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Dan Campbell notices Derrick Barnes and Tom Kennedy on the Lions’ risers and fallers list; is Tim Boyle still QB2?

Preseason football’s goals are to adequately evaluate a roster against live competition and to avoid any potentially devastating injuries.
On both counts, the Lions won in Pittsburgh on Saturday night. Head coach Dan Campbell rested many of his regulars, primarily as a precaution, allowing players vying for second- and third-team spots to face the Steelers starters.
It was nasty for a while, with Detroit falling behind 20-0 at halftime, which could have been much worse. But the Lions rallied in the second half, eventually pulling within 6 points.
Several players stood out for their efforts on the way to the 26-20 loss, both in good and terrible ways.
The second round of preseason risers and fallers is as follows:RisersA.J.
Parker, CBIn this year’s draft guide, Dane Brugler graded the Kansas State product as the 52nd-best cornerback prospect.
Parker had too many “negative drills in run support,” according to the scouting report, but “may be enough to survive in the NFL if he can improve his tackling and physicality.” Parker led the Lions with eight tackles (on 30 defensive reps) in their second preseason game.
At this point, it appears he’ll do more than just “survive” in the NFL; he’s started both games as Detroit’s slot corner, and he doesn’t appear willing to relinquish that role. “A.J., great,” said linebacker Derrick Barnes on Saturday night.
“An undrafted player”
Day one has everything under control.

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Kyle Hamilton’s film analysis: Five plays from Notre Dame’s All-American safety’s perspective

INDIA, SOUTH BEND
— Kyle Hamilton has the potential to be the ideal football player.
His Freaks List-caliber combination of length and athleticism has him predicted as a top-10 choice in the NFL Draft next spring.
The All-American got down with The Athletic to go over five plays from his career to better grasp scheme, technique, and what “trying to do too much” looks like.Play 1: PBU versus Louisville (Sept.
2, 2019)In the second quarter of Hamilton’s first varsity game, the freshman safety has looked like an exceptional freshman should in his first collegiate game.
Hamilton has been on the field, but his involvement includes a two-play fumbled tackle in the hole on Louisville running back Hassan Hall.
Notre Dame continues to support Hamilton.
Louisville has the ball near midfield in a 14-14 game and is facing a second-and-seven situation.
The Cardinals tried to entice Hamilton with a delayed route from a condensed formation.How Hamilton viewed it: Despite the fact that Louisville is not a football powerhouse, the stadium was nevertheless full.
Looking around, this is a little cliche, but I glanced around and it wasn’t like I was about to weep, but all of the plays I’ve seen in my life since I was five years old playing football, it all came together.
I was obviously apprehensive. On the opening (drive), I got my first tackle.
I was alright once I figured it out.

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The most important takeaways from the second episode of ‘Hard Knocks’ on the Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys were featured in the second episode of this season’s “Hard Knocks,” which aired Tuesday night.
The most of it was taped in Oxnard, Calif., near the end of training camp, including a workout with the Los Angeles Rams and then last Friday’s preseason game against Phoenix. The hour-long show featured several of the key players as well as defensive line coach Aden Durde and second-year edge rusher Azur Kamara. I didn’t think it was as amusing as the first episode, but
These are my top five takeaways from the second of five NFL Films and HBO series episodes.1
Mike McCarthy’s remarksIt’s always fascinating to hear what the coaches have to say behind the scenes.
The episode began with the Cowboys’ head coach addressing the entire team before their second preseason game against the Cardinals.
McCarthy has made a point of emphasizing the importance of play style since being appointed last year.
“I want you guys to get on the edge tonight,” he stated during his speech.
“We have to push ourselves to the limit.”
Tonight, our football team’s personality must take a step forward.
You’re all new this year, with 40% of you being new from the previous year.
Last year, we faced this team.
Make certain you slap it in their face tonight.
The intensity of the football game is all that matters to me tonight.
Let’s slam the door on these people.” “We’re a well-liked team.”

