NFL News and Notes - May 3, 2010

After a three-day tryout, undrafted Brown University wide receiver Buddy Farnham signed with the New England Patriots, reports Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald.

University of Alabama undrafted linebacker Cory Reamer has signed with the New York Jets.

Taking over for Joey Porter does not faze Miami Dolphins second-round linebacker Koa Misi, writes Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald.

Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee is trying to qualify for the U.S. Open.

Former Houston Texans defensive line coach Bob Karmelowicz passed away this weekend.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young wants to get to know his running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends better on and off the field.

Indianapolis Colts rookies Ray Fisher and Brandon James will be asked to revitalize the team's return game, writes Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.

Kansas City Chiefs second-round wide receiver Dexter McCluster's strength makes up for his lack of size.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post reviews the Denver Broncos' trade of Jay Cutler, now that all the chips are on the table.

Oakland Raiders guard Robert Gallery is ready for the 2010 season after undergoing surgery to fuse vertebrae this off-season.

San Diego Chargers first-round running back Ryan Mathews nearly quit playing football when he was in high school, writes Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Cincinnati Bengals first-round tight end Jermaine Gresham's performance in the three-day mini-camp impressed head coach Marvin Lewis.

Cleveland Browns sixth-round wide receiver Carlton Mitchell is ready to take advantage of his opportunity.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Limas Sweed injured his Achilles tendon on Sunday.

The biggest change involving the Baltimore Ravens linebackers occurred at the coaching level, writes Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun.

New York Giants second-round defensive tackle Linval Joseph was impressive during the team's rookie mini-camp, writes Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger.

The Philadelphia Eagles hid defensive end Victor Abiamiri's career-threatening surgery to protect their draft strategy, opines Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News.

Dallas Cowboys first-round wide receiver Dez Bryant grabbed all the headlines during the team's three-day mini-camp.

With the trade of cornerback Bryant McFadden, second-year cornerback Greg Toler has a chance to climb the Arizona Cardinals' depth chart.

Matthew Barrows of the Sacramento Bee looks at the potential position battles on the San Francisco 49ers this summer.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Mike Williams says he's changed a lot of his bad habits.

St. Louis Rams first-round quarterback Sam Bradford was "terrific" in training camp, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said.

Green Bay Packers sixth-round running back James Starks is stronger after undergoing shoulder surgery last August.

Minnesota Vikings sixth-round wide receiver Joe Webb's athleticism draws comparisons to Bo Jackson.

Detroit Lions rookies will be hitting the playbook over the next few weeks.

Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz would like a more experienced backup quarterback behind Jay Cutler.

The New Orleans Saints are looking for a veteran backup quarterback, as well.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers third-round cornerback Myron Lewis has the size and skills that head coach Raheem Morris wants in his cornerbacks, writes Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times.

The Carolina Panthers trade of safety Chris Harris was a cost-cutting transaction, head coach John Fox said on Sunday.

Today's NFL birthdays: Bills offensive tackle Demetrius Bell (26), Panthers defensive tackle Corvey Irvin (25), Cowboys defensive end Igor Olshansky (28), Colts running back Joseph Addai (27), Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes (32), and Redskins fourth-round linebacker Perry Riley (22).

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