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1.Ahkello Witherspoon: Competing for starting gig (RotoWire) Witherspoon could compete with Jason Verrett (Achilles) for the starting cornerback spot opposite Richard Sherman, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Analysis: Verrett is rehabbing from an Achilles injury he sustained nearly a year ago, but is on track to return for the start of training camp. Witherspoon has appeared in 26 games for San Francisco over the last two seasons, racking up 69 tackles (58 solo), 11 broken-up passes, and two interceptions. Maiocco's report claims that the Colorado product had a "very good" offseason program and is poised to claim the starting role from Verrett.10 hours
2.Devin Funchess: Making good impression (RotoWire) Coach Frank Reich said he was pleased with what he saw from Funchess during the offseason program, while Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan believes the wide receiver was inconsistent during the handful of practices open to the media. Analysis: Benched by Carolina down the stretch last season, Funchess bounced back strong with a one-year, $10 million contract from Indianapolis at the very beginning of free agency. Reich said he urged his front office to sign Funchess, noting that the 25-year-old shows impressive quickness and route-running skill for a wideout his size. Reich doubled down on the positive evaluation last week, specifically po... (More)11 hours
3.Sony Michel: Running at full speed (RotoWire) Michel (knee) has been running at full speed and is making good progress in his recovery from arthroscopic surgery, Michael Giardi of NFL Network reports. Analysis: The second-year pro is working out at the TB12 Sports Therapy Center in Foxborough, hoping to improve the range of motion in his knee and become a more explosive runner. Michel had minor surgery at some point during the offseason, participating in team activities through April and at least part of May before sitting out June minicamp. His mounting history of knee injuries has contributed to speculation about rookie third-round pick Damien Harris stealing carries or even t... (More)11 hours
4.Dynasty | Sony Michel at full speed (Dynasty League Football) Michael Giardi reports via Twitter that Sony Michel has been running at "full tilt" Analysis: Michel, much like Toddy Gurley, has seen his ADP (41) slide in recent weeks as reports emerged he had his knee scoped and missed a significant portion of OTAs. Michel, who has a history of knee issues, did miss time but appears to have regained his form quickly. Regardless, dynasty owners have no appetite for risk, especially in 2019 and are selling first and asking questions second, potentially providing for risk-reward opportunities for c... (More)12 hours
5.Bengals QB Jeff Driskel is a cut candida... (Rotoworld) Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson believes Jeff Driskel is a cut candidate if rookie QB Ryan Finley shows well in the preseason. Analysis: Finley is mentally ready for the backup job, but he reportedly needs to show the coaching staff that he has the physical tools. The reality is the Bengals are very likely to keep Finley on the active roster regardless of how he plays in the preseason after spending a fourth-round pick on him. Driskel will need the Bengals to keep three quarterbacks active to survive cuts.12 hours
6.Dynasty | Todd Gurley injury skepticism (Dynasty League Football) Former Rams head coach, Jeff Fisher, appeared on NFL Network on Thursday and expressed skepticism about Todd Gurley's "arthritic component" in his knee. Analysis: Specifically, Fisher called Gurley's trainer's report "unusual" in that trainers don't usually "go public with respect to the condition of [his] client". Primarily, it is the responsibility of the team to provide injury notification, information and updates for any player. The Rams continue to largely ignore conjecture about Gurley�... (More)14 hours
7.One of the 49ers' RBs to be a healthy sc... (Rotoworld) NBC Sports' Matt Maiocco believes one of Tevin Coleman, Jerick McKinnon, or Matt Breida will be a healthy scratch in the regular season. Analysis: This is just a numbers game. Maiocco said it's "difficult to envision" the 49ers keeping four backs active, and specialists Kyle Juszczyk (full back) and Raheem Mostert (special teams) will likely take two of those spots. As it stands, Coleman is the "odds-on favorite to be the closest thing the 49ers have to a lead back," meaning training camp and preseason reps will be paramount for McKinnon and Breida.15 hours
8.Ravens giving Trace McSorley punt return... (Rotoworld) Ravens rookie QB Trace McSorley has been taking reps as a punt returner. Analysis: McSorley called his new role "interesting" and didn't stop there. "It's had its ups and downs, obviously the first couple times doing it, but it's going well. I'm looking forward to be able to come out and do anything that I can, especially in the special teams aspect for the team." The sixth-rounder could be moved all over the field--wild cat, running back, tight end, slot receiver, returner, kick coverage--but don't expect him to compete for the actual starting quarterback job. The R... (More)15 hours
9.Reich 'very encouraged' by Funchess' (Rotoworld) Colts coach Frank Reich came away "very encouraged" with Devin Funchess' performance at OTAs. Analysis: That's a surprising sentiment as Funchess' offseason work brought "mixed results," according to beat reporter Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan. Of course, all of that came without top signal-caller Andrew Luck, who sat out OTAs with a nagging calf injury. "For a big guy for his size we’ve said he’s got good feet and he’s got good body control," Reich noted. "So I was just really encouraged by his progress." Funchess is in line to be Indy's No. 2 r... (More)16 hours
10.LaFleur and Rodgers already at odds in G... (Rotoworld) New Packers coach Matt LaFleur has implied Aaron Rodgers will not have complete control at the line of scrimmage. Analysis: NFL.com's Michael Silver explored this subject in an article last week. "We're running a system I first picked up while working with Kyle (Shanahan) in Houston a decade ago, and we've never really had a quarterback who's had complete freedom to change plays at the line, because that's not really the way the offense is set up," the first-year head honcho explained. Rodgers, who had almost completely autonomy over the offense during Mike McCarthy's reign as ... (More)16 hours
11.Sony Michel running ‘full tilt’ after knee scope (FantasyPros) Michel is progressing nicely following an offseason arthroscopic procedure on his knee. Analysis: Michel is reportedly coming along according to schedule after a recent knee scope, and he's been spending time with Tom Brady's TB12 Sports to aid in the recovery process. Michel is still expected back for training camp, but his health concerns and the presence of rookie Damien Harris suggest a likely reduction in workload from last season.18 hours
12.Solder expects to be ready for start of ... (Rotoworld) Giants LT Nate Solder (ankle) said there's "no reason to think" he won't be ready for the start of training camp next month. Analysis: Solder is "progressing really nicely" from his offseason ankle scope and should be recovered well in advance of training camp, which opens July 26 at the team's facility in East Rutherford. The ex-Patriot was a disappointment in his debut season for the Giants, earning poor marks from ProFootballFocus despite netting the second-highest salary in the league among tackles. He'll hope to do better in year two of his New York tenure.19 hours
