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1.Zimmer plans to keep Barr at linebacker (Rotoworld) Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Anthony Barr will remain at linebacker. Analysis: There was talk of Barr moving to defensive end, particularly after pass-rusher Sheldon Richardson defected to the Browns in free agency, but Zimmer has already dismissed that notion. "He’ll be a linebacker," said Zimmer, who acknowledged the team does plan to employ some schematic changes on the heels of last year's disappointing 8-8 finish. Barr nearly joined the Jets as a free agent before returning to Minnesota on a five-year, $67.5 million contract this offseason.38 minutes
2.Gerald McCoy: Visiting Baltimore next (RotoWire) McCoy left Cleveland without a contract and will visit the Ravens on Tuesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: Cleveland has a talented roster and far more cap space, while Baltimore has the better defense and a much stronger track record of organizational success. The Panthers and Bengals, among other teams, are also believed to have interest in the 31-year-old defensive tackle. Tampa Bay released McCoy to free up $13 million in cap space, but he's still one of the better interior pass rushers in the league, coming off a 2018 campaign with six sacks and 21 quarterback hits (t-15th among all players) in 14 games.38 minutes
3.Keith Mumphery targeting NFL return (Rotoworld) Former Texans WR Keith Mumphery is targeting an NFL comeback. Analysis: He's been out of the league since 2017, when the Texans let him go in the wake of sexual assault allegations. No charges were filed and Mumphery later won a federal lawsuit against Michigan State after being dismissed from the school's post-graduate program without allowing due process. The 2015 fifth-rounder has been training in Dallas in hopes of an NFL return. Mumphery holds career totals of 24 catches, 198 yards and no touchdowns over 27 NFL appearances, all with Houston.1 hour
4.Joey Bosa still dealing with foot sorene... (Rotoworld) Charger DE Joey Bosa admitted he's still dealing with foot soreness. Analysis: He battled a foot injury throughout last season and is still dealing with lingering soreness, though it's nothing that would require surgery and hasn't limited Bosa at OTAs. "It's not causing a limp or anything," said the former Defensive Rookie of the Year. "It's been getting better all offseason, so I could definitely see by camp or maybe even next year where it kind of starts fading away." Bosa has been one of the league's better pass-rushers when healthy, logging 28.5 sacks in just 35 career games.1 hour
5.Drew Brees 'impressed' with Jared Cook (Rotoworld) Drew Brees said he's "certainly" been impressed with Jared Cook throughout OTAs. Analysis: Coming off a career year in Oakland, the veteran has made a strong first impression with his new team. "He’s got a great feel for the game and I think he’s going to fit very well in our offense," said Brees, who also complemented Cook's catch radius and ability to win 50-50 balls. TEs coach Dan Campbell had previously mentioned drawing up plays for Cook similar to ones used during Jimmy Graham's heyday in the Big Easy. Primed for a major role in one of the league's highest-scoring offenses... (More)1 hour
6.N'Keal Harry lining up at 'multiple spot... (Rotoworld) According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, Patriots first-round WR N'Keal Harry has lined up at "multiple spots" during OTAs. Analysis: Harry has also gotten reps as a punt returner. He's drawn rave reviews from Brian Hoyer, who has served as the Patriots' first-team quarterback with Tom Brady absent from OTAs. Coach Bill Belichick has also been complementary of Harry, describing the rookie as a "smart" player. With Julian Edelman locked in at slot receiver, Harry will almost certainly play outside for the reigning Super Bowl champs. Still, it's good to see the Arizona State alum showing so... (More)2 hours
7.Joe Thuney working at left tackle (Rotoworld) Joe Thuney has been working as the Patriots' first-team left tackle at OTAs. Analysis: Thuney played every snap at left guard last season and figures to do the same in 2019, though he's been filling in at tackle with Isaiah Wynn (Achilles) and Yodny Cajuste (calf) both sidelined. With Jared Veldheer retired and Trent Brown now in Oakland, the Patriots are suddenly short-handed at left tackle. Wynn, a first-round pick in 2018, will be the favorite to protect Tom Brady's blind side once healthy.2 hours
8.Hurns (ankle) slated for training camp r... (Rotoworld) According to Charean Williams of ProFootballTalk on NBC Sports, Allen Hurns (ankle, leg) is expected to return "at some point" during training camp. Analysis: Hurns dislocated his left ankle and also suffered a broken leg in January's Wild Card victory over the Seahawks. Coach Jason Garrett said the wide receiver is "doing great," though he won't be on the field until training camp. When healthy, the 27-year-old will be no better than fourth on Dallas' receiving depth chart behind projected starters Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Randall Cobb.3 hours
9.George Paton a candidate for Jets' GM va... (Rotoworld) According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Jets have requested an interview with Vikings assistant GM George Paton for their GM opening. Analysis: The Jets also hope to meet with Seahawks co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer. Paton has drawn outside interest before, including two years ago when he interviewed for San Francisco's GM vacancy, a position later filled by John Lynch. Along with Paton and Fitterer, the Jets are also targeting Eagles VP of player personnel Joe Douglas, the early front-runner, and Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly in their search to replace fired GM Mike Maccagnan.4 hours
10.Dynasty | Erik Swoope signs with Oakland (Dynasty League Football) Erik Swoope signs a one-year contract with the Oakland Raiders. Analysis: Swoope was a popular dynasty sleeper two years ago, but has yet to live up to the hype. Over the past two seasons he has caught just 23 balls for 384 yards and four touchdowns, ceding snaps to Jack Doyle and Eric Ebron in Indianapolis.Oakland is an intriguing landing spot with no sure-fire starters currently rostered at the tight end position. Swoope will battle Darren Waller, and rookie fourth-rounder Foster Moreau to be the top pass-catching TE for the Raiders, making him a name to ... (More)18 hours
11.Dynasty | Tyler Kroft breaks foot during OTAs (Dynasty League Football) Tyler Kroft will undergo surgery to repair a break in his foot sustained during the opening days of OTAs. Analysis: This is an unfortunate situation for Kroft who looked like the front-runner to start in Buffalo after being signed to a three-year, $18.75 million contract during the off-season. This injury will likely keep Kroft sidelined throughout the pre-season, and may result in a PUP designation to start the season. Veterans Lee Smith and Jason Croom will battle rookie third-rounder Dawson Knox for positioning on the depth chart, but it is unlikely that... (More)18 hours
