Ronald Leary DAL 5 days ago

Leary did not show up for Tuesday's voluntary OTAs and is seeking a trade, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He lost his job as the starting left guard to La'el Collins just a couple of months into the 2015 season, but Leary still signed his RFA tender this offseason in the hopes that the Cowboys could be able to trade him at the draft. When no deal materialized, Leary elected to sit out OTAs to put more pressure on the front office. Chances are he winds up with another club eventually, but the Cowboys are in no rush to move Leary and would be happy to have him return for one more year to provide depth for their juggernaut offensive line.

Kapri Bibbs RB DEN 5 days ago

Bibbs flashed some big plays at OTAs on Tuesday, the team's official site reports

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bibbs faces an uphill climb toward making the roster, let alone seeing playing time. The Broncos dressed just two backs for much of last season. C.J. Anderson and fourth-round pick Devontae Booker are all but assured roster spots and head coach Gary Kubiak has voiced a desire to incorporate a fullback into the offense. Bibbs' only chance may be to best last year's leading rusher, Ronnie Hillman.

PDeMarcus Ware LB DEN 5 days ago

Ware (back) did not participate in practice on Tuesday, the team's official site reports

Competitive Edge Analysis

Head coach Gary Kubiak reported that the decision to sit Ware was precautionary. With Ware out and Von Miller away while his contract is negotiated, Shaq Barrett and Shane Ray saw extended reps. Expect both Barrett and Ray to see plenty of time in Ware's stead this season as the veteran is used more as a situational pass rusher to maximize his impact.

Paxton Lynch QB DEN 5 days ago3 Comments

Lynch spent time with the first-team offense during the team period of OTAs, the team's official site reports

Competitive Edge Analysis

The fact that 2015 seventh-rounder Trevor Siemian got first dibs on reps with Mark Sanchez out in the team period shows that Denver is willing to ease Lynch in. Still, there's encouragement in reports that Lynch's arm slung balls through a stiff wind and impressed defensive teammates. Head coach Gary Kubiak said after practice that Lynch is still adjusting to the pro game, particularly with footwork. Once he acclimates, his big arm and athleticism could push him toward the top of the depth chart.

PMark Sanchez QB DEN 5 days ago

Sanchez (thumb) participated in seven-on-seven and positional drills on Tuesday, the team's official site reports

Competitive Edge Analysis

So much for Sanchez missing time following surgery on his non-throwing hand. Sanchez reportedly split time evenly between rookie Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian before stepping aside during team drills. By practicing, Sanchez gained some valuable time with his receivers and prevented his young competitors from getting too much of a leg up. Too big of a deal was likely made over the importance of Sanchez being ready for OTAs, but showing his new teammates and coaches that he is ready to push himself while injured can only help Sanchez as he strives for Denver's starting job.

Manny Lawson LB BUF 5 days ago

With Shaq Lawson's shoulder injury expected to linger into the regular season, Manny Lawson is expected to start at outside linebacker, reports. "Manny was always going to have a big role for us, albeit as a super sub like a sixth man in basketball if you will," said coach Rex Ryan. "He can back up all four spots (at linebacker). You can put him anywhere. He's such a smart player, but today we absolutely put him in there with the first group at that outside linebacker spot."

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jerry Hughes and Preston Brown would seem to be the more attractive IDP linebackers in this defense, but Manny Lawson can do a number of things capably and he's at least worth keeping an eye on until the younger first-rounder is back from surgery and ready to take over.

Reggie Ragland LB BUF 5 days ago

Ragland signed his rookie deal Tuesday, reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ragland, the 41st overall pick, was thought to have a decent chance to go in the first round, so the Bills were more than happy to trade up in the second to get him. The big question for his IDP value is whether he can stay on the field for third down - his tackling abilities are excellent, but his coverage skills are so-so. With first-rounder Shaq Lawson (shoulder) expected to miss some regular season time, the pressure for Ragland to have a key impact as a rookie just went up.

QShaq Lawson DL BUF 5 days ago

General manager Doug Whaley seems to think Lawson will miss part of the regular season, reports. ""It's too early in the process, but with everything that we thought going into the surgery it's safe to say he's going to miss some of the early part of the season," Whaley said Tuesday. "Let's clear the air because I know there's a narrative out there. We were aware of the shoulder, but we wanted to take measures to prevent another flare up during the season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While Bills fans are now a bit ticked at the way both Lawson and Whaley originally scoffed at Mel Kiper's suggestions that the player would need shoulder surgery, the Bills are taking a long-term approach and they still feel they got a player that's going to have a key role. Unless Lawson can somehow hit the season running, however, he's simply going to miss too much acclimation time to the new level to be IDP worthy out of the gate.

Eddie Lacy RB GB 6 days ago

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Lacy should be able to reach his targeted weight before the season, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lacy's weight has been a frequent subject of offseason discussion, with reports suggesting he's already dropped about 20 pounds since the end of his poor 2015 campaign. The Packers won't comment on his target weight, but it does seem the running back still has work to do, even though the team is pleased with his progress so far. Assuming he's in decent shape, Lacy is well positioned for a bounce-back season in what should be an efficient Green Bay offense,

Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 6 days ago

Fitzgerald said he hasn't yet considered whether 2016 might be his last season, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Set to turn 33 shortly before Week 1, Fitzgerald only has one year remaining on his contract, but he remained highly effective last season even as John Brown and Michael Floyd also thrived (at times) in the excellent Arizona offense. While a repeat of 2015's 109-1,215-9 receiving line is probably too much to ask, Fitzgerald proved beyond any shred of doubt that he can still play at a high level. Barring a major injury or steep downturn in effectiveness, he'll likely stick around beyond 2016, be it in Arizona or elsewhere. With Floyd also entering the final year of his contract and likely seeking a big deal afterward, the Cardinals probably won't retain both receivers past 2016.