Friday, May 29, 2009
Around the NFL - May 29th, 2009
Here's your daily spin around the NFL.
"I feel as good as I could possibly feel," New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said after a third straight day of Patriots' OTA practices.
Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch has bulked up to 230 pounds this off-season.
Miami Dolphins fourth round wide receiver Brian Hartline was impressive in his first OTA practice. (NFL/NCAA rules had prohibited him from practicing before Thursday.)
New York Jets quarterback Kellen Clemens is taking the first-team reps.
Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Antwan Odom knows he has to step it up in 2009.
Cleveland Browns guard Eric Steinbach's lack of weight could be an issue.
The Baltimore Ravens signed a pair of offensive linemen on Thursday.
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Donovan Woods is making a position change, something he's very accustomed with doing.
Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith hopes to take advantage of opponents double-teaming Mario Williams.
Tennessee Titans first round wide receiver Kenny Britt's top priority is learning the playbook.
Indianapolis Colts cornerback Marlin Jackson and running back Mike Hart expect to be cleared medically for the start of training camp, which begins on August 2.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall may be sending a statement by skipping the team's voluntary passing camp, writes Mike Klis of the Denver Post.
Former Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Brian Johnston has been claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions.
San Diego Chargers safety Clinton Hart knows his playing time could be reduced in 2009.
After starting on the strong-side in 2008, Oakland Raiders linebacker Ricky Brown has been working at middle linebacker this off-season.
Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett has been more demanding this off-season.
Paul Schwartz of the New York Post continues to speculate about the New York Giants acquiring Anquan Boldin from the Arizona Cardinals.
Now that rookie camp is over, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb will go back to being the #2 quarterback when the veterans arrive next Tuesday.
Chicago Bears defensive lineman Israel Idonije wants to get down to 265 pounds by late July.
Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola brings a lot to the table, writes Tom Kowalski of MLive.com.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver and safety Nick Collins want new contracts, as could linebacker Aaron Kampman, who still isn't talking to the media.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson doesn't think anything will be handed to him this summer.
Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson made a surprise appearance at Panthers' practice, less than four months after undergoing heart transplant surgery.
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Courtney Roby could be the team's primary kick returner in 2009.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are keeping close tabs on free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Brian St. Pierre has been told he'll have a chance to compete for the team's top back-up job.
Wherever Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Greg Knapp goes, fullback Justin Griffith tends to not be far behind.
St. Louis Rams linebacker David Vobora, last year's Mr. Irrelevant, is in the mix for a starting job.
The San Francisco 49ers signed sixth round tight end Bear Pascoe to a four-year deal.
Celebrating birthdays today are: Cardinals fullback Tim Castille (25), Steelers defensive end Nick Eason (29), Seahawks tackle Sean Locklear (28), Buccaneers kicker Matt Bryant (34), and Redskins cornerback Justin Tryon (25)