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Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub has looked ‘excellent’ and will start over Derek Carr

While Matt Schaub’s looked “excellent,” Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr has been “hit-and-miss” early in training camp. The 23-year-old Carr, who Oakland took 36th overall out of Fresno State, inked a four-year deal worth in excess of $5.3 million on May 21. Carr officially bypassed Matt McGloin as the Raiders’ backup in June and he’s competing with the 32-year-old Schaub to start under center. A two-time Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year, David’s younger brother’s athletic, mobile, accurate and blessed with a powerful cannon. More importantly, the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Carr is mature, brimming with testicular fortitude, and loves … Continue reading

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Urban Meyer should understand why Tim Tebow won’t ‘work out’

During Wednesday’s interview with NFL.com, Urban Meyer said he can’t understand why teams aren’t interested in acquiring Tim Tebow. The 26-year-old Tebow gained employment with ESPN as a college football analyst roughly four months after getting axed by the New England Patriots last August. “He’s the second-most efficient passer ever to play college football,” said Meyer, 50, who coached Tebow in Gainesville from 2006 through 2009. “He had really good personnel around him (at Florida) and we utilized his skill very well. I think in a traditional setting, it is difficult, but there’s a lot of non-traditional offenses now in … Continue reading

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New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner is ‘the best’ in the NFL

Burgeoning Jet Dee Milliner told the New York Daily News on Saturday that he’s “the best” cornerback in the NFL. “The best corner in the league? I’m not going to say somebody that plays the same position is better than me,” said Milliner, 22, who Gang Green took with the ninth pick in April 2013. “Don’t care if they’ve been in the league 10 years and I’ve been here five months. That’s how it’s going to go. I’m the best.” Cornerback is an extremely difficult position to get acclimated to and Milliner seemingly never healed from undergoing the knife to … Continue reading

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Dallas Cowboys playmaker Dez Bryant is ‘like a little brother to’ Tony Romo

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said electric playmaker Dez Bryant would be a groomsman if he were exchanging vows this year. “(Bryant’s) like a little brother to me,” said Romo, 34, who married Candice Crawford in May 2011. The 25-year-old Bryant, who signed a five-year deal worth $12.05 million roughly three months after being taken 24th overall in 2010, is set to pocket $1.78 million this season. An absolutely menacing physical force, the 6-foot-2, 218-pound Bryant can overwhelm defenders with his strength, size and speed. Born to a rock peddler, the native Texan’s been accused of acting violently and lacking … Continue reading

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Jordy Nelson is now a wealthier member of the Green Bay Packers

Jordy Nelson finalized an extension with the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. The 29-year-old Nelson, who caught 85 pigskins for 1,314 yards and eight touchdowns in 2013, agreed to a four-year deal worth $39 million. Altogether, since getting drafted 36th overall out of Kansas State in 2008, the 6-foot-3, 217-pound Nelson has compiled 302 receptions for 4,590 yards and 36 scores. Even with megastar Aaron Rodgers shelved for seven games last autumn, the Packers finished with the league’s eighth ranked attack and averaged 400.3 yards per contest. Thus, with journeyman Matt Flynn substituting for the 2011 MVP, Green Bay (8-7-1) … Continue reading

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