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Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers: Week 1 preview
By Marc Lillibridge, The Sports Xchange When the Los Angeles Rams visit the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, there will be so many major narratives surrounding this game that the key one is often lost in translation.
3 points by UPI | American football positions American football San Francisco 49ers St. Louis Rams National Football League Monday Night Football Offensive tackle Dallas Cowboys
Seattle Seahawks RG Germain Ifedi to miss at least 3 games
The Sports Xchange Seattle Seahawks rookie right guard Germain Ifedi is expected to be sidelined for at least three weeks due to a high ankle sprain.
2 points by UPI | United Press International National Football League International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Washington Redskins San Francisco 49ers Offensive tackle
Top newcomers, story lines to watch on the Detroit Lions' offense
Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett breaks down the team's offense        
4 points by Detroit Free Press | American football Offensive tackle Calvin Johnson Matthew Stafford American football positions Washington Redskins Replacements Detroit Lions
What we learned: Cody Whitehair literally center of attention for Bears
The Bears are inching closer to their regular season opener Sunday in Houston with the Texans. Here's what we learned Thursday in Lake Forest. 1. Rookie Cody Whitehair continues grinding as he prepares for his first NFL start. After spending most of the preseason working at left guard, Whitehair...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | American football positions National Football League American football Offensive tackle Chicago Bears Jay Cutler Pro Bowl Denver Broncos
Justin Rogers rates the Lions position by position
Detroit News reporter Justin Rogers rates the Lions position by position.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football positions American football 2009 NFL Draft Tight end Offensive tackle Defensive end Glossary of American football Linebacker
Week 1 preview: Miami Dolphins at Seattle Seahawks
By Derek Harper, The Sports Xchange If Adam Gase was looking for a litmus test for his Miami Dolphins out of the gate, the first-year head coach couldn't have asked for a much more difficult test than traveling to face the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field at 4:05 ET on Sunday.
5 points by UPI | American football positions American football Washington Redskins Tight end Wide receiver National Football League Pete Carroll Offensive tackle
Wojo: Lions are laying it all on the line
Matthew Stafford and the offense are doomed unless a young line develops quickly in the Lions’ new up-tempo attack.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football American football positions Offensive tackle Tight end Quarterback Fullback Linebacker Defensive tackle
Seidel: Lions’ hopes for winning rest on O line
For Lions to have winning season, the list of things that must happen is ... long        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Offensive tackle American football 2009 NFL Draft Quarterback Detroit Lions Is the glass half empty or half full? Left-wing politics Right-wing politics
Week 1 Preview: Oakland Raiders at New Orleans Saints
By Marc Lillibridge, The Sports Xchange The talk of the offseason has been about both teams winning enough games to make the playoffs as the New Orleans Saints host the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
2 points by UPI | American football positions American football Super Bowl New Orleans Saints Linebacker National Football League Offensive tackle Tight end
Giants preview: Will reboot look as good on field as it does on paper?
No playoffs in four consecutive years. A losing record in each of the past three years. The Giants looked in the mirror and saw a franchise not only headed in the wrong direction, but already having arrived there. The arrow was pointed downward and thus, Tom Coughlin’s tenure as head coach gave way to Ben...
8 points by New York Post | American football positions New York Giants American football Offensive tackle Glossary of American football Quarterback Peyton Manning Super Bowl XLII
Miami Dolphins cut Mario Williams, hold off on Branden Albert
Alex ButlerFeb. 16 (UPI) -- Two former first-round draft picks could still be on the job hunt this offseason.
-2 points by UPI | National Football League Miami Miami Dolphins Washington Redskins Offensive tackle Kansas City Chiefs New York Jets American football positions
Trieu: Michigan makes big strides with Herron, top 2019 recruits
Michigan is already in good shape for several of the top offensive linemen in the Midwest in that class, including in-state offensive tackles Devontae Dobbs and Logan Brown and Akron (Ohio) Hoban’s Nolan Rumler.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | American football positions Michigan University of Michigan American football Ohio Big Ten Conference Offensive tackle Michigan State University
Bruins defensemen in a rush to get involved
One of the early hallmarks of the Bruce Cassidy era in Boston has been a more aggressive style of play from the Bruins’ defensemen.While former coach Claude Julien preached a defense-first mentality, Cassidy has taken the restrictor plates off, encouraging his defensemen to take more chances jumping into rushes to throttle up the offense.
