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05/28 Broncos RBs C.J. Anderson and Montee Ball splitting first-team reps at OTAs
While C.J. Anderson is the assumed starter in Denver, he is splitting first-team reps with Montee Ball at OTAs. Ball struggled mightily last season, partially due to injuries, and Anderson was tremendous. However, Ball looks really strong and really focused this offseason. The Broncos' new head coach Gary Kubiak has taken notice. "It's interesting because I asked the coaches after about a month o... [Read More]
05/28 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson goes on lengthy Twitter rant
The saga continues … Adrian Peterson went on quite the Twitter rant today, I'll let it speak for itself. "I love people who think they know it all! Smh, Research how many NFL teams hasn't honored a player's contract & learn something … Question for the people, is a contract two sided or one? … Ok great two sided! Well why when one party decides ... Mr. ? we wan't you to t... [Read More]
05/28 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant makes an appearance at OTAs
Cowboys' franchise-tagged star wideout showed up at OTAs on Thursday. He had made sporadic appearances during the team's offseason conditioning program as well. Bryant has been very clear he wants to get a long-term deal done before the July 15 deadline. While there have reportedly been no significant contract talks with the team and Bryant's agent, he still reported. This does not mean he will b... [Read More]
05/28 Packers WR Jordy Nelson sitting out of OTAs
Packers' wideout Jordy Nelson is sitting out of OTAs while recovering from an undisclosed surgery. The surgery is believed to be on his hip. His head coach Mike McCarthy hesitantly said he believes Nelson will be back on the field in six-to-eight weeks. Nelson avoided answering questions about the specifics of the surgery but did say it bothered him last season when asked. "Obviously, if it didn'... [Read More]
05/28 Ravens QB Joe Flacco says RB Justin Forsett is 'going to be a huge checkdown guy'
Ravens' quarterback Joe Flacco says that Justin Forsett is "going to be a huge checkdown guy for us". There has been a lot of talk that rookie Buck Allen could emerge as the primary pass-catcher out of the backfield. According to the Ravens' franchise QB that does not appear to be the case. Apparently that job will belong to Forsett. ... [Read More]
05/28 Ravens WR Michael Campanaro has a 'slight tear' in his quad
Yesterday we reported that Michael Campanaro suffered a quadriceps injury. Today it was reported that Campanaro has a "slight tear" in his quad. This will likely sideline him for at least a few months. If he rushes back too early he risks further injury.... [Read More]
05/28 Report: Broncos OT Ryan Clady tears ACL
Broncos' offensive tackle Ryan Clady has torn his ACL and will miss the entire 2015 season. The four-time Pro-Bowl tackle was slated to start at left tackle and protect Peyton Manning's blind side. Clady is an All-Pro caliber tackle and this fourth major surgery in the past five seasons. The Broncos' passing game has sorely missed Clady in the past when he is out of the lineup. ... [Read More]
05/28 Vikings WR Mike Wallace believes he fits in much better in Minnesota than Miami
It's no secret that Vikings' WR Mike Wallace had issues with both the scheme and quarterback in Miami. Ryan Tannehill is a very talented young quarterback but the long ball is not his specialty. Wallace believes he fits in much better with Teddy Bridgewater and the Minnesota offense. "I think it's more so [like] my first four years," Wallace said. "It's a vertical offense, [rather] than a short, ... [Read More]
05/28 Patriots RB Tyler Gaffney is participating at OTAs
Patriots' running back Tyler Gaffney is seeing his first action as a Patriot at OTAs. The Pats claimed him off waivers last season when the Panthers tried to place him on IR after he tore his meniscus. Now the 220-pounder is expected to compete with LeGarrette Blount and Jonas Gray for "top big-back duties". Head coach Bill Belichick described Gaffney as an "all-around back". ... [Read More]
05/28 Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles praises his offensive line
Chiefs' star running back Jamaal Charles spoke extensively on his health and desire to play into his late 30's at OTAs. One of the reason he feels he can be productive for a long time is his offensive line. He spoke very highly of the men who clear the way for him. "I just feel comfortable because I feel like I have a Pro Bowl guard [Ben Grubbs] in front of me," Charles said. "I've got Jeff (Alle... [Read More]
