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Preview, team news, and predictions for the New York Giants vs. Cleveland Browns game on August 22nd, 2021.

The New York Giants have endured a grueling training camp, which has already resulted in two brawls.
One was against their own offense and defense, which left starting quarterback Daniel Jones at the bottom of the standings.
Joe Judge, the head coach of the New York Giants, made the entire team run as if they were in training to be Navy SEALs.
The second incident occurred on Friday, when New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard and Cleveland Browns cornerback Troy Hill threw punches at each other during a joint practice ahead of their preseason matchup in Week 2.
New York may struggle in their upcoming game based on joint practices.
Cleveland produced a scoring drive during 11-on-11 drills, while the Giants had a quick three-and-out.
After today’s joint practices, #Giants WR Sterling Shepard and #Browns CB Troy Hill squared up and were ready to throw punches.
John Ross appears to have stepped in and gotten Shepard out of there.
This is the final few seconds.
( @clevelanddotcom)pic.twitter.com/HqZqsANL56 — Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) August 20, 2021 Team News RB Saquon Barkley, WR Kenny Golladay, and WR Kadarius Toney have all been ruled out for this game by the New York Giants.
Joe Judge has yet to make a decision on the playing time of other starters, including quarterback Daniel Jones.
CB Keion Crossen, CB Josh Jackson ll, and OL Ted Larsen, all new roster additions, could see plenty of action.
After suffering a concussion, QB Clayton Thorson was dismissed and replaced by QB Brian Lewerke, who should play the most of the second half.
RIDICULOUS catch by Donovan Peoples-Jones pic.twitter.com/2ivENKXaa2 — Billy Heyen (@BillyHeyen) August 14, 2021 Cleveland Browns HC Kevin Stefanski will rest most of his starters after witnessing good work from them in joint practice.
With Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. presumably out, expect WR Donovan Peoples-Jones to continue to shine on the field.
DT Malik McDowell (who might be cut by Tuesday if he doesn’t make an impact) and LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (who is hoping to rise up the depth chart after leading the club in tackles last week) are two players to keep an eye on on defense.
Cleveland Browns 27-17 Cleveland Browns The Browns are 4.5-point favorites at -200 to win the game.
They have a chance to win by at least ten points.
After leading the Browns in tackles and tackles for loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars (8 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 sack), rookie LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah could be the game’s MVP.
After a total of 28 carries for 41 yards (1.6 yards per carry), Cleveland’s run game has to improve.
When they sort out the bottom of their WR depth chart in the second half, the New York Giants are expected to throw the ball more.
With Barkley out, RB Corey Clement could get a plenty of carries in the first quarter.
Prem Deshpande edited the piece.

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Top players and highest card ratings for Ultimate Team in Madden 22 MUT database upon launch

