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2013 Draft Prep: 12-team standard mock draft

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Training camp is approaching, which means your Draft Day is just around the corner. With that in mind, we encourage you to participate in as many mock drafts as possible, which you can do here at CBSSports.com.

It's the best practice for your real draft. You can test different strategies and see how a draft will unfold without any pressure. It's a fun exercise, and I try to do at least one a week.

We recently did a 12-team standard mock draft with our staff, which should reflect all the news from the offseason (the Patriots mess at tight end, Michael Crabtree's Achilles injury, Robert Griffin III's comeback from knee surgery, etc.). And there will be more mock drafts to come over the next few weeks as we approach the season.

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In this draft, my colleague Nando Di Fino wanted to try a different strategy at No. 5 overall. His plan was to take three running backs with his first three picks, but he got derailed. He started with C.J. Spiller in Round 1 and Reggie Bush in Round 2, but Demaryius Thomas fell into his lap in Round 3. He couldn't pass on Thomas there. He wanted to load up on running back depth early knowing there would be plenty of quality receivers in the middle rounds he could use and be comfortable with. But like all drafts, things can change your approach, and you have to adjust when that happens.

For my team, I had two scenarios that I would like to do over again. I was thrilled with my first seven picks of Jamaal Charles, A.J. Green, David Wilson, Montee Ball, Ahmad Bradshaw, Matthew Stafford and Torrey Smith. But in Round 8 I made a silly mistake.

Since I waited to take a second receiver and already had four running backs I went with a third receiver in Josh Gordon hoping that Ben Tate, Bryce Brown or Vick Ballard would make it back to me in Round 9. All went before my selection, and I wasn't happy. In hindsight, I should have taken Tate, and I still could have gotten a quality No. 3 receiver in Lance Moore, who I took with my next pick.

Then in Round 12 I decided to go with the best talent on the board, which was the 49ers DST. I rarely ever take a DST before the second-to-last round, but it made the most sense at that spot. I figured in Round 13 that I could get Knile Davis, the expected handcuff for Charles, but again he went two picks before I was up.

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While I like my team, those two picks were frustrating. But again, that's why we practice in preparation for the real thing.

As always, we ask you to share your thoughts on this draft. Take advantage of our Twitter feed (@CBSFantasyFB) and post your comments there, or share your thoughts on our 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 six reserve spots for a 15-round draft.

Our draft order is as follows:

1. Nathan Zegura, Senior Fantasy Writer
2. Peter Madden, Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports
3. Al Melchior, Data Analyst
4. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
5. Nando Di Fino, Senior Fantasy Writer
6. J. Darin Darst, College Football Producer
7. Joe Polito, Social Media Coordinator, Fantasy Sports
8. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor
9. Will Brinson, CBSSports.com Eye on Football Blogger
10. Michael Hurcomb, Editor, Fantasy Sports
11. Adam Aizer, Podcast/Video Host
12. Scott White, Senior Fantasy Writer

