Published: September 7th, 2010 | Tags: Anthony Gonzalez, Bill Belichick, Brandon Jacobs, Charlie Batch, Chris Johnson, Dennis Dixon, Dunta Robinson, Eric Mangini, Frank Tadych, Fred Jackson, Jake Long, Jared Gaither, Jarrad Page, Jerome Harrison, Jerry Angelo, Kevin Ogletree, Lovie Smith, Marcus Spears, Martin Mayhew, Matthew Stafford, Michael Bush, Patrick Crayton, rashard mendenhall
A quick look at some of the stories on the radar on Tuesday:
- Chris Johnson insists 2,500 yards is realistic, writes Jim Wyatt.
- Anthony Gonzalez isn’t sure about his role with the Colts, and also isn’t sure he was given an opportunity to win his starting job back, writes Mike Chappell.
- Ravens RT Jared Gaither is still unsure when he’ll be able to return to practice, writes Edward Lee.
- The Dolphins started preparing for the regular-season opener without LT Jake Long, who sat out practice Monday with a left knee injury, writes Omar Kelly.
- Falcons CB Dunta Robinson would rather see Charlie Batch under center than Dennis Dixon when he faces the Steelers on Sunday.
- Bill Belichick isn’t sure — or rather, won’t say — how Jarrad Page fits in with the Patriots, writes Ian Rapoport.
- Lions GM Martin Mayhew says QB Matthew Stafford has improved in every aspect of the game.
- Bears coach Lovie Smith and GM Jerry Angelo remain confident in the team’s offensive line, writes Sean Jensen.
- Browns coach Eric Mangini expects Jerome Harrison to seize the opportunity as the Browns’ No. 1 back.
- The departure of Patrick Crayton opens the door for Kevin Ogletree, writes Charean Williams.
- Brandon Jacobs is happy with his role for the Giants after all, despite comments last week that suggested he wasn’t, writes Mike Garafolo.
- Fred Jackson practiced on Monday and looks likely to play in the season opener, writes Chris Brown.
- The burden will fall on Rashard Mendenhall in Pittsburgh this season, writes Ron Cook.
- Michael Bush returned to practice on Monday, but his status for the Raiders is still uncertain, writes Steve Corkran.
- Marcus Spears will be back in the starting lineup when the Cowboys open the season, writes Todd Archer.