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Defenderdawg : 5/12/2018 7:46 am
Giants

Traina Forbes.com: New York Giants Rookie Minicamp Day 1 Practice Report
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciatraina/2018/05/11/new-york-giants-rookie-minicamp-day-1-practice-report/amp/

Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton)
5/11/18, 7:50 PM
Three DBs impressed me on Day 1 of #Giants rookie camp: Grant Haley, Sean Chandler and Aaron Davis.

Also, Adam Bisnowaty was at right guard today participating in rookie minicamp for second year in a row. Permanent move to interior could be in offing in order for him to stick

Coach

Schwartz NYP: Pat Shurmur wants Giants using ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ more
https://nypost.com/2018/05/11/pat-shurmur-wants-giants-using-please-and-thank-you-more/

QB

Magliocchetti Inside Football: Kyle Lauletta Ready for the Pressure On and Off the Field
https://insidefootball.com/kyle-lauletta-ready-for-the-pressure-on-and-off-the-field/

Politi NJ.com: Giants QB Kyle Lauletta can make a lot of people look stupid -- me included
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2018/05/kyle_lauletta_can_make_a_lot_of_people_look_stupid.html

RB

Serby NYP: ‘More than a running back’: Saquon Barkley wants to do it all
https://nypost.com/2018/05/11/more-than-a-running-back-saquon-barkley-wants-to-do-it-all/

Magliocchetti Inside Football: Saquon Barkley Feeling Confident In a New Shade of Blue
https://insidefootball.com/saquon-barkley-feeling-confident-in-a-new-shade-of-blue/

Dunleavy NJ.com: Saquon Barkley vs. Giants' history | How high is bar for Big Blue's rookie running backs?
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2018/05/saquon_barkley_vs_giants_history_how_high_is_bar_f.html

Palladino WFAN: It’s Time For Jets, Giants To Quiet Down About Their Draft Prizes
Hype About Darnold, Barkley Getting Out Of Hand
https://wfan.radio.com/blogs/ernie-palladino/palladino-it-s-time-jets-giants-quiet-down-about-their-draft-prizes

G

Magliocchetti Inside Football: Will Hernandez Ready to Help Bring Nasty Back to Giants O-Line
https://insidefootball.com/will-hernandez-ready-to-help-bring-nasty-back-to-giants-o-line/

CB

Wogenrich Allentown Morning Call: Undrafted and undaunted, Penn State's Grant Haley starts anew with the New York Giants
http://www.mcall.com/sports/college/psu/mc-spt-grant-haley-rookie-new-york-giants-20180511-story.html

Allentown Morning Call: Penn State’s Grant Haley on being more than the Ohio State hero (Video)
http://www.mcall.com/sports/college/psu/99190729-132.html

NFL

Benoit MMQB: The Mistake the Browns Are Making With Baker Mayfield
Why making the first overall pick ‘earn’ the starting job only costs valuable time. Plus, the Saints stand pat after the Mark Ingram suspension, why Ben Roethlisberger has a point, Cliff Avril’s legacy, DeShone Kizer’s future and the Raiders make a head-scratching move at linebacker
https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/05/11/mistake-browns-are-making-baker-mayfield

ARIZONA
Urban Cardinals.com: For Cardinals, the fullback is here again
https://www.google.com/amp/blog.azcardinals.com/2018/05/11/for-cardinals-the-fullback-is-here-again/amp/

McManaman AZ Central: Veteran WR Greg Little hoping to find NFL work again on tryout basis in Cardinals' rookie camp
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.azcentral.com/amp/599119002

ATLANTA
Burns AJC: Kurt Benkert begins bid to stick around Falcons QB room
https://www.ajc.com/sports/football/kurt-benkert-begins-bid-stick-around-falcons-room/vymyByNguJGggIgE026vqO/amp.html

Burns AJC: Undrafted rookies McNitt, Marx compete for Falcons FB job
https://www.ajc.com/sports/football/undrafted-rookies-mcnitt-marx-compete-for-falcons-job/hnkiN8ixa79TETjthu6xWL/amp.html

McClure ESPN Atlanta: Terrell McClain signs one-year deal with Falcons
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/23475039/terrell-mcclain-signs-atlanta-falcons

Burns AJC: Russell Gage works at CB in Falcons rookie camp
https://www.ajc.com/sports/football/russell-gage-works-falcons-rookie-camp/p1JwYqmCTjWnT7UFv8lQaP/

