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John Grieshop

BenJarvus Green-Ellis could be cut before season begins | Helmet2Helmet
Due $2.3 million in 2014, the final year of his contract, Green-Ellis would be the odd man out of a backfield that includes clear-cut starter Giovani Bernard and rookie Jeremy Hill, who’s supplanted BJGE in recent OTAs.

Photos: Johnny Manziel Gives BFF Drake A Custom Browns Jersey | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline
Just in case you thought the Bromance would slow down because Manziel got drafted, Drizzy & JFF wanted to show people that they are as close as ever. Johnny Football himself took some time away from studying plays on his IPad to check out Drake’s Houston Appreciation Weekend. Both Manziel and Drake posted pics of Johnny’s gift to Aubrey.

Rex Ryan looking to bolster NY Jets' defense with pair of castoffs from Bill Belichick's Patriots - NY Daily News
Bill Belichick may have given up on outside linebacker Jermaine Cunningham and cornerback Ras-I Dowling last August, but Rex Ryan couldn’t care less whether the Patriots castoffs didn’t live up to the expectations of football’s preeminent genius.

Bengals factoid: Blocked punts - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
Since 2003, the year Lewis became the Bengals' head coach and Simmons the special-teams coach, the team has allowed four blocked punts. That's not particularly good. According to ESPN Stats & Information, 18 other teams have allowed four or fewer blocked punts in that time. Houston is the only team in the league that hasn't given up a blocked punt in those 11 years. Buffalo and Cleveland have given up one each. On the other end of the spectrum are the Falcons who have had 11 punts blocked since 2003. The Panthers have had 10 blocked and the Chargers who have had eight. Seven of San Diego's opposing blocked punts have come since 2008.

Detroit Lions Fan's 2015 Super Bowl Champs Tattoo Is New Browns Jersey

The Seattle Seahawks fan who inked his body last season has inspired a Detroit Lions fan to get a little artwork of his own. In hopes that Matthew Stafford and co. will bring home the Lombardi Trophy, this guy got a “2015 Super Bowl Champs” tattoo – seriously.