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Sneaky backup RBs and fantasy handcuff options - Mike Castiglione
While not yet a familiar name in the NFL, folks throughout Illinois are plenty familiar with Jackson, who was a decorated high school running back and then went on to become Northwestern’s all-time leading rusher. In compiling his first career 1,000-yard rushing season in 2017, Melvin Gordon saw more than two-thirds of the Chargers’ backfield carries along with 73 pass targets.

Rookies Ready for First Taste of NFL - Rachel Gossen
“I’m not perfect,” Nwosu said. “I haven’t really played behind the ball in a while so being able to play stacked a little bit, then coming down and doing multiple things, it’s a learning curve…I think I’m picking it up pretty fast, pretty smooth. The vets, they’re like extra coaches out there, so any questions I have, I can ask them. They’re pretty much helping me along the way and it’s getting better and better.”

NFL Running Back Rankings – PFF's team-by-team breakdown for 2018 - Michael Renner
Melvin Gordon has been blessed over the course of his NFL career with run-blocking that ranked 26th in 2017, 28th in 2016, and 31st in 2015. That may help explain his paltry yards per carry, but his grades and advanced stats have been solid over that span. Gordon’s 62 total broken tackles were the second most in the NFL last year.

Hayward on Rivers: “He’s Been Throwing All Dimes” - Chris Hayre
“I’ve been here, this is going on my third year – and I’m not sure how he was before I was here but he’s sharp. He’s been so sharp this camp. He hasn’t been missing. He’s been throwing all dimes. There’s been some plays where I’ve been getting the ball caught on me some – and like, I’m in great position and he throws the receiver open and it’s been crazy.”

Jeremiah will bring a lot to Chargers broadcasts — and soften a few San Diego hearts? - Tom Krasovic
Toss in his admiration for the football intellect of team General Manager Tom Telesco, his podcasting experiences with Chargers radio play-by-play man, friend and NFL Network colleague Matt “Money” Smith, and his Chargers love dating to childhood, and Jeremiah may rival veteran players Philip Rivers and Jahleel Addae for job enthusiasm in Chargers Land.

Three bold predictions for Philip Rivers next season - Jason Reed (slide show)
Philip Rivers really does not get the credit he deserves as one of the quarterbacks in the National Football League. Not only is Rivers one of the best current quarterbacks in the league, at this pace, he is going to go down as a top-10 quarterback all-time and is a surefire selection for the Hall of Fame.

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