Marcas Grant | Tags: Benjarvus Green-Ellis, Brandon Weeden, Brian Hoyer, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Giovani Bernard, Hue Jackson, Jason Campbell, Johnny Manziel, Kyle Shanahan, Tony Romo
Shanahan praises Hoyer: In his introductory press conference as the Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator, Kyle Shanahan had kind things to say about Brian Hoyer. Shanahan believes that Hoyer can be successful in the NFL, but added that he still plans to evaluate the team’s quarterback situation. With Hoyer, Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell all having taken significant snaps during the season, at least one of them is going to be on his way out of Cleveland. And what of the Johnny Manziel talk? Don’t expect it to die down, but Shanahan wouldn’t necessarily feed it, either. Regardless, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where Hoyer is starting under center for the Browns in Week 1.
Bernard excited about new O.C.: Bengals running back Giovani Bernard is no stranger to Hue Jackson. The two worked together closely when Jackson was Cincinnati’s running backs coach. Now that Jackson has been elevated to offensive coordinator, Bernard is excited about what that means for the Bengals offense. Considering how Jackson has called plays in his other stops as a coordinator, it’s easy to believe that Cincy’s rushers are going to see an immediate benefit. That benefit could favor Bernard, who began to take over as the Bengals’ back of choice midway through the season. Look for the young rusher to be a low-end RB1 heading into next season.
Romo recovering from surgery: After missing the Cowboys season finale because of back surgery, Tony Romo is reportedly progressing nicely in his rehab. While it’s expected that the team will take things slowly, the quarterback appears on track to be ready to go by the start of training camp. That’s good news for a player who has been one of fantasy football’s most consistent signal-callers over the past few seasons. If your strategy is to wait on quarterbacks, you could do worse that rolling with Romo in 2014.
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