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1.Hercules Mata'afa: Back healthy for OTAs (RotoWire) Mata'afa has fully recovered from a torn ACL he suffered in OTAs last season, Andrew Krammer of The Star Tribune reports. Analysis: The Washington State product had his rookie season cut short due to the ACL injury, but is finally back to full health. The Vikings toyed with the thought of the undersized Mata'afa (listed 6-2, 254 pounds) playing linebacker before his injury, but he's back to playing defensive tackle this season where he's more comfortable. A healthy Mata'afa could see time on the defensive line in 2019.8 minutes
2.Tra Carson: Not ready for OTAs (RotoWire) Carson (ribs) is present, but not practicing during OTAs, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Carson was placed on injured reserve in Week 13 due to a rib injury, and it's unclear the specifics. The fact that he's able to show up is a positive sign, but he's clearly not fit to start offseason training. It's unclear whether Carson will be ready for when training camp opens in July.8 minutes
3.Landry Jones: Waived by Oakland (RotoWire) Jones was waived/released by the Raiders on Wednesday, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Analysis: Jones was waived to make room for tight end Erik Swoope who was signed by the team Tuesday. The 2013 fourth-round pick had a lengthy run as the backup quarterback in Pittsburgh, making five starts in five years before he was unseated by Joshua Dobbs and Mason Rudolph during the 2018 preseason. Derek Carr, Mike Glennon and Nathan Peterman remain on the quarterback depth chart for the Raiders.8 minutes
4.Malcolm Smith: Out for OTAs (RotoWire) Smith wasn't able to participate in OTAs due to an Achilles injury, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports. Analysis: It's unclear when Smith picked up the injury, but it's apparently serious enough to hold him out of offseason training. The 29-year-old played just 12 games last season, making 35 tackles (22 solo) for San Francisco. A healthy Smith is expected to vie for a starting spot on the linebacker corps in 2019.21 minutes
5.Jon Bostic: Signs with Washington (RotoWire) Bostic signed a contract with the Redskins on Wednesday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports. Analysis: The terms of Bostic's deal aren't clear, but he may have come cheap after Pittsburgh just cut him one year into a two-year, $4 million pact. The 28-year-old registered 73 tackles, 2.5 sacks and three pass breakups over 16 games last season, but his pace noticeably fell down the stretch and he was apparently deemed expendable when the Steelers landed Devin Bush in the first round of the draft. He'll need to fend off Shaun Dion Hamilton and fifth-round rookie Cole Holcolm for snaps beside Mason Foster, but someone needs to replace the loss of... (More)38 minutes
6.Matt Milano: Looking strong in OTAs (RotoWire) Following a broken leg in December, Milano was able to practice in full during OTAs, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW Buffalo reports. Analysis: The team doesn't seem to be taking a cautious approach with the linebacker, who is working his way back from a broken leg he suffered in Week 14. Milano was looking fast and strong during OTAs per Buscaglia. The 24-year-old will still have to get over the last hurdle of full pads, but all signs point to a healthy return in 2019 for pivotal player on the Bills' defense.45 minutes
7.Reuben Foster: Officially lands on IR (RotoWire) Foster (knee) was officially placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports. Analysis: This news suggests Foster indeed suffered a severe knee injury that could possibly involve damage to his ACL. Hunter Henry tore his ACL on May 22 last year, but the Chargers placed him on the Physically Unable to Perform list and Henry eventually returned for the playoffs. The fact Washington is placing Foster on IR right away doesn't bode well for the young linebacker. Washington signed Jon Bostic on Wednesday to take his place on the roster, but Shaun Dion Hamilton and Cole Holcomb could also make a case for snaps alongside Mason... (More)47 minutes
8.Davante Adams: Held out of OTAs (RotoWire) Adams was held out of Tuesday's practice with an undisclosed injury, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Adams is present in Green Bay but is being held out of practice for reasons head coach Matt LaFleur called "precautionary." It's possible the receiver could be back in the fold within the next few weeks of OTAs or perhaps June's mandatory minicamp. In any case, Adams' momentary absence creates an opportunity for the Packers to let some of their younger receivers distinguish themselves during an offseason in which Green Bay opted against spending the capital to secure a high-profile No. 2 receiver.1 hour
9.Kenny Golladay: Sidelined for start of OTAs (RotoWire) Golladay (chest) is not participating in individual or team drills during the opening of OTAs, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports. Analysis: It's not entirely clear if the chest injury that prevented Golladay from playing in Week 17 is the same issue that's preventing him from taking reps this week. In any case, there haven't been any disclosed specifics on his situation that suggest Golladay could be hampered when training camp rolls around this summer.1 hour
10.Marvin Jones: Starting OTAs on sidelines (RotoWire) Jones (knee) is not participating in individual or team drills during the opening of OTAs, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Jones stated in March that he expected to be ready for the offseason program, but it's now clear Detroit has other plans for its 28-year-old receiver. With two more weeks of OTAs plus June's mandatory minicamp to go, there's plenty of time for Jones to work his way back into action before training camp kicks off in July. There's also little incentive for Jones to put himself out there any sooner than necessary since the Lions did practically nothing to provide him with competition for the No. 2 receiver job beh... (More)1 hour
11.Nick Bawden: Remains in recovery (RotoWire) Bawden (knee) is not participating in the opening week of OTAs, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Bawden is recovering from a torn ACL that planted him on injured reserve for the entirety of the 2018 season. Running back Mark Thompson, tight end Logan Thomas and tight end Jerome Cunningham stepped in at fullback in his absence Tuesday.1 hour
