#NFL (and Senior Bowl) News and Notes - January 26, 2011

Super Bowl News and Notes

Pittsburgh Steeler center Doug Legursky will be ready if needed.

Two Green Bay Packers on injured reserve weren't happy when they were excluded from the team photo.

NFL (and Senior Bowl) News and Notes

Ohio State defensive end Cameron Heyward discussed his Tommy John surgery with Ian Rapoport of The Boston Herald.

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez hopes to avoid off-season surgery.

Buffalo Bills and South team head coach Chan Gailey is looking for a "franchise impact" player in this year's draft.

Former NFL wide receiver Ike Hilliard is joining the Miami Dolphins' coaching staff.

New Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano wants his charges to improve in crunch time.

Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick may have caught the eye of Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, writes Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

The Cleveland Browns hired Chris Tabor from the Chicago Bears to coordinate their special teams units.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew will miss up to four months after having surgery on his knee.

The Houston Texans should use the 2011 NFL Draft to address its shoddy defense, writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Current Seahawks running backs coach Sherman Smith would be a good fit with the Tennessee Titans, writes Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay doesn't see the team pursuing All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha in free agency.

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali bowed out of his first Pro Bowl for personal reasons, writes Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star.

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox added to his coaching staff on Tuesday.

The San Diego Chargers have five of the first 89 picks in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson notified five assistants that they will not be retained for 2011.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has no beef with San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, reports Matthew Barrows of The Sacramento Bee.

Maximizing safety Adrian Wilson should be a priority for the next Arizona Cardinals' defensive coordinator, writes Mike Sando of ESPN.com.

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch chatted about the St. Louis Rams on Tuesday.

Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz won't allow Jay Cutler to lose confidence this off-season, writes Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Adam Caplan of FOXSports.com reports the Minnesota Vikings are eying a pass-rushing prospect from the CFL.

Detroit Lions linebacker Zack Follett regrets his "china doll" comment about teammate Matthew Stafford.

New York Giants quarterback Sage Rosenfels is looking for help developing the solar energy market in Iowa.

The Philadelphia Eagles are showing interest in University of Wisconsin tackle Gabe Carimi, reports Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News.

For the Washington Post, J.I. Halsell looks at wide receiver options for the Washington Redskins.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is off crutches.

New Orleans Saints special teams coordinator Greg McMahon is eager to fix his unit's problems this off-season.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking at pass-rushers at the Senior Bowl, reports Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times.

Prices for club seats and suites at Atlanta Falcons games are increasing by 4% next season.

Carolina Panthers cornerback and Mobile native Captain Munnerlyn checked out the Senior Bowl practices on Tuesday.

University of Washington quarterback Jake Locker was impressive on Day Two, writes Danny O'Neil of The Seattle Times.

A tireless O'Neil also caught up with University of Michigan guard Stephen Schilling, a Bellevue, Washington native looking to improve his draft stock in Mobile.

Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich hopes to win over NFL scouts, writes Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com looks at trench battles in the North's practice on Tuesday.

Doug Farrar of Yahoo!'s Shutdown Corner shares his notes from the North and South team practices from Tuesday.

Today's NFL birthdays: Browns punter Reggie Hodges (29), free agent kicker Paul Ernster (29) and offensive lineman Maurice Williams (32).

Hall of Fame defensive end Jack Youngblood turns 61.

Former NFL cornerback Eric Davis (43), wide receiver Curtis Duncan (46), running backs Nick Goings (33) and Merril Hoge (46), linebacker Gary Plummer (51), offensive tackle John Tait (36), and defensive lineman Willie Whitehead (38).

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