05/28 Chiefs have higher expectations for TE Travis Kelce
The Kansas City Chiefs have shown broad strokes of confidence in the second-year tight end Travis Kelce. Just before the 2015 draft the Chiefs released last year's starting tight end, Anthony Fasano. They avoided pursuing another tight end until the fifth round of the 2015 draft in James O'Shaughnessy. After Wednesday's practice Kelce came out saying, "Nobody puts more expectation on me than mysel... [Read More]
05/28 Bills WR Sammy Watkins is not participating at OTAs
Bills' second-year wide receiver is not participating in 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 drills at OTAs. He is still recovering from surgery on a partially torn labrum in his hip. The team is more being cautious more than anything else. Watkins is expected to be ready for training camp and should be 100 percent when the season opens. He projects to be the Bills' top receiver. ... [Read More]
05/28 Jaguars HC Gus Bradley is 'very pleased' with QB Blake Bortles
There has been a lot of criticism of Jaguars' quarterback Blake Bortles due to him developing poor mechanics and bad habits. He has made it a point to work on these issues during the offseason. His head coach Gus Bradley has noticed the improvement and has been impressed. "I've seen his footwork, his mechanics, I think, are better," Bradley said. "He catches it now. He realizes he's done it and h... [Read More]
05/28 Bengals TE Tyler Eifert a limited participant in OTAs
Tyler Eifert has been recovering from a torn labrum in his left arm that originated from OTAs last May. Eifert said that his shoulder only started becoming pain-free for the first time a few weeks ago. In addition to the torn labrum, the TE suffered a dislocated elbow in the Bengals' season opener in 2014 resulting in the Bengals shutting him down for the rest of the season. Currently, Eifert says... [Read More]
05/28 Giants WR Victor Cruz says he's at 'about 80 percent'
Giants' slot receiver Victor Cruz (knee) continues to get better with each passing day. Now he is beginning to feel really good and is getting close to full strength. "I'm about 80 percent there. I think it's just a matter of continuing to build the strength for the last leg of it," Cruz said. "I've been running some routes for about two weeks now, and there's been no pain, no swelling or anything... [Read More]
05/28 Jets WR Brandon Marshall says 'the sky is the limit' for QB Geno Smith
Geno Smith's roommate and projected WR1 Brandon Marshall says he's been "just blown away" by the young quarterback. He believes that "the sky is the limit" for Smith. However, the veteran wideout did preface his comments. "This is a first-year offense," Marshall said. "If you guys are expecting me to be a [1,500]-yard receiver, that's high expectations. If you're expecting Geno Smith to go out th... [Read More]
05/28 Cowboys RB Joseph Randle getting the majority of first-team reps at OTAs
Cowboys' running back Joseph Randle is taking the majority of first-team reps at OTAs. He's already being asked questions about being the starting back in Dallas and replacing DeMarco Murray. "He had a good year last year, and I got to sit back and watch a lot," Randle said, "and I felt like there was a lot of meat left on the bone. I'm going to try to go out there and grind as hard as I can and ... [Read More]
05/28 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has not had 'meaningful discussions' with the team regarding his contract
Dez Bryant is less than pleased with being slapped with a franchise tag and is yet to sign his tender. He's not with the team and there are no signs that he'll report anytime soon. Since he's technically not under contract, he's not even obligated for mandatory workouts. Bryant's agent and the team have reportedly not had any "meaningful discussions" concerning a new contract. It looks like Bryan... [Read More]
05/28 Texans QBs Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett split first-team reps at OTAs
The Texans opened up OTAs on Wednesday and the quarterback competition was in full swing. Both Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett split the first-team reps. Hoyer started with the first team and then Mallett swapped in his place. Mallett said he's "just ready to go". Hoyer is no stranger to quarterback competitions, he's been in one pretty much every year of his career, whether it be for a starting or ... [Read More]
05/28 Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders expects his numbers to decline in new system