13.Devonta Freeman: Looking good during offseason (RotoWire) Coach Dan Quinn said Freeman looks like his old self again, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official website reports. "He was another one who had so much to prove and to get back out on the field and to recapture his energy and style so quickly," Quinn said. "I was very happy to see that. He looks so much like himself." Analysis: Entering Year 2 of a five-year, $41.25 million extension, Freeman returned from season-ending groin surgery to participate in OTAs and June minicamp. Between the contract and Tevin Coleman's departure for San Francisco, the Falcons have every incentive to reinstall Freeman as a heavily featured part of their o... (More)19 hours
14.Sony progressing quickly from knee scope (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Mike Giardi reports Sony Michel (knee) has been running at "full tilt." Analysis: Michel seems to be making quick progress from his knee scope. He's been receiving treatment at the TB12 facility in Foxboro. The Patriots have said all along that they expect Michel back for the start of training camp and so far there's nothing to suggest that won't happen. Michel's long history of knee issues coupled with the arrival of third-round rookie Damien Harris make him a risky fantasy investment.19 hours
15.Keenan Allen: Returns healthy (RotoWire) Allen participated in the Chargers' offseason program, Ricky Henne of the team's official website reports. Analysis: Allen didn't appear to have any offseason limitations after suffering a knee bruise at the Pro Bowl in January. He's locked in as the top receiving weapon in an efficient offense, but even with Tyrell Williams leaving for Oakland, the Chargers have a deep group of skill-position players that demand touches. Mike Williams and tight end Hunter Henry both are popular breakout candidates for good reason, while Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler form one of the better backfield duos in the NFL. Allen will always be a priority,... (More)19 hours
16.Austin Ekeler: Focused on route running (RotoWire) Ekeler said he will focus on his route running this summer. Analysis: Ekeler often replaces Melvin Gordon on passing downs, though the latter also gets plenty of work as a receiver. Their roles should look much the same in 2019, considering undrafted rookie Jeremy Cox was the only offseason addition to the Los Angeles backfield. Ekeler's career marks of 5.3 yards per carry and 7.8 per target rank as elite by RB standards, but he was limited to 3.2 YPC and 3.8 YPT in three starts last season, failing to approach his usual efficiency when tasked with a larger workload (40 carries, 20 targets in those three games).19 hours
17.Jake Butt (ACL) expects to be ready for ... (Rotoworld) Jake Butt (ACL) anticipates he'll be ready for next month's training camp. Analysis: Butt, who is coming off his third ACL tear after suffering the same injury in both high school and college, expects to have his reps managed throughout camp. "I can’t imagine I would go from not playing football to doing everything," said the third-year tight end. "I’m sure there’ll be some plan in place so I’m not taking a million reps." Butt's Week 1 status isn't in doubt, though the 23-year-old will likely be competing with Jeff Heuerman for backup reps behind newly installed ... (More)19 hours
18.Michel progressing quickly from knee scope (FFToday) Multiple sources say that is progressing quickly since his most recent arthroscopic knee surgery and has been running full tilt. The 2nd year RB has also been spending considerable time at @TB12sports like so many before - and after - have/will. Analysis: Michel missed minicamp with knee issues but is expected to be ready for training camp. Michel racked up 209 carries last season as an early-down pounder in New England's offense but the drafting of could ding Michel's workload knocking him off his RB2 status in Non-PPR leagues in 2019. The Patriots have plenty of depth at the position including and .20 hours
19.TE Jake Butt expected to be ready for camp (FFToday) TE Jake Butt said he’ll be ready for training camp. Had ACL and meniscus surgery in October. Most important part of this story is @JakeButtTE having ACL canal widened to help prevent injury in the future. they’be addressed root cause. Far more significant than ACL repair. Analysis: Butt sustained his latest ACL injury last Sept. 27, his third ACL injury overall. Butt will likely be limited in camp but has some weekly TE streamer value if he's able to stay healthy this season. He'll have to fight for targets with rookie TE Noah Fant.1 day
20.Jack: My contract will 'take care of its... (Rotoworld) Jaguars LB Myles Jack said his contract "will take care of itself" after the season. Analysis: Jack's started in 42 of a possible 48 games since being drafted by the Jags in 2016 but heads into the final year of his rookie deal without an extension on the table. With Telvin Smith officially out for the entirety of this season, Jack will have every-down opportunity to lead Jacksonville's defense back to 2017 prominence while manning the middle of the field. The 23-year-old is currently set to make $1.3 million before entering free agency in the spring.1 day
21.Marvin Jones (knee) misses entire off-season program (FantasyPros) Marvin Jones (knee) missed the Lions' entire off-season program. Analysis: Jones missed the end of last season with a bone bruise in his knee. He got in some side work during OTAs but was never fully cleared to practice. He remains on track for training camp but can no longer be viewed as the team's number one wideout with Kenny Golladay's recent ascension.1 day
22.Trevor Williams: Competing for starting spot (RotoWire) Williams (knee) will be competing with Michael Davis for the No. 2 starting spot opposite Casey Hayward, Ricky Henne of the team's official site reports. Analysis: The 25-year-old played in nine games last season, ultimately losing his starting job prior to being placed on IR in large part due to a lingering knee injury that sapped Williams of his quickness. The fourth-year player appears to be fully healthy, with head coach Anthony Lynn acknowledging his renewed confidence, particularly when making cuts. Considering the Chargers like to deploy Desmond King as the slot corner, whoever loses the battle between Williams and Davis for t... (More)1 day
23.Wilson facing 'uphill battle' to make te... (Rotoworld) NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports RB Jeff Wilson faces an "uphill climb" to win a roster spot. Analysis: With Tevin Coleman, Matt Breida, Jerick McKinnon, Raheem Mostert, and fullback Kyle Juszczyk all capable of playing the position, Wilson's the most obvious outlier of the group. The second-year UDFA still flashed with 66/266 rushing in his late-season run for Breida last season and will likely get a good look from other teams during preseason play.1 day
24.Chargers WR Scott vying to start for LA? (Rotoworld) Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said WR Artavis Scott has "picked up where he left off." Analysis: "I thought Artavis was having a heck of an offseason for us last year before he got hurt," Lynn said. "He has picked up where he left off." The second-year UDFA was forced to miss his entire rookie campaign after injuring his ankle in the preseason but will likely start behind Travis Benjamin as the team's fourth receiver out of camp. Scott profiles as a slot wideout, so he'll likely be stricken to special teams barring an injury to Keenan Allen.1 day