12.Dynasty | Chad Kelly gets another opportunity with Colts (Dynasty League Football) Chad Kelly was signed by the Colts after impressing during Indy's rookie mini-camp. Analysis: Kelly had a strong college resume, but fell to the final pick in the 2017 draft due to concerns regarding his character. After missing his rookie season with a wrist injury, Kelly impressed during the 2018 pre-season for the Broncos. He compiled a 66.6% completion percentage for 466 yards and three touchdowns, with two interceptions. Chad Kelly was waived by the Broncos on October 24th after he dru... (More)20 hours
13.Jets RT Brandon Shell cleared for OTAs (Rotoworld) Jets RT Brandon Shell (knee) participated in team drills at OTAs. Analysis: It's a good sign for Shell, who's coming off ACL surgery. Shell also had MCL and PCL damage, so the Jets figure to move him slowly. Shell's not a lock to be full-go for the start of training camp.1 day
14.Allen Hurns (ankle) sitting out OTAs (Rotoworld) Allen Hurns (ankle) has been held out of OTAs. Analysis: Hurns is still recovering from the ankle injury that knocked him out of the Wild Card round. He was never expected to get in offseason work. The Cowboys saw enough from Hurns to pick up his 2019 option, but the missed time should give Randall Cobb the early lead over him in three-wide sets.1 day
15.Marcus Maye not ready for team drills (Rotoworld) Jets SS Marcus Maye (shoulder) has been held out of team drills at OTAs. Analysis: This isn't a surprise with Maye five months removed from surgery. The Jets don't want to risk any setbacks with Maye after a mostly lost 2018. Maye should be 100 percent for training camp.1 day
16.Panthers latest team interested in McCoy (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports the Panthers have interest in free agent DT Gerald McCoy. Analysis: They join the Browns, Falcons, Bengals, Colts, Saints and New England as teams linked to him. McCoy left his Cleveland visit without a deal, but the sides are still in talks. McCoy wants to play for a contender and should be open to a one-year deal.1 day
17.Cedric Ogbuehi getting first-team reps (Rotoworld) Jaguars RT Cedric Ogbuehi has been getting all the first-team reps at OTAs. Analysis: Ogbuehi is coming off a rough year with the Bengals, but he's getting a clean slate in Jacksonville. This looks like veteran deference, with second-round OT Jawaan Taylor expected to win the Week 1 job. 2018 fourth-rounder Will Richardson is also in the mix for snaps.1 day
18.Matt Ryan: Another prolific year under Koetter? (RotoWire) Ryan declared Thursday that he's excited to be once again working with Dirk Koetter as his offensive coordinator, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "I learned so much from him the first time around (2012-14), and he's picked up a few different things along the way too," Ryan said in a post-practice interview. "We've come up with some really good stuff." Analysis: Ryan has historically been a more electrifying passer in seasons with Koetter calling the shots. When Koetter served as the Falcons' offensive coordinator between 2012 and 2014, Ryan completed 67.4 percent of his attempts for 4,643 passing yards per season... (More)1 day
19.Jaron Brown gets first-team reps at OTAs (Rotoworld) Seahawks WR Jaron Brown has been working with the first team at OTAs. Analysis: Brown managed five touchdowns his first year in Seattle. He's never been more than a redzone threat, so we wouldn't read much into his depth chart standing. Brown will be pushed by rookies D.K. Metcalf and Gary Jennings in training camp.1 day
20.Jaguars will continue to feature Fournet... (Rotoworld) Jaguars OC John DeFilippo said Leonard Fournette will continue to have a 'major' role in the offense. Analysis: "We're really looking forward to Leonard having a big year," DeFilippo said. "I'm going to call it what it is: He's going to be a major reason where our offense goes." Fournette had a falling out with management last year, but this confirms he's going to remain the focal point in a new offense . With Nick Foles replacing Blake Bortles, Fournette's in a great rebound spot if he stays healthy.1 day
21.Report: Gerald McCoy to visit Ravens nex... (Rotoworld) Free agent DT Gerald McCoy will visit the Ravens on Tuesday. Analysis: McCoy visited the Browns on Friday but left town without a contract. Cleveland is still thought to be in the running for Brown, but McCoy will hear the Ravens' pitch before making his decision. McCoy reportedly prioritizes playing for a contender over making the most money. In addition to Baltimore and Cleveland, the six-time Pro Bowler has also been linked to Atlanta, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, New England and New Orleans.1 day
22.Steelers to use Samuels alongside Conner... (Rotoworld) The Steelers have experimented with two-back formations in OTAs. Analysis: James Conner and Jaylen Samuels were usually employed separately last year, though the Steelers are excited about the possibility of using both at the same time. "To have that dual threat with me and him in the game, it could be really scary for defenses," said Samuels. Conner will likely do the heavy lifting in Pittsburgh's backfield if healthy, but Samuels, a converted tight end who recorded 455 yards (256 rushing, 199 receiving) as a rookie, is obviously no slouch. With Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown both gone, l... (More)1 day
23.Gruden heaps praise on rookie Keelan Dos... (Rotoworld) Raiders coach Jon Gruden said he's been impressed by undrafted WR Keelan Doss. Analysis: "I think he's smart," said Gruden, who first discovered Doss while coaching at the Senior Bowl this past January. "He's athletic and he's got size and I think he's going to be able to compete on special teams, as well." A native of nearby Alameda, Doss starred at UC-Davis, finishing his career with 321 catches for 4,069 yards and 28 touchdowns. The 23-year-old still has work to do if he hopes to make Oakland's 53-man roster, but obviously he's gotten off to an encouraging start.1 day
24.Jets request to interview Joe Douglas (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Jets have officially requested to interview Eagles VP of player personnel Joe Douglas for their GM opening. Analysis: The Jets are also interested in a sit-down with Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly. Douglas has been the favorite for New York's GM vacancy, seemingly since the job opened up last week. It's worth noting that Douglas crossed paths with current Jets coach Adam Gase when both were employed by Chicago in 2015. In addition to his work in the Eagles' front office, Douglas also boasts nearly two decades of scouting experience at the professional level.1 day
