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Taking a look at the first Tryout Tuesday (and Wednesday)

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Tuesday is the typical off day for players.  And that’s the usual day on which teams bring in some potential new players.

So here’s a look at the first “Tryout Tuesday” of 2012, per a source with knowledge of the situation.

The Cardinals kicked tires on defensive end Andre Carter (pictured) and defensive back Greg McCoy.

The Bills, with Fred Jackson injured, looked at a trio of running backs:  Jason Ford, DuJuan Harris, and Richard Murphy.

The Broncos brought in — and signed — center Dan Koppen.

The Lions went heavy on defensive backs, looking at nine of them:  Conroy Black, James Dockery, Tyrell Johnson, David Jones, Derrick Martin, Lionel Smith, Syd’Quan Thompson, Morgan Trent, and Byron Westbrook.

The Texans tried to beef up the defensive line, looking at Remi Ayodele, Brandon Bair, Corbin Bryant, Clifton Geathers, Daniel Muir, and Jay Richardson.

The Colts brought in receiver Jeremy Ebert, defensive back Cliff Harris (former Oregon All-American), running back Davin Meggett, and linebacker Monte Simmons.

The Chiefs looked at centers Dan Gerberry and Bryan Mattison, along with tackle Dustin Waldron and a trio of tight ends — DeMarco Cosby, Mickey Shuler, and Zack Pianalto.

The Pats brought in defensive backs David Caldwell and Chris Carr, defensive ends Jeff Charleston and Monte Taylor, receivers Jamel Hamler and DeMarco Sampson, and quarterbacks Stephen McGee and Curtis Painter.

The Saints looked at linebackers Jerrell Harris, Austin Johnson, Ernie Sims, and Nate Triplett, along with running back James Bryant.

The Bucs pondered defensive ends Everette Brown and Jarius Wynn, defensive tackle Antonio Dixon, linebacker Thaddeus Gibson, and defensive backs Coye Francis, Danny Gorrer, and C.J. Wilson.

The Redskins looked at long snapper Matt Katula, Justin Snow, and Joe Zelenka.  (Snow got the job.)  The Redskins also brought in receiver Kyle Nelson.

Finally, the Eagles looked at defensive tackle Terrell McClain and the Seahawks brought in linebacker Joe Holland.

The process continued Wednesday, when the Broncos worked out defensive tackles Terrell McClain, Daniel Muir, and Brian Price.  Also, the Bucs looked at punters Shawn Powell, Ricky Schmitt, and Dawson Zimmerman, and the Raiders cheked out a defensive end (Brandon Bair), two defensive tackles (Swanson Miller and Kade Weston), and six long snappers (Bryce Davis, Nick Guess, Kyle Nelson, Ryan Senser, Ryan Pontbriand, and Travis Tripucka . . . Guess reportedly won the job.)

Not getting any sniffs this week (so far) were Terrell Owens, Chad Johnson, Plaxico Burress, and Kellen Winslow.

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21 Responses to “Taking a look at the first Tryout Tuesday (and Wednesday)”
  1. mjbulls45 says: Sep 13, 2012 1:48 PM

    not only are some of these guys better then players currently on NFL rosters,

    some of these guys can put a team over the hump.

    how plax didnt get a look is beyond me,

    he didnt beat a girl, he didnt rape, steal, shoot someone, drunk driving, etc,

    but donte stallworth, perrish cox, terrell owens (who i think can still play) , etc

    all got a shot this year on a roster,

  2. illcomm says: Sep 13, 2012 1:52 PM

    iggles have five recievers on roster. maclin n jackson r nursing injuries. giylard is a fill in, but please sign some depth that is proven. just sign Burress already. 20 mil in cap space. just pay em 2 mil n hope for the best.

  3. vikingssoxfrustration says: Sep 13, 2012 1:57 PM

    Tyrell Johnson…Wow…Another fine reach from the Chilly era…Maybe he’ll eventually sign with the Bills where he and T-Jack can underachieve together?

  4. therealjr says: Sep 13, 2012 1:57 PM

    Hey who won the long snapper job?
    Guess.
    No seriously, who won it?
    Guess?!
    Seriously coach…

  5. dikshuttle says: Sep 13, 2012 2:05 PM

    C’mon PFT. I expect a little better here.