12.Rex Burkhead: Part of crowded RB mix (RotoWire) Burkhead is part of a crowded Patriots' backfield that now includes third-round draft pick Damien Harris, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Meanwhile, lead back Sony Michel returns for his second season as a pro and James White remains locked in as the team's change-of-pace back. Prior to the the draft, Burkhead profiled as a versatile complementary piece behind both Michel and White, but the addition of Harris muddles Burkhead's path to carries. With Brandon Bolden back in the mix as a depth back/core special-teamer, the team's backfield now goes five deep and typically Bill Belichick prefers to keep four running backs on the team's a... (More)2 hours
13.Saints release OT Derek Newton (Rotoworld) Saints released OT Derek Newton. Analysis: Newton never recovered after tearing both his patella tendons in 2017. His NFL career is in doubt.2 hours
14.Redskins sign Jon Bostic, place Foster o... (Rotoworld) Redskins signed LB Jon Bostic. Analysis: Reuben Foster was placed on IR in a corresponding move. Bostic started 14 games for the Steelers last year, so this isn't just a depth signing. He should push for significant snaps.2 hours
15.Raiders cut Landry Jones (Rotoworld) Raiders released QB Landry Jones. Analysis: It leaves Mike Glennon and Nathan Peterman to compete for backup duties. Jones struggled to stick with a team last year, going unsigned until October. He isn't a lock to resurface.2 hours
16.Steven Means: Suffers season-ending injury during OTAs (RotoWire) Means ruptured his Achilles during Wednesday's practice and is expected to miss the entire 2019 season, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports. Analysis: Means has been with Atlanta since joining the team early in the 2018 season and he ultimately cranked out 14 tackles and a sack in eight appearances last year. The 29-year-old signed a one-year extension this offseason but will now look to regain his health and prepare to hit the open market again in 2020.2 hours
17.Titans sign Jeffery Simmons to rookie de... (Rotoworld) Titans signed No. 19 overall pick DT Jeffery Simmons to a four-year contract. Analysis: Like all first-rounders, it includes a fifth-year option. Simmons was a projected top-10 pick before a pre-Combine torn ACL. He'll likely be sidelined until at least December and may be looking at a redshirt year. Simmons will give the Titans a pocket-pushing interior disruptor when healthy.2 hours
18.Allen Hurns: Taking part in OTAs (RotoWire) Hurns (ankle) has been running routes and is cleared to participate in individual drills during OTAs this week, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports. Analysis: Hurns dislocated his left ankle during the Cowboys' playoff victory over the Seahawks and has steadily recovered since undergoing surgery in January. There seems to be a decent chance he'll be in full order for training camp.2 hours
19.Vikings offer Kyle Rudolph 5-year extens... (Rotoworld) The Pioneer Press reports the Vikings have offered Kyle Rudolph a five-year extension. Analysis: Rudolph is owed a non-guaranteed $7.6 million in the final year of his contract. The Vikings have fielded trade offers for him, but are hoping to lower his cap number through an extension. Rudolph already refused a pay cut and likely isn't going to accept a team-friendly deal. The Vikings have second-round TE Irv Smith behind Rudolph if they can't work something out.3 hours
20.Saints take flyer on OL Ryan Groy (Rotoworld) Saints signed OL Ryan Groy, formerly of the Bills. Analysis: The Saints signed Groy and Marshall Newhouse after working them out at minicamp. Groy started six games last year but graded as one of the worst centers in the league. He had some success late in 2016, but hasn't come close to that since. Groy is just an end-of-roster flyer.3 hours
21.Malachi Dupre: Cut by Cardinals (RotoWire) Dupre was released by the Cardinals on Wednesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports. Analysis: Dupre is a former five-star recruit coming out of high school, but he didn't do much at LSU from 2014 to 2017 and has now struggled to stick with each of Green Bay, Buffalo, Houston and Arizona in the pros.3 hours
22.Laquon Treadwell: Working with second-team offense (RotoWire) Treadwell is working with the second-team offense during OTAs on Wednesday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Analysis: Even with Stefon Diggs skipping voluntary workouts, the likes of Jordan Taylor have been working ahead of Treadwell, who's entering the final season of his rookie contract after Minnesota declined to exercise his fifth-year team option earlier this month. There's still time for Treadwell to work his way back up the depth chart, but the Vikings have already seen plenty of what the 2016 first-rounder has to offer at this point.3 hours
23.Linval Joseph: Limited in OTAs (RotoWire) Head coach Mike Zimmer said Joseph (undisclosed) did not participate in team drills during OTAs on Wednesday because the defensive lineman underwent offseason surgery, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Analysis: Joseph dealt with knee, shoulder and ankle issues during the 2018 season and it's not clear which area required offseason surgery. It's also not certain that the 30-year-old will be fully ready to roll from the opening day of training camp in July.3 hours
24.Denzel Ward: Making adjustments to tackling technique (RotoWire) Ward is adjusting his tackling technique in the wake of a season in which he sustained two separate concussions, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. Analysis: Ward missed three of the final four games of his rookie season with a pair of concussions, but he was able to participate in January's Pro Bowl and then suggested Wednesday that he hasn't suffered any setbacks since. The 2018 first-round pick is locked and loaded as the Browns' No. 1 corner ahead of the 2019 season and improved health could help him top his rookie year stat line of 53 tackles, 11 pass breakups, three picks and one forced fumble.3 hours
25.Taylor Heinicke: Taking first-team reps in OTAs (RotoWire) Heinicke was the first quarterback to take reps in team drills Wednesday, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports. Analysis: Heinicke served as Cam Newton's (shoulder) backup most of last season, but it was actually Kyle Allen -- who started Week 17 when both Heinicke and Newton were out -- who took the first QB reps during the opening day of OTAs on Tuesday. With third-round rookie Will Grier also in the mix, the competition for the No. 2 QB job in Carolina could be a fluid situation all offseason.3 hours