Broncos' slot receiver Emmanuel Sanders had a breakout year in 2014. He doesn't expect the same kind of fantasy production in 2015. Sanders believes the new system will limit the WRs output. "It's definitely different," said Sanders. "You talk about going from a no-huddle offense to an offense that's huddling up, to an offense that is predicated off running a football and then throwing it. It's d... [Read More]
05/28 Broncos WR Cody Latimer taking first-team reps
With franchise tagged wide receiver Demaryius Thomas missing at camp, Cody Latimer is getting first-team reps. He is expected to make a huge jump this season and start on the outside opposite DT in three-WR sets. "There's going to have to be some young receivers (who) really step up, and Cody's one of those guys," Kubiak said. "I think it's a very competitive situation right now … But, yes... [Read More]
05/28 Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas a no-show at OTAs
The Broncos' WR1 Demaryius Thomas has still not reported to camp. He was franchised this offseason and is yet to sign. Thomas would obviously like a long-term deal but it doesn't appear that is the plan for this offseason. Head coach Gary Kubiak would like him there of course, nevertheless, he understands the situation. "I'd rather him be here. Y'all know that. He knows that. The players know tha... [Read More]
05/28 Broncos QB Peyton Manning taking a lot of snaps under-center in OTAs
Peyton Manning has made a living of dominating defenses from the shotgun. In OTAs head coach Gary Kubiak wants Manning to focus on working under-center. "That's kind of the plan. We're going to do that initially," Kubiak said. "We know the other end of the stick (shotgun) is fine; that's something that he's been doing forever. So we're going to spend a lot of time under center initially in our pr... [Read More]
05/27 Eagles holding QB Sam Bradford out of team drills
Mark Sanchez is currently running with the first-team offense as Sam Bradford nurses his healing ACL. The Eagles are choosing to keep him from playing in team drills and limiting him in other football related aspects this offseason. Last month, head coach Chip Kelly stated that Bradford was on schedule regarding his recovery and Bradford's status will be updated on Thursday. ... [Read More]
05/27 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson releases statement
Embattled Vikings' RB Adrian Peterson has released a statement to ESPN's Josina Anderson: "The reason I'm not attending OTAs has nothing to do with wanting to be traded. It's about securing my future with the Vikings. It's business, not personal and I understand that firsthand. Go Vikings." ... [Read More]
05/27 Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater says TE Kyle Rudolph is 'the biggest weapon we have'
Vikings' second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been very impressed with his big tight end Kyle Rudolph this offseason. Rudolph has battled injury missing 15 games over the past two seasons. "I think the biggest weapon we have right now is a healthy Kyle Rudolph," Bridgewater said. "He's like a new player out there." ... [Read More]
05/27 Lions TE Eric Ebron still struggling with drops at OTAs
Lions' 2014 first-round pick Eric Ebron had a disappointing rookie campaign. One of Ebron's biggest deficiencies was his drop issues. It appears he is yet to sure up his hands. He is once again struggling with drops at OTAs. ... [Read More]
05/27 Giants WR Victor Cruz says he's still on track for Week 1
Victor Cruz says he's on track to play Week 1. Many were concerned that Cruz would never return after tearing his patellar tendon last season, nevertheless, things are looking up. "Things are going well," Cruz said Wednesday. "I'm running more routes and patterns, feeling more confident all the time in that regard. Same schedule. Just going to take it slow for now … I'm itching. I'm runnin... [Read More]
05/27 Ravens WR Michael Campanaro injured his quad on Wednesday
Ravens' wideout Michael Campanaro left OTAs on Wednesday with an injured quadriceps. The extent of the injury is not yet known. Campanaro was projected to make a big jump this season. Perhaps even become the Ravens' go-to-guy. This now leaves the door wide open for Kamar Aiken. ... [Read More]
05/27 Bears TE Martellus Bennett continues his holdout
After a breakout 2014, Martellus Bennett is now in a full-blown contract dispute with the Bears. The Black Unicorn's holdout has now hit the five-week mark. He is not attending OTAs and has shown no sign he will be returning anytime soon. Last season he caught 90 passes for 916 yards and six TDs. ... [Read More]
05/27 Bills QB E.J. Manuel is 'getting a pretty good grasp' of the system
