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Cowboys selected William & Mary CB B.W. Webb with the No. 114 overall pick.

Webb (5-10, 184) set a school record with 48 consecutive starts, intercepting 11 passes for the Tribe. He earned 2012 Co-Special Teams Player of the Year in the Colonial Athletic Conference, averaging 11.2 yards per punt return. Webb ran 4.51 in Indy with a 40.5-inch vertical and 11-foot broad jump, demonstrating lower-body explosion. Webb has starting-caliber attributes, but is undersized and plays like it, often shying from contact. He'll fight for snaps on special teams as a rookie.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 12:58:00 PM

Julio Jones was held to one catch for 16 yards on seven targets in the Falcons' 45-32, Week 3 win over the Saints on Monday night.

Jones' seven targets were a team-high, but he and Matt Ryan just couldn't connect on much of anything on a night the Falcons' running backs -- Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman -- combined for 296 yards and four touchdowns dominated on offense. Jones came into the game with calf and ankle ailments, and he wasn't in on every offensive snap, but didn't look to be any worse for the wear. The Saints simply sold out to stop Jones, and the rest of the offense made them pay. Jones will look to bounce back next week at home against the Panthers.
Sep 27 - 12:06 AM

Drew Brees completed 36-of-54 passes for 376 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in the Saints' 45-32, Week 3 loss to the Falcons on Monday night.

Unfortunately for the Saints, their defense couldn't stop the Falcons' offense, and Brees had to fire off 54 attempts playing catch-up all night. Brees had a couple passes batted down at the line of scrimmage in the first half, and his streak of 305 pass attempts without an interception ended early in the fourth quarter on a back-breaking 90-yard pick-six as the Falcons defense knew the quick slant was coming from the 10-yard line. Still, Brees found Coby Fleener (two yards), Mark Ingram (five yards), and Michael Thomas (three yards) for short scores. Brees returns to San Diego in Week 4 and will again be a strong QB1 play, even outdoors on the road.
Sep 27 - 12:01 AM

Coby Fleener caught 7-of-11 targets for 109 yards and one touchdown in the Saints' 45-32, Week 3 loss to the Falcons on Monday night.

After totaling three catches for 35 yards on 12 combined targets Weeks 1 and 2, Fleener busted out in a big way against a soft Falcons defense. He caught his first ball for a meager five yards before capping the Saints' first drive with a two-yard touchdown. Fleener's night was still chock full of mistakes, including a pair of drops and a bad holding penalty that took a long run away from Mark Ingram. But Fleener did damage up the seams with a long catch before the half and then a 36-yard gain in the fourth quarter to set up Ingram's five-yard score. Those that dropped Fleener are probably kicking themselves. He'll be in another elite spot Week 4 at San Diego. The Chargers have elite corners, but had given up the most catches and most yards to tight ends entering Monday.
Sep 26 - 11:51 PM

Tevin Coleman rushed 12 times for 42 yards and three touchdowns in the Falcons' 45-32, Week 3 win over the Saints, adding three catches for 47 yards on three targets.

Coleman and Devonta Freeman continued to split the snaps and touches Monday night, but Coleman was the one getting all the scoring chances inside the 10-yard line, with touchdown runs of two, two, and six yards. Freeman owners still have plenty to be happy about after Freeman piled up 207 total yards and a touchdown of his own on 19 touches to Coleman's 15 touches. This offense can support both backs with the tempo it plays at and all the touches it funnels to the two runners. Coleman will be back on the RB2 map next week in a home date with the Panthers.
Sep 26 - 11:45 PM

Devonta Freeman rushed 14 times for 152 yards and caught 5-of-5 targets for 55 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons' 45-32, Week 3 win over the Saints on Monday night.

It was about as perfect a stat line as one can have against the Saints' not-there defense. Freeman and Tevin Coleman continued to split snaps as they had the first two weeks, but Freeman ran with anger right out of the gates. On his first carry, Freeman shoved CB Sterling Moore to the ground with a violent stiff-arm, and it only got better from there. Two of Freeman's three longest career runs came Monday night, as he broke off 36- and 48-yard gains, running through gaping holes all evening. His touchdown came on a walk-in, 13-yard swing pass. Backfield mate Tevin Coleman did have three rushing scores of his own, but Freeman owners will be extremely happy with this performance. Keep firing him up as an RB2 next week vs. Carolina.
Sep 26 - 11:40 PM

Matt Ryan completed 20-of-30 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons' 45-32, Week 3 win over the Saints on Monday night.

The Saints could have pulled 11 fans from the Superdome stands to play defense as good -- er, bad -- as the 11-man group they used Monday night. Granted, New Orleans has already lost half its starting defense to injury, but this was a totally pathetic effort. The Falcons hung the 45 points and 442 total yards of offense all with Julio Jones contributing just one 16-yard catch and Mohamed Sanu leaving before halftime with a shoulder injury. Ryan hooked up with Devonta Freeman on his first touchdown from 13 yards away and then hit Justin Hardy for a short score on a shovel pass. Ryan has been an elite QB1 through three weeks, but gets a tough test with the Panthers coming to town Week 4.
Sep 26 - 11:34 PM

Mohamed Sanu exited Week 3 against the Saints with a shoulder injury.

Prior to leaving just before halftime, Sanu was leading the Falcons with three catches for 31 yards on a team-high four targets. Sanu entered the week with an ankle issue and has battled the injury bug early in the year.
Sep 26 - 9:52 PM

Updating a previous item, free agent Greg Hardy was arrested and charged with felony possession of cocaine in Richardson, Tex. late Sunday night.

Hardy was pulled over for not using his turn signal. Police asked to search the vehicle. Hardy granted them permission, and they found a baggie of cocaine in Hardy's wallet. Hardy said it was put in there by someone else because he was passing his wallet around at the bar, paying for everyone. Police also found a weed grinder and membership cards for gun ranges. None of it is going to go over well with the league or the 32 teams. His career is likely over.
Source: TMZ Sports
Sep 26 - 7:51 PM

49ers OT Anthony Davis announced his retirement from the NFL after six seasons.

Well, that was quick. Davis retired before the 2015 season, spent the entire year away from the game, but came back to the 49ers this summer. He played three snaps Week 1 but had been sidelined the past two weeks with a concussion. The 49ers will move forward with Trenton Brown at right tackle. Davis was the No. 11 overall pick in 2010 and turns 27 in two weeks.
Sep 26 - 7:36 PM

Cowboys placed LG La'El Collins on injured reserve with a sprained big toe in his foot.

Per beat writer Clarence Hill, Collins is expected to miss 8-10 weeks. Collins went down midway through Sunday night's Week 3 win over the Bears. Former starter Ronald Leary will move back into the lineup and might be a short-term upgrade. Collins is PFF's No. 73 guard out of 75 qualifiers.
Sep 26 - 7:25 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jeremy Langford (ankle) is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

It sounds like a severe high-ankle sprain for Langford. After Langford went down Sunday night against the Cowboys, rookie Jordan Howard was essentially an every-down back with Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) also hurt. Howard should be "the guy" moving forward. Raheem Mostert is currently the backup, but look for the Bears to add some running-back depth this week. Howard is a must-add in all formats where available. He can run and catch out of the backfield.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 26 - 7:18 PM




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