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2014 Draft Prep: Two-QB draft

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Many Fantasy owners have chortled at the idea of starting two quarterbacks because it doesn't mirror reality.

NFL teams start one quarterback, why should Fantasy owners?!

But Fantasy Football is all about having fun, and sometimes it's fun to change reality. It's also fun to score more points, which happens when more quarterbacks are added to starting lineups.

And we also happen to live in a time where there are so many quality passers in the NFL. For instance, a quarterback that has finished in the Top 10 at his position each of the last two seasons and just won a Super Bowl has an Average Draft Position of 105th overall (we're talking about Russell Wilson). Doesn't something seem weird about that? Shouldn't we take advantage of this golden quarterback era?

Two-quarterback leagues are no walk in the park, by the way -- especially if it's more than 10 owners. Suddenly draft strategies change and quarterbacks become extremely popular. It's not a surprise to see close to half of the picks in the first round of a two-quarterback draft to be signal-callers. The same goes for Round 2, too. In fact, most people like to draft quality quarterbacks immediately and address other positions later on, if only to knock out what has become the most integral part of this format.

There's another added wrinkle you can tack on to these leagues -- add points per reception. By doing that, Fantasy owners now must not only eyeball quarterbacks sooner than expected, but receivers and stud tight ends pick up instant interest too. Fantasy owners must decide what takes priority on Draft Day.

That's what we did in our 10-team, two-QB league. We also enlisted in some experienced two-QB Fantasy owners for the draft. Former NFL beat writer and current OrangeBloods.com writer Anwar Richardson has played the format for years. He's joined by CBSSports.com NFL Draft Analysts Rob Rang and Dane Brugler along with our own staff of well-seasoned analysts.

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 2 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DST and a FLEX (RB/WR/TE). There will also be six reserve spots for a 16-round draft.

Our draft order is as follows:

1. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor
2. Anwar Richardson, OrangeBloods.com
3. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
4. Joe Polito, Social Media Coordinator
5. Adam Aizer, Podcast/Video Host
6. Dane Brugler, NFL Draft Analyst
7. Will Brinson, NFL Writer
8. Chris Towers, Fantasy Writer
9. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
10. Rob Rang, NFL Draft Analyst