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Team Player
1 Zegura Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2 Madden Arian Foster, RB, HOU
3 Melchior Doug Martin, RB, TB
4 Eisenberg Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
5 Di Fino C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
6 Darst Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
7 Polito LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
8 Tobin Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
9 Brinson Ray Rice, RB, BAL
10 Hurcomb Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
11 Aizer Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
12 White Matt Forte, RB, CHI
Round 2
Pick Team Player
13 White Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
14 Aizer Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
15 Hurcomb Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
16 Brinson Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
17 Tobin DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
18 Polito Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
19 Darst Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
20 Di Fino Reggie Bush, RB, DET
21 Eisenberg A.J. Green, WR, CIN
22 Melchior Drew Brees, QB, NO
23 Madden Julio Jones, WR, ATL
24 Zegura Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
Round 3
Pick Team Player
25 Zegura Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
26 Madden Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
27 Melchior Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
28 Eisenberg David Wilson, RB, NYG
29 Di Fino Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
30 Darst Roddy White, WR, ATL
31 Polito Randall Cobb, WR, GB
32 Tobin Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
33 Brinson Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
34 Hurcomb Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
35 Aizer Frank Gore, RB, SF
36 White Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
Round 4
Pick Team Player
37 White Percy Harvin, WR, SEA
38 Aizer Darren Sproles, RB, NO
39 Hurcomb Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
40 Brinson Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
41 Tobin Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
42 Polito Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
43 Darst Tom Brady, QB, NE
44 Di Fino Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
45 Eisenberg Montee Ball, RB, DEN
46 Melchior Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
47 Madden Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
48 Zegura Wes Welker, WR, DEN
Round 5
Pick Team Player
49 Zegura Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
50 Madden Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
51 Melchior Marques Colston, WR, NO
52 Eisenberg Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND
53 Di Fino Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARI
54 Darst Eric Decker, WR, DEN
55 Polito Shane Vereen, RB, NE
56 Tobin Cam Newton, QB, CAR
57 Brinson Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
58 Hurcomb Andre Brown, RB, NYG
59 Aizer Danny Amendola, WR, NE
60 White Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
Round 6
Pick Team Player
61 White Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
62 Aizer Steve Smith, WR, CAR
63 Hurcomb Tavon Austin, WR, STL
64 Brinson Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
65 Tobin James Jones, WR, GB
66 Polito Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
67 Darst Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
68 Di Fino Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
69 Eisenberg Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
70 Melchior Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
71 Madden Zac Stacy, RB, STL
72 Zegura Jason Witten, TE, DAL
Round 7
Pick Team Player
73 Zegura Mark Ingram, RB, NO
74 Madden T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
75 Melchior Vernon Davis, TE, SF
76 Eisenberg Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
77 Di Fino DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
78 Darst Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
79 Polito Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL
80 Tobin BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
81 Brinson Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
82 Hurcomb Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
83 Aizer Danario Alexander, WR, SD
84 White Greg Jennings, WR, MIN
Round 8
Pick Team Player
85 White Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
86 Aizer Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
87 Hurcomb Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI
88 Brinson Miles Austin, WR, DAL
89 Tobin Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
90 Polito Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
91 Darst Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
92 Di Fino Daryl Richardson, RB, STL
93 Eisenberg Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
94 Melchior Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
95 Madden Ben Tate, RB, HOU
96 Zegura Andrew Luck, QB, IND
Round 9
Pick Team Player
97 Zegura Bryce Brown, RB, PHI
98 Madden Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
99 Melchior Vick Ballard, RB, IND
100 Eisenberg Lance Moore, WR, NO
101 Di Fino Antonio Gates, TE, SD
102 Darst Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
103 Polito DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
104 Tobin DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
105 Brinson Mike Williams, WR, TB
106 Hurcomb Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
107 Aizer Tony Romo, QB, DAL
108 White Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
Round 10
Pick Team Player
109 White Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
110 Aizer Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT
111 Hurcomb Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
112 Brinson Eli Manning, QB, NYG
113 Tobin Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
114 Polito Johnathan Franklin, RB, GB
115 Darst Michael Bush, RB, CHI
116 Di Fino Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
117 Eisenberg Ryan Broyles, WR, DET
118 Melchior Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
119 Madden Aaron Dobson, WR, NE
120 Zegura Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ
Round 11
Pick Team Player
121 Zegura Joseph Randle, RB, DAL
122 Madden Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
123 Melchior Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
124 Eisenberg Jared Cook, TE, STL
125 Di Fino Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN
126 Darst Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
127 Polito Joe Flacco, QB, BAL
128 Tobin Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
129 Brinson Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
130 Hurcomb Seahawks DST
131 Aizer Toby Gerhart, RB, MIN
132 White Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
Round 12
Pick Team Player
133 White Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
134 Aizer Michael Vick, QB, PHI
135 Hurcomb Mohamed Sanu, WR, CIN
136 Brinson Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
137 Tobin Mike Gillislee, RB, MIA
138 Polito Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
139 Darst LaMichael James, RB, SF
140 Di Fino Josh Freeman, QB, TB
141 Eisenberg 49ers DST
142 Melchior Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
143 Madden Sidney Rice, WR, SEA
144 Zegura Bears DST
Round 13
Pick Team Player
145 Zegura Mike Goodson, RB, NYJ
146 Madden Knile Davis, RB, KC
147 Melchior Bengals DST
148 Eisenberg Chris Givens, WR, STL
149 Di Fino Willis McGahee, RB, DEN
150 Darst Broncos DST
151 Polito Brian Hartline, WR, MIA
152 Tobin Texans DST
153 Brinson Ravens DST
154 Hurcomb Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DET
155 Aizer Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
156 White Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR
Round 14
Pick Team Player
157 White Patriots DST
158 Aizer Packers DST
159 Hurcomb Jacoby Jones, WR, BAL
160 Brinson Denard Robinson, RB, JAC
161 Tobin Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
162 Polito Blair Walsh, K, MIN
163 Darst Philip Rivers, QB, SD
164 Di Fino Rams DST
165 Eisenberg Robert Turbin, RB, SEA
166 Melchior Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
167 Madden Giants DST
168 Zegura Montario Hardesty, RB, CLE
Round 15
Pick Team Player
169 Zegura Phil Dawson, K, SF
170 Madden Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
171 Melchior Matt Bryant, K, ATL
172 Eisenberg Matt Prater, K, DEN
173 Di Fino Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
174 Darst Garrett Hartley, K, NO
175 Polito Titans DST
176 Tobin Justin Tucker, K, BAL
177 Brinson Kai Forbath, K, WAS
178 Hurcomb Mason Crosby, K, GB
179 Aizer David Akers, K, DET
180 White Randy Bullock, K, HOU
 
