Terrance West RB CLE 17 Hrs
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Terrance West (NFI) will practice on Friday.
This appears to be a true non-story. West says he passed his conditioning test. If he does indeed practice Friday with the other Cleveland first-year players, he'll miss zero meaningful time. The Browns' full-squad workouts don't begin until Saturday. West and Ben Tate is one of the biggest competitions of summer.
Kevin Matthews CAR 17 Hrs
Panthers signed G/C Kevin Matthews.
Matthews is the son of Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews and the brother of Falcons rookie OT Jake Matthews. However, he's not quite as talented. Kevin has appeared in 17 career games, making three starts. He'll compete for a roster spot.
Terrance West RB CLE 17 Hrs
Browns placed RB Terrance West (undisclosed) on the active/NFI list.
There's been no indication that West is dealing with anything serious, and we'll consider him day-to-day unless we hear otherwise. Ben Tate's stock gets a bit of a boost with this news, as he projects to open camp with the first-team offense. But West will be back to give Tate a run for his money. Coach Mike Pettine said Tuesday that the running back competition will be the "best" one in camp.
Golden Tate WR DET 17 Hrs
Lions placed WR Golden Tate (undisclosed) and RE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) on the active/PUP list.
We're not quite sure what is ailing Tate, but there's been no indication his absence will be long. Ansah is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and was fully expected to open camp on PUP. He'll be ready for Week 1.
Leonard Hankerson WR WAS 17 Hrs
Redskins placed WR Leonard Hankerson (knee) on the active/PUP list.
Hankerson tore his ACL and LCL in Week 11 and is questionable for the start of the season. He's squarely on the roster bubble. Joining him on the PUP list is OL Maurice Hurt, who reported out of shape for the second year in a row.
Jamaal Charles RB KC 18 Hrs1 Comment
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Chiefs and RB Jamaal Charles have agreed to a new contract.
So much for that holdout. The Chiefs reported to camp on Wednesday, and Charles is now making his way to the facilities a couple hours after his teammates. First practice is Thursday afternoon. On his previous deal, Charles was scheduled to make $3.65 million in salary and bonuses this season. There's a good chance he doubled that on his new contract. And it's well deserved after Charles put the Chiefs' offense on his back and carried them to the playoffs in 2013. Charles is entering his age-28 season. He's a locked-in top-three fantasy back.
Odell Beckham WR NYG 18 Hrs
Giants GM Jerry Reese admitted the team is concerned about first-round rookie WR Odell Beckham's "tweaked" hamstring.
"He missed part of spring ball with a hamstring and he tweaked it yesterday. Obviously there is a concern," Reese said. Beckham first injured the hammy in the spring, and then re-tweaked it on his first route on the opening day of training camp Tuesday. Coach Tom Coughlin said after Wednesday's practice that he has no idea when Beckham will be back on the field. Rookie receivers tend to struggle in year one anyway, so any missed practice time for Beckham is a concern. Jerrell Jernigan ran with the starters in three-wide sets on Wednesday.
Jermaine Gresham TE CIN 18 Hrs
Bengals placed TE Jermaine Gresham (back) on the active/PUP list.
Gresham underwent hernia surgery in the spring and missed OTAs and minicamp. He's not quite ready, but should be considered day-to-day or week-to-week. Gresham is way off the fantasy radar with Tyler Eifert in the fold.
Justin Smith DL SF 18 Hrs
49ers RE Justin Smith revealed he had offseason shoulder surgery.
Smith says he suffered shoulder damage in last year's training camp, but played through it and had it repaired over winter. Entering his 14th season, Smith said he's now taking his career one year at a time. He's missed just three games.
Fernando Velasco CAR 18 Hrs
Panthers signed C Fernando Velasco.
Velasco, 29, started 11 games for the Steelers last season before going on injured reserve with an Achilles' injury. He's made 30 career starts across five seasons and will compete for a backup job behind Ryan Kalil.