6 points by Boston Herald | National Hockey League Brad Marchand Play Play from scrimmage Offensive tackle Rush Limbaugh Mindset The Play
No. 6 Baylor overpowers TCU
By Chad Conine, The Sports Xchange WACO, Texas -- A week after dropping its first home game of the season, sixth-ranked Baylor came out with a determined demeanor and put away upstart TCU from the outset.
-2 points by UPI | Big 12 Conference Offensive tackle Baylor University Scott Drew TCU Horned Frogs Baylor Bears Jamie Dixon
Broncos free agency preview: Expect a busy offseason with a changing roster
The Broncos' offseason should feature much less drama than in recent years. But don't expect the Broncos to be quiet.
699 points by The Denver Post | Offensive tackle American football positions Free agent Salary cap Quarterback American football Anterior cruciate ligament Knee
Offensive lineman Lukusa quits MSU football team
Michigan State offensive lineman Thiyo Lukusa has quit the football team, the Traverse City native confirmed on Tuesday.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Offensive tackle Michigan State University Michigan Lansing Michigan Traverse City Michigan American football East Lansing Michigan American football positions
Projected starter Thiyo Lukusa quits Michigan State football team
'I really haven’t been in love with football since I was in high school,' MSU lineman Thiyo Lukusa said via phone.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Traverse City Michigan Michigan State University American football Michigan Offensive tackle Northwestern Michigan College Great Lakes Maritime Academy High school
Nets offense no longer just bad, approaching new levels of awful
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As soon as the Nets put their energy into fixing their defense, now their offense is broken. Their malaise isn’t just a case of missing shots, but picking the wrong ones. They haven’t made the extra pass, haven’t trusted their teammates and haven’t been able to buy a basket when they need...
1 points by New York Post | Game Thing The Extra Better Offensive tackle Luck
Victor Cruz? Christian McCaffrey? Giants’ offseason to-do list
HOUSTON – One year from now, can the Giants be heading back from Minneapolis after competing in Super Bowl LII? “That’s always the goal,’’ Eli Manning said this week. Is it a realistic goal? “Yes. I am encouraged,’’ Manning said. “You win 11 games, you’re doing good things, it doesn’t mean it’s guaranteed for next...
17 points by New York Post | American football positions American football Super Bowl XLII New England Patriots Tight end Offensive tackle Washington Redskins Eli Manning
Allen Trieu ranks top Michigan recruits
Allen Trieu, Midwest recruiting manager for Scout.com, ranks the top players in Michigan’s 2017 recruiting class.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | American football positions Offensive tackle Michigan Cass Technical High School Detroit Michigan State University American football Lansing Michigan
Arizona Cardinals vs Minnesota Vikings: prediction, preview, pick to win
The Sports Xchange Complete watch guide to the Arizona Cardinals vs Minnesota Vikings game, including when and where to watch, series history, matchups, injury updates, prediction, and pick to win.
44 points by UPI | National Football League Offensive tackle Minnesota Vikings Adrian L. Peterson St. Louis Cardinals Viking American football U.S. Army All-American Bowl
Five keys for the Colorado Buffaloes against Washington State
Colorado hosts Washington State at Folsom Field on Saturday in a matchup of ranked teams with big stakes on the line. Denver Post college football reporter Nick Kosmider gives his five keys to victory for the Buffaloes:
94 points by The Denver Post | American football Quarterback American football positions Tight end Center American football terminology Offensive tackle Long snapper
Smarts, nasty side keeps Lions' OL Robinson in mix
The 2015 seventh-round pick impresses coaches with his blocking acumen and overall intelligence.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | American football positions American football Offensive tackle Quarterback Tight end NFL Draft Detroit Lions Question
It will be speed versus strength when UCLA's McKinley matches up against USC's Wheeler, Banner
The thinking must have been that Takkarist McKinley couldn’t use his devastating speed if he were on the ground, so Colorado’s right tackle lunged at his legs for a cut block in the second quarter of UCLA’s game against the Buffaloes earlier this month. McKinley wasted little movement. He used the...
