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Fantasy Football Draft Prep: 12-team standard draft

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A lot has changed from the start of training camp until now. There have been devastating injuries, guys winning jobs and just overall differences of opinions on certain players.

Many of you will spend Labor Day weekend doing your draft or getting in your final few hours of preparation for the real thing. With that in mind, here's another 12-team standard mock draft for you to mull over.

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This draft was done prior to the final preseason game and reflects the latest news, including Eddie Lacy locking up the Packers' No. 1 running back spot, Ryan Mathews running like we expected last season for the Chargers and Montee Ball looking like the leader in the backfield for the Broncos.

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. There also is one point per reception. 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. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
2. Adam Aizer, Podcast/Video Host
3. Peter Madden, Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports
4. Larry Hartstein, Fantasy Writer
5. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
6. Scott White, Senior Fantasy Writer
7. Al Melchior, Data Analyst
8. Joe Polito, Social Media Coordinator, Fantasy Sports
9. Nathan Zegura, Senior Fantasy Writer
10. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor
11. Michael Hurcomb, Editor
12. Nando Di Fino, Senior Fantasy Writer

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

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Brian Hoyer wants to compete for starting QB role in Cleveland
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(9:36 am ET) Quarterback Brian Hoyer is open to returning to the Browns in 2015, if he is given a chance to compete for the starting role, Hoyer's agent Joe Linta told NBC Sports.

Hoyer started the first 13 games of the season and went 7-6. However, he was replaced by Johnny Manziel.

"I think the only thing that would make him not [want to] come back is if they said Manziel or whoever we take in the draft or whoever we sign in free agency is going to be the starter and you will only be the backup," Linta said.

Hoyer is set to become a free agent in the offseason and Linta added he expects to meet with the Browns soon to discuss their options.


Colts' Andrew Luck considered skipping Pro Bowl
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2015) After losing 45-7 to the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck admitted he thought about not playing in the Pro Bowl, reports The Indianapolis Star.

Luck felt embarrassed after the championship game and had to think about turning around and playing a week later.

"I mean, it is a privilege, but I am hurting in a sense," Luck said. "But I realize it's an honor to be voted in and the fans really enjoy it. So, I did it."

While Luck was proud of his team for advancing to the championship game, he said this season’s playoff loss was worse than the previous two.

"I think every loss in the playoffs leaves a really, really terrible taste in your mouth," Luck said. "But this one has been worse than the other two because we did get so close. And the way we lost, it was just embarrassing."


NFL warns Marshawn Lynch with 15-yard penalty for obscene gesture
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2015) The NFL has issued a warning to Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch if he decides to make his obscene gesture in the Super Bowl, vice president of officiating Dean Blandino told ESPN Saturday. If Lynch performs his gesture, Seattle will be assessed a 15-yard penalty.

Meaning if Lynch makes his gesture after scoring a touchdown, the kickoff will be from the 20 yard line. Lynch was fined $20,000 for making his gesture after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship game last week.


Matthew Slater: NFLPA 'instructed' Pats not to address Deflategate
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2015) Patriots special teamer Matthew Slater told reporters that the NFL Players Association has "instructed" New England players to not publicly address Deflategate, according to the team's official website. The 29-year-old Slater is a team representative for the union.

"I'd love to get into that with you, but we have been instructed by our union as players to reserve comment on this situation," Slater said. "It's an ongoing investigation, so in order to protect our players, we’re going to go ahead and not talk about that."

The NFL found 11 of 12 game balls the Patriots used in the first half in Sunday's AFC Championship against the Colts were significantly underinflated after being deemed legal before the game. The investigation is being led by NFL executive vice president Jeff Pash and Ted Wells. The league has yet to release its findings.

Coach Bill Belichick also addressed the media in an impromptu press conference to reveal that his team conducted an "internal study," which revealed that the Patriots "followed every rule to the letter."

Like Slater, Belichick vowed not to speak on Deflategate again. New England will square off against Seattle in the Super Bowl on Feb. 1.


Report: Colts LB Andrew Jackson arrested for DUI, careless driving
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(1/24/2015) Colts linebacker Andrew Jackson was arrested in Kentucky early Friday morning for careless driving and DUI, per the Indianapolis Star. He was booked just before 5 a.m. and released from jail at 12:30 p.m. the same day.