BUFFALO
Rodak ESPN Buffalo: Josh Allen in awe after meeting with Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/23473943/jim-kelly-spends-josh-allen-meeting-buffalo-bills-quarterbacks-present

CAROLINA
Person Charlotte Observer: Panthers turn to familiar face to fill Fozzy Whittaker’s role at running back
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article210934479.html

Person Charlotte Observer: Panthers RB Elijah Hood is wide awake, and he knows what to do next: Truck someone
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article210924689.html

CHICAGO
Kane Chicago Tribune: Bears roommates Roquan Smith, Joel Iyiegbuniwe get to know each other during rookie minicamp
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-bears-minicamp-joel-iyiegbuniwe-20180511-story.html

CINCINNATI
Owczarski Cin Enquirer: Unbreakable, undrafted Quinton Flowers gets his chance with the Cincinnati Bengals
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cincinnati.com/amp/602948002

CLEVELAND
Cabot Cleveland Plain Dealer: Josh Gordon will be a good 'big brother' to Antonio Callaway, says sprinter Tim Montgomery
http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2018/05/josh_gordon_will_be_a_good_big.html

McManamon ESPN Cleveland: Could Antonio Callaway's arrival mean end for Corey Coleman?
http://www.espn.com/blog/cleveland-browns/post/_/id/25478/could-antonio-callaways-arrival-mean-end-for-corey-coleman

DALLAS
Sherrington Dallas Morning News: The last generation of Cowboys failed to live up to hype. Will new blood help push Dallas to the next level?
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2018/05/11/last-generation-cowboys-failed-live-hype-will-new-blood-help-push-dallas-next-level

Moore Dallas Morning News: Inside Cowboys rookies' first day of camp: Making impressions and the message from Jason Garrett
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2018/05/11/inside-cowboys-rookies-first-day-camp-making-impressions-message-jason-garrett

George Dallas Morning News: With nine career catches, Geoff Swaim reacts to now being the veteran of the Cowboys' TE room
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2018/05/11/geoff-swaim-learned-jason-witten-wont-change-approach-now-veteran-te-cowboys-roster

Hill Fort Worth Star Telegram: Expectations are high for Cowboys top pick Vander Esch and there is no time to relax
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/dallas-cowboys/article210985679.html

Hill Fort Worth Star Telegram: Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith confirms he's no longer wearing brace for drop foot
http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/dallas-cowboys/article210952329.html

DENVER
Fredrickson Denver Post: Broncos report to rookie mini-camp with large corps of former college team captains
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/05/11/denver-broncos-rookie-mini-camp-college-captains/

DETROIT
Birkett Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions missed Matt Patricia's arrest and indictment. Here's why
https://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2018/05/11/how-did-lions-miss-patricias-arrest/603239002/

GREEN BAY
Spofford Packers.com: Reggie Gilbert has embraced the grind
https://packers.com/news/article/reggie-gilbert-has-embraced-the-grind-4652ff03-7588-471c-9c1a-00b1196f789a

Wood Mil JS: Tramon Williams ready to 'get things in order' with Packers
https://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2018/05/11/tramon-williams-get-things-order-packers/599228002/

HOUSTON
Robertson Houston Chronicle: Texans rookie Keke Coutee looks to defy naysayers
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texas-sports-nation/texans/amp/Texans-rookie-Keke-Coutee-looks-to-defy-naysayers-12908035.php

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Texans place guard Jeff Allen on reserve PUP list
https://www.chron.com/sports/texans/amp/Texans-place-guard-Jeff-Allen-on-reserve-PUP-list-12908324.php

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Texans rookie Duke Ejiofor remaining patient
https://www.chron.com/sports/texans/amp/Texans-rookie-Duke-Ejiofor-remaining-patient-12907586.php

AP Miami Herald: Texans' Reid says time with brother gave him jump start
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.miamiherald.com/entertainment/celebrities/article211016784.html

INDIANAPOLIS
Keefer Indianapolis Star: Colts rookie camp: Quenton Nelson isn't here for the nonsense
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.indystar.com/amp/590978002

NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate)
5/11/18, 12:02 PM
Colts K Adam Vinatieri signed his first NFL contract in 1996.

Colts first round pick Quenton Nelson signed his first NFL contract today.... He was born in 1996.

Crazy.

Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm)
5/11/18, 3:25 PM
Frank Reich played against Vinatieri his rookie season.

Reich also played against Jan Stenerud, who turns 76 in November.

JACKSONVILLE
Kaye WTLV Jacksonville: JAGUARS ROOKIE WR DJ CHARK ALREADY LEARNING FROM KEENAN MCCARDEL
https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/sports/nfl/jacksonville-jaguars/jaguars-rookie-wr-dj-chark-already-learning-from-keenan-mccardell/77-551355684

Reid Florida Times Union: First-round pick Taven Bryan enjoys first practice with Jaguars
http://www.jacksonville.com/sports/20180511/first-round-pick-taven-bryan-enjoys-first-practice-with-jaguars

KANSAS CITY
McDowell KC Star: Patrick Mahomes has some big (and exciting) decisions ahead as Chiefs' new starting QB
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article210948059.html

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Woike LA Times: Zack Golditch, a victim of the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting, hopes to make Chargers as undrafted free agent
https://www.latimes.com/sports/chargers/la-sp-chargers-zack-golditch-20180510-story.html

Woike LA Times: Chargers rookie Derwin James determined to be a leader on defense
https://www.latimes.com/sports/chargers/la-sp-chargers-rookie-camp-20180511-story.html

LOS ANGELES RAMS
Klein LA Times: Rams work on changing uniforms, but don't expect to see anything soon
https://www.latimes.com/sports/rams/la-sp-rams-uniforms-20180511-story.html

Lago Rams.com: Franklin-Myers Primed for Development Under Wade Phillips
http://therams.com/news-and-events/article-1/Franklin-Myers-Primed-for-Development-Under-Wade-Phillips-/ace85e62-506b-4e6e-8fc6-301c721967e0

MIAMI
Habib Palm Beach Post: Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki: ‘I’m going to get where I need to be’ as blocker, too
http://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2018/05/11/miami-dolphins-te-mike-gesicki-im-going-to-get-where-i-need-to-be-as-blocker-too/

Lieser Palm Beach Post: Dolphins rookies Mike Gesicki, Jerome Baker resume college battles
http://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2018/05/11/dolphins-rookies-mike-gesicki-jerome-baker-resume-college-battles/

Habib Palm Beach Post: Meet the Miami Dolphins LB from Gomer (really, Gomer, Ohio) who piles on the laughs
http://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2018/05/11/meet-the-miami-dolphins-lb-from-gomer-really-gomer-ohio-who-piles-on-the-laughs/

Perkins Sun Sentinel: Dolphins linebacker Jerome Baker smaller in stature but long on confidence
https://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/fl-sp-dolphins-baker-20180511-story.html

Kelly Sun Sentinel: Dolphins hoping Minkah Fitzpatrick can fix Miami's lackluster defense
https://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/fl-sp-dolphins-minkah-fitzpatrick-20180512-story.html

Beasley Miami Herald: Minkah Fitzpatrick, former junior auto mechanic, could be Dolphins' Mr. Fix-It
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.miamiherald.com/sports/nfl/miami-dolphins/article210956004.html

MINNESOTA
Cronin ESPN Minn: Where the rookies can fit in with the deep and veteran Vikings
http://www.espn.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/81228/where-the-rookies-can-fit-in-with-the-deep-and-veteran-vikings

NEW ENGLAND
Volin Boston Globe: Josh McDaniels says he is not the head coach-in-waiting here
https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2018/05/11/josh-mcdaniels-says-not-head-coach-waiting-here/ATevVhooJVyMu3xi1meX0L/story.html

Guregian Boston Herald: Josh McDaniels not worried about Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski absences
http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/2018/05/guregian_josh_mcdaniels_not_worried_about_tom_brady_rob_gronkowski_absences

Reiss ESPN Boston: Has Georgia become the Patriots' new go-to college program?
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4813474/has-georgia-become-the-patriots-new-go-to-college-program?

