Rocket Williams is on the Northeast roster for the NJ/NE classic.
No, no, no, Mike Teel - you can't be buddies with Deon Butler. I hated it when Leonard roomed with Posluszny at API, and I hate it now.
While in Seattle, Butler had the benefit of rooming with fellow rookie Mike Teel, a quarterback out of Rutgers who was Seattle's sixth-round pick.
With Butler being a former wideout at Penn State, the two spoke the same language and were able to go over and test each other on passing routes in their down time.
Seahawks.com has updates on Teel and Greene.
Jason McCourty could return kicks for the Titans.
McCourty said he’s willing to play special teams as a gunner or a return man.
"I really don’t have any expectations toward it," he said. "I’m just waiting to see where I can fit in and help the team."
I've never heard of Ravens 24x7, but yesterday they backed up previous reports about Baltimore's pre-draft plans.
The other receiver that they may have given consideration to at No. 26 (had they stayed there) was Rutgers’ Kenny Britt. The team was never high on Darrius Heyward-Bey as a first round choice and the more time they spent with North Carolina’s Hakeem Nicks, the less they liked him.
The Bears don't expect to sign any tryout players to their roster.
The Colts drafted a couple defensive tackles, but don't read too much into that.
Jim Caldwell, who took over as the Colts’ head coach in January, discussed the quest for more size in the defensive interior shortly following the first practice of the team’s minicamp, and reiterated what he has said several times since taking over as head coach — that the defensive tackle position is more than a size issue.
"There’s a bit more to it than simply a size matter," Caldwell said. "I’ve mentioned before that bigger doesn’t always mean better, but it’s a combination of being able to improve strength, play effectively at whatever size you are, and if you can do the things we require in our scheme with a little more weight on, obviously that’s a plus."
Caldwell said in terms of scheme, the Colts will make some minor changes, but they won’t vary much from the one-gap, Tampa 2 style they have employed since 2002.
Rich Cimini from the NY Daily News is still dissing Vernon Gholston, and seconds reports that the organization is already hyping Westerman in his place. It's fair to be excited here, but you never know what is and isn't a motivational ploy.
Aside from Sanchez and RB Shonn Greene, the name that created the biggest buzz within the organization was former Rutgers DE Jamaal Westerman, who was converted to strong-side linebacker and showed a pretty good grasp for the position in minicamp. My peeps tell me he could be a player. Remember the name.
Michael Lang is a rare bright spot for the baseball team this year.