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Rotoworld - We need more bell cow … RBs - Preseason positional rankings
The short shelf life and wear and tear of running backs in the NFL has been an important topic in recent years. Yet, despite some even suggesting teams should rarely give productive backs a second contract, three ball carriers were drafted in 2012’s first-round.

College Football Talk - Precautionary move sideline E.J. Manuel for FSU's scrimmage
Rumors and speculation have abounded in the last day or so that starting Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel had suffered a significant lower-leg injury.

Cincy Jungle - Bengals' Vontaze Burfict left the game with an injury following Taylor Mays hit
As linebacker Vontaze Burfict positioned himself to make the tackle at Atlanta's 45-yard line, safety Taylor Mays entered the picture in an obvious attempt to decleat Palmer. Problem was that the tackle was being made and instead of hitting Palmer, Mays' shoulder hit Burfict in the head.

CBS Sports - 2013 NFL Draft: Auburn preview
Head coach Gene Chizik may have his work cut out for him to calm fans worried that the 2010 season wasn't just a flash in the pan. His 2012 team does possess some legitimate NFL talent -- including a potential high round pass rusher in junior Corey Lemonier -- but this is a noticeably less skilled roster than the first two programs previewed as part of the SEC West (Alabama, Arkansas) and, unless there is significant improvement from several prospects, Draft Day 2013 may not be much more exciting for Auburn fans than it was last year.

Fort Worth Star Telegram - Claiborne ready for NFL debut, prepared to play 'the whole game' if coaches allow it
Dallas Cowboys’ rookie cornerback Morris Claiborne said he does not plan to hold anything back in his NFL debut in Saturday’s pre-season game at San Diego. That is why the first-round pick is preparing to play every snap, if the coaches allow it.

Tulsa World - Dallas linebacker Bruce Carter set to showcase his talent
That is what the Cowboys expected when they used their 2011 second-round draft pick on the linebacker coming off a knee injury. He was on the non-football injury list through training camp and came back for the final 10 games as primarily a contributor on special teams.

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