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Chris Johnson could be holding out Johnson has been one of the top running backs in the league, but he might be looking for a big pay day. I’m generally against players holding out, but in the case of running backs I always give them a little more leeway. Running backs are not usually long for the N.F.L., so if a running back is largely out preforming his contract, I’m all right with it sometimes. Still it’s an unfortunate position for the Titans.

Reggie Bush could be heading to the San Diego Chargers,

“I know there has been some speculation that Bush could resurface in his hometown of San Diego, especially with Darren Sproles likely leaving as a free agent”.

Though Bill Willamson finds that to be unlikely.  Reggie Bush is not as good as you would hope for a number two overall pick, but I think that he’s often under-appreciated. He will  bring a whole new dynamic to whatever team he is on next.  The San Diego Chargers would be a nice fit. I think he could also be an excellent fit on a team like the Colts (though that’ll never happen), the Patriots (again probably won’t happen). I’d also think he could bring something useful to the Dolphins who are desperate for speed.

Speaking of Dolphins and potential free agent running backs: The Miami Herald brings up the option of Ahmad Bradshaw.

Sparano said the team’s thinking before the draft was “we want to not have two of the same” type of running backs. But after drafting a big back in Daniel Thomas, Sparano said, “I don’t know that we’re going to have that option. There’s a chance you could have two of the same again. And that’s OK. Whether that’s having Ricky Williams or Ronnie Brown, or getting someone else, that remains to be seen.” Beyond DeAngelo Williams, Ahmad Bradshaw is among others expected to be on Miami’s radar.

The Miami Herald also quotes Sparano talking about Chad Henne

“And I would tell you when you put Chad’s numbers up against some of the better quarterbacks in our league, his numbers are pretty impressive. They hold up. Now what has to happen? We have to cut down the impulse throws, the interceptions that happen late in the fourth quarter.”

Here’s what Sparano wants from Henne: better accuracy on deep balls (he was 10 for 40 on passes thrown 20 yards or more); higher completion percentage in the fourth quarter than last year’s 58.6; and better production in the red zone, where “we have to get into a mentality,” Sparano said, “where you’re thinking about the big play first” and not a field goal. 

Brandon Lloyd says Tim Tebow is improving:

“I thought it was good. It’s better for morale going into the season when you see how good of shape guys are in. It’s kind of like, I want to see where dude’s at with his training and guys want to see where we’re at so we have some confidence going into the season. That’s how I took it. It was good to see that Tim’s improving on his drops, he’s improving on his timing, and within the first day we got into rhythm, within the first 20 minutes of it.”

This is Tebow’s chance to prove everyone wrong. I have routinely mocked a quarterback to the Broncos early in the draft, but Tebow can prove doubters wrong. It’s not that I don’t think Tebow can be a good N.F.L. quarterback, it’s just that I don’t believe John Elway trusts Tebow yet.

GREAT News for the Vikings: Percy Harvin says he’s migraine free.

“This is the best I’ve felt, probably, since I’ve been in kindergarten,” he said.“I met a couple of doctors,” he said. “There were a couple of things they found in my neck that I won’t get into – some things they found and fixed, along with diet and the rest of the things that can cause them. “It’s been great, and knock on wood, it’ll continue.” 

Percy Harvin has been excellent on the field when he’s had the chance to play. On special teams as a Wr as a scat-back type of player. His presence could really help out Christan Ponder’s development, hopefully he can stay healthy all year this year.

Speculation continues that the Buffalo Bills could be heading to L.A. I hope that they don’t. Despite the teams recent performance, the fan base has remained very loyal and supportive. Despite being in an area that is seeing a lot of unemployment fans optimism continues to remain high. If you’re a Bills fan make sure to check out Who has been following this story. Buffalowdown editor, Brad Andrews also has a hilarious and poignant series running titled “Chronicles of Failure” as a true loyal Bills fan through and through.

The latest Bills Failure Chronicle takes a look at the 6-3 debacle vs Cleveland in 2009.

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