25.Cooper Kupp (ACL) still targeting Week 1 (Rotoworld) Cooper Kupp (ACL) said he's taking his recovery "day-by-day." Analysis: Kupp has been working off to the side with trainers during OTAs, only joining the team for their job-thru, though the third-year slot man is still "on track" for Week 1. "It’s just about attacking this week, attacking the day as best as I possibly can," said Kupp, who was averaging 70.1 yards per game last year before tearing his ACL in Week 10. "I feel good about where I'm at." Kupp will probably be a spectator for most of OTAs, though he should get more work in during training camp.1 day
26.Jackson: Fitzpatrick outplaying Rosen at... (Rotoworld) Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald feels Ryan Fitzpatrick has outperformed Josh Rosen through the early portion of OTAs. Analysis: Fitzpatrick has been a tad sharper in the early going, though Jackson concedes that Rosen has "also played well." New coach Brian Flores insists the starting job is up for grabs, though it would ultimately be a shock if Rosen, the tenth overall pick in last year's draft, wasn't under center for Week 1.1 day
27.Michael Thomas not concerned over contra... (Rotoworld) Michael Thomas isn't worried about his contract. Analysis: Thomas is due an insanely reasonable $1.15 million in 2019, the final year of his rookie contract. Rather than cause a stir, Thomas, who led the NFL with a franchise record 125 catches last year, said he has no plans to hold out and is confident the Saints will take care of him when the time is right. "I feel pretty certain that everything will get taken care of and handled professionally," said the 26-year-old. "This is how I approach the game and how I show up to work the same way and everything else will take care of itself... (More)1 day
28.Prescott says Witten 'hasn't lost a step... (Rotoworld) Dak Prescott said Jason Witten "hasn't lost a step" since returning from his one-year retirement. Analysis: In fact, Prescott believes Witten's year away from football may have actually done him some good. "I guess the trick is to take a year off because he’s definitely gotten better, stronger and faster," the QB remarked earlier this week. Witten was never the most athletic tight end, but he's always been a capable receiver, ranking fourth on the all-time catch list behind Jerry Rice, Tony Gonzalez and Larry Fitzgerald. To conserve his reps, the 37-year-old has been a spectator ... (More)1 day
29.Browns lock up third-round LB Sione Taki... (Rotoworld) Browns signed third-round LB Sione Takitaki to a four-year contract. Analysis: With Takitaki signed, the Browns' entire rookie class is now under contract. The BYU alum could be looked at as a candidate to replace Jamie Collins, who Cleveland cut earlier this offseason.1 day
30.Cameron Jordan wants to be a Saints 'lif... (Rotoworld) Cameron Jordan said he wants to be a Saints "lifer." Analysis: A four-time Pro Bowler and a second-team All-Pro selection last year, Jordan is due a modest $8 million salary in 2019, which ranks 22nd in the league among 4-3 defensive ends. It would be understandable if Jordan pushed for a raise, but the 29-year-old said his top priority is to finish his career in New Orleans. "For me it's all about just being around my team, making sure that my family and my team is gonna be my family and my team for as long as I can play," said the eight-year vet. Jordan added that he sees "... (More)1 day
31.Dede Westbrook: Dealing with undisclosed injury (RotoWire) Westbrook is working out inside Friday at OTAs due to an undisclosed injury, Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union reports. Analysis: Westbrook fully participated at Wednesday's practice after being absent the first day of OTAs, so this appears to be a new injury for the 25-year-old. The specifics and severity of the issue are not currently clear.2 days
32.Former No. 6 pick CB Adam Jones hangs 'e... (Rotoworld) Former Titans, Cowboys, Bengals, and Broncos CB Adam Jones announced his retirement after 14 seasons. Analysis: Jones, 35, had been out of the league since being cut by the Broncos last November. Drafted by the Titans with the No. 6 overall pick in 2005, Jones was kicked out of the league in 2007 for numerous off-field incidents and a substance-abuse violation. Upon reinstatement in 2008, Jones was traded to Dallas where he spent one season. He then spent 2009 out of the league again after an off-field incident. Jones finally seemed to turn a corner in Cincinnati under coach Marvin Lewis, where h... (More)2 days
33.Courtland Sutton working with Anquan Bol... (Rotoworld) Courtland Sutton has been working on his route-running with Anquan Boldin this offseason.2 days
34.Mack Hollins: Still can't practice (RotoWire) Hollins (groin) isn't participating in spring practices, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Analysis: Hollins initially had surgery in February 2018 and suffered a setback shortly before Week 1 last season. After spending the entire year on injured reserve, the 2017 fourth-round pick apparently is still working his way through the rehab process. Coach Doug Pederson did say he's encouraged by Hollins' recent progress, but the young wideout likely will need to battle for a roster spot if/when he finally gets healthy. With Alshon Jeffery (ribs), DeSean Jackson, Nelson Agholor and JJ Arcega-Whiteside all locked in, Hollins will compete ... (More)2 days
35.James Washington down 15 lbs to 210 in Y... (Rotoworld) Second-year WR James Washington said he dropped 15 pounds and is down to 210 this year. Analysis: Washington weighed in at 5'11/213 at the Combine last year but said he ballooned to 223-225 as a rookie and admittedly burned out quickly once the season came along. Washington tore up the preseason last summer with a 7-158-2 line but fizzled fast and caught just over 41% of his targets. Donte Moncrief is believed to have the inside track at a starting job in the Antonio Brown-less wideout corps, but Washington should be a bigger contributor in Year 2. He spent the offseason working on the family far... (More)2 days
36.Lamar Jackson still having throwing issu... (Rotoworld) Lamar Jackson admitted he's still having issues with throwing the football consistently. Analysis: ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley noted "several" of Jackson's passes "wobbled through the air" at the first week of OTAs. And Jackson agreed that things just aren't right yet from an accuracy standpoint. "It's been crazy. It's been everywhere," Jackson said of his throws. "I feel like my hand is a little too high on the football and that makes the ball go out of whack a lot." The Ravens are changing up their whole offense under new OC Greg Roman, and at ... (More)2 days
37.CB Corey Ballentine doing positional dri... (Rotoworld) Giants CB Corey Ballentine participated in positional drills. Analysis: Ballentine is progressing from a gunshot wound to his leg, and it's good news that he's already practicing in some capacity. The Giants fully expect Ballentine to be a full participant for training camp, and the 2019 sixth-round pick has opportunities for snaps as a rookie if his athleticism translates.2 days
