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Simms' Top 40 QBs: No. 31, Lance

Chris Simms' Top 40 QB Countdown continues with one of the most enigmatic passers in the league: The San Francisco 49ers' Trey Lance, who could be way higher or way lower than 31 at this time next year.

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Leonard Williams “liking what I’m seeing” from Kayvon Thibodeaux
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Stars' Cookus connects with Howard for second TD
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Report: Kadarius Toney had knee scope
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Bud Grant urges NFL to change rules to reduce kneeldowns, fair catches, touchbacks
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George Kittle: Experienced Jimmy Garoppolo vs. raw Trey Lance is a “toss-up for me”
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George Kittle talks about the second year of Tight End University
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Former Buccaneers tight end Calvin Magee dies at 59
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Raiders release Sutton Smith
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Texans cut Jimmy Moreland
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Seahawks cut Levi Lewis, leaving them with three quarterbacks
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Steelers sign third-rounder DeMarvin Leal
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Packers release JJ Molson
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Ravens sign third-round pick Travis Jones
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Colts sign Jelani Woods, Bernhard Raimann
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Kittle's inspiration behind Tight End University
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Bengals sign Cam Taylor-Britt, Jeffrey Gunter
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Bills supporting community through genuine actions
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