25.Jones eyeing a potential mid-season trad... (Rotoworld) Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett suggests Marvin Jones' future with the Lions "doesn't seem long." Analysis: Birkett adds that he personally can't imagine the Lions moving on from Jones, but admits the 29-year-old's future with the team seems murky considering coach Matt Patricia moved on from other notable players who didn't agree with his coaching style, in particular Golden Tate. Jones is due an extremely reasonable $13 million over the next two seasons, so Detroit would be outright foolish to send him packing. Even so, a slow start to the year could signal the end of Jones... (More)1 day
26.Justin Jackson: Little competition added (RotoWire) Jackson is benefiting from the extra reps with Melvin Gordon (holdout) not at OTAs, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: After spending last season as the No. 3 back on the depth chart, Jackson has been an early standout during the summer, utilizing the extra snaps left over from Gordon, who was absent during OTAs as he seeks a contract extension. The Northwestern product, who saw limited action in his rookie season after injuries to Gordon (knee) and Austin Ekeler (concussion), will likely be primed for a repeat role considering the team added little competition to the depth chart.1 day
27.Anthony Firkser: Not completely healthy (RotoWire) Firkser is dealing with an undisclosed injury, but working his way through it at minicamp, Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com reports. Analysis: Firkser has been wearing a yellow jersey during practice, which indicates he is still working his way back from an injury. He saw a relatively healthy amount of playing time last season due to injuries on the depth chart ahead of him, but he is no lock to make the final roster again this season. Thus, a healthy beginning to training camp will be a good start for the 24-year-old.1 day
28.Jake Butt: Will participate in training camp (RotoWire) Butt (knee) will be cleared to participate in training camp, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports. Analysis: Butt, who tore his ACL for the third time in the last five years, has played in just three games since being drafted in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. A report surfaced at the end of March that Butt wouldn't be able to practice until sometime in August, so it's encouraging to see the team confident the injury-prone tight end can take part immediately. The Broncos are expected to slowly transition Butt back into the fold, but the 23-year-old could be fighting for a roster spot after the team re-signed Jeff Heuerma... (More)1 day
29.Nat Berhe open to re-signing with Steele... (Rotoworld) Free agent Nat Berhe is open to re-signing with the Steelers. Analysis: Berhe was limited to four games before landing on IR last year. He's healthy but hasn't had any interest this offseason. Berhe should land a non-guaranteed deal before training camp.1 day
30.Marvin Jones: Did not practice in OTAs (RotoWire) Jones (knee) did not practice in summer OTAs, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Analysis: Jones spent the majority of his time working to rehab from a knee injury that put the 29-year-old wideout on injured reserve in late November. The Lions brought in two veteran receivers, Danny Amendola and Jermaine Kearse, in the offseason, but neither should threaten Jones' status as the No. 2 option behind Kenny Golladay (chest) should he return to full health.1 day
31.Mike Remmers still recovering from surge... (Rotoworld) Giants RT Mike Remmers (back) didn't participate in any offseason workouts. Analysis: Remmers is still recovering from back surgery. There hasn't been much concern over his status, but Remmers isn't a lock to be cleared for the start of training camp. The Giants are counting on a healthy Remmers to be a Week 1 starter.1 day
32.John Ursua candidate for slot role (Rotoworld) Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said seventh-round WR John Ursua is a candidate to play the slot. Analysis: "He started to show us the kind of quicks and change-of-direction stuff that made him one of the big scorers in college football last year," Carroll said on Ursua's offseason. "You can see it, he's got a real style to him. He's a slot guy, he really is that mold." With Doug Baldwin gone, Ursua has a chance at taking over the slot, but he's part of a crowded rookie cast. The Seahawks depth chart behind Tyler Lockett likely won't be settled until deep into training c... (More)1 day
33.Marvin Jones missed entire offseason (Rotoworld) Marvin Jones (knee) missed the entire offseason program. Analysis: Jones got in some side work at OTAs but wasn't cleared to practice. He looks on track for training camp, but his status can't be taken for granted. With Kenny Golladay taking over the No. 1 role and the additions of Danny Amendola and T.J. Hockenson, Jones's target share is likely going to take a hit.1 day
34.Trey Quinn locks down slot role (Rotoworld) Coach Jay Gruden said second-year WR Trey Quinn has "taken over the inside slot role." Analysis: Quinn was one of the standouts of the offseason program. He's locked down the slot job and it wouldn't be surprising if he leads the Redskins in targets. Quinn has durability concerns after missing 13 games last year, but he has some breakout appeal if he stays healthy.1 day
35.Demarcus Robinson: Gaining offensive responsibilities (RotoWire) Robinson has upped his offensive responsibilities this offseason, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. Analysis: This shouldn't come as a major surprise with Tyreek Hill unavailable due to an indefinite suspension. Although he was just lightly involved in the offense last postseason, Robinson seems the most likely candidate to step in early in the season should Hill miss time. Taylor notes that rookie Mecole Hardman's role will likely expand as his understanding of the offense grows, which may eventually carve into Robinson's snaps. As long as Robinson is in the starting lineup for the Patrick Mahomes-led Chiefs, he may be worthy of ... (More)2 days
36.Justin Davis: Fighting for roster spot (RotoWire) Davis seemingly finds himself in a competition with John Kelly for the final roster spot in Los Angeles' backfield, Vincent Bonsignore of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Even with Todd Gurley fighting through knee issues, it seems the Rams' backfield has become fairly crowded. Malcolm Brown signed a two-year contract March 22 and the Rams selected Darrell Henderson in the third round of the 2019 Draft, and both seem like the clear choices for any reps not given to Gurley this season. That leaves Davis to compete directly with John Kelly for the final spot in the backfield. Kelly appeared in four games last season, recording 29 touche... (More)2 days
37.Sammy Watkins: Stars in offseason program (RotoWire) Watkins performed well in the Chiefs' offseason program, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. Analysis: In the absence of Tyreek Hill, who is indefinitely suspended from team activities, it may fall on Watkins to lead the Chiefs' wide receiver group. He's no stranger to being the head of the class at his position; the 26-year-old wideout held that role with the Bills during the majority of his tenure with the team. If he can stay healthy, Watkins figures to be the primary target of Patrick Mahomes while Hill is unavailable, and Watkins has flashed the ability to be just that in the past, racking up 1,047 receiving yards and nine tou... (More)2 days
