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  Eagles | G.J. Kinne could push for No. 3 QB job    Sun Jul 27, 10:10 PM

Philadelphia Eagles QB G.J. Kinne could push QB Matt Barkley for the No. 3 quarterback job, because he has thrown the ball well during training camp.

Footballguys view: Kinne was known as an athletic quarterback during his college career at Texas and Tulsa. It wouldn't be a total shock if he outplayed Barkley. Last year, Barkley had a rough rookie season. He was 30-of-49 for 300 yards, zero touchdowns and four interceptions appearing in three games.

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  Bears | Jay Cutler takes extra reps Sunday    Sun Jul 27, 03:45 PM

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler practiced with the first-team offense and the second-team wide receivers Sunday, July 27, in order to get extra reps.

Footballguys view: The Bears are all in with Cutler. In his second year of the Marc Trestman offense, Cutler should be able to thrive with weapons like Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. His current ADP is QB13 (9.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Browns | Brian Hoyer to wear brace    Sat Jul 26, 11:51 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) said he will wear a brace on his surgically repaired knee during the entire season. He said he does not believe it will affect his play much.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Hoyer worked well as the team's starter last year, but he missed most of the season with a knee injury. Wearing a brace to protect his knee is just the best move for Hoyer and the team.

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  Browns | Brian Hoyer only one to work with starters    Sat Jul 26, 11:50 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer received all of the snaps with the first-team offense during practice Saturday, July 26.

Footballguys view: Hoyer is competing with rookie Johnny Manziel to be the team's starter this year. He has to be considered the frontrunner, and we think he'll win the starting job to begin the season. If he falters, then Manziel could replace him at some point during the year.

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  Ravens | Joe Flacco seem bothered by injury    Sat Jul 26, 10:37 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (back) appeared to be bothered by tightness in his back but did not miss any snaps during practice Saturday, July 26. Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak said Flacco is fine.

Footballguys view: There's plenty of time before the start of the regular season. The team should be cautious with Flacco's back as he continues through camp.

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  Jets | Geno Smith receives most of snaps with starters    Sat Jul 26, 10:02 PM

New York Jets QB Geno Smith received 16 snaps with the first-team offense during practice Saturday, July 26, while QB Michael Vick received three snaps. Smith has received 42 starter reps in three practices while Vick has received 12 snaps.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. Smith is going to get every opportunity to win the starting job with the Jets. We'll see if he struggles and is replaced by Michael Vick.

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  Eagles | Mark Sanchez works as No. 2 QB    Sat Jul 26, 09:18 PM

Philadelphia Eagles QB Mark Sanchez worked as the No. 2 quarterback during practice Saturday, July 26.

Footballguys view: The Eagles want nothing to do with Matt Barkley as the primary backup behind Nick Foles. Sanchez is getting a fresh start with his new team, and it will be interesting to see how he performs in the Chip Kelly system.

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  Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger improved arm strength    Sat Jul 26, 05:41 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger concentrated on strengthening his throwing arm in the offseason and said it is the strongest it has been in his career. He also worked with a personal trainer and nutritionist for the first time to keep his weight down and endurance up.

Footballguys view: We may see a rejuvenated Big Ben in 2014. The Steelers are reportedly going to use more of the no-huddle offense this year. That could boost his fantasy stock, so make sure not to overlook Roethlisberger in your draft.

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  Cowboys | Tony Romo to practice    Sat Jul 26, 03:43 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will practice Saturday, July 26, for the first time since his back surgery, according to head coach Jason Garrett.

Footballguys view: The team will ease Romo back into the lineup. There's no need to aggravate his injury by trying to do too much too soon.

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  Cardinals | Carson Palmer impressed with team    Sat Jul 26, 03:08 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer said the 2014 squad is the most talented team he's been on so far.

Footballguys view: Palmer is right. The wide receivers are studs like Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd. We like the upside of rookie John Brown, and Ted Ginn will be the slot receiver to start the season. Running back Andre Ellington will be an explosive playmaker for the offense, and is incredibly dangerous with the ball in his hands. The Cardinals could have an even more explosive offense if the team didn't play in the NFC West against defenses like Seattle and San Francisco.

