Monday, August 8, 2011

Frog Alumni Camp Report

-First, a little bad news: Robert Henson has been released by the Redskins. He's been hampered by a string of injuries since he left TCU, and hopefully he'll get a second chance from another NFL franchise.

-Andy Dalton is apparently already married- just one of the many topics (also including his early experiences with the Bengals and TCU's move to the Big East) he discussed in a Q&A session with Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

-Jeremy Kerley has a new jersey number: 11. He made the switch from 85 out of respect for veteran Derrick Mason, whom the Jets signed as a free agent. Also, Jets special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff has named Kerley as the top candidate to return punts this season.

-If you think this season will be a farewell tour for LaDainian Tomlinson, think again. LT told the New York Daily News that he's looking to play at least one more season after 2011.

-Great story about the trip to Haiti that Marshall Newhouse took over the offeason from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

-D. Orlando Ledbetter, a writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution who has a completely made up-sounding name, lists Rafael Priest as the 4th-string strong safety in his unofficial Falcons' depth chart, but also includes Priest in his "players to keep an eye on".

-Aaron Brown is fighting for a spot on the Lions' roster. But in the words of Michigan Live's Tom Kowalski, is "younger, faster and cheaper" than his main competition for the #3 running back job, Maurice Morris.

-Colts blog Stampede Blue says that Jerry Hughes "looks like a new player" after his disappointing rookie season in 2010.

-Colin Jones has apparently not been seeing many defensive reps in practice during 49ers' camp, but will apparently be given his time to shine on special teams when the preseason schedule begins.

-Jimmy Young is part of a rookie crop of receivers that are impressing folks paying close attention to the Bears' training camp. The blog "Bear Goggles" thinks the team may have trouble holding on to them if they try to have them clear waivers to be put on the practice squad.


BuckNasty said...

VikingFrog said...

Leshure was carted off the field with what looks to be a BAD ankle injury in Lions practice this morning.

While it's never good to see this happen to young guys, it could potentially open up a spot for Aaron Brown to grab that #3 spot and even beat out Maurice Morriss for the #2.

Travis said...

Great Frog Links! Thank you. Really, the jet are considering Kerley to return punts? Who knew?