NFL News & Rumors: Sunday 6/10


  • Broncos have been using WR Brandon Stokley as their team’s first-team slot receiver. (Denver Post)


  • Browns QB Colt McCoy looked superior to rookie Brandon Weeden on Thursday. (The News-Herald)
  • Browns RB Brandon Jackson is “competing for a backup role now.” (ESPN Cleveland)
  • Fourth-round pick LB James-Michael Johnson has been impressive according to the Browns’ coaching staff. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • Undrafted rookie free agent WR Josh Cooper has been more impressive than sixth round pick Carlton Mitchell. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)


  • Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman mentioned that WR Preston Parker could be a player to watch this season. (Pewter Report)


  • Chiefs have been using RB/WR Dexter McCluster in red-zone packages during OTAs. (


  • Eagles have been using safeties Nate Allen and Kurt Coleman as their starting safeties during OTAs. (


  • Jaguars CBs Rashean Mathis and Aaron Ross could end up competing for a starting job. (


  • Lions CB Alphonso Smith has been impressive according to the team’s coaching staff. (Detroit Free Press)


  • Patriots waive TE Brad Herman (Mike Rodak)
  • Patriots have WR Donte’ Stallworth returning kickoffs during OTAs. (ESPN Boston)
  • Patriots are using seventh-round pick Alfonzo Dennard at CB during OTAs. (ESPN Boston)


  • Brian Banks accepts the Seahawks offer to attend minicamp. (Tim Booth)


  • Steelers CB Keenan Lewis appears to have the ”early edge” to earn the starting CB position opposite of Ike Taylor. (Pro Football Weekly)
  • Isaac Redman is “certain” that he’ll be handling the team’s running game while Rashard Mendenhall recovers. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)


  • The Texans may still have interest in free agents WR Mike Sims-Walker and RB Derrick Ward. (Pro Football Weekly)
  • Texans S Danieal Manning has been drawing rave reviews during OTAs. (
  • The Texans are expected to use recently signed DB Alan Ball at CB this season. (Pro Football Weekly)


  • Rusty Smith is ahead of Nick Stephens for the Titans’ No. 3 quarterback job, according to OC Chris Palmer. (Nashville Tennessean)
  • The Titans have second-round pick LB Zach Brown working at weak-side linebacker during OTAs. (Nashville Tennessean)


  • Vikings WR Stephen Burton has been seeing time with the first-team offense in the absence of Percy Harvin. (ESPN 1500 Twin Cities)

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