38.Tom Brady skipping OTAs just like last y... (Rotoworld) Tom Brady will skip voluntary OTAs. Analysis: This has been Brady's plan all along, and it's as big of a non-story as there is. Brady won a Super Bowl after skipping last year's OTAs and should be in the mix for another this season.2 days
39.Montae Nicholson: Participating in OTAs (RotoWire) Nicholson (personal) returned to team OTAs on Thursday, Peter Hailey of NBC Sports Washington reports. Analysis: Nicholson was absent from OTAs on Monday, which came as a surprise to the team. The 23-year-old was arrested Dec. 18 and was charged with misdemeanor assault and public drunkenness -- those charges were dropped May 14, but Nicholson could still face punishment from the NFL if an investigation reveals any wrongdoing. Nicholson comes into the 2019 season looking to regain his workload from the first half of the 2018 season -- the Michigan State product was on the field for all but five snaps on defense through the first eight games.2 days
40.Chris Banjo: Absent from OTAs (RotoWire) Banjo (knee) wasn't present at OTAs on Thursday, Josh Katzenstein of NOLA.com reports. Analysis: Banjo was one of four Saints not present at OTAs on Thursday. The team didn't provide a reason for the former Packer's absence, but a league source said he is recovering from a "minor knee injury." Banjo has appeared in all 32 games for the Saints over the last two seasons, though primarily in a special teams role -- the 29-year-old logged 608 snaps on special teams compared to 85 snaps on defense.2 days
41.Jimmie Ward (collarbone) out 8-12 weeks (Rotoworld) 49ers DB Jimmie Ward will miss 8-12 weeks with a fractured collarbone. Analysis: The 49ers' first-team free safety broke his collarbone while making a diving grab for a ball during pad-less OTAs. Now out 8-12 weeks, Ward will be pushing to get back for the 2019 preseason, but he should be ready for Week 1 as long as there are no setbacks. Unfortunately, Ward's career has been filled with injuries.2 days
42.Jimmie Ward: Broken collarbone confirmed (RotoWire) Ward fractured his collarbone during Thursday's practice is out for at least the remainder of spring workouts, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Ward suffered the injury while making a diving catch for a ball. He's broken his collarbone before in 2016 and has also broken each of his foot and forearm on two separate occasions throughout his career. The 49ers gave him a one-year deal worth $4.5 million with $3 million in guarantees this spring with hopes he could stay healthy, despite Ward having finished four of his first five seasons on injured reserve. It seems the team can still get a sizable return on their investment if Ward is o... (More)2 days
43.Jimmie Ward: Feared to have broken collarbone (RotoWire) The 49ers fear Ward broke his collarbone while diving for a catch during Thursday's practice, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Ward is headed for X-rays and a full evaluation. More information on his status should be available in the next day or so. If his collarbone is indeed broken, Ward -- under contract for only one year -- could be sidelined for a significant portion of the upcoming season. Ward has finished four of his first five seasons on injured reserve.2 days
44.Devonta Freeman: Healthy for OTAs (RotoWire) Freeman is participating in OTAs, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports. Analysis: Freeman -- who dealt with various injury issues last season -- couldn't quite make it back from injured reserve in December, but he at least seems to have returned to full strength before the start of Atlanta's offseason program. The team brings back all its Week 1 starters from last season at the skill positions, while longtime backfield mate Tevin Coleman is now with the 49ers. Dirk Koetter is replacing Steve Sarkisian as the team's offensive coordinator, hoping to establish a better rushing attack with the help of two first-round picks on the offen... (More)2 days
45.Austin Seferian-Jenkins: Sits out OTA (RotoWire) Seferian-Jenkins didn't participate in Thursday's voluntary OTAs, the Boston Herald reports. Analysis: Seferian-Jenkins' absence was excused, but the tight end is expected to return for the Patriots' upcoming minicamp. Once he takes the field with his new team, Seferian-Jenkins will compete for tight end snaps with Benjamin Watson and Matt LaCosse, among others, as the Pats look to fill the void created by the retirement of Rob Gronkowski. While Seferian-Jenkins has yet to establish himself as a consistent fantasy option, the 2014 second-rounder does bring a nice combination of size and athleticism to the table. Though his role in the New Englan... (More)2 days
46.Ndamukong Suh: Officially signs with Tampa (RotoWire) Suh officially signed with Tampa Bay on a one-year, $9.25 million contract Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Incentives can push the contract to $10 million, which -- even maxed out -- is a significant savings from the $13 million price tag Gerald McCoy would've been owed. In any event, the 32-year-old Suh is now under contract with Tampa through the end of the season and his presence should play a key role in keeping hands off linebackers Devin White and Lavonte David.2 days
47.Julian Edelman: Extension includes $12 million guaranteed (RotoWire) Edelman's two-year contract extension with the Patriots includes an $8 million signing bonus, as well as $12 million in guaranteed money, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. Analysis: Edelman, who turned 33 on Wednesday, is thus under contract with the Patriots through 2021. Though he missed the first four games of the 2018 regular season due to a suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, Edelman still managed to rack up 100 catches for 1,238 yards and six TDs in 15 games (playoffs included). He then capped off his strong campaign by being named the MVP of Super Bowl LIII. Now further removed from the torn ACL that cost him... (More)2 days
48.Tom Brady: Skips voluntary OTAs (RotoWire) As expected, Brady wasn't in attendance during Thursday's OTAs, the Boston Herald reports. Analysis: The Patriots' current workouts are voluntary, so this nugget isn't really concerning, especially given Brady's year-round dedication to nutrition and conditioning. In his absence, added QB reps are available for Brian Hoyer, Danny Etling and rookie Jarrett Stidham. Once Brady does take the field with his teammates, he won't have tight end Rob Gronkowski, who retired this offseason, to throw to. Newcomers looking to fill the void created by Gronkowski's departure are Benjamin Watson, Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Matt LaCosse. Meanwhile, Brady's top ... (More)2 days
