"He had a good motor at Rutgers and was coached well. He is a physical player, so I think when the pads go on he is actually going to raise his level (of play)."
Ryan continues, noting that Jamaal turned down more money from other teams. For Jet fans, this next line from the Ledger's story on Jamaal yesterday will either please or scare you.
In fact, in his first four practices at his new position, Westerman has been more impressive and instinctive than 2008 first-round pick Vernon Gholston, who made a similar switch last season.
Brandon Renkart is also in attendance, and Manny Collins is getting a tryout.
Former Bayonne HC Rick Rodriguez gave his take on Kenny Britt a few weeks back; now Frank Blunda is weighing in. It was deja vu for Britt, who was once again matched up against Jason McCourty in minicamp, before hitting the classroom. TitansOnline has video of Kenny talking to the press after practice. If there are two sentences that you'd want to read, it would probably be these.
The rookie from Rutgers excelled in one on one drills and seemed to quiet the nay-sayers about his questionable hands.
"The first thing I did was took a picture in my jersey and sent it to my mom," said Britt.
Meanwhile, in Jacksonville
I saw good things from all three of the drafted rookie wide receivers. Mike Thomas, Jarett Dillard and Tiquan Underwood all showed a comfortable approach catching the ball, something that a number of rookie wide receivers have not in the past five or six years in Jacksonville. Dillard, in particular, runs very precise routes and seems to have very good hands. Underwood went up and made a nice catch on a high pass and Thomas looked very natural catching the ball on the short out route.
Jaguars.com reports that Underwood's "speed and grace were obvious over the weekend."
Seahawks.com has a video of Mike Teel at Seattle's minicamp.
If message board reports are your thing, Carolina Huddle has a few lines about Kevin Brock.
Gary Gibson is now with the Rams.