On Tuesday, the Kansas City Chiefs signed former Buckeye Kurt Coleman. Previously, Coleman signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings before the team cut him during training camp. Coleman brings a wealth of experience that should bolster Kansas City’s depth at safety. According to Rotoworld, the team may also use Coleman in kick coverage.
Corey Linsley makes NFL debut on Thursday
One player to watch during the NFL’s opener on Thursday night is former Ohio State offensive lineman Corey Linsley. Linsley, a rookie center, will be making his first NFL start for the Green Bay Packers who face the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field.
Linsley received the starting job after the team’s starting center, JC Tretter, had a knee injury during the Packers’ pre-season game against the Oakland Raiders on August 22. Linsley has a formidable challenge in that it’s his first game as a starter and he just so happens to be playing in the NFL’s loudest stadium.
A big part of Linsley’s job as center is communication, as he’s responsible for telling his fellow linemen who they should block. Considering Corey has to do this in a hostile environment against the league’s best team, it gives him an amazing opportunity to show his skills and deliver in the toughest conditions.
Ohio State drops to No. 8 in AP Poll
On Tuesday, the Associated Press released their first regular season Top 25 poll. The Buckeyes fell three spots to No. 8. Michigan State became the Big Ten’s highest ranked team by vaulting to No. 7. Here is a look at the Top 10 with first place vote totals in parenthesis:
- Florida State (46)
- Alabama (1)
- Oregon (5)
- Oklahoma (2)
- Georgia (2)
- Michigan State
- Ohio State
- Texas A&M (2)
There are many ways to look at this. Braxton Miller’s injury obviously impacts the way many voters view Ohio State’s chances to make the playoffs. At the same time, winning by 17 on the road against a good opponent without Miller signals there’s plenty of promise with this team.