43 points by Los Angeles Times | Offensive tackle American football Quarterback Offensive coordinator Super Bowl American football positions Jim L. Mora Denver Broncos
Detroit Lions doing their best to ignore all NFL playoff discussions
A playoff berth is in sight, but team says first things first        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Detroit Lions National Football League Offensive tackle 2009 NFL Draft
Amid playoff talk, Lions set sights on Jaguars
A playoff berth is in sight, but team says first things first        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Detroit Lions National Football League Offensive tackle 2009 NFL Draft
Playoff talk gains traction, but Detroit Lions set sights on Jaguars
A playoff berth is in sight, but team says first things first        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Detroit Lions National Football League Offensive tackle 2009 NFL Draft
Michigan State's 'selfless' Clemons to give his all two more times
Clemons perhaps has been MSU’s most valuable lineman. His ability to fill in on both the offensive and defensive line.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | American football positions Michigan State University Offensive tackle American football Mark Dantonio Center Defensive tackle Remainder
Nets trust Jeremy Lin as leader – and major knock on him is bogus
Jeremy Lin has had spurts when he’s been handed the keys to an NBA offense, most notably the Linsanity run in 2012 that propelled him to global fame. He’s had a full season as a starting point guard, four years ago with the James Harden-dominated Rockets. But never has he been entrusted as the leader...
189 points by New York Post | Point guard The Charlotte Observer New York Knicks Guard Security guard Point guards Offensive tackle Jennifer Lopez
Quick, someone tell John Fox and Ryan Pace the idea is to add talent to the roster
Sorry, but I need to recap the carnage from "Monday Night Faceplant:" The Bears lost yet another home game under John Fox, lost their starting quarterback, lost a couple defensive backs, one of whom could actually play some, lost one of the new inside linebackers, lost an outside linebacker, and...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | American football positions American football Chicago Bears Linebacker National Football League Tight end Offensive tackle Wide receiver
Lions mailbag: Looking at LB options, Washington's potential
After a bad loss to the Tennessee Titans, the Detroit Lions are 1-1 and early-season optimism is fading rapidly.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Offensive tackle American football positions Guard National Football League Left-wing politics 2016 Summer Olympics
How Bears can get their ground game running against Eagles
Jeremy Langford would be the first to admit it. His longest run in Week 1 against the Texans should have been longer. He sensed it as soon as safety Quintin Demps corralled him to the turf. Watching video of the play later only reinforced his lament. Langford's 15-yard scamper around left end in...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | American football positions American football Fullback Offensive tackle Defensive tackle Linebacker Running back Jay Cutler
Seidel: The line that separates everything for Lions
For Lions to have winning season, the list of things that must happen is ... long        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Offensive tackle American football 2009 NFL Draft Quarterback Detroit Lions Is the glass half empty or half full? Left-wing politics Right-wing politics
Seidel: The line that separates everything for the Detroit Lions
For Lions to have winning season, the list of things that must happen is ... long        
33 points by Detroit Free Press | Offensive tackle American football 2009 NFL Draft Quarterback Detroit Lions Is the glass half empty or half full? Left-wing politics Right-wing politics
Hold those Tigers: Clemson’s offense stalled through 2 weeks
CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson has not looked like Clemson at all so far this season.The fifth-ranked Tigers have been an up-tempo, points-a-plenty marvel in college football since 2011, averaging at least 410 yards and 31 points a game. Through two contests this year, Clemson has barely broken that level...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | American football Quarterback American football positions Offensive tackle Atlantic Coast Conference Dabo Swinney National Football League Clemson Tigers football
Giants’ beleaguered unit silences the preseason haters
ARLINGTON, Texas — The whipping boys of the Giants’ preseason dished up a whipping of their own when the games started counting. Big Blue’s beleaguered offensive line, the source of so much angst in August, proved to be one of their biggest strengths in a 20-19 season-opening victory over the Cowboys on Sunday at AT&T...
