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NFL News and Notes - June 11, 2010

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NFL News and Notes - June 11, 2010

I am so ready for the World Cup, I can already hear the vuvuzelas.

New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins received a letter from the team indicating that they would reduce the amount of his one-year tender if he fails to sign his existing offer before June 15.

Buffalo Bills defensive end/linebacker Aaron Schobel is prepared to walk away from the franchise.

New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum says it's unlikely that the team will be able to re-sign all four of their core players seeking contract extensions this off-season, Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Miami Dolphins restricted free agent tight end Anthony Fasano signed his one-year tender.

Three veteran defensive backs had tryouts with the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, reports Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger appeared "relaxed and contrite" during his two interviews with local television stations this week, writes Gary Rotstein of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Cleveland Browns kicker Phil Dawson is unhappy with his contract, but is attending the team's mandatory mini-camp.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer would like to see Chad Ochocinco attend more of the team's off-season practices, writes Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Indianapolis Colts safety Bob Sanders will host a football clinic next week in his hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania.

Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Daryl Smith's Pro Bowl-caliber play has gone unnoticed nationally.

Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats was waived on Thursday.

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley wouldn't hesitate to start two rookies at safety this season, reports Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star.

For the Denver Broncos to sign linebacker Elvis Dumervil, the next four weeks will be critical, writes Mike Klis of the Denver Post.

Newly signed San Diego Chargers offensive tackle Tra Thomas was working with the first-team line on Thursday.

Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable is open to changing his original plan at running back.

His hard running style makes Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber "an old 27", writes Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News.

An internet porn site has made an offer for the naming rights on the new Meadowlands Stadium.

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid plans on conducting a rigorous training camp, writes Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Washington Redskins wide receiver Mike Furrey practiced with his new team on Thursday.

Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad hung up his cleats yesterday.

Atlanta Falcons sixth-round safety Shann Schillinger signed a four-year contract on Thursday.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers restricted free agent offensive tackle Donald Penn could have his one-year tender reduced if he does not sign by June 15, Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times reports.

New Orleans Saints unsigned restricted free agent running back Pierre Thomas will visit the Gulf Coast on Friday.

Detroit Lions seventh-round wide receiver Tim Toone has caught the eye of head coach Jim Schwartz, writes Tim Twentyman of the Detroit News.

Minnesota Vikings second-year linebacker Jasper Brinkley has improved this off-season, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver discussed his secretive knee surgery this off-season with Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Chicago Bears backup safety Craig Steltz is still learning the defense.

St. Louis Rams fourth-round wide receiver Mardy Gilyard was finally able to join the team's off-season workouts on Thursday.

Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic writes that the Arizona Cardinals feel better about themselves now than they did when the off-season began.

San Francisco 49ers running back Glen Coffee has gotten bigger over the off-season.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll responded to the sanctions the NCAA imposed on USC, his former employer.

Today's NFL birthdays: Panthers linebacker Jordan Senn (26), Lions defensive end Jared DeVries (34), Texans linebacker Zach Diles (25), Steelers wide receiver Tyler Grisham (23), free agents defensive tackle Antwan Burton (27), fullback Ronnie Cruz (29), linebacker Alex Lewis (29), guard Grey Ruegamer (34).

Legendary coach Vince Lombardi would have turned 97 today.

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