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NFL Notes: C.J. Spillman, Bucs, Falcons, & Texans

C.J. Spillman

  • Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports that former Cowboys S C.J. Spillman was found guilty of sexual assault on Thursday, which stems from a situation that occurred in September of 2014.
  • Spillman will be sentenced on Friday and faces two to 20 years in prison for second degree felony charges.

Buccaneers

Joa Kania of the Buccaneers’ Official Site names three veteran free agents that are worth keeping an eye on for Tampa Bay, including:

Falcons

  • According to D. Orlando Ledbetter, the Falcons pursued G J.R. Sweezy until the bidding escalated to the five-year, $32.5 million contract that he signed to with the Buccaneers.
  • Ledbetter mentions that Mike Person is competing with Chris Chester for the starting right guard role.

Texans

Texans OLB Whitney Mercilus said he expects to be completely recovered from a lingering hamstring injury in time for training camp.

I’m feeling good, starting to get healthy,” Mercilus said, via Aaron Wilson. “I’ve been here for an extra two weeks since we’ve been out just rehabbing and things like that, just making sure I’m on pace to make it back for training camp.”

Mercilus went on to say that he is scheduled to meet with a specialist in Los Angeles this week.

“I get to work with a specialist who has worked with [Green Bay Packers linebacker] Clay Matthews,” Mercilus said. “It helped him. I trust the guy and trained with him three years ago.