49.Marcus Davenport: Progressing in recovery (RotoWire) Davenport (foot) is participating in individual drills during the opening of OTAs, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Davenport is working his way back from offseason surgery to correct an unspecified foot injury. It's not a huge surprise that he's being held out of team drills this early in the offseason and he appears well on track to be ready for the start of training camp this summer.2 days
50.Gerald McCoy: First visiting with Browns (RotoWire) McCoy is expected to visit with the Browns on Thursday or Friday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Analysis: McCoy reportedly told interested teams that the Browns will be his first visit, presumably because he's most interested in signing there. Cleveland is also one of the teams that could offer him the most money considering the Browns currently sit with the fourth-most cap space in the league. The four-time All-Pro would be an interesting fit there considering how strong of a unit the Browns defensive line is at the moment, with Sheldon Richardson and Larry Ogunjobi on the interior and Myles Garrett and Olivier Vernon at end. Other teams... (More)2 days
51.Hamstring to sideline Nick Bosa several ... (Rotoworld) No. 2 overall pick Nick Bosa will be sidelined for the remainder of the offseason program after suffering a Grade 1 hamstring pull in Tuesday's practice. Analysis: It means the next time we'll see Bosa is training camp. Soft-tissue injuries are not uncommon for players making the NFL leap. Hopefully this means Bosa is simply getting his out of the way early.2 days
52.Rob Kelley: Getting look in New Orleans (RotoWire) Kelley worked out for the Saints on Thursday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Analysis: Kelley was brought in along with two other running backs in ex-Raven Javorius Allen and former Panther Fozzy Whittaker. New Orleans may simply just want to see where these veterans are at, but this tryout could also be a sign that the organization initially feels uncomfortable with its backfield depth in the wake of the draft and first couple waves of free agency. None of these players, if signed, would threaten Latavius Murray's standing as the No. 2 option behind Alvin Kamara, but there's at least a chance one of them could potent... (More)2 days
53.Javorius Allen: Trying out for Saints (RotoWire) Allen worked out for the Saints on Thursday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Analysis: It doesn't appear Allen has had many suitors in free agency thus far, but it's possible he's comfortable with taking his time to allow his market to develop as injuries inevitably pile up around the league. The USC product could be an interesting addition to a New Orleans depth chart that only has Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray locked in at the top, but he might be less versatile as a special-teams option than Dwayne Washington and perhaps a lesser runner than undrafted rookie Devine Ozigbo. Allen's best chances of sticking on some... (More)2 days
54.Tony Jefferson: Opens OTAs on sidelines (RotoWire) Head coach John Harbaugh said Jefferson (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Jefferson underwent ankle surgery in January that was initially believed to only require a 4-to-6 week timeline for recovery. The fact the 27-year-old is still under wraps four months later is concerning, but then again, the Ravens have little incentive to rush an established starter back to the field this early in the offseason. When healthy, Jefferson is primed to team up with Earl Thomas to form one of the most imposing safety tandems in the league.2 days
55.James Washington: Drops weight ahead of second season (RotoWire) Washington said Thursday that he's dropped roughly 15 pounds since the end of the 2018 season, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Washington self-reported that he played at 225 pounds during his rookie year, a weight you'd expect would make a 5-foot-11 player more of a running back. He now says he's down to 209, below the 213 pounds he was measured at during the 2018 NFL Combine. It's not uncommon for players to show significant changes in physique during their first years of experiencing a pro-caliber training program, but Washington's case is particularly notable given his short-but-stout frame. The No. 60 overall pick in last year's ... (More)2 days
56.Markus Golden: Ready for OTAs (RotoWire) Golden (ankle) is participating in the start of OTAs, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports. Analysis: Golden rotated between the first- and second-team defense during the first couple days of OTAs. If he can stay healthy throughout the offseason, he'll be the favorite to start at outside linebacker alongside Lorenzo Carter. After two injury-filled seasons in 2017 and 2018, Golden is looking to get back to his 2016 level of production with the Cardinals, when he racked up 51 tackles and 12.5 sacks in 16 games.2 days
57.Report: Gerald McCoy to visit Browns fir... (Rotoworld) NFL.com's Mike Garofolo reports free agent Gerald McCoy will visit the Browns on Friday. Analysis: Browns GM John Dorsey has since confirmed the visit, McCoy's first. Per Garofolo, the Bengals and Panthers are also interested, joining the Falcons, Patriots, Colts and Saints as linked teams. Per the Cleveland Plain Dealer, McCoy himself has interest in the Ravens. Players often do not escape their first visit without a deal, so the Browns are in the driver's seat for the former All-Pro's services.2 days
58.Paul Perkins: Participating in OTAs (RotoWire) Perkins (pectoral) is participating in the opening of OTAs, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports. Analysis: Perkins has fallen from grace since opening the 2017 season as the Giants' starter, but he nonetheless remains on the roster after spending the entire 2018 campaign on the Non-Football Injury list due to a pectoral issue. Not only that, Perkins appears healthy and ready to compete with Wayne Gallman and Rod Smith for depth slotting under Saquon Barkley.2 days
59.Cameron Meredith yet to resume practicin... (Rotoworld) Saints WR Cameron Meredith (knee) has yet to resume practicing. Analysis: Meredith, who barely played last season before his chronic knee issues sent him to injured reserve, took a $2.1 million pay cut in March. "He’s on the sideline, but they say probably next week he can do a little bit more," Saints WRs coach Curtis Johnson said Thursday. "But he looks healthy. He looks good. He looks like he’s coming along well." Meredith's spot on the 53-man roster is far from assured. 2 days
60.Erving recovering from shoulder operatio... (Rotoworld) Chiefs LG Cameron Erving is recovering from shoulder surgery. Analysis: Details, such as when Erving went under the knife or when he might return, were unavailable. The ex-Browns bust remained a massive liability after arriving via trade last season, though for now he remains penciled in as a starter.2 days
