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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Senior Bowl: San Diego State CB Damontae Kazee plays fast. Quick to close on the ball. Solid transition speed in his pedal. Competes.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

New Browns DC Gregg Williams coaching the South team defense as Alabama TE O.J. Howard hauls in a catch. The imposing Howard is probably the biggest name among players here this week and a possible first-round draft pick.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Senior Bowl 7-on-7: O.J. Howard down the seam. That's going to be a matchup issue for safeties in man-coverage. Win with leverage and size. Plus, with Howard's speed, he can split the top of the defense in Cover 2.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Tomlin: 'I've only been successful one time in 10 years.'


Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Saban draws a crowd on the opening day of Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Alabama. Four of Saban's Crimson Tide players are here this week. Other college coaches spotted on the sidelines include Clemson's Dabo Swinney and LSU's Ed Orgeron.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

UNC WR Ryan Switzer: route running ability and change of direction skills. That eats up off-man coverage on three-step routes. Switzer has shown quickness and a burst to the ball today at Senior Bowl practice. Projects as a slot receiver. Create matchups inside the numbers. Win on third downs.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked 505 times since 2004, including playoff games, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The next-highest total over that span is 382 (Philip Rivers). That's a big number to consider as Roethlisberger mulls retirement.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources say they'd be surprised if Ben Roethlisberger retires but respect his process on the matter.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars LT Kelvin Beachum is a pretty good teammate off the field, too. He teamed up with Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV's Fixer Upper to surprise his parents with their dream home. Kelvin and Culetta Beachum were looking for a place in Mexia, Texas, and their $160,000 budget was being stretched to cover renovations. That's when the younger Beachum stepped in and secretly helped Chip and Joanna. The episode airs tonight at 9 pm ET on HGTV.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Since 2010, the Seahawks have spent 14 draft picks on the offensive line, tied with the 49ers for most in the NFL during that span. Overall, 21.2 percent of their picks in the past seven years have been on offensive linemen. Only the Colts have produced a higher number. And Seattle's six selections of offensive linemen in the first three rounds since 2010 is tied for second-most behind only the Dolphins.

ESPN Stats and Information  

This will be Tom Brady's 7th start in a Super Bowl, giving him 2 more than the next closest quarterback (John Elway – 5). A win in Super Bowl LI would be Brady's 5th Super Bowl win. Only 1 player in NFL history has won 5 Super Bowls as a player: Charles Haley.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

With Arizona exec Terry McDonough confirmed for a second interview for Niners GM job, team now has interviews set with McDonough and Minnesota's George Paton. Those are only two known candidates at this time though team hasn't ruled out adding more. McDonough and Paton are slated to meet with team in Atlanta this weekend. The Niners are meeting again with presumptive coach Kyle Shanahan with a window of Friday afternoon through Saturday for that discussion. Shanahan is expected to meet with both general manager candidates as the Niners look for cohesion between coach and GM.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers informed season ticket holders today that they're freezing the price of season tickets through the 2018 season. Team already had among the most expensive tickets in the NFL but will now hold steady for next two seasons.