2015 NFL Preseason Drama That Could Shift Super Bowl Odds
The 2015 NFL preseason kicks off on Sunday, August 9th as the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Minnesota Vikings in the Hall of Fame Game. Heading into the preseason there are a number of NFL dramas that have to play out including whether or not Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant will decide to hold out. Let’s take a look at some of the top NFL storylines to follow in the preseason and when each team will report to training camp.
Will Dez Bryant Hold Out?
The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver has threatened to sit out training camp if he does not get a new long-term deal. The Cowboys and Bryant have only met once about a new deal and no progress was made. Some sources are reporting that Bryant will not only skip training camp but also sit out a specified number of regular season games if he doesn’t get his deal.
Will Russell Wilson Get a New Deal?
Will the Seattle Seahawks give their quarterback a long term deal or will they make him play out his rookie contract and then decided to franchise him next season? Wilson has been taking the high road and saying he will play out his rookie deal if it comes to that but the Seahawks may want to work out a deal before the season begins.
Will Victor Cruz be Healthy?
The Giants have a budding superstar receiver in Odell Beckham Jr. but not to be forgotten is Victor Cruz. The Giants are hoping that Cruz can avoid being put on the PUP list as he continues to recover from a patellar tendon tear. “The plan is to be ready for training camp and I feel good,” Cruz said recently. If Cruz is placed on the PUP list he would miss the first six games of the season.
Will Demaryius Thomas Hold Out?
The Broncos top wide receiver is not likely to get a new long-term deal which means he may decide to hold out rather than sign the franchise tag.
Quarterback Peyton Manning is already upset that the Broncos have caused Thomas to miss OTA’s and minicamp. He will be furious if the Broncos and Thomas don’t get a deal done and Thomas decides to hold out. Thomas is said to want $48 million guaranteed and so far the Broncos have balked.
Buffalo Bills Quarterback Battle
The most wide open quarterback battle is in Buffalo as three players are in competition to start the season. Matt Cassel was signed in the expectations he would win the job but he was awful in minicamp. EJ Manuel and Tyrod Taylor looked better and now it is a three-way battle. It should come as no surprise that Rex Ryan has another quarterback battle on his hands.
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