Rolando McClain LB DAL 1 day ago
McClain recently underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, ESPN.com reports.
As a result, McClain is not participating in the Cowboys' current OTAs and he could be held out until training camp. That said, McClain underwent the procedure with an eye toward being 100 percent when the regular season begins and remains on track to start at middle linebacker for Dallas this coming season. In 13 games last year, McClain recorded 81 tackles for the Cowboys.
Joique Bell RB DET 1 day ago
Bell (knee/Achilles) didn't participate in Wednesday's OTAs, Tim Twentyman of Detroitlions.com reports.
Bell underwent minor surgery to clean up his knee and Achilles tendon in January, so his absence from Wednesday's OTA session could well be maintenance-related. With Reggie Bush no longer in the mix, Bell currently slots in as the Lions' No. 1 running back, with Ameer Abdullah, the 54th overall pick in the NFL draft, a candidate to push him for the starting job at some point down the road, the Detroit Free Press reports. Meanwhile, Theo Riddick is also on hand and appears poised to contribute as a pass-catcher out of the Detroit backfield.
LeSean McCoy RB BUF 1 day ago1 Comment
As the Bills proceed with their OTAs, McCoy is dealing with what Joe Buscaglia of wkbw.com refers to as a slight neck ailment.
Meanwhile, ESPN's Mike Rodak confirmed via coach Rex Ryan that McCoy's neck issue isn't anything serious. The running back, who was acquired from the Eagles back in March, is slated to head a Buffalo backfield that also rosters Fred Jackson, Bryce Brown, Anthony Dixon and Karlos Williams.
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB NYJ 1 day ago
Fitzpatrick (leg) participated in team drills during Wednesday's OTAs, Manish Mehta of the Daily News reports.
Meanwhile, fellow QB Geno Smith took the majority of the Jets' first-team reps in 11-on-11 work Wednesday. Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey relayed last week that Smith is on track to remain the Jets' starting quarterback, with Fitzpatrick -- who now appears past the fractured leg that ended his 2014 season -- in line to provide the team with a veteran backup/insurance policy at the position.
Tyler Lockett WR SEA 1 day ago
Lockett has signed a four-year deal with the Seahawks, the Seattle Times reports.
While it remains to be seen how much work in the Seattle offense the No. 69 overall pick in the 2015 draft sees as a rookie, he is expected to serve as the team's kickoff and punt returner out of the gate.
E. J. Manuel QB BUF 1 day ago
Both Manuel and Matt Cassel took snaps with the starting offense at Tuesday's organized team activities, The Buffalo News reports. Coach Rex Ryan did have some nice things to say about Manuel: "The thing that stands out to me, it appears that EJ is getting a pretty good grasp of this system. He's believing in what he's seeing and he's letting it rip ... know what you're seeing, believe in it, be right and pull the trigger. Let it fly. And I think that's what we're trying to do with all of these quarterbacks. It seems like it was pretty sharp."
With a number of NFL teams, you can look at snap counts during OTAs to determine who's ahead in the position races. However, the Bills are using a concept where they run two offenses huddling simultaneously on separate fields, then depend more on film later. The team did say Tyrod Taylor would get some looks with the starters this week as well, though it does seem clear that Manuel and Cassel are the two frontrunners.
Dez Bryant WR DAL 1 day ago
As expected, Bryant is not participating in the Cowboys' OTAs, the Dallas Morning News reports.
He has yet to sign his one-year franchise tender while his agent attempts to work out a long-term deal with the Cowboys, so until his name is on a contract Bryant won't be joining his teammates. Devin Street will get extra first-team reps in his absence.
Shonn Greene RB TEN 2 days ago
Greene was absent from the first day of Tennessee's organized team activities Tuesday, The Tennessean reports. OTAs are voluntary, so the veteran is well within his rights not to show up.
Green told team officials he was absent because he is the primary caretaker of a child. He's facing a tough battle this summer just to hold onto a job, so it behooves him to get on the field. Bishop Sankey sits atop the depth chart while the Titans selected running back David Cobb in the fifth round of the draft.
Sammie Hill DL TEN 2 days ago
Hill suffered a knee injury during Tuesday's practice session at Tennessee's organized team activities, The Tennessean reports.
Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said the knee was a "little sore," but didn't feel the injury was serious. Hill is expected to undergo an MRI on Wednesday.
David Cobb RB TEN 2 days ago
Cobb suffered a hamstring injury Tuesday during Tennessee's organized team activities, The Tennessean reports. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt didn't believe Cobb's injury was serious.
Cobb enters an unsettled situation in the Tennessee backfield. The Titans' running game ranked 26th last season as Bishop Sankey underwhelmed after being handed the starting job mid-season. As such, the starting running back job should be available if Cobb makes some noise in training camp.