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16:55  24 may  2019
16:55  24 may  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Now going into the 2018 season, most of those players are well on the road to recovery, setting up an interesting race for the NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award. Here are 10 potential candidates ahead of the 2018 season.

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The NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award is given to the player who has shown "perseverance in overcoming adversity, in the form of not being in the NFL the previous year, a severe injury or simply poor performance." Here are 10 candidates who are looking to rebound from their 2018 seasons.

Le'Veon Bell, RB, Jets

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NFL Editor Mark Chichester looks at 10 candidates who can take home Comeback Player of the Year honors in 2019. PFF experts use our exclusive player grades and signature stats to analyze the performance of each NFL team and player .

Here are 10 potential candidates ahead of the 2018 season. 10 . Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers. Entering 2017, Greg Olsen had strung together three In 2015, he returned to elite form and won the NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award. In 2018, Berry will have the opportunity to repeat history

Leonard Fournette, RB, Jaguars

Fournette's 2017 rookie season wasn't great by every measure, but he did have more than 1,000 yards rushing and nine touchdowns. He played only eight games last year due to injuries and a one-game suspension and also averaged just 3.3 yards per carry. The Jaguars have a new offense led by quarterback Nick Foles, which could allow Fournette to garner less attention from opposing defenses and have a breakout third NFL season.

Devonta Freeman, RB, Falcons

A dynamic star early in his career with Atlanta, Freeman has struggled with injuries over the last two seasons. He played only two games last year, but the Falcons are counting on him after losing Tevin Coleman in free agency. Freeman made the Pro Bowl in both 2015 and 2016 and should enter training camp fully recovered from his groin injury.

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That will mean several injured players bouncing back and contributing in a big way. Perhaps the biggest illustration of that is Pro Football Focus naming two 49ers among their top 10 candidates to win the NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award. They listed both quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo

Here are the top 10 candidates in the running. After the 2015 season, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry won the Associated Press and Pro Football Writers of America Comeback Player of the Year .

A.J. Green, WR, Bengals

Injuries have become more common for Green in recent seasons, as he played 13 games in 2014, 10 games in 2016 and nine games last year. His 2018 season was clearly the worst of his career, with a career-low 46 receptions and 694 yards. With new head coach Zac Taylor adding some inspiration to the Bengals offense, the hope is that Green can bounce back at age 31.

Everson Griffen, DE, Vikings

Mental health issues limited Griffen to only 11 games last season, and his sack total fell to 5.5 after making three consecutive Pro Bowls from 2015-17. Griffen played well after returning, including two sacks in December, and there's certainly reason to pull for a complete rebound in 2019.

Deion Jones, LB, Falcons

Jones established himself as one of the league's top linebackers in his first two seasons, but he suffered a foot injury that limited him to only six games last season. Atlanta's run defense suffered without Jones, and the team desperately needs a healthy Jones to compete for a playoff spot in the highly competitive NFC South.

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The National Football League Comeback Player of the Year Award refers to a number of awards that are given to a National Football League ( NFL ) player who has shown perseverance in overcoming adversity, in the form of not being in the NFL the previous year , a severe injury

The NFL has always been notorious for guys sustaining career-crippling injuries, or going down due to crime or poor play . So, when we have a chance Miami Dolphins' quarterback Chad Pennington won the NFL 's Comeback Player of the Year award in 2009 after coming back from a shoulder injury, as

Marvin Jones, WR, Lions

Jones had a career year in 2017 with 1,101 yards receiving and nine touchdowns, leading the league with 18.0 yards per reception. A knee injury limited Jones to only nine games last year, though he did still have 508 yards receiving and five scores. While Detroit's offense has become more balanced recently, Jones is still a highly capable deep threat with regular big plays.

Marqise Lee, WR, Jaguars

Jacksonville counted on Lee as its No. 1 wide receiver last season after losing Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns in free agency, but he missed the entire year with a torn ACL. The Jaguars are hoping for a rebound season, which will be made easier by the addition of quarterback Nick Foles. Lee had consecutive 700-plus yard seasons before his injury.

LeSean McCoy, RB, Bills

Does McCoy have anything left? It's a valid question after he averaged only 3.2 yards per carry and had 514 rushing yards in 14 games last year. The addition of Frank Gore and rookie Devin Singletary gives McCoy ample competition, but an improved offensive line should help the Bills running game. If McCoy can outplay his competition, he has a real shot to be the Comeback Player of the Year.

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The list consists of players who have made their mark in the NFL yet were either injured, suspended, retired or just not very good in 2016. His recognition came on the heels of San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and Kansas City Chiefs

Here are the top 10 candidates in the running. In an article I wrote for GMenHQ, I posited that JPP could be in the running for greatest comeback player of all-time if he were to notch double-digit sacks, lead a much-maligned defense to the top echelon of the league , and help his squad make the

Keanu Neal, S, Falcons

Neal made the Pro Bowl in his sophomore season, but he followed that up by tearing his ACL in Week 1 last year. It was a disappointing year after consecutive 100 tackle seasons in Atlanta. Neal should be ready for training camp and could make a statement after the Falcons defensive regression last year.

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