Storm Johnson RB JAC 6 days ago
Johnson could be in danger of being cut before the regular season, the Florida Times-Union reports.
It's unclear how the Jags' running back depth chart will shake out, but T.J. Yeldon, Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson project as the top three backs, and the Times-Union notes that Corey Grant, who has stood out on special teams, may have moved ahead of Johnson on the depth chart. The UCF product was called out by head coach Gus Bradley during OTA's, so it appears he has some ground to make up is he's to stay on as the No. 4 running back.
Rashad Greene WR JAC 6 days ago
Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida-Times Union suggests that Greene should emerge as a key slot option in the Jaguars' offense this season.
Per the report, the fifth-rounder's "suddenness and football smarts" have been impressive thus far and it appears as though Greene has a leg up on Ace Sanders for the team's slot role. It's an assignment that carries modest PPR relevance, and with Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee also in the team's wideout mix, Greene has a good amount of competition for targets in the Jacksonville offense out of the gate.
Cody Latimer WR DEN 6 days ago
Latimer admitted that he struggled learning the playbook last season, which contributed to his minimal playing time, but he believes he will be a regular contributor this season under new head coach Gary Kubiak, the Denver Post reports.
Latimer had just two catches on four targets for 23 yards last season, as Andre Caldwell got the extra targets that didn't go to Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, Julius Thomas and Wes Welker, not to mention the running backs. However, Latimer noted that the new playbook is much simpler than last year, which should allow him to pick up plays faster and contribute more. With Welker and Julius Thomas no longer with the team, Latimer is widely expected to take on the No. 3 wideout role, which could be a prolific spot in an offense run by Peyton Manning.
Tom Brady QB NE 7 days ago20 Comments
Though Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension concluded Tuesday evening, NFL.com suggests that Commissioner Roger Goodell is unlikely to make a ruling on the matter before next weekend.
Brady was suspended last month by the NFL for the first four games of the coming season for his reported role in "Deflategate." Per the Boston Herald, Brady and his legal team appeared confident they had presented a "compelling" case, while acknowledging that it remains unclear as to when the league's ruling will be handed down. While some reduction of Brady's punishment remains a potential outcome, in the meantime, second-year quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is on track to fill in for the Patriots to begin the team's 2015 regular-season slate.
Antoine Cason DB BAL 7 days ago
UPDATE: Cason, a free agent, will miss the entire 2015 season after undergoing surgery on his right foot Tuesday, ESPN.com reports. "Had surgery this morning to fix an ongoing problem," Cason wrote on Instagram.
The 28-year-old started 11 games for the Panthers last year, recording 58 tackles, four forced fumbles and two interceptions before being released after Week 13. He was then picked up by the Ravens and played in two games, failing to record any stats in either contest.
Keith Wenning QB BAL 1 week ago
Wenning signed with the Bengals on Wednesday, the team's official site reports.
Selected in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Ravens, Wenning spent his entire rookie season on the practice squad. His former team deemed him expendable after inking Matt Schaub in early May, but Wenning made the most of a recent workout at Paul Brown Stadium and will now compete with Josh Johnson for the third QB gig. If he wins that battle, Wenning would again spend the 2015 season on the practice squad with a member of the AFC North.
Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 1 week ago1 Comment
Pierre-Paul is aiming to lose weight heading into the 2015 season, NFL.com reports.
Pierre-Paul relayed via a social media account that he currently rings in at 274.7 pounds, which is a slight decrease from his listed playing weight of 278. However, his stated goal by the time training camp commences is 265. Considering he's dealt with back concerns in recent seasons, his training regimen seems to include the recognition that further health will improve his odds of avoiding DNPs. Moreover, if he notches double-digit sacks for the third time in his career, he has a great opportunity to cash in after he was handed the Giants' franchise tag this offseason.
Brian Cushing LB HOU 1 week ago
Cushing -- who underwent three offseason procedures -- has looked sharp in OTAs and minicamp, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Per the report, Cushing has enjoyed a good offseason physically, while running well and showing solid range in the process. Barring any injury setbacks, Cushing -- who had 72 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble in 14 games last season -- will reclaim his post as a starting inside linebacker for the Texans.
Fred Jackson RB BUF 1 week ago13 Comments
Jackson said he expects he'll have to compete for a roster spot, the Bills' official website reports. "We'll see what happens with me getting cut or not," Jackson said. "I'll go out and do whatever I can to make sure that doesn't happen. We've got to compete every year. This year is no different than any other year. I've got to go out and compete for my job."
The Bills can save approximately $2.5 million by releasing Jackson, who may face competition from Karlos Williams, Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon for a roster spot. Jackson's comments aren't necessarily off base, but he was a solid contributor last season, and is one of the more popular players in the organization. Even with C.J. Spiller swapped out for the more durable LeSean McCoy, the Bills can probably find a way to make use of Jackson's diverse skill set.
Stephen Tulloch LB DET 1 week ago1 Comment
Tulloch is expected to be ready for training camp after tearing his ACL in Week 3 of the 2014 season, the Lions' official site reports.
The recovery process continues for Tulloch, as he was limited in OTAs and minicamp this offseason. The 30-year-old should be a participant in some capacity at training camp, however, and is expected to start at middle linebacker to begin the 2015 campaign. In the three games he saw the field last season, Tulloch recorded 20 tackles and two sacks.