Dee Ford, C.J. Mosley break NFL minicamp taking first-team reps
By Mark Inabinett
Excerpt from Al.com
Iron Bowl rivals Dee Ford of Auburn and C.J. Mosley of Alabama have had parallel courses into the pros. Both were first-round selections in the 2014 NFL Draft on May 8, with Mosley going to the Baltimore Ravens with the 17th selection and Ford going to the Kansas City Chiefs with the 23rd. Both spent most of the offseason practices lining up with the second-team defense. And both were running with the first team when minicamps broke up on Thursday. NFL training camps start in about a month.
For Mosley, starting status is expected. For Ford, it has not been. READ MORE…
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Peyton Manning has no plans to retire anytime soon
By Ryan Wilson
Excerpt from CBSSports.com
"In case there was any doubt -- and, frankly, we don't know why there would be -- 38-year-old Peyton Manning has no intentions of retiring anytime soon.
Coming off the most productive two-year stretch of his Hall of Fame career, the Broncos quarterback says he'll continue to play as long as he's effective.
"I still enjoy the work and preparation," Manning said, via the Associated Press." READ MORE…
Quick-hit thoughts around NFL
By Mike Reiss
Excerpt from ESPNBoston.com
"While this is the post-minicamp time of year for coaches to take vacation, all 2014 draft picks across the NFL will be busy this week at the NFL's Rookie Symposium, a four-day orientation held in Aurora, Ohio. The symposium begins today and the idea is to introduce them to life in the NFL, with the following four core teaching principles: NFL history, total wellness, professional experience, and workplace conduct. Rookies can expect to hear presentations, videos, workshops on player health and safety, decision-making, mental health, substance abuse, workplace respect and maintaining positive relationships." READ MORE…