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2012 Draft Prep: Our 12-team draft results

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It's time. Your prep work is over. Draft Day is here. Now, you get to put all that practice work to the test. No more mock drafts, this is the real thing. Are you ready?

It's been an exciting offseason and an amazing preseason, but Labor Day weekend marks the end of all your preparations. The majority of all Fantasy Football drafts will be done right now, and we wanted to give you one final mock draft as a guide with a standard 12-team format.

2012 Draft Prep essentials
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As a special bonus, we enlisted the help of our analysts and producers from all our video shows, including Brent Stover and Brian Westbrook from Fantasy Football Today, which airs every Sunday morning during the season at 11 a.m. ET . Stover is the host of the show, and Westbrook is the former All-Pro running back with the Eagles and 49ers. Both are welcomed additions to our program, and we look forward to the insight Westbrook will provide as a recently retired player and former Fantasy star.

This 12-team standard league should give you an idea of where to draft players and when certain hot-button options are being taken. For example, three quarterbacks went in Round 1, Adrian Peterson was drafted in Round 2 and Maurice Jones-Drew was selected in Round 3. You can decide for yourself if that is the right value for those players, and use these scenarios in your own league on Draft Day.

As always, we ask you to share your thoughts on this draft. Take advantage of our Fantasy Football Twitter feed (@CBSFantasyFB) and post your comments there, or share your thoughts on our Fantasy Football Facebook page.

In this league, all touchdowns are worth six points, and we award one point for every 10 yards rushing and receiving and one point for every 25 yards passing. We feature a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DST and a FLEX (RB/WR/TE). There will also be five reserve spots for a 14-round draft. This lineup reflects our CBSSports.com free Fantasy Football game.

Our draft order is as follows:

