November 8th, 2011
Bucs promoted RB Madu to active roster
The Buccaneers have promoted RB Mossis Madu from the practice squad to the active roster UGG Classic Tall Støvler 5815, the team announced Wednesday.
The move comes after the Bucs were forced to put RB Earnest Graham on injured reserve after he tore an Achilles tendon in Sunday's loss to the Bears in London. Starting RB LeGarrette Blount missed the game with a knee injury. The Bucs are on bye this week.
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The team also signed FB Matt Clapp to the practice squad. The second-year undrafted free agent spent time last season on the Lions' practice squad.
Ask the experts: Best trade of the draft's first two days
PFW editors offer their take on the team that made the best trade in the first three rounds of the 2011 NFL draft:
Senior editor Eric Edholm — Patriots
Patriots fans badly wanted Mark Ingram with the 28th pick of the draft, but the team just didn't think it was worth taking him there. So what did they do? They traded down with the Saints for a second-rounder and next year's first. You make that trade every time at the bottom of the first round. And with the 56th pick, they landed a runner in Shane Vereen who fits the Patriots' offense and they — reprise here — stocked up again for next year. One of these years the Patriots will use all of their picks, but for now they maneuver around the draft like no other team.
Senior editor Mike Wilkening — Browns and Falcons (tie)
The Falcons-Browns Round One swap had something for everyone. If you like bold moves with an eye on winning now UGG Classic Tall Støvler 5815, Atlanta's 21-pick leap to take Alabama WR Julio Jones fits the bill. If you like teams that stockpile draft picks and eye the future, the Browns' getting five picks from Atlanta — including a first-rounder next season — was quite the impressive haul. The Falcons got a player who makes an effective but somewhat plodding offense a little more dangerous. The Browns Vikings-Panthers matchup of the day- Thursday_114, who have a lot of needs, added some much-needed picks — and have drafted quite well in these first two days, thank you very much. What an intriguing and seemingly mutually beneficial deal.
Associate editor Arthur Arkush — Jaguars
It's not often that a club has the opportunity to draft the consensus top-rated quarterback with the 10th pick in the draft ominik- No suspension f, but that is exactly what the Jaguars did and all it cost them was a second-rounder. In starter David Garrard, the Jags have a guy who can build a bridge to Blaine Gabbert with minimal pressure being placed on the rookie to contribute right away. Bottom line: the Jaguars had not drafted a QB since 2003 and a better opportunity was not going to present itself anytime soon. Yet another pleasant surprise from GM Gene Smith.
Associate editor Dan Parr — Falcons
I don't know if Julio Jones was worth the price it took to move up 21 spots in the first round, but I do know there aren't many true No. 1 wide receivers in the league. The Falcons were never going to get a chance at one by sitting back late in the first round ugg hjemmesko, where they could be drafting for years, and Jones has the potential to become one. Giving up this year's first-rounder, next year's first-rounder ugg støvler udsalg, as well as a second- and fourth-rounder this year, was a steep price to pay. GM Thomas Dimitroff sacrificed a lot, but he still was left with six other picks this year and wound up with a player that has perennial Pro Bowl potential. I admire the courage.
Associate editor Kevin Fishbain — Jaguars
The Jaguars needed another quarterback, and they didn't have to give up much to get Blaine Gabbert. Gabbert is the best QB in the draft and he won't have a whole lot of pressure on him in Jacksonville, allowing him to develop behind Garrard. I'm not incredibly sold on the Falcons trading up and not sure if Julio Jones really is the difference maker that makes them a championship contender.
Associate editor Eli Kaberon — Browns
The Browns would have been perfectly fine taking WR Julio Jones with the sixth pick, but were much better off dealing that selection to Atlanta for a boatload of selections. Cleveland received five picks for the right to take the former Alabama wideout, and they already have put those to good use. GM Mike Holmgren was able to trade up and select Baylor NT Phil Taylor with the 21st pick and took WR Greg Little in the second round with a choice received from the Falcons. In the same division with the Steelers and Ravens, it was unlikely the Browns were going to be very good in 2011. Now they have stockpiled young talent and have extra picks in 2012 as well.
Newton will start Panthers' third preseason game
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera announced Sunday that rookie Cam Newton, the top overall pick in the 2011 draft, will start the team's preseason game against the Bengals on Aug. 25.