Stuart Football Perspective: The Patriots Are 19-9 When Tom Brady Throws 50+ Times
http://www.footballperspective.com/the-patriots-are-19-9-when-tom-brady-throws-50-times/

Hewitt Boston Globe: Patriots offensive line unsettled because of injuries heading into OTAs
https://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/2018/05/patriots_offensive_line_unsettled_because_of_injuries_heading_into_otas

Hewitt Boston Herald: Patriots release OT Antonio Garcia
https://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/the_blitz/2018/05/report_patriots_release_ot_antonio_garcia

Thompson Boston Herald: Patriots notebook: With or without job title, Brian Flores able to coordinate new duties with defense
https://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/2018/05/patriots_notebook_with_or_without_job_title_brian_flores_able_to_coordinate

NEW ORLEANS
Stuart Football Perspective: Will Alvin Kamara Average At Least 4.53 YPC in 2018?
http://www.footballperspective.com/will-alvin-kamara-average-at-least-4-53-ypc-in-2018/

Katzenstein Nola.com: Why rookie tight end Cam Serigne booked a one-way ticket to New Orleans for Saints tryout
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2018/05/cam_serigne_saints.html

OAKLAND
Williams NBC Bay Area: Wide Receiver Ateman Will Fight for Raiders Roster Spot
https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Wide-Receiver-Ateman-Will-Fight-for-Raiders-Roster-Spot-482389161.html

Becker SJ Mercury News: Raiders clear another roster spot by cutting punter
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mercurynews.com/2018/05/11/raiders-clear-another-roster-spot-by-cutting-punter/amp/

PHILADELPHIA
McManus ESPN Philadelphia: Eagles, Carson Wentz optimistic about Week 1 return
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/23472026/philadelphia-eagles-highly-encouraged-progress-qb-carson-wentz

McLane Phil.com: Eagles coach Doug Pederson: Not going to rush Carson Wentz
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/doug-pederson-carson-wentz-recovery-injury-philadelphia-eagles-tim-jernigan-20180511.html

Frank News Journal: As Eagles add competition at running back, who gets left out?
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.delawareonline.com/amp/602488002

Grotz The Trentonian: Undrafted rookie Tim Wilson hoping to catch on with hometown Eagles
http://www.trentonian.com/sports/20180511/undrafted-rookie-tim-wilson-hoping-to-catch-on-with-hometown-eagles

Kempski Phillyvoice: Source: Eagles DE Derek Barnett had surgery this offseason
http://www.phillyvoice.com/source-eagles-de-derek-barnett-had-surgery-offseason/

PITTSBURGH
Fowler ESPN Pittsburgh: Mason Rudolph appreciative of good-luck message from Ben Roethlisberge
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/23473086/ben-roethlisberger-pittsburgh-steelers-wishes-rookie-teammate-mason-rudolph-good-luck-rookie-minicamp

Adamski Pittsburgh Tribune Review: 'We need you': Pitt's Quadree Henderson was coveted by Steelers, looks to make mark
http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/13640802-74/we-need-you-pitts-quadree-henderson-was-coveted-by-steelers-looks

Adamski Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Terrell Edmunds plays safety and linebacker in 1st practice with Steelers
http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/13641317-74/terrell-edmunds-plays-safety-and-linebacker-in-1st-practice-with-steelers

Fittipaldo Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Steelers rookie linebacker Matthew Thomas went undrafted. But he's not lacking in confidence
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2018/05/11/Steelers-Matthew-Thomas-Jonathan-Bostic-Vince-Williams-inside-linebacker-NFL-draft/stories/201805110138

Pouncy Leaf Chronicle: Malik Boynton, once homeless, gets shot at NFL with Pittsburgh Steelers minicamp
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theleafchronicle.com/amp/597914002

SAN FRANCISCO
Boclair Nashville Post: Stockstill says 49ers will embrace James
https://www.nashvillepost.com/sports/people/blog/21004700/stockstill-says-49ers-will-embrace-james

Williams NBC Bay Area: Lynch, 49ers Believe Pick of Street Was Worthwhile
https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Lynch-49ers-Believe-Pick-of-Street-Was-Worthwhile-482386481.html

TAMPA BAY
Auman TB Times: Bucs rookie minicamp: Your guide to 30 tryout players
http://www.tbo.com/blogs/bucs/2018/05/11/bucs-rookie-minicamp-your-guide-to-30-tryout-players/

Stroud TB Times: Ronald Jones could be RB that carries the Bucs back to the playoffs
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/2018/05/11/ronald-jones-could-be-rb-that-carries-the-bucs-back-to-the-playoffs/

Bassinger TB Times: The Bucs don’t play press coverage, so why’d they draft a cornerback whose specialty is press coverage?
http://www.tampabay.com/data/2018/05/11/carlton-davis-the-bucs-dont-play-press-coverage-so-whyd-they-draft-a-cornerback-whose-speciality-is-press-coverage/