1. Nathan Zegura, Senior Fantasy Writer
2. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor
3. Mike Freedman, Video Producer
4. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
5. Adam Aizer, Podcast/Video Host
6. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
7. Brent Stover, Fantasy Football Today Host
8. Matt Brodsky, Video Producer
9. James Questel, Fantasy Football Today Producer
10. Brian Westbrook, Fantasy Football Today Analyst
11. Nando Di Fino, Senior Fantasy Writer
12. Peter Madden, Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Owner Player
1 Zegura Arian Foster, RB, HOU
2 Tobin Ray Rice, RB, BAL
3 Freedman LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
4 Eisenberg Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
5 Aizer Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
6 Richard Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
7 Stover Drew Brees, QB, NO
8 Brodsky Tom Brady, QB, NE
9 Questel DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
10 Westbrook Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
11 Di Fino Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
12 Madden Julio Jones, WR, ATL
Round 2
Pick Owner Player
13 Madden Cam Newton, QB, CAR
14 Di Fino Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
15 Westbrook Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
16 Questel Matt Forte, RB, CHI
17 Brodsky Steven Jackson, RB, STL
18 Stover Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
19 Richard Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
20 Aizer Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
21 Eisenberg Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, NYG
22 Freedman Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
23 Tobin Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
24 Zegura Doug Martin, RB, TB
Round 3
Pick Owner Player
25 Zegura Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
26 Tobin Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
27 Freedman Michael Turner, RB, ATL
28 Eisenberg Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
29 Aizer Darren Sproles, RB, NO
30 Richard Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
31 Stover Frank Gore, RB, SF
32 Brodsky BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
33 Questel Greg Jennings, WR, GB
34 Westbrook Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
35 Di Fino Roddy White, WR, ATL
36 Madden Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
Round 4
Pick Owner Player
37 Madden A.J. Green, WR, CIN
38 Di Fino Shonn Greene, RB, NYJ
39 Westbrook DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
40 Questel Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
41 Brodsky Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
42 Stover Wes Welker, WR, NE
43 Richard Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
44 Aizer Percy Harvin, WR, MIN
45 Eisenberg Steve Smith, WR, CAR
46 Freedman Marques Colston, WR, NO
47 Tobin Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
48 Zegura Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
Round 5
Pick Owner Player
49 Zegura Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI
50 Tobin Brandon Lloyd, WR, NE
51 Freedman Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
52 Eisenberg Aaron Hernandez, TE, NE
53 Aizer Donald Brown, RB, IND
54 Richard Willis McGahee, RB, DEN
55 Stover Antonio Gates, TE, SD
56 Brodsky Reggie Bush, RB, MIA
57 Questel Vernon Davis, TE, SF
58 Westbrook Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
59 Di Fino Michael Vick, QB, PHI
60 Madden Peyton Hillis, RB, KC
Round 6
Pick Owner Player
61 Madden Rashad Jennings, RB, JAC
62 Di Fino Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
63 Westbrook Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
64 Questel Tony Romo, QB, DAL
65 Brodsky Eric Decker, WR, DEN
66 Stover Mike Wallace, WR, PIT
67 Richard Eli Manning, QB, NYG
68 Aizer Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
69 Eisenberg Cedric Benson, RB, GB
70 Freedman Kevin Smith, RB, DET
71 Tobin Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
72 Zegura Philip Rivers, QB, SD
Round 7
Pick Owner Player
73 Zegura Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
74 Tobin Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
75 Freedman Miles Austin, WR, DAL
76 Eisenberg DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
77 Aizer Isaac Redman, RB, PIT
78 Richard Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
79 Stover Titus Young, WR, DET
80 Brodsky Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
81 Questel Ryan Williams, RB, ARI
82 Westbrook Fred Davis, TE, WAS
83 Di Fino Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
84 Madden Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
Round 8
Pick Owner Player
85 Madden Toby Gerhart, RB, MIN
86 Di Fino Beanie Wells, RB, ARI
87 Westbrook 49ers DST
88 Questel Michael Bush, RB, CHI
89 Brodsky Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
90 Stover Mark Ingram, RB, NO
91 Richard David Wilson, RB, NYG
92 Aizer Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DET
93 Eisenberg Robert Meachem, WR, SD
94 Freedman C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
95 Tobin Ben Tate, RB, HOU
96 Zegura Nate Washington, WR, TEN
Round 9
Pick Owner Player
97 Zegura Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
98 Tobin Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
99 Freedman Anquan Boldin, WR, BAL
100 Eisenberg Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
101 Aizer Lance Moore, WR, NO
102 Richard Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, OAK
103 Stover Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
104 Brodsky Malcom Floyd, WR, SD
105 Questel Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ
106 Westbrook Jermaine Gresham, TE, CIN
107 Di Fino Jason Witten, TE, DAL
108 Madden Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
Round 10
Pick Owner Player
109 Madden Evan Royster, RB, WAS
110 Di Fino Greg Little, WR, CLE
111 Westbrook Matt Schaub, QB, HOU
112 Questel Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
113 Brodsky Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR
114 Stover Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
115 Richard Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
116 Aizer Roy Helu, RB, WAS
117 Eisenberg Andrew Luck, QB, IND
118 Freedman LeGarrette Blount, RB, TB
119 Tobin Jacob Tamme, TE, DEN
120 Zegura Robert Turbin, RB, SEA
Round 11
Pick Owner Player
121 Zegura Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
122 Tobin Rashard Mendenhall, RB, PIT
123 Freedman Michael Crabtree, WR, SF
124 Eisenberg Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
125 Aizer Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
126 Richard Shane Vereen, RB, NE
127 Stover Randy Moss, WR, SF
128 Brodsky Sidney Rice, WR, SEA
129 Questel Felix Jones, RB, DAL
130 Westbrook Tim Hightower, RB, WAS
131 Di Fino Jon Baldwin, WR, KC
132 Madden Ronnie Brown, RB, SD
Round 12
Pick Owner Player
133 Madden Randall Cobb, WR, GB
134 Di Fino Braylon Edwards, WR, SEA
135 Westbrook Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
136 Questel Laurent Robinson, WR, JAC
137 Brodsky Joe Flacco, QB, BAL
138 Stover Eagles DST
139 Richard Texans DST
140 Aizer Josh Freeman, QB, TB
141 Eisenberg Taiwan Jones, RB, OAK
142 Freedman Jake Locker, QB, TEN
143 Tobin Brian Quick, WR, STL
144 Zegura Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
Round 13
Pick Owner Player
145 Zegura David Akers, K, SF
146 Tobin Giants DST
147 Freedman Bears DST
148 Eisenberg Packers DST
149 Aizer Jets DST
150 Richard Montario Hardesty, RB, CLE
151 Stover Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
152 Brodsky Ravens DST
153 Questel Steelers DST
154 Westbrook Mason Crosby, K, GB
155 Di Fino Bills DST
156 Madden Patriots DST
Round 14
Pick Owner Player
157 Madden Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
158 Di Fino Matt Prater, K, DEN
159 Westbrook Jared Cook, TE, TEN
160 Questel Alex Henery, K, PHI
161 Brodsky Nate Kaeding, K, SD
162 Stover Santana Moss, WR, WAS
163 Richard Jason Hanson, K, DET
164 Aizer Garrett Hartley, K, NO
165 Eisenberg Dan Bailey, K, DAL
166 Freedman Shayne Graham, K, HOU
167 Tobin Matt Bryant, K, ATL
168 Zegura Seahawks DST
 
