NFL News and Notes - May 1, 2010

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre needs surgery on his left ankle in order to play in 2010.

Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel profiles Green Bay Packers fifth-round tight end Andrew Quarless.

As expected, the Chicago Bears added Tim Ruskell to their personnel department.

Detroit Lions first-round defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh made a big impression in his first mini-camp practice.

New York Giants first-year defensive coordinator Perry Fewell demands that his defense be physical.

Philadelphia Eagles guard Max Jean-Gilles underwent lap-band surgery, reports Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News.

Washington Redskins receivers coach Keenan McCardell is tasked with developing Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly.

Dallas Cowboys first-round wide receiver Dez Bryant's conditioning was an issue in his first workout.

A lawsuit against the New Orleans Saints by the team's former security director alleges the theft of painkillers by senior staff members.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers first- and second-round defensive tackles Gerald McCoy and Brian Price hope to be the best tandem in the NFL one day.

Charles Chandler of the Charlotte Observer recaps the first day of a new era for the Carolina Panthers.

St. Louis Rams first-round quarterback Sam Bradford thought his first NFL practice "was a blast", reports Bill Coats of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Arizona Cardinals restricted free agent guard Deuce Lutui was a no-show for the first day of mini-camp.

Matthew Barrows of the Sacramento Bee recaps the first day of practice at the San Francisco 49ers' rookie mini-camp.

Seattle Seahawks left tackle Walter Jones retired because he "couldn't go out and play at a standard that I had set for myself", the future Hall of Famer said on Friday.

Seahawks veteran wide receivers T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Deion Branch both underwent surgeries recently.

Oakland Raiders franchise defensive end Richard Seymour is nearing a long-term deal, reports Vittorio Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle.

San Diego Chargers restricted free agent wide receiver Vincent Jackson entered a guilty plea to knowingly driving with a suspended driver's license in January.

Denver Broncos first-round quarterback Tim Tebow's first day of practice at Dove Valley involved more media members than players.

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley was displeased with the conditioning of the rookies on the first day of mini-camp.

Jacksonville Jaguars first-round defensive tackle Tyson Alualu has a lot in common with Tim Tebow, writes Michael DiRocco of the Florida Times-Union.

Tennessee Titans first-round defensive end Derrick Morgan will be expected to make an immediate contribution as a pass-rusher.

Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star opens up his Indianapolis Colts mailbag, which includes a question about when the Colts will look for Peyton Manning's replacement. (The Colts aren't feverishly attempting to clone him?)

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer recaps the first and second practice sessions of the first day of the Cincinnati Bengals' three-day rookie mini-camp.

Cleveland Browns second-round running back Montario Hardesty continues to follow in the footsteps of Jamal Lewis.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Limas Sweed has made major changes in his life, writes Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

For the first time since 2004, the Baltimore Ravens starting five offensive line return for another season.

The Buffalo Bills announced the signing of two more undrafted free agents, including former University of Florida wide receiver David Nelson.

New England Patriots second-round linebacker Brandon Spikes hopes his play will silence his critics, writes Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald.

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said his team will "definitely consider" signing free agent outside linebacker Adalius Thomas.

The Miami Dolphins began a three-day mini-camp on Friday.

Today's NFL birthdays: Falcons linebacker Stephen Nicholas (27), Lions cornerback Paul Pratt (25), Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker (29), Chargers first-round running back Ryan Mathews (23), 49ers running back Glen Coffee (23), free agent long-snapper Ethan Albright (39), free agent wide receiver Josh Reed (30), free agent running back Byron Storer (26), Packers undrafted wide receiver Chastin West (23).

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