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NFL News: Prince Amukamara, Brett Favre, Jameis Winston, More

A collection of news and notes from around SB Nation

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Let’s take a quick tour of SB Nation football sites and see what is happening around the NFL.

Bud Grant, Vikings Making Hall of Fame Push For Jim Marshall - Daily Norseman
The coach will be personally reaching out to selectors himself

Will Jameis Winston be a top 10 NFL player? - Bucs Nation
The Bucs’ quarterback is slowly improving every season.

Watch: Marshawn Lynch sand training for Raiders camp next month - Silver And Black Pride
The 31-year-old back hit the beach during his offseason. But not in the way you might have thought.

Are we already asking too much out of Leonard Fournette? - Big Cat Country

With Fournette, you will often see people say things like “...if he can be our Zeke (Ezekiel Elliott) then the offense should be much better...” While this statement is absolutely true, I’m not sure what people realize what it would have to entail for Fournette to become the “Zeke” for the Jaguars in 2017.

Just to put some numbers on it, Elliott finished the season with 1,631 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns averaging over five yards per carry. That’s a nuts season for a running back, let alone a rookie. It’s one of the best rookie seasons for a running back ever, so I think to say “if he can be our Zeke” is asking a heck of a lot more than what is realistic.

That being said, I think the minimum baseline for Fournette should be about 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns. If he can hit that mark, it’s a successful season. If he can’t hit that mark, then it’s a big disappointment for the fourth overall pick.

Duane Brown Could And Should Get Paid - Battle Red Blog
BRB examines the environment surrounding Duane Brown’s holdout.

Chuck Pagano’s future likely to incorporate many factors - Stampede Blue
Contrary to popular belief, Chuck Pagano’s fate isn’t likely to be determined strictly by wins and losses

Where the Lions 2017 roster stands: Meet Detroit’s completely revamped offensive tackle depth chart - Pride Of Detroit
The Lions will be starting two new tackles to begin the 2017 season.

Five starting positions on the 2017 Cowboys roster that could be up For Grabs - Blogging The Boys
While a lot of starting spots are already locked down, five positions may be up for grabs in Cowboys’ training camp.

Cian Fahey’s Deeper Dive into Cam Newton’s Completion % is a Welcome Sight. - Cat Scratch Reader
Cian Fahey of took a deeper look into Cam Newton’s completion percentage, and provided some context. Its definitely worth a read.

What Are The 5 Biggest “What If’s” for the Arizona Cardinals in the Arians/Keim era? - Revenge of the Birds
Throughout this most recent regime, everyone at some point has wondered what could have been with these situations.

Bears Roster Breakdown 90-in-90: Prince Amukamara - Windy City Gridiron

It would be fair to call Prince Amukamara’s career to date a bit of a disappointment. Taken in the first round by the New York Giants in 2011, he was touted by some as a future All-Pro contender. However, he broke his foot before ever playing in a professional game, and a biceps injury sidelined him after that. Despite all of his promise early on, he has basically been a starting-level corner for his career. Okay, but not exceptional.

He is coming off of a 1-year “prove it” deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and given that he came to the Bears, it seems that he still has something to prove.

The Atlanta Falcons are a head coach factory - The Falcoholic
There are two ways to become a head coach in the NFL: years of hard work, dedication, and success, or getting a spot as a coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons.

NFL hires 1st female instant replay booth assistant -
Terri Valenti is the second female to be hired by the NFL’s officiating department.

Brett Favre says being an NFL coach or GM would be ‘a dream job’ -

“It's just different because there's such a business side to it. I don't know if I would have that in me. Picking good players is always an art — and some do it better than others — and there's some luck involved and things like that. But, yeah, it's crossed my mind, just like coaching has.

“I would say, I'd never say never. I believe that would be a dream job, working as a coach there or in some form of administration,” Favre said. “I don't know, and I don't want to create a stir [by talking about it], because who knows? But I would say, ‘Never say never.’”