26.NFL Draft to Cleveland in 2021, K.C. in ... (Rotoworld) The NFL announced Cleveland will host the 2021 NFL Draft. Analysis: Kansas City will host the 2023 version of the weekend event. In recent years, the NFL shifted away from New York City where it was held every spring. The weekend has been a hit in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Nashville the last few years. Las Vegas gets the 2020 version. 2022 is still up for grabs. Nashville announced this year's draft resulted in $133 million of direct spending in the city, so getting the draft is obviously great for a city's economy.4 hours
27.Bears move Sowell to TE, Mizzell to WR (Rotoworld) The Bears have moved reserve OT Bradley Sowell to tight end. Analysis: He'll now wear No. 85, making the switch official. Sowell is merely going to be an extra blocker, but he showed he can at least catch when he caught a touchdown in a Sunday night tilt with the Rams last season. Additionally, the Bears have moved reserve RB Taquan Mizzell to wide receiver.4 hours
28.Tashawn Bower: Sheds walking boot (RotoWire) Bower (foot) has shed his walking boot but is not participating in OTAs, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Bower presumably remains on the mend from an unspecific ankle/lower body injury he suffered sometime during the 2018 campaign. The sooner he can return to the field, the better his odds will be of securing a roster spot ahead of Week 1.4 hours
29.David Morgan: Not practicing during OTAs (RotoWire) Morgan (undisclosed) is not participating in OTAs, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: It's possible Morgan underwent offseason surgery to address the knee injury that plagued him throughout most of the 2018 season. It's not clear when he's expected to resume practicing in full.4 hours
30.Saints sign veteran OT Marshall Newhouse (Rotoworld) Saints signed OT Marshall Newhouse, formerly of the Panthers. Analysis: 30-year-old Newhouse appeared in 14 games for the Bills and Panthers last season, starting two for Carolina. Over his career, Newhouse has started 72-of-114 games he's appeared in, so he at least gives the Saints some experience, if nothing else. Newhouse is no lock to make the final roster.4 hours
31.Mike Hughes: Not ready for OTAs (RotoWire) Hughes (knee) is not participating in OTAs, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Hughes was off to the side doing rehab, according to Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It isn't clear when the 2018 first-rounder will be ready to take the field in live drills for the first time since tearing his ACL last October.4 hours
32.D.K. Metcalf signs rookie deal on Wednes... (Rotoworld) Seahawks signed second-round WR D.K. Metcalf to a four-year contract. Analysis: Seattle gave up the 77th and 118th picks to move up for Metcalf at No. 64. Metcalf (6’3/228) turned pro as a redshirt sophomore despite undergoing cervical neck surgery after seven games and managing a career 67/1,228/14 (18.3 YPR) receiving line across only 19 starts. 100% at the Combine, Metcalf went berserk with a 4.33 forty, 40 ½-inch vertical, and 11-foot-2 broad jump. His 1.48 ten-yard split was the fastest of all players in Indy. A massive individual with left tackle arms (34 7/8"), Metcalf’s drawbacks are inconsistent hands, a route tree that consist... (More)4 hours
33.Terrell McClain: Signing with Arizona (RotoWire) McClain is signing a one-year contract with the Cardinals, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports. Analysis: McClain started five of 13 games he spent with Washington last season and finished the year with 17 tackles and a sack. The 30-year-old may not be the same player he was during his prime days with Dallas from 2014-2016, but McClain could still serve as a quality part of the defensive line rotation in Arizona.4 hours
34.Jadeveon Clowney: Skipping OTAs (RotoWire) Clowney still hasn't signed his franchise tag and remains away from the team during the start of OTAs, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Analysis: Clowney isn't required to be present for offseason workouts until mandatory minicamp arrives in mid-June. It remains to be seen how long he plans on staying away from the team as he looks to parlay his franchise tag into a long-term contract. July 15 is the deadline for the two sides to reach such an agreement.4 hours
35.Ezekiel Ansah: Not ruled out for Week 1 (RotoWire) Head coach Pete Carroll indicated Wednesday there's a chance Ansah (shoulder) could be ready for Week 1, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Analysis: Ansah's shoulder woes from his days with the Lions have immediately taken center stage of his first month with the Seahawks, but the tune at least seems to be getting more hopeful since it was initially reported that the defensive end could miss as much as the first month of the regular season. Nothing is for certain at this juncture, though, and we'll still need to keep a close eye on Ansah's status as the rest of the offseason unfolds.4 hours
36.Cam Newton: Not throwing at OTAs (RotoWire) Newton (shoulder) hasn't been throwing during the first two days of OTAs, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports. Analysis: Newton is coming off January surgery to repair his throwing shoulder after missing the final two games of the 2018 season. All reports regarding his recovery have been positive thus far, but it's not clear if Newton will be throwing much during OTAs at any point over the next three weeks. Even if he doesn't at all, Newton would still have one more chance -- the Panthers' mandatory minicamp from June 11 to 13 -- to get some live reps in before training camp.5 hours
37.Greg Olsen (foot) fully cleared for all football activities (FantasyPros) Greg Olsen (foot) has been medically cleared to resume all football related activities. Analysis: Olsen was hobbled by his foot injury all season long in 2018, totaling just 27 receptions for 291 yards and four touchdowns. The 34-year-old will enter 2019 as a back-end TE1 in fantasy.5 hours
38.Stefon Diggs: Skipping offseason program (RotoWire) Diggs wasn't in attendance Wednesday for the Vikings' OTAs, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Diggs was the only healthy Vikings player not present and it's believed that he missed most, if not all, of the offseason program. The 25-year-old will enter the first season of the five-year, $72 million contract extension he inked last summer. The Vikings will open their mandatory minicamp June 11.5 hours
