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NFL News and Notes - June 6, 2010

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NFL News and Notes - June 6, 2010

Several members of the New England Patriots, including quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick, took part in the Best Buddies Challenge on Saturday.

Free agent linebacker Reggie Torbor agreed to a two-year deal with the Buffalo Bills.

New York Jets second-year quarterback Mark Sanchez has a better grasp of the offense, writes Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross predicts his team will play in Super Bowl XLV.

Baltimore Ravens rookie tight ends Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta will compete hard for the top backup job behind starter Todd Heap.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a long journey ahead of him to win back the fans he's lost, writes Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

After a rough first season on the job, Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is excited about the upcoming season, writes Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

The Cincinnati Bengals are glad Shayne Graham is gone, writes Chick Ludwig of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Indianapolis Colts president Bill Polian doesn't foresee new deals for Reggie Wayne and Robert Mathis.

Tennessee Titans third-round linebacker Rennie Curran has been mentored by former NFL linebacker Jessie Tuggle for the last five years.

Jacksonville Jaguars undrafted rookie quarterback Trevor Harris, who played his college ball at Edinboro, is adjusting to the speed of the NFL game.

The Kansas City Chiefs have improved their speed, writes Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star.

Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno has shown signs of improvement this off-season, writes Mike Klis of the Denver Post.

San Diego Chargers linebacker Larry English acknowledges not being 100% comfortable in the defense, but hopes to reach that point by the start of the regular season.

Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times applies "Woodenisms" to the Oakland Raiders.

Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area posted part two of his exclusive interview with San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York.

Rugby star Greg Inglis reportedly rejected a "secret approach" by the Seattle Seahawks last week.

Former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Isaac Bruce gave some pointers to Wayne Lyons, a 5-star defensive back recruit from Bruce's high school alma mater, during Bruce's free football clinic on Saturday.

New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey does not wish to elaborate on his recent health scare.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris believes his team can win now, writes Gary Shelton of the St. Petersburg Times.

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution shuffles through Atlanta Falcons first-round linebacker Sean Weatherspoon's iPod.

Carolina Panthers defensive line coach Brian Baker is working with young and unproven players.

Washington Redskins kicker Graham Gano has pushed himself to improve this off-season.

Philadelphia Eagles guard Todd Herremans will likely miss the rest of the team's off-season workouts with a foot injury.

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin comments on the passing of legendary coach John Wooden, who Coughlin calls "a national treasure".

Cowboys Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, blew out the candles on its first birthday.

Former Chicago Bears defensive back Donnell Woolford helped raise money at a charity golf tournament for the Mooseheart Child City and School, a school for children in need outside of Chicago.

Speaking of charity golf tournaments, Green Bay Packers cornerback Brandon Underwood is at the center of a sexual assault investigation in Lake Delton, Wisconsin, which allegedly took place after Clay Matthews' charity golf tournament in nearby Wisconsin Dells.

Minnesota Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell says Brett Favre, his longtime friend, is "50/50" on returning for the 2010 season, reports Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press.

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson are starting to click, writes John Niyo of the Detroit News.

Today's NFL birthdays: Bills undrafted rookie linebacker Mike Wright (24), Bears linebacker Kevin Malast (24), Bengals third-round cornerback Brandon Ghee (23), Browns linebacker Jason Trusnik (26), Lions defensive tackle Joe Cohen (26), Packers guard Josh Sitton (24), Texans running back Chris Henry (25), Chiefs defensive end Tyson Jackson (24), Jets quarterback Kellen Clemens (27), Chargers defensive lineman Ryon Bingham (29), Seahawks kicker Olindo Mare (37), Rams second-round offensive tackle Rodger Saffold (22), Titans center LeRoy Harris (26), free agent wide receivers David Ball (26), and, proving that ESPN's Mike Sando was right when he called me a roster geek, undrafted offensive tackle Carl Spitale, who played at Florida Atlantic University and tried out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in April, turns 23 today.

Spitale was drafted by the Sacramento Mountain Lions in the seventh-round of the UFL Draft.

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