Published: April 1st, 2010 | Tags: 2010 NFL Draft, A.J. Smith, Antonio Cromartie, Chris Johnson, Jamal Lewis, Jeff Fisher, LenDale White, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Sam Bradford, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans
St. Louis could be inching closer to selecting Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford with the first overall pick in the NFL draft.
The knock on Bradford was his injured shoulder. But those fears have been alleviated, GM Billy Devany told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
“At that point, (the shoulder) was such a big question mark,” Devaney told the Post-Dispatch on Wednesday. “Since then, we’ve talked to so many people that have looked at him from other teams. And our doctors — they’ve gone over him with a fine-tooth comb — we’re completely satisfied. We don’t need a follow-up.”
Bradford was impressive at his pro day workout on Monday, and his last obstacle would be his private workout with the team on April 19. Devany told the Post-Dispatch that he will not put Bradford through a “butt-kicking” workout, but he wants to make sure that Bradford does not have any setbacks with the shoulder.
Will Bradford be the top pick? NFL Network analyst Charles Davis certainly thinks so.
- Titans RB Chris Johnson is skipping the team’s offseason workouts, and for good reason — he missed last year’s offseason workouts too, and ended up rushing for 2,000 yards. In that case, Johnson’s absence is smart. In fact, coach Jeff Fisher should padlock the facility to keep him out. But somebody should tell RB LenDale White that while skipping workouts were good for Johnson, it might not be in his best interest. White is a restricted free agent, and the Tennessean is reporting that White has been skipping the workouts.
- RB Jamal Lewis visited the Saints, according to the Times-Picayune. Lewis, who was released by Cleveland in February, apparently did not receive a contract offer from the Saints, the paper reports.
- Chargers GM A.J. Smith told the San Diego Union Tribune that the team has a need at running back. And then he said that the weather in San Diego was nice.
- New Jets CB Antonio Cromartie told the New York Daily News that he did not request the $500,000 advance from the team. But the Jets organization wanted him to have a clean start. Cromartie went on to say that he was unhappy with the Chargers because “there were some things going on in-house that I really didn’t like.”