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Spartans in the NFL 2017 Summer Edition

Jul 26, 2017 | View Comments

Jack Allen(OL) - Saints

Jack will be battling for a roster spot coming this fall(READ)
Allen played a few snaps at guard witht he second-team offense(READ)
Allen has not been spotted at practice recently(READ)
Jack was in attendance for practice on 08/18/17(READ)
Allen is waived by the Saints(READ)

Le'Veon Bell(RB) - Steelers

Bell, one of the stars of the Steelers, will be a focal point this season(READ)
Le'Veon wants to be paid for his productivity running and catching the ball(READ)
Coach Tomlin talks about Bell(READ)
Bell is working out in South Florida(READ)
If you are playing Fantasy Football, you may want to take Bell with the first pick(READ)
Coach Tomlin wants Bell at camp(READ)
Bell may be returning to the Steelers after the third preseason game(READ)
Le'Veon hints at his return date(READ)
Bell confirms return date(READ)
How much practice does Bell need(READ)
Bell reports to the Steelers on September 1(READ)
Le'Veon rewards a fan for his support(READ)
Bell has a real interest in Dairy Queen(READ)

Riley Bullough(LB) - Buccaneers

Bullough will compete for one of the final linebacker positions(READ)
Riley is a star on Hard Knocks(READ)
Bullough sings a Fetty Wap song(READ)
Bullough is still competing for a spot(READ)
As the preseason wraps up, Bullough is focused on getting a roster spot(READ)
Riley is waived by the Buccaneers(READ)
Bullough signed to be on Tampa Bay's practice squad(READ)

- 8/11/17 @ CIN - 1 Tackle 1 Tackle for Loss
- 8/17/17 @ JAX - 5 Tackles
- 8/26/17 vs CLE - 2 Tackles
- 8/31/17 vs WAS - 3 Tackles

Aaron Burbridge(WR) - 49ers

Aaron will work to try and become one of the receivers in San Francisco this season(READ)
Burbridge appears to be a strong candidate to be on San Francisco's special teams(READ)
Aaron was announced a captain for Preseason Week 1 and here is why(READ)
Burbridge had to leave the contest against the Chiefs early due to injury(READ)
Aaron is not expected to play in the preseason game against Denver(READ)
Burbridge continues to sit out(READ)
Aaron is moved to injury reserve(READ)

Burbridge hauls in a touchdown grab in practice(WATCH)

Shilique Calhoun(LB) - Raiders

Calhoun is projected to make the 53-man roster as a linebacker(READ)
Shilique spent some time in the weight room after last season ended(READ)
Calhoun is getting first-team reps for the Raiders(READ)
Shilique is still expected to make the roster
Calhoun is waived by the Raiders(READ)
Shilique signs with Oakland's practice squad(READ)

- 8/12/17 @ ARI - 1 Quarterback Hit
- 8/26/17 @ DAL - 1 Tackle
- 8/31/17 vs SEA - 3 Tackles 1 Sack 1 TFL 2 Quarterback Hits

Garrett Celek(TE) - 49ers

There are many tight ends in San Francisco, and Celek is competing to make the roster(READ)
Celek is battling to make the 49ers' roster(READ)
Celek is on the border of getting a roster spot(READ)
Celek is fighting for a roster spot and he may have an advantage over some of his peers(READ)
With McDonald being traded away, Garrett looks to benefit from it(READ)
Garrett made the roster and is on the tight end depth chart(READ)

- 8/11/17 @ KC - 1 reception 24 yards
- 8/19/17 vs DEN - 1 Target

Donavon Clark(OG) - Chargers

Clark will have to battle with these players for a spot on the offensive line(READ)
A background on Donavon heading into the fall(READ)
A look at the unofficial depth chart for the Chargers and Clark is listed as a third-team guard(READ)
Clark returned for the season opener(READ)
Donavon suffered another injury(READ)
Clark is placed on injury reserve

Jack Conklin(RT) - Titans

Conklin is projected to start at right tackle for the Titans(READ)
Conklin's past motivates him today(READ)
Jack is listed in FanRag Sports' rankings of the top 25 players in the NFL at age 25 or younger(READ)
It's been a busy off-season for Conklin off the field(READ)
Can Jack have an even better year than he just had?(READ)

Conklin on improving during the off-season(WATCH)

