As the month of May stretches on, all teams around the NFL should be conducting some kind of organized team activity. Many are in the middle of or wrapping up their rookie minicamps, the first bit of NFL action for the hundreds of players that have just entered the league. That said, Tuesday was full of pertinent news that wasn't entirely focused on the rookies.
Here's what you may have missed.
San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram took part in non-contact drills, but he still managed to get injured on Tuesday. Unfortunately, the initial reports of an ACL tear ended up being true, as the Chargers confirmed later in the day. Ingram will likely now be out for the full season, which is a big hit for the Chargers, given that he was slated to be their primary pass rusher in 2013-14.
At Bolts From The Blue, they take a quick look at what this means going forward ... it's not good:
Your updated depth chart should have Larry English andJarret Johnson as the starting Outside Linebackers for the 2013 San Diego Chargers. That duo won't strike fear into the heart of an opposing Quarterback, and the team doesn't have much in the way of cap space to sign John Abraham or Dwight Freeney.
One of the more dramatic sources of negative attention this offseason is former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young. He was arrested for the third time in a week on Friday, but was dealing with some other charges on Tuesday. Young pleaded not guilty to eight charges he is facing in Orange County on Tuesday.
The charges are from a May 4 incident in which he allegedly stole candy, bottled water and cigars from a Chevron gas station. As noted, he pleaded not guilty, and bail was set at $25,000. Other charges are from a prior burglary. He could face almost eight years in prison if convicted.
Also on Tuesday, the NFL announced the 2013 preseason schedule. The Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys will meet in the Hall of Fame Game this season, on Aug. 4. The first full week of games will begin on Aug. 8, though the real action won't be there until Week 3, when teams generally play their starters the longest.
Charles Woodson has been making the rounds lately, hoping to catch on with a team in a starting role, so in other words, a team that didn't fulfill its need for a safety in the 2013 NFL draft. On Tuesday, Silver And Black Pride noted that the Oakland Raiders made an official offer to Woodson. Whether or not he accepts is anybody's guess, but some of Woodson's top options previously, such as the San Francisco 49ers, are no longer interested. Oakland might just be the best option.
While not strictly breaking news, one of the interesting notes from Tuesday concerned defensive ends and soon-to-be outside linebackers Trent Cole and Brandon Graham. Both players have spent their careers with the Philadelphia Eagles, and both players have solely been defensive ends. Now, they could be on their way out of Philadelphia as the team transitions to a 3-4 defense. They'll get their chance to make the conversion, but could be looking for a new team for the first time of their NFL careers in 2014.