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  Cardinals | Carson Palmer progressing    Sat Jul 26, 02:16 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer has improved his reads and dealing with blitzes, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Cardinals here. Palmer is running a vertical offense with the Cardinals, and they have quality weapons around him. His current ADP is QB21 (13.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Browns | Brian Hoyer wearing knee brace    Sat Jul 26, 09:25 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) is still wearing a knee brace in practice Saturday, July 26.

Footballguys view: Hoyer is likely to wear a knee brace for some time. He's competing for the starting job with rookie Johnny Manziel. Hoyer is considered the favorite at this time as he has the experience edge over the rookie.

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  Jets | GM says no advantage in QB competition    Fri Jul 25, 09:19 PM

Neither QB Geno Smith nor QB Michael Vick has an advantage in the competition for the starting quarterback job, according to general manager John Idzik.

Footballguys view: The team might really want Smith to be the guy. The second-year pro is seen as a potential franchise quarterback, and he'll get every opportunity to hang onto the job. Vick has the experience edge, and he's great insurance for the team if Smith fails to impress.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton not 100 percent    Fri Jul 25, 08:38 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) said his ankle is not 100 percent at this point, but it is getting better each day.

Footballguys view: Newton is working his way back, and the Panthers aren't going to rush him. The plan is to have Newton ready for the start of the regular season.

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  Giants | Ryan Nassib struggling    Fri Jul 25, 07:58 PM

New York Giants QB Ryan Nassib has struggled during the early portion of training camp. He has been missing on passes to wide receivers at times by a significant margin.

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  Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo struggling    Fri Jul 25, 06:56 PM

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo has struggled mightily through two days of training camp practices. The rookie has thrown three interceptions and fumbled once.

Footballguys view: Garoppolo is a smart quarterback, but has some mechanical issues and occasionally takes too long getting the ball out. These are things which could be fixed, and the team has time as they aren't giving up on Tom Brady anytime soon. A nice taxi-squad or dynasty stash, Garoppolo isn't going to put any fantasy points up this year.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel acknowledges mistakes    Fri Jul 25, 06:44 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel said Friday, July 25, at his training camp press conference that he has met with team officials to discuss his off-the-field issues and admitted he made some mistakes. He said everyone involved is now on the same page.

Footballguys view: Manziel has clearly worried the team but according to the team he has done a good job learning the playbook. While not impossible for him to win the job, he is likely to begin the season as a backup. We do expect him to get a shot later in the season, though. If you have a roster spot, Manziel's scrambling and playmaking ability could make him a possible fantasy factor late in the season. But only do it if you have plenty of roster space as he may not pay off for quite some time, if he does at all.

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  Browns | Alarmed with Johnny Manziel's behavior?    Fri Jul 25, 06:41 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel's off-the-field behavior reportedly has alarmed members of Cleveland's brass. Photos of Manziel rolling a $20 bill in a bathroom of a bar caught the attention of head coach Mike Pettine. Manziel regressed in practice after the first week of organized team activities, leading Pettine to call out Manziel's dedication to learning the offense.

Footballguys view: Despite this report, Cabot later tweeted out that coach Mike Pettine says "he's ahead" of where they expected in learning the playbook. Whether that is a coach just backing his player or not, Cleveland's training camp is every bit as intriguing as we expected it to be.

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  Browns | Brian Hoyer likely to start preseason opener    Fri Jul 25, 06:34 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) is expected to start the preseason opener, barring any setbacks, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

Footballguys view: As expected, especially considering the report by Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com that the team is very concerned with Manziel's off-field issues. At the same point, reports have put Manziel ahead of expectations in terms of playbook knowledge so there is still plenty of time for Manziel to grab the job. We expect Hoyer to win out though, but Manziel to get a look later in the season. Manziel might be worth a stash on the end of your bench just in case but don't expect a payoff early and in the case of Hoyer, we don't expect him to be a viable fantasy quarterback at all.