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Jamal Adams signs a four-year contract deal with the Seahawks.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Jamal Adams and the Seahawks have agreed to terms on a four-year, $70 million contract extension.
According to reports, the contract includes a $38 million guarantee, making him the highest-paid safety in the NFL.
According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the contract may be worth up to $72 million over four years, with club and individual performance bonuses.
Adams, 25, was in the final year of his rookie contract, with a fifth-year option for $9.86 million this season.
While talks progressed, Adams, one of Seattle’s most important defensive playmakers, sat off practice.
In 2020, he set the NFL record for sacks by a defensive back with 9.5 in just 12 games.
Despite missing four games due to a groin injury, he still managed 83 total tackles and a forced fumble.
He was selected to his third Pro Bowl and was named to the All-Pro Second Team for the second year in a row.
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Trevor Lawrence of the Jaguars throws for 71 yards in his NFL preseason debut.

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On Saturday, No. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence threw for 71 yards in two series against the Cleveland Browns in the first half.
Lawrence, the Jaguars’ first-round choice in the 2021 NFL Draft, was sacked and nearly fumbled on his first snap, but recovered to complete 6-of-9 passes.
On his two series, Lawrence was sacked twice in 11 dropbacks, and the Jaguars punted and turned the ball over on downs.
On the second series of the second quarter, Gardner Minshew II took over for Lawrence.
On third-and-10 on his own 13-yard line, Lawrence threw his best pass.
He connected with Marvin Jones Jr. after taking a sack on the previous play.
to finish the first quarter with a 35-yard gain
This article will be updated as time goes on.
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Trey Lance, a rookie for the 49ers, impresses with an 80-yard touchdown pass in his preseason debut.

Trey Lance, the 49ers’ first-round quarterback, turned a lot of heads with his first professional completion, which won’t figure in his official rookie stats.
On his second drive, Lance threw an 80-yard bomb to Trent Sherfield to put the 49ers on the board against the Chiefs on Saturday night.
After Jimmy Garoppolo started the opening series, he entered the game on the 49ers’ second series.
The 49ers moved up to No. 1 by trading three first-round picks and a third-round pick.
3 and select Lance in the 2021 draft, indicating the franchise’s confidence in him as the offense’s future leader.
Garoppolo’s five-year, $137.5 million contract has two more years left on it.
Lance was one of the more fascinating draft prospects this year.
He had great size and athleticism for the modern game at 6’4″ and 224 pounds, but worries lingered about his lack of experience.
He threw for 2,786 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions in his lone season as a starter at North Dakota State, leading the Bison to an undefeated season and national championship.
San Francisco took a step back past season after losing in Super Bowl LIV.
Garoppolo was limited to only six games due to injury in 2020, as the squad went 6-10.
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Trey Lance of the 49ers delivers an 80-yard touchdown pass in his preseason debut against the Chiefs.

On the second series of his preseason debut against the Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers rookie Trey Lance threw an 80-yard touchdown throw.
Lance, who took over after Jimmy Garoppolo was benched for one series, went three-and-out on his first possession.
Lance rolled left to start the second drive on the 49ers’ 20-yard line before lofting a deep pass down the center of the field to Trent Sherfield, who caught it inside the Chiefs’ 45-yard line and ran the rest of the way for the touchdown.
He completed 5-of-14 passes for 128 yards in his debut.
Lance was sacked four times during his career.
Lance was selected with the No. 1 overall pick by the 49ers.
North Dakota State is the No. 3 pick in the NFL Draft in 2021.
On his lone drive, Garoppolo completed all three of his pass attempts for 26 yards and a punt.
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Trevor Lawrence of the Jaguars throws for 71 yards in his NFL preseason debut.

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On Saturday, No. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence threw for 71 yards in two series against the Cleveland Browns in the first half.
Lawrence, the Jaguars’ first-round choice in the 2021 NFL Draft, was sacked and nearly fumbled on his first snap, but recovered to complete 6-of-9 passes.
On his two series, Lawrence was sacked twice in 11 dropbacks, and the Jaguars punted and turned the ball over on downs.
On the second series of the second quarter, Gardner Minshew II took over for Lawrence.
On third-and-10 on his own 13-yard line, Lawrence threw his best pass.
He connected with Marvin Jones Jr. after taking a sack on the previous play.
to finish the first quarter with a 35-yard gain
This article will be updated as time goes on.
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Dom Bess has left the England squad, and Saqib Mahmood has been recruited as a back-up for the second Test against India.

Dom Bess has been dropped from England’s team for the second Test against India, with Saqib Mahmood being called up as a replacement for the match at Lord’s.
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