July 2019


The New York Giants have taken multiple hits to their receiver corps already in the preseason, but they did get a reinforcement for the position on Wednesday. Rookie undrafted wide receiver Alex Wesley was activated from the physically unable to perform list after spending the first week of training camp sidelined. With Corey Coleman out for the year with a torn ACL, Sterling Shepard sidelined with a broken thumb, and Golden Tate facing a suspension for a violation of the performance-enhancing drugs policy, the Giants have suddenly become short-handed in pass catchers.

Eli Manning isn't going to fade away quietly after the New York Giants drafted Daniel Jones with the sixth pick in the NFL draft. The 16-year veteran focused on building and maintaining arm strength during a four-month training regimen this offseason with a pitching coach, according to USA Today. Manning enlists pitching coach to strengthen arm Mickey Brueckner began coaching Manning, 38, during the spring at his facility after their mutual acquaintance, two-time MLB All-Star pitcher Al Leiter, offered the idea.

Johnathan Hankins showed the ability to get interior push early on in his career, notching seven sacks as a 22-year-old for the New York Giants in 2014. Hankins had a rough 2018, failing to record a sack, something that became a theme for the 2018 Raiders. But head coach Jon Gruden has been encouraged by the new Hankins he has seen in camp.

Your definition of the term “sleeper” may vary, but the following are players whom I've deemed undervalued based on their ADP in PPR formats. The 23-year-old is anything but under-the-radar as a new starter in a Bruce Arians system that has the coach predicting Godwin approaches 100 catches while “never coming off the field,” but his ADP is still too low given the departures of DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries during the offseason.

Collins, who spent his first four years in the league playing for Gettleman and the New York Giants, has been very public about his dislike for his former general manager. The 25-year-old will go head-to-head with Gettleman twice this season, too, as he landed in the NFC East after not reaching a deal with the Giants this past offseason. They'll travel to the Giants in Week 4, and then host New York in December.

The Miami Dolphins fired offensive line coach Pat Flaherty in the first week of training camp, promoting analyst Dave DeGuglielmo into the role Monday. The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted that "Flaherty struggled to implement the new system, and it's been an issue since the spring. Offensive line is among the biggest concerns for new head coach Brian Flores, who is taking over after the team went 7-9 last season.

As football fans prepare for the 2019-20 NFL season, we will begin getting answers to some of the offseason's biggest questions and see if some of the most talked-about teams will live up to the hype. No team ended up with more hype prior to the season than the new-look Cleveland Browns, and perhaps the biggest reason for that was a key offseason acquisition: Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham's loud personality has made him a lot of fans, but also garnered bad press.

Oddsmakers have pegged the New England Patriots as the favorites to win the AFC Championship Game in the 2019 NFL season, and if Tom Brady and Co. live up to these expectations, they'll become just the second team in league history to reach the Super Bowl in four consecutive seasons. The Patriots are +275 to win the AFC, followed closely by the Kansas City Chiefs at +350. New England, of course, defeated Kansas City at Arrowhead Stadium in last season's AFC title game.

Free agent guard Patrick Omameh agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints on Sunday evening, after trying out with the team earlier in the day. Omameh's agency, Schwartz & Feinsod, announced the agreement on Twitter. Omameh signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the New York Giants in March 2018 and started the first six games last season.

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, a two-time First-Team All-Pro and a three-time Pro Bowl selection, addressed the media on Sunday for the first time after a turbulent offseason and spoke of how he has embarked on a journey toward self-improvement. The Chiefs suspended Hill while he was under investigation following allegations of child abuse when his 3-year-old son suffered a broken arm. The NFL ruled last week that since the police investigation did not find enough evidence to charge Hill, he wouldn't be punished or suspended by the league.

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