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Jul
20

Four teams named in possible pursuit of free agent WR Reggie Wayne

Free agent wideout Reggie Wayne recently made it clear that he intends to play this season. He also mentioned that teams have been calling. Today four teams were named as possible suitors for the 36-year-old receiver. The teams named were the Patriots, Ravens, Texans and Packers. There is no word yet on a favorite, however, it appears the teams have been narrowed down. Nonetheless, this does not guarantee Wayne will make a roster or even be offered a deal.

Jul
20

Titans RB Bishop Sankey 'the odds-on favorite' to start Week 1

Titans' second-year running back Bishop Sankey is reportedly "the odds-on favorite" to begin the season as the starting back. If for nothing else, just the fact that he has a full year under his belt makes him the top candidate. The Titans also added rookie RB David Cobb this offseason. He is a popular pick to take over the lead-back job at some point this season. Antonio Andrews is also in the mix for backup duties. Dexter McCluster is expected to have a role but he's little more than a specialist.

Jul
20

Ravens not interested in free agent WR Reggie Wayne

According to sources the Ravens are not interested in free agent wideout Reggie Wayne. This contradicts a recent report that they were one of four teams interested in the former Colts WR. Despite having next to nothing after 36-year-old Smith, the Ravens reportedly do not wish to add the veteran receiver. They could still add another wide receiver before the start of the season.

Jul
20

Texans will not sign free agent WR Reggie Wayne

Of the four teams that were reportedly interested in Reggie Wayne two have now denied any interest. The Texans reportedly will not pursue the 36-year-old veteran. The Ravens also denied any intent to sign the former Colts wideout. It appears Wayne's options are becoming more limited by the hour. We will have to wait and see how this shakes out.

Jul
20

Titans WR Justin Hunter arrested in Virginia Beach late last night

Titans' wideout Justin Hunter was arrested at 12:10 a.m. on Monday July 20 in Virginia Beach. Details are very limited at the moment, however, what we do know does not sound good. According to the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office website, the charges are "malicious intent, stabbing, cutting, wounding". He is also listed as "not bondable". We will keep you posted as details emerge.

Jul
20

The latest on Titans WR Justin Hunter's arrest

Justin Hunter turned himself into the authorities after a warrant was put out for his arrest. The warrant stems from a July 3 incident at the Sandbar Raw Bar in Virginia Beach. He is currently being held without bond in a Virginia Beach jail and is set to be arraigned on Tuesday. He is being charged with felonious assault. If any more details emerge, we will keep you posted.

Jul
21

Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon picking things up quickly

Jaguars' rookie running back T.J. Yeldon is fully expected to be the Week 1 starter in Jacksonville. The team believes he has all the tools to be an every-down back this season. Jags RBs coach Kelly Skipper has been very impressed with his ability to absorb information. "The impressive thing about T.J. is that he picked up the offense quickly," Skipper said. "For the most part, when he gets something, he has it [down] and we can move onto the next thing … It will be, 'What gets him ready for the season opener?' He needs the experience. The NFL is a lot different and we want to make sure he makes the transition and makes it smoothly."

Jul
21

Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart showing 'burst and acceleration' this offseason

The Jaguars signed Toby Gerhart prior to last season with the intentions of making him their feature-back. Unfortunately he did not perform very well. He averaged only 3.2 yards per carry, which could be partly due to nagging injuries. This year rookie T.J. Yeldon is expected to take over as the starting back. Gerhart will likely be the primary backup and handcuff to Yeldon. Jags RBs coach Kelly Skipper has been impressed with Gerhart this offseason. "I saw improvement in his burst and acceleration and he made play after play in the spring so I'm excited to see what he can bring in the fall," Skipper said.

Jul
21

Titans RB Antonio Andrews 'will be given a good, long look'

Antonio Andrew is the darkest horse in a Titans' backfield full of dark horses. Bishop Sankey is the favorite to start Week 1, although, many believe David Cobb will take over the starting job sooner rather than later. Andrews has been a standout in practice and in preseason play. According to the Tennessean Andrews "will be given a good, long look" leading up to the season. He has a legitimate shot to win the RB2 job.

Jul
21

Alleged victim in Titans WR Justin Hunter's felonious assault case sustained 'serious' injuries

We learned yesterday that Titans wideout Justin Hunter was arrested and is being held without bond for felonious assault in an alleged stabbing in Virginia Beach. Now we are getting word on the condition of the alleged victim. According to Officer James Cason of the Virginia Beach Police Department, the victim sustained, "serious, but not life-threatening" injuries as a result of the confrontation that took place inside the Sandbar Raw Bar on July 3.