech?  Coach Bruce Ariens upset at 69-mental mistakes made by backup players in last minute loss to Vikings.


  • 1st round pick Jake Matthews moves from RT-to-LT after season ending injury to LT-Sam Baker…Lamar Holmes named starting RT..depth now a problem in OL.


  • Ravens raving about move of veteran Jeremy Zuttah from OG-to-OC…3-DBs’ remain out with injuries Lardarius Webb-Jimmy Smith-Asa Jackson.


  • QB-EJ Manuel struggling on offense…15-completions to RB-TE…only 3-to WR…Need to get ball down the field more.


  • QB-Cam Newton no setbacks with surgically repaired ankle after lst preseason game action.


  • Release-WR-Eric Weems despite averaging 23Y-KR…Waiting for CFL-FA-Chris Williams to return to action-to reclaim job.


  • CB-Darqueeze Dennard-ailing hip-re-examined.


  • Browns QB crisis continues…have had 7-different starting QBs in last 13Y..Brian Hoyer (2-6) passing vs Redskins…Johnny Manziel (7-16) passing…rookie Connor Shaw (8-9) passing in final series-led Browns to TD. .



  • Veteran FA-LB-Rolando McClain moved to starting LB-job..had 6-tackles-forced fumble over weekend.


  • Coaches rave about QB-Brock Osweiler-QB rating (125) 4-TD drives in two preseason games…RB-Montee Ball meets with doctors to determine if he can play this weekend-two weeks since appendectomy surgery…TE-Gerrelle Robinson-knee injury..CB-Kayvon Webster-ankle..LB-Jamar Chaney-hamstring.


  • DT-Nick Fairley-fighting weight problems-demoted to 2nd string.

Green Bay

  • WR-Davante Adams-Fresno State-excelling at WR-now being looked at KR job too.


  • Backup rookie QB-Tom Savage about to challenge for backup signal callers job….Texans begin 3-days practice with Broncos.


  • Still shopping for backup RB-help for Ahmad Bradshaw.


  • QB-Blake Bortels-lst round pick-to take snaps with lst string offense…WR-Cecil Short-out 4W-hamstring-back at practice.

Kansas City

  • Coach Andy Reid says LT-Eric Fisher will stay at that position despite struggles in pass blocking-slow to rebound from shoulder surgery….RB-Jamal Charles-minor foot injury-fell off curb while moving boxes from dorm room into SUV…WR-Junior Hemingway-hip injury.


  • QB-Matt Moore solidifies backup job with (158 Rating) this weekend…Dolphins defense gets praise holding Tampa Bay (2-13) on 3rd downs.


  • QB-Christian Ponder may ask for release-not playing behind Matt Cassell-Ted Bridgewater.


  • Patriots may have surprise roster cuts coming-overload defensive lineman right now.


  • QB-Drew Brees ready for full workload coming off oblique injury in camp in West Virginia.


  • CBs ailing…Prince Amukamara-groin….Cooper Taylor-foot sprain.


  • WR-Andre Holmes demoted after catching only 2-of-7 passes in preseason game…CB-Chimdi Chekwa-knee injury-out 3W..CB-DJ Hayden-still not cleared to play.


  • Coach Chip Kelly said team would take trade offers for QB-Mark Sanchez (18-22) 2TD-2 preseason games…WR-Riley Cooper returns to workouts.


  • OT-Kevin Beachum takes starting job from Mike Adams-despite being undersized for a LT.

ST. Louis

  • QB-Sam Bradford needs to open up deeper passing game…Stats show 83% of passes were for 15-yards or less the last two years.

San Francisco

  • QB-Blaine Gabbert poor play continues (8-14) 40Y-32QBRating last weekend…Niners backup QBs 6-Turnovers in 2-Games…S-Antoine Bethea ailing-concussion.


  • Coach Pete Carroll says team still searching for right combo at RT.


  • RB-Bishop Sankey-Washington-rips off runs of 7-11-13 impressive display..but still has fumble issues-4 fumbles in practice and games so far.


  • QBs RG3-Kirk Cousins light up the Cleveland Browns…Combined (257Y-P) in Washington win.
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