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“This defense will be a lot better this year,” Ahmad Walker said. “We’ve got a lot more speed, a lot more bigger guys up front. I think it’s going to be a great year.”
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“Just making sure I tell him to stay low, make sure he has his eyes in the right spots, making sure he gets his nice reads and gets his keys, so he can play fast and violent."
During Virginia Tech’s run of 27 consecutive bowl appearances, four Hokies quarterbacks earned conference offensive player of the year honors: Jim Druckenmiller, Michael Vick, Bryan Randall and Tyrod Taylor. Maurice DeShazo, Marcus Vick, Logan Thomas, Josh Jackson and Jerod Evans were pretty darn good as well.
Jarrett Stidham knows who's the starting QB in Las Vegas. But that hasn’t stopped him from acting and performing like an incoming starter for the Raiders. After all, when there’s a chance you understand a new offensive system better than probably anyone else coming into training camp, there’s an edge that helps develop confidence. The Patriots drafted Stidham from Auburn in the 2019 draft while Raiders coach Josh McDaniels was still the offensive coordinator in New England.
The host RiverDogs came to life in the late stages of Wednesday’s matchup at Riley Park, but Lynchburg held on for a 5-3 victory.
Carl Lawson’s first season with the New York Jets last year was over before it even started. The defensive end suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during training camp and was forced to be a spectator. He’s healthy and back where he dreamed of being during 12 long months of rehabilitation. He said he wanted it “as bad as you want to breathe.” Coach Robert Saleh said Lawson will play in the preseason opener Friday night at Philadelphia. The defensive end and the rest of the starters on defense and offense will play about a quarter.
The Saints have cut veteran running back Malcolm Brown and waived defensive back Bryce Thompson with an injury designation. Free-agent quarterback K.J. Costello has announced on social media that he's signing with New Orleans. Thompson appeared to have a serious lower leg injury during Tuesday’s practice at Saints training camp. The second-year pro out of Tennessee appeared in two games on special teams last season. Brown is a seven-year NFL veteran who spent his first six seasons with the St. Louis and Los Angeles Rams. He played for Miami last season. Costello's arrival would give New Orleans a third available quarterback in Saturday night’s preseason opener at Houston while Jameis Winston sits out with a sprained right foot.