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NFL Notes: Bengals, Jaguars, Patriots, Steelers, Texans, & Titans

 

Bengals

Coley Harvey of ESPN.com actually projects veteran RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis to make the team, despite the a lot of speculation that he could be odd-man-out in the Bengals’ backfield.

Harvey does admit that neither Green-Ellis, Cedric Peerman nor FB Orson Charles are locks to make the team at this point in time.

  • Harvey has just five receivers on the final 53-man roster, which means Brandon TateJasper Collins, Cobi Hamilton, Colin Lockett and Alex Neutz could be on the outside looking in.
  • Harvey doesn’t have S Taylor Mays projected to make the final cut as of now.

Jaguars

Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com projects the Jaguars to keep three quarterbacks including Chad Henne, Ricky Stanzi and Blake Bortles.

However, DiRocco mentions that undrafted free agent Stephen Morris is a candidate to end up on team’s practice squad.

Patriots

Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston takes a shot at projecting the Patriots’ 53-man roster ahead of training camp.

Reiss surprisingly only has the Patriots keeping two tight ends: Rob Gronkowski and Michael Hoomanawanui.

However, he admits that D.J. Williams could push the team to consider keeping him as a “move tight end” or possibly look to sign a free-agent such as Dustin Keller.

  • Reiss has the Patriots loading up on defensive line as he projects New England to keep 10.
  • That means some veterans such as G Dan Connolly, LB Josh HullS Patrick Chung and former second-round pick S Tavon Wilson could on the chopping block.

Steelers

According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, veteran WR Darrius Heyward-Bey would most likely make the team if the Steelers keep six wide receivers. However, Brown projects their receiving corps to consist of just five players.

Texans

Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com doesn’t have 2012 fourth-round pick WR Keshawn Martin making the team’s 53-man roster.

Although, Ganguli admits that there is “absolutely” a chance that Martin could make the team over Alan Bonner or DeVier Posey.

Titans

Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com mentions that linebackers Colin McCarthyZaviar Gooden and Moise Fokou could be battling for a single roster spot in training camp.

This topic has come up numerous times during the offseason, but there appears to be plenty of competition at linebacker heading into training camp.

  • Kuharsky adds that there is a “big fight” shaping up between defensive linemen Lavar Edwards and Karl Klug for the final roster spot.