1. Baltimore Ravens – Combine TMZ releasing footage of Ray Rice hitting his wife with Roger Goodell desperately trying to reconstruct Ray Ricethe NFL’s suspension policy for domestic violence cases and I would say it’s a good bet Ray Rice’s case could be re-opened and he could be facing a longer suspension. On the heels of Bernard Pierce’s vastly underwhelming performance and Justin Forsett’s impressive one (11 rushes for 70 yards and a TD), this has all the makings for Forsett to be handed the reins in his former Head Coach’s offense. Forsett thrived in Gary Kubiak’s one-cut running scheme and could potentially vulture the lead back job, especially if Rice’s suspension is extended.
 2. Cleveland Browns – The fragile Ben Tate didn’t take long to live up to his name as he left with a knee injury in Week 1. Both of the rookies Terrance Westwere highly effective in relief of Tate, with Terrance West reaching the 100 yard mark and Isaiah Crowell adding 2 TDs. I would expect West to be the more sustainable option if Tate can’t go Week 2. If West continues to be effective with Tate banged up, he could force himself into the Browns’ plans either way.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Doug Martin ain’t exactly Dougie Fresh, as he followed-up a disappointing and injury-riddled 2013 by leaving Doug MartinWeek 1 in 2014 with a lower leg injury. Bobby Rainey scored a TD in relief of Martin and will be the guy to grab in the Bucs’ backfield if the muscle hampster can’t get back on the wheel in Week 2.
The Bottomline (cuz Stone Cold said so): When considering who to pick up, you must ask yourself what you are looking for out of the waiver wire: a short term plug-and-play based on the matchups, OR, are you trying to hope your lottery-ticket pays dividends for the whole season. All 3 of these teams have solid matchups next week: Ravens vs. Steelers / Browns vs. Saints / Bucs vs. Rams. Keep an eye out for updated news on Rice’s situation as well as Tate’s / Martin’s injuries. Whoever figures to miss the most time will indicate which backup is the safest pickup to pluck from the wire.

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When Kellen Winslow was selected 6th overall by the Browns in the 2004 NFL draft, it was easy to imagine a mirroring image of Jason Witten in terms of consistent production at the TE position. Nearly ten years later, that hasn’t been the case. Pictured below with former corrupt Miami Hurricanes football booster, Nevin Shapiro, Winslow has never been one to shy away from voicing his opinions.

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Winslow caught a TD pass on his only target on Monday Night vs. the Falcons. But despite the Jets improving to 3-2 on the night, Winslow expressed his dissatisfaction. With reporters approaching him for his comments on the game, Winslow told them “I don’t think that would be a good choice.”

On a night where Geno Smith became  just the second rookie QB  to capture a road victory on MNF, a Winslow tirade would have been quite comical. But, don’t fret ‘cuz, I got you.

In this edition of Throwback Thursday we travel back to 2003 and Winslow’s college days, where his Miami Hurricanes had just suffered a defeat at the hands of the Tennessee Volunteers. Winslow delivered an interview for the ages while discussing the block he threw for ‘Canes teammate Devin Hester on a sweep play.

Dig into the crates below and remember one thing, “We don’t care about nobody except this U.”

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The Browns are a team that hinge on a glimmering ray of hope that this will be the year they overcome their carousel of basement finishes. With Norv Brian_HoyerTurner’s newly implemented vertical passing attack and Brandon Weeden looking improved in the pre-season, some thought this would be the year. Two weeks into the season and Browns fans were singing the familiar tune of 0-2. But, with Weeden out the past two weeks due to a thumb injury, backup QB Brian Hoyer has the Browns back to .500.

The Cleveland offense has been completely overhauled with Hoyer at the helm. Passing for 590 yards and 5 TDs across his first two starts, the former Michigan State Spartan has made Jordan Cameron and Josh Gordon into fantasy assets. Hoyer has a favorable matchup at home on Thursday night against a Bills defense that ranks 22nd against the pass. With Trent Richardson in Indianapolis, this is Hoyer’s offense as long as he continues to mitigate the mistakes and execute Turner’s vertical assault.