Meet the Rookies: Tarik Cohen

Tarik Cohen burst from the tiny hamlet of Bunn, N.C., and arrived at Halas Hall as a fourth-round Draft pick. The shifty running back explains why the one college scholarship offer he received was enough and how he thrives on the doubts of others. His mother and college position coach reveal exactly how long his odds seemed and how belief can change everything.

Kasim Edebali, a former gymnast and wrestler, is the Broncos’ unorthodox answer to their OLB questio

Kasim Edebali/Getty Images Everything about Kasim Edebali — from his personality to his back story to his pass rushing stance — is unorthodox. The Broncos outside linebacker can’t stop smiling on a hot June afternoon when just about everyone else would rather be home. Football wasn’t a lifelong dream for Edebali. It just sort of happened. Edebali grew up in Germany as a gymnast and martial arts enthusiast. In the offseason, his workouts consist of both. He believes it’s what got him here. “It was a lot of things where you needed a lot of body control before I got into football,” said Edebali, 27. “That translated a little bit into the way I play football — quick twitch, a little unorthodox.”

Healthy Thomas Rawls ready for RB competition with Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) stands with running back Thomas Rawls, left, during NFL football practice, Friday, June 9, 2017, in Renton, Wash. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press) RENTON, Wash. – Thomas Rawls believes he’s finally healthy enough to rediscover the form that made him a breakout star as a rookie two seasons ago for the Seattle Seahawks before injuries derailed his success. It’s a good thing Rawls is feeling that well, considering he will be in a full competition for the starting running back spot when training camp begins next month. “I’ve always been in competition with myself,” Rawls said Friday as the Seahawks wrapped up OTAs. “I just believe that this progr