Andre Johnson said he "thought about" playing for the Dolphins, but Miami never called him as a free agent.
"I always had a dream of playing at home," said Miami native Johnson. "I was a huge Dolphins fan. But they never called." It's pretty much meaningless, but interesting nonetheless considering the Dolphins overhauled their receiving corps during the offseason. They traded for Kenny Stills, drafted DeVante Parker, and signed Greg Jennings, so it's a bit puzzling they didn't even call Johnson.
Clemson OT Isaiah Battle measured 6-foot-6, 312 with 35 3/8-inch arms at his Pro Day on Tuesday.
He ran 5.22 in the forty. The measurables are ideal for an NFL tackle, and far more impressive than Battle's lanky 6-foot-7, 290 listing on the Clemson website. Battle's pro readiness is in doubt, but he certainly looks the part.
ESPN's Mike Reiss reports 26 teams attended Clemson LT Isaiah Battle's Pro Day on Tuesday.
The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins were one of them, though it would obviously be easier to report the teams that didn't attend. Battle is viewed as having day-two upside, but he also has a history of off-the-field issues. He should be the first player taken in the Supplemental Draft since 2012, but it may not be until Rounds 4-7.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Giants officials have been in South Florida since Monday evening, but yet to be allowed to visit Jason Pierre-Paul (hand).
Per Schefter, the G-Men are "waiting patiently," and "hoping he's okay." The fact that JPP's employers have yet to be allowed into his hospital room is an obvious indication his injury is serious. Per NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, however, he could still begin the year in the G-Men's lineup, avoiding the PUP list. Pierre-Paul's status will continue to be updated throughout the week.
Victor Cruz (patellar tear) believes he'll be ready for the start of training camp.
"From the training staff, the coaches and the front office people, I think everyone’s under the assumption that I’ll be ready to go," Cruz said on Sirius XM NFL Radio. "I don’t think PUP will be an option." Cruz's comments echo those made by coach Tom Coughlin last month. Although we'd still consider the PUP list a real possibility for Cruz to begin camp, it's beginning to appear more and more likely that he'll be ready for Week 1.
"Sources close" to Cowboys DE Greg Hardy tell Bleacher Report's Jason Cole that he's "losing some of his will to fight" his 10-game suspension.
Hardy is apparently worn down by a saga that's lasted over a year. Per Cole, Hardy might opt to abandon any further legal action if his ban is slashed by 2-4 games. It's already been over a month since Hardy's appeal hearing. SI's Peter King guessed in early June that Hardy would indeed get 2-4 games lopped off his suspension.
Donovan McNabb faces a minimum of 90 days in jail for his second drunk-driving arrest.
McNabb could spend a maximum of six months behind bars, though that sentence could get longer based on extenuating circumstances. Of course, it's also possible McNabb pleas down his charges. McNabb spent one day in jail for his 2014 DUI arrest.
Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) is "likely" to begin the year on the NFI list, costing him the first six games.
Per Cole, the Giants believe Pierre-Paul "dodged a bullet" by only suffering "flesh injuries," but he's required skin grafts for his hand. The G-Men apparently have no idea how long it might take JPP to get back to 100 percent. While it's concerning that Pierre-Paul remains in the hospital, there's really no way of knowing his Week 1 status at this point. It's a bizarre situation for the Giants and their $14.8 million franchise player.