NFL News & Rumors: Friday 6/22


  • Bengals OC Jay Gruden mentioned that WR Brandon Tatehas been one of the best surprises of camp.” (


  • Fred Jackson has been able to participate in practices without any issues related to the broken leg that he suffered last season. (Associated Press)


  • Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker isn’t expected to be a big factor in the team’s passing game this season. (Tampa Bay Times)
  • Buccaenners sign former Patriots OT Mike Ingersoll.


  • Chargers head Coach Norv Turner said that TE Antonio Gates had the best minicamp that he’s seen from him during his time with the team. (Union-Tribune San Diego)
  • Turner also mentioned that G Louis Vasquez also had an “outstanding” offseason. (Union-Tribune San Diego)
  • There’s bee a lot of talk regarding a possible breakout season for Robert Meachem. Some believe he could even put together a 1000 yard season for the Chargers in 2012 (Michael Gehlken)


  • Cowboys S Brodney Pool is by no means a lock to make the team’s 53 man roster. (ESPN Dallas)



  • Giants OC Kevin Gilbride mentioned that second round pick WR Rueben Randle still needs some time to gain understanding of the NFL game. (New York Daily News)


  • Lions claimed CB Dontrell Johnson off waivers from the Jaguars and also released S Alonzo Lawrence. (Dave Birkett)



  • RB Chris Johnson mentioned that he’d like to play around six pounds heavier in 2012. (Nashville Tennessean)
  • Titans sixth-round pick S Markelle Martin missed the final two weeks of team’s OTAs because of a hamstring issue. (Nashville Tennessean)


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