38.Benny Cunningham on track for roster spo... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Daniel Popper believes Benny Cunningham has an inside track for a roster spot. Analysis: Cunningham was signed for his special teams, but he has the pass-catching skills to play the T.J. Yeldon role in Jacksonville's offense. His roster odds increased with fifth-round RB Ryquell Armstrong (leg) sidelined. Alfred Blue, Thomas Rawls, and UDFA Taj McGowan are the Jaguars only other healthy backs behind Leonard Fournette.2 days
39.Shaun Wilson: Cut by Bucs (RotoWire) The Buccaneers waived Wilson (undisclosed) on Friday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Wilson caught on with the Bucs as an undrafted rookie last year, playing 51 snaps on special teams and 22 on offense in five games, before a shoulder injury sent him to injured reserve in November. He then was sidelined for June minicamp with an unspecified injury, missing out on a key opportunity to make a good impression on Tampa's new coaching staff. The team is left with five running backs on its roster -- Peyton Barber, Ronald Jones, Andre Ellington, Dare Ogunbowale and undrafted rookie Bruce Anderson.2 days
40.Darren Waller impressing coaching staff (Rotoworld) Raiders coach Jon Gruden said TE Darren Waller has been "one of our most impressive players." Analysis: "He's not been brought up as a tight end, but he has made a lot of progress," said Gruden. "He's got some big shoes to fill, I know he respects that, but he's versatile, smart, fast. He wants to do good." This isn't the first time the Raiders have talked up Waller this offseason. Waller is the frontrunner to replace Jared Cook, but he comes with a very low floor. Luke Willson, Derek Carrier, Erik Swoope, and fourth-round rookie Foster Moreau will push Wal... (More)2 days
41.Michael Thomas reportedly seeking $22 million per season (FantasyPros) Michael Thomas is reportedly seeking $22 million per season in his contract talks with the Saints. Analysis: New Orleans is wanting to offer $18 million annually. ESPN had previously reported the Saints are willing to make him the highest paid receiver in the league and the two sides remain interested in getting a deal done by training camp.2 days
42.Devonta Freeman looks like 'himself' this off-season (FantasyPros) Falcons coach Dan Quinn says Devonta Freeman "looks like himself" this off-season. Analysis: Freeman played in just two games while batting injuries last season. At 27 years old it wouldn't be a surprise to think his body is breaking down due to his physical running style. However, Freeman has reportedly looked great during spring practices, and he has plenty of opportunity with Tevin Coleman now with the 49ers. If Freeman stays healthy he should be a valuable fantasy asset in 2019.2 days
43.Quinn: Devonta Freeman looking like hims... (Rotoworld) Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman has looked like "himself" this offseason. Analysis: Freeman barely saw the field while battling a groin injury last year but hasn't shown any ill effects this offseason, impressing throughout OTAs. Quinn was complementary of Freeman's resilience throughout his rehab, making note of his "mental toughness." "He was another one who had so much to prove and to get back out on the field and to recapture his energy and style so quickly," said the Falcons coach. "I was very happy to see that." Freeman faces du... (More)2 days
44.Buccaneers throw in the towel on Shaun W... (Rotoworld) Buccaneers waived RB Shaun Wilson. Analysis: Undrafted out of Duke, Wilson logged 22 offensive snaps as a rookie while also seeing time on special teams. The 23-year-old sat out the team's' recent minicamp with an undisclosed injury. With Wilson's time in Tampa coming to an end, the Bucs will move forward with a backfield consisting of Peyton Barber, Ronald Jones and Andre Ellington.2 days
45.Ty Montgomery coming off 'strong spring' (Rotoworld) Brian Costello of the New York Post noted Ty Montgomery had a "strong spring." Analysis: The first-year Jet saw a big workload with Le'Veon Bell absent for most of OTAs. Costello feels Montgomery's versatility makes him a "good fit" in Adam Gase's offense and considers him the early favorite for kick returning duties in East Rutherford. The 26-year-old seems to be making the most of his opportunity with the Jets coming off frustrating tenures with Green Bay and Baltimore, though even if Montgomery cracks the 53-man roster, he'll just be fighting for scraps behind Bel... (More)2 days
46.Brandin Cooks: Fine-tuning game heading into 2019 (RotoWire) Cooks worked on improving his route running and timing with quarterback Jared Goff during the Rams' offseason program, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports. Analysis: Cooks has recorded 1,000 receiving yards in four consecutive campaigns and also paced the NFL with an 82.1 catch rate on targets between 10 and 19 yards last year, per Pro Football Focus. He's an established threat attached to a dangerous offense, and the 25-year-old receiver has proved to be incredibly durable by suiting up for all 16 games each of the past four seasons. Cooks' efforts to improve his chemistry with Goff only raise his already high fantasy floor.2 days
47.Brandon Brooks (Achilles) resumes runnin... (Rotoworld) Eagles RG Brandon Brooks (Achilles) was shown running on a video posted to Twitter. Analysis: Brooks was also seen moving laterally in a a drill simulating offensive line movements. Clearly the 29-year-old is coming along nicely in his recovery from a torn Achilles. It's too early to determine if he'll be ready for Week 1 though it seems Brooks is trending in the right direction.2 days
48.Michael Thomas: Far apart in contract talks (RotoWire) Thomas and the Saints are still far apart in extension negotiations, Jeff Duncan of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Analysis: Thomas reportedly wants $22 million per season, while the Saints are angling for around $18 million, which would put him close to Odell Beckham Jr. and a little ahead of Antonio Brown. The 25-year-old wideout currently is traveling in Europe, and he hasn't made any noise about a potential holdout as he prepares for the final season of his rookie contract. It may be hard to settle on a price when both sides know that A.J. Green, Julio Jones and Amari Cooper also are in the process of discussing extensio... (More)2 days
49.Josh Reynolds: Working with starters again (RotoWire) Reynolds made his mark in red-zone drills with the starting offense during June minicamp, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official website reports. Analysis: With Cooper Kupp (knee) still limited, Reynolds joined Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods as part of the starting alignment for an offense that's heavily dependent on three-receiver sets. The 2017 fourth-round pick failed to take advantage of a similar opportunity late last season, averaging 3.3 catches for 47.2 yards in nine games (including playoffs) after Kupp suffered a season-ending ACL tear. The Rams are optimistic about having Kupp ready for Week 1, but even if that comes to fruit... (More)2 days
50.Robert Woods: Not worried about contract (RotoWire) Woods is confident he will eventually receive a contract to match his performance, Gary Klein of The Los Angeles Times reports. "I go out and compete every single day, and work to be the best," Woods said. "And I just think my play will show it all. I feel like I will get what I deserve." Analysis: The Rams were criticized for signing Woods to a five-year, $34 million deal during the 2017 offseason, but it's now one of the top bargains in the league apart from rookie contracts. The 27-year-old has averaged 71.4 receiving yards per game and 9.3 yards per target in 28 regular-season appearances for Los Angeles, adding 26 catches for 31... (More)2 days
