As Bills G.M. Buddy Nix explains it, the decision to dump CB Drayton Florence now was driven by a desire to give the team’s young cornerbacks as many reps as possible in practice.
The first pass thrown by Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill in team drills bounced off the chest of sixth-round rookie B.J. Cunningham and was intercepted.
Pats first-rounder Chandler Jones may thrive against NFL offenses, since he will be able to simply go after the quarterback.
Converted rugby player Hayden Smith took out the punter during a non-contact, special-teams drill on Friday with the Jets.
The Terrell Suggs injury nearly sparked an Abbott and Costello routine from coach John Harbaugh: “He didn’t want to tell me because he felt so bad about it. Once we got past that, then I felt bad about it. Once I got past feeling bad about how he felt bad about it, then I felt bad about it.” (Um, third base?)
Bengals rookie WR Kashif Moore still remembers Connecticut teammate Jasper Howard, who was killed at an on-campus party in 2009.
Browns WR Josh Cribbs pleaded not guilty to driving 103 mph in 60 zone. (“I was only going 102.”)
Steelers rookie Alameda Ta’amu got a surprise call after he was drafted from Troy Polamalu; “When he called me, I didn’t think it was really him,” Ta’amu said. “But then you know his voice from those Head & Shoulders commercials. I was talking to him and it was crazy.”
Texans RB Ben Tate will hold a youth football camp at Salisbury University on June 18.
Colts QB Andrew Luck plans to work out with WR Austin Collie in California and WR Reggie Wayne in Miami.
Two Jaguars, Will Rackley and DuJuan Harris, joined a welcome-home party for a fan who spent a year overseas in the military.
Titans owner Bud Adams will receive an honorary doctorate at Menlo College’s commencement ceremony on Saturday. (Here’s hoping he keeps his hands inside his gown.)
Broncos WR Brandon Stokley continues to rave about Peyton Manning’s arm strength. (Brandon, you already got the job.)
Coach Dennis Allen says the ideal Raider would be Drew Brees.
Former Montana State K Jason Cunningham will get a chance to make Chiefs K Ryan Succop truly irrelevant.
The Chargers reportedly are interested in CB Drayton Florence, who began his career in San Diego.
The Eagles have invited former Miami QB Jacory Harris to minicamp on a tryout basis; he’s currently at camp on a tryout basis with the Dolphins.
Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne was originally slated to play receiver at LSU, but a graduate assistant nudged him toward playing defense.
The Redskins aren’t talking about whether they’re talking to the agents of QB Robert Griffin III.
Veteran David Diehl doesn’t know where he’ll be playing on the Giants’ offensive line.
Vikings fans regard Monday’s vote on a stadium bill as “game day.” (Given last year’s record, they need a better slogan.)
Bears QB Jay Cutler apparently believes that flashing a middle finger makes the act of walking a dog the size of a hamster seem tougher.
Lions CB Aaron Berry thinks that the vacant starting job is his to lose. (Based on how he played against the Saints in the playoffs, we’re confident he will.)
Promotions could be coming to the Packers’ front office. (In lieu of pay raises, they’ll be getting shares of stock*.)
The Saints will use the widespread sentiment against them as motivation.
The Panthers may have competition for WR Jacoby Jones.
With CB Asante Samuel in the Falcons’ fold, Dunta Robinson may move to the slot.
Former LSU QB Jordan Jefferson has drawn praise, but not a contract, during his time with the Bucs.
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh spoke at an event to benefit a non-profit job-training organization on Friday; “I’ve got nothing against the white collar people out there, I’ve got nothing against the white collar jobs. At the San Francisco 49ers, we prefer to be blue collar,” Harbaugh said. “We want to do the hard work, we want to fix things!”
Seahawks WR Sidney Rice (shoulders) and Mike Williams (leg) were missing from Friday workouts following their offseason surgeries.
Rams G.M. Les Snead has been way too busy to unpack.
The Cardinals want $67 million from the City of Glendale over a parking dispute at the team’s stadium.