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08/27/15 Texans QB Ryan Mallett overslept and missed practice Thursday
Source: Patrick Starr via SCOUT.com

Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett missed practice on Thursday. It turns out it was not an injury or illness, Mallett was not there because he overslept. He was recently informed that he would be the backup quarterback behind Brian Hoyer. However, he was also told if Hoyer sputtered, he would be thrust into the starting lineup. ... [Read More]
08/27/15 Steelers WR Martavis Bryant's suspension stemmed from numerous failed drug tests
Source: Jim Wexell via SCOUT.com

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant was suspended four games today for violating the league's substance abuse policy. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports that the suspension stems from "multiple failed marijuana tests". He also stated that the appeal "is in the latter stages". There is now a chance that Bryant falls behind Markus Wheaton depending on how Wheaton performs in Bryant's abse... [Read More]
08/27/15 Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders will return to action next week
Source: Mike Klis via Twitter

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has missed three weeks with a hamstring injury. Well he's finally expected back. Sanders will be a full participant in practice next week. He projects to be the WR2 in Denver and will move into the slot in three-wide sets. ... [Read More]
08/27/15 Giants WR Victor Cruz will not play Saturday
Source: Rick Laughland via SCOUT.com

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will sit out the team's third preseason game on Saturday. He has been recovering from a torn patellar tendon but has been fully cleared and declared himself 100 percent. Nonetheless, the Giants are playing it safe with Cruz. He's also dealing with a minor calf issue as well. Head coach Tom Coughlin announced Cruz will not be active. ... [Read More]
08/27/15 Bills RB Karlos Williams seen at the team facility Thursday
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

Buffalo Bills running back Karlos Williams seen at the team facility today. He had been missing after undergoing an undisclosed medical procedure. However, he is expected to be ready for the season opener. He is making a strong push for the RB2 job and there is a decent chance that LeSean McCoy could be out Week 1. If McCoy is out, it will likely be Williams and Fred Jackson shouldering the load.... [Read More]
08/27/15 Ravens WR Breshad Perriman has no timetable for a return
Source: Jeff Zrebiec via Twitter

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman still has no timetable for a return from his sprained PCL. He has been out since the first day of camp in full pads and was considered day-to-day. He is now expected to miss all of the preseason and is in question for Week 1. Head coach John Harbaugh admits his recovery has been slower than anticipated. ... [Read More]
08/27/15 Bills WR Sammy Watkins will sit out on Saturday
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins will not play in this weekend's preseason matchup. He is out with a glute injury. It is believed the team is just being cautious but Watkins has been banged up all offseason and training camp. He dealt with a hip injury along with other nagging soft tissue injuries. It does not appear that we will be seeing Watkins this preseason. ... [Read More]
08/27/15 Bills QB E.J. Manuel will start in Saturday's preseason game
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

Buffalo Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel will start in Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers. While each quarterback was expected to start one of the first three games, Manuel has fallen far behind as the QB3 in Buffalo. Buffalo Football Report's Ryan Talbot gave his take in a recent article saying, "Rex Ryan announced on Thursday that E.J. Manuel would be starting at quarterback when the B... [Read More]
08/27/15 Falcons RB Tevin Coleman will make his team debut on Saturday
Source: Bill Shanks via SCOUT.com

Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman will make his team debut in Saturday's preseason game. Coleman missed the Falcons' first two preseason games and most of training camp with a hamstring injury. The rookie is expected to be the secondary back in a two-back system with Devonta Freeman. However, the team is yet to see him in any live action. ... [Read More]
08/27/15 Eagles RB DeMarco Murray does not believe he'll alternate series with Ryan Mathews
Source: Corey Seidman via csnphilly.com

Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray does not believe he'll be alternating series with Ryan Mathews. He sounds like he believes that he's the clear RB1 ahead of Mathews. Although, he admits it has not yet been discussed. "I don't think it will be alternating series," Murray said. "But [Mathews] is a quality back, great guy, works extremely hard. I'm sure he'll get his fair share of touc... [Read More]
08/27/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant returns to practice
Source: Mike Fisher via SCOUT.com

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has finally returned to practice after missing three weeks with a hamstring injury. Bryant signed a huge contract this offseason so the team took it very slow with their superstar receiver. He projects to be the team's top target by a longshot. ... [Read More]
08/27/15 Steelers WR Martavis Bryant faces four-game suspension
Source: Jim Wexell via SCOUT.com

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The suspension is under appeal. Bryant is projected to be the WR2 in Pittsburgh opposite Antonio Brown. The Steelers will now be without Bryant, running back Le'Veon Bell and center Maurkice Pouncey for the first two weeks of the season. ... [Read More]
08/27/15 Lions RB Ameer Abdullah is fine with being part of a committee
Source: Carlos Monarrez via freep.com

Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah is aware that he is going to be part of a committee as a rookie and potentially moving forward. He is fine with that and just wants to play his part and help the team win. "It's not really about me," Abdullah said. "I always hear a lot of questions like, 'How do you get used to it? How do you? How does Ameer adjust to things?' But at the end of the day, y... [Read More]
08/27/15 Panthers QB Cam Newton will not run more read option to make up for the loss of Kelvin Benjamin
Source: Jonathan Jones via charlotteobserver.com

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton ran a ton of read option when he entered the league but has made an effort to evolve as a pocket passer and has come a long way. There has been some speculation that Newton may revert back to the read option to make up for the loss of wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to a torn ACL. Head coach Ron Rivera has debunked those ideas and does not plan to run any mo... [Read More]
08/27/15 Panthers TE Greg Olsen will be a focal point of the offense
Source: Jonathan Jones via charlotteobserver.com

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen will be key to the team's offensive success this season now that Kelvin Benjamin is out with a torn ACL. Head coach Ron Rivera made it clear that they are going to find ways to get the ball to Olsen. "Guys like (Corey Brown) have to continue to step up," Rivera said. "He can't have the type of start he had last week. (Jerricho) Cotchery obviously will play a... [Read More]
08/27/15 Dolphins WR DeVante Parker to begin individual drills next week
Source: Eric Roddy via SCOUT.com

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker is expected to return to practice next week, at least on a limited basis. Assuming he's limited, he will likely participate in individual drills and not team drills. Parker has missed all of training camp after undergoing a procedure on his foot to replace a screw in his surgically repaired foot early in OTAs. He projects to be a starter in Miami sooner... [Read More]
08/27/15 Buccaneers sign K Connor Barth
Source: Justin Pawlowski via SCOUT.com

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free-agent kicker Connor Barth. Barth was just cut by the Denver Broncos and signed with the Bucs not long after. He is now the favorite to beat out Patrick Murray for the starting job in Tampa. This is his second stint in Tampa. ... [Read More]
08/26/15 Eagles TE Zach Ertz is very questionable for Week 1
Source: Corey Seidman via csnphilly,com

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz underwent groin surgery and is still recovering. The hope is that he would be ready for the season opener, however, that is not looking like an overly promising outlook. Offensive coordinator Pat Schumer was far from reassuring when asked if Ertz would be good to go Week 1. "I don't know, I'm assuming so," Shurmur said. "Behind the scenes he's taking care o... [Read More]
08/26/15 Bears WR Eddie Royal dealing with a hip injury
Source: Jeremy Stoltz via SCOUT.com

Chicago Bears wide receiver Eddie Royal missed practice today with a hip injury and may miss this week's preseason game. He joins Alshon Jeffery, Kevin White and Marquess Wilson on the injury report. Jay Cutler says he's never seen anything like what's happened to this WR corps. "Yeah, I've never been a part of anything like that - all four going down like that," Cutler said. "It's a great opport... [Read More]
08/26/15 Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders has now been sidelined for nearly three weeks
Source: Chad Jensen via SCOUT.com

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has now been sidelined for just under three weeks with a hamstring injury. He's not expected to play this preseason and the severity of the injury is not fully known. While the team has stood firm insisting he will be ready Week 1, this is becoming a bit of a concern. Sanders is projected to be the starter opposite Demaryius Thomas and slide into the ... [Read More]
08/26/15 Cardinals HC Bruce Arians is optimistic WR Michael Floyd will be ready Week 1
Source: Darren Urban via azcardinals.com

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd underwent surgery on his three dislocated fingers three weeks ago. The fingers actually punctured through the palm of his hand, so it was your ordinary dislocation. He just had his stitches removed last week. However, his head coach Bruce Arians is reportedly optimistic that Floyd will be ready for Week 1. As of now he should still be considered quest... [Read More]
08/26/15 Browns WR Terrelle Pryor returns to practice, hopeful to play this week
Source: Fred Greetham via SCOUT.com

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor finally returned to practice on Wednesday after an extended layoff. He missed nearly all of training camp with the exception of August 15-18. Pryor has a lot of catching up to do to earn a roster spot at this point. He hopes to play in the Browns' third preseason game and show enough to be considered for the 53-man roster. "We had him on a count so he ... [Read More]
08/26/15 Dolphins WR DeVante Parker no longer sure if he'll be ready for Week 1
Source: Eric Roddy via SCOUT.com

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker was always expected to be ready for Week 1 after undergoing a procedure on his foot to replace a screw in his surgically repaired foot. Now, Parker isn't so sure. There's still a good chance he'll be ready, however, he hasn't even started cutting yet and the team does not want to rush him back too quickly. ... [Read More]
08/26/15 Seahawks RB Christine Michael needs 'to become more dependable and more accountable'
Source: Bob Condotta via seattletimes.com

Seattle Seahawks running back Christine Michael has been a consistent disappointment. He is physically gifted but lacks the intangibles to be successful NFL running back. His RBs coach Sherman Smith spoke on Michael's shortcomings. "For him, it's about becoming more dependable, doing stuff consistently,'' Smith said. "That's always been his Achilles' heel. The physical talent is there, absolutely... [Read More]
08/26/15 Packers WR Davante Adams plans on 'capitalizing' on his opprtunity
Source: Bill Huber via SCOUT.com

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams is expected to see an expanded role after the season ending ACL injury to Jordy Nelson. Adams says this will have no impact on how he approaches the season. He always expected to have a breakout year and it's no different now. Honestly, no, because the way I was going into the season mentally, and the work that I put in and the confidence I had in our... [Read More]
08/26/15 Broncos K Connor Barth released
Source: Khalid Alshami via SCOUT.com

Denver Broncos kicker Connor Barth has been released to make room for newly signed offensive guard Evan Mathis. This leaves the starting kicker job to Brandon McManus. McManus struggled at times last season leading to the Barth signing but has had a very good offseason and training camp, earning him the nod over Barth. ... [Read More]
08/26/15 Falcons sign free agent QB Rex Grossman
Source: Knox Bardeen via SCOUT.com

The Atlanta Falcons have signed free agent quarterback Rex Grossman. The 35-year-old QB signed a one year deal worth $1 million. Grossman is also experienced in offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's system. Head coach Dan Quinn seems excited about the signing. "The first thing, when you think about it, the support that our backup gives to Matt [Ryan], and help in terms of getting ready," Quinn sai... [Read More]
08/25/15 Redskins TE Derek Carrier listed second on the depth chart
Source: Ben Standig via SCOUT.com

Washington Redskins tight end Derek Carrier is listed as the TE2 on the team's depth chart. He wasn't recently acquired from the 49ers. The Redskins recently lost their TE1 Niles Paul and TE3 Logan Paulsen. Carrier slides into the TE2 spot now behind the oft-injured Jordan Reed who just returned from yet another injury. Carrier will be relied on this season. ... [Read More]
08/25/15 Rams RB Todd Gurley participates in team drills for first time
Source: Nate Latsch via SCOUT.com

St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley participated in team drills for the first time on Tuesday. He also worked in with the first team. This a huge step in his recovery from ACL surgery. It is beginning to look more and more likely he'll be ready for Week 1. However, regardless of whether he's ready or not, head coach Jeff Fisher insists that they will ease him into action. Fisher was asked if ... [Read More]
08/25/15 Rams WR Brian Quick practices in full, will play in third preseason game
Source: Nate Latsch via SCOUT.com

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Brian Quick was a full participant in practice Tuesday for the first time since undergoing serious shoulder surgery last season. His head coach Jeff Fisher says he will play in next Saturday's preseason game. He projects to be the starter opposite Kenny Britt. ... [Read More]
08/25/15 Steelers sign free agent QB Michael Vick
Source: Jim Wexell via SCOUT.com

The Steelers signed free agent quarterback Michael Vick. Their projected backup Bruce Gradkowski was placed on season ending I.R. after undergoing surgery for a dislocated finger. Vick is a veteran backup and former star who will likely serve as the QB2 in Pittsburgh. He brings a different dimension to the team, as well as veteran leadership. ... [Read More]
08/25/15 Steelers QB Bruce Gradkowski placed on season ending I.R
Source: Jim Wexell via SCOUT.com

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Bruce Gradkowski has been placed on season ending I.R. after undergoing surgery for a dislocated finger. Gradkowski is also dealing with a shoulder issue. He was expected to be Ben Roethlisberger's primary backup this season, but clearly this is no longer the case. ... [Read More]
08/25/15 Jets RB Chris Ivory doing 'a lot more' in the passing attack
Source: Rich Cimini via espn.com

New York Jets running back Chris Ivory has not exactly been a huge contributor in the passing game throughout his career. This year Ivory is playing a much a larger role. "I'm doing a lot more in this camp," said Ivory. "We did the same stuff with the last coordinator [Marty Mornhinweg], but the ball wasn't getting to me as much. Now it's getting to me more. Now, I guess, people can see I can cat... [Read More]
08/25/15 Patriots WR Julian Edelman nearing a return
Source: Jeff Howe via bostonherald.com

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is still not practicing but is reportedly getting close. He has been out since August 2 with an ankle injury. Edelman gave his very Patriots like take on the matter. "Anytime you're not able to go out there and play, yeah, it's difficult, but it's part of the game," Edelman said. "I'm just working hard, doing everything I can each and every day to... [Read More]
08/25/15 Giants WR Rueben Randle returns to practice
Source: Rick Laughland via SCOUT.com

New York Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle returned to 11-on-11 drills today for the first time since the team's preseason opener. His status for the Giants' third preseason game is still very much up in the air. He has been dealing with knee tendinitis since college, however, it has flared up worse this year and has been less manageable than before. ... [Read More]
08/25/15 Packers WR Ty Montgomery lining up as the WR3 at practice
Source: Bill Huber via SCOUT.com

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Ty Montgomery lined up as the WR3 at practice today. He was opposite Davante Adams with Randall Cobb in the slot. After Jordy Nelson when down with a torn ACL, the big question was whether Montgomery or Jeff Janis would step up into the WR3 spot. Early signs signify Montgomery is the frontrunner. ... [Read More]
08/25/15 Chargers RB Melvin Gordon expected to play Saturday and 'see ample load'
Source: Michael Gehlken via Twitter

San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is nearly fully recovered from an ankle injury, which was minor to begin with. He is fully expected to play in the Chargers' third preseason game and will reportedly get an "ample" workload. As the team's first-round pick, Gordon projects to be the team's primary ball-carrier. ... [Read More]
08/25/15 Dolphins WR DeVante Parker running hard but not yet cutting
Source: Armando Salguero via Twitter

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker is still dealing with the after effects of an offseason procedure to replace a screw in his surgically repaired foot. He has been activated off the PUP list and is running very hard. However, he is not yet cutting. Still, he is expected to be active Week 1 when the Dolphins take on the Washington Redskins. ... [Read More]
08/25/15 Bills WR Sammy Watkins still sidelined
Source: Matt Macneal via SCOUT.com

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins remains sidelined at practice with a glute injury. The injury forced him to miss last week's preseason game and will likely do the same this week. He was on the field with the rehabbing players today and the injury is not serious. He's fully expected to be ready for Week 1. Head coach Rex Ryan praised Watkins and does not seem at all concerned. "They've b... [Read More]
08/25/15 Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill's deep ball is very much improved
Source: Andy Cohen via dolphins.com

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is a breakout player candidate, however, his struggles with his deep ball in the past is well documented. This training camp he is not only attempting way more bombs than ever before, his passes are also much improved. According to the Dolphins' official website, "Tannehill has completed more deep passes in practice than, I believe, he completed in his pr... [Read More]
08/25/15 Bills TE Charles Clay dealing with 'nagging' knee issue
Source: Mike Rodak via espn.com

Buffalo Bills tight end Charles Clay left practice early on Tuesday with a nagging right knee injury. He was hindered all last season in Miami with a nagging knee injury as well. Clay insisted he's fine but he said the same thing last year too. "I'm fine," Clay said. "It was just something that they wanted to look out for me a little bit. It was something that started nagging, so they decided it ... [Read More]
08/25/15 Redskins TE Jordan Reed returns to practice Tuesday
Source: Ben Standig via SCOUT.com

Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed has returned to practice after missing the first two preseason games with a hamstring injury. Since Reed suffered his most recent injury, the Redskins have lost both Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen for the season. They also acquired Derek Carrier from the 49ers. Washington will need Reed to stay healthy, which is asking a lot from the oft-injured tight end. ... [Read More]
08/25/15 Browns RB Duke Johnson looks 'fresh' and 'explosive'
Source: LA via SCOUT.com

Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson is back at practice and looks great. His head coach Mike Pettine has been impressed and sees him being a matchup nightmare. "His legs looked fresh,'' said Pettine. "I am not sure who he beat on the inside post – he looks explosive … You can use Duke as a wideout. It just gives you a little more flexibility from a formation standpoint, which ... [Read More]
08/25/15 Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston's ankle injury is not an issue
Source: Rick Stroud via tampabay.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston appeared to have injured his ankle in the team's second preseason game. He was on the sidelines with a visible limp. Head coach Lovie Smith confirmed that the injury is not at all serious. "That was a tough fall he took there,'' Smith said. "But no, that was just a coach's decision on my part. I thought we saw enough of him. I thought he did some go... [Read More]
08/25/15 Lions RB Joique Bell says he expects 'to come into the season healthy'
Source: Justin Rogers via mlive.com

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell is yet to be activated off the PUP list and it has raised some questions about his potential availability. He underwent offseason knee and Achilles' cleanup up procedures. However, Bell believes he'll be entering 2015 fully healthy and will be the man in Detroit. "This year, I expect to come into the season healthy," Bell said. "I think I can be that guy whe... [Read More]
08/25/15 Panthers WR Devin Funchess returned to practice today
Source: Brandon Croce via SCOUT.com

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess has returned to practice today after dealing with a hamstring injury. He was limited to individual drills but any progress is great news for Carolina. With Kelvin Benjamin done for the season, they desperately need Funchess out on the field. He's going to need all the snaps he can get if he's going to move into Benjamin's position as reported. His st... [Read More]
08/25/15 Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman 'deserves more snaps'
Source: Chad Jensen via SCOUT.com

Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman has been very impressive this preseason and in training camp. He has pulled away from a Montee Ball for the RB2 job in Denver. Now head coach Gary Kubiak says Hillman deserves more touches. "(Hillman) has had a really good camp. He's the guy in the group that is a little bit different — (he has) the gear to get the ball to the edge," Kubiak said. "... [Read More]
08/25/15 Steelers QB Bruce Gradkowski to undergo surgery for dislocated finger, team will meet with Mike Vick
Source: Jim Wexell via SCOUT.com

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Bruce Gradkowski will undergo surgery today on a dislocated finger on his left hand. Gradkowski is expected to be the primary backup to Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh. Because of this, the Steelers have brought in free agent quarterback Michael Vick for a meeting and potential signing. Vick did play well in New York but his coaching staff was offense illiterate a... [Read More]
08/25/15 Jets TE Jace Amaro's shoulder is healing 'really slow'
Source: Zach Braziller via nypost.com

New York Jets tight end Jace Amaro's sprained shoulder is healing much slower than anticipated. He was originally fully expected to be ready for Week 1, now that timetable is very much in question. It appears more probable than not that Amaro will miss real games. "Every day it's been getting better. It's just a really slow process," said Amaro. "I really can't lift my arm up all the way very qui... [Read More]
08/25/15 Bills WR Percy Harvin returns to practice Tuesday
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Percy Harvin returned to practice today after missing two weeks with a hip injury. Harvin has been forced to undergo pain-killing injections and he has a history of serious hip issues. He was "not a full go" but it's a good sign he's at least out there. It remains to be seen if he can stay on the field or if he can convert to a pure outside receiver. ... [Read More]
08/25/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady's next hearing is scheduled for August 31
Source: Chris Simoneau via SCOUT.com

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the NFLPA are scheduled to be back in front of U.S. District Judge Richard Berman on August 31 to once again go head-to-head with the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell. This is expected to be the last hearing before some sort of ruling is handed down. Both sides requested a resolution by September 4. That doesn't mean they'll get it, but if nothing... [Read More]
08/25/15 Saints RB Mark Ingram wants to be more involved in the passing attack
Source: Mike Triplett via espn.com

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has not been a large participant in the passing game to this point in his career. He caught a career-high 29 passes last season but has only caught a total of 53 passes in four years. Now Ingram says he is a three-down back and wants to be a significant part of the passing attack. "I know I'm a three-down back," said Ingram. "I could do first down, seco... [Read More]
08/25/15 Bears WR Alshon Jeffery is now considered day-to-day
Source: Zach Zaidman via Twitter

Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been sidelined with a calf injury but is reportedly nearing a return. There were questions regarding the severity of the injury after Jeffery was spotted in a walking boot and crutches. Nonetheless, he has since shed the boot, is off the crutches and head coach John Fox says he's just waiting to be cleared. "He's day-to-day," Fox said. "When they cle... [Read More]
08/25/15 Buccaneers WR Mike Evans' hamstring injury is minor according to HC Lovie Smith
Source: Justin Pawlowski via SCOUT.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans suffered a hamstring injury in last night's preseason game. The injury was believed to be minor at the time and now those beliefs have been confirmed. Head coach Lovie Smith talked to Evans and came to the same conclusion. "I talked to him in the fourth quarter and he didn't think it was that serious," Smith said. "We wanted to get our ones into the s... [Read More]
08/25/15 Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro will miss a few weeks with an MCL sprain
Source: Jamison Hensley via Twitter

Baltimore Ravens Lorenzo Taliaferro will be out a few weeks with a sprained MCL. He suffered the injury in the team's second preseason game. His availability for Week 1 is in question. Taliaferro is the frontrunner to be the secondary ball-carrier behind starter Justin Forsett. His biggest competition is talented rookie Buck Allen. ... [Read More]
08/25/15 Patriots WR Brandon Gibson suffered torn ACL
Source: Chris Simoneau via SCOUT.com

New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Gibson suffered a torn ACL in the team's second preseason game. Gibson was a standout in the game catching a game-high eight passes for 68 yards. He is a very talented receiver, however, his career has been plagued by injuries. He will head to I.R. and his career may be in jeopardy. ... [Read More]
08/25/15 Patriots WR Brian Tyms waived and likely heading to I.R.
Source: Chris Simoneau via SCOUT.com

New England Patriots wide receiver Brian Tyms has suffered a season ending foot injury and has been waived by the team. The assumption is Tyms will clear waivers and he will then land on the Pats' injured reserve. He was a breakout star last preseason and had his moments in camp this season. However, he has more than struggled on the field since last preseason including as disastrous performance i... [Read More]
08/24/15 Buccaneers WR Mike Evans exits Monday night's game with strained hamstring
Source: Rick Stroud via Twitter

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans was forced out on Monday night's preseason game with a strained hamstring late in the first quarter. The injury is not believed to be serious and he should be considered day-to-day. While hamstring injuries do tend to linger, as of now he is not considered to be in any danger of missing the season opener. ... [Read More]
08/24/15 Rams WR Brian Quick cleared for contact
Source: Nate Latsch via SCOUT.com

St Louis Rams wide receiver Brian Quick has been cleared for contact after undergoing career threatening shoulder surgery last year. He had been wearing the yellow cap, which is similar to a red jersey and signifies that a player is not to be hit. His head coach Jeff Fisher said there's a good chance he'll be suiting up in this week's preseason game. "I think he's got a chance to play this week,"... [Read More]
08/24/15 Rams RB Todd Gurley cleared for team drills
Source: Nate Latsch via SCOUT.com

St Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley has finally been cleared for team drills. He will still have a yellow cap on, which is similar to a red jersey, meaning he can't be hit. While head coach Jeff Fisher is very excited, he still insists the team is going to take it very slow with Gurley. They will be cautious and you will not see him in preseason. He also has no idea if Gurley will be ready for ... [Read More]
08/24/15 Jets WR Devin Smith not expected to be ready for Week 1
Source: Rich Cimini via Twitter

New York Jets wide receiver Devin Smith is not expected to be ready for Week 1. He's currently sidelined with fractured ribs and a subsequent lung injury. His original 4-6 week timetable would have him ready to play around Week 3. The rookie will have to work his way back on the field upon his return. ... [Read More]
08/24/15 Cardinals RB Chris Johnson upgraded to day-to-day
Source: Darren Urban via Twitter

Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson has been sidelined since last week with a hamstring injury. He was originally expected to miss 1-2 weeks, however, he's been upgraded to day-to-day. This is very good news for Johnson who will now be playing catch up with rookie David Johnson, who impressed in the team's second preseason game. CJ2K's status for this week's game is still very questionab... [Read More]
08/24/15 Packers WR Jordy Nelson's MRI confirms ACL tear
Source: Bill Huber via SCOUT.com

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson has officially been diagnosed with a torn ACL. The Packers made the announcement today. He will miss the entire 2015 season but should be ready for the start of next season barring an unforeseen setback. The Packers will now have to count onDavante Adams, Ty Montgomery and Jeff Janis to step up, unless they decide to sign a free agent. James Jones has ... [Read More]
08/24/15 Texans HC Bill O'Brien confirms that QB Brian Hoyer is the starter
Source: Patrick Starr via SCOUT.com

Houston Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer was reportedly named the Week 1 starter yesterday. Head coach Bill O'Brien has confirmed this report. He also said that Hoyer's consistency gave him the slight edge but he'll be on a short leash. If he falters, Ryan Mallett will replace him. Still, the decision is to start with Hoyer. "We've put a lot of thought into this QB position," O'Brien said. "We spok... [Read More]
08/24/15 Lions RB Joique Bell still not practicing, will be in committee upon return
Source: Tim Twentyman via Twitter

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell is still not practicing and continues to be on the active/PUP list. He underwent offseason knee and Achilles' procedures and has missed all of OTAs, minicamp and training camp to this point. On top of that, Matthew Stafford recently stated that the Lions will be deploying a committee back system, even once Bell is 100 percent. ... [Read More]
08/24/15 Texans RB Arian Foster still has no timetable for his return but is progressing
Source: Houston Texans via Twitter

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster has had successful sports-hernia surgery and has been progressing in his rehab. There has been a ton of speculation regarding a timetable for his return, however, head coach Bill O'Brien said there is no clear timetable for his return yet. O'Brien said "He's in here rehabbing," but he "don't have any update." ... [Read More]
08/24/15 Free agent WR Reggie Wayne has signed a one-year deal with the Patriots
Source: Chris Simoneau via SCOUT.com

Free agent wide receiver Reggie Wayne has signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots. The long-time Indianapolis Colts star has decided to continue his career with the Pats. He has said he wants to play one more season and this is as good a fit as any. Both Wayne and Patriots' organization have a ton of respect for each other. Wayne will now have caught passes from Tom Brady, Peyton Mann... [Read More]
08/24/15 Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater shooting for 70 percent completion percentage
Source: Mark Craig via startribune.com

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater says his goal this year is to complete over 70 percent of his passes. Last season he threw for 64.4 percent, so 70 percent would be a significant increase but that hasn't deterred him. "Something always comes up, the receiver could slip running a route or you could get hit throwing the ball, but I think we try to aim to be over 70 percent in the qua... [Read More]
08/24/15 Giants WR Rueben Randle struggling with knee tendinitis
Source: Ralph Vacchiano via nydailynews.com

New York Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle has been struggling with knee tendinitis this summer. It's something he's dealt with for a long time but was always able to manage it better. His head coach Tom Coughlin admits this is become a bit troubling. "This thing with Rueben has really confused me," Coughlin said. "He's been able to handle this so well over the years, yet this circumstance has b... [Read More]
08/24/15 Broncos QB Peyton Manning still doesn't have feeling in his finger tips
Source: Peter King via mmqb.si.com

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning still does not have any feeling in his fingertips after undergoing four neck surgeries in 2011. The feeling may never come back or could any day according to Manning. He said it was tough for a while but now he's used to it. "I can't feel anything in my fingertips," Manning said. "It's crazy. I've talked to a doctor recently who said, Don't count on the f... [Read More]
08/24/15 Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon to work with the starters in this week's preseason game
Source: Hays Carlyon via jacksonville.com

Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon has been dealing with a sprained finger but is expected to play in the team's third preseason game. This will be the first in-game action we get to see of the rookie. Head coach Gus Bradley has confirmed that he expects Yeldon to primarily work with the starters. "I think if there was a situation in a critical time or critical game, he could have play... [Read More]
08/24/15 Eagles HC Chip Kelly says RB Kenjon Barner is 'making a huge case' for a roster spot
Source: Zach Berman via philly.com

Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenjon Barner has been a star this preseason. He's been running well and unstoppable on returns. Barner has returned two punts for touchdowns and head coach Chip Kelly has raves about his former Oregon Duck. "He's making a huge case," Kelly said. "You go back-to-back weeks with a punt return for a touchdown. I think he made some good plays in the run game. . . . I... [Read More]
08/24/15 Report: Texans QB Brian Hoyer named starter in Houston
Source: Patrick Starr via SCOUT.com

Houston Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer has been named the team's Week 1 starter according to reports from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Hoyer beat out Ryan Mallett for the starting job. The competition was reportedly extremely close, but head coach Bill O'Brien wanted to name a starter before the preseason Week 3 dress rehearsal. ... [Read More]
08/24/15 Redskins WR DeSean Jackson returned to practice Sunday
Source: Ben Standig via SCOUT.com

Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson returned to practice Sunday after missing time with a sprained AC joint in his shoulder. With the way the first-team offense looked on Thursday night, they need all the help they can get. D-Jax projects to be the top wideout in Washington after catching 56 passes for 1,169 yards and six touchdowns last season. ... [Read More]
08/23/15 Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey will miss half the season with a fractured left fibula
Source: Will Graves via SCOUT.com

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey will miss at least two months after fracturing his left fibula in Sunday's preseason game. The injury occurred when Green Bay Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix rolled up on his ankle. This is expected to cost Pouncey about half the season and he could be a candidate for either the PUP list or the IR/designated for return. When asked about a timetable for... [Read More]
08/23/15 Raiders RB Roy Helu expected to return to action this week
Source: Adam Caplan via Twitter

Oakland Raiders running back Roy Helu has been out for over two weeks with an undisclosed injury. It turns out the injury was a hamstring issue and he's expected to return to practice this week. We recently reported that the injury was probably not serious and luckily it turns out it wasn't. Helu projects to be the Raiders' third-down back this season behind starter Latavius Murray. ... [Read More]
08/23/15 Bears WR Kevin White underwent surgery on Sunday to repair stress fracture in his left shin
Source: Jeff Dickerson via Twitter

Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White underwent surgery on Sunday to repair a stress fracture in his left shin. The Bears' first-round pick was original considered day-to-day with shin splints, however, it turned out the organization was clearly being less than fully honest. White will start the season on the PUP list and will miss the at least the first six games of the season. There is still ... [Read More]
08/23/15 Falcons WR Roddy White to undergo elbow surgery
Source: Vaughn McClure via Twitter

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White will undergo surgery on his ailing elbow. However, the surgery is minor and he's expected to be ready for Week 1. The 34-year-old wideout has been dealing with a plethora of injuries over the past two seasons. He also believes he will have to have his knee drained during the season. Possibly on multiple occasions. Injuries are beginning to mount for White... [Read More]
08/23/15 Packers QB Aaron Rodgers spotted with his right wrist and forearm heavily wrapped on sidelines
Source: Jason Wilde via espn.com

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was spotted on the sidelines of Sunday's preseason game with his right wrist and forearm heavily wrapped. He exited the game after being sacked in the end zone near the end of the first quarter. There is a very good chance this is absolutely nothing but it is certainly worth monitoring. ... [Read More]
08/23/15 Saints WR Nick Toon will miss 2-3 weeks with a high ankle sprain
Source: Ross Jones via foxsports.com

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Nick Toon suffered a high ankle sprain in Saturday night's preseason game. He is expected to miss about 2-3 weeks, however, this injury has a tendency to linger. Toon was battling with Brandon Coleman for the WR3 spot on the Saints' depth chart. This is a major hit to his chances of winning that job. ... [Read More]
08/23/15 Free agent WR Reggie Wayne is taking a physical in New England today
Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter

Free agent wide receiver Reggie Wayne is taking a physical for the New England Patriots today. He arrived in New England last night and hopes to get a deal done with the Pats. Wayne is not guaranteed to pass his physical after tearing his ACL and triceps in the past two seasons. We will await word out Foxboro to see if the Pats lock up a future Hall of Famer and their long-time enemy. ... [Read More]
08/23/15 Redskins QB Robert Griffin III returns to full practice
Source: Ben Standig via SCOUT.com

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has completed the leagues concussion protocol and has returned to full practice on Sunday. Head coach Jay Gruden insists RG3 is still the starter despite a miserable showing in the team's second preseason game. Significant blame can also be placed on the Redskins' miserable offensive line. ... [Read More]
08/23/15 Browns QB Johnny Manziel leaves practice with elbow discomfort
Source: Hayden Grove via SCOUT.com

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was forced out of Sunday's practice with discomfort in his throwing elbow. Head coach Mike Pettine does believe the injury is serious but they will likely shut him down for at least a day or two. "He started to get a little sore," Pettine said. "We'll make the decision. We might rest him and then he's got an off day coming up, so I wouldn't be surprised ... [Read More]
08/23/15 Packers WR Jordy Nelson injures knee, initial diagnosis is torn left ACL
Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson left Sunday's preseason game with a left knee injury. The Packers feared the worst and their fears were realized. Nelson suffered a torn ACL and will miss the 2015 season. This is a crushing blow for the Packers WR corps. Second-year receiver Davante Adams will be needed to step up into a huge role now. ... [Read More]
08/23/15 Bears WR Marquess Wilson avoids serious injury
Source: Jeremy Stoltz via SCOUT.com

Chicago Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson left Saturday night's game with a hamstring injury. However, it appears he avoided any kind of serious injury. While the Bears aren't the most trustworthy source of injury information, Wilson did tell reporters that he's "good" before leaving. Wilson is tentatively considered day to day at this point. There is no reason to believe this injury will cost ... [Read More]
08/23/15 Cardinals RB Chris Johnson could miss the remainder of preseason
Source: Michael David Smith via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson pulled his hamstring on Thursday and could miss the remainder of the team's preseason schedule. The timetable for Johnson's return is one to two weeks. Of course, hamstring injuries do have a tendency to linger. CJ2K's role is still completely up in the air. He could be the RB2 or cut from the team by the time the season starts. ... [Read More]
08/23/15 Chargers WR Dontrelle Inman leaves with concussion
Source: Ryan Abraham via SCOUT.com

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Dontrelle Inman was forced out of Saturday night's game with a concussion. Inman was a virtual non-factor last season until the last two games. All of a sudden, Philip Rivers began to target and rely on Inman. He caught 12 passes in the last two games of the year for 158 yards on 13.2 yards per reception. Inman will have to complete the leagues concussion protocol ... [Read More]
08/23/15 Colts WR Phillip Dorsett leaves with knee injury, avoids serious injury
Source: Phillip B. Wilson via SCOUT.com

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Phillip Dorsett left Saturday night's preseason game with a scary looking knee injury. However, he managed to avoid disaster. Dorsett was diagnosed with a knee bruise after going down with the injury. He is now considered day-to-day and is not expected to miss much time. ... [Read More]
08/22/15 Bears WR Marquess Wilson leaves Saturday night with a hamstring injury
Source: Jeremy Stoltz via SCOUT.com

Chicago Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson was forced out of Saturday night's preseason game with a hamstring injury. Wilson was a starter with both Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White sidelined. Jeffery is expected back soon but White will miss at least the first-six games of the season. Wilson's injury is believed to be minor, however, with all their issues at receiver, it has to be a concern. ... [Read More]
08/22/15 Raiders RB Roy Helu has been out for over two weeks
Source: Bob Carr via SCOUT.com

Oakland Raiders running back Roy Helu has been sidelined for more than two weeks now with an undisclosed injury. There has been no word out of Oakland on what the injury may be and there is no timetable for his return. At this point everything is pretty much speculation and a guessing game. Helu projects as the Raiders' third-down back behind starter Latavius Murray. ... [Read More]
08/22/15 Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar cleared to play Sunday
Source: Mike Fisher via SCOUT.com

Dallas Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar has been cleared to play in Sunday's preseason game. Dunbar has been sidelined for over a week with a sprained ankle and was held out of last week's game. Dunbar may be the lead back as Joseph Randle is dealing with a strained oblique and Darren McFadden's status is up in the air. ... [Read More]
08/22/15 Browns HC Mike Pettine impressed with RB Terrance West in Thursday's game
Source: Jared Mueller via SCOUT.com

Cleveland Browns running back Terrance West has found himself out of head coach Mike Pettine's favor quite a few times since the team drafted him last year. This time, Pettine is expressing how impressed he was with the second-year back. "I thought Terrance ran well," Pettine said. "There were a couple of 2- or 3-yard runs out there that were as good-looking as 2- or 3-yard runs you'll see. Ther... [Read More]
08/22/15 Dolphins WR Greg Jennings out with an injured elbow
Source: Eric Roddy via SCOUT.com

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Greg Jennings will be held out Saturday night with an elbow injury. The injury is believed to be minor and he's considered day-to-day. Rishard Matthews will move into the starting lineup to replace Jennings. Jennings will be battling with first-round pick DeVante Parker for a starting job this season. ... [Read More]
08/22/15 Giants WR Victor Cruz still not ready to suit up, suffers minor setback
Source: Zack Odell via SCOUT.com

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will not play in Saturday night's game. He suffered a minor setback in camp this week. Cruz is dealing with a calf issue in his left leg. His patellar tendon injury was in his right knee. Cruz insists the injury is very minor and sounds upbeat. "Just a little mix of dehydration, a little tweak running around, routes and stuff like that," said Cruz. "And i... [Read More]
08/22/15 Bears WR Alshon Jeffery sidelined for tonight's game
Source: Jeremy Stoltz via SCOUT.com

Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is not yet healthy enough to play tonight. He has been sidelined with a calf injury. While he has shed his walking boot and crutches, he's still considered day-to-day. The belief is he should be back next week, however, the Bears haven't been all that honest so far this summer. ... [Read More]
08/22/15 Eagles RB DeMarco Murray will make his team debut tonight
Source: Zach Berman via Twitter

Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray lobbied to play tonight and he got his way. Murray will be active for tonight's game. The team is trying to manage his reps this summer to preserve him for regular season and hopefully even playoff action. It remains to be seen how much work the allow him to handle tonight. ... [Read More]
08/22/15 Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon will sit out tonight with a sprained finger
Source: Charlie Bernstein via SCOUT.com

Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon will miss tonight's game with a sprained finger. The team is being cautious with the rookie and expects him to suit up next week. Yeldon projects to be the Jags every-down back this season. Although, there have been some reports that they may ease him in early on. ... [Read More]
08/22/15 Steelers WR Martavis Bryant 'shows the growth that he had'
Source: Mark Kaboly via triblive.com

Pittsburgh Steeler wide receiver Martavis Bryant has all the talent in the world but is still very raw. After exploding onto the scene last season, he has continued to show growth during OTAs and training camp. His teammates were very vocal in their support for him. Darrius Heyward-Bey went as far to say, "Martavis can be the best receiver who ever played the game talent-wise." His starting quart... [Read More]
08/22/15 Colts RB Vick Ballard will make long awaited return to action tonight
Source: Phillip B. Wilson via SCOUT.com

Indianapolis Colts running back Vick Ballard will return to the field tonight after missing nearly two full years. Over the past two seasons he has torn his ACL and ruptured his Achilles. He sat out last week's game with hamstring tightness but really ramped up the intensity at camp this week. This is what Colts Blitz's Phillip B. Wilson said of Ballard's return, "After missing the opener with a ... [Read More]
08/22/15 Browns WR Dwayne Bowe returns to practice Saturday
Source: Fred Greetham via SCOUT.com

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Dwayne Bowe returned to practice after missing nearly three weeks with a hamstring injury. Bowe says he feels good and he wants to play next in the team's next preseason game. He also added that he'll definitely be ready for Week 1. "I'm working up to it," Bowe said. "I feel good and am eager to play … I'm a football player. I will be ready. My focus is on th... [Read More]
08/22/15 Browns WR Terrelle Pryor's chance at a roster spot 'narrows every day he’s not out there'
Source: Jared Mueller via SCOUT.com

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor started his transition from a quarterback very strong. After missing two weeks and both preseason games with a hamstring injury, his roster spot now appears to be in serious jeopardy. Head coach Mike Pettine made it clear Pryor needs to get on the field and soon. "As I've said before, he's not guaranteed a spot. He's got to play and that window narrow... [Read More]
08/22/15 Browns HC Mike Pettine says 'these next two weeks are big' for RB Duke Johnson
Source: Jared Mueller via SCOUT.com

Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson has missed about three weeks with a hamstring injury but did get some work in today. The rookie is expected to play a major role in the passing attack and on the ground, nevertheless, he needs to get some reps in. His head coach Mike Pettine emphasized how big the next few weeks are going to be for Johnson. "It's important," Pettine said." He looked reall... [Read More]
08/22/15 Bills WR Percy Harvin will 'definitely' be ready for Week 1
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Percy Harvin has been dealing with a hip injury and recently underwent a pain-killing injection. Nonetheless, head coach Rex Ryan says he will "definitely" be ready for Week 1. Here's what Buffalo Football Report's Ryan Talbot had to say on the matter, "Percy Harvin has been dealing with a hip injury but Rex Ryan said the receiver will be ready for Week 1 of the regular... [Read More]
08/22/15 Panthers WR Philly Brown 'is on the verge of locking down a starting job'
Source: Max Henson via panthers.com

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Philly Brown was little more than a deep threat last season. He was an undrafted free agent with wheels but very little versatility. According to the Panthers official website, he has thoroughly developed his route tree and is expected to earn a starting job in Carolina this season. Panthers.com stated, "As a rookie, Brown was a deep threat. Now, he's a threat in a... [Read More]
08/22/15 Buccaneers WR Louis Murphy has a role in Tampa and will be depended on
Source: Roy Cummings via tbo.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy is slotted in as the team's starting slot receiver this season. However, he is the forgotten man in Tampa. Head coach Lovie Smith hasn't forgotten about him though and reminded us all that Murphy is a guy the offense is going to depend on. "We've gotten consistent play like that from Louis throughout,'' Smith said. "He's been a valuable guy for us, a... [Read More]
08/22/15 Panthers TE Ed Dickson to get more work in two-TE sets after Kelvin Benjamin injury
Source: Jonathan Jones via charlotteobserver.com

Carolina Panthers tight end Ed Dickson is set to see a lot more snaps now that wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin will miss the 2015 season with a torn ACL. The team plans on going to more two-tight end sets to get more reliable big bodies in the middle of the field. Dickson has been working in with the first team at practice this week. Starting tight end Greg Olsen has been impressed with Dickson thi... [Read More]
08/22/15 Bills RB Fred Jackson returns to practice
Source: Mike Rodak via Twitter

Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson (hamstring) gave the team's RB corps a much needed boost when he returned to practice Saturday to a rousing ovation. The Bills had been without their top-five RBs, so to say this return was needed is an understatement. With LeSean McCoy possibly sidelined Week 1 with a hamstring injury, F-Jax could get a lot of work in the season opener. ... [Read More]
08/22/15 Eagles QB Sam Bradford expected to make his debut tonight
Source: Zach Berman via philly.com

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford is expected to make his long anticipated debut in tonight's preseason matchup with the Baltimore Ravens. He was held out of last week's game for precautionary reasons. They gave Bradford one more week to recover from his second ACL tear in as many years. He is fully expected to be the Eagles' unquestioned starting quarterback this season. ... [Read More]
08/22/15 Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is dealing with drop issues
Source: Pat Yasinkas via espn.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been dealing with drop issues at training camp and reportedly could be in danger of losing his starting job. ESPN's Pat Yasinkas reports that Seferian-Jenkins "has dropped way too many passes. Seferian-Jenkins needs to start holding on to the ball or else the Bucs could turn to Brandon Myers as the starter." ... [Read More]
08/22/15 Falcons RB Tevin Coleman should be ready to go against the Dolphins
Source: Bill Shanks via SCOUT.com

Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman did not play in last night's preseason game while recovering from a hamstring injury. However, he was a game-time decision. Coleman has been back at practice after missing almost all of training camp with the hamstring issue. Teammate Devonta Freeman is also in almost the same exact situation. The two are dueling it out for positioning on the depth char... [Read More]
08/22/15 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman expected back for next week's preseason game
Source: Bill Shanks via SCOUT.com

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman missed last night's preseason game while recovering from a hamstring injury. However, he was a game-time decision. Freeman had been back practicing after missing extended time with a hamstring injury. Teammate Tevin Coleman is also in almost the same exact situation. The two are battling it out for positioning on the depth chart this preseason. ... [Read More]
08/22/15 Jets RB Daryl Richardson suffers concussion
Source: Connor Hughes via SCOUT.com

New York Jets running back Daryl Richardson was one of three Jets to suffer a concussion in Friday night's preseason game. Richardson is battling for a roster spot on a team has about five RB2 caliber running backs. If this injury costs him extended time it could cost him a roster spot. He will have to pass the league's concussion protocol before he can get back on the field. ... [Read More]
08/22/15 Jets WR Jeremy Kerley suffered a concussion in Friday night's game
Source: Connor Hughes via SCOUT.com

New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley suffered a concussion in Friday night's preseason game. Kerley is currently penciled in as the team's third receiver, however, at this point he's far from a lock. He will have to complete the NFL's concussion protocol before he is allowed back on the field. The team does believe he's in any risk of missing Week 1 and hope to have him back for next week's ... [Read More]
08/21/15 Raiders TE Clive Walford has missed all but two training camp practices
Source: Jimmy Durkin via insidebayarea.com

Oakland Raiders tight end Clive Walford has been dealing with a hamstring injury. He's missed all but two training camp practices. Prior to the injury, the feeling around Raiders camp was that the rookie out of Miami would beat out Mychal Rivera for the starting job. That may no longer be the case if he doesn't get back on the field soon. ... [Read More]
08/21/15 Redskins acquire TE Derek Carrier from 49ers for conditional fifth-round pick
Source: Ben Standig via SCOUT.com

The Washington Redskins have acquired tight end Derek Carrier from the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers will receive a conditional 2017 fifth-round pick. Carrier became a necessary acquisition after the Redskins placed both Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen on injured reserve this past week. ... [Read More]
08/21/15 Falcons WR Roddy White held out of Friday night's game with an elbow injury
Source: Bill Shanks via SCOUT.com

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White was held out of Friday's preseason game with an elbow injury. However, there were some conflicting reports that it was an elbow issue too. Either way, the injury is not serious and White did practice all week. This appears to be more precautionary than anything else. White projects to once again start opposite Julio Jones. ... [Read More]
08/21/15 Chargers RB Melvin Gordon to sit out Saturday's preseason game with an ankle injury
Source: Annie Heilbrunn via SCOUT.com

San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is expected to sit out this week's preseason game. He has a tweaked ankle, which is not at all believed to be serious. Nonetheless, head coach Mike McCoy is looking to proceed with caution in regards to their first-round pick, as well as the rest of their key players. "We're going to look at what's the best interest of some players," McCoy said. "We'l... [Read More]
08/21/15 Ravens TE Nick Boyle outperforming TE Maxx Williams
Source: Jeff Zrebiec via baltimoresun.com

Baltimore Ravens tight end Nick Boyle has outperformed second-round pick Maxx Williams at training camp. Boyle was a fifth-round pick in this year's draft. He has reportedly been much more impressive than Williams, particularly in the passing game. The Ravens' TE situation is far from decided. ... [Read More]
08/21/15 Cowboys RB Joseph Randle returned to practice today
Source: Mike Fisher via SCOUT.com

Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle is back on the field after being sidelined with an oblique strain. He was taking the first-team reps and appeared to be healthy. The injury is not expected to be serious but has continued to flare up during training camp. It could cause issues if it continues through the season. ... [Read More]
08/21/15 Giants WR Rueben Randle believes their passing offense may be 'close to unstoppable'
Source: Ralph Vacchiano via nydailynews.com

New York Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle is a ton of confidence in the team's passing attack this season. With Odell Beckham, Victor Cruz and even Shane Vereen out there with Randle, he could be right. The only possible doubt he has is if they struggle to protect Eli Manning. "I'd say close to unstoppable," Randle told the Daily News on Thursday. "Just the type of players we have on this side ... [Read More]
08/21/15 Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is 'fine' and should be ready to play next week
Source: Ben Standig via SCOUT.com

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is reportedly "fine" after sustaining a concussion and right shoulder stinger in last night's game. This is according to ESPN's Britt McHenry per source. Griffin is expected to be ready for next Saturday's preseason game barring a setback. Even after a nightmarish game, RG3 projects to be the Redskins' starting quarterback Week 1.... [Read More]
08/21/15 Panthers HC Ron Rivera has confidence in WR Devin Funchess as a WR1
Source: Joseph Person via charlotteobserver.com

Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess will be asked to fill in for injured Kelvin Benjamin, who will miss the season with a torn ACL. His head coach Devin Funchess has given him a vote of confidence and specifically pointed out his high football I.Q. as an advantage. "Absolutely, that should help a lot. He is really a solid young man," Rivera said. "He knows two positions, and obviously he'll con... [Read More]
08/21/15 Patriots WR Brian Tyms suffered potential season-ending foot injury
Source: Mike Reiss via espn.com

Patriots wide receiver Brian Tyms has sustained a potentially season-ending foot injury. He exploded last preseason and was set to start this season as the Pats' fourth option. Now his season appears to be in doubt. There has been no official word from the team on the situation yet. If the injury is not season ending, Tyms could emerge as a third option in New England. ... [Read More]
08/21/15 Cowboys RB Joseph Randle doubtful for Sunday's game after aggravating his oblique injury
Source: Clarence E. Hill Jr. via star-telegram.com

Cowboys running back Joseph Randle is now doubtful for this Sunday's preseason game after re-aggravating his oblique injury this week in practice. This is the same oblique injury that kept him off the field in last week's preseason game. His status for the team's third preseason game is very much in the air. Randle is projected to be the Cowboys' starting running back. ... [Read More]
08/20/15 Redskins QB Robert Griffin III diagnosed with concussion
Source: Ben Standig via SCOUT.com

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III left Thursday night's preseason game with a stinger in his shoulder and an apparent head injury. RG3 went back to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion. While initial reports surfaced that he did not have a concussion, head coach Jay Gruden stated that he was in fact concussed. He will now have to complete the leagues concussion protocol before h... [Read More]
08/20/15 Bills RB Karlos Williams will be ready for Week 1
Source: Mike Rodak via Twitter

Bills running back Karlos Williams has been sidelined with an undisclosed medical procedure. He along with the Bills other top-four running backs are all out for various reasons. However, head coach Rex Ryan confidently stated that Williams will be ready for Week 1. There had been rumors out of Buffalo that he was making a push for the RB2 job. If LeSean McCoy cannot go due to a hamstring injury,... [Read More]
08/20/15 Redskins QB Robert Griffin III leaves with right shoulder stinger and possible concussion
Source: Ben Standig via SCOUT.com

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was injured in tonight's preseason game. He suffered a stinger in his right shoulder and is being evaluated for a concussion. RG3 was injured after fumbling the ball while running for his life. He was piled on while on the ground and was in visible discomfort when he finally got up after an extended period on the ground. ... [Read More]
08/20/15 Bills HC Rex Ryan 'cautiously optimistic' RB LeSean McCoy will be ready for Week 1
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

Bills running back LeSean McCoy but is expected to be ready for Week 1. However, it's beginning to sound a bit more like he's questionable than probable. His head coach Rex Ryan says he's "cautiously optimistic" that McCoy will be ready for the September 13, season opener. While that's not terrible to hear, it's not all that reassuring either. ... [Read More]
08/20/15 Panthers WR Devin Funchess to fill injured Kelvin Benjamin's role
Source: Brandon Croce via SCOUT.com

Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess will be asked to do a lot this season. He'll have some big shoes to fill now that Kelvin Benjamin's season has ended due to a torn ACL. He is reportedly moving into Benjamin's spot at the "X" receiver position. This would lead you to believe the Panthers are counting on him to be the WR1 this season. ... [Read More]
08/20/15 Eagles QB Tim Tebow becoming more likely to make team and could be a real weapon
Source: Dianna Marie Russini via Twitter

Eagles quarterback Tim Tebow is looking more and more like he's going to make the 53-man roster. Chip Kelly has been impressed with his running, although his passing is less than stellar. Kelly believes he could be a viable weapon, particularly in short-yardage situations. The new extra point rule may put Tebow over the top. He's the perfect weapon for two-point conversions. ... [Read More]
08/20/15 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell tells fantasy owners 'Last year wasn't even close to me being my best'
Source: Jeremy Fowler via espn.com

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell had a breakout sophomore campaign last year. So good that he is now the consensus first-overall pick despite a two-game suspension. If you thought Bell was great last season, he has a message for his fantasy owners. "A lot of people talk about the season I had last year. They call it a breakout season, but I don't look at it like that," Bell said. "I look at it ... [Read More]
08/20/15 Chargers WR Keenan Allen 'had his best camp' according to Philip Rivers
Source: Michael Gehlken via Twitter

Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen has reportedly been having a great training camp and offseason. After an extremely promising rookie season in 2013, Allen failed to live up to expectations last year. This season quarterback Philip Rivers says that Allen has had the best camp of his career. "He's had a great camp," Rivers said. "He's had his best camp. I think that's not even close, just how co... [Read More]
08/20/15 Chargers RB Melvin Gordon returns to practice
Source: Annie Heilbrunn via SCOUT.com

Chargers running back Melvin Gordon has been dealing with a bit of an ankle injury this week but managed to return to practice today. There was some concern that he could miss the team's second preseason, however, he now appears good to go. He'll likely get a decent amount of work and the team is expected to allow him to get some work on passing downs. An area he needs and wants to work on. ... [Read More]
08/20/15 Ravens WR Breshad Perriman has sprained PCL
Source: Jamison Hensley via Twitter

Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman camp down on his knee and was listed as day-to-day. He wasn't expected to miss more than a few days, a week at most. That was on July 30. It turns out he has a sprained PCL. He now has a brace on his right knee and has no timetable for a return. It sounds like head coach John Harbaugh was lying when he claimed Perriman's MRI came back clean. As of now, Perrim... [Read More]
08/20/15 Packers WR Davante Adams 'had a heck of a camp'
Source: Associated Press via SCOUT.com

Packers wide receiver Davante Adams has had praised heaped upon him since OTAs opened. Aaron Rodgers has called him a breakout player, while his fellow receivers have said how impressed they have been. Head coach Mike McCarthy has no interest in changing this trend. McCarthy said of Adams, "I think he's had a heck of a camp. Looking for big things from him." ... [Read More]
08/20/15 Eagles RB DeMarco Murray wants to get some preseason reps
Source: Phil Sheradin via espn.com

Eagles running back DeMarco Murray is being held out of the preseason by head coach Chip Kelly. After handling such a heavy workload last season, Kelly wants to limit Murray's touches as much as possible in order to keep him fresh. While Murray understands why he's being held out, he still wants to get some preseason reps in. "I don't think it's a big deal," Murray said. "He's doing whatever's bes... [Read More]
08/20/15 Texans WR Jaelen Strong showing growth in camp
Source: Patrick Starr via SCOUT.com

Texans wide receiver Jaelen Strong seems to turning things around at training camp. Recently head coach Bill O'Brien had this to say about Strong, "Strong isn't getting it done. I think we just got to bring the guy in: 'Look dude, you're headed down a road that's not good.'" Now his tune appears to changing a bit since last week's preseason game. "I think he's made improvement," O'Brien said. "A ... [Read More]
08/20/15 Cardinals RB Chris Johnson is a 'really good fit' according to Carson Palmer
Source: Kent Somers via azcentral.com

Cardinals running back Chris Johnson is participating in the team's camp after signing a free agent contract. The deal has created a lot of buzz both around Arizona and in the fantasy world. It remains to be seen how he fits in the Cardinals' system. However, quarterback Carson Palmer has no doubts about how Johnson will fit in. "I've played against him a number of times, seen too many highlights... [Read More]
08/20/15 Chargers RB Melvin Gordon could miss this week's game with an ankle injury
Source: Rand Getlin via Twitter

Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is dealing with an ankle injury. The injury is reportedly minor, however, he may be forced to miss this week's preseason game. This is the first we are hearing about an injury to Gordon. While it is not believed to be serious, this is a situation worth monitoring. ... [Read More]
08/20/15 Bengals WR Marvin Jones has moved back into the WR2 role in Cincy
Source: Paul Dehner Jr via Twitter

Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones has stepped back into his starting role in Cincinnati. He's lining up on the outside opposite A.J. Green in two-wide receiver sets. Mohamed Sanu has been back to his old role as the slot guy and WR3. He's not on the field in two-WR formations. It appears Jones is getting very close to being back to where he was in 2013. ... [Read More]
08/19/15 Giants QB Eli Manning denies report that he wants to be the highest-paid player
Source: Dan Graziano via espn.com

Giants quarterback Eli Manning is not happy with a report that recently surfaced stating that he told the team he wants to be the highest-paid player in the league. "The reports are all wrong," Manning said before Giants practice. "That's never been said, it's never come out of my mouth, I've never said it to my agent, I don't know where people are getting their information … I don't think... [Read More]
08/19/15 Saints TE Ben Watson is the starter according to Drew Brees
Source: Larry Holder via Twitter

Saints tight end Ben Watson has been gaining ground on Josh Hill since Jimmy Graham was traded. Now, he may have surpassed him. Drew Brees has adamantly stated that Watson was the team's starting tight end. There have been a number of reports over the past few months to support his statement. ... [Read More]
08/19/15 Chargers want to run the ball at least 25 times per game now that they have RB Melvin Gordon
Source: Dan Pompei via bleacherreport.com

Chargers running back Melvin Gordon has caused a culture change in San Diego. With him on the roster, offensive coordinator Frank Reich wants at least an even split between run and passing plays. "You want to be able to impose your will," Reich said. "That means run when you want to run, pass when you want to pass. I want to run it as much as we can. When you have a guy like Melvin, you want to ru... [Read More]
08/19/15 Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin has torn ACL
Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin's MRI revealed a torn ACL. The training staff believed it was just a sprained knee but the MRI revealed the worst. Benjamin's season is over before it even begins. This is a crushing blow to the Panthers' offense and very promising young wideout. ... [Read More]
08/19/15 Raiders WR Andre Holmes out 3-4 weeks with fractured hand
Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter

Raiders wide receiver Andre Holmes fractured his hand on Sunday. He is expected to be out 3-4 weeks. Holmes put together a somewhat promising season in 2014, highlighted by a 121 yard, two touchdown game against the division rival Chargers. However, he's had a quiet training camp and is currently fourth on the Raiders' depth chart. ... [Read More]
08/19/15 Saints RB C.J. Spiller is expected to be back for Week 1
Source: Britt McHenry via Twitter

Saints running back C.J. Spiller will be back in time for the season opener after undergoing knee surgery last Friday. Head coach Sean Payton has confirmed this timetable for return. Spiller is still expected to miss the entirety of the preseason and may not be 100 percent Week 1 from a conditioning standpoint. This could impact his early season production. ... [Read More]
08/19/15 Bengals WR Marvin Jones beginning to look like himself again
Source: Coley Harvey via espn.com

Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones is finally beginning to look like himself again. After missing all of last season and most of OTAs, Jones is starting to look like the guy who caught 11 touchdowns in 2013. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson is liking the progress he's been seeing. "He's starting to look like Marvin Jones again," Jackson said. "The more he works at it every day … He's still... [Read More]
08/19/15 Panthers WR Devin Funchess leaves with a hamstring injury
Source: Brandon Croce via SCOUT.com

Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess was forced out of today's joint practice with the Dolphins after tweaking his hamstring. He is not expected to be able to participate in tomorrow's joint practice and is in serious danger of missing at least this week's preseason game. This comes right on the heels of Kelvin Benjamin being carted off the field with a left knee injury. It was a bad day in Caro... [Read More]
08/19/15 Titans RB David Cobb was a rookie that stood out in camp according to GM Ruston Webster
Source: Jim Wyatt via titansonline.com

Titans running back David Cobb has apparently made an impression at training camp. General manager Ruston Webster named him as a rookie that stood out in camp. He spoke very highly of the fourth-round pick. "David Cobb has kind of shown what we saw from him at the Senior Bowl and in college, his ability to run the football, his vision and his feet," Webster said. "If he continues along that path h... [Read More]
08/19/15 Jaguars WR Marqise Lee is expected to be out for two more weeks
Source: Charlie Bernstein via SCOUT.com

Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee is expected to miss two more weeks with a hamstring injury according to head coach Gus Bradley. Although time is beginning to run out, the team does expect him to be ready for Week 1. As of now, he has fallen far behind Allen Hurns for the WR2 job. With Rashad Greene likely in the slot, there is a serious chance that Lee could be the WR4 in Jacksonville this seas... [Read More]
08/19/15 Chiefs RB Charcandrick West working with the first team at training camp
Source: Nick Athan via SCOUT.com

Chiefs running back Charcandrick West has been working in with the first team on Wednesday. West impressed in the first preseason game and is getting a huge opportunity with Knile Davis sidelined with a sprained knee. There are some whispers that West may be better than Davis and could take his job sooner rather than later. WarpaintIllustrated.com's Nich Athan commented on West just a few days ago... [Read More]
08/19/15 Bills RB LeSean McCoy expected to be ready Week 1
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

Bills running back LeSean McCoy underwent an MRI Tuesday night and it came back clean. He's fully expected to be ready for the season opener against the Colts. Right now McCoy is considered week-to-week. There is a very good chance his preseason is over, however, that is clearly not a major concern. ... [Read More]
08/19/15 Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin may have avoided disaster, initial diagnosis is knee sprain
Source: David Newton via Twitter