51.John Kelly: Left on bubble (RotoWire) The Rams likely will end up cutting Kelly and/or Justin Davis, Vincent Bonsignore of The Athletic reports. Analysis: With Todd Gurley (knee), Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson locked in, the team only has one available backfield spot, at most, if everyone stays healthy through August. A sixth-round pick last year, Kelly took 27 carries for 74 yards and two catches for 27 yards in four games during his rookie season, logging 50 snaps on offense and 35 on special teams. The lack of involvement on special teams isn't a good sign for his continued presence on the roster, though Davis (133 snaps) wasn't a huge factor in that regard eith... (More)2 days
52.Giovani Bernard: Still repping with starters (RotoWire) Bernard shared work with Joe Mixon during the offseason program, Laurel Pfahler of The Dayton Daily News reports. Analysis: With Bernard entering the final season of a three-year, $15.5 million extension, the Bengals used sixth-round picks on Trayveon Williams and Rodney Anderson (knee). The 27-year-old may find himself looking for a new home next offseason, but he doesn't appear to have serious competition for the second spot on the depth chart in 2019. Bernard averaged just 2.9 carries and 2.6 receptions in the 10 games both he and Mixon played last season. Each of Bernard's three touchdowns and 130 of his 211 rushing yards occurre... (More)2 days
53.Royce Freeman: Working with first unit (RotoWire) Freeman and Devontae Booker handled first-team reps while Phillip Lindsay (wrist) focused on rehab work during the offseason program, ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold reports. Analysis: Denver brings back the same trio of running backs and same group of wide receivers from last season, hoping veteran quarterback Joe Flacco, rookie tight end Noah Fant and new offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello can provide a lift. Lindsay figures to handle the lead backfield role after averaging 5.4 yards on 192 carries last year, but his 190-pound frame may inspire the Broncos to limit his workload. The 229-pound Freeman should get plenty of snaps on early... (More)2 days
54.Michael Thomas seeking $22M, Saints at $... (Rotoworld) Updating a previous New Orleans Times-Picayune report, Michael Thomas is seeking $22 million per year. Analysis: The Saints are reportedly at $18 million annually. A contract should be coming eventually, but "nothing is imminent" with about four million separating the two sides. There are a few receivers waiting on new deals, so there may be a waiting game to see where the market settles for elite receivers. Thomas has the most receptions (321) since 2016, his first year in the league.2 days
55.Trey Quinn: Locked in for slot work (RotoWire) Quinn is on track to replace Jamison Crowder (Jets) in the slot, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. "Trey Quinn has taken over the inside slot role," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said during minicamp. 
"He's confident, he's quick, he's got strong hands, he's physical, [and] he's tough." Analysis: Washington quarterback Case Keenum sounds similarly optimistic, noting that Quinn is "going to be really special." The 2018 seventh-round pick was held back by multiple ankle injuries his rookie season, catching nine of 10 targets for 75 yards and a touchdown in three gam... (More)2 days
56.Jaylen Samuels focused on speed in offse... (Rotoworld) Jaylen Samuels said he worked on speed this offseason to become a better "pure runner." Analysis: Samuels believes he is faster now than he was last year saying, "I can get in and out of my cuts a little bit better." The running back will need to be a better "pure runner" to steal snaps and touches from James Conner. The Steelers have been a one-back backfield for years, so Samuels is best viewed as a handcuff who will likely see a handful of touches per game as a change-of-pace and passing-down complement to Conner.2 days
57.Alex Smith: Still hopes to resume career (RotoWire) Smith (leg) told Angie Goff of FOX5 DC that he plans to resume his football career. Analysis: Smith hopes to have the external fixture on his leg removed by the end of July, at which point he could start jogging and doing some other light activity. He won't be ready to play during the upcoming season, but he conceivably could make it back for 2020. The 35-year-old quarterback is signed through 2022, with his base salaries guaranteed for the next two years. Case Keenum, Dwayne Haskins and Colt McCoy (leg) will compete for the starting job in Washington this season.2 days
58.Eli Rogers: Not guaranteed roster spot (RotoWire) Rogers is likely competing with Ryan Switzer for the final receiver spot on the roster, Bob Labriola of Steelers.com reports. Analysis: Even with the loss of Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh has several talented options at wide receiver, led by JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington, free agent Donte Moncrief and rookie Diontae Johnson. Rogers and Switzer add depth at the position and can return punts, although Switzer also has experience returning kickoffs. It is unlikely the Steelers have room on the roster for both, so it will be interesting to follow this competition during training camp.2 days
59.Alex Smith plans to return to football (FantasyPros) In a recent interview with Fox 5 DC's Angie Goff, Smith talked about his recovery from a leg injury, subsequent infections, and his plan to play football again. Analysis: In the interview, Smith opened up about the gruesome leg injury he suffered in Week 11 of last season and all of the struggles he's gone through to get healthy again. When asked if he plans to play football again, Smith answered, "that's the plan." It's yet unclear if Smith will ever actually be able to return to the game, and Washington drafted Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins with the 15th pick in this year's NFL Draft.2 days
60.Alex Smith plans to play football again (Rotoworld) Alex Smith said he plans to play football again. Analysis: Smith said his external fixator will "save my leg, save my bone, allow me to heal and walk again." It's great that he's healing and has aspirations to continue his career, but this quote confirms he has a long way to go. Smith is likely striving for a 2020 return. However, it's possible that his career is over. Dwayne Haskins is the favorite to start the most Redskins games in 2019.2 days
61.Albert Wilson likely to miss start of ca... (Rotoworld) Albert Wilson (hip) could miss the start of training camp. Analysis: This isn't a surprise after Wilson missed the entire offseason. He looks likely to open camp on the active/PUP list, but there haven't been any concerns over his Week 1 status. Playing in a new offense and coming off injury, Wilson is just a late-round flyer.3 days
62.Lions showing interest in Domata Peko (Rotoworld) The Lions have interest in free agent DT Domata Peko. Analysis: Peko visited with Detroit last week. The Lions are the only team that have been linked to him since his release from Denver. Peko has said he'd be open to playing for the Rams, but it's not clear if the interest is mutual.3 days
