#NFL News and Notes

Super Bowl News and Notes

Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey will miss the Super Bowl, his teammate said.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson and defensive lineman Ryan Pickett want what's eluded them.

NFL/Senior Bowl News and Notes

Seattle Seahawks safety Lawyer Milloy couldn't imagine the physical toll of an 18-game regular season, writes Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune.

Wholesale roster changes on the San Francisco 49ers are unlikely, writes Matthew Barrows of The Sacramento Bee.

The Arizona Cardinals won't be adding Dick LeBeau to their coaching staff.

Several Senior Bowl receivers, including University of Miami wide receiver Leonard Hankerson, could help the St. Louis Rams next season.

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte may receive a contract extension this off-season, writes Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

The Minnesota Vikings are keeping a close eye on quarterbacks at the Senior Bowl.

ESPN's Mel Kiper expects the draft's top two cornerbacks to be gone by the time the Detroit Lions make the 13th pick of the draft.

Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress will play in 2011, his agent says.

While meeting with reporters in Hawaii, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick reiterated that he hopes to remain with the Eagles.

Auburn University quarterback Cam Newton could be an option for the Washington Redskins in the first round, Kiper thinks.

Kiper also thinks that cornerback is "a critical need" for the Dallas Cowboys.

A five-month rebuilding project at the Louisiana Superdome got underway on Monday.

Linebacker Barrett Ruud is open to returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times reports.

Three starters on the Atlanta Falcons' offensive line are set to become free agents this off-season.

Carolina Panthers college scouting director Don Gregory did a Q&A session with The Charlotte Observer.

Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson thinks the team's VP of scouting Tom Modrak is unfairly criticized.

New England Patriots Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins isn't concerned about his contract situation, reports Karen Guregian of The Boston Herald.

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is still stinging from coming one game short of the Super Bowl in 2010.

Miami Dolphins secondary coach Todd Bowles is a candidate for the Cardinals' defensive coordinator job.

Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed reflected on the life and loss of his younger brother, Brian, at a news conference on Wednesday.

Kiper has the Cleveland Browns taking University of Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green with the sixth pick of the draft in his mock draft.

According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is the most powerful person in sports.

The Tennessee Titans need running back Chris Johnson to fill a leadership void, writes Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley is unlikely to carry two titles in 2011.

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox has turned his focus to the team's roster, writes Jeff Legwold of The Denver Post.

Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune looks at how Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson succeeded despite growing up in a rough neighborhood.

Getting his degree mattered to Clemson safety DeAndre McDaniel, reports Joseph Person of The Charlotte Observer.

Quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Jake Locker made different final impressions in the final Senior Bowl practice, writes Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com.

Doug Farrar of Yahoo! Sports shares his North and South practice observations from Wednesday.

Adam Caplan of FOXSports.com shares his observations from Mobile.

Wes Bunting of the National Football Post thinks Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder has quietly improved his draft stock.

Michigan State linebacker Greg Jones has impressed Cincinnati Bengals linebackers coach Jeff FitzGerald in Mobile this week.

Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller has been a standout at the Senior Bowl this week, writes Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News.

University of Washington linebacker Mason Foster has generated a buzz in Mobile, writes Danny O'Neil of The Seattle Times.

Today's NFL birthdays: Falcons defensive end Chauncey Davis (28), Lions safety C.C. Brown (28), Jaguars wide receiver Jason Harmon (24), Dolphins defensive end Kendall Langford (25) and fullback Deon Anderson (28), Vikings long-snapper Cullen Loeffler (30), Patriots running back Fred Taylor (35), Raiders quarterback Bruce Gradkowski (28), Seahawks cornerback Marcus Brown (24) and defensive end Jay Richardson (27), and Redskins linebacker Robert Henson (25).

Hall of Fame halfback/quarterback Fritz Pollard, one the first African-American players, and the first African-American head coach, in NFL history, was born on this day in 1894.

Retired wide receiver Cris Collinsworth (52), defensive end Anthony Pleasant (43), offensive tackle Dean Steinkuhler (50), kicker Matt Stover (43), and defensive tackle Bryant Young (39).

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