- Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune takes a look at six players who need to step up in year two of the Bears’ new regime.
- Campbell’s list includes: S Adrian Amos, CB Kyle Fuller, C Hroniss Grasu, RB Jeremy Langford, LT Charles Leno and TE Zach Miller.
- According to James Walker, Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell and WR Kenny Stills have both been early standouts OTAs.
- Walker mentions that suspended DE/OLB Dion Jordan has “zero trade value right now” and the Dolphins aren’t even sure if Jordan has any value to them at this point.
“I’ve really emphasized getting rid of the ball instead of taking sacks,” said HC Mike Mularkey. “Marcus has been told an incompletion is OK. Live another down. But a sack can be catastrophic, so throw the ball away and move on to the next down.”
Vikings TE Rhett Ellison said he expects to be fully recovered from a torn patellar tendon in time for training camp.
“That’s definitely my goal right now,’’ Ellison said, via Chris Tomasson. “I’m on the right track. As long as there are no setbacks in rehab, I should be all good.’’
Although second-year OT T.J. Clemmings started all 16 games at right tackle last season, he has been moved to the left side to backup LT Matt Kalil.
“I’m just trying to become better, that’s the plan,’’ Clemmings said. “I’m always prepared in my mind to be ready to move at any time (to any spot on the line).’’