39.Falcons DE Steven Means tears Achilles' (Rotoworld) Falcons DE Steven Means suffered a torn Achilles' on Monday and will miss the season. Analysis: Re-signed to a one-year extension over the winter, Means will miss his contract year after appearing in eight games for the Falcons last season. Merely a rotational piece on early downs, PFF gave Means exceptional marks for his run defense.5 hours
40.Delano Hill: Aiming for camp return (RotoWire) Coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that Hill (hip) should be ready to go for training camp, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Analysis: Hill started two of 13 games for the Seahawks during the 2018 regular season but was unable to suit up in the playoffs due to the hip injury he suffered in Week 17. It's not clear if he required surgery this offseason. In any case, the 2017 third-round pick will need to fight for playing time ahead of the 2019 campaign. The Seahawks will return starters Bradley McDougald and Tedric Thompson at safety and bolstered their depth at the position with the selections of Marquise Blair (second round) and U... (More)5 hours
41.Taquan Mizzell: Moving to receiver (RotoWire) Mizzell has switched from running back to receiver during the Bears' offseason program, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports. Analysis: Mizzell saw most of his playing time on special teams in 2018, which included a role on kickoff returns. It's not clear if his position change is due to a lack of perceived upside at running back or if coach Matt Nagy just wants to give Mizzell a more realistic chance of making the roster at a less crowded position. In any case, Mizzell's hopes of cracking the roster will continue to hinge on his performance on the Bears' special-teams units.5 hours
42.Jarran Reed: Out until training camp (RotoWire) Coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that Reed (sports hernia) is unlikely to return to the field before training camp, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Reed underwent surgery April 24 to repair a sports hernia, which he apparently suffered sometime last December. As long as the veteran doesn't miss too much of training camp, he should be ready to roll as a surefire starter in 2019. The incoming addition of defensive end Ezekiel Ansah doesn't threaten Reed's perch as Seattle's top interior defensive lineman.5 hours
43.Pat Elflein moving to left guard for Vik... (Rotoworld) Pat Elflein lined up as the Vikings' starting left guard at OTAs on Wednesday. Analysis: First-round rookie Garrett Bradbury is taking over at center, which kicks Elflein to guard. From left to right, the Vikings' retooled offensive line reads as LT Riley Reiff, LG Elflein, C Bradbury, RG Josh Kline, and RT Brian O'Neill.6 hours
44.Bradley McDougald: Missing time due to surgery (RotoWire) Coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that McDougald underwent offseason knee surgery and is unlikely to return to practice before training camp, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: McDougald began appearing on the injury report last October with a knee issue that was later revealed to be patellar tendinitis. He nonetheless started every game during his second season in Seattle and ultimately beat his totals from 2017 in just about every category. It isn't clear when the safety went under the knife this offseason, but it at least sounds like McDougald could be ready for training camp. Second-round rookie Marquise Blair looks to be more of a ... (More)6 hours
45.Bengals OG Redmond hit with 4-game ban (Rotoworld) NFL suspended Bengals OG Alex Redmond four games for violating the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy. Analysis: Redmond started 15 games at right guard last season, playing through a hamstring strain and torn labrum in his shoulder. The Bengals made offensive line a priority this offseason, signing new RG John Miller and selecting LT Jonah Williams with the No. 11 overall pick in the draft. Redmond will be a backup if he makes the team.6 hours
46.Greg Olsen (foot) confirms he's fully cl... (Rotoworld) Greg Olsen (foot) said he's been medically cleared for all football activities. Analysis: Olsen again suffered a broken foot last season that he attempted to play through before re-injuring it in Week 13 and missing the remainder of the year. Olsen turned 34 in March and likely will be brought along slowly at OTAs and minicamp before being full go at training camp. When healthy, Olsen remains a TE1 at a weak fantasy position, but he's no longer a top 3-5 option.7 hours
47.Ian Thomas: Rehabbing leg injury (RotoWire) Thomas worked out off the side during Wednesday's OTA session while recovering from a sore leg, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports. Analysis: The injury doesn't appear to be a serious one for the tight end, who was taking part in elliptical work and didn't require a brace or boot. With the season still months away, it's not surprising that the Panthers are taking a cautious approach with Thomas. The Indiana product caught 25 of 32 targets for 246 yards and two scores over the Panthers' final five games in 2018, but he'll have a tough time replicating those results with Greg Olsen (foot) back healthy again.7 hours
48.Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) limited at OTAs (FantasyPros) Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) has been limited at OTAs. Analysis: "Jimmy G" is only participating in 7-on-7 drills right now as the team doesn't want defenders around his restructured ACL. Garoppolo is still expected to be a full-go for training camp, however. He'll enter 2019 as a back-end QB1.7 hours
49.Aaron Rodgers excited for new Packers' offense under LaFleur (FantasyPros) Aaron Rodgers says he'll be able to be more creative in new coach Matt LaFleur's offense than he was able to under Mike McCarthy. Analysis: Rodgers added he'll be able to "put a stamp on his new offense", which LaFleur learned from offensive minds such as Sean McVay and Kyle Shannahan. It's possible we could see a completely reborn Rodgers now that he is finally freed from McCarthy. The Packers could be a team to invest in heavily this fantasy football season.7 hours
50.Greg Olsen: Fully cleared from injury (RotoWire) Olsen (foot) said Wednesday that he was cleared for all football activities earlier in the offseason, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports. Analysis: The 34-year-old tight end has been battling right foot issues for the past two seasons while simultaneously contemplating retirement, but he was a full participant at OTAs on Wednesday. While his injury history is a concern heading into 2019, Olsen is currently healthy and should remain one of the Panthers' top receiving options whenever he's on the field.8 hours
