Morning. Going back over Monday's content, it seems as though I was a tad grouchy. I hope you at least found it entertaining. I can't really explain it. I was in a fine mood all day, met my wife for lunch, coached a Little League playoff victory at night ... fine day all around. Can't tell you why the blog was grouchy. Perhaps today my output will reflect my mood better. Links.
So a few hours after the New York Daily News reported that he was in talks about his own reality TV show, Victor Cruz went on Twitter and denied that this was the case. Which was weird, since the News' story used Cruz himself as its sole source and quoted him on the topic extensively.
Wondering which current Giants you might see on TV or hear on the radio when their playing days are done? Current Giants Ramses Barden and Steve Weatherford are two of the players who will go to "NFL Broadcast Boot Camp" in Mount Laurel, N.J., later this month. Pretty cool program, that. They do it at the NFL Films offices and put these guys through all the paces. I went and did a story on it a few years ago for my previous employer, and it was fun to watch.
Voluntary means voluntary, which means any grief Cary Williams has taken for missing any Eagles workouts so far is completely unfair and unjustified. But mandatory means mandatory, which is why Williams is skipping the Super Bowl champion Ravens' White House visit this week so he can attend minicamp with his new team, the Eagles.
Sheil Kapadia has an in-depth look at the Eagles' offensive line personnel. I think it's important to monitor the snaps people get this offseason, as the up-temp offense Chip Kelly is installing likely will lean hard on offensive line depth, and they'll likely need more than five guys they feel good about using.
Jason Reid is happy to know that Brian Orakpo feels fully healthy this offseason, but he thinks the point with Orakpo is that the sack total still needs to go up. I think Jason is right, and that whether it does or not will determine a great deal about this Redskins season.
The Cowboys' signing of tight end Dante Rosario is interesting, mainly because I thought they were looking for a blocking tight end to help supplement guys like James Hanna and Gavin Escobar, who are receivers first and foremost. Rosario isn't a blocking tight end, so they may still be on the lookout for another. But it's clear the Cowboys want to make use of two-tight end sets as much as possible this year, so they can't have too many.
If you saw the Blogging the Boys item on the Cowboys' draft board and concluded that Jerry Jones had once again overruled his scouts, Randy Galloway explains why you're wrong and why Jones actually stayed true to the board this time.