Adrien Robinson TE NYG 9 Hrs1 Comment
Adrien Robinson is listed as the No. 5 tight end on the Giants' initial training camp depth chart.
Yikes. Blocker and special teamer Larry Donnell is listed as the No. 1. That should tell you this isn't a serious exercise, but it's painfully obvious Robinson failed to impress this offseason. At this point, it wouldn't be the most shocking thing if he was left off the 53-man roster. The G-Men are going to go with a committee at tight end. Robinson is highly unlikely to come into any fantasy value.
Terrance West RB CLE 9 Hrs
Browns moved RB Terrance West off active/NFI and onto the active roster.
The rumor was that West failed his conditioning test, but he denied that. Regardless, it doesn't matter now. He's on the active roster, working out with the team and will be ready to do battle with Ben Tate for the starting running back job when full-squad work begins Saturday. West's brief stint on active/NFI will have no impact on his progress.
Cam Newton QB CAR 9 Hrs
Cam Newton (ankle surgery) has been fully cleared for training camp.
Newton did 7-on-7 work during OTAs, planting with his right foot and looking near 100 percent. He's not expected to be too limited during camp. The procedure was designed to tighten some ligaments in his ankle, alleviating some pain and giving him more power off cuts. Newton, who has played in all 16 games in each of his three NFL seasons, is not an injury risk.
Edmund Kugbila CAR 9 Hrs
Panthers OG Edmund Kugbila will have back surgery Aug. 8 and is out for the season.
Kugbila, a fourth-round project pick out of Valdosta State last season, missed his entire rookie year due to knee surgery. Now his sophomore NFL campaign is already done. It further thins out an offensive line that was completely decimated by defections and retirements this offseason.
Jonathan Stewart RB CAR 9 Hrs7 Comments
Jonathan Stewart pulled his hamstring prior to training camp and will miss the first 1-2 weeks.
Michael Vick QB NYJ 9 Hrs
Michael Vick got just four first-team reps as Jets camp opened, compared to 13 for Geno Smith.
As expected, the starting job is clearly Smith's to lose. "I think that's already been addressed as far as who the starter is. There's no more speculation about that," Vick said Wednesday.
Jason Verrett DB SD 10 Hrs
Chargers first-round CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) opened camp with the starters.
Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 10 Hrs
Jason Pierre-Paul (back) said he's now "110 percent."
"I'm awesome," Pierre-Paul said Thursday when asked how he's feeling. It's music to the ears of the Giants, as their defense crumbled with JPP a shell of himself last season. A return to All-Pro 2011 form is necessary if this unit is going to return to respectability this season.
Rob Gronkowski TE NE 10 Hrs
Rob Gronkowski (ACL/MCL) is not participating in 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 work Thursday.
It's a reminder that even though Gronkowski has avoided the PUP list and been medically cleared, he's not 100 percent. Less than seven months removed from reconstructive surgery, the Patriots are going to ease him in gradually in the hope that he'll be ready to play all the snaps come Week 1. The good news for Gronk is that we still have more than six weeks until the opener.
Aaron Ross DB BAL 10 Hrs
Ravens CB Aaron Ross tore his Achilles' tendon during a conditioning test.
Ross missed most of last season due to a back injury and now he's likely done for this year as well. Going on 32, he's nearing the end of the line. Ross wasn't a lock to make the Ravens' final roster anyway.