Dolphins rookie G Jamil Douglas got some work in at right guard on Tuesday.
Douglas has been competing with Dallas Thomas for the starting left guard position. Billy Turner is slotted at right guard, though OL coach John Benton said the team will "put the best two guys on the field" regardless of their position. Evan Mathis is still available if the Dolphins are unsatisfied with their in-house options at guard.
Lions rookie G Laken Tomlinson played with the first team on Tuesday.
Lions beat reporter Dave Birkett was impressed by Tomlinson's positioning and noticed he can really "move a pile." Birkett's praise should be taken with a grain of salt as the Lions haven't practiced in pads yet. Tomlinson has a good chance to open the year as Detroit's starting left guard even though he didn't get many first-team reps at minicamp and OTAs.
The Texans have internally discussed free agent RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
Head coach Bill O'Brien crossed paths with Green-Ellis in New England where he coached from 2007 to 2011. The Law Firm turned 30 last month and hasn't played in the NFL since 2013. Even in his prime, Green-Ellis was nothing more than a plodding short yardage specialist. The Texans would probably be better off with Pierre Thomas or one of their in-house options like Alfred Blue.
If all goes well at Wednesday's tryout, the Texans are hoping to have Pierre Thomas participate in Thursday's joint practice in Richmond, Virginia.
The Texans are slated to practice with the Redskins Thursday through Saturday. It would be a quick turnaround for Thomas, who is traveling to Houston on Tuesday night. Thomas hasn't rushed for more than 600 yards since 2009 but he's made up for it by averaging 418 receiving yards over his last four seasons. Arian Foster is expected to miss at least the first eight games of the regular season while recovering from groin surgery.
Broncos UDFA WR Jordan Taylor's hot spring has carried over into the early part of training camp.
Taylor can ball; watch his Rice tape. "You see him running past everybody," said OC Rick Dennison. "Jordan has such great length. If you throw it in his zip code he seems to be able to come down with it." At 6-foot-4, 209 with long blonde hair, Taylor has earned the nickname "Sunshine" from teammates and coaches. He's an especially deep sleeper in especially deep Dynasty leagues.
Browns CB Pierre Desir worked with the first team on Tuesday.
Joe Haden was getting a rest. It's surprising that Desir got the call instead of last year's first-round pick Justin Gilbert. Desir's teammates have been impressed by his work ethic. "He's a guy that's been here every day in the offseason working as hard as he possibly can," said Donte Whitner. "He's a guy that doesn't really say too much, but you can always see him working hard." Desir played 120 snaps as a rookie last season with 77 coming in Week 16 against Carolina.
Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt says he's been "pleased" with fifth-round pick David Cobb despite the rookie's early struggles in pass protection.
Cobb infamously got chewed out for blitz-pickup errors in one of his first practices of camp. "I see good patience as a runner," Whisenhunt said. "You can see he’s got good vision. I think we’re going to be very pleased with him with his ability to break tackles and extend the run. He’s got good feet, he’s really got a good feel. He’s got some work to do on protection, not so much from a mental standpoint but from a technical standpoint. But I’ve been pleased."
Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Tuesday he fully expects Brian Quick to play in preseason games.
Fisher made it clear Quick isn't quite 100-percent recovered from his major shoulder operation, but he will be there soon. Quick is participating in team drills at training camp. "We’re protecting him," said Fisher. "But I would expect him to play in preseason games and go out and be productive. It’s really good to have him back. He was off to a great start last year."