Rivera said that while Newton will play the first three quarters of Carolina's third preseason game ugg hjemmesko, it doesn't mean that Newton will start the team's season opener against the Cardinals on Sept. 11.
"It will give us an opportunity to see how he'll handle the whole game experience and we'll go from there UGG Classic Tall Støvler 5815 Bucs give FS Jackson one-year extension_287," Rivera said. "It makes him the starter for Thursday. We are still in the evaluation process after having gone through a game where we did some good things ugg støvler udsalg Cutler, Bears pound Falcons 30-12_42, but not enough good things."
Newton started and played the entire first half of Carolina's 20-10 loss to the Dolphins last Friday night. He completed 7-of-14 passes for 66 yards. He also had four carries for 18 yards. The Panthers did not score while he was under center.
The way we see it
This is a pretty good indication that the Panthers are leaning toward making Newton the Week One starter. The third preseason game is usually considered a dry run for the regular season, with the starters seeing the most time of any preseason game.
Newton likely would have to fall flat on his face — or get hurt — to not earn the starting job at this point.
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By Andrew Seligman, AP Sports Writer
CHICAGO (AP) — If there was any doubt the Chicago Bears were serious about contending again in the NFC, they took a big step toward erasing it.
Brian Urlacher had an interception and returned a fumble for a touchdown UGG Classic Short Støvler 5825, Jay Cutler threw for 312 yards and two scores and the Bears pounded Matt Ryan and the Falcons 30-12 on Sunday.
In a matchup between reigning division champions, it was no contest. This one clearly belonged to Chicago.
Urlacher picked off a Ryan pass to set up an early 56-yard touchdown catch by Matt Forte, and in the third quarter the linebacker picked up a fumble by Ryan and scored from 12 yards to make it 30-6.
The fumble t came on one of two sacks by Julius Peppers. Henry Melton also had two sacks and the Bears totaled five for the day.
Cutler completed 22-of-32 passes and was intercepted once in his first game at Soldier Field since the Bear's loss to Green Bay in the NFC championship. He left that game with a knee injury and was roundly criticized.
He was sacked four times Sunday but had a 107.8 quarterback rating as the reigning NFC North champions passed a big test.
The schedule doesn't get easier with games against the past two Super Bowl champions coming up - at New Orleans next week and then Green Bay at home - but Chicago certainly looked good in this one.
Forte, seeking a contract extension, turned a short screen into a long TD in the first quarter and caught five passes in all for 90 yards. He also carried 16 times for 68 yards.
Devin Hester had three catches for 60 yards. He turned a swing pass into a 53-yard gain and got stopped just short of the goal line ugg støvler i danmark, setting up a 1-yard TD catch by Matt Spaeth that put the Bears ahead 23-6 midway through the third quarter. Urlacher put away the game with his fumble return.
Roy Williams caught four passes for 55 yards in his Bears debut before leaving with a groin injury in the fourth quarter.
Ryan completed 31-of-47 passes for 319 yards for Atlanta.
Michael Turner ran for 100 yards, including a 53-yarder, but the reigning NFC South champions never established any kind of rhythm. It was certainly not the sort of performance they had in mind, coming off a 13-win season that ended with a blowout loss to the Packers in the playoffs.
On the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, there were large 9/11 ribbons at the 25 yard lines. The coin used for the pregame toss had the same ribbon on one side with a Bears ``C'' on the other.
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Dominik: No suspension for Bucs' Talib
Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 2:15 a.m. ET
Buccaneers starting LCB Aqib Talib will not be suspended for any games this season, team GM Mark Dominik said Saturday UGG Classic Short Støvler 5825 Dahl's exit sets up ORG position battle for Falcons_66, according to the team's official Twitter account.
Talib met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earlier in the week to discuss the Buccaneer's alleged involvement in an offseason shooting. Sources had told Yahoo ugg hjemmesko! Sports that Talib would be suspended for the first four games of the season.
Talib faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon as a result of a March incident in Garland, Texas utler, Bears pound Falc, in which he and his mother are alleged to have shot at a man, who escaped injury.
Talib was suspended without pay for the 2010 season opener for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.
The way we see it
This is great news for the Bucs. Nickel back E.J. Biggers would have been a decent replacement for Talib, opposite RCB Ronde Barber UGG Classic Tall Støvler 5815, but it's unlikely that Biggers would have produced the number of big plays that Talib is capable of. Talib has 15 interceptions in his first three seasons.