Articles by Erik Siegrist

Erik Siegrist is an FSWA award-winning columnist who covers all four major North American sports (that means the NHL, not NASCAR) and whose beat extends back to the days when the Nationals were the Expos and the Thunder were the Sonics. He was the inaugural champion of Rotowire's Staff Keeper baseball league. His work has also appeared at Baseball Prospectus.

Training Camp Notes: We’re Talkin’ ‘Bout Practice

With the beginning of the regular season just three short days away, NFL teams are settling into the normal routine of daily practices, and with daily practices come daily reports regarding who’s on the field and who’s not. For the sake of you late drafters, let’s look at the three key non-QB positions and some of the bigger names at those spots to see who’s likely to see action in Week 1 and who isn’t.

Monday Preseason Notes: Walking Boots and Walking Papers

Teams began paring down their rosters in earnest today prior to the August 30 deadline to get down to 75 players (and then down to their initial 53-man rosters by September 3). While there have been no big surprises yet and likely won’t be until that second roster deadline, the roster churn did create a little transaction action and settled at least a few vaguely fantasy-relevant job battles.

Training Camp Notes: Backfields In Motion

  • while Ezekiel Elliott gets back up to speed for the Cowboys and prepares for his possible preseason debut Thursday, the depth chart behind him is starting to get crowded. Alfred Morris has looked revitalized in a Dallas uniform, sixth round pick Darius Jackson has flashed his speed through the first two exhibition games and passing down specialist Lance Danbar (knee) also began taking part in individual drills Monday. If Dunbar is ready for Week 1, and at this point it seems as though he will be, it’s hard to see how there’s room on the roster (much less many touches) for last year’s team rushing leader Darren McFadden, who’s still sidelined with an elbow injury

Training Camp Notes: RGIII Era Officially Begins In Cleveland

Sunday’s cancelled Hall of Fame Game (due to what I guess you’d have to call a paint-out) delays the return of football for another week but for teams other than the Colts and Packers it’s been business as usual, which means the release of depth charts put together by PR departments that may not have much relevance by the time Week 1 rolls around. There’s plenty of real news to sift through too, so let’s get to it.