FBG Daily Email - Volume 13, Issue 18
By Joe Bryant
May 11th, 2012


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Hi Folks,

Welcome to the weekend. If you've got a Mom that's still around, hope you've got something nice in store for her this weekend. You worry about the card and we'll keep track of the NFL news and notes for you. Let's get to it.

J

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. BUF - QB Vince Young signed
2. SF - Coach has been impressed with WR Randy Moss
3. DET - Mikel Leshoure pleads guilty to misdemeanor charge
4. DET - Mikel Leshoure unsure about possible suspension
5. NYJ - WR Santonio Holmes says disagreements with QB overblown
6. NYG - David Wilson signs
7. HOU - QB Matt Schaub to sit out team drills in workouts
8. SF - A.J. Jenkins says he needs to get in shape
9. CLE - Open to adding veteran WR
10. DET - Ryan Broyles not taking part in practice
11. CLE - Not ready to say Phil Taylor to miss season

BUF - QB Vince Young signed

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

The Buffalo Bills have signed free-agent QB Vince Young (Eagles) to a one-year deal. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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A great landing spot for Young as he'll get to work under Chan Gailey. The Bills head coach is known to get the most out of QBs he works with as evidenced by the production he got from guys like Tyler Thigpen and Kordell Stewart.

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SF - Coach has been impressed with WR Randy Moss

Source: Sacramento Bee - Matt Barrows

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said he has been impressed with WR Randy Moss during offseason workouts.

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Moss is trying to regain his form after missing all of the 2011 season. He bounced around to three different teams in 2010 and seemed to lose his motivation.

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DET - Mikel Leshoure pleads guilty to misdemeanor charge

Source: Detroit Free Press - George Sipple

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana and will have to pay $575 in fines. Leshoure will be required to show the judge proof of compliance with a treatment program conducted through the NFL when he is in court again next May.

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The NFL will be testing Leshoure two to three times a week as part of the program but the number of tests will decrease with time.

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DET - Mikel Leshoure unsure about possible suspension

Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure said he is not sure if he will receive a suspension from the NFL for pleading guilty to a misdemeanor marijuana charge.

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With two offenses this offseason we could see the league handing out a suspension. LeShoure is trying to rehab from a Achilles' injury.

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NYJ - WR Santonio Holmes says disagreements with QB overblown

Source: New York Daily News - Manish Mehta

New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes said his disagreements with QB Mark Sanchez have been overblown by the media and the two have never had any serious disagreements. 'From my perspective and Mark's perspective, everything was blown out of proportion,' Holmes said. 'We never had any real serious disagreements. All that stuff was just blown up from other people. We let it be. Thatís why we never talked about itÖ Thatís why we never cared to share anything about it, because we know nothing happened.'

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We shall see if Holmes can have better chemistry with Sanchez this year. If Sanchez wants to keep the starting job away from Tim Tebow he'll need to be more consistent in the early part of the season.

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NYG - David Wilson signs

Source: Twitter

The New York Giants signed first-round pick RB David Wilson to a four-year deal with an option for a fifth year Friday, May 11. Financial terms weren't given.

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Wilson is a very talented back who reminds many in the scouting community of Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles. He will be a backup behind Ahmad Bradshaw this year and is a threat to score from anywhere on the field.

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HOU - QB Matt Schaub to sit out team drills in workouts

Source: HoustonTexans.com - Nick Scurfield

Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub (foot) will not be participating in team drills during workouts this offseason because of his injured foot.

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No surprise here. Schaub is reportedly ahead of schedule on his rehab, but there's no need to rush him back to practice. This will open up opportunity for guys like T.J. Yates, Case Keenum, and John Beck to get more reps.

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SF - A.J. Jenkins says he needs to get in shape

Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Eric Branch

San Francisco 49ers WR A.J. Jenkins said he needs to get in shape this offseason after struggling with his stamina during practice Friday, May 11. Jenkins said the traveling and being away from home during the draft process affected his shape.

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Not a good sign for the rookie here. Jenkins is a talented player who knows how to run routes precisely. He'll have to get into better shape if he wants to make an impact as a rookie.

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CLE - Open to adding veteran WR

Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said the team will be open to the possibility of signing a veteran wide receiver in free agency after they did not take a receiver early in the 2012 NFL Draft. Holmgren said the team likes WRs Greg Little and Mohamed Massaquoi and believe WR Travis Benjamin will contribute on offense.

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The Browns need serious help with their passing game. Little is talented but struggled with drops last year. Carlton Mitchell was ineffective as a deep WR because he could outrun Colt McCoy's arm. Massaquoi is a middling grade talent and struggles to get open. Their most consistent receiver may be slot WR Jordan Norwood.

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DET - Ryan Broyles not taking part in practice

Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles (knee) is not participating in practice Friday, May 11, because of his knee injury.

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No surprise here. Broyles is back to running, but is still rehabbing the knee injury he sustained last October. We expect the team to be very cautious with him as he continues to rehab.

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CLE - Not ready to say Phil Taylor to miss season

Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said he is not ready to say that DT Phil Taylor (pectoral) will miss the entire 2012 season but did acknowledge it is a possibility.

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Most pectoral injuries do force a player to miss the entire season, but Taylor suffered this injury four months before the start of the year. It's possible he could come back at the midway point of the season if his rehab goes well.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and we'll see you tomorrow with the update. Remember those Moms.

Peace,

J

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