As the Minnesota Vikings line up against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, it will represent a very special occasion. The Vikings will look to defend their turf for the first time, and put on a clinic as they begin a new era.
This offseason, in an attempt to boost a putrid receiving corps, the Eagles went out and signed two veterans in Rueben Randle and Chris Givens. Both were one-year contracts, without much guaranteed money — what are commonly referred to as “prove-it” deals. But a couple weeks away from final cuts, their two roster spots seem to be in jeopardy. So, have they actually proven anything yet? “Well both of them really have come on,” head coach Doug Pederson said on Wednesday. “I think with Chris' skill set, a speed guy, he's done a nice job catching the ball this week – as all of them have done. Rueben is kind of the veteran, the savvy guy, the smooth, more of the silky runner. And [they are] really
Buried under the power struggle between Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler at the time, backup quarterback Trevor Siemian was likely one of the furthest names anyone had in mind when the Denver Broncos topped the Carolina Panthers for the Lombardi Trophy back on Feb. 7. Now, just seven months later, the second-year quarterback looks to be leading the defending Super Bowl champions onto the field when they kick off the 2016 regular season against the Panthers. According to ESPN’s Jeff Legwold and Mike Clay, Siemian has won Denver’s starting quarterback competition and will start against the Panthers for the opener on Sept. 8. Earlier in the week, the network’s Adam Schefter also hinted at the possibility