Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Ace Sanders, Allen Robinson, Andre Ellington, Arizona Cardinals, Bishop Sankey, Carson Palmer, Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Larry Fitzgerald, Marqise Lee, Shonn Greene, Tennessee Titans
Greene on the bubble?: When the Titans drafted Bishop Sankey with the No. 54 overall pick, most assumed that the former Washington standout would adopt a large chunk of the rushing duties, sharing the job with Shonn Greene. However, that might not be the case. According to The Tennessean’s Jim Wyatt, Greene’s spot on the roster might not be so certain. After a pair of knee surgeries, the veteran could be headed for a training camp competition — especially if coach Ken Whisenhunt truly has big plans for Dexter McCluster. Right now it’s mostly speculation, but the idea that Greene is in for a smaller role than anticipated could help boost Sankey’s value even more.
Cardinals offense improving: After an uneven showing in 2013, the Arizona Cardinals offense is optimistic about its fortunes for 2014. Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald and Bruce Arians all proclaimed their excitement about the prospects for this season, with the coach going so far as to say the team was “light-years” ahead of where they were at the same point last season. That’s encouraging not only for Fitzgerald and his fellow pass-catchers but also for Andre Ellington, whose sleeper credentials seem to be growing by the week.
Jags WRs getting better: It doesn’t look like Justin Blackmon is going to be in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ plans this season, but that hasn’t dampened Ace Sanders’ enthusiasm about what is to come. The second-year wideout proclaimed that the team’s receiving corps is going to be significantly better in 2014. The additions of Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson in the draft are definitely reasons to be excited, but it will take enormous seasons from them to help Sanders and Cecil Shorts elevate a team that was 22nd in passing offense last season. We’ll need to see some results before we can share Sanders’ passion.
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