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Rolle claims he's waiting for right situation 06-27-2016
Antrel Rolle S CHI
Free agent S Antrel Rolle insists he's "waiting for the right situation."

Jeremy Fowler on Twitter
Rolle says he's heard "from a few teams" since getting released by the Bears last month. He's reportedly a back-burner option for the Dolphins, but otherwise hasn't been publicly connected to any teams. Rolle was ineffective during an injury-marred 2015, but should still get a shot to crack someone's 53-man roster in camp.
RGIII had 'underwhelming' offseason 06-27-2016
Robert Griffin QB CLE
ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi calls Robert Griffin III's offseason "underwhelming."

Profootballtalk on
Grossi did add that RGIII has looked "very healthy," and "physically like the old Robert Griffin." Grossi's words come 11 days after ESPN's Pat McManamon said Griffin's Browns tenure has thus far lacked for "wow" moments. The offseason is where molehills become mountains, but it's certainly eyebrow raising when a player with Griffin's physical gifts doesn't light up padless practices.
Anthony Davis still hasn't applied to play 06-27-2016
Anthony Davis T SF
"Retired" 49ers RT Anthony Davis has yet to apply for reinstatement.

CSN Bay Area
Davis keeps claiming he's going to play, but the 49ers aren't planning on it. If Davis is actually serious about returning, he shouldn't waste another day.
Rogers 'clearly ahead' of DeAndre Smelter? 06-27-2016
Eric Rogers WR SF
CSN Bay Area believes 49ers WR Eric Rogers is "clearly ahead" of 2015 fourth-rounder DeAndre Smelter on the depth chart.

CSN Bay Area
A 2013 undrafted free agent, Rogers has zero career appearances, but is getting a second chance after starring in Canada the past two seasons. Despite his "clearly ahead" proclamation, reporter Matt Maiocco cautions "the real competition begins once the pads go on during training camp."
Smelter clearly behind Rogers on depth chart 06-27-2016
DeAndre Smelter WR SF
CSN Bay Area believes second-year 49ers WR DeAndre Smelter is "clearly (behind)" Eric Rogers on the depth chart.

CSN Bay Area
UDFA Stephen Anderson keeps earning praise 06-27-2016
Stephen Anderson TE HOU
Texans TE coach John Perry said UDFA rookie Stephen Anderson has "taken advantage" of his opportunities.

Houston Chronicle
"He's come out and really put in a great effort every day," Perry said. "He's picked up things very quickly and, on top of that, he's got great athleticism. He's got good hands." Anderson also earned praise earlier this offseason from coach Bill O'Brien, although the coach cautioned the "true test will come in training camp." It is early, but it looks like Anderson has a great shot to crack the final roster.
Dan Skuta arrested on June 19 in Orlando 06-27-2016
Dan Skuta MLB JAX
Action News Jacksonville reports Jaguars OLB Dan Skuta was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges June 19 in Orlando.

Action News Jacksonville
Skuta was released on $500 bond. In a statement, the Jaguars said they are "aware of the situation" and "are currently gathering more information." Skuta started eight games last season, his first with the Jaguars.
Keith Marshall left off roster projection 06-27-2016
Keith Marshall RB WAS
The Washington Post's Mike Jones left seventh-round RB Keith Marshall off his 53-man roster projection.

Washington Post
Jones has Matt Jones, Chris Thompson, and Mack Brown making the final roster, but he acknowledged it is possible the Redskins keep four running backs. A 219-pound back with 4.31 wheels, Marshall's college career was sidetracked by an ACL injury as a sophomore, and he dealt with hamstring issues during the offseason program. Marshall has a ton of athletic upside, but he needs to stay healthy through training camp.
Amari Cooper 'excellent' in offseason program 06-27-2016
Amari Cooper WR OAK
CSN Bay Area's Scott Bair said Amari Cooper was "excellent" in offseason practices.

