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NFL News and Notes - April 30, 2010

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NFL News and Notes - April 30, 2010

Busy day in the NFL, as Seattle Seahawks Hall of Fame left tackle Walter Jones will announce his retirement at 12pm PT, New York Giants punter Jeff Feagles will announce his retirement, and 24 of the 32 NFL teams open a mini-camp today, which may prompt teams to release some high-priced veterans before they hit the field.

NFL News and Notes

Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe profiles New England Patriots first-round cornerback Devin McCourty.

The Buffalo Bills announced the signing of six undrafted free agents on Thursday.

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has some advice for undrafted running back Joe McKnight, his former teammate at USC.

With the Miami Dolphins set to open mini-camp today, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel breaks down the Dolphins' rookie class.

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and cornerback Dominique Foxworth delivered an anti-steroid message to 700 high schoolers on Thursday.

Pittsburgh Steelers second-round linebacker Jason Worilds patterns his game after James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley.

Cleveland Browns third-round quarterback Colt McCoy will do fine in the NFL, Mack Brown, McCoy's college coach, says.

The Cincinnati Bengals claimed defensive back DeAngelo Willingham off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.

Before he can practice, Tennessee Titans second-year wide receiver Kenny Britt must first get in shape, reports Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Free agent safety Darren Sharper left a visit with the Jacksonville Jaguars without a contract offer.

Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle looks at how Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has impacted the Houston community.

Undrafted University of Massachusetts wide receiver Jeremy Horne has a tryout with the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend.

Free agent linebacker Nick Greisen re-signed with the Denver Broncos.

The San Diego Chargers announced the signing of kicker Nick Novak on Thursday.

Oakland Raiders third- and fourth-round offensive tackles Jared Veldheer and Bruce Campbell will have opportunities to earn spots on the offensive line this season.

Arizona Cardinals guard Alan Faneca is expected to start at left guard.

San Francisco 49ers acting general manager Trent Baalke discussed the team's draft on Thursday.

Seattle Seahawks left tackle Walter Jones is retiring after 13-year career worthy of first-ballot induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

St. Louis Rams sixth-round tight end Fendi Onobun is a project with a lot of upside, writes Bill Coats of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

New Orleans Saints second-round offensive tackle Charles Brown's draft stock may have fallen due to medical red flags, reports James Varney of the Times-Picayune.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers first- and second-round defensive tackles Gerald McCoy and Brian Price will get some help from Warren Sapp.

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution looks at the Atlanta Falcons three-deep depth chart.

Charles Chandler of the Charlotte Observer has the 10 things to watch at the Carolina Panthers three-day mini-camp.

Free agent wide receiver Bobby Wade has reached a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins.

As first reported by Adam Caplan of, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb signed a one-year contract extension worth $12.25 million in guaranteed money.

New York Giants punter Jeff Feagles will announce his retirement today.

David Moore of the Dallas Morning News wonders if Dallas Cowboys second-round linebacker Sean Lee is the next Keith Brooking.

Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune compares Chicago Bears third-round safety Major Wright to safeties from the Bears' past.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Khalil Jones is being converted to safety.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Bernard Berrian was convicted of misdemeanor speeding and fined $300 for an incident that occurred last November.

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz thinks the front four could be the strength of the defense.

Today's NFL birthdays: Ravens cornerback Chris Carr (27), Cowboys offensive tackle Pat McQuistan (27), Jaguars offensive tackle Paul McQuistan (27) and wide receiver Troy Williamson (28), Rams offensive tackle Jason Smith (24), and free agents cornerback Kevin Hobbs (27) and running back Justin Green (28).

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