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Jan 07 2019, 2:13 am - By huangjian123

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (14-4)OPEN CAMP: July 25 (rookies) Arizona Cardinals Hats , July 28 (veterans), Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center, Eagan, MinnesotaLAST YEAR: Despite losing starting QB Sam Bradford after season opener and rookie RB Dalvin Cook in fourth game, both to knee injuries, Vikings rode backup QB Case Keenum and league-leading defense to second-most wins in franchise history. Beat Saints on last-second 61-yard TD pass from Keenum to WR Stefon Diggs in play dubbed "Minneapolis Miracle," before being trounced by Eagles in NFC championship game to miss chance of becoming NFL's first Super Bowl host to play in game.IMPORTANT ADDITIONS: Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, QB Kirk Cousins, DT Sheldon Richardson, PK Daniel Carlson, CB/KR Mike Hughes, WR Kendall Wright, OG Tom Compton, QB Trevor Siemian, OT Brian O'Neill.IMPORTANT LOSSES: Keenum, Bradford, RB Jerick McKinnon, RG Joe Berger, WR Jarius Wright, DT Tom Johnson, DT Shamar Stephen, QB Teddy Bridgewater, OL Jeremiah Sirles.CAMP NEEDS: Cousins must continue to build chemistry with Diggs, WR Adam Thielen, TE Kyle Rudolph and rest of receivers, but even more important is establishment of healthy line in front of him. RT Rashod Hill will be in spotlight after taking most of first-team reps in spring practices while Mike Remmers moved to RG, and C Pat Elflein has catching up to do with Cousins on cadence and calls; Elflein was out of team drills all offseason in recovery from shoulder, ankle injuries. Cook looks to step back in as starting tailback 10 months after ACL surgery. First-round draft pick Hughes will have opportunity to earn jobs as primary KR and nickel CB.EXPECTATIONS: As high as ever, with fully guaranteed contract for Cousins and under-radar signing of Richardson to supplement one of league's most stacked rosters. With Diggs, DE Danielle Hunter and LB Anthony Barr on expiring contracts and handful of defense's stars nearing, at, or over 30, time is now for team's first title. Repeating last year's record won't be easy Arizona Cardinals Hoodie , with questions remaining on offensive line, where Berger's retirement created opening, and stiffer schedule that includes road trips to face Rams, Eagles, Patriots and Seahawks.DETROIT LIONS (9-7)OPEN CAMP: July 27, Allen Park, MichiganLAST YEAR: Early and late-season slides knocked team out of playoff contention and cost coach Jim Caldwell job. QB Matthew Stafford led pass-dependent offense with 1,000-yard WRs Marvin Jones and Golden Tate. CB Darius Slay emerged as one of league's best in coverage.IMPORTANT ADDITIONS: Coach Matt Patricia, RB LeGarrette Blount, RB Kerryon Johnson, TE Luke Willson, C Frank Ragnow, DT Sylvester Williams, LB Christian Jones, LB Devon Kennard.IMPORTANT LOSSES: Coach Jim Caldwell, TE Eric Ebron, DT Haloti Ngata, LB Tahir Whitehead.CAMP NEEDS: Developing running game with two new backs and rookie center. Learning new defense with first-year head coach and new coordinator Paul Pasqualoni.EXPECTATIONS: Making playoffs must be goal after firing coach coming off third winning season in four years. Third-year GM Bob Quinn wants team to become tougher, especially in short yardage and near goal line.GREEN BAY PACKERS (7-9)OPEN CAMP: July 26, Green Bay, WisconsinLAST YEAR: Finished under .500 and out of playoffs for first time since 2008. Offense struggled with QB Aaron Rodgers sidelined for seven games with broken collarbone. Defense plagued by porous secondary and lack of consistent pass rush. Injuries ravaged cornerback position again.IMPORTANT ADDITIONS: GM Brian Gutekunst, offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, QB DeShone Kizer, TE Jimmy Graham, TE Marcedes Lewis, CB Tramon Williams, rookie CBs Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson, DL Muhammad Wilkerson.IMPORTANT LOSSES: retired GM Ted Thompson, defensive coordinator Dom Capers, S Morgan Burnett, WR Jordy Nelson, G Jahri Evans Customized Arizona Cardinals Jerseys , TE Richard Rodgers.CAMP NEEDS: Find receiver to replace Nelson. Packers took three wideouts in middle rounds of draft, but returnees Geronimo Allison and Trevor Davis could have early edge. With Rodgers sidelined, Nelson's production tailed off last year, and Packers let him go in offseason