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NFL Notes: Broncos, Browns, Falcons & Rams



  • Broncos CB Chris Harris mentioned that he’s at about 85 percent in his recovery from a torn ACL. (Tulsa World)

“I’m doing great, man,” Harris said. “I’m probably about 85 percent right. I have one more month of training and then I finally get (medically) released so I’m excited about that.

Harris, 24, received a second-round tender from the Broncos and stands to make $2.187 million for the 2014 season.

Last year, he totaled 65 tackles, three interceptions and 13 passes defended for the Broncos over the course of 16 games.

Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 9 cornerback in the league, so he could be in line for a sizable contract depending on how he recovers and performs next season.


  • According to Kevin Jones of ClevelandBrowns.com, TE Jordan Cameron was “impossible to cover” during offseason workouts.

Cameron has reportedly shown improved foot work and explosion in the open field once .

There was some talk that a change in offensive coordinator could impact Cameron’s 2013 performance as he managed to be selected to the Pro Bowl under Norv Turner last year. However, it appears as though there is a decent chance he’ll be able to pick up where he left off last season.

The Browns are expected to be without Josh Gordon for the entire 2014 season, so Cameron will be an important part of their offense as they try to mitigate the loss of Gordon.


McClure specifically mentions that fourth-round pick RB Devonta Freeman is being groomed to be a three-down running back and could challenge Jackson for the job if he continues to impress the coaching staff.

Jacquizz Rodgers and Antone Smith are likely battling for the third-string job.


  • Montreal Alouettes GM Jim Popp has Rams’ seventh-round DE Michael Sam on his negotiating list and could pursue him in the event that the doesn’t make the team’s 53-man roster.

“He has the skill set to rush the passer and he is not your prototypically sized guy rushing the passer in the NFL,” Popp said, via Jenny Vrentas of MMQB.com. “He would be a great fit for the CFL if it doesn’t work [in St. Louis].”

As a seventh-round selection, Sam has his work cut out for him, especially given that the Rams have a very deep group of defensive lineman.

If he’s unable to crack 53-man roster, there is a chance that he could have other opportunities in the NFL.


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