Connor Cook(QB) - Raiders

Cook is projected to make the 53-man roster in Oakland(READ)
There is a quarterback battle in Oakland for Carr's backup, and Connor is in it(READ)
EJ Manuel may have the upperhand on Cook for second string(READ)
Connor and EJ continue to battle to be the backup quarterback(READ)
Although Cook and Manuel continue to compete for the backup spot, the edge goes to Cook(READ)

Cook slings a touchdown pass to Holton(WATCH)
Cook finds Holton for a 39 yard gain(WATCH)

- 8/12/17 @ ARI - 10/21 passing 82 yards
- 8/19/17 vs LAR - 9/15 passing 83 yards 1 TD
- 8/26/17 @ DAL - 9/16 passing 89 yards 1 rush 2 yards
- 8/31/17 vs SEA - 8/19 passing 88 yards 1 INT

Kirk Cousins(QB) - Redskins

Kirk is expected to continue to be the starter in Washington(READ)
Cousins is becoming more and more comfortable
Can Kirk have another great season after losing some of his top receivers(READ)
Kirk doesn't want to leave Washington(READ)
Cousins is working with receivers after practice(READ)
A feature story on Cousins(READ)
What Stafford's new deal means for Cousins(READ)

Cousins says he is more confident this year(WATCH)
Kirk previews the pre-season opener(WATCH)
Cousins talks about the pre-season opener(WATCH)
Cousins finds Davis for 43 yard gain(WATCH)
Kirk lobs it to Chris Thompson for a completion(WATCH)
Cousins rifles a touchdown pass to Crowder(WATCH)
Kirk talks to the media after the loss to Green Bay(WATCH)
Cousins speaks to the media after Wednesday's practice(WATCH)
Kirk meets with the media after the win against the Bengals(WATCH)
Cousins finds Pryor for a 17 yard completion(WATCH)

- 8/10/17 @ BAL - 1/2 passing 5 yards
- 8/19/17 vs GB - 14/23 passing 144 yards 1 TD
- 8/27/17 vs CIN - 10/19 passing 109 yards 1 INT

Demetrious Cox(DB) - Bengals

Demetrius visits with the youth to share lessons(READ)
An injury to Iloka provides an opportunity for Cox and others(READ)
A look at the Bengals' depth chart
A breakdown of Demetrius Cox making the final roster(READ)
Cox has been putting in a lot of work this preseason(READ)
Cox was waived by the Bengals, but claimed by the Panthers(READ)

Cox picks off Ryan Griffin(WATCH)
Cox talks about his performance so far(WATCH)

- 8/11/17 vs TB - 3 Tackles 1 Pass Defended 1 Interception 37 yard return
- 8/19/17 vs KC - 3 Tackles 1 Pass Defended
- 8/27/17 @ WAS - 1 Tackle
- 8/31/17 @ IND - 4 Tackles 1 Sack 1 TFL

Darqueze Dennard(DB) - Bengals

Dennard is expected to be on the 53-man roster this season(READ)
Darqueze may be getting his shot soon enough(READ)
Dennard is reminding people that he can play(READ)
A look at the Bengals' depth chart(READ)
Dennard saw plenty of action in the pre-season opener(READ)

Dennard wants an opportunity(WATCH)

- 8/11/17 vs TB - 2 Tackles
- 8/19/17 vs KC - 3 Tackles
- 8/27/17 @ WAS - 1 Tackle

Kurtis Drummond(FS) - Texans

Drummond will be one of many safeties battling for a position on the roster in Houston(READ)
Drummond leaves contest early with apparent injury(READ)
Kurtis makes the 53-man roster for Houston(READ)

- 8/09/17 @ CAR - 1 tackle
- 8/19/17 vs NE - 6 Tackles
- 8/26/17 @ NO - 7 Tackles

Bennie Fowler(WR) - Broncos

Fowler is projected to be one of the receivers in Denver this year(READ)
Bennie has a chance to become one of the Broncos' top targets(READ)
Fowler is on the 53-man roster(READ)

Catching up with Fowler on the field before the pre-season opener(WATCH)

- 8/10/17 @ CHI - 1 Target
- 8/19/17 @ SF - 3 receptions 15 yards

Dan France(OT) - Panthers

France will compete on the offensive line for a spot on the Panthers' roster(READ)
Dan is being evaluated for a concussion(READ)
With Chris Scott's injury, Dan France may receive more reps(READ)
France is placed on injury reserve(READ)