63.J'Mon Moore: Praised for new approach (RotoWire) Moore earned praise for the way he approached the offseason training program, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports. Analysis: The first of three receivers the Packers drafted in 2018, Moore made less of an impact as a rookie than either of his counterparts in Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown. However, Moore has reportedly been praised for the way he's accepted blame and worked to turn things around this offseason. There's no guarantee he'll earn a roster spot this time around -- Geronimo Allison and Jake Kumerow are also top candidates for slotting under Davante Adams -- but Moore at least seems to have a non-zero ... (More)3 days
64.Valdes-Scantling had strong separation r... (Rotoworld) Marquez Valdes-Scantling created separation on 70.3 percent of his targets last season. Analysis: He ranked top three among receivers with at least 50 targets. This would support the narrative that Valdes-Scantling was blackballed by Aaron Rodgers for running routes ex-Packers coach Mike McCarthy called. Valdes-Scantling has repped ahead of Geronimo Allison as Green Bay's clear No. 2 wideout this offseason. He's a strong candidate for a second-year leap.3 days
65.Jamal Agnew: Showing well on defense (RotoWire) Agnew performed well as the top inside cornerback during minicamp, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Analysis: With Justin Coleman (undisclosed) sitting out of team drills, Agnew worked as the top slot corner in sub-package defenses. He apparently looked good doing it, too, as Agnew reportedly made one of the most impressive plays of minicamp defending a pass intended for Brandon Powell in team drills. It's unlikely he'll continue serving in this capacity once Coleman presumable returns for training camp, but there at least seems potential for Agnew to attain IDP relevance if he ever gets the opportunity to work opposit... (More)3 days
66.Da'Shawn Hand: Ready for training camp (RotoWire) Hand (knee) was an active participant in minicamp, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. Analysis: Hand injured the MCL in one of his knees in Week 14 of last season and ultimately missed the final three games of the season on injured reserve. He didn't require surgery to recover, but it's not clear how far his rehab may have extended into OTAs. In any case, Hand seems set to play starting role in 2018 within a defensive front that includes a pair of game-changing players in Damon Harrison (contract dispute) and Trey Flowers (shoulder), who each will command significant attention from opposing offenses. In 13 games as a ... (More)3 days
67.A'Shawn Robinson: Healthy for offseason workouts (RotoWire) Robinson (knee) didn't practice with the rehab group during minicamp, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Analysis: An unspecified knee injury prevented Robinson from taking part in Week 17 of last season, but it doesn't sound as if the defensive tackle has been significantly limited during spring workouts in any way. While Damon Harrison (contract dispute) is yet to report to the team this offseason, the Lions nonetheless appear to be entering the 2019 campaign with one of the strongest defensive fronts the organization has seen in some time. Robinson is a big part of that and seems primed for another productive year in ... (More)3 days
68.LaFleur praises WR Trevor Davis' spring ... (Rotoworld) Packers coach Matt LaFleur was impressed with WR Trevor Davis' spring.3 days
69.Steve Longa: Still working way back (RotoWire) Longa (knee) did not participate in minicamp, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Analysis: It appears Longa is still working his way back from a torn ACL he suffered last August. The standout special-teamer will be about 11 months removed from the injury by the time training camp opens in late July.3 days
70.Tyler Lockett 'ready for whatever' in 20... (Rotoworld) Tyler Lockett says he's "ready for whatever" in 2019. Analysis: "I’ve been playing in the slot every now and then when we put Doug (Baldwin) on the outside," Lockett said during OTAs. "So for me it’s all about just being able to further my game wherever I’m at. Wherever I’m at, it’s all about trying to get open or get other people open." OC Brian Schottenheimer has already pledged to "move around" Lockett in 2019. Lockett actually played half his snaps in the slot last season, so it would not be a huge change. Wherever he's playing, it will b... (More)3 days
71.Robert Nkemdiche: Arrested for traffic violation (RotoWire) Nkemdiche (knee) was arrested in Scottsdale, AZ, on June 6 for speeding and driving on a suspended license, Clayton Klapper of ABC 15 Arizona reports. Analysis: Nkemdiche was reportedly pulled over for going 75 mph in a 45 mph zone and, during the stop, the attending officer discovered Nkemdiche had a warrant issued for his arrest for driving on a suspended license and failing to appear for a court hearing. The Cardinals are aware of the incident but no discipline will likely come until the legal system has run its course.3 days
72.Eric Berry: No interest from Cowboys (RotoWire) The Cowboys don't have interest in signing Berry (heel), multiple sources told Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan Dallas reports. Analysis: Berry visited Dallas in March after he was released from Kansas City, but he left without a deal and the Cowboys signed another veteran in George Iloka just days later. While Berry reportedly intends to sign a deal somewhere before the start of training camp, it's not clear how much of a market there is for the 30-year-old who's missed 29 of 32 games over the past two seasons.3 days
73.Breshad Perriman: Full participant in minicamp (RotoWire) Perriman (shoulder) was a full participant in mandatory minicamp, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Perriman dealt with a shoulder injury toward the end of OTAs, but it sounds like he was able to bounce back rather quickly before the team leaves for summer break. Currently a favorite for the No. 3 role behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, Perriman is an interesting post-hype sleeper in what could be an aggressive Bruce Arians offense. After all, there are 74 targets left over from the departure of DeSean Jackson and the Bucs don't have many other options with Perriman's athletic profile.3 days
74.A.J. Brown: Returns for minicamp (RotoWire) Brown (hamstring) returned for minicamp, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Analysis: Brown exited a practice session during the end of OTAs with a minor hamstring injury, but he was back in action for minicamp, as expected. His quick return puts him in a good place ahead of training camp, where the rookie will look to carve out a receiving role on a depth chart that also includes Corey Davis, Adam Humphries and Taywan Taylor, who hasn't drawn the strongest of reviews during offseason workouts.3 days
75.Switzer expected to make roster over Rog... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Mark Kaboly expects Ryan Switzer to make the Steelers' 53-man roster over Eli Rogers. Analysis: Switzer was ineffective as the Steelers' No. 3/4 wideout last season, but Rogers missed most of the year as he recovered from a torn ACL. Rogers did catch seven passes in Week 17 with Antonio Brown on the sideline. This one will probably be settled in camp.3 days