The Bills' quarterbacks are all splitting reps equally. One thing that grabbed head coach Rex Ryan's attention is the progress E.J. Manuel is making in the offense. "The thing that stands out to me, it appears that EJ is getting a pretty good grasp of this system," Ryan said. "He's believing in what he's seeing and he's letting it rip. And that's kind of what you want from the guy. ... [Read More]
05/27 Bills RB LeSean McCoy limited with sore neck
Bills' running back LeSean McCoy is very limited at OTAs due to a neck issue. The injury does not appear to be serious but head coach Rex Ryan is trying to play it safe. "He's got a little thing like in his neck or something like that, but it's not serious but it's one of those things where we don't need him out there," Ryan said. "I don't even think he had a helmet -- he might have had a helmet o... [Read More]
05/27 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant not present for OTAs
The Cowboys OTAs started on Tuesday and Dez Bryant was not present. It was expected that Bryant would not show for OTAs as he technically has no protection against injury until his franchise tender is signed or a contract negotiation is reached. With Bryant absent, Devin Street and Terrance Williams are seeing first-team reps. ... [Read More]
05/27 Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham wants to play at 225 pounds
Titans' rookie wideout Dorial Green-Beckham wants to get leaner this offseason. He is currently 237 pounds but would like to get down to 225. The weight loss should give him a bit more speed and agility. The already freakishly athletic receiver wants to be even more athletic. ... [Read More]
05/27 Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill loves his weapons
Dolphins' new $96 million man Ryan Tannehill says the weapons he has to target are "ridiculous". He mentioned DeVante Parker, Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills, Greg Jennings and Jordan Cameron by name. He spoke very highly of the group. "I think especially in our skill positions, guys I'm throwing the ball to," Tannehill said. "As far as natural pass-catchers, guys that snag the ball with their hands ... [Read More]
05/27 Titans want RB Bishop Sankey to put on weight
Bishop Sankey was being assimilated into the Titans' offense during the 2014 season, and his numbers certainly showed it. With a year under his belt, Sankey is being directed to add on additional weight and to better understand the offense. Sankey was around 209 at the combine last year and the Titans want him to bulk to the 220 mark. As Sankey continues to improve, his role as the lead back for t... [Read More]
05/27 Titans LB Zach Brown says QB Marcus Mariota is faster than he thought
Titans' linebacker Zach Brown has been very impressed with the athleticism of rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota. He was shocked by his speed. "He is faster than I thought," Brown said. "He is an athletic quarterback. He didn't win the Heisman for nothing … One time he took off -- I was guarding (tight end) Delanie (Walker) -- and I turned around and I was like, 'Where is he?' He is fast. H... [Read More]
05/27 Jets QB Geno Smith won't be handed starting job after all
Last week Jets' offensive coordinator Chan Gailey pretty much dubbed Geno Smith the starting quarterback in New York. Head coach Todd Bowles doesn't see it that way. "Come camp time there will be competition at the spot (quarterback)," Bowles said. "I've said it from Day 1, Geno is the first-team quarterback and Ryan (Fitzpatrick) is second, Matt (Simms) is third and we'll give Bryce (Petty) reps ... [Read More]
05/27 Colts sign rookie WR Phillip Dorsett
The Colts have signed 29th-overall pick Phillip Dorsett to a four-year deal. Dorsett is expected to compete for the WR3 spot this season. He has already shown enough in camp that he could potentially jump Donte Moncrief on the depth chart. ... [Read More]
05/27 Vikings HC Mike Zimmer says RB Adrian Peterson has two choices
In a recent press release, head coach Mike Zimmer said that Adrian Peterson only has two choices, "He can play for us or not play." The standoff between the Vikings organization and Adrian Peterson is going come to an epic conclusion very soon. There is no news on any deals for the veteran RB and it is likely that he will remain a Viking unless something unexpected occurs. Once this all boils down... [Read More]
05/27 Lions RB Joique Bell sitting out of OTAs
Joique Bell is still recovering from having his Achilles' and knee surgically repaired after the 2014 season. The surgeries were dubbed 'clean-up' surgeries implying that they were relatively simple. Bell played with multiple injuries last season and is looking to come into the season at 100 percent. The 28 year-old RB plans to participate in the offseason program, just not OTAs. Bell is currently... [Read More]