Jackson, a sixth-round pick in the 2014 draft out of Western Kentucky, was a marginal contributor for Indianapolis last season, contributing only on special teams and short-yardage scenarios. He registered 10 tackles and one sack in 13 games his rookie season.


Justin Forsett: The Ravens 'expressed that they want me back'
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(1/24/2015) Justin Forsett told reporters following Friday's Pro Bowl practice that the Ravens have expressed interest in bringing him back next season, according to NFL.com. Forsett, who replaced Arian Foster's spot in the exhibition game, noted that he has not engaged in any contract discussions with the team, but remains optimistic of a possible deal in the offseason.

"That is the plan, they gave me my shot, they trusted me and believed in me enough to give me that shot so I'd like to stay," Forsett said. "They expressed that they want me back. I want to be back, so we'll see what happens."

Forsett, 29 is seeking his first multiyear contract of his career after playing for five teams in seven seasons. He broke out for 1,266 rushing yards this season, fifth-most in the NFL, and led all running backs with 5.4 yards per carry.


WR Emmanuel Sanders says Peyton Manning will return to Broncos
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2015) Although Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders' only communication with Peyton Manning was through a postseason text message, he believes that the veteran quarterback will return for another season, he told NFL.com on Friday.

Sanders and the Broncos were eliminated by the Colts in the AFC divisional round. Since that loss, the Broncos' coaching staff has been overhauled, with coach John Fox and offensive coordinator Adam Gase heading to Chicago.

"Well, Gase is definitely in Chicago right now," Sanders said. "And Peyton says he's going to come back, but I'm not really worried about it, I really just want to win a Super Bowl. So that is all that is on my mind."

Gary Kubiak was hired to take Fox's place in Denver, and Sanders said that if Manning doesn't return, backup Brock Osweiler would fit "really well" in the team's new offensive scheme.

"Yeah, I think Brock is a quarterback that is on the rise, he's going to continuously get better and I feel like Kubiak's offense fits him really well," Sanders said.

Sanders signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Broncos last March. He earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl after totaling 101 catches for 1,404 yards and nine touchdowns -- all career highs.


Seahawks GM on Lynch: 'I kind of love his act'
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Seahawks general manager John Schneider said little Friday about Marshawn Lynch's future with the franchise.

"I mean, he's under contract next year," Schneider said in an interview with The Seattle Times. "He's a warrior. Goes out there every weekend and lays it on the line. I think you’d be hard-pressed to find a better running back in the National Football League."

Lynch has been rumored to be cut after this season to save money. He is set to make $5 million in base salary in 2015. Schneider also said he has no problem with the way Lynch behaves both on and off the field.

"I kind of love his act," Schneider said.


Colts' Robert Mathis may not be ready for training camp
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis is still recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon and could miss an extended period of time, including training camp, general manager Ryan Grigson said.

"No, he’s still in recovery," Grigson said when asked if he’s confident Mathis will be ready for training camp. "He’s a freak and you hope that he has an athletic genetic freak type of recovery so that he’s ready day one of training camp. But that information is not clear yet or a timeline is not there because it’s a tough injury. Hopefully in a couple months from now, we’ll be able to have some information on that."

Mathis torn the tendon in early September and missed the entire season. Without Mathis, the Colts were led by rookie Johnathan Newsome with 6 1/2 sacks in 2014.

"Obviously having [Mathis] out was a big hole," Grigson said. "But we don’t make excuses. That stuff gets forgotten and it should because a lot of teams win without key players. The next man up is for real. We found a way to still get pressure and play without his presence, but it makes it a heck of a lot harder, I promise you that. Just having him out on the field, even if he didn’t get out of his stance, it’s still going to command two blockers or more. That completely changes the complexion of a game just having him physically out there."


Seahawks' Carroll: Sherman, Thomas will be fine for Super Bowl
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday cornerback Richard Sherman (elbow) and free safety Earl Thomas (shoulder), who both sustained injuries in the NFC title game vs. Green Bay, will be fine to play in the Super Bowl.

As of Friday, the Patriots were 1-point favorites for the Super Bowl.


 
 
 
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