NFL News & Rumors: Thursday 6/7


  • Unsigned franchise player RB Matt Forte said he is “definitely” not seeking to become the NFL’s highest-paid running back. (Michael C Wright)
  • Bears DT Henry Melton said he’s been getting a little work at fullback during OTAs. (Fred Mitchell)


  • Third-round WR Mohamed Sanu has earned rave reviews from offensive coordinator Jay Gruden (Geoff Hobson)
  • RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Bernard Scott said they are expecting to be used in a committee this season. (Joe Reedy)


  • Head coach Chan Gailey complimented RB C.J. Spiller‘s improved blocking technique. (Chris Brown)
  • No. 41 overall pick OG/T Cordy Glenn has taken every first-team rep at left tackle during Bills OTAs. (Chris Brown)


  • The Broncos are working on a five-year extension with unsigned franchise player K Matt Prater (Mike Klis)


  • Head coach Pat Shurmur confirmed that first-rounder RB Trent Richardson is expected to be the Browns’ starting running back. (Nate Ulrich)
  • DL Scott Paxson has been lining up as the Browns’ starting nose tackle next to DL Ahtyba Rubin. (Scott Petrak)


  • CB Kevin Thomas and CB Jerraud Powers have been the Colts’ starting corners during spring workouts. (Mike Chappell)


  • Dolphins LT Jake Long says “this is the best I’ve felt in a long time.” (Barry Jackson)


  • Joe Banner has been replaced by COO Don Smolenski as the Eagles’ team president (Jeff McLane)


  • WR Julio Jones has had a “very good camp,” according to coach Mike Smith. (D. Orlando Ledbetter)
  • Falcons third-round OT Lamar Holmes (toe) will be held out until the start of training camp (D. Orlando Ledbetter)


  • Patriots waived DE Markell Carter. (Shalise Manza Young)
  • Patriots signed TE Bo Scaife. (Jeff Howe)
  • WEEI Sports Radio’s Christopher Price reports WR Chad Ochocinco left Gillette Stadium before Thursday’s OTA session and subsequently removed any Patriots affiliation from his Twitter bio (Christopher Price)


  • CB Jimmy Smith is expected to compete with CB Cary Williams for the starting corner job opposite CB Lardarius Webb. (Aaron Wilson)


  • NFL suspended free agent LB Ramon Humber three games for an undisclosed violation of league policy. (Aaron Wilson)


  • LB Jason Worilds underwent wrist surgery this offseason. (Mark Kaboly)


  • QB Matt Schaub (Lisfranc surgery) is “moving around really well” at OTAs, according to the Houston Chronicle. (Stephanie Stradley)


  • After reviewing film following the season, head coach Mike Munchak still couldn’t pinpoint exactly why RB Chris Johnson struggled. (Associated Press)
  • After initially working in WR Kenny Britt‘s X position, rookie WR Kendall Wright is now learning the Z and F spots in the Titans offense. (Terry McCormick)
  • Coach Mike Munchack expects WR Kenny Britt (knee surgeries) to be back to where he was before his most recent procedure by next week. (Terry McCormick)


  • Head coach Leslie Frazier said “there’s a very good chance [RB Toby Gerhart] is going to have to really carry the load early on.” (Dan Wiederer)
  • NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed the league is reviewing Vikings FB Jerome Felton‘s Saturday arrest for DUI (Brian Murphy
  • WR Percy Harvin (shoulder surgery) was a no-show for Thursday’s practice after returning to the field on Tuesday (Percy Harvin)

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