We dont know how good Justin Tucker can be kicking under pressure in an NFL game, but we now know this: His kicking can give us the oddest, most-certain-to-be-repeated anecdote of the preseason.
One of Tuckers kicks hit Joe Flaccos wife in the head, baltimoreravens.com reports.
On family day at practice, Dana Flacco and baby Stephen were leaving the field and walking behind the goalposts that Tucker was aiming it. Tucker obviously didnt see them, and his boot struck the quarterbacks wife. The kicker was apologetic, but shes fine, and so is the baby.
However, the team website says, Flacco jokingly said he was going to call general manager Ozzie Newsome about Tucker.
Holdout wide receiver Mike Wallace will be in Steelers camp before long, according to the personal trainer hes working with in Florida.
It has got to be pretty soon, conditioning coach Tom Shaw told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
And whenever it is, Shaw said Wallace will be ready.
Hes fast as lightning right now, Shaw said. Hes not going to put himself in a bad situation as far as conditioning so that he couldnt play in the first game.
Browns cornerback Joe Haden reportedly has tested positive for the attention-deficit-disorder drug Adderall and could be suspended for the first four games of the season. Pro Football Talk said Haden took the drug during an off-season visit to Las Vegas as a pick-me-up and then happened to be unfortunate enough to get a random drug test at a time when the Adderall was still in his system.
However, PFTs Mike Florio does pose a compelling question about whether such a positive drug test deserves punishment:
The deeper question is whether off-season use of Adderall or any other stimulant should be prohibited. It cant enhance performance if theres no performance to enhance, and its not the kind of substance that helps a player artificially build muscle mass in anticipation of future performance.