The Saturday Blitz (8/3): News, Notes and Links Around the NFL
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Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times writes, "The Bears’ offense looks better every day, and every day quarterback Jay Cutler connects more often with second-year wide receiver Alshon Jeffery." In my daily fantasy football mock drafts, Jeffery has often been one of the later-round receivers I've often targeted.
Bills running back Fred Jackson has added muscle and is up to 225 pounds (from 216 pounds) and says: “I feel great. I haven’t felt this well in a long time."
Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley, who had only four sacks last year, said, “They pay me to rush, so hopefully I will be rushing and not covering receivers and tight ends down the field. I felt like I dropped back a lot last year, but that was the scheme. I would like to get back to doing more rushing.”
Cowboys rookie wide receiver Terrance Williams is being evaluated for a concussion could miss the team's first two preseason games.
With a strong offseason, Bengals second-year safety George Iloka is currently listed atop the team's depth chart at strong safety.