The original database of Madden Ultimate Cards has been revealed with the release of “Madden NFL 22.”
Obviously, cards will be issued throughout the season, but we’re here to help you get a head start.
These are some of the more prominent cards, as well as information on how to obtain some of the more distinctive cards in the database.
Although some of the cards will be extremely difficult to obtain straight away,
For example, as you move through the season, the two highest overall cards (George Kittle and Linval Joseph) are part of the MUT Level Prizes.
You won’t be able to get them until you reach the required levels (level 50 for Kittle, level 40 for Joseph).
For those who preordered the game, the two best quarterbacks (Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady) are available as MUT Rewards.
This article solely covers the Madden Ultimate Team cards that were available at the time of Madden 22’s release.
This page will not be updated over the course of the year.
MORE: Madden 22 Ultimate Team database: Best player cards Top overall cards Player Position Program Rating George Kittle TE Season 91 Linval Joseph DT Season 89 Travis Kelce TE Core Elite 88 Derrick Henry RB Core Elite 88 Jalen Ramsey CB Core Elite 88 Patrick Mahomes QB Core Elite 88 Patrick Mahomes QB M22 Reward 88 Aaron Donald RE Core Elite 88 Davante Adams RE Core Elite 88 Davante Adams RE Core Elite 88 Davante
An additional 29 cards bring the total number of cards to 87.
There are 86 cards with an overall rating of 85 or above.
The Team Builders, who all have an overall score of 84, are right behind them.
There are a variety of other programs in MUT 22, and we’ve listed the players in the unique ones.
The players involved in the power up, as well as any of the core (rookie, bronze, silver, gold, elite) programs, were not listed.
MUT 22 Team Builders Bears: Justin Fields (QB) or Robert Quinn (ROLB) Bengals: Xavier Su’a-Filo (LG) or Sam Hubbard (LE) Bills: Devin Singletary (HB) or A.J. McCarron (RB)
Devin Singletary (HB) or A.J. Epenesa (LE)
Courtland Sutton (WR) or Shamar Stephen (DT) for the Broncos; David Njoku (TE) or Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (LOLB) for the Browns; O.J. Howard for the Buccaneers; O.J. Howard for the Buccaneers; O.J. Howard for the Buccaneers; O.J. Howard for the Buccaneers; O.J. Howard for the Buccaneers
O.J. Howard (TE) or Sean Murphy-Bunting (CB) O.J. Howard (TE) or Sean Murphy-Bunting (CB)
Howard (TE) or Sean Murphy-Bunting (CB) for the Cardinals; Kelvin Beachum Jr (RT) or Devon Kennard (LOLB) for the Chargers; Justin Herbert (QB) or Nasir Adderley (FS) for the Chiefs; Kyle Long (RG) or L’Jarius Sneed (CB) for the Colts; Kyle Long (RG) or L’Jarius Sneed (CB) for the Chiefs; Kyle Long
C.J. Ham (FB) or Anthony Barr (LOLB) C.J. Ham (FB) or Anthony Barr (LOLB)
All Team Builders cards are rated at 84 overall, and they can all equip 1 X-Factor and 1 Superstar Ability. Washington: Antonio Gibson (HB) or Landon Collins (SS) All Team Builders cards are rated at 84 overall, and they can all equip 1 X-Factor and 1 Superstar Ability.
As part of this series, each NFL franchise has one offensive and one defensive player available.
After completing 7 of the 10 activities mentioned under the missions page in Team Affinity, you get to choose the Team Builder card you desire.
More Team Builder cards are available through the exchange program.
To receive your choice of one Team Builder, you’ll need to trade three 80-82 OVR Elite and three 75-79 OVR Gold players.
MORE: Madden 22’s Greatest and Worst Teams MUT 22 Special Rewards Cards The introduction of Madden Ultimate Team 22 includes some special rewards cards, most notably if you purchased the most costly version of Madden 22 (the Dynasty Edition).
You must first decide whether you want an elite Tom Brady card with his power up or an elite Patrick Mahomes card with his power up (we recommend going with Mahomes).
After then, you must select one of two packets.
Brady is on the cover of one pack, while Mahomes is on the cover of the other.
Wes Welker has an overall rating of 85, and Rodney Harrison has an overall rating of 85.
The Mahomes pack includes an 85 overall Randy Moss and an 85 overall Deion Sanders (again, the Mahomes way is recommended).
There are a few more programs, which we’ll go over below.
Many players can be obtained through various actions such as playing Superstar KO, progressing through the level rewards, and even purchasing The Yard stuff.
M22 Reward Player Position Team Rating Patrick Mahomes QB Chiefs 88 Tom Brady QB Bucs 87 Wes Welker WR Patriots 85 Charles Woodson CB Raiders 85 Deion Sanders CB Cowboys 85 Randy Moss WR Vikings 85 Peyton Manning QB Colts 85 Rodney Harrison SS Patriots 85 Chase Young RE Washington
Watt LOLB Steelers 83 Christian McCaffrey RB Panthers 83 Marlon Humphrey CB Ravens 83 Myles Garrett RE Browns 83 Khalil Mack LOLB Bears 83 Tyrann Mathieu SS Chiefs 83 Harrison Smith SS Vikings 83 Stephon Gilmore CB Patriots 83 Lavonte David MLB Buccaneers 83 Fletcher Cox DT Eagles 83 Russell Wilson QB Seahawks 83 Aaron

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The Jaguars’ NFL preseason opening yielded ten observations, including pace of play, WR plurality, Trevor Lawrence, Tim Tebow, and more.