05/27 Bears RB Matt Forte participating in OTAs
Matt Forte has come out saying that he wants a contract extension, but he did not plan on holding out. Even though it was expected that the veteran would not miss OTAs, it is a good sight to see that he is performing in OTAs while still vying for a new contract. The Bears have very few options behind Forte including Ka'Deem Carey, Jeremy Langford, Jacquizz Rodgers and Senorise Perry. A contract ex... [Read More]
05/27 Jaguars sign RB T.J Yeldon to four-year contract
The Jaguars have locked up the 36th overall pick in the 2015 draft for four years. Although the Jaguars are holding a sum of RBs on their roster, it is believed that Yeldon will hold the premier back role this season. The rookie is expected to see a very nice workload his first season based on a previous report regarding the Jaguars running game. Jaguars' coach Gus Bradley has emphasized the fact ... [Read More]
05/27 Bengals WR Marvin Jones not cleared for OTAs
As of last week, Marvin Jones was reported to be ready to perform in OTAs. Recently though, the WR tweaked his hamstring and could not pass a physical that would let him perform with the team. When asked about his hamstring keeping him from OTAs Jones said, "I'm good, I just have to clear the physical." Last season Jones was bugged with various foot and ankle injuries, barring him from injury-free... [Read More]
05/27 Redskins RB Alfred Morris feels 'recovered'
Alfred Morris has been put on a bit of a hot seat this season. He's in a contract year and rookie Matt Jones is coming on strong. Alf can "careless", he says he's just going to "keep showing up every day like I've been showing up". Morris also believes he took better care of his body this offseason to better prepare him for another big year. "The last couple offseasons I'd wear myself out," Morri... [Read More]
05/26 Bills RB Bryce Brown reports to OTAs
Bryce Brown skipped the Bills' voluntary workouts after the birth of his child. While this is a completely valid reason, it could still cost him on the depth chart. The Bills suddenly have a very crowded backfield this season. Some have Brown projected as the RB2, while others have him missing the cut. ... [Read More]
05/26 Redskins QB Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins are alternating QB2 reps
Robert Griffin III is the starter in Washington, however, his job is far from secure. The Redskins' backup QBs Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins are alternating reps and are expected to do so all offseason. This is very much worth monitoring because there is a great chance RG3 does not start 16 games this season. That could be due to health or performance. ... [Read More]
05/26 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman opens up OTAs as the starter
The competitive war of words between second-year back Devonta Freeman and rookie Tevin Coleman have been well documented. Both men have vowed to be the Falcons' starting running back this season. Well, Freeman has drawn first blood. Freeman opened up OTAs as the first-string running back. He appears to have the upper hand, at least for the time being. However, this battle is a long way from over.... [Read More]
05/26 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell nearly 100 percent and believes he's now a better man
The reigning NFL Fantasy Football MVP Le'Veon Bell says his knee is now nearly back to 100 percent. The same knee he hyperextended Week 17, when he said it was only at 50 percent. Bell also commented on his three-game suspension and his arrest last summer. "I learned my lesson and it made me a better man and person. It's going to make me a better player," Bell said. "Everybody has their own opini... [Read More]
05/26 Dolphins OC Bill Lazor on QB Ryan Tannehill: 'I'm very happy with how his offseason went'
Dolphins' offensive coordinator Bill Lazor was recently asked what his expectations were this season for his franchise quarterback Ryan Tannehill. "That's a good question," Lazor said. "I think everything should be better. Everything should be clearer. I'm very happy with how his offseason went and the time we got to spend with him. Ryan is an extremely hard worker. He's a very intelligent guy. A... [Read More]
05/26 Seahawks HC Pete Carroll says WR Paul Richardson may be ready for training camp
