NFL Camp Roundup: Grossman's NFL return will have to wait

NFL Camp Roundup: Grossman's NFL return will have to wait
August 11, 2014, 3:15 pm
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Scott Krinch

Along with comprehensive coverage of the 2014 Bears training camp in Bourbonnais, will bring you daily "around the NFL" updates throughout the duration of camp.


  • Ex-Bears quarterback Rex Grossman had a workout with the Miami Dolphins on Monday and the results are in. According to ProFootballTalk, the Dolphins won't be signing the former Bears signal-caller. Miami is searching for depth behind starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill after injuries to backup Matt Moore (shoulder) and No. 3 QB Pat Devlin (hamstring). Grossman spent the last four seasons with the Washington Redskins, but hasn't appeared in a game since 2011. However, PFT states Grossman still has a workout lined up with an unknown team.
  • Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer? The Cleveland Browns still won't say. Head coach Mike Pettine told the media after practice on Monday that "nothing's changed" on the depth chart, and that the team isn't ready to name a starter for this week's game against the Redskins. Hoyer got the start last Saturday against the Detroit Lions and finished 6-of-14 for 92 yards and a 65.2 quarterback rating. While Manziel went 7-of-11 for 63 yards and a 79.0 rating. Manziel also had six carries for 27 yards. On Monday, Browns safety Donte Whitner told SI's Peter King that the locker room is split "50-50" on Hoyer-Manziel.
  • The New York Jets used the wildcat formation an NFL-high 38 times last season, and if it were up to quarterback Geno Smith, they would use it even more this season. Smith told the New York Daily News "I think it helped us" and that using Michael Vick in the Wildcat is "definitely something to look into." The Jets are expected to stay with Smith as their starting quarterback in 2014, and if that's the case it would behoove New York to at least try using Vick in the Wildcat formation given his ability to run with the football.

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  • Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has had trouble keeping his name out of the headlines this offseason, and that happened to be the case once again on Monday afternoon. Lynch is being investigated by police in Bellevue, Washington over an alleged assault and personal property damage claim, according to a statement from the Bellevue Police Department. “The Bellevue Police Department is in the process of gathering the facts of this alleged incident, including verifying whether or not Mr. Lynch was in fact involved,” police said in a statement. “No arrests have been made. There is no further information available at this time.” The 28-year-old Lynch missed the first eight days of training camp after holding out for a new contract, but returned when the team bumped his 2014 salary from $5 million to $6.5 million.
  • Atanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester owns the NFL's all-time record for punt return touchdowns in both a season and a career, combined career kick return touchdowns and combined career special team touchdowns. And he's hoping that will be enough to send him into the Pro Football Hall of Fame when all is said and done. “When you talk about the Hall of Fame, you really don’t talk about special teams,” Hester told the Chicago Sun-Times. “You talk running back, linebacker, receiver, quarterback kind of guys. The first time a special-teams guy made the Hall of Fame — he [Ray Guy] just opened up the window for everyone else."