Coach Gary Kubiak cautioned "not to sleep" on Trevor Siemian winning the Broncos' starting quarterback job.
This is our first blurb on Siemian since he was taken with the No. 250 overall pick in last year's draft. Realistically, Siemian winning the starting job is an extreme long shot. But Siemian did spend all of last season holding a clipboard and learning the ins and outs of the offense. He has the most "experience" in Kubiak's scheme of the quarterbacks on Denver's roster. "He’s kind of the sleeper, I would say. Trevor knows the offense. He’s very comfortable and can throw the ball too," Kubiak said. "I wouldn’t sleep on Trevor to win the job." By the end of the summer, the decision should come down to Mark Sanchez or rookie Paxton Lynch.
Suspended DE Dion Jordan currently weighs "a bit under" 270 pounds.
The Joe Philbin regime viewed Jordan as a 4-3 defensive end, but the current Adam Gase staff may prefer Jordan at linebacker. All of this talk is moot for the time being, however, as Jordan hasn't even been reinstated from his yearlong ban. Jordan was picked third overall in 2013 mostly for his athleticism, flexibility, and ability to cover, in addition to rush the passer.
Free agent OT Nate Chandler will visit the Lions on Wednesday.
Once viewed as an ascending player in the Panthers' organization, Chandler missed all of 2015 following knee and toe surgeries. Getting a deal with the Lions would be quite the birthday gift for Chandler, who turns 27 on Wednesday.
Titans RB David Cobb is down seven pounds from his rookie year.
Cobb battled weight problems as a rookie following an offseason injury that prevented him from consistently conditioning. A 2015 fifth-round pick, Cobb is squarely on the roster bubble after Tennessee's additions of DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry. Cobb is also behind Dexter McCluster and Antonio Andrews. Cobb played in seven games last year, averaging 2.8 yards on 52 carries.
The New York Post reports ex-NFL QB Johnny Manziel "went missing" over the weekend when he was supposed to host a party in the Hamptons for friends and family.
Manziel was scheduled for a helicopter ride to the Hamptons on Saturday, but "didn't show" for his flight. TMZ reported Manziel "got into a confrontation" outside the Trump Solo hotel on Friday night after Manziel and friends crashed a rented Mercedes Benz in Los Angeles and the owner of the rental "tracked him down and came looking for him." Manziel news is no longer football relevant, but tracking his post-career escapades has been pretty fascinating.
The Buffalo News reports Bills RT Seantrel Henderson (Crohn's disease) plans to fly to Buffalo this week and be "ready for the '16 season."
Beat writer Ty Dunne reported earlier Monday that Henderson was "MIA," and he indeed has not been in contact with coach Rex Ryan. Henderson's agent presumably contacted Dunne and told him Henderson still plans to play this year. Per Dunne, Henderson underwent two surgeries to address his fight with Crohn's disease, one of which "reattached" Henderson's intestines. It's unclear whether Henderson will be healthy for training camp.
Suspended DE Dion Jordan plans to apply for reinstatement to the NFL on Wednesday.
Jordan's indefinite suspension was handed down last April due to multiple failed drug tests. He's been rarely heard from since, but broke his silence this week in an interview with USA Today. "I’m not about to waste it," said Jordan, referring to his NFL career. "I can’t waste it. And I (expletive) love doing it." Jordan turned 26 in May. He was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 draft.
Bills RT Seantrel Henderson, who is battling Crohn's disease, has been a no-show for OTAs and is considered "MIA."
The Buffalo News refers to Henderson as "off the grid." Rex Ryan hasn't spoken to Henderson since the end of last season, and "teammates haven't heard from him" and "aren't sure when or if he'll be back." The Bills have moved forward with Jordan Mills and Cyrus Kouandjio competing at right tackle. Henderson reportedly underwent surgery "a few months ago" to address his battle with Crohn's disease, which caused him to lose 20 pounds. Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel condition that can cause severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and weight loss. David Garrard dealt with it late in his Jaguars career.