Urban Meyer, a renowned loser as a college coach, knew he’d have to mentally prepare for more defeats as an NFL coach.
It didn’t make Meyer’s offense’s 85-yard first-half total in Saturday’s 23-13 preseason loss to the Browns any easier to watch.What bothered Meyer the most was the offense’s tempo while Trevor Lawrence and Gardner Minshew — the Jaguars’ co-No. 1 wide receivers — were on the field.
We were in the game, but we all know Lawrence is the real starter.

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Best wide receivers and sleepers to watch in college fantasy football in 2021

It’s time to start thinking about your college fantasy football draft, whether you’re a big-time college fantasy football addict or simply a casual player.
Wide receiver is a crucial position.
Even talented wideouts rely on their quarterbacks and offensive concepts to be successful, so determining which WR will have the best season takes a lot of effort.
Fortunately, CFBDynasty took care of it!
They recently released their WR rankings for the 2021 CFB season, and they’re giving SN readers a sneak peek at the top 50.
Purdue’s David Bell is the top receiver on the list.
Bell’s 2020 numbers may not catch your eye, but with a solid 6-2, 205-pound physique and a steady quarterback in Austin Burton, the potential NFL standout is poised to have a big-time breakout this season.
With a pass-first offense, he has a lot of potential, and he’ll no likely have a chance to show the rest of the CFB world what he’s capable of.
The SEC has nine top-50 wideouts this year, followed by the Big Ten with eight.
The Big 12 is known for being an air-raid, high-passing-volume league, so it may surprise you to learn that it only has four wide receivers in the top 50.
These “spread” offenses spread the ball around, making more wide receivers valuable in general but not necessarily the best targets.
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Cole Beasley, a wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills, believes the NFL’s vaccine grievance stems from uneven standards, and he wants players to get ‘correct knowledge.’

NEW YORK’S BUFFALO
— Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley, who has been vocal in his opposition to the NFL’s COVID-19 vaccination policy, attempted to clarify his position on Wednesday, claiming his issue with the league is the disparity in standards between vaccinated and unvaccinated players.
“I’m neither anti-vax or for-vax — I’m pro choice,” Beasley said after the Bills’ first practice of training camp, reading from a prepared statement.
“With that said, the issue at hand is withholding information from players in order to sway a player in a route he may not be comfortable with.”
“When it comes to a player’s health and safety, information that is critical in the decision-making process should be completely transparent.”
A player may feel misled and unsure about a particularly personal decision if they do not have all of the necessary facts.
The NFL’s policy, which severely restricted unvaccinated athletes while allowing vaccinated players to return to near-normalcy, drew criticism from Beasley last month, when he tweeted that he was not vaccinated and would “live my one life what I wa.”
Nevertheless, it was the frequency of testing that Beasley was most critical of; under the regulation controlling preseason and training camp, unvaccinated players will be needed to be tested daily, while vaccinated players will only be obliged to test every two weeks.
“It’s obvious reasoning that if a vaxed or unvaxed player is tested less frequently, the chances of being removed for COVID reduce drastically,” he explained.
“In terms of player safety, I’ll just say that we all want to be safe.”
“For a lot of NFL players, safety doesn’t only mean avoiding the COVID virus.”
“Our health is now and in the future, which we are trying to safeguard with our personal choice while doing everything we did in our protocol during a very successful 2020 NFL season,” said Bills general manager Brandon Beane on Wednesday.
Beane also stated that he does not feel that Beasley’s or any other player’s social media comments about the vaccine will detract from the team’s overall focus now that training camp has started.
“Sometimes things goes out in social media,” Beane added, “and you don’t know how to interpret it.”
“You know, I’ve had quite a few discussions with a few of the men.”
It’s a challenge.
Men are attempting to educate themselves and consider all perspectives.
Yet, we have professionals on staff, and we allow them to share their opinions.
“As long as it’s not going to be a distraction, and Sean (McDermott) and I have both made that point.”
We don’t think anything is wrong.
I believe you’ll be able to tell where our boys are focused once we’re out on the turf playing football.
Last season, Beasley set a career high with 967 receiving yards on 82 catches in his second season with the Bills.

