OUTDion JordanDL MIA (8) 1 day ago
Jordan is not a lock to make the Dolphins squad out of training camp even if he is reinstated from his suspension, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Jordan is due a roster bonus of almost $1.7 million if he is still with Miami on the fifth day of training camp. That price may be to much to pay for a Miami club who really don't know how Jordan will play coming off a suspension. He may have to show an awful lot in quick order to assure the Miami brass that he is worth that price tag.
PUPKenny AnunikeDL DEN (11) 1 day ago
Anunike (knee) is slated to begin training camp on the Broncos' active/PUP list, the Denver Post reports.
Anunike was active for just three games in 2015 before landing on IR with a nagging knee injury he originally had surgery for in August of 2015. Last month he said he expected to be ready for training camp, so his placement on the PUP list either means he suffered a setback in his recovery, or Denver is simply exercising caution with their up-and-coming defensive end. When cleared to play, Anunike will compete with Darius Kilgo, Jared Crick, Phil Walker and Vance Walker for depth positions along the defensive line.
Jairus ByrdDB NO (5) 1 day ago
Byrd was not placed on the Saints' active/PUP list for the first time in his three-year career in New Orleans, ESPN.com reports.
Though healthy for the start of camp, Byrd did miss the entirety of the Saints' offseason program rehabbing the knee injury that has plagued him since inking a six-year, $54 million deal ahead of the 2014 season. Hopefully, for the Saints, Byrd's 2016 training camp presence will smoothly translate to an improved performance in the upcoming campaign for a New Orleans secondary that allowed the 31st-most passing yards in the NFL during 2015.
PUPHau'oli KikahaLB NO (5) 2 days ago
Kikaha (knee) was placed on the Saints' active/PUP list, ESPN.com reports.
Kikaha had torn his left ACL during the Saints' offseason program in June, so his placement on the PUP list is an optimistic move by GM Mickey Loomis that will give the second-rounder an outside chance of returning later on in the season.
PUPTerron Armstead NO (5) 2 days ago
Armstead (undisclosed) will begin training camp on the Saints' active/PUP list with an injury not deemed to be significant, ESPN.com reports.
Armstead dealt with knee issues in 2015, but had participated in most of the Saints' offseason program, leaving the reason for his placement on the PUP list a mystery to those outside of New Orleans. Nevertheless, his injury is reportedly insignificant, and thus Armstead should report to camp sooner rather than later. A young cornerstone in the Saints' high-octane offense, Armstead graded out as PFF's third-rated offensive tackle in 2015. Specifically notable, he didn't earn a negative grade in any single game throughout the entire campaign. When cleared for activity, Armstead is locked-in as Drew Brees' blind-side guardian.
IRVincent BrownWR NO (5) 2 days ago
Brown (undisclosed) will begin training camp on the Saints' active/PUP list, ESPN.com reports.
The Saints took a flier on Brown in an effort to deepen their wide out corps in May, presumably to add a veteran presence in the aftermath of Marques Colston's release. Being how Brandin Cooks, Brandon Coleman, Willie Snead and Michael Thomas combine for three years of NFL experience, Brown, a five-year NFL veteran, has more experience than the top-four wide receivers currently atop the Saints' depth chart. Should Brown make the final 53-man roster out of camp, he will remain unlikely to achieve fantasy relevance in 2016.
PUPTre' Jackson NE (9) 2 days ago
Jackson (knee) is set to open training camp on the Patriots' active/PUP list, ESPN.com reports.
Jackson underwent surgery earlier this offseason after missing three games, in addition to two playoff games, with a knee issue. However, as a rookie fourth-rounder, Jackson played in 13 games during the 2015 season, starting nine of them. This year, Jackson is slated to battle the newly-acquired Jonathan Cooper (Cardinals) and 2016 third-rounder Joe Thuney in addition to Shaq Mason (undisclosed) in a wide-open competition for both jobs at guard.
PUPShaquille Mason NE (9) 2 days ago
Mason (undisclosed) is set to open training camp on the Patriots' active/PUP list, ESPN.com reports.
New England's 2015 fourth round pick, Mason performed well when healthy last season, but missed games at times with a knee issue. However, the Patriots addressed their lack of depth along the offensive line by drafting Joe Thuney in the third round of this year's draft and also acquired former first-rounder Jonathan Cooper from the Cardinals. Nonetheless, Mason proved his reputation as a mauler during his rookie campaign and, when cleared to play, will be in full competition with Thuney and Cooper as well as Tre' Jackson (knee) in a wide-open battle for both guard positions.
OUTJosh GordonWR CLE (13) 2 days ago1 Comment
Head of football operations Sashi Brown relayed Monday that the Browns plan to give Gordon a chance to redeem himself with the franchise, now that the NFL has reinstated the wideout on a conditional basis, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
In a statement posted on the team's official site, Brown noted, "with the league's decision to afford Josh the opportunity to resume his career, he will be with us for the start of training camp. At that time, we will discuss directly with Josh the direction of our team, our expectations of our players and a plan to support him on and off the field." While the talented 25-year-old wideout has plenty to prove after being away from game action for so long, if he is able to meet the off-field expectations of the Browns, it looks like he'll have an opportunity, as soon as Week 5 of the 2016 season, to contribute to the team's offense in some capacity. How much of an impact he'd be ready to make -- and how quick that might happen after his four-game suspension ends -- remains to be seen, but Gordon's fantasy upside is obviously intriguing, in the event that things continue to move forward for him in a positive direction.
PUPSebastian Vollmer NE (9) 2 days ago
Vollmer (knee) is set to open training camp on the Patriots' active/PUP list, ESPN.com reports.
Vollmer dealt with nagging knee injuries throughout the 2015 campaign which have evidently extended into this offseason. However, the Patriots are likely exercising caution with their valuable offensive lineman as he further proved his versatility last season by sliding over to protect Tom Brady's blind side when LT Nate Solder (biceps) was lost to IR after just four games. When he's cleared to practice, Vollmer will revert back to his natural right tackle position.