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Team Player
1 Tobin Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
2 Richardson Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
3 Richard Drew Brees, QB, NO
4 Polito Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
5 Aizer Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
6 Brugler LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
7 Brinson Matt Forte, RB, CHI
8 Towers Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
9 Eisenberg Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
10 Rang Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
Round 2
Pick Team Player
11 Rang Tony Romo, QB, DAL
12 Eisenberg Andrew Luck, QB, IND
13 Towers DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
14 Brinson Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
15 Brugler Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
16 Aizer Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
17 Polito Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
18 Richard Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
19 Richardson Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
20 Tobin Tom Brady, QB, NE
Round 3
Pick Team Player
21 Tobin Montee Ball, RB, DEN
22 Richardson A.J. Green, WR, CIN
23 Richard Nick Foles, QB, PHI
24 Polito Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
25 Aizer Julio Jones, WR, ATL
26 Brugler Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
27 Brinson Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
28 Towers Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
29 Eisenberg Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
30 Rang Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
Round 4
Pick Team Player
31 Rang Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
32 Eisenberg Andre Ellington, RB, ARI
33 Towers Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
34 Brinson Cam Newton, QB, CAR
35 Brugler Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
36 Aizer Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
37 Polito Randall Cobb, WR, GB
38 Richard Shane Vereen, RB, NE
39 Richardson Keenan Allen, WR, SD
40 Tobin Zac Stacy, RB, STL
Round 5
Pick Team Player
41 Tobin Michael Crabtree, WR, SF
42 Richardson Julius Thomas, TE, DEN
43 Richard Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
44 Polito Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
45 Aizer Doug Martin, RB, TB
46 Brugler Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
47 Brinson Philip Rivers, QB, SD
48 Towers Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
49 Eisenberg Arian Foster, RB, HOU
50 Rang Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
Round 6
Pick Team Player
51 Rang Carson Palmer, QB, ARI
52 Eisenberg Toby Gerhart, RB, JAC
53 Towers C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
54 Brinson Reggie Bush, RB, DET
55 Brugler Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
56 Aizer Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
57 Polito Jason Witten, TE, DAL
58 Richard Roddy White, WR, ATL
59 Richardson Ray Rice, RB, BAL
60 Tobin Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
Round 7
Pick Team Player
61 Tobin Joique Bell, RB, DET
62 Richardson Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
63 Richard Rashad Jennings, RB, NYG
64 Polito Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN
65 Aizer Bishop Sankey, RB, TEN
66 Brugler Wes Welker, WR, DEN
67 Brinson Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
68 Towers Julian Edelman, WR, NE
69 Eisenberg Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
70 Rang Golden Tate, WR, DET
Round 8
Pick Team Player
71 Rang Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL
72 Eisenberg Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
73 Towers Percy Harvin, WR, SEA
74 Brinson Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE
75 Brugler Ben Tate, RB, CLE
76 Aizer Vernon Davis, TE, SF
77 Polito Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN
78 Richard Frank Gore, RB, SF
79 Richardson Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI
80 Tobin Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
Round 9
Pick Team Player
81 Tobin Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
82 Richardson Chris Johnson, RB, NYJ
83 Richard Sam Bradford, QB, STL
84 Polito Ryan Tannehill, QB, MIA
85 Aizer Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
86 Brugler Marques Colston, WR, NO
87 Brinson DeSean Jackson, WR, WAS
88 Towers Trent Richardson, RB, IND
89 Eisenberg Terrance Williams, WR, DAL
90 Rang Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, OAK
Round 10
Pick Team Player
91 Rang Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
92 Eisenberg Brandin Cooks, WR, NO
93 Towers T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
94 Brinson Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
95 Brugler Jordan Reed, TE, WAS
96 Aizer Alex Smith, QB, KC
97 Polito Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
98 Richard Carlos Hyde, RB, SF
99 Richardson Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
100 Tobin Zach Ertz, TE, PHI
Round 11
Pick Team Player
101 Tobin Kelvin Benjamin, WR, CAR
102 Richardson Jake Locker, QB, TEN
103 Richard Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
104 Polito Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
105 Aizer Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
106 Brugler Joe Flacco, QB, BAL
107 Brinson Devonta Freeman, RB, ATL
108 Towers Eli Manning, QB, NYG
109 Eisenberg Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
110 Rang Josh McCown, QB, TB
Round 12
Pick Team Player
111 Rang Sammy Watkins, WR, BUF
112 Eisenberg Eric Decker, WR, NYJ
113 Towers Darren Sproles, RB, PHI
114 Brinson Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
115 Brugler Jeremy Hill, RB, CIN
116 Aizer Justin Hunter, WR, TEN
117 Polito Mike Evans, WR, TB
118 Richard Seahawks DST
119 Richardson Lance Dunbar, RB, DAL
120 Tobin Terrance West, RB, CLE
Round 13
Pick Team Player
121 Tobin DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
122 Richardson Hakeem Nicks, WR, IND
123 Richard Andre Williams, RB, NYG
124 Polito Khiry Robinson, RB, NO
125 Aizer Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
126 Brugler Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
127 Brinson Knowshon Moreno, RB, MIA
128 Towers DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
129 Eisenberg Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
130 Rang Riley Cooper, WR, PHI
Round 14
Pick Team Player
131 Rang Johnny Manziel, QB, CLE
132 Eisenberg Heath Miller, TE, PIT
133 Towers Teddy Bridgewater, QB, MIN
134 Brinson Patriots DST
135 Brugler Panthers DST
136 Aizer Rams DST
137 Polito James White, RB, NE
138 Richard Harry Douglas, WR, ATL
139 Richardson Tavon Austin, WR, STL
140 Tobin 49ers DST
Round 15
Pick Team Player
141 Tobin Blake Bortles, QB, JAC
142 Richardson Mason Crosby, K, GB
143 Richard Ladarius Green, TE, SD
144 Polito Cardinals DST
145 Aizer Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
146 Brugler Justin Tucker, K, BAL
147 Brinson Christine Michael, RB, SEA
148 Towers Broncos DST
149 Eisenberg Bengals DST
150 Rang Bears DST
Round 16
Pick Team Player
151 Rang Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
152 Eisenberg Phil Dawson, K, SF
153 Towers Steven Hauschka, K, SEA
154 Brinson Matt Prater, K, DEN
155 Brugler Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
156 Aizer Adam Vinatieri, K, IND
157 Polito Dan Bailey, K, DAL
158 Richard Matt Bryant, K, ATL
159 Richardson Saints DST
160 Tobin Robbie Gould, K, CHI
 
