though his units in Dallas flopped at key times in recent years. Derick Hingle, USA TODAY Sports Fullscreen Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul saw his sack total drop by 10 to 6.5 in 2012 — and that was before undergoing offseason back surgery. A struggling defense, which lost DE Osi Umenyiora to free agency, needs JPP to return to form if New York is to climb back atop the NFC East. Al Bello, Getty Images Fullscreen New coach Chip Kelly and his creative offense were the Eagles’ most notable acquisitions this offseason. Kelly’s ability to implement his attack is one of the NFL’s biggest X-factors heading into the regular season, and it remains unknown if Michael Vick (7) or someone else will open the year taking the snaps. Howard Smith, USA TODAY Sports The Rams are looking to rookie pocket rocket Tavon Austin to juice an offense that’s never had a receiver gain as many as 700 yards since Sam Bradford became the quarterback in 2010. Bill Boyce, AP Fullscreen Versatile DL Justin Smith often goes unheralded even though he may be the key component of the 49ers defense. He missed two of San Francisco’s final five games after suffering a triceps injury last year and wasn’t the same when he was on the field. Coincidentally, pass rusher Aldon Smith didn’t record a sack after his teammate was hurt. Justin Smith remains the glue to the NFC champs’ defense. Cary Edmondson, USA TODAY Sports Fullscreen The Seahawks parted with their first-round pick to acquire WR Percy Harvin and plan to invest $67 million in him over the next six seasons. Now it’s up to Harvin to be an offensive wild card who can make QB Russell Wilson and RB Marshawn Lynch even more effective. Ted S. Warren, AP Fullscreen QB Josh Freeman has been up and down over his first four seasons with the Buccaneers.
More Than Just Football: Marshawn Lynch And Fam 1st Family Foundation
Harvin’s dangerous level of perimeter quickness potentially serves as a great change of pace to Marshawn Lynch ‘s inside power rushing. He also could add much-needed intermediate-level route depth help to an offense that needed an upgrade on those types of throws (12.9 yards per attempt on medium-depth passes last year, tied for 16th). From a fantasy perspective, this collection of skills was seen as a potential boon to quarterback Russell Wilson and explains why a quarterback who finished 11th in fantasy quarterback points last year is currently averaging a No. 8 overall quarterback draft ranking in ESPN live drafts. Now that Harvin could be out for a while with a hip injury (he’s getting a second opinion next week in New York), it has to be expected that Wilson’s fantasy value will decline by enough that he should start falling back in those same draft rooms. But a closer look at this situation shows that even if Harvin misses extended time, while damaging from a team perspective, it should not have that big of an impact on Wilson’s 2013 fantasy football prospects. To read more from KC Joyner about the potential fantasy impact of Percy Harvin’s injury, you must be an ESPN Insider. Already an Insider?
Miller gives Seahawks weaponized tight end
Percy Harvin (hip) among those who open Seahawks camp on the PUP list Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) July 25, 2013 I would love to know when Harvin injured his hip. The Seahawks are paying a guy $12 million a year that cant seem to stay healthy. Need NFL Tickets? … Via NorthWest Sports Beat | 1 day ago Stop Whining The biggest news from the opening day of the Seattle Seahawks 2013 training camp was that Percy Harvin, Seattles latest treasure and multi-threat weapon on offense, was on the PUP list. Shortly after the list was put out, many began to report that Harvins ailment was related to a hip issue that was later revealed to be a potential tear to his labrum.
Fantasy impact of Harvin injury
More Than Just Football: Marshawn Lynch And Fam 1st Family Foundation Jul 18th, 2013 at 7:34 am Tweet With all of the negative stories in the media this time of year about the NFL and its players, I thought it would be good to remember that there is a lot of absolute ton of good things being done by NFL players that never gets reported. To combat this, Im spending this week profiling just a few of the Seahawks players and their foundations that are actively involved in giving back to the community. Feb. 2, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA: Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch on the red carpet prior to the Super Bowl XLVII NFL Honors award show at Mahalia Jackson Theater. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Today, Id like to direct everyones attention to Marshawn Lynchs Fam 1st Family Foundation. When I started looking up information for this series, I had no idea that Lynch even had a foundation. We simply never hear about it, or about any of the cool stuff that the foundation does.
Lynch gives back at his Oakland football camp
But Saturday was the crowning jewel of the week a free youth camp that annually serves up to 600 kids. Lynch, 27, played a modern-day Santa Claus, handing out free shoes and football gloves to kids, and also showing some tough love by delivering a few big blows with blocking pads during running back drills. Hes right in there, hands-on, DeLisa Lynch said. Hes always been like that. There hasnt been a camp where he hasnt been out there talking to kids, playing with them. They might ask him 99 questions, and hes going to answer 90 of them. Lynch did not talk about his pending legal entanglement a DUI charge still winding its way through the Alameda County district court system. Nor did Lynch provide any details on how hell do in the upcoming season, other than hell be ready once training camp begins July 25.
The truth about Lynch and Skittles
Jul 5, 2013 6:22 PM I thought they were Skittles?! olyhawk says: Jul 5, 2013 6:27 PM All due respect to the either charge him or dont guy, unfortunately thats not how the court system operates, and most likely marshawns attorney is being granted these continuences, which every attorney utilizes for one reason or another. Bottom line is an attorney can drag on a case for a long time, which the prosecution ussually agrees on to prepare for the motion put forth by the defense. Oh, and adderal guy, ha whoo damn that adderall joke was funny and not played out at all, odds are beast is going smash your d line in the mouth real soon. thejuddstir says: Jul 5, 2013 6:45 PM Judges are suppose to perform accordingly to the law and not their personal preference to not have Lynch suspended and hurt the Adderhawks chances of getting into the playoffs. Reminds me of Judy Judy down in Louisiana with the Bounty case. If Lynch was DUI, the police either have the proof or they dont. I can understand why so many fans are down on the Adderhawks and Petey Carroll who had no problem bringing his cheating ways from USC to Seattle. floratiotime says: Jul 5, 2013 6:52 PM Adderall is used to mask steroids.
Still no trial date for Marshawn Lynch DUI case
It was just a joke for me and him. Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch former Oakland Tech High football star, center, jokes around with camp volunteers Jakharie Murphy, left, wide receiver Troy Evans, right, during the Fam 1st Family Foundations annual youth football camp at Oakland Tech High School in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Lynch along with Cincinnati Bengals backup quarterback Josh Johnson, also a former Oakland Tech High football star, hosted the free one-day camp for kids ages 6-18 to work on their football skills and sportsmanship. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) DeLisa Lynch said the ritual continued to high school, and by the time he got to college, Cal head coach Jeff Tedford gave him cases of Skittles, telling him not to eat the candy all at once. Skittles would seem like a natural endorsement deal for Lynch but that has not happened yet according to his mother. I even contacted Skittles to see if they would donate some for the camp, she said. I told them we have a non-profit organization and we do a camp.
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At 6-5 and 252 pounds, Willson ran a 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds, did 23 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press and posted a 38-inch vertical jump. Now, Seattle needs those eye-popping numbers to translate into production on the field. Willson was one of the early success stories during the Go Here teams offseason training workouts. Luke Willson has done a really good job, Carroll said. Were really excited about Lukes addition. We dont see anything that Luke cant do. We havent seen him in pads yet to really understand the dynamics of his blocking, but we know hes willing, hes got a tough attitude, and he looked great on film in college. Willson struggled with a lower-back injury and a high ankle sprain in 2012, finishing with nine receptions his final season at Rice.