A Story Told in Tweets: NFL Week 1

Why bother actually watching the games when you can learn everything you need to know about Week 1 from a series of embedded tweets?

We’ll start with the less-than-thrilling Thursday opener, which picked up right where the Super Bowl left off in terms of entertainment value. Of course, it was a different story come Sunday — a high-flying mix of shootouts and blowouts.

The good news for Bears fans? No missed kicks. The bad news? They didn’t score any more points after a first-quarter field goal.

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Tweets from the Weekend: NFL Roster Cutdown Day

As much as I love a long-winded argument, I’ve increasingly come to accept that very few of my opinions require more than 280 characters of the English language. My sweet spot is somewhere between 140 and 280, so I’m eternally grateful (slight exaggeration) for Twitter’s expansion of their limit.

But that’s enough about me — the point here is brevity. And with that, I bring you the story of roster cut-down weekend in the NFL as told through tweets from RotoWire’s football writers:

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NFL Training Camp Notes- Cam on the Mend

As we inch closer to the last slate of preseason games, we have plenty of fantasy fallout from a plethora of news items that surfaced today-

• Great news in Carolina as coach Ron Rivera said he has “no doubt” that Cam Newton (foot) will be ready for Week 1. Although he suffered a mid-foot sprain last week, he worked on the side the past two days, which is certainly better than having him in a boot during practices. Based on this news, it seems as if those yet to draft should be able to draft him as they typically would, and maybe he’ll even fall an extra round to give fantasy owners added value. With an excellent set of weapons, Newton can easily be a high-end QB1 this season.

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