Defensive tackle Tony Brown will likely line up alongside Haynesworth for another strong year. Brown had 52 tackles and four sacks in 2007,
“I think this is going to be his breakout year,” Vanden Bosch said. “Me, Albert and Jevon, I think will get a lot of attention from offenses scheme-wise, blocking-wise. Tony has really worked on improving his game to being a playmaker, and I think he’s going to be one to surprise a lot of people this year.”
Brian Bratton, wide receiver for CFL team Montreal Alouettes, has contributed greatly to his team’s three game winning streak. In game five of the season against the BC Lions, Bratton scored a 75-yard touchdown from quarterback Anthony Calvillo. During their game against the Toronto Argonauts the duo has connected successfully for the fourth time this season to put the Als in the lead. Bratton’s touchdown catch versus the
Bratton’s next game will be on
Senior Jason Bosley will be starting this year as center for the Auburn Tigers. Jason started all 13 games in 2007 and has led the line during the transition to the spread offense.
Reshard Langford emerges this season as one of the top players for the Vanderbilt Commodores. Langford is considered one of the most respected safeties in the SEC, and was recently elected as one of three captains for the Commodores. He has not left the lineup since beginning as a redshirt freshman in 2005, and has started in 35 consecutive games. With eight career interceptions, Langford was named to the coaches’ preseason All-SEC team this summer.
The talented defensive tackle already has a spotlight on his back for his second season with the Texans. Okoye began turning heads during his rookie season by racking up an impressive 32 tackles and 5 sacks. He is being compared to NFL great Warren Sapp for his ability to collapse the pocket and stuff the run.
With a current preseason record of 2-1, Chargers QB Philip Rivers looks to have a promising season ahead of him. Coming back from a recent knee surgery, Rivers played for three quarters in the Chargers’ third preseason game and led
Despite a disappointing run by the Padres, left fielder, Chase Headley has established himself as a solid player for the team. Headley’s multiple RBI’s and formidable hits have kept the team going in several close games that resulted in narrow losses.
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Jerome Felton, fullback for the Detroit Lions, is projected to have a great impact on the team this season. Felton made an impression on the Lions’ coaches early in the scouting process and has continued to impress them. He is a dynamic player who has the ability to carry the ball as a tailback as well as take on the traditional role of a fullback
“Jerome is a guy that had 63 touchdowns in college, so he knows how to run the ball,” said running backs coach Sam Gash. “We can possibly find short-yardage situations for him, but he’s coming in here as a fullback. Being a fullback you have to almost accept your role and know that you’re a complimentary player.”
Felton finds himself at an advantage since he ran a zone scheme in college.
Jerod Mayo was drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round (10th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.
A minor ankle injury has
Former Nashville Predators forward, Darcy Hordichuk, signed with the Vancouver Canucks on July 1st of 2008. Known for being an extremely physical player and accomplished figher, Hordichuck’s arrival is eagerly awaited by accomplished Canuck’s goalie and former teammate Roberto Luongo.
Vincent Fuller recently discussed his role as nickel back for the Titans saying, “I relish that role because it’s a role that this defense puts a lot of responsibility on and because it helps me to contribute to the team. I think I did a suitable job last year, and in playing it again this year I’ve gotten more comfortable and tried to improve on things to help me play better this upcoming season.”
Fuller finished the year with 35 tackles last season and two interceptions, both of which were returned for touchdowns. Head Coach Jeff Fisher told reporters early in training camp that another player would have to play extremely well to overtake Fuller at the nickel back spot this campaign