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Los Angeles Chargers preseason debut: 3 positive takeaways

The Los Angeles Chargers made their 2018 preseason debut this past weekend in Arizona against the Cardinals. Despite the final result ending in a …

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Wednesday morning one-liners

Getty Images<p>Patriots RB Ralph Webb is the only player in the NFL with two preseason rushing touchdowns.<p>Jets QB Teddy Bridgewater had an almost …

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Chargers' kicking competition heats up between Sturgis and Aguayo, but coach Anthony Lynn says games will decide winner

The position battle is one that lacks sizzle but hardly significance, the Chargers entirely too familiar with the importance of employing a …

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NFL Power Rankings 2018: Latest Team Standings Ahead of Preseason Week 2

All 32 NFL teams have at least one preseason tilt in the books, which officially means nothing.<p>Unofficially, though, these tune-ups give fans and analysts the opportunity to assess offseason growth and the impact of new arrivals.<p>While everyone's preseason goal might be staying healthy, there are …

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2018 Fantasy Football Profile: Eli Manning

QB Eli Manning, New York Giants<br>2017 Stats: 3,468 passing yds, 19 TD, 13 INT; 1 rush TD<p>Eli Manning has had an up-and-down-career, but 2017 was the …

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Top 25 funny fantasy football team names to use in 2018

It’s that time of year again! Fantasy football is upon us as here are the top 25 funny names to use for your teams heading into the upcoming …

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Former Jets 2nd round QB who fell out of the NFL before ever taking a snap threw 2 interceptions in his first practice back in the league

Christian Hackenberg's second chance in the NFL reportedly did not get off to a good start.<p>Hackenberg — the New York Jets' second-round draft pick in 2016 who was traded to the Oakland Raiders this offseason and then cut — signed with the Philadelphia Eagles this week.<p>On Tuesday, in the 23-year-old …

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Is John Elway a terrible evaluator of quarterbacks?

John Elway is a legendary quarterback.<p>But it’s fair to ask this question: Is he a bad evaluator of quarterbacks?<p>Since he took over the Denver Broncos’ front office in 2011, the team has struggled to find a long-term answer under center. Yes, he won a Super Bowl with Peyton Manning — and that was …

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Jets, Browns feeling optimistic about quarterback rooms (finally!)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A quick scan of the spare first preseason crowd said everything about the longing for a new Jets quarterback. Young kids in …

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New York Giants: Giants can’t mess up Kyle Lauletta like they did Davis Webb

Eli Manning is still capable of having a great season, but it is never too late for the New York Giants to find his replacement of the future. So, …

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Early lessons from NFL preseason: Problems for Washington and Tom Brady is going nowhere

1) Early problems for Washington<p>Running back Derrius Guice, a second-round draft pick who was expected to feature prominently in Washington’s offense as a rookie, will miss the entire season after tearing his left ACL in the first quarter of Thursday night’s game against the New England Patriots. …

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Chargers' Okung explains symbol of protest during national anthem

In the corner of the Chargers locker room at the University of Phoenix Stadium, Chargers left tackle <b>Russell Okung</b> tried to explain why he did what he …

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Jack Allison has cemented himself as the No. 2 QB...for now.

The Miami transfer will serve as the backup to West Virginia’s Heisman candidate, but that doesn’t mean he’s the heir apparent to the quarterback …

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New York Giants: News and notes for NFL preseason Week 1

As the preseason slate got started, the New York Giants dropped their opener to the Cleveland Browns, 20-10, on Thursday night. New York Giants fans …

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Fantasy Things I Learned: Preseason Week 1

Every NFL team got a preseason game under its belt over the weekend. Marcas Grant has some takeaways from each game, including a pair of rookie …

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AFC preseason Week 1 grades: Sam Darnold, Andrew Luck shine

Bucky Brooks reveals his preseason Week 1 grades for one notable player from each AFC team. Andrew Luck and Sam Darnold were among the most …

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NFL preseason roundup: Vikings QBs lead rout of Broncos

Trevor Siemian threw for 165 yards and two touchdowns, one covering 78 yards, and Kyle Sloter and Kirk Cousins, Minnesota's big offseason acquisition, threw for a touchdown apiece as the Vikings defeated the host Denver Broncos 42-28 on Saturday night.<p>Cousins, who signed a three-year, $84 million …

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ReFocused, NFL Preseason Week 1: Los Angeles Chargers , Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals defeated the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday night, 24-17 ending the first full week of preseason action in the NFL.<p>PFF’s …

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Chargers’ Preseason Week 1 player of the game: Geremy Davis

The first preseason game of 2018 is in the books for the Los Angeles Chargers. Though it resulted in a loss, one player made a strong case for a spot …

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Sam Darnold's Jets debut was great – but let's not overreact

Sam Darnold looked great in his Jets debut Friday night. He was poised, displayed mobility in the pocket, made crisp throws and didn’t make any mistakes against the Falcons. The No. 3 overall pick lived up to the hype, giving fans another reason to believe he’s the franchise quarterback the Jets …

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Anthony Lynn: Chargers “too sloppy” in preseason debut

Getty Images<p>Chargers coach Anthony Lynn was not pleased with his team’s performance in a preseason-opening loss to the Cardinals.<p>“You could tell that …

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Chargers still talking to Antonio Gates

After Hunter Henry was lost for the season with a torn ACL, it was immediately speculated that the Chargers might look to bring back Antonio Gates. …

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Los Angeles Chargers: Reactions to Preseason Week 1 vs. Cardinals

The Los Angeles Chargers opened the 2018 NFL Preseason against the Arizona Cardinals. Going deep on how the Bolts fared in the exhibition opener.<p>The …

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What we learned from Saturday's preseason games

<i>Saturday brought us another small plate of NFL preseason action, with three new quarterbacks to watch, including Minnesota's Kirk Cousins, Denver's</i> …

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Chargers’ rookie defenders feel comfortable in NFL preseason debut

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Derwin James waited nearly an hour to get on the field, trying not to get too anxious as he prepared for his NFL preseason …

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Cap Capi, defense helps lead Cardinals to win in first preseason game

The Arizona Cardinals were flying around on the defense in their preseason debut at home against the Los Angeles Chargers.<p>Defensive end Cap Capi was …

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In the battle for the No. 2 quarterback job behind Philip Rivers, Geno Smith appeared to seize control of the competition by completing 14 of 23 for 218 yards, including a 47-yard TD strike to receiver Geremy Davis. However, Smith also lost a fumble and threw an interception off a tipped pass intended for Davis. Cardale Jones started the game and had an uneven performance, finishing 6 of 12 for 50 yards, with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Jones was sacked once, posting a 61.1 passer rating. Second-year running back Austin Ekeler showed his rookie season wasn’t a fluke, finishing with 64 yards from scrimmage, including a 39-yard reception and 20-yard run.

In the battle for the No. 2 quarterback job behind Philip Rivers, Geno Smith appeared to seize control of the competition by completing 14 of 23 for …

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The battle to back up Philip Rivers begins during Chargers' preseason opener

A hat instead of a helmet. Sneakers instead of cleats. A T-shirt and shorts instead of a jersey and pads.<p>Philip Rivers wasn’t in the uniform he …

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Raissman: After apologizing for Clint Frazier criticism, makes you wonder if voice of Yankees Michael Kay can tell it like it is on radio show

Can a confrontation between a player or coach and a sports talk Gasbag actually be good for a show, bringing it added attention and attracting new …

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Cardale Jones, Geno Smith battling for Chargers No. 2 QB

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn will get his first opportunity to evaluate this year's team when the Chargers hit …

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