51.Dontrell Hilliard: Competing at kick returner (RotoWire) Hilliard has been in the mix at kick returner during the Browns' offseason workouts, Andrew Gribble of the team's official site reports. Analysis: Hilliard rarely saw action on offense in 2018, playing 58 snaps in 11 games while failing to earn any carries or receptions. He made a bigger impact on special teams, taking back 11 kicks for 264 yards. He'll face competition for kick-return duties from Antonio Callaway, Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi and D'Ernest Johnson.8 hours
52.Antonio Callaway: Facing competition for return role (RotoWire) Callaway is competing with Dontrell Hilliard, Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi and D'Ernest Johnson for the Browns' primary return duties during the offseason program, Andrew Gribble of the team's official site reports. Analysis: Callaway served as Cleveland's kick returner his entire rookie season, but it wasn't until Week 17 against the Ravens that he showed his potential on punt returns. In that contest, he brought back three punts for 46 yards. With Callaway's opportunities on offense expected to decline following the offseason addition of Odell Beckham, special teams may be an area where he can carve out a bigger workload.8 hours
53.Zach Ertz: Excited about Jackson addition (RotoWire) Ertz believes DeSean Jackson's presence will push safeties back and create more space to operate in the middle of the field, Paul Domowitch of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "Often times, the post safety will eye me up pre-snap a lot of times and know where I am," Ertz said. "If they do that now, DeSean's going to be able to run right past him if their focus is on me or Dallas [Goedert] or Alshon [Jeffery]." Analysis: While a repeat of last season's career-high 156 targets is unlikely, Ertz seems to be hinting at the potential for improvement on a career-low mark of 10.0 yards per catch. In addition to his excitement about playing with Jackso... (More)8 hours
54.Colts have level of interest in Gerald M... (Rotoworld) FOX Indianapolis' Mike Chappell reports the Colts have a "level on interest" in free agent DT Gerald McCoy. Analysis: The Colts join the Browns as the teams connected to McCoy since his Monday evening release by the Bucs. The 31-year-old will not struggle to find work; money will likely be the only issue. But the Colts are loaded with cap space and can afford to hand McCoy a pricy one-year offer. Margus Hunt and Denico Autry had strong years inside on the Colts' defensive line last season, but McCoy would give them a proven three-technique.8 hours
55.DaeSean Hamilton: Recovered from knee injury (RotoWire) Hamilton played through a knee injury late last season, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Hamilton returned healthy for the Broncos' offseason program, seemingly destined for a key role after the team did little to upgrade its wideout group this spring. The 2018 fourth-round pick frequently operated from the slot as a rookie, handling a much larger role after Emmanuel Sanders suffered a torn Achilles in early December. Hamilton averaged 70 snaps, 9.5 targets and 6.3 catches over the final four weeks, yet he landed between 40 and 49 receiving yards in each game while almost strictly catching short passes. He produced 16.2 yards per... (More)9 hours
56.Bobby Wagner wants to be highest-paid LB (Rotoworld) Bobby Wagner wants to be the highest-paid linebacker in the league. Analysis: That honor currently belongs to C.J. Mosley, who was given a five-year, $85 million deal by since-fired Jets GM Mike Maccagnan earlier this year. "I mean, the number is the number, the market is the market," Wagner said. "That is the standard. And so that is the plan to break that." Wagner reported for OTAs, but he is not participating in practices. The All-Pro is owed $10.5 million in the final year of his deal.9 hours
57.Free agent Jermaine Kearse visits Lions (Rotoworld) Free agent WR Jermaine Kearse visited the Lions on Wednesday. Analysis: The two sides were unable to come to terms for now. This was Kearse's first known visit of free agency after a poor 2018 with the Jets. Kearse turned 29 in February and has a history with new Lions OC Darrell Bevell from their Seattle days.9 hours
58.Richard Sherman feels back to normal (Rotoworld) Richard Sherman said he feels back to normal. Analysis: Sherman has dealt with several injuries over the last couple seasons including an Achilles' tear in 2017 which led to a calf issue last year. Back to full health, he is feeling like his old self. "I'm able to just move and explode and just get to the spots I want to. I can stop when I want to stop; I can go when I want to go," Sherman said. "It changes the whole dynamic for me." The 31-year-old is unlikely to recapture his All-Pro form, but a bounce-back would be a big boost for the 49ers' defense.9 hours
59.Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) limited during OT... (Rotoworld) Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) has been limited during OTAs. Analysis: As expected, Garoppolo has participated during seven-on-seven drills, but he is not on the field for full-team sessions. It is a cautious approach from the 49ers, who want to avoid any chance of a setback. Garoppolo is expected to be a full-go for training camp.9 hours
60.Dallas Goedert expected to be featured m... (Rotoworld) NJ.com's Zack Rosenblatt expects the Eagles to feature second-year TE Dallas Goedert more in 2019. Analysis: Rosenblatt named Goedert the "star" of the Eagles' first OTAs session this week, saying he looked like a different player, even coming off an impressive rookie season. Goedert admitted "it's a lot easier out there" as he heads into Year 2 with a firmer grasp on the offense. Coach Doug Pederson has already hinted at using more two-TE sets with Zach Ertz and Goedert, but targets still figure to be hard to come by with Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, and Nelson Agholor stil... (More)9 hours
61.Cardinals sign DT Terrell McClain (Rotoworld) Cardinals signed DT Terrell McClain, formerly of the Falcons, to a one-year contract. Analysis: McClain, 31 in July, appeared in 13 games for the Falcons last season, spanning 374 snaps. Pro Football Focus gave him poor marks across the board for both his run and pass defense. He's merely a rotational lineman competing for a job.9 hours
