Archive for February, 2010

If coach wants it, Tebow will play other position

Playing quarterback in the NFL is Tim Tebow‘s dream. In fact, it’s what the University of Florida standout has wanted to do since he was a little kid. But that doesn’t mean he’s too selfish to realize he might be able to help a pro team in other ways.

Smith: Texans ‘entertaining the idea’ of adding L.T.

Texans general manager Rick Smith didn’t sound against signing RB LaDainian Tomlinson on Friday. In fact, the team is “entertaining the idea,” he said.

Holmgren: QB decision due before Anderson’s bonus

New Browns president Mike Holmgren has a big question to answer: Will Derek Anderson or Brady Quinn be the team’s starting QB?

Arkansas’ Petrus ties combine record in bench press

Arkansas’ Mitch Petrus put on the biggest show on the bench press Friday, tying a combine record (since 2000) with 45 repetitions.

Chargers to let Sproles test free agency

The San Diego Chargers could be in the market for two running backs after notifying Darren Sproles on Friday they will allow him to become an unrestricted free agent.

Coughlin says Umenyiora remains in Giants’ plans

Though he stopped short of promising DE Osi Umenyiora his starting job back, Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he recently spoke to the former Pro Bowl pick and assured him he is an integral part of the team.

Tebow’s arrival heralded by media crush

The announcement everyone was waiting for finally came a little after 3 p.m. ET Friday. “Some guy named Tebow on Podium C.”

LeFevour says he’ll throw, just not to receivers

Central Michigan QB Dan LeFevour said Friday that he indeed will throw at the NFL Scouting Combine. It just will be to stationary targets, not moving receivers.

McCoy comes up short; Bryant a beast (as advertised)

The official measurements of the quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs are in, and a few things will stand out as concerns for NFL teams.

Jets GM Tannenbaum vague on Thomas Jones’ future

Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum covered a wide range of topics with reporters Friday, but he had two particularly interesting comments on RB Thomas Jones.

Ryan will be ready to join Falcons’ offseason workouts

Falcons QB Matt Ryan, who sustained a right turf toe injury in Week 12, has resumed running and will be healthy enough to join the team in offseason workouts when they begin March 22.

Opportunity arrives for QBs who decide to throw

With five of the top-rated quarterbacks at the NFL Scouting Combine choosing not to participate in throwing drills for various reasons, the door is open for other signal-callers to make names for themselves.

Shanahan: Weather part of reason to spurn Bills

Buffalo’s cold-weather reputation apparently froze any chance the Bills had at hiring Mike Shanahan.

Childress breaks into song for enlightened reporters

At some point during Brad Childress’ media session Friday at the combine — the details are slightly fuzzy — things took a strange, hard turn.

Redskins to tender QB Campbell next week

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Friday that the team will tender an offer to restricted free-agent QB Jason Campbell. The move allows the Redskins to receive compensation if another team signs Campbell and they choose not to match the deal.

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