Team by Team
Adam Aizer
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
2.8 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
3.5 Darren Sproles, RB, NO
4.8 Percy Harvin, WR, MIN
5.5 Donald Brown, RB, IND
6.8 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
7.5 Isaac Redman, RB, PIT
8.8 Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DET
9.5 Lance Moore, WR, NO
10.8 Roy Helu, RB, WAS
11.5 Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
12.8 Josh Freeman, QB, TB
13.5 Jets DST
14.8 Garrett Hartley, K, NO
MattBrodsky
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Tom Brady, QB, NE
2.5 Steven Jackson, RB, STL
3.8 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
4.5 Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
5.8 Reggie Bush, RB, MIA
6.5 Eric Decker, WR, DEN
7.8 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
8.5 Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
9.8 Malcom Floyd, WR, SD
10.5 Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR
11.8 Sidney Rice, WR, SEA
12.5 Joe Flacco, QB, BAL
13.8 Ravens DST
14.5 Nate Kaeding, K, SD
Nando Di Fino
Rd.Pk Player
1.11 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
2.2 Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
3.11 Roddy White, WR, ATL
4.2 Shonn Greene, RB, NYJ
5.11 Michael Vick, QB, PHI
6.2 Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
7.11 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
8.2 Beanie Wells, RB, ARI
9.11 Jason Witten, TE, DAL
10.2 Greg Little, WR, CLE
11.11 Jon Baldwin, WR, KC
12.2 Braylon Edwards, WR, SEA
13.11 Bills DST
14.2 Matt Prater, K, DEN
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
2.9 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, NYG
3.4 Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
4.9 Steve Smith, WR, CAR
5.4 Aaron Hernandez, TE, NE
6.9 Cedric Benson, RB, GB
7.4 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
8.9 Robert Meachem, WR, SD
9.4 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
10.9 Andrew Luck, QB, IND
11.4 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
12.9 Taiwan Jones, RB, OAK
13.4 Packers DST
14.9 Dan Bailey, K, DAL
Mike Freedman
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
2.10 Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
3.3 Michael Turner, RB, ATL
4.10 Marques Colston, WR, NO
5.3 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
6.10 Kevin Smith, RB, DET
7.3 Miles Austin, WR, DAL
8.10 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
9.3 Anquan Boldin, WR, BAL
10.10 LeGarrette Blount, RB, TB
11.3 Michael Crabtree, WR, SF
12.10 Jake Locker, QB, TEN
13.3 Bears DST
14.10 Shayne Graham, K, HOU
Peter Madden
Rd.Pk Player
1.12 Julio Jones, WR, ATL
2.1 Cam Newton, QB, CAR
3.12 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
4.1 A.J. Green, WR, CIN
5.12 Peyton Hillis, RB, KC
6.1 Rashad Jennings, RB, JAC
7.12 Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
8.1 Toby Gerhart, RB, MIN
9.12 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
10.1 Evan Royster, RB, WAS
11.12 Ronnie Brown, RB, SD
12.1 Randall Cobb, WR, GB
13.12 Patriots DST
14.1 Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
James Questel
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
2.4 Matt Forte, RB, CHI
3.9 Greg Jennings, WR, GB
4.4 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
5.9 Vernon Davis, TE, SF
6.4 Tony Romo, QB, DAL
7.9 Ryan Williams, RB, ARI
8.4 Michael Bush, RB, CHI
9.9 Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ
10.4 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
11.9 Felix Jones, RB, DAL
12.4 Laurent Robinson, WR, JAC
13.9 Steelers DST
14.4 Alex Henery, K, PHI
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
2.7 Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
3.6 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
4.7 Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
5.6 Willis McGahee, RB, DEN
6.7 Eli Manning, QB, NYG
7.6 Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
8.7 David Wilson, RB, NYG
9.6 Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, OAK
10.7 Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
11.6 Shane Vereen, RB, NE
12.7 Texans DST
13.6 Montario Hardesty, RB, CLE
14.7 Jason Hanson, K, DET
Brent Stover
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Drew Brees, QB, NO
2.6 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
3.7 Frank Gore, RB, SF
4.6 Wes Welker, WR, NE
5.7 Antonio Gates, TE, SD
6.6 Mike Wallace, WR, PIT
7.7 Titus Young, WR, DET
8.6 Mark Ingram, RB, NO
9.7 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
10.6 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
11.7 Randy Moss, WR, SF
12.6 Eagles DST
13.7 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
14.6 Santana Moss, WR, WAS
Jeff Tobin
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 Ray Rice, RB, BAL
2.11 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
3.2 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
4.11 Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
5.2 Brandon Lloyd, WR, NE
6.11 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
7.2 Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
8.11 Ben Tate, RB, HOU
9.2 Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
10.11 Jacob Tamme, TE, DEN
11.2 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, PIT
12.11 Brian Quick, WR, STL
13.2 Giants DST
14.11 Matt Bryant, K, ATL
Brian Westbrook
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
2.3 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
3.10 Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
4.3 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
5.10 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
6.3 Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
7.10 Fred Davis, TE, WAS
8.3 49ers DST
9.10 Jermaine Gresham, TE, CIN
10.3 Matt Schaub, QB, HOU
11.10 Tim Hightower, RB, WAS
12.3 Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
13.10 Mason Crosby, K, GB
14.3 Jared Cook, TE, TEN
Nathan Zegura
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Arian Foster, RB, HOU
2.12 Doug Martin, RB, TB
3.1 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
4.12 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
5.1 Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI
6.12 Philip Rivers, QB, SD
7.1 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
8.12 Nate Washington, WR, TEN
9.1 Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
10.12 Robert Turbin, RB, SEA
11.1 Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
12.12 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
13.1 David Akers, K, SF
14.12 Seahawks DST

