IN THEIR WORDS: Kasim Edebali ready to step up as a starter

Fourth-year linebacker Kasim Edebali doesn’t have huge numbers to his credit as an NFL pass-rusher. In 48 games (two starts) with the New Orleans Saints, the Boston College product had only 54 tackles (41 solo) and eight sacks. However, the native of Hamburg, Germany has always played an important depth role in addition to being a special teams ace. With the injury to former first-round pick Shane Ray, Edebali will for now step into the starting OLB role opposite Von Miller. The 27-year-old (he turns 28 on Aug. 17) lined up for first-team reps on Saturday morning, then answered questions from the media like a seasoned starter. Here’s what Edebali had to say to the gathered media Saturday, qu

Versatile, consistent Juwan Thompson will do whatever it takes to make the roster

As Denver Broncos running back Juwan Thompson enters his fourth season, there isn’t much he hasn’t seen or done. That’s a large part of the reason why he hasn’t blinked in the wake of second-year running back Devontae Booker’s injury. “I mean, it’s more reps for me, more opportunities, but I mean this is going into my fourth year,” Thompson said following Saturday’s morning practice. “I’ve seen a lot. I’ve played multiple positions.” Even with the injury to Booker, Thompson finds himself in the middle of crowded and experienced running back room at this year’s training camp. Aside from rookie De’Angelo Henderson and second-year fullback Andy Janovich, Thompson has the least amount of experie

Collins signs contract with Rams

Parker Collins, a 2013 graduate of North Augusta High School, has a spot on the Los Angeles Rams' pre-season roster. The 6-foot-2, 305-pound offensive lineman signed a one-year deal with the NFL team Thursday, having gotten the news that day with a discreet handshake from a Rams coach who told him, "Congratulations, you made it," Collins recalled. He said he expects to play either center or guard. The Rams now have Sean McVay, one of the youngest head coaches in NFL history, at the helm, and hold their training camp in Irvine, California, in Orange County. "He's bringing some new energy, and it's a really exciting place to be," Collins said, "and I'm just looking forward to working to be on

A Giant opportunity for Trey Robinson

Trey Robinson finished his Furman career with 264 tackles and six interceptions from the safety position after strictly playing quarterback while at Dorman. {FURMAN PHOTO} The Dorman/Furman alum signed with New York in May and aims to make the NFL team’s 53-man roster. There’s little room for getting star struck when you strongly believe you belong playing at the highest level. But when Trey Robinson walked into the locker room for the first time as a member of the New York Giants and passed two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning, it gave him some pause. “I was 12 when he won his first Super Bowl, so that was definitely an adjustment seeing him,” Robinson said. “But it’s just li