NFL News and Notes - May 21, 2010

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is not trying to replace Wes Welker.

The Buffalo Bills are opening up a June practice to the public.

After a few missed kicks during the OTAs, kicker Nick Folk is already on thin ice with New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan.

Linebacker Zach Thomas signed a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Miami Dolphins.

Baltimore Ravens rookie tight ends Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta have made positive impressions on head coach John Harbaugh and quarterback Joe Flacco.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch is third on the depth chart.

Cleveland Browns unsigned restricted free agent linebacker D'Qwell Jackson says he'll be a Brown this season.

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis will host a charity golf tournament this weekend.

Indianapolis Colts safety Bob Sanders, wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez, and kicker Adam Vinatieri appeared healthy at the team's practice on Thursday, reports Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.

Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jovan Haye has dropped 25 pounds this off-season.

Jacksonville Jaguars safety Reggie Nelson wants to put 2009 in his rear view mirror, writes Vito Stellino of The Times-Union.

Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson wants to spend his entire career with the Houston Texans.

Former Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson disputes wide receiver Dwayne Bowe's claims that veterans import women during road trips.

The Denver Broncos offense could be using more two-back sets in 2010, writes Mike Klis of the Denver Post.

San Diego Chargers general manager A.J. Smith met with David Dunn, the agent for restricted free agent linebacker Shawne Merriman.

Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable says there has been no progress on contract talks with franchised defensive end Richard Seymour, reports Vittorio Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle.

New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora took to his blog to advise LeBron James about what it's like to play for a New York sports team.

Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News profiles Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Chad Hall, who is also an assistant commander for maintenance with the Black Widows, the 421st Fighter Squadron, who spends his weekends at Hill Air Force Base in Salt Lake City.

Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss has been linked to HGH.

Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones isn't worried about who the starting running back will be in 2010.

Newly signed linebacker Clint Ingram is excited about his opportunity with the New Orleans Saints.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Sean Jones may challenge Sabby Piscatelli for the starting strong safety job.

Atlanta Falcons running back Jason Snelling is out to prove that 2009 was no fluke, writes D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Detroit Lions have confidence in second-year middle linebacker DeAndre Levy, writes Tom Kowalski of

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre's return in 2010 may hinge upon the success of a college baseball team.

Green Bay Packers offensive linemen Daryn Colledge and Jason Spitz may be competing to start at left guard.

Chicago Bears sixth-round quarterback Dan LeFevour signed a four-year contract on Thursday.

For now, A.J. Feeley is the top quarterback on the St. Louis Rams.

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Darren Mougey is trying to make the team he grew up rooting for.

San Francisco 49ers president Jed York finalized the team's front office power structure on Thursday.

Today's NFL birthdays: Panthers offensive tackle Rob Petitti (28), Cowboys guard Montrae Holland (30), Broncos wide receiver Eddie Royal (24), Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush (26), Dolphins punter Brandon Fields (26) and running back Ricky Williams (33), Giants offensive tackle Guy Whimper (27), Rams seventh-round linebacker Josh Hull (23), Buccaneers sixth-round punter Brent Bowden (23), free agent wide receiver Keary Colbert (28), and former NFL quarterback Quinn Gray (31).

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