Roundup: Is Calvin Johnson due for a big year?

Sitting here on a Friday afternoon wondering what kind of celebration Barry Sanders would have had if he had ever scored a goal in soccer. My guess is that he would just turn around and run back to midfield. With his shirt on.

While we ponder that, and other burning questions, here are some news and notes making their way Around the Web on a Friday.

  • The Jets have a trio of receivers who have at one time notched 1,000 receiving yards in a season, leaving offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer to believe that he has three No. 1 wideouts. Schottenheimer reasons that Jericho Cotchery, Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes areĀ  interchangeable, and they can play anywhere on the field. Cotchery has been practicing in the slot, but as he says, Schottenheimer always likes to throw a wrench in there (via the Star-Ledger).
  • Rams QB Sam Bradford told Fox Sports Midwest that he has pretty much absorbed most of the team’s playbook. That is not very surprising because the playbook is really just three plays — Steven Jackson right, Steven Jackson left and Steven Jackson up the middle.
  • The Texans are trying to mold the versatile Dorin Dickerson into a wide receiver, according to the Houston Chronicle. Dickerson’s first task? Do everything that Andre Johnson does.
  • 49ers safety Taylor Mays is now working out with the first team, according to Mays had been previously playing with the third team.
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