Where does Peter King slot the Jets in his latest power rankings?

nj.com - Jun 1, 2015

Let's take a look.

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Detroit Lions OG Laken Tomlinson's intelligence proving to be valuable asset in early OTA practices

mlive.com - Jun 1, 2015

Tomlinson, who wants to pursue a career in medicine once his football career is over, said his primary focus in these early practices has been showing the coaches he's able to learn the playbook and apply it on the practice field.

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Redskins Blog: Gruden: Improved defensive front will set tone for more aggressive unit

washingtonpost.com - Jun 1, 2015

As they have worked to overhaul what was a rather toothless defensive attack in 2014, Redskins Coach Jay Gruden and new coordinator Joe Barry have worked to instill a more aggressive mind-set.Throughout practices, Barry barks instructions and urges players to increase the level of intensity, pressure the quarterback, strip and pounce on loose balls, and go after interceptions. Every defensive coor

Steve Smith on Ravens rookie De'Andre Carter: 'I see a young Randall Cobb in him'

baltimoresun.com - Jun 1, 2015

Steve Smith has only known Ravens undrafted rookie wide receiver DeAndre Carter for a month.

steve smith "I'm biased, he's a West Coast guy, I just love his attitude. I see a young Randall Cobb in him, but I think he can play inside or outside. I'm excited to watch him play."

Ravens news, notes and opinions on second-year players, Steve Smith, cornerbacks

baltimoresun.com - Jun 1, 2015

Football pundits like to say that players make their biggest jump in terms of performance from their first to their second seasons.

Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 6/1

redskins.com - Jun 1, 2015

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Monday, June 1, 2015.

alfred morris " right up my alley."

Stephen Tulloch: Detroit Lions defense will be 'damn good' despite losses

mlive.com - Jun 1, 2015

How Detroit goes about compensating for Suh's loss, as well as that of Nick Fairley, will be one of the biggest keys to their season. And Stephen Tulloch isn't concerned.

stephen tulloch "Our secondary is as strong as it has been since I've been here, You guys (in the media) all know what we endured the first couple years of me being here."
stephen tulloch "I'm back, I'm healthy. I'd be out there practicing (in team drills) if they let me, You see me out there running. I'm sure you got footage. I'm back, 2014's over. I'll be in the middle again this year, and we'll have a great defense and a great team."

Former Packers adjust to life after neck injuries ended their NFL careers

jsonline.com - Jun 1, 2015

Eleven careers have ended in Green Bay since 1986 due to neck injuries, 13 if Jermichael Finley and Johnny Jolly never return. Here’s how four of these players — Johnathan Franklin, Nick Collins, Terrence Murphy and Johnny Holland — dealt with the sudden ends to their careers and where they are now.

nick collins "Just being a father, Staying busy."
nick collins "A Super Bowl baby!"
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Borges: Belichick calendar has moved past Deflategate

bostonherald.com - Jun 1, 2015

Bill Belichick proved to be far more revealing than he intended last week when he addressed the media at the opening of the Patriots’ OTAs. Could this be the beginning of a journalistic rapprochement?Personal anecdotes are seldom a subject of discussion with the four-time Super Bowl-winning coach. If he played his cards any closer to the vest, they’d be in his coat pocket. It’s his thing. So

mike wallace "Has Deflategate taken away from the joy of winning the Super Bowl in any way?"

Rossi: Changed PATs look like sure things with Steelers K Suisham

triblive.com - May 31, 2015

Shaun Suisham sure sounded worried. “I only answer questions with my holder around,” Suisham said as he walked off one of the Steelers’ practice fields ...

shaun suisham "I only answer questions with my holder around,"
shaun suisham "It's not like you kicked an extra point with less force,"
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Surplus of inside linebackers satisfies Eagles coach

mcall.com - May 31, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — How the talent overload coach Chip Kelly has created for the Philadelphia Eagles at inside linebacker will be settled this summer should be one of the most fascinating dynamics to watch.

demeco ryans "We have some great depth, This is probably the best inside group we've had since I've been here. It's really great competition. I'm looking forward to seeing how things shake out throughout training camp."
marcus smith "leg pull."