62.Jonnu Smith: Still not practicing (RotoWire) Smith (knee) didn't practice Tuesday at the start of OTAs, Erik Bacharach of The Nashville Tennessean reports. Analysis: Smith was placed on injured reserve after suffering an MCL sprain Week 14 of last season. He may be dealing with an injury more severe than what was initially reported, as the typical recovery timeline for an MCL sprain would have seen him return to health before the start of the Titans' offseason program. Meanwhile, fellow tight end Delanie Walker (ankle) went through individual drills Tuesday and said afterward that he's back to about 85 percent strength. Smith likely will have to settle for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart ... (More)10 hours
63.Delanie Walker: Resumes individual drills (RotoWire) Walker (ankle) went through individual drills Tuesday, Erik Bacharach of The Nashville Tennessean reports. "I feel like I'm in the 85 percent range," Walker said. "I felt fast getting out of my breaks, and I was catching the ball well. Always a good sign." Analysis: Coming back from a fractured and dislocated right ankle he suffered in the 2018 season opener, Walker is now able to make cuts and even jogged through a few snaps during team drills. He mentioned dropping a few pounds during the offseason, hoping it would reduce the pressure on his surgically repaired ankle. The veteran tight end will turn 35 in August and is under contract with the T... (More)10 hours
64.Amara Darboh: Returns healthy (RotoWire) Coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that Darboh (hip) has resumed practicing and has looked good in those sessions, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. Analysis: The 2017 third-round pick caught just eight passes in 16 games his rookie season, then spent his entire sophomore campaign on injured reserve with a hip injury. The Seahawks actually waived him at the end of the preseason, but he reverted back to their roster after the Patriots claimed him and he failed a physical examination. Darboh needs to establish special-teams value to secure a roster spot, after the Seahawks selected D.K. Metcalf (second round), Gary Jennings (fourth) and John ... (More)10 hours
65.Raiders do one-year deal with TE Erik Sw... (Rotoworld) Raiders signed TE Erik Swoope, formerly of the Colts, to a one-year contract. Analysis: This is a really interesting addition to a tight-end group that is lacking any sort of big talent. In addition to Swoope, the Raiders employ blockers Derek Carrier and Luke Willson, fourth-round rookie Foster Moreau, and former-wide receiver Darren Waller, who has actually been getting some spring hype. When Waller is getting hype, you know the position has nothing. Swoope was a project for years in Indianapolis before finally showing flashes the last two years, catching 23 balls for 384 yards (16.7 YPR) and f... (More)23 hours
66.Chris Carson: Recovering from knee concern (RotoWire) Coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that Carson "had a little work done" on his knee, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Analysis: Carroll didn't elaborate on the aforementioned "work," but he expects Carson to return to the field in a few weeks. While he focuses on rehab and recovery, his backfield mates will get some high-profile reps during OTAs. Among the most interesting is 2018 first-round pick Rashaad Penny, who managed 494 yards from scrimmage and two TDs on 94 touches working behind Carson and current Bear Mike Davis. Meanwhile, the depth chart is rounded out by J.D. McKissic, C.J. Prosise (abdomen) and 2019 sixth-rounder Tra... (More)1 day
67.Bobby Wagner: Awaiting extension (RotoWire) Wagner will not participate in OTAs until he receives a contract extension, Liz Matthews of USA Today reports. Analysis: 2019 will be the final year on Wagner's current four-year deal, and the 28-year-old has previously said he's "preparing like this is my last year as a Seahawk." Seattle has cap space after trading Frank Clark -- even after giving a record-breaking deal to quarterback Russell Wilson -- and Wagner hopes to get an extension that beats fellow inside linebacker C.J. Mosley's haul of a five-year, $85 million deal. Wagner has said that he will still be present at Seattle's OTAs and that he will still lead the defense and coach up the ... (More)1 day
68.Cowboys, Zeke on 'same page' with contra... (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports the Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott are "on the same page" in regards to a contract extension that "in all likelihood will make him the highest-paid running back in NFL history." Analysis: The Cowboys and Elliott have already been in negotiations but Zeke's deal may have to be worked out after Dallas comes to terms with Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper since their deals expire after this season. On the field, Elliott has been one of the top backs since entering the league and his upcoming contract extension will reflect that. For reference, Le'Veon Be... (More)1 day
69.Aaron Rodgers will get creative with off... (Rotoworld) Aaron Rodgers said he'll be able to "put a stamp on" his new offense. Analysis: Rodgers believes he can be more creative in this offense -- that happens when your last coach is Mike McCarthy -- and that he only needs three months to feel comfortable with it. It's still early, but Rodgers is confident in what Matt LaFleur is cooking up and that should result in a better 2019 season, especially if he is healthier this time around.1 day
70.Carroll: Amara Darboh 'looked great' at ... (Rotoworld) Pete Carroll said WR Amara Darboh "looked great" after the start of OTAs. Analysis: Darboh missed the entire 2018 after being placed on injured reserve with a knee injury, and Carroll now wants Darboh to go compete for a job this offseason. Doug Baldwin's retirement opens up targets, but the Seahawks added three receivers in the draft, minimizing Darboh's chances.1 day
71.Nick Bosa stops practicing with hammy is... (Rotoworld) Kyle Shanahan was unsure about the severity of Nick Bosa's hamstring injury. Analysis: Bosa pulled up with a hamstring injury during one-on-one drills at OTAs on Tuesday, forcing the No. 2 overall pick to watch the rest of practice on the sidelines before walking inside alone after practice. The injury doesn't appear to be overly serious since Bosa didn't immediately go inside with the training staff, but it's important to remember Bosa's injury history. Bosa needs the reps after missing most of last year's season, but the 49ers also have to be smart with rushing him back.1 day