Head coach Pete Carroll says that second-year wideout Paul Richardson actually has a chance to be ready for training camp. Richardson is just four months removed from surgery on his torn ACL. Carroll also says they'll be cautious with Richardson. The two comments seem to contradict each other. The talented young receiver will be a candidate to start the season on the PUP list. ... [Read More]
05/26 Cowboys WR Devin Street taking first-team reps at OTAs
With Dez Bryant not participating with the Cowboys this offseason, Devin Street is getting starting reps on the outside in his place. Of course when Bryant does return, Street is expected to be the odd man out. However, the departure of Dwayne Harris has clearly bumped Street up the depth chart. The second-year man may even compete with Terrance Williams if he can perform well. ... [Read More]
05/26 Cowboys sign 2012 first-round pick WR A.J. Jenkins
The Cowboys have signed former 2012 first-round pick A.J. Jenkins. The 49ers selected him with the 30th-overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He did not stick in San Francisco and was traded to the Chiefs in 2013. He has not been at all productive and has had some character issues. With that said, he was also not in ideal situations. ... [Read More]
05/26 Titans HC Ken Whisenhunt says he would like Shonn Greene at OTAs
Shonn Greene is still not with the Titans due to the fact he's at home tending to his infant. His head coach Ken Whisenhunt said that he would like Greene in camp, however, he has also said that he understands why he's not. Whisenhunt added that Greene is a "vet that can keep himself in shape". There has been a lot of speculation surrounding Greene's roster spot in Tennessee this offseason after ... [Read More]
05/26 Chargers QB Philip Rivers says it would be 'awesome' to finish his career in San Diego
Philip Rivers was asked about the current status of his contract situation with the Chargers. There wasn't much news, however, he did sound upbeat about staying with the franchise. While he said, "There is nothing new to report." He also added that it would be "awesome" to finish his career in San Diego. ... [Read More]
05/26 Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham suffering from a hamstring injury
Titans' rookie wideout is missing much needed practice time with a hamstring injury. DGB strained his hammy during rookie minicamp and further aggravated it in OTAs on Tuesday. It's not good but head coach Ken Whisenhunt doesn't think it's too serious. "He felt a little pull," Whisenhunt said. "You walk that line of saying, `OK, get back in there.' But if you pull it, you lose him for all the OTA... [Read More]
05/26 Browns HC Mike Pettine says Terrance West has 'been great'
Browns' head coach Mike Pettine both praised and clowned Terrance West after OTAs on Tuesday. "Other than what he did to his hair, he's been great," Pettine said. West apparently died a patch of his hair blonde since we've seen him last. Isaiah Crowell opened the day as the starter, however, it sounds like West made some strides of his own after spending some time in the dog house last season. ... [Read More]
05/26 Raiders QB Derek Carr is taking snaps but still not able to throw
The Raiders got a scare when their young quarterback Derek Carr injured his right ring finger last week. There were rumors he could need surgery, however, those rumors were quickly debunked. Carr is still not able to throw the ball but is progressing. He was on the sidelines today taking snaps and pitching the ball. These are small but positive steps for the second-year QB. ... [Read More]
05/26 Redskins HC Jay Gruden says RB Matt Jones is more versatile than they thought
Apparently when the Redskins drafted rookie running back Matt Jones, they did not believe him to be overly versatile. Now Head coach Jay Gruden is impressed with his versatility in OTAs. Gruden has already hinted at Jones possibly taking carries away from Alfred Morris. Jones primarily worked as a third-down back today at OTAs. ... [Read More]
05/26 Redskins TE Jordan Reed already back on the trainers table
Oft injured Redskins' tight end is already being checked out for knee soreness. He has already missed 12 games in his first two seasons. While he has shown flashes of greatness when healthy, his injury woes are well documented. Reed has dealt with knee, hamstring, ankle and concussion issues already in his short career. ... [Read More]
05/26 Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry will remain in the slot
There had been some rumors that the Dolphins could move Jarvis Landry outside this season. This will not be the case. Landry opened up OTAs with the starting team in the slot. He was for the most part expected to remain as the slot receiver so this is not a major surprise. Last season in the slot Landry caught 84 passes for 758 yards and five TDs. ... [Read More]