61.Doug Middleton: Filling in with first-team defense (RotoWire) Middleton is getting reps with the first-team defense during OTAs, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports. Analysis: It sounds like Middleton is healthy after spending the final nine games of the 2018 season on injured reserve with a torn pectoral. He's only getting first-team reps due to the limitations of Marcus Maye (shoulder), but it's nonetheless a sign of Middleton's standing as a top depth option in advance of the 2019 campaign. The fourth-year safety racked up 27 tackles and three pass breakups in seven games with the Jets in 2018.2 days
62.Mike Weber (knee) practicing in full (Rotoworld) Cowboys seventh-round RB Mike Weber (knee) has resumed practicing in full. Analysis: Weber required an MRI during rookie minicamp but is already healed. Weber's first order of business this summer will be securing a spot on the 53-man roster.2 days
63.Rob Kelley works out for the Saints (Rotoworld) Free agent RB Rob Kelley worked out for the Saints on Thursday. Analysis: Kelley was a restricted free agent, but he was not tendered an offer by the Redskins, sending him to the open market. Kelley touched the ball just four times last year before landing on injured reserve with a toe issue. The 26-year-old owns a career 3.9 YPC.2 days
64.Buck Allen works out for the Saints Thur... (Rotoworld) Free agent RB Javorius Allen worked out for the Saints on Thursday. Analysis: It is the first we've heard of Allen since the Ravens let his contract expire. The Saints also worked out Fozzy Whittaker and Rob Kelley. Coming off a terrible year for the Ravens, Allen would be unlikely to push Latavius Murray for No. 2 status.2 days
65.Vernon Davis: Back in action (RotoWire) Davis (concussion) is participating in the start of OTAs. Analysis: Davis missed the final two games of the 2018 season with a concussion, but he now appears to be moving around well and his participation in workouts this early in the offseason suggests he received medical clearance at some point this offseason. Although both Davis and Jordan Reed (foot) are back under contract in 2019, the former is 35 years old and the latter has never stayed healthy for an entire season in six years. We could again see a healthy dose of 2017 fifth-round pick Jeremy Sprinkle in 2019.2 days
66.Noah Fant officially inks rookie contrac... (Rotoworld) Broncis signed No. 20 overall pick TE Noah Fant to a four-year contract. Analysis: Fan'ts deal includes a $7.17 million signing bonus. Fant was a consensus 2018 first-team B1G pick and finished his career with 78 receptions for 1,083 yards, averaging 13.9 yards per catch. An athletic phenom, Fant destroyed the forty (4.50), vertical (39 ½"), and three cone (6.81) in Indy after measuring in with an 80-inch wingspan. Fant’s inconsistent blocking and hands are his drawbacks after dropping 11-of-80 catchable targets over the past two years. Otherwise, Fant’s on-field skill set is reminiscent of ... (More)2 days
67.Cameron Meredith: Limited during OTAs (RotoWire) Meredith (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Back in December, Meredith sounded confident that he'd be ready for offseason workouts. Five months later, it seems he hasn't made enough progress with his surgically repaired left knee to be granted permission to partake in team activities. Meredith was at least seen working off to the sidelines with a trainer, according to Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune, but it's not clear how long it might be until the four-year vet is full-go. Regardless, Meredith benefits from the fact that New Orleans didn't draft or sign a high... (More)2 days
68.Jefferson still recovering from ankle su... (Rotoworld) Ravens S Tony Jefferson (ankle surgery) remains sidelined. Analysis: It's a concern, as Jefferson was slapped with a 4-6 week timeline after going under the knife in January. He should be considered questionable for the start of training camp. 27-year-old Jefferson still profiles as a starter opposite new FS Earl Thomas.2 days
69.Jags get No. 7 pick Allen under contract (Rotoworld) Jaguars signed No. 7 overall pick DE Josh Allen to a four-year contract. Analysis: Allen's deal includes a fifth-year team option for 2023. A little over half of the first-round class is now signed. Allen never missed a game in his Kentucky career en route to a school-record 31.5 sacks among 41 tackles for loss with a school-record-tying 11 forced fumbles. In addition to 17 sacks as a senior — second most in the nation — Allen led all SEC edge defenders in QB pressures (57) after adding 20 pounds of muscle last offseason and expanding his pass-rush moves. A high school wide receiver who wins with ... (More)2 days
70.Mosley on Gase: Doesn't matter, I'm here... (Rotoworld) When asked about reports that Jets coach/de facto GM Adam Gase did not approve of the size of his contract, C.J. Mosley said "I'm here now." Analysis: "It doesn’t matter. I’m here now," was Mosley's full quote. Mosley also said Gase told him not to listen to the media. Since Gase outlasted GM Mike Maccagnan, rumors have widely circulated that Gase approved neither Mosley nor Le'Veon Bell's signing and "detached" himself from the Jets' draft. No stranger to drama in Miami, Gase has quickly re-established a circus atmosphere in Florham Park.2 days
71.Frank Ragnow expected to man center (Rotoworld) The Detroit Lions' official website expects second-year OL Frank Ragnow to stick at center. Analysis: Coach Matt Patricia tried to downplay last year's left guard opening OTAs at the pivot, but longtime team reporter Tim Twentyman indeed expects Ragnow to man center. That was his presumed long-term position when the Lions made him the No. 20 overall pick of last year's draft. Ragnow struggled at guard as a rookie.2 days
72.Marcus Davenport (toe) limited in Saints... (Rotoworld) Marcus Davenport has been a limited participant in Saints OTAs as he recovers from toe surgery. Analysis: It is an indication that Davenport is on track to be a full participant in training camp. The No. 14 overall pick of last year's draft missed three games with the injury but still managed to tally 4.5 sacks on 416 snaps.2 days
73.Marcus Maye: Limited during OTAs (RotoWire) Maye (shoulder) is not participating in team drills during the opening week of OTAs, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports. Analysis: Maye is coming off shoulder surgery and is presumably being eased into his return to 11-on-11 drills. It sounds as if the promising safety has otherwise been heavily involved in the offseason program to date, though, and it's likely only a matter of time until the Jets coaching staff feels comfortable allowing Maye to practice without limitations.2 days
