Darius PhilonDL SD (11) 4 days ago
Philon operated as San Diego's starting defensive end while Joey Bosa sat out offseason activities over a contract dispute, per ESPN.com.
The Chargers' sixth-round selection in 2015, Philon had been granted draft eligibility as an underclassmen, entering the league as a redshirt sophomore. He was appropriately deemed a very raw prospect, but after just one campaign in the pros, Philon has seemed to have worked himself into San Diego's rotation on the defensive line. Even with the addition of first-rounder Joey Bosa, Philon appears set to see an uptick in snaps during the upcoming 2016 season.
Roddy WhiteWR ATL (11) 4 days ago
White professed he will only sign with a Super Bowl contender, per The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
White claims several teams have reached out to him since his dismissal from Atlanta, but he will only sign with a team he believes can contend for a championship. Or else, he'll retire. The wide out patiently vowed: "I'll let it go into the season, maybe Week 4 of 5. If it doesn't happen, I'll be putting my cleats on a power line, just like Marshawn Lynch." White then detailed that his list of qualifying suitors only stretches as far as "maybe six teams", but failed to mention any organization in specific. However, at 34 years of age, it's fair to wonder whether White has anything left in the tank. He didn't appear completely gassed in his final campaign as a Falcon, but, comparatively, Andre Johnson (also 34 years old) logged 85 catches for 936 yards during his last hurrah in Houston before latching on with Indianapolis for a season that proved to be a forgettable stint in Johnson's illustrious career.
QSammy WatkinsWR BUF (10) 4 days ago
Though Watkins -- who is bouncing back from offseason foot surgery -- retains optimism that he will be able to practice during training camp, the wideout hints that such an outcome is not a lock, ESPN.com reports. "You never know," Watkins noted when asked if the Bills would allow him to practice early on in training camp. "Right now I feel good, but I got to go back and train and rehab. Hopefully it feels good when I run and everything like that. I haven't ran in three or four weeks. Hopefully I'll feel good about it and I'll be on the field in training camp."
Meanwhile, coach Rex Ryan said earlier this month that it was "too early to tell" when Watkins might return to the field, but at this stage Ryan believes that the wideout "is going to get some work [in camp]." Regardless of when Watkins is able to take the field, however, the expectation remains that he'll be ready for action in advance of the regular season, barring any setbacks.
Calvin JohnsonWR DET (10) 4 days ago
Johnson reiterated Saturday that he plans to remain retired as an NFL player, NFL.com reports. "No. I'm not coming back," noted Johnson, who announced his plans to call it a career after the 2015 season.
Obviously no one player can replace a talent like Johnson, and with that in mind the Lions approach training camp with a wideout corps headed by Golden Tate and free agent acquisition Marvin Jones, with T.J. Jones and Jeremy Kerley likely jostling for the team's No. 3 wideout role. In his final season with the Lions, Johnson -- who turns 31 in September -- caught 88 passes for 1,214 yard and nine TDs.
Tarvaris JacksonQB SEA (5) 4 days ago
Jackson was arrested Friday on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, stemming from a reported argument with a woman, NFL.com reports.
Jackson was subsequently released from Osceola (Florida) County Jail after posting $2,500 bond. The 33-year-old QB, who served as Russell Wilson's backup in Seattle over the past three seasons, remains a free agent, with Trevone Boykin and Jake Heaps currently rounding out the Seahawks' signal-caller depth chart behind Wilson.
IRKyle WilsonDB NO (5) 4 days ago
The Saints have placed Wilson (undisclosed) on IR, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
In his first season with the Saints, Wilson recorded 27 tackles and a pick in 15 games (including four starts) in 2015. While the 2010 first-rounder isn't much of an IPD factor, his injury does represent a hit to the Saints' depth at cornerback. Replacing Wilson on the team's active roster will be defensive tackle C.J. Wilson, who signed with New Orleans on Friday.
Will FullerWR HOU (9) 5 days ago
Fuller has agreed to terms with Houston on his rookie contract, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Fuller becomes the final Texans' draft pick to sign with the team. He's expected to be the starting wideout opposite DeAndre Hopkins and Houston's top deep threat.
Phil Loadholt MIN (6) 6 days ago
Loadholt (achilles) split first team reps in OTAs and minicamps, Andrew Krammer of ESPN Twin Cities reports.
Loadholt has ended up on injured reserve each of the past two seasons, most recently due to tearing his achilles during the preseason last year. Now entering his eighth NFL campaign, Loadholt's spot in the starting lineup is no guarantee. He and Andre Smith, who the team signed in the offseason, have split reps to this point and will compete for the starting position throughout training camp.
QShaun SuishamK PIT (8) 6 days ago
Suisham was released by the Steelers on Friday.
The Steelers revealed that Suisham suffered a setback in his recovery from knee surgery and will be sidelined a while longer, which prompted them to give him his release and free up a roster spot. With Suisham no longer on the roster, Chris Boswell is the clear favorite to open the season as the Steelers' kicker.
Leonte CarrooWR MIA (8) 1 week ago
Carroo plans to drop seven or eight pounds from his current weight of 217, The Miami Herald reports.
Despite gaining six pounds in the four months since the Combine, Carroo said he isn't carrying any "bad weight", perhaps suggesting that some of his additional mass is muscle. He posted mediocre numbers (including a 4.50 40 time) in all of the key Combine drills, but his showing looks a bit better if his weight is taken into account, as most wideout prospects his height (6-0) check in closer to 190-200 pounds. Though largely known as a deep threat at Rutgers, the 22-year-old Carroo also impressed on shorter routes, with strong YAC skills helping him produce 19.5 yards per reception and 29 touchdowns on 122 career catches (30 games). While the Dolphins seemingly got a steal in the third round, it's still unclear if Carroo will have a significant role out of the gate, as Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker figure to account for a large portion of the team's targets. Carroo may have a shot to take snaps away from No. 3 wideout Kenny Stills, who caught just 43 percent of his targets during his dud of a first season in Miami.