05/26 Dolphins WR DeVante Parker does not open camp with the first team
The Dolphins' first-round pick DeVante Parker started OTAs with the second-team on Tuesday. Greg Jennings and Kenny Stills started on the outside. Parker reportedly worked in. The 14th-overall pick is fully expected to get every opportunity to win a starting job.... [Read More]
05/26 Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews reports to OTAs
Rishard Matthews has repeatedly expressed his displeasure with being in Miami. He has insisted that the team trade him or he would not show up to camp. Sure enough, Matthews has reported. He had little to no trade value and even less leverage. He will have to spend another season as a fourth or fifth-receiver in Miami. ... [Read More]
05/26 Jaguars WR Marqise Lee is 'week to week' with injured knee
Jaguars' wideout Marqise Lee injured his knee at some point in Phase 2 of the team's offseason program. Head coach Gus Bradley says he is week to week. Lee is projected to start for the Jags opposite of Allen Robinson this season. ... [Read More]
05/26 Dolphins WR Greg Jennings opens up OTAs as starter
Greg Jennings opened up OTAs with the Dolphins' starting team. The Veteran started on the outside opposite of Kenny Stills. Jennings will be 32 years old this season and was a late addition in free agency to the Dolphins. Last season he caught 59 passes for 742 yards and six TDs with Minnesota. ... [Read More]
05/26 Browns QB Johnny Manziel opens up OTAs at second string
Johnny Manziel opened up Browns OTAs as the second-string quarterback. Josh McCown was the top quarterback as expected. Manziel was not assured to be the QB2, he could have easily been with the third-team offense. A seemingly great offseason, from a personal standpoint, has clearly renewed at least some faith in him from the coaching staff. ... [Read More]
05/26 Browns RB Isaiah Crowell takes first snap with starters
Isaiah Crowell took the first snap of OTAs with the first-team on Tuesday. Crowell is expected to compete with Terrance West and Duke Johnson for snaps this season. This position battle is very much up in the air. Make of this news what you will when it comes to how you expect this position battle to shake out. ... [Read More]
05/26 Falcons WR Julio Jones reported to voluntary OTAs
Many believed Julio Jones would holdout in order to get his massive contract extension that is inevitably coming his way. Instead he showed up on Tuesday to the Falcons' voluntary OTAs ready to work. No one would have blamed Jones had he done what he had to, to get paid. Especially considering his injury history. Nonetheless, Jones is in camp and ready to roll. ... [Read More]
05/26 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman has impressed new regime
Falcons' second-year running back Devonta Freeman has looked great in camp. He has reportedly "already impressed the new coaching staff with his pass-catching ability". Freeman appears to have a slight edge on incumbent rookie Tevin Coleman at the moment. His ability both catching passes and in pass protection could earn him the starting job over Coleman. ... [Read More]
05/26 Falcons WR Roddy White 'wasn't himself last year'
Atlanta Falcons' long-time wide receiver Roddy White "wasn't himself last season". He was once again plagued by a "variety of injuries" and is now 33 years old. This is a make-or-break season for White who needs to prove he still has something left in the tank. White is healthy and like always is expected to start opposite Julio Jones in Atlanta. ... [Read More]
05/26 Patriots QB Tom Brady still awaiting date for his appeal of four-game suspension
By CBA rule, an appeal date must be set within 10 days of the appeal. Wednesday will be the 10th day since Tom Brady filed his appeal of his four-game suspension stemming from "Deflategate". The NFLPA has asked Commissioner Roger Goodell to rescue himself from the hearing but he declined. Both sides could agree on a delay, otherwise, a date should be expected to be set in the very near future. ... [Read More]
05/25 Dolphins Executive VP of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum says RB Jay Ajayi is 'underrated'
Miami Dolphins Executive Vice President of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum has been very impressed with rookie running back Jay Ajayi. Ajayi is the leading candidate to backup and even take touches away from Lamar Miller. Ajayi is stronger between the tackles and in the passing game. Tannenbaum's recent comments only enforce that Ajayi will be the RB2 ahead of Damien Williams. "He's kind of un... [Read More]