Rams ready to put offseason program into high gear

stltoday.com - May 31, 2015

Team's organized team activities are set to start Tuesday.

james laurinaitis "It took some time for everyone to get familiar and learn what Gregg expected, But once we started to understand, things really started to click for us. Gregg knows us and we know him and there’s a great level of trust both ways."
james laurinaitis "We know something about Nick (Foles) because we faced him with Philly, but I think we’re all interested to see how things will come together for him here, I know he’s been working hard, trying to develop some chemistry and timing with the receivers."

D-Backs can't hit in clutch against Brewers

azcentral.com - May 31, 2015

Four times in the final nine innings on Sunday, Ender Inciarte came to the plate with the go-ahead run in scoring position. Twice he grounded out, twice he popped out.         

The bloop that ignited an Orioles loss

baltimoresun.com - May 31, 2015

One of the key plays in Sunday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Rays was perfectly indicative of the Orioles’ uneven season.

david lough "I was shaded right from the get-go. [They] put me on the right side and so I wasn’t able to make the play and obviously Pearce couldn’t make the play as well, It was just one of those balls that got down and it was kind of the turning point in the game, really, because Souza ended up hitting that three-run shot there. It’s unfortunate. It’s one of those things that happen. Especially when you’re not going as well as you want as a team. You start shading different ways and balls start falling the other ways."
steve pearce "I went and looked at video. That was tough, Me and David were both converging on it and that just had disaster written all over it. But I didn’t really pull up. I looked on film and that ball was still pretty far away from me. It would have been nice to make that catch, obviously. … That big three-run blow that was a big knock."

D-Backs draft: Tate intimidating on the mound

azcentral.com - May 31, 2015

Scouts say UC-Santa Barbara right-hander Dillon Tate might be the rare college pitcher who still has significant room for development.         

Paige: Sports in Denver are a mile-high mess

denverpost.com - May 31, 2015

Is Our Dusty Old Cowtown the worst major professional sports market in the country at this exact moment?

Blackhawks, on cusp of another Cup, never get tired of winning

chicagotribune.com - May 31, 2015

Late Saturday night after the Blackhawks celebrated their Game 7 victory in a businesslike fashion, indefatigable defenseman Duncan Keith enjoyed a lighter moment at the podium.

Omar Bolden looks to get his kicks on returns for Broncos

denverpost.com - May 31, 2015

There he is, in open field, the place he envisions when he closes his eyes at night. Everyone in the stadium watches him, eyes following, excitement increasing, danger lurking.

omar bolden "I'm going to go on and say that is my job. I want it and I want it bad, I want to lead the league in kick-return yards."
omar bolden "I have no fear,"
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Walter Thurmond welcomes move to safety for Eagles

philly.com - May 31, 2015

Walter Thurmond received an offer from Eagles coaches four weeks ago. He could stay at cornerback, where he has played his entire five-year career, and compete at a position that became crowded this offseason. Or he could move to safety, where the Eagles' glaring need has been ignored.

walter thurmond "I chose to go to the safety because of the defense we play - there's going to be a lot of opportunities to make plays on the ball, They felt confident in me to be able to move to that position."
walter thurmond "that's probably something [the coaches] looked at."
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Two-homer games by Young, Machado can't save Tillman in 9-5 loss to Rays

baltimoresun.com - May 31, 2015

With all of the unsettling things that have happened with the Orioles in this lackluster start, perhaps nothing is more concerning than the struggles of Opening Day starter Chris Tillman.

chris tillman "Chris is a 27-year-old man with a lot of success behind him, He's very close, and he's going to pitch good for us this year and hopefully for a long time. Keep that in mind. He was very close to having a real good outing today."
chris tillman "Results-wise yeah. But the process is there and you can’t cheat it, We have been doing the work needed and I think the results will come. That’s the way I’ve been my whole career, you got to go through the process. Stay true to who you are and it’s going to come."
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