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Receiver Anthony Miller is reportedly being traded by the Bears to the Texans.

The Chicago Bears receivers room appeared to be a little crowded before training camp began next week, but I believed things will sort out following workouts.
Instead, a trade brings some clarity: sources tell me and @RapSheet that the #Bears are trading WR Anthony Miller to the #Texans.
The former second-round pick, who had been reported to be traded, gets a new start.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 25, 2021 NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo tweets that the Bears have traded Anthony Miller to the Texans.
It’s unclear what Chicago will get in return, however Ian Rapoport speculates that a late-round selection swap could be on the way to seal the deal.
In any case, Miller appears to be moving on after speculations surfaced during the offseason that he was on the market.
Miller, a 2018 second-round pick, hasn’t lived up to expectations.
The Bears moved up to the second round to choose the Memphis product, who had just finished an All-American season.
Miller showed flashes as a rookie and at various times throughout the last three years, but a lack of consistency hindered him from realizing his full potential.
Additionally, I doubt the quarterbacking woes helped matters.
Later, we’ll have more on the trade.
For the time being, Miller is off to a good start, providing clarity to a congested receivers room in Chicago.
Hopefully, it’ll be one of those “everything works out in the end” scenarios.

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Dez Bryant, a free agency wide receiver, believes he’ll be on a squad shortly.’

On the eve of training camp, Dez Bryant is once again without a spot on an NFL team.
It hasn’t stopped the veteran wide receiver from working hard in the hopes of being able to play in 2021.
Bryant stated on Friday that he believes he will be on a roster in 2021, but that “the struggle” will continue.

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After ankle surgery, Saints WR Michael Thomas will miss games.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is anticipated to miss the start of the 2021 season after undergoing ankle surgery.
In June, Thomas allegedly had surgery to mend ligaments in his ankle.
According to Rapoport, the recovery time for the surgery is recommended to be four months.
Thomas, 28, has been one of the most productive wide receivers in the NFL since his debut in 2016.
With 149 receptions in 2019, he set the NFL record with 510 catches in just 70 career games.
Thomas has made three Pro Bowl appearances and has been named to two All-Pro teams.
The Saints have made the playoffs in each of the last four seasons, but Sean Payton’s club could have a difficult year in 2021.
Quarterback Drew Brees announced his retirement after the 2020 season, leaving Taysom Hill and Jamies Winston as the two front-runners for the starting job in Week 1.
In Week 1 of the 2021 season, New Orleans will host the Packers.
The game will begin at 4:25 p.m.
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Deandre Hopkins, WR with the Arizona Cardinals, on his NFL future: ‘I’ve got probably nine more years in me.’

DeAndre Hopkins, an Arizona Cardinals wide receiver, ignited outrage among fans on Thursday after purportedly tweeting that he would rather retire than get the COVID-19 vaccine.
His remarks come after the NFL said in a memo that if games can’t be played as planned during the upcoming season due to a COVID-19 outbreak among unvaccinated players and employees, the league might compel forfeits and withhold compensation.
Hopkins put an stop to the speculation about his NFL future with a follow-up tweet Thursday night, indicating he wants to play for at least nine more years.

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Preseason WR watch list for the 2022 NFL Draft includes Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, and Treylon Burks.

In recent years, the NFL has seen an exciting surge of wide receiver talent, with 11 first-round picks at the position in the last two drafts.
Last summer, we predicted that LSU’s JaMarr Chase would be a top-10 draft choice.
At this point in the process, there is no receiving prospect in the NFL Draft class of 2022 who is regarded a top 20 lock, but there is plenty of buzz around the league about the group’s potential talent.
Even if this year’s receiving class falls short of the previous two, the position will still be a strength in the 2022 draft.
Without the durability concerns, two wide receiver prospects, Clemson’s Justyn Ross and Georgia’s George Pickens, would be significantly higher on this list.
Ross has the skills to be the first receiver drafted, but he lost the entire 2017 season due to spinal surgery, and evaluators are waiting to see how he develops.