The biggest position battle we have goin on idk if I mentioned earlier is our K position, Kris Brown against Rackers. Its really heating up and its gonna be intense all through camp and preseason, it started to heat up in day 5. Injury has killed us this camp, we're down to 10 players including Mario, Zac Diles, and Xavier Adibi.
Kube said both kickers are dead even so far, they both look good. Its gonna be a tight race through camp and preseason.
Thats basically it for day 5. I'll update day 6 when I get the update.
CLEVELAND -- The early prognosis on the Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson is that he could be back in 4-8 weeks from his right pectoral injury, but he'll get a second opinion from his New York surgeon, a league source told the Plain Dealer.
If Jackson returns in four weeks, it's conceivable he could be back in time for the opener Sept. 12 at Tampa Bay. If it's eight weeks, it would be closer to the Oct. 10 game against the Falcons.
But Jackson will proceed cautiously until he hears back from his surgeon, Dr. Frank Cordasco of The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, the source said. He's hoping to know more by Thursday.
Sigh..1 day before the 1st preseason game the Saints lose 3rd RB and Mike Bells replacement, Lynell Hamilton for the season. Tore his ACL during the joint practice with the Pats.
He was going to get a good amount of carries this season, especially on 3rd down and goal line situations. It's too bad we didn't sign Justin Fargas when we first brought him in for a look. Now it's down to PJ Hill and Chris Ivory. I think there's also some interest in Ladell Betts. Hate to see stuff like this happen to young guys, especially when it was a non contact situation.
Nnamdi AsomughaOakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha(notes), one of the best in the game at his position, has been seen playing in other places in training camp, the Bay Area News Group notes.
Last season, he had 34 tackles and one interception while lining up in the right cornerback slot, the spot he's held for four years. This camp, coach Tom Cable has had him working out on both sides. "I've been outside, both sides," Asomugha told Jerry McDonald of the News Group. "It gets me more involved."
Cable suggests that he may have Asomugha covering opponents' best receivers one on one. "Some of it has to do with him maybe lining up on the best receiver type thing," Cable said.
One of the big four college star quarterbacks drafted into the NFL in 2010 may not survive into the regular season. While Sam Bradford(notes) (Rams), Tim Tebow(notes) (Broncos) and Jimmy Clausen(notes) (Panthers) are assured of making their teams, former University of Texas standout Colt McCoy(notes) might need to prove himself in the Browns’ final two preseason games to make their roster.
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, McCoy, a third-round pick in April, is among one of eight players “on the bubble” for Eric Mangini’s team. That includes fellow QB Brett Ratliff(notes), and two young running backs, James Davis and Chris Jennings(notes).
So far, the Browns coaching staff has been impressed with the top two quarterbacks on the depth chart, veteran newcomers Jake Delhomme(notes) and Seneca Wallace(notes). Delhomme has looked outstanding over two preseason games, completing 18 of 23 pass attempts for 193 yards and a touchdown. Signed to be the No. 2, Wallace brings experience and, at this point, a superior athletic skill set compared with McCoy. Wallace also served as the backup QB for the Seahawks when Browns president Mike Holmgren coached Seattle.
McCoy has been limited by a sprained thumb in his his right hand, which he sustained in Cleveland’s preseason opener at Green Bay. He struggled mightily against the Packers’ defense, throwing two interceptions and gaining only 25 yards in 10 attempts. He went for 0-2 in Week 2 with limited action against St. Louis.
The Browns play at Detroit in Week 3 of the preseason on Saturday, and finish up the exhibition schedule next Thursday at home against the Bears.