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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens jersey officially reunited with Bobby Rainey jersey on Wednesday to help improve their depth at running back, the team announced.

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The Ravens were looking to sign the 29-year-old journeyman before Kenneth Dixon jersey underwent knee surgery Tuesday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

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His best season came in 2013, when he led Tampa Bay with 532 yards rushing and five touchdowns. Last season, Rainey ran for 63 yards on 17 carries for the Giants.

Wholesale Khyri Thornton jersey The only certainties at running back to make the season-opening roster are Terrance West jersey jersey and Danny Woodhead jersey. The other backups are Buck Allen, who only carried the ball wholesale jersey nine times last season; Taquan Mizzell, an undrafted rookie out of Virginia; and Lorenzo Taliaferro jersey jersey, who has moved from tailback to fullback.

Dixon, the Ravens’ second-leading rusher last season, had knee surgery on Tuesday to repair a medial meniscus. There is no timetable yet for his return, according to the team, but two sources told Schefter it’s 50-50 that Dixon is out for the year. Another source told Schefter that a 4-to 5-month recovery is expected, so a return is possible but unlikely.

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Training camps have opened around the NFL with the best intentions. Teams have spent months building what they hope are disaster-proof rosters. Should a catastrophe ensue, or an offseason projection simply fall short, a handful of veteran free agents remain available to help.

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Editor’s PicksWhy NFL teams will settle for less talent at backup QB”They talk about competition at every position, but obviously there is not,” an NFL defensive coach says. Why do teams sometimes employ No. 2 QBs who possess limited appeal in the present and no upside for the future?

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Let’s take a look at the best of them, as of Tuesday morning, and then take a stab at pairing them with a possible destination(s).

Cheap Josh Evans jersey 1. Colin Kaepernick jersey, quarterbackThe verdict has seemed clear for a while now: No team judges Kaepernick’s skills highly enough to supplant either its distaste for his 2016 anthem protest or the public attention it would presumably garner in 2017. Fair or otherwise, that’s how most teams operate. But Kaepernick is by far the best unsigned option at the position. It might take an injury or depth-chart failure for a team to make the move, however.

Best fit: Seattle Seahawks jersey, who showed interest in June and would be derelict to leave their Super Bowl hopes in the hands of Trevone Boykin or Austin Davis jersey should Russell Wilson jersey be injured. Kaepernick is also a better quarterback than anyone on the New York Jets jersey’ roster.

2. Robert Griffin III jersey, quarterbackThe wholesale jersey Kaepernick drama has overshadowed scant Griffin’s struggle to find a job, five years after he was the draft’s No. 2 overall pick. The league’s hesitance is understandable; Griffin has encountered injuries throughout his career and has never looked comfortable outside the unsustainable read option structure. What has he done to suggest he is more than what we’ve seen? He is only 27, but does any coach have the skill, time and interest necessary to elevate him? The Cleveland Browns jersey’ Hue Jackson thought he did last season.

Best fit: The Seahawks make sense. The Los Angeles Chargers jersey also have expressed some interest, which is half the battle.

3. Nick Mangold jersey, centerBoth Mangold and potential suitors have taken a patient approach as his rehabilitation from a foot injury has extended into the summer. There is rarely a rush to sign a 33-year-old center, and his market is likely to form after the first wave of training camp injuries. Most league observers believe he has at least another year left in the tank.

Best fit: The Miami Dolphins jersey’ interest is understandable given the uncertain status of starter Mike Pouncey jersey jersey. Veterans such as Mangold, especially those who played in the AFC East, also have a funny way of ending up with the New England Patriots jersey.

4. Gary Barnidge jersey jersey, tight endThe Browns put Barnidge in a tough spot, retaining his rights until after drafting his likely replacement (David Njoku jersey) in late April. Barnidge caught 134 passes over the past two seasons despite playing with eight different quarterbacks during that span, but at 31 no team has rushed to sign him. He can still help in the passing game and is a more consistent blocker than you might realize.

Best fit: Barnidge has visited the Buffalo Bills jersey and, more recently, Jacksonville Jaguars jersey following the trade of Julius Thomas jersey jersey jersey. If Barnidge can produce with the Browns’ quarterbacks, he shouldn’t have any issue doing so with Blake Bortles jersey jersey.

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Best fit: Flowers could probably maximize his opportunity by waiting for the first wave of summer injuries. In Arizona, he would have a chance to compete for the No. 2 cornerback job opposite Patrick Peterson jersey jersey, an enviable spot on paper that in reality means a ton of throws his way as teams avoid Peterson.

