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A young L.A. Rams team will look to build upon an exciting, promising first season under head coach Sean McVay in 2018. Following the same model as the Philadelphia Eagles, the Rams have made moves to get into a win-now mode while quarterback Jared Goff remains on a rookie contract at a manageable cap hit.
L.A.’s hectic offseason has included acquiring Brandin Cooks, Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters in trades, and signing All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh as a free agent. However, most notably, there offseason hasn’t included signing superstar DT and destroyer of worlds Aaron Donald to a contract extension.
Despite the Rams moving to build around a young core by adding high-priced veterans, they do still have multiple young pieces stepping into contributing roles, set to breakout in 2018 on a contending team. Here are three players set to breakout for L.A. in 2018. Continue reading by Alistair Corp
Training camp No. 2 of the Kyle Shanahan era is upon the 49ers. It’s also the first one with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, so greater expectations and increased clarity abound.
When the Seahawks take the field for the start of training camp next week, few position groups will have seen more change since the end of last season than tight end. But while we know the Seahawks will be different at that position, what still needs to be sorted out in camp and beyond is what those changes will mean for Seattle’s offense in 2018.
Over the previous three seasons, most of Seattle’s playing time and pass-catching production at tight end came from Jimmy Graham and Luke Willson. Both players moved on to the NFC North in free agency, however, with Graham signing with Green Bay and Willson signing with Detroit, which means Nick Vannett, a 2016 third-round pick, is the only returning tight end with any significant regular-season experience. CONTINUE READING, by Seahawks.com
Every step this offseason, once Bruce Arians retired and Steve Wilks was hired, became a Cardinals’ reboot in a sense. Once training camp begins – and that is soon, with players reporting July 27 and the first practice the next day – the 2018 season will come full speed.
What that means in terms of performance and final record is hard to project, with so much to play out between now and the Cards’ opener at home against Washington Sept. 9. There are plenty of questions the Cardinals are already trying to answer. CONTINUE READING, by Darren Urban