Jenny<br />Vrentas
•staff writer•

Jenny
Vrentas

Open Field
The Franchise Backup
The Franchise Backup
His first NFL coach laments unrealized potential. His current ones question his drive. On his last legs at 34, Michael Vick appears content watching from the Jets’ sideline and taking what he calls ‘a step back away from the game’
By Jenny Vrentas
Muscle and Medicine
The NFL’s Eye in the Sky Sees Everything, Often More Than Once
The NFL’s Eye in the Sky Sees Everything, Often More Than Once
No one watches more replays than the league’s independent injury spotters, who sit high above the fields but never miss a beat of action. The MMQB was at the Rams-Saints preseason tilt to see the game through their unique perspective
By Jenny Vrentas
Training Camp 2014
Jets Report: It’s Geno’s Job to Lose
Jets Report: It’s Geno’s Job to Lose
In the second year of GM John Idzik’s tenure, the Jets are hoping to put their trust in second-year QB Geno Smith. Michael Vick might be on the bench waiting to seize an opportunity, but the future is now
By Jenny Vrentas
Muscle and Medicine
Stem Cell Treatment: Out from the Shadows, Onto the Cutting Edge
Stem Cell Treatment: Out from the Shadows, Onto the Cutting Edge
The Jets’ Chris Johnson is one of hundreds of NFL players who’ve turned to stem cells to aid in recovery from injury. It may be the next big breakthrough in the treatment of sports ailments, but for now the use of such therapy is strictly limited in the U.S.—and questions about effectiveness outweigh the answers
By Jenny Vrentas
Training Camp 2014
Steelers Report: 8-8 Again Won’t Cut It
Steelers Report: 8-8 Again Won’t Cut It
The skies opened up in Latrobe, Pa., cutting short the Steelers' second training camp practice. That didn't damper the spirits of a team that's ready to return to the playoffs
By Jenny Vrentas
Training Camp 2014
Browns Report: A QB Competition and More Questions on the Receiving End
Browns Report: A QB Competition and More Questions on the Receiving End
Staring down a season without Josh Gordon, does it really matter who is the starting quarterback in Cleveland?
By Jenny Vrentas
Training Camp 2014
Heeeeeere’s Johnny!
Heeeeeere’s Johnny!
He’s a second-string quarterback on the first day of Browns training camp, but all eyes are fixated on Johnny Manziel
By Jenny Vrentas
Open Field
What the CFL Feels Like
What the CFL Feels Like
On the 2014 season-opening night in Winnipeg, an old fanbase found new hope, a fledgling quarterback's star was born and all the quirky charms that make the Canadian Football League what it is were on full display
By Jenny Vrentas
NFL 95
The Arthroscope: The Little Tool That Saves Careers
The Arthroscope: The Little Tool That Saves Careers
Billy Sims tore his ACL and never played again. Adrian Peterson did the same and won league MVP a year later. The difference was the arthroscope, sports medicine’s most important innovation of the past 50 years
By Jenny Vrentas
Open Field
What’s Next, Washington?
What’s Next, Washington?
The U.S. Patent Office has canceled Daniel Snyder’s team trademark, ruling that it is disparaging to a “substantial composite” of Native Americans. But the battle over the word “Redskins” is far from over
By Jenny Vrentas