The Steelers thought Stephon Tuitt was a steal at No. 46 overall, writes Triblive.com’s Alan Robinson, and the rookie defensive lineman out of Notre Dame is already working with the first-team defense, drawing praise from coaches and teammates.
Here’s a few more miscellaneous notes to conclude the evening:
- Patriots backup quarterback Ryan Mallett is a “legitimate NFL starting quarterback” in the eyes of NFL Network’s Mike Mayock.
- Giants backup quarterback Ryan Nassib, a 2013 fourth-rounder, saw extended action in the team’s first preseason game Sunday night. He drew approval from head coach Tom Couglin, according to Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News, but “accuracy is obviously still an issue,” says ESPN’s Dan Graziano.
- Brandon Brooks‘ injury (thought to be a back injury) is a growing concern in Texans camp, writes John McClain in the Houston Chronicle.
- Mike Scifres is a solid punter, but his five-year, $18.3MM contract (with cap hits over $4MM each of the next two seasons) is the worst contract on the Chargers, in the opinion of OverTheCap.com’s Jason Fitzgerald, who says, “Putting this much stock into a punter is simply foolish.”