05/25 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, sends text implying a holdout looms
The Adrian Peterson saga continues. Peterson's agent Ben Dogra sent a cryptic text to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole. In it Dogra said, "He is very very strong ... he's like Revis." Darrelle Revis has become infamous for contractual disputes over the years and getting his way. This clearly implies that a lengthy holdout is on the horizon. ... [Read More]
05/24 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not show for OTAs
Adrian Peterson ironically continues to throw a childlike tantrum. He will reportedly not be showing up to OTAs and it's not clear when he'll show up at all. The team has the right to fine him, nevertheless, like a spoiled child AP continues to pout because he somehow has become the victim in his own mind. There is no word on how long this holdout may last. ... [Read More]
05/24 Report: Eagles TE Zach Ertz has the potential to lead the team in receiving
Eagles' tight end Zach Ertz has been a highly touted fantasy prospect for two-years now. However his blocking ability or lack thereof has kept him off the field. This season the Philadelphia Inquirer believes if he can improve his blocking, Ertz could lead the team in receiving. "If Ertz' blocking improves it will be difficult to keep him off the field. He already should have been playing more th... [Read More]
05/24 Bengals QB A.J. McCarron plans to compete and push Andy Dalton
Bengals' second-year quarterback A.J. McCarron is not content with just being a backup. He wants to compete for the starting job and push Andy Dalton to his limits. Not only does he want Dalton's job, he wants his contract. "If you're not going to dream big, then why dream?" McCarron said. "I want to compete. Andy's our starter, I know that. I love Andy to death. Andy's always been there for me. H... [Read More]
05/24 Bills QB E.J. Manuel has 'equal footing' in position battle
Recently a rumor surfaced that the Bills were ready part ways with quarterback E.J. Manuel if he did not have a strong offseason. The team has since strongly refuted the claims. General Manager Doug Whaley took it a step further on The Jim Rome show saying it was "just someone trying to get something stirred". He continued, "I look for him to come in and compete and try to take the job. Everybody... [Read More]
05/23 Bengals QB Terrelle Pryor steps into leadership role in Cincinnati
Terrelle Pryor has made the Bengals and will compete for the backup job. He believes he was brought in for his leadership skills as a seasoned veteran. "I'm sure they wanted to see: what type of leader is he in the huddle?" Pryor said. "I think that's the main thing. Check on that and check out how do I teach the younger guys because they knew that there would be mess ups in terms of formations, p... [Read More]
05/23 Bengals QB A.J. McCarron cleared for OTAs
Last season, Bengals rookie quarterback A.J. McCarron was sidelined all but two games thanks to a shoulder injury. He is now fully healthy and cleared for OTAs. He says he feels great and he's ready to compete for the backup job. "I feel like I'm throwing better than I ever have," McCarron said. "Some of the coaches have come to me and told me I look like a totally different person than what they... [Read More]
05/23 Bengals WR Marvin Jones cleared for OTAs
Bengals WR2 Marvin Jones has been cleared for OTAs. Jones had a breakout season in 2013 catching 10 touchdown passes. However, he missed all of 2014 with foot and ankle injuries. He is finally nearing 100 percent and will be back on the field in Cincinnati. ... [Read More]
05/23 Report: Buccaneers coaching staff 'very high' on RB Charles Sims
The Buccaneers will have a running back competition in camp this offseason. Doug Martin, Charles Sims, Bobby Rainey and Mike James will all be competing for the job. Martin is the assumed starter, however, the coaching staff is reportedly "very high" on Sims. The talented second-year back missed nearly all of his rookie season due to an ankle injury. He was highly touted heading into last season a... [Read More]
05/23 Bills QB Tyrod Taylor will get first-team reps in camp
According to Bills general manager Doug Whaley, the quarterbacks' competition in Buffalo is a three-horse race. It has widely been considered that the starting job will be fought out between E.J. Manuel and Matt Cassel. Whaley says not so fast, Tyrod Taylor is very much in the competition and will be given first-team reps as well. "The way they're structuring practices everyone is getting a run w... [Read More]
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