Manuel feels he has an advantage on the other quarterbacks he's competing with due to his familiarity with most of Buffalo's wide receivers, The Buffalo News reports. Said the third-year quarterback, "I feel that, you know I’m very close with all those guys. Especially Woody (Robert Woods), Sammy (Watkins), Marquise (Goodwin), (Chris) Hogan – Guys who’ve been here since I’ve been here, so we’ve been working together a bunch and having that cohesiveness already. Because I know their speeds, I know how they run routes, I know what they like, I know where they like the ball and things like that, so it does give me somewhat of an advantage."
Matthews (Achilles) will be cautiously handled during his first season with the Mavericks, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports. "He's definitely on track for a full recovery, but we’re going to be erring on the side of being conservative and cautioned," coach Rick Carlisle said. "The first year is more about making sure that he's right and getting him out there on the right terms, and from there we want him to make a full recovery and continue to get better."
Reimer will enter training camp with the opportunity to seize the No. 1 role or at least a platoon, reports the Toronto Star. "I think that right now I have a total open mind [to both goalies], and certainly I know Mike has the same," new general manager Lou Lamoriello said.
New general manager Lou Lamoriello said he envisions the Leafs' goaltending job as an open competition and indicated that head coach Mike Babcock feels the same way, reports the Toronto Star. "I think that right now I have a total open mind, and certainly I know Mike has the same," Lamoriello said.
Edwards started the No. 19 STANLEY Toyota in the eighth position at Pocono Raceway, but dropped back on the initial restart to run 11th when the day’s first caution came out just five laps in. The race would come down to fuel mileage with the majority of the leaders pitting with 37 laps remaining. Crew chief Darian Grubb would make the call for Edwards to bring the 19 down pit road for a splash of gas that enabled him to race to a 10th-place finish, joegibbsracing.com reports.