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin may have avoided a catastrophic injury. The initial diagnosis is a sprained left knee according to head coach Ron Rivera. Benjamin will head to Charlotte for an MRI. This could still be very bad, nevertheless, this is better news than we expected to receive. ... [Read More]
08/19/15 Dolphins WR DeVante Parker activated off PUP list
Source: Andrew Abramson via palmbeachpost.com

Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker has been activated off the PUP list. The first-round pick has been sidelined since undergoing a foot procedure early on at OTAs. The procedure was simply to replace a screw in his foot. It was precautionary and was never expected to cost him any regular season games. He will be battling Greg Jennings for a starting job. ... [Read More]
08/19/15 Report: Patriots QB Tom Brady 'open to accepting some sort of suspension'
Source: Adam Schefter via Facebook

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady "is open to accepting some form of suspension" according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. However, he's only willing to accept a suspension if "it can be for failing to cooperate with the NFL rather than admitting to the Wells' Report findings". Still, the league is refusing and talks are going "nowhere". Brady's legal team and the NFL will meet in court today. Brady will n... [Read More]
08/19/15 Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin carted off with a knee injury
Source: Jeff Zell via Twitter

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin went down in practice with a left knee injury. The injury took place in a joint practice with the Dolphins. It was a non-contact injury. Benjamin attempted to cut on a route and fell to the ground in obvious pain. He had to be carted off the field. It did not look. ... [Read More]
08/18/15 Chargers RB Melvin Gordon critiques himself
Source: Annie Heilbrunn via SCOUT.com

Chargers running back Melvin Gordon was a super star in college but still has some growing to do as an NFL back. His upside is immense, however, he knows that he needs to work on his pass protection and decisiveness. "It didn't happen, but I know I'll be in that situation soon enough," Gordon said. "As a back, you can't avoid it. I wasn't really stressing because I know, before it's all said and ... [Read More]
08/18/15 Free agent QB Matt Flynn signs with Jets
Source: Connor Hughes via SCOUT.com

The Jets have signed free-agent quarterback Matt Flynn to a one-year deal. With Geno Smith out until at least October, Flynn will serve as the primary backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick until Smith returns. There is a very strong possibility he'll be cut after that. Unless of course Fitzpatrick falls flat on his face, which is not out of the question. ... [Read More]
08/18/15 Bills RB Karlos Williams to miss 'at least' two weeks
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

Bills running back Karlos Williams underwent an undisclosed procedure and will miss "at least" two weeks. However, head coach Rex Ryan says he will be ready for the season opener against the Colts. There is still no word what the illness is or what kind of procedure he had. Williams could realistically be the Bills Week 1 starter. LeSean McCoy and Fred Jackson are both dealing with hamstring issu... [Read More]
08/18/15 Bills WR Percy Harvin dealing with hip injury
Source: Mike Rodak via Twitter

Bills wide receiver Percy Harvin is dealing with a hip injury. According to head coach Rex Ryan, the injury is "worse than first thought" and he required a pain-killing injection. The team is hoping Harvin will be able to play again this preseason. Hip issues are nothing new for Harvin, he missed almost all of the 2013 season with a hip injury. ... [Read More]
08/18/15 Bills RB LeSean McCoy suffers hamstring injury
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

Bills running back LeSean McCoy limped off the field Tuesday night with a left hamstring injury. He is set to undergo an MRI. Head coach Rex Ryan said his hamstring was "intact" so it's not a Grade 3 injury, which means the muscle is torn off of the bone. Still, McCoy's Week 1 availability is still a major question now. Monitor this situation closely, the MRI will be crucial for a timetable for h... [Read More]
08/18/15 Cardinals WR Michael Floyd has stitches removed
Source: Michael Floyd via Twitter

Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd had the stitches removed from his injured hand. Floyd had broken three fingers that pierced through the palm of his hand. His Week 1 status is still up in the air. However, it appears he is on track to at least have a strong chance of being ready for the season opener. Floyd projects to be a starting wideout in Arizona. This is a situation to monitor closely,... [Read More]
08/18/15 49ers WR Jerome Simpson suspended six games for violating the leagues substance-abuse policy
Source: Chris Biderman via SCOUT.com

49ers wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended six games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. This is the third time Simpson has been suspended for the same offense. He will be eligible to return Week 7. ... [Read More]
08/18/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady present at settlement talks Tuesday, will not attend hearing on Wednesday
Source: Tom Pelissero via Twitter

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended settlement talks with federal judge James Francis on Tuesday. The talks reportedly went nowhere and Brady has opted to participate in Wednesday's joint practice with the Saints instead of attending the court hearing. Earlier it was reported that Brady planned on going to the hearing, which he did. However, after today he's changed his mind. ... [Read More]
08/18/15 Cardinals RB David Johnson was a full participant in practice
Source: Darren Urban via Twitter

Cardinals running back David Johnson has returned to being a full participant in practice today. He has missed almost all of training camp with a hamstring injury. Since the injury, Andre Ellington has looked explosive and the team has signed big-name free agent Chris Johnson. D. Johnson's role remains up in the air. ... [Read More]
08/18/15 Ravens TE Dennis Pitta to start the season on the PUP list
Source: Jamison Hensley via Twitter

Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta will start the season on the PUP list according to head coach John Harbaugh. Pitta has had serious hip surgeries each of the past two seasons. He will now miss at least the first six games of the 2015 season. Make no mistake though, his career is not guaranteed to continue. ... [Read More]
08/18/15 Ravens WR Breshad Perriman is sent for an MRI
Source: Jeff Zrebiec via Twitter

Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman was sent for an MRI on his ailing knee. The MRI's came back normal but he's still dealing with significant swelling. His knee bruise is now being described as a knee sprain. There is no timetable for their first-round picks return, however, he's still expected to suit up Week 1 as of now. Nonetheless, we will have to wait and see. ... [Read More]
08/18/15 Jaguars RB Bernard Pierce is earning reps and playing time
Source: Mike DiRocco via espn.com

Jaguars running back Bernard Pierce has been impressing at training camp. He's reportedly not only earning more reps but a potential significant role in the team's RB rotation. His head coach Gus Bradley has even been surprised by how good he's been. "His toughness and his work ethic and mentality I think has been great," Bradley said. "It's been great for that running back room. He's been a grea... [Read More]
08/18/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady plans to attend Wednesday's court hearing
Source: Chris Simoneau via SCOUT.com

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady intends to attend Wednesday's court hearing regarding his four-game suspension. Neither Brady nor commissioner Roger Goodell are required to be present. Nonetheless, Brady feels it's necessary for him to be there. Brady's lawyer Jeff Kessler also filed another motion on Friday that pretty much claimed that this whole case is and the NFL is trying to take the attenti... [Read More]
08/18/15 Chiefs LT Eric Fisher diagnosed with 'severe ankle sprain'
Source: Nick Athan via SCOUT.com

Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher had an MRI on Monday night and it revealed a severe ankle sprain. When you couple this with the fact that right tackle Jeff Allen is expected be out three weeks with a sprained knee, Kansas City is getting dangerously thin at offensive tackle. WarpaintIllustrated.com's Nick Athan informed us of the details, "Kansas City Chiefs starting Left Tackle, Eric Fisher had a... [Read More]
08/18/15 Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders sidelined with a hamstring
Source: Mike Klis via 9news.com

Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has now been sidelined for nearly two weeks with a hamstring injury. Sanders described it as "a little more than a cramp". Head coach Gary Kubiak says the team is going to be cautious with Sanders. "The biggest thing with Emmanuel, he worked out before the game in Seattle," said Kubiak. "He worked out well but there continues to be some soreness after a work... [Read More]
08/17/15 Report: Giants QB Eli Manning wants to be the highest-paid player in the NFL
Source: NFL Media PR via Twitter

Giants quarterback Eli Manning reportedly wants to be the highest paid player in the NFL. The two sides reportedly have a "significant gap" in contract negotiations. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport had this to say about Manning, "He wants to be paid higher than any QB in the game, wants to be game's highest-paid player, more than Aaron Rodgers." ... [Read More]
08/17/15 Giants WR Victor Cruz has no more limitations
Source: Rick Laughland via SCOUT.com

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz says he's back to full strength. After suffering a horrific patellar tendon injury last season, Cruz has made somewhat of a remarkable recovery. He says he no longer has any restrictions at practice. There is even a chance he plays in this week's preseason game. "I feel good. The knee is 100 percent," Cruz said."(Sunday) was probably my most physically enduring pr... [Read More]
08/17/15 Packers WR Randall Cobb impressed the team ran 33 plays in first quarter
Source: Bill Huber via SCOUT.com

Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb was impressed with his team's offense in their first preseason game. They ran 33 plays in the first quarter alone. Aaron Rodgers through 24 passes in the game after throwing just 33 all of last preseason. "We banged out 33 plays in the first quarter, which is unbelievable," Cobb said. "I think that's a good sign for us … Of course we've got things we stil... [Read More]
08/17/15 Cardinals RB David Johnson back at practice in a limited fashion
Source: Darren Urban via Twitter

Cardinals running back David Johnson has returned to practice after suffering a Grade 2 hamstring injury early in training camp. However, he was reportedly very limited. Johnson was penciled in as the RB2 behind Ellington. Now that Chris Johnson is in Arizona, D. Johnson's role is in question. ... [Read More]
08/17/15 Cardinals sign free agent RB Chris Johnson to one-year deal
Source: Jay Glazer via Twitter

Free agent running back Chris Johnson has found a home in Arizona. There are a handful of former big-name vets out there and Johnson was the first to get picked up. The deal is for one year and worth $2 million. With David Johnson dealing with a hamstring injury and Ellington's laundry list of past injuries, the Cardinals felt Johnson was a necessary add. ... [Read More]
08/17/15 Bears WR Eddie Royal expects to play a more diverse role with Kevin White out
Source: Jeremy Stoltz via SCOUT.com

Bears wide receiver Eddie Royal was expected to play primarily out of the slot. Now that first-round pick Kevin White will miss a minimum of six games, Royal may play outside more as well. He says he is learning the whole playbook because he knows his role has expanded. I've been trying to learn the whole system just so if anything happens that I'll be able to step in and play wherever," Royal sa... [Read More]
08/17/15 Bills RB Karlos Williams hospitalized with illness
Source: Mike Rodak via espn.com

Bills running back Karlos Williams has been hospitalized with an unknown illness. Reports had recently surfaced stating that Williams has been extremely impressive and is making a push for the RB2 job. Head coach Rex Ryan spoke about the rookies status but didn't know much more than anybody else. "Once we find out, you guys will know," Ryan said. "He woke up in the morning. He felt a little somet... [Read More]
08/17/15 Redskins QB Robert Griffin III showing much improvement
Source: Howard Fendrich via washingtontimes.com

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was clearly not on the same page with his coach and team last season. He struggled mightily and was eventually benched. This season, general manager Scot McCloughan has very happy with RG3's improvement this season. "Liked it a lot. Liked it a lot. I see improvement. Liked it a lot," McCloughan said. "I see confidence. I see ball out on time. I see a good f... [Read More]
08/17/15 Jaguars TE Julius Thomas is expected 'to heal very quickly'
Source: Charlie Bernstein via SCOUT.com

Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas is dealing with a hand fracture. While he will be in a cast and miss time, Dr. Steven Shin, Director of Hand Surgery at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles believes he will be ready to roll Week 1. "The blood supply to that area of the hand is pretty good and the bone in that area tends to heal very quickly," Shin said. "By that point (Week 1), hopefully h... [Read More]
08/17/15 Dolphins WR DeVante Parker seen jogging at training camp for first time
Source: Adam Beasley via Twitter

Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker was seen jogging at camp today for the first time since undergoing foot surgery early on in OTAs. He was taking it easy and jogging slowly, nonetheless, it is still progress. The Dolphins' first-round pick is expected to compete with Greg Jennings for a starting job. The team has consistently stated that he is fully expected to be ready Week 1. ... [Read More]
08/17/15 Redskins WR DeSean Jackson has 'almost full range of motion' in his shoulder
Source: Ben Standig via SCOUT.com

Redskins wide receiver is progressing well from a sprained AC joint. He suffered the injury on a catch in the end zone at training camp. D-Jax was never expected to be in danger of missing the season opener. Head coach Jay Gruden says that Jackson is feeling much better. "He's got almost full range of motion back and he's feeling pretty good," Gruden said. ... [Read More]
08/17/15 Falcons RB Tevin Coleman back at practice
Source: D. Orlando Ledbetter via Twitter

Falcons running back Tevin Coleman suited up at training today. He had been sidelined since August 5 with a hamstring injury. Coleman currently is second on the team's depth chart behind only Devonta Freeman. His return couldn't come soon enough with Antone Smith suffering a hamstring injury in the team's first preseason game. Freeman returned from injury today as well. ... [Read More]
08/17/15 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman returns to practice
Source: D. Orlando Ledbetter via Twitter

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman suited up for practice today. He had been sidelined since August 6 with a hamstring injury. Currently Freeman sits atop the team's depth chart and was well ahead of rookie Tevin Coleman before the injury. His return couldn't come soon enough with Antone Smith suffering a hamstring injury in the team's first preseason game. ... [Read More]
08/17/15 Colts WR Phillip Dorsett is 'a big play waiting to happen'
Source: Phillip B. Wilson via SCOUT.com

Colts wide receiver Philip Dorsett has been described as so fast he's hard to see. Now his head coach Chuck Pagano has called him "a big play waiting to happen". People around the University of Miami say he's the fastest player to ever come out of The U. Pagano went on to further praise Dorsett's talent, although, he was concerned with his turnover. "He's a big play waiting to happen, but again h... [Read More]
08/17/15 Chiefs RB Knile Davis returns to practice
Source: Nick Athan via SCOUT.com

Chiefs running back Knile Davis returned to practice on Monday. He suffered what was feared to be a serious knee injury in the team's first preseason game but it ended up just being a sprain and he's back to work. It's possible Davis was feeling some heat after Charcandrick West looked great. Here's what Nick Athan of WarpaintIllustrated.com said following the injury, "After the injury, he did ma... [Read More]
08/17/15 Bills K Dan Carpenter activated from NFI list
Source: Joe Buscaglia via Twitter

Bills kicker Dan Carpenter has been officially activated from the NFI list. He had missed the beginning of training camp with a hamstring injury. Carpenter is one of the better kickers in the league and is almost certain to win the Bills' starting job once again this season. ... [Read More]
08/17/15 Cowboys RB Darren McFadden activated from PUP list
Source: Mark Lane via SCOUT.com

Cowboys running back Darren McFadden has finally been activated from the PUP list. He has been sidelined with a hamstring injury. The Cowboys are hoping he can actually stay healthy and be productive behind their monstrous offensive line. Head coach Jason Garrett wants to take it slow with the oft-injured back. ... [Read More]
08/17/15 Browns RB Duke Johnson returns to practice
Source: Fred Greetham via SCOUT.com

Browns running back Duke Johnson returned to practice this weekend after missing two weeks with a hamstring injury. The team was extra cautious with his and still is. Nonetheless, he's nearing a full return, even if head coach Mike Pettine insists they're going to ease him back. "(Johnson) was just jogging around," Pettine said. "We'll take it easy with him." ... [Read More]
08/16/15 Redskins put TEs Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen on I.R., sign D.J. Williams
Source: Ben Standig via SCOUT.com

Redskins tight ends Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen have been placed on injured reserve. Paul suffered a broken ankle and Paulsen has a severe case of turf toe. With the oft-injured Jordan Reed left as the only option, the Redskins signed free agent D.J. Williams. He will battle with Je'Ron Hamm for the TE2 job or possibly a roster spot. ... [Read More]
08/16/15 Giants WR Rueben Randle leaves preseason opener with a knee injury
Source: Jordan Raanan via nj.com

Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle left the Giants' first preseason game with a knee injury. He had been dealing with knee tendonitis earlier in the week. The injury is not expected to put him in danger of Week 1. Still, Randle sounded unsure of what's wrong with his knee. "I felt fine until that last fade," Randle said. "It bothered me right there. I was fine until then … I have to see wh... [Read More]
08/16/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant will be held out until at least Wednesday with a hamstring issue
Source: Mike Fisher via SCOUT.com

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has been sidelined with a minor hamstring injury. The injury is not serious, however, he will be sidelined until at least Wednesday. Jerry Jones is confident Bryant will be fine and will be 100 percent for the team's Week 1 showdown with the Giants. "There's a lot of me that likes Dez, seriously, right where he is right now," Jones said. "He's really working on hi... [Read More]
08/16/15 Eagles RB DeMarco Murray's recent missed practices were just precautionary
Source: Zach Berman via philly.com

Eagles running back DeMarco Murray missed some practice time this week and there was some speculation that he could be dealing with an injury of some sort. It turns out the team is just trying to monitor his workload after he saw nearly 500 touches last season. "He's coming along," head coach Chip Kelly said. "He's done a lot of different things. We're trying to get him acclimated. He also carrie... [Read More]
08/16/15 Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson avoids serious injury after being carted off
Source: Rob Rang via SCOUT.com

Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was carted off the field on Friday night. The team feared he had broken his ankle, however, it turned out to just be a significant sprain. Head coach Pete Carroll expects Jackson to be out for about two weeks. "Well, it's going to be a little bit," Carroll said. It depends on how he comes back. But, of course we're concerned. We'll see how he does. T-Jack has ... [Read More]
08/16/15 Seahawks WR Chris Matthews diagnosed with sprained AC joint
Source: Rob Rang via SCOUT.com

Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews left the team's preseason opener with a potential serious shoulder injury. Matthews was diagnosed with a sprained AC joint. The grade of the sprain has not been diagnosed, nevertheless, it is not believed to be overly serious. Head coach Pete Carroll said that he expects to miss about 10-14 days. ... [Read More]
08/16/15 Chiefs RB Knile Davis sprains knee in preseason game
Source: Vahe Gregorian via Twitter

Chiefs running back Knile Davis left Saturday's preseason game with a knee injury. Luckily, he avoided disaster and the injury is not considered serious. Head coach Andy Reid says Davis sprained his knee and is only expected to miss a "few days". Davis projects to be the primary backup to Jamaal Charles. ... [Read More]
08/15/15 Chargers QB Philip Rivers signs four-year extension
Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has agreed to a four-year extension with the team. The deal is worth about $84 million. The deal includes a whopping $65 million in guarantees. This locks Rivers in as the Chargers QB through 2019. ... [Read More]
08/15/15 Saints RB C.J. Spiller has knee surgery and will miss all of preseason
Source: Scott Alexander via SCOUT.com

Saints running back C.J. Spiller underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday and will miss all of the preseason. He is expected to be ready for Week 1. However, his conditioning and familiarity with the offense may be an issue. This could impact his role early in the season. ... [Read More]
08/15/15 Bears WR Kevin White to start the season on PUP list with stress fracture in his shin
Source: Jeremy Stoltz via SCOUT.com

Bears wide receiver Kevin White will undergo surgery for a stress fracture in his shin. The first-round pick will start the season on the PUP list and there's a chance that his season could be over. Bears GM Ryan Pace discussed the matter in detail. "Kevin suffered a small stress fracture to the lower part of his shin," Pace said. "At this point in time, for his long-term future, the best course ... [Read More]
08/15/15 Jaguars TE Julius Thomas injury described as a 'stable fracture'
Source: Charlie Bernstein via SCOUT.com

Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas was forced out of last night's game with a fractured finger. The injury will cost him the rest of the preseason, however, head coach Gus Bradley expects him to be ready Week 1. "He has got a stable fracture in the hand," Bradley said. "The good news is that it's quick healing, that there's a spot in the hand that's a quick healing area. The tough news is that he is... [Read More]
08/15/15 Seahawks WR Chris Matthews injuries his shoulder on special teams play
Source: Rob Rang via SCOUT.com

Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews suffered a shoulder injury in the team's preseason opener. He suffered the injury will working as a gunner on a punt. He stayed down on the field for a while. Once he got up, trainers helped him to the locker room. Matthews was holding his arm and noticeably upset as left the field. The Seahawks' Super Bowl standout may be forced to miss sometime. Also, it is... [Read More]
08/15/15 Broncos RB C.J. Anderson leaves with ankle injury
Source: Chad Jensen via SCOUT.com

Broncos running back C.J. Anderson was forced out of Friday's game with an ankle injury. The initial belief is that the injury is not serious. It was probably just a tweak. Still, this is definitely something worth monitoring. Ronnie Hillman impressed in Anderson's absence, taking eight carries for 66 yards. His availability for next week's game is currently unknown. ... [Read More]
08/14/15 Jaguars TE Julius Thomas fractures his finger
Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter

Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas left tonight's game with a fractured finger. Thomas has a long history of injuries. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, "The hope is it'll affect him minimally." It sounds like they expect him to attempt to play through the injury, instead of opting for surgery, which would cause a lengthy recovery. ... [Read More]
08/14/15 Falcons RB Antone Smith injures hamstring on TD run
Source: Bill Shanks via SCOUT.com

Falcons running back Antone Smith left tonight's preseason game with a strained hamstring. He injured the hamstring on a one-yard touchdown run. With Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman both out with hamstrings of their own, Smith saw nine carries in the first half before suffering the injury. Terron Ward will now take over as the top back for the time being. ... [Read More]
08/14/15 Redskins RB Silas Redd suffers season-ending knee injury
Source: Ben Standig via SCOUT.com

Redskins running back Silas Redd will undergo season ending surgery. Redd is believed to have torn his ACL and MCL is Thursday night's game. The Redskins lost both Redd and tight end Niles Paul in the preseason opener. Head coach Jay Gruden feared the worst with both men and his fears were realized. ... [Read More]
08/14/15 Browns RB Duke Johnson expected back at practice next week
Source: Fred Greetham via SCOUT.com

Browns running back Duke Johnson is expected back on the practice field next week. He has been sidelined with a hamstring injury. The team has said they have been very cautious with the injury. Head coach Mike Pettine explained that he should be back this week and play in the third preseason game. "(Johnson's return) will likely be next week," Pettine said. "He might practice and we hold him thro... [Read More]
08/14/15 Packers TE Richard Rodgers being featured in the red zone
Source: Rob Demovsky via espn.com

Packers tight end Richard Rodgers has been targeted heavily in the red zone at training camp. He has become one of quarterback Aaron Rodgers favorite end zone targets. He is expected to compete with Andrew Quarless for the starting job in Green Bay. Quarless may face a suspension from the league after a July 4 incident in Miami when he discharged a firearm in public. ... [Read More]
08/14/15 Eagles TE Zach Ertz will require surgery to repair his injured groin
Source: Jeff McLane via philly.com

Eagles tight end Zach Ertz will require surgery to clean up a groin injury. According to head coach Chip Kelly, this is just a cleanup and Dr. William Meyers says he should still be ready for Week 1. "The biggest thing for us in this situation, to be honest with you, is that it's something that we wanted to get cleaned up," Kelly said. "So the [preseason] reps weren't really important. I think in ... [Read More]
08/14/15 Bears WR Alshon Jeffery is expected to miss one week with calf strain
Source: Jeremy Stoltz via SCOUT.com

Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been diagnosed with a mild ankle strain and is expected to miss about a week. He is not likely to play in the Bears' preseason game next week. Jeffery will be out a bit longer than his original day-to-day timetable, however, it could have been worse when you consider he's in a walking boot and on crutches. ... [Read More]
08/14/15 Redskins TE Niles Paul season is over with an 'ankle fracture dislocation'
Source: Ben Standig via SCOUT.com

Redskins tight end Niles Paul was carted off the field last night with an ankle injury. Jay Gruden has since announced that his season is over due to an "ankle fracture dislocation". This is a major blow to the Redskins' offense. Paul was listed as the TE1 on the depth chart and was expected to hold on to the job. Washington will now have to rely on the oft-injured Jordan Reed, who is currently ou... [Read More]
08/14/15 Eagles TE Zach Ertz will miss the entire preseason with a 'core muscle injury'
Source: Jeff McLane via Twitter

Eagles tight end Zach Ertz went down with a "core muscle injury" in practice this week and will miss all of the preseason. He is expected to be ready for Week 1 though. The specific injury is believed to be a groin. Ertz did visit with a sports-hernia surgeon to see about a "clean up". If he does require surgery, 6-8 weeks is a more realistic timetable for a return. ... [Read More]
08/14/15 Bills QB E.J. Manuel falling out of the competition for the starting job
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel is falling further and further behind in the team's QB competition for the starting job. Matt Cassel now reportedly is the front runner but Tyrod Taylor has turned some heads this preseason. Despite a touchdown pass last night on a blown coverage, he is still a very heavy underdog for the starting job. This is what Buffalo Football Report's Ryan Talbot had to say, "E.... [Read More]
08/14/15 Cowboys RB Gus Johnson leaves with shoulder injury
Source: KD Drummond via SCOUT.com

Cowboys running back Gus Johnson was the workhorse back in the preseason opener before injuring his shoulder. Johnson rushed 13 times for 35 yards and was the clear RB1 with Darren McFadden and Joseph Randle sidelined. The injury is reportedly an AC joint separation. Lache Seastrunck replaced him after the injury. Seastrunk rushed for 16 yards on five carries. ... [Read More]
08/14/15 Bears WR Alshon Jeffery in walking boot and on crutches
Source: Jeremy Stoltz via SCOUT.com

Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery injured his calf in practice this week and was held out of tonight's preseason game against the Dolphins. He is in a walking boot and on crutches. Head coach John Fox says the injury is not serious and he is day-to-day. Of course, teams are not obligated to tell the truth or disclose injuries during the preseason. This is a situation to monitor closely. "He sprai... [Read More]
08/13/15 Redskins TE Niles Paul diagnosed with dislocated ankle
Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter

Redskins tight end Niles Paul has been diagnosed with a dislocated ankle. He will undergo an MRI to see if the ligaments are still intact. Either way he will be out for some time. Paul was the top tight end on the depth chart. He should have a timetable for his recovery after the MRI. ... [Read More]
08/13/15 Jets TE Jace Amaro exits with shoulder injury
Source: Sean Deegan via SCOUT.com

Jets tight end Jace Amaro was forced out of Thursday's preseason came with an injured shoulder. He was almost immediately ruled out for the game. There is no word yet on the seriousness of the injury. Amaro had a tough week after being listed third on the depth chart just a few days ago. He was expected to be the primary pass-catching tight end. ... [Read More]
08/13/15 Redskins TE Niles Paul carted off the field
Source: Ben Standig via SCOUT.com

Redskins tight end Niles Paul was carted off the field on Thursday night. His ankle was bent in a way ankles are not supposed to bend. The injury appeared to be very serious. He was put in an air cast and was carted off the field. There is no word on his condition but it didn't look good. ... [Read More]
08/13/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady will start tonight
Source: Chris Simoneau via SCOUT.com

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will start tonight's preseason game. Yesterday it was announced he would not be playing. Plans have changed and Brady is on the field warming up. While Brady will start, Jimmy Garoppolo is still expected to get the bulk of the work. The recently signed Ryan Lindley will take the third-team snaps. ... [Read More]
08/13/15 Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon will not play on Friday
Source: Ryan O'Halloran via jacksonville.com

Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon will miss Friday night's preseason opener with a sprained finger. He suffered the injury last Saturday and has been practicing since. Still, his head coach Gus Bradley felt it was best to hold him out of this game. "He's doing good and everything and it wasn't so much holding the ball as it was [pass] protection and how he'd be," Bradley said. "We can't put him ou... [Read More]
08/13/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady may play tonight
Source: Mike Reiss via Twitter

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was not expected to play in tonight's preseason game, however, plans may be changing. The Pats are no longer sure if they want to sit him tonight. It sounds like they are leaning toward letting their star quarterback get some reps tonight. As usual, Bill Belichick is given us very little information. ... [Read More]
08/13/15 Cardinals RB Andre Ellington will play in the preseason opener
Source: Kent Somers via Twitter

Cardinals running back Andre Ellington has been dealing with a hamstring issue but is nearing 100 percent. He will play in the team's preseason opener this Saturday according to head coach Bruce Arians. Despite durability questions, Ellington still projects as the Cardinals' RB1 ahead of injured rookie David Johnson. ... [Read More]
08/13/15 Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr expected to play in preseason opener
Source: Jordan Raanan via nj.com

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr has apparently put his hamstring injury behind him. He's expected to play in the team's preseason opener on Friday. For the second preseason in a row, hamstring issues will be the biggest concern surrounding ODB. He projects to be the Giants' top wideout after his monstrous rookie season. ... [Read More]
08/13/15 Giants WR Victor Cruz participates in joint practice against the Bengals
Source: James Kratch via nj.com

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz took a major step in his recovery from a torn patellar tendon. He participated in 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills in a joint practice against the Bengals. This is a very quick turnaround just 10 months removed from the catastrophic injury. Still, Cruz says he felt good out there. "I wanted to get a little bit of a challenge," Cruz said, "a little bit against them &hell... [Read More]
08/13/15 Seahawks WR Chris Matthews flashes but lacks consistency
Source: Curtis Crabtree via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews has shown spectacular upside but has not been able to do it consistently. For those who do not remember, Matthews is the 6-foot-5 wideout that came out nowhere to catch four passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in the Super Bowl. His offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell says that he is very talented, however, he needs to show it every day. "I just want to see... [Read More]
08/13/15 Titans RB Antonio Andrews is outperforming rookie David Cobb
Source: Greg Arias via SCOUT.com

Titans running back Antonio Andrews has made quite the impression on his coaches. He performed well both last offseason and so far this year. His head coach Ken Whisenhunt is very happy with his progress. "We felt good about Antonio last year with his body of work for last year's offseason and camp," Whisenhunt said "Now he's had a full offseason working with these guys and he's getting a lot of ... [Read More]
08/13/15 Titans RB Bishop Sankey seeing majority of first-team reps atop the depth chart
Source: Greg Arias via SCOUT.com

Titans running back Bishop Sankey is seeing a heavy majority of the first-team reps at training camp. He has been named the No. 1 back on the depth chart and they are treating him as such. Sankey has reportedly improved this offseason and has a stranglehold on the RB1 job. At the very least, he should start the season as the top back in Tennessee. ... [Read More]
08/13/15 Colts WR T.Y. Hilton lands big contract
Source: Phillip B. Wilson via SCOUT.com

Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton landed his huge contract. He signed a five-year, $65 million contract with $39 million guaranteed. Hilton will be a Colt for a long time. He projects to be the WR1 in Indianapolis this season. ... [Read More]
08/12/15 Bengals WR Marvin Jones finally ready to roll
Source: Paul Dehner Jr via cincinnati.com

Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones is back in full pads. It's been a long time coming. He missed all of last season with foot and ankle injuries. Now, he finally feels fully healthy after dealing with muscle soreness heading into camp. Despite being third on the Bengals' first depth chart, he projects as the teams WR2. To say he sounds excited to be back would be an understatement. "Any time you ... [Read More]
08/12/15 Rams RB Todd Gurley not expected to play “the first couple games”
Source: Ian Rapoport via nfl.com

Rams running back Todd Gurley reportedly is not expected to play "the first couple games". NFL Network's Ian Rapoport the team does not expect him to be ready and will be extra cautious with their first-round pick. He's at about 90 percent but the Rams will take no chances. "I'm told the Rams don't even expect him to be ready for the season," Rapoport said. "They believe he'll miss the first coup... [Read More]
08/12/15 Eagles TE Zach Ertz has improved his blocking
Source: Paul Domowitch via philly.com

Eagles tight end Zach Ertz has always been considered an excellent pass-catcher, however, his blocking has kept him off the field. Now the Eagles' offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur says that his blocking is much improved. "He's certainly a more efficient blocker,'' Shurmur said. "His redeeming quality as a tight end is as a pass receiver. We all know that … But what's important and what wa... [Read More]
08/12/15 Texans TE Garrett Graham shining at training camp
Source: Patrick Starr via SCOUT.com

Texans tight end Garrett Graham has been stepping up as a pass-catcher at training camp as of late. He and Ryan Mallett seem to be on the same page and Graham has been stepping up. Here's what State of the Texans' Patrick Starr had to say. "Graham worked well with Ryan Mallett in team sessions and caught a tough pass with good coverage from Andre Hal to score the first touchdown of the day. He ba... [Read More]
08/12/15 Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's pass protection is still 'a work in progress'
Source: Jason La Canfora via cbssports.com

Chargers running back Melvin Gordon continues to work on his pass protection, however, it's reportedly still a work in progress. He is a willing blocker, just not particularly good. At least not yet. Nebraska was a run-heavy offense and it's just not something he was asked to do as often as many others. Still, he catches better than expected and quarterback Philip Rivers likes his effort. "He's st... [Read More]
08/12/15 Patriots WR Julian Edelman out with an undisclosed injury
Source: Chris Simoneau via SCOUT.com

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has now missed 10 days of team drills with an undisclosed injury. He will not participate in the team's preseason opener and has no timetable for a return. Of course, Bill Belichick and the Patriots are not giving us any information. It could be anything from a stubbed toe to a sprained neck and we'd never know. If any information comes out, you'll be the firs... [Read More]
08/12/15 Giants RB Shane Vereen leading the team in first-team reps
Source: Jordan Raanan via nj.com

Giants running back Shane Vereen once again led the team in first-team reps on Tuesday. This comes on the heels of Rashad Jennings being listed as the RB1 on the team's depth chart. Vereen saw 13 snaps, while Jennings saw just nine. Andre Williams also participated with three snaps. It remains to be seen how touches are doled out during the regular season. ... [Read More]
08/11/15 Lions RB Joique Bell nearing a return to action
Source: Dave Birkett via Twitter

Lions running back Joique Bell continue to make progress at training camp. He is on the verge of returning from offseason knee and Achilles' surgeries. Bell reportedly was "ramping up his side work" today and running the hardest that he has since getting back on the field. All reports this week and last week point to him being activated sooner rather than later. It would be a shock if he's not re... [Read More]
08/11/15 Giants RB Rashad Jennings is the top back on the team's first depth chart
Source: Rick Laughland via SCOUT.com

Giants running back Rashad Jennings is No. 1 on the team's first depth chart. There have been whispers that the oft-injured back was sliding down the depth charts. Shane Vereen had been heavily featured in training camp and Andre Williams received a lot of work. For now Jennings is holding on to his starting job. That of course could change by Week 1. ... [Read More]
08/11/15 Saints RB C.J. Spiller out with an undisclosed injury
Source: Scott Alexander via SCOUT.com

Saints running back C.J. Spiller has been sidelined since Friday with an undisclosed injury. The injury is believed to be minor, however, he is in danger of missing the team's preseason opener. Spiller has long history of injury and this has to be a concern. He is expected to be the pass-catching back in New Orleans. ... [Read More]
08/11/15 Steelers sign K Garrett Hartley
Source: Jim Wexell via SCOUT.com

The Steelers signed kicker Garrett Hartley today to replace injured kicker Shaun Suisham. Hartley spent his entire career in New Orleans before playing two games in Cleveland last year. He has a career field goal percentage of 81.7. His career long is 55 yards. ... [Read More]
08/11/15 Rams RB Todd Gurley is not sure if he'll be ready Week 1
Source: Alex Marvez via foxsports.com

Rams running back Todd Gurley (ACL) was asked today if he'd be ready to go Week 1. He was willing to admit that he may not be able to play in the season opener. "I don't know," Gurley said. "Hopefully within the next couple weeks I'll be able to do something else and keep progressing … Right now, we're not pushing anything, kind of taking it day-by-day and week-by-week. Whether it's Week F... [Read More]
08/11/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson leaves practice with minor injury
Source: Tim Yotter via SCOUT.com

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was forced out of practice today with a right leg injury. He went back with the trainers and did not return to practice. Peterson told his teammates he was okay and the injury is believed to be minor. This is definitely a situation worth monitoring closely. Jerick McKinnon is the RB2 in Minnesota. ... [Read More]
08/11/15 Redskins TE Jordan Reed sidelined yet again
Source: Ben Standig via SCOUT.com

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed is injured yet again. This time he's sidelined with another hamstring injury. Head coach Jay Gruden described it as just soreness, but still. How many times is this guy going to end up on the trainer's table? Niles Paul has jumped him on the depth chart this summer. ... [Read More]
08/11/15 Texans RB Alfred Blue listed as the RB1 on the team's first depth chart
Source: Patrick Starr via SCOUT.com

Texans running back Alfred Blue is listed as the starting back on the team's first depth chart. He sits in front of Jonathan Grimes at the RB2 spot and Chris Polk behind him. No matter who wins the starting job, there will likely be some sort of committee. Once Arian Foster returns, all the backs will be relegated to backup duties. This is still a situation worth monitoring closely throughout the... [Read More]
08/11/15 Bills QB E.J. Manuel working with the third team
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel took the fewest snaps today and worked with the third team. He is also expected to be the third quarterback when the Bills open up the preseason on Friday. Matt Cassel worked with the first team and will start on Friday. The coaches have given no indication on who will be the Week 1 starter. ... [Read More]
08/11/15 Eagles WR Nelson Agholor gets 'all the first team reps at Josh Huff's spot'
Source: Jeff McLane via Twitter

Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor received "all the first team reps at Josh Huff's spot" today. Huff was present but just watching. When he was drafted, Agholor was always expected to be a starter along with Jordan Matthews. It remains to be seen if he will emerge as the starter entering Week 1. ... [Read More]
08/11/15 Cowboys RB Joseph Randle back at practice after injury scare
Source: Mike Fisher via SCOUT.com

Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was back at practice today after leaving practice yesterday with an injury. Randle reportedly suffered a slightly strained oblique. The injury can usually be up to a four-week injury. Obviously that is not the case here. Randle projects to be the RB1 in Dallas. ... [Read More]
08/11/15 The Buccaneers have 'big plans' for TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Source: Ira Kaufman via tbo.com

Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been a standout at training camp so far. He was expected to have a major impact last season but had to deal with a significant back injury. This season, head coach Lovie Smith plans to heavily incorporate ASJ into the offense. "We've talked about Austin since he got here, what his potential will be,'' Smith said. "Every day he's on the field, he co... [Read More]
08/11/15 Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham working in with the first team
Source: Jim Wyatt via titansonline.com

Titans wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been working in with the first team as of late. His WRs coach Shawn Jefferson says this a reward for Green-Beckham's hard work and progress. "I think it is a reward,'' Jefferson said. "DGB has shown the ability to pick up on the playbook very well. For a big guy he can run, and he sink his hips, and get out at the top of his routes. … Putting h... [Read More]
08/11/15 Cardinals RB David Johnson diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring injury
Source: Mike Jurecki via Twitter

Cardinals running back David Johnson has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring injury. At this point he is considered week-to-week. The team has offered a contract to free agent running back Chris Johnson. This could really hurt Johnson's 2015 production, particularly early on. ... [Read More]
08/11/15 Jets QB Geno Smith has jaw broken in 'childish' locker room altercation
Source: Sean M. Deegan via SCOUT.com

Jets quarterback Geno Smith will miss 6-10 weeks with a broken jaw. Smith got into a locker room altercation with linebacker IK Enemkpali and got his jaw broken in two places from a punch to the face. The injury will require surgery. Head coach Todd Bowles was obviously less than thrilled with the situation saying that Smith was "cold-cocked ... sucker-punched, whatever you want to call it." He de... [Read More]
08/11/15 Texans RB Arian Foster is expected back 'at worst' for the final eight games of the season
Source: Patrick Starr via SCOUT.com

Texans running back Arian Foster is expected to return for the team's final eight games "at worst". Originally, the worst was feared with Foster's groin injury. Now, positive news continues to come out regarding his potential availability this season. Our own Patrick Starr of State of the Texans says, "The time frame I was told was 4-6 weeks with proper rest a rehab." It appears his timetable is ... [Read More]
08/11/15 Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount has been 'far and away the best running back in training camp'
Source: Jeff Howe via bostonherald.com

Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount is expected to be the RB1 in New England this season. The Boston Herald reports that Blount "has been far and away the best running back in training camp". Blount has reportedly "hit holes with good vision and more explosion than anyone else". Now that the MRI on his knee came back negative, Blount is a safe bet to be the Pats top back when he returns from ... [Read More]
08/11/15 Report: Cardinals offer free agent RB Chris Johnson a one-year deal
Source: Dianna Marie Russini via Twitter

Free agent running back Chris Johnson was offered a one-year deal by the Arizona Cardinals. Andre Ellington and David Johnson have both been dealing with hamstring issues and head coach Bruce Arians has expressed his displeasure with the RB corps at training camp. It remains to be seen whether or not CJ2K accepts the Cardinals' offer. ... [Read More]
08/11/15 Dolphins WR Kenny Stills is still sidelined and will not play on Thursday
Source: Eric Roddy via SCOUT.com

Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills has now been sidelined for over a week with a calf injury. He is doubtful to play in Thursday night's preseason opener. Stills is projected to start on the outside for Miami this season. Rishard Matthews will likely start with both Stills and DeVante Parker out. Stills is considered day-to-day. ... [Read More]
08/11/15 Cardinals TE Darren Fells is in the driver's seat for the starting job
Source: Kent Somers via Twitter

Cardinals tight end Darren Fells is pulling away with the starting job in Arizona. His head coach Bruce Arians has loved what he's seen out of the 6-foot-7, 281-pounder. "Jermaine? He ain't got no starting job," Arians said. "He's never played here. You've got to earn all that. You don't sign contracts and get jobs. He's got to come out and earn that on the field. Darren Fells is our starting tig... [Read More]
08/11/15 Cowboys RB Joseph Randle sidelined with a slight oblique strain
Source: KD Drummond via SCOUT.com

Cowboys running back Joseph Randle left practice on Monday with a slight oblique strain and is expected to miss Thursday's preseason game. With Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar already on the shelf, undrafted rookie Gus Johnson will be handling the RB1 duties while the other backs get healthy. Randle had been taking nearly all the first-team reps. Right now he's just focused on getting healthy, s... [Read More]
08/10/15 Cardinals RB Andre Ellington returned to action today
Source: John Weinfuss via espn.com

Cardinals running back Andre Ellington returned to practice today after being sidelined since August 3 with a hamstring injury. Head coach Bruce Arians says that it's "extremely important" to get him back on the field. Teammate David Johnson is also sidelined with a hamstring injury. Arians has expressed his displeasure with the rest of the RBs corps in their absence. Ellington is projected to be... [Read More]
08/10/15 Bears WR Marquess Wilson was a standout at camp today
Source: Jeremy Stoltz via SCOUT.com

Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson was a star at camp today. The belief around the team that if Kevin White isn't ready to go when the season starts, Wilson could fill his role. Wilson made a great one-handed grab today. His WRs coach Mike Groh was very impressed by Wilson's performance. "Wilson made a great catch today, didn't he?" Groh said. "Making that play in a two-minute situation for us. ... [Read More]
08/10/15 Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount seen running hill sprints today
Source: Chris Simoneau via SCOUT.com

Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount's MRI on his knee came back negative and showed no structural damage. He was seen today on the side doing hill sprints as well. It appears this injury is not major and he should return to action relatively soon. He projects to be the Pats' top ball carrier and should be ready to go when he returns from suspension Week 2. ... [Read More]
08/10/15 Saints TE Ben Watson sits atop the team's first depth chart
Source: Joel A. Erickson via theadvocate.com

Saints tight end Ben Watson is ahead of Josh Hill on the team's first depth chart. Watson had been reportedly outperforming Hill at camp. On top of being a far superior blocker, Watson had also been working ahead of Hill in red zone drills. This is a situation worth monitoring very closely heading into the season. ... [Read More]
08/10/15 Eagles QB Sam Bradford is showing no signs of injury
Source: Eliot Shorr-Parks via nj.com

Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford hasn't missed a snap at training and looks to be fully healthy. Beat reporter Eliot Shorr-Parks came away extremely impressed with Bradford's recovery saying, "It shouldn't be taken for granted that Bradford looks to be 100% healthy. Coming off of back-to-back season-ending ACL injuries, Bradford has been in for every snap of every practice, and has shown no signs o... [Read More]
08/10/15 Rams WR Tavon Austin listed as a starter on the first depth chart
Source: Nate Latsch via SCOUT.com

Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin was listed as a starter opposite Kenny Britt on the team's first depth chart. This will not necessarily be the case when the regular season opens but is still a significant development. Hiss offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti has been impressed with Austin this summer and wants to make it a point to get him the ball in space. "Tavon is doing great," Cignetti said... [Read More]
08/10/15 Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin was sidelined today with a neck injury
Source: Nick Athan via SCOUT.com

Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was out today with a neck issue. It is not believed to be serious but is still worth monitoring. WarpaintIllustrated.com's Nick Athan recently commented on the injury saying, "As far as Maclin, he wasn't practicing today he has a neck issue. It's nothing major just soreness and neck spasms so he was held out of practice today." ... [Read More]
08/10/15 Chiefs WR Chris Conley returns to practice
Source: Nick Athan via SCOUT.com

Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley returned to practice on Monday after missing time with a knee injury. He is competing for the WR2 job with Albert Wilson. Our very own Nick Athan of WarpaintIllustrated.com weighed in on Conley's return to action, "He was mostly full speed today from what I was told. Chiefs monitored his progress today very closely and if he has no residual pain from practice toda... [Read More]
08/10/15 Lions RBs coach Curtis Modkins says RB Zach Zenner 'can play in this league'
Source: Dave Birkett via freep.com

Lions running back Zach Zenner has impressed his RBs coach Curtis Modkins at training camp. The undrafted free agent was a human highlight reel at South Dakota State. Modkins spoke very highly of him. "He's a really, really good football player," Modkins said. "Really good vision. He has rare vision. He sees things really well and he's going to be really exciting to watch in the preseason &hellip... [Read More]
08/10/15 Ravens TE Dennis Pitta still not medically cleared
Source: Jeff Zrebiec via baltimoresun.com

Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta is still not medically cleared for practice after suffering catastrophic hip injuries in each of the past two seasons. He attends position meetings in shorts and a T-shirt but can't do much else. Pitta continues to be on the active/PUP list and the team insists that it's still too early to know if he'll be able to play this season. Best case scenario, he's a candidat... [Read More]
08/10/15 Bills QB Matt Cassel named the starter for the team's first preseason game
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

Bills quarterback Matt Cassel has been named the team's starter when they open up the preseason on Friday. He reportedly followed this news up with his best practice of the season. The Bills clearly want to give Cassel every opportunity to win this job. Despite reports that he has been much worse than both Tyrod Taylor and E.J. Manuel, he may still have an inside track at the Week 1 starting job. ... [Read More]
08/10/15 Bears WR Kevin White may miss the entire preseason
Source: Jeremy Stoltz via SCOUT.com

Bears wide receiver Kevin White could miss the entire preseason with what was believed to be shin splints. However, Bear Report's Jeremy Stoltz reports that the injury is not shin splints but is undisclosed. This could become a serious issue when it comes to White's fantasy value. His offensive coordinator Adam Gase sounds cautiously optimistic. "I feel confident that right now on paper he can te... [Read More]
08/10/15 The Browns are just being cautious with RB Duke Johnson
Source: Adam Caplan via Twitter

Browns running back Duke Johnson's hamstring injury is reportedly not that serious. ESPN's Adam Caplan reports that the team is just "being very conservative" with the rookie back. It appears they are taking the better safe than sorry approach with the Miami Hurricanes' all-time leading rusher. Caplan added, "I wouldn't overreact if you have a fantasy draft coming up." ... [Read More]
08/10/15 Ravens WR Steve Smith to retire at the end of the season
Source: Jason Butt via SCOUT.com

Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith has announced that he will retire at the end of 2015. Smith is 36 years old and entering his 15th season. He performed very well last season catching 79 passes for 1,065 yards and six touchdowns. He is listed as the Ravens WR1 and is all but certain to hold on to the job. ... [Read More]
08/10/15 Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has cast removed
Source: Gerry Dulac via post-gazette.com

Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant had his cast removed Saturday from the elbow he had a procedure on to clear up an infection. He was on the field practicing before the Hall of Fame game on Sunday for the first time since the procedure. Bryant opens up the preseason behind Markus Wheaton on the depth chart. That could easily change by Week 1. ... [Read More]
08/10/15 Steelers K Shaun Suisham suffers potential serious knee injury
Source: Jim Wexell via SCOUT.com

Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham suffered a potential serious knee injury in the Hall of Fame game. Suisham believes he tore his ACL but will undergo an MRI to confirm. He has made 91.5 percent of his kicks over the past three seasons. This is not yet a final diagnosis, however, it looks like Pittsburgh will be in the market for a new kicker. ... [Read More]
08/09/15 Raiders RB Trent Richardson is expected to get a lot of work this preseason
Source: Chris McClain via SCOUT.com

Raiders running back Trent Richardson is expected to get a ton of work this preseason. The Raiders reportedly want to get a good long look at Richardson to decide his future in Oakland. They are hoping the work will help him regain form. His offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave likes what he sees since he's come off the NFI list. "It was good for Trent to be on the field," Musgrave said. "He looke... [Read More]
08/09/15 Browns TE Rob Housler third on the team's first depth chart
Source: Jared Mueller via SCOUT.com

Browns tight end Rob Housler was somewhat shockingly listed third on the team's first depth chart. Coaches have done nothing but praise Housler all offseason. Head coach Mike Pettine described him as the ideal "F", which is a primarily pass-catching TE that is slightly detached from the line. Now he sits behind Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray on the depth chart. Housler was a sleeper in Arizona the pa... [Read More]
08/09/15 Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman taking reps ahead of Montee Ball at camp
Source: Chad Jensen via SCOUT.com

Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman is working in ahead of Montee Ball at training camp as of late. Recently head coach Gary Kubiak grabbed headlines by comparing Hillman to Justin Forsett, who he coached to a career year last season as the offensive coordinator of the Ravens. Kubiak has been very impressed with Hillman. "He's a big-play player," Kubiak said. "There's a difference when some guys ... [Read More]
08/09/15 Redskins TE Niles Paul ahead of Jordan Reed on the depth chart
Source: Ben Standig via SCOUT.com

Redskins tight end Niles Paul sits atop the team's first official depth chart. Jordan Reed has fallen to the No. 2 spot. While Reed is expected to be "play a heavy role in the pass game", he has been plagued by injuries throughout his NFL career. Paul is more durable and a very talented tight end in his own right. This is a situation to monitor this preseason. ... [Read More]
08/09/15 Patriots RB Jonas Gray looks 'powerful and swift' after shedding 10 pounds
Source: Ben Volin via bostonglobe.com

Patriots running back Jonas Gray has dropped 10 pounds and is down to 225 pounds this preseason. He reportedly looks "powerful and swift". With LeGarrette Blount suspended for Week 1 and Tom Brady possibly suspended as well, the team could lean on Gray as a focal point of the offense. Gray was recently named as a potential sleeper replacement for Le'Veon Bell during his two-game suspension. ... [Read More]
08/09/15 Jets RB Stevan Ridley 'feels great and is close to a return'
Source: Mike Reiss via espn.com

Jets running back Stevan Ridley is nearing a return from ACL surgery. The Jets took a chance on the injured RB and now it looks like his recovery is right on schedule. ESPN's Mike Reiss was told, "Ridley feels great and is close to a return, but the Jets are taking a cautious approach with him at this point." Ridley is projected to split carries with Chris Ivory this season. ... [Read More]
08/09/15 Bengals TE Tyler Eifert has been nearly unstoppable at training camp
Source: Geoff Hobson via bengals.com

Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert has been dominate at training camp. According to the Bengals official website, "Nobody has been able to cover Eifert since training camp began last week and Dalton throws to him whenever he's in a jam or needs a big play." His quarterback Andy Dalton raved about Eifert after a practice. "We got good looks for him and he got open," Dalton said. "It's nice having him ... [Read More]
08/09/15 Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon expected to carry the load in the HOF game
Source: Tim Yotter via SCOUT.com

Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon will have an opportunity to showcase his talents in tonight's Hall of Fame game. Adrian Peterson will not participate and most likely will not see a snap all preseason. The last time Peterson had a preseason carry was in 2011. McKinnon will get a shot to prove why he deserves to see touches this season. With AP in front of him, he's going to have to earn them.... [Read More]
08/08/15 Steelers QB Landry Jones will start the Hall of Fame game
Source: Jim Wexell via SCOUT.com

Steelers quarterback Landry Jones will start the Hall of Fame game. Starter Ben Roethlisberger will not participate along with a number of other veterans and backup Bruce Gradkowski is on the active/PUP list with throwing shoulder fatigue. This is huge opportunity for Jones to make a name for himself and push for the QB2 job. We obviously want to see a lot of young people," Steelers head coach Mi... [Read More]
08/08/15 Colts WR Phillip Dorsett is so fast he's hard to see with the naked eye
Source: George Bremer via heraldbulletin.com

Colts wide receiver Phillip Dorsett has been so fast at training camp that offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton is having a hard time seeing him. Indy's first-round pick was said to be the fastest player to ever come out of the University of Miami. "You have to really focus on him to see him because a lot of times he is running so fast it's hard to keep up with," Hamilton said. "If you look at Phill... [Read More]
08/08/15 Bears WR Eddie Royal has thoroughly impressed OC Adam Gase
Source: Jeremy Stoltz via SCOUT.com

Bears wide receiver Eddie Royal is expected to play a major role in the offense this season. His offensive coordinator Adam Gase has been extremely impressed by Royal's ability and his chemistry with quarterback Jay Cutler. "Eddie's got a special explosiveness that a lot of inside guys don't have," Gase said. "Eddie is a threat at all three levels. He can come underneath. He can break out intermed... [Read More]
08/08/15 Eagles RB Darren Sproles has seen a lot of work at receiver in camp
Source: Zach Berman via philly.com

Eagles running back Darren Sproles is spending a lot of time at wide receiver in training camp. Head coach Chip Kelly is confident that Sproles understands his role as a back and wants him to be even more versatile than he already is. "It's year two for him, so I think he feels really comfortable in terms of what our running backs are doing," Kelly said. "So we are just kind of cross-training him ... [Read More]
08/08/15 Lions RB Joique Bell says the team will run more this season
Source: Mike Garafolo via foxsports.com

Lions running back Joique Bell fully expects the team to run the ball more this season. Matthew Stafford has never failed to attempt 600 passes in a 16-game season. Last season, he attempted a career-low (in 16 games) 602 passes. This season, Bell says things are going to be different. "This year, I think we're going to run the ball a little bit more," Bell said. "It's not 'if,' it's 'when,' " ... [Read More]
08/08/15 There is 'growing optimism' that Texans RB Arian Foster may only miss 4-6 weeks
Source: Aaron Wilson via chron.com

Texans running back Arian Foster may be back much sooner than originally expected. The original timetable for Foster's return was 3-6 months and he was widely considered a candidate for I.R./designated for return. Now there is "growing optimism" surrounding the Texans' organization that Foster may only miss 4-6 weeks. The surgery was not as serious as first believed and sports hernia surgery is us... [Read More]
08/08/15 Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount sprains MCL
Source: Chris Simoneau via SCOUT.com

Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount will miss time with a sprained MCL. He avoided serious injury but isn't expected to be ready until the regular season or very near the end of preseason. Blount will have an extra week to recover since he is suspended Week 1 for a marijuana arrest last summer while a member of the Steelers. ... [Read More]
08/08/15 Bengals WR Marvin Jones is dealing with 'muscle soreness and a tight hamstring'
Source: Bengals Insider Staff via SCOUT.com

Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones is currently dealing with "muscle soreness and a tight hamstring". After missing all of last season with foot and ankle injuries, Jones is once again sidelined. His head coach Marvin Lewis seems to be getting fed up with him not being on the field. "In order to play football, you have to practice. We are not going to play people that can't practice with us," Lew... [Read More]
08/08/15 Rams QB Nick Foles signs two-year $24.5 million contract extension
Source: Nate Latsch via SCOUT.com

Rams quarterback Nick Foles signed a two-year extension with the team. The deal is reportedly worth $24.5 million and Foles will still finish out his rookie contract this season. He's set to make $1.5 million this year. Head coach Jeff Fisher says they have seen enough and needed to lock Foles up. "It was important to us," Fisher said. "We've seen enough. We wanted to get a deal done that was goo... [Read More]
08/07/15 Falcons RBs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman are both expected to miss at least two weeks
Source: Vaughn McClure via Twitter

Falcons running backs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman are both expected to miss at least two weeks with hamstring injuries. Both backs reportedly suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain. This is a tough blow for the Falcons' backfield. Before getting injured, Freeman had separated himself as the RB1. Antone Smith will lead the pack in their absence. ... [Read More]
08/07/15 Titans TE Delanie Walker expected to be back next week
Source: Greg Arias via SCOUT.com

Titans tight end Delanie Walker is expected to return to practice next week. He had injured his left thumb in a collision this week and his left thumb required 12 stitches. However, he is not expected to miss much time and will be back in action soon. Walker projects to be the Titans TE1 and a top target of rookie QB Marcus Mariota. ... [Read More]
08/07/15 Lions RB Joique Bell is 'progressing nicely'
Source: Tim Twentyman via Twitter

Lions running back Joique Bell should be coming off the PUP list in the near future. According to the Lions' official website, he is "progressing nicely". He has been "sprinting, cutting and doing cone drills off to the side." Bell projects to be the Lions' starting running back this season. ... [Read More]
08/07/15 Bills QB Tyrod Taylor outperforming his competition at training camp
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor has been the most impressive QB in camp all week. He has reportedly shined, making big play after big play. He is considered to be the most dangerous of the group. E.J. Manuel has been very up and down. While he's shown some flashes of brilliance, he's also made so disastrous throws as well. Matt Cassel is still failing to impress. Multiple sources have described him... [Read More]
08/07/15 Bills RB Fred Jackson to miss 'a few weeks' with a hamstring injury
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

Bills running back Fred Jackson is expected to miss "a few weeks" with a hamstring injury. The injury occurred on Friday and will force him to miss the intra-squad scrimmage this weekend. With Anthony Dixon also sidelined with a calf injury, Bryce Brown and Karlos Williams are likely to see more work. F-Jax is expected to be the RB2 in Buffalo behind LeSean McCoy. ... [Read More]
08/07/15 Redskins TE Jordan Reed is taking steps to stay healthy
Source: John Keim via espn.com

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed has been oft-injured throughout his three-year career. Now he is taking steps to keep himself as healthy as possible. He has changed his eating habits and stretches much more stretches more. Reed is eating "just real clean". He understands injuries a part of the game, nevertheless, he's doing what he can to prevent them. "It's out of anybody's control whether they g... [Read More]
08/07/15 Rams RB Todd Gurley unlikely to play this preseason
Source: Nate Latsch via SCOUT.com

Rams running back Todd Gurley continues to recover from ACL surgery and is unlikely to play this preseason. Head coach Jeff Fisher does not expect to play the team's first-round pick until the regular season, however, things can always change. Fisher also made it clear that Tre Mason will still see plenty of touches. "We are going to take our time. I don't have to see him in a preseason game to p... [Read More]
08/07/15 Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon looks good in pass protection
Source: Carlyon Hays via jacksonville.com

Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon has been very impressive in pass protection at training camp. This only furthers the notion that Jags' rookie back is going to be an every-down back right out of the gate. "It went pretty good," Yeldon said. "I feel like we won the battle, but we've still got to get our technique down better and we'll be good." Head coach Gus Bradley also believed the drill went w... [Read More]
08/07/15 Aaron Rodgers plans to give Packers WR Davante Adams more 'opportunities' this season
Source: Bill Huber via SCOUT.com

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been raving about Davante Adams all offseason. Now he has made it clear that all Adams needs is an opportunity and it sounds like Rodgers is going to give it to him. "It's just giving him opportunities," Rodgers said. "You watch the film last year and he was open a lot on the backside of stuff and it just depended on matchups whether the ball went his way a co... [Read More]
08/07/15 Saints TE Josh Hill dealing with undisclosed injury
Source: Mike Triplett via Twitter

Saints tight end Josh Hill has been absent for training camp over the past week. His injury is unknown since teams do not have to divulge injury information during training camp. Hill is on the field today but in shorts and shells, so he will be limited. Even when active this offseason, veteran Ben Watson has been taking the large amount of first-team reps, particularly in the red zone. ... [Read More]
08/07/15 Chargers WR Keenan Allen drops six pounds
Source: Michael Gehlken via sandiegouniontribune.com

Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen was a disappointment last year after a strong finish to his rookie season. His preparation and conditioning was brought into question. Allen now has his weight down to 206 pounds from 212. He is feeling amazing and is now in much better shape. Allen feels like this will lead to a resurgence in production. "I didn't feel tired at all today or yesterday or when w... [Read More]
08/07/15 Giants RB Rashad Jennings has been taking 'a great many second-team reps'
Source: Ebenezer Samuel via nydailynews.com

Last season, the Giants brought in Rashad Jennings to be the clear-cut RB1. That seems to have drastically changed this year. Jennings has reportedly, "been seeing a great many second-team reps and special teams reps in camp." Shane Vereen has actually seen the bulk of the first-team reps and second-year back Andre Williams has seen his fair share as well. This looks like it could turn into a ful... [Read More]
08/06/15 Titans TE Delanie Walker receives 12 stitches in his thumb
Source: Greg Arias via SCOUT.com

Titans tight end collided with Da'Norris Searcy in camp today and busted his left thumb wide open. The cut required 12 stitches. Although it was a nasty cut, Walker is not overly concerned about it. "No I'm not concerned about it, just so I can take a shower, but I got a cut on my hand," said Walker. "The trainers wanted to be smart with it so I just went inside and made sure that everything was ... [Read More]
08/06/15 Ravens WR Kamar Aiken listed as the starter on the team's first depth chart
Source: Aaron Wilson via Twitter

The battle for the Ravens' WR2 job has been well documented. Their first depth chart has come out and Kamar Aiken sits atop the group in the starting lineup. The other wideouts fighting for the job are first-round pick Breshad Perriman, 6-foot-5 Marlon Brown and Michael Campanaro who is the most similar to Aiken. Although this battle is far from over, Aiken is the true leader in the clubhouse. ... [Read More]
08/06/15 The Bears are hopeful WR Kevin White will be ready for Week 1
Source: Jeremy Stoltz via SCOUT.com

