NFL News and Notes: May 21
In my "NFL News & Notes" articles, I'll attempt to quickly inform you of the days news coming from the NFL, its teams and players.
Sometimes I'll publish it in a slide show format, at other times in a regular article format.
I'll also occasionally add my opinions, thoughts, or sometimes a touch of humor.
I hope that this will help keep you up to date with current news in a quick manner.
But here we go, the first installment of my "NFL News & Notes" on this site.
The Champs Visit the White House
The Super Bowl Champion, Pittsburgh Steelers visited President Obama at the White House.
As you may have heard, Defensive Player of the Year, James Harrison was not present.
The President along with the Steeler players met with wounded soldiers and put together care packages for troops serving overseas.
The President admitted that he was rooting for the Steelers in the Super Bowl, but will always be a Chicago Bears fan first.
Maybe next season he'll invite the Bears to the White House no matter who wins the Super Bowl, Mr. Harrison, just to make you happy.
Vick Home from Prison
Michael Vick returned to his home in Hampton, VA from a federal prison.
His lawyer issued a statement saying that Vick could not do any interviews until approved by the prison.
Maybe he'll sign with Cleveland so he could play in the "Dawg Pound."
Dre' Bly signs
Dre' Bly signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.
He'll be expected to step into Walt Harris' starting spot. Harris suffered a season ending knee injury when he collided with WR Dominique Zeigler during a workout on Tuesday.
Bly stated that former Rams team mate, Issac Bruce, helped convince him to sign with the 49ers.
Raiders sign a DB
The Raiders added depth to their secondary by signing safety and special teams standout, Keith Davis.
Davis will join Hiram Eugene, Michael Huff, Tyvon Branch, and Mike Mitchell at the safety position.
Giants add more depth
The Giants signed veteran Tutan Reyes.
Reyes has played for the Saints, Bucs, Panthers, Bills, and Jaguars during his 10 year career.
Also, the Giants waived TE Martrez Milner.
Lions add O-lineman
The Detroit Lions added Ephraim Salamm to be a backup tackle.
Head Coach Jim Schwarts said that Salamm will backup both LT Jeff Backus and RT Gosder Cherilus.
Josh Cribbs: Wants New Contract
Josh Cribbs, the Browns standout return man, WR, wilcat QB, and possible safety showed up for team meetings.
Cribbs still plans to hold out if there is not "meaningful dialogue" towards a new contract.
More Browns News
Brady Quinn looks to be in the lead for the Browns starting QB competition.
Quinn has taken snaps with the first team offense throughout the Browns camps.
Browns H.C. Eric Mangini said: "Not that Derek hasn't done well, but I thought (Quinn) got the edge."
Anquan Boldin: Still M.I.A
Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin is still sticking to his stance that he wants traded or he wants a new contract.
Boldin missed the start of the Cardinals' offseason workouts which started Tuesday.
Buccaneers Contact Plaxico Burress
It was reported by NFL.com that the Bucs have contacted former Giants WR Plaxico Burress.
Burress still has off the field issues, but would be a very nice target for whoever turns out to be the Bucs starting QB this season.