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  Cowboys | Tony Romo to miss workouts    Fri Jul 25, 05:47 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will sit out practice Friday, July 25 as part of a preplanned day off, according to Jason Garrett. Romo is scheduled to take all the first-team reps Saturday, July 26. 'We talked about this beforehand with all of our players. Whenever they are coming back, to be mindful of the two-a-days and what they are doing. You are out here for an hour. It doesn't seem like much. It's a walk through situation. But you warm up for that, cool down and get started again in the afternoon," Garrett said. "We just wanted to make sure we are careful on the two-a-days and then the consecutive two-a-days. I think the schedule sets up pretty well for him the next few days. It gives him a chance to get himself settled in. We will keep an eye on him every day.'

Footballguys view: The Cowboys are looking to keep Romo healthier and cutting down on practice reps seems to be the best way to do it. He'll likely have a few more "pre-planned" off days as the summer goes on and it should pay off by keeping him fresh later in the season. The wear and tear on his back is a real concern. We still see him as a low-end QB1 and missing some practice won't change that.

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  Saints | Drew Brees wants to play until he is 45    Fri Jul 25, 04:32 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he would like to play until he is 45 years old. "No doubt. There's no question," Brees said. "I'm not getting ahead myself, like it's a pipe dream, at 45. I understand the challenges that come along with that. But why not? If I can stay healthy, and I'm having fun and playing at a high level, why wouldn't I wanna do that? The biggest challenge is physically, the maintenance, the recovery, the way you train. You gotta hope that you stay healthy, but why not?"

Footballguys view: As he said, it's all about how your body holds up. Quarterbacks are a different breed when it comes to career and age, but 45 is old even for quarterbacks. Still, he would join the likes of Warren Moon, Doug Floutie, George Blanda and, of course, Brett Lorenzo Favre. The question than becomes, how good would he be? The players mentioned above all fell off at the end of their career, save perhaps for Favre. It's hard to imagine we'll be writing about him as a QB1 like we have in the past few seasons and are again this season.

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  Vikings | 2013 defense was predictable    Fri Jul 25, 01:54 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Brian Robinson said the 2013 defense was predictable. 'There were some times when we'd line up and Aaron Rodgers is calling out our defense,' Robinson said.

Footballguys view: It was very predictable actually and we expect new head coach Mike Zimmer to change that right away. He got a lot out of the Cincinnati Bengals defense and there is talent in Minnesota to do it again. This defense was underwhelming last year but should bounce back this season.

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  Jets | Geno Smith dominates first-team reps    Fri Jul 25, 12:32 PM

New York Jets QB Geno Smith logged three-quarters of the first-team practice reps for the second straight day on Friday, July 25.

Footballguys view: As expected, this is Smith's job to lose. We've got to see a lot more than puff comments from Rex Ryan and the team before we see him as anything more than a fantasy QB3. He has the tools around him now, so he should excel. If he doesn't the Jets might hook him quick and throw in Michael Vick, who could be an intriguing backup fantasy player if that happens.

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  Dolphins | Ryan Tannehill and Mike Wallace connect    Fri Jul 25, 11:44 AM

Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill and WR Mike Wallace connected on a deep throw on the first day of training camp Friday, July 25. According to Omar Kelly, the two connected on one deep ball in five weeks during last year's camp activities.

Footballguys view: To paraphrase Han Solo: Good in shorts is one thing. Good in pads? That's something else. So while this is a positive, don't go nuts yet. We still see Wallace largely as a WR3, though he certainly has the upside for more. But concerns about Tannehill and who will be at center with Mike Pouncey out are legitimate reasons to not get ahead of ourselves.

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  49ers | Stevie Johnson impresses    Fri Jul 25, 11:32 AM

San Francisco 49ers WR Stevie Johnson (hamstring) looked healthy in Day 1 of training camp. QB Colin Kaepernick raved about Johnson's quickness and deceptiveness that fuel his ability to create separation.

