NFL News & Rumors: Saturday 6/30


  • 49ers first-round pick WR A.J. Jenkins is expected to be “eased” into the team’s offense this season. (


  • First-round pick CB Stephon Gilmore has taken the “majority” of reps as the team’s No. 1 CB. (Jared Kracker)
  • Second-round pick OT Cordy Glenn has spent all of his time working at left tackle. (Jared Kracker)
  • Fourth-round pick LB Nigel Bradham is expected to see time mainly on special teams this season. (Jared Kracker)
  • Fourth-round pick CB Ron Brooks has been playing in the slot as well as on the outside thus far. (Jared Kracker)


  • Cardinals undrafted rookie WR LaRon Byrd has “turned heads” during the team’s minicamp. (Bob McManaman)


  • Cowboys K Dan Bailey will enter training camp without any serious competition for the team’s placekicking job. (Rainer Sabin)


  •  Receiver Brian Hartline told WQAM he is recovering from an appendectomy, and told he will be fine for training camp.


  • Eagles WR Riley Cooper looks like the favorite to secure the No. 4 receiver position. (Dave Sparado)


  • WR’s Kevin Cone and Drew Davis are believe to be fighting for the team’s last receiver spot. (Jay Adams)
  • Falcons offensive assistant Andrew Weidinger mentioned that they plan on altering their offensive attack this season. (D. Orlando Ledbetter)
  • Falcons signed DB Chris Hope 


  • Giants DT Chris Canty mentioned that his surgically repaired knee is no longer causing him issues. (Mike Garafolo)


  • Lions WR Nate Burleson mentioned that Titus Young was “brought here to take my position.” (Dan Hanzus)
  • Lions GM Martin Mayhew mentioned that he’s comfortable moving forward with Joique Bell and Keiland Williams as their backup running backs, which is why they chose not to pursue a veteran option. (Dave Birkett)


  • WR Britt Davis a “true long shot” to crack the Patriots’ 53-man roster. (Mike Rodak)


  • Ravens G Bobbie Williams appears to be the favorite to secure the starting left guard position. (Mike Preston)
  • Ravens TE Ed Dickson is expected to enter training camp as the team’s starting tight end. (
  • The Baltimore Sun believes Tyrod Taylor’s reign as the Ravens backup quarterback  is being seriously challenged by Curtis Painter.


  • Saints rookie DT Akiem Hicks mentioned that his fractured hand will most likely cost him 2-3 weeks. (Ryan Jones)


  • A Seahawks insider told Pro Football Weekly that they expect DE Chris Clemons to attend their training camp, even without a long-term deal in place. (Dan Arkush)


  •  The Steelers have no plans to sign free agent OT Max Starks unless second-round pick OT Mike Adams struggles considerably. (Mark Kaboly)


  • Former Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe reportedly turned down a one-year deal worth $1.2 million from the Seahawks. (Tom Pelissero)

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