76.Tarik Cohen doesn't expect his role to change in 2019 (FantasyPros) Speaking on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Tarik Cohen said he doesn't expect his role in the Bears offense to change this season. Analysis: Chicago overhauled their backfield a bit this off-season, trading away Jordan Howard while bringing in veteran Mike Davis and rookie David Montgomery. Bears coach Matt Nagy is creative enough to put Cohen in positions to succeed even on limited touches, but it's possible Davis and Montgomery steal some work. Cohen totaled over 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns as a 23-year-old last year.3 days
77.Jarran Reed: Practices fully in minicamp (RotoWire) Reed (sports hernia) practiced fully during minicamp, Gregg Bell of the Bellingham Herald reports. Analysis: Reed returned to practice for the first time since January during minicamp and it didn't take him long to work his way up to full participation. This news removes practically all concern over his availability for the start of training camp in late July.3 days
78.Gary Jennings: No limitations in minicamp (RotoWire) Jennings (hamstring) was not under any limitations during minicamp, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports. Analysis: Jennings missed a good chunk of valuable practice time due to a hamstring injury he suffered during rookie minicamp in May. It's good to see him fit in some reps before the team leaves for summer break, but it's even better to see him do it without any limitations. The 2019 fourth-round pick will jockey for position on the depth chart under Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf once the team reconvenes for training camp in late July.3 days
79.Arik Armstead: Working with starters (RotoWire) Armstead operated as a starter during offseason workouts, but that could change when Nick Bosa (hamstring) returns from injury, Grant Cohn of the Press Democrat reports. Analysis: Armstead has reportedly been operating as the starting weak-side defensive end in team drills this spring. We're not sure that would be the case with Bosa in the mix, and -- with Soloman Thomas an DeForest Buckner holding down the interior -- Armstead seems the most likely to take a backseat on a line that also features expensive offseason addition, Dee Ford. It's possible the team could find a way to get all of them on the field in certain scenarios, but A... (More)3 days
80.Ahkello Witherspoon: Back in action (RotoWire) Witherspoon (knee) participated in team drills during June's mandatory minicamp, Grant Cohn of the Press Democrat reports. Analysis: Witherspoon ended the 2018 season on injured reserve with a PCL sprain in his right knee. That's not nearly as severe an injury as something like a torn ACL, so it's possible the Colorado product has long been cleared for practice. In any case, Whitherspoon is in a good place in advance of training camp and appears slated for a starting role this upcoming season. However, it's possible a healthy Jason Verrett (Achilles) could push him for snaps down the line.3 days
81.Jaquiski Tartt: Active in offseason workouts (RotoWire) Tartt (forearm) participated in team drills during minicamp, Grant Cohn of the Press Democrat reports. Analysis: Tartt finished the 2018 season on injured reserve with a shoulder injury that plagued him for part of the year. Presumably having been cleared for contact since that point, Tartt seems well positioned to handle a key role in the 49ers secondary in 2019. The key for him is staying healthy, as he's never logged a full, 16-game season and has missed at least seven games in each of the past two years.3 days
82.Deebo Samuel: Dealing with minor groin injury (RotoWire) Head coach Kyle Shanahan indicated that Samuel missed the final two weeks of the offseason program due to a "tweaked groin," Mike Gillespie of ABC Columbia reports. Analysis: Samuel missed the conclusion of OTAs and the entirety of minicamp with the injury. The missed practice time is concerning for a rookie, but there doesn't seem to be any concern that Samuel's absence will extend into training camp.3 days
83.Tarik Cohen: Preparing for same role (RotoWire) Cohen doesn't expect his role to change this upcoming season, SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. "I feel like I'm going to be doing the same things I was doing last year," Cohen said. "My role is not going to change. I feel like I still have to be the receiving back, come in and be the change-of-pace back, running the ball, be that speed guy." Analysis: Jordan Howard took 250 carries, 26 targets and 624 snaps from last season out the door to Philadelphia, but the Bears replaced him with Mike Davis (two-year, $6 million contract) and rookie David Montgomery (third-round pick). Cohen apparently expects those two players to handle most of the ... (More)3 days
84.PI replay finalized, only approved for 2... (Rotoworld) NFL Football Operations announced the pass interference replay rule has been approved for the 2019 season only. Analysis: How "Hail Mary" plays will be handled under the new system had been a point of contention, but the announcement video confirms all passing plays inside the two-minute warning are subject to review. According to Football Ops, replay officials will have "stricter criteria" for stopping the game to look at pass interference than other plays. Because the rule is approved for 2019 only, the league will have the option to scrap it or make dramatic changes if it proves to be an issue this season.3 days
85.Devontae Booker: Still getting first-team looks (RotoWire) Booker and Royce Freeman got most of the work with the starting offense while Phillip Lindsay focused on rehabbing a wrist injury this spring, ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold reports. Analysis: Lacking Freeman's size and power or Lindsay's speed and elusiveness, Booker understandably seems to be the forgotten man in Denver's backfield, though his reliable hands could be enough to earn some work on passing downs. The Broncos ideally would like to see Lindsay seize those snaps, but his five drops on 47 targets contributed to a lackluster mark of just 5.1 YPT last season. To be fair, Booker wasn't much better at 5.4, dropping his career mark to... (More)3 days
86.DeAndre Washington: May be odd man out (RotoWire) Washington is part of a position group that includes Josh Jacobs, Jalen Richard, Doug Martin and Chris Warren, Ed Graney of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Analysis: Jacobs and Richard are locked in for two spots, while Martin seems to have good odds after finishing last season with a pair of 100-yard rushing performances. The wild card is Warren, who made some noise last summer as an undrafted rookie before a preseason knee injury allowed the Raiders to stash him on injured reserve. Heading into the final year of his rookie contract, Washington appears limited to competing for a role as Richard's backup on passing downs. There... (More)3 days
87.Colt McCoy: Could win starting job (RotoWire) McCoy (leg) shouldn't be counted out of the quarterback competition, according to JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington. Analysis: McCoy has been with the team throughout Jay Gruden's tenure as head coach, while Case Keenum and Dwayne Haskins are still learning a new system. Despite being limited to rehab work throughout the offseason program, McCoy is on track to practice at the start of training camp in late July. He should still be viewed as the underdog, but it does appear to be a legitimate three-way battle.3 days
