- According to Mike Wells of ESPN, G Hugh Thornton remains “week-to-week“, as he is still recovering from a knee injury.
- HC Chuck Pagano revealed that there is no timetable for G Donald Thomas to return from the PUP list.
“We are just waiting on the docs to give him the green light,” Pagano said. “He is working his tail off doing the rehab. So I’m just waiting for them to get him out there. He’s working on the field; he’s doing all the things that he is supposed to be doing.”
- Mike DiRocco of ESPN writes that it is not likely for the Jaguars to trade QB Chad Henne, due to his veteran presence in the locker room, and that the team feels “more confident” with his abilities over Stephen Morris or Jeff Tuel.
- DiRocco cannot see the Jaguars making any free agent receiver additions, as they feel “comfortable” with their top three receivers, and that Arrelious Benn, Tandon Doss, Rashad Greene and Tony Washington have done well in camp
- However, DiRocco could see the team adding a weakside defensive end following roster cuts.
- DiRocco anticipates DE Chris Smith, DT Eric Crume, DT Richard Ash, DE Camaron Beard and DE Ike Igbinoson to compete for the final roster spot along the defensive line.
Businessman Floyd Kephart submitted a refined plan to keep the Raiders in Oakland on Friday, per Matthew Artz of the Contra Costa Times.
Kephart’s plan must include a proposal for financing the construction of an estimated $900 million football stadium adjacent to O.co Coliseum, as well as the redevelopment of nearly 100 surrounding acres into a mini-downtown full of homes, offices and shops.
- Paul Kuharsky of ESPN expects RB David Cobb to emerge as the team’s best running back, and that he will wind up with more carries than second-year RB Bishop Sankey.
- QB Marcus Mariota, TE Delanie Walker, and OT Taylor Lewan have emerged as team leaders on the offensive side, while DE Jurell Casey and OLB Brian Orakpo have positioned themselves as leaders on defense.