NFL Notes: Peyton Manning, Jets, Steelers, Texans & Titans


Peyton Manning

  • Mike Freeman of B/R continues to hear that Peyton Manning wants to coach his alma mater — the University of Tennessee.
  • Freeman admits that he’s sure if this talk is accurate, but he’s heard it over and over against from NFL people he trusts.


  • According to Mike Freeman of B/R, there’s been “minimal movement” in regards to the Jets re-signing veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.
  • Two sources have told him that the Jets and Fitzpatrick remain “far apart” in contract talks, but it’s possible things could change quickly.
  • Interestingly enough, Freeman admits that there’s a “small chance” Fitzpatrick could elect to retire from the NFL. However, he stresses that this is a “small chance.”


  • Despite the Steelers speaking with free agent DL Jason Jones, Jeremy Fowler considers it unlikely that he’ll sign with Pittsburgh.


  • Texans signed second-round C Nick Martin to a four-year contract. (John McClain)


The Titans are bringing in 20 players for tryouts during their rookie minicamp this weekend including:

  • QB Phillip Ely, Toledo
  • QB Jacob Huesman, Tennessee-Chattanooga
  • WR Reece Horn, Indianapolis
  • WR Devon Price, Ohio Northern
  • WR LaDarius Brown, Sam Houston State
  • CB Denzel Thompson, Southeastern Louisiana
  • CB Jonathan Rose, Nebraska
  • S Tim Kilfoy, Northern Iowa
  • S Qujuan Floyd, Iowa State
  • CB Bennett Okotcha, Texas-San Antonio
  • FB Sam Bergen, Rutgers
  • LB Nick Holt Jr., Western Kentucky
  • OLB Jamal Palmer, Baylor
  • LB Dejon Brown, Western Kentucky
  • G Golden Ukonu, Long Island University Post
  • C Ty Darlington, Oklahoma
  • C Andrew Ness, Northern Illinois
  • WR Ben Roberts, Montana
  • TE Darrion Hutcherson, Mississippi State
  • DE Mike Smith, Southern Mississippi
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