Team by Team
Adam Aizer
Rd.Pk Player
1.11 Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
2.2 Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
3.11 Frank Gore, RB, SF
4.2 Darren Sproles, RB, NO
5.11 Danny Amendola, WR, NE
6.2 Steve Smith, WR, CAR
7.11 Danario Alexander, WR, SD
8.2 Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
9.11 Tony Romo, QB, DAL
10.2 Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT
11.11 Toby Gerhart, RB, MIN
12.2 Michael Vick, QB, PHI
13.11 Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
14.2 Packers DST
15.11 David Akers, K, DET
Will Brinson
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 Ray Rice, RB, BAL
2.4 Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
3.9 Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
4.4 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
5.9 Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
6.4 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
7.9 Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
8.4 Miles Austin, WR, DAL
9.9 Mike Williams, WR, TB
10.4 Eli Manning, QB, NYG
11.9 Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
12.4 Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
13.9 Ravens DST
14.4 Denard Robinson, RB, JAC
15.9 Kai Forbath, K, WAS
J. Darin Darst
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
2.7 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
3.6 Roddy White, WR, ATL
4.7 Tom Brady, QB, NE
5.6 Eric Decker, WR, DEN
6.7 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
7.6 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
8.7 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
9.6 Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
10.7 Michael Bush, RB, CHI
11.6 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
12.7 LaMichael James, RB, SF
13.6 Broncos DST
14.7 Philip Rivers, QB, SD
15.6 Garrett Hartley, K, NO
Nando Di Fino
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
2.8 Reggie Bush, RB, DET
3.5 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
4.8 Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
5.5 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARI
6.8 Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
7.5 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
8.8 Daryl Richardson, RB, STL
9.5 Antonio Gates, TE, SD
10.8 Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
11.5 Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN
12.8 Josh Freeman, QB, TB
13.5 Willis McGahee, RB, DEN
14.8 Rams DST
15.5 Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
2.9 A.J. Green, WR, CIN
3.4 David Wilson, RB, NYG
4.9 Montee Ball, RB, DEN
5.4 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND
6.9 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
7.4 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
8.9 Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
9.4 Lance Moore, WR, NO
10.9 Ryan Broyles, WR, DET
11.4 Jared Cook, TE, STL
12.9 49ers DST
13.4 Chris Givens, WR, STL
14.9 Robert Turbin, RB, SEA
15.4 Matt Prater, K, DEN
Michael Hurcomb
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
2.3 Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
3.10 Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
4.3 Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
5.10 Andre Brown, RB, NYG
6.3 Tavon Austin, WR, STL
7.10 Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
8.3 Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI
9.10 Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
10.3 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
11.10 Seahawks DST
12.3 Mohamed Sanu, WR, CIN
13.10 Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DET
14.3 Jacoby Jones, WR, BAL
15.10 Mason Crosby, K, GB
Peter Madden
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 Arian Foster, RB, HOU
2.11 Julio Jones, WR, ATL
3.2 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
4.11 Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
5.2 Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
6.11 Zac Stacy, RB, STL
7.2 T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
8.11 Ben Tate, RB, HOU
9.2 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
10.11 Aaron Dobson, WR, NE
11.2 Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
12.11 Sidney Rice, WR, SEA
13.2 Knile Davis, RB, KC
14.11 Giants DST
15.2 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
Al Melchior
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 Doug Martin, RB, TB
2.10 Drew Brees, QB, NO
3.3 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
4.10 Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
5.3 Marques Colston, WR, NO
6.10 Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
7.3 Vernon Davis, TE, SF
8.10 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
9.3 Vick Ballard, RB, IND
10.10 Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
11.3 Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
12.10 Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
13.3 Bengals DST
14.10 Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
15.3 Matt Bryant, K, ATL
Joe Polito
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
2.6 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
3.7 Randall Cobb, WR, GB
4.6 Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
5.7 Shane Vereen, RB, NE
6.6 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
7.7 Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL
8.6 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
9.7 DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
10.6 Johnathan Franklin, RB, GB
11.7 Joe Flacco, QB, BAL
12.6 Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
13.7 Brian Hartline, WR, MIA
14.6 Blair Walsh, K, MIN
15.7 Titans DST
Jeff Tobin
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
2.5 DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
3.8 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
4.5 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
5.8 Cam Newton, QB, CAR
6.5 James Jones, WR, GB
7.8 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
8.5 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
9.8 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
10.5 Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
11.8 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
12.5 Mike Gillislee, RB, MIA
13.8 Texans DST
14.5 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
15.8 Justin Tucker, K, BAL
Scott White
Rd.Pk Player
1.12 Matt Forte, RB, CHI
2.1 Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
3.12 Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
4.1 Percy Harvin, WR, SEA
5.12 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
6.1 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
7.12 Greg Jennings, WR, MIN
8.1 Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
9.12 Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
10.1 Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
11.12 Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
12.1 Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
13.12 Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR
14.1 Patriots DST
15.12 Randy Bullock, K, HOU
Nathan Zegura
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2.12 Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
3.1 Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
4.12 Wes Welker, WR, DEN
5.1 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
6.12 Jason Witten, TE, DAL
7.1 Mark Ingram, RB, NO
8.12 Andrew Luck, QB, IND
9.1 Bryce Brown, RB, PHI
10.12 Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ
11.1 JosIeph Randle, RB, DAL
12.12 Bears DST
13.1 Mike Goodson, RB, NYJ
14.12 Montario Hardesty, RB, CLE
15.1 Phil Dawson, K, SF