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Player News
Texans DT Brandon Ivory arrested on burglary charge
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Texans defensive tackle Brandon Ivory was arrested Wednesday morning in Alabama and charged with first-degree burglary, according to a Tuscaloosa Police Department report obtained by SportingNews.com.

Ivory and another man were allegedly involved in a home burglary when the two entered the residence by kicking open the back door and then demanding money from the residents. The two stole money and two Ipads from the residence. Ivory and the other suspect were arrested at their apartment shortly after the incident with the stolen money and property.


Embattled Brandon Spikes pleads guilty to leaving scene of crash
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Former Patriots and Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes has pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a recent car crash and has received a fine and year of probation, per WBZ, which is further reporting that he has lost his license and will be forced to attend a driver's safety class.

Spikes has lost far more than his license. He has lost his livelihood, having been cut by New England for hitting another car and abandoning his vehicle on the highway. He later told the police that he had hit a deer.

No other teams have been rumored to be targeting Spikes for the coming season.


Terrelle Pryor ready to embrace new role with Browns
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Terrelle Pryor once declared that he could not play football if he could not play quarterback.

Reality has since set in.

Pryor has been cut twice and is now playing on a Cleveland Browns team desperate for a quarterback, but apparently not desperate enough to give him a shot. He is instead embracing what he is calling a "slash-player" role.

"I'm going to give (it) a chance," he told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "I just want to play football. I'm a playmaker, and I believe if I can touch the ball, I can go to the house, especially if I have space. This should definitely open up some opportunities."

Pryor has already taken the first step by contacting Steelers receiving stud Antonio Brown and making plans to work out with him and Randy Moss so they can teach him the nuances of the position.

He also figures there's another reason he's ahead of the game.

"The thing that helps me is that I played quarterback, and I know what the quarterback wants," Pryor said.


Lions new DT Haloti Ngata too busy to think about new contract
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata had his contract in mind in his last days with the Ravens, but he's too busy to think about it now that he's been traded to the Lions.

Ngata admitted that he suspected a deal could take place.

