NFL Roundup: UNH product Corey Graham named a captain by Bills
Cornerback and University of New Hampshire product Corey Graham, running back Fred Jackson, linebacker Brandon Spikes, defensive tackle Kyle Williams, defensive end Mario Williams and center Eric Wood were selected by their teammates as captains for the 2014 season.
Sam fails to secure spot on Rams’ practice squad
Two days after being cut from the Rams’ final 53-man roster for the 2014 regular season, and a day after going unclaimed on waivers by any other NFL team, Sam was still on the outside looking in.
But despite his success at Missouri, talent evaluators have said he might struggle in the NFL, perhaps too small to play regularly on the defensive line and not athletic enough to play in space as a linebacker.
Panthers’ Newton returns, looks good
Carolina quarterback Cam Newton returned to the practice field and looked primed and ready for the Panthers opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
WR Welker avoids long-term setback
Denver veteran wide receiver Wes Welker joined his Broncos teammates on the practice field, a good sign that he avoided a long-term setback from a concussion.
He suffered his third concussion in less than a year when he was hit by D.J. Swearinger during a preseason game against the Houston Texans. The hit angered quarterback Peyton Manning, who was penalized and fined by the league for taunting the safety after a touchdown pass on the subsequent play.