Footballguys view: A fresh start in a new place could be just the thing for Stevie Styles. While he's down in the pecking order behind Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin, long term he could still have some impact. Short term, unless there is an injury ahead of him, Johnson is still just a WR5/6 - worth a flier but not a reliable option.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin III in sync with Andre Roberts    Fri Jul 25, 10:51 AM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and WR Andre Roberts are displaying good chemistry in practice Friday, July 25.

Footballguys view: Good news for Roberts and the Washington passing game here. Roberts was upset when the team added DeSean Jackson earlier this year because he assumed he was going to be the WR2 opposite Pierre Garcon. He'll get over it, and now they will use him as a slot receiver. We're expecting a robust passing game from Washington this year, but Roberts has little fantasy value.

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  Rams | Sam Bradford to participate in full    Fri Jul 25, 08:57 AM

St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (knee) will be a full participant at the start of training camp, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. Fisher said Bradford was unlikely to play in the first preseason game, but not because of the injury.

Footballguys view: Bradford has a critical season ahead of him, so the more practice the better. He needs to stay healthy first and foremost, so even if that's not something Fisher will cop to, it has to play a factor in him not playing in the first preseason game (assuming that happens). This offense has everything Bradford could ask for - solid offensive line, decent receivers and a very good running game. Despite the weapons around him, Bradford is no more than a QB3 right now as we have a hard time trusting him to be productive given his track record.

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  Steelers | No extension expected for Ben Roethlisberger now    Thu Jul 24, 11:22 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers are not expected to sign QB Ben Roethlisberger to a contract extension during training camp, and an extension may not come until 2015 at the earliest.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski work together    Thu Jul 24, 09:18 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady worked with TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) on a side field after practice Thursday, July 24, and they ran a variety of pass routes. Gronkowski did not participate in team drills during practice and will be eased back into practice.

Footballguys view: This is what those guys do. Brady and Gronkowski have an amazing connection, and it will be great to see Gronk back out on the field this year. The Patriots passing game will be more robust with Gronkowski in the game. He's a top-3 fantasy tight end with a current ADP of TE3 (3.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton cleared    Thu Jul 24, 12:35 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) was cleared for practice, according to general manager David Gettleman.

Footballguys view: Newton's offseason ankle surgery was never seen a real threat to his fantasy value this year, so this positive news should not affect his fantasy stock.

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  Jets | Geno Smith getting most of the first-team snaps    Thu Jul 24, 12:23 PM

New York Jets QB Geno Smith is receiving most of the first-team snaps in practice Thursday, July 24. Smith took 13 first-snaps, and QB Michael Vick took four first-team snaps.

Footballguys view: Vick is there is push and maybe mentor Smith (he had his best year in offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg's system in Philadelphia in 2010), but he won't start unless Smith nosedives or gets hurt. Smith has speculative value in deep leagues coming off of a strong finish to 2013. The ability to add stats with his legs and addition of Eric Decker gives Smith a fighting chance at fantasy relevance this year.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles' mechanics need fixing    Thu Jul 24, 11:11 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles' lower-body mechanics likely will be revised. Bortles' flaw has been over-reliance on his right arm when throwing; he doesn't use his legs enough. A 'redshirt year will help,' according to Albert Breer.

Footballguys view: This matches everything we heard about Bortles during the pre-draft process. He might have the highest ceiling of the three first-round QBs, but he also has the most work to do.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin III won't have many set run plays    Thu Jul 24, 10:18 AM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's designed running plays might be 'few and far between,' according to head coach Jay Gruden. He still has the green light to scramble as the situation dictates. 'I feel good where he's at,' Gruden said. 'He made some serious strides just in the spring working in the pocket and delivering throws and pulling it down and running when he had to run. That comes naturally but also comes with a lot of reps and playing the position.'

Footballguys view: Griffin won't put up the rushing numbers he had in 2012, but he will have a much better pass offense array of weapons and a more pass-friendly head coach. Top five fantasy value is within his reach this year.

