Gary VanDyke

Gary VanDyke



Featured Writer @IDPGuys / Innovator Of "Easy" Start/Sit Charts. And A Huge Ohio State Football Fan.

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 Foyesade Oluokun starting weakside with Deion Jones sitting out photo
With the defensive captain, Deion Jones out of the lineup, the sixth-round rookie out of Yale got the start at the weakside linebacker position. Duke Riley is wearing the green dot in place of Jones and De'Vondre Campbell slotted in as the OTTO, or better known as the strongside linebacker in Dan Quin's defense.
Da'Norris Searcy being evaluated for a concussion. photo
Rookie safety Rashaan Gaulden getting good work with the first team with Searcy being checked by doctors. Gaulden has turned a lot of heads in camp so far.
Vita Vea (calf) approaching return triggers transactions photo
With the report rookie defensive tackle Vita Vea (calf) reportedly shedding his boot, but not yet back to practice, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made the corresponding transaction to fill the lack of defensive tackle depth. The team waived injured DT Stevie Tu'ikolovatu. after surgery for a torn triceps. And in a corresponding move, they have signed DT Drew Iddings.
usatoday.com11 hrs ago
Deion Jones will sit out second preseason contest photo
The Atlanta Falcons coaches have announced that Linebacker Deion Jones and kicker Matt Bryant will not play in the second preseason contest.
Chris Conte facing steep competition to retain role photo
As recently reported that rookie safety Jordan Whitehead had stood out in the first preseason game and in practices as well, Chris Conte is now fighting back in an attempt to secure his anticipated full-time role with the first unit defense. Recent reports have Conte, Whitehead, and Justin Evans all have been utilized in practice with the starting unit.
Demario Davis a part of New Orleans linebacker rotation photo
Newly signed Demario Davis is now firmly a part of the New Orleans Saints linebacker rotation. When linebackers coach Mike Nolan was asked about who would be the starting linebackers for the season he was quoted as saying, “We don’t even know. Every day is a new day, sometimes I say we could go this way, we could go that way. Just hopefully more than anything else we stay healthy, so they’re all playing. That will be great because if they are all playing, then we’ll be rotating them.”. Reportedly the most common grouping of linebackers so has A.J. Klein on the strong side, Manti Te’o in the middle and Davis on the weak side. And in sub packages, which is what most defenses use 70 percent of the time, Klein and Davis have been the main two linebackers to stay on the field.
theadvocate.com24 hrs ago
Marcus Davenport (groin) is approaching a return to practice photo
Per Sean Payton, Marcus Davenport (groin) 'going to be kind of ramping up' in return from injury. He is approaching a return after he had been out of action for most of training camp after suffering the pulled groin.
theadvocate.com2 days ago
Alex Okafor (ankle) endures a sprain injury photo
Alex Okafor endured an ankle injury in route to a full recovery from being placed on injured reserve with a torn Achilles last season.
Jordan Whitehead gaining momentum in Tampa Bay photo
After missing all of the spring activities with an injury the fourth round rookie safety reportedly made a strong statement in his first preseason game. Indications coming out of camp is that not only has he showed a strong work ethic to catch up after missing time in the spring but he has also raised the bar during practice for others to follow. Whitehead has been working with the first unit in place of Justin Evans while the secondary has endured some recent injuries. As a result, Evans was promptly moved to the nickel back position in a corresponding move. Head coach Dirk Koetter was quoted as saying this when asked about Whitehead taking the next step, “I don’t think it’s that big a leap. It might be one of them playing nickel,” Koetter said of Whitehead and Evans. “It’s no knock on Chris Conte. You gotta get your best guys on the field.”
tampabay.com3 days ago
Shaq Thompson will have four games to lock down a future role photo
With Thomas Davis suspended for the first four games of the regular season, it’s likely the best time for Thompson to emerge as that guy next to Luke Kuechly going forward. The former first-round pick has to take advantage in those four games to prove he is what the Carolina Panthers hoped he was when they drafted him.
panthers.com3 days ago