Saturday August 2, 2014

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News & Notes around NFL camps

Chargers

  • Mike McCoy rests a lot of veterans inserts younger players in pads for extended workouts to get them used to physicality of game and speed in pads
  • QB-Kellen Clemens runs entire offense with Philip Rivers resting
  • 1st round pick Jason Verrett practiced in pads and deflected one pass-but no contact workouts
  • CB-Stevie Williams-impressive last year in camp before an injury-took tons of snaps for the second day in a row and will play a lot in preseason games to gauge progress
  • Depth chart is out for next Thursday’s preseason game with the Cowboys
  • RB-Donald Brown, the ex-Colt, is listed as lst team kickoff returner
  • Eddie Royal is the punt returner
  • Chris Watt-maybe the most consistent rookie-will start at right guard.

Around the NFL:

Arizona

  • Signs-FA-LT-Max Starks-ex-Steelers starter..was in Chargers camp last year-released..did not play.

Atlanta

  • LB-Pat Angerer goes down with concussion.

Baltimore

  • RB-Fritz Toussaint-starred at Michigan-moves to starter as Ravens kick returner.

Buffalo

  • Coach Doug Marrone unveils new passing tandem QB-EJ Manuel and WRs-Sammy Watkins-Robert Woods for Hall of Fame game vs Giants.

Chicago

  • Sign-FA-OT-Dennis Roland
  • CB-Tim Jennings goes down with quad injury.

Cleveland

  • WR-Josh Gordon’s drug appeal hearing lasts 10-half hours on Friday-will resume on Monday
  • Fighting 1-year suspension-saying 2nd hand smoke from marijuana led to positive test
  • Lawyers argue his “A” test was shade over legal level from 2nd hand smoke..”B” level test came back clean.

Dallas

  • Sign-FA-Ken Boatwright-DE-Seahawks because of so many injuries in camp.

Denver

  • QB-Brock Osweiler will take all the snaps in Saturday scrimmage with 2nd unit against Broncos lst team defense.

Green Bay

  • WR-Jared Abbrederis-Torn Achilles
  • 12th player to go down in NFL camp that injury in 10-days.

Houston

  • Sign-FA-KR-Joe Adams from CFL-Edmonton Eskimos
  • RB-Arian Foster out of workouts again-hamstring-2nd time

Indianapolis

  • Move rookie OG-Jack Mewholt-Ohio State to starting guard spot.

Jacksonville

  • Nightmare at WR grows-5 now out
  • Justin Blackmon-Ace Sanders suspended
  • Cecil Short-Alan Robinson-Tandon Doss all hurt.

Kansas City

  • Sign-FA-S-Steven Gregory-ex Charger-Patriot
  • CB-Eric Berry-out strained heel
  • CB-Sonders Commings-torn ACL.

Miami

  • WR-Mike Wallace-out hamstring-2nd day in row

New England

  • workout FA-QB-Brady Quinn

NY Giants

  • RB-David Wilson told to consider retirement-neck injuries
  • Rashard Jennings-Peyton Hillis to become lead backs
  • Unveil new West Coast Offense with Eli Manning in Hall of Fame game..

NY Jets

  • QB-Geno Smith throws 60-65-Yard TD passes against last years lst round pick Dee Milliner.

Oakland

  • QB-Matt Schaub-bad flashbacks-throws 3-picks in 2-workouts
  • QB-Derek Carr two long TD bombs down the middle.

Pittsburgh

  • Signs-K-Shaun Suisham-3Y-Extension
  • Release-RB-Arvester Alexander-Wyoming.

St Louis

  • DE-Aaron Donald explosive in pass rush up-inside
  • OT-Jake Long-first full practice coming off knee surgery.

San Diego

  • Sign-FA-CB-Lowell Rose-had been on Jets practice squad.

Seattle

  • IR-DT-Jessie Williams-knee injury-2nd year in row
  • IR-TE-Anthon y McCoy-torn Achilles-2nd year in row.

San Francisco

  • WR-Brandon Lloyd miss workouts-groin
  • WR-Michael Crabtree-sits again-hamstring.

Tampa Bay

  • Coach Lovie Smith praises DE-DaQuan Bowers-playing possessed.

Washington

  • Jerry Rice-Jr-rookie-UCLA-torn shoulder labrum-headed to IR.

NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremonies-Saturday in Canton

  • Giants-DE-Michael Strachan (122QBX)
  • Falcons-DE-Claude Humphrey (110QBX)
  • Bucs-LB-Derrick Brooks-never missed a game in 14Y
  • Raiders-P-Ray Guy-invented term hang time (42Y-average)
  • Seahawks-LT-Walter Jones-12Y-star
  • Buffalo-WR-Andre Reed (941-receptions)
  • Arizona-CB-Aeneas Williams (55-Int).

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