It appears there’s little market for Darrelle Revis jersey because of his significant decline last season and questions about his desire. Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports6. Darrelle Revis jersey, cornerbackA future Pro Football Hall of Fame player remains at home at the age of 32, even as teams sign inferior players such as Alterraun Verner jersey (Miami Dolphins jersey). The questions about Revis are more complicated. Why did his performance drop in 2016? Have his skills deteriorated that much? Or was it a lack of competitive interest? Regardless, any team with a need at cornerback this summer will have to consider him.

Best fit: Don’t overlook the Dolphins, even after their decision to sign Verner this week. And perhaps the Cardinals would consider him if Flowers proves not to be a fit.

7. Orlando Franklin jersey, offensive linemanThe Chargers, a team that seems perennially in need of offensive line depth, released Franklin in May after two years of injuries and uneven play following a five-year contract he signed in 2015. Few would argue that he was among the NFL’s most disappointing offensive linemen the past two years, but he is too big (6-foot-7, 330 pounds) and young (29) to fall off the radar entirely.

Best fit: Franklin visited with the Jets this week. Also, keep the Los Angeles Rams jersey in mind. The Rams’ new personnel executive, Brian Xanders, drafted Franklin for the Denver Broncos jersey in 2011.

8. Anquan Boldin jersey jersey, wide receiverBoldin, 36, had a productive year in Detroit last season and has proved exceptionally durable as his career advanced. He has played in at least 14 games in every season since he turned 30, and there is every reason to believe he can help a team’s intermediate passing game.

Best fit: He visited the Bills and has a rapport with quarterback Tyrod Taylor jersey jersey, dating to their days with the Baltimore Ravens jersey.

9. DeAngelo Williams jersey, running backAt 34, Williams is ancient for a running back. His wrestling debut earlier this month suggests he is at least thinking about a post-football career. But it also demonstrated he is still in good shape, and to be fair, he carried the ball nearly 300 times during the past two seasons in Pittsburgh. He still wants to play, except not for a few teams, and some coach is likely to prefer his experience when it comes time to enhance depth.

Best fit: Don’t rule out the Steelers, who know how valuable Williams can be in the backfield.

10. Dwight Freeney jersey, defensive endFreeney has squeezed four post-Colts seasons out of his career, and if anything, we have learned there is always room in the NFL for an effective situational pass-rusher. It’s difficult to believe there won’t be some team that expresses interest over the course of the summer.

Best fit: The Atlanta Falcons jersey have moved on — for now. An injury or two along their defensive line could make his phone ring. The Falcons know what kind of impact he can have.

Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon has meniscus surgery, no timetable for return



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Baltimore Ravens jersey running back Kenneth Dixon jersey had knee surgery on Tuesday to repair a medial meniscus. According to the team, there is no timetable yet for his return.

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But two sources tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter it’s 50-50 that Dixon is out for the year. Another source tells Schefter that a four- to five-month recovery is expected, so a return is possible but unlikely.

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Dixon was already suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Baltimore is looking to sign Bobby Rainey jersey to help with depth at running back.

Wholesale Jerick McKinnon jersey This is Dixon’s third knee injury in 12 months. Dixon strained the MCL in his left knee on the first day of training camp last year, and he sprained the MCL in the same knee during the preseason.

Dixon, a fourth-round pick from a year ago, showed flashes last season in breaking tackles and finishing second on the team with 382 yards rushing.

The NFL Network reported the surgery would end Dixon’s season.

Saints to put Dannell Ellerbe on IR, cut him once foot heals



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METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Saints jersey plan to cut veteran linebacker Dannell Ellerbe jersey jersey once he heals from a minor foot injury, a source confirmed to ESPN.

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Ellerbe, 31, will be placed on injured reserve to start wholesale jersey training camp. But the source said he is expected to be healthy within about three weeks.

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Ellerbe’s loss is a disappointment because he had been a dynamic playmaker at times when healthy over the past two years. But it won’t be a devastating blow for the Saints, who loaded up on linebacker depth this offseason and adapted to playing without Ellerbe as he dealt with a series of nagging injuries.

Wholesale Jadeveon Clowney jersey Ellerbe’s promising career has been derailed by injuries over the past four years with the Miami Dolphins jersey and Saints.