    You scared the carp outta me with that Kyle Nelson bs. He’s a TE turned longsnapper. He’s not a receiver.

    …here I’m thinking Garcon could be out a while… geeze.

    Hey – he still could. But get it straight, ok?

  6. maximusprime107 says: Sep 13, 2012 2:24 PM

    Ernie Sims, former madden god

  7. 303bengalguy says: Sep 13, 2012 2:37 PM

    I’m fairly sure Plaxico shot someone…

    And if Morgan Trent is healthy, he’s on an NFL roster… simple as that. I hope he can eventually get a clean bill of health and latch on somewhere. He’s still young.

  8. phoff12 says: Sep 13, 2012 2:37 PM

    mjbulls45 says: Sep 13, 2012 1:48 PM

    not only are some of these guys better then players currently on NFL rosters,

    some of these guys can put a team over the hump.

    how plax didnt get a look is beyond me,

    he didnt beat a girl, he didnt rape, steal, “shoot someone”, drunk driving, etc,

    but donte stallworth, perrish cox, terrell owens (who i think can still play) , etc

    all got a shot this year on a roster,

    —————————

    WHAT??? he shot himself in the leg with an illegally concealed firearm in a nightclub. The guy isn’t to smart, I wouldn’t want him on my team.

  9. christopher525 says: Sep 13, 2012 2:49 PM

    How has Andre Carter not landed anywhere, even as a backup? I would take him in the rotation in Carolina in a heartbeat.

  10. dashadowknows says: Sep 13, 2012 3:01 PM

    Aren’t Burress, Johnson, Owens and Winslow ALL repped by the same agent – Drew Rosenhaus? Things that make you say, hmmmmm…

  11. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 13, 2012 3:05 PM

    “The Pats brought in defensive backs David Caldwell and Chris Carr, defensive ends Jeff Charleston and Monte Taylor, receivers Jamel Hamler and DeMarco Sampson, and quarterbacks Stephen McGee and Curtis Painter.”

    LOL what no tight ends ?

  12. granadafan says: Sep 13, 2012 3:27 PM

    This list is incomplete. Where is Tiki’s name?

  13. irishluck4189 says: Sep 13, 2012 3:32 PM

    surprised that no one has signed Brian Hoyer…

  14. Max says: Sep 13, 2012 3:37 PM

    mjbulls45 says: Sep 13, 2012 1:48 PM

    He did shoot someone, he shot himself in the leg! Both literally and figuratively. LOL

  15. hoier says: Sep 13, 2012 4:13 PM

    Surprised nobody brought in Vince Young or Brian Hoyer. Are there guys going to be out of football? I thought they would be 2nd string some where

  16. patsdrukker says: Sep 13, 2012 5:05 PM

    Hoyer might be a second string behind Kolb, until Skelton is hurt. The Kolb will choke and Hoyer may have a shot at QB with the Cards. Can’t be much worse then what they have today, and at a veteran minimum.

  17. patsdrukker says: Sep 13, 2012 5:06 PM

    …and Hoyer is humble not like VY.

  18. numba1recx19 says: Sep 13, 2012 5:11 PM

    The last 4 the dolphins desperately need. They need Winslow and Johnson. Johnson may have slightly screwed up, but did u see the plays he made in hard knocks? #scat99

  19. radrntn says: Sep 13, 2012 5:50 PM

    for what its worth, raiders also resigned coye francies again to the practice squad. Would have to think chimdi is suiting up sunday

  20. crashlion says: Sep 13, 2012 6:04 PM

    I’m flabbergasted that the Lions didn’t sign all of those that tried out.

  21. macadamia2010 says: Sep 13, 2012 9:12 PM

    The Pats brought in defensive backs David Caldwell and Chris Carr, defensive ends Jeff Charleston and Monte Taylor, receivers Jamel Hamler and DeMarco Sampson, and quarterbacks Stephen McGee and Curtis Painter.

    Hmmmm, a former Ravens defensive back and a Ravens preseason QB…wonder why? It’s GROSS how much of a cheating ahole Bellichick continues to try to be.

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