William Gholston(DE) - Buccaneers

Gholston is projected to be a starter at defensive end in Tampa Bay(READ)
William was held out of preseason action(READ)
Gholston returns to practice(READ)

- 8/11/17 @ CIN - 1 Tackle

Joel Heath(DE) - Texans

Heath is projected to make the 53-man roster this season for the Texans(READ)
Joel is placed on non-active injury list(READ)
Heath is activated(READ)
Joel is on the 53-man roster for the Texans(READ)

Brian Hoyer(QB) - 49ers

Hoyer is predicted to be the starter at quarterback in San Francisco(READ)
Can Hoyer be the 49ers' quarterback long-term?(READ)
Jeff Garcia thinks Hoyer could be a success(READ)
Hoyer hopes that a difficult performance against the Broncos will be motivation for season(READ)
Hoyer played well in the preseason(READ)
Brian played well in the preseason outing against the Vikings(READ)

Highlights of Hoyer throwing some touchdowns(WATCH)
Hoyer throws a touchdown in camp(WATCH)
Hoyer talks about the loss to Denver(WATCH)
Brian speaks to the media about his preseason performance thus far(WATCH)
Hoyer hits Carlos Hyde for a touchdown completion(WATCH)
Brian finds Marquise Goodwin for a score(WATCH)
Hoyer meets with the media after the contest with the Vikings(WATCH)

- 8/11/17 @ KC - 1/4 passing 3 yards
- 8/19/17 vs DEN - 8/11 passing 89 yards 1 INT
- 8/27/17 @ MIN - 12/17 passing 176 yards 2 TD

Jeremy Langford(RB) - Bears

Jeremy is predicted to be on the 53-man roster in Chicago this season(READ)
Langford returns to practice after dealing with an injury(READ)
Jeremy is battling the other running backs in Chicago(READ)
Langford is ready to get on the field again(READ)
Jeremy is waived by the Bears(READ)
Langford joins Baltimore's practice squad(READ)

- 8/27/17 @ TEN - 5 rush 18 yards 2 receptions 19 yards
- 8/31/17 vs CLE - 5 rush 11 yards 1 reception 1 yard

Tony Lippett(DB) - Dolphins

Lippett has made some improvements and is projected to make the 53-man roster(READ)
Tony's transition to defensive back has some of the Dolphins surprised(READ)
Lippett is done for the season due to injury

Monty Madaris(WR) - Bengals

Released from the Bengals' reserve(READ)

Keshawn Martin(WR) - Lions

Martin will be in a battle for a roster spot this season in Detroit(READ)
Keshawn is starting to receive reps with the first-team offense(READ)
According to this article, Martin is trending up(READ)
Martin is cut by the Lions(READ)

- 8/13/17 @ IND - 3 receptions 20 yards
- 8/19/17 vs NYJ - 1 reception 5 yards 1 kick return 43 yards
- 8/25/17 vs NE - 1 Target

Malik McDowell(DE) - Seahawks

McDowell is projected to make the 53-man roster in Seattle as a rookie(READ)
Malik is expected to have a significant role with the Seahawks this season(READ)
Seahwaks General Manager John Schneider spoke about Malik's accident(READ)

Montae Nicholson(S) - Redskins

Nicholson is battling for a spot in Washington this season(READ)
A profile on Montae Nicholson(READ)
Nicholson is a full participant in practice after dealing with a labrum injury(READ)
Nicholson and Moreau are forming a tandem in the secondary(READ)
Nicholson has impressed the coaches in Washington(READ)
Montae has been given a new jersey number(READ)

Montae is excited to get back on the field

- 8/19/17 vs GB - 4 Tackles
- 8/27/17 vs CIN - 3 Tackles

Domata Peko(DT) - Broncos

Peko is projected to start on the defensive line in Denver(READ)
What to expect from Peko this season(READ)
The Broncos' defense has suffered many injuries already, Peko and company still prepare for season(READ)
Peko is the base of the defensive line in Denver(READ)
Peko is the defender that Denver needed(READ)
Domata's leadership has been apparent in Denver(READ)

Peko says he is ready to work(WATCH)

- 8/19/17 @ SF - 2 Tackles 1 Tackle for Loss

Taybor Pepper (LS) - Ravens

Taybor was signed by the Ravens(READ)
The Ravens released Pepper(READ)

