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Rams QB Sam Bradford tears ACL, will miss entire 2014 season

Rams QB Sam Bradford tears ACL, will miss entire 2014 season

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

St. Louis Rams fans received the worst news possible on Sunday afternoon. As an MRI confirmed that Rams starting quarterback Sam Bradford had in fact suffered a torn ACL from a hit he received Saturday night in a preseason victory over the Cleveland Browns.

St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fischer confirmed the extent of the injury to ESPN:

“We lost our quarterback,” Fisher said. “For Sam, it was devastating.”

Bradford, the first overall pick in the 2010 draft, will likely miss the entire 2014 season with the injury.

Sam suffered the same injury in the same knee October of last season, causing him to miss the remaining 9 games.

In four years in the NFL, Sam has missed a total of 15 regular season games due to injury.

Backup quarterback Shaun Hill will likely be promoted to starter, unless the team can trade or sign a new QB in the next few days.

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Matt Cassel named Vikings starter for Week 1

Matt Cassel named Vikings starter for Week 1

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer announced today that Matt Cassel will be the starting quarterback when the team faces the St. Louis Rams in Week 1 of the NFL regular season.

The veteran quarterback, Cassel, was able to fend off young Vikings rookie Teddy Bridgewater for the starting role.

Bridgewater was selected by Minnesota with the 32nd overall pick in this year’s draft and has played pretty well for the team thus far in preseason action, throwing for 4 touchdowns and no interceptions.

However, Matt Cassel has played equally well and perhaps a little more consistent than the Vikings future franchise quarterback so far this preseason, thus earning the teams starting position under center… At least for now.

Having two players excelling at the quarterback position is usually a welcomed problem for any NFL franchise.

We will see how it affects the Minnesota Vikings this season.

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NFL Preseason Week 3 Schedule‏

NFL Preseason Week 3 Schedule‏

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

Week 3 of NFL’s Preseason schedule kicks off on Thursday night when the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Philly to take on the Eagles in a renewal of their bitter state rivalry.

Below are all of the week 3 NFL preseason match-ups:

Thursday August 21      Pittsburgh at Philadelphia              7:30 p.m.

Friday August 22

Oakland at Green Bay

8 p.m., CBS

Friday August 22

Jacksonville at Detroit

7:30 p.m.

Friday August 22

Carolina at New England

7:30 p.m.

Friday August 22

NY Giants at NY Jets

7:30 p.m.

Friday August 22

Chicago at Seattle

10 p.m.

Saturday August 23

Tampa Bay at Buffalo

4:30 p.m.

Saturday August 23

Dallas at Miami

7 p.m.

Saturday August 23

Tennessee at Atlanta

7 p.m.

Saturday August 23

Washington at Baltimore

7:30 p.m.

Saturday August 23

New Orleans at Indianapolis

8 p.m., CBS

Saturday August 23

St. Louis at Cleveland

8 p.m.

Saturday August 23

Minnesota at Kansas City

8 p.m.

Saturday August 23

Houston at Denver

9 p.m.

Sunday August 24

San Diego at San Francisco

4 p.m., Fox

Sunday August 24

Cincinnati at Arizona

8 p.m., NBC

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Browns name Brian Hoyer starting QB for week 1‏

Browns name Brian Hoyer starting QB for week 1‏

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

The Cleveland Browns organization announced Wednesday that Brian Hoyer will be the starting quarterback for the teams season opening game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.

That means first-round rookie draft pick Johnny Manziel will be the teams #2 (back-up quarterback), at least to begin the season.

“He (Hoyer) was the clear leader from the beginning,” stated coach Mike Pettine. “We’ve maintained all along that if it was close, I would prefer to go with the more experienced player. Brian has done a great job in the meeting rooms and with his teammates on the practice field and in the locker room.”

Hoyer did not do much in terms of “earning” the job this past Monday night against the Washington Redskins, as he completed just 2 of 6 pass attempts for all of 16 yards.

That said, Johnny Manziel did not perform well on Monday evening either, completing 7 of 16 passes for just 65 yards and a touchdown.

With neither of his quarterbacks standing out in preseason game #2, coach Pettine decided to stick with his veteran slinger to start the 2014 regular season.

Whether or not Hoyer will continue to fend off Manziel for the Browns starting QB position remains to be seen.

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