While you were off enjoying Mother's Day with the family, the NFL was practicing. At least the rookies were. The majority of the league wrapped up their rookie minicamps over the weekend.
We had it covered here at Around the League and NFL.com, but let's not assume you were hitting refresh all weekend. Here's what you need to know:
Yes, Pete Carroll is prone to hyperbole. (He's "jacked and pumped" about ... everything.) With that said, Carroll's man-love for Wilson looks real. Carroll made a point to say that Wilson is competing with Matt Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson to start at quarterback right away. That doesn't mean Wilson will win the job, but he could wind up getting snaps late in the year if the Seahawks are struggling.
2. Tim Hightower is back in Washington
This was a smart and necessary move for the Redskins. Hightower was easily Washington's most complete back when he was healthy this year. He's coming off a torn ACL, but he provides solid third-down skills and a veteran presence to go with Roy Helu, Evan Royster and Alfred Morris. We wouldn't be surprised if the Redskins eventually added another veteran.
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said that rookie third-round pick Mohamed Sanu is in the mix to start at the No. 2 receiver spot in Cincinnati. Then again, Bengals.com writer Geoff Hobson believes that second-year player Armon Binnscould be the leader in the clubhouse for the job. This year's fifth-round pick Marvin Jones also figures to play.
In short: A.J. Green is going to look like grizzled veterans next to the other key Cincinnati wideouts this year.
5. Welcome to the NFL
Which reminds us: OTAs with veterans are starting to kick off.