The Wednesday Blitz: News, Notes and Links from Around the NFL
In tracking quarterback snaps in an 11-on-11 session, Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News notes that Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb had more snaps than rookie E.J. Manuel. He also notes that "Manuel arguably threw the ball better than Kolb."
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports writes that Chiefs wide receiver group is "in doubt" after Dwayne Bowe and that "Jon Baldwin hasn't torn things up by any stretch, and will have to show something in the preseason games to stave off the mounting label of bust."
Patriots rookie wide receiver Aaron Dobson will return to practice on Thursday after taking a cleat to the ankle on Monday night. (The Patriots have today off.)
Phillip B. Watson of the Indianapolis Star wrote the following yesterday: "TE Coby Fleener and WR T.Y. Hilton were outstanding yesterday. Let’s see if we notice those second-year performers more. It’s often been said NFL players grow the most from the first to the second years. You had the feeling last year about both of these guys that the Colts could get more out of them."
Lions coach Jim Schwartz on tight end Brandon Pettigrew: "Brandon looks as good as I've ever seen him physically."