and brought in Graham to provide big target over middle. At their best, Rodgers and Nelson were one of top combos in league. Packers need to develop pass-rush depth behind Clay Matthews and Nick Perry, and hope that Alexander and Jackson can learn from Williams to help in coverage.EXPECTATIONS: Packers are always threat as long as Rodgers is healthy. Last season served as painful lesson of what team needs to shore up defensive deficiencies that could be masked by their gifted quarterback. At worst, expect return to playoffs — assuming Rodgers is healthy — following offseason full of changes in Titletown.CHICAGO BEARS (5-11)OPEN CAMP: July 19, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IllinoisLAST YEAR: Bears finished last in NFC North for fourth straight year, then fired coach John Fox after three losing seasons. GM Ryan Pace got contract extension through 2021 and hired Andy Reid protege Matt Nagy as head coach, hoping he gets most out of QB Mitchell Trubisky. Wide receivers were big weakness, with Cameron Meredith (left knee) out for season and Kevin White (shoulder) missing most of it. Chicago's leading receiver was Kendall Wright — now with Minnesota — with 59 receptions for 614 yards. Bears had formidable RB tandem with Jordan Howard (1,122 yards) and Tarik Cohen (370 yards rushing, 353 receiving), though Howard struggled to catch passes. Defense ranked 10th overall despite injuries to several key players, including LB Leonard Floyd.IMPORTANT ADDITIONS: Coach Matt Nagy, offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich, WR Allen Robinson, TE Trey Burton, WR Taylor Gabriel, K Cody Parkey, rookie LB Roquan Smith, rookie WR Anthony Miller, rookie G/C James Daniels.IMPORTANT LOSSES: Fox, Meredith, LB Pernell McPhee, LB Willie Young.CAMP NEEDS: Trubisky needs time to develop rapport with new targets, particularly Robinson, coming back from torn left ACL in last year's opener with Jacksonville. Something else to watch: G Kyle Long's health. Three-time Pro Bowler is working way back from ankle, neck and shoulder surgeries.EXPECTATIONS: Bears, coming off fourth straight season with 10 or more losses, haven't finished above .500 since 2012. Chicago has one playoff appearance since 2006 Super Bowl appearance. Bears are banking on Trubisky after surrounding him with playmakers and coaches they think will help him reach his potential. Chicago also added possible cornerstone at inside linebacker by drafting Smith Authentic Pat Tillman Jersey , who led Georgia to national championship game last season. Will they start? If not, when will they play?While there are many scenarios that can dominate the spotlight as the NFL season kicks off, with five teams there is only one.The first-round rookie quarterback.Eventually, they all will get the chances to be the franchise guy. For such teams as the Browns and Jets, it's been a long and futile search to find their man.This Cleveland version of an NFL club arrived in 1999 and still is searching. For New York, the last true franchise QB was Joe Namath, and his historic Super Bowl triumph was 50 seasons ago.Buffalo (Jim Kelly), Arizona (Kurt Warner), and Baltimore (Joe Flacco 鈥?not elite, but he won a championship) haven't been so empty at the position.So what sort of progress did the Browns' Baker Mayfield, Jets' Sam Darnold, Bills' Josh Allen, Cardinals' Josh Rosen and Ravens' Lamar Jackson make so far?Let's see.BAKER MAYFIELD, No. 1 overall pick 鈥?For excitement alone, this guy can't miss. Of course, Robert Griffin III and Ryan Tannehill have had similar skillsets but not a lot of success (or good health) in the pros.Mayfield has worked hard, played well enough and seems to understand he needs to be patient while learning behind Tyrod Taylor. Mayfield has been a consummate teammate 鈥?yes, there were knocks on him about it that appear totally unfounded 鈥?and Mayfield even dressed up as GM John Dorsey for the team's rookie talent show. The impersonation earned him laughs and respect.In games, he has shown poise in the pocket, kept drives alive with runs and he has the ability to keep his eyes downfield while under pressure.But barring an injury to Taylor, Mayfield is a backup for now."When I look at what Baker has done, walking in here, handling everything form the media to his teammates to all of the expectations and all of that, I think that he has been outstanding," coach Hue