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Texans' Louis Nix 'trying to move forward' in sophomore season
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) Texans nose tackle Louis Nix spoke about his lost rookie season this week in OTAs, the Houston Chronicle reports.

"A lot went on my first year here. It was a lot to deal with," said Nix, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery during the preseason and eventually was placed on season-ending injured reserve. "It was difficult to maintain it with all the issues. But I'm happy about now, and that's what I'm worried about. I'm just trying to move forward and do the best I can."

Coach Bill O'Brien expressed frustration with Nix earlier this offseason.

"Bill is Bill. He challenges everybody," Nix said. "Sometimes you guys make it more than what it is. … He wants guys to be better. I take no offense to it. I know he just wants me to be the best player that I can be. He sees potential, and I see it in myself. I'm starting to get back in a groove of things. I'm just going to keep trying to do the best I can."

Nix is finally healthy and working his way into game shape.

"Make it through a practice, man," Nix said. "That's my goal."


Eagles' Earl Wolff, Marcus Smith limited in OTAs with injuries
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) Eagles safety Earl Wolff and linebacker Marcus Smith were limited in OTAs with injuries, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Wolff is recovering from knee surgery. Coach Chip Kelly said the safety has been cleared to return, and the team is waiting for him to reach full participation in OTAs. Smith has been dealing with a pulled leg muscle.


Packers' Casey Hayward dealing with foot injury
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) Packers cornerback Casey Hayward is dealing with a foot injury and doesn't expect to return to action until training camp, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

"I’ll probably take it easy into camp right now," Hayward said. "I have a minor foot thing right now. We’ll probably take it easy into camp."

Hayward said the foot "flared up" on him earlier in the offseason. He finished with 42 tackles and three interceptions last season.


Ravens' Terrence Brooks running, 'doing really well'
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) Ravens free safety Terrence Brooks is running after suffering ACL and MCL tears in his right knee in December, the Baltimore Sun reports.

"Terrence Brooks is doing really well," coach Jim Harbaugh said. "No predictions right now, but he looks good. He has worked hard."

Brooks is expected to open the season on the PUP list and could make his return this season.

