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Pineiro to compete with Tavecchio 05-25-2018
Eddy Pineiro K OAK
Raiders coach Jon Gruden praised UDFA K Eddy Pineiro's performance at OTAs.

Vic Tafur on Twitter
"We watched him kick today and he made every one," said Gruden, who said the Raiders considered drafting Pineiro in the seventh round. Fifth-round punter Johnny Townsend, Pineiro's teammate at the University of Florida, has held for him at OTAs. Gruden believes Pineiro and Giorgio Tavecchio will have a "great battle" in training camp. Tavecchio is on notice after making just 16-of-21 field goals last season.
Marijuana charges dropped against Foster 05-25-2018
Reuben Foster OLB SF
The Tuscaloosa District Attorney's office has dropped a marijuana possession charge against 49ers MLB Reuben Foster.

Matt Barrows on Twitter
Foster faced a misdemeanor charge following his arrest in January, but had his case dismissed Friday after competing a diversion course. He also had his domestic violence case thrown out earlier this week, though he's not out of the woods just yet. Foster is still due in court on June 6, where he'll face a misdemeanor charge for possession of a weapon. The league will also look at Foster's case to determine whether he violated the NFL's substance abuse policy, which could lead to a suspension. The 24-year-old was excellent when healthy last year, earning PFF's No. 4 grade out of 52 qualifiers at inside linebacker.
James mostly playing strong safety at OTAs 05-25-2018
Derwin James SAF LAC
Chargers first-round S Derwin James has mostly lined up at strong safety during OTAs.

chargers.com
That's not necessarily where he'll play during the regular season, however, as team reporter Ricky Henne of Chargers.com insists the team will "add more to his plate" as the summer progresses. Arguably the steal of the draft, the former Florida State standout somehow fell in the Chargers' lap at pick No. 17. James should be an immediate starter for the Bolts, strengthening what was already one of the league's best secondaries.
Broncos ink Isaac Yiadom to 4-year contract 05-25-2018
Isaac Yiadom CB DEN
Broncos signed third-round CB Isaac Yiadom to a four-year, $3.69 million contract.

9News Denver
The deal includes a $761,516 signing bonus. Drafted 99th overall out of Boston College, Yiadom recorded 110 tackles and three interceptions during his four-year stay in Chestnut Hill. The 22-year-old will likely begin his career on special teams.
Corey Clement wants 'more touches' this year 05-25-2018
Corey Clement RB PHI
Corey Clement wants "more touches, more carries, more catches out of the backfield this year."

Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
Clement was a great find as an UDFA by GM Howie Roseman last year, and he had arguably the biggest game of the season in the Super Bowl win over the Patriots. Clement averaged just 4.2 carries per game as a rookie and was featured more in the pass game. It's unclear how the Eagles will split up work in 2018, especially with the return of Darren Sproles, but this is a situation to watch in the summer. Clement figures to be the No. 2 behind Jay Ajayi.
Joe Flacco on Michael Crabtree: He's the guy 05-25-2018
Michael Crabtree WR BAL
Speaking after Thursday's OTA session, Joe Flacco talked up new WR Michael Crabtree, saying, "(He's) the guy."

Jamison Hensley on Twitter
"He's got a little different way that he runs the routes," Flacco said of Crabtree. "He's really crafty with it, and he knows when to break away from guys and how to get open." Crabtree signed a three-year, $21 million deal in Baltimore following his release from the Raiders and is obviously the clear No. 1 for Flacco, who has always had a fascination with veteran targets picked up off the scrap heap. Crabtree should flirt with 120-130 targets if he can stay healthy.
Bears working with Howard on pass-game drops 05-25-2018
Jordan Howard RB CHI
Bears RBs coach Charles London said the team is "committed" to working with and improving Jordan Howard in the pass game.

Chicago Sun-Times
"That's one area that both Jordan and I identified when I got here, that he wanted to get better at," London said. "And he's put in the work." Howard is catching passes before, during, and after practice this spring, while London is working with him on "hand placement ... just his focus and concentration, hand-eye coordination and things like that." London has "seen progress." Howard has been notoriously bad in the pass game his first two seasons. He figures to lose some snaps to Tarik Cohen in the backfield, but Howard should mostly be an every-down back.