NFL News & Rumors: Sunday 7/1


  • Gabe Carimi says that 7-step quarterback drops are out in new Mike Tice offense. (Alex Marvez)
  • ESPN’s Adam Schefter thinks that a Matt Forte deal will get done by July 16.


  • Ron Brooks, Terrence McGee, Leodis McKelvin, and Justin Rogers are believe to be fighting for the team’s nickel back spot.  (


  • Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot believes Colt McCoy still has plenty of fan and player support and could become a distraction if Brandon Weeden struggles in the early going. 
  • Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot think James Dockery can make an impact on special teams this season and perhaps challenge for some playing time. 


  • Marcus McNeill is one of the more interesting players still unsigned as the calendar turns to July. NFL teams increasingly are conducting more due diligence on McNeill’s health. (The Sports Xchange)
  • Greg Cossel thinks that there are question marks about Ryan Mathews that go beyond his on-field ability. 


  • Former Lions quaterback Daunte Culpepper conceded his days of playing in the NFL likely are over. (Orlando Sentinel)


  • Jonathan Stewart tops Pro Football Focus elusive rating numbers list over the past three seasons. 


  • Bobby Carpenter has received a lot of playing time during the offseason practices. He’s in the mix for the strong side starting position. (Boston Globe)
  • ESPN’s Mike Rodak believes Donald Thomas is buried on the depth chart, and his best chances of making a 53-man roster will be elsewhere in the NFL. (ESPN Boston)


  • Cornerback Cary Williams has not been able to compete in 11-on-11 drills, but he’s hoping to be at full strength when the Ravens open training camp. (


  • The reaction that Tarvaris Jackson will get the No. 1 snaps, has generated mixed reactions both inside and outside of the Seattle organization. (The Sports Xchange)


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