Team by Team
Adam Aizer
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
2.6 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
3.5 Julio Jones, WR, ATL
4.6 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
5.5 Doug Martin, RB, TB
6.6 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
7.5 Bishop Sankey, RB, TEN
8.6 Vernon Davis, TE, SF
9.5 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
10.6 Alex Smith, QB, KC
11.5 Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
12.6 Justin Hunter, WR, TEN
13.5 Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
14.6 Rams DST
15.5 Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
16.6 Adam Vinatieri, K, IND
Will Brinson
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Matt Forte, RB, CHI
2.4 Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
3.7 Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
4.4 Cam Newton, QB, CAR
5.7 Philip Rivers, QB, SD
6.4 Reggie Bush, RB, DET
7.7 Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
8.4 Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE
9.7 DeSean Jackson, WR, WAS
10.4 Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
11.7 Devonta Freeman, RB, ATL
12.4 Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
13.7 Knowshon Moreno, RB, MIA
14.4 Patriots DST
15.7 Christine Michael, RB, SEA
16.4 Matt Prater, K, DEN
Dane Brugler
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
2.5 Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
3.6 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
4.5 Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
5.6 Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
6.5 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
7.6 Wes Welker, WR, DEN
8.5 Ben Tate, RB, CLE
9.6 Marques Colston, WR, NO
10.5 Jordan Reed, TE, WAS
11.6 Joe Flacco, QB, BAL
12.5 Jeremy Hill, RB, CIN
13.6 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
14.5 Panthers DST
15.6 Justin Tucker, K, BAL
16.5 Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
2.2 Andrew Luck, QB, IND
3.9 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
4.2 Andre Ellington, RB, ARI
5.9 Arian Foster, RB, HOU
6.2 Toby Gerhart, RB, JAC
7.9 Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
8.2 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
9.9 Terrance Williams, WR, DAL
10.2 Brandin Cooks, WR, NO
11.9 Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
12.2 Eric Decker, WR, NYJ
13.9 Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
14.2 Heath Miller, TE, PIT
15.9 Bengals DST
16.2 Phil Dawson, K, SF
Joe Polito
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
2.7 Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
3.4 Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
4.7 Randall Cobb, WR, GB
5.4 Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
6.7 Jason Witten, TE, DAL
7.4 Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN
8.7 Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN
9.4 Ryan Tannehill, QB, MIA
10.7 Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
11.4 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
12.7 Mike Evans, WR, TB
13.4 Khiry Robinson, RB, NO
14.7 James White, RB, NE
15.4 Cardinals DST
16.7 Dan Bailey, K, DAL
Rob Rang
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2.1 Tony Romo, QB, DAL
3.10 Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
4.1 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
5.10 Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
6.1 Carson Palmer, QB, ARI
7.10 Golden Tate, WR, DET
8.1 Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL
9.10 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, OAK
10.1 Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
11.10 Josh McCown, QB, TB
12.1 Sammy Watkins, WR, BUF
13.10 Riley Cooper, WR, PHI
14.1 Johnny Manziel, QB, CLE
15.10 Bears DST
16.1 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 Drew Brees, QB, NO
2.8 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
3.3 Nick Foles, QB, PHI
4.8 Shane Vereen, RB, NE
5.3 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
6.8 Roddy White, WR, ATL
7.3 Rashad Jennings, RB, NYG
8.8 Frank Gore, RB, SF
9.3 Sam Bradford, QB, STL
10.8 Carlos Hyde, RB, SF
11.3 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
12.8 Seahawks DST
13.3 Andre Williams, RB, NYG
14.8 Harry Douglas, WR, ATL
15.3 Ladarius Green, TE, SD
16.8 Matt Bryant, K, ATL
Anwar Richardson
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
2.9 Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
3.2 A.J. Green, WR, CIN
4.9 Keenan Allen, WR, SD
5.2 Julius Thomas, TE, DEN
6.9 Ray Rice, RB, BAL
7.2 Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
8.9 Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI
9.2 Chris Johnson, RB, NYJ
10.9 Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
11.2 Jake Locker, QB, TEN
12.9 Lance Dunbar, RB, DAL
13.2 Hakeem Nicks, WR, IND
14.9 Tavon Austin, WR, STL
15.2 Mason Crosby, K, GB
16.9 Saints DST
Jeff Tobin
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
2.10 Tom Brady, QB, NE
3.1 Montee Ball, RB, DEN
4.10 Zac Stacy, RB, STL
5.1 Michael Crabtree, WR, SF
6.10 Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
7.1 Joique Bell, RB, DET
8.10 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
9.1 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
10.10 Zach Ertz, TE, PHI
11.1 Kelvin Benjamin, WR, CAR
12.10 Terrance West, RB, CLE
13.1 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
14.10 49ers DST
15.1 Blake Bortles, QB, JAC
16.10 Robbie Gould, K, CHI
Chris Towers
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
2.3 DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
3.8 Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
4.3 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
5.8 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
6.3 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
7.8 Julian Edelman, WR, NE
8.3 Percy Harvin, WR, SEA
9.8 Trent Richardson, RB, IND
10.3 T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
11.8 Eli Manning, QB, NYG
12.3 Darren Sproles, RB, PHI
13.8 DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
14.3 Teddy Bridgewater, QB, MIN
15.8 Broncos DST
16.3 Steven Hauschka, K, SEA

