News & Rumors Friday 6/29


  • OLB Aldon Smith have been working to expand his versatility this offseason. (CSN Bay Area)
  • 49ers think A.J. Jenkins needs time in an NFL conditioning program to develop the strength needed to become a more physical player. (ESPN)


  • The holdup on Brandon Weeden’s contract is because he’s looking for a a fully guaranteed contract for all four years. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)


  • According to the (Dallas Morning New) Dan Bailey will have to get used to practicing without the threat of losing his job to another player on the team with David Buehler gone. 


  • Wide receiver Riley Cooper appears to have locked the No.4 spot after an impressive spring. (PhiladelphiaEagles)


  • Former Titan S Chris Hope have signed with the Falcons.
  • Kevin Cone and Drew Davis seem to be the likely favorites to compete for the wide receiver final spot. Both after spending a year on the practice squad in 2011. (


  • Lions have signed LS Matt Camilli and waived undrafted OG Pat Boyle.
  • On a radio interview Nate Burleson said that Titus Young was brought here to take his position. (
  • General manager Martin Mayhew recently said he expects a breakthrough season for Jahvid Best, which could occur if he stays injury free. (


  • Steven Raidley said in his hometown raising foundation that he knows the opportunity he has in front of him this season, and will try to move up the Patriots depth chart and become the future back. (Natchez Democrat)
  • Patriots have considered placing Andre Carter on the PUP list once he signs, which will keep him out of action for at least the first six weeks of the regular season. (Boston Herald)


  • (Mike Preston) thinks that 13-year veteran Bobbie Williams is the favorite to win the left guard battle. 


  • Visanthe Shiancoe is still a free agent. He turned down a 1-year, $1.2M deal from the Seahawks. (Tom Pelissero)
  • Vikings have signed DE Jeff Charleston and waived undrafted DT Terrell Resonno.
  • Former Vikings QB Donovan McNabb said that there’s an 80 to 90 percent chance he’ll play in 2012. (Pro Football Talk)


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