OUTDion JordanDL MIA (8) 5 days ago
Jordan is still waiting to hear word from the NFL about his application for reinstatement, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Jordan was suspended for the entire 2015 NFL season for violating the substance abuse policy. His suspension could be lifted at anytime and with training camp starting on July 29 the Dolphins are hoping it's lifted sooner rather than later. Jordan is said to be in the best shape of his short career and if he can get his head on straight, would be a quality addition to what could be a stacked defensive line in Miami.
Charles TillmanDB CHI (9) 5 days ago
Tillman has decided to retire from the NFL, Jonathan Jones of the Observer reports.
Tillman expressed a desire to remain with the Panthers for the upcoming season, but after coming off a torn ACL, the team likely didn't want to take the risk of rostering the 13-year veteran. Instead, he'll hang up his cleats and end his career playing 12 seasons with the Bears and one with the Panthers. Tillman will be best known as a two-time Pro Bowler (2011, 2012), a one-time First-Team All-Pro (2012) and a Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (2013).
PKenyan DrakeRB MIA (8) 5 days ago
Joining Drake (hamstring) and Jay Ajayi in the Miami backfield is veteran Arian Foster, who signed with the team Monday, the Palm Beach Post reports.
Drake, who the report describes as "a talented pass-catcher but unproven downhill runner," now faces added competition for touches in the Miami offense, with his fantasy upside taking a hit due to the fact that a (presumably) healthy Foster is a candidate to earn a good chunk of both carries and catches in the Dolphins' 2016 backfield.
Jay AjayiRB MIA (8) 5 days ago
Joining Ajayi and rookie Kenyan Drake in the Dolphins' backfield is newcomer Arian Foster, who signed with the team Monday, the Palm Beach Post reports.
Prior to the signing, Ajayi had topped the Dolphins' running back depth chart following the departure of Lamar Miller, with Drake a candidate to see change-of-pace duty. Now that Foster is in the fold, Ajayi will now face legit competition for the team's starting job, though the highly-accomplished Foster has much to prove, health-wise, given that he is bouncing back from a ruptured Achilles. In any case, Ajayi's fantasy stock takes a hit due to the addition of Foster and the possibility that some form of a time-share could be on tap. Meanwhile, the odds of the likes of Damien Williams, Daniel Thomas or Isaiah Pead making a significant impact for Miami this season appear diminished by Monday' roster move.
QArian FosterRB MIA (8) 5 days ago2 Comments
The Dolphins and Foster (Achilles) agreed to a contract Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
After getting a baseline on Foster's recovery from a torn Achilles in late March, the Dolphins' medical staff must have been impressed enough with his recovery on his second go-around Monday to give the front office the thumb's up. Considering his age (30 next month) and the fact he's nine months removed from the devastating injury, he'll more than likely ease into training camp. However, his competition includes two unproven products -- second-year back Jay Ajayi and rookie Kenyan Drake (hamstring) -- which provides a path to relevance for Foster. On the other hand, the final stages of Foster's rehab will ultimately dictate when he'll be able to make an impact.
Justin DurantLB DAL (7) 5 days ago4 Comments
Durant has signed a one-year contract with the Cowboys.
Durant's return to Dallas comes after fellow linebacker Rolando McClain was recently suspended for 10 games. The nine-year veteran played for the Cowboys in 2013 and 2014, before finishing with 82 tackles (57 solo) in 13 games for the Falcons last season. Given Sean Lee's success at Durant's usual weakside linebacker spot last season, it's unclear where the 30-year-old will line up this year, but he'll certainly help the Cowboys' depth while McClain is out.
PAqib TalibDB DEN (11) 5 days ago
Talib (leg) "should be" ready to return for the Broncos' training camp, The Denver Post reports.
Talib, who suffered a gunshot wound to the leg last month, recently said he's back to running and "feels great" as training camp approaches. Despite his positive self-report, Talib could still start camp on the Broncos' PUP list until he's determined to be 100 percent, but more should be known once he reports and can be evaluated by the team. In any case, it appears Talib should at least be ready for the beginning of the regular season, representing a relief for Denver's defense.
Nick FolesQB LA (8) 5 days ago
Foles is expected to go through the Rams' training camp until the team can locate a trade partner elsewhere, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Foles has made no mistake of his desire to be traded after the Rams drafted Jared Goff No. 1 overall earlier this offseason, and even missed offseason workouts to drive his point home. However, with no deal in place at the moment, Foles will likely have to wait until a quarterback vacancy arises on another team before his trade request can be granted, so he's planned to attend training camp with the Rams while hoping for a resolution to his situation.
Jacquizz RodgersRB CHI (9) 5 days ago
Rodgers will have an opportunity to see work on third downs, as the Bears could employ a running back by committee approach, reports Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune.
Rodgers could parlay his past experience as a third down back into a role he can hold onto for "a while". After Jeremy Langford struggled with dropped passes last year, and as he tries to improve in pass protection, Rodgers will have an opportunity to get into the mix for third down work if he's able to earn it during the Bears upcoming training camp.
Jordan HowardRB CHI (9) 5 days ago
Howard is firmly in the mix for short yardage and goal line work in his rookie season, reports Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune.
Howard is the biggest of the Bears current running backs, and he's seen as a great fit in short yardage and goal line situations by the coaching staff. In addition, head coach John Fox is looking to limit the workload of his running backs, and seems intent to rely on the hot hand approach. Howard should have an opportunity to secure a more defined role if he has a strong training camp.