The Bears are optimistic that first-round pick Kevin White will be ready for Week 1. He has currently been out for about seven weeks with shin splints. Although the Bears are hopeful he'll be ready, head coach John Fox seems much more hopeful than confident. "First and foremost, he's been shut down for seven weeks," Fox said. "So conditioning, his cardio, a lot of his soft tissue stuff, you don't... [Read More]
08/06/15 Raiders RB Trent Richardson finally back on the field
Source: Chris McClain via SCOUT.com

Raiders running back Trent Richardson claims his stint on the NFI list was due to a bout with pneumonia. Reports out of Oakland were that he failed his conditioning test. Conflicting reports similar to this have become a trend with Richardson. The belief around Raiders camp is that T-Rich is on the roster bubble. At best he will be the RB3 behind Latavius Murray and Roy Helu. ... [Read More]
08/06/15 Cardinals WR Michael Floyd's dislocated fingers broke through his skin
Source: Ed Werder via Twitter

Cardinals wideout Michael Floyd underwent surgery to repair his three dislocated fingers. The reason the injury required surgery is because the bones ripped through his skin. The timetable for Floyd's return is 3-5 weeks. It is looking like he should be ready for Week 1. ... [Read More]
08/06/15 Demaryius Thomas says Broncos QB Peyton Manning has 'more zip on his ball'
Source: Jake Marsing via SCOUT.com

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had a noticeably weakened arm last season, noodle like some might say. This year Demaryius Thomas claims Manning's arm is actually getting stronger! "There's almost more zip on his ball. You can notice it," Thomas said, "He threw a couple posts today, probably 50, 60 yards, and I'm like, 'Whoa.' It's making me excited." ... [Read More]
08/06/15 Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders leaves practice with an apparent hamstring injury
Source: Mile High Huddle via SCOUT.com

Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders came up lame today on a deep post. He limped off with an apparent right hamstring injury. Sanders was reportedly having a tremendous day before suffering the injury. Even if this is just a minor injury, head coach Gary Kubiak made it clear that they will take every precaution with Sanders. "You all saw he was having a great day," Kubiak said. "Made a lot of big pl... [Read More]
08/06/15 Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar out with a sprained ankle
Source: Brandon George via Twitter

Another Cowboys running back went down today. This time it was Lance Dunbar with a sprained ankle. It is not believed to be overly serious but he will still have an MRI done. Dunbar is expected to be part of a committee approach in Dallas led by Joseph Randle. ... [Read More]
08/06/15 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman's hamstring injury is not serious but will keep him out for 'a bit'
Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter

Falcons projected RB1 Devonta Freeman left practice today with a hamstring injury. His backfield mate Tevin Coleman is also sidelined with a bad hammy. Freeman's injury is not considered serious, however, he will likely be held out for "a bit". Teams tend to lean on the side of cautiousness with soft-tissue injuries during training camp. The belief around the organization is that Freeman will pro... [Read More]
08/06/15 Eagles QB Sam Bradford feels better than expected
Source: Rueben Frank via Twitter

Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford is back from ACL surgery after some were worried he may not be ready for the season opener. Not only is Bradford back but he actually feels even better than he anticipated. "I feel better than what I was expecting," Bradford said. "I thought my knee would hold up, but I wasn't sure. But my knee feels great right now." ... [Read More]
08/06/15 Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill is throwing a much improved deep ball
Source: Eric Roddy via SCOUT.com

Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill connected with Jarvis Landry on a "60+ yard bomb" and Miami fans and Tannehill owners rejoiced. There have been multiple reports coming out of Dolphins training camp that Tannehill has dramatically improved both his touch and his deep ball. If he can start hitting the deep ball with consistency, he will become a no doubt QB1. Our very own Eric Roddy of Dolphins... [Read More]
08/06/15 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman leaves practice with an injured hamstring
Source: D. Orlando Ledbetter via ajc.com

Falcons RB1 Devonta Freeman had been gaining steam of late at training camp. Today he was forced out of practice with a hamstring injury. This injury could cost him some time. Rookie Tevin Coleman is also out with a hamstring injury of his own. Head coach Dan Quinn is hopeful Freeman can get back out there soon. "Hopefully it is a quick turnaround for him to get back," Quinn said. "He's such a pa... [Read More]
08/06/15 Redskins WR DeSean Jackson suffered a separated shoulder
Source: Ben Standig via SCOUT.com

Redskins deep threat DeSean Jackson separated his shoulder at training camp today. He reportedly suffered a Grade 2 separation when he ran into a blocking sled while trying to catch a touchdown in the back of the end zone. He is expected to miss a "few weeks" but should be good to go Week 1. ... [Read More]
08/06/15 Bears WR Kevin White could land on the reserve/PUP list to start the season
Source: Jeremy Stoltz via SCOUT.com

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Bears first-round pick Kevin White could potentially land on the reserve/PUP list due to his shin injury, which would cost him the first six games of the season. However, his coach John Fox seems to be singing a different tune. "He's a got a shin. You can call it splints, call it whatever you want," Fox said. "You see him out here. It's not like we're cover... [Read More]
08/06/15 Raiders RB Latavius Murray is taking all the first-team reps in Oakland
Source: Chris McClain via SCOUT.com

Raiders running back Latavius Murray is ready to take over as the feature back in Oakland. He has reportedly taken nearly all the first-team reps at training camp. Murray has looked tremendous in camp thus far. He is healthy and explosive and his friend and trainer Vinny Scollo spoke of his improvement. "The biggest improvement has been in his explosiveness and his conditioning," Scollo said. "La... [Read More]
08/06/15 Bills RB LeSean McCoy returns to 11-on-11 drills
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

LeSean McCoy had been missing practice this week at Bills training camp with a toe injury. He was back today participating in 11-on-11 drills and appears to be good to go. The team does not believe that this issue should linger into the season. Shady is expected to play in the team's intra-squad scrimmage on Saturday. ... [Read More]
08/06/15 Encouraging news for Texans RB Arian Foster
Source: Aaron Wilson via chron.com

Dr. Bert Mandelbaum, who has worked closely with Dr. William Meyers, who will be performing Foster's surgery on Friday, predicts that Texans running back Arian Foster will be a full go in about 2-3 months. "Dr. Meyers performs a Bassini-type hernia repair that he has performed on hundreds of professional athletes who have suffered a sports hernia," said Mandelbaum, an orthopedic surgeon at Santa ... [Read More]
08/06/15 Jaguars WR Marqise Lee will miss two weeks with a hamstring strain
Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter

Jaguars second-year wideout Marqise Lee is back on the shelf. This time he's sidelined with a hamstring strain. Lee, who already missed the majority of the offseason with a bum knee, will miss the next two weeks with a hamstring injury. He has already fallen behind WR2 Allen Hurns and could potentially drop further down the depth chart. ... [Read More]
08/06/15 Cardinals WR Michael Floyd has surgery to repair his injured fingers
Source: Darren Urban via azcardinals.com

Cardinals wideout Michael Floyd has undergone surgery to repair his three injured fingers. He was originally believed to have a timetable of 4-6 weeks, now it looks more like 3-5 weeks. He has a very good shot of being ready for Week 1. This is good news for Floyd but is still a significant setback. ... [Read More]
08/06/15 Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is 'night and day' compared to last year
Source: Mike DiRocco via espn.com

Jaguars first-round pick Blake Bortles struggled mightily as a rookie last season. He threw 17 interceptions and just 11 touchdowns. This season, his general manager Dave Caldwell has been blown away by his development. "From where he's at now compared to where he came in last year as a rookie, I think it's night and day," Caldwell said. "From the day he stepped on the practice field last year to... [Read More]
08/06/15 Bills RB LeSean McCoy will need to memorize ' the biggest playbook in the history of man'
Source: Conor Orr via nfl.com

We already knew that LeSean McCoy was going to see a ton of touches this season. Head coach Rex Ryan is only further confirming our belief. He clearly intends to run the ball early and often this season. "We'll have probably the biggest playbook in the history of man in our running game," Ryan said. "Why? Because it's important to us. We want to be multiple in the running game, and that's what Gre... [Read More]
08/06/15 Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo takes the majority of first-team reps on Wednesday
Source: Mike Reiss via espn.com

With a potential four-game suspension looming over Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo received the majority of the first-team reps on Wednesday. Garoppolo understands this is a huge opportunity for him and intends to make the most of it. "It's on, it's on -- every rep matters, and when you get an opportunity like this to come out with the guys and have the majority of reps, it's a good thing and you have... [Read More]
08/06/15 Cowboys RB Darren McFadden could return to action this weekend
Source: Drew Davison via star-telegram.com

In a surprise to no one, Cowboys running back Darren McFadden is out with a hamstring injury. While reports have surfaced that the team has become increasingly frustrated with McFadden missing time due to injury. However, he says he feels good and he just wants to get back on the field. "I've been feeling good, man," McFadden said. "I'm just looking forward to getting back out there on the field ... [Read More]
08/06/15 Good news for Broncos RB C.J. Anderson, HC Gary Kubiak believes in using a bell cow
Source: Troy E. Renck via denverpost.com

C.J. Anderson is expected to be the RB1 in Denver this season. It is looking more and more like he'll be seeing feature back touches this season, despite the presence on Montee Ball, Juwan Thompson and Ronnie Hillman. His head coach Gary Kubiak is clearly a big fan of using a bell-cow back. "I can tell you this, I believe in the (bell cow). And I believe it's up to the player to prove he can do t... [Read More]
08/05/15 Chargers QB Philip Rivers 'most excited about' WR Stevie Johnson
Source: Michael Gehlken via Twitter

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was recently asked, which player he was most excited about this season. The player that came to mind was wide receiver Stevie Johnson and he was very excited about him. "He's off to a heck of a start," Rivers said. "If you asked me one guy who I was most excited about, I'd probably single out him"... [Read More]
08/05/15 Cardinals WR Michael Floyd out 4-6 weeks
Source: Jason La Canfora via Twitter

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd broke three fingers on his left hand in practice today. There have been contradicting reports regarding a timetable for his return but it appears he will be out 4-6 weeks. The general consensus is the Cardinals will likely open up the season without Floyd. This could be a tough blow for a guy who is already on shaky ground. He is battling with John Brown for a starting ... [Read More]
08/05/15 Seahawks RB Robert Turbin resumes practicing
Source: Liz Matthews via Twitter

The Seahawks' backup running back is ahead of schedule and looking impressive. Robert Turbin has already returned from double hip surgery. He's been medically cleared to resume practicing with the team and reportedly "looks the best he's ever looked". He is projected to be Marshawn Lynch's primary backup. ... [Read More]
08/05/15 Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry will play outside some this year but inside is still his 'home base'
Source: Barry Jackson via miamiherald.typepad.com

Dolphins second-year wideout was great in the slot last season. However, he said he's set out to prove he's more than just a slot guy. He's been lining up on the outside a bit at training camp, and at OTAs as well. Head coach Joe Philbin agrees that he's more than just a slot receiver but also thinks that is his most natural position. "I think he's got a chance to do that," Philbin said. "He's li... [Read More]
08/05/15 Steelers WR Martavis Bryant listed as second string on teams first depth chart
Source: Staff via steelers.com

The Steelers have released their first official depth chart today. There was one thing that really stood out. Martavis Bryant was listed as a second string wide receiver. The starters are Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton. Bryant was a breakout player late last season and is projected to be the Steelers' second most productive fantasy wideout. ... [Read More]
08/05/15 Giants TE Larry Donnell still not practicing
Source: Rick Laughland via SCOUT.com

Giants tight end Larry Donnell has been dealing with Achilles' tendonitis all offseason. While he is no longer in a walking boot, he's still not practicing either. Donnell is still not fully recovered from the issue but he is getting closer. His next step will be running routes according to TEs coach Kevin Gilbride. He is projected to be the starting tight end this season. ... [Read More]
08/05/15 Ravens WR Breshad Perriman will be 'out at least another couple of days'
Source: Jamison Hensley via Twitter

When first-round pick Breshad Perriman went down with a bruised knee on the first day of camp, it was expected to be a non-issue. Perriman is still out and now head coach John Harbaugh is saying he'll be sidelined for "at least another couple of days". Perriman is currently battling for the WR2 job in Baltimore. ... [Read More]
08/05/15 Falcons WR Julio Jones being used all over the field
Source: Bill Shanks via SCOUT.com

Julio Jones has been lining up all over the field during Falcons training camp. In the past, Jones had always lined up on the left side. Now, new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will line him up in multiple spots in the offense. He is the clear-cut WR1 in Atlanta with Roddy White now past his prime. Last season, Jones caught 104 passes for 1,593 yards and six touchdowns in 15 games. ... [Read More]
08/05/15 Texans RB Arian Foster set for surgery on Friday
Source: Patrick Starr via SCOUT.com

Arian Foster has traveled to Philadelphia to meet with Dr. William Meyers and will have sports-hernia surgery on Friday. He will be placed on IR/designated for return. This will hold him out until at least Week 10. The Texans are expected to use a committee to replace him. ... [Read More]
08/05/15 Browns WR Terrelle Pryor dealing with a hamstring injury
Source: Fred Greetham via SCOUT.com

Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury. He's now set to undergo an MRI. It is not believed to be overly serious, nevertheless, he's unlikely to participate in Friday's intra-squad scrimmage at Ohio State. Pryor is disappointed but is more concerned about actual games. "I don't look toward Friday,'' Pryor said. "I do want to go to The Shoe obviously and ... [Read More]
08/05/15 Falcons RB Tevin Coleman dealing with a hamstring injury
Source: Bill Shanks via SCOUT.com

Falcons rookie running back Tevin Coleman is out with a hamstring strain. It is not believed to be too serious though. His head coach Dan Quinn says that he expects him back soon. Still, hamstrings have a tendency to linger. Coleman is attempting to beat out Devonta Freeman for the starting job in Atlanta. ... [Read More]
08/05/15 Ravens WR Marlon Brown out with a back issue
Source: Jamison Hensley via Twitter

Ravens 6-foot-5 wideout Marlon Brown is out with a back injury. An MRI revealed it is a nerve issue. There is no timetable for his return according to head coach John Harbaugh. Brown is competing for the WR2 job in training camp and could see heavy usage on third downs and in the red zone. ... [Read More]
08/05/15 Bills RB LeSean McCoy dealing with a toe issue
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

Bills running back LeSean McCoy has been sidelined for team drills the past two days. He is out with "some sort of toe swelling". While this obviously isn't a good thing, head coach Rex Ryan does not expect him to miss too much time. He is fully expected to be the Bills' RB1 this season and see in the area of 350 carries. ... [Read More]
08/05/15 Bills RB Anthony Dixon could be sidelined for a month
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

The Bills may have lost running back Anthony Dixon for a while. He suffered a calf injury at training camp and it looks like he's going to miss some time. According to head coach Rex Ryan, Dixon could be sidelined for up to a month. This is bad timing for Dixon, who is currently battling for a roster spot with Bryce Brown and Karlos Williams in Buffalo. ... [Read More]
08/05/15 Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi has been struggling in pass protection
Source: Andrew Abramson via Twitter

Dolphins rookie running back Jay Ajayi is having some issues in camp with pass protection. Because of his struggles, he's still behind Damien Williams for the RB2 job in Miami. LaMichael James may even be ahead of Ajayi as well. Dolphins VP of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum was clear that he would not get on the field if he could not protect the quarterback. "There are things we like about h... [Read More]
08/05/15 Eagles TE Zach Ertz still stuck on the second team behind Brent Celek
Source: Jeff McLane via philly.com

Eagles tight end Brent Celek is being touted as a potential breakout player of the year for the second year in a row. And for the second year in a row he's stuck working with the second team behind Brent Celek. Chip Kelly prefers Celek because he's a much better blocker. Ertz is the superior pass-catcher but will not see enough snaps to be a top TE if he does improve his blocking. ... [Read More]
08/04/15 The Rams will not rush back RB Todd Gurley
Source: Brandon Bate via turfshowtimes.com

Rams first-round pick Todd Gurley opened up training camp on the active roster. This was a huge step for Gurley in his recovery from ACL surgery. While this is very encouraging news, head coach Jeff Fisher made it very clear that he would be rushing Gurley back. "This is going to be a process," Fisher said. "It's not going to be a day to day thing. We are looking at this long term process right no... [Read More]
08/04/15 Rams WR Brian Quick is expected to play this preseason
Source: Nate Latsch via SCOUT.com

Rams wide receiver Brian Quick was off to a hot start last season before almost having his career ended by a serious shoulder injury. He's made somewhat of a miraculous recovery and now his head coach Jeff Fisher is expecting him to play in preseason games. "It is remarkable what he's overcome," Fisher said. "The damage he sustained to his shoulder was significant and there was some talk early on... [Read More]
08/04/15 Titans HC Ken Whisenhunt is 'pleased' with RB David Cobb
Source: Jim Wyatt via titansonline.com

Titans rookie running back David Cobb has a ton of promise, however, he's also had some issues at training camp. Still, his head coach Ken Whisenhunt seems happy with his progress. "I see good patience as a runner. You can see he's got good vision,'' Whisenhunt said. "I think we're going to be very pleased with him with his ability to break tackles and extend the run. He's got good feet, he's rea... [Read More]
08/04/15 Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will get more rest this season
Source: Dave Skretta via ap.org

Chiefs star running back Jamaal Charles was banged up last year and has dealt with injuries in the past as well. This season the Chiefs are not going to overuse him. Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson made it clear that keeping Charles healthy was a top priority. "You want to make sure he is healthy late in the season," offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said, "so if that means giving a guy like... [Read More]
08/04/15 Chargers WR Jacoby Jones sheds nine pounds
Source: Michael Gehlken via sandiegouniontribune.com

Last year in Baltimore, speedy wideout Jacoby Jones weighed in at 220 pounds. He dropped nine pounds this offseason and is now only 211 pounds in San Diego. Jones lost the weight in order to play faster. Now 31 years old, he may feel he needs the extra burst. "I'm faster, lighter," Jones said. "I feel good." ... [Read More]
08/04/15 Browns WR Terrelle Pryor expected to be used often on 'special plays' this season
Source: Tony Grossi via espn.com

Today in training camp the Browns ran a trick play that featured Terrelle Pryor throwing a deep ball to Travis Benjamin. Head coach Mike Pettine made it pretty clear that plays like this would be a somewhat common sight this season. "Special plays are going to be part of our plan each week," Pettine said. "You want to have those up, the sooner the better. I'm just a firm believer of always having... [Read More]
08/04/15 Browns HC Mike Pettine is disappointed RB Duke Johnson can't be out there
Source: Fred Greetham via SCOUT.com

Browns rookie running back Duke Johnson has been sidelined since the weekend with a hamstring injury. His head coach Mike Pettine is discouraged by the fact that Johnson is missing these crucial reps. "It's just disappointing that a guy we're counting on to be a big part of what we're trying to do, to lose him at this formative time of what we're getting done, that's tough," Pettine said. "He'll ... [Read More]
08/04/15 Dolphins WR Kenny Stills sidelined with calf injury
Source: Barry Jackson via miamiherald.typepad.com

Dolphins deep threat Kenny Stills has missed back-to-back days of training camp with a calf injury. The injury is not believed to be serious but is still worth noting. In more positive Stills news, his WRs coach Ken O'Keefe spoke highly of him. "Kenny runs out of his routes well. He has the speed you look for down the field," O'Keefe said. ... [Read More]
08/04/15 Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell believes WR Justin Blackmon's career may be over
Source: Mark Long via Twitter

During his second NFL season in 2013, Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon started off red hot. He caught 29 passes for 415 yards and a touchdown. He's been suspended ever since for failing multiple drug tests. Now Jags general manager Dave Caldwell "doubts" the former fifth-overall pick "will ever play again". If he does play again, the Jags have made it pretty clear that it won't be in Jacksonv... [Read More]
08/04/15 Jaguars WR Allen Robinson 'picked up where he left off'
Source: Charlie Bernstein via SCOUT.com

Jaguars wideout Allen Robinson was separating himself from the pack last year. Then he suffered a season ending foot injury during the teams 10th game of the year. Now he's reportedly, "picked up where he left off last season before his injury." He has been showing off his superb route running ability and excellent hands. He's the clear-cut WR1 in camp. ... [Read More]
08/04/15 Jaguars WR Allen Hurns is second on the depth chart
Source: Charlie Bernstein via SCOUT.com

Jaguars second-year wideout Allen Hurns is lining up as the WR2 at training camp. Allen Robinson is lining up opposite him as the WR1. Hurns has forced his way ahead of Marqise Lee on the depth chart this offseason. Hurns outperformed Lee last season and Lee dealt with injuries during offseason workouts. Hurns was the Jags' top fantasy wide receiver last year with 51 receptions for 677 yards and ... [Read More]
08/04/15 Chargers TE Ladarius Green is 'going to have an opportunity to get more playing time'
Source: Eric D. Williams via espn.com

Chargers tight end Ladarius Green is going to be the biggest beneficiary of Antonio Gate's four-game suspension. Green will be given the opportunity to make an impact early on. His head coach Mike McCoy thinks very highly of him and wants to give him the opportunity to earn more playing time. "He's going to have an opportunity early on to do a few more things," Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said... [Read More]
08/04/15 Texans RB Arian Foster suffers serious groin injury, which may require surgery
Source: Patrick Starr via SCOUT.com

In the Texans first practice in full pads, Arian Foster suffered a groin injury, which is believed to be serious. Foster has had groin issues in the past, as well as a number of soft tissue injuries. Houston radio host Jayson Braddock reports that Foster could be a candidate for injured reserve/designated for return, which would keep him out until Week 10. ... [Read More]
08/04/15 Dolphins WR DeVante Parker may spend most of training camp 'rehabbing on the sideline'
Source: Eric Roddy via SCOUT.com

Dolphins first-round pick DeVante Parker is still expected to be sidelined for about three or four more weeks. He has been out since undergoing a precautionary surgery to replace a screw in his foot early during OTAs. There is a good chance he spends most of training camp "rehabbing on the sideline". However, he is expected to be ready for Week 1. ... [Read More]
08/04/15 Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham believes he'll be blocking 75 percent of the time
Source: Tim Booth via komonews.com

Jimmy Graham has never been much of a blocker. Now he believes that he'll be blocking 75 percent of the time and is excited about it. "It's very important for me to be a part of that here because that's about 75 percent of the offense here and if you have a back like (Marshawn Lynch), you want to be in there on those explosive runs and you want to be part of that," Graham said. "This offense, fro... [Read More]
08/04/15 Titans WR Justin Hunter's lawyer is confident with their case
Source: John Glennon via tennessean.com

Justin Hunter is set to be in court on September 3 for preliminary hearings in his felonious assault case. His attorney Toby Vick is very confident in their case and believes it will "end well". "I can tell you I'm confident that Justin didn't do what he's been charged with and that I have significant concerns about the credibility of the accuser," Vick said. "I think our evidence will show, and I... [Read More]
08/04/15 Texans WR Nate Washington is currently the WR2 in Houston
Source: Patrick Starr via SCOUT.com

Nate Washington has been a standout in Texans camp this offseason. He has reportedly built a very nice rapport with quarterback Ryan Mallet as well. Head coach Bill O'Brien has now named Washington as the starter opposite DeAndre Hopkins. It is still early in training camp and of course, things can always change. Nonetheless, it is a good sign for Washington's fantasy value. ... [Read More]
08/04/15 Falcons WR Julio Jones drops five pounds, now has 'another gear'
Source: Charles Odum via thestar.com

As if Julio Jones needed to get better, he has now dropped five pounds. He now believes he's faster than he was before. Jones was already a no-doubt top five wide receiver, this can only help. "Now, on go balls, I've got another gear," Jones said. "I'm more muscular now, faster. I can keep running for a long distance. My quads and hamstrings are stronger. So I'm in and out of (cuts) quicker." ... [Read More]
08/03/15 Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson has been the best receiver at training camp
Source: Bill Shanks via SCOUT.com

The Falcons' official website has declared Leonard Hankerson "the best wide receiver at Flowery Branch thus far". His head coach Dan Quinn has also been very impressed and spoke quite highly of him. "I think it's the length, he's got such a big catching radius," Quinn said. "You've probably seen some of the sideline plays, he's got such a knack for keeping it in bounds and going to stretch for th... [Read More]
08/03/15 Redskins HC Jay Gruden can 'feel a difference' in TE Jordan Reed
Source: Redskins via Twitter

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed has dealt with injuries the past two seasons. However, he has been a tremendous pass-catcher when healthy. With that said, he has never been much of a blocker. His head coach Jay Gruden has seen a different Reed though. He's now more confident with his strength when blocking. "I feel a difference with Jordan," Gruden said. ... [Read More]
08/03/15 Buccaneers RB Doug Martin will be the 'lead guy' in Tampa
Source: Tom Jones via tampabay.com

Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has struggled mightily the past two seasons. He has dealt with injuries and has been miserable when healthy. The Muscle Hamster hasn't even sniffed 4.0 yards per carry since his rookie year. Despite his struggles, head coach Lovie Smith once again declared him the starter this year. "Definitely a key for us," Smith said. "We talked about being able to establish... [Read More]
08/03/15 Bengals RB Giovani Bernard will be a distant second in touches to Jeremy Hill this season
Source: Paul Dehner Jr via cincinnati.com

Giovani Bernard was expected to be a breakout running back in Cincinnati last season. Instead, he suffered an injury, rookie Jeremy Hill was dominant in his place and Gio lost his job. Now, it has been made clear that Bernard will not see nearly as many touches as Hill this season. Although this is a tough blow for Bernard, he's taking it all in stride. "It's all in Hue's hands," Bernard said. "Hu... [Read More]
08/03/15 Lions RB Joique Bell spotted running on the sidelines
Source: Tim Twentyman via Twitter

Lions running back Joique Bell has missed all of training camp after undergoing knee and Achilles' surgeries to clean up a few minor issues. While he's still not on the active roster, there was some good news coming out of camp today. Bell was spotted running on the sidelines for the first time this offseason. This is a very promising sign for the Lions' top back. ... [Read More]
08/03/15 Redskins RB Alfred Morris is working on his 'receiving skills'
Source: Mike Jones via washingtonpost.com

Redskins running back Alfred Morris has been a dominant runner since entering the league in 2012. The one thing that his game lacked is the ability to be a serviceable pass-catcher. In three seasons, he's only caught a total of 37 passes, in contrast to 876 carries. Morris says he is really working to round out his game in training camp. "Just working on running routes and being open and when the... [Read More]
08/03/15 Bears WR Kevin White has missed more than six weeks
Source: Jeremy Stoltz via SCOUT.com

Bears first-round pick Kevin White has now been sidelined six weeks with a shin injury. He is not currently on the team's active roster. While head coach John Fox continues to say he's making progress, he does not sound overly optimistic when talking about the young wideout. "I hope sooner rather than later, but that's just a hope," Fox said when asked when White would be back in action. ... [Read More]
08/03/15 Giants WR Rueben Randle is trying 'to get better everyday'
Source: Josh Fyffe via SCOUT.com

Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle has reportedly looked great at training camp. His WRs coach Sean Ryan recently described him as "a player". He also seems to have his head in the right place. Randle is just taking it one day at a time and trying to improve himself as player. His goals are all team oriented. "I just want to get better everyday," Randle said "Whenever I take the field, I just wan... [Read More]
08/03/15 Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins participating at training camp after missing OTAs
Source: Patrick Starr via SCOUT.com

Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins underwent wrist surgery in February and missed all of organized team activities. He is now back at camp and looking great. This is great news for fantasy owners. He was always expected to be ready for camp but it's still encouraging to see him out there. His head coach Bill O'Brien has been impressed by Hopkins return. "Yeah, he had a good day today," O'Brien ... [Read More]
08/03/15 Giants WR Odell Beckham is having his reps monitored at training camp
Source: Rick Laughland via SCOUT.com

Odell Beckham Jr. opened up training camp on the active roster but is on a snap count. The Giants are playing it safe with ODB to assure he's healthy when the season opens up. He is reportedly starting and closing practice but taking off some reps in between. Beckham sounds happy to be back on the field. "It's very important to be here and go through this with your teammates," said Beckham. "Befo... [Read More]
08/03/15 Chargers QB Philip Rivers has unofficial deadline of August 13 to get a new deal done
Source: Michael Gehlken via sandiegouniontribune.com

Philip Rivers is heading into his contract year with the Chargers. While he has insisted that he wants to retire with the Chargers, there has been a lot of talk that Rivers will leave if the team moves to Los Angeles. This will be Rivers' 12th season in San Diego. Sources believe that if the two sides do not agree to a new deal by August 13, it will not get done this year. August 13 is significan... [Read More]
08/03/15 Raiders RB Trent Richardson on the active/NFI list because he showed up overweight
Source: Chris McClain via SCOUT.com

Raiders running back Trent Richardson was placed on the active/NFI list this past week and has not practiced at training camp. This is because he showed up to camp over the weight he was assigned to get down too. His head coach Jack Del Rio spoke on the matter. "Trent is here," Del Rio said. "He came back very close to the weight, which was a pretty ambitious goal to get to. He's down in the low ... [Read More]
08/02/15 Cardinals HC Bruce Arians still sees RB Andre Ellington getting 20 touches per game in 2015
Source: Mike Jurecki via Twitter

Cardinals running back Andre Ellington broke down last season and wasn't nearly as efficient as a feature back as he was as a complementary piece. Despite his struggles in 2014, head coach Bruce Arians claims he still views Ellington as a back that will get 20 touches per game this season. He will see touches both on the ground and through the air. However, the team also drafted David Johnson thi... [Read More]
08/02/15 Browns RB Terrance West expected back 'Tuesday or Wednesday'
Source: Rick Grayshock via SCOUT.com

Browns second-year back Terrance West was sidelined today after leaving practice Saturday with a calf injury. However, the injury does not appear to be at all serious. Head coach Mike Pettine expects West back on "Tuesday or Wednesday". He said it just "made sense" to hold West out today. It appears to have been more precautionary than anything else. ... [Read More]
08/02/15 Browns RB Duke Johnson could be out for a bit
Source: Rick Grayshock via SCOUT.com

Browns running back Duke Johnson, who was on the sidelines today with a hamstring injury, may miss some time. According to head coach Mike Pettine Johnson could be out a little while. Nonetheless, it is not believed to be a long-term issue. He is expected to be reevaluated and his status will be updated. ... [Read More]
08/02/15 Eagles QB Sam Bradford cleared for 11-on-11 drills
Source: Albert Breer via Twitter

Sam Bradford appears to be nearing 100 percent. He is recovering from his second ACL tear in as many years. According to his head coach Chip Kelly, Bradford has been fully cleared to resume 11-on-11 drills. There is now little doubt whether or not Bradford will be the Week 1 starter, barring a setback. ... [Read More]
08/02/15 Ben Roethlisberger says Steelers WR Markus Wheaton is the No. 2 wideout
Source: Jim Wexell via SCOUT.com

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did an interview for SiriusXM NFL Radio with Jim Miller & Pat Kirwan. He discussed his receiving corps and had some interesting things to say. He praised Markus Wheaton and went as far to say that he is the WR2 in Pittsburgh. "I think Markus Wheaton is our breakout player of the year," said Roethlisberger. "I want that. I want him to have that pressure.... [Read More]
08/02/15 Panthers waive WR Stephen Hill
Source: Brandon Croce via SCOUT.com

It has been a terrible week for Stephen Hill, who the Panthers seemed to have such high hopes for just a week ago. He was pulled over on Tuesday and cited for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Then on Saturday he was carted off the field with a knee injury, which has since been diagnosed as a torn ACL. The Panthers waived Hill today. His season is over and his career is in jeopardy. ... [Read More]
08/02/15 Cardinals QB Carson Palmer's arm is 'noticeably better'
Source: Darren Urban via azcardinals.com

Carson Palmer has made a very strong recovery from his second ACL tear. He also missed three games last season with a shoulder issue. His head coach Bruce Arians has been very impressed with Palmer so far this offseason. Not only did Arians say his arm was "noticeably better" this spring, he also talked about Palmers toughness and confidence in his knee. "Knowing him he'd probably like to get hit... [Read More]
08/02/15 Titans RB David Cobb suffered a broken finger on Saturday
Source: John Glennon via Twitter

The Titans drafted rookie running back David Cobb to compete for the starting job. Yesterday he is believed to have suffered a broken finger. Still, he reportedly "appears good to go" today in camp. As of now, Cobb is taking reps after Bishop Sankey, Antonio Andrews and Dexter McCluster. This is a situation worth monitoring but appears to be a minimal issue. ... [Read More]
08/02/15 Ravens WR Breshad Perriman may miss more time than expected
Source: Aaron Wilson via Twitter

Ravens rookie wideout Breshad Perriman injured his knee on Day 1 of training camp. He came down on it while making a catch and was diagnosed with bruised knee. Initially listed as day-to-day, Perriman may now be sidelined longer than expected. This could hurt his chances of winning the WR2 job in Baltimore. He's a raw talent and needs all the reps he can get. ... [Read More]
08/01/15 Steelers WR Martavis Bryant to undergo minor procedure on elbow
Source: Jim Wexell via SCOUT.com

Steelers second-year wideout Martavis Bryant will undergo a minor procedure on his elbow to clean up an infection. He is expected to be sidelined for 7-10 days. This should not have an impact on his regular-season status, nevertheless, it is worth monitoring. Bryant projects as a high-upside WR2 on the Steelers. ... [Read More]
08/01/15 Panthers WR Stephen Hill carted off the field
Source: Brandon Croce via SCOUT.com

Wide receiver Stephen Hill spent last season on the Panthers' practice squad and was a surprising standout this offseason. Unfortunately, his season may have taken a major hit today. He fell awkwardly and almost immediately threw his helmet off in frustration. Hill was then carted off the field in obvious pain with a towel over his head. His knee was heavily wrapped as he left the field. The fear... [Read More]
08/01/15 Jets WR Devin Smith out 4-6 weeks
Source: Sean Deegan via SCOUT.com

Jets rookie wide receiver Devin Smith went down with a serious injury today. He suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung in training camp. The deep-threat wideout is expected to be out for 4-6 weeks. This is a tough blow for the Ohio State Alum. His availability for Week 1 is very much in question. ... [Read More]
08/01/15 Browns RB Terrance West sidelined with calf injury
Source: Fred Greetham via SCOUT.com

Browns second-year back Terrance West left training camp with a calf injury. He was seen with it wrapped in ice early on in the day. This does not appear to be anything serious but he could still miss a few days of practice. He is projected to be in some sort of timeshare with Isaiah Crowell for rushing-down opportunities. They will compete for touches this season. ... [Read More]
08/01/15 Browns RB Duke Johnson tweaks hamstring
Source: Fred Greetham via SCOUT.com

Browns rookie running back Duke Johnson tweaked his hamstring in training camp. He left the field and was seen with his hamstring wrapped. The injury is not believed to be serious and Johnson should be back on the field sooner rather than later. He is projected to be the Browns' primary pass-catcher out of the backfield. ... [Read More]
08/01/15 Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount returns to the field
Source: Chris Simoneau via SCOUT.com

Patriots' running back LeGarrette Blount was placed on the active/NFI list after failing his conditioning test. He has apparently since passed the test because he's back on the field and in uniform. Blount projects to be the Pats' primary back between the tackles this season. However, will be suspended for Week 1 against the Steelers. ... [Read More]
08/01/15 Rams HC Jeff Fisher is 'very, very encouraged' by RB Todd Gurley's recovery
Source: Nate Latsch via SCOUT.com

In a bit of a surprise move, Rams first-round pick Todd Gurley started training camp on the active roster after tearing his ACL last season at Georgia. While head coach Jeff Fisher concedes that Gurley is not yet 100 percent, he sounds very excited about his progress. "Of course the big story is Todd," Fisher said. "He did a great job on the conditioning test. He is not 100 percent. He is not rea... [Read More]
07/31/15 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman taking all the first-team reps
Source: Bill Shanks via SCOUT.com

Falcons' running back Devonta Freeman has been taking just about all the first-team reps at training camp. Rookie Tevin Coleman and home-run threat Antone Smith have been rotating with the second-team offense. As of now Freeman has a strangle hold on the starting job and is the heavy favorite to be the lead back Week 1. ... [Read More]
07/31/15 Lions RB Joique Bell is 'coming along quickly' but has no timetable for a return
Source: Dave Birkett via freep.com

Lions starting running back Joique Bell has been placed on the active/PUP list after undergoing offseason procedures on his knee and Achilles. He missed all of OTAs and minicamp and does not have a timetable for return. His head coach Jim Caldwell sounds cautiously optimistic on the matter. "From a schematic standpoint, he understands and knows how to run the ball, he knows the system," Caldwell ... [Read More]
07/31/15 Raiders RB Trent Richardson the active/NFI list
Source: Chris McClain via SCOUT.com

Nightmarishly dreadful running back Trent Richardson opens up Raiders training camp on the active/NFI list. It has not been confirmed but the belief around the team is that he failed his conditioning test. Just yesterday we reported that his reclamation project was "not going so well". If he did in fact fail his conditioning test, it could be a major part of the reason things aren't going so grea... [Read More]
07/31/15 Ravens WR Breshad Perriman sidelined with knee injury
Source: Jamison Hensley via espn.com

Ravens first-round pick Breshad Perriman injured his knee in the first-full team practice on Thursday. He bruised his knee making a catch. He is considered day-to-day as of now. He is expected back early next week. Perriman will look to compete for a starting job. His head coach John Harbaugh says the injury is not a concern. "It's not serious. It's all sound," Harbaugh said. "He'll be back as ... [Read More]
07/31/15 49ers TE Vernon Davis feels renewed both physically and mentally
Source: Chris Biderman via SCOUT.com

49ers tight end Vernon Davis had a disastrous 2014 campaign. This year he says he is in a much better place both physically and mentally. "Right now, I feel like a rookie," Davis said. "Feel faster, more explosive...been taking care of myself … Last year I had a lot of people in my ear. Particularly, I had an adviser, who kept telling me, 'Hey, you should try and get another contact, blah ... [Read More]
07/31/15 Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston officially named the starter
Source: Gil Arcia via SCOUT.com

Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith officially named Jameis Winston the team's starting quarterback today. It was assumed Winston would be the starter since the Bucs made him the first pick in this year's draft. Nonetheless, Winston did split first-team reps with Mike Glennon this offseason. Barring a catastrophic meltdown of epic proportions, Winston should start every game this year, barring inju... [Read More]
07/31/15 Bills QB Matt Cassel starts with the first team to open up training camp
Source: Tyler Dunne via Twitter

The Bills are expected to have a full-blown quarterback competition this preseason. When they opened camp, Matt Cassel started with the first team and took the majority of the first-team reps. The second quarterback up was Tyrod Taylor, who has become a legitimate contender for the starting job. Third was E.J. Manuel, however, do not read too much into it. This is not necessarily a direct reflect... [Read More]
07/31/15 Bills WR Percy Harvin wants to play corner back and HC Rex Ryan is 'receptive'
Source: Ryan Talbot via SCOUT.com

Bills head coach Rex Ryan recently spoke about how he wants Percy Harvin to be a legitimate outside receiver and not just a gadget player. Harvin and WRs coach Sanjay Lal have been working tirelessly to help him develop and make this transition. Well, now Ryan is going to give Harvin a shot to play corner. Harvin requested the opportunity and Ryan obliged. Apparently, Harvin will now be lining up ... [Read More]
07/31/15 Browns RB Isaiah Crowell takes first snap on the second day of camp
Source: Fred Greetham via SCOUT.com

After watching Terrance West take the first snap at running back when camp opened up, Browns running back Isaiah Crowell saw the first rep on Day 2. This should not come as a surprise, head coach Mike Pettine said he would be mixing it up and they did the same thing at OTAs. Crowell is projected to be the goal line and short-yardage back, and could lead the team in carries. ... [Read More]
07/31/15 Josh McCown believes WR Terrelle Pryor has the things 'you can't coach'
Source: Fred Greetham via SCOUT.com

Browns quarterback turned wide receiver Terrelle Pryor is still transitioning to his new position. He reportedly had a good first day of camp and many believe he could be a difference maker in Cleveland. His new starting quarterback Josh McCown believes he has the skill set to be a successful NFL wideout. "Obviously, the skill set is there," McCown said. "He's a big ole tall athlete and a guy tha... [Read More]
07/31/15 Bears TE Martellus Bennett reports to training camp
Source: Jeremy Stoltz via SCOUT.com

After skipping all of OTAs and minicamp, Martellus Bennett reported when training camp opened up. Although he struggled mightily on day one, it's a good sign that he showed up. He insists that he has no hard feelings toward anybody and the whole ordeal was simply business. "It's Day 1 again, so everybody starts all over again," Bennett said. "Some terminology and still learning some things like t... [Read More]
07/31/15 Seahawks QB Russell Wilson inks a four-year extension
Source: Matthew McCreary via SCOUT.com

The Seahawks have finally signed their Super Bowl winning quarterback to a new deal. He signed a four-year, $87.6 million extension. The contract includes $60 million guaranteed. Yet another contract gets done right before a deadline. Wilson had stated that he would cut off negotiations once training camp opened up.... [Read More]
07/31/15 Giants sign free agent WR James Jones
Source: Fallon Smith via Twitter

The Giants have signed free agent James Jones. The 31-year-old wideout spent his first seven seasons in Green Bay, where he excelled as a red zone target. He spent last season with the Raiders and caught 73 passes for 666 yards and six touchdowns. Jones should add solid depth to the Giants' WR corps and could have a legitimate chance to contribute. ... [Read More]
07/31/15 Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr avoids the active/PUP list
Source: Jordan Raanan via Twitter

Giants dynamic second-year wideout Odell Beckham Jr. once again missed almost all of the offseason due to a hamstring injury. However, he will enter training camp on the active roster. He is looking to build off of his historical rookie season in which he totaled 91 receptions, 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns in just 12 games. ODB is expected to be eased into action. ... [Read More]
07/30/15 Giants WR Victor Cruz on the active roster and letting everybody know
Source: Rick Laughland via SCOUT.com

Giants' wide receiver Victor Cruz has somewhat surprisingly entered training camp on the active roster. His recovery has been rapid after tearing his patellar tendon last October. Not only is he on the active roster, he sent a message at camp today. According to Giants Beat's Rick Laughland, Cruz showed up today in Michael Jordan No. 45 jersey to signify his comeback. "The return was definitely o... [Read More]
07/30/15 Rams WR Brian Quick on the active roster
Source: Nate Latsch via SCOUT.com

After undergoing a very serious shoulder surgery last season, Rams wideout Brian Quick start training camp on the active roster. However, he is expected to be eased into action. The 25 year old has been working tirelessly to avoid the active/PUP list, his general manager Les Snead spoke very highly of his work ethic. "If you were to talk to the trainers and the medical staff and probably even Dr.... [Read More]
07/30/15 Bears RB Matt Forte looking forward to new run-heavy system
Source: Dan Wiederer via chicagotribune.com

Bears running back Matt Forte caught a career-high 102 passes last season and 74 the previous season. Former head coach Marc Trestman is known for being a pass-happy offensive mind. New head coach John Fox is more of a run-oriented coach. Forte is looking forward to getting back to running the ball and controlling the game on the ground. "Catching 100 balls is not my goal as a running back," Fort... [Read More]
07/30/15 Browns RB Isaiah Crowell having exchange issues at training camp
Source: Tony Grossi via espn.com

As good as Isaiah Crowell was last year as an undrafted rookie, especially in short-yardage situations, he also had issues holding on to the ball. He fumbled three times on just 148 carries. Now at training camp he is once again having ball security issues. Crowell fumbled two handoffs from new quarterback Josh McCown and dropped a pass. While I'm sure he's not thrilled with these issues, head co... [Read More]
07/30/15 Cowboys RB Darren McFadden placed on active/PUP list with hamstring injury
Source: Mark Lane via SCOUT.com

In the most believable turn of events, Cowboys RB Darren McFadden has been placed on the active/PUP list with a hamstring injury. McFadden claims that it's only a "little setback" and he's "doing fine". He dealt with a hamstring injury in OTAs, however, this injury is not to the same leg. This adds to the long list of injuries that McFadden has sustained. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen J... [Read More]
07/30/15 Bears WR Kevin White injury 'not a long-term problem'
Source: Jeremy Stoltz via SCOUT.com

Bears first-round pick Kevin White was placed on the active/PUP list to start training camp. His head coach John Fox downplayed the injury and even refused to divulge exactly what the injury is. "He's day-to-day. It's not a long-term problem," Fox said. "Like any injury — a blister could become a long-term problem if you don't treat it right. We're just trying to do the proper treatment and... [Read More]
07/30/15 Redskins TE Jordan Reed had stem cell shot in May
Source: Ben Standig via SCOUT.com

When Redskins oft-injured tight end Jordan Reed complained of knee soreness in May and was sidelined, it came as little surprise to anybody. He underwent a procedure that was assumed to be a scope on his knee. However, that was not the case. Reed actually got a stem cell shot to his knee and hamstring. Now his knee is feeling great and the hope is this will help him stay healthy this season. Some... [Read More]
07/30/15 Packers WR Jordy Nelson is back to full health
Source: Bill Huber via SCOUT.com

Packers' star receiver Jordy Nelson underwent offseason hip surgery. There were some concerns heading into training camp but it appears his head coach Mike McCarthy has put those worries to bed. "Jordy's so consistent," McCarthy said. "Today, the little that I watched him one-on-one, it looks like he hasn't missed a beat. I think tomorrow and the next day and things like that, really how he feels... [Read More]
07/30/15 Browns RB Terrance West starts with the first team as the Browns opened up training camp
Source: Fred Greetham via SCOUT.com

In somewhat of a surprise move, Browns second-year running back took the first rep with the first team when the Browns opened up camp. The general belief was that Isaiah Crowell had been pulling away with the starting job. With that said, head coach Mike Pettine did say that he will "mix it up by day and drill". Crowell was second behind West. It remains to be seen how the Browns will distribute t... [Read More]
07/30/15 Tajh Boyd says Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has just as high a ceiling as Sammy Watkins
Source: Jim Wexell via SCOUT.com

Steelers' backup quarterback Tajh Boyd was the starting QB at Clemson for college teammates Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant. Bryant is now once again teammates with Boyd in Pittsburgh. Boyd gushed about Bryant and was asked if his ceiling is as high as Watkins'. "Absolutely," Boyd said. "As far as Sammy can go, [Bryant] can go and vice versa … There's still so much room for growth with h... [Read More]
07/30/15 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will open up camp as the starter
Source: Vaughn McClure via espn.com

Falcons' second-year running back Devonta Freeman will be the RB1 when the Falcons open up training camp. His experience and ability to as a pass-catcher gives him the edge over rookie Tevin Coleman. Freeman has been very confident all offseason and that certainly has not changed. "Yes, it should give me an edge," Freeman said. "I know what I can do. It's all about getting everybody to believe in... [Read More]
07/30/15 Ravens WR Breshad Perriman lining up with the starters at training camp
Source: Jason Butt via SCOUT.com

Ravens first-round pick Breshad Perriman has come under some scrutiny this offseason for his inability to consistently catch a football. Despite lacking this key fundamental skill to be an NFL wide receiver, Perriman is still the favorite to start Week 1 and is practicing with the first team at training camp. It appears he is inching closer to winning the WR2 job opposite Steve Smith. ... [Read More]
07/30/15 Nelson Agholor says Eagles QB Sam Bradford is 'moving great'
Source: Zach Berman via philly.com

Eagles projected starting quarterback Sam Bradford is coming off his second-consecutive ACL tear and there were concerns regarding his availability. Not only was training camp in question but even the start of the regular season. Rookie first-round pick Nelson Agholor says that he has practiced with Bradford and he's moving around just fine. "We threw last week, and it was great," Agholor said. "... [Read More]
07/30/15 Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin says his hamstrings are fully healthy
Source: Brandon Croce via SCOUT.com

Panthers' second-year receiver Kelvin Benjamin has dealt with hamstring issues this offseason. He now says that his hamstrings are 100 percent heading into training camp. He's fully expected to be a full-go without limitations. As a rookie he caught 73 passes for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns with a banged up Cam Newton at quarterback. ... [Read More]
07/30/15 Report: Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount placed on active/NFI list due to failed conditioning test
Source: Ben Volin via Twitter

Yesterday LeGarrette Blount was placed on the Patriots' active/NFI list. The reasons were unknown and it was a major concern for fantasy owners. Now it is being reported that Blount did not pass his conditioning test. The Boston Globe's Ben Volin reports on Twitter, "Had to run 20 sprints of 50 yards under 8 seconds each, only did 12" ... [Read More]
07/30/15 Vikings WR Jarius Wright ready to fill the slot role
Source: Eric Oslund via SCOUT.com

Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright showed some flashes last season of how good he can be. With Greg Jennings now in Miami, Wright is now set to take over as the primary slot receiver. He has seen more action on the outside but is now prepared for the move. "I definitely welcome it. I definitely think I can be a slot receiver also," said Wright. "I've been outside a lot with the Vikings, but I ca... [Read More]
07/30/15 Ravens RB Justin Forsett is 'still hungry'
Source: Bo Smolka via csnbaltimore.com

Ravens running back Justin Forsett is coming off by far the best season of his career. He got his big pay day and turns 30 in October, however, this has not distinguished the fire Forsett runs with. "(I'm) still hungry, still ready to go out and fight," Forsett said. "Nothing is given to me. So I just got to go out there and prove to this organization that they made the right decision in keeping... [Read More]
07/30/15 Raiders RB Trent Richardson's 'reclamation project is not going so well'
Source: Vic Tafur via sfchronicle.com

Since having a decent rookie season, which was more quantity than quality, Trent Richardson has been one of the most monstrous disappointments in recent history. He has averaged only 3.3 yards per carry in his career. The Raiders signed him this offseason after the Colts soured on and suspended him for the AFC Championship game last season, which came after he was made inactive for the previous p... [Read More]
07/30/15 Jerry Rice compares Raiders WR Amari Cooper to Tim Brown
Source: Chris McClain via SCOUT.com

Raiders first-round pick Amari Cooper has garnered a ton of praise this offseason. Everyone appears to believe that he's the real deal. One compliment may mean more than all the rest for a young receiver though. Hall of Fame wide receiver and former Raider Jerry Rice compared Cooper to Tim Brown. "They have their new Tim Brown," Rice said. "I think with Cooper, he's very much like Tim Brown. Very... [Read More]
07/30/15 Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson running with the second team
Source: Tim Yotter via SCOUT.com

Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson has been working with the second team in training camp. However, his head coach Mike Zimmer has been made optimistic by Patterson's improvement. "So far he's done well. These (last) two days he's been impressive. Today is a new day; we'll see how he does today," Zimmer said. "I'm hopeful that today is just as good as yesterday and yesterday was as good ... [Read More]
07/30/15 Chargers TE Ladarius Green poised to have 'his most productive year'
Source: Michael Gehlken via sandiegouniontribune.com

After news broke of Antonio Gates four-game suspension for violating the league's PED policy, Ladarius Green's value immediately skyrocketed. Green is set to be the starter during Gate's absence and if he performs well he could earn more snaps when Gates returns, which seems to have always been the game plan anyway. Gates is now 35 years old and there had already been speculation that he'd see le... [Read More]
07/30/15 Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's first impression was 'incredibly positive'
Source: Annie Heilbrunn via SCOUT.com

The Chargers made Melvin Gordon a rare first-round running back in this year's draft. He was highly touted out of Wisconsin and reportedly caught on quick at OTAs. His offensive coordinator Frank Reich has been extremely impressed with him thus far. "Incredibly, incredible positive," Reich said. "You can see he has great vision. You can see he has great patience. And he's just got great physical ... [Read More]
07/29/15 Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater packs on muscle
Source: John Holler via SCOUT.com

Vikings second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater had some durability questions when he was drafted. Last season he played at just 210 pounds and the team wanted him to bulk up. They gave him a minimum weight limit of 215 pounds. So he added five pounds of muscle and has met his weight requirement. "Most of it was muscle," Bridgewater said. "I'm trying to make sure I'm building myself up to withs... [Read More]
07/29/15 49ers RB Carlos Hyde cleared for training camp
Source: Paul Gutierrez via espn.com

Eyebrows were raised yesterday when 49ers projected starting running back Carlos Hyde was placed on the active/NFI list. He had been sidelined with an apparent calf injury during minicamp too. Well, he spent all of one day on the list and today was medically cleared to participate in training camp. He didn't miss a single snap at camp. ... [Read More]
07/29/15 Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount surprise add to the active/NFI list
Source: Christopher Price via itiswhatitis.weei.com

In an unexpected turn of events, the Patriots placed running back LeGarrette Blount on the active/NFI list. More predictably the Pats gave no explanation why. However, Blount was a full participant at minicamp. This is a situation worth monitoring and hopefully we get some information on the matter. You probably shouldn't count on it though, New England is one of the most tight-lipped teams in th... [Read More]
07/29/15 Lions RB Joique Bell put on the active/PUP list
Source: Dave Birkett via Twitter

There have been a lot of questions and concern coming out of Lions camp regarding the health of starting running back Joique Bell. He underwent minor procedures on both his knee and Achilles, which were considered just to clean up minor injuries. Today he was placed on the active/PUP list. There was uncertainty whether or not Bell would be ready when camp opens. It looks like Detroit is going to ... [Read More]
07/29/15 Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says RB Joseph Randle 'has the potential' to be a 'No. 1 back'
Source: Marc Sessler via nfl.com

Fantasy owners just can't resist the temptation of drafting whatever running back is starting behind the Cowboys' dominant offensive line. Early in the offseason Darren McFadden inexplicably was all the rage. Owners have since come to their senses and turned their attention to Joseph Randle. He's not guaranteed to be the starter, however, he's the heavy favorite. Today he got a huge vote of confi... [Read More]
07/29/15 Falcons WR Roddy White had his knee drained this offseason and expects to again
Source: Vaughn McClure via espn.com

Roddy White says he had his knee drained before minicamp opened and believes he'll have to get it drained again during the season. He prefers not to get surgery even though it has been suggested. The good news is that the procedure only costs him a few days of practice. "It's not a concern to me because it's just like a little irritation,'' White said. "My cartilage in my knee is not smooth. It's... [Read More]
07/29/15 Redskins TE Jordan Reed fully cleared for training camp
Source: Ben Standig via SCOUT.com

There was rare good news about Redskins tight end Jordan Reed's health today. After undergoing a procedure due to knee soreness almost immediately after OTAs opened up, he has now been medically cleared to be a full participant when training camp opens. Reed has been very productive when healthy, which hasn't been nearly as often as the Redskins and his fantasy owners would like. ... [Read More]
07/29/15 Bears WR Kevin White placed on active/PUP list
Source: Jeremy Stoltz via SCOUT.com

Bears rookie wideout Kevin White has been placed on the active/PUP list. He has been dealing with a shin injury and has been told to stay off of it according to Bears general manager Ryan Pace. "Kevin has a shin injury that we told him to stay off of the last month," Pace said. "He's been inactive, we want to have a ramp up phase in regards to his cardio. So we're going to start him off on PUP to ... [Read More]
07/29/15 Dolphins WR DeVante Parker placed on active/PUP list
Source: Armando Salguero via Twitter

As expected, the Dolphins put first-round pick DeVante Parker on the active/PUP list. Parker underwent a procedure on his foot last month to replace a screw in his surgically repaired foot. He is still expected to be ready when the Dolphins kick off Week 1. ... [Read More]
07/29/15 UPDATE: Chiefs WR Chris Conley leaves with knee strain
Source: Nick Athan via SCOUT.com

Chiefs rookie wideout Chris Conley left training camp today with a knee injury. His head coach Andy Reid says it is just a strain. Nonetheless, his week is likely over. Conley is currently battling it out with Albert Wilson for a starting job. UPDATE: I just spoke to Chiefs Insider Nick Athan from WarPaintIllustrated.com, here's what he had to say, "The knee injury sustained to rookie Wide Rec... [Read More]
07/29/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson believes this could be his 'best season thus far'
Source: Tim Yotter via SCOUT.com

Adrian Peterson is a year removed from professional football and now 30 years old. He admits to being a bit rusty upon his return. However, that didn't stop him from saying that this may be the best year of his career. That's coming from a former 2,000 yard rusher. "I kind of started off slow the first practice, 9-on-7," he said. "It was decent but really didn't feel as explosive as I would have ... [Read More]
07/29/15 Bengals OC Hue Jackson 'not concerned' about QB Andy Dalton
Source: Geoff Hobson via bengals.com

Many and probably even the majority of fantasy football owners are very concerned with Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. However, his offensive coordinator Hue Jackson is not and is even planning on letting Dalton open things up in the passing game this season. "I'm not concerned with Andy as much as everybody else is," Jackson said. "I understand that we haven't won a playoff game and that falls ... [Read More]
07/29/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady stands firm on his innocence
Source: Chris Simoneau via SCOUT.com

Tom Brady released a lengthy statement of Facebook today further proclaiming his innocence. He not only says he did nothing wrong, he also dispelled rumors of him destroying his phone to avoid relinquishing incriminating evidence. This is an excerpt from his statement: "I am very disappointed by the NFL's decision to uphold the 4 game suspension against me. I did nothing wrong, and no one in the ... [Read More]
07/29/15 Steelers WR Markus Wheaton probably had the best offseason of the team's wideouts
Source: Albert Breer via Twitter

While Steelers second-year wideout Martavis Bryant is getting all the attention in Pittsburgh after his dynamic rookie season, he was not the star of the offseason. Markus Wheaton probably had the best offseason of all the Steelers' receivers. Wheaton was a popular sleeper pick last season but ended up becoming an afterthought after a solid start to the season. Bryant stole his thunder and his jo... [Read More]
07/29/15 Cowboys RB Ryan Williams place on I.R.
Source: Aaron Wilson via Twitter

The Cowboys put Ryan Williams on I.R. today after he cleared waivers. Williams has never been the same since suffering a devastating patellar injury. Dallas filled his roster spot with Gus Johnson. Odds are Williams will never see a carry in a Cowboys uniform. He hasn't received a single touch since 2012 thanks to his bulky knee. ... [Read More]
07/28/15 Ravens WR Kamar Aiken 'consistently worked with the first-team offense' this offseason
Source: Aaron Wilson via baltimoresun.com

The Ravens WR2 job is completely up in the air heading into training camp. After Steve Smith there is an open competition. Both Marlon Brown and Kamar Aiken have been the two most-impressive wideouts this offseason. Rookie Breshad Perriman and Michael Campanaro are in the mix as well. However, it's Aiken that has "consistently worked with the first-team offense" at OTAs and minicamp. ... [Read More]
07/28/15 Rams RB Tre Mason expected to 'play a significant role' regardless of Todd Gurley's availability
Source: Myles Simmons via stlouisrams.com

According to the Rams official website, even if rookie Todd Gurley is a "full go" on Week 1, Tre Mason is still expected to "play a significant role within the offense". Myles Simmons went as far to say that even if Gurley is healthy it's "more probable" that Mason opens up the season as the starter. This is in part due to head coach Jeff Fisher's conservative tendencies when it comes to utilizin... [Read More]
07/28/15 The Rams official website believes there is a possibility RB Todd Gurley could start Week 1
Source: Myles Simmons via stlouisrams.com

According to the Rams official website, there is a real possibility that Gurley starts Week 1. It was announced today that he would avoid the PUP list, which means he is not expected to miss the first six games due to his recovery from ACL surgery. However, it does state that it is still far early to come to a definitive conclusion and it is "a little more probable" that Tre Mason opens the seaso... [Read More]
07/28/15 Saints WR Marques Colston placed on active/PUP list
Source: Katherine Terrell via Twitter

Saints wide receiver Marques Colston has been placed on the active/PUP list. His injury is undisclosed but is not believed to be serious. It is likely a precautionary measure for the 32-year-old veteran. This is something to keep in mind, nevertheless, it will likely be a non-issue by the end of next week. ... [Read More]
07/28/15 49ers RB Carlos Hyde placed on active/NFI list
Source: Chris Biderman via SCOUT.com

In a concerning turn of events, Carlos Hyde has been placed on the active/NFI list. The injury is only believed to be minor but is still alarming. Hyde missed time during OTAs with a leg injury as well. On the active/NFI list he is eligible to return at any time. He is expected to see the vast majority of the carries in San Francisco this season and many experts are projecting him to be a breako... [Read More]
07/28/15 The New York Daily News confirms that Patriots QB Tom Brady will 'definitely' file for an injunction
Source: Gary Myers via Twitter

The New York Daily News has confirmed that Tom Brady's camp will "definitely" be filing for an injunction. This was always expected but now it has been confirmed. An injunction would allow Brady to play while the court process plays out and would prevent the NFL from suspending him until a judge makes his or her ruling. This could be a lengthy process. ... [Read More]
07/28/15 The Bengals were 'hoping to see more from' WR Denarius Moore this spring
Source: Marc Hardin via SCOUT.com

Now that James Wright is facing season-ending surgery and has been waived by the Bengals, they may have to depend on Denarius Moore this season more than expected. The Bengals official website says that the team was "hoping to see more" out of Moore at OTAs and minicamp. There is one silver lining in this situation for Moore, Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson was his coach with the Raider... [Read More]
07/28/15 NFL has asked the U.S. District Court in Manhattan to 'confirm' Patriots QB Tom Brady's suspension
Source: Scott Soshnick via Twitter

The NFL has asked the U.S. District Court in Manhattan to "confirm" Tom Brady's four-game suspension almost immediately after they upheld it. The league has in a sense attempted to sue Brady before he could sue them. Both the league and Brady believe they can win a case in court. This will end up in a court room and the end result remains to be seen. ... [Read More]
07/28/15 Rams RB Todd Gurley to start training camp on the active roster
Source: Nate Latsch via SCOUT.com

Rams first-round pick Todd Gurley "impressively" passed his conditioning test on Tuesday. He will open up training camp on the active roster. This disqualifies him from the reserve/NFI list, which would have forced him to miss the first six games of the season. This does not necessarily mean he'll be ready for Week 1 but is very encouraging nonetheless. Head coach Jeff Fisher insisted that they w... [Read More]
07/28/15 Dolphins HC Joe Philbin says feeding RB Lamar Miller more carries 'doesn’t bother me one bit'
Source: James Walker via espn.com

