Just a big, strong, powerful guy,” Ingram said of Hightower. “He can play middle (linebacker). He can rush the passer. He can cover out (of) the backfield. He’s just a complete linebacker and a playmaker on the field.”
I’m not feeling any pressure,” Upshaw said. “It’s just that all these guys here are fighting. I knew that coming in after they drafted me. It’s on me, that when I get better to come back in and fight with them.”
Julio continues to progress like he did last year,” Smith said in a post-game press conference. “I think he made some real strong catches. That was a great catch there in the end zone. He went over 100 yards in the short time that he was playing out there.”
Assuming Richardson’s knee heals up, Brandon Weeden has something everyone from Tim Couch to Colt McCoy lacked: A potentially elite back who can keep defenses honest and take the heat off a developing signal-caller.
Marquis Johnson‘s measurables are nothing eye popping, but he has shown himself to be a solid tactician and tackler thus far with the Saints. Johnson stands a mere 5’11″ and is only 203 pounds. Though he may not be the biggest guy, he must have been high on Steve Spagnuolo’s list, because New Orleans brought Marquis over at his request, to contribute in his new defensive scheme this offseason.
If Anderson keeps performing at his current level, however, he’s going to grab his own share of the spotlight very soon. The 29-year-old has been one of Buffalo’s most impressive performers at training camp. In fact, he’s been one of the team’s best players since joining the Bills as a free agent in March.
His presence has been felt,” fellow linebacker Jamar Chaney said. “You can tell he was a leader with the Texans and when he was in college in Alabama. With a guy like that who has all that experience and accolades — he’s not a guy who is just coming in here because he has Pro Bowls and all stuff like that. You listen to him a little more than you listen to another guy.”
To have a veteran guy like J-Joe in the room with you, it’s obvious for you to pick his (brain),” Jackson said. ”Just learn some of the little tips and what to watch. I learned a lot.”
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