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NFL Move To Shrink Preseason Games, Murray Flawless, Browns Player Talks Way On To Team And Scores TD

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We’re in the first week of the NFL preseason’s four-week schedule. It’s a great chance for teams to get practice before the regular season begins, but most of the high profile stars aren’t playing full games for fear of injury. In fact, there’s a move to shrink the number of games in the preseason. According to a member of the NFL’s competition committee, Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy, “The reality is that the preseason is changing pretty rapidly. The quality is not good, and it’s changing for the worse in terms of the quality of games. Even if you went to two [per team], I still think with the salaries that we’re paying, that people will be just reluctant to expose players to injuries. So you would have to figure out how much preseason you need to develop and evaluate young players. Veterans just don’t need it.”

Even though most of the star athletes only took a few snaps, there were some standout performances. The number one pick in the NFL, Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray, had an almost flawless debut going 6 for 7 for 44 yards in a 17-13 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. The New York Giants controversial #6th pick in the draft, Daniel Jones, had a solid drive with a touchdown and no incompletions to beat the New York Jets 31-22.

One of the best stories of the preseason was Sheehy-Giuseppi earning a spot on the Cleveland Browns roster by pretending to know the VP of player personnel. He made the story even better this weekend by catching an 86-yard punt return touchdown in the Browns’ 30-10 win over the Washington Redskins.

 

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Kyler Murray #1 Pick By Cardinals, Bosa, Williams, Ferrell, White Round Out Top 5

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Recap of the first round of the NFL draft:

To no one’s surprise, the Arizona Cardinals chose Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the number one pick. At 5’10”, the Heisman trophy winner, Murray, will be the shortest quarterback in the NFL. Murray also has the distinction of being the only player to be drafted in the first round of both the NFL and Major League Baseball drafts.

The San Francisco 49er took defensive end from Ohio State, Nick Bosa, with the second pick, while the New York Jets grabbed the other highly touted defender, Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams, with the third pick of the draft.

At #4, the Oakland Raiders surprised everyone by choosing defensive end Clelin Ferrell out of Clemson. Everyone assumed they’d pick Kentucky’s Josh Allen (who went to the Jacksonville Jaguars with the #7 pick).

Rounding out the top 5, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers chose inside linebacker Devin White from LSU.

The other major surprise in the early part of the first round was the Giants picking Duke quarterback Daniel Jones. By choosing Jones, the Giants are signaling they are looking for a future franchise quarterback to replace 38-year old Eli Manning. Draft analysts, however, seemed skeptical that Jones could live up the role of franchise player.

For the rest of the first round pics, click here.

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