NFL Notes: Bills, Cardinals & Steelers


  • Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News does not expect WR Percy Harvin to have a “major” role in the offense, due to the presence of receivers Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods, TE Charles Clay, and RB LeSean McCoy.
  • Harvin has struggled with route running execution this offseason and has required a large amount of instruction. The team desires for him to appear as more than a “gadget-type” player, and could involve him in sweeps and screen plays.
  • Carucci envisions second-round rookie CB Ronald Darby playing in the nickel this season, and as a potential starter in 2016.
  • Curucci believes it is a possibility for the Bills to keep each of their quarterbacks, EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel, and Tyrod Taylor, on the active roster.


Undrafted rookie WR Damond Powell was wounded by a gunshot on Friday at his home in Toledo, Ohio. The report reveals that Powell was not in affiliation with the shooter, as a gunshot came from down the street of his house. The injury is not believed to be life threatening.

We are aware that Damond Powell was the victim of a shooting last night in Toledo, where he remains hospitalized,” said the Cardinals in an official statement. “We have been in communication with his family to offer whatever support and resources we can provide. We will continue to monitor and provide updates as appropriate.”


  • RB Le’Veon Bell said he has yet to receive a hearing date for his appeal of a possible three-game suspension for DUI and marijuana charges. (Albert Breer)
  • Bell said he is “close” to being completely recovered from a Week 17 right knee injury. (Mark Kaboly)

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