Despite rushing for 1,099 yards in 2014, Dolphins running back Lamar Miller only saw 216 carries. He also didn't once carry the ball 20 times in a game. His head coach Joe Philbin said that his limited carries were not necessarily by design. "I would tell you I've never been in a meeting where I've said to [offensive coordinator] Bill [Lazor] or [running backs coach] Jeff Nixon or the offensive l... [Read More]
07/28/15 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's three-game suspension reduced to two games
Source: Jarrett Bell via Twitter

Steelers' running back Le'Veon Bell has reached a settlement with NFL regarding his three-game suspension. He will now serve only a two-game suspension. Bell went from having no idea what was going on with his appeal to having a resolution, seemingly in hours or at best a few days. This is for the most part what was expected in terms of a reduction. ... [Read More]
07/28/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady's four-game suspension has been upheld
Source: Mike Garafolo via Twitter

Commissioner Roger Goodell has decided that the league will uphold Tom Brady's four-game suspension. This means Brady will be taking the league to court. He will reportedly seek an injunction to prevent him from being suspended while the court case plays out. As of now he is set to miss the first four games of the season, nonetheless, there is a good chance that will not be the case. Jimmy Garopp... [Read More]
07/28/15 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell negotiating a settlement to reduce his suspension
Source: Dan Graziano via espn.com

Steelers' star running back Le'Veon Bell is negotiating a settlement with the NFL that would reduce his three-game suspension. Bell was suspended three games because of DUI and marijuana charges stemming from last August. If an agreement is reached, he will likely serve a one or two-game suspension. It's extremely unlikely that it will be completely overturned. Especially when you consider the fa... [Read More]
07/28/15 ESPN's Stephen A. Smith claims Patriots QB Tom Brady's suspension will be upheld within 24-48 hours
Source: Ben Volin via Twitter

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith claims that his sources have informed him that Tom Brady's four-game suspension will be upheld. He also added that a ruling would be coming within the next 24-48 hours. It was recently reported that this was a possibility because Colts owner Jim Irsay and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti were pushing hard for the suspension to be upheld. It remains to be seen how reliable Smith... [Read More]
07/28/15 Prince Amukamara says Giants WR Victor Cruz 'looks faster now than he did before'
Source: Jordan Raanan via nj.com

Giants' corner back Prince Amukamara worked out with Victor Cruz in Arizona and to say he was impressed would be an understatement. "I trained with Cruz for one day down in Arizona ? and he just came in for a day because he was in town ? and I'm telling you, this guy looked fab... I'm telling you. Remember that I said this. This guy looks faster now than he did before," Amukamara said. "I was jus... [Read More]
07/28/15 Vikings WR Mike Wallace says he has 'something to prove'
Source: Tim Yotter via SCOUT.com

When the Vikings traded for Mike Wallace this offseason, they knew he came with baggage. He left Miami disgruntled and reportedly gave up on the team and was benched for the second half of the season finale after his teammate caught a touchdown pass instead of him. He also left Pittsburgh with less than stellar reviews from a personality standpoint. Now Wallace has acknowledged that he needs to im... [Read More]
07/28/15 Browns RB Terrance West 'surrenders' snaps to Duke Johnson and Shaun Draughn at minicamp
Source: Tony Grossi via Twitter

The Browns have a suddenly crowded backfield. Second-year backs Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West have similar skill sets and are expected to compete for and or split carries. Cleveland also drafted Miami Hurricanes all-time leading rusher Duke Johnson and signed free-agent journeyman Shaun Draughn. West is reportedly the man that "surrendered" snaps for the newcomers at OTAs and minicamp. Crowell... [Read More]
07/28/15 LeSean McCoy believes Eagles RB DeMarco Murray will be the workhorse in Philly
Source: Jeff McLane via philly.com

One of the big questions of this season is how Chip Kelly will distribute touches between running backs DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles. While most predictions are purely speculation and educated guesses, former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy believes he knows how Chip Kelly will utilize his RB corps. "Chip doesn't value the running backs in a certain way," McCoy said. "DeMarco's... [Read More]
07/27/15 Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson still struggling with inconsistency
Source: Tom Pelissero via usatoday.com

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was recently asked what it's going to take for raw wideout Cordarrelle Patterson to become a productive football player. "Cordarrelle is on a good track right now," Zimmer said. "OK? Now, can he sustain? Can he continue to sustain what he's doing? Because like today, I thought he had a good day. In OTAs, I thought he improved. He'll have really good days, and then ... [Read More]
07/27/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is going to get 'as much as he can handle'
Source: Tom Pelissero via usatoday.com

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer did a Q-and-A with USA today and was asked about Adrian Peterson. His fantasy owners are going to be very happy with his response. He's going to see a lot of touches this season. "I don't see anything different really than what I've seen before," Zimmer said. "I feel like he's at peace with the situation. He's at peace with the team. I think he's excited about the p... [Read More]
07/27/15 Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams close to 215 pounds
Source: Jeremy Fowler via espn.com

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told DeAngelo Williams that he wanted his weight down to 220 pounds or less, something that Williams lamented but complied too. Tomlin wanted him to be able to carry a full workload while Le'Veon Bell is suspended. Now Williams is down close to 215 pounds and said, "I actually look better than minicamp and OTAs." He also talked about his workload in camp since he'l... [Read More]
07/27/15 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell looks 'noticeably explosive' at training camp
Source: Jeremy Fowler via espn.com

Le'Veon Bell recently stated that he's still not quite at 100 percent. That didn't stop him from being a full participant when the Steelers opened up training camp. Bell said he was in the greatest shape of his life and was "noticeably explosive". It appears as if the knee is not going to be an issue, especially if his three-game suspension is upheld. ... [Read More]
07/27/15 Patriots WR Brandon LaFell placed on the active/PUP list
Source: Kevin Duffy via masslive.com

Patriots' wideout Brandon LaFell missed both OTAs and minicamp and was seen in a walking boot this offseason. He has now been placed on the active/PUP list. Being that this is the Patriots we do not know the extent of this injury. This could be a day-to-day issue or we may not see him for a while. LaFell has been out of the walking boot since early in July. ... [Read More]
07/27/15 Browns HC Mike Pettine won't rule out WR Terrelle Pryor as QB 'down the road'
Source: Mary Kay Cabot via Twitter

Terrelle Pryor has agreed to transition to wide receiver before signing with the Browns. With that said, head coach Mike Pettine will not rule out the possibility of Pryor being utilized as a quarterback down the road. However, right now he wants him "to focus 1,000 percent on receiver.'' It was recently reported that Pryor has been honing his wide receiver abilities with suspended teammate Josh ... [Read More]
07/27/15 Browns HC Mike Pettine says he will not guarantee QB Josh McCown will start Week 1
Source: Fred Greetham via SCOUT.com

Although Josh McCown is the heavy favorite to start Week 1 for the Browns, head coach Mike Pettine will not guarantee it. While he says it's likely, he would not rule out the possibility of Johnny Manziel winning the job when asked. "I wouldn't rule it out but if I had to, I'd say Josh McCown likely will be our opening day starter," Pettine said. "I would say likely be, but wouldn't want to say h... [Read More]
07/27/15 Browns QB Johnny Manziel is still the 'clearcut No. 2'
Source: Mary Kay Cabot via Twitter

Despite off-field issues that were matched only by his on-field issues, Johnny Manziel is still considered the Browns QB2. Head coach Mike Pettine told beat writers today that Manziel "is still clearcut No. 2". Josh McCown is the projected starter in Cleveland. Although Johnny Football is not the starter, he has garnered a lot of praise from his coaching staff this offseason for taking steps in t... [Read More]
07/27/15 Chiefs WR Albert Wilson to open up camp as the WR2
Source: Nick Athan via SCOUT.com

Chiefs' second-year wideout Albert Wilson will enter training camp second on the depth chart after Jeremy Maclin. Wilson came on strong late last season after working his way into the WR rotation. He saw 12 of his 16 receptions in weeks 14-16. He also 24 of his 28 targets after Week 14. However, he has not looked up the job. Wilson will battle it out with rookie Chris Conley for the starting job.... [Read More]
07/27/15 Titans WR Justin Hunter's assault case being reviewed by the NFL
Source: Michael David Smith via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Titans' wide receiver Justin Hunter has been arrested, arraigned and released on bond for felonious assault. He is expected to report to training camp and participate. There has been no discipline from either the Titans or the NFL. Now the NFL says they are reviewing his case and that's all they'll say. As of now there has been no reason to believe he'll be put on any kind of paid leave for break... [Read More]
07/27/15 Colts WR T.Y. Hilton in long-term contract discussions with team
Source: Jason Cole via bleacherreport.com

T.Y. Hilton's agent Drew Rosenhaus has told Bleacher Report's Jason Cole that he is in long-term contract negotiations with the Colts. Hilton is reportedly looking for Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas money. The impression Cole got was that a deal would be finalized "relatively soon". The Colts also need to get a long-term deal done with Andrew Luck.... [Read More]
07/27/15 NFLPA and NFL have had talks regarding a settlement in Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal
Source: Mike Garafolo via foxsports.com

The NFLPA and NFL have reportedly "had an open line of communication in recent days regarding a potential settlement of Brady's four-game ban for his alleged role in the Deflategate scandal." The Patriots open up camp this week and many believe a decision on this six-month long debacle may be imminent before the Pats report. The league appears to be more willing to listen to a settlement, neverth... [Read More]
07/27/15 Steelers WR Martavis Bryant bulks up
Source: Albert Breer via Twitter

Martavis Bryant burst on to the scene last as an explosive boom-or-bust deep threat with a lot more boom than bust. The raw wideout sat the first six games of the season and still put up solid numbers. He totaled 26 receptions for 549 yards and eight touchdowns. This season he intends to be a more well-rounded player and is proving it in the weight room. He's up to 225 pounds. Bryant packed on 20... [Read More]
07/27/15 Eagles HC Chip Kelly justifies acquiring QB Sam Bradford
Source: Tim McManus via phillymag.com

The Eagles had done their research prior to trading for Sam Bradford this offseason. They have found that there is only a 10-to-12 percent chance of re-injury for players that tear their ACL. Head coach Chip Kelly went into great detail about why they traded for Bradford. "We looked at everything, and we knew we weren't going to pick No. 1 or No. 2. So, and I've said it before, if you're not going... [Read More]
07/27/15 Steelers WR Antonio Brown puts holdout speculation to rest
Source: Jeremy Fowler via espn.com

Despite being the most productive wide receiver in the league over the past two seasons, Antonio Brown is not among the top-ten highest paid wideouts in the league. He still has three years left on his six-year $43 million deal, which does not compare to the $70 million deals Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas just signed. Many believed a possible holdout was in store for Brown. However, he showed u... [Read More]
07/27/15 Jaguars TE Julius Thomas will be featured in 'several two-tight end looks'
Source: Ryan O'Halloran via jacksonville.com

Jaguars' offensive coordinator Greg Olson does not plan on using big-name free agent Julius Thomas as a blocker. Instead Thomas along with Marcedes Lewis will be featured in "several two-tight end looks". Thomas will be the pass-catcher and Lewis will be the primary blocker. Olson believes this will really help out the offense. "It's good for us," offensive coordinator Greg Olson said. "I think th... [Read More]
07/27/15 Bills WR Sammy Watkins says his 'body feels great'
Source: Vic Carucci via buffalonews.com

Bills second-year wideout Sammy Watkins has been sidelined or at least limited for the majority of the offseason. He's been recovering from hip surgery on his torn labrum. Now he feels like he's finally back to full strength and ready to roll. "I got time to let my body heal," Watkins says. "And I got away from football … I think, when I came in fresh out of college, you're still tired, co... [Read More]
07/26/15 Giants TE Larry Donnell out of his walking boot
Source: Jordan Raanan via nj.com

There is some good news and some bad news with Giants tight end Larry Donnell. The good news is, he's out of the walking boot he was in due to a bout with Achilles' tendinitis. He has been training and Alabama and is expected to participate in training camp this week. The bad news is that the injury is an old college injury that never really went away. This means there is a chance the injury coul... [Read More]
07/26/15 Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger wants to score 30 points in 'every game'
Source: Ed Bouchette via post-gazette.com

The Steelers are being considered one of the most dynamic young offenses in the NFL. Their two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not argue. He believes this is the best offense he's ever played in and they are going to put up a ton of points. "We want to start fast and we want to be able to put 30 points on the board in every game,'' said Roethlisberger. "That group in f... [Read More]
07/26/15 An NFC scout believes some teams may have figured Packers WR Jordy Nelson out
Source: Bob McGinn via jsonline.com

Jordy Nelson had a great season in 2014. Nonetheless, he did struggle with consistency at time. Particularly against the Vikings and Bills late in the season and versus the Cowboys in the playoffs. Xavier Rhodes (MIN), Stephon Gilmore (BUF) and Brandon Carr (DAL) all played press coverage and got physical with Nelson. An NFC scout believes some teams may have figured him out. "Teams tried to beat... [Read More]
07/26/15 Bengals WR A.J. Green believes he'll get a long-term deal done
Source: Staff via fox10tv.com

Now that Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas have their long-term deals done, A.J. Green and Julio Jones are next in line. Bryant and Thomas both received nearly identical $70 million deals. Green along with Jones have said they won't hold out and are willing to play out the final season of their rookie deals. However, Green believes a deal may be imminent. "My time is coming," said Green. "I want to... [Read More]
07/26/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson shooting for 2,500 yards
Source: Staff via vikings.com

Adrian Peterson's confidence appears to be as high as ever after nearly a full season off. He's looking to set a career-high in rushing yards and this is coming from a guy that has already rushed for 2,097 yards in 2012. When asked about his expectations for this season, AP responded by saying, "I always keep the mark at 25 (2,500 yards). So if I get close to that, you know that's not bad." ... [Read More]
07/25/15 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell says his knee still isn't at 100 percent
Source: Mark Kaboly via Twitter

It was Week 17 against the Bengals when Le'Veon Bell hyperextended his knee and then missed the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Bell says his knee still isn't 100 percent, however he did say, "It's close, it's close." He did not suffer any setbacks at OTAs and is expected to be a full participant when training camp opens. ... [Read More]
07/25/15 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has not yet had an appeal hearing of his three-game suspension
Source: Ed Bouchette via Twitter

Le'Veon Bell has still not had an appeal for his three-game suspension stemming from DUI and marijuana charges last summer. Bell has "no idea" what is going on with this situation. He is doesn't know when or if the league is going to even look at his case. With neither Bell nor Roger Goodell having any idea what's going on with this appeal, it appears the NFL has dropped the ball once again. They... [Read More]
07/25/15 Report: Seahawks offered QB Russell Wilson a deal worth close to $21 million annually
Source: Mike Florio via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Profootballtalk is reporting that "word on the NFL grapevine" is that the Seahawks have offered Russell Wilson a deal worth nearly $21 million per season with "significant guaranteed money". This is still left than Aaron Rodgers $22 million per year. Wilson reportedly wants to be made the highest-paid quarterback in the league. Despite these new reports, there is no reason to believe the two side... [Read More]
07/25/15 Vikings HC Mike Zimmer says RB Adrian Peterson is in 'great shape'
Source: Tom Pelissero via Twitter

Although Adrian Peterson is now 30 years old and missed nearly an entire year of football, it's no surprise to hear his head coach Mike Zimmer say that AP reported in great shape. Peterson is known for being an athletic freak and physical specimen. He's a real gym rat as well. Zimmer went as far to say "I'll probably have to hold him back more so than push him." ... [Read More]
07/25/15 Bills WR Percy Harvin 'needed plenty of detailed instruction on how to run routes' this offseason
Source: Vic Carucci via buffalonews.com

Percy Harvin joined the Bills this offseason, making them his fourth team in seven seasons. Part of the issue is his locker room presence which earned him the unfavorable distinction of "most hated player in the locker room" by Sports Illustrated. The bigger issue is his inability play his position. Despite the fact Harvin is heading into his seventh NFL season, he reportedly, "needed plenty of d... [Read More]
07/25/15 Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and Colts owner Jim Irsay are the owners opposing QB Tom Brady's appeal
Source: Tom E. Curran via csnne.com

According to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and Colts owner Jim Irsay are the owners pushing commissioner Roger Goodell to uphold the four-game suspension handed down to Tom Brady in the wake of "Deflategate". Both teams just so happened to be knocked out of the playoffs by Brady's Patriots. "[By reducing the suspension] you're angering some of the hard-core owners out there,... [Read More]
07/25/15 Dolphins HC Joe Philbin believes WR DeVante Parker will be ready Week 1
Source: Armando Salguero via miamiherald.typepad.com

Dolphins first-round pick DeVante Parker was always expected to be ready for Week 1 when he underwent a procedure to replace a screw in his surgically repaired foot. The procedure was considered preventative and his head coach Joe Philbin still believes he'll be ready when the Dolphins suit up for the season opener. He does have some questions about how many snaps Parker will be able to take thou... [Read More]
07/25/15 Ravens WR Jeremy Butler was described as 'incredible' and 'unbelievable' at OTAs
Source: Jamison Hensley via espn.com

Jeremy Butler is a second-year wideout for the Ravens. He spent all of last season on I.R. with a shoulder injury, however, he was a standout in camp last season. He once again impressed at OTAs. Butler was reportedly one of the "biggest surprises" and caught everything thrown his way. Starting quarterback Joe Flacco called him "incredible. His WRs coach Bobby Engram described him as "unbelievabl... [Read More]
07/25/15 Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson believes this is his 'make-or-break-me year'
Source: Matt Vensel via startribune.com

Last season Cordarrelle Patterson was riding on the hype train next to Michael Floyd and Keenan Allen. Needless to say, that train was quickly derailed. Patterson fell flat on his face and ended up nothing more than a backup and fantasy afterthought. He completely understands that this is the season for him to step up or find himself on the unemployment line. "Last year is last year," Patterson s... [Read More]
07/25/15 Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater has 'more of a feel for what the coaches are trying to do'
Source: Matt Vensel via startribune.com

Second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is being projected to have a breakout sophomore campaign after a strong finish to 2014. He has been garnering praise from teammates and coaches. His tight end Kyle Rudolph called him a "great player" and says that he's noticed that Bridgewater is "very comfortable" in his role. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner may have given him the highest praise saying... [Read More]
07/25/15 Browns QB Johnny Manziel working out with Jon Gruden
Source: Pat McManamon via espn.com

Johnny Manziel is the Browns QB2 and has dealt with numerous off-field issues since being drafted in the first round last year. He has had his on-field struggles as well. Johnny Football looked like he had no business on an NFL field last season. To help fix his issues, Manziel has been training with Jon Gruden. Gruden is a QB guru and known film junkie. The guy won a Super Bowl with Brad Johnson... [Read More]
07/24/15 Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin is back down to his playing weight
Source: David Newton via espn.com

Kelvin Benjamin raised some eyebrows when he showed up to OTAs overweight. His conditioning was further questioned once he strained his hamstring and was forced to miss the remainder of the offseason workouts. Now KB says his weight is "perfect" and he's expected to be a full go when training camp opens. Benjamin says he's back down to his playing weight, which is about 245 pounds. "I'm not on th... [Read More]
07/24/15 Ravens TE Dennis Pitta placed on PUP list
Source: Aaron Wilson via baltimoresun.com

The Ravens have officially placed tight end Dennis Pitta on the active/PUP list. This was always expected and was merely procedural. Pitta is recovering from his second major hip surgery in as many seasons. He fractured and dislocated his hip in each of the past two seasons. He is yet to be medically cleared for any team or contact drills. The hope is he'll be ready to contribute after his now ma... [Read More]
07/24/15 Cardinals sign TE Jermaine Gresham
Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter

The Cardinals have signed former Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham to a one-year deal. The Saints, Packers and Bears were also reportedly interested but he'll be playing this season in the dessert. Gresham did have back surgery early in the offseason and may not be ready when training camp opens. However, he is fully expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. ... [Read More]
07/24/15 Browns RB Isaiah Crowell favorite to start Week 1
Source: Nate Ulrich via ohio.com

Browns second-year back Isaiah Crowell is considered the favorite to be the Week 1 starter by the Akron Beacon Journal's Nate Ulrich along with the majority of people close to the team. He has an edge on Terrance West who he split time with last season. West found himself on the coach's bad side at times, while Crowell proved to be a superior short-yardage back. Although, he did have some fumbling... [Read More]
07/24/15 Browns RB Duke Johnson will have prominent role in the offense
Source: Nate Ulrich via ohio.com

Miami Hurricanes all-time leading rusher Duke Johnson joins an already crowded backfield in Cleveland as a rookie. The Browns already have second-year backs Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West on the roster. Still, Johnson is expected to play a major role in the offense. Not only will he be the home run threat on the ground, he'll also be the primary pass-catcher out of the backfield. The coaching s... [Read More]
07/24/15 Bears considering signing free agent TE Jermaine Gresham
Source: Brad Biggs via chicagotribune.com

The Bears have reportedly discussed the idea of signing free agent Jermaine Gresham. They have no proven pass-catching TE behind Martellus Bennett and could use the help in blocking as well. Gresham has been meeting with multiple teams this week including the Packers and Cardinals. He also reportedly has an offer on the table from the Saints. He is expected to decide on a destination prior to the ... [Read More]
07/24/15 Free agent RB Ray Rice and 'supporters' attempting to get him another shot
Source: Ed Werder via espn.com

Rice has not received another opportunity to play in the NFL since being suspended for domestic abuse. Guys like Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy, who probably have committed worse offenses been given a second chance. However, there are two huge differences, Rice was already considered past his prime and the other incidents weren't caught on film. Rice and his supporters, which include his college c... [Read More]
07/24/15 Browns WR Terrelle Pryor working out with WR Josh Gordon and Randy Moss
Source: Josh Gordon via Twitter

Browns converted wide receiver Terrelle Pryor has been spending this off period working out and training. He's been training at Randy Moss's football academy this past week with teammate Josh Gordon. Pryor was likely more concerned with learning how to play his new position more than staying in shape. Learning from one of the greatest wideouts of all-time could go a long way to help Pryor develop... [Read More]
07/24/15 Cowboys RB Joseph Randle receives deferred adjudication in shoplifting case
Source: Eva-Marie Ayala via dallasnews.com

Last October Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested for shoplifting a bottle of cologne and a pack of underwear at Stonebriar Mall in Frisco. Randle called it the "biggest mistake" of his life. He was granted a deferred adjudication in court and if he stays out of trouble for the next 180 days, the class C misdemeanor theft charge will be dismissed. His attorney Steven Bell commented on R... [Read More]
07/24/15 There's 'zero chance' we get a decision on Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal today
Source: Ed Werder via Twitter

According to ESPN's Ed Werder, there's "zero chance" that a "Tom Brady decision" comes today. We expected a decision as soon as July 15 but now it looks like we'll have to wait until at least Monday. We were told by Roger Goodell that a decision was "coming very soon" on July 9, we were lied too. We'll just have to continue waiting at this point. ... [Read More]
07/24/15 Giants and QB Eli Manning hope to have an extension done before training camp
Source: Dan Graziano via espn.com

The New York Giants are very confident a deal will get done with quarterback Eli Manning "at some point", however, they would prefer to get a deal done before training camp opens on July 31. They are willing to wait until next offseason if need be. The team does not believe Manning will look to go elsewhere when his contract expires next season. The extension is expected to be similar to the four... [Read More]
07/24/15 Free agent TE Jermaine Gresham visiting with Packers
Source: Rand Getlin via Twitter

Free agent Jermaine Gresham has been less than stellar but he's still the best TE left on the market. The only reason he hasn't signed a deal yet is because of offseason back surgery. In an interesting turn of events, Gresham is visiting with the Packers. He has already met with the Cardinals and has a contract on the table from the Saints. Gresham's expected to pick a team before training camp op... [Read More]
07/23/15 Free agent QB Michael Vick is staying 'READY'
Source: Michael Vick via Twitter

Free agent quarterback Michael Vick has been clear that he intends to continue his career. He also admitted that he knows it may take an injury for him to get a deal. On Thursday he sent out a tweet attached to a short video of him rolling out and throwing an accurate pass to a receiver. The tweet read, "Stay fresh stay focused stay #READY... #v7" ... [Read More]
07/23/15 A settlement is unlikely in Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal
Source: Mark Maske via washingtonpost.com

According to sources connected to the case it is unlikely Tom Brady and the NFL will reach a settlement on Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension. There is reportedly a loud minority of influential owners that want the suspension to stand. Also Brady and his representation have made it clear he would not accept any suspension or claim any guilt when it comes to deflating footballs. A high-ran... [Read More]
07/23/15 Giants QB Eli Manning's agent would like to know when his client will get a deal done
Source: Rob Guerrera via Twitter

Giants two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback Eli Manning is entering the final year of his contract. His agent Tom Condon has expressed confidence that a deal will get done, because they always do with QBs. Recently, he was asked by an e-mailer, when will Manning get a new deal? Showing a bit of impatience, Condon responded saying, "We'd like to know that as well." ... [Read More]
07/23/15 Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin expected to be a full go when camp opens
Source: Steve Reed via Twitter

Panthers' second-year wideout Kelvin Benjamin was hindered by hamstring injuries through most of OTAs. He is the Panthers' top wideout so they certainly need him out on the field. His head coach Ron Rivera says that he expects Benjamin "to be full go at training camp" and will no longer be limited by his hamstrings. It's safe to say that KB is back to 100 percent or the Panthers would not risk pu... [Read More]
07/23/15 Redskins WR Pierre Garcon entering make-or-break season
Source: John Keim via espn.com

2015 will be a make-or-break season for Pierre Garcon in Washington. After a monstrous 2013 in which he tallied 113 receptions for 1,346 yards and five TDs, he fell off a cliff last season under new head coach Jay Gruden catching just 68 passes for 752 yards and three TDs. In 2016, Garcon is set to be a $10.25 million cap hit. He will have to put up big numbers this season to justify that cap hit... [Read More]
07/23/15 Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson has caught the eye of his coaches
Source: Vaughn McClure via espn.com

The Falcons reportedly "really like" wide receiver Leonard Hankerson and he could even push for Roddy White's WR2 job this season. The former Miami Hurricane has a ton of talent but just as he was beginning to blossom in 2013, he went down with a devastating knee injury. He is finally fully healthy and turning heads in Atlanta. His 6-foot-2 frame makes him a viable outside option. Atlanta plans t... [Read More]
07/23/15 Jaguars WR Marqise Lee could be held out of practices and have his snaps limited early in camp
Source: Ryan O'Halloran via jacksonville.com

Jaguars' second-year wideout Marqise Lee is expected to be cleared for training camp. However, he is also expected to have his reps managed and may even be held out altogether on occasion. The Jags do not want to overextend him before they can be sure he is fully healthy. It is not yet known how they plan to handle him once preseason games start. The hope is to have him out there but he has to pro... [Read More]
07/23/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady has made the NFL a settlement offer in his appeal
Source: Staff via espn.com

In regards to Tom Brady's four-game suspension, the NFLPA has extended a settlement offer to the league. However, the NFL has not even acknowledged it. It is widely believed that Brady is standing firm with his demand of having no suspension. It is unknown what Goodell's decision will be. There has reportedly been a small but loud group of owners demanding Goodell uphold the suspension, while the... [Read More]
07/23/15 Bills WR Marquise Goodwin wins the silver medal in the long jump at the PAN AM Games
Source: Associated Press via ap.org

Bills wideout and two-time NCAA long-jump champion Marquise Goodwin participated in the Pan AM Games last night in Toronto. The timing and location where perfect for Goodwin being that this is a dead period for NFL teams and Toronto is very close to Buffalo. He went to the games and jumped 27 feet, 1 3/4 inches (8.27 meters). That was good enough to earn him a silver medal just behind fellow Amer... [Read More]
07/23/15 Eagles QB Sam Bradford is expected to be ready when training camp opens up
Source: Eliot Shorr-Parks via nj.com

Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford is still recovering from a second ACL surgery in as many years. He has been seen limping around, however, a source close to Bradford says he's "looking great" and should be ready when training camp opens on August 2. Bradford had also made it clear that he should be ready for camp. "If I'm not ready for 11 on 11 by training camp, then something has gone horribly wr... [Read More]
07/22/15 Cardinals 'have expressed interest' in signing free agent TE Chris Cooley
Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter

Free agent tight end Chris Cooley recently announced that he is looking to return to the NFL. He's in football shape and he is interested in participating in a training camp. It didn't take long for the Cardinals to get into contact with him. Not only have the two sides spoken, according to a league source, they "have expressed interest in signing him." ... [Read More]
07/22/15 Chiefs WR Chris Conley impressed this offseason
Source: Pete Sweeney via kcchiefs.com

Chiefs' rookie receiver Chris Conley has had an outstanding offseason. He got an opportunity to work in with the first team and was impressive. Conley will be competing with Jason Avant and Albert Wilson for snaps this season. It is very likely he'll be starting on the outside opposite of Jeremy Maclin when the season opens. Conley talked about his transition and his goals. "You're going from bei... [Read More]
07/22/15 Jaguars WR Marqise Lee is expected to 'be ready to go' when camp opens
Source: Ryan O'Halloran via jacksonville.com

Jaguars' second-year wideout Marqise Lee has missed the majority of OTAs with a knee injury. However, he is expected to be ready when training camp opens. His WRs coach Jerry Sullivan commented on Lee's status. "My understanding is that he'll be ready to go [next week]," Sullivan said. "But we have to manage him a little bit to make sure he's OK in term so his health … He's missed some tim... [Read More]
07/22/15 Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah 'fits the mold'
Source: Paul Dehner Jr via Twitter

Bengals rookie tight end C.J. Uzomah is a raw talent out of Auburn. He impressed at the Senior Bowl and was a somewhat surprising fifth-round pick in this year's draft. Especially since the Bengals have Tyler Eifert and had already drafted Tyler Kroft in the third round. Since rookie minicamp opened we have heard nothing but great things about the athletic young TE. That trend has continued on Tw... [Read More]
07/22/15 Free agent TE Chris Cooley considering a return to the NFL
Source: Dan Steinberg via washingtonpost.com

Former Redskins tight end Chris Cooley walked away from the game in 2012. Now at the age of 33 he's planning a comeback. He once couldn't see him playing anywhere but in Washington and feared having his feeling hurt. Now he says he's in football shape and misses the game. Cooley is confident he can make an NFL roster. "If I went to camp, I could be anybody's third tight end, worst case," Cooley sa... [Read More]
07/22/15 An anonymous offensive coach says 'there's no coming back' for Redskins QB Robert Griffin III
Source: Mike Sando via espn.com

An anonymous offensive coach had a few less than favorable things to say about Redskins starting quarterback Robert Griffin III. Griffin was mentioned in a poll ranking the top starting QBs in the league, he ranked 28th ahead of only Josh McCown, Brian Hoyer, Matt Cassel and Geno Smith. The offensive coach believes RG3 is as good as done. The coach said that RG3 is ""done and there's no coming ba... [Read More]
07/22/15 In a poll of 35 league insiders only 11 of them believe Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is a top-tier QB
Source: Mike Sando via espn.com

A recent poll of 35 coaches, personnel men and former front office executives ranked the current NFL quarterbacks. Out of the 35 polled only 11 believed that Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was a top-tier quarterback. One offensive coordinator believes "the bubble is going to burst". While another said, "Because I think he needs Marshawn Lynch and the defense to do what he has done." One head coach we... [Read More]
07/22/15 Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr says his hamstring 'feels a lot better'
Source: Kim Jones giants.com

Despite missing the majority of the offseason, preseason and first four games of the regular season last year, Odell Beckham Jr went on to have one of if not the greatest rookie season of all-time. ODB is once again sidelined with a hamstring injury and it has already cost him the vast majority of OTAs. However, Beckham does say that his hamstring is getting better. "It feels a lot better actuall... [Read More]
07/22/15 Texans WR Jaelen Strong drops 20 pounds
Source: Jaelen Strong via Twitter

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien was very critical of rookie Jaelen Strong for showing up to rookie minicamp out of shape. He weighed in at 231 pounds after weighing just 217 pounds at the NFL Rookie Combine. Now Strong says he is down to 211 pounds. Strong, Cecil Shorts and Nate Washington are expected to compete for snaps and targets this season. This could help him work his way out of the coach'... [Read More]
07/21/15 Titans WR Justin Hunter will participate at training camp
Source: Ed Werder via Twitter

When Titans training camp opens up next week Justin Hunter will be on the field. Despite pending felonious assault charges, the team is standing by him. Their plan is to "let legal process play out". Prior to the arrest, Hunter was the favorite to start on the outside opposite of Kendall Hunter. He is not scheduled to appear in court until September 3, which is the same day as the Titans' preseas... [Read More]
07/21/15 Titans QB Marcus Mariota finally inks his rookie deal
Source: Chris Crabtree via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Titans second-overall pick Marcus Mariota finally signed his rookie contract. He was the last first-round pick left without a deal done. It is a four-year $24.2 million deal with a fifth-year team option. As we reported the major hold up was with the offset language. The two sides compromised and went with "partial offsets". Now Mariota is eligible to suit up when the Titans open up training camp... [Read More]
07/21/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's new three-year deal worth $44 million
Source: Mike Florio via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Adrian Peterson's new three-year contract has a base value of $44 million. He was previously set to make $44.75 million, however, with the new deal he's much more likely to actually earn the majority of his money. He was set to make $12.75 million this season, instead he will be given $11 million guaranteed and will receive a $2 million roster bonus on July 28. While it adds up to less money, the... [Read More]
07/21/15 Titans WR Justin Hunter eligible to be released from jail on $25,000 bond
Source: David Ammenheuser via tennessean.com

Justin Hunter was arraigned and released today on $25,000 bail. He must remain on good behavior and has a curfew. His curfew is from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. and he is not allowed to have any alcohol. The preliminary hearings for his case are set for September 3. The alleged victim suffered a broken jaw and cracked tooth. The NFL is expected to do their own investigation. Hunter apparently only punched ... [Read More]
07/21/15 Bills WR Marquise Goodwin qualifies for long-jump finals at Pan AM games in Toronto
Source: NFL Olympic Sports via espn.com

It only took one jump for Bills wideout Marquise Goodwin to qualify for the long-jump finals at the Pan Am Games in Toronto. The two-time NCAA champion will participate for Team USA after jumping 8.05 meters. Goodwin has also participated in the Olympics as well for the USA. After his jump Goodwin tweeted out, "Told ya, One&Done !"... [Read More]
07/21/15 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's suspension will not be heard by Commissioner Roger Goodell
Source: Mark Kaboly via triblive.com

The reigning Fantasy Football MVP is facing a three-game suspension this season for marijuana and DUI charges. Bell has been waiting on an appeal hearing for quite some time now and has been left in the dark on the matter. Commissioner Roger Goodell claims to have no knowledge of an appeal and wouldn't have any information on it because it's not his appeal to handle. "That appeal is not heard by ... [Read More]
07/21/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson restructures the final three years of his contract
Source: Vikings PR via vikings.com

The Vikings and Adrian Peterson have mutually agreed to restructure the final three years of his contract. They made it clear that the agreement was mutual so not to hurt AP's ego after his lengthy Twitter rant earlier this offseason. Both Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and Peterson commented on the matter with great admiration for each other. "This agreement is a win for both Adrian and ... [Read More]
07/21/15 Commissioner Roger Goodell says 'there is no timeline' for Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal decision
Source: Mark Kaboly via triblive.com

As reigning Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady continues to wait for a decision on the appeal of his four-game suspension for possibly being aware of somebody deflating footballs, Commissioner Roger Goodell is still taking his time coming up with a decision. He plans to take his time and attempt to get it right. "We are focused on it," Goodell said. "We are obviously being very thorough and want to make su... [Read More]
07/21/15 Lions RB Joique Bell's health is a bigger concern this season
Source: Michael Rothstein via espn.com

Last year Joique Bell missed most of the offseason with a knee injury and went on to have the best fantasy season of his career. This season Bell has been sidelined while recovering from knee and Achilles' surgeries. The procedures were not major but surgeries nonetheless. According to ESPN's Michael Rothstein, "there seems to be more concern this time" when it comes to Bell's health. He is expec... [Read More]
07/21/15 Rams RB Todd Gurley expected to open training camp on the NFI list
Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter

Rams first-round pick Todd Gurley is still recovering from ACL surgery. He is expected to open up training camp on the Non-Football Injury list. This was always the expectation and he can be removed from the list at any time. There is no concrete timetable for his return to the field in full pads. The earlier he returns, the more likely he is to avoid the PUP list when the regular season starts. ... [Read More]
07/21/15 Alleged victim in Titans WR Justin Hunter's felonious assault case sustained 'serious' injuries
Source: Terry McCormick via 247sports.com

We learned yesterday that Titans wideout Justin Hunter was arrested and is being held without bond for felonious assault in an alleged stabbing in Virginia Beach. Now we are getting word on the condition of the alleged victim. According to Officer James Cason of the Virginia Beach Police Department, the victim sustained, "serious, but not life-threatening" injuries as a result of the confrontation... [Read More]
07/21/15 Saints WR Brandin Cooks will be the 'top target' in New Orleans
Source: Larry Holder via nola.com

SCOUT Fantasy's official Breakout Player of the Year Brandin Cooks is fully expected to be the Saints' top target this season. With Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills shipped out of town, Cooks is far-and-away Drew Brees' best option. Marques Colston is aging and the rest of the WR corps is completely unproven. Josh Hill and C.J. Spiller are questionable at best and complete busts at worst. Cooks is e... [Read More]
07/21/15 Giants hoping to finalize a contract extension with QB Eli Manning soon
Source: Ian Rapoport via nfl.com

According to NFL.com Insider Ian Rapoport the Giants "think and hope" they will get a contract extension done with Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning in the coming weeks. An extension would likely give Manning a slight raise but also help the cap number. The 34-year-old Manning is expected to command a similar contract to the five-year $99 million deal Ben Roethlisberger signed earlier th... [Read More]
07/21/15 Ravens TE Dennis Pitta is expected to start the season on the PUP list
Source: Aaron Wilson via baltimoresun.com

Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta has suffered serious hip injuries in each of the past two seasons. He has been progressing but he is still expected to start the season on the PUP list and be forced to miss the first six games. Orthopedic surgeon and hip specialist Dr. Derek Ochiai made it clear that another similar hip injury would likely end Pitta's career and a re-injury is a possibility. "Unfort... [Read More]
07/21/15 Titans RB Antonio Andrews 'will be given a good, long look'
Source: John Glennon via tennessean.com

Antonio Andrew is the darkest horse in a Titans' backfield full of dark horses. Bishop Sankey is the favorite to start Week 1, although, many believe David Cobb will take over the starting job sooner rather than later. Andrews has been a standout in practice and in preseason play. According to the Tennessean Andrews "will be given a good, long look" leading up to the season. He has a legitimate s... [Read More]
07/21/15 Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart showing 'burst and acceleration' this offseason
Source: Ryan O'Halloran via jacksonville.com

The Jaguars signed Toby Gerhart prior to last season with the intentions of making him their feature-back. Unfortunately he did not perform very well. He averaged only 3.2 yards per carry, which could be partly due to nagging injuries. This year rookie T.J. Yeldon is expected to take over as the starting back. Gerhart will likely be the primary backup and handcuff to Yeldon. Jags RBs coach Kelly S... [Read More]
07/21/15 Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon picking things up quickly
Source: Ryan O'Halloran via jacksonville.com

Jaguars' rookie running back T.J. Yeldon is fully expected to be the Week 1 starter in Jacksonville. The team believes he has all the tools to be an every-down back this season. Jags RBs coach Kelly Skipper has been very impressed with his ability to absorb information. "The impressive thing about T.J. is that he picked up the offense quickly," Skipper said. "For the most part, when he gets somet... [Read More]
07/20/15 Bengals WR Marvin Jones says all his injury issues are now behind him
Source: Dan Hoard via bengals.com

Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones was set to emerge as reliable fantasy option last season after catching 10 touchdowns in 2013. Unfortunately he missed the entire season due to ankle and foot injuries. The good news is Jones now says the injuries are no longer a factor moving forward. "We looked at it, got it fixed, and it's not there anymore," said Jones. "It was an unfortunate situation, but i... [Read More]
07/20/15 Eagles QB Sam Bradford plans to play out the final year of his contract
Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter

Sam Bradford reportedly plans to play out the final year of his contract this season. He is not looking for a long-term extension. Bradford is virtually betting on himself. Coming off two straight torn ACLs, he doesn't have a ton of value right now. If he can stay healthy and Chip Kelly's offense inflates his numbers, he could be in for a major pay day. If Bradford gets injured again this season, ... [Read More]
07/20/15 Broncos WR Cody Latimer is 'a lot better now'
Source: Andrew Mason via denverbroncos.com

Everyone around Broncos camp has been raving about second-year wideout Cody Latimer. It started when he went to work out with Peyton Manning at Duke University. Emmanuel Sanders also sang his praises and spoke about his improvement calling him a "special player". Now new head coach Gary Kubiak is doing much of the same. "I'm really excited about what he can bring and I know he's a lot better now ... [Read More]
07/20/15 The latest on Titans WR Justin Hunter's arrest
Source: Mike Florio via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Justin Hunter turned himself into the authorities after a warrant was put out for his arrest. The warrant stems from a July 3 incident at the Sandbar Raw Bar in Virginia Beach. He is currently being held without bond in a Virginia Beach jail and is set to be arraigned on Tuesday. He is being charged with felonious assault. If any more details emerge, we will keep you posted. ... [Read More]
07/20/15 Titans WR Justin Hunter arrested in Virginia Beach late last night
Source: Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office

Titans' wideout Justin Hunter was arrested at 12:10 a.m. on Monday July 20 in Virginia Beach. Details are very limited at the moment, however, what we do know does not sound good. According to the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office website, the charges are "malicious intent, stabbing, cutting, wounding". He is also listed as "not bondable". We will keep you posted as details emerge. ... [Read More]
07/20/15 Chargers WR Malcom Floyd 'still has gas in the tank'
Source: Ricky Henne via chargers.com

Despite the fact that Malcom Floyd will be 34 years old when the Chargers kick off the 2015 season, he is still a major factor in the offense. After suffering a career-threatening neck injury in 2013, Floyd produced the best fantasy numbers of his career in 2014. He is a reliable deep threat with great height (6'5) and wheels. His WRs coach Fred Graves makes it clear that Floyd is a leader and pl... [Read More]
07/20/15 Broncos WR Jordan Taylor stood out during OTAs
Source: Andrew Mason via denverbroncos.com

Following this year's draft, the Broncos signed undrafted free agent Jordan Taylor out of Rice. He dealt with some nagging injuries this offseason, however, he made a "massive impression" when he was on the field. Multiple players and coaches in camp had good things to say about Taylor, including Peyton Manning. "He catches everything around him and he's gone up and made a couple plays on some de... [Read More]
07/20/15 Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders will play in the slot in three-receiver sets
Source: Andrew Mason via denverbroncos.com

Broncos' wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is expected to play in the slot more this season. He is familiar with the slot from his days in Pittsburgh. However, he played on the outside a lot more last season. Sanders has now confirmed that he will be moving to the slot this season when the team comes out in three-receiver formations. "When we go into our three-wide receiver package, I am going to mo... [Read More]
07/20/15 Cardinals WR John Brown stood out this offseason
Source: Pro Football Talk via Twitter

We have heard nothing but great thinks about Cardinals second-year wideout John Brown this offseason. He has added 10 pounds of muscle to bulk up and improve his conditioning. Brown is also living with quarterback Carson Palmer and the two are training together. His head coach Bruce Arians even compared him to Marvin Harrison. This trend continues as Tyrann Mathieu named him as "a young player who... [Read More]
07/20/15 Texans will not sign free agent WR Reggie Wayne
Source: John McClain via Twitter

Of the four teams that were reportedly interested in Reggie Wayne two have now denied any interest. The Texans reportedly will not pursue the 36-year-old veteran. The Ravens also denied any intent to sign the former Colts wideout. It appears Wayne's options are becoming more limited by the hour. We will have to wait and see how this shakes out. ... [Read More]
07/20/15 Chargers WR Jacoby Jones to be an added deep threat
Source: Ricky Henne via chargers.com

The Chargers lack a true deep threat in their WR corps. They added former Ravens' speedster Jacoby Jones to help remedy that issue. Entering the season with a 34-year-old Malcom Floyd as the primary deep threat was not going to work. Jones will add a lot to this offense with his speed and ability to make plays after the catch. Chargers WRs coach Fred Graves raved about Jones saying, "He gives us ... [Read More]
07/20/15 Ravens not interested in free agent WR Reggie Wayne
Source: Aaron Wilson via Twitter

According to sources the Ravens are not interested in free agent wideout Reggie Wayne. This contradicts a recent report that they were one of four teams interested in the former Colts WR. Despite having next to nothing after 36-year-old Smith, the Ravens reportedly do not wish to add the veteran receiver. They could still add another wide receiver before the start of the season. ... [Read More]
07/20/15 Titans RB Bishop Sankey 'the odds-on favorite' to start Week 1
Source: John Glennon via tennessean.com

Titans' second-year running back Bishop Sankey is reportedly "the odds-on favorite" to begin the season as the starting back. If for nothing else, just the fact that he has a full year under his belt makes him the top candidate. The Titans also added rookie RB David Cobb this offseason. He is a popular pick to take over the lead-back job at some point this season. Antonio Andrews is also in the mi... [Read More]
07/20/15 Chargers WR Keenan Allen 'picks things up so quickly'
Source: Ricky Henne via chargers.com

Keenan Allen is expected to be the Chargers WR1. After a breakout rookie season, he disappointed during his rookie campaign. This season he has reportedly rededicated himself and looks great. According to his WRs coach Fred Graves, Allen is picking things up at a rapid pace. "It's impressive," Graves said. "He's a smart guy. He is one of those guys where you always have to give him something else... [Read More]
07/20/15 Giants RB Shane Vereen could end up on the field more than expected
Source: Dan Graziano via espn.com

It is safe to assume Shane Vereen will be utilized as a pass-catcher in the Giants' offense. However, the team believes he adds much more than just the ability to catch passes. Not only are the Giants not afraid to hand him the ball, they also love him as their primary pass-protection back. Since losing starting left tackle Will Beatty, they may need to have Vereen on the field more often than ex... [Read More]
07/20/15 Four teams named in possible pursuit of free agent WR Reggie Wayne
Source: Dave Furst via Twitter

Free agent wideout Reggie Wayne recently made it clear that he intends to play this season. He also mentioned that teams have been calling. Today four teams were named as possible suitors for the 36-year-old receiver. The teams named were the Patriots, Ravens, Texans and Packers. There is no word yet on a favorite, however, it appears the teams have been narrowed down. Nonetheless, this does not g... [Read More]
07/20/15 Chargers WR Stevie Johnson to be used 'in a variety of ways'
Source: Ricky Henne via chargers.com

According to the Chargers' official website, the team plans to us wide receiver Stevie Johnson "in a variety of ways". He's expected to play both "outside and in the slot". Johnson is expected to see a lot of slot work early in the season due to the Antonio Gates suspension. He is expected to be a key contributor in Gates' absence. His quarterback Philip Rivers has nothing but good things to say a... [Read More]
07/19/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady is 'ticked off'
Source: Marc Sessler via nfl.com

Tom Brady has a major chip on his shoulder heading into the season. Last time Brady and the Patriots wanted to prove a point was after "Spygate" surfaced. Brady led the Pats to a 16-0 season and broke the single season TD record. According Julian Edelman, Brady may be back to that mindset. "He's fired up -- we'll say that," Edelman said. "You don't want a mad Tom Brady, and he's a little ticked o... [Read More]
07/19/15 Free agent TE Jemaine Gresham 'is now the NFL's most sought-after available tight end'
Source: Adam Schefter via Facebook

Former Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham "is now the NFL's most sought-after available tight end" according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. He is yet to sign with a team after undergoing back surgery this offseason. There is already a contract on the table from the Saints and he's set to meet with the Cardinals this week. Gresham has a few other meetings planned over the next two weeks and is... [Read More]
07/19/15 Chargers QB Philip Rivers is not desperate to get a deal done
Source: Michael Gehlken via sandiegouniontribune.com

Philip Rivers is in the last season of his contract with the Chargers. He has said he wants to retire in San Diego, however, there have also been rumors that he will refuse to play for the team if they move to Los Angeles. Despite his contract situation looming large, he does not seem overly concerned with the matter. As a matter of fact, the only thing he really appears to be concerned with is p... [Read More]
07/18/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's contract negotiations were held up by 'problematic' contracts
Source: Conor Orr via nfl.com

Now that Dez Bryant has signed his long-term deal, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones can speak freely about the situation. He says that the massive contracts signed by Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald were the biggest holdups. Both players were drafted before the new collective bargaining agreement, which featured the rookie wage scale. "They were problematic," Jones said. "They did set a false financ... [Read More]
07/18/15 Falcons WR Julio Jones should be paid now according to Roddy White
Source: Marc Sessler via nfl.com

Falcons' veteran receiver wideout Roddy White has not been shy about lobbying for Julio Jones to get a contract extension and a very lucrative one. White was at it again, he is now campaigning for Jones more than ever now that Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas have set the bar. "If I was the GM, I would get a deal done with Julio now," White said. "I want to make sure he's paid. That's my guy &hell... [Read More]
07/18/15 Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas sets lofty goals for himself
Source: Marc Sessler via nfl.com

After signing his massive long-term deal with the Broncos, Demaryius Thomas has set his goals much higher. It looks like he wants to prove he's worth every dollar of his new $70 million contract. He now wants to leave every wide receiver evet in every relevant stat. "I want to lead the league in yards, touchdowns, basically about everything a receiver can do," Thomas said. "I kind of want to brea... [Read More]
07/18/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's new contract has no 'Dez Rules'
Source: Conor Orr via nfl.com

Last time Dez Bryant signed a contract it had "Dez Rules". The team went to extreme measures to make sure Bryant stayed out of trouble off the field. He faced restrictions and was borderline babysat. Those rules are not in the new contract and Jerry Jones credits Jay-Z for that. "That was made possible by Roc Nation and Jay-Z," Jones said. "Now I know you said, 'Boy, aren't we mixing the chickens ... [Read More]
07/18/15 Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams was asked to keep his weight at 220 pounds or under this season
Source: Tad Haislop via sportingnews.com

After signing DeAngelo Williams, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin asked him to show up to camp at 220 pounds or less. Williams hasn't been that slim in nearly a decade. It turns out this is not all that easy for the former long-time Panther. It turns out he has a bit of a sweet tooth and his pregnant girlfriend with a candy addiction doesn't make it any easier. "I have this thing where if (the nut... [Read More]
07/18/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson expects to be on the field more on third-down situations
Source: Master Tesfatsion via startribune.com

Adrian Peterson is back from suspension and expected to have a monster season. Obviously, Peterson is going to eat up the vast majority of touches in the Vikings' backfield. However, he believes he'll see even more snaps than expected. Last season AP was expected to see a lot more action on third downs. Unfortunately his season was derailed due to a suspension for child abuse. This season, Peters... [Read More]
07/17/15 Jaguars waive WR Ace Sanders
Source: Charlie Bernstein via SCOUT.com

The Jaguars released third-year wideout Ace Sanders today. Sanders showed promise as a rookie catching 51 passes in 15 games, however, things really spiraled for him after that. In 2014 the Jags drafted both Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee in the second round of the NFL Draft and also added undrafted free agent Allen Hurns. Not long after, Sanders was suspended for the first-four games of the 2014 ... [Read More]
07/17/15 Free agent RB Chris Johnson healthy and ready to play
Source: Jason La Canfora via cbssports.com

Free-agent running back Chris Johnson is now fully recovered after being shot in the shoulder early this offseason. Johnson was the victim of a drive-by shooting in Orlando that left his friend dead. Now he says he's back in prime shape and he's ready to roll for the season. "I ended up gaining all my weight back and getting even heavier," Johnson said. "I got up to 207 pounds and then throughout... [Read More]
07/17/15 Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas has slimmed down to 222 pounds this offseason
Source: Mike Klis via Twitter

Demaryius Thomas is now under contract and ready for training camp. He may appear to be noticeably slimmer once he gets on the field. Thomas, who usually weighs in at 229 pounds, has cut his weight to 222 pounds. That's lighter than he was coming out of Georgia Tech. He says he's looking to play faster this season. "I'm fit," Thomas said. "I think I'm a little faster. I think I'll play at a small... [Read More]
07/17/15 Free agent WR Reggie Wayne says 'teams have been calling and he plans to play this season'
Source: Mike Wells via espn.com

Long-time Colts wideout Reggie Wayne is yet to sign with a team this offseason but says "teams have been calling" and he fully intends to play this season. Wayne will turn 37 in November and has suffered serious injuries in each of the past two seasons. He tore his ACL in 2014, then tore his triceps last season. He wants to return so he can end his Hall of Fame caliber career the way he wants to.... [Read More]
07/17/15 Jets WR Brandon Marshall says New York will be his last stop
Source: Brandon Marshall via Twitter

The Jets acquired Brandon Marshall from the Bears this offseason. He signed a three-year deal with the team and is now 31 years old. Responding to a question on Twitter, Marshall emphatically declared that the Jets are the last NFL team he'll ever play for. "After Jets, I'm done," Marshall tweeted. "If I'm cut tomorrow, I'll retire. This will be my last team." ... [Read More]
07/16/15 Cardinals WR John Brown is living with Carson Palmer this offseason
Source: Darren Urban via azcardinals.com

Second-year wideout John Brown has spent his offseason living and working out with quarterback Carson Palmer. The two have been working together to build chemistry and prepare for the season. Palmer has also been rehabbing his ACL and rounding into form. Brown recently discussed their offseason workouts. "We're trying to get our timing down, trying to learn protections, be on the same page with o... [Read More]
07/16/15 Cardinals QB Carson Palmer is back to 100 percent
Source: Darren Urban via azcardinals.com

After tearing his ACL last season, Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is back to full strength. He is well on track to play Week 1. Palmer went as far to say that the knee is no longer a concern at all. "I'm not even thinking about my knee," Palmer said. "I'm still rehabbing just to be on the safe side of things but I don't need to be at rehab. I'm full go in the weight room, full go on the fiel... [Read More]
07/16/15 Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas turned down $100 million
Source: Mike Klis via 9news.com

Demaryius Thomas was given the opportunity to become the first Broncos' player to sign a $100 million contract. It was a seven-year deal with $42 million guaranteed. However, Thomas declined the offer because the final two seasons were not guaranteed and worth $15 each season. He instead accepted the five-year $70 million offer he agreed to just prior to the July 15 deadline. ... [Read More]
07/16/15 Colts WR T.Y. Hilton expected to try to land huge contract next year
Source: T.Y. Hilton via Twitter

Animosity has been quietly building in Indianapolis ever since they made University of Miami WR Phillip Dorsett their first-round pick. T.Y. Hilton has passive aggressively expressed his displeasure on multiple occasions. The issue is Dorsett has a very similar skill set to Hilton but is faster and has better hands. This is the last year of Hilton's rookie contract and he is expected to try to get... [Read More]
07/16/15 Falcons WR Julio Jones could have an extension done by July 31
Source: Vaughn McClure via espn.com

According to ESPN's Vaughn McClure now that Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas have their long-term deals done, "There is a general sense around the team that a deal could get done by the start of training camp (July 31) despite the lack of progress at this point." Jones has already said there is no chance he holds out and has not made any kind of threats for leverage. The Falcons may still reward h... [Read More]
07/16/15 Jets RB Chris Ivory graded out as one of the worst pass blockers in the NFL
Source: Brian Costello via nypost.com

Chris Ivory fantasy owners watched in horror last season as the Jets continuously turned to Chris Johnson. Ivory saw 10 carries or less in 6 games. The coaching staff was concerned with injury, however, what held him back even more was miserable performance in the passing game. Not only is he a subpar receiver, he is among the league's worst pass blockers. Pro Football Focus ranked him 56th out o... [Read More]
07/15/15 Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski signs four-year deal
Source: Mike Reiss via Twitter

Sure, franchise tagged players Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas and Justin Houston got a long-term deal done but only one franchise player that has the top ADP at his position got a new contract signed. That's right, the Patriots signed kicker Stephen Gostkowski to a four-year $17.2 million contract. The deal makes him the highest-paid kicker in the league. ... [Read More]
07/15/15 49ers RB Kendall Hunter is 'coming along great'
Source: Joe Fann via 49ers.com

After tearing his ACL on the first day of training camp Kendall Hunter is fully healed and looking great for the 49ers. Both Hunter and the coaching staff are very excited by his recovery. New head coach Jim Tomsula says they even have to slow him down at times. "He's coming along great," Tomsula said. "I think we all have strong feelings for Kendall… but we definitely have a rep count on ... [Read More]
07/15/15 Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas inks five-year deal
Source: Khalid Alshami via SCOUT.com

Almost immediately after Dez Bryant signed his five-year deal, Demaryius Thomas agreed to a five-year deal with the Broncos at almost the same value. Thomas signed a five-year contract worth $70 million and $43.5 million guaranteed. While the guaranteed cash is slightly less than Bryant's, Thomas will be given all but $8.5 million upfront. He's now locked in as the Broncos' WR1 for the rest of his... [Read More]
07/15/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant signs five-year deal
Source: Mike Fisher via SCOUT.com

The Dez Bryant contract saga finally comes to a conclusion and a happy one at that. The Cowboys inked Bryant to a five-year deal worth $70 million and $45 million guaranteed. He will reportedly get $20 million upfront. This signing set the table for Demaryius Thomas and eventually for Julio Jones and A.J. Green as well. ... [Read More]
07/15/15 Colts TE Dwayne Allen slimmed down this offseason in order to play faster
Source: Gregg Doyel via Twitter

Dwayne Allen was an excellent red zone threat for the Colts last season, however, he did not offer much else. This season in order to have more of an impact between the 20s he slimmed down. Last year Allen played at 268 pounds, this year he'll play at 255. While Allen was a touchdown or bust player last season, he did score a TD in seven of nine games before getting injured against the Patriots i... [Read More]
07/15/15 If Patriots QB Tom Brady is suspended the NFLPA will challenge the league in federal court
Source: Ryan Smith via Twitter

An NFLPA source has confirmed that the player's union will challenge the NFL in federal court if Tom Brady is suspended for any games. They are not willing to accept any reduction that does not completely eliminate a suspension. Brady could possibly get an injunction that could hold off a suspension until 2016. Being that previously the punishment for ball tampering was previously a warning, they... [Read More]
07/14/15 NFLPA will file collusion charges if either WRs Dez Bryant or Demaryius Thomas don't get a deal done
Source: Chad Jensen via SCOUT.com

The NFLPA has informed the Broncos and Cowboys that they will file collusion charges if either Dez Bryant or Demaryius Thomas don't get a long-term deal done. The NFLPA has informed the teams that they must preserve any emails, phone records, texts and any other records of communication between the Cowboys and Broncos, via source. This whole investigation reportedly stems from a conversation betwe... [Read More]
07/14/15 Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas missing games 'in the realm of possibility'
Source: Greg Rosenthal via nfl.com

We have not heard any threats out of Demaryius Thomas to sit out regular season games, however, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reports that it could be a real possibility. Thomas has stated that he wants Calvin Johnson money. The Broncos have reportedly offered "well over" $12 million per season. Rapoport said of Thomas missing games, "Do not rule out the possibility that Demaryius Thomas misses games. ... [Read More]
07/14/15 The Titans will not back off their demand for offset language in QB Marcus Mariota's contract
Source: Paul Kuharsky via espn.com

Titans second-overall pick Marcus Mariota still has not signed his rookie contract. The holdup is over offset language. It may seem like a silly squabble but Titans interim CEO and president Steve Underwood thoroughly explained why they will not and cannot back off their demand. "We've always had offset language in our player contracts. It's nothing new," Underwood said. "I think it is important ... [Read More]
07/14/15 Cowboys and WR Dez Bryant are closer but still have 'a long way to go'
Source: Marc Sessler via nfl.com

NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reports that while the Cowboys have upped their offer to franchise tagged Dez Bryant the two sides still have a ways to go to get a deal done. "My understanding is that there is a long way to go for the Cowboys and Dez Bryant to actually strike a long-term deal," Rapoport said. "Now, these are active negotiations and both sides are going to keep at it tonight and into tom... [Read More]
07/14/15 Broncos and WR Demaryius Thomas have not 'had any dialogue in over a month'
Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter

According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter the "Broncos and Demaryius Thomas have not exchanged any proposals nor had any dialogue in over a month." Thomas has been slapped with the team's franchise tag this offseason. With the deadline to get a long-term deal done coming up tomorrow afternoon, it does not look promising that the two sides will reach an agreement. ... [Read More]
07/14/15 Dolphins WR DeVante Parker on track for Week 1
Source: Barry Jackson via miamiherald.typepad.com

Dolphins first-round pick DeVante Parker underwent a foot procedure early this offseason to replace a screw in his foot that was causing him discomfort. The original injury took place last year at Louisville. Parker was always expected to be ready for the Dolphins' season opener and that hasn't changed. His agent James Gould says that "everything is perfect" and that he doesn't "think it will hap... [Read More]
07/14/15 Cowboys WR Terrance Williams 'made a big jump this offseason'
Source: Todd Archer via espn.com

Despite all the panic in Dallas surrounding the Dez Bryant situation, at least one good thing came from his absence. WR2 Terrance Williams has taken a huge step forward this offseason. With Bryant out, Williams has stepped up in a major way both on the field and as a leader. His WRs coach Derek Dooley has been blown away by his growth. "He's not only taken a tremendous leadership role in the grou... [Read More]
07/14/15 Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham to be a major red-zone threat in Seattle
Source: Gregg Bell via thenewstribune.com

It's no surprise that the Seahawks intend to use their new weapon Jimmy Graham in the red zone this season. The 6-foot-7 tight end is exactly what the Seattle offense was missing last season. While it was a safe bet that Russell Wilson would be targeting Graham in the end zone, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell all but confirmed that was the team's intention. "His size is tremendous," Bevell s... [Read More]
07/13/15 Collusion case involving WRs Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas details revealed
Source: Mike Florio via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

The NFLPA is currently investigating an issue of collusion between the Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys involving the contract situation of franchise tagged wide receivers Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant. We now know where the allegations stem from. Cowboys' executive vice president Stephen Jones allegedly mentioned to Bryant that he and John Elway had discussed the matter when explaining to Bry... [Read More]
07/13/15 Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas offered a deal that would make him the second-highest paid wideout
Source: Mike Klis via 9news.com

