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Giants WR Odell Beckham: Double teams 'not going to work'
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(3:10 pm ET) In a PSA to NFL defenses, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham warned opponents that using double coverage on him this season won't work, per NFL.com.

"I definitely expect to receive a lot more attention," Beckham said. "But it's just not going to work."

The 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year caught 91 passes for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, despite playing in just 12 games.

Beckham said that the receiving corp next season will be much improved and it will be harder for teams to gameplan against just him.

"You know you have [Victor Cruz] and [Reuben Randle], it's going to be hard to double or have a safety over the top with the stuff that we have going on," Beckham said. "I don't think it's going to be beneficial for them."


Browns DL Ismaa'ily Kitchen signs tender
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3:08 pm ET) The Browns announced on Thursday that defensive lineman Ishmaa'ily Kitchen has signed his tender agreement with the organizaton

Kitchen is now under contract through the 2015 season. He's been with the Browns for the past three years and has played in 40 games, earning three starts in 2014. 


Free agent QB Michael Vick: 'Last year was a wake-up call'
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:08 pm ET) Veteran quarterback Michael Vick is a man without a team. He's 34 years old. And the last game he played in the NFL caused him to be benched.

Vick hit rock-bottom with a 7-for-19 effort for the Jets in a loss to Buffalo last November. But he's working to prove that he'd be a worthy addition.

"I still feel like I can help a football team win a couple of games," he told the Virginian-Pilot.

Vick, who has been working out at a facility owned by former Dolphins standout receiver Chris Chambers, questioned his drive after last season. He said he went "back to the drawing board" and sought to gain five pounds while maintaining his speed and quickness against linemen and linebackers who have gained a step on him over the years.

"At the end of the day, football is what I love to do," he said. "When you have passion for it, you have to sacrifice and put the hard work in. ... Sometimes, it takes certain things to wake you up and (last year) was certainly a wake-up call for me."


Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny working on being a more vocal leader
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3:05 pm ET) Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny is doing what it takes to become mroe of a vocal leader for the defense, according to ESPN.com

Posluszny has been one of the leaders on the defensive side of the ball, though he hasn't necessarily been someone to scream or yell at his teammates. What he's trying to change, however, is being someone that anyone can turn to on or off the field. 

"Just having more conversations, making sure I’m available to guys," Posluszny said. "Say, ‘Hey, you know you can ask me anything if there’s anything I can help you with.’ That’s the way I’d like to do it, more on a one-on-one basis, just so they know I’ll be there for them to help them with anything they need."


WR A.J. Jenkins: 'Blessed and humbled' to be part of Cowboys
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(3:01 pm ET) The Cowboys signed former first-round pick A.J. Jenkins earlier this week, and it didn't take long for him to acknowledge he needs to make an impression soon, per The Dallas Morning News.

“I got to hurry up and make some plays and do something,” Jenkins said.

Jenkins was drafted with the 30th pick of the 2012 draft by the 49ers, but only plaed in three games as a rookie. In 2013, the 49ers traded him to the Chiefs where he played in every game but caught only eight passes. Last season he caught nine passes in nine games for the Chiefs before they released him in February.

Now, Jenkins is just happy that a tryout with the Cowboys resulted in the team giving him another shot.

“It was a lift off of my shoulders,” Jenkins said. “It really was because you don’t really know how it goes. There are a lot of guys who stay waiting for a long time and they don’t get a phone call. I’m blessed and humbled for the opportunity, and it being the Cowboys, an organization that’s known for a lot of things. I’m just happy to be a part of it.”


Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (foot) able to practice in Thursday's OTA
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2:52 pm ET) Ravens coach John Harbaugh said cornerback Jimmy Smith is "ahead of schedule" with his recovery from a Lisfranc sprain, according to ESPN.com. 

Smith was limited in practice on Thursday but was able to get some work done. 

Smith is expected to be close to full strength for training camp in August. He signed a new deal worth $41.1 million over four years this offseason. 


Colts rookie SS Clayton Geathers coming on strong
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2:52 pm ET) The Colts didn't sign veteran Dwight Lowery to cool his heels on the bench, but rookie fourth round pick and fellow safety Clayton Geathers is certainly making things interesting.

Geathers has earned plenty of practice reps, including some with the first team. Chuck Pagano is impressed.

"He's further ahead," Pagano told ESPN. "He's kind of exceeded our expectations to this point."

Geathers boasts the size and athleticism to cover tight ends. He showed that at Central Florida, where he racked up 383 tackles, three interceptons, five forced fumbles and 30 passes defensed.

"We're playing him down in the box in sub-packages as a dime backer," Pagano said. "So he's learning the backend plus he's learning the sub stuff. He's been really impressive as far as picking things up. He's an athletic guy."


Saints' QB Brees on Graham: 'Can't dwell on who you don't have'
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(2:47 pm ET) Saints quarterback Drew Brees lost a huge offensive weapon in tight end Jimmy Graham this offseason, but the Pro Bowler is still confident in the weapons he'll have this year, per The Times-Picayune.

"You can't dwell on who you don't have," Brees said."I love Ben Watson and Josh Hill and I feel like they can make a big impact for us."

The Saints traded Graham to the Seahawks this offseason, but added runningback C.J. Spiller, who has already impressed Brees.

"There's really nothing he can't do," Brees said of Spiller.

Graham caught 85 passes for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns last season for the Saints.


Broncos LT Ryan Clady suffers torn ACL in practice
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2:45 pm ET) Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady suffered a torn ACL in practice on Wednesday and will probably miss the 2015 season, the team announced. 

This is a crucial blow for the Broncos offense, which will rely a lot on its offensive line under Gary Kubiak. Options to replace Clady at left tackle are Michael Schofield or rookie Ty Sambrailo.

Sambrailo was taken in the second round of the 2015 draft and Schofield was a third-round pick in the 2014 draft. 


Agent: Absence of Browns RB Duke Johnson due to family issue
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2:42 pm ET) Browns running back and unsigned third-round pick Duke Johnson did not miss voluntary OTAs this week because of any contract squabble, the Northeast Ohio Media Group is reporting. Rather, he was sidelined due to a family matter.

"We did not instruct him to miss OTAs," said agent Alex Gavilla. "We're not trying to take an aggressive negotiating strategy. Duke is very close to his family and he had a personal matter to attend to. He has no plans of holding out of anything."

Johnson, who will compete with Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell for playing time, is the only one of 12 Browns draft picks to remain unsigned. But the two sides are close.

"We're looking at all of the deals that relate to Duke and just trying to find a middle ground with the team," Gavilla said. "We're in constant communication with the Browns front office and having good dialogue."


 
 
 
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