Antone Exum DB MIN 13 hours ago
Exum will compete with Andrew Sendejo, Tayor Mays, Robert Blaton and Anthony Harris for a starting safety role next to Harrison Smith, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Exum was moved to safety last season after he played corner in college. He played just 16 snaps on defense last season, but the Vikings have praised his development. He could play a larger role in the defense this season as a result.
Robert Blanton DB MIN 13 hours ago1 Comment
Blanton will compete with Andrew Sendejo, Tayor Mays, Antone Exum and Anthony Harris for a starting safety role next to Harrison Smith, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Blanton was the starter next to Smith for 13 games last season before losing his job in December to Sendejo. Blanton is unlikely to win the job back, but it's not clear who's the favorite.
Andrew Sendejo DB MIN 13 hours ago
Sendejo will compete with Robert Blanton, Andrew Tayor Mays, Antone Exum and Anthony Harris for a starting safety role next to Harrison Smith, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Sendejo took over as the starter last December after Blanton started 13 games, but he's not guaranteed a starting role again. We'll need to see how the competition plays out in training camp.
Taylor Mays DB MIN 13 hours ago
Mays will compete with Robert Blanton, Andrew Sendejo, Antone Exum and Anthony Harris for a starting safety role next to Harrison Smith, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Blanton started 13 games last year but lost the job in December to Sendejo. Mays' ability to play in the slot could give him the most snaps at the position even if it's given a committee approach.
Antone Smith RB ATL 15 hours ago
Smith said his leg is recovering well, but it doesn't appear that he'll be cleared by the time organized team activities begin Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Smith suffered a broken leg back in November while covering a punt against the Panthers. He hopes to play a bigger role as a running back this season, especially now that Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers are no longer with the team. Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman are expected to begin the season ahead of Smith on the depth chart, but a good preseason could boost his stock.
Michael Sam DL DAL 15 hours ago
Sam has signed a contract with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.
After not finding a job in the NFL, Sam will try to prove his ability up north. He was never able to crack the 53-man rosters of the Rams or Cowboys, but could make a return to the NFL if things go really well in Montreal.
Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 18 hours ago
Scandrick has agreed to a revised contract with the Cowboys, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.
Scandrick briefly skipped voluntary workouts in protest of a contract that pays him far below his market value, but he eventually decided to join his teammates in Dallas while negotiating with management. It doesn't appear that negotiations were too tenuous, and Scandrick should be back as a starter this season, even after the Cowboys drafted Byron Jones in the first round. Between Scandrick and Dez Bryant, the Cowboys have vocal leader on both sides of the ball.
Brent Urban DL BAL 18 hours ago
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Urban (knee) appears to be 100 percent healthy, the Baltimore Sun reports.
A fourth-round draft pick last season, Urban suffered a torn ACL during training camp. He should have the inside track on a roster spot but may need a solid training camp to secure his place on the team. Urban is unlikely to earn a starting role or make an IDP impact.
Kapron Lewis-Moore DL BAL 18 hours ago
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Lewis-Moore (Achilles) is close to 100 percent and could be a full-go during OTAs, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Lewis-Moore slipped to the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, after tearing his ACL in the BCS National Championship game. His bad luck didn't stop there, as he then suffered a torn Achilles in August, ruling him out for all of 2014. Following a pair of seasons spent on injured reserve, Lewis-Moore will need to earn his spot on the roster with a strong training camp and preseason.
Felix Jones RB PIT 18 hours ago
Jones and Ben Tate worked out for the Cowboys on Thursday, The Dallas Morning News reports.
The Cowboys may want to add some competition for their in-house options to replace DeMarco Murray, but it's hard to imagine either Jones or Ben Tate would be of much use. Jones was out of the NFL in 2014, while Tate played for three different teams and looked entirely washed up. Even with owner Jerry Jones known to favor former Arkansas Razorbacks, it will be surprising if Jones gets a contract.