Posts Tagged ‘Ryan Mallett’

Johnny Manziel told to ‘act like a backup’

In today’s Three and Out: Johnny Manziel won’t be guaranteed the starting job in Cleveland; the Texans could still be on the hunt for their starting QB.

Why did the Patriots cut backup QB Brian Hoyer? Well…

A quick explanation during a busy cut-down day on one interesting move… The Patriots pulled off a mild surprise when they released backup QB Brian Hoyer earlier today. That means 2011 third-round pick and uber-talented Ryan Mallett is the backup to QB Tom Brady. (I wrote all about him here in this blog series) So, why did this happen? A few things… Mallett had begun taking the No. 2 reps before the Patriots played the Eagles in preseason, a sure sign he was progressing. While he started the fourth preseason game, I’m told the original plan was to start Hoyer to showcase him for teams that were interested. In case teams faced QB injuries, the Patriots wanted Hoyer to get […]

Brady in uniform, won’t play for Patriots

Patriots QB Tom Brady isn’t expected to take part in Thursday night’s preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium, according to the team.

Mallett-to-Patriots is best fit among rookie QBs

The top seven quarterback prospects all went early in the 2011 NFL Draft, many of them earlier than expected. But each quarterback enters a different scenario with his new team, with unique circumstances determining how early they will be expected to contribute.

Patriots did homework on Mallett

While investigating every quarterback available in the draft, the Patriots did their homework on Ryan Mallett.

Niners beat Raiders in Kaepernick chase

Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick is headed to San Francisco. Explaining how it happened shows the wheelin’-and-dealin’ side of the NFL draft.

Day 2 should feature Bowers, QBs, CBs

As we enter Day 2 of the 2011 NFL Draft, here are some topics we’re mulling as teams set their draft boards for Rounds two and 3. Teams change their boards after the first round, adjusting to what happened and re-assessing the players who are left.

Mayock: Teams either buy into QBs or don’t

The third annual NFL.com mock draft, like its predecessors, was an interesting endeavor in looking at how the first round could ultimately play out, with NFL Network and NFL.com analysts playing the roles of general managers.

Brandt: Bengals have quarterback in sight

The Bengals are looking for a quarterback, that much we know about the draft. But where do the Bengals make the move? Our Gil Brandt told readers on Monday during his NFL.com chat that the Bengals could be looking to move out of the No. 4 spot in the draft, and that the club has its eyes on quarterback down the draft board.

Carucci: Ponder going in first round

Has Christian Ponder moved into the first round? Our Vic Carucci certainly believes so.

Carucci: Whitehurst not the answer in Seattle

The Seahawks, despite capturing the NFC West last season, are a team with many needs. Especially when using the phrase “capture” is rather generous considering that the Seattle won the division with a 7-9 record. So what do the Seahawks look for with the 25th pick in the draft?

Kirwan: Palmer not coming back

Quarterbacks were the talk of Pat Kirwan‘s weekly Monday chat on NFL.com. Even former Dolphins quarterback Don Strock stopped by to chat about Florida State QB Christian Ponder.

More than Mallett impresses at Arkansas

While quarterback Ryan Mallett was the headliner at Arkansas’ pro day on Tuesday, he was not the only player that the 21 teams present wanted a closer look at.

Arkansas’ Mallett runs slow 40, improves vertical

Draft hopefuls from Arkansas gathered at the university’s pro day Tuesday. After not running the 40-yard dash at the combine, it was time for QB Ryan Mallett to go through the drill.

A look back at Day 4

Since the lights are still on at Lucas Oil Stadium, here’s a look back at what we saw, learned and heard on Day 4 of the Combine.

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