72.Solomon Thomas is mentally healthy again (Rotoworld) 49ers DL Solomon Thomas said he is mentally healthy and is more confident in his abilities. Analysis: Solomon said he turned a corner mentally late last season after seeing a therapist, but he's also dropped weight to a more comfortable 270 pounds. The former No. 3 overall pick wants to bring quickness at the three-technique this season, which theoretically could be his last in San Francisco if his production (four sacks in two years) doesn't improve.1 day
73.Wes Horton: Headed to Big Easy (RotoWire) Horton signed an undisclosed contract with the Saints on Tuesday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Analysis: The 29-year-old signs from Carolina, where he made 24 tackles (15 solo) and 1.5 sacks in 16 games last season. Horton will add to a ferocious pass rush that already includes Marcus Davenport and Cameron Jordan. To make room for Horton, the team decided to waive Darrell Williams.1 day
74.Jordan Leggett: Finds new home (RotoWire) Leggett was claimed off waivers by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Analysis: Leggett was waived by the Jets on Monday, and quickly found a new team. The 24-year-old had a quiet tenure in New York, making 14 catches for 114 yards and a touchdown in 16 games. If he's able to make the team, Leggett likely won't produce favorable results in the fantasy world.1 day
75.Mose Frazier: Suffers arm injury (RotoWire) Frazier suffered a broken arm at OTAs on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: This is a tough break for the 25-year-old who saw 33 snaps in the final game of the regular season last year. The team was high on Frazier heading into last season, as he led the team in touchdowns during the preseason. Following the injury, Frazier will undergo surgery to repair the injury, and his timeable for a return is unknown.1 day
76.JJ Arcega-Whiteside sees reps in the slo... (Rotoworld) NJ.com's Mike Kaye notes JJ Arcega-Whiteside received reps in the slot at OTAs. Analysis: Alshon Jeffery was not at practice Tuesday, giving the Eagles an opportunity to get depth options more work. With Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, and Nelson Agholor ahead of him on the depth chart, Arcega-Whiteside is expected to be limited to crumbs as a rookie. However, if he's able to pick up the offense as an outside and slot receiver, he could be an injury or trade away from entering into the start offense.1 day
77.Eagles OT Vaitai working at guard at OTA... (Rotoworld) NJ.com's Mike Kaye notes Eagles OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai worked at right guard to start OTAs. Analysis: The Eagles spending a first-round pick on tackle Andre Dillard signaled this was inevitable, and it looks like the Eagles will give him a full offseason inside. The swing tackle will be a backup option for Philly when the starting offensive line is healthy.1 day
78.Fred Warner: Undergoes minor knee procedure (RotoWire) Warner won't participate in OTAs due to a minor knee surgery, but is expected to be ready for training camp, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Analysis: Warner's injury is likely due to the wear and tear of the season, as there was no news of an injury before the minor knee procedure. The 2018 third-round pick was outstanding in his first NFL season, racking up 124 tackles (85 solo) and one forced fumble. Barring a setback health-wise, the 22-year-old will be a hot commodity in IDP formats heading into next season.1 day
79.Dynasty | Julian Edelman receives extension (Dynasty League Football) Edelman will receive a two-year, $18M extension with $12M guaranteed making him a Patriot through 2021. Analysis: The imminent future is secure for one of Tom Brady's most trusted receiving weapons. Edelman isn't showing signs of slowing down - finishing 2018 with his 2nd best year on a yards per game basis in a suspension shortened season. Edelman, like most aging players, is getting put out to pasture early. You can net him as a 7th round dynasty startup selection according to DLF May mock drafts, as WR37. Edelman finished 2018 as the WR13 in points per game in PPR leagues. Excellent production and a role t... (More)1 day
80.Raheem Mostert: Gets re-do of surgery (RotoWire) Mostert had to undergo another procedure to repair his broken forearm and will be out an additional month, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Analysis: Mostert has been recovering from season-ending surgery on his broken right forearm since early November, and a second procedure will now delay his return to the practice field. It's unclear exactly when that return will be, but the absence will certainly hurt Mostert's already-slim chances of getting many touches in a crowded San Francisco backfield this season.1 day
81.Levi Wallace running as starter in OTAs (Rotoworld) Bills CB Levi Wallace has opened the offseason as a starter opposite Tre'Davious White. Analysis: A 2018 UDFA, Wallace showed extremely well down the stretch last season, starting the final seven games opposite White. Veterans Kevin Johnson and E.J. Gaines were added in free agency, but it appears 24-year-old (in June) Wallace will get a legitimate opportunity to hold onto the No. 2 gig.1 day
82.Delanie Walker estimates he's 85 percent (Rotoworld) Speaking Tuesday, Delanie Walker (ankle) estimated that he is 85 percent healthy. Analysis: Walker has been participating in individual drills but sitting out team exercises. "Really not trying to do anything that’s too physical at the moment," Walker said. Walker has previously hedged on whether he will be full go for the beginning of camp. With a veteran like Walker, the goal is always Week 1, not summer practice. 1 day
83.Matt Breida: Nursing torn pec (RotoWire) Breida suffered a slightly torn pectoral muscle while lifting weights but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Analysis: The injury isn't believed to be too serious, but Breida still will be held out of all workouts until the start of training camp, which when he is expected to be cleared. Breida is expected to have a significant role in the 49ers' backfield this season alongside Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon (knee).1 day
84.Garrett Celek: Aiming for training camp (RotoWire) Celek (thumb/concussion) will not be cleared to play before training camp, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Analysis: Celek ended the season on the sideline with a concussion and head coach Kyle Shanahan revealed Tuesday that the tight end is still going through the league's concussion protocol. With Celek out for the next couple of months, Levine Toiolo, who the 49ers signed last week, should get some extra reps at tight end during practices.1 day