74.Devonta Freeman participating during OTA... (Rotoworld) Devonta Freeman (groin) is participating during OTAs. Analysis: It is not a surprise considering coach Dan Quinn said Freeman would be a full-go for camp, but it is still a good sign after Freeman suffered through knee, groin, and foot injuries last year. With Tevin Coleman gone, Freeman projects to take over as the clear lead back in one of the best offenses in the league. He could bounce back in a big way in fantasy.2 days
75.Christian Covington: Out with calf injury (RotoWire) Covington suffered a calf injury and won't participate in this week's OTAs as a result, Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com reports. Analysis: The injury doesn't seem to be serious, but this early in the offseason program, Dallas is being cautious with any player less than 100 percent. Covington is expected to supply the Cowboys with depth off the edge in 2019 after collecting 7.5 sacks in four seasons for the Texans.3 days
76.Tavon Austin: Sidelined for OTAs (RotoWire) Austin (undisclosed) hasn't practiced this week and won't be participating in OTAs, Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com reports. Analysis: Head coach Jason Garrett listed Austin among a group of players who wouldn't be rushed back into action as they recover from various medical issues. The speedy wide receiver could still be recuperating from the groin issues that derailed his 2018 campaign, limiting him to eight catches in seven games, although Garrett didn't specify the nature of his injury. Austin could also face a challenge for his gadget player/return man role from fourth-round pick Tony Pollard, so he'll need to stay healthy once he's back on... (More)3 days
77.Antwaun Woods: Not practicing at OTAs (RotoWire) Woods (shoulder) hasn't practiced this week and won't be participating in OTAs, Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com reports. Analysis: Head coach Jason Garrett listed Woods among a group of players who wouldn't be rushed back into action as they recover from various medical issues. The defensive tackle underwent shoulder surgery in January, and he's expected to fill a depth role on the Cowboys' defensive line in 2019 after playing 15 games last year, recording 34 tackles and 1.5 sacks.3 days
78.Taco Charlton: Sitting out OTAs (RotoWire) Charlton (shoulder/ankle) hasn't practiced this week and won't be participating in OTAs, Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com reports. Analysis: Head coach Jason Garrett listed Charlton among a group of players who wouldn't be rushed back into action as they recover from various medical issues. Heading into his third NFL season, the 2017 first-round pick has only four sacks in 27 career games, and he's expected to fill a depth pass rush role behind DeMarcus Lawrence and Robert Quinn.3 days
79.Jaron Brown: Taking reps with first team (RotoWire) Brown worked with the first-team offense during the opening week of OTAs, Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Analysis: Seattle has undergone notable change at the receiver position this offseason, starting with the dismissal of longtime fan-favorite Doug Baldwin (knee/shoulder/ankle) and the drafting of a high-profile prospect in D.K. Metcalf. The turnover has left Tyler Lockett as the clear No. 1 option at wideout ahead of the 2019 season, but it's also created uncertainty at the No. 2 and 3 spots. While Metcalf is probably the favorite to win one of them given his superior pedigree, it appears Seattle is nonetheless giving veterans ... (More)3 days
80.Keke Coutee draws high praise from DeShaun Watson (FantasyPros) Texans WR Keke Coutee has recently drawn high praise from QB DeShaun Watson. Analysis: Watson spoke glowingly of Coutee, noting that when the receiver is on the field, "you have to find a way to get him the ball." Coutee played only six games in 2018 as a rookie due to health issues, but he racked up an impressive 11-128-1 line in two starts and grabbed 11 receptions in his debut performance in Week 4. Fellow wideout Will Fuller V has missed 17 games in his first three seasons and is recovering from a torn ACL suffered last year. His durability is obviously a concern, and he may not be 100 percent to start the season. Fuller's health and Wa... (More)3 days
81.DeSean Jackson: Active during offseason program (RotoWire) Head coach Doug Pederson said that Jackson has been present for the Eagles' offseason program, Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Jackson appears to be going through drills in full speed, looking healthy and recovered from the Achilles' injury that impacted his availability down the stretch of his 2018 season with Tampa. A full offseason from the veteran wideout -- one that's uninhibited by a prolonged rehab process -- could go a long way in helping the Eagles offense develop chemistry in advance of Week 1. Alongside Alshon Jeffery (ribs) and Zach Ertz, Jackson is expected to be a top target for Philly in 2019, but he'll also have t... (More)3 days
82.Adolphus Washington: Heading to South Beach (RotoWire) Washington signed a contract with the Dolphins on Thursday. Analysis: Washington is entering his fourth season out of Ohio State, most recently appearing in four games with the Bengals in 2018 before a knee injury planted him on injured reserve. Presumably healthy now, Washington was likely brought to Miami to compete with Jonathan Woodard and Tank Carradine for a role on the defensive line.3 days
83.Markus Golden says he is back to full he... (Rotoworld) Giants OLB Markus Golden says he is back to full health. Analysis: A promising start to his career was derailed when Golden suffered a torn ACL in 2017, and he never looked quite right in 11 games last season. After signing a one-year deal to play under ex-Cardinals and current Giants DC James Bettcher, Golden is feeling back to normal. "I feel like myself again," Golden said. "I know I can help the team … That’s why I wake up and work hard." The Giants are thin at pass rusher, so Golden getting back to form would be a big boost.3 days
84.Matt Paradis (leg) 'ahead of schedule' (Rotoworld) Panthers C Matt Paradis (leg) says he is "ahead of schedule." Analysis: The Broncos reportedly let Paradis walk in free agency because of concerns about a broken leg which ended his 2018 season, but Carolina's new center appears to be progressing well. "The leg is coming along real well. We’ve just got to ease into it," Paradis said. "I think we’re ahead of schedule." Already getting in limited work during OTAs, Paradis looks on track for training camp.3 days
85.Daryl Williams (knee) still limited in O... (Rotoworld) Panthers OL Daryl Williams (knee) was limited during OTAs. Analysis: Williams was limited to one game last season because of a torn MCL and dislocated patella in his right knee. Still dealing with the injury when free agency rolled around, Williams was forced to take a one-year offer to return to Carolina. One of the best right tackles in the league in 2017, Williams is expected to move to left guard this season, although that could change if second-rounder Greg Little is not ready to start at left tackle.3 days
