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24 Mar 2020, 09:24

Which players should be seeing more snaps this season? We asked Pro Football Focus to pick a player for all 32 teams, and here are the results -- with the statistics to back them up. NFL Nation reporters chime in, too, with their take on each players future role.All stats provided by Pro Football Focus.NFC East | NFC North | NFC South | NFC West AFC East | AFC North| AFC South | AFC WestNFC EASTDallas CowboysDefensive tackle David IrvingPro Football Focus:?The Dallas defensive line is struggling to get pressure this season, but Irving has performed well when given the opportunity to rush the passer. He has a sack, three QB hits and eight hurries on only 132 rushes, providing pressure at a higher rate than all but?Tyrone Crawford?on the Cowboys line.NFL Nation:?Sometimes players can get overexposed when they play too much. That might be the case with Irving. Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli wants to rotate his eight defensive linemen to keep them all fresh. When you dont have the big-dog pass rusher, thats the way to go. Irving, a second-year player who went undrafted in 2015, has been good in small samples, but he will get out of his gap or take the wrong angle to the quarterback to affect a blitz that will upset the coaches. The Cowboys like his potential but dont think hes a full-time, prime-time player right now. -- Todd ArcherNew York GiantsDefensive end Romeo OkwaraPro Football Focus:?Okwara has been strong against the run as a rookie, and he should see even more snaps on early downs to spell New Yorks two workhorses at defensive end,?Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon. Pierre-Paul has played 577 snaps (second in the NFL) and Vernon has played 549 (sixth in the NFL), so getting Okwara out there on early downs could help keep them fresh down the stretch.NFL Nation:?What the Giants liked about Okwara this summer was his ability to play with power and get after the passer. He has some talent but hasnt produced much in his limited playing time to date. The Giants just dont seem willing to ease up on Vernon and Pierre-Pauls workload. Okwara played just nine snaps Monday night against the Bengals, and, unless there is an injury to Vernon or Pierre-Paul, his playing time will probably remain in that range for the rest of the season. Kerry Wynn is their preferred interior rusher on passing downs. -- Jordan Raanan Air Force 1 Alte Gore-Tex . The third-ranked Ivanovic, who won the event in 2008 and 10, served five aces and broke Wickmayer, also a former winner in 2009, five times. "The result looked easier than it really was," Ivanovic said. Air Force 1 Alte Liberty . Despite the cost, effort and an improved steroid test, its possible that very few -- if any -- positives will be detected, Dr. Richard Budgett told The Associated Press in an interview. "We just dont know what the results from Torino will be," Budgett said. .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. Air Force 1 Alte 2020 . Self was acquired from the Buffalo Bandits in a trade for Alex Hill midway through last season, and made his debut in Rochester on March 16, 2013. Air Force 1 Alte 07 . Each of Houstons starters scored in double figures as the Rockets improved to 2-0 against the Spurs this season, with both victories coming on the road. They also moved within 3 1/2 games of San Antonio (22-7) for the lead the Southwest Division. PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Coach Rex Ryan was back to making predictions Wednesday, declaring that his Buffalo Bills defense will be better in 2016 despite key injuries to rookies Shaq Lawson (shoulder) and Reggie Ragland (knee), as well as Tuesdays four-game suspension of star defensive tackle Marcell Dareus.I see the big picture. I also see this defense is improving, Ryan said. Ive said it from Day 1: were going to be better. We will definitely be better than we were last year, in my opinion. Regardless of those [injuries and suspension], this defense will be better.The Bills finished 19th in yards allowed last season, which was Ryans first year as Bills coach. The team had the NFLs fourth-ranked defense in 2014 and Ryan predicted upon taking the job that his unit would be the NFLs best in 2015.Dareus was suspended for the first four games of the regular season for a violation of the NFLs substance abuse policy. The sixth-year defensive tackle and two-time Pro Bowler said Wednesday that he missed a drug test.I really dont have much to say, Dareus said. Words really doesnt mean anything now. Its all action. Thats all Im going to do. Im going to come back and do the best I can. I just apologize to my team and my family. I embarrassed my kids, and who I am and who Im working to be.The Bills rebuked Dareus, who was also suspended for the first game of last season following a marijuana arrest, in a statement Tuesday, saying he put himself first and let down the team.Im frustrated and disappointed, Ryan added Wednesday. As is everybody in this organization. Every teammaate from top to bottom.dddddddddddd. And Im sure our fans are feeling the same way. We all know the sort of player Marcell is -- and hes a good person too -- but hes got to make better choices, better decisions, and understand that it affects the whole football team and not just himself.Dareus said he learned of the suspension following last Saturdays preseason-opening loss to the Indianapolis Colts, while Ryan said he found out at the same time [you reporters] learned.In addition to Dareus suspension, The Buffalo News reported Tuesday that outside linebacker Manny Lawson faces a possible one-game suspension for an unspecified domestic violence incident.Lawson adamantly denied the report Wednesday, saying his girlfriend texted him about it Tuesday and that Lawson immediately contacted the NFL to inquire about the report. He said Wednesday that he that has yet to hear back from the league.I honestly do not know what is happening or where that came from, but were looking to get into the bottom of it, Lawson said. I wish I knew [where it came from]. I dont know where and how or why that would come up about me, but were going to look into it.Ryan also was surprised about the report regarding Lawson.I never even heard about it [Tuesday]. I saw it in the [newspaper] today, Ryan said. I was like, When did this happen? So I never even knew about it last night or whenever it came out. So I can tell you this: I dont know anything about it. ' ' '

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