Demaryius Thomas was reportedly offered a deal that would make him the second-highest paid wide receiver in the NFL. The deal offered by the Broncos would pay him significantly more than what Mike Wallace, the current second-highest paid WR, is currently making ($12 million). However, Thomas reportedly wants more than what Calvin Johnson makes, which is $16.2 million -per-year with about $50 mill... [Read More]
07/13/15 Falcons WR Julio Jones has had no extension talks with team
Source: Vaughn McClure via espn.com

There have been no talks regarding a contract extension between Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons. Although his fellow wide receiver Roddy White has come out and said that Jones should be the highest paid wideout in the league, Jones is not concerned about the money. Jones is already on record saying there is no chance of a holdout because it would be selfish to do that to his teammates. He int... [Read More]
07/13/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant confirms holdout on Twitter
Source: Dez Bryant via Twitter

Well, this does not bode well for Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones' claim that Dez Bryant did not threaten to holdout. Not long after Jones' claim, Bryant sent out a Tweet that strongly suggests otherwise. Bryant tweeted: "As much as I love football...on my beautiful babies.. I apologize #cowboynation but I will not be there if no deal #fact" ... [Read More]
07/13/15 Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones denies that WR Dez Bryant threatened a holdout
Source: Ed Werder via Twitter

After reports surfaced that Dez Bryant had called Cowboys' executive vice president Stephen Jones threatening to miss all of training camp and "real games" if he does not get a long-term deal done, Jones quickly sent out a text denying the report. The mixed reports make it hard to know who to trust. Regardless whether it was true or not, the team would most likely deny the reports. We will have t... [Read More]
07/13/15 Broncos and WR Demaryius Thomas 'not likely' to get a long-term deal done
Source: Mike Florio via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

With the July 15 deadline looming, it is not likely that the Broncos and franchise player Demaryius Thomas get a long-term deal done. If the two sides cannot come to an agreement, Thomas will be forced to play under his $12.82 million franchise tender. Thomas is not expected to holdout into the regular season but could miss training camp to try to get an increased pay on his one-year tender. Nonet... [Read More]
07/13/15 Report:Cowboys WR Dez Bryant personally calls VP Stephen Jones and threatens to sit out 'real games'
Source: Ed Werder via Twitter

The saga continues with the Cowboys' franchise tagged star wideout Dez Bryant. Bryant reportedly "personally called" the team's executive vice president Stephen Jones and threatened to sit out all of training camp, and said he "will miss real games" if he does not receive a long-term deal by Wednesday's deadline. This stare down looks like it's going right down to the bitter end. If a long-term ag... [Read More]
07/13/15 Eagles QB Mark Sanchez heads a team workout in San Diego
Source: Tim McManus via phillymag.com

Mark Sanchez along with 10 other Eagles teammates worked out together in San Diego this past week. Some of the players in attendance were Darren Sproles, Ryan Mathews, Jordan Matthews and Zach Ertz. Sanchez is currently slotted in as the backup quarterback to Sam Bradford. Nonetheless, he does not appear to be willing to go down without a fight. ... [Read More]
07/13/15 Bills TE MarQueis Gray says the team's offense is 'tight end heaven'
Source: Tyler Dunne via buffalonews.com

This season the Bills' offense will be run by Greg Roman. With the miserable quarterback and offensive line situations, it was safe to assume the passing attack would rely on short passes and getting the ball out quick, which would greatly benefit the tight ends. There is no need to assume anymore as tight end MarQueis Gray has made it clear that the tight ends will thrive in this offense. "This o... [Read More]
07/13/15 Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins 'was virtually uncoverable during the offseason'
Source: Mark Cook via pewterreport.com

Buccaneers second-year tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins struggled last season with injuries. He was already injured (foot) when the Bucs drafted him, which forced him to miss rookie minicamp. ASJ started off the season strong until suffering an ankle injury that forced him to miss Weeks 2 and 3. He dealt with nagging injuries pretty much all season until he eventually landed on IR after Week 13. ... [Read More]
07/11/15 Texans RB Alfred Blue working on his 'third-down skills' with Arian Foster
Source: Tania Ganguli via espn.com

While Alfred Blue was Arian Foster's primary backup last season and starter when he was injured, Jonathan Grimes often had to be utilized as the third-down back. This is because Blue lacks the third-down skills it requires to earn snaps. He isn't a great receiver but his bigger issue is his horrendous pass protection. The Texans would love to get him on the field more if possible though. Foster h... [Read More]
07/11/15 Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is healthy and back up to 250 pounds
Source: Geoff Hobson via bengals.com

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert missed all but half a game last season after suffering season-ending shoulder surgery. It has been a long path back to health and Eifert has finally gotten there. He has packed on the 15 pounds he lost and is back up to his playing weight of about 250 pounds. He is slotted in as the teams TE1 for this season. The Bengals have very high hopes for the third-year TE. ... [Read More]
07/11/15 Bears GM Ryan Pace believes WR Marquess Wilson 'can play all over'
Source: Hub Arkush via chicagofootball.com

The Bears added both Kevin White and Eddie Royal after Brandon Marshall was shipped off to the Jets. White is expected to start as the WR2 and Royal looks like the frontrunner for the starting slot receiver job. Despite the additions, Bears general manager Ryan Pace insists you do not forget about Marquess Wilson. He loves his versatility and playmaking abilities. "Well, I like his (White) size,"... [Read More]
07/11/15 Redskins TE Jordan Reed is expected to be ready for the start of training camp
Source: Mike Jones via washingtonpost.com

Redskins' tight end Jordan Reed has undeniable talent, however, he cannot stay healthy. He's missed 12 games in his first-two seasons. He's already dealt with knee, ankle, hamstring and concussion issues. In the least shocking report out of OTAs, Reed had knee soreness and once again had to go under the knife. Nonetheless, Reed is expected to be ready to go when the Redskins open up training camp... [Read More]
07/11/15 Rams WR Brian Quick has a 'good shot' to be ready for the season opener
Source: Nick Wagoner via espn.com

Brian Quick was the most productive Rams receiver last season before his season was ended after seven games. Quick is still recovering from the shoulder surgery that cut his season short. He has reportedly made progress during OTAs and even participated in individual drills. The expectation is he should be able to participate in team drills early in training camp. As long as their all no setbacks... [Read More]
07/11/15 Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell could compete for the slot receiver job
Source: Zach Shapiro via pewterreport.com

The Buccaneers currently line Louis Murphy up in the slot. However, rookie fifth-round pick out of Nebraska Kenny Bell is expected to make a push for the starting job. Bell is more of a natural slot receiver. He ran a 4.42 40-yard dash and while Murphy is solid, he's far from irreplaceable. There is a very strong chance that the talented rookie is transitioned into the role at some point during th... [Read More]
07/11/15 Packers TE Richard Rodgers will be called upon to step up in 2015
Source: Rob Demovsky via espn.com

The Packers already planned on integrating second-year tight end Richard Rodgers into the offense before Andrew Quarless was arrested on July 4 for discharging a firearm in public and fleeing the scene. Now Rodgers may become a necessity for Green Bay. Quarless will probably face some sort of discipline from the league and possibly the team and Brandon Bostick was released after their NFC Champio... [Read More]
07/11/15 Dolphins WR Greg Jennings role in the offense still very much up in the air
Source: Barry Jackson via miamiherald.typepad.com

Greg Jennings is veteran presence in the Dolphins' WR corps and has a great relationship with head coach Joe Philbin from their days together in Green Bay. Still. Jennings role in Miami is still very much up in the air. He could end up anywhere from second to fourth on the depth chart. Regardless, he's considered an upgrade over the departed Brian Hartline. Jennings believes he still has plenty t... [Read More]
07/10/15 Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is looking forward to bouncing back in 2015
Source: Scott Reynolds via pewterreport.com

Last season Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins flopped as a rookie. The 6-foot-5, 260-pounder dealt with back injuries and struggled amidst a sputtering Bucs offense. This season he vows to play better and partially blames former offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo for the offensive struggles last season. "Obviously not having the offensive coordinator here that signed up for the job no... [Read More]
07/10/15 Buccaneers RB Doug Martin down 15 pounds from last season
Source: Scott Reynolds via pewterreport.com

Doug Martin has really struggled since his break out rookie season in 2012. The Muscle Hamster dealt with injuries and has been accused of not being in ideal shape over the past two seasons. This offseason He dropped 15 pounds and is down to 210 pounds. Martin reportedly looks quicker and has more explosion. His teammates have been impressed including defensive tackle Akeem Spence. "Doug looks lik... [Read More]
07/10/15 Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is picking things up 'so fast'
Source: Scott Reynolds via pewterreport.com

Much like we've seen in Tennessee there is nothing but admiration coming out of Tampa Bay for the Buccaneers new rookie quarterback Jameis Winston. This time it was Bucs tight end Luke Stocker singing Winston's praises. "What's impressive is the speed that Jameis has picked everything up – from the huddle to the cadence to the checks to the audibles," Stocker said. "He's picked everything u... [Read More]
07/10/15 NFLPA investigating Cowboys and Broncos on collusion involving WRs Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas
Source: Chad Jensen via SCOUT.com

The NFL Players Association is currently investigating whether or not the Cowboys and Broncos colluded by discussing the contract situations of franchised wide receivers Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas. Discussing the contracts would violate the current collective bargaining agreement. The NFLPA does believe the two sides had contact had contact and are trying to determine if and when to file a gr... [Read More]
07/10/15 49ers WR DeAndre Smelter (ACL) could be cleared for the season opener
Source: Matt Maiocco via csnbayarea.com

The 49ers believe that rookie DeAndre Smelter could be medically cleared at some point during training camp. Smelter tore his ACL in late November and was still selected in the fourth round of the draft. When he was drafted, the general belief was that Smelter would at best end up on the PUP list, however, he appears to be ahead of schedule. The team has high hopes for the former Georgia Tech sta... [Read More]
07/10/15 Lions RB Ameer Abdullah expected to 'be a big part of the Lions’ offense in 2015'
Source: Tim Twentyman via detroitlions.com

The Detroit Lions' official website continues to tell us how great Ameer Abdullah has been at OTAs. There was no two ways to interpret the gushing of detroitlions.com. This is the fantasy relevant portion of their outlook of Abdullah, "Abdullah has been as impressive as a back can be without pads over the offseason training program and minicamp. He's proven to be a better receiver than the Lions ... [Read More]
07/10/15 Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry is training at Pete Bommarito Performance Systems to increase his speed
Source: Barry Jackson via miamiherald.typepad.com

Jarvis Landry dropped to the Dolphins near the end of the second round last season after running a 4.77 40-yard dash at the combine and a 4.61 40 at his pro day. On film his talent was undeniable, his excellent hands and route running were a clear strength, and he produced 77 catches for 1,193 yards and 10 TDs at LSU in 2013. Last season he secured the slot position in Miami after a very impressi... [Read More]
07/09/15 Lions RBs Joique Bell and Ameer Abdullah 'can be an effective one-two punch in their backfield'
Source: Tim Twentyman via detroitlions.com

According to the Detroit Lions' official website, the team has big plans for the running back tandem of Joique Bell and Ameer Abdullah. Bell is coming off the best year of his career and will surely be the back between the tackles, he also plays a role in the passing game. Abdullah is the home run threat that can make plays in space. The Lions are hoping the two backs "can be an effective one-two... [Read More]
07/09/15 Bengals WR A.J. Green willing to play out his rookie contract
Source: Coley Harvey via espn.com

A.J. Green is taking the Julio Jones approach to his contract situation with the Bengals. He is completely comfortable playing out the season on his rookie deal and worrying about his pay day next season. "You know I watch ESPN all the time, and that's all they talk about," Green said. "But like I say, I'm just here to play football. My body of work will speak for itself … I don't get into... [Read More]
07/09/15 Chargers TE Ladarius Green 'seems faster than he’s ever been'
Source: Hayley Elwood via chargers.com

After a disappointing and injury plagued 2014, Chargers tight end Ladarius Green has a huge opportunity in front of him this season with Antonio Gates being suspended for the first four games of the year. His starting quarterback Philip Rivers has been very impressed with his performance this offseason and wants to get him more involved. "He (Green) seems faster than he's ever been," Rivers said.... [Read More]
07/09/15 NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says a decision on Tom Brady's appeal 'is coming very soon'
Source: CNBC NOW via Twitter

We may not have to wait too much longer for a decision on Tom Brady's appeal of his 4-game "Deflategate" suspension. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told CNBC that a "deflate-gate decision is coming very soon & could be next week." Original reports were a decision would likely come in mid-to-late July. It appears it may be coming on the early end of the prediction. ... [Read More]
07/08/15 Patriots WR Brandon LaFell no longer in a walking boot
Source: Mike Reiss via espn.com

Patriots' wideout Brandon LaFell is no longer in a walking boot. Now that he is out of the boot, he finally spoke about why he was in it in the first place. "Just a few lingering injuries that happened in the late part of the regular season that I just played through throughout the playoffs," LaFell said. "Finally got some time off to let my body heal up properly; I'm out of the boot now and I'm ... [Read More]
07/08/15 Giants WR Victor Cruz is expected to play in at least one game this preseason
Source: Staff via giants.com

The New York Giants' official website expects Victor Cruz to play this preseason. It sounds as if they expect him to play in at least a game or two. Cruz just recently stated that he expects to be fully cleared for training camp. If so, he would remain on track for a Week 1 return, which was always his timetable. After tearing his patellar tendon, he is not yet fully in the clear yet though. He s... [Read More]
07/08/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's long-term deal may not be imminent
Source: Mike Florio via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

There were multiple reports last week that a long-term deal between Dez Bryant and the Cowboys was all but done. One report stated that a deal could be done as soon as Monday and another by mid-week. Now a source in Dallas says, "I don't know where they get the optimism from. There's literally nothing going on." There is some speculation that the news could have been leaked by the Cowboys in a... [Read More]
07/08/15 Broncos TEs Virgil Green and Owen Daniels could both see starter snaps this season
Source: Andrew Mason via denverbroncos.com

According to the Denver Broncos official website, tight ends Virgil Green and Owen Daniels could virtually spit snaps this season and "depending on the frequency at which the Broncos use certain personnel groups, could both end up with play counts that reflect being starters." It also states that "the two are best viewed as a collective as the Broncos work to build a deep tight end complement aft... [Read More]
07/07/15 Colts WR Andre Johnson dreamed about playing for the Dolphins 'but they never called'
Source: Barry Jackson via miamiherald.typepad.com

University of Miami alum and Miami native Andre Johnson would have loved to play in his hometown, however, they never called him this offseason. Johnson signed with the Colts and now its history. He recently spoke about the situation at the UM Hall of Fame fishing tournament. "(Playing for the Dolphins) was something I thought about," Johnson said. "I always had a dream of playing at home. I was ... [Read More]
07/07/15 Giants WR Victor Cruz expects to be ready for training camp
Source: Josh Alper via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

After getting some bad news this weekend with star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul blowing up his hand to some extent, the Giants got some good news from slot receiver Victor Cruz. His status has been very much up in the air since tearing his patellar tendon last season. There were some concerns that his career may be over. Now, Cruz sounds like he fully expects to be ready for the beginning of tr... [Read More]
07/07/15 Saints WR Nick Toon to see his snaps go 'way up'
Source: Joel A. Erickson via theneworleansadvocate.com

Saints wide receiver Nick Toon has been little more than an afterthought in a crowded WR corps. All of a sudden he has a shot to be a key player. Marques Colston is now 32 years old and Kenny Stills, Jimmy Graham and Robert Meacham have been shipped out of town. This leaves Toon as a candidate for a lot more snaps, his head coach Sean Payton certainly thinks so. "We saw at times last year in prac... [Read More]
07/07/15 Packers WR Jeff Janis says things are 'really starting to slow down' for him
Source: Mike Spofford via packers.com

Packers' wideout Jeff Janis has been buried on the team's depth chart, however, he has garnered a ton of praise from the coaching staff. They really seem to love him in Green Bay. Janis believes he's getting very close to breaking out and meeting his full potential. "Now it's a completely different world," Janis said, comparing this year to his rookie season of 2014. "It's really starting to slow... [Read More]
07/07/15 A top NFL executive does not believe Eagles WR Jordan Matthews is a WR1
Source: Mark Eckel via nj.com

One of the league's top executives was willing to breakdown the Eagles' personnel for nj.com. The executive was very high on Nelson Agholor but not quite so much on Jordan Matthews. He believes Matthews needs Agholor because he's a No. 1 and Matthews isn't. He made is point very clearly. "I look at Matthews as a good receiver, very solid in every aspect, but not a No. 1 guy," the executive said. ... [Read More]
07/07/15 A top NFL executive says he would 'bet on' Eagles WR Nelson Agholor
Source: Mark Eckel via nj.com

One of the league's top executives was willing to breakdown the Eagles' personnel for nj.com. The executive had a lot of positive things to say about Eagles first-round pick Nelson Agholor. He believes Agholor will be good and be good right away. "He should be good, real good,'' the executive said. "I'd bet on him … He'll come in and produce right away. He has the right mentality and just ... [Read More]
07/07/15 Broncos TE Virgil Green says he's ready to 'earn my keep'
Source: Andrew Mason via denverbroncos.com

Virgil Green has as good a chance as any to be the breakout tight end in Denver this season. He is a talented but raw kid, just like Julius Thomas was just a few years back. Green understands the opportunity he has in front of him and he knows how to earn his place on the field. "You see tight ends have flourished throughout the last few years in his offense," Green said. "I understand how I'm go... [Read More]
07/07/15 Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater has drastically improved according to OC Norv Turner
Source: Tom Pelissero via usatoday.com

Teddy Bridgewater improved by leaps-and-bounds late last season. His offensive coordinator Norv Turner says to just watch the video of the last six games of last season. He threw nine of his 14 touchdowns during that span and also greatly improved his completion percentage and rating. Turner spoke about Bridgewater's improvement. "He was much more decisive," said Turner. "We were very specific in... [Read More]
07/07/15 Report: Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas wants $16 million per season and $48 million guaranteed
Source: Troy E. Renck via denverpost.com

Much like Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas is still holding out while he tries to get a long-term deal done before July 15. There is some belief that Thomas would prefer to wait for Bryant to sign his contract and set the market. Reportedly, Thomas wants Calvin Johnson money, which is $16 million per season and $48 million guaranteed. The issue is that the second-highest paid wide receiver is Mike Wal... [Read More]
07/07/15 Ravens WR Breshad Perriman says drops are just mental
Source: Aaron Wilson via baltimoresun.com

Ravens first-round pick Breshad Perriman dealt with serious drop issues at Central Florida. Those issues have resurfaced at Ravens minicamp. Perriman claims he is working to get better and the drops are just mental. "I really just talk to myself," Perriman said. "It's really all mental. I talk to myself, tell myself the things that I need to do to complete those passes and just try to step it up ... [Read More]
07/07/15 Packers have no intentions of releasing TE Andrew Quarless
Source: Rob Demovsky via espn.com

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, the Packers intend to stand by Andrew Quarless after he was arrested in Miami on July 4 for discharging his firearm in public and fleeing the scene. Quarless totaled only 29 receptions for 323 yards and three touchdowns last season. His mediocre production is why it's so surprising the Packers aren't cutting ties. The Packers have said that they "are aware... [Read More]
07/07/15 Seahawks RB Christine Michael on the roster bubble
Source: Terry Blount via espn.com

Christine Michael was once a fantasy darling. Many people (not myself) believed he would be the feature back once Marshawn Lynch was done. Now he is battling for a roster spot. He has been given his time to shine with Robert Turbin injured and Lynch not being a huge fan of practicing, and so far he's been showed up by undrafted rookie Thomas Rawls. Michael needs to have a great training camp beca... [Read More]
07/06/15 Seahawks RB Robert Turbin may not be ready for Week 1
Source: Terry Blount via espn.com

Robert Turbin underwent offseason hip surgery and has missed all of the Seahawks offseason workout program. He is the clear-cut RB2 behind Marshawn Lynch, however, there is some concern that Turbin may not be ready for the start of the regular season. The Seahawks may have trouble replacing his blocking and pass-catching ability if he's not ready to go when the season kicks off. ... [Read More]
07/06/15 Report: Cowboys and WR Dez Bryant could have a deal done 'by midweek'
Source: Jason La Canfora via Twitter

The Dez Bryant contract saga continues in Dallas, however, it has now taken a drastic turn for the better. It is beginning to look like the two sides will almost certainly get a long-term deal done before the July 15 deadline. CBS' Jason La Canfora tweeted out that a deal could be imminent. He stated, "Expect things to continue evolving and possibly conclude by midweek". ... [Read More]
07/06/15 Seahawks QB Russell Wilson continues to talk baseball
Source: Mike Florio via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

With his contract situation with the Seahawks still up in the air, Russell Wilson continues to talk about playing baseball. He was recently asked if he preferred baseball or football. He answered, "Both." Once again he was asked if he will ever be a two-sport athlete. "I have no idea," Wilson said. "I believe if anybody could do it, I could. And I believe God's put me — gave me the ability ... [Read More]
07/06/15 Lions WR Golden Tate was substantially better without Megatron in 2014
Source: Shawn Childs via SCOUT.com

Calvin Johnson was either out or very limited in five games last season. Golden Tate was good all season but he was unbelievable in those five games. If Tate maintained the pace he set in those five games for 16 games, he would have totaled 125 receptions, 1,917 yards and 10 touchdowns. However, in the other 11 games his pace would have come out to 87 receptions, 1,065 yards and just two TDs. All... [Read More]
07/06/15 Saints RB Khiry Robinson not frustrated by lack of opportunity
Source: Mike Triplett via espn.com

Heading into last season, Khiry Robinson were neck-and-neck on the depth chart. Ingram went on to have a breakout season and Robinson injured his arm and missed seven games. Still, he performed well with limited opportunity averaging 4.8 yards per carry. Robinson is now the odd man out in New Orleans, however, that has not at all deterred him from going out and be the best he can be. "It's all goo... [Read More]
07/06/15 Eagles RB Kenjon Barner expected to be RB4 behind oft-injured RB corps
Source: Geoff Mosher via csnphilly.com

Usually a team's RB4 wouldn't be overly relevant, however, that is not the case in Philadelphia. Now that Chip Kelly has built an all-injury team on offense, the Eagles' depth becomes very important. Kenjon Barner is projected to be Philly's RB4, which is no surprise being that he's a former Oregon Duck. With the backs he has in front of him, there is a great chance he sees touches this season an... [Read More]
07/05/15 Raiders RB Trent Richardson slimmed down this offseason
Source: Staff via raiders.com

Trent Richardson has been nothing short of disastrous since being traded from the Browns to the Colts early on during his sophomore campaign in 2013. After being traded to the Colts he averages less than 3.0 yards per carry in 2013 and just 3.3 YPC in 2014. T-Rich also dealt with weight issues last season. Due to his nightmarishly bad performance in Indy, he's been sentenced to one year in Oaklan... [Read More]
07/05/15 Chargers WR Stevie Johnson expected to see more targets with Antonio Gates suspended
Source: Derek Togerson via nbcsandiego.com

Along with Ladarius Green, Stevie Johnson is expected to be one of the top beneficiaries of Antonio Gates' four-game suspension for violating the league's PED policy. Not only is Johnson expected to see a heavy increase in targets, he has the fire and desire to earn the respect he believes he deserves. "I don't want to guarantee anything," said Johnson, "but you'll see a different player, as far ... [Read More]
07/05/15 Redskins QB Robert Griffin III benefiting from new QBs coach Matt Cavanaugh
Source: Michael Phillips via richmond.com

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden was known as an offensive coordinator for making stars out of quarterbacks. He was responsible for Andy Dalton throwing for 4,293 yards and 33 touchdowns. Unfortunately, now that he's a head coach, he doesn't have that kind of time to focus on the quarterback. This season the Redskins brought in QBs coach Matt Cavanaugh specifically to work with Robert Griffin III. ... [Read More]
07/04/15 Report: Giants RB Andre Williams favorite to be goal-line back
Source: Staff via giants.com

The Giants are expected to deploy a three-back system this season. Rashad Jennings will be the primary back, Shane Vereen the pass-catcher and Andre Williams has emerged as the favorite to see goal-line touches. Jennings is a major injury risk, so Williams could see a lot of carries as well. Jennings is now 30 years old and has never made it through a full 16-game season. While Williams only mana... [Read More]
07/04/15 Report: Browns taking 'wait-and-see approach' with embattled WR Josh Gordon
Source: Mary Kay Cabot via cleveland.com

The Browns are not counting on troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon to be a contributor after facing yet another season-long suspension. However, they are not ready to just cut ties with the talented wideout. They will reportedly take "a wait-and-see approach" with Gordon. After Gordon returned from his 10-game suspension last season out of shape and didn't know the playbook, the Browns' coaches ar... [Read More]
07/04/15 Titans QB Marcus Mariota praised for 'unbelievable accuracy'
Source: Paul Kuharsky via espn.com

Titans second-overall pick Marcus Mariota has been both scrutinized and praised quite a bit since winning the Heisman Trophy. However, all we've heard out of Titans camp is good things. That trend continues, this time with wide receiver Harry Douglas applauding him for his "unbelievable accuracy". "If you have an accurate quarterback, it allows us to get more yards after that catch," Douglas said... [Read More]
07/04/15 Packers TE Andrew Quarless arrested for discharging a firearm in public
Source: Tim Elfrink via miaminewtimes.com

Packers' tight end Andrew Quarless was arrested in Miami early Saturday morning after firing his gun into the ground twice and fleeing the scene. Police say he got involved in an altercation near Fourth Street and Washington Avenue at about 5:30 a.m. This led to him discharging his firearm and attempting to flee. Needless to say, his escape was foiled and he now faces potential felony charges. Th... [Read More]
07/04/15 Cowboys and WR Dez Bryant could announce a long-term agreement as soon as Monday
Source: Mike Fisher via cbslocal.com

For the first time in a long time we have some very positive news regarding Dez Bryant's contract situation with the Cowboys. CBS Dallas-Fort Worth's Mike Fisher reports the two sides could announce a long-term deal as soon as Monday. The deal could reportedly be worth about $100 million over seven years. The team wants to leave a "positive mark" and avoid negative press or a disgruntled star wid... [Read More]
07/03/15 Ravens WR Michael Campanaro feels '100 percent' and is on track for training camp
Source: Aaron Wilson via baltimoresun.com

Ravens injured wide receiver Michael Campanaro has become the forgotten man in Baltimore this offseason. He was projected as the Ravens' potential WR2 this season before suffering a quad injury. Now all the talk is about Kamar Aiken, Marlon Brown and Breshad Perriman. Don't be shocked if he re-emerges as a potential starter. He says he's back to full strength and on track for training camp. "As o... [Read More]
07/03/15 Saints WR Brandin Cooks expected to play faster in 2015
Source: Staff via neworleanssaints.com

Brandin Cooks was having an excellent rookie season for the Saints before breaking his thumb last season. He underwent surgery and landed on injured reserved. In just 10 games last season he grabbed 53 passes for 550 yards and three touchdowns. After a year in the system his head coach Sean Payton believes his experience will show on the field this season. "He's in his second year with a lot more ... [Read More]
07/03/15 Chargers TE Ladarius Green to take over for suspended Antonio Gates
Source: Eric D. Williams via espn.com

Now that Philip Rivers' top target Antonio Gates has been suspended for the first four weeks of 2015, there is a major void in the Chargers offense. Fourth-year tight end Ladarius Green is set to fill the role. Coming off an injury plagued, disappointing 2014 campaign, he will be given the opportunity to showcase his talents for the first quadrant of 2015. While his 40 career receptions and three... [Read More]
07/03/15 The Cowboys believe WR Dez Bryant is bluffing about holdout
Source: Jason Cole via bleacherreport.com

When Dez Bryant's agent met with the Cowboys last week, no progress was made. The Cowboys are not willing to budge from the long-term off they had already offered. Dallas believes that Bryant is bluffing and will not sit out any regular season games despite his threats. There are two main reasons the Cowboys believe Bryant will be playing Week 1. The first reason is because the team is reportedly... [Read More]
07/03/15 Seahawks QB Russell Wilson says he would 'definitely consider' playing pro baseball in Seattle
Source: Mike Florio via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson once again said he would like to play Major League Baseball, however, this time the conversation was a bit more intriguing. While appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, Kimmel asked Wilson if he would play both professional football and baseball if the Texas Rangers traded his rights to the Seattle Mariners. The close proximity would make the duel-sport attempt a ... [Read More]
07/03/15 Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews impressing his teammates
Source: Barry Jackson via miamiherald.typepad.com

Dolphins' wide receiver Rishard Matthews demanded a trade this offseason, however, he was not granted his wish and remains in South Beach. Matthews was reportedly not happy with his role and was only further disturbed after the team acquired Greg Jennings and DeVante Parker. It sounds like some of his teammates feel similarly to Matthews. Some believe he would "thrive" if he was given a greater o... [Read More]
07/03/15 Titans QB Marcus Mariota's contract mystery revealed
Source: Mike Florio via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

After weeks of speculation and a rumor about a no-surfing clause holding up the Titans' second-overall pick Marcus Mariota's contract getting done, the actual reason for the delay has finally been revealed. As we expected, it is in fact offset language that is preventing the deal from being finalized. The specific reason is over guaranteed money. Although all four years of the contract will be gua... [Read More]
07/02/15 Jaguars QB Blake Bortles dealt with 'dead arm' last season
Source: Tom Pelissero via usatoday.com

Late last season, Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles started popping up on the injury report with a shoulder issue. The injury was never really explained until now. The rookie QB dealt with "dead arm" similar to what a pitcher in baseball may endure. Although he fought through the injury, it weakened his arm and affected his mechanics. Jags GM Dave Caldwell came out and talked about the issue. "Pe... [Read More]
07/02/15 Chargers TE Antonio Gates releases statement denying intentional use of PEDs
Source: Josina Anderson via Twitter

Chargers veteran tight end Antonio Gates was suspended four games for testing positive for PEDs today. Gates claims he never knowingly used a banned substance in a statement he released not long after the suspension was made public. Gates stated, "In my 12 years in the NFL, I have taken tremendous pride in upholding the integrity of the NFL shield and all that it entails. I have taken extreme car... [Read More]
07/02/15 Chargers TE Antonio Gates suspended for four games
Source: Gary Bender via Twitter

Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has been suspended four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Gates reportedly tested positive for PEDs. Gates will be allowed to participate in all offseason and preseason games and activities. However, he will be forced to sit out the first four games of the season without pay. The Chargers will play the Lions, Bengals, Vikings and Browns duri... [Read More]
07/02/15 Report: Titans QB Marcus Mariota contract hold up not due to no-surfing clause
Source: Paul Kuharsky via Twitter

A story recently surfaced that the reason the Titans' second-overall pick Marcus Mariota has not yet signed his rookie contract is due to the team wanting a no-surfing clause in the deal, and Mariota refused to abide. However, there is reportedly "no truth at all" to this rumor according to "someone directly involved with the deal". The issue is more than likely with the offset language of the co... [Read More]
07/02/15 Saints TE Ben Watson outperformed TE Josh Hill in camp
Source: Mike Triplett via espn.com

There has been a lot of hype surrounding Saints tight end Josh Hill this offseason. Many people seem to be assuming he'll step in and pick right up where Jimmy Graham left off before being shipped to Seattle. However, granted was only spring workouts but Hill was significantly outperformed by veteran tight end Ben Watson. As a matter of fact, Watson caught as many passes as any Saints pass-catcher... [Read More]
07/02/15 Saints WR Josh Morgan shined in camp
Source: Mike Triplett via espn.com

Josh Morgan has put together some solid seasons in his career. However, things were beginning to look bleak as he was set to be on the wrong side of 30 this season and caught only 30 passes for less than 300 yards over the past two seasons. Then he signed with the Saints this offseason and things appear to be turning around. There will be plenty of opportunities for targets in New Orleans. Marque... [Read More]
07/01/15 Raiders WR Amari Cooper receives praise from Derek Carr
Source: FLIGHT957 via 957thegame.com

I think just about everyone expects Raiders first-round pick Amari Cooper to be a very good pro receiver. He was both the safest and most NFL ready prospect in the draft. There is very little he doesn't do well and many things he does exceptionally. His quarterback Derek Carr was blown away by how talented and polished he was this spring. "He [Cooper] is ridiculous in and out of his breaks," Carr... [Read More]
07/01/15 Redskins WR Ryan Grant may earn more snaps in 2015
Source: Stephen Czarda via redskins.clubs.nfl.com

Redskins' wideout Ryan Grant was a standout last preseason. However, come regular season he was nothing more than an afterthought catching only seven passes. That may change this season. He's working on another strong offseason and head coach Jay Gruden has taken notice. He is a strong candidate to see a lot more snaps this season. Gruden had very high praise for the second-year wide receiver out ... [Read More]
07/01/15 Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr offered professional baseball contract
Source: Staff via lohud.com

Giants star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. was offered a contract by the Rockland Boulders of the Can-Am professional baseball league. The team saw him pitch in a celebrity softball game and "was very impressed" with his mechanics. Combine that with his athleticism and excellent hands, they want to give Beckham a shot to be a multi-sport athlete. Boulders general manager Shawn Reilly sent out an email... [Read More]
07/01/15 Bengals RB Jeremy Hill looking to break more tackles
Source: Coley Harvey via ESPN.com

Jeremy Hill used his 6-foot-1, 240-pound frame to his advantage pretty well last season. On his way to running for more yards than any other back over the season's final nine weeks, Hill racked up 622 yards after contact and averaged 2.8 yards after contact per attempt last year, according to Pro Football Focus. Both numbers were good enough to place him in the top 10 among his RB brethren, but th... [Read More]
06/30/15 Vikings WR Charles Johnson garners high praise from OC Norv Turner
Source: Ben Goessling via espn.com

Charles Johnson was a standout in Browns camp last season and for some reason, the Browns waived him. Why? Because they're the Browns. The Vikings scooped him up and predictably, he was a standout. Johnson is having another strong offseason. He's looked good in camp, worked with the "Footwork King" Rischad Whitfield and has received high praise from his offensive coordinator Norv Turner. "He was ... [Read More]
06/30/15 Bills QB Tyrod Taylor not going away in battle for the starting job
Source: Vic Carucci via buffalonews.com

While most brush him off, Tyrod Taylor continues to linger as a legitimate contender for the Bills' starting quarterback job. Some people around the team even believe he's the favorite to be under center Week 1. Taylor recently spoke on the QB situation and what he needs to do to come out on top. "I think it comes with just building trust in the receivers, knowing the type of guys you have around... [Read More]
06/30/15 Lions RB Joique Bell: 'I'm going to rush for over 1,200 yards'
Source: Kyle Meinke via mlive.com

Joique Bell came on very strong last season from Thanksgiving right through the fantasy playoffs. He assisted many fantasy owners to championships. This offseason he has been sidelined while recovering from knee and Achilles' surgeries. Clearly, the injuries have not had a negative impact on his confidence. "I'm going to rush for over 1,200 yards," Bell said. "That's the minimum. If I do less than... [Read More]
06/30/15 Browns TE Rob Housler is 'the ideal 'F' according to HC Mike Pettine
Source: Pat McManamon via espn.com

The Browns have quite miserable tight end situation. However, head coach Mike Pettine believes Rob Housler is the perfect "F". The F position is primarily a pass catching tight end that is slightly detached from the offensive line. Pettine explained their TE situation, "We really have two different types of tight ends. The 'Y' is more the on the ball, blocker type where that's Jim [Dray] and Gary ... [Read More]
06/30/15 Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch seriously considered retirement this offseason
Source: Mike Florio via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

When Marshawn Lynch said he was considering retirement this offseason he wasn't lying. In an interview with Conan O'Brien Lynch said he did plan on retiring before the Seahawks threw a boatload of money at him. Lynch said he was swayed when the team, "put 12 in front of you for a year, you start to think, maybe I could do this again." O'Brien joked, "12 thousand dollars." To which Lynch replied, ... [Read More]
06/30/15 Seahawks QB Russell Wilson mentions $25 million as possible base salary
Source: Mike Florio via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

News has leaked recently that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wants to become the highest paid player in the NFL. Wilson and the Seahawks are reportedly not close on a deal when it comes to his price tag. He believes he should be paid as a QB that brought them to back-to-back Super Bowls and the team seems to believe that Marshawn Lynch and the Legion of Boom may be more valuable. Wilson's ag... [Read More]
06/29/15 Browns WR Terrelle Pryor: 'if I can touch the ball, I can go to the house'
Source: Kevin Patra via nfl.com

Terrelle Pryor has made the jump from quarterback to wide receiver and plans to bring a playmaking dynamic to the Browns' offense. He believes he can be extremely dangerous asset and his experience as a QB will give him a distinct edge. "I'm going to give this slash-player deal a chance," Pryor said. "I just want to play football. I'm a playmaker, and I believe if I can touch the ball, I can go to... [Read More]
06/29/15 Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin wants to help on special teams and as a blocker
Source: Brady Henderson via mynorthwest.com

Some people say they want to do whatever it takes to win a Super Bowl, but actions speak louder than words. Doug Baldwin is not only willing to play special teams, he wants to. Not only does he want to play special teams, he wants to be a blocker on returns. That's not a request you often hear players make. Nonetheless, he believes that will help his Seahawks win games. "Not necessarily in the ret... [Read More]
06/29/15 Chargers WR Keenan Allen 'losing weight in order to play faster'
Source: Eric D. Williams via espn.com

After a disappointing sophomore season, Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is taking things much more serious this offseason. He has reportedly been much more focused and determined this offseason. Allen has also said that he's losing weight in order to play faster. The Chargers lack a true deep threat so increasing his speed could earn him a lot more targets down field, even if he's not a proto... [Read More]
06/29/15 Panthers WR Devin Funchess says he and Kelvin Benjamin will be a 'dynamic duo'
Source: Josh Katzenstein via detroitnews.com

Panthers' rookie Devin Funchess was a projected first-round pick before a disastrous combine. He struggled down the stretch last season and ran a 4.7 40-yard dash. He blames a serious toe injury, which also hindered him last season, for his poor showing at the combine. Nonetheless, Funchess doesn't care about his 40 time and knows how good he is and can be, especially with Kelvin Benjamin on the ... [Read More]
06/29/15 Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham fitting in great in Seattle
Source: Terry Blount via espn.com

Jimmy Graham has had his issues with the Seahawks in the past both on and off the field. Particularly with defensive end Michael Bennett calling him soft while he was in New Orleans and sticking to his guns after Graham signed with Seattle. Graham has struggled mightily with the Seahawks physical style of play in the past as well. According to head coach Pete Carroll, Graham has now embraced the S... [Read More]
06/29/15 Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett expected to be an impact player as a rookie
Source: Brady Henderson via mynorthwest.com

Seahawks rookie wide receiver Tyler Lockett has been a standout in camp and by far the best rookie in camp. Veteran WR Doug Baldwin believes he's going to have a major impact on the team right out of the gate. Baldwin said that Lockett's "going to be an impact player for us right off the bat. Whether it's in the return game or as a receiver, he's going to be an impact player for us. One of the th... [Read More]
06/29/15 Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin taking on leadership role among Seattle wideouts
Source: Brady Henderson via mynorthwest.com

Since Doug Baldwin had been on the Seahawks, Sidney Rice had been the leader of the wide receivers. Despite dealing with injuries and not being overly productive, he was still the leader in the locker room. Last summer Rice retired and now Baldwin has emerged as the leader of the WRs corps. He has done a lot to build a bond and chemistry amongst the wideouts. "We've done a number of different thi... [Read More]
06/29/15 Buccaneers WR Mike Evans believes he'll be much better with Jameis Winston
Source: Tom Pelissero via usatoday.com

Last season, the Buccaneers offense was a complete disaster. Despite playing in the league's 30th ranked offense, Evans still managed to have a breakout rookie season and total 68 receptions, 1,051 yards and 12 touchdowns. At times last season he grew frustrated with his duo of incompetent quarterbacks and believes Jameis Winston will be a major upgrade. "The quarterback would just look me off, an... [Read More]
06/29/15 Jaguars TE Clay Harbor missed most of OTAs with a calf injury
Source: Ryan O'Halloran via jacksonville.com

Clay Harbor has dealt with multiple injuries throughout his career and it has caused him to not meet his full potential. He has been dealing with injuries yet again this offseason. Harbor missed the majority of OTAs with a calf injury. If he can stay healthy, Harbor projects as the primary backup to Julius Thomas as a pass-catching tight end. ... [Read More]
06/29/15 Chargers RB Danny Woodhead looks healthy again
Source: Eric D. Williams via espn.com

Chargers pass-catching running back Danny Woodhead appears to be back to full strength this offseason. He missed 13 games last season with a broken fibula. The San Diego offense sputtered without a viable threat out of the backfield. For the first time since Philip Rivers had become the starting quarterback, a running back had failed to catch at least 49 passes in a season. The previous season Wo... [Read More]
06/29/15 Chargers WR Stevie Johnson has good chemistry with Philip Rivers
Source: Eric D. Williams via espn.com

Stevie Johnson signed a three-year deal with the Chargers this offseason. The once promising Bills' receiver once had three straight 1,000 yard season. However, he is now on his third team in three seasons and hasn't been a hot commodity in free agency the past two seasons. Now he appears to have found a home in San Diego and has built a lot of chemistry with Philip Rivers this offseason. He has ... [Read More]
06/29/15 Cowboys RB Darren McFadden says his hamstring is 'doing great'
Source: Steve Rogers via nwaonline.com

Darren McFadden predictably suffered yet another injury at OTAs, a hamstring this time. He did return for minicamp and is now back to full strength. The long-time Raider isn't sure how the depth chart will shake out, however, he spoke on the matter of both his hamstring and the depth chart recently. "It's (hamstring) doing great," McFadden said. "I feel like I had a decent mini-camp, so I'm just l... [Read More]
06/28/15 Seahawks QB Russell Wilson would like to remain in Seattle 'for a really, really long time'
Source: Dennis Punzel via madison.com

Recently rumors have surfaced that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wants to be the highest-paid player in the NFL and his future with Seattle is not guaranteed. Wilson intends to play out the final year of his rookie contract on an insurance policy just in case he suffers a career ending injury. He is currently being grossly underpaid by anyone's standards. He's only set to make $1.542 millio... [Read More]
06/28/15 49ers WR DeAndrew White a standout in camp
Source: Tyler Emerick via 49ers.clubs.nfl.com

Undrafted free agent out of Alabama DeAndrew White has been a standout in 49ers camp this offseason. He has impressed both his coaches and teammates. Despite the fact that he went undrafted, some of his former Crimson Tide teammates and coaches saw this coming, including head coach Nick Saban and first-round pick Amari Cooper. Saban said, "DeAndrew White is probably the guy that I would say, if y... [Read More]
06/28/15 Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin has impressed Alex Smith with his football I.Q.
Source: Terez A. Paylor via kansascity.com

Jeremy Maclin brings a much needed boost to the Chiefs WRs corps. The Chiefs wideouts not catching a single touchdown last season is astonishingly embarrassing it today's NFL. That's what happens when your WR1 is perennial underachiever Dwayne Bowe. Not only is Maclin physically gifted, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has been impressed with his mental preparedness. Smith talked about how well Macli... [Read More]
06/28/15 Giants QB Eli Manning's agent confident a long-term deal will get done
Source: Ralph Vacchiano via nydailynews.com

With Eli Manning's expiring contract looming large for the Giants, Manning's agent Tom Condon is very confident a deal will get done and a lucrative one at that. "The interesting part about it is, since 1993, the inception of free agency, has there ever been an elite quarterback hit the open market?" Condon asks. "Peyton, but he had four neck surgeries and no idea if he would ever be well enough ... [Read More]
06/27/15 Ravens WR Marlon Brown may emerge as the WR2 in Baltimore
Source: Garrett Downing via baltimoreravens.com

Marlon Brown has been splitting WR2 reps with Kamar Aiken and Breshad Perriman at Ravens camp. His head coach John Harbaugh says he has "high hopes" for the third-year wide out and wants "to see him breakout" this season. A few months ago Brown was nothing more than an afterthought, now he has a legitimate shot to win a starting job in Baltimore. "It's very competitive," Wide Receivers Coach Bobby... [Read More]
06/27/15 Panthers WR Philly Brown bulking up and developing his game
Source: Max Henson via panthers.com

Panthers potential main deep threat Philly Brown has developed both physically and mentally this offseason. He has worked hard to pack on five pounds of muscle and still manage to increase his speed as well. Not only that, but he has also improved as a receiver. Star tight end Greg Olsen had high praise of Brown. "Last year at this time, Corey (Philly) was a guy where we said, 'Wow, he's fast.' T... [Read More]
06/27/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's agents met with team this week
Source: Todd Archer via espn.com

The Cowboys met with Dez Bryant's agents this Friday for the first time in almost four months. Both of Bryant's agents, Tom Condon and Kim Miale. The Cowboys franchise tagged Bryant this offseason and he has threatened to holdout multiple regular season games if the team does not sign him to a long-term deal. They have until the quickly approaching July 15 deadline to get a deal done. There are ye... [Read More]
06/27/15 Raiders RB Latavius Murray is ready to step into the spotlight
Source: Rebecca Corman via raiders.com

Raiders projected feature back Latavius Murray sounds confident and ready for a major role. In limited work last season he averaged 5.2 yards per carry. This season he's ready to build off his momentum and shine as an every-down back. "For me, I put a lot of pressure on myself. I would think any person does," said Murray. "I just know how important it is. This is a big year for me and I know wha... [Read More]
06/27/15 Lions RB Ameer Abdullah is 'looking forward to' being an every-down back
Source: Kevin Patra via nfl.com

Lions' rookie running back Ameer Abdullah believes he will be an every-down back in NFL. He has been taking first-team reps in camp, however, he is still projected to be second on the depth chart behind injured RB Joique Bell. Still, that hasn't deterred him at all. "Most definitely," Abdullah said. "I came into this league hoping to get the opportunity to play running back on every down. I full-... [Read More]
06/27/15 Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston wants 'to get back skinny'
Source: Kevin Patra via nfl.com

Buccaneers' first-overall pick Jameis Winston has been accused in the past of being a bit chubby. He now wants to get back into peak conditioning. He spoke about this recently when he was asked about his goals (other than learning the playbook) between minicamp and training camp. "Trying to lose some weight, try to get back skinny," Winston said. "Right now I'm 238 (pounds), I'm trying to be my r... [Read More]
06/26/15 Giants TE Matt LaCosse made a big impression at camp
Source: Jordan Raanan via nj.com

Giants' undrafted free agent tight end Matt LaCosse has made quite the impression so far this offseason. Recently, Giants' offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride commented on the teams young TEs. None seemed to be nearly as impressive as LaCosse. "Different skillset," Gilbride said of LaCosse. "He's a linear guy, a long-legged guy who can get down the field. Very, very bright. Talk about Will [Tye]... [Read More]
06/26/15 Report: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson wants to be highest-paid player in the NFL
Source: Jason Cole via bleacherreport.com

After leading the Seahawks to back-to-back Super Bowls, Russell Wilson wants to become the highest paid player in the NFL. He has reportedly asked for more than the five-year $110 million contract Aaron Rodgers signed. This is partially because he and his agent believe the salary cap is going to make a big jump soon and QBs will be getting paid much more than they are right now. So he wants a "rel... [Read More]
06/26/15 Rams RB Todd Gurley is expected to meet with Dr. James Andrews soon to recheck his repaired ACL
Source: Alex Marvez via Twitter

Rams' first-round pick Todd Gurley says he's scheduled to meet with Dr. James Andrews in the next few weeks to recheck his surgically repaired ACL. To this point Gurley is not believed to have suffered any setbacks and his head coach Jeff Fisher has eluded to him being ahead of schedule. This re-evaluation could go a long way in determining whether or not Gurley will be forced to start the season... [Read More]
06/26/15 Bills WR Percy Harvin developing as a receiver
Source: Chris Brown via buffalobills.com

Percy Harvin has never been an outside receiver. He's always been more of a "gadget player". This offseason Bills' WRs coach Sanjay Lal is working tirelessly to develop Harvin into a legitimate outside receiver. Head coach Rex Ryan believes in his talent and is on board with the move. "He's a playmaker and I think Percy now he's just scratching the surface of what kind of outside receiver he can ... [Read More]
06/26/15 Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill 'is way better than last year and more of a leader'
Source: Barry Jackson via miamiherald.typepad.com

The Dolphins made Ryan Tannehill their franchise quarterback this offseason. After signing his $96 million contract, Miami is undoubtedly his team. He has emerged as a leader this offseason. Tannehill has also improved the one glaring weakness in his arsenal. He's reportedly throwing a much better deep ball this year. Tight end Dion Sims commented on Tannehill's progress saying, "Ryan is way bett... [Read More]
06/25/15 Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater draws comparisons to Aaron Rodgers
Source: Master Tesfatsion via startribune.com

In 2013, the Packers drafted now Vikings' wide receiver Charles Johnson. Johnson never saw any regular season action in Green Bay but he did see action on the practice field. Johnson was in awe of how Aaron Rodgers commanded his offense. Now he sees many of the same qualities in his current quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. "When I was with Green Bay and first went to practice and seen how [quarterb... [Read More]
06/25/15 Vikings WR Charles Johnson is 'having a good spring'
Source: Master Tesfatsion via startribune.com

After being inexplicably cut by the incompetent Browns, Charles Johnson showed flashes of his vast potential with the Vikings last season. He ended up catching 31 passes for 475 yards and two touchdowns. According to his offensive coordinator Norv Turner, "CJ has picked up where he left off in December and he's having a good spring." That won't stop Johnson from continuing to work and improve. "I... [Read More]
06/25/15 Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is catching on quick
Source: Eric D. Williams via espn.com

Chargers first-round pick Melvin Gordon is doing a tremendous job of picking up the offense according to RBS coach Ollie Wilson. His hard work on and off the field will earn him the starting job and a ton of snaps. "He studies and he's smart," Wilson said. "When you give him something, you know that you're on to the next thing. Usually with rookies it takes a little while to get it done. Now, he'... [Read More]
06/25/15 Browns aren't necessarily done with WR Josh Gordon just yet
Source: Jeremy Fowler via espn.com

After being suspended for the first 10 games of last season, troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended for the entirety of 2015. The Browns were widely expected to wash their hands of the 24-year-old wideout. However, the team has had an official corresponding with Gordon this offseason. His agent Drew Rosenhaus believes that Gordon (who caught 87 passes for 1,646 yards and nine touch... [Read More]
06/25/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant participates in Sunday Night Football photo shoot for Week 1
Source: Dallas Cowboys Blog via dallasnews.com

Despite threatening to holdout multiple regular season games, Cowboys' star wide receiver Dez Bryant attended a promotional photo shoot for NBC's Sunday Night Football Week 1 game against the Giants. He has not been participating in the Cowboys' offseason program and if he does not get a long-term deal done by the July 15 deadline, he may not even be playing in the game. That didn't prevent him f... [Read More]
06/25/15 Report: Patriots QB Tom Brady 'shouldn't expect a decision any sooner than mid-to-late July'
Source: Associated Press via foxsports.com

On June 23 Tom Brady had his "Deflategate" appeal heard. The post-hearing briefs are expected next week. Following the briefs, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is anticipated to take his time making a decision. Brady "shouldn't expect a decision any sooner than mid-to-late July". Goodell could do anything from upholding the four-game suspension to completely eradicating the suspension all together. ... [Read More]
06/25/15 Broncos WR Cody Latimer says he wasn't doing his job last year
Source: Cameron Wolfe via denverpost.com

Last season, rookie wideout Cody Latimer was a sleeper pick and a favorite to replace Wes Welker, who was facing a suspension, dealing with concussion issues and aging. Latimer ended up finishing the season with just two catches for 23 yards. He admits he was confused last season but vows to do better this year. He has a much better grasp of the offense this season under new head coach Gary Kubia... [Read More]
06/25/15 49ers WR Anquan Boldin: 'We’re trying to get a lot faster than last year'
Source: Joe Fann via 49ers.com

The 49ers have cleaned house and the offense will now be run by new offensive coordinator Geep Chryst. According to veteran wideout Anquan Boldin, the team will be running a more uptempo offense this season. "It's definitely a fast tempo," Boldin said. "We're trying to get a lot faster than last year as far as getting to the line. … As far as the system, it's very similar to what we've run... [Read More]
06/25/15 Rams RB Todd Gurley says participating in training camp is a goal he's 'shooting for'
Source: Kevin Patra via nfl.com

Rams' first-round pick Todd Gurley is still recovering from a torn ACL. Many have speculated that he may start the season on the PUP list, while others suggest he will be ready to go Week 1. As of now, we really have no idea. However, Gurley says his main goal right now is to be able to participate during the team's training camp. "That is definitely a goal that I'm shooting for," Gurley said. "Ju... [Read More]
06/24/15 Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon continues to improve in pass protection
Source: Andrew Krammer via 1500espn.com

Vikings' second-year running back Jerick McKinnon struggled to get on the field at times last season due to his subpar pass protection. This offseason he has worked hard on his pass blocking. His RBs coach Kirby Wilson believes his willingness to block will lead to vast improvement. "Jerick is working on those things," Wilson said. "Trying to be three phases: a runner, protector and pass catcher ... [Read More]
06/24/15 Lions QB Matthew Stafford showing improvement this offseason
Source: Kyle Meinke via mlive.com

Lions' quarterback Matthew Stafford certainly disappointed last season from a fantasy perspective. It was his first season in a new system and his top weapons struggled with injury though. This offseason his head coach Jim Caldwell has seen improvement in both Stafford and the entire passing attack. "He's improved," Caldwell said. "He has a better feel for the system. You can see our timing's bet... [Read More]
06/24/15 Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is expected to have 'growing pains'
Source: Alex Marvez via foxsports.com

We have heard nothing but positive things about first-overall pick Jameis Winston coming from the Buccaneers camp. They thoroughly believe he will be a very successful NFL quarterback. Nonetheless, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter understands that he is going to go through his struggles. "Jameis is still a rookie. He's going to make mistakes that 21-year-old guys make," Koetter said. "Here's a ... [Read More]
06/24/15 Redskins WR Pierre Garcon expected to reemerge this season
Source: Liz Clarke via washingtonpost.com

Pierre Garcon got lost in the shuffle last season in Washington. He seemed to disappear in new head coach Jay Gruden's offense. He caught just 68 passes last season for 752 yards and three touchdowns. In 2013 managed to catch a very impressive 113 receptions for 1,346 yards and five TDs. This year Gruden plans to utilize Garcon much more and has been very impressed with him this offseason "I'm im... [Read More]
06/24/15 Titans QB Marcus Mariota will be used similarly to Russell Wilson in Seattle
Source: John Glennon via tennessean.com

Whenever a team decides to make a running quarterback their franchise QB, the debate always rages regarding how much you allow him to run. What are the risk, reward benefits surrounding production and injuries? There really is no right answer but the Seahawks seem to be doing a pretty good job of it. Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt seems to be leaning toward utilizing Seattle's model with second... [Read More]
06/24/15 Giants WR Rueben Randle has been the team's top wideout 'by a wide margin'
Source: Jordan Raanan via nj.com

Giants' wideout Rueben Randle has reportedly been "the best wide receiver on the field by a wide margin" this offseason. It's important to note that both Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz have both been sidelined with injuries. While this shouldn't be all that surprising given the circumstance, it's actually a very good sign. In the past Randle has struggled with consistency and dependability, eve... [Read More]
06/23/15 Bills WR Marquise Goodwin to participate in the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Source: Christopher Chavez via si.com

Former Olympian and current Bills' wideout Marquise Goodwin will be participating in the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships this weekend. The last time Goodwin participated in a track and field event was at the 2012 Summer Games in London. He was drafted by the Bills in 2013. Goodwin represented the United States in the long jump. Though he did well enough at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials ... [Read More]
06/23/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady has 10-hour appeal hearing
Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter

Tom Brady had his appeal hearing today. It took 10-hours to finally conclude. There are no further hearings scheduled so now we are just waiting on a verdict from Commissioner Roger Goodell. Ted Wells testified today, however, Tom Brady did not speak according to the NFLPA lawyer. Nonetheless, his attorney Jeff Kessler stated, "Tom was there until the bitter end." ... [Read More]
06/23/15 Bills RB Fred Jackson believes he's fighting for a roster spot
Source: Chris Brown via buffalobills.com

Bills' 34-year-old running back Fred Jackson started the offseason saying that he will not be handing over his starting job to LeSean McCoy. Now he's saying that he's fighting for a roster spot and that he expects McCoy to get "300-plus carries" this season. Now Jackson knows that his job is on the line this offseason. "We'll see what happens with me getting cut or not," Jackson said. "I'll go ou... [Read More]
06/23/15 Free agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw medically cleared for action
Source: Drew Rosenhaus via Twitter

Free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw recently got some bad news when he found out he'll be suspended for Week 1 of the 2015 season. However, we received some good news regarding Bradshaw today from his agent Drew Rosenhaus. He tweeted out that Bradshaw was fully recovered from a broken fibula and medically cleared for action. Rosenhaus tweeted, "Watching Ahmad Bradshaw workout today. Back to ful... [Read More]
06/23/15 Cowboys RB Joseph Randle gaining trust from coaches
Source: Jon Machota via dallasnews.com

Joseph Randle has been the clear leader at running back for the Cowboys this offseason. There is little doubt that he'll be the RB1 this season, even if he is in some sort of committee system. The issue the team has with Randle is all the poor decisions he makes off the field. Whether it's shoplifting or making off-color comments, he has shown a sever lack of maturity. However, Cowboys' RBs coach... [Read More]
06/23/15 Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson will be lined up all over the field this season
Source: Roy Cummings via tbo.com

Vincent Jackson will start for the Buccaneers this season, however, his role may be different. Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter plans to line Jackson up outside, in the slot and everywhere in between. Look for more versatility out of Jackson than we've ever seen before. Mike Evans will take over as the clear-cut WR1, nevertheless, that doesn't meant Jackson won't be just as productive as he was... [Read More]
06/23/15 Bears WR Eddie Royal looking to big things now that he's reunited with Jay Cutler
Source: Josh Alper via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Eddie Royal had his best season during his rookie year in Denver with quarterback Jay Cutler. He caught 91 passes for 980 yards and five touchdowns in 15 games. He is now reunited with Cutler and the two are working tirelessly to rebuild the chemistry they had with the Broncos. Royal will likely be the Bears' starting slot receiver this season. He said it hasn't been easy but he and Cutler's hard... [Read More]
06/23/15 Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has had an outstanding offseason
Source: Roy Cummings via tbo.com

Buccaneers' running back Doug Martin has apparently received his wakeup call. After the team decided not to pick up his fifth-year option and rumors swirled that he was on the trade block, Martin went on to have his best offseason since prior to his rookie campaign. He has slimmed down to improve his speed and quickness, and it has shown. The Muscle Hamster has outperformed every other back on th... [Read More]
06/23/15 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman sits atop the team's depth chart
Source: D. Orlando Ledbetter via atlantafalcons.blog.ajc.com

Falcons' second-year running back has put a strangle hold on the starting job this offseason. Tevin Coleman has showed promise but has clearly fallen to the RB2 spot. Antone Smith will be the RB3, however, he's more of a specialist anyway. Smith's role was always going to be what it is. Regardless of the depth chart, both Freeman and Coleman will see touches, while Smith will see targets in the p... [Read More]
06/23/15 Report: Patriots QB Tom Brady needs to take a different approach if he wants suspension reduced
Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter

Apparently Tom Brady should not try to convince Roger Goodell he's innocent nor should he point out the obvious flaws in the leagues process. The NFL wants none of that. If he simply points out the complete lack of evidence and ambiguous wording of the Wells Report, that won't help either. A league source told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, "If he (Brady) says the same thing he did to Ted Wells, his sus... [Read More]
06/22/15 Ted Wells will attend Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal hearing
Source: Chris Mortensen via espn.com

Ted Wells, the man that wrote the report that vilified Tom Brady, will be attending Brady's June 23 appeal. The two sides have not seen eye-to-eye to say the least. Brady's legal team his ripped apart the report and questioned the validity of the investigation and the integrity of Wells himself. They have claimed that the report "grasps at dubious, contradictory and mischaracterized circumstantia... [Read More]
06/22/15 Free agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw suspended for Week 1
Source: Howard Balzer via Twitter

Former Colts' running back Ahmad Bradshaw is yet to sign with a team this offseason after breaking his fibula Week 11 of last season. He hasn't generated a whole lot of interest despite the fact that he was very productive in both Indianapolis and New York (Giants) when healthy. The issue is he is now 29 years old and hasn't completed a full season since 2010. Over the past four seasons he's miss... [Read More]
06/22/15 Browns claim WR Terrelle Pryor off waivers
Source: Chris Wesseling via nfl.com

The Browns have added newly transitioned wide receiver Terrelle Pryor to their anemic offense via the waiver wire. Pryor just agreed to change to WR from quarterback after being released by the Bengals. It didn't take long for a team to take a chance on Pryor now that he's playing a skill position. ... [Read More]
06/22/15 Free Agent WR Terrelle Pryor confirms position change
Source: Terrelle Pryor via Twitter

Last week we heard that Terrelle Pryor's agent had informed teams that he was finally willing to switch positions from quarterback to wide receiver. Teams have been asking if he'd switch for years now, but he stubbornly refused. After being cut by the Bengals he realized he had no other options left. He confirmed the change today on Twitter. Pryor tweeted, "Going to miss QB but I will make a grea... [Read More]
06/22/15 Redskins QBs Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins continue to battle for the QB2 job
Source: Mike Jones via washingtonpost.com

Redskins' head coach Jay Gruden is yet to make any decisions on who will be Robert Griffin III's primary backup this season. Both Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins are battling it out and are expected to do so right through training camp. Gruden really likes both guys but neither has done enough yet to separate themselves from the other. "Both of them, like I said before, have had a taste of the starti... [Read More]
06/22/15 Rams RB Tre Mason has slimmed down and is training tirelessly this offseason
Source: Joe Lyons via stltoday.com

