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NFL Notes: Nate Robinson, Broncos, Jets, Ravens, & Steelers

Nate Robinson

  • Seahawks HC Pete Carroll called Nate Robinson an “amazing athlete” after his tryout, but said it’d be “all but impossible” to make a successful career change to the NFL at age 32. (John Boyle)
  • However, Carroll also said “if anyone” can make the jump from professional basketball to the NFL at his age, “it might be Nate.”

Broncos

Jets

Jets HC Todd Bowles said the team doesn’t have a drop-dead deadline” to re-sign free agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and that the contract standoff could last into the start of training camp on July 27.

If it doesn’t get resolved in the next two days, it’s going to have to, I guess,” said Bowles, via Rich Cimini of ESPN.

Bowles went on to say that the Jets will continue to prepare their other quarterbacks to start, but hopes Fitzpatrick will sign “sooner than later.”

The later he comes in – if he comes in – the more he has to catch up on,” Bowles said. “Hopefully, (it’s) sooner than later, but you treat it like an injury. If he’s not here, you get other guys ready to play.”

For what it’s worth, Bowles said QB Geno Smith is “light years ahead” of where he was at this point last year.

  • Jets C Wesley Johnson‘s agent said his client suffered a fracture in his hand and will miss the remainder of minicamp, but should return for training camp. (Ian Rapoport)

Ravens

  • Ravens HC John Harbaugh announced that OLB Elvis Dumervil has undergone a preventative procedure and will not be participating in minicamp.
  • However, Dumervil will be ready for training camp, according to Harbaugh.

Steelers

Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell denied rumors that he could be suspended for skipping a drug test.

“I haven’t missed any drug tests, failed any drug tests. I am fine,” Bell said, via Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.