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Player News
Cowboys' Garrett: DL Nick Hayden an 'important signing'
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett made it a point of emphasis to mention to reporters at the NFL Meetings that re-signing defensive lineman Nick Hayden was important, reports the Dallas Morning News.

“Well, we’re always trying to get better and we have to get better,’’ Garrett said. “We have to bring some impact players into our defense. But Nick has been such a good player for us as a leader of that defensive line and he’s a really productive player. There’s a lot of the dirty work but he’s one of those guys who makes a lot of hits on the ball, is around the football a lot and simply makes a lot of plays.

"That was an important signing for us.’’

Hayden has started all 16 games with the Cowboys for two consecutive seasons. Over his seven-year career, he has 135 total tackles, two sacks, two passes defensed and one forced fumble.


Giants' Coughlin: WR Victor Cruz looks 'really good'
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is encouraged that wide receiver Victor Cruz can return to form, according to the NY Daily News. Cruz suffered a torn patellar tendon that forced him to miss 10 games last season.

“I think he will be back to the player that he was and hopefully better. Victor looks really good, he’s starting to run, I was in the field house watching him rehab, he’s coming along well.” … As for when Cruz will be back at practice, full-time, Coughlin added, “I don’t know. I shouldn’t say this, because medically I really do not have a definite answer, but by training camp, hopefully. He will work his way through.”

Through his five years in the NFL, Cruz has 264 receptions for 3,963 yards and 24 touchdowns.


Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower to miss at least six months
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower is going to miss between six and seven months, according to the Boston Globe.

Hightower had surgery this February to repair a torn right labrum. The team is concerned that he might not be able to be ready for the start of the reguar season. He played through the injury for a good portion of the 2014 season prior to surgery.

The 25-year-old started all 12 games he played, collecting 89 total tackles, six sacks, two passes defensed and one forced fumble.


Packers to use pistol formation more often this season
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) After implementing the pistol formation into the offense to help take stress off of quarterback Aaron Rodgers' leg in 2014, the Packers are considering to use it more often this season, according to the Journal Sentinel.

"I like the pistol," head coach Mike McCarthy said during a break at the NFL owners meetings this week. "I think there's a lot of value regardless of the injury to Aaron. I know he likes it. There's a place for it year-round in your offense."

Although McCarthy has no intention of turning Rodgers into an option quarterback, the system provides unpredictability for opposing offenses.

"I would say this is about the third year it's been part of our pace and installation," McCarthy said. "Really, when we moved to it exclusively there at the end of the year it really wasn't a change for us.

"I liked it from a self-scout standpoint. It gives you another self-scout variable when you're in the gun, but you also have the tailback behind you. (There are a) lot of benefits to it."


Report: Vikings sign CB Terence Newman
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) The Vikings have signed cornerback Terence Newman to a one-year, $2.5 million contract with $750,000 in guarantees on Thursday, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. 

Newman spent the last three seasons with the Bengals after playing nine years for the Cowboys. The 36-year-old has had at least one interception in each year of his 13-year career. The cornerback has recorded 741 total tackles, two sacks, 147 passes defensed, 37 interceptions, and eight forced fumbles. 