Josiah Price(TE) - Vikings

Price is battling for a roster spot in Minnesota(READ)
The Vikings release Josiah Price(READ)

- 8/10/17 @ BUF - 1 Target
- 8/31/17 vs MIA - 1 Tackle

Marcus Rush(LB) - Chiefs

Marcus experienced a big difference in snaps between the first and second game(READ)
Rush among the many cuts made by Kansas City(READ)
Chiefs add Marcus Rush to their practice squad(READ)

Marcus Rush sacked C.J. Beathard(WATCH)

- 8/11/17 vs SF - 3 Tackles 1 Tackle for Loss 1 Sack 3 Quarterback Hits 1 Pass Defended
- 8/25/17 @ SEA - 1 Tackle
- 8/31/17 vs TEN - 1 Tackle 1 Sack 1 TFL

RJ Shelton(WR) - Vikings

There are a lot of receivers in Minnesota, and RJ is trying to become one of them(READ)
Shelton reverts to injury reserve(READ)

- 8/31/17 vs MIA - 1 Kick Return 30 yards

Dion Sims(TE) - Bears

Sims is predicted to be a starter in Chicago at tight end(READ)
Dion is listed as one of the most important Bears' players of the upcoming season(READ)
How the Bears used Sims in the pre-season opener(READ)
An in-depth look at Dion Sims(READ)

Sims catches a 1 yard touchdown pass(WATCH)

- 8/10/17 vs DEN - 1 reception 6 yards
- 8/19/17 @ ARI - 1 reception 13 yards
- 8/27/17 @ TEN - 2 receptions 8 yards 1 TD

Drew Stanton(QB) - Cardinals

Stanton is projected to be on the 53-man roster in Arizona(READ)
Drew has some competition at the quarterback position, but is still expected to be the back-up(READ)
Stanton strenghens his case to be the back-up to Palmer(READ)
Stanton has an interesting relationship with quarterback Carson Palmer(READ)
Drew is locked in as the backup in Arizona(READ)

Stanton throws for a touchdown against the Raiders(WATCH)
Drew talks with the media after the pre-season opener(WATCH)
Stanton finds Brown for a touchdown(WATCH)

- 8/12/17 vs OAK - 11/15 passing 112 yards 1 TD
- 8/19/17 vs CHI - 2/6 passing 17 yards 1 rush 8 yards
- 8/26/17 @ ATL - 4/6 passing 53 yards 1 TD

Lawrence Thomas(DE) - Jets

Thomas is predicted to make the 53-man roster for the Jets(READ)
Lawrence is looking to make a bigger impact on the Jets(READ)
A breakdown of the amount of snaps the Jets' players saw in the preseason opener(READ)
Thomas saw a lot of action against the Lions(READ)
Lawrence was on the field for many snaps against the Giants(READ)
Thomas is released by the Jets(READ)

- 8/26/17 @ NYG - 5 Tackles
- 8/31/17 vs PHI - 1 Tackle

Trae Waynes(DB) - Vikings

Waynes is projected to be a starter in Minnesota's secondary this season(READ)
Coach Zimmer on Waynes(READ)
Waynes left the contest against the Bills early due to injury(READ)
Trae was limited at practive(READ)

Trae talks about camp(WATCH)
Waynes breaks up a deep pass(WATCH)

- 8/10/17 @ BUF - 2 Tackles
- 8/27/17 vs SF - 3 Tackles 1 Pass Defended

Mitchell White(DB) - Eagles

White is looking to make the Eagles' roster this season(READ)
White is waived by the Eagles(READ)
White is resigned by the Eagles(READ)
White is released by Philadelphia(READ)

White picks off a T.J. Yates pass to win the game(WATCH)

- 8/10/17 @ NE - 3 Tackles
- 8/17/17 vs BUF - 3 Tackles 1 Interception

Jerel Worthy(DT) - Bills

Jerel is projected to make the Bills' roster this season(READ)
It appears that Worthy will compete for the number 3 defensive tackle position(READ)
Worthy stood out against the Eagles(READ)
A breakdown of Jerel Worthy
Worthy makes the 53-man roster, but is still not cleared for action yet(READ)

- 8/10/17 vs MIN - 2 Tackles
- 8/17/17 @ PHI - 1 Tackle
- 8/31/17 vs DET - 2 Tackles