TENNESSEE
Wolf The Tennessean: Titans 2017 draft class: Corey Davis, Adoree' Jackson looking to build on rookie seasons
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.tennessean.com/amp/594982002

WASHINGTON
Copeland Washington Post: Redskins rookies thrilled to be back on the field for start of minicamp
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/football-insider/wp/2018/05/11/redskins-rookies-thrilled-to-be-back-on-the-field-for-the-start-of-minicamp/

Rich Tandler (@TandlerNBCS)
5/11/18, 3:22 PM
Three notes from rookie camp: Guice is a hustler, first in line for every drill, Gruden said he was first one with playbook open in the meeting room and a ball of fire. If he’s at all productive he will be a big-time fan favorite. 1/3

Rich Tandler (@TandlerNBCS)
5/11/18, 3:24 PM
Trey Quinn put a couple of DBs on the ground with his route running. Great ability to stop and cut. He did drop on wide open over the middle. 2/3

Rich Tandler (@TandlerNBCS)
5/11/18, 3:25 PM
Apke didn’t look natural in coverage, but it usually didn’t matter because of his makeup speed. Christian is huge but he does need both upper- and lower-body strength. 3/3

Czarda Redskins.com: After First Taste Of NFL, Geron Christian Happy To Be Back On Field
http://redskins.com/news/article-1/After-First-Taste-Of-NFL-Geron-Christian-Happy-To-Be-Back-On-Field/85cfc443-0140-4fb3-8c29-b531f2ca401c

Martin Washington Post: Redskins fear guard Arie Kouandjio has a torn quadriceps
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/football-insider/wp/2018/05/11/redskins-fear-guard-arie-kouandjio-has-a-torn-quadricep/

Draft

DL
Miller B/R: NFL Could See an Epic Class of Pass-Rushers in 2019 Draft
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2775136-nfl-could-see-an-epic-class-of-pass-rushers-in-2019-draft

Kramer B/R: Clemson's Christian Wilkins Postpones NFL Riches to Work as a Substitute Teacher
https://www.google.com/amp/s/syndication.bleacherreport.com/amp/2775342-clemsons-christian-wilkins-postpones-nfl-riches-to-work-as-a-substitute-teacher.html

History

Southorn The Eagle: Former Idaho football player sees himself in newest NFL star
https://www.theeagle.com/news/nation/former-idaho-football-player-sees-himself-in-newest-nfl-star/article_95944d67-b75d-5998-a5a2-6eff8bb901c2.amp.html

Giants Birthdays 5-12

Nate Johnson WR W-PIT 1980 NYG 1980 5-12-1957

Perry Williams RCB/SS D7-NC State 1983 NYG 1984-1993 5-12-1961

Part 2  
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Giants

RB

Munson NJ.com: WATCH Saquon Barkley run, catch and block at Giants' rookie minicamp
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2018/05/watch_saquon_barkley_run_catch_and_block_at_giants.html

NFL

CINCINNATI
Marcum Cincy Jungle: Rookie LB Chris Worley rooted for the Bengals because “the Browns sucked”
https://www.cincyjungle.com/2018/5/12/17346148/rookie-lb-chris-worley-rooted-for-the-bengals-because-the-browns-sucked

NEW ENGLAND
Princiotti Boston Globe: Line coach Dante Scarnecchia likes his options
Dante Scarnecchia likes his OL group, and isn’t worried about LT Isaiah Wynn being undersized. “I think that [expletive’s] way overrated.”
https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2018/05/11/line-coach-dante-scarnecchia-likes-his-options/eKWbww3k5LIG2WnpK95d0O/story.html

PHILADELPHIA
Bowen Phil.com: College rivals: Eagles' Dallas Goedert has bragging rights, but Carson Wentz has something better
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/eagles-rookie-camp-dallas-goedert-carson-wentz-south-north-dakota-college-rivalry-20180511.html

Bowen Phil.com: Eagles' Josh Sweat is glad to get to the NFL, and to the edge
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/eagles-josh-sweat-rookie-mini-camp-defensive-line-florida-state-20180511.html

McLane Phil.com: The safety in numbers could be Eagles undrafted rookie Jeremy Reaves
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/eagles-safety-jeremy-reaves-rookie-camp-20180511.html
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