86.Dallas Goedert: Enjoying second offseason (RotoWire) Goedert said spring practices have been much easier in his second pro season, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports. "I'm not thinking as much," Goedert said. "Just being able to kind of play free, having a year with the offense made it a lot easier going out there. Now I can just focus on things I want to get better at [rather] than learning the playbook." Analysis: Goedert made a strong case for a larger role with a 33-334-4 receiving line on 44 targets his rookie season, but it will be tough to find regular snaps for everyone in a pass-catching corps that also includes tight end Zach Ertz and wide receivers Alshon Jeffery (rib), DeSean Jackson, Ne... (More)3 days
87.Tyler Boyd looking for around $10M per y... (Rotoworld) Walk-year WR Tyler Boyd is looking for around $10 million per year on his next contract. Analysis: Despite missing two games, Boyd broke out with 76 catches for 1,028 yards, and seven touchdowns last season. Heading into the final year of his rookie deal, he hopes to parlay that production into a long-term extension in the same range as fellow 2016 second-rounder Sterling Shepard. "He got four for $40 million," Boyd said. "Hopefully, they come like that or a little bit more or around that way. I feel like my ability is worth that much." With A.J. Green also entering the final yea... (More)3 days
88.Report links six teams with Gerald McCoy (Rotoworld) ESPN's Jenna Laine reports the Bengals, Falcons, Patriots, Browns, Colts, and Saints all have "some level of interest" in free agent DT Gerald McCoy. Analysis: The Browns, Colts, and Bengals have already been linked with McCoy, and the Patriots, Falcons, and Saints are all contenders who could use some help along the defensive line. It does not sound like McCoy will be a free agent for very long.3 days
89.Adam Gase 'excited' Le'Veon Bell is on t... (Rotoworld) Jets coach Adam Gase said he is "excited" Le'Veon Bell is on the team. Analysis: Gase was reportedly not on board with paying a running back big money in free agency, but he says he is happy to coach Bell now that he is on the team. "Everybody can criticize the contract all you want, but he's here," Gase said. "When you get a chance to coach a great player, I'm excited for that opportunity." The coach also shot down chatter about the Jets trading Bell now that ex-GM Mike Maccagnan is out the door, calling the idea ridiculous. Despite the rocky offseason, Bell should be ... (More)3 days
90.Gase denies he orchestrated Maccagnan fi... (Rotoworld) Jets coach Adam Gase denied he had anything to do with the decision to fire GM Mike Maccagnan. Analysis: Gase added he and the ex-GM were "on the same page" for the most part. Reporting since the firing suggests that was not the case, specifically when it came to Le'Veon Bell's contract. With Maccagnan gone, Gase said the team is in the early stages of their GM search. Eagles VP of Player Personnel Joe Douglas is believed to be the front-runner.3 days
91.Jimmy Garoppolo: Cleared for 7-on-7 drills (RotoWire) Garoppolo (knee) is doing 7-on-7 work at OTAs, putting him on pace for a return to 11-on-11s at the start of training camp, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Analysis: Garoppolo plans to wear a brace over his surgically repaired left knee in 2019. He may not regain his usual mobility until late in the season or even the following year, but everything seems to be on track for Week 1, at which point he'll be 11.5 months removed from tearing his ACL. The 27-year-old quarterback is in his second full offseason under coach Kyle Shanahan, leading an offense that added running back Tevin Coleman and wide receivers Deebo Samuel, Jalen Hurd (kn... (More)3 days
92.Jermaine Kearse: Declines Detroit's offer (RotoWire) Kearse recently turned down a contract offer from the Lions, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: Kearse is just two years removed from an 810-yard, five-touchdown season and doesn't seem happy with the offers he's getting on the open market. He mentioned in April that he'd be interested in a return to Seattle, but the Seahawks then used three draft picks on wide receivers. The 29-year-old averaged just 4.9 yards on 76 targets last season, finishing last in the league among all WRs with 30 or more receptions. Kearse missed Week 17 with an Achilles injury, but his workout with Detroit apparently went well enough to induce a contract offer -- j... (More)3 days
93.Paul Perkins (pec) back to 100 percent (Rotoworld) Giants RB Paul Perkins (pec) said he is back to 100 percent. Analysis: Perkins spent all of last season on the non-football injury list after suffering a pectoral injury during a private workout. The former fifth-rounder has been a bust to this point, but the Giants kept him around through that injury and appear to be giving him a real shot to earn a roster spot. Perkins will compete with Wayne Gallman and Rod Smith for a role behind Saquon Barkley.3 days
94.Kyle Rudolph: Gets five-year offer (RotoWire) Rudolph confirmed he's been offered a five-year extension, Chris Tomasson of The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Analysis: Any extension would lower Rudolph's $7.625 million cap hit, freeing up some much-needed space for the Vikings. Rumors of a potential trade or release gained steam after the team drafted Irv Smith Jr. at No. 50 overall, though history suggests it isn't wise to count on major contributions from a rookie tight end. Rudolph is participating in voluntary OTA practices and remains optimistic an agreement will be reached before training camp, but he did mention that he's been informed of other teams having interest in a trade.3 days
95.Deshaun Watson talks up Keke Coutee (Rotoworld) Deshaun Watson said the Texans need to find ways to get Keke Coutee the ball. Analysis: Watson said Coutee is playing with more confidence and "a lot faster" as a sophomore. A fourth-round pick last year, Coutee dealt with hamstring injuries from training camp on, appearing in just seven games including the playoffs. He showed his playmaking ability when on the field, however, notably catching 22 passes for 219 yards and a touchdown in two games against the Colts. As with teammate Will Fuller, health is the question for Coutee, but he would have a good chance to be a fantasy contributor if... (More)3 days
96.Dolphins add DT Adolphus Washington (Rotoworld) Dolphins signed DT Adolphus Washington to a one-year contract. Analysis: A third-round pick in 2016, Washington struggled to stick on a roster last season, eventually landing on injured reserve. He was waived by the Bengals in April. He is not a lock to make the final roster.3 days
97.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 2019.3 days
98.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.3 days
99.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.3 days
100.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 2019.3 days

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