When the Rams drafted Todd Gurley in the first round of this year's draft, Tre Mason "was in shock". However, instead of letting it discourage him, he's used it as motivation. Not only has Mason lost about 10 pounds to increase his speed and quickness, he will also spend next month in Florida with top athletes and trainer Tony Villiani at XPE Sports. Mason sounds very driven to be the best. "Ther... [Read More]
06/22/15 Panthers QB Cam Newton will not be told to run less after getting his big contract
Source: Joseph Person via charlotteobserver.com

Often times after a team invests the kind of money the Panthers invested in franchise quarterback Cam Newton, the QB is encouraged to play it safe and reduce their running. That will not be the case with Newton in Carolina. General manager Dave Gettleman was recently asked if the team would ask Newton to run less to protect their investment. Gettleman's answer couldn't be clearer. "No. He's got t... [Read More]
06/22/15 Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is doing a 'great job' this offseason
Source: Zac Boyer via washingtontimes.com

To say Redskins' quarterback Robert Griffin III and head coach Jay Gruden got off to a rocky start last season would be an understatement. However, things seem to be turning around in 2015. RG3 has been deemed the starter since before camp opened and Gruden has even praised the former Heisman Trophy winner. "I think the transition for him into a new system last season was a little bit rocky for al... [Read More]
06/21/15 Browns QB Josh McCown is better than he's ever been in the past
Source: Mary Kay Cabot via cleveland.com

According to Browns' offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, this is the best quarterback Josh McCown has ever been. He has continued to improve as a QB and his arm is just as strong as it's ever been. DeFilippo has been very impressed. "I've been very, very impressed with Josh,'' DeFilippo said. "Josh and I talk about it all the time: He's a better quarterback now than he was in 2007. I think he's... [Read More]
06/21/15 Lions WR Calvin Johnson feels healthy and believes he's still a top receiver
Source: Bob Wojnowski via detroitnews.com

Calvin Johnson has been considered a top wideout if not the best in the league for about seven years now. However, Megatron suffered through ankle injuries last season and is now being doubted more than ever before. Despite missing three games and clearly being hindered through a few others, he still managed to catch 71 passes for 1,077 yards and eight touchdowns. Johnson believes he still has pl... [Read More]
06/20/15 Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill making strides again this offseason
Source: James Walker via espn.com

Dolphins' franchise quarterback Ryan Tannehill has had another good offseason. He's vastly improved each season of his career and is on track to take another step forward again this season after his big pay day. Head coach Joe Philbin expects him to make his biggest strides in the red zone this season. "He's had a good offseason, he really has," Philbin said. "He and I visited one on one a little... [Read More]
06/20/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant makes an appearance at minicamp
Source: Jordan Ross via SCOUT.com

As we all know by now, Dez Bryant and the Cowboys are not seeing eye-to-eye when it comes his contract situation to say the least. The team has franchised him and he's threatened to sit out multiple regular season games if he doesn't get a long-term deal. Thursday was the last day of minicamp and Bryant showed up. He watched a motivational video, hung out on the sidelines and had a conversation w... [Read More]
06/20/15 49ers WR Quinton Patton will be given a 'real opportunity' this season
Source: Joe Fann via 49ers.com

49ers' wideout Quinton Patton has been a preseason star that has tantalized and disappointed fantasy owners to this point. His WRs coach Ronald Curry believes the only thing that is holding Patton back is a lack of opportunity. He claims that's going to change this season. "Quinton Patton has always flashed," Curry said. "He's going to get a real opportunity to go out there and see what he can do... [Read More]
06/20/15 Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls a surprising 'bright spot' in Seattle
Source: Kirk Larrabee via sea.247sports.com

Undrafted free agent Thomas Rawls has been very impressive in Seahawks' camp this offseason. He transferred from Michigan to Central Michigan for the 2014 season. AT Central Michigan last season he rushed for 1,103 yards and 10 touchdowns on 5.3 yards per carry. The Seahawks signed him following this year's draft and he has more than impressed his head coach Pete Carroll. "I love his style of run... [Read More]
06/20/15 Eagles WR Miles Austin has 'impressed' HC Chip Kelly this spring
Source: Reuben Frank via csnphilly.com

Since breaking out with the Cowboys in 2009 and 2010, Miles Austin has struggled with hamstring injuries and never really looked back to form. He had a solid 2012 but really fell off in 2013. The Cowboys let him go and he struggled through another injury plagued season with the Browns. It looked as if Austin's time in the NFL could be coming to a conclusion. Not so fast. He has looked great this ... [Read More]
06/20/15 Rams WR Tavon Austin has 'had a great offseason'
Source: Jim Thomas via stltoday.com

Rams' former 2012 first-round pick Tavon Austin has struggled mightily in the pros. He disappointed as a rookie catching just 40 passes for 418 yards and four touchdowns after being selected with the eighth-overall pick in the draft. He followed his subpar rookie campaign with a disastrous second season. In 2014, he caught only 31 passes for 242 yards and no TDs. However, once again we're nothing... [Read More]
06/19/15 Patriots cut TE Fred Davis
Source: Shalise Manza Young via bostonglobe.com

The Patriots have cut tight end Fred Davis. The former Redskins' tight end had recently been reinstated after being suspended by the league for multiple infractions of the league's substance abuse policy. Davis is the second tight end the Patriots cut in the past week, they also released Tim Wright recently. ... [Read More]
06/19/15 Giants QB Eli Manning has a 'very lively' arm in camp
Source: Dan Salomone via giants.com

Eli Manning has made it a point to develop his upper body and arm strength this offseason. His coaches and teammates have noticed his arm strength in Giants' camp this offseason. Multiple people have praised him. "It is lively, very lively," coach Tom Coughlin said. "He has worked hard on that." "I would definitely agree with you on that," wide receiver Rueben Randle said. "He overthrew me twic... [Read More]
06/19/15 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will be 'a factor for sure'
Source: D. Orlando Ledbetter via atlantafalcons.blog.ajc.com

Falcons' second-year running back Devonta Freeman has pulled away from Tevin Coleman in the battle for the starting job in Atlanta. Not only has Freeman been better on the ground, he's been outstanding in the passing game as well. Head coach Dan Quinn has been extremely impressed. "I knew Devonta had terrific hands, but I probably didn't appreciate the good route-running ability coming out of Flor... [Read More]
06/19/15 Jaguars WRs Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns to attend Larry Fitzgerald's receivers camp
Source: Mike DiRocco via espn.com

Jaguars' second-year wideouts Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns plan to attend Larry Fitzgerald's annual offseason camp this summer. The Jags young duo will work out with other quarterbacks and receivers. They will work on "route running, receiver-specific drills, and agility, speed and strength workouts". The camp takes place the University of Minnesota. Robinson commented on the Jags' top two rece... [Read More]
06/19/15 Eagles WR Josh Huff struggling with inconsistency this offseason
Source: Jeff McLane via philly.com

Eagles' second-year wideout Josh Huff is expected to take the next step this season and become a fantasy relevant option in Philly. However, he has struggled with consistency this offseason, particularly with catching the ball. He is projected to be a top three receiver in Philadelphia and surpass Riley Cooper on the depth chart. Huff understands that he needs to be more focused and engaged if he ... [Read More]
06/19/15 Giants RB Shane Vereen 'can be a quarterback's best friend'
Source: Jordan Raanan via nj.com

The Giants signed Super Bowl Champion running back Shane Vereen this offseason, in what very quietly could have been one of the better signings of the offseason. At least that's what Giants' offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo believes. He has been very impressed with Vereen thus far and expects him to have a significant impact on the offense. "You can see why Shane has had some of the success he ha... [Read More]
06/19/15 QB Terrelle Pryor released by Bengals and now willing to change positions
Source: Pro Football Talk via Twitter

Before signing with the Bengals earlier this offseason, Terrelle Pryor said that there was no way he'd ever even consider changing positions. Well, the Bengals released Pryor and his agent Drew Rosenhaus promptly started informing teams that Pryor is willing to move to wide receiver. He is expected to draw much more interest now that he's agreed to switch positions. ... [Read More]
06/19/15 Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin's weight issues are 'much ado about nothing'
Source: Joseph Person via charlotteobserver.com

It was recently reported that Panthers' wideout Kelvin Benjamin's recent string of hamstring injuries could be due him showing up to OTAs a bit overweight. The comments were originally made by head coach Ron Rivera. However, general manager Dave Gettleman strongly discredited the comments. "It really is much ado about nothing. Right now he's only five pounds off his playing weight. That's it," Get... [Read More]
06/18/15 Buccaneers WR Mike Evans worked out with Randy Moss this offseason
Source: Joe Kania via buccaneers.com

Buccaneers' second-year wideout Mike Evans spent time working out with future Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss. The two hooked up after the Bucs played the Redskins last season and built a mentor/student type relationship. When Moss invited him up to North Carolina to work out, Evans said he couldn't decline the offer. "After the Washington Redskins game last year I did an interview with FOX... [Read More]
06/18/15 Jaguars WR Allen Robinson has been 'unbelievable' in camp
Source: Mark Long via ap.org

Reports out of Jaguars' camp is that Allen Robinson has been blowing people away this offseason. This report is no exception. This time its quarterback Blake Bortles who has been beyond impressed with the second-year wideout as he continues to develop and add to his arsenal. "He's been unbelievable," Bortles said. "He's definitely a threat now in the red zone. ... He's physical. He can run and do... [Read More]
06/18/15 Titans WR Justin Hunter adding muscle this offseason
Source: Jim Wyatt via Twitter

Titans' freakishly athletic wideout Justin Hunter is trying to bulk up this offseason. Last season his playing weight was in the 190's. He's now tipping the scales at 205 and intends to get to 210 by the time training camp opens. The 6-foot-4 receiver is trying to become a more physical presence on the field. He will be competing for a snaps this season with rookie Dorial Green-Beckham. ... [Read More]
06/18/15 Chargers TE Antonio Gates is pacing himself in practice and feels 'great'
Source: Eric D. Williams via espn.com

Antonio Gates is now 34 years old, as a matter of fact today is his birthday. He is seeing much fewer snaps in camp than he has in the past. The team is trying to preserve him and reduce the wear-and-tear on his body. As of now, Gates is feeling great and is not focusing on the end, just the present. "As you get older, people say things -- make speculation about what you're doing and how much you... [Read More]
06/18/15 Browns QB Josh McCown playing 'very well' and is the starter in Cleveland
Source: Nate Ulrich via Twitter

Josh McCown has been considered the starter in Cleveland since the Browns inexplicably over paid for him in free agency. Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo has reassured us that McCown is playing "very well" and the plan will not change heading into training camp. He remains the heavy favorite to start ahead of Johnny Manziel. ... [Read More]
06/18/15 Browns RB Duke Johnson lining up as a wide receiver in camp
Source: Nate Ulrich via Twitter

Browns' rookie running back Duke Johnson has been lining up as a wide receiver recently in camp. According to offensive coordinator John DeFilippo that will be in the game plan this season. He has been the Cleveland's best back this offseason and they're going to try to find ways to get him involved in as many ways as possible. He continues to draw comparisons to Bengals' running back Giovani Ber... [Read More]
06/18/15 Cowboys QB Tony Romo is yet to miss a practice this offseason
Source: Todd Archer via espn.com

Tony Romo hasn't participated in a Cowboys' offseason program since 2012. He has dealt with multiple back injuries and endured multiple surgeries. This offseason has been another story. The 35-year-old quarterback hasn't missed a single practice and as healthy as he's been entering a season in a long time. Romo was not able to practice in back-to-back practices in training camp last season, head ... [Read More]
06/18/15 Lions RB Ameer Abdullah has become the RB1 in Joique Bell's absence
Source: Jeff Seidel via freep.com

There has been nothing but positive reports coming out of Lions' camp about rookie running back Ameer Abdullah. With Joique Bell sidelined with both knee and Achilles' issues, Abdullah has been taking the first reps with the first team in camp. He is certainly practicing like his job depends on it despite the fact that his job is very secure. "I have to work harder," Abdullah said. "You can alway... [Read More]
06/18/15 Falcons WR Julio Jones believes holding out would be selfish
Source: Vaughn McClure via espn.com

Julio Jones doesn't care what other receivers are doing and will not get caught up in contract negotiations. He believes his job is to play football and that's exactly what he plans on doing. There will be no holdout in his future. "Whatever they feel like I'm deserving of ... I'm just here," Jones said. "I'm just trying to be the best teammate. I'm just trying to play. My thing is to play ball. I... [Read More]
06/18/15 Browns QB Johnny Manziel to retire the money sign
Source: Michael David Smith via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Browns' polarizing quarterback Johnny Manziel has officially retired his trademark money sign celebration. This is just another step for Manziel to remove himself from his Johnny Football persona. The money sign will not be back. I will not be making it," Manziel said. Last year is last year, it was what it was and it was not very good. So for me, I'm trying to close that chapter and just build o... [Read More]
06/18/15 Giants WR Victor Cruz expects to be at about 100 percent 'by late July, early August'
Source: Ebenezer Samuel via nydailynews.com

Giants' slot receiver Victor Cruz continues to improve from a patellar tendon injury. We have heard everything from hopes that he would be ready for training camp to a potential six weeks on the PUP list. As of now, Week 1 is looking very realistic. Cruz believes he'll be close to full strength in about a month and a half. "I'm trying to listen to my body and how it feels," Cruz said. "By late Ju... [Read More]
06/18/15 Texans WR Nate Washington standing out this offseason
Source: Staff via houstontexans.com

The Texans signed veteran wideout Nate Washington this offseason. Head coach Bill O'Brien has been very impressed with how he's performed in camp. "I would start with the veteran that we brought in, Nate Washington I think he's had a good spring," O'Brien said. "He's a guy that's come in here and learned our offense. It's not an easy offense to learn, but he's obviously studied it, gone out the... [Read More]
06/18/15 Chiefs TE Travis Kelce playing with more confidence this season
Source: Adam Teicher via espn.com

Not that Chiefs' tight end Travis Kelce ever lacked confidence, but he's really coming into his own this offseason. According to his quarterback Alex Smith, not only is he playing well, he also hasn't been shy about demanding the ball. "You're doing things at the line of scrimmage, changing plays with him, (depending on) how they're playing him leverage-wise," Smith said. "He (Kelce) wants a diff... [Read More]
06/18/15 Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin's injuries may be caused by weight issues
Source: Brandon Croce via SCOUT.com

Panthers' second-year wideout Kelvin Benjamin has been dealing with multiple hamstring issues since reporting to OTAs. He reportedly showed up to OTAs nearly 10 pounds overweight. His head coach Ron Rivera believes that may have something to do with the injuries. "It could be as simple as weight," Rivera said. "He did come in a little heavy and he had to work himself into shape. Or diet or someth... [Read More]
06/18/15 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell does not know when his appeal will be heard
Source: Ed Bouchette viaTwitter

Steelers' star running back Le'Veon Bell has been suspended for the first three games of the season after being arrested on DUI and marijuana charges last summer. He has appealed but the NFL seems to be taking their sweet time getting around to it. Bell is still optimistic the suspension will be reduced, however, he does not know when his appeal will be heard. ... [Read More]
06/17/15 Cowboys owner Jerry Jones not concerned about WR Dez Bryant's threats
Source: Clarence E. Hill Jr. via star-telegram.com

Dez Bryant has made it clear that he is willing to sit out regular season games if he doesn't get a long-term deal done. His agent Tom Condon has confirmed the threats are "legit". Nonetheless, Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones is not concerned with the threats. He clearly does not seem to be taking the threats seriously. "If we're still in a franchise situation with Dez, I have no doubt that he'll be l... [Read More]
06/17/15 Ravens WR Breshad Perriman is dealing with drop issues again
Source: Aaron Wilson via baltimoresun.com

One of the biggest knocks on Ravens' first-round pick Breshad Perriman was his drop issues coming out of Central Florida. An excellent pro day skyrocketed his draft stock and the notoriously bad WR drafting Ravens took the bait. All was well through OTAs, then minicamp started. On the first day Perriman dropped four passes. At least Perriman doesn't make excuses for his drops. "Just really paying... [Read More]
06/17/15 Vikings TE MyCole Pruitt is catching his coaches eyes this offseason
Source: Matt Vensel via startribune.com

Vikings' rookie tight end MyCole Pruitt has stood out this offseason and is working as the primary backup to the oft injured Kyle Rudolph. His head coach Mike Zimmer gave him very high praise. "MyCole has done a nice job. We've moved him around quite a bit," Zimmer said. "He runs very, very well. He makes some really, really good catches and he's 255 pounds. We anticipate that he will be a pretty... [Read More]
06/17/15 Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson 'is in the mix to start again'
Source: Chris Tomasson via Twitter

Aside from a flurry late in his rookie season (2013), Vikings' wideout Cordarrelle Patterson has struggled mightily in the NFL. He is as physically gifted as they come, however, he hasn't been great at his position. Patterson has reportedly been working tirelessly this offseason in order to meet his potential. Now, offensive coordinator Norv Turner says he "is in the mix to start again". ... [Read More]
06/17/15 Rams RB Todd Gurley may 'play sooner than you think'
Source: Joe Lyons via stltoday.com

Rams' first-round pick Todd Gurley is continuing to rehab from ACL surgery and is doing very well according to his head coach Jeff Fisher. He has been a candidate to start the season on the PUP list, however, Fisher has hinted that that may not be the case. "It's hard to say right now. I can't predict that," Fisher said Tuesday. "I know he's doing well. He had a day off today because he's doing so... [Read More]
06/17/15 Redskins RB Matt Jones is fighting for the starting job
Source: Jacob Feldman via washingtonpost.com

Redskins' third-round running back Matt Jones has made quite the impression this offseason. He is well aware that Alfred Morris is the overwhelming favorite to win the starting job but that won't deter him from battling for it. He plans on pushing Morris to his limits. "I'm just grinding every day to be the starter," Jones said. "I will put some pressure on Alfred [Morris]." ... [Read More]
06/17/15 Panthers WR Stephen Hill a standout at OTAs
Source: Carolina Panthers via Twitter

Stephen Hill was a promising second-round pick of the Jets in 2012. His athleticism was unbelievable but he was a very raw talent. He had issues with catching and route running. Leave it to the Jets to plug him in as a starter and depend on him to be a major contributor. Sure enough he fell flat on his face and the Jets released him. The Panthers did the right thing, signed him and added him to t... [Read More]
06/17/15 Jaguars WR Allen Robinson needs to 'play angry' according to HC Gus Bradley
Source: Hays Carlyon via jacksonville.com

Jaguars' wideout Allen Robinson is a very talented and promising prospect. He is athletic and very fundamentally sound. His head coach Gus Bradley thinks he's missing one thing still, a mean streak. "The challenge is for him is to play angry," Bradley said. "Play where he is competing to get the ball and competing in all of his routes. I think he is extremely competitive. He's got a 40-plus vert... [Read More]
06/17/15 Eagles TE Zach Ertz worked on his game with Tony Gonzalez this offseason
Source: Zach Ertz via zachertz86.com

Highly touted Eagles' tight end Zach Ertz is yet to make his desired impact in the NFL. So he took a potential major step this offseason and met up with NFL legend Tony Gonzalez. Ertz says they figured out ways for him to take that next step both mentally and physically. "We talked about a lot of things," Ertz said, "When it came to football, we talked about the steps I needed to take to go from b... [Read More]
06/17/15 Bears WR Alshon Jeffery can be a No. 1 receiver according to Jay Cutler
Source: Jeff Dickerson via espn.com

With Brandon Marshall out in Chicago, Alshon Jeffery now becomes the Bears WR1. He's coming off a season in which he caught 85 passes for 1,133 yards and 10 touchdowns. However, this season he won't have Marshall opposite him to draw the attention of the defense. His quarterback Jay Cutler doesn't see why that should be an issue though. "I don't see why [Jeffery can't be the No. 1]," Cutler said.... [Read More]
06/17/15 Saints WR Marques Colston would like to manage his usage this season
Source: Larry Holder via nola.com

At 32 years old, Saints' wide receiver Marques Colston is coming off the worst season of his career and seriously contemplated retirement or playing elsewhere after 2014. He was mentally and emotionally drained following the season. He now says he's in a much better place and is happy to be back with the organization he's spent his entire career with. However, he also wants to manage his usage, p... [Read More]
06/17/15 Buccaneers WR Mike Evans lining up 'exclusively' as the 'X' receiver
Source: Alex Marvez via Twitter

After primarily lining up as the Z receiver last season, Buccaneers' second-year wideout Mike Evans has lined up exclusively as the X receiver or WR1 this offseason. He says he loves the change and likes "being on an island". There is very little doubt who Jameis Winston's go-to guy will be this season. ... [Read More]
06/17/15 Chargers TE Ladarius Green 'looks really good' in camp
Source: Michael Gehlken via Twitter

Chargers tight end Ladarius Green was expected to have a breakout season in 2014 after showing flashes in 2013. However, the ageless wonder that is Antonio Gates wasn't having that as he had yet another great season. Injuries also played a role in Green's shortcomings. He caught a miserable 19 passes for 226 yards and not a single touchdown. He struggled to even get on the field. This season his ... [Read More]
06/17/15 Chargers WR Keenan Allen showing more 'focus' and 'determination' this offseason
Source: Michael Gehlken via Twitter

After an extremely promising rookie season in which he caught 71 receptions for 1,046 yards and eight TDs, Chargers WR Keenan Allen disappointed in his sophomore campaign (77-783-4). His quarterback Philip Rivers said that he "sees more focus, determination this offseason". He clearly looked like something was missing last season as Allen went through a sophomore slump. ... [Read More]
06/17/15 Packers WR Davante Adams named offseason MVP by HC Mike McCarthy
Source: Bill Huber via SCOUT.com

We have been hearing nothing but praise for second-year wide receiver Davante Adams coming out of Packers' camp. Now his head coach Mike McCarthy says he's been the MVP this offseason. "I would say Davante Adams for someone if, if you want a clear illustration and example of a first-year player taking a jump in his second year, you just saw it here the last four weeks," McCarthy said. "I think he... [Read More]
06/17/15 Ravens TE Dennis Pitta not yet medically cleared
Source: Aaron Wilson via Twitter

Ravens' tight end Dennis Pitta is coming off his second major hip surgery in as many years. While he has been working on the side, he has not been cleared by doctors to participate in minicamp. He cannot participate in team drills until medically cleared. Most believe he will start the season on the PUP list. ... [Read More]
06/16/15 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman opens up minicamp as the starter
Source: Bill Shanks via SCOUT.com

Falcons' second-year back Devonta Freeman continues to hold off confident rookie Tevin Coleman for the starting job in Atlanta. It has reportedly been a hard fought battle to this point and is far from over. However, it looks like Freeman has a clear leg up at this point. His coaches have raved about his improvement and ability in the passing game. ... [Read More]
06/16/15 Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr will not participate in this week's minicamp
Source: Ralph Vacchiano via Twitter

Madden Cover Vote winner Odell Beckham Jr. will not participate in Giants' minicamp this week. Much like last season, he's once again sidelined with a hamstring injury. Beckham down played the injury a few weeks ago but it still appears to be lingering. He was forced to miss the first-four games of last season with a hamstring injury before having one of the greatest rookie seasons of all time (9... [Read More]
06/16/15 Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham back at practice in a limited capacity
Source: Terry McCormick via Twitter

Dorial Green-Beckham returned to practice and got some much needed reps. He was limited but something is better than nothing. He had been sidelined through OTAs with a hamstring injury. The Titans' embattled second-round pick is expected to battle for a starting job this season. He will most likely end up in competition with Justin Hunter for snaps. ... [Read More]
06/16/15 Cowboys RB Darren McFadden is back as a full participant in camp
Source: Clarence Hill via Twitter

The oft injured Darren McFadden has predictably been injured this offseason. He has been limited for the past two weeks with a hamstring injury. Well, he's finally back to being a full participant in Cowboys' camp. He has a lot of ground to make up on Joseph Randle after being injured through the majority of OTAs. ... [Read More]
06/16/15 Packers WR Davante Adams 'has star potential' according to Aaron Rodgers
Source: Jason Wilde via espn.com

Aaron Rodgers was recently asked about which young players he see's developing into stars. After mentioning Andrew Quarless, he then turned his attention to second-year WR Devante Adams. Rodgers said, "Davante's the other one. I think he's had a great offseason and he has star potential – for sure. The young guys, you try to temper your expectations, but there is an excitement about the you... [Read More]
06/16/15 Jaguars WR Marqise Lee will miss minicamp
Source: Mark Long via Twitter

Marqise Lee is still dealing with a bulky left knee. According to Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley, Lee will be held out of minicamp while he continues to recover. However, Bradley still believes that he will be ready for training camp. Lee projects to be the WR2 in Jacksonville. ... [Read More]
06/16/15 Bills WR Sammy Watkins participating in some 11-on-11 drills
Source: Sal Capaccio via Twitter

Bills' second-year wideout Sammy Watkins has been limited all offseason while recovering from hip surgery. Tuesday he participated in some 11-on-11 drills. His goal has always been to be ready to go for training camp and he appears to be on schedule. ... [Read More]
06/16/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's threats confirmed by agent Tom Condon
Source: Todd Archer via espn.com

Dez Bryant has threatened to sit out regular season games if the Cowboys do not get a long-term deal done with him before the July 15 deadline. His agent Tom Condon has confirmed that these threats are real. "There haven't been any conversations," Condon said. "The only offer that we ever received from the Cowboys was the same offer that they gave to Dez prior to the time that he played the last ... [Read More]
06/16/15 Eagles QB Sam Bradford limited to 7-on-7 drills
Source: Geoff Mosher via Twitter

Coming off of ACL surgery, Eagles' newly acquired starting quarterback Sam Bradford is still limited to 7-on-7 drills. He has reportedly been seen limping and has been held out of 11-on-11 drills. There have been some concerns that he won't be ready for the season opener and Mark Sanchez may have to be the Week 1 starter. However, both Bradford and the team has refuted those claims. When asked if... [Read More]
06/16/15 Packers TE Andrew Quarless is 'taking the jump' according to Aaron Rodgers
Source: Jason Wilde via espn.com

In a recent interview, Aaron Rodgers was asked if there were any young guys on the Packers that he expects to take that next step into stardom. He appeared very excited about tight end Andrew Quarless. "I'd say the two guys who've jumped out to me just in the workouts, and one of them is not a young guy," Rodgers said. "I mean, he's still younger than I am – but Andrew Quarless has had a g... [Read More]
06/16/15 Broncos RB C.J. Anderson will start training camp as the starter
Source: Jeff Legwold via espn.com

C.J. Anderson had a break out season in Denver last season but still has to compete with Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman for touches. According to head coach Gary Kubiak, Anderson is still on top of the depth chart, however, his job is not guaranteed. "We're right where we're at," Kubiak said. "Obviously, C.J., that's in a lot of ways his spot to hang on to. I think that Montee has had a great off... [Read More]
06/16/15 Saints TE Josh Hill will see increased snaps, how many remains to be seen
Source: John DeShazier via neworleanssaints.com

Once the Saints traded Jimmy Graham, Josh Hill became a hot fantasy commodity. However, he's still very unproven and his workload is somewhat of a mystery. Hill has only 20 career receptions in two seasons but he did catch five touchdowns last season. His head coach Sean Payton confirmed that Hill will see more snaps but would not specify how much more he'd play. "It just depends on how much two ... [Read More]
06/16/15 Report: Titans to release RB Shonn Greene
Source: Jim Wyatt via Twitter

In a move that had been widely expected for weeks now, the Titans will reportedly release running back Shonn Greene today. Greene played just two seasons in Tennessee. He finished with a grand total of 687 yards and six TDs. Greene had not yet reported to OTAs due to personal reasons. ... [Read More]
06/16/15 UPDATE: Texans WR Jaelen Strong continues to miss time with hamstring injury
Source: Tania Ganguli via espn.com

Texans' rookie wide receiver Jaelen Strong has been sidelined for weeks with a lingering hamstring injury. Strong was projected by many to be a first-round pick, however, he plummeted to round three due to injury concerns with his wrist. Now he's projected to be the Texans' WR3. Depending on how things shake out he could end up being the WR2 or WR4 in Houston. He needs to get healthy and get back ... [Read More]
06/15/15 49ers TE Vernon Davis blames coaching for his miserable 2014 campaign
Source: Matt Barrows via sacbee.com

Vernon Davis was absolutely miserable in 2014. However, he doesn't believe it was his fault. He has found somebody else to point the finger at for his 26 catch and 245 yard season. "Whenever I'd run, like, my deep over routes there was a safety sitting over there already," Davis said. "It was just game planning. And nothing really ever opened up. But I wasn't really ever a factor in the offense l... [Read More]
06/15/15 UPDATE: Bears TE Martellus Bennett expected to report to camp
Source: Dan Wiederer via Twitter

The Bears and Martellus Bennett have been at a standstill all offseason to this point. Bennett wants more money and the Bears don't want to pay him, neither side had budged to this point. Now it's being reported that Bennett will report to mandatory minicamp on Tuesday. If he does not show, he would be forced to forfeit $72,920. It appears that he's not interested in that. UPDATE: Bennett repo... [Read More]
06/15/15 Cowboys QB Brandon Weeden is 'probably the most improved player' on the team
Source: Todd Archer via espn.com

Tony Romo is clearly the man in Dallas. However, he's also 35 years old with a bad back. It's not impossible that he could find himself sidelined at some point. The Cowboys' backup is Brandon Weeden. Despite being drafted in 2012, he'll be turning 32 in October, so he's no spring chicken either. But it's not all bad news should Romo go down. QBs coach Wade Wilson has been very impressed by Weeden... [Read More]
06/15/15 Bears QB Jimmy Clausen is a 'perfect fit' in Chicago
Source: Jeff Dickerson via espn.com

It has become more than clear that Jay Cutler has overstayed his welcome in Chicago. Unfortunately for the Bears, they gave him an awful contract and no longer have a serviceable backup. With that said, offensive coordinator Adam Gase believes backup Jimmy Clausen is a "perfect fit" for the offense. "I feel like from what we saw on tape last year -- and I know it was limited, I know what we saw on... [Read More]
06/15/15 Chargers RB Danny Woodhead is looking great at camp
Source: Eric D. Williams via espn.com

Danny Woodhead is returning from a broken leg and looks like he did before the injuries. He has worked tirelessly to return to form but that's no surprise to Chargers' head coach Mike McCoy. "No, not at all," McCoy said. "Not with the way he works and his approach to the game. He's one of the guys always in here early, working and doing extra. When he was away from us for a little bit he'd send l... [Read More]
06/15/15 Colts WR Phillip Dorsett is learning 'multiple positions' in the offense
Source: Stephen Holder via indystar.com

Phillip Dorsett has garnered a lot of praise as a rookie in Indianapolis. Now the Colts' general manager Ryan Grigson is heaping even more admiration on him and talking about his versatility. "He's learning multiple positions in this offense, which is not easy," Grigson said. "We wouldn't be moving him around if he wasn't able to handle that. His aptitude has impressed me. Obviously, speed is his... [Read More]
06/15/15 Buccaneers TE Tim Wright was claimed by 10 teams off waivers
Source: Field Yates via Twitter

After the Patriots waived tight end Tim Wright, he was promptly scooped off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, the Bucs weren't the only team interested in Wright, they just had top priority. There were actually nine other teams that claimed him as well. The other teams were the Jets, Bears, Falcons, Browns, Saints, Dolphins, Chiefs, Steelers and Lions. ... [Read More]
06/15/15 Colts QB Andrew Luck and Andre Johnson on the same page
Source: Mike Wells via espn.com

Andrew Luck is the best young quarterback in the league. His Colts acquired a future Hall of Fame WR in Andre Johnson this offseason. Apparently the two are very much on the same page already. Head coach Chuck Pagano was recently asked about how the duo has been connecting at camp. "There's no thinking," Pagano said. "One knows where the other's going to be. They know the exact spot to put it." ... [Read More]
06/15/15 Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett has looked great at OTAs
Source: Terry Blount via espn.com

Tyler Lockett has been far and away the Seahawks top rookie this offseason. He has really impressed in camp. His special teams coach Brian Schneider believes that Lockett can have an immediate impact on special teams but won't be limited to just that. "Excellent, more than I expected in terms of him being able to track the ball and field the ball," Schneider said. "His work ethic is unbelievable.... [Read More]
06/15/15 Eagles QB Sam Bradford and TE Zach Ertz building chemistry
Source: Eliot Shorr-Parks via nj.com

Sam Bradford and Zach Ertz are building quite the rapport at Eagles' OTAs. Both have been on the same page both on and off the field. The two have spoken very highly of each other. "He is a great tight end," Bradford said of Ertz. "Obviously he is really athletic. He gives us the ability to stretch the field and make some (big plays) down the field." Ertz also chimed in saying, ""Not only does he ... [Read More]
06/15/15 Patriots WR Brandon LaFell spotted in a walking boot
Source: Shalise Manza Young via Twitter

Brandon LaFell has been absent from Patriots' OTAs. There had been no reason or explanation for his absence. Until recently when he was spotted in a protective boot at Danny Amendola's charity event. With that said, it's not likely we'll find out too much more from the tight lipped Patriots' organization. ... [Read More]
06/14/15 Colts WR T.Y. Hilton on contract situation: 'If they want to pay me, they'll pay me'
Source: Blake Schuster via indystar.com

Many believe T.Y. Hilton's future with the Colts could be in doubt after the team selected Miami Hurricanes' receiver Phillip Dorsett in the first round of this year's draft. The two wideouts have a similar skill set and Hilton will be due a hefty pay day following this season. Hilton has appeared less than thrilled about the whole situation all offseason but has held back from saying anything ov... [Read More]
06/14/15 Falcons WR Roddy White expects a more balanced attack this season
Source: D. Orlando Ledbetter via Twitter

The Falcons really haven't had much of a running game since Michael Turner left in 2012. They have relied on an explosive passing attack led by Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and Roddy White. Now that they have Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman in the backfield, White is expecting a more balanced attack this season. "We're not going to be passing 35-40 times a game," White said. ... [Read More]
06/14/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson believes he'll be more involved in the passing game this season
Source: John Holler via SCOUT.com

Adrian Peterson brings a dynamic threat on the ground that the Vikings lack without him. However, AP believes that he'll also play a larger role in the passing game in Norv Turner's offensive system. "With Coach Turner's offense," Peterson said. "There's so much that he throws out there. So I'll be more involved in the pass game, getting out wide and presenting myself for Teddy (Bridgewater) to c... [Read More]
06/14/15 Jets RB Stevan Ridley is optimistic but unsure about his status for Week 1
Source: Dom Cosentino via nj.com

The goal for Jets' running back has always been to be ready for Week 1 coming off ACL surgery. He has stuck to this goal throughout the offseason. He still sounds optimistic about the prospect of this coming to fruition, nevertheless, he stopped short of guaranteeing it. "I really can't predict the future, man," Ridley said Thursday. "I just know that, for me, I've got to be ready for Week 1. Tha... [Read More]
06/14/15 Dolphins VP of football operations Mike Tannenbaum says WR DeVante Parker 'should be ready' Week 1
Source: Barry Jackson via miamiherald.typepad.com

First-round pick DeVante Parker's unexpected foot surgery is an obvious major cause of concern for the Dolphins. Nonetheless, it's not expected to have any serious ramifications. Aside from missing training camp, Parker has looked great in team drills and is expected to be ready for Week 1. Miami's VP of football operations Mike Tannenbaum reiterated that point once again this week. When asked ab... [Read More]
06/14/15 Buccaneers RB Doug Martin cuts his body fat
Source: Joe Kania via buccaneers.com

Since having a monstrous rookie season, Doug Martin has really struggled over the past two seasons failing to hit the 500 yard mark or score three TDs in either season. While he has missed 15 games, he hasn't come all that close to rushing for 4.0 yards per carry either. His once abundant PPR value has also become nonexistent. So this year he went to work and at the very least got himself into tr... [Read More]
06/14/15 Patriots waive TE Tim Wright and the Buccaneers quickly scoop him up
Source: Gil Arcia via SCOUT.com

In a controversial move, the Patriots traded their starting guard of the past decade to the Buccaneers for tight end Tim Wright just before the 2014 season. It's now safe to say that things didn't work out too well in New England. The Pats recently waived Wright and the Bucs scooped him back up off the wire. It should also be noted that the Bucs line was among the worst in the league and no team ... [Read More]
06/14/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant seriously considering sitting out of regular season games
Source: Mike Fisher via SCOUT.com

Dez Bryant is seriously considering sitting out of the Cowboys' regular season opener and perhaps longer if he does not get a long-tern deal done before the July 15 deadline. When asked about this rumor Bryant responded, "This is no rumor; it's legit." If Bryant was to sit out games, when you consider the absence of DeMarco Murray as well, the Cowboys offense would missing 29 touchdowns and 3,581... [Read More]
06/14/15 Colts RB Vick Ballard is likely to start the season on the PUP list
Source: Mike Chappell via indysportscentral.com

Vick Ballard has played just one game in the past two seasons due to knee and Achilles injuries. The games was Week 1 of 2013, which saw him run the ball 13 times for 63 yards. He was the likely top back being that Trent Richardson turned out to be a nightmare. In 2012, he rushed for 814 yards on 3.9 yards per carry. These numbers aren't mind blowing, however, he was running behind a horrendous o... [Read More]
06/13/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson to see his snaps monitored but not necessarily his touches
Source: Marc Sessler via nfl.com

"I think it's more about snaps per game, because that's what you have to watch in regard to the wear and tear," Wilson said. "How he'll last for the season is the snaps per game, not the carries or attempts per game, because that comes with the territory. He's going to get his amount of touches that he gets, it's the other snaps and plays that will determine how successful he is at lasting during... [Read More]
06/13/15 Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon could see significant work this season
Source: Marc Sessler via nfl.com

With Adrian Peterson returning to the Vikings it has been assumed that he will see the overwhelming majority of the snaps at running back. However, Vikings' RBs coach Kirby Wilson believes the "sky's the limit" for McKinnon and he will play a major role in the offense this season and moving forward. "No question that the workload will be a lot more balanced than in the past because the organizati... [Read More]
06/12/15 Steelers WR Martavis Bryant impressing at OTAs
Source: Jeremy Fowler via ESPN.com

Running routes in the sand, Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has been working extensively on his footwork this spring. The big receiver has also added 10 pounds to his frame. Bryant has been putting in so much work that he has garnered even more attention from head coach Mike Tomlin. Tomlin called recently Bryant a "big person with little-person skills," attesting to the fact Bryant has been working o... [Read More]
06/11/15 Patriots sign QB Matt Flynn
Source: Dianna Marie Russini via Twitter

It looks like Matt Flynn has got another job based off that one great game he had against the Lions. This time he has signed on with the Patriots. If he makes the roster, he will likely back up Jimmy Garoppolo for the duration of Tom Brady's suspension. Since leaving the Packers, Flynn has bounced around the league, most notably with the Seahawks and Raiders. ... [Read More]
06/11/15 Jaguars WR Marqise Lee not expected to participate next week
Source: Hays Carlyon via jacksonville.com

Jaguars' second-year wideout Marqise Lee is still nursing an injured knee. According to his head coach Gus Bradley, it's more than likely he'll be held out of next week's minicamp. Lee was available to comment on the situation. "I'm slowly progressing back," Lee said. "The trainers don't want to rush anything. Of course, I want to be out there and I feel like I could be out there. But, we aren't ... [Read More]
06/11/15 Jets RB Chris Ivory is currently No. 1 on the depth chart
Source: Rich Cimini via Twitter

According to Jets' head coach Todd Bowles Chris Ivory is the top running back on the depth chart. Behind him is Bilal Powell then Daryl Richardson. Zac Stacy is still learning the offense but could jump up. It's important to note that Stevan Ridley is still injured and not on the depth chart. ... [Read More]
06/11/15 Giants QB Eli Manning believes Rueben Randle will 'have a big year'
Source: Steve Serby via nypost.com

Giants' wide receiver Rueben Randle has always been considered an underachiever. He has the talent but hasn't really been able to put it all together for a full season. He had a solid 2014 campaign, putting up 71 receptions for 938 yards and three TDs. His quarterback Eli Manning expects him to build off that and put together a breakout season. "I think Rueben'll have a big year," Manning said. "... [Read More]
06/11/15 49ers RB Reggie Bush getting the RB1 reps at OTAs
Source: Matt Barrows via sacbee.com

Reggie Bush is getting the first reps with the first-team in every drill at OTAs. Bush is the veteran back on the team and knows how to run the drills the way they are supposed to be run. 49ers' running backs coach Tom Rathman has been using his as the example of what to do when going through the drills. It's also important to note that both Carlos Hyde and Kendall Hunter are coming off injury. ... [Read More]
06/11/15 Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin returns to practice after hamstring scare
Source: Steve Reed via Twitter

Panthers' second-year wideout had been sidelined with a hamstring injury. There was some concern that it could be a somewhat serious issue. There were even rumors that there could even be a slight tear. Fortunately that does not appear to be the case. Benjamin was a participant at OTAs today and the hamstring no longer seems to be an issue. ... [Read More]
06/11/15 Peyton Manning says the 'sky is the limit' for Broncos RB C.J. Anderson
Source: Jeff Legwold via espn.com

Broncos' future Hall of Fame quarterback made it a point to build up running back C.J. Anderson when asked about the offense. Anderson had a breakout season in the second half of 2014. It seems like Manning expects that to continue right into 2015. "I'm learning, I'm learning about the requirements of me," Manning said. "I'm learning how [tight end] Owen Daniels runs his routes, running back C.J.... [Read More]
06/11/15 Patriots cut TE Tim Wright
Source: Mike Garafolo via Twitter

The Patriots raised some eyebrows last season when they traded Tom Brady's most reliable O-lineman Logan Mankins for Buccaneers tight end Tim Wright. The trade didn't really work out for either team. Wright did very little for the Pats and the Bucs had one of the worst O-lines in the league. With that said, the Pats did win the Super Bowl while the Bucs picked first overall in the draft. Today th... [Read More]
06/11/15 Packers WR Jordy Nelson is right on schedule with his recovery
Source: Bill Huber via SCOUT.com

Packers' top receiver Jordy Nelson had an unknown procedure this offseason, which is widely believed to be a hip surgery. Nelson says he had a recovery plan and is right on schedule with it. He is getting mentally prepared and fully intends to be ready for training camp. "We're right where we want to be," Nelson said. "We set a plan at the beginning, and we're hitting every target. We feel good a... [Read More]
06/11/15 Packers WR Davante Adams is beginning to reach his potential
Source: Jason Wilde via espn.com

Heading into his second season in the NFL, Packers' wideout Davante Adams is beginning to show why the team drafted him in the second round of last season's draft despite having much more pressing needs. His MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers has taken notice of his tremendous abilities. "In my mind, he has humongous upside – and he's starting to reach that upside," Rodgers said. "I think the op... [Read More]
06/11/15 Texans HC Bill O'Brien has great news for fantasy owners of RB Arian Foster
Source: Tania Ganguli via espn.com

Arian Foster has had his fair share of bumps and bruises over the past few seasons, nonetheless, when healthy he's also been one of the most dominant forces in all of fantasy football. Each season people speculate that Foster will be receiving a reduced workload. Texans' head coach Bill O'Brien is putting those rumors to rest early this offseason. He made sure to reassure Foster's fantasy owners.... [Read More]
06/11/15 Cowboys WR Terrance Williams is having a great offseason according to Tony Romo
Source: Charean Williams via star-telegram.com

Cowboys' wideout Terrance Williams is a distant WR2 in Dallas. Nonetheless, he's an important cog in the Cowboys' offense. He has had a tremendous offseason to this point. No one has been more impressed with the progress he's made than his quarterback Tony Romo. "Terrance has had one of the best off-seasons I've seen in a while," Romo said. "So I'm very excited about his approach, the way that he... [Read More]
06/11/15 Browns QB Johnny Manziel living with his high school coach
Source: Pat McManamon via espn.com

Browns' second-year quarterback and polarizing figure Johnny Manziel has been taking steps all offseason to get his life and career back on track. He's gone to rehab and moved from downtown into the suburbs. The next step he's taken is to move his high school offensive coordinator Julius Scott into his home with him. Scott is one of the biggest influences on his life and Manziel believes he helpe... [Read More]
06/10/15 Lions RB Ameer Abdullah even better than advertised as a pass-catcher
Source: Tim Twentyman via detroitlions.com

Lions' rookie running back Ameer Abdullah was expected to be an excellent pass-catcher. However, apparently he has been great in camp. His offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi has been blown away by his receiving ability. "I like Abdullah more every day," Lombardi said. "Every day you can see him do things that really excite you. He didn't get a chance maybe to show everything he can do as a receiv... [Read More]
06/10/15 Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger believes this is the best offense he's ever played in
Source: Jeremy Fowler via espn.com

It's hard to not be wowed by Ben Roethlisberger's weapons in Pittsburgh. He has arguably the best receiver in the league in Antonio Brown and another young star opposite him in Martavis Bryant. His running back Le'Veon Bell is pretty much the consensus best young back in the league and DeAngelo Williams is a solid backup. Then he has his old reliable tight end Heath Miller. Big Ben clearly didn't... [Read More]
06/10/15 Cowboys RB Darren McFadden continues to miss time with a hamstring strain
Source: Drew Davison via star-telegram.com

In the least shocking news of the day, Darren McFadden continues to be sidelined by injury. Due to a hamstring strain he's limited to rehabbing his injury on the side. He has expressed his frustration with yet another injury, nevertheless, he has accepted that he's better off missing time in June than in September. "It's definitely frustrating," McFadden said. "You want to always be out there tak... [Read More]
06/10/15 Broncos QB Peyton Manning accepting fewer snaps in camp
Source: Lindsay H. Jones via usatoday.com

Peyton Manning has always been the kind of guy that wants to take just about every single snap all offseason. Things are different this year and he has been forced to relinquish some of his snaps. However, he seems to be accepting of the change and understands it's what's best for both him and the team. "I mean, obviously, he would go every day and even longer than we'd ask him to. It's just the ... [Read More]
06/10/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson not likely to play in preseason
Source: Chris Tomasson via twincities.com

Vikings' running back seems to have put all the theatrics behind him and is back with his team. He is at full strength and in great condition during OTAs, however, the veteran back is not expected to see the field during the preseason. At least that's what his head coach Mike Zimmer believes at the moment. "I probably don't see that, no,'' Zimmer said. "We're talking in June, so you can't hold me... [Read More]
06/10/15 Packers WR Jordy Nelson back at practice
Source: Bill Huber via SCOUT.com

Jordy Nelson returned to Packers' OTAs after an apparent hip surgery this offseason. He is right on schedule and believes he will be at full strength come training camp. "We're right where we want to be," Nelson said after practice. "We set a plan at the beginning, and we're hitting every target. We feel good and like I said a couple of weeks ago, we'll be ready to go by training camp. The importa... [Read More]
06/10/15 Saints RB Mark Ingram back on the field
Source: Mike Triplett via espn.com

Mark Ingram has been sidelined from Saints' OTAs for about two weeks now. He was out due to a foot and ankle injury the team was very vague about and described it only as a "tweak". On Wednesday he returned to practice and looked pretty healthy. The injury was never considered serious but it's still good to see him back out there with the team. ... [Read More]
06/10/15 Lions RB Joique Bell may not be in ideal condition when training camp starts
Source: Tim Twentyman via detroitlions.com

The Lions' projected RB1 Joique Bell is still rehabbing from offseason procedures on his knee and Achilles. The team is a bit concerned about his conditioning entering training camp being that he has not been able to practice. Offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi expressed his concern about the issue. "Really, I think your biggest concern is just, is he going to be able to get in the shape that you... [Read More]
06/10/15 Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin sidelined with a foot issue
Source: Terez A. Paylor via Twitter

The Chiefs acquired former Eagles' star receiver Jeremy Maclin in free agency. He's coming off an 85 catch, 1,318 yard and 10 touchdown season. His talent is undeniable, however, there is one knock on Maclin and it's his durability. Currently he is sitting out of OTAs with an inflamed foot and is considered day-to-day. ... [Read More]
06/10/15 Cardinals TE Troy Niklas will have ankle surgery
Source: Mike Jurecki via Twitter

Cardinals' tight end Troy Niklas has a real shot to be the team's top TE. After the unexpected retirement of John Carlson, Niklas was thrusted into a larger role. Unfortunately he suffered a high-ankle sprain last season, which required surgery. He once again rolled that same ankle and will be forced to undergo another procedure on the ankle. He is still expected to be ready for training camp. ... [Read More]
06/10/15 49ers TE Vernon Davis 'looks extremely fast' at OTAs
Source: Matt Barrows via sacbee.com

49ers Pro-Bowl tight end Vernon Davis was absolutely miserable last season. He totaled just 26 receptions for 245 yards and two touchdowns. This offseason his head coach Jim Tomsula says he looks great, like the guy we had grown accustom to prior to last season's debacle. "Vernon is stretching the field," Tomsula. "Vernon looks extremely fast. Catching the ball really well. Again, the next three ... [Read More]
06/10/15 Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is targeting a $100 million contract
Source: Vito Stellino via jacksonville.com

Jaguars' second-year quarterback Blake Bortles have taken notice of all the $100 million contracts being doled out to young quarterbacks. Bortles has his sights set on the same goal. $100 million is always exciting," Bortles said. "Those guys all earn it. They're great quarterbacks and they get paid what they deserve. That's the goal. I try and get better each and every day and why not make a car... [Read More]
06/10/15 Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham looking forward to the challenge of blocking
Source: Curtis Crabtree via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

The biggest knock on Jimmy Graham is the fact that he can't block. He has been described as soft and lacks fundamentals due to the fact he only played one season of football at The U. The Seahawks fully intend on teaching him how to block and utilizing him on the line. It sounds like Graham is looking forward to the challenge. "Listen man, I'm 270 pounds," Graham said. "I can block anybody I want ... [Read More]
06/10/15 Raiders QB Derek Carr says he's at '100 percent'
Source: Chris McClain via SCOUT.com

Raiders' quarterback Derek Carr has been very limited through most OTAs with an injury to his right ring finger. He is now back as a full participant in practice, which is a welcomed site for the perpetually miserable franchise. Carr claims he feels like he's back to full strength despite being a little rusty. "I'm 100 percent,'' Carr said. "If I could be more than 100, that's where I'm at. It st... [Read More]
06/10/15 Raiders RB Latavius Murray poised for a 'huge year'
Source: Adam Caplan via Twitter

Raiders' young running back Latavius Murray had his coming out party last season against the Chiefs before suffering a concussion. This season Darren McFadden has mercifully been allowed to leave and now Murray is the man in Oakland. A source close to the team believes he is poised to have a monster season. Per source on Murray: "Has a chance at a huge year in this system. Because he is smart, phy... [Read More]
06/10/15 Broncos RB Montee Ball says he was never at full strength last season
Source: Nicki Jhabvala via denverpost.com

Montee Ball was a massive disappointment in Denver last season. Particularly since C.J. Anderson was so good. Now Ball says he's much healthier now and he's coming for his starting job. "I feel great right now," Ball said. "Never felt better. I implemented a lot of pilates in my regimen to strengthen my core because they dug inside of me to get my appendix. And then that kind of weakened my core,... [Read More]
06/10/15 The Cowboys want to get RB Lance Dunbar 'more involved'
Source: Jon Machota via dallasnews.com

Cowboys' running back Lance Dunbar failed to hit the 100-yard mark last season for the entire season. He totaled 29 carries for 99 yards. With DeMarco Murray gone, Dunbar could get a lot more opportunities this season, especially in such a weak RB corps. Cowboys' running backs coach Gary Brown made it clear he wants to utilize Dunbar more. "I envision [him getting more opportunities]," Gary said.... [Read More]
06/10/15 Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has shown 'growth' according to Ben Roethlisberger
Source: Teresa Varley via steelers.com

Steelers' second-year wide receiver Martavis Bryant will look to build off a solid rookie campaign. His quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been very impressed with his work ethic and how improved he is this season. I have seen growth. I have seen a guy that wants to be good, wants to be great, every day he is working at his craft and talking to me about things he can improve on. You just see him ... [Read More]
06/09/15 Cardinals WR John Brown expected to do 'huge things'
Source: Alex Flanagan via Twitter

During the loud emergence of rookie wide receivers last season, Arizona Cardinals third-rounder John Brown quietly turned heads and stalked around headlines. Brown was a consistent weapon in the Cardinals' passing attack and showed flashes of potential, exploding for long gains and exposing the secondary with his speed. On Tuesday, Cardinals QB Carson Palmer said, "I expect huge things from (Brow... [Read More]
06/09/15 Titans QB Marcus Mariota 'deadly accurate' at OTAs
Source: Paul Kuharsky via ESPN.com

The hype does not seem to be declining for rookie QB Marcus Mariota. Tennessee Titans wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson expressed his opinion of Mariota on Tuesday. "He's real," Jefferson said. "He's got the goods." According to Jefferson, Mariota has been "deadly accurate" during OTAs, and Jefferson is "just giddy" about Mariota's future with the franchise.... [Read More]
06/09/15 Giants QB Eli Manning showing better decision-making in OTAs
Source: Jordan Raanan via NJ.com

New York Giants QB Eli Manning is coming off a pronounced end to the 2014 season. With the ball rolling, Manning is on track to continue right where he left off. Although it's only OTAs, Manning has reportedly been close to interception-free in those practices, something that could not be said about Eli heading into Ben McAdoo's offense last season. Manning is currently working without his top tw... [Read More]
06/09/15 Ravens OC Marc Trestman has high praise for rookie WR Breshad Perriman
Source: Aaron Wilson via baltimoresun.com

The Ravens' first-round pick Breshad Perriman has been highly criticized for his drops and lack of versatility. He's considered a very raw talent for a first-rounder. However, offensive coordinator Marc Trestman has been very impressed with the young wideout. "What we saw on tape is what we are getting," Trestman said. "We really liked what we saw on tape, obviously. And what we're getting is a g... [Read More]
06/09/15 Titans WR Kendall Wright wants to get back on track in 2015
Source: John Glennon via the Nashville Tennessean

Kendall Wright came into the 2014 season with a full head of steam. Based on his numbers previous to 2014, Wright was expecting to improve greatly. Instead, Wright saw major dips in his reception and yardage totals. Specifically, he caught 37 fewer passes and gained 364 fewer yards compared to his rookie year. However, he did score six more touchdowns than in 2013. Regarding his 2014 production,... [Read More]
06/09/15 Lions WR Calvin Johnson is working with veteran teammate Lance Moore
Source: Tim Twentyman via detroitlions.com

Calvin Johnson may be the most gifted athlete the league has ever seen. He struggled through injuries last season and had somewhat of a down year for him. In that down year he caught 71 passes for 1,077 yards and eight TDs in just 13 games. This offseason he's working with veteran wideout Lance Moore. Moore seems to think that Megatron is going to do big things in the second year of the offensive... [Read More]
06/09/15 Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart's workload will be based off of production
Source: Steve Reed via ap.org

Jonathan Stewart has been projected to be the Panthers' top back or at least part of a two-back system for a long time now. However, he has been plagued with injuries over the past three seasons and even before that was banged up a lot. The 28-year-old back still has talent but injuries have taken their toll on his body and it has shown in his production. Now his head coach Ron Rivera wants to ba... [Read More]
06/09/15 Jaguars WR Allen Robinson is 'progressing nicely' and is ahead of schedule
Source: John Oehser via jaguars.com

Jaguars 2014 second-round pick Allen Robinson was off to a solid start to his career before a stress fracture in his foot ended his rookie campaign. However, his head coach Gus Bradley said "he's really progressing nicely" and is ahead of schedule in his rehab. Robinson has already returned to practice in a limited capacity, now it looks like he'll be without limitations very soon. "My goal has be... [Read More]
06/09/15 Bills WR Sammy Watkins is now pain free
Source: Sal Capaccio via wgr550.com

Bills' star receiver Sammy Watkins underwent hip surgery this offseason. He has been extremely limited so far but seems to be progressing well. While he's still easing his way back, his hip is no longer causing him any major discomfort. "Everything is pain free," Watkins said. "I am taking it easy, I am taking it slow. I am not doing everything 100-percent. I am basically just going to give it ti... [Read More]
06/09/15 Cardinals QB Carson Palmer has been cleared for 11-on-11 drills
Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter

Cardinals' starting quarterback Carson Palmer is coming off a torn ACL for the second time in his career. While he was always expected to be ready for the season, he's progressing very well. He was actually just cleared for 11-on-11 drills starting immediately. This is a welcomed sight for the Cards. After being a top team for the majority of 2014, they struggled mightily after Palmer went down. ... [Read More]
06/09/15 Dolphins WR DeVante Parker should be at full strength in 8-12 weeks
Source: Andrew Abramson via palmbeachpost.com

Dolphins' first-round pick recently underwent surgery to replace a screw in his foot. Parker said he expects to be ready in eight weeks. However, orthopedic surgeon and former NFL team physician David Chao believes 12 weeks may be a more realistic target. "Are they bone grafting him? If they are, that's going to be longer than eight weeks," Chao said. "If they're just putting in a slightly bigger... [Read More]
06/09/15 Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham still limited at OTAs
Source: John Glennon via tennessean.com

Titans' rookie wideout Dorial Green-Beckham has still been very limited at OTAs. It seems more precautionary than anything else, but it's still a tough break that he's missing much needed reps. He hopes with rest he'll be a full go by next week. "I'm shooting for mini-camp as a full go," Green-Beckham said. "I'm just watching my hamstring, really, that's my main concern, making sure that I take c... [Read More]
06/08/15 Browns WR Josh Gordon fully intends to continue his NFL career once eligible for reinstatement
Source: Mary Kay Cabot via cleveland.com

Browns' embattled wideout Josh Gordon will be suspended for all of 2015 due to yet another violation of league's substance abuse policy. However, according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus, Gordon will file for reinstatement as soon as he's eligible. Although disappointed, Gordon is determined to turn his career around and still be the star he has the talent to be. "With Josh, he's hanging in there,''... [Read More]
06/08/15 Chargers RB Danny Woodhead is back to full strength
Source: Michael Gehlken via Twitter

Danny Woodhead entered 2014 as a sneaky good PPR pick coming off an excellent 2013 campaign. While he lacked the big name recognition, the better fantasy owners new he was a steal. Unfortunately, he broke his fibula in Week 3 and found himself on season ending injured reserve. The Chargers' head coach Mike McCoy now believes he is back to 100 percent. "He looks the way (he did) the snap before ...... [Read More]
06/08/15 Cardinals RB Andre Ellington appears to be back to 100 percent
Source: Mike Jurecki via Twitter

Cardinals' rookie running back Andre Ellington's season was doomed from the star as he injured his foot just before the season started. He battled through a litany of injuries until he was eventually done in by a hip injury, which landed him on the IR. Ellington now looks to be back to full strength and. is showing his elusive quickness in the OTA workouts". ... [Read More]
06/08/15 Cardinals RB David Johnson wowing coaches and teammates at OTAs with his pass-catching abilities
Source: Mike Jurecki via Twitter

Cardinals' rookie running back David Johnson was touted as one of the top pass-catching backs in the draft. He has lived up to that hype at OTAs. He has reportedly been highly impressive in the passing game and both his coaches and teammates have been very impressed. Carson Palmer is one of the teammates that has been most impressed by the young back. ... [Read More]
06/08/15 Eagles QB Mark Sanchez looks 'substantially better than he did a year ago this time'
Source: Jeff McLane via philly.com

Eagles' projected backup quarterback Mark Sanchez was coming off shoulder surgery last season and was not at full strength. He has said multiple times already this offseason that his arm is feeling much stronger than last year. Due to Sam Bradford's injured knee, Sanchez is taking the first team reps and reportedly "looked substantially better than he did a year ago this time".... [Read More]
06/08/15 Eagles QB Sam Bradford moving around better at OTAs
Source: Jeff McLane via philly.com

Eagles projected starting quarterback Sam Bradford is still recovering from a second torn ACL in the past two years. It was recently reported that he was walking with a significant limp and people began to speculate that he would not be ready for Week 1. Now it looks like he's moving around much better as he ramps up his participation level at OTAs. Bradford still won't guarantee that he will be ... [Read More]
06/08/15 Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas not expected to report to mandatory minicamp
Source: Chad Jensen via SCOUT.com

Broncos' star receiver Demaryius Thomas is yet to sign his franchise tag tender. The two sides have until July 15 to get a deal done or Thomas will be playing on a one-year $12.823 million deal. However, he is not expected or obligated to show up to mandatory minicamp. He is technically not under contract so he does not have to show for any team activities. Like most players, he is less than plea... [Read More]
06/08/15 Texans RB Arian Foster has had his healthiest offseason in a long time
Source: Tania Ganguli via Twitter

Texans' running back Arian Foster has been an elite RB1 since he entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent. However, he tends to drop in fantasy leagues due to injury concerns. He always seems to be sidelined or limping off the field. Whether it be anti-awesomeness in his hamstring or a mysterious heart issue, he seems to always be questionable at best. His injury issues are usually lingering fro... [Read More]
06/08/15 Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins still not participating
Source: Tania Ganguli via Twitter

Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins underwent offseason surgery on his wrist to repair a torn ligament. The surgery involved having a rod and pin inserted into his wrist, but both have since been removed. Hopkins has been rehabbing since his surgery took place in late February. He has not participated in OTAs, but head coach Bill O'Brien said Hopkins should be ready for training camp. Hopkins had a... [Read More]
06/08/15 Raiders QB Derek Carr is cleared to return next week
Source: Chris McClain via SCOUT.com

The Raiders have a lot riding on their second-year quarterback Derek Carr. He has been extremely limited with a ring finger injury on his throwing hand. He has now been cleared for next week's minicamp. He still likely will not be at full strength, however, he is expected to be 100 percent for training camp and will be participating in all drills. ... [Read More]
06/08/15 Lions WR Calvin Johnson returned to practice
Source: Dave Birkett via Detroit Free Press

The cornerstone of the Detroit Lions' franchise, Calvin Johnson, missed last week's OTAs to handle personal causes. Johnson returned to practice Monday. Although Johnson's 2014 season was shadowed by lingering health issues, the star wideout is looking to return to dominance in this upcoming season. Johnson avoided any type of surgery this offseason and has a great outlook for 2015.... [Read More]
06/08/15 Raiders QB Derek Carr cleared for minicamp
Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter

Derek Carr missed working out all last month due to a finger issue, preventing him from throwing the ball. Although Carr is certainly not 100 percent, the QB has been cleared for participation in minicamp, according to Ian Rapoport. With an offense that has acquired WR Michael Crabtree and drafted WR Amari Cooper with the fourth selection in the 2015 draft, the Raiders are looking to get Carr work... [Read More]
06/08/15 Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin still sidelined with a hamstring injury
Source: Max Henson via Twitter

Panthers' sophomore wideout Kelvin Benjamin has been out of practice since mid-May with a hamstring injury. However, his head coach Ron Rivera does expect him back on the practice field at some point this week. In the meanwhile, rookie Devin Funchess is taking Benjamin's first-team reps. The injury was never believed to be overly serious. ... [Read More]
06/08/15 Giants WR Odell Beckham may not be ready for minicamp
Source: Ralph Vacchiano via Twitter

Last season's top rookie sensation, Odell Beckham, has been battling a hamstring issue all offseason. According to New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, Beckham is reportedly doing better and went through a few individual drills last week. However, Coughlin is unsure of whether Beckham will be ready for minicamp next week. Beckham was hampered by a right hamstring injury last year that forced ... [Read More]
06/08/15 Duke HC David Cutcliffe in awe of Broncos QB Peyton Mannings practice habits
Source: Nicki Jhabvala via denverpost.com

Duke' head coach and former Tennessee Volunteers' offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe was present while Tennessee alum and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning worked out this offseason. To say he has impressed would be an understatement. "I'm amazed at times," said Cutcliffe. "We're doing this in an indoor facility with nobody watching and I watch his focus, his intensity, the absolute desire for... [Read More]
06/08/15 Saints WR Brandin Cooks believes he's advanced mentally and can now play faster
Source: Mike Triplett via espn.com

Saints second-year wideout Brandin Cooks believes he has advanced mentally and is no longer thinking on the field, just doing. As fast as he was last season, he believes he can play even faster now. He was having a great rookie campaign before landing on IR with a broken thumb. This year, he is anticipating being much better. "I'm definitely ahead of where I was last year mentally, knowing my pla... [Read More]
06/08/15 Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson being moved around the field at OTAs
Source: Roy Cummings via tbo.com

New Buccaneers' offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is getting creative and lining up Vincent Jackson all over the field. Not only is Jackson taking well to the changes, he's excited about it. "Dirk is having some fun moving me around and playing me in multiple places, and it's been fun for me, too,'' Jackson said. "It's fun to play inside (in the slot) and outside, to be able stretch the field an... [Read More]
06/07/15 Panthers WR Devin Funchess has played three WR positions at OTAs
Source: Jonathan Jones via charlotteobserver.com

Panthers' rookie wideout Devin Funchess was touted as a hybrid WR/TE coming out of Michigan. He will be used as a wideout in Carolina, however, he may be moved all over the field. Funchess has already lined up as the X and Z, which are standard outside positions, and at the F, which is like the slot but closer to the offensive line. The F is for big physical receivers as the S or slot is usually ... [Read More]
06/07/15 Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston looks to stretch the field with his big targets
Source: Zach Shapiro via pewterreport.com

Buccaneers first-overall pick Jameis Winston has been looking to stretch the field with his big-bodied targets Mike Evans, Vincent Jackson and Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Winston is more than thrilled to have them at his disposal. "The most exciting part is the explosive plays and getting to throw to all these big-time wide receivers we have," Winston said. "That's the fun part of everything. I have... [Read More]
06/07/15 Steelers WR Martavis Bryant packs on 10 pounds of muscle
Source: Ray Fittipaldo via post-gazette.com

Steelers' second-year receiver Martavis Bryant was a slender 6-foot-4, 215 pounds as a rookie. He put on 10 pounds of muscle this offseason and is noticeably bigger and stronger. Bryant is projected to be the WR2 in Pittsburgh this season. He worked hard this offseason and is eager to show off what he's been working on. Everyone gets bigger and better every year," said Bryant. "I wanted to make s... [Read More]
06/07/15 Chiefs QB Alex Smith will look be more aggressive downfield this season
Source: Adam Teicher via espn.com

Chiefs' quarterback Alex Smith may be best known for not being able to throw the ball downfield. This season, the team wants to change that. Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson is looking to change that. He and QBs coach Matt Nagy will have their hands full coming off of a season that did not see a Chiefs' wide receiver catch a single touchdown pass. "If he misses a down-the-field throw, it's my j... [Read More]
06/06/15 Jaguars WR Allen Robinson will join team drills next week
Source: Ryan O'Halloran via .jax-cdn.com

Allen Robinson has been recovering from a stress fracture in his foot that he suffered last November. To this point he has only participated in individual drills. He's set to join his teammates in 11-on-11 drills on Monday. He has already impressed his coaches and is excited to participate in team drills. "Good to be back – that's the main thing," Robinson said. "I wanted to get back out th... [Read More]
06/06/15 Giants QB Eli Manning better understands the offensive system entering his second year in it
Source: Dan Salomone via giants.com

Giants' two time Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning had his struggles early last season in new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo's system. He had previously been in the same system his entire career. By the year's end it had become clear that he was much more comfortable in the system. He finds himself even more adapted to the system this offseason. "This year, I understand the concepts," ... [Read More]
06/06/15 49ers RB Carlos Hyde returns to practice
Source: Cam Inman via mercurynews.com

The 49ers received yet another scare when Carlos Hyde was sidelined with an undisclosed leg injury. The team can ill afford to lose any more players after a nightmarish offseason plagued by a slew of unexpected retirements. Hyde is back at practice and "looked fine". He's believed to be fully recovered from his leg strain. He's projected to be the RB1 in San Francisco this season. ... [Read More]
06/06/15 Browns HC Mike Pettine praises WR Brian Hartline
Source: Scott Petrak via Twitter

Newly acquired Browns' wide receiver Brian Hartline is coming off a miserable 39 catch, 474 yard season in Miami. He had caught over 70 receptions and hit the century mark in each of the two previous seasons. His new head coach Mike Pettine had high praise of the six-year veteran saying, "All he does is get open and catch the ball." ... [Read More]
06/06/15 Dolphins WR DeVante Parker is 'as advertised'
Source: Barry Jackson via miamiherald.typepad.com

Dolphins' first-round pick DeVante Parker recently underwent foot surgery. However, he had been working on "cleaning up his route running" prior to the procedure according to quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Tannehill went on to praise Parker and it sounds like his route running may be his only imperfection. He said that Parker has come "as advertised. He can catch it with a defender on his back, can ... [Read More]
06/06/15 Rams QB Nick Foles and WR Kenny Britt have great chemistry
Source: Myles Simmons via stlouisrams.com

Rams' new starting quarterback Nick Foles is acclimating himself to the offense and building a rapport with his teammate. He has seemed to click particularly well with wide receiver Kenny Britt right off the bat. "Our chemistry has been great since Day 1," Britt said. "He's not going to throw a fastball when you're five yards down the field. He has a touch, he has a sense of when to put a little ... [Read More]
06/06/15 Buccaneers RB Doug Martin is 'on the first team'
Source: Zach Shapiro via pewterreport.com

Buccaneers' running back Doug Martin is practicing with the first team in Tampa Bay. This is despite back-to-back subpar seasons and after the team declined to pick up the backs fifth-year option. There has been much speculation this offseason about who will be the top back in Tampa. Head coach Lovie Smith made it pretty clear that as of now, Martin is the man. "He's on the first team like he has... [Read More]
06/06/15 Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon will contribute this season
Source: Vikings PR via vikings.clubs.nfl.com

With Adrian Peterson back with the Vikings, backup Jerick McKinnon's role is up in the air at best. His offensive coordinator Norval Turner made it clear that McKinnon will still see the field and contribute this season. "Jerick, really looks faster than a year ago, because he's real confident in what he's doing. He's 100% healthy and he's flying around. He really gives you a nice dimension, a ch... [Read More]
06/06/15 Cardinals QB Carson Palmer to participate in 11-on-11 drills next week
Source: Kent Somers via azcentral.com

Cardinals' quarterback Carson Palmer is still recovering from ACL surgery. While he's not all the way back yet, he'll take a big step in the right direction next week. According to head coach Bruce Arians, he will be participating in 11-on-11 drills at OTAs next week. "He'll get some (11-on-11) work next week," Arians said. "We had some no huddle (Wednesday). We'll do some more of that, depending... [Read More]
06/06/15 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has a clearly made alterations to his delivery
Source: Matt Barrows via sacbee.com

49ers' starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick worked with quarterbacks coach and biomechanics devotee Dennis Gile this offseason. Gile altered Kapernick's delivery to help improve his accuracy. Everyone who has seen Kaepernick at OTAs has seen significant alterations. "It's the first thing everyone sees -- how fast the ball comes out of his hand," Gile said. "It's not about how hard you can throw ... [Read More]
06/06/15 Report: Raiders WR Amari Cooper is the 'real deal'
Source: Adam Caplan via Twitter

Raiders' first-round pick Amari Cooper has reportedly looked great at OTAs. According to a team source Cooper looks like a star in the making. He was described as, "Real deal. Almost no mental errors. Runs great routes, consistent route runner." ... [Read More]
06/06/15 Saints RB Mark Ingram still sidelined with foot and ankle injuries
Source: Mike Triplett via espn.com

Saints' starting running back Mark Ingram is once again sidelined with foot and ankle injuries. The injuries are not believed to be serious. Still, he has had injury issues in the past and this could linger. Head coach Sean Payton has downplayed the situation. "We've just sat him," Payton said. "There's nothing significant. It's this time of the year where we're smart about what we're doing." ... [Read More]
06/05/15 Dolphins WR DeVante Parker has successful surgery on his foot
Source: Armando Salguero via Twitter

Dolphins' first-round pick DeVante Parker underwent surgery on Friday morning on the same foot he had injured at Louisville. The procedure was reportedly a precautionary measure to replace a screw in his foot, which he broke last year. He is currently on the PUP list, however, he's expected to be ready for Week 1. ... [Read More]
06/05/15 Rams WR Brian Quick running routes 'against air' at OTAs
Source: Jim Thomas via Twitter

Rams' wide receiver Brian Quick is back on the field running routes "against air". He is still recovering from shoulder surgery and has been very limited at OTAs this offseason. Quick is expected to be ready for the start of the season and hopes to participate more thoroughly at training camp later this month. ... [Read More]
06/05/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson in great shape
Source: Matt Vensel via startribune.com

Adrian Peterson is back in camp and is reportedly in great shape and hasn't shown any signs of rust. His Vikings' teammate, corner back Captain Munnerlyn, has been particularly impressed with his conditioning. "He's been out of football for almost a whole year, but a guy like him, though … I haven't been around him in six months. I didn't know he was going to come back in this type of shape... [Read More]
06/04/15 Rams RB Todd Gurley 'still a ways away from practicing'
Source: Jim Thomas via Twitter

Rams' rookie running back Todd Gurley is still recovering from ACL surgery. He has been doing limited work on the side but that's about it. He's still reportedly "still a ways away from practicing". However, this is still progress. ... [Read More]
06/04/15 Ravens TE Dennis Pitta is running and catching in individual drills
Source: Aaron Wilson via baltimoresun.com

After a second major hip surgery in as many years, Dennis Pitta is back on the field. He is running routes and catching passes in individual drills. He is not yet medically cleared to participate in team drills. His head coach Jim Harbaugh is not counting him out. "Dennis is out there for about half the practice and he's doing a good job, too," Harbaugh said. "So, we're not counting him out at al... [Read More]
06/04/15 Redskins WR Jamison Crowder involved in some sort of domestic incident
Source: Alex Marvez via Twitter

Redskins' rookie wideout Jamison Crowder was accused of being involved in a domestic incident. He was accused on his Instagram page but there are very few details. Crowder has denied the accusations and claimed they were a result of his Instagram account being hacked. The Redskins released a statement on the matter: "The Washington Redskins are aware of an off-field situation involving Jamison Cr... [Read More]
06/04/15 Titans WR Justin Hunter lining up in the slot at times at OTAs
Source: Paul Kuharsky via espn.com

Titans' wideout Justin Hunter has been lining up in the slot a bit at OTAs. His head coach Ken Whisenhunt explained that there are a number of reasons for the decision. "It's positional," Whisenhunt said. "It's not necessarily 'you're the slot,' it's 'sometimes your position lines up in the slot.' It's a way of keeping tabs of who's going where (on defense), but more importantly it makes defenses... [Read More]
06/04/15 The Cowboys would like to get a long-tern deal done with WR Dez Bryant before July 15 deadline
Source: Todd Archer via espn.com

According to Cowboys' executive vice president Stephen Jones, the team would like to get a long-term deal done with franchise tagged receiver Dez Bryant. The team has until July 15 to get a deal done. "We know he will be a Cowboy this year," Jones said. "If he ends up playing this year under the tag we will go right back to work again next year. Now would we like to get a long term deal on him? O... [Read More]
06/04/15 Redskins WR Pierre Garcon moves from the left side to the right side
Source: Mike Jones via washingtonpost.com

Redskins' wideout Pierre Garcon has been moved from the X position to the Z. That means he goes from the left side of the formation to the right side. This is believed to be in an effort to get Garcon the ball more this season. In 2013, he had 113 receptions, that number dropped to 68 last season. Garcon is not as good a fit In Jay Gruden's system as he was in Mike Shanahan's. Nonetheless, he's t... [Read More]
06/04/15 Redskins TE Niles Paul 'bulked up' this offseason
Source: Mike Jones via washingtonpost.com

Redskins' tight end Niles Paul has "bulked up" this offseason in an attempt to be "a more effective blocker" according to head coach Jay Gruden. He reportedly looks "noticeably bigger". This should keep him healthy, which the team desperately needs him to be. Jordan Reed is hurt again and has already had a procedure on his knee since OTAs started. With Reed on the shelf as usual, Paul steps into ... [Read More]
06/04/15 Ravens WR Kamar Aiken starting at OTAs
Source: Luke Jones via Twitter

The Ravens have decided to go with Kamar Aiken as the starter opposite Steve Smith Sr. at OTAs. They apparently are not willing to just hand the job to first-round pick Breshad Perriman. Aiken has reportedly been very impressive so far this offseason. He looks determined to hold on to that starting job and hold off Perriman.... [Read More]
06/04/15 Cowboys RB Darren McFadden sitting out with strained hamstring
Source: Todd Archer via espn.com

Cowboys' running back Darren McFadden was not able to participate in OTAs on Wednesday due to a hamstring strain. McFadden has a lengthy injury history from his days in Oakland and at Arkansas. It is not yet known when he will be ready to return. Ryan Williams is also sidelined with a sore knee, leaving Joseph Randle to handle just about all the first-team reps. ... [Read More]
06/03/15 Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry could play on the outside this season
Source: Alain Poupart via miamidolphins.com

Earlier this offseason it appeared that second-year wideout Jarvis Landry was locked in to the slot position. Now the Dolphins are saying they're not opposed to the idea of Landry playing on the outside as well. Landry himself has said that he doesn't "want to be limited to a slot player". His head coach Joe Philbin further elaborated on the situation. "Part of it is getting players in the right ... [Read More]
06/03/15 Bills RB LeSean McCoy back at 11-on-11 drills at OTAs
Source: Mike Rodak via Twitter

Bills' running back LeSean McCoy was sidelined last week with a sore neck. The injury was never believed to be serious and it appears it wasn't. McCoy was back participating in 11-on-11 drills at OTAs today. McCoy did not show any affects from the injury. ... [Read More]
06/03/15 Titans QB Marcus Mariota to see '50 or 60 percent' of his snaps in shotgun
Source: Jim Wyatt via tennessean.com

The big question when the Titans drafted Marcus Mariota with the second-overall pick was if the team would adjust the offense to his skill set or try to force him to adjust. Despite winning a Heisman Trophy, Mariota's college game is not one that tends to translate to the pros. Nonetheless, the Titans are trying to tailor their offense to him. His quarterbacks coach John McNulty says he'll see ab... [Read More]
06/03/15 Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon could be an every-down back according to OC Greg Olson
Source: Ryan O'Halloran via jacksonville.com

The Jaguars drafted T.J. Yeldon early in the second-round. It's beginning to sound more and more like he'll be seeing feature-back touches as a rookie. His offensive coordinator Greg Olson had very high praise for Yeldon. "He was a playmaker and he played big in big games," Olson said. "He's a very knowledgeable, intelligent player at the running back position and Alabama runs a Pro-Style offense... [Read More]
06/03/15 Browns WR Dwayne Bowe leaves OTAs with a knee injury
Source: Mary Kay Cabot via cleveland.com

Browns' wide receiver Dwayne Bowe limped of the field with a knee injury at OTAs today. The injury is not believed to be serious according to his head coach Mike Pettine. "We might hold him out Thursday,'' Pettine said. "I'll wait to see the results of it. It wasn't anything serious, but especially in the spring with anything, we're going to tend to err on the side of being conservative." ... [Read More]
06/02/15 Texans QB Tom Savage is making 'progress' in Houston
Source: Brian T. Smith via houstonchronicle.com

Texans second-year quarterback Tom Savage saw very little action last season. He got his shot and was promptly injured shortly thereafter. However, his head coach Bill O'Brien likes what he sees from the young QB this offseason. "It's not always pretty, just like with every player," O'Brien said. "But I see a guy that's made a lot of progress. I will tell you that as a coaching staff, we're encou... [Read More]
06/02/15 Panthers QB Cam Newton signs five-year extension
Source: Brandon Croce via SCOUT.com

The Panthers have locked up Cam Newton as their franchise quarterback with a five-year extension. The deal is worth $103.8 million with $60 million guaranteed. Newton will make $67.6 million over the first three seasons of the deal. That's the most money over a three-year period that any NFL player has ever received. ... [Read More]
06/02/15 NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will not recuse himself from Tom Brady's appeal hearing
Source: Mike Garafolo via Twitter

The NFLPA has requested that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recuse himself from Tom Brady's appeal hearing of his four-game suspension. Goodell has denied the request, "Because protecting the integrity of the game is the commissioner's most important responsibility, I decline to rewrite our Collective Bargaining Agreement to abrogate my authority and discretion to hear any appeal in a conduct det... [Read More]
06/02/15 Raiders QB Derek Carr beginning to throw again
Source: Scott Bair via Twitter

Raiders second-year quarterback Derek Carr is still dealing with an injured finger on his throwing hand. He is beginning to throw for the first time during OTAs. However, he has only thrown a "few times" and only "one throwing rep". So, he still has a ways to go. He's hoping to be ready in time for training camp. ... [Read More]
06/02/15 Buccaneers WR Mike Evans back at practice after tweaking his hamstring
Source: Greg Auman via Twitter

Buccaneers' second-year wideout Mike Evans is back at practice after an injury scare last week. Evans tweaked his hamstring on Thursday and was forced out of OTAs. The team downplayed the injury. Apparently they were right to downplay it because he's already back on the field. ... [Read More]
06/02/15 Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham still not participating at OTAs
Source: Jim Wyatt via Twitter

Titans' second-round pick Dorial Green-Beckham is still absent from OTAs with a hamstring injury. He originally suffered the injury at rookie minicamp. This is tough news for a rebuilding young offense with a potential rookie starting quarterback, running back and receiver. ... [Read More]
06/02/15 Falcons RB Antone Smith back at practice
Source: Vaughn McClure via Twitter

After breaking his leg last season, Smith is back at practice. He plays the role as the homerun threat for the Falcons out of the backfield. Before getting injured last season Smith scored five touchdowns. The shortest TD was a 38-yard run. On the season he averaged 6.3 yards per carry and 17.1 yards per catch. ... [Read More]
06/02/15 Eagles QB Sam Bradford participating in 7-on-7 drills
Source: Jeff McLane via Twitter

After being seen limping around last week and rumors surfacing that his immediate future could be in doubt, newly acquired quarterback Sam Bradford participated in 7-on-7 drills today with the Eagles' first-team. He started with the first team and Mark Sanchez rotated in. Bradford is projected to be the starter, although, head coach Chip Kelly has said there will be a competition. Most believe th... [Read More]
06/02/15 Bengals WR Marvin Jones participating in 11-on-11 drills
Source: Bengals Insider Staff via SCOUT.com

After tweaking his hamstring earlier this offseason, Marvin Jones is finally participating in 11-on-11 drills. I say "finally" because he also missed all of last season with foot and ankle injuries. He reportedly looked pretty good. It's more notable that the foot and ankle look good more so than the hamstring. He is projected to start outside opposite star wide receiver A.J. Green. ... [Read More]
06/02/15 Browns RB Terrance West starts with first-team on Tuesday
Source: Nate Ulrich via Twitter

After Isaiah Crowell started with the first-team at last week's OTAs, Terrance West started this Tuesday. This could just be the Browns mixing things up or could be a sign of things to come. Last season, the Browns rotated these two backs as well as Ben Tate early in the season. This created a fantasy nightmare for owners, however, Crowell was the back that finished the season on the highest note... [Read More]
06/02/15 Bills RB LeSean McCoy is expected to get '300-plus carries' according to RB Fred Jackson
Source: Sal Capaccio via wgr550.com

It appears Fred Jackson is beginning to concede that the starting running back job will belong to LeSean McCoy. At this point, the ageless veteran just wants to help his team win. From the sound of things, McCoy will have a very heavy workload in Buffalo this season. "I don't know exactly what my role is going to be," Jackson said. "They say that they want Shady (McCoy) to get 300-plus carries n... [Read More]
06/02/15 Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron fitting in well at OTAs
Source: Barry Jackson via miamiherald.typepad.com

The Dolphins signed former Browns' tight end Jordan Cameron this offseason. Despite the loss of athletic TE Charles Clay many believe Cameron is an upgrade as a pass-catcher. After a breakout 2013 campaign, Cameron struggled in 2014. Concussion issues have been his biggest concern. Nonetheless, according to Joe Philbin he's looking good at OTAs. "I really like the ways he's fit into the offense s... [Read More]
06/02/15 Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon expected to be the Week 1 starter
Source: John Oehser via jaguars.com

According to the Jaguars' official site, rookie running back T.J. Yeldon is the heavy favorite to win the starting job. He has been very impressive during OTAs and has shown excellent versatility both in the rushing and passing attack. His biggest competition for touches will be Denard Robinson. However, Robinson has questions regarding his durability thanks to his undersized frame and season-end... [Read More]
06/02/15 Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr says hamstring injury is not serious
Source: Ebenezer Samuel via nydailynews.com

Odell Beckham Jr. was sidelined from OTAs with hamstring soreness. That raised some concern being that he was forced to miss the first-four games of 2014 with a hamstring issue. Beckham Jr. made it clear that he would be out there if the coaches allowed him to be. He definitely downplayed the injury. "It's just soreness in my hamstring," he said. "Just running around, (my) back being tight." ... [Read More]
06/02/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson reports to OTAs
Source: Tim Yotter via SCOUT.com

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has returned to the team for the first time since being suspended for abusing his child after Week 1 of last season. He has been at odds with the Vikings since they decided to suspend him and has demanded to be traded and even threatened to retire at one point. Now he says he's just excited to be back doing what he loves. "I'm returning because I want to. I'm p... [Read More]
06/02/15 Broncos RB C.J. Anderson weighs 22 lbs less at OTAs this year than he did last year
Source: Troy E. Renck via denverpost.com

C.J. Anderson was a gem off the waiver wire last season. However, when he got to OTAs he weighed 243 pounds and was described as "chubby". This season he enters OTAs at just 221 pounds, which is less than he weighed in season late last year. Anderson is in the best shape of his life and plans to continue this trend. "It's my job to make the line look right with the right cuts," Anderson said. "Ev... [Read More]
06/02/15 Jaguars WR Allen Robinson participating in OTAs
Source: Staff via news4jax.com

Jaguars' 2014 second-round pick Allen Robinson was sidelined for seven months with a foot injury. He was finally back on the field Monday. Robinson participated in individual drills and was excited to be back. "Just getting back out there with the guys and running routes was real fun today," Robinson said. ... [Read More]
06/02/15 Lions TE Joseph Fauria will not participate in OTAs
Source: David Birkett via Twitter

Tight end Joseph Fauria is one of the Lions' top red zone threats. His 2014 season was derailed when he seriously injured his ankle last September attempting to house train his puppy. The injury hampered him all season and would eventually end his season prematurely. While he avoided surgery, he will not be able to participate at OTAs. He hopes to be ready for camp. ... [Read More]
06/01/15 Cardinals RB David Johnson is currently fifth on the depth chart
Source: Mike Jurecki via Twitter

Cardinals' rookie David Johnson is currently the No. 5 running back in Arizona. He's currently behind Andre Ellington, Stepfan Taylor, Marion Grice and Kerwynn Williams. Head coach Bruce Arians had a blunt take on the whole situation saying, "He ain't getting sh-- yet." ... [Read More]
06/01/15 Titans RB Bishop Sankey working on 'just being in the right place' this offseason
Source: Paul Kuharsky via espn.com

Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt has said the best way for running back Bishop Sankey to earn more touches is by "just being in the right place". Sankey had a hard time being disciplined last season and staying behind his blocks. He went into more detail when discussing the topic. "We each have a track, depending on which run play it is," Sankey said. "Say we run a power play, our ending point wil... [Read More]
06/01/15 Cowboys RBs coach Gary Brown says RB Darren McFadden looks 'tremendous' at OTAs
Source: Todd Archer via espn.com

Underachieving former Raiders running back Darren McFadden signed with the Cowboys this offseason with hopes of winning the starting job and reviving his career. The Cowboys' running backs coach Gary Brown has been very impressed with what he's seen thus far. "He wants to prove that he wasn't the bust that people are talking about," said Brown. "We are going to give him the opportunity to prove t... [Read More]
06/01/15 49ers RB Kendall Hunter is 'coming along great'
Source: Matt Maiocco via csnbayarea.com

49ers complementary back Kendall Hunter is coming off a torn ACL. With Frank Gore now with the Colts, Hunter is a candidate to see more touches. San Francisco's new head coach Jim Tomsula says that Hunter is pretty much fully recovered from the knee injury. "Kendall, he's coming along great," Tomsula said. "I think we all have strong feelings for Kendall. He is, you see him out there moving. He's... [Read More]
06/01/15 Giants TE Larry Donnell has Achilles' tendinitis in his left foot
Source: Dan Graziano via Twitter

The Giants' top tight end Larry Donnell was seen in a walking boot on his left foot on Monday. Head coach Tom Coughlin later explained that Donnell was suffering from Achilles' tendinitis. There is no timetable yet for his return. However, it is not expected to be overly serious to the point that it will impact his fantasy season. ... [Read More]
06/01/15 Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr dealing with sore hamstrings
Source: Josh Alper via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Last season, Giants' wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr missed the first-four games of the season with a hamstring injury before absolutely exploding. Beckham is now dealing with soreness in his hamstrings at OTAs. He did not participate on Monday. The team insists it is not the same injury that sidelined him in 2014. ... [Read More]
06/01/15 Falcons HC Dan Quinn has high praise for RB Devonta Freeman
Source: Andrew Hirsh via atlantafalcons.com

While the Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said that both Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman were "absolutely battling for it", referring to the starting job, he really gushed about Freeman. "I love the competitive attitude Devonta brings," Quinn said. "To me, when you're having one of the best offseasons you've ever had, he's one of the guys like, 'I'm here, coach. I'm ready.' He wants to be the firs... [Read More]
06/01/15 Panthers QB Cam Newton close to signing a long-term deal
Source: Brandon Croce via SCOUT.com

The Panthers and their quarterback Cam Newton are reportedly on the verge of a five-year extension that will run through 2020. The deal is expected to be worth more than $100 million. The guaranteed money is expected to be in the area of $48 million. Carolina will be locking up their franchise QB in the very near future. ... [Read More]
06/01/15 Ravens WR DeAndre Carter compared to a 'young Randall Cobb' by Steve Smith Sr
Source: Garrett Downing via baltimoreravens.com

The Ravens signed undrafted free agent DeAndre Carter not long after the draft. He went undrafted thanks to his 5-foot-8, 185-pound frame. The former Sacramento State wideout has thoroughly impressed both his head coach John Harbaugh and veteran receiver Steve Smith. I Like (that) he's hungry," Smith said. "I just love his attitude. I see a young Randall Cobb in him." ... [Read More]
06/01/15 Seahawks RB Christine Michael will get his opportunity with RB Robert Turbin sidelined
Source: Terry Blount via espn.com

The Seahawks' backup running back Robert Turbin will be sidelined through the majority and possibly all of the preseason while recovering from hip surgery. This opens the door for Christine Michael to be the feature-back in Seattle. Starting running back Marshawn Lynch does not attend voluntary workouts and is seldom used in both training camp and preseason. Head coach Pete Carroll has made it cl... [Read More]
06/01/15 Redskins TE Jordan Reed has knee surgery
Source: John Keim via Twitter

The Redskins oft-injured tight end Jordan Reed is injured again. According to head coach Jay Gruden, Reed had a "little procedure" on his knee. The banged up TE had been complaining of knee soreness last week. He is still expected to be ready for training camp. ... [Read More]
06/01/15 Titans WR Justin Hunter says 'I've got to get it going ... I've got to improve'
Source: David Climer via tennessean.com

Physically, Titans wideout Justin Hunter is one of the most explosive players in the league. However, his production has not come close to matching his athleticism. Hunter appears to understand how crucial this season is to his future in the NFL. "I've got to get it going," Hunter said after a mini-camp practice this week. "Going into my third year, I've got to improve. I can't falter in any part... [Read More]
06/01/15 Ravens TE Dennis Pitta 'moving well' at OTAs
Source: Clifton Brown via csnbaltimore.com

Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta is recovering from his second major hip surgery in as many years. His career is very much in question, however, he is determined to return to an NFL field. He is currently participating at OTAs in a very limited capacity. Pitta has been catching balls on the side and "moving well". His status for the season is still undetermined and likely will not clear up for at le... [Read More]
05/31/15 Saints RB Mark Ingram misses OTAs with 'a foot or an ankle' injury
Source: saints.clubs.nfl.com

Saints' top running back Mark Ingram was notably absent from OTAs on Thursday, which raised a view eyebrows. It turns out that it was just precautionary and he doesn't have any kind of serious injury or even a specific injury at all according to head coach Sean Payton. "We just had him back today, but he's been full speed up until this afternoon," Payton said. "He's doing well. He just has a foo... [Read More]
05/31/15 Saints HC Sean Payton wants to find ways to get RB C.J. Spiller the ball 'in space'
Source: saints.clubs.nfl.com

The Saints acquired former Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller this offseason, presumably to replace Pierre Thomas. His new head coach Sean Payton has made it clear he wants to get him the ball in space this season. "He's explosive," Payton said. "He knows what to do. I think there's a real good fit for him with what we're going to do offensively. We'll put him in a role where, whether he's ... [Read More]
05/31/15 Bengals RB Jeremy Hill believes he'll split carries with Giovani Bernard this season
Source: Coley Harvey via espn.com

Last season, then rookie Jeremy Hill pulled away from Bengals' projected top running back Giovani Bernard on the depth chart. Despite being considered the heavy favorite to see the bulk of the touches this season, Hill believes they'll be in a balanced split-back system. "Obviously there's going to be a balanced attack," Hill said. "I don't think he's got to wear either one of us out, so that way... [Read More]
05/30/15 Eagles QB Mark Sanchez physically feels 'so much better' this season
Source: Bo Wulf via philadelphiaeagles.com

Eagles' quarterback Mark Sanchez was expected to be the backup in Philly, however, questions have been raised about projected starter Sam Bradford's health coming off a second ACL surgery in as many years. Last season, Sanchez was coming off of a torn labrum in his shoulder and says it really impacted his arm strength. This season, he says the shoulder feels much stronger. "First thing, physicall... [Read More]
05/30/15 Eagles RB Darren Sproles says he was told his role won't change this season
Source: Jeff McLane via philly.com

The Eagles have signed big name free-agent running backs DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews this offseason. With Darren Sproles in the mix, many have speculated how touches will be distributed between the three backs. According to Sproles he has been led to believe that his role will remain the same despite the signing of the newly acquired free agents. "They told me that my role wouldn't change," S... [Read More]
05/30/15 Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo splitting first-team reps with QB Tom Brady
Source: Mike Reiss via espn.com

Patriots' backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is splitting first-team reps with Tom Brady. With a potential four-game suspension looming over Brady the reps at OTAs have reportedly been "almost a 50-50 split". Usually Brady would take just about every first-team rep. However, it appears the team is preparing to be without their Super Bowl MVP for at least some period of time. ... [Read More]
05/30/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal set for June 23
Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter

Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his part in "Deflategate" is to be heard on June 23. There is a possibility the hearing could continue on June 25. His appeal will be heard by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. ... [Read More]
05/29/15 Buccaneers WR Mike Evans dealing with a hamstring injury
Source: Scott Reynolds via pewterreport.com

Buccaneers second-year wideout Mike Evans tweaked his hamstring and has been sitting out the past few days at OTAs. The injury occurred when he was stretching out for a pass across the middle from quarterback Mike Glennon. Head coach Lovie Smith does not consider the injury serious. He tweaked his hamstring a little bit also," Smith said. "In the offseason, every day I'm going to talk a little bi... [Read More]
05/29/15 Colts WR Andre Johnson's decision to come to Indianapolis 'has everything to do with winning'
Source: Zak Keefer via indystar.com

Long-time Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson admits to mounting frustration in Houston prior to his departure. He sounds like a new man in Indianapolis. Actually, he almost sounds like a mature rookie just entering the league or a guy coming off injury eager to get back to action. Despite his issues in Houston, his decision to join the Colts has nothing to do with the fact the two teams are AFC S... [Read More]
05/29/15 Eagles WR Jordan Matthews sees expanded role at OTAs
Source: Jimmy Kempski via phillyvoice.com

With Jeremy Maclin in Kansas City, second-year wideout Jordan Matthews is projected to be the Eagles' WR1. He is also expected to see an expanded role and not be strictly in the slot in 2015. In OTAs he has been inside as well as on the outside and even working on punt returns. Matthews is anticipated to start alongside Josh Huff and Philly's first-round pick Nelson Agholor. ... [Read More]
05/28/15 Broncos RBs C.J. Anderson and Montee Ball splitting first-team reps at OTAs
Source: Mike Klis via 9news.com

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]
05/28/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson goes on lengthy Twitter rant
Source: Tim Yotter via SCOUT.com

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]
05/28/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant makes an appearance at OTAs
Source: Mike Fisher via SCOUT.com

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]
05/28/15 Packers WR Jordy Nelson sitting out of OTAs
Source: Lori Nickel via jsonline.com

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]
05/28/15 Ravens QB Joe Flacco says RB Justin Forsett is 'going to be a huge checkdown guy'
Source: Aaron Wilson via Twitter

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]
05/28/15 Ravens WR Michael Campanaro has a 'slight tear' in his quad
Source: Aaron Wilson via Twitter

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]
05/28/15 Report: Broncos OT Ryan Clady tears ACL
Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter

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]
05/28/15 Vikings WR Mike Wallace believes he fits in much better in Minnesota than Miami
Source: Ben Goessling via espn.com

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]
05/28/15 Patriots RB Tyler Gaffney is participating at OTAs
Source: Mike Reiss via espn.com

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]
05/28/15 Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles praises his offensive line
Source: BJ Kissel via kcchiefs.com

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]
05/28/15 Chiefs have higher expectations for TE Travis Kelce
Source: Adam Teicher via ESPN

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]
05/28/15 Bills WR Sammy Watkins is not participating at OTAs
Source: Sal Capaccio via wgr550.com

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]
05/28/15 Jaguars HC Gus Bradley is 'very pleased' with QB Blake Bortles
Source: Hays Carlyon via jacksonville.com

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]
05/28/15 Bengals TE Tyler Eifert a limited participant in OTAs
Source: Coley Harvey via ESPN

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]
05/28/15 Giants WR Victor Cruz says he's at 'about 80 percent'
Source: Paul Schwartz via nypost.com

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]
05/28/15 Jets WR Brandon Marshall says 'the sky is the limit' for QB Geno Smith
Source: Brian Costello via nypost.com

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]
05/28/15 Cowboys RB Joseph Randle getting the majority of first-team reps at OTAs
Source: Brandon George via dallasnews.com

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]
05/28/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has not had 'meaningful discussions' with the team regarding his contract
Source: Todd Archer via espn.com

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]
05/28/15 Texans QBs Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett split first-team reps at OTAs
Source: Brian T. Smith via blog.chron.com

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]
05/28/15 Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders expects his numbers to decline in new system
Source: Allie Raymond via denverbroncos.com

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]
05/28/15 Broncos WR Cody Latimer taking first-team reps
Source: Andrew Mason via denverbroncos.com

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]
05/28/15 Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas a no-show at OTAs
Source: Andrew Mason via denverbroncos.com

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]
05/28/15 Broncos QB Peyton Manning taking a lot of snaps under-center in OTAs
Source: Andrew Mason via denverbroncos.com

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]
05/27/15 Eagles holding QB Sam Bradford out of team drills
Source: Jeff McLane via Philadelphia Inquirer

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]
05/27/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson releases statement
Source: Josina Anderson via TwitLonger

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]
05/27/15 Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater says TE Kyle Rudolph is 'the biggest weapon we have'
Source: Tom Pelissero via Twitter

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]
05/27/15 Lions TE Eric Ebron still struggling with drops at OTAs
Source: Dave Birkett via Twitter

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]
05/27/15 Giants WR Victor Cruz says he's still on track for Week 1
Source: Dan Graziano via espn.com

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]
05/27/15 Ravens WR Michael Campanaro injured his quad on Wednesday
Source: Aaron Wilson via baltimoresun.com

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]
05/27/15 Bears TE Martellus Bennett continues his holdout
Source: Jeff Dickerson via espn.com

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]
05/27/15 Bills QB E.J. Manuel is 'getting a pretty good grasp' of the system
Source: Kevin Patra via nfl.com

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]
05/27/15 Bills RB LeSean McCoy limited with sore neck
Source: Mike Rodak via espn.com

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]
05/27/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant not present for OTAs
Source: Tom Ryle via BloggingTheBoys

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]
05/27/15 Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham wants to play at 225 pounds
Source: Jim Wyatt via Twitter

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]
05/27/15 Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill loves his weapons
Source: Kevin Patra via nfl.com

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]
05/27/15 Titans want RB Bishop Sankey to put on weight
Source: Terry McCormick

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]
05/27/15 Titans LB Zach Brown says QB Marcus Mariota is faster than he thought
Source: Marc Sessler via nfl.com

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]
05/27/15 Jets QB Geno Smith won't be handed starting job after all
Source: Kevin Patra via nfl.com

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]
05/27/15 Colts sign rookie WR Phillip Dorsett
Source: Matt Adams via cbs4indy.com

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]
05/27/15 Vikings HC Mike Zimmer says RB Adrian Peterson has two choices
Source: Ben Goessling via Twitter

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]
05/27/15 Lions RB Joique Bell sitting out of OTAs
Source: Dave Birkett via Twitter

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]
05/27/15 Bears RB Matt Forte participating in OTAs
Source: Rich Campbell via Twitter

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]
05/27/15 Jaguars sign RB T.J Yeldon to four-year contract
Source: Jaguars via Twitter

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]
05/27/15 Bengals WR Marvin Jones not cleared for OTAs
Source: Coley Harvey via ESPN

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]
05/27/15 Redskins RB Alfred Morris feels 'recovered'
Source: John Keim via espn.com

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]
05/26/15 Bills RB Bryce Brown reports to OTAs
Source: Vic Carucci via buffalonews.com

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]
05/26/15 Redskins QB Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins are alternating QB2 reps
Source: John Keim via espn.com

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]
05/26/15 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman opens up OTAs as the starter
Source: Vaughn McClure via espn.com

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]
05/26/15 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell nearly 100 percent and believes he's now a better man
Source: Jeremy Fowler via espn.com

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]
05/26/15 Dolphins OC Bill Lazor on QB Ryan Tannehill: 'I'm very happy with how his offseason went'
Source: Armando Salguero via miamiherald.typepad.com

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]
05/26/15 Seahawks HC Pete Carroll says WR Paul Richardson may be ready for training camp
Source: John Boyle via Twitter

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]
05/26/15 Cowboys WR Devin Street taking first-team reps at OTAs
Source: Todd Archer via espn.com

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]
05/26/15 Cowboys sign 2012 first-round pick WR A.J. Jenkins
Source: Todd Archer via espn.com

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]
05/26/15 Titans HC Ken Whisenhunt says he would like Shonn Greene at OTAs
Source: John Glennon via Twitter

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]
05/26/15 Chargers QB Philip Rivers says it would be 'awesome' to finish his career in San Diego
Source: Michael Gehlken via Twitter

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]
05/26/15 Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham suffering from a hamstring injury
Source: John Glennon via tennessean.com

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]
05/26/15 Browns HC Mike Pettine says Terrance West has 'been great'
Source: Mary Kay Cabot via Twitter

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]
05/26/15 Raiders QB Derek Carr is taking snaps but still not able to throw
Source: Jerry McDonald via Twitter

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]
05/26/15 Redskins HC Jay Gruden says RB Matt Jones is more versatile than they thought
Source: Mike Jones via Twitter

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]
05/26/15 Redskins TE Jordan Reed already back on the trainers table
Source: Mike Jones via Twitter

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]
05/26/15 Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry will remain in the slot
Source: James Walker via Twitter

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]
05/26/15 Dolphins WR DeVante Parker does not open camp with the first team
Source: Armando Salguero via Twitter

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]
05/26/15 Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews reports to OTAs
Source: Andrew Abramson via Twitter

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]
05/26/15 Jaguars WR Marqise Lee is 'week to week' with injured knee
Source: John Oehser via Twitter

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]
05/26/15 Dolphins WR Greg Jennings opens up OTAs as starter
Source: Armando Salguero via Twitter

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]
05/26/15 Browns QB Johnny Manziel opens up OTAs at second string
Source: Tony Grossi via Twitter

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]
05/26/15 Browns RB Isaiah Crowell takes first snap with starters
Source: Tony Grossi via Twitter

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]
05/26/15 Falcons WR Julio Jones reported to voluntary OTAs
Source: Vaughn McClure via espn.com

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]
05/26/15 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman has impressed new regime
Source: Vaughn McClure via espn.com

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]
05/26/15 Falcons WR Roddy White 'wasn't himself last year'
Source: Vaughn McClure via espn.com

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]
05/26/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady still awaiting date for his appeal of four-game suspension
Source: Mike Reiss via espn.com

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]
05/25/15 Dolphins Executive VP of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum says RB Jay Ajayi is 'underrated'
Source: Barry Jackson via miamiherald.typepad.com

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]
05/25/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, sends text implying a holdout looms
Source: Jason Cole via Twitter

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]
05/24/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not show for OTAs
Source: Chris Tomasson via twincities.com

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]
05/24/15 Report: Eagles TE Zach Ertz has the potential to lead the team in receiving
Source: Jeff McLane via philly.com

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]
05/24/15 Bengals QB A.J. McCarron plans to compete and push Andy Dalton
Source: Jim Owczarski via Cincinnati Enquirer

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]
05/24/15 Bills QB E.J. Manuel has 'equal footing' in position battle
Source: Josh Alper via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

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]
05/23/15 Bengals QB Terrelle Pryor steps into leadership role in Cincinnati
Source: Jim Owczarski via www.cincinnati.com

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]
05/23/15 Bengals QB A.J. McCarron cleared for OTAs
Source: Jim Owczarski via www.cincinnati.com

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]
05/23/15 Bengals WR Marvin Jones cleared for OTAs
Source: Geoff Hobson via bengals.com

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]
05/23/15 Report: Buccaneers coaching staff 'very high' on RB Charles Sims
Source: Staff via espn.com

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]
05/23/15 Bills QB Tyrod Taylor will get first-team reps in camp
Source: Chris Brown via buffalobills.com

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]
05/22/15 49ers WR Quinton Patton: 'I’m not going to say it’s my time, but I’m coming'
Source: Matt Maiocco via csnbayarea.com

49ers wideout is brimming with confidence this offseason. He believes he's a whole new player and a whole new man. "It's a totally different person -- totally different animal," Patton said. "It benefitted me knowing we're throwing the ball together and he's telling me what he's seeing and I'm telling him what I'm seeing, and just knowing where to be and when I need to be there … I'm not go... [Read More]
05/22/15 49ers RB Reggie Bush looking 'very good'
Source: Louis Riddick via Twitter

According to Louis Riddick of ESPN, Reggie Bush is "looking very good" at OTAs. The 30 year-old RB is still looking to get valuable playing time on whatever team will let him. Bush has a very adaptable skillset that helps him perform on almost any team and the 49ers will surely be able to use his abilities. Just the other day Bush stated that he wanted to return punts again and it is something the... [Read More]
05/22/15 Colts WR3 position an open competition
Source: Mike Wells via ESPN

Although the Colts went for gold and drafted WR Phillip Dorsett, he isn't guaranteed a starting spot within their rotation. According to Mike Wells, an ESPN Colts reporter, the WR3 position on the roster is an open competition between Donte Moncrief, Duron Carter, Vincent Brown and Phillip Dorsett. T.Y Hilton and Andre Johnson will hold the WR1 and WR2 spots while everyone else battles for the WR3... [Read More]
05/22/15 Colts QB Andrew Luck and WR Phillip Dorsett on the same page
Source: Mike Wells via espn.com

There appears to be an open competition in Indianapolis for the WR3 spot. Donte Moncrief, Phillip Dorsett, Duron Carter and Vincent Brown will all be vying for the job. While Moncrief is the frontrunner heading into camp, there seems to be a lovefest going on between Andrew Luck and their first-round pick Dorsett. Luck said of Dorsett, "It's definitely not too big for him. He fits in very, ver... [Read More]
05/22/15 Cowboys and CB Orlando Scandrick reach agreement
Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter

According to Adam Schefter on Twitter, Orlando Scandrick's holdout was successful. The CB held out of voluntary workouts in hopes of working out a new deal with the Cowboys. The Cowboys' signed Scandrick to a one-year, $9.5 million contract extension through 2019. The CB was projected to make $1.5 million this season and $3 million for each season from 2016 through 2018. ... [Read More]
05/22/15 49ers RB Carlos Hyde sidelined with undisclosed leg injury
Source: Matt Maiocco via csnbayarea.com

The 49ers new feature-back Carlos Hyde posted a cryptic message on Twitter" "Trust in God's timing". Head coach Jim Tomsula divulged that Hyde was dealing with an undisclosed leg injury. According to Tomsula the injury does not appear to be serious. "He's working through the leg. It's nothing," Tomsula said. "We want you 100 percent. We're doing this offseason thing and we're doing things fast an... [Read More]
05/21/15 49ers RB Reggie Bush wants to return punts this season
Source: Matt Maiocco via csnbayarea.com

Newly acquired 49ers running back Reggie Bush has decided he wants to return punts again and the coaching staff thinks that it's a great idea. It's been three-years since he last returned punts but he feels like he hasn't missed a beat. "It was my idea," Bush said. "I told the coaches I wanted to return punts again. And they were excited about it. We're still working at it, still chipping away. A... [Read More]
05/21/15 Vikings HC Mike Zimmer has an 'indication' of when RB Adrian Peterson will report to team
Source: Andrew Krammer via 1500espn.com

Disgruntled Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson is yet to report to the team. However, it is becoming inevitable that he will remain in Minnesota despite his best effort to kick-and-stomp his way out of town. Now that reality is setting in, head coach Mike Zimmer seems to have a feel about when Peterson will show up. "I think I do have an indication," Zimmer said. "It's up to Adrian, really. He... [Read More]
05/21/15 Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin missing OTAs due to a strained hamstring
Source: Jonathan Jones via charlotteobserver.com

Panthers' second-year wideout Kelvin Benjamin strained his hamstring last week. He will not participate in on-field team activities next week when the team opens its next phase of OTAs. The injury is not believed to be serious and his inactivity is more precautionary than anything else. The most interesting development here may be that rookie wide receiver Devin Funchess has been taking Benjamin's... [Read More]
05/21/15 Colts WR Andre Johnson and RB Frank Gore making a 'pretty seamless' transition to Indy
Source: Mike Wells via espn.com

We are hearing nothing but good things from Colts' camp about free agent acquisitions Andre Johnson and Frank Gore. Both clearly appear to be playing significant roles in the offense. Head coach Chuck Pagano weighed in on their transition. "Pretty seamless," Pagano said. "They don't miss a beat as far as the playbook goes, knowing what to do. Every time I see them in the huddle, break a huddle, to... [Read More]
05/21/15 Free agent RB Ray Rice to have domestic violence charges dismissed
Source: Aaron Wilson via baltimoresun.com

It has been a long year for the NFL and it was flipped upside down about a year ago when Ray Rice infamously knocked his then fiancé unconscious in a casino elevator in Atlantic City, NJ. Despite the video evidence, a New Jersey judge has dismisses the charges and Rice is free to move on with his life. He is eager to move forward with his life and career. "I'm actually done in my case," Ri... [Read More]
05/21/15 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell admits his mistakes but still hopes his suspension is reduced
Source: Josina Anderson via espn.com

Steelers' RB Le'Veon Bell was last season's Fantasy Football MVP. Unfortunately prior to the season he was arrested on marijuana and DUI charges. Stemming from the arrest he has been suspended three games. Bell knows what he did was wrong, however, he's still appealing in hopes of the suspension being reduced. I don't really want to fight the length. At the end of the day, I made a mistake. I'm j... [Read More]
05/21/15 Free agent RB Ben Tate working out with the Cowboys
Source: Josina Anderson via Twitter

Free agent Ben Tate is working out for the Cowboys today. He was a highly-touted prospect last season as he was leaving Houston and getting out of the shadow of Arian Foster. He signed in Cleveland and guaranteed he'd be the starter. However, he fell flat on his face. Last season alone he was cut by the Browns, Vikings and Steelers. Now he's fighting to stay in the league. ... [Read More]
05/21/15 Falcons RB Antone Smith still recovering from his broken right leg
Source: D. Orlando Ledbetter via atlantafalcons.blog.ajc.com

The Atlanta Falcons' homerun threat at running back Antone Smith is still not cleared after fracturing his right leg last season. While he is making great progress and is getting very close, he's not quite there yet. "The recovery is going pretty good," Smith said. "I'm up and running. I'm almost full force, but not quite where I need to be. In time, that will take care of itself. I can't give yo... [Read More]
05/21/15 Cardinals QB Carson Palmer still about two months away from full clearance
Source: Darren Urban via azcardinals.com

Carson Palmer is still two months away from being fully cleared from ACL surgery. He is working very hard and coaching his team up as much as he can. He's handling the situation like a true veteran. He still knows that as far as he's come, he still has a long way to go. "It felt good to be around humans, with that competition, that speed," Palmer said. "I have a lot of work to do." ... [Read More]
05/21/15 Bills RB coach Anthony Lynn admits RB Bryce Brown is falling behind
Source: Jay Skurski via buffalonews.com

Bryce Brown is yet to report to Bills camp due to personal issues at home. His running back coach Anthony Lynn seems to be a bit concerned and has admitted that Brown is beginning to fall significantly behind. Bryce is doing what he has to do right now, taking care of his family in the offseason, but yes, it will set him back," Lynn said. "I mean, he's five, six weeks behind everyone else. Once h... [Read More]
05/21/15 Bills RB coach Anthony Lynn hopes LeSean McCoy leads the league in carries
Source: Jay Skurski via buffalonews.com

The Bills running backs coach Anthony Lynn does not at all seen deterred by LeSean McCoy's high usage rate over the course of his career. As a matter of fact, he would like to see McCoy lead the NFL in carries. "I think he's (McCoy) got a lot of good years left in him at 27, going into his seventh season," Lynn said. "I talk to the guys all the time about Curtis Martin. This guy led the league in... [Read More]
05/21/15 Bills RB coach Anthony Lynn would like to see RB Fred Jacksons snaps cut in half
Source: Jay Skurski via buffalonews.com

With a much deeper stable of running backs in Buffalo this season, Bills RBs coach Anthony Lynn would like to see Fred Jackson's snaps cut in half. The 34-year-old back saw 548 snaps last season. Lynn believes a reduced role for the oldest back in the league could really help his production down the stretch. "I think he wore down a little bit at the end of the season," Lynn said. "If we could tak... [Read More]
05/20/15 Raiders QB Derek Carr's agent Tim Younger says Carr does not need surgery
Source: Lev Facher via sfchronicle.com

Apparently Derek Carr's right ring finger injury isn't as serious as originally believed. At least according to Carr's agent Tim Younger it isn't. "I don't know where this idea came up that he's going to be having surgery," Younger said. "The situation, I don't even want to call it an injury, is very minor, and we're just being cautious." ... [Read More]
05/20/15 Colts WR Phillip Dorsett: 'I'm definitely getting there'
Source: Stephen Holder via indystar.com

The Colts' first-round pick Phillip Dorsett is already showing flashes of greatness in camp. He "seamlessly" worked in with seasoned vets and was connecting with Andrew Luck. An impressed Luck had nothing but good things to say about the rookie from Miami. "It's definitely not too big for him," Luck said. Dorsett himself was also brimming with confidence. "I'm definitely picking up the scheme," D... [Read More]
05/20/15 NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is open to hear any new information Patriots QB Tom Brady has
Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter

Roger Goodell finally spoke about "Deflategate" today. Just a day after Patriots' owner Robert Kraft announced he would not be fighting the league's imposed punishments and the team would accept their decision. Now Goodell has come out and said he is open to hearing any "new information" Tom Brady has on the matter. NFL Insider Ian Rapoport says the "door seems very open" for Brady to have his su... [Read More]
05/20/15 Jets OC Chan Gailey says there will be no QB competition, Geno Smith locked in as starter
Source: Rich Cimini via Twitter

In a bit of a surprise move on Wednesday, Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey came out and said there is no quarterback competition in New York. He added that barring an injury, Geno Smith will "probably" be the starter. He went on to praise Smith's talent and basically lock him in as the Week 1 starter. ... [Read More]
05/20/15 Jets RB Stevan Ridley (ACL) participating in drills at OTAs
Source: Rich Cimini via Twitter

The Jets rolled the dice this offseason and acquired Stevan Ridley despite him coming off a torn ACL. He appears to be progressing well in his rehab. Ridley is currently participating in positional drills at OTAs. Reportedly, he's moving around very well. ... [Read More]
05/20/15 Raiders QB Derek Carr experiencing numbness in right ring finger
Source: Chris Mortensen via Twitter

The Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is now experiencing numbness in his injured right ring finger. The team is hoping Carr will be a breakout star in his sophomore campaign. As of now the team does not sound "overly alarmed" by the injury. The hope is that rest and rehab will help him avoid going under the knife. ... [Read More]
05/20/15 Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews skipping team workouts
Source: Barry Jackson via Miami Herald

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald has reported that Rishard Matthews is not happy with the revamping of the Miami Dolphins receiving corps. Mathews is reported to be skipping team workouts and is instead working out individually with free agent QB Brady Quinn. Matthews is looking to either be cut or traded in hopes of receiving more playing time on another team.... [Read More]
05/19/15 Raiders QB Derek Carr has potentially serious finger injury
Source: Chris Mortensen via Twitter

The Raiders promising second-year quarterback Derek Carr has an injury to his right ring finger. The injury could require surgery and his availability for training camp is in question. However, Carr is reportedly optimistic he will be ready come training camp. ... [Read More]
05/19/15 Bills OC Greg Roman insists E.J. Manuel's roster spot is secure
Source: Vic Carucci via buffalonews.com

Rumors have swirled that E.J. Manuel could possibly lose his roster spot in Buffalo if he does not perform well in training camp. Bills' offensive coordinator emphatically put those rumors to rest when asked if Manuel's roster spot was in jeopardy. "Speculation's the key word there," Roman said. "I don't remember ever saying that and that's the furthest thing from the truth. I mean, he's busting ... [Read More]
05/19/15 Cardinals HC Bruce Arians praises WR Michael Floyd
Source: Darren Urban via Twitter

After a less-than-stellar third season by Michael Floyd, some began to question how long he would last in Arizona. The Cardinals former 13th-overall pick saw his numbers decline in 2014 after a breakout sophomore campaign. Now head coach Bruce Arians is praising him for being in tremendous shape. His conditioning clearly stood out in minicamp.... [Read More]
05/19/15 Cardinals QB Carson Palmer to wear knee brace in 2015
Source: Mike Jurecki via Twitter

Carson Palmer will be forced to wear a knee brace this year after tearing his ACL last season. This will further limit an already extremely immobile quarterback. He is currently limited but plans to ready for Week 1. ... [Read More]
05/19/15 Bills RB Bryce Brown has not attended voluntary workouts
Source: Mike Rodak via Twitter

Bryce Brown is yet to attend Bills voluntary workouts. His absence is due to an apparent "family commitment". The Bills have added running backs LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams this offseason. Brown has not overwhelmed when given opportunities. ... [Read More]
05/19/15 Ravens HC John Harbaugh wants to reduce WR Steve Smith's snaps
Source: Jamison Hensley via espn.com

Ravens' wide receiver Steve Smith was an extremely productive 35-year-old. He caught 79 passes for 1,065 yards and six TDs in 2014. However, his numbers drastically declined in the second half of the season. His yards per catch dropped from 16.5 to 10.3 after the first eight games. Head coach John Harbaugh wants to cut back on Smith's snaps this season to reduce wear-and-tear on the 36-year-old ve... [Read More]
05/19/15 Ravens WR Breshad Perriman garners high praise from assistant GM Eric DeCosta
Source: Jamison Hensley via espn.com

After watching 26th-overall pick Breshad Perriman in minicamp, the Ravens believe they have a star on their hands. Assistant general manager Eric DeCosta expects a big year out of the young prospect. "We got a guy with a tremendous amount of talent who's only going to get better," DeCosta said. "I'm not going to say he's 'elite' or this or that, but he's a very talented guy. He's motivated, he's s... [Read More]
05/19/15 Saints QB Drew Brees not threatened by rookie Garrett Grayson
Source: Nick Underhill and Joel A. Erickson via theneworleansadvocate.com

The Saints used a third-round pick on quarterback Garrett Grayson. This decision does not worry star QB Drew Brees. As a matter of fact, the 36-year-old veteran embraces bringing in a young arm. "I've got a great relationship with Luke McCown and Ryan Griffin and I'm sure that as I get to know Garrett, we'll very much be like that as well," Brees said. "All the quarterbacks are great together. We... [Read More]
05/18/15 Cardinals TE Ifeanyi Momah bulks up 25 pounds
Source: Kyle Odegard via azcardinals.com

Ifeanyi Momah has been kind of a tweener since entering the league at 6-foot-7, 230 pounds. He admits, "My agent's been telling me since I first came out that I should be a tight end, but I was kind of stubborn. I was a receiver at heart." He has since listened to his agent and has packed on 25 pounds since January. Now at 255 pounds, he's a whole different player. Cardinals head coach Bruce A... [Read More]
05/18/15 Jaguars WR Marqise Lee was given 'too much too soon' as a rookie
Source: Mike DiRocco via ESPN.com

Marqise Lee had a less-than-stellar rookie season for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He caught only 37 passes for 422 yards and one touchdown. coach Jerry Sullivan admits he and former offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch may be partly to blame for that. "Well, some of it was our fault," Sullivan said. "We gave him too much too soon."... [Read More]
05/18/15 Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill signs new six-year deal
Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter

The Dolphins have signed Ryan Tannehill to a six-year extension. The deal is worth $96 million with $45 million guaranteed. Tannehill is now locked up through 2020.... [Read More]
05/18/15 Bengals RB Jeremy Hill blames overconfidence for fumble issues last year
Source: Coley Harvey via ESPN.com

Rookie RB Jeremy Hill emerged as a workhorse for the Cincinnati Bengals last season, gathering 1,124 yards, nine touchdowns and five fumbles. Regarding his fumbles, Hill said recently, "I had so much confidence last year in my ability to carry the football, I kind of got lackadaisical about it and just kind of said, 'Well, no one can take the ball from me,' and just kind of wasn't respecting the g... [Read More]
05/18/15 Cowboys re-sign FB Tyler Clutts
Source: Tyler Clutts via Twitter

A large reason the Cowboys had such an effective running game in the 2014 season was largely attributed to their offensive line and the skill and athleticism of DeMarco Murray. One of the lesser known cogs in their highly effective run-game that was rarely talked about was FB Tyler Clutts. As of today, self-reported by Clutts, he was re-signed by the Cowboys this afternoon. Clutts is an important ... [Read More]
05/18/15 Ravens RB Buck Allen could dominate passing downs
Source: Aaron Wilson via baltimoresun.com

Buck Allen was drafted by the Ravens due to his contributions in the passing game. Allen can both catch passes and hold his own in pass protection. He has only cemented his role during minicamp. "We've seen Buck catch passes, we've seen Buck pass protect, so we know he can do it," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "He has done it out here and looks very smooth doing it. He's running the ball well.... [Read More]
05/18/15 Patriots sign ILB Brandon Spikes
Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter

The Patriots have brought back ILB Brandon Spikes after a one-year hiatus in Buffalo. The deal is for one year and will added much depth behind the oft-injured Jerod Mayo. Spikes is poor in coverage but excellent against the run. ... [Read More]
05/18/15 Redskins RB Matt Jones knows Alfred Morris will be the starter
Source: Mike Jones via washingtonpost.com

Redskins rookie Matt Jones has been very impressive this offseason. His 6-foot-2, 231-pound frame has garnered a lot of attention from coaches. Still, he knows that Alfred Morris is the man in D.C. "I know he's going to be the starter, but we will compete," Jones said. "I will compete with anybody who's in front of me." ... [Read More]
05/17/15 Vikings HC Mike Zimmer says that LB Eric Kendricks is 'very, very instinctive'
Source: Sid Hartman via startribune.com

Inside linebacker Eric Kendricks was considered by many to be the best ILB in this year's rookie class. He was a steal for the Vikings in the second round. Head coach Mike Zimmer has been very happy with what he's seen thus far. "I have been [impressed], he's very, very instinctive," Zimmer said. "He reminds me of some of the guys that I've had play for me in the past. He's quick, he can acceler... [Read More]
05/17/15 Vikings HC Mike Zimmer continues to be impressed with WR Cordarrelle Patterson
Source: Sid Hartman via startribune.com

