Tyler Boyd
WR CIN (9)
43 minutes ago1 Comment

Boyd could secure a spot as one of the Bengals' starting wide receivers this season, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Bengals' wide receiving corp will look a lot different this season, due in large part to the departure of veteran wideouts Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu, who both left in free agency earlier in the offseason. Boyd, a second-round draft pick, has progressed nicely through OTAs and can expect to be in a contributing role this season according to the Bengals' staff. Receivers coach James Urban commented, "We're excited to see him and how he'll contribute to what we're going to do -- because he will. He's going to help us." The rookie will compete with the likes of Brandon LaFell and Brandon Tate for first-team reps.

DJaylon Smith
LB DAL (7)
20 hours ago

Smith (knee) has experienced "no significant improvement" in his injured nerve thus far and is deemed "unlikely" to play in 2016, per ESPN's Ed Werder.

EDGE Analysis

Smith (knee), a product of Notre Dame, tore both the ACL and MCL in his left knee during the Fighting Irish's Fiesta Bowl appearance on Jan. 1. Consequently, Smith is experiencing nerve damage in the same knee, as well as his left ankle. Now, nearly six months removed from the catastrophe, the responsiveness in his knee doesn't seem to have improved. Once a candidate to be selected within the top-10 picks of the draft, Smith fell to Dallas in the second round because his recovery is reportedly contingent on the nerve tissue repairing itself. In other words, there is no timetable for his recovery, and until the rookie begins to evidence progress in any capacity, Smith's chances of lacing up in 2016 will continue to diminish.

DJaylon Smith
LB DAL (7)
20 hours ago

Smith (knee) has experienced "no significant improvement" in his injured nerve thus far and is deemed "unlikely" to play in 2016, per ESPN's Ed Werder.

EDGE Analysis

Smith (knee), a product of Notre Dame, tore both the ACL and MCL in his left knee during the Fighting Irish's Fiesta Bowl appearance on Jan. 1. Consequently, Smith is experiencing nerve damage in the same knee, as well as his left ankle. Now, nearly six months removed from the catastrophe, the responsiveness in his knee doesn't seem to have improved. Once a candidate to be selected within the top-10 picks of the draft, Smith fell to Dallas in the second round because his recovery is reportedly contingent on the nerve tissue repairing itself. In other words, there isn't no timetable for his recovery, and until the rookie begins to evidence progress in any capacity, Smith's chances of lacing up in 2016 will continue to diminish.

DJaylon Smith
LB DAL (7)
21 hours ago

Smith (knee) has experienced "no significant improvement" in his injured nerve thus far and is deemed "unlikely" to play in 2016, per ESPN's Ed Werder.

EDGE Analysis

Smith (knee), a product of Notre Dame, tore both the ACL and MCL in his left knee during the Fighting Irish's Fiesta Bowl appearance on Jan. 1. Consequently, Smith is experiencing nerve damage in the same knee, as well as his left ankle. Now, nearly six months removed from the catastrophe, the responsiveness in his knee doesn't seem to have improved. Once a candidate to be selected within the top-10 picks of the draft, Smith fell to Dallas in the second round because his recovery is reportedly contingent on the nerve tissue repairing itself. In other words, until his knee begins to evidence any form of a recovery, Smith's chances of lacing up in 2016 will continue to diminish.

Andrew Luck
QB IND (10)
21 hours ago9 Comments

Luck has signed a deal with the Colts to remain with the team through the 2021 season.

EDGE Analysis

Luck, who was slated to earn $16,155,000 in 2016, gets another five years tacked onto his deal, thus solidifying the Colts' QB situation for the foreseeable future. Luck, who threw an NFL-leading 40 TD passes in 2014, missed nine games last season with various injuries, but now that he's healthy again, he's a prime bounce-back candidate this year. With the team's nucleus of pass-catchers (WRs T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett, along with TE Dwayne Allen) all 26 years old, or younger, Luck and the Indy offense as a whole should benefit from the upside and continuity the aforementioned quartet brings to the table.

Cory Redding
DL ARI (9)
1 day ago

Redding announced his retirement Wednesday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 13-year veteran took to Twitter to officially announce his retirement from the NFL at age 35. Redding spent last season with the Cardinals, appearing in 12 games and recording four tackles, one interception and two passes defended. For his career, Redding recorded 35.5 sacks, 313 tackles, two safeties and two picks across 188 games for the Lions, Seahawks, Ravens, Colts and Cardinals.

PJustin Hunter
WR TEN (13)
1 day ago

Hunter comes into camp motivated in his contract year, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hunter's lack of focus has often been blamed for the physically gifted receiver's inability to make a major impact since being drafted 34th overall in 2013, but he'll have to put up or shut up with his deal set to expire after this coming season. He'll need to beat out experienced vets like Kendall Wright and Harry Douglas, as well as young up-and-comers like Dorial Green-Beckham and Tajae Sharpe to make an impact for the Titans, but it seems like coach Mike Mularkey is willing to at least give the talented wideout the opportunity to do so. The rest is up to Hunter.

PC.J. Prosise
RB SEA (5)
2 days ago

Prosise (hip) practiced in full during Seattle's final two days of minicamp, The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Since missing the near entirety of OTAs with an injured hip flexor, Prosise seemed to have triggered some anxiety within head coach Pete Carroll. "It is frustrating because we had a really big plan for him," Carroll admitted after the first day of minicamp regarding the rookie's absence. However, Prosise was a full-participant for the following two days of practice, and left Carroll with nothing but good things to say about the running back after the final practice session before training camp. "This was his best day as a Seahawk. He got some good reps, he got some open field to move, he caught a couple balls really well. He's worked really hard, he knows his stuff, he knows his assignments for as many turns as he's had. He showed really good burst today and I can't wait to see the film," glowed Carroll. Barring any setbacks to his hip, Prosise should be good to go for training camp and ready to compete with Thomas Rawls (ankle), Christine Michael, and Alex Collins for pecking order in Seattle's unsettled backfield. For now, Prosise projects as the Seahawks' third-down and two-minute running back.

Doug Baldwin
WR SEA (5)
2 days ago

The Seahawks and Baldwin agreed to a four-year contract extension Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Baldwin's calm demeanor throughout the process was noteworthy, and he'll now be paid handsomely to the tune of at least $11 million per season. The extension comes on the heels of a breakout in which he churned out 78 catches (on 103 targets) for 1,069 yards and 14 touchdowns. However, the majority of that production (47-724-12) was accumulated in the final eight games, as coordinator Darrell Bevell opened up the offense in the wake of a sieve-like O-line and injuries to Marshawn Lynch and Jimmy Graham (knee). Baldwin will be hard-pressed to replicate those numbers moving forward due to a lack of big plays (just three receptions of 40-plus yards) and 17 red-zone targets to his name in 2015. The rapport between Baldwin and Russell Wilson can't be denied, though, so another fruitful campaign isn't out of the question.

PDanny Amendola
WR NE (9)
2 days ago

Amendola, who underwent an offseason procedure on his left knee, as well as a procedure to remove bone spurs from his ankle, relayed Tuesday that he feels "really good" at this stage, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The wideout noted that he "had a couple minor procedures done after the season," with an eye toward heading into the upcoming season "feeling as fresh and ready as (he) can." Amendola's latest comments seem to reinforce the notion previously put forth that his injuries were "minor" and "not a long-term" concern. Though he didn't participate in the Patriots spring practices, and his status for the start of training camp is unclear, Amendola's Week 1 availability does not seem to be in danger at this time.