NFL News and Notes - May 24, 2010

Buffalo Bills quarterbacks coach George Cortez is making his NFL coaching debut at age 59, writes Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News.

New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker discussed his torn rotator cuff.

The New York Jets have inquired about Australian rugby star Greg Inglis, reports Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. (Reported on Inglis' drawing interest from NFL teams on May 15)

Miami Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby is stepping up and taking a leadership role on defense.

Baltimore Ravens restricted free agent fullback Le'Ron McClain is lobbying for more carries through his Twitter account.

Three men were arrested on Sunday after scaling a fence to enter Heinz Field.

Cleveland Browns running back Chris Jennings will not face criminal charges after an incident at a Cleveland nightclub in April.

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis' charity golf tournament this weekend brought out many former Bengals stars, including Cris Collinsworth and Ken Anderson.

Tennessee Titans tight end Bo Scaife is expected to attend the team's OTA sessions this week, reports Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter admits his preference is to throw the ball more.

Houston Texans first-round cornerback Kareem Jackson doesn't lack confidence.

Bob Gretz takes an in-depth look at Kansas City Chiefs restricted free agent linebacker Derrick Johnson, who Gretz feels needs to start in 2010.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post reported that Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton was available via trade earlier this off-season, a report that the Broncos denied through ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Recovering from a torn ACL, Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Marlin Jackson is eager to join an aggressive defense.

With a lot of familiar special teams players moving on, Washington Redskins special teams coordinator Danny Smith enjoys the challenge of putting a unit together.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Patrick Crayton will not attend the team's OTA sessions this week, reports Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News.

Phillip Matier of the San Francisco Chronicle reports the San Francisco 49ers are spending big money to get their stadium plan passed by Santa Clara voters.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant wants to prove last season was no fluke.

St. Louis Rams running back Kenneth Darby and Chris Ogbonnaya feel there's no need to search outside the organization for a back-up to Steven Jackson.

Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune recaps the Chicago Bears' weekend mini-camp.

2010 is a make or break year for oft-injured Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Justin Harrell.

Minnesota Vikings second-round running back Toby Gerhart was surprised to be selected by the Vikings.

Detroit Lions second-year linebacker Zach Follett's progress as a linebacker is impressing his coaches, writes Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press.

Free agent fullback Jason McKie will sign with the New Orleans Saints.

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Chauncey Davis is taking on childhood obesity, writes D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Carolina Panthers sixth-round quarterback Tony Pike can't practice with the team until the University of Cincinnati holds its graduation ceremony.

Today's NFL birthdays: Panthers fourth-round linebacker Eric Norwood (22), Broncos cornerback Tony Carter (24), Chiefs guard Jermail Porter (24), Giants long-snapper Zak DeOssie (26) and offensive tackle Kareem McKenzie (31), Jets safety Brodney Pool (26), Buccaneers running back Kareem Huggins (24), Titans defensive end Jason Babin (30), free agent offensive lineman Justin Geisinger (28) and defensive tackle Jeff Zgonina (40).

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