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2014 Defensive Adjusted Yards per Carry Data
A couple of weeks ago, I looked at the Adjusted Yards per Carry data for 2014 offenses; today, the same information but for the other side of the ball. As a reminder, here’s the formula for calculating Adjusted Yards per Carry:

2016 Compensatory Draft Picks Update (9/5/2015) - Over the Cap
Now that the final cutdown to 53 man rosters have taken place, it’s time to take a look at how the standings in the 2016 compensatory picks have changed in the nearly four months since this was last visited.  Out of the 142 UFAs that signed with different teams during the 2015 offseason, 17 of them failed to make their new team’s roster, while 2 others were placed on injured reserve that should preclude them from qualifying for the compensatory formula. Let’s take a look at those UFA transactions that have caused changes to the 2016 projections.

The Most Notable NFL Roster Cuts | Bleacher Report
It’s safe to say we should have learned a long time ago that there are no surprises when it comes to the NFL.

NFL Preview Week: Top 10 comeback player candidates for 2015 | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Here are our top 10 candidates to have a big comeback in 2015.

Packers bring back James Jones | ProFootballTalk
When word broke of wide receiver James Jones's trip to Green Bay with the Packers, it seemed like a good bet that Jones would be rejoining his original NFL team as they move forward without Jordy Nelson this season. It didn't take long after his arrival for Jones to agree to stay in town.

Saturday’s survivors become Sunday’s casualties | ProFootballTalk
Upon making the 53-man roster, there's no guarantee about staying there. The dust has settled on a hectic Sunday, and here's a full list of the guys who were displaced by the additions made after the reduction of the roster from 75, per a source with knowledge of the transactions.

Alabama's Derrick Henry sprints through Wisconsin toward NFL - CBSSports.com
Few former Crimson Tide runners started a year any more impressively than Henry, who gashed Wisconsin for 147 yards and three touchdowns on just 13 carries. A quieter (but nonetheless impressive) performance from a Wisconsin Badger, however, also will have scouts taking note.

In search of the next Jarryd Hayne, NFL may hold combine in Australia - CBSSports.com
The NFL might start searching for talent Down Under.

NFL All-Cuts Team: Matt Cassel, not Tim Tebow, is QB as teams trim to 53 - CBSSports.com
With teams trimming their rosters down to the 53-man limit, some notable names were cut loose. So many that we were able to form an All-Cuts Team. So who makes the cut at QB, Tim Tebow or Matt Cassel?

Why Greg Roman's diverse offensive scheme has Bills thinking big again - CBSSports.com
Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman loves versatility and variety. His diverse scheme coupled with Tyrod Taylor's athleticism has Buffalo thinking playoffs once again.

Debating the top 10 defensive players by position - NFL
Mike Sando weighs in on where he agrees and disagrees with #NFLRANK's top 10 players at each defensive position.

Yes, New York Giants called about Kam Chancellor; don't get excited
The Giants expressed interest in disgruntled Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, but don't expect a deal to happen for several reasons.

Notable waiver claims: Bucs snag five players - NFL.com
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers added five players from the cut down waiver wire, including defensive end Kourtnei Brown and linebacker James-Michael Johnson.

Titans acquire Terrance West; place David Cobb on IR - NFL.com
The Tennessee Titans traded for Cleveland Browns running back Terrance West in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick. The Titans also put rookie back David Cobb on injured reserve.

Why Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor needs to get back on the field | The Seattle Times
Kam Chancellor: You’ve made your point. You’ve sent your message. But if you keep this up, you also will have dropped the ball. This strike is past the point of yielding anything productive.

Breaking down who the Seahawks kept and cut to get down to 53 - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The moves the Seahawks made to establish their roster Saturday included the release of a cornerback who had been projected to start and the addition of a backup safety via a trade. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Could Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett Be an Offensive Rookie of the Year Contender? | Bleacher Report
Preseason standouts often serve as cautionary tales regarding the dangers of buying into hype, which is why it's important to temper your excitement regarding any and all rookie non-first-round picks who have excelled in August but have yet to play a snap of meaningful football.

Raiders Claim Defensive Back Keenan Lambert from Seahawks
The Oakland Raiders have claimed S Keenan Lambert via waivers from the Seattle Seahawks, the club announced Sunday.

Seahawks Rookie Defensive End Frank Clark Off To Strong Start Through Preseason Play | Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks' first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft has impressed with his play this past month.

S Ronald Martin Acquired on Waivers
Jets Bring In Rookie SS from Seattle; S Rontez Miles Released to Make Room on Roster

Greg Cosell Scouts The Falcons
NFL Films senior producer Greg Cosell takes an early look at Atlanta and quarterback Matt Ryan. What kind of schemes could we see from the Falcons and their new coaching staff? Cosell breaks it down ...

Christine Michael trade doesn't change Dallas Cowboys' RB plans - Dallas Cowboys Blog - ESPN

For everyone expecting the Cowboys to add a running back at some point before the season started, they got their wish on Sunday in Christine Michael.

2015 St. Louis Rams: RB Todd Gurley Out for Week One, Starting C Decision To Come Wednesday - Turf Show Times

The Rams are sitting their 2015 NFL Draft #10 overall pick for the first game.