18 points by New York Post | American football positions 1955 births Giant Ran Ito The Final American football New York Giants Offensive tackle
Patriots win in Jimmy Garoppolo's first start
Jimmy Garoppolo passed his first major test. The New England quarterback, playing in place of the suspended Tom Brady, led his team to a 23-21 upset of Arizona before a packed house at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals had a chance to pull ahead with 41 seconds remaining, but kicker...
33 points by Los Angeles Times | American football Super Bowl American football positions Tight end Tom Brady Offensive tackle Super Bowl XLIII New England Patriots
After two routs leave 1-1 USC's potential murky, Stanford should provide an answer
Were he a professor, Stevie Tu’ikolovatu might be one that  students try to avoid. As a grader, he is blunt, sometimes harsh. After his first game at USC drew rave reviews from outsiders, the graduate transfer defensive tackle said he would give himself a D. A 45-7 rout of Utah State on Saturday,...
302 points by Los Angeles Times | American football positions American football Offensive tackle Week-day names Michigan State University Utah
Strong start but familiar ending for mediocre Bears
A pained smile masked the punishment Bears quarterback Jay Cutler felt from getting sacked five times Sunday in 23-14 loss to the Texans at NRG Stadium. But, clearly, Cutler's body hurt, as did the Bears' psyche, after they let a fourth-quarter lead slip away in a season opener that confirmed much...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | American football Quarterback American football positions National Football League Offensive tackle Canadian football Chicago Bears Jay Cutler
USC easily handles Utah State, but lineman Chuma Edoga flies off the handle, making contact with official
Shame had turned to anger, and anger had calcified into resolve by USC’s second game, on Saturday. The Trojans had had enough: an embarrassing season-opening loss to Alabama and a parade of off-the-field incidents, from the disturbing to the banal. They hoped their first home game, against Utah...
6 points by Los Angeles Times | American football Touchdown American football positions End zone Offensive tackle Quarterback Game The Lockers
Bears keep their guards up, giving big money to Kyle Long and Josh Sitton
Kyle Long was a good soldier last year when he moved to right tackle with no notice and played a full season there without griping or reminding people the obvious — he was switched less than a week before the season opener. The Bears turned around and did right by him Wednesday when he signed a...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Offensive tackle Chicago Bears American football positions American football 2008 NFL Draft Quarterback Washington Redskins Guard
Buffalo Bills OT Seantrel Henderson suspended for substance-abuse violation
The Sports Xchange Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson has been suspended without pay.
3 points by UPI | United Press International William Randolph Hearst International News Service News World Communications National Football League Ulcerative colitis Gastroenterology Offensive tackle
Rookie Decker's 1st big task: Containing Mathis
The veteran pass rusher has 14 seasons on the first-year offensive tackle, who is confident he won't be turned inside out.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | National Football League Indianapolis Colts Offensive tackle American football positions Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl XLI Super Bowl American football
Michigan loses second commit of day: Brother Rice TE Carter Dunaway
Dunaway was a longtime commitment -- dating to April 2015 -- who did not have the same lofty profile as others.        
36 points by Detroit Free Press | American football positions Washington Redskins Tight end American football Linebacker Offensive tackle English-language films Oakland County Michigan
San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs: Who will win and why
By Marc Lillibridge, The Sports Xchange The San Diego Chargers visit the Kansas City Chiefs in a division matchup that could jump-start either team's season.
110 points by UPI | American football positions American football Quarterback San Diego Chargers Canadian football Fullback National Football League Offensive tackle
Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers: Who will win and why
By Marc Lillibridge, The Sports Xchange When the Los Angeles Rams visit the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, there will be so many major narratives surrounding this game that the key one is often lost in translation.
3 points by UPI | American football positions American football San Francisco 49ers St. Louis Rams National Football League Monday Night Football Offensive tackle Dallas Cowboys