-After 21 straight days of being listed as "day-to-day," Alshon Jeffery finally returned to practice and attempted to put to bed any conspiracies regarding his injury, his absence and his whereabouts. That includes any speculation that believed Jeffery's contract situation played a factor. "My contract situation got nothing to do with it," Jeffery said on Wednesday. "That will take care of itself. I wasn’t practicing because I was injured." Jeffery was officially listed as limited on the team's injury report, and he primarily took part in position drills.
-The Washington Times has a great piece up featuring Chris Culliver and his career leading up to joining the Redskins. It's a nice dive for newer or younger fans to read up on a player from before the 11-11-11 era. However, if you're looking for Culliver to perhaps detail his growth as a person since making (and later apologizing for) his homophobic comments prior to Super Bowl XLVII, you'll be disappointed. That is to say, I was disappointed. Other than that, it's a very fine read, and it's filled with quotes from the man himself. I can always respect an athlete "putting his name on it," so to speak.
-Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell had nothing but great things to say about Melvin Ingram prior to facing the San Diego Chargers in Week One. “He’s always been a highly productive guy,” Caldwell said. “He can give you all kinds of problems. He looks quick and fast. And certainly he’s one of those guys they’re counting on. I don’t see any downside to his production." ESPN has more quotes from Caldwell, including his description of Ingram as a "game-wrecker," which is old-school as hell and I love it.
-The San Francisco 49ers released their opening day depth chart, and the Gamecocks are in heated battles. Bruce Ellington is neck-and-neck with Quinton Patton for the thirrd wide receiver spot, while Mike Davis actually sits at fourth on the running back list, behind viral sensation Jarryd Hayne. Hayne has been impressive, no doubt, but has only four games of experience in American Football, none of which were in contests that counted for anything. Davis has played more than four games of American Football, also known as Gridiron in Australia and parts of Europe. Davis is an unfortunate victim of Hayne's skyrocketing popularity, though who knows how things will turn out when it matters.
* = Practice Squad
+ = Injured