Jeff Janis said the game is "really starting to slow down" for him.
Linked below is the latest in a long string of offseason hype pieces regarding Janis. He impressed while subbing for Jordy Nelson (hip surgery) during the spring, soaking up valuable first-team reps with Aaron Rodgers. Janis, the prototypical size/speed prospect, will enter camp with his nose in front for the No. 4 wideout job.
Packers DE Datone Jones' one-game suspension is related to a marijuana offense.
Just a couple hours after the Packers returned from their NFC Championship Game loss at Seattle, Jones was ticketed for marijuana possession. He was issued a citation, was convicted Feb. 10 and paid a $880 fine.
Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) remained hospitalized as of Tuesday morning.
It's now been roughly 60 hours since Pierre-Paul's fireworks accident. The fact he remains in a Miami hospital speaks to the severity of the injury. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Giants officials are in South Florida today to visit JPP and see how he is faring.
NJ.com says Josh Huff was "very impressive" through OTAs and minicamp.
This is the most positive take we've heard on Huff's offseason, as some Eagles beat writers were disappointed in his performance. In the end, Huff will have to step up with the pads on in August if he is going to beat out blocker Riley Cooper for the No. 3 wideout job behind Jordan Matthews and Nelson Agholor. In a worst-case scenario, Huff will end up as a sub-package receiver and return man.
Broncos TE Virgil Green attended Peyton Manning's Duke workouts this offseason.
Players that are merely ticketed to block don't go catch passes from Manning at his annual camp. Green, a versatile and uniquely athletic specimen, is trying to be part of the committee that replaces Julius Thomas' production in a TE-friendly Gary Kubiak scheme. His progress in camp will be worth watching as he battles Owen Daniels and H-back James Casey for looks from Peyton. We know Virgil will be on the field a ton thanks to his blocking ability.
Lemuel Jeanpierre and Drew Nowak are battling for the Seahawks' starting center job.
When the Seahawks gave up Pro Bowl center Max Unger in the Jimmy Graham deal, an already shaky offensive line got significantly worse. Jeanpierre is a 28-year-old career backup and Nowak is a former UDFA who spent 2014 on the practice squad. Russell Wilson faced pressure on a league-high 46.0 percent of his dropbacks last season, per PFF. It's no coincidence he also went nuts on the ground for 849 yards and six touchdowns via 118 rushes.
Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) is a candidate for the NFI list to open the season.
Players on NFI can't return to action until after Week 6 and typically don't get paid as game-day inactives. That's what happens when you nearly blow your hand off while lighting fireworks. JPP, believed to be dealing with nerve damage, will be in a race to be ready for the season. He's currently the only Giant on the roster with more than a seven-sack season on his resume.
Vikings OC Norv Turner said Teddy Bridgewater was "much more decisive" during the final six games of last season.
Buoyed by the Charles Johnson-for-Cordarrelle Patterson switch, Bridgewater settled in down the stretch. He posted a 10:6 TD-to-INT ratio, 68.9 completion rate, and 98.1 QB rating across the last six games with yardage that would extrapolate to 3,840 in 16 games. Now Bridgewater has a year of the Norv offense under his belt, a healthy Kyle Rudolph and a true lid-lifter in Mike Wallace.