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Geno insists he'll beat out Vick

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07:32 AM ET 04.22 | Though he may not have thrown a 2014 pass in earnest, Geno Smith has come out firing. The second-year signal caller said Monday he expects to beat Michael Vick out in the team's latest edition of a quarterback competition. Smith simply said, "Yes," when asked if he still expects to be the team's starter. He then gave his explanation why. "My belief in myself," Smith said. "Knowing that I'm going to take every action possible to get better and to come into this season a better player; having a second year in [offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg's] system and with [quarterbacks] coach David Lee and with Rex [Ryan] as the head coach is going to do wonders for not just myself but everyone on the offense. A lot of it is going to come down to production on the field."

New York Post

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Seahawks moving Pryor to receiver?

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07:32 AM ET 04.22 | Perhaps, based on the offense, Terrelle Pryor makes for a nice fit in the Pacific Northwest. A running quarterback certainly fits into the Seahawks' offensive scheme, as fans have seen with Russell Wilson. Pryor, 24, is similar to Wilson as far as running read-option plays. Maybe the Seahawks see Pryor as a long-range answer as a backup. Backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, who turned 31 on Monday, was a free agent before signing a new one-year deal at $1.25 million for 2014. The Seahawks players love Jackson. He knows the offense and he is the ultimate team guy. So could the Seahawks talk Pryor into considering a move? Pryor could be sort of a hybrid tight end/receiver that the Seahawks are looking for, something the team sought in its interest in former Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley.

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The next Josh Gordon

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07:31 AM ET 04.22 | Clearly, new Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner had a football agenda. The first thing that [Turner] did after taking the job, according to general manager Rick Spielman, was "put in 10 plays for" second-year wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. ... It's convenient to say that Patterson will become the next Josh Gordon, but Patterson and Gordon were used much differently in 2013. Despite a shaky quarterback situation that was not dissimilar to the one here, Gordon in his second NFL season exploded with 87 catches for a NFL-best 1,646 yards -- in 14 games, no less -- and nine touchdowns with Turner calling the plays for the Cleveland Browns. Only seven wide-outs were targeted more often. Meanwhile, Patterson, who impressed in limited reps as a rookie, was targeted 72 times.

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No-show Ndamukong?

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07:31 AM ET 04.22 | It's a brand new day in Detroit. The Lions begin a three-day voluntary minicamp Tuesday and even with a brand new coaching staff and a bunch of new players, the primary topic of conversation, at least going into Day One, will be Ndamukong Suh. Will he be there or not? Suh did not attend the two-week voluntary conditioning program that concluded last Thursday. As he has in past years, he worked out with his own training staff, presumably in Portland. Team leaders were willing to give him a pass for missing the last two weeks, mostly because he has always come to training camp in top shape. "Ndamukong is a hard-working guy," quarterback Matthew Stafford said during the first week of conditioning. ... "Wherever he is or whatever he's doing, I'm sure he's doing the right thing not only for himself but for the team."

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Why Jets fans shouldn't worry about CJ2K

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07:30 AM ET 04.22 | Can Chris Johnson take over in New York? CJ2K signed a two-year deal with the Jets last week, but a report surfaced about arthritis in his knee, which was quickly denied. Johnson reportedly had January knee arthroscopic surgery for a torn meniscus that he played with during the 2013 season. Often, these surgeries are done at year-end. ... Arthritis carries a very negative connotation in the sports world. We all think of arthritis as it relates to the geriatric population, but actually it is defined as any (even minor) damage to the articular cartilage. Articular cartilage in our knees can be equated to tread on our car tires. There is no doubt Johnson has arthritis in his knee, but that doesn't mean Jets fans should worry.

National Football Post

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