If you have been asleep at the wheel or just vacationing in Glacier National Park (why go on vacation for a week before the start of the NFL season you ask… I know I know) for the past week. Here is a quick get up to speed post.
Kickers…really news about Kickers. Lots of kicker upheaval so check your rosters/lineups for these latest changes:
NO-fired and then rehired Shane Graham (I would start him this week but he has to be looking over his shoulder).
5 Rookie Kickers start week 1
Ryan Succop is now with TEN
Rob Gronkowski NE TE is scheduled to play week 1
Tim Wright is a sleeper TE to watch in NE in the A Hernandez role
Wes Welker DEN WR has been suspended for 4 games and has concussion issues
Josh Gordon is suspended for 1 year
SF LB Aldon Smith is suspended for 4 games
Kyle Orton is the backup QB to EJ Manuel in BUF
Santonio Holmes has a role in CHI as there WR3?
Surprise cuts-R Williams DAL RB, S Hill WR NYJ, D Thomas MIA RB, J Boyce NE WR, N Burleson CLE WR
HOU traded for Ryan Mallet who is the QB2 now
QB situations in NYJ (Geno Smith starts) and CLE (B Hoyer starts) seem tenuous at best
Take your pick at RB:
MIA-Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno
OAK-MJD and Darren McFadden
TEN-Shonn Greene, Bishop Sankey and Dexter McCluster
CAR-DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart
IND-Trent Richardon and Ahmad Bradshaw
NO-Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram and Kiry Robinson?
ATL-who is the heir apparent to Steven Jackson…A. Smith or D Freeman or J Rodgers
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