Jackson says. "I can't say that enough. He is handling all of this the right way, and I think that is very, very important for his future and what he is trying to accomplish."SAM DARNOLD, No. 3 overall pick 鈥?He's the front-runner to be the starter when the regular season opens after a solid summer and preseason.It's been pretty clear this has been Darnold's job to lose from the moment he took the field three days late after some haggling over his contract. And, it's more than the numbers, which aren't eye-popping: 29 of 45 for 244 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. It's the way Darnold has handled himself in games, showing the instincts of a veteran when plays break down around him."He moves to the next play," offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates said. "For a young kid, that's unbelievable. He doesn't dwell on it Pat Tillman Jersey Limited , he moves on. Actually, when he has a mistake, usually the next play he's more focused, more intense and he usually does better that next play. He's a mature 21-year-old and nothing is too big for him. He doesn't get down on himself."JOSH ALLEN , No. 7 overall pick 鈥?The Bills gave up on Taylor by trading the third-year starter to Cleveland, mostly due to his inability to fit the pocket passer mold coach Sean McDermott prefers. Buffalo then traded up five spots to draft Wyoming's Allen with the seventh pick, understanding the strong-armed but raw player would require time to develop.Allen remains a work in progress, reflected in his hesitancy in his first preseason start, a 26-13 loss to Cincinnati. Allen got little protection from a patchwork offensive line and finished with fewer yards passing (34) than the 39 yards he lost while being sacked five times.That was considered a step backward 鈥?inaccuracy again was an issue 鈥?after he showed promise in combining to go 18 of 32 for 176 yards and two touchdowns while overseeing the second- and third-stringers in his first two preseason games.Returning backup Nathan Peterman has put up the best numbers of Buffalo's three quarterbacks, but is he really the future? No, Allen is.JOSH ROSEN, No. 10 overall pick 鈥?Never one to lack confidence, Rosen impressed coaches and teammates from the moment he arrived in camp, quickly absorbing offensive coordinator Mike McCoy's offense. Rosen said he believes he's "pretty much gotten better every day I've been here."He shows his emotions after a bad play, but has drawn none of the negativity from within the organization that seems so pervasive from the outside, where he's sometimes criticized as being too smart, too cocky, having too many outside interests for his own good.Rosen has been all football and has praised Sam Bradford for the help he's provided. Bradford returns the compliments."He's hungry for information," Bradford says. "It seems like he's always trying to learn something. It doesn't stop in the meeting rooms. Even at the dinner table he'll ask me. It's fun to be around someone like that and to hopefully try to be able to help him."Rosen sat out Sunday night's win in Dallas with a jammed thumb after hitting it on a helmet during practice early last week.Bradford is the unchallenged starter, but given his injury history, it will be no surprise if Rosen at some point has to take over the offense this year.LAMAR JACKSON , No. 32 overall pick 鈥?After looking very much like a rookie in Baltimore's first three preseason games, Jackson showed marked improvement in his fourth go at it. Facing the Dolphins, Jackson ran for a touchdown and threw for a score."I'm working my way up right now," he said. "Fourth preseason game, I felt like I did pretty good. But there's still room for improvement."Coach John Harbaugh said, "We've seen it in practice where he's done some really good things, but we hadn't really seen it in a game yet. And today just fell into place for him a little bit."Jackson won a Heisman Trophy at Louisville. He understands that Joe Flacco is the starter, so the rookie is striving to learn from both Flacco and RG3 and seems willing to wait for his time to shine. The Ravens' performance behind Flacco early in the season could determine if and when Jackson gets a shot.AP Pro Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. and Sports Writers David Ginsburg, John Wawrow, Tom Withers and Bob Baum contributed.
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