NFL News and Notes - May 6, 2010

New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl restricted free agent guard Jahri Evans agreed to a seven-year, $56.7 million dollar contract extension on Wednesday.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers first-round defensive tackle Gerald McCoy comments on the subtle differences between the Bucs' one-gap system and the one-gap system he played in at the University of Oklahoma.

Atlanta Falcons rookies and veterans will begin a three-day mini-camp this weekend at their Flowery Branch headquarters.

The Washington Redskins shook up their scouting department, letting Russ Bolinger and Donnie Warren go, and reportedly hiring Richard Mann II.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb's jerseys are selling well, ranking 12th in the NFL in April.

Former New York Giants defensive end George Martin has been elected CEO and President of NFL Alumni, Inc.

Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode has confidence in Doug Free, who will be tasked with replacing Flozell Adams at left tackle.

St. Louis Rams minority owner Stan Kroenke's bid to purchase the remaining 60% of the team will take some more time, reports Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Free agent quarterback Marc Bulger intrigues several people inside the Arizona Cardinals' organization, reports Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic.

Free agent cornerback William James agreed to a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Josh Wilson took part in a Q&A session with readers of the Tacoma News Tribune.

A stadium bill that would pave the way for a new structure for the Minnesota Vikings was dealt a fatal blow on Wednesday.

Green Bay Packers tight end Donald Lee's days with the team are numbered, writes Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune thinks the Chicago Bears should do more to bring franchise legends back into the fold.

Detroit Lions third-round cornerback Amari Spievey is confident his mistakes are behind him.

Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix plucked Darrell Moody out of the San Diego Chargers' scouting department.

Evans' contract may set some parameters for a long-term deal between the New England Patriots and guard Logan Mankins.

After trying out for the New York Jets last weekend, undrafted Syracuse tight end Mike Owen hopes to score an invite to training camp.

Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver O.J. McDuffie won an $11.5M judgment against a former team doctor.

As long as Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Kassim Osgood excels on special teams, he'll be a good signing, writes Alfie Crow.

Before he was even drafted, Tennessee Titans first-round defensive end Derrick Morgan had already impressed NFL stars with his work ethic.

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has spent the off-season undergoing MMA training with Jay Glazer.

Indianapolis Colts defensive end Rudolph Hardie and tight end Jamie Petrowski have been released.

A deal between the Cincinnati Bengals and free agent cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones appears imminent, reports Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Iowa State heavyweight wrestler David Zabriskie tried out for the Cleveland Browns, but isn't expecting a callback and is fine with his three-day NFL career.

Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler is enjoying his bevy of linebackers, writes John Harris of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed underwent hip surgery this off-season.

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley says they'll know about their draft class in two or three years.

Dave Kreiger of the Denver Post thinks it's time to show the money to Denver Broncos Pro Bowl restricted free agent linebacker Elvis Dumervil.

Genetically-engineered for bowling, San Diego Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips will host a bowling benefit for the After-School All-Stars program.

Oakland Raiders first-round linebacker Rolando McClain is the strong, physical leader the Raiders need in the middle of the defense, writes Cam Inman of the Oakland Tribune.

Today's NFL birthdays: Falcons defensive end John Abraham (32) and safety Erik Coleman (28), Panthers undrafted cornerback R.J. Stanford (22), Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (28), Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt (28), Giants wide receiver Steve Smith (25), Jets undrafted linebacker Cory Reamer (23), Chargers safety C.J. Spillman (25), Rams undrafted running back Keith Toston (23), and Redskins linebacker Adam Carriker (26).

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