Kubiak wants Peyton Manning comfortable with playbook
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak wants to make sure that all of his players are comfortable with the new offensive playbook, including quarterback Peyton Manning, reports ESPN.

“I think you prepare to help him call that game throughout the course of the week," Kubiak said. “A lot of people put emphasis on him calling plays at the line, but you’ve also prepared to do that throughout the course of the week, so you, as a coach, 'Here’s what I think is best in that situation.' In a lot of ways you’re still working together. You’re just going about it a different way."

“You never want to put a player in a position where he’s doing something he’s uncomfortable with," Kubiak said. “One of things about having a veteran, especially like Peyton, he’s going to let you know, 'This is what I do best and this is what I feel comfortable with.' That’s what you need to go do as a coach. You might tweak things here or there that you think may help, but you’re never going to take him out of his comfort zone and what he feels like he does best.”

Manning, 39, recently took a pay cut of $4 million to help clear salary cap space for the team.


LB Brandon Magee still committed to playing in NFL
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) After being released by the Buccaneers, linebacker Brandon Magee is going to participate in spring training with the Boston Red Sox. That being said, he is still committed to playing in the NFL, according to Pro Football Talk. 

Magee's agent, Blake Baratz, emailed Pro Football Talk regarding his client's desire to resume his NFL career.

“There have been rumors circulating that Brandon Magee, who was recently released by Tampa Bay, has given up football with the intention of playing professional baseball. This could not be further from the truth,” Baratz wrote. “While he does attend spring training for a few weeks up until the beginning of the NFL off-season program, he is 100% fully committed to playing in the NFL.”

Magee, 24, has seen action in 17 games the last two seasons, nine of which were in 2014 with the Buccaneers. He has registered 10 total tackles in his career.


Bill O'Brien: 'Sky's the limit' for WR DeAndre Hopkins
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) With Andre Johnson now in Indy, DeAndre Hopkins enters the 2015 season as the Texans' undisputed No. 1 receiver.

“He had a really good year last year and the sky’s the limit with Hop (Hopkins)," coach Bill O'Brien told NFL Network. "He’s an excellent young player who works extremely hard and we’re looking forward to putting together our whole receiving corps and he should be the leader of that.”

Hopkins led Houston with 1,210 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns last year. He has 128 catches for 2,012 yards and eight scores in his two NFL seasons.


Giants RB Shane Vereen will be more than third-down back
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Giants running back Shane Vereen is being viewed as much more than just a third-down running back, according to nj.com.

The team is excited about his ability to catch passes out of the backfield, but he'll be relied on to do more than that.

"I see him in that regard as a pass receiver coming out of the backfield, a pass protector, a guy who runs the ball in the three-wide offense in the run game, if you will, which is very prevalent today in our sport," coach Tom Coughlin said at the NFL Annual Meetings this week. "So I see him in that regard."

Last season the Giants did not have one receiving touchdown by a running back. Vereen, formerly of the Patriots, had three receiving touchdowns out of the backfield last year.

"Well, you know what [Vereen] can do. Quite frankly, it's something from an attack standpoint we've had some success with, but not to the extent that he has," Coughlin said. "When you look at Vereen, a lot of the [Tom] Brady hookup with Vereen was the ball was almost automatically going to him. First down, if it was zone coverage, they were dropping the ball down and he would scoot. So we know that. Will we open it up to more parts of it?"

The 26-year-old has 907 yards rushing and seven touchdowns on the ground, adding 107 receptions for 1,023 yards and seven touchdowns through the air in four years. 


Chiefs confident they'll reach deal with Justin Houston
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt told the Kansas City Star he's confident the team will sign standout outside linebacker Justin Houston to a long-term deal. The Chiefs put a $13.1 million nonexclusive franchise tag on Houston, which he has yet to sign.

“He knows, and his agent knows, how much we want him back,” Hunt said. “We just all have to be patient, and eventually, we’re going to get him signed to a long-term deal.”

Houston has 48.5 sacks in his four-year career. 

“I’ve been very consistent in saying that we not only value Justin as a football player, that we not only value Justin as a person and leader, and we want him to be a Chief for life,” Hunt said.


 
 
 
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