Friday, June 7, 2013
Links: Colts talking with Ahmad Bradshaw
By ESPN.com staff
With Ed Reed sidelined, rookie safety D.J. Swearinger has gotten extra reps during organized team activities (OTAs) and has already made an impression on teammates, write the Houston Chronicle's Tania Ganguli and Corey Roepken. "Every day he comes out here and does something amazing," safety Danieal Manning said.
Left tackle Andrew Gardner will get to show what he can do with the first team during next week's minicamp, write Ganguli and Roepken. Starter Duane Brown had a bone spur removed from his foot Wednesday and is expected to be out for a month.
A photo gallery of Texans OTAs from the Chronicle.
Coach Gary Kubiak singled out rookies Swearinger and DeAndre Hopkins for praise after wrapping up OTAs Thursday.
Former Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw visited the Colts on Thursday and the two sides have been discussing a contract, reports the Indianapolis Star's Mike Chappell. The Colts are committed to running the football more effectively a season after averaging just 3.8 yards per attempt, writes Chappell.
Reggie Wayne, who spends much of the offseason in South Florida working out, is back in Indianapolis for OTAs and next week's mandatory minicamp, AP reports. "Reggie looks great," quarterback Andrew Luck said. "Reggie's going to look great in whatever offense you put him in. If it's the spread or whatever that crazy A-11 thing was in high school a couple of years ago, whether it's backyard football, any sport. He's the type of guy that stands out. He's just an athlete. He knows how to play. He'll be great. He always is."
The Jaguars worked out free agent running back Beanie Wells, a 2009 first-round pick of the Cardinals who has struggled to stay healthy since entering the league, reports Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
Uche Nwaneri played last season with torn knee cartilage and a torn meniscus, but the guard said he never considered taking himself out of the lineup to get it fixed, writes the Times-Union's Vito Stellino. "We’re in the trenches. You can’t show any signs of weakness. I’d do it over again in a heartbeat. A lot of it has to do with pride. At the same time, we’re all in this together. The guy next to me is relying on me. I don’t want to let that person down," Nwaneri said. In the offseason, Nwaneri first had arthroscopic surgery on the knee, then later had stem cells taken out of his hip and injected into his knee to regrow cartilage.
The team waived center Eugene Amano after nine seasons with the club, AP reports.
The Titans' decision to ditch last season's playbook and start over was a gamble, but a necessary one, writes The Tennessean's David Climer.
The Titans signed Moise Fokou as a free agent this offseason, and the middle linebacker is making a case to be the starter during OTAs, writes The Tennessean's John Glennon. "He’s here, in his mind, to start. That’s how it should be," coach Mike Munchak said.