2011 NFL Signings, NFL Trade Rumors and News: Ricky Williams, Kyle Orton, DeSean Jackson, Chicago Bears

 

The NFL preseason is in full swing. Ricky Williams will be watching the Blind Side. Kyle Orton is learning hard work pays off and the Chicago Bears look to add more teeth to their defense. What are the latest NFL signings? NFL Trade rumors? NFL Injury news?

The Sportsbank in not on the PUP list, covering it all for you.

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Northwestern’s most talented player in 2010? OT Patrick Ward

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Last year, Northwestern’s running game was so below par that it inspired Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald, on one occasion, to utter obscenities in front of the media. It wasn’t so much the running backs themselves, but the offensive line. You might recall Fitz’s “I don’t give a sh** who plays” soundbite, in response to the front seven’s lack of run-blocking during the middle of the 2009 campaign.

But this year, things should be a LOT different. The Offensive Line is returning all five starters; and two of them have lost their starting positions.

That’s the thing about this time of year- lots of programs boast of returning starters, and the experience they bring. And that can be good news or bad news, depending on the situation. However, if you’ve found better players than who you had starting last fall…now you’re on to something.

And NU’s OL should really improve, led by starting Right Tackle Patrick Ward, the highest rated Wildcat recruit in years.

By Paul M. Banks

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Will this NFL Draft be the Offensive Tackle Draft?

By Paul M. Banks

There are plenty of places to get 2010 NFL Draft prospect lists. But why stop at just providing a mere list? I’m giving you a prediction of where I think all of these great offensive tackles (one of this draft’s most loaded positions) will end up in the draft this April.

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