Coach Lovie Smith indicated that at this stage he is counting on Martin to head the Bucs' backfield in 2015, the Tampa Bay Times reports. "Definitely a key for us," Smith said in reference to the fourth-year back. "We talked about being able to establish the run. Doug will be the lead guy doing that, so it's very important that we open up some holes and let him do his thing."
Veteran lineman Trent Williams stated Griffin's release looks quicker than in past years, the Washington post reports. Williams said, “We just went 80 yards on two-minute drive,” Williams noted. “That was all him — just decision-making, hitting guys on time, getting the ball out on time. … It takes down the time we have to block. Ultimately it helps the whole offense.”
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 number one role or at least a platoon, according to Toronto Star. "I think that right now I have a total open mind [to both goalies], and certainly I know Mike has the same," said new general manager Lou Lamoriello.
New general manager Lou Lamoriello envisions the Leafs' goaltending job as an open competition and indicates that head coach Mike Babcock feels the same way, according to the Toronto Star. "I think that right now I have a total open mind, and certainly I know Mike has the same," Lamoriello said. This will be the third straight season with Bernier and James Reimer splitting goaltending duties.
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.