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  Vikings | Christian Ponder has done well    Wed Jul 23, 11:17 PM

Minnesota Vikings QBs Teddy Bridgewater and Matt Cassel saw a majority of the snaps during spring workouts, but QB Christian Ponder has a chance to start, and head coach Mike Zimmer claims it will be a fair competition. 'Actually, I think Christian has done a very good job in the time that we've had him and how much he has improved in that amount of time,' Zimmer said. 'We're going to give everyone a fair shot, and preseason games will help determine it. We want someone who is going to take care of the football, lead the team in the right direction and when called upon be able to win football games.'

Footballguys view: We'll see if Ponder and Cassel can hold off rookie first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater to be the team's starter in 2014. Ponder is in a make-or-break season with the Vikings. If he doesn't get it done this year, the team will move on with Bridgewater as their quarterback of the future. Ponder has shown the ability to be a decent spot starter, but he's mostly a backup-caliber quarterback.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel needs more dedication    Wed Jul 23, 10:14 PM

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine thinks QB Johnny Manziel needs to increase dedication to earn the starting job. 'I think he knows that in order to compete well, he's going to have to probably be more dedicated than ever.'

Footballguys view: In other news, water is wet. Manziel likes to party, and he certainly enjoys the celebrity of being "Johnny Football." In order to be the best pro he can be, Manziel will have to prove that he's willing to work during his "off" time. All signs point to Brian Hoyer winning the starting job in training camp. We're certainly going to see Manziel have some highlight plays on Sportscenter, but the Browns might choose to keep him on the bench to start his pro career.

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  NFL | Kyle Orton wants to play in 2014    Wed Jul 23, 06:31 PM

Free-agent QB Kyle Orton (Cowboys) does not want to retire and wants to play in 2014, according to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Footballguys view: Um, okay. We thought the whole reason why the team released him earlier this year was because he wasn't showing up in the offseason and wanted to quit football. Orton should be able to find a job as a clipboard holder somewhere.

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  Jets | Geno Smith draws more praise    Wed Jul 23, 05:17 PM

New York Jets QB Geno Smith is 'head and shoulders' better than last year, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

Footballguys view: We'll believe it when we see it. Smith is competing with veteran Michael Vick to be the team's starter in 2014. The second-year pro has the advantage, and he'll get every opportunity to win the job in camp. We'll see if added weapons on offense like Eric Decker and Chris Johnson help him in 2014.

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  Bears | Jordan Palmer has first shot at No. 2 QB job    Wed Jul 23, 03:38 PM

Chicago Bears QB Jordan Palmer still has the first shot at winning the backup quarterback job, according to head coach Marc Trestman.

Footballguys view: Palmer is likely to win the backup job behind Jay Cutler this year. Last year's backup, Josh McCown, moved on in free agency and is now the starter for the Buccaneers. Palmer's main competition for the spot could be free agent addition Jimmy Clausen. The Bears picked up Clausen earlier this offseason as he was looking for a fresh start. Rookie David Fales (San Jose State) could stick on the roster as a third-string developmental quarterback.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel to report Wednesday    Wed Jul 23, 12:59 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel will report to training camp Wednesday, July 23, with the rest of the rookies.

Footballguys view: Get ready NFL fans. Manziel is ready to take the league by storm. Expect a lot of coverage to be on Cleveland as Manziel competes with Brian Hoyer for the starting job.

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  Giants | Eli Manning's ankle looks fine    Wed Jul 23, 12:13 AM

New York Giants QB Eli Manning (ankle) has shown no ill effects during camp from ankle surgery that sidelined him for earlier offseason activities.

Footballguys view: Good news for Manning here. Manning is looking for a bounce-back season in 2014. Playing under new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo could help him do that. We like him as a low-end QB2 with upside for your fantasy team.

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  Bills | Thaddeus Lewis not on same page with Tori Gurley    Tue Jul 22, 10:52 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Thaddeus Lewis and WR Tori Gurley had miscommunications on three occasions Tuesday, July 22, resulting in two incomplete passes and an interception. Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 Sports Radio believes that if Lewis doesn't show better command of the offense that QB Jeff Tuel will land the backup QB job.

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  Bills | Open competition for No. 2 QB job    Tue Jul 22, 10:45 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Thaddeus Lewis and QB Jeff Tuel are in an open competition for the backup quarterback job, head coach Doug Marrone said Tuesday, July 22.

