Archive for May, 2010

Michaels would be stunned not to see Favre in opener

Legendary play-by-play voice Al Michaels told NFL Network he fully anticipates seeing Brett Favre under center when the Vikings kick off the 2010 NFL season against the Saints.

Texans will wait and see on contract for Daniels

NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora was on the Around the League update desk on “NFL Total Access” on Wednesday, updating the rehabilitation progress of Texans TE Owen Daniels and free agent LB Keith Bulluck.

Heyward-Bey lights up Raiders OTAs

Wednesday’s surprise name to be making the rounds in the news: Darrius Heyward-Bey.

Deadline on Atogwe nears for Rams

By all indications, we’re now less than a week away from likely finding out the conclusion to the curious case of O.J. Atogwe.

Shanahan: Westbrook still considering his options

The latest on free agent RB Brian Westbrook is that he’s still considering his options, which still are widely considered to be Washington, St. Louis and Denver.

Rams sorting out their options at receiver

The Rams currently have 11 receivers listed on their roster, with many of those players young, inexperienced — or both.

Allen indicates mullet will make its return

We’ll take a quick break from our regularly scheduled offseason football posts to update the status of Jared Allen’s hair, which, for various reasons, has become a storyline this week.

Slimmer White plans to play at 228 for Seahawks

The backfield situation in Seattle is crowded, and it will likely be awhile before we find out who in that crowd fits where. A slimmer LenDale White suggested this week he’ll have to gain weight back to get up to his playing weight.

Who will fill the void left by Marshall in Denver?

One of the topics coming out of Denver is that there are a bunch of receivers, but maybe no No. 1 receiver.

Gates excused by Chargers to have foot examined

One player who won’t be taking part in Chargers minicamp, at least Wednesday, is TE Antonio Gates. According to a Tweet from the team, Gates was excused today to have his foot examined by a doctor in North Carolina.

Dixon believes he has equal opportunity in competition

Veteran QB Byron Leftwich is taking the first-team snaps with the Steelers during OTAs this week, and that’s nothing new. But Dennis Dixon believes he’s getting an equal opportunity in the Steelers’ QB competition.

Harbaugh leaves backfield competition wide open

John Harbaugh threw some love at Ray Rice and Le’Ron McClain, but did little to clear up his intentions for the Ravens’ backfield.

New contracts for Brady, Manning on horizon

NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora was on the Around the League beat for “NFL Total Access” on Tuesday, updating the contract situations for Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Chris Johnson.

Bills’ QB competition gets underway

One of the noteworthy offseason position battles got started Tuesday in Buffalo, where Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brian Brohm and Levi Brown took part in the first day of the Bills’ QB competition.

Ravens taking time with Gaither

The Ravens are in no rush to push RT Jared Gaither back from a bruised foot.

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