Chris Snee NYG 2 Days
Giants RG Chris Snee will meet with team brass on Monday to contemplate whether Snee should continue his playing career.
Per the New York Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano, Snee's surgically repaired elbow is "not good" after it forced him to be shut down during OTAs. Vacchiano also confirms "retirement is an option" for 32-year-old Snee, who's additionally undergone hip surgeries in back-to-back offseasons. A rumor appearing on the Giants fan site "Big Blue Interactive" claimed Sunday that Snee will "announce his retirement before training camp begins." The rumor hasn't been confirmed, but it certainly appears to be a realistic possibility. The Giants would likely turn to converted OT Brandon Mosley as Snee's heir apparent. Snee is a four-time Pro Bowler and Giants head coach Tom Coughlin's son-in-law.
Marcell Dareus DL BUF 2 Days
Bills coach Doug Marrone revealed Sunday that DT Marcell Dareus opened camp on active/PUP because he couldn't pass the team's conditioning tests.
The Bills were the first team to open training camp when they took the field Sunday evening. Dareus was placed on the active/PUP list Saturday. It should only be a day-to-day situation, but is another red flag on Dareus following his May arrest for possession of synthetic marijuana. He's also consistently late to team meetings. Although Dareus is a Pro Bowl-caliber performer when focused, the Bills have to be growing wary of signing him to a high-dollar long-term extension. They do have Dareus under control for the next two seasons.
Joe McKnight RB KC 2 Days
Chiefs RB Joe McKnight underwent arthroscopic knee surgery following minicamp.
If you didn't previously know ex-Jet McKnight was on the Chiefs' offseason roster, now you do. We suspect he'll open training camp on the active/PUP list, and be activated a week or two in. McKnight will be battling for a roster spot.
De'Anthony Thomas RB KC 2 Days1 Comment
Chiefs fourth-round pick De'Anthony Thomas has spent more time learning the playbook with RBs coach Eric Bienemy than WRs coach David Culley.
It's just the latest indication that the Chiefs view Thomas' primary NFL position as tailback, perhaps eventually in a McClusterian role. At 5-foot-9, 174 with overrated speed, Thomas doesn't project as a fantasy asset anytime soon.
Christine Michael RB SEA 2 Days
According to the Seattle Times, Christine Michael's work at spring practices "did nothing to quell the idea he will get regular carries this season."
C-Mike saw increased first-team practice reps with Marshawn Lynch holding out. The Times believes Michael has "a chance to earn a much larger role this season," which would come at Lynch's expense. Michael is still no more than a handcuff pick in fantasy leagues, albeit one with a ton of upside if Lynch broke down. Lynch is 28 years old with 1,002 carries over his last three seasons.
Storm Johnson RB JAC 2 Days
Rookie Storm Johnson will open Jaguars camp as the No. 4 tailback behind Toby Gerhart, Jordan Todman, and Denard Robinson.
The Jags are high on Johnson's long-term outlook, but the 22-year-old isn't a threat for year-one carries barring several injuries ahead of him. He does know Jags OC Jedd Fisch from their days together at Miami (FL), where Johnson began his college career with Fisch as the Hurricanes' offensive coordinator. "Storm is going to run at the same speed as Toby and maybe a hair faster, but he's strong and really compact," Fisch said. "He has incredible vision and lower body strength." Johnson is worth stashing in all Dynasty leagues.
Jordan Todman RB JAC 2 Days
Jaguars OC Jedd Fisch made it clear he envisions Jordan Todman as a "change of pace" back.
Toby Gerhart detractors have suggested Todman might pose a threat to Gerhart's workload or even his starting job, but Fisch doesn't seem to agree. "Those two guys are truly change-of-pace backs," Fisch said of Todman and Denard Robinson, who are vying for the pace-change role behind Gerhart. Fisch did praise Todman's "burst, speed and acceleration." Still, Gerhart lacks a clear handcuff with Todman, Robinson, and Storm Johnson all competing for backup duties.
Allen Robinson WR JAC 2 Days
ESPN Jaguars reporter Michael DiRocco believes "anywhere from 30-40 catches" would be a "very good season" for rookie Allen Robinson.
Indeed. Robinson is unlikely to play in two-wide sets -- he's behind Marqise Lee and Cecil Shorts -- and the Jaguars intend to lean on their Toby Gerhart-led run game this season. About 35 catches with a 15-plus yards-per-reception average would be a nice showing from Robinson, whose Dynasty outlook is far more enticing than his re-draft prospects. He's still only 20 years old.
Jo-Lonn Dunbar LB STL 2 Days2 Comments
CBS 4 in Miami reports Rams SLB Jo-Lonn Dunbar was arrested outside of a South Beach club early Sunday on battery and disorderly conduct charges.
Dunbar was allegedly hanging with ex-Sacramento Kings guard Donte Green when a "physical altercation" broke out. No further details are available. Dunbar was suspended four games in 2013 for violating the NFL's PED policy, but has otherwise not had run-ins with the law as a pro. The Rams re-signed Dunbar to a two-year, $3.5 million deal in March. He's their starting Sam 'backer.
Tiquan Underwood WR CAR 2 Days1 Comment
Panthers WR Tiquan Underwood "dropped passes throughout OTAs."
Underwood looked like he had a chance to start when the Panthers signed him to a two-year deal in March, but he's fallen down the totem pole. Carolina's top-three receivers are now Kelvin Benjamin, Jerricho Cotchery, and Jason Avant. 27-year-old Underwood could still be a useful situational deep threat.