85.Report: Joe Douglas still favorite for N... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Connor Hughes reports Eagles VP of player personnel Joe Douglas remains the Jets' preferred choice for general manager.1 day
86.Garrett Celek remains in concussion prot... (Rotoworld) 49ers TE Garrett Celek remains in the concussion protocol and will not be cleared until "at least" training camp. Analysis: It's highly concerning news, as Celek suffered the injury in Week 17. The 31-year-old (this month) also suffered a concussion in 2015. He is dealing with a back injury in addition to the head issue.1 day
87.Delano Hill expected to be ready for cam... (Rotoworld) Seahawks S Delano Hill (hip) is expected to be ready for training camp. Analysis: Hill served as the Seahawks' No. 3 safety following last year's Earl Thomas injury. The 2017 third-round pick would do well to earn a similar role in 2019.1 day
88.Bradley McDougald (knee) out until camp (Rotoworld) Seahawks SS Bradley McDougald is recovering from knee surgery and will be sidelined until training camp. Analysis: Coach Pete Carroll was otherwise vague on details, such as the nature of the operation and when McDougald went under the knife. Headed into his age-29 campaign, McDougald has been a workhorse, missing zero games since 2014. He played through a knee issue in 2018.1 day
89.Saints sign longtime Panthers DE Wes Hor... (Rotoworld) Saints signed DE Wes Horton, formerly of the Panthers. Analysis: A longtime role player for New Orleans' NFC South rival, Horton will try to earn a 53-man roster role where he plays 300-400 snaps. Horton has tallied 15.5 sacks since entering the league as a 2013 UDFA.1 day
90.WR Frazier undergoing surgery for broken... (Rotoworld) Panthers WR Mose Frazier is undergoing surgery to repair a broken arm and will be sidelined 3-4 months. Analysis: Someone on the periphery on the Panthers' 53-man roster over the past two seasons, Frazier has managed two regular season appearances. This makes him a candidate to begin the year on the reserve/PUP list. Depending on the Panthers' need in their receiver corps, he could then either be activated or cut loose in October.1 day
91.Bobby Wagner present at OTAs, not practi... (Rotoworld) Seahawks MLB Bobby Wagner is attending OTAs but will not practice as he seeks a new contract. Analysis: Wagner is taking the middle ground as he seeks a new deal headed into the final year of his pact. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero has reported Wagner is not amenable to a hometown discount. That is the right approach after linebackers got eye-brow raising money in this year's free agency period. The Seahawks have said they want to get Wagner extended.1 day
92.Bucs claim TE Jordan Leggett off waivers (Rotoworld) Bucs claimed TE Jordan Leggett off waivers from the Jets. Analysis: The New York Daily News reports five teams put in a claim. Although still a 24-year-old upside prospect, Leggett has landed in the wrong place to reach it. O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate don't have any targets to spare.1 day
93.49ers LB Fred Warner had knee operation (Rotoworld) 49ers LB Fred Warner is recovering from a clean-up knee operation.1 day
94.'Chance' Ezekiel Ansah is ready for Week... (Rotoworld) Speaking Tuesday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said there was a "chance" Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) will be ready for Week 1. Analysis: Carroll made the disclosure as he gushed that Ansah was a "big get." About to be on the wrong side of 30, Ansah has had an increasingly difficult time staying healthy and productive. It is beginning to look like any contributions the Seahawks get from him early in the year will be a bonus. In a best-case scenario, Ansah would slide in as Frank Clark's opening-week replacement.1 day
95.Jarran Reed (sports hernia) out until ca... (Rotoworld) Seahawks DT Jarran Reed (sports-hernia surgery) will not return before training camp. Analysis: It is mildly concerning, as Reed was slapped with a 4-6 week timeline upon going under the knife in late April. Of course, the Seahawks have zero incentive to rush their interior lineman. Reed has appeared in 46 of a possible 48 games as an NFLer, and played through the issue in 2018. He should be fine for camp and Week 1.1 day
96.Chris Carson recovering from knee operat... (Rotoworld) Speaking Tuesday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Chris Carson "had a little work done" on his knee but is expected to resume practicing in a few weeks. Analysis: Carroll was otherwise vague on details, like when Carson went under the knife. Carson has a rather lengthy injury history for only being in the league two years, but this is the first time he has been listed with his knee. Carroll seemed confident he would be ready for training camp. It is information to file away as you ponder best-ball fliers on Rashaad Penny.1 day
97.Peter Schrager assisting in Jets' GM sea... (Rotoworld) The New York Daily News reports NFL Network personality Peter Schrager is assisting in the Jets' search for a new general manager. Analysis: The Jets' GM "search" is beginning to read like mad libs. Schrager is either tight with new coach Adam Gase or someone in Jets upper management. The Jets' process has been lacking since sacking coach Todd Bowles. Gase is a power struggle extraordinaire.1 day
98.RB Mostert required 're-do' of arm surge... (Rotoworld) 49ers RB Raheem Mostert required a "re-do" of the operation to his broken arm. Analysis: The new operation has apparently added a month to Mostert's recovery from an injury he initially suffered early last November. Mostert just signed a new three-year deal in March, but this complicates his chances of earning work, or even making the team, in the 49ers' log-jammed backfield.1 day
99.Matt Breida has 'slightly' torn pectoral (Rotoworld) Matt Breida is dealing with a "slightly" torn pectoral, but the 49ers expect him to be ready for training camp. Analysis: In other words, he has a torn pec. Breida avoided surgery but will miss the rest of the offseason program. If you're going to miss practice, now is the time to do it, but it can only be an advantage for the rest of the bodies in the 49ers' extraordinarily crowded backfield.1 day
100.Gruden wants DE Arden Key to add weight (Rotoworld) Jon Gruden wants DE Arden Key to weigh 260 pounds. Analysis: Key is listed at 238 pounds, so he has a long way to go to reach his potential. With the Raiders lacking proven pass-rushing talent, Key will remain a rotational option even if he's playing undersized. As a rookie in 2018, Key made one sack while making 30 tackles.1 day

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