News & Notes from around the NFL.
Chargers put on pads on Saturday morning for contact workouts…Rookie LB-Jerry Attaochu working hard and trying to learn from Dwight Freeney-Jarrett Johnson…Waiting to see if CFL-WR-Don Inman starts to exert himself after averaging (14.5) per catch with Toronto Argonauts-young veteran-lots of game experience-should hit the floor running…OG-Jeromey Clary off crutches after hip surgery-not sure he can be back in 6-weeks for opening of season-might stay on PUP till Week 8-regular season…Owner Dean Spanos says he believes Wonder Bread Factory sight adjacent to Petco Park is the right spot for 850M-new stadium-now funding has to come together.
QB-Carson Palmer moves into Year-2 of Bruce Ariens’ playbook…much more comfortable.
KR-Devin Hester starts getting snaps as inside slot receiver-struggled with injuries when Bears used him as wideout.
DTs-Marcel Dareus-Alan Branch pass conditioning drills and taken off PUP to practice.
Signs-FA-Will Hill-S-released by Giants with off-field issues
Search on to find new LT for retiring Jordan Gross.
Bears in contact with FA-QB-Kyle Orton-just cut loose by Cowboys
CincinnatiLeon Hall-S-remarkable recovery from 2nd torn Achilles.
WR-Josh Gibson spent 2-weeks in California drug rehab center after latest DUI arrest
Troubled LB-Rolando McClain in court-not in camp..trial for disorderly conduct in Alabama
Signs FA-OT-Bryce Quigley-ex San Diego State Aztecs..may use him some as blocking TE also.
WR-Jordy Nelson wants contract upgrade to 10M per year.
WR-Andre Johnson does not hold out-reports to camp-but may still want NFL trade.
DE-Robert Mathis-facing 4-game suspension-demoted…Bjoern Werner moves into starting job
Owner Shad Khan says he will help drug troubled WR-Justin Blackmon
LB-Justin Houston reports to camp-wants upgraded contract with just one year left.
Coach Joe Philbin faces challenge of having to find 4-new OL to protect QB-Ryan Tannehill.
Special teams coach Mike Priefer apologizes in public about gay slurs he used…”Hold myself to higher standard”
Saints start practice at Greenbrier Resort-West Virginia..Rookie WR-Brandon Cooks-dazzling
LB-Jarrod Mayo-coming off knee surgery-looks exceptional
Coach Tom Coughlin ready to rebuild roster-team signed 16-free agents in offseason.
RB-Chris Johnson lines up solely at WR-in Friday workouts-new role
Release-LB-Kevin Burnett..will go with Khalil Mack-Sio Moore-Nick Roach-Miles Burris as starters.
WR-Jeremy Maclin-coming off big injury season-looks fast-sharp on routes.
LB-Jason Worilds ends contract talks-will test free agent market-will play at 9.7 transition tag this year.
LB-Aldon Smith says he has been sober since last September…rookie S-Jim Ward-strong workouts
RB-Marshawn Lynch facing 30,000-per day fines..GM-John Schnieder-‘not adding money onto current deal”.
OG-Andy Levitre-emergency surgery appendicitis-could be out 4W
WR corps DeSean Jackson-Pierre Garcon-impressive