We have heard nothing but positive things about Cordarrelle Patterson this offseason, and Vikings' head coach Mike Zimmer continued the love fest with his recent comments. "Cordarrelle is doing a good job in this offseason. He has been in better shape coming in and he is doing a better job of running routes, of competing each and every down. I look forward to him coming on and I'm a big fan of hi... [Read More]
05/17/15 Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick to report to camp on Monday
Source: Todd Archer via espn.com

Cowboys' top corner back Orlando Scandrick will join the Cowboys in their second week of Phase II of minicamp. He met with the team last week and both sides are optimistic they can get a new deal done. Scandrick is currently slated to make $1.5 million this season. After playing like a top 10 corner last season, it's no surprise he wants more money. The two sides will get a deal done soon because... [Read More]
05/17/15 Bengals rookie TE Tyler Kroft looks very 'comfortable' at minicamp
Source: Jim Owczarski via www.cincinnati.com

Bengals rookie TE Tyler Kroft has an opportunity to see the field early and often as a rookie. Kroft has reportedly been very capable of getting into a three-point stance, make his blocks and get off the line. He has "looked comfortable in all facets". Kroft also commented on his minicamp experience. "I'm just real happy to get back to playing football again," Kroft said. "That was the biggest th... [Read More]
05/17/15 Broncos rookie LB Shane Ray expected to make on-field debut Monday
Source: Josh Alper via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Shane Ray was a projected top 10 pick in this year's draft, however a toe injury and a marijuana charge sunk his draft stock and he was selected late in the first round by the Broncos. The toe injury has not yet allowed him to practice with the team but head coach Gary Kubiak says he expects Ray to "be able to participate at least some" on Monday. Ray also weighed in on the situation. "This is so... [Read More]
05/17/15 Titans FB Jalston Fowler 'much more than a run-of-the-mill fullback'
Source: John Glennon via tennessean.com

The Titans drafted rookie fullback Jalston Fowler not only for his ability to block but because he is also an excellent pass-catching FB. "I think that was one of the things we liked about (Fowler)," head coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "It's hard to find a guy that's a good (run) blocker and a good receiver at that position. He's shown he can do a good job (run) blocking, but the added benefit is he'... [Read More]
05/17/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady opts to attend voluntary workouts
Source: Mike Reiss via espn.com

Tom Brady has not missed a single voluntary workout at Patriots' camp this offseason. Brady usually does not attend these workouts, however, with "Deflategate" looming large, this season he's there. Perhaps he wants to get as many reps in with his teammates before being suspended, in order to build a rapport. Then again, it could be a showing of solidarity amongst the Patriots as a team and organ... [Read More]
05/17/15 Colts RB Vick Ballard knows 'this could be it for me'
Source: Zak Keefer via indystar.com

Colts running back Vick Ballard looked like a potential start in the making in 2012. He then missed the next two season with a torn ACL then a ruptured Achilles. The promising young back knows "this could be it for me". He has been working and working to get back into football shape. He acknowledges that "two years is a long time not to play football". Ballard is getting himself in top shape but ... [Read More]
05/16/15 Redskins HC Jay Gruden says WR Jamison Crowder has 'great football IQ'
Source: Rich Tandler via csnwashington.com

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden loves what he sees out of rookie wideout Jamison Crowder. He seems to really believe in this kid and has nothing but good things to say. "The thing about him is that he has got great football IQ," said Gruden. "If you're a slot receiver, you need that, and you need to know how to run routes against different leverage points. He's done some good things outside too, b... [Read More]
05/16/15 Redskins HC Jay Gruden on if rookie RB Matt Jones will take carries from Alfred Morris 'We'll see'
Source: Rich Tandler via csnwashington.com

Jay Gruden has been consistent saying Alfred Morris is the feature-back in Washington. That's until he saw rookie Matt Jones out on the practice field. Now it sounds like he may be beginning to change his tune a bit. "The thing about Matt is you think of him as a big power-type back, but really Matt has done some things out in space that have been very, very impressive – making moves on the... [Read More]
05/16/15 Ravens QB Joe Flacco has been impressed with first-round pick WR Breshad Perriman
Source: Garrett Downing via baltimoreravens.com

With many people questioning Breshad Perriman's hands and the Ravens' decision to draft him in the first round, Joe Flacco appears to be very excited about the young prospect. After seeing Perriman in practice, Flacco has nothing but good things to say about the young wideout. "I'm happy with Breshad," Flacco said. "He looks really good. He looks big, powerful, runs well. His hands look like they... [Read More]
05/16/15 Ravens TE Dennis Pitta is 'optimistic' about playing this season
Source: Ryan Mink via baltimoreravens.com

Dennis Pitta is nearly eight months removed from his second catastrophic hip injury. Many believed he would never play another down in the NFL again. Even Pitta was not sure if he'd ever play again. However, it now sounds like Pitta's spirits are up and he's planning to give it a go one more time. "I'm optimistic," he said. "I feel good. But obviously it's a process. I have an idea in mind of whe... [Read More]
05/16/15 Cardinals HC Bruce Arians gushes about rookie RB David Johnson
Source: Kent Somers via azcentral.com

Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians spoke very highly of rookie running back David Johnson. This comes just days after saying that Johnson will not cut into Andre Ellington's workload. "Very, very bright," Arians said of Johnson. "The kid can do anything as far as a wide receiver, running back, fullback. He will find a niche quick because he can learn so much. And he was a good kickoff return guy." ... [Read More]
05/16/15 Browns CB Joe Haden says S Tashaun Gipson is 'not going to be behind'
Source: Scott Petrak via northcoastnow.com

The Browns' projected starting free safety Tashaun Gipson has not reported to the team's workouts. Joe Haden does not sound overly concerned on the whole matter. "I know he's a little upset," cornerback Joe Haden said. "We know that when things get mandatory he knows he's got his spot. He's going to be our free safety. He's not going to be behind. When Tashaun gets out here, he's the type of play... [Read More]
05/16/15 49ers HC Jim Tomsula says ILB Navorro Bowman 'looks great'
Source: Cam Inman via mercurynews.com

49ers All-Pro inside linebacker was forced to miss the entire 2014 season after tearing his ACL in the 2013 NFC Championship game. Now 16 months removed from the injury, head coach Jim Tomsula is very pleased with his progress. "Bow looks great," Tomsula said. "I'd say we're more treating Bow like a vet than we are treating Bow like a post-injury guy." ... [Read More]
05/16/15 49ers HC Jim Tomsula says ILB NIck Moody has been 'feeling the defense the right way'
Source: Cam Inman via mercurynews.com

With the sudden retirements of inside linebackers Patrick Willis and Chris Borland, the 49ers are desperate for help at the position. Head coach Jim Tomsula has been very impressed with Nick Moody. "A guy that's really moving around and feeling the defense the right way is Nick Moody. I've been pulling for Nick," Tomsula said. "He's been working really hard. He's one of those guys you notice. I'm... [Read More]
05/16/15 49ers HC Jim Tomsula said he did not meet with DE Justin Smith this week as expected
Source: Cam Inman via mercurynews.com

49ers head coach Jim Tomsula was expected to meet with Justin Smith this week regarding his future with the team. Smith has said he is seriously considering retiring this offseason. "That time will come," Tomsula said. "We're not trying to make it a saga. We're really not. It's really as honest as we're saying it is. I'm sure that will come here. We've got a lot of guessing when this is going to g... [Read More]
05/16/15 Eagles OLB Connor Barwin impressed by second-year OLB Marcus Smith
Source: Staff via csnphilly,com

With Trent Cole gone in Philly, the Eagles will be looking for an outside linebacker to fill the void. Either Marcus Smith, Travis Long or Jordan DeWalt will have to step up and become the third man in the rotation. OLB Connor Barwin says that Smith caught his this offseason. "Physically, he looks different. He gained 15 pounds, he put on a lot of muscle," Barwin said of Smith. "He's one of the s... [Read More]
05/16/15 Bears TE Martellus Bennett has little trade value thanks to contract dispute
Source: Jeff Dickerson via espn.com

Martellus Bennett has been very public with his desire for a new contract after a career year. He is yet to report to Bears camp this offseason. Despite having a great 2014 campaigns, an NFL personnel director said Bennett holds very little trade value due to his ongoing contract dispute. He had this to say, "Bennett does not have much trade value, in his estimation. He believes that Bennett's de... [Read More]
05/16/15 The NFL plans to adjust the rules regarding the way footballs are handled before games
Source: Rob Maaddi via ap.org

In the wake of "Deflategate" and the suspension of the league's biggest star Tom Brady, the NFL plans to change the guidelines of handling footballs before games. A person familiar with the situation told the associated press that details will be discussed at the owner's meetings in San Francisco. The league wants to decrease the possibility that teams could tamper with footballs. Any changes ... [Read More]
05/15/15 Colts TE Dwayne Allen missed the Colts offseason program to get healthy
Source: Kevin Bowen via colts.com

Dwayne Allen decided to stay in Arizona during the Colts' offseason program. He is working hard to get healthy, particularly his injured ankle. He expects to be much healthier this season and much more productive. "Getting healthy, that's the only reason why I'm not back in Indy, with the guys, going through Phase One and Phase Two," Allen said. "The high ankle sprain (from 2014) lingered a littl... [Read More]
05/15/15 Titans QB Zach Mettenberger plans to 'fight to the death' for the starting job
Source: Marc Sessler via nfl.com

It now appears that Marcus Mariota being the Titans Week 1 starter is foregone conclusion. However, the pre-draft projected starter Zach Mettenberger will not go quietly into that good night. Mettenberger commented on recent events that seemingly lead to the inevitable conclusion of Mariota being handed the starting job. "I don't (know) what the mind-set is, but at the end of the day, I can just c... [Read More]
05/15/15 Dolphins OT Branden Albert (ACL) on track to start Week 1
Source: Associated Press via foxsports.com

Dolphins' general manager Dennis Hickey insists that Pro-Bowl left tackle Branden Albert (ACL) will be ready for Week 1. Albert was forced to miss the second half of the season but hasn't suffered any setbacks in his rehabilitation. The Dolphins' offensive line was noticeably worse after Albert went down. ... [Read More]
05/15/15 Titans HC Ken Whisenhunt says QB Marcus Mariota 'will get the majority' of the first-team reps
Source: Jim Wyatt via Twitter

After the Titans drafted Marcus Mariota with the second-overall pick in this year's draft, they quickly made it apparent that he would be the Week 1 starter. They even said that they were revamping the offense to fit Mariota's skill set. Now as expected, Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt has come out and stated that the rookie QB will "get the majority" of the first-team reps this offseason. He wil... [Read More]
05/15/15 Free agent WR Santana Moss: “I've got another year in me'
Source: Christopher Stock via miami.247sports.com

Santana Moss will be 36 on June 1, and has 14 NFL seasons under his belt. However, he says he's not done yet. The former Pro-Bowler has seen a drastic decline in production over the past three seasons and has been stuck on a train wreck of a franchise in Washington. Moss spoke about his future in the NFL and a possible retirement. "I've got another year in me," Moss said. "I'm a free agent right n... [Read More]
05/15/15 Dolphins S Louis Delmas (ACL) will participate at minicamp
Source: Andrew Abramson via Twitter

Dolphins' free safety Louis Delmas is expected to be back on the field at June minicamp. This is an incredible recovery considering he suffered an ugly injury in Week 14, which resulted in a torn ACL. Delmas will open up camp as the Dolphins' starting FS and will likely retain the job throughout the season. ... [Read More]
05/15/15 Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin expects TE Jimmy Graham to open things up for RB Marshawn Lynch
Source: Kevin Patra via nfl.com

Doug Baldwin was raving about Jimmy Graham. He spoke about his rare talent and what he's going to do for the Seahawks' offense. "He can be an offense completely amongst himself. His ability to be a big target in the red zone, his athleticism is really strange for a guy his size," Baldwin said. "The way he moves it's unbelievable. He's gonna be able to do a lot of things for us offensively." H... [Read More]
05/15/15 Free agent RB Steven Jackson says he wants to play for a winner
Source: Marc Sessler via NFL.com

Steven Jackson is still looking for a job but he doesn't want to play for a bad or even a mediocre team. He has accomplished so much as an individual, and now he wants to play for a playoff contender. "That's the thing," Jackson said. "I have all the things I've accomplished personally, but I've still never been on a team that won more than eight games. That would be definitely one of the things ... [Read More]
05/14/15 Report:Chargers sign first-round pick RB Melvin Gordon to four-year deal
Source: Josina Anderson via Twitter

The Chargers have signed their 15th-overall pick Melvin Gordon. Gordon is set to step in and immediately become the feature-back in San Diego. The deal is for four years with a fifth-year team option. ... [Read More]
05/14/15 Report:Jets S Marcus Gilchrist underwent a procedure on his shoulder this offseason
Source: Rich Cimini via Twitter

The Jets acquired Marcus Gilchrist this offseason and he's expected to start at free safety. It was reported on Thursday that we underwent a procedure on his shoulder. Gilchrist wouldn't get into specifics but did say something "needed to be fixed". He is currently limited, however, he's expected to be ready for training camp. ... [Read More]
05/14/15 NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to hear Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal
Source: Mike Freeman via Twitter

Commissioner Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady's appeal. As most of you know, Brady has been suspended four games for his part in the Deflategate scandal. Now, Goodell has decided to appoint himself to hear the appeal. ... [Read More]
05/14/15 Seahawks RB Robert Turbin underwent offseason hip surgery
Source: Kirk Larrabee via sea.247sports.com

Seahawks backup running back Robert Turbin underwent hip surgery this offseason. However, "It's not expected this would impact his readiness for the 2015 season." Turbin is expected to be ready for camp. He will compete for the RB2 job behind Marshawn Lynch. ... [Read More]
05/14/15 Vikings DE Brian Robinson suffers pectoral injury
Source: Peter Schrager via Twitter

Vikings' starting defensive end Brian Robinson suffered an injured pectoral muscle on Thursday. The extent of the injury is unknown but it reportedly didn't look good. Robinson didn't have much fantasy impact in 2014, however, he had at least eight sacks and 37 tackles in each of the previous three seasons. He was also involved with 10 fumbles during that span. ... [Read More]
05/14/15 Jaguars RB Denard Robinson will go back to returning kicks and being change-of-pace back
Source: Mike DiRocco via espn.com

Earlier this offseason, Denard Robinson said that he wanted and deserved the starting running back job for the Jaguars. That does not look like it will be the case this season. General manager David Caldwell has already said that Robinson will work as a kick returner. This all but discloses the fact that Robinson will go back to being a change-of-pace back and offensive weapon. ... [Read More]
05/14/15 Free agent QB Michael Vick 'wants to play three years'
Source: Barry Jackson via Miami Herald

Michael Vick is working with NFL wideout turned top trainer Chris Chambers. Chambers gave us some insight into Vick's mindset. "He didn't know if he wanted to play football again," Chambers said of Vick. "There was a lot of political stuff with him and Geno Smith with the Jets last year. Last two weeks, he has done phenomenal. There are several teams that want him. He wanted to be on a winning te... [Read More]
05/14/15 49ers GM Trent Baalke says Kendall Hunter (ACL) is back to full speed
Source: Matt Maiocco via csnbayarea.com

While 49ers general manager Trent Baalke was speaking about the team's running backs, he made it a point to bring up Kendall Hunter. Hunter is coming off a torn ACL but has apparently made a full recovery and is ready to roll in minicamp. "And the guy who has really showed up a lot this offseason is Kendall Hunter," Baalke said. "He's back to being Kendall. His speed is back to where it was pre-i... [Read More]
05/14/15 Vikings HC Mike Zimmer does not foresee any issues with disgruntled RB Adrian Peterson
Source: Chris Tomasson via St. Paul Pioneer Press

Adrian Peterson hasn't exactly been shy with expressing his displeasure about playing for the Vikings. Well, it looks like he doesn't have much of a choice; the Vikings have repeatedly said they will not trade Peterson. Having your star player disgruntled could cause a locker room distraction. However, head coach Mike Zimmer doesn't think Peterson's presence will lead to any problems. "I don't th... [Read More]
05/14/15 Colts OC Pep Hamilton believes rookie WR Phillip Dorsett can have an immediate impact
Source: Stephen Holder via Twitter

There has been a lot of controversy swirling around the Colts' first-round selection of wide receiver Phillip Dorsett, especially since the Colts already have a very similar player in T.Y. Hilton. It is widely assumed that Dorsett won't make his presence felt right away, but offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton disagrees. When asked if Dorsett will have an immediate impact, Hamilton responded: "Abs... [Read More]
05/14/15 Vikings HC Mike Zimmer has been 'impressed' with WR Cordarrelle Patterson this offseason
Source: Chris Tomasson via St. Paul Pioneer Press

Cordarrelle Patterson has been working tirelessly this offseason to become a better football player. He has focused on both his fitness and his route-running. Patterson has always been a great athlete; now he is taking the steps necessary to become a great wide receiver. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has taken notice. "He's really done well," Zimmer said of Patterson. "He's running routes good; ... [Read More]
05/14/15 Cowboys QB Tony Romo feeling much healthier this offseason than he has in a long time
Source: Rob Phillips via DallasCowboys.com

Tony Romo has dealt with a litany of injuries over the past couple of seasons, the most serious of which required back surgery. This offseason, Romo is feeling better than he has in years and is able to participate more as well. Romo says he can clearly feel the difference and considers himself younger than a 35-year-old man who is entering his 13th year as an NFL quarterback. "Just the ability t... [Read More]
05/14/15 Titans WR Harry Douglas will not be pegged as just a slot receiver in Tennessee
Source: Paul Kuharsky via espn.com

Harry Douglas does not view himself as just a slot receiver and neither do the Titans. Douglas is learning the X, Y, Z and F WR positions. He thinks it's crazy that he's even been type casted as just a slot guy. "That's crazy I got labeled a slot receiver when I came into the league," he said. "But you've got to understand, I played with Roddy (White) and Julio (Jones), and Roddy and Michael Jenk... [Read More]
05/14/15 Panthers HC Ron Rivera says RB Cameron Artis-Payne is a 'complete back'
Source: David Newton via ESPN.com

Everybody at Carolina Panthers camp seems to love rookie running back Cameron Artis-Payne. He is described as the ultimate competitor with a major chip on his shoulder. Head coach Ron Rivera believes he has the talent to fill in admirably if Jonathan Stewart gets injured. "He's a complete back," Rivera said said of his rookie. "I watched games last year where he took games over. That's what you ... [Read More]
05/14/15 Cardinals believe S Tyrann Mathieu 'is back to the player he was before the injuries'
Source: Mike Jurecki via Twitter

Tyrann Mathieu was an emerging star in 2013 before he tore his ACL. He played in 2014 but was noticeably limited as he was on a snap count. He just wasn't the same old Honey Badger. He started to look better toward the end of the season, nevertheless, Mathieu still lacked the consistent playmaking ability. The Cardinals, according to team reporter Mike Jurecki, now believe "Tyrann Mathieu is back... [Read More]
05/13/15 Ravens sign free agent CB Kyle Arrington
Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter

The Ravens have signed former Patriots' slot corner Kyle Arrington. The deal is reportedly for three years. The Ravens dealt with an abundance of injuries last year and clearly wanted to bolster their CB corps. ... [Read More]
05/13/15 Lions LB Stephen Tulloch (ACL) says 'I'm healthy'
Source: Michael Rothstein via espn.com

Lions' linebacker Stephen Tulloch was off to a hot start in 2014. That continued into Week 3 as he sacked Aaron Rodgers. After the sack he jumped into the air in celebration and that was the end of his season. Tulloch tore his ACL and found himself on IR. Now nearly eight months later, the talented LB says he's healthy. "I ask them if they like watching the games," Tulloch said. "They say, 'Yeah.... [Read More]
05/13/15 Colts TE Dwayne Allen admits to fighting through injuries last season
Source: George Bremer via Twitter

Colts TE Dwayne Allen missed all of 2013 with a serious back injury. Last season he played well all things considered, ending the season as a fantasy TE1 in points per game. Despite his eight touchdown receptions, Allen claims "he played at about 70 percent last year". He felt his body did not hold up like he had hoped, however, he insists that this season he'll be at full strength. ... [Read More]
05/13/15 Bills QB E.J. Manuel raves about offense
Source: Marc Sessler via nfl.com

E.J. Manuel will likely start the season on the bench but that has not stopped him from gushing about the offense, which has added LeSean McCoy, Percy Harvin and Charles Clay this offseason. "I just think the dynamics that we have and the personnel that we have, you look at the receivers, running backs and the tight ends we have at the skill positions and the O-linemen getting better, getting str... [Read More]
05/13/15 49ers position battle for WR3 is heating up in camp
Source: Matt Maiocco via csnbayarea.com

49ers general manager Trent Baalke spoke about the WR3 competition in San Francisco. Quinton Patton, Jerome Simpson and Bruce Ellington are all vying for the job behind Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin. Baalke gave his take on the situation. "Jerome Simpson is another one who can really run and make plays on the perimeter," Baalke said. "So watching those three guys out there just brings another di... [Read More]
05/13/15 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and RB Reggie Bush are 'developing a real rapport'
Source: Matt Maiocco via csnbayarea.com

49ers general manager Trent Baalke raved about a number of players in minicamp. Perhaps none more than Colin Kaepernick and Reggie Bush. These two are working great together and Baalke has taken notice of their chemistry. "Reggie has really been an asset to Colin and has opened up some things," Baalke said. "When you get the speed going down the field and you give a back like Reggie room to work i... [Read More]
05/13/15 Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome says LB Arthur Brown 'needs to find a way to get to the field'
Source: Aaron Wilson via baltimoresun.com

2013 second-round pick Arthur Brown was once viewed as the heir apparent to Ray Lewis. After being badly outperformed by veteran Daryl Smith and 2014 first-round pick C.J. Mosley, Brown is lucky to see the field. Ravens' general manager has taken notice and sent a clear message to the young inside linebacker. "Arthur Brown is another young man who, at this point of his career, needs to find a way... [Read More]
05/13/15 The Giants have 'zero doubts' that WR Victor Cruz will be ready for Week 1
Source: Jordan Raanan via nj.com

About a month ago, there were worries that Victor Cruz may never return from his horrific knee injury. Now word out of New York Giants camp is that there are "zero doubts" that Cruz will be ready for the season opener. Cruz himself sounds very optimistic. "We got [to cutting]," Cruz said. "We started running some intermediate routes on air and stuff like that. It's feeling good. It's feeling good... [Read More]
05/13/15 Falcons LB Paul Worrilow having the best offseason he's ever had
Source: D. Orlando Ledbetter via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn spoke about various players in camp recently. One player he absolutely raved about was starting linebacker Paul Worrilow. "Paul Worrilow at inside linebacker is having a terrific offseason," Quinn said. "I challenged the guys to have the best offseason that they've ever had. He is literally having that. I'd be hard-pressed to find a guy who's going for it harder than ... [Read More]
05/12/15 Bears DC Vic Fangio strongly defends DE Ray McDonald
Source: Jeff Dickerson via espn.com

In the midst of the domestic violence eruption last season in the NFL, then 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald was arrested for an incident. He was never charged, but after Commissioner Roger Goodell botched the Ray Rice incident so bad, the public outcry led to every player that was even accused of doing anything to get disciplined in one way or the other. McDonald was no exception, he was cut... [Read More]
05/12/15 Ravens HC John Harbaugh believes WR Marlon Brown should have a 'big year'
Source: Jeff Zrebiec via Twitter

In 2013, Marlon Brown had a shockingly strong rookie campaign. The 6-foot-5 wideout caught 49 passes for 524 yards and seven touchdowns. He hit a sophomore slump last season, catching only 24 passes for 255 yards and no TDs. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh believes he's going to turn that around this season. When asked about Brown on Tuesday, Harbaugh said "it should be a big year" for the third-y... [Read More]
05/12/15 Giants WR Victor Cruz says he's at about 75-80 percent
Source: Jordan Raanan via Twitter

Victor Cruz continues to recover from a catastrophic patellar tendon injury he suffered last season. Cruz now says that he is at about 75-80 percent healthy. He is now able to cut and run routes without contact. Cruz hopes to ready for Week 1. ... [Read More]
05/12/15 Ravens S Matt Elam has lost eight pounds of fat this offseason
Source: Aaron Wilson via Twitter

Ravens safety Matt Elam has been a major disappointment thus far in his career. He has acknowledged this and admitted he needs to get better. A starting job is not guaranteed this season and Elam is working like a man trying not to lose his job. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is astounded by his conditioning. "Matt has lost about eight pounds of fat," Harbaugh said. "He's in tremendous shape, do... [Read More]
05/12/15 Ravens rookie TE Maxx Williams expected to make an impact
Source: Aaron Wilson via Twitter

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome believes rookie tight end Maxx Williams will have an impact on the offense in both third down and red zone situations. Williams was widely considered the top pass-catching TE in this draft. The Ravens made him the first TE selected in this year's draft. ... [Read More]
05/12/15 Buccaneers claim S D.J. Swearinger off waivers
Source: Rick Stroud via Twitter

The Buccaneers had the top waiver priority in the league and used it to claim former Texans strong safety D.J. Swearinger. Swearinger was expected to garner a good amount of interest and ended not even getting past the first team on the wire. There were multiple teams reportedly interested including the Panthers and Steelers. ... [Read More]
05/12/15 NFL determines Dolphins did not tamper with DT Ndamukong Suh
Source: Adam H. Beasley via miamiherald.com

The Dolphins were accused and investigated for tampering with top free agent Ndamukong Suh. The league looked into whether or not the team contacted Suh or his representative prior to the date that they are legally allowed to. The league has completed their investigation and determined the Dolphins did not tamper and the team will not face any punishment. ... [Read More]
05/12/15 TE James Casey to play full back for Broncos
Source: Jeff Legwold via espn.com

Tight end James Casey will not be a tight end at all In Denver. The Broncos plan on deploying him as a full back. Casey, who was once a catch-first tight end, now embraces the idea of playing full back. "I think I'm much better. I think I'm much better suited for the position," Casey said. "The fullback is tough. Early on in my career, I was more of a receiver coming out of college. I kind of had... [Read More]
05/12/15 49ers GM Trent Baalke will meet with DE Justin Smith this week regarding his status for 2015
Source: Sirius XM NFL Radio via Twitter

49ers veteran defensive lineman Justin Smith all but announced his retirement earlier this offseason. He later change is mind and said he was on the fence. Smith has pretty much left the franchise hanging to this point. This week 49ers general manager Trent Baalke plans to meet with Smith and will "hope to have a better answer at that stage". The two sides are expected to meet on Wednesday or Thu... [Read More]
05/12/15 Jaguars third-overall pick DE Dante Fowler signed to four-year contract
Source: Mike Garafolo via Twitter

Despite last week's injury, Dante Fowler has signed a $23.5 million fully guaranteed contract over 4 years, including a $15.3 million signing bonus. The Jaguars also have a 5th year option on the rookie that is placed on all first-round picks. ... [Read More]
05/12/15 Free agent Lance Moore signed by Detroit Lions
Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter

According to Ian Rapoport, the Lions have signed WR Lance Moore to a one-year deal. The veteran will be joining an already strong WR corps making a starting position highly unlikely for Moore. This move brings in a strong veteran presence as well as much needed depth for a team that struggled with the amount of pass-catchers in previous years. ... [Read More]
05/12/15 Titans RB Shonn Greene not expected to make the final roster
Source: Paul Kuharsky via ESPN

With an extremely crowded backfield, the Titans are going to have to make a few cuts. Currently, the group consists of Bishop Sankey, Shonn Greene, Antonio Andrews, David Cobb and Lache Seastrunk in no particular order. According to Paul Kuharsky an ESPN Titans reporter, he doesn't expect Greene to make the final roster. The 30-year-old veteran has not been a part of OTAs as he is taking care of h... [Read More]
05/12/15 Bills RB Fred Jackson may not make final roster
Source: Mike Rodak via ESPN Buffalo

Fred Jackson's role on the Buffalo Bills severely dipped with the acquisition of LeSean McCoy in the offseason. The locker room leader and veteran presence may not make the final roster according to ESPN Bills reporter, Mike Rodak. Currently, Jackson counts $2.5 million against the cap and that all can be freed up by releasing the veteran. With the amount of young talent at the RB position for the... [Read More]
05/12/15 Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon denied reinstatement
Source: Kyle Fredrickson via newsok.com

It has been confirmed that Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon did apply for reinstatement and was denied. The feeling around Jacksonville is that he failed yet another drug test or possibly missed another test, which counts as a failed test. Blackmon appeared to be on the right track after completing a voluntary rehab program in November. Nonetheless, it now looks like we may not see him on the field any... [Read More]
05/12/15 The Cowboys want an 'off-the-field structure' in place to limit WR Dez Bryants off-field risk
Source: Jean-Jacques Taylor via espn.com

Apparently money isn't the only issue when it comes to the Cowboys and star receiver Dez Bryant getting a long-term deal done. The Cowboys want someone to create an off-the-field structure to keep Bryant out of trouble. While ideally the Cowboys would create the structure, they are fine with Bryant or his agency Roc Nation developing the structure as well. They just want a person on hand to deal ... [Read More]
05/12/15 Bills TE Nick O'Leary blames awful 40 on injured hamstring
Source: Bucky Gleason via buffalonews.com

Bills rookie tight end Nick O'Leary slipped to the sixth round due to a brutal 4.93 40-yard dash at the NFL combine. Heading into the offseason some had O'Leary ranked as a top three TE prospect. The Florida State star tight end suffered a hamstring tear in January in FSU's playoff game against Oregon. O'Leary believes the slow 40 time was caused by the injured hamstring but felt like he had to r... [Read More]
05/12/15 Texans QBs Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett to share first-team reps
Source: Deepi Sidhu via houstontexans.com

Both Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett will split first-team reps when OTAs open later this month. Neither QB is a definitive favorite, however, Hoyer will not be far behind Mallett in familiarity to the system being that he played in O'Brien's offense while in the two were in New England. "It's not new - for me, it's kind of just getting back on the bike," Hoyer said Monday. "You learn to ride a bike... [Read More]
05/12/15 Bears WR Kevin White had a 'dominant' rookie camp
Source: Dan Pompei via Twitter

The Bears 7th overall pick of the 2015 draft, Kevin White, has some very large shoes to fill. He will be filling the gap that perennial pro-bowler Brandon Marshall left gaping open. With high expectations for White, many people are looking at him closely. At the moment, he appears to be living up to the hype as Dan Pompei, a long time Bears reporter states, "White had a dominant rookie camp. He h... [Read More]
05/11/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady appeals four-game suspension
Source: Adam Schefter via Facebook

It had already been assumed that Tom Brady would appeal his four-game suspension. Monday evening Brady's agent Don Yee made it official with a scathing statement, which was exceedingly critical of both the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell. The statement reads as follows, "The discipline is ridiculous and has no legitimate basis. In my opinion, this outcome was pre-determined; there was no fairn... [Read More]
05/11/15 Former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez charged with intimidating a witness
Source: Frank Schwab via yahoo.com

Aaron Hernandez has already been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder and various firearms charges. He faces additional murder charges in Boston and today was charged with yet another felony. This time he's been charged with intimidating a witness. How did he intimidate that witness? By shooting him in the face of course. ... [Read More]
05/11/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady suspended four games in Deflategate scandal
Source: Tim Yotter via Scout.com

The penalty to Tom Brady for his role in Deflategate is now known. Brady has been suspended for the first four games of this season. The Patriots were also fined $1 million and will forfeit their first-round pick in 2016 and their fourth-round pick in 2017. Brady now has three days to file an appeal. ... [Read More]
05/11/15 Free agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw could face discipline after no contest plea
Source: Dan Sewell via ap.org

Former Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge in Ohio. He lost his license for six months in Ohio and had to pay $351 in fines. While the punishment seems less than significant the issue is the league could also come down on him. Look for a one to four game suspension coming for Bradshaw. ... [Read More]
05/11/15 Ravens sign first-round pick WR Breshad Perriman
Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter

The Ravens have signed their 26th-overall pick Breshad Perriman. Perriman is expected to start opposite Steve Smith Sr. in Baltimore. The deal is for four years and worth $8.7 million. ... [Read More]
05/11/15 Redskins HC Jay Gruden expects a 'big jump' from QB Robert Griffin III
Source: Mike Jones via washingtonpost.com

At least for the time being, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden seems committed to Robert Griffin III being his starting quarterback. RG3 struggled last season in his first year in coach Grudens system, but Gruden believes that's all going to change this season. "Going into Year 2 in this system should be a big jump, you know," Gruden said. "You're not really thinking about who's where, what's my foo... [Read More]
05/11/15 Colts GM Ryan Grigson says rookie RB Josh Robinson 'fits what we do'
Source: Kevin Bowen via colts.com

The Colts drafted Mississippi State running back Josh Robinson in the sixth-round of this year's draft. He was extremely productive in college, however, less than ideal measurables sunk his draft stock. Colts' general manager Ryan Grigson spoke very highly of Robinson as a runner. "The running style, he fits what we do," Grigson said. "When you run that low to the ground and have that center of g... [Read More]
05/11/15 Bears HC John Fox noncommittal whether RB Matt Forte will maintain feature-back role
Source: Jeff Dickerson via espn.com

Bears head coach John Fox has always been a guy that loves using multiple backs. He's never really used a feature-back system going all the way back to DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart in Carolina. As a matter of fact, Fox may be one of the biggest culprits to blame for us fantasy owners having to deal with an abundance of running back by committee situations. Now Fox has star running back M... [Read More]
05/11/15 Patriots continue to dismantle secondary with release of Kyle Arrington
Source: Mike Reiss via Twitter

The Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots have completely dismantled their secondary. A secondary which was one of the team's greatest strengths and among the best in the league. Now Kyle Arrington has been informed that he will be released. The Patriots have now lost Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, Alfonzo Dennard and Arrington. New England's secondary will look very different next season. ... [Read More]
05/11/15 Texans S D.J. Swearinger on Instagram: 'So long #HOUSTONTEXANS'
Source: John McClain via blog.chron.com

It appears that D.J. Swearinger is no longer part of the Houston Texans organization. He sent a post out on Instagram early Monday morning stating, "One heck of an opportunity #texannation I appreciate everything and the opportunity and memories!! It's time for a new chapter and the defining moment of my career!! So long #HOUSTONTEXANS." ... [Read More]
05/11/15 Report: Patriots sign recently reinstated TE Fred Davis
Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter

The Patriots have signed embattled former Redskins' tight end Fred Davis to a one-year deal. Davis hasn't played a single NFL snap since 2013 and hasn't had a fantasy relevant season since 2011. He had been indefinitely suspended for repeated violations of the substance abuse policy as well as a domestic violence incident. He somehow managed to get reinstated after just one season last week. ... [Read More]
05/11/15 Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is ahead of the curve and 'already locked in as Day 1 starter'
Source: Jim Corbett via usatoday.com

The Buccaneers drafted Jameis Winston with the first-overall pick and now general manager Jason Licht can't stop praising the former Heisman Trophy winner. "I told my wife, Blair, 'I gave him an A,''' Licht said. "I thought it was a great day. He knew the offense already. He wasn't overwhelmed. He was even a little ahead of the game. He was already trying to change protections. The coaches were l... [Read More]
05/11/15 Redskins GM Scot McCloughan compares rookie RB Matt Jones to Marshawn Lynch
Source: Tarik El-Bashir via csnwashington.com

The Redskins drafted rookie RB Matt Jones in the third round of this year's draft. He is already garnering very high praise from his general manager Scot McCloughan who compared him to Marshawn Lynch. "Matt Jones reminds me a lot—a lot—of Marshawn from the standpoint that he's north-south, he's downhill and he's not afraid of contact," McCloughan said. "He's going to hit you and he's ... [Read More]
05/11/15 Giants S Landon Collins already emerging as a leader
Source: Kevin Patra via nfl.com

The Giants traded up in the second round to acquire strong safety Landon Collins with the 33rd-overall pick. Collins was a first-round talent that slipped to the second round thanks to questions about his coverage. However, he was highly touted for his leadership and run-stopping ability at Alabama and was widely considered the best safety in the draft. Offensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is al... [Read More]
05/10/15 Jets QB Geno Smith and WR Brandon Marshall are roommates and 'getting after it ... 24-hours a day'
Source: Rich Cimini via espn.com

Jets free-agent acquisition Brandon Marshall is having a love fest with yet another quarterback. He and Geno Smith have moved in with each other and are now engaged in a full-blown bromance. "It's cool because he's a guy, he can make all the throws," Marshall said of Smith. "He's super-duper smart. There are some things he just doesn't know yet … Twenty-four hours a day, we're getting afte... [Read More]
05/10/15 Free agent WR Wes Welker is '100 percent committed' to playing in 2015
Source: Chris Wesseling via nfl.com

Free agent wideout Wes Welker hasn't garnered much interest on the market this offseason. As a matter of fact, the Dolphins are the only team that bothered meeting with him and they are no longer a feasible destination. Welker has been cleared by concussion specialists and remains "100 percent committed" to continuing his NFL career. "I feel like every day that goes by, the chances are less so," ... [Read More]
05/10/15 Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett the star of rookie minicamp
Source: Bob Condotta via seattletimes.com

Seahawks rookie wideout Tyler Lockett was a far-and-away the standout star of rookie minicamp. Head coach Pete Carroll gushed about the former Kansas State star. "Tyler looked so comfortable," Carroll said. "He's an adept football player, a very natural player. He has a terrific sense for releasing and getting off the line of scrimmage and space stuff and finding his way downfield against the zone... [Read More]
05/10/15 Cardinals RB Andre Ellington compared his health now to 2014 'it's like night and day'
Source: Kent Somers via azcentral.com

Andre Ellington was projected to be a breakout star in 2014 and that is exactly what he was when the season kicked off. The one concern was his ability to stay healthy. That also came to fruition as Ellington dealt with a plethora of injuries. He injured his foot before the season ever even started, which never fully recovered. He later suffered a hip injury and his season was eventually ended du... [Read More]
05/10/15 Cardinals RB Andre Ellington is on path to recovery
Source: kent Somers via The Arizona Republic

Before the start of the 2015 season, Andre Ellington injured his foot. It was a lingering injury that plagued him throughout the 2015 season and severely reduced his play-making ability. He was the workhorse for most of the season and suffered multiple other injuries including a sports hernia as well as a hip injury. According to Ellington, 'during the season I was limited on some cuts going to th... [Read More]
05/10/15 Eagles WR Riley Cooper 'isn't guaranteed a starting spot'
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

With the Eagles shipping away WR Jeremy Maclin in free agency, their receiving corps was desperately needing someone to fill his role. As a result, the Eagles drafted Nelson Agholor to come and produce alongside rookie standout Jordan Mathews and recently acquired Miles Austin. According to the Philadelphia inquirer, Riley Cooper 'isn't guaranteed a starting spot.' With the amount of youth and tal... [Read More]
05/10/15 Bears at a standstill with TE Martellus Bennett
Source: Jeff Dickerson via espn.com

Martellus Bennett had a breakout season in 2014, totaling career highs in all three major categories with 90 receptions, 916 yards and six TDs. Now he wants more money and the Bears are not eager to oblige. He is yet to report to voluntary minicamp and may be willing to partake in a lengthy holdout. John Fox commented on the situation and didn't sound thrilled about the whole ordeal. "As I mentio... [Read More]
05/10/15 Bengals sign QB Terrelle Pryor
Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter

The Cincinnati Bengals have signed free agent quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Pryor was recently released by the Chiefs and looking for an opportunity to play quarterback in the NFL. He has stressed that he will only be a quarterback and he will not be changing positions. ... [Read More]
05/10/15 Cowboys OC Scott Linehan is 'not worried' about WR Dez Bryant not reporting to minicamp
Source: John Machota via dallasnews.com

Dez Bryant is not happy after being franchise tagged by the Cowboys this offseason. He has made it abundantly clear that he wants a long-term deal and will be disgruntled if he is not granted one. Bryant is yet to report to minicamp but Cowboys' offensive coordinator Scott Linehan is not worried about the situation. "I'm not worried about Dez, he'll be ready to rock and roll when it's all said and... [Read More]
05/09/15 Broncos rookie TE Jeff Heuerman tears ACL
Source: Andrew Mason via denverbroncos.com

Broncos third-round pick Jeff Heuerman has torn his ACL and is done for the season. Coach Gary Kubiak says that he was expected to be a big part of the team this season and still will be in the future. "I feel terrible for Jeff and this is a very unfortunate situation," Kubiak said. "Jeff was going to be a big part of our team this year, and he's still going to be a big part of our team and organ... [Read More]
05/09/15 Browns OC John DeFilippo says QB Johnny Manziel is 'in a position to be a quarterback in the NFL'
Source: Mary Kay Cabot via cleveland.com

The love fest in Cleveland for Johnny Manziel continues. Pretty much all his Browns' coaches and teammates have been raving about him this offseason. This time it's offensive coordinator John DeFilippo's turn. "All I know is this: From the moment he stepped in this building from the last two weeks, he's been nothing but a consummate professional,'' DeFilippo said. "He's spent every hour that he'... [Read More]
05/09/15 OLB Dion Jordan's future with Dolphins in doubt after latest failed drug test
Source: Adam H. Beasley via miamiherald.com

When Dion Jordan failed a drug test that cost him the first four games if 2014, both Joe Philbin and the organization fully supported the young pass rusher and commended him for seeking help for his issues. This time around, things have changed and it doesn't sound like Jordan will be welcomed back with opened arms. "The policies are very clear in terms of what's allowed and not allowed," Philbin... [Read More]
05/09/15 Bears DC Vic Fangio thinks Jared Allen 'can have a rebirth to his career' with move to OLB
Source: Jeff Dickerson via espn.com

Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is changing the defense from a 4-3 to a 3-4 scheme. With that longtime defensive end Jared Allen will be moving to outside linebacker. Fangio believes the move can completely revive the 33-year olds fading career. "He did well in the minicamp we had here, and I think he was excited about it," Fangio said. "Like I told him, I think he can have a rebirth to hi... [Read More]
05/09/15 Jaguars HC Gus Bradley said that rookie RB T.J. Yeldon 'looked pretty smooth'
Source: Hays Carlyon via jax-cdn.com

Jaguars opened up rookie minicamp this week and running back T.J. Yeldon was a standout. The second-round pick showed a lot of the same promise he displayed while at Alabama according to head coach Gus Bradley. "T.J. looked pretty smooth," Bradley said. "A lot of the same things that we saw on tape. His ability to make quick decisions, spontaneous decisions, his instincts. One play really jumps o... [Read More]
05/09/15 Ravens S Matt Elam believes he's poised to 'break out this season'
Source: Aaron Wilson via baltimoresun.com

Ravens' former first-round pick Matt Elam has had a very disappointing first two seasons of his career. The former Florida Gators star believes that's all going to change this season. A move to strong safety and a better state, both mentally and physically, has Elam feeling like this will be his breakout season. "Ozzie has a lot of expectations for me because he drafted me in the first round," El... [Read More]
05/09/15 Free agent QB Terrelle Pryor defiant about changing positions
Source: Paul Dehner Jr via cincinnati.com

Terrelle Pryor finds himself in a very similar situation to Tim Tebow. Now one questions his athleticism and ability to be play football, however, many believe he should change positions to wide receiver or even tight end. He recently requested to take part in the Bengals rookie camp and reunite with former head coach and now Bengals' offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. If he fails in Cincinnati t... [Read More]
05/09/15 Browns DC Jim O'Neil says CB Justin Gilbert has 'new focus'
Source: Mary Kay Cabot via Twitter

Browns CB Justin Gilbert was the most coveted defensive back in last year's draft. He became part of a historically disastrous first round for Cleveland. Along with Johnny Manziel, both first-round picks were historically awful as rookies. Now the Browns' defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil feels that Gilbert has turned the corner. "I think we're going to see major improvement this year," O'Neil sai... [Read More]
05/09/15 Dolphins LB Koa Misi expected to start at MLB in Miami
Source: Barry Jackson via Twitter

According to Dolphins' head coach Joe Philbin, Koa Misi is penciled in as the starter in Miami. Misi is a serviceable linebacker in a very weak LB corps. He was dealt with injuries pretty much his whole career. Not since his rookie season in 2010 has he played a full 16-game season. However, he's also never missed more than five games. ... [Read More]
05/09/15 Texans HC Bill O'Brien plans to leave WR Jaelen Strong 'in one spot on the outside'
Source: Staff via houstontexans.com

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien only plans to keep wideout Jaelen Strong on the outside. He does not want to overwhelm him with more than he can handle as a rookie. "I want to see what type of shape he is in.," O'Brien said. "I want to see how well he picks things up. It's not an easy offense to learn for a young receiver. If you look at the past with our receiver position, it's not always easy fo... [Read More]
05/09/15 Cowboys QB Tony Romo is thinking 'a little more long term' thanks to his offensive line
Source: Michael Florek via cowboysblog.dallasnews.com

Thanks to a dominant offensive line, Tony Romo is now thinking more long term when it comes to his football career, despite a history of back injuries. "When you have a good offensive line like we do the thought definitely crosses your mind to ensure you do everything possible to play longer than maybe what you had envisioned," Romo said. "We'll reassess that in a few years. My wife will tell you... [Read More]
05/09/15 Packers rookie DB Damarious Randall ankle scare was only a minor injury
Source: Ryan Wood via packersnews.com

Packers' first-round pick Damarious Randall showed up to Green Bay with an ankle injury. As you could imagine, it gave the team quite a scare. Fortunately, the injury turned out to just to be minor, although, it will likely force him to miss some time at rookie minicamp. Head coach Mike McCarthy gave his input on the situation. "Just being smart with him," McCarthy said. "It's something temporary... [Read More]
05/09/15 Eagles HC Chip Kelly believes WR Nelson Agholor is more versatile than Jeremy Maclin
Source: Joe McLane via philly,com

Eagles head coach Chip Kelly spoke about first-round pick Nelson Agholor on Friday. He said he viewed him as an "inside, outside guy" in comparison to Jeremy Maclin who is an "outside, down-the-line receiver". He continued to speak highly of Agholor's talent. "I think he's got good linear speed that can get down the field," Kelly said, "and I think people will have to be leery about that."... [Read More]
05/09/15 Lions HC Jim Caldwell wants S James Ihedigbo to report to camp 'pronto'
Source: Dave Birkett via freep.com

James Idhedigbo played great last season in the Lion's secondary. Now he is not reporting to camp because he wants a new contract. Head coach Jim Caldwell is less than thrilled with this and wants him to be back with the team as soon as possible. "What I try to do is to make certain that they understand that, in our business, it's unique," Caldwell said. They have things that they have to look at... [Read More]
05/09/15 Panthers first-round pick LB Shaq Thompson will miss rookie minicamp with a hamstring injury
Source: David Newton via espn.com

The Panthers first-round pick Shaq Thompson tweaked his hamstring on Friday and is not expected to return to action until June 16. The Injury is not considered to be overly serious but Carolina is playing it safe with their athletic young rookie. According to head coach Ron Rivera, Thompson will be re-evaluated on Saturday, however, they will not take risks with their talented rookie. "You don't ... [Read More]
05/09/15 Bears OC Adam Gase has 'a good relationship' with QB Jay Cutler
Source: Jeff Dickerson via espn.com

Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase has worked with Jay Cutler before and the two have a good relationship. Gase gave his take on Cutler and his future as the Bears' starting QB. "I feel comfortable with him. I mean, we have a good relationship so far and we're just going to keep working to get better," Gase said. "I've known him for a long time. We actually spent a lot of time together when he... [Read More]
05/09/15 Bears rookie WR Kevin White doing 'outstanding' while he gets 'adjusted' to the NFL
Source: Jeff Dickerson via espn.com

The Bears drafted Kevin White with the seventh-overall pick in this year's draft and he has been the star of rookie minicamp so far, and is being used all over the field. 'Did a lot of movement today,' White said. 'Left side and in the slot on the right side. Slot in the left. So a lot different than college. Just trying to get adjusted. First day. So it wasn't as good as I wanted it to be. But I'... [Read More]
05/09/15 Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston files counterclaim against rape accuser
Source: Mike Florio via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

It has been widely documented that the Buccaneers' first-overall pick Jameis Winston was accused of rape while at Florida State by Erica Kinsman. That case was not even viewed as worthy of going to trial, however, he now faces a civil case for the alleged incident. Winston filed a counter claim on Friday and is suing Kinsman for defamation of character and tortious interference with prospective bu... [Read More]
05/08/15 Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey says rookie RB Jay Ajayi 'brings the ability to play all three downs'
Source: Barry Jackson via miamiherald.com

Dolphins' general manager Dennis Hickey spoke with great enthusiasm about rookie running back Jay Ajayi. Hickey described Ajayi as 'a power back but yet still has elusiveness" and said that they 'we were very excited' that he fell to them in the fifth round. In a bit of possible foreshadowing Hickey added, 'He brings the ability to play all three downs.'... [Read More]
05/08/15 Raiders fouth-overall pick WR Amari Cooper looks good at first practice
Source: Vic Tafur via sfchronicle.com

Amari Cooper entered his first day of rookie minicamp with a lot of hype and did not disappoint. After a solid outing former Raiders WR Fred Biletnikoff had very high praise for the young wideout. 'The word everybody uses, and they're right, is polished,' Biletnikoff said. 'He knows exactly what he has to do every route against every coverage. He has good size, is fast, has a lot of experience, li... [Read More]
05/08/15 WR Devin Funchess looks like 'the real deal' at Panthers rookie minicamp
Source: David Newton via espn.com

Panthers' second-round pick Devin Funchess reportedly looked great at the first day of the team's rookie minicamp. He lined up at all three WR positions and really thrived in the slot. The rookie displayed good hands and strong route-running ability. A great start for a player that was projected to go in the first round prior to the NFL Combine. ... [Read More]
05/08/15 Jaguars third-overall pick DE Dante Fowler tears ACL
Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter

Disaster strikes the Jaguars as their third-overall pick Dante Fowler tears his ACL. He will be placed on season ending IR. Fowler should be ready for the start of offseason workouts next season. ... [Read More]
05/08/15 Cowboys owner Jerry Jones open to trading a 2016 first-round pick for a running back
Source: David Helman via foxsports.com

In a radio interview on 105.3 FM The Fan on Friday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was asked if he would consider trading a 2016 first-round pick for a running back or some defensive help this season. "I'd be reluctant to, but certainly if the right situation came along that could improve us now, with where we are with Romo, his career and where we are with what we've put together, it's a good time to ... [Read More]
05/08/15 Patriots QB Tom Brady expected to face a suspension for 'DeflateGate'
Source: Gary Myers via nydailynews.com

It is now widely believed that Tom Brady will face a suspension for his role in "DeflateGate" based on the allegations made in Ted Well's investigative report. The Patriots are preparing themselves for the worst and fear a possible 6-8 game suspension. However, popular belief seems to be that he will face a 2-4 game suspension. One reason for this is it's hard to justify suspending Brady for eigh... [Read More]
05/07/15 Raiders get deal done with first-round pick Amari Cooper
Source: Bill Williamson via espn.com

The Raiders have signed their 4th-overall pick Amari Cooper. The deal is for four years and worth $22.6 million. He will also get a whopping $14.7 million signing bonus. Cooper is expected to start along with veteran wideout Michael Crabtree.... [Read More]
05/07/15 Dolphins sign first-round pick DeVante Parker
Source: Alex Marvez via Twitter

The Dolphins have signed their 14th-overall pick DeVante Parker. The deal is for four years and worth $10.9 million fully guaranteed. He will also get $6.2 million signing bonus. Parker is expected to compete with Greg Jennings for a starting job.... [Read More]
05/07/15 AFC OC says Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham was 'completely lost'
Source: nfl.com

Prior to the NFL Draft an anonymous AFC offensive coordinator had now Titans wide receiver in for a visit. Apparently things did not go very well because he had this to say, "We had him in for a visit and put him on the board and he was completely lost. Whoever takes him better have a plan for him because it could be rough early on."... [Read More]
05/07/15 Cowboys president Stephen Jones eludes to adding another RB and a possible committee approach
Source: dallasnews.com

Cowboys' president Stephen Jones had a lot to talk about on Wednesday. The obvious question was why the team didn't add another back in either the draft or free agency. 'We really feel like with Darren McFadden, Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar that we have three really good running backs. At the same time, we're not done. Player acquisitions are 365 days a year. We'll continue to look to improve ou... [Read More]
05/07/15 Eagles sign first-round pick Nelson Agholor
Source: Philadelphia Eagles via Twitter

The Eagles have signed their 20th-overall pick Nelson Agholor to afour-year deal. He is expected to be a key weapon in Chip Kelly's up-tempo offense. Agholor's draft stock skyrocketed late and he was praised for being extremely versatile. ... [Read More]
05/07/15 Report: Cowboys land coveted undrafted free agent OT La'el Collins
Source: Charean Williams via Twitter

The Cowboys have signed former LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins to a three-year deal. After being cleared of any involvement with the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Collins may have become the most coveted undrafted free agent of all-time. The Cowboys already tremendous offensive line just got even better.... [Read More]
05/07/15 Cowboys president Stephen Jones believes they 'really might have something' with RB Darren McFadden
Source: John Machota via dallasnews.com

Since the NFL Draft came and left without the Cowboys drafting a running back, there have been plenty questions raised about their backs. The most common question may be regarding Darren McFadden's health issues and his lack of production the past few years. Cowboys' president Stephen Jones recently was asked about McFadden and his ability to be the team's running back. 'We really think Darren's i... [Read More]
05/07/15 Cowboys president Stephen Jones says that Ryan Williams will 'certainly be a factor'
Source: John Machota via Twitter

Cowboys' running back Ryan Williams will be competing for the team's starting job this season. He will be competing with a lackluster group of backs, featuring Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden, for touches. Cowboys' president Stephen Ross said, "He'll certainly be a factor in who's going to be our [RB] this year."... [Read More]
05/07/15 Texans HC Bill O'Brien says that he believes WR DeAndre Hopkins is 'one of the best in the league'
Source: Tania Ganguli via espn.com

DeAndre Hopkins is undoubtedly the Texans top wideout. He had a breakout 2014 catching 76 passes for 1,210 yards and six touchdowns. Many fantasy experts have him projected to be an elite fantasy receiver in the near future and his head coach Bill O'Brien agrees. "Obviously, DeAndre Hopkins we think is one of the best in the league," O'Brien said. "I've said that time and time again."... [Read More]
05/07/15 Titans WR Justin Hunter believes he'll compete with rookie Dorial Green-Beckham for starting job
Source: John Glennon via tennessean.com

The Titans drafted Dorial Green-Beckham in the second round of this year's draft, much in part due to Justin Hunter's inability to perform the way the team expected him to. Green-Beckham fell to round two because of off-field issues, however, he is undoubtedly a first-round talent. Now with the rookie breathing down his back, Hunter is prepared to battle for the starting job. 'He's another big guy... [Read More]
05/07/15 Former Redskins TE Fred Davis has been reinstated
Source: ProFootballTalk via Twitter

In February of 2014, Redskins' tight end Fred Davis was indefinitely suspended for being a repeat defender of the leagues' substance abuse policy. He has been reinstated despite a several incidents since being suspended including a domestic violence situation. The 29 year old is free to join any team that is willing to sign him. Davis had a breakout season in 2011 when he had 59 receptions, 796 ya... [Read More]
05/07/15 Possible Tom Brady suspension could stem from a failure to cooperate with the investigation
Source: Mike Florio via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Tom Brady will likely face discipline for the 'DeflateGate' situation after Ted Well's came to the conclusion that 'It is more probable than not that Tom Brady . . . was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities.' As you can see that is not overly convincing. However, Brady's bigger issue may be due to the fact that he did not fully cooperate with the NFL's investigation. Brady refu... [Read More]
05/07/15 Report: Raiders WR Michael Crabtree expected to start opposite Amari Cooper
Source: Bill Williamson via espn.com

The Raiders signed veteran wideout Michael Crabtree back in April. Since he was signed, the Raiders' WR corps looks a lot different. The team has since drafted Alabama star Amari Cooper with the fourth-overall pick and cut James Jones. Now it is expected that Crabtree will start opposite Cooper with Rod Streater and Andre Holmes battling for the WR3 position.... [Read More]
05/07/15 Colts players continue to sound off about the controversial decision to draft WR Phillip Dorsett
Source: Zak Keefer via indystar.com

When the Colts drafted Phillip Dorsett in the first round of the NFL Draft it raised some eyebrows to say the least. They already have a potent passing attack and Dorsett has a very similar skill set to star receiver T.Y. Hilton. Different Colts players seem to have different reactions to the decision. Hilton continues to sound less than thrilled. "Nothing in this league should surprise anybody," ... [Read More]
05/07/15 Eagles QB Mark Sanchez believes he will have an 'opportunity to compete for the starting job'
Source: Reuben Frank via csnphilly.com

While it has for the most part been assumed that Sam Bradford will be handed the Eagles starting quarterback job. That's not how Mark Sanchez views the situation, he believes he will be in an open competition for the job. 'Really just talking with Coach Kelly and knowing I'm coming with the opportunity to compete for the starting job. That was important to me,' Sanchez said. 'There were some other... [Read More]
05/07/15 Jets GM Mike Maccagnan says drafting DL Leonard Williams will not impact DL Muhammad Wilkerson
Source: Josh Alper via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

As soon as the Jets selected USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams with the sixth-overall pick in the draft, rumors immediately began to spread about Muhammad Wilkerson's future with the team. Both guys play the same role as a hybrid DE/DT. Wilkerson has played at an elite level but will be due a huge contract next offseason. The Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan spoke on the situation saying t... [Read More]
05/06/15 Cowboys WR Dez Bryant will be ready to 'rock and roll'
Source: Todd Archer via ESPN Dallas Cowboys

Dez Bryant is currently a non-participant in the offseason activities taking place at Valley Ranch. Because Bryant has yet to sign his franchise tender, he is not obligated to attend any of the offseason programs. With doubt in the air, Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan wanted to clear the air stating that, "he'll be ready to rock and roll when it's all said and done, I'm sure of ... [Read More]
05/06/15 Former LSU OT La'el Collins passes polygraph and is not the father of Brittney Mills' child
Source: Josina Anderson via Twitter

In what appears to pretty much the end of La'el Collins nightmare, he has been all but completely cleared in the murder of his ex-girlfriend Brittney Mills and her unborn child in Baton Rouge. Collins was completely cooperative with authorities and reportedly passed a polygraph test. The paternity test also revealed that he was not the father of her child. Collins is not and was never considered a... [Read More]
05/06/15 Ravens great S Ed Reed to announce his retirement
Source: Chris Wesseling via nfl.com

Former Raven and all-time great safety Ed Reed will announce his retirement on Thursday. Reed has done it all in his illustrious career. Reed won a National Championship at Miami, a Super Bowl with the Ravens and is widely considered one of the greatest safeties of all-time and a player that redefined the free safety position. Just weeks after Troy Polamalu decided to call it a career, the NFL has... [Read More]
05/06/15 Colts QB Andrew Luck is more excited about first-round pick Phillip Dorsett than WR T.Y. Hilton is
Source: Chris Wesseling via nfl.com

The Colts turned heads in the first round of the draft when they selected Miami wide receiver Phillip Dorsett. Dorsett has a very similar skill set to star receiver T.Y. Hilton. Hilton was asked about this decision by Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star. "There's nothing I can do about that," Hilton said. "That's who they picked. That's cool with me." While Hilton's tone made him appear less th... [Read More]
05/06/15 Bears first-round pick WR Kevin White inks four-year deal
Source: Chicago Bears via Twitter

The Bears have officially signed their seventh-overall pick to a four-year deal with a fifth-year option. The Bears also signed second-round pick Eddie Goldman to a four-year deal as well. Both are projected Week 1 starters. ... [Read More]
05/06/15 Ted Wells finished his report and the 'DeflateGate' verdict is in
Source: Darin Gantt via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Ted Wells finally finished his thorough investigation into 'DeflateGate' and has come to a conclusion that the Patriots personnel probably participated in the incident and Tom Brady was somewhat aware that it was taking place. 'For the reasons described in this Report, and after a comprehensive investigation, we have concluded that, in connection with the AFC Championship Game, it is more probable... [Read More]
05/06/15 Redskins GM Scot McCloughan sees WR Jamison Crowder as 'a receiver first, punt returner second'
Source: Mike Jones via washingtonpost.com

The Redskins drafted Duke wideout Jamison Crowder in the fifth round of this year's draft. He was extremely productive but slipped in the draft due to less than ideal size and speed at the NFL Combine. The Redskins' general manager Scot McCloughan sees him as the talented WR he was in college not the guy who didn't perform well at the combine. 'You know what, for an undersized guy, he's got a chip... [Read More]
05/06/15 Titans RB Shonn Greene in Miami with family not at teams OTAs
Source: Paul Kuharsky via espn.com

Shonn Greene is at home helping care for his infant son instead of being at Titans OTAs. His absence does not have anything to do with an issue with the team. He is expected to have to compete for a roster spot this offseason and should return to the team by next month. ... [Read More]
05/06/15 Browns QB Johnny Manziel moves from downtown apartment in an effort to avoid temptation
Source: Nate Ulrich via ohio.com

Johnny Manziel has continued to make encouraging decisions this offseason. He checked into a rehab after the season ended and has now moved out of his downtown apartment and into the suburbs in order to avoid the nightlife in Cleveland. In a recent interview, veteran safety Donte Whitner became yet another Browns' teammate to have nothing but good things to say about Johnny Football. 'He made a mo... [Read More]
05/06/15 Chargers S Eric Weddle will not be reporting to workouts 'anytime soon'
Source: Eric D. Williams via espn.com

Chargers safety Eric Weddle wants a new deal and he's planning a lengthy holdout to get it if he has to. He commented on the situation in a radio interview with Dan Sileo of The Mighty 1090 AM Radio. "I'm not coming in anytime soon until something on their side is said," Weddle said. "They know where we're at, and they obviously know their stance, so we'll see what happens from there." Charg... [Read More]
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