Dannell Ellerbe jersey jersey has missed 17 games for the Saints over the past two years due to hip, toe and quad injuries. Joe Robbins/Getty ImagesHe reached his peak as a key member of the Baltimore Ravens jersey’ 2012 Super Bowl championship team, then signed a $35 million contract with Miami in 2013. But he missed 15 games for the Dolphins with a major hip injury in 2014. Then, after being traded to New Orleans in 2015, Ellerbe missed a combined 17 games as a result of hip, toe and quad injuries.

Ellerbe had 83 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble in two years with the Saints. In his eight-year career, he has 368 tackles, 10.5 sacks, three interceptions and two forced fumbles. He also had an interception in the AFC Championship Game during Baltimore’s Super Bowl run.

The Saints made linebacker depth a priority this offseason, signing veterans A.J. Klein jersey jersey jersey and Manti Te’o jersey in free agency, then drafting Florida’s Alex Anzalone jersey in the third round. Klein, Te’o and Craig Robertson jersey are expected to compete for the starting middle linebacker job, with all three of them candidates to replace Ellerbe as the starting weakside linebacker. Backups Nate Stupar jersey, Stephone Anthony jersey jersey and Michael Mauti jersey jersey will also compete for roles on defense and special teams.

The Saints also signed third-year player Kristjan Sokoli on Tuesday, his agent Brett Tessler said on Twitter. Sokoli, 25, spent the past two years with the Seattle Seahawks jersey and Indianapolis Colts jersey, appearing in just one game. He has primarily played on the defensive line, but the Saints plan to convert the 6-foot-5, 300-pounder to the offensive line.

New Orleans also signed veteran offensive lineman Martin Wallace jersey, his agent said on Twitter, and undrafted rookie cornerback Dejaun Butler. Wallace, 27, has bounced around the NFL since originally signing with the Cleveland Browns jersey as an undrafted rookie in 2013, appearing in only one career game. Butler, who played at Hawaii, auditioned with the Saints during minicamp tryouts this summer.

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Open competition is a hallmark of Pete Carroll’s coaching philosophy, and nowhere is that on display more than training camp.

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The Seattle Seahawks jersey will take the field Sunday for the first time this summer. Here is a look at some of the bigger camp duels to keep an eye on.

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It’s telling that the Seahawks aggressively pursued running backs in free agency, eventually landing Lacy. Both players will get touches, but how the workload is divided will be determined by how productive they are on the field.

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George Fant jersey vs. Luke Joeckel jersey jersey jersey: The coaches have gone out of their way to praise the work Fant has done this offseason. He was put in an impossible spot as a rookie, starting 10 games at left tackle after having not really played football since the eighth grade. Fant will have to show that he’s improved significantly, but he’s the favorite to start at left tackle.

The Seahawks signed Joeckel to a one-year, $8 million deal in the offseason. He’ll compete at left tackle but seems more likely to fit in at left guard. Offensive line/assistant head coach Tom Cable said Joeckel played as well as any left guard in the NFL last season, even though he started only four games there.

Ethan Pocic jersey vs. the right side of the OL: Pocic’s versatility in college made him a favorite of the Seahawks’ staff, and the 2017 second-round pick will get a chance to compete at both right guard and right tackle as a rookie. At the very least, he’ll give Seattle a backup who can play multiple positions (including center). But Pocic could push right guard Mark Glowinski jersey and right tackle Germain Ifedi jersey for a starting job.

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All of the active receivers generally rotate in, and if Lockett is healthy (or close to it), he’ll definitely be one of the top three. But the Seahawks will use training camp and the preseason to figure out roles and playing time.

Jeremy Lane jersey vs. Shaquill Griffin jersey vs. Neiko wholesale jersey Thorpe: The cornerback spot opposite Richard Sherman jersey is up for grabs. DeShawn Shead jersey started there last year and played well, but he’s rehabbing from a knee injury and is unlikely to be ready at the start of the season. The most likely scenario is that Lane starts at right corner and shuffles inside in nickel, but he’s coming off a down 2016 season.

According to Football Outsiders’ charting, the Seahawks ranked 27th against wide receivers who lined up in the slot last year. That can’t be blamed completely on Lane, but it backs up the eye test in regards to his play.

The coaches love Griffin, but he’ll have to prove he can play the ball in the air and eliminate big plays down the sideline. Thorpe will have a chance to win the job as well.

Michael Wilhoite jersey vs. Terence Garvin: Sam linebacker is probably the least significant position in the Seahawks’ defense. Whoever wins this job will be on the field only on base downs and will be replaced in nickel coverage. Seattle signed both Wilhoite and Garvin in free agency, and one of them will replace Mike Morgan jersey.

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