88.Tarik Cohen doesn't expect his role to c... (Rotoworld) Tarik Cohen does not expect his role to change following the additions of David Montgomery and Mike Davis. Analysis: "I feel like I'm going to be doing the same things I was doing last year," Cohen told SiriusXM NFL Radio. "I feel like I still have to be the receiving back, come in and be the change-of-pace back, running the ball, be that speed guy." Cohen went on to praise the "mad scientist" Matt Nagy for finding ways to get him on mismatches. It is possible if not likely Cohen sees fewer touches with both Montgomery and Davis able to function in the pass... (More)3 days
89.Texans expect DL Carlos Watkins to step ... (Rotoworld) Texans expect third-year DT Carlos Watkins to step up in 2018. Analysis: A fourth-round pick in 2017, Watkins has played 371 snaps on defense so far throughout his career. Houston has a hole on the defensive line after losing Christian Covington to free agency, and they expect Watkins to step into the role. "My expectations for Carlos are sky-high," Texans DL coach Anthony Weaver said. "I know to this point, he probably hasn't exceeded the expectations but a lot of that has been purely because of opportunity."3 days
90.Marqise Lee: Could land on PUP list (RotoWire) Lee (knee) is aiming to be ready for Week 1, but there is a chance he starts the season on the PUP list, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. Analysis: There's also a chance Lee ends up on a snap count even if he's ready for the regular-season opener. He'll be more than a full year removed from his knee injury at that point, but the combination of ACL and PCL damage made for a lengthy recovery and rehab process. Jaguars wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell recently acknowledged that Lee isn't expected to be ready for the start of training camp, instead pointing to later in August as a reasonable target for the 27-year-old's return... (More)3 days
91.Ed Dickson: Fighting for job (RotoWire) Dickson is fighting for a roster spot ahead of the 2019 season, John Clayton of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. Analysis: The Seahawks seemingly have four tight ends competing for three roster spots. While Will Dissly might be the only real lock to make the final roster given the promise he showed as a rookie, Nick Vannett commanded the highest share of snaps in 2018 and is valuable for what he can do as a blocker. That seemingly leaves Dickson to compete with Jacob Hollister for what is likely one roster spot. Given Hollister's speed and upside as a receiver, the youngster may have a leg up on Dickson. After all, the need for another bloc... (More)3 days
92.Michael Gallup: Looking to emerge as deep threat (RotoWire) Gallup (leg) thinks improved chemistry with Dak Prescott should allow him to become a consistent deep threat, Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com reports. "If you've been watching us out there in the OTAs and minicamp, we've gotten much better," Gallup said Wednesday. "I think we've got a better feel for each other and where I'm going to be and everything. I'm pretty excited about that part." Analysis: He showed plenty of field-stretching potential as a rookie -- 10 of Gallup's 33 catches last year went for 20 or more yards, but he also had a handful of near-misses on deep tosses. The second-year receiver will likely have to be more pro... (More)3 days
93.Benny Cunningham: Looking good for roster spot (RotoWire) Cunningham's pass-catching skill gives him a good chance to make the 53-man roster in Jacksonville, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Cunningham primarily has served as a special teams player and third-down back throughout his career, handling 191 carries and 147 targets. He was barely used last season in Chicago, but he still has an area of expertise that differentiates him from the other running backs on Jacksonville's roster. Alfred Blue has 673 career carries and just 69 receptions, while rookie fifth-round pick Ryquell Armstead (hamstring) caught 29 passes for 175 yards (6.0 average) in four seasons at Temple. It ... (More)3 days
94.Bears sign sixth-round CB Duke Shelley (Rotoworld) Bears signed sixth-round CB Duke Shelley to a four-year contract. Analysis: The Bears now have their entire draft class under contract. Shelley is undersized but has good speed and was effective in the pass-happy Big 12. Even so, he will need to earn a special teams role to make the roster.3 days
95.Corey Coleman in the lead for No. 3 job (Rotoworld) Corey Coleman is the front-runner for the Giants' No. 3 receiver job heading into camp. Analysis: Fifth-round rookie Darius Slayton and Cody Latimer will push the former first rounder in camp, but Coleman closed out the offseason program in the lead. This competition is unlikely to carry much fantasy significance, but the Giants need a deep threat to emerge.3 days
96.Deandre Baker front-runner for starting ... (Rotoworld) Giants first-round CB Deandre Baker worked with the first-team defense during the offseason program. Analysis: Sophomore Sam Beal opened the offseason program opposite Janoris Jenkins, but Baker jumped him on the depth chart by the time minicamp was over. This battle will continue throughout training camp, but Baker looks like the favorite right now. If Beal loses out, he could get a look in the slot.3 days
97.Nkemdiche arrested for traffic violation... (Rotoworld) Cardinals DT Robert Nkemdiche was arrested on June 6 for speeding and driving with a suspended license. Analysis: According to the police report, Nkemdiche was driving 75 in a 45 MPH zone on his way to practice. After he was stopped, police found out Nkemdiche had a warrant out for driving on a suspended license and failing to appear for a court hearing. The report also says a white powdery substance was found in the center console, but police "decided not to pursue testing of the credit card holder in lieu of impounding the item for destruction with Robert's cooperation." Ari... (More)3 days
98.Colt McCoy in the quarterback competitio... (Rotoworld) NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay writes the Redskins' coaching staff is not counting out Colt McCoy in their quarterback competition. Analysis: McCoy has yet to practice this year because of complications in his recovery from a broken leg. In Washington since 2014, McCoy will not need many reps to get ready. "When his time comes it will come quickly," coach Jay Gruden said. The truth is things would need to go seriously wrong for Dwayne Haskins and Case Keenum for McCoy to win the starting job.3 days
99.Jalin Marshall: Facing discipline (RotoWire) Marshall has been suspended for the first four games of the NFL's regular season, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Analysis: It's unclear what prompted a suspension from the league, but he won't be able to suit up in NFL action the first four weeks of the season. The suspension could be the reason that Marshall was let go by the Raiders on May 9. The Ohio State product recently inked a contract in the CFL, so it's likely he won't be on another NFL roster any time soon.4 days
100.Bobby Wagner: Contract talks ongoing (RotoWire) Wagner and the Seahawks are still in talks about a contract extension, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports. Analysis: Wagner has made his intentions clear this offseason -- he wants to be the highest-paid inside linebacker in the league -- a title that is currently held by C.J. Mosley of the Jets. With Mosley getting $17 million annually, Wagner is asking for a number north of that. Wagner was still present at Seattle's recent OTAs and even went on to lead the defense and coach up the young players from the sidelines; but he refused to participate himself. At this point in the offseason, an agreement between the two sides doesn... (More)4 days

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