CSN Bay Area
Bair added "there's clearly growth" between Cooper and Derek Carr. In part because of a foot injury, Cooper hit the rookie wall hard last season, managing more than 20 yards just once in his final four games. Now healthy and more comfortable in the offense, Cooper should take a step forward this season.
Ravens TE Darren Waller up 15 pounds to 260 06-27-2016
Darren Waller TE BAL
Ravens TE Darren Waller added 15 pounds this offseason.
Making the switch to tight end, the former 245-pound receiver knew he needed to add some bulk. "I've put on weight and feel like I can hang in there," Waller said. "I'm going to have to pack my lunch for sure. I'm excited about it." With Dennis Pitta (hip) reportedly healthy, Waller will struggle to make the roster in an incredibly deep tight end corps.
Washington struggled to connect with Brady 06-27-2016
Nate Washington WR NE's Paul Perillo said Nate Washington struggled to get "on the same page" with Tom Brady during the offseason program.
Many veteran receivers have faced similar problems when joining the Patriots, but it is still surprising considering Washington played in a similar offense with the Texans. In a wide-open competition for the No. 5 job, Washington will have to show better in training camp to earn a roster spot. He likely needs to beat out both Keshawn Martin and Aaron Dobson to keep his job.
Harrison willing to meet his home 06-27-2016
James Harrison OLB PIT
Steelers OLB James Harrison said he is willing to meet with the NFL regarding accusations he took performance-enhancing drugs, but only at his home on a date of his choosing with Roger Goodell present.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The NFL has been attempting to interview players implicated in a December Al Jazeera report for months, but those attempts have been blocked by the NFLPA. Last week the league sent out a memo setting interview dates with Harrison, Julius Peppers, and Clay Matthews on the first day of training camp. Harrison does not sound like he will cooperate if the league tries to interview him in camp, and it is doubtful Goodell agrees to his demands. In response to the interviews, the NFLPA said they will "continue to advise our players about their rights and hold the NFL accountable."
Manziel attorney who texted AP removed 06-27-2016
Johnny Manziel QB CLE
An attorney for Johnny Manziel who accidently sent a damaging text to the Associated Press last week has been removed from his domestic violence case.

Denise C Michaels on Twitter
Bob Hinton indicated Manziel spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia shop hours after being involved in a hit-and-run accident and said "heaven help us" if Manziel had to pass a drug test as a condition of a plea deal. Manziel is accused of hitting and threatening former girlfriend Colleen Crowley during an incident in January.
Chris Givens wanted to reunite with Bradford 06-27-2016
Chris Givens WR PHI
Chris Givens said he signed with the Eagles in part because he wanted to reunite with Sam Bradford.

Philly Mag: Birds 24/7
Givens had the best season of his career as a rookie with Bradford, catching 42 passes for 698 yards and three scores in 2012. Givens was never able to refind his form after injuries ended Bradford's time with the Rams, and he was terribly inefficient (36 percent catch rate) in 12 games with the Ravens last year. On the bright side, Givens reportedly showed well both as a deep threat and underneath during the offseason program. With just Josh Huff and Rueben Randle to beat for the No. 3 job, Givens could find himself in a starting role this season.
Shea McClellin working primarily at DE 06-27-2016
Shea McClellin MLB NE
Shea McClellin worked primarily at defensive end during the Patriots' offseason program.

CSN New England
McClellin entered the league as a defensive end, but he spent the last two years playing as an off-ball linebacker. It seems as if the Patriots like him better as a pass rusher. He is too slight to play full-time at defensive end, but he should fill a role in sub packages.
Aaron Dobson left off 53-man projection 06-27-2016
Aaron Dobson WR NE
CSN New England's Phil Perry left Aaron Dobson off his 53-man roster projection.

CSN New England
Perry is unswayed by Dobson's strong spring, saying he will have to "continue to impress through training camp" to earn a roster spot. ESPN's Mike Reiss said earlier this month Dobson would be the starting "X" receiver if the season started then, which shows how jumbled New England's receiver situation is right now. Dobson may need to beat out both rookie Malcolm Mitchell and Nate Washington to keep his job.
Mike Wallace: I have a lot up my sleeve 06-27-2016
Mike Wallace WR BAL
Mike Wallace believes he is a better receiver today than when he left Pittsburgh.

"I think I've gotten better, even though [the] numbers don't say so," Wallace said. "I think I'll get better this year, and I'll show some people I have a lot up my sleeve." Wallace disappointed after leaving the Steelers for a five-year, $60-million deal with the Dolphins, and he was an absolute flop with the Vikings last year. He was never a good fit with either Ryan Tannehill or Teddy Bridgewater, however, so there is some reason to believe he can improve with Joe Flacco under center. Wallace is competing with Kamar Aiken and Breshad Perriman (knee) for a role opposite Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles').
Tyler Lockett improving against the press 06-27-2016
Tyler Lockett WR SEA
Tyler Lockett said he has been working on his technique against press coverage.

"The biggest thing is I've been going against Richard [Sherman] about 95 percent of the camp, and he's just made me a better player," Lockett said. "I've got to be able to move him and get him off at the line, and I can't use the same stuff every time because he's a smart defender, so I've got to switch some things up." Locked in as a starter on the outside, Lockett has also been working on his deep-ball chemistry with Russell Wilson. It will be extremely difficult for Lockett to replicate his efficiency from last season, but a bump in targets could help him reach new fantasy heights.