“I’m going to give it one more shot,” Sam said in response to a question on Twitter.
- Tony Pauline reports that hopes are Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith’s recovery from a serious knee injury will run parallel to that of Bengals OT Cedric Oghuehi, who was ready midway through the season.
- According to Pauline, the Jets spent a lot of time Wednesday morning with Boise State S Darian Thompson. Pauline has him graded as a second- or third-round prospect.
- Geoff Mosher believes that the contract Vikings DE Everson Griffen received of five years for $42.5 million is a good model for Eagles DE Vinny Curry.
- Curry’s production has mirrored his production through his first four seasons with 16.5 sacks to Griffen’s 17.5; Griffen went on to post double sack digits his following two seasons.
- Jeff Howe reports that Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount didn’t require surgery on his season-ending hip injury.
- The University of California-Irvine is a strong candidate to hose the Rams’ training camp in 2016. (Alex Marvez)