Footballguys view: Lewis might be the player to watch here. He's a better athlete than Tuel, and Lewis has a stronger arm.

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  Giants | Ryan Nassib impresses in drills    Tue Jul 22, 10:30 PM

New York Giants QB Ryan Nassib showed good command of the second-team offense Tuesday, July 22. He has stood out in camp as one of the team's most improved players, according to Dan Salomone of Giants.com.

Footballguys view: Nassib has to beat out Curtis Painter as the primary backup behind Eli Manning if he wants to keep his job with the team. Reports indicate that the Giants are only going to carry two quarterbacks this year.

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  Bills | Passing attack not clicking yet    Tue Jul 22, 09:01 PM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel said that the passing game took positive steps Tuesday, July 22, but some offensive players said that the execution of the passing game needs to improve.

Footballguys view: The team has gone "all in" with quarterback E.J. Manuel. We'll see if he and Sammy Watkins can give the team a dangerous passing game in 2014.

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  Ravens | Joe Flacco has high expectations    Tue Jul 22, 07:27 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco expects the team to operate at a high level despite learning a new offense. Flacco said the team needs to quickly correct the mistakes they make and keep them from occurring again.

Footballguys view: We're excited to see what the Ravens offense looks like this year. New offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak knows how to craft and effective offense featuring a solid ground game and play-action passing. Flacco has new weapons around him and could be more productive than some think. Fantasy owners in most leagues will see Flacco go undrafted as his current ADP is outside the top 23.

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  Ravens | Joe Flacco more comfortable    Tue Jul 22, 04:12 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said he's become more comfortable in offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's offense.

Footballguys view: Kubiak knows how to craft a quality offense. He'll make Flacco comfortable with play-action passing and multiple options on each play. Flacco has a current ADP out of the top 23 quartebacks. Put him on your waiver wire speed dial, and monitor him in the preseason to see if he looks better than people expect.

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  Bengals | Want to sign Andy Dalton to Colin Kaepernick type deal    Tue Jul 22, 01:57 PM

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton should be signed to a contract that mirrors the deal signed by San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, in the opinion of owner Mike Brown.

Footballguys view: Earlier this year Kaepernick signed a seven-year $126 million contract which included $61 million guaranteed. He ranks 2nd in the NFL behind Aaron Rodgers in terms of annual average salary with a $21 million price tag. The Bengals are going to have to cough up a significant amount in order to keep Dalton around. He's entering the final year of his deal and has been incredibly productive in the regular season. Dalton's 0-3 postseason record is something he needs to change in the future.

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  NFL | Tim Tebow still working out    Tue Jul 22, 12:39 PM

Free-agent QB Tim Tebow (Patriots) is still working out, hoping for another shot at signing with an NFL team. 'I feel great,' Tebow said. 'I feel the strongest, healthiest, throwing the best I ever have. I'm just really excited about the improvement.'

Footballguys view: Oh Timmy. We would be shocked if a team took a chance on Tebow--even as a camp arm. Adding him would be a distraction that most teams don't want. He's a fine runner, but his struggles with accuracy are unlikely to be fixed. Tebow's a great guy, but his playing days in the NFL are likely over.

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  Browns | Starting QB will be named in preseason    Tue Jul 22, 11:06 AM

Cleveland Browns QBs Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer will know who is starting before the third preseason game, according to head coach Mike Pettine, though it could happen sooner. Pettine has expressed hesitation to name Manziel the starter immediately and thinks Hoyer's chances are underrated.

Footballguys view: Hoyer has the experience advantage, but Manziel has better athleticism. We'll see if the team brings along the rookie slowly. At this time, we have to consider Hoyer the frontrunner for the job.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel chatted with Mike Pettine    Tue Jul 22, 11:05 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel talked with head coach Mike Pettine, who expressed concerns about Manziel's off-field behavior. Pettine said it was a 'positive conversation' and that he doesn't feel as if Manziel's purported party activities will be a problem once the NFL season starts.

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