Justin Hunter WR TEN 3 days ago
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter will be with the team to begin training camp Thursday, according to ESPN. Hunter is facing possible legal charges and a suspension from the league due to his involvement in a bar fight on July 3.
Albert Wilson WR KC 3 days ago
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson is currently penciled in as the favorite to start opposite Jeremy Maclin, according to ESPN. Wilson stepped into a larger role in the final four games of last season, but will face competition from rookie wide receiver Chris Conley for the starting spot.
Muhammad Wilkerson DL NYJ 3 days ago
New York Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson will report to training camp on time Wednesday, according to ESPN New York. Wilkerson has publicly stated his desire for a new contract before the start of the season, but seemed unlikely to pursue a holdout after reporting to mandatory minicamp last month. The 25-year-old has blossomed into one of the top defensive tackles in the game and has recorded 237 total tackles and 24.5 sacks in his first four seasons in the NFL. Wilkerson will make roughly $7 million this season, well below his market value, but the team could still improve its future salary cap flexibility by giving him a long-term contract, as the cap is expected to increase significantly in 2016. His agent will continue to negotiate with the front office throughout training camp as both sides have expressed a desire to get a deal done.
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 3 days ago
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is negotiating a settlement with the NFL that could reduce his current three-game suspension to one or two games, according to ESPN. Bell was suspended for a 2014 violation of the league's policy on substance abuse and has been awaiting a response to a formal appeal submitted in April. "I want to make sure I do everything in my power to be a better teammate and player," Bell said on the first day of training camp. "I most definitely want the suspension reduced, but I have no idea how the league will handle it. Whatever the consequence is, I'll take it... You have to take the good with the bad." This is potentially very good news for the team, as Bell was a huge part of the offense last season when he racked up 2,215 total yards and 11 touchdowns.
Casey Hayward DB GB 3 days ago
Green Bay Packers cornerback Casey Hayward has been cleared for the start of training camp after recovering from a foot injury, according to the Green Bay Press Gazette. Hayward was limited throughout offseason workouts due to the injury, but he will be a full participant in training camp and is set to compete for a starting role.
Josh Freeman QB MIA 3 days ago
Free-agent quarterback Josh Freeman was re-signed by the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday, according to the Palm Beach Post. Freeman was released on Friday but will return for the start of training camp, where he will face an uphill battle to secure a roster spot behind quarterbacks Ryan Tannehill and Matt Moore.
Josh McCown QB CLE 4 days ago
Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown is expected to be the starter in Week 1, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Browns head coach Mike Pettine indicated Monday that McCown, who mostly struggled in 11 starts with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year, enters training camp heavily favored over second-year quarterback Johnny Manziel.
Todd Gurley RB STL 4 days ago
St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley is unlikely to be placed on the Physically Unable To Perform list as he continues to recover from knee injury, according to ESPN. Gurley is currently on the non-football injury list, but hopes to participate in individual drills at the start of camp, with an eye on full participation by the end of August. The rookie, who was selected 10th overall in the 2015 NFL Draft despite tearing his ACL last season, would have to sit out the first six games of the season if the team elected to place him on the PUP list. Gurley's status for Week 1 is still very much up in the air, but it seems as though he may be able to return within the season's first five games. Expect an update on Gurley's status once training camp begins later this week.
Martavis Bryant WR PIT 4 days ago
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant reported to training camp weighing 225 pounds, up 20 pounds from a year ago, and at four percent body fat, according to NFL.com. Bryant played in 10 games during his rookie season after suffering a shoulder injury during the preseason but still managed to catch 26 passes for 549 yards and eight touchdowns.
Sammy Watkins WR BUF 4 days ago
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins is expected to be medically cleared for the start of training camp Friday as he continues to recover from a hip injury, according to the Buffalo News. Watkins underwent surgery in February to repair a torn labrum in his hip suffered last season and was given a recovery timetable of approximately four months. “I got time to let my body heal,” Watkins says. “And I got away from football. I think, when I came in fresh out of college, you’re still tired, coming off a long season, bowl game, training for the scouts. Your body’s all broken down because you’re doing so much trying to maintain it. In this offseason, I just rested. I had to rest. I had to sit at home, stretch. And now my body feels great. I feel like I’m 17.” The 22-year-old has yet to be formally cleared, but is expected to be on the field when camp begins later this week.