Former Dolphins CB Sam Madison is training to run a half marathon organized by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation; Madison’s wife has Crohn’s disease.
Former Bills WR Andre Reed has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship position with the Chiefs.
Jets special-teams coordinator Ben Kotwica sees the correlation between his new job and his time as an Army captain in the Iraq war.
Bengals founder Paul Brown comes in at No. 6 on ESPN’s list of greatest coaches in NFL history.
Browns players aren’t thinking about the scandal involving Pilot Flying J, the company run by the team’s owner, Jimmy Haslam.
The Tallahassee Boys and Girls Club has dedicated a room to Steelers CB William Gay; “The Boys and Girls Club, that’s where I was at since I was 9 years old all the way until I was 16,” Gay said. “It’s an honor and I’ll forever cherish it.”
Texans LB Daryl Sharpton looks forward to hitting someone — and to not getting injured when he does.
QB Jeff Garcia thinks he could start right now for the Raiders.
Chargers OT D.J. Fluker gives himself a C-plus and rising. (There’s a crack about the grading habits of SEC schools lurking in here somewhere, but I’m a C-plus and holding when it comes to creativity.)
Yes, the endless obsession with Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has now shifted to comparing the knee brace he wore last year to the one he’s wearing this year. (Wake me up when he’s wearing either brace on the other leg.)
The Packers donated a playing surface previously used on Ray Nitschke Field to the Journey House in Milwaukee.
The Vikings will install a new surface at TCF Bank Stadium that will be painted for separately for NFL and college games. (There’s a crack about adding field markings that will help QB Christian Ponder find open receivers lurking in here somewhere, but I’m a C-plus and holding when it comes to creativity.)
The local soccer team could end up playing in the Falcons’ new stadium.
Saints RB Mark Ingram is stuck behind Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles on the depth chart. (There’s a crack about Ingram taking out a bounty on Thomas and Sproles lurking in here somewhere, but I’m a C-plus and holding when it comes to creativity, and when it comes to knowing when to quit using the same marginally-funny line.)
Rams coach Jeff Fisher will host his annual celebrity softball game on Sunday.
The Field of Jeans is getting a little more expensive, with a new estimated cost of $1.3 billion. (Zoolander says that’s a lotta jeans.)