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Spotlight shining bright on three second-year QBs

...big lift off his shoulders."Predictably, playing time as a rookie has traditionally led to improvement as a second-year player. Players who started at least eight games at quarterback as rookies since 2000 saw increases in completion percentage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-09-06/spotlight-shining-bright-thre
Jaguars counting on better mix of youth, veteran experience to make strides this season

...Jacksonville Jaguars are one of the NFL's youngest teams ? again.Coach Gus Bradley could have two rookies, eight second-year players and four third-year pros in his starting lineup. And those are conservative estimates.The team's youth and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-08-03/jaguars-counting-better-mix-y
Devonta Freeman makes opening bid to be starting running back for Falcons

...especially as a receiver out of the backfield, also returns at running back. Another option is Jerome Smith, a second-year player from Syracuse.NOTES: Wearing No. 44, OLB Vic Beasley, the No. 8 overall pick in the NFL draft, participated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-05-26/devonta-freeman-makes-opening
Bashaud Breeland to miss time with Redskins due to injury

...6 weeks with an MCL problem in his right knee.Gruden addressed Bree land's injury Saturday, a day after the second-year player was hurt during the second practice of training camp.Breeland went down to the turf shortly after the NFL announced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-08-01/bashaud-breeland-miss-time-re
Dan Quinn looking to transform Falcons' defense

...Ryan and receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White. A position to watch in training camp will be running back, where second-year player Devonta Freeman and rookie Tevin Coleman will compete for the starting job. Tight end also should be competitive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-07-28/dan-quinn-looking-transform-f
2015 Atlanta Falcons training camp preview

...and Prince ShemboCAMP NEEDS: With Jackson gone, a hole must be filled at running back. Rookie Tevin Coleman and second-year player Devonta Freeman are top candidates to start. First-round pick DE Vic Beasley will look to show he can be an impact...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-07-27/atlanta-falcons-preview-capsu
Devonta Freeman makes opening bid to be Falcons' starting back

...especially as a receiver out of the backfield, also returns at running back. Another option is Jerome Smith, a second-year player from Syracuse.NOTES: Wearing No. 44, OLB Vic Beasley, the No. 8 overall pick in the NFL draft, participated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-05-26/devonta-freeman-makes-opening
Canadiens cool off Islanders

...goalies.Girgensons is the surprise leader thanks to Latvian-based voters, who account for about 80 percent of the second-year player's total.The only limit on voting is fans can use the same device no more than 10 times a day.Voting closes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2014-12-23/canadiens-cool-islanders
Ryan, Tannehill start strong on opening drives as Falcons top Dolphins in preseason

...yards.Yates is competing with Renfree, who led field-goal drives in the third and fourth quarters. Renfree, a second-year player from Duke, completed 6 of 15 passes for 108 yards.Falcons rookie running back Devonta Freeman had 10 carries...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-08/ryan-tannehill-start-strong-o
Rookie linebacker makes impression for Falcons

...Even the veterans."Shembo has good reason to be excited about his first NFL training camp, as he competes with second-year player Joplo Bartu for a starting job. One of the two is expected to join Paul Worrilow as the starting inside linebackers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-28/rookie-linebacker-makes-impre