"The closer we got to free agency, I thought it could be a possibility," he told Monday Morning Quarterback. "It didn't surprise me ... since we weren't getting closer to any kind of contract stuff, I just figured there were a lot of things that could happen. I definitely started to have a trade in my mind as a possibility."

Ngata added that he's not thinking about a contract extension with Detroit.

"I'm just trying to get to know my teammates, get my playbook down, and my technique and terminology," he said.


Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon claims he'd pick himself in Fantasy
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon doesn't have a Fantasy football team, but if he did...

"If ... I could take myself, I would," he told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Never mind that Adrian Peterson has returned to the backfield. Never mind that Peterson has traditionally not yielded many carries to teammates. In 2012, for instance, he totaled 348 of his team's 401 rushing attempts.

The Vikings, however, are expected to use a more balanced approach in 2015. And McKinnon, who flashed as a starter with Peterson sidelined last season, is feeling dandy after undergoing lower back surgery in December.

"Two hundred percent," he declared in regard to his health. "If there is a 300, I feel 300. It's all good."

McKinnon averaged 4.8 yards per carry a year ago, which buoyed his confidence.


Lions RB Joique Bell predicting at least a 1,200-yard season
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Lions featured back Joique Bell is coming off a knee injury that has sidelined him throughout the offseason and has also been dealing with an Achilles issue. But his confidence is not hurt at all.

Bell has made a rather lofty prediction for 2015, particularly for a guy that has never rushed for more than 860 yards in a season. He claims he will exceed that by plenty.

"I'm going to rush for over 1,200 yards," he told MLive.com. "That's the minimum. If I do less than that, I'll be surprised. I'll be disappointed. Anything more than that, I wouldn't be surprised at all."

Bell averaged a mediocre 3.9 yards per carry in both of the last two years.


Report: LB Kyle Knox gets four-game suspension from NFL
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Free agent linebacker Kyle Knox will get a four-game suspension from the league, NFL beat writer Howard Balzer reported. 

Knox as released by New Orleans in the offseason. Dallas signed him in June and released him three days later. 

Knox has played in 16 games for New Orleans and Jacksonville over the last two seasons.


Eagles sign John Moffitt, release Cole Manhart
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) As expected, the Eagles signed center John Moffitt to a one-year contract on Monday, per Philly.com.

Moffitt was a third-round draft pick in 2011 and played two years for Seattle. He was traded to Denver and retired early in the 2013 season. 

He was arrested in 2014 on assault and drug charges, which were later dropped. 

To make room, the Eagles released undrafted rookie free agent Cole Manhart


Chiefs' Jeremy Maclin off to best start ever with Alex Smith
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) New Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin has hit it off with quarterback Alex Smith during the offseason. 

Maclin came to Kansas City from Philadelphia in the offseason, and his communication with Smith has been more than either player expected. 

“I don’t think I’ve ever been off to a better start with a particular quarterback in my life,” Maclin said, per KCChiefs.com.

Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson, like head coach Andy Reid, brought the Philadelphia offense to Kansas City, which has helped Maclin's transition. 

“He’s only a couple years removed from our system,” Pederson said. “We’ve changed some things since he’s been in the offense, but he’s such a smart, savvy, veteran guy that he’s picked up on what we’re doing really fast. He and Alex have sort of developed that continuity right away.”


Redskins' David Amerson looks to win back starting job
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) After a sub-par 2014 season, Redskins cornerback David Amerson is no longer expected to be a starter. Bashaud Breeland and free agent pickup Chris Culliver have knocked Amerson down to a nickelback role. 

Amerson lost the job after a season in which he indecisive and lacked aggression, he admitted to the Washington Post. Amerson didn't record an interception and had just seven pass breakups. 

“At the end of the day, that’s all it comes down to: just making plays. That’s the thing I felt like I was missing last year: being that big play-maker, game-changer,” Amerson said. “I basically had been that all my life, but it was different for me last year. It was unusual for me. So I need to get back into my groove and just find my swag. … Like I said, I’ve been that all my life, and always had that – I wouldn’t call it a gambling type of mentality – but knowing when to go and make that play, when to step up. It’s something I think a lot of people naturally have in them, and knowing when to bring it out. I just have to have that mindset.”


 
 
 
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