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ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi calls Robert Griffin III's offseason "underwhelming."

Jun 27 - 3:39 PM

"Retired" 49ers RT Anthony Davis has yet to apply for reinstatement.

Davis keeps claiming he's going to play, but the 49ers aren't planning on it. If Davis is actually serious about returning, he shouldn't waste another day.
Jun 27 - 3:33 PM

CSN Bay Area believes 49ers WR Eric Rogers is "clearly ahead" of 2015 fourth-rounder DeAndre Smelter on the depth chart.

A 2013 undrafted free agent, Rogers has zero career appearances, but is getting a second chance after starring in Canada the past two seasons. Despite his "clearly ahead" proclamation, reporter Matt Maiocco cautions "the real competition begins once the pads go on during training camp."
Jun 27 - 3:19 PM

CSN Bay Area believes second-year 49ers WR DeAndre Smelter is "clearly (behind)" Eric Rogers on the depth chart.

Rogers is a 2013 undrafted free agent who spent the past two years playing in Canada. A former baseball player who was a "medical redshirt" as a rookie, Smelter is evidently still quite raw after playing in Georgia Tech's triple option in college. Smelter Dynasty league owners could have an answer on his future by the end of training camp. Reporter Matt Maiocco does expect Smelter to crack the 53-man roster.
Jun 27 - 3:12 PM

Texans TE coach John Perry said UDFA rookie Stephen Anderson has "taken advantage" of his opportunities.

"He's come out and really put in a great effort every day," Perry said. "He's picked up things very quickly and, on top of that, he's got great athleticism. He's got good hands." Anderson also earned praise earlier this offseason from coach Bill O'Brien, although the coach cautioned the "true test will come in training camp." It is early, but it looks like Anderson has a great shot to crack the final roster.
Jun 27 - 12:27 PM

Action News Jacksonville reports Jaguars OLB Dan Skuta was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges June 19 in Orlando.

Skuta was released on $500 bond. In a statement, the Jaguars said they are "aware of the situation" and "are currently gathering more information." Skuta started eight games last season, his first with the Jaguars.
Jun 27 - 12:16 PM

The Washington Post's Mike Jones left seventh-round RB Keith Marshall off his 53-man roster projection.

Jones has Matt Jones, Chris Thompson, and Mack Brown making the final roster, but he acknowledged it is possible the Redskins keep four running backs. A 219-pound back with 4.31 wheels, Marshall's college career was sidetracked by an ACL injury as a sophomore, and he dealt with hamstring issues during the offseason program. Marshall has a ton of athletic upside, but he needs to stay healthy through training camp.
Jun 27 - 12:02 PM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the offense is "in much better shape" entering OC Marc Trestman's second season.

Trestman was asked to keep much of the offense Gary Kubiak installed in Baltimore when he took the job last season, and he admitted the transition was a struggle. "It’s a little unnatural when you come in, and there is a pre-existing offense in place," Trestman said. "It was a very good offense, as we all know. But I spent three months on it, trying to make sure that I simulated the things that were necessary for me to do my job." Now in his second year, Trestman has a full grasp of the offense and will be able to make changes where he sees fit. With injured playmakers like Joe Flacco (knee) and Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles') coming back, the offense could take a step forward this year.
Jun 27 - 11:56 AM

CSN Bay Area's Scott Bair said Amari Cooper was "excellent" in offseason practices.

Bair added "there’s clearly growth" between Cooper and Derek Carr. In part because of a foot injury, Cooper hit the rookie wall hard last season, managing more than 20 yards just once in his final four games. Now healthy and more comfortable in the offense, Cooper should take a step forward this season.
Jun 27 - 11:48 AM

Ravens TE Darren Waller added 15 pounds this offseason.

Making the switch to tight end, the former 245-pound receiver knew he needed to add some bulk. "I’ve put on weight and feel like I can hang in there," Waller said. "I’m going to have to pack my lunch for sure. I’m excited about it." With Dennis Pitta (hip) reportedly healthy, Waller will struggle to make the roster in an incredibly deep tight end corps.
Jun 27 - 11:04 AM

Patriots.com's Paul Perillo said Nate Washington struggled to get "on the same page" with Tom Brady during the offseason program.

Many veteran receivers have faced similar problems when joining the Patriots, but it is still surprising considering Washington played in a similar offense with the Texans. In a wide-open competition for the No. 5 job, Washington will have to show better in training camp to earn a roster spot. He likely needs to beat out both Keshawn Martin and Aaron Dobson to keep his job.
Jun 27 - 10:57 AM

Steelers OLB James Harrison said he is willing to meet with the NFL regarding accusations he took performance-enhancing drugs, but only at his home on a date of his choosing with Roger Goodell present.

The NFL has been attempting to interview players implicated in a December Al Jazeera report for months, but those attempts have been blocked by the NFLPA. Last week the league sent out a memo setting interview dates with Harrison, Julius Peppers, and Clay Matthews on the first day of training camp. Harrison does not sound like he will cooperate if the league tries to interview him in camp, and it is doubtful Goodell agrees to his demands. In response to the interviews, the NFLPA said they will "continue to advise our players about their rights and hold the NFL accountable."
Jun 27 - 10:28 AM

An attorney for Johnny Manziel who accidently sent a damaging text to the Associated Press last week has been removed from his domestic violence case.

In a text intended for another lawyer, Bob Hinton indicated Manziel spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia shop hours after being involved in a hit-and-run accident and said "heaven help us" if Manziel had to pass a drug test as a condition of a plea deal. Manziel is accused of hitting and threatening former girlfriend Colleen Crowley during an incident in January.
Jun 27 - 10:09 AM

Chris Givens said he signed with the Eagles in part because he wanted to reunite with Sam Bradford.

Givens had the best season of his career as a rookie with Bradford, catching 42 passes for 698 yards and three scores in 2012. Givens was never able to refind his form after injuries ended Bradford's time with the Rams, and he was terribly inefficient (36 percent catch rate) in 12 games with the Ravens last year. On the bright side, Givens reportedly showed well both underneath and as a deep threat during the offseason program. With just Josh Huff and Rueben Randle to beat for the No. 3 job, Givens could find himself in a starting role this season.
Jun 27 - 9:21 AM

Shea McClellin worked primarily at defensive end during the Patriots' offseason program.

McClellin entered the league as a defensive end, but he spent the last two years playing as an off-ball linebacker. It seems as if the Patriots like him better as a pass rusher. He is too slight to play defensive end full-time, but he should fill a role in sub packages.
Jun 27 - 9:12 AM


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