"We're just hoping for the best, trying to get back as soon as possible," Brooks said. "We're taking precautious. We definitely don't want to rush back too fast. If you do get cleared, playing this year is definitely a goal. You don't want to rush it. For the most part, you have to be cautious and take it easy. After we get off of the PUP list, we'll see where we're at. I definitely want to get back into it, but we're taking our time. I have high hopes of being ready."


Report: OT Jake Long visits Giants Thursday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) Free-agent offensive tackle Jake Long visited the Giants on Thursday, ESPN reports.

The Giants are having to shuffle their offensive line with Will Beatty expected to miss the first part of the season with a pec injury. Long was scheduled to make $9.25 million in 2015 but was released by the Rams in March.


Saints CB Brandon Browner impressing teammates, coach
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) New Saints cornerback Brandon Browner is having a positive impact on not just the secondary, but the entire defense. At least that's the view of defensive backfield mate Kenny Vaccaro.

"Browner's a good dude, leads by example, talks when he needs to talk," Vaccaro told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "He's real serious, kind of keeps everybody level headed and knows what we've got to work for. He's won two Super Bowls, so he knows what to do."

Sean Payton echoed those sentiments.

"He's competitive," he said. "He's driven and certainly one of the things we talked about this offseason through the draft, through the acquisition of players is the makeup and making sure that this is something we felt like was a plus and certainly with him we feel that that is a strength of his."

The Saints are Browner's fourth team in six seasons in the NFL.


Eagles LB DeMeco Ryans working way back from injury
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) There was a bit of a discrepancy Thursday in regard to the practice participation of Eagles inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans.

Chip Kelly said before the session that Ryans would be a full-go despite him being just seven months removed from rupturing his Achilles tendon. Ryans did practice, but he told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he was not a full participant.

Ryans missed half of the 2014 season with the injury, but contributed to 45 tackles in eight games before going down.


Eagles QB Mark Sanchez optimistic as offseason rolls on
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) A stronger arm, greater familiarity with the offense and more confidence has Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez feeling quite good these days.

Sanchez underwent shoulder surgery two years ago that affected him early last season. He expects to be better in 2015, especially if given an opportunity to play over newcomer Sam Bradford.

"First thing, physically, I feel so much better," he told the team website. "The farther it gets away from surgery and all the reps I've had, all the rehab on through, it can only get better and stronger. So this is definitely the best I've ever felt. And then as far as the scheme, every rep, every time we sit down and watch film, every meeting, that can only help with my growth as well."

The chance to play is one reason why Sanchez chose to return this offseason to the Eagles.

"Were there other opportunitites? Absolutely," he said. "Did they look potentially good, better, similar, maybe worse? Potentially, yeah, there was some stuff out there. But when I factored it all in, I just felt this was the best spot for me. I enjoy playing for coach Kelly, I love this system, I love the tempo, I love the pace."

Sanchez also expressed a desire to remain on the team for which he threw his highest completition percentage of his career in 2014. He hit on 64.1 percent, by far a personal best.

Chip Kelly has seen a difference in Sanchez.

"I think you can see it in how he's performing out there now," he said. "He's also not learning an offense again. ... He is really comfortable in terms of the scheme."


Ravens waive/injured Julian Wilson
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) The Ravens waived/injured cornerback Julian Wilson on Thursday, the Baltimore Sun reports. Wilson suffered a broken leg on the first day of rookie camp and will miss the season.

Saints' Anthony Spencer works ahead of Junior Galette Thursday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) Saints linebacker Anthony Spencer worked ahead of Junior Galette in the team's base 4-3 defense, a run-heavy look that featured just three linebackers, ESPN.com reports.

"However it came out, we’re not worried about depth chart now," defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said. "We’re putting in a defense, we’re all working hard together and getting to know each other, our teammates and what we got. But I know both those guys can play, so we’re excited about 'em."

Spencer had a career-high 11 sacks in 2012 but has managed just 24 total tackles and a half-sack in 14 games over the last two years while dealing with a major knee injury.

"I think sometimes there are tougher positions to evaluate at this time of year," coach Sean Payton said, when asked to give his early thoughts on Spencer. "But I think, No. 1, he can affect the passer. ... He’s an edge player, I think he’s very good at fitting the run, and I think he can affect the passer."


 
 
 
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