Browns Not Expected to Trade Valuable QB Asset

A lot of teams are in need of help at the quarterback position, but one won’t be hitting the trade market.

Despite rumors of a possible trade, the Browns are wisely expected to hold on to veteran QB Josh McCown.

Teams such as Dallas and Minnesota are running thin at the quarterback position after their respective starters Tony Romo and Teddy Bridgewater went down with injuries. Romo is expected to miss upwards of 10 weeks while Bridgewater is out for the season.

McCown is a hot commodity at the moment, but the Browns should understand that it would be in the team’s best interest to keep him.

Their other quarterbacks are Austin Davis and Cody Kessler, but Davis has only a couple of seasons under his belt and Kessler is a rookie.

McCown is a strong backup and safety net for starting QB Robert Griffin III, in case Griffin struggles like he has in the past, or worse, gets injured.

The Browns are smart to keep McCown. He may wind up being the most important player on the team in case of emergency.

Aaron Rodgers Showed Up to Packers’ Luncheon in a Hilarious Outfit

The Packers held a ‘Welcome Back Luncheon’ on Wednesday and Aaron Rodgers had an interesting choice in outfits.

Known for not taking himself too seriously, Rodgers showed up fully dressed as a cowboy. A really awesome cowboy with an interesting choice in colors.

The handlebar mustache really added something to it too.

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If only we could see his teammates’ reactions.

Packers fans know that Rodgers can be a goofball, as the photo proves, but this might be the best look ever. I mean, he even broke out the bolo tie. What more can you ask for?

His good spirits lightened the mood before the regular season. You know it will carry over as the season opener approaches.

Chiefs Actively Looking to Trade Backup QB

The Chiefs already know who their backup quarterback is.

Quite frankly they know who the backup to the backup is too.

Now they want to see what they can get on the open market for another one of their backups.

According to sources, the Chiefs are looking to trade former fifth-round pick Aaron Murray.

Murray is currently the No. 4 QB on the Chiefs roster, though he has reportedly impressed in the preseason so far.

He became expendable due to the pickup of Nick Foles, who has established himself as the clear No. 2 QB, and the continued development of Tyler Bray, who has gotten more practice reps than Murray.

The Chiefs currently need help on the defensive line and could use another wide receiver. Of course they could always use draft picks too.

If Murray isn’t traded he might also get cut, so hopefully the Chiefs can get something back for a guy they used a draft pick on.

Eagles’ WR Rueben Randle Blasts Critics

Has Rueben Randle proven anything to his new team?

Since joining the Eagles this offseason, Randle has been trying to earn a starting role. He still has a lot to prove, and and he’s well aware of that fact.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – DECEMBER 28: Rueben Randle #82 of the New York Giants is tackled by Nolan Carroll #23 of the Philadelphia Eagles after making a catch in the first quarter during a game at MetLife Stadium on December 28, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


After leaving the Giants last season, the wide receiver signed with Philadelphia in free agency. He thinks that he wasn’t given a better chance by other teams due to critiques in his work ethic and consistency.

“I feel like I get read wrong because I do a lot of things naturally and it doesn’t seem like I’m giving much effort,” Randle said to ESPN.

“If I go out there and make a one-handed catch and make it look effortless, I get praised for it, but if I do all these other things effortlessly, it’s like I’m not giving much effort.”

Jordan Matthews, who led the Eagles’ receivers in every category last season, has been out with a bone bruise. Randle is among a group of receivers that are competing for a starting spot on the roster. He has three catches so far in two quick preseason appearances. Last season in New York, he totaled eight touchdown passes.

The Eagles expect Matthews to be back for the season opener, so the other receivers have a couple weeks to make an impression.

“If I didn’t [feel confident], I shouldn’t be here,” Randle said. “We all should feel confident in where we are. We just have to go out and prove ourselves.”

Randle should get a chance to do just that in Philadelphia.

Sterling Shepard – the New Victor Cruz?

Just when New York Giants fans thought they would see Victor Cruz on the football field for the first time since 2014, the receiver was sidelined again with another injury.

The Giants have needed help offensively since his absence, especially last season in terms of another receiver to take the attention away from Odell Beckham Jr. Second-round 2016 draft pick Sterling Shepard is showing the potential to be the top guy for the Giants. 

With the extent and timeline of Cruz’s injury unknown, someone else needs to step up and be ready to go. So far, Shepard has impressed the coaching staff. 

In his final year at Oklahoma, Shepard had 1,200 yards and 11 touchdowns. Marc Ross, the Giants’ vice president of player evaluation, noted one game as Shepard’s “quintessential” performance of his college career.

On Sept. 12, 2015, Oklahoma traveled to Tennessee and played in front of 102,455 people – the Sooners’ largest audience ever. Shepard made two key plays – one touchdown with 40 seconds left in regulation that forced overtime and another to win it for the Sooners in double overtime. 

“When you go to Oklahoma,” Ross said to, “you always hear about Sterling Shepard, the guy who makes plays.”

In his young career with the Giants, Shepard has already drawn comparisons to fellow receiver Victor Cruz. Scouts see “parallels” in their ball skills and abilities to make big plays after the catch.

“That name came up when our scout group talked about him,” Jerry Reese, Giants’ general manager, said to “That’s one of the names that came up, a young Victor Cruz. Very similar in some ways, body type.

“The one thing about this kid is he’s 5-10 and some change, but his strike zone—what we call a strike zone—is bigger than that. He’s got a 41-inch vertical jump, he’s got big hands. He’s a tenacious slot receiver, run after the catch. Get the ball to him quick and he does some nice things after that catch as well. Yeah, Victor Cruz was one of the names that came up.”

All summer, Shepard has been getting rave reviews. Beckham Jr. proclaims he will be a “phenomenal player” and offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan described him as showing “explosiveness and an ability to make tough catches.”

Giants’ fans will have to wait just a little bit longer to see where Shepard lands on the roster, with the first game of the season coming Sept. 11. He has great potential to come in for Cruz or play alongside Cruz and Beckham Jr. Depending on Cruz’s injury, head coach Ben McAdoo has said that he has yet to earn his spot on the roster.