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  • 9/1, 5:52 pm
    • Jones is confident he can rise...

      Jones is confident he can rise to the expectations of his team this season, a belief that is shared by head coach Mike Tomlin, according to "I expect (Jones), and I expect us, to continually get better even as we push through opening day and into this season," said Tomlin.

      Analysis: Jones played in 14 games in his rookie season, but the Steelers will need him to produce more than the one sack he managed in 2013. As a result, he is expected to do less "freelancing" this season, working within the structure of the defense. The result could lead to a significant increase in sacks, making Jones fantasy relevant in IDP leagues.

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  • 9/1, 5:45 pm
    • Carr has been confirmed by the...

      Carr has been confirmed by the Raiders as their primary starter, Bill Williamson of ESPN Oakland reports.

      Analysis: Carr was announced as the Week 1 starter earlier on Monday, and this announcement further cements his role. According to the report, Carr will be the presumed starter for every game, as Raiders' coach Dennis Allen doesn't intend for this to be a week-to-week decision. This means that the originally presumed starter, Matt Schaub, will be delegated to backup duties until Carr's play dictates otherwise. However, the way it sounds, Carr would have to string together several weeks in a row of poor play to make Allen reconsider.

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  • 9/1, 5:22 pm
    • Michael (hamstring) did not practice Monday,...

      Michael (hamstring) did not practice Monday, Curtis Crabtree of the Associated Press reports.

      Analysis: Michael missed the Seahawks' preseason finale Friday and continues to be evaluated. While he's considered questionable at this point, sitting out practice three days before the opener versus Green Bay does not bode well for his status. If he's active Thursday, he'll likely have minimal impact.

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  • 9/1, 5:13 pm
    • Goodson (concussion) did not practice Monday,...

      Goodson (concussion) did not practice Monday, Curtis Crabtree of the Associated Press reports.

      Analysis: Goodson's status for Thursday's opener remains in question, but at this point it does not appear he'll be ready to play. Green Bay selected the rookie out of Baylor in the sixth round of May's draft.

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  • 9/1, 5:11 pm
    • Jones (quad) was limited in practice...

      Jones (quad) was limited in practice Monday, Curtis Crabtree of the Associated Press reports.

      Analysis: Jones continues to work back from the quad injury that kept him out of the Packers' final preseason game against the Chiefs. Jones is expected to be ready for Thursday's season opener, though the team has not officially confirmed his status.

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