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NFL Notes: Nate Robinson, Broncos & Dolphins

Nate Robinson

Former NBA player Nate Robinson is trying to secure an opportunity in the NFL as a receiver. Robinson has hired Dwayne Frampton, who has previously worked with some of the league’s high-profile receivers.

“Nate originally went out to work out for Pete Carroll as a defensive back, but he saw how well Nate was catching the ball,” Frampton said, via Sheil Kapadia of ESPN. “So Pete said he could be used offensively.

“People have to understand Nate’s already played the game of football. So he’s not blind, he’s just a rookie. We worked on ball drills, getting his feet, polishing his route-running, keeping his shoulder-pad level down. Pretty much just getting him back in the groove of how football operates.

Frampton added that Robinson’s best shot could be as a slot receiver.

He has a lot of strengths,” Frampton said. “He’s very explosive. His hands are great. He’s very strong — strong for his height and his weight.”

Broncos

The Broncos have spoken to at least 12 different companies to gauge their interest in the naming-rights of Mile High Stadium, according to Alicia Wallace of the Denver Post.

We think it’s a great opportunity for a company to partner with us,” said Broncos senior vice president of business development Mac Freeman. “Our brand’s connection to this market is incredibly special. On top of it, this city is in a really special time.”

Freeman said he would ideally like their business partner to sign a long-term agreement that would last over five years.

Every discussion is different,” Freeman said. “You try not to focus on specific things, you try not to rush. You’re trying to find the right partner. You’re not trying to find the fastest partner or even necessarily the highest paying partner.”

Dolphins

  • According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins remain hopeful that Jermon Bushrod will become a factor in the team’s competition for their starting right guard role.
  • It is worth mentioning that Bushrod has yet to be medically cleared from shoulder surgery and has no previous experience playing at guard.
  • Interesting enough, Jackson notes that Billy Turner has earned first-team right guard duties throughout the team’s offseason program.
  • At this point in time, Jackson says that Bushrod, Turner, Laremy Tunsil, Dallas ThomasJamil Douglas and Kraig Urbik are all competing for the two starting guard spots.

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