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Matt Schaub 'getting his mojo back'
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4:03 pm ET) After a disastrous 2013 season with the Texans, quarterback Matt Schaub is settling in with the Raiders and regaining his confidence, reports the Sacramento Bee.

"Schauby's getting his mojo back," defensive tackle Antonio Smith told the paper. "He's getting his confidence back. He's starting to believe in himself again.

"He's starting to throw with confidence. Those are things you need to be a successful quarterback. You would be surprised just much a mindset is important in this game. ... The moment you are doubting yourself is the moment you start throwing a lot of interceptions and stuff."

Raiders coach Dennis Allen thinks Schaub can again be a Top-10 quarterback.

"I think he's in a good frame of mind," Allen said. "I think he's very hungry. I think he's excited about the new opportunity. I think anytime you go into something new there's a little bit of, maybe it's an increased focus, an increased intensity level, because it is new. You kind of force yourself out of your comfort zone a little bit. I think he's done that."


Dion Jordan standing out early
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3:48 pm ET) Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan is having a strong training camp thus far, reports ESPN.com. On Sunday he had a pick-six on Ryan Tannehill, and on Tuesday he had at least one would-be sack in team drills, the report said.

Jordan, however, is suspended for four regular-season games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.


Drew Brees wants to play until he's 45 -- seriously
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3:39 pm ET) Saints quarterback Drew Brees, 35, wants to play another decade in the NFL.

"I'm serious. I'm not delusional," Brees said after practice Tuesday, per the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "I know that that's something that would be extremely difficult to do. Not many have done it. ... It could be done, but a lot of things have to fall into place."

Brees said his performance will determine how long he plays.

"I know it's one year at a time. It's, 'What have you done for me lately?'... But why not push the envelope a little bit?" Brees said. "It's certainly not going to be easy. I try to play this game like a kid. ... It is a serious business, and they don't keep you around if you don't play well."


Colts add two players
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3:29 pm ET) The Colts signed running back Phillip Tanner and linebacker Jonathon Sharpe, and they'll practice with the team Wednesday. Tanner played in 39 games the past three years with the Cowboys, scoring two touchdowns.

Rueben Randle held out with hamstring issue
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3:20 pm ET) The Giants held receiver Rueben Randle out of Tuesday's practice due to a sore hamstring, reports the New York Post.

David Wilson leaves practice with neck 'burner'
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3:14 pm ET) Giants running back David Wilson, who underwent neck surgery in January, walked off the practice field Tuesday with a trainer, reports ESPN.com. Coach Tom Coughlin said Wilson suffered a neck "burner."

Coughlin later added that "we were all praying" Wilson would not have a setback.


Cowboys change course, hold out Tony Romo
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3:11 pm ET) After Cowboys officials said quarterback Tony Romo would practice Tuesday, they changed course and held him out, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Coach Jason Garrett said Romo is fine.

Coming off back surgery, Romo practiced Thursday, was off Friday, then practiced Saturday and Sunday. The entire team was off Monday.


Ravens tweak roster
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2:57 pm ET) The Ravens cut receiver Gerrard Sheppard and signed defensive back Marrio Norman, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Report: Josh Gordon's appeal stronger than previously thought
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2:51 pm ET) Browns receiver Josh Gordon has a fairly strong case for appealing his one-year suspension for a failed marijuana test, according to Pro Football Talk. The case, to be heard Friday, "holds more water than the average bong," the report said.

PFT says urine samples are split into "A" and "B" bottles. Gordon's "A" bottle showed a concentration one nanogram per milliliter above the limit, while the "B" sample showed a concentration slightly below the limit, per PFT.

But the league's substance abuse policy says the "B" bottle test "need only show that the substance, revealed in the ‘A’ bottle Test, is evident to the ‘limits of detection’ to confirm the results of the ‘A’ bottle Test."

PFT says Gordon, who's in Stage III of the program due to previous failed tests, has passed at least 70 drug tests. And he would have passed this one "but for the 50-50 luck of the draw," the website said.


Pec injury sidelines Antonio Cromartie
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2:29 pm ET) Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told reporters that cornerback Antonio Cromartie will miss 4-5 days with a pectoral injury. Cromartie is expected to start opposite Patrick Peterson this season.

 
 
 
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