Robert Alford DB ATL 1 week ago
Falcons head coach Dan Quinn believes Alford (wrist) could transition to safety, but the team does not plan to make any such move, ESPN.com reports.
The Falcons have Desmond Trufant at one cornerback spot and William Moore at strong safety, but the rest of the secondary will likely be open for competition. While he's the favorite to start across from Trufant, Alford could face competition from second-round rookie Jalen Collins (foot). If Collins ends up winning the job, Alford will likely work as the Falcons' nickelback. The wrist injury that landed Alford on injured reserve in December seems to be a non-issue.
Phil Taylor DL CLE 1 week ago
Taylor (knee) said he'll be a full-go for training camp, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Taylor landed on injured reserve in November, needing arthroscopic surgery on his knee for a second time during the 2014 season. He's unlikely to start in 2015, after the Browns selected nose tackle Danny Shelton with their first-round pick.
Louis Delmas DB MIA 1 week ago
Dolphins general manager John Hickey said Delmas (knee) will be on the field for minicamp in June, Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post reports.
Delmas is rehabbing a torn ACL suffered in early December, but the Dolphins' decision to re-sign him on a one-year, $3.5 million contract bodes well for the safety's chances to be ready by Week 1. If healthy, Delmas figures to start at free safety, after recording 61 tackles (50 solo), an interception, a sack, two fumble recoveries and three passes defensed over 13 games in 2014.
Melvin Gordon RB SD 1 week ago
Gordon agreed to a four-year deal with the Chargers on Thursday that includes a team option for a fifth year, The Union-Tribune reports.
Gordon became the fifth and final Chargers pick to sign with the team. The newly inked first-rounder will be a participant in San Diego's rookie minicamp, which begins Friday.
John Miller BUF 1 week ago
Miller signed his rookie contract with the Bills on Thursday, the Olean Times Herald reports.
The Bills didn't have a first-round pick, and there's some talk around the team that Miller may be the team's most likely rookie starter, given his all-around skill set, knowledge of the game, and the Bills' miserable play at guard last season. He's been running with the "ones" at times early in minicamp, but coach Rex Ryan said not to read too far into that yet.
Chris Conley WR KC 1 week ago
Conley signed a four-yer, $3.123 million contract with the Chiefs on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Conley - an extremely athletic wideout out of Georgia selected in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft - has the tools to compete with Albert Wilson for the Chiefs' WR2 spot. The duo will likely battle for it in training camp and the preseason.
Marcus Gilchrist DB NYJ 1 week ago
Gilchrist, who signed a four-year contract with the Jets in March, had a shoulder scope after the 2014 season, ESPN.com's Rich Cimini reports.
Gilchrist has thus far been limited during offseason workouts, but he'll likely be healthy for training camp. He's expected to start next to Calvin Pryor at safety, following a 76-tackle campaign with the Chargers.
Robert Turbin RB SEA 1 week ago
Turbin underwent offseason hip surgery, and his timeline for a return to the field is uncertain, FOX Sports reports.
If Turbin's recovery stretches into the regular season, it could open up some extra carries for Christine Michael. If both running backs are healthy, they'll likely split the work behind entrenched starter Marshawn Lynch, though it's possible one or the other emerges as the clear top backup. Turbin is entering the final season of his rookie contract, after rushing for 310 yards on 74 carries (4.2 YPC) in 2014.
Steven Jackson RB ATL 1 week ago
Jackson, who was released by the Falcons in February, recently said he is only willing to sign with a contender, ESPN.com reports.
Jackson likely has his eyes on a backup role with a top-notch team, but he may have a hard time finding the right fit. If nothing comes up, it's possible he'll retire, as his 32nd birthday is in July. Jackson averaged just 3.7 yards on 190 carries for the Falcons last season, and while he's unlikely to get that many touches in 2015, he may be able to find a decent team with a better offensive line.
Brian Robison DL MIN 1 week ago
Robison suffered a pectoral injury while working out Thursday, Peter Schrager of FOX Sports reports.
A torn pectoral would threaten Robison's Week 1 availability, while anything less would likely be a non-issue by the time training camp rolls around. The 32-year-old had just 4.5 sacks in 2014, after recording eight or more in each of the previous three seasons. Robison started 63 out of a possible 64 games the past four years, and he's slated to start across from Everson Griffen in 2015.