A perennial OTA and training camp story concerns the hustling rookie who pays his own airfare or whatever associated traveling expenses to get to where the team is practicing. Eagles receiver Nelson Agholor is apparently paying his own cab fare to get to the facility each day because he would have to wait too long for the rookie shuttle. Also Chip Kelly instituted a whites-only rule on the shuttle.
— LeBron James’ business partner, Marverick Carter, is helping Johnny Manziel keep his nose clean, as it were, during the offseason. The reviews of Manziel’s first day of OTAs were mixed, in case you think that’s important.
— Just a reminder that Thursday night is the finals of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, which KSK will cover with its annual spelling bee live blog. This year, ESPN is trying to make it more engaging for viewers by including multiple-choice answers in a Play-Along version of the broadcast. Sorry, you can’t replicate the spelling bee contestant experience without an obsessive parent refusing to let you outside for 10 months leading up to the event.
— Today’s installment of things Gronk is doing at the club: chanting “Free Brady!” You mean he’s not doing it while getting a beej in the bathroom? That barely counts as a Gronk antic.
— Giants defensive end Robert Ayers suffered left knee and ankle injuries during Wednesday’s non-contact OTA, making this the fourth straight year the Giants have had a player go down during OTAs. It’s about time they follow Eli’s lead and spend the spring months attending adventure day camp.
— J.J. Watt had more quarterback hits (sacks not included) than four teams did in 2014. Those teams are truly embarrassed and will be sure to hit quarterbacks more, even ridiculously late if that’s what it takes, so as to avoid being included in such factoids in the future.
— Mike Zimmer on Adrian Peterson: “He can play for us, or he can not play.” I assume crust actually broke off his face as Zims scowled through this answer.