NFL Notes: Bills, Browns, Colts, Patriots, & Saints


  • Bills HC Rex Ryan mentions that they’ll “probably” start QB Matt Cassel in first preseason game against Carolina, “and we will just go from there.” (Adam Schefter)


  • Browns signed TE Manasseh Garner and DB Joe Rankin.
  • Browns waived LB Darius Eubanks and TE Kevin Haplea.


  • Colts signed free agent G Dionte Savage.
  • Colts waived OT Matt Hall and G Kitt O’Brien.


  • Mike Reiss mentions that CB Malcolm Butler has taken the large marjority of snaps at left cornerback for the Patriots, which is a sign he’s the favorite for the job.
  • According to Reiss, Seahawks MLB Bobby Wagner‘s new four-year, $43 million extension will likely provide the framework for new contract for linebackers Dont’a Hightower and Jamie Collins.


Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune mentions that Saints first-round OT Andrus Peat’s poor conditioning is privately a concern for the team.

Duncan writes of Peat’s issues: “In 15 years of covering the NFL, I’ve never seen a player struggle as much as Peat did on Friday.”

  • Undrafted rookie WR Willie Snead is drawing comparisons to a young Lance Moore, according to Duncan.
  • Rookie quarterback Garrett Grayson had his share of good and bad moments.

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