Chris Ogbonnaya RB NYG 2 weeks ago4 Comments
Ogbonnaya has announced his retirement, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
The 29-year-old Ogbonnaya carved out a nice career for a seventh-round draft pick, suiting up for 53 games between five different teams. He retires with 158 carries for 710 yards and two touchdowns, along with 96 receptions for 714 yards and another two scores. He wasn't an especially talented runner, but made up for it with his ability to contribute as a fullback, pass-catcher and special-teamer.
Terrance Williams WR DAL 2 weeks ago1 Comment
Williams injured his left elbow towards the end of Thursday's final minicamp practice, the Dallas Morning News reports.
He landed awkwardly on his arm after competing with rookie Byron Jones for a ball thrown over the middle during team drills. The injury doesn't appear to be serious, and X-rays came back negative, so this likely won't be an issue for Williams when the Cowboys reconvene for training camp next month.
C. J. Mosley LB BAL 2 weeks ago
Mosley (wrist) said he will definitely be ready for training camp, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Mosley was limited during OTAs and minicamp in the aftermath of offseason wrist surgery, allowing former second-round pick Arthur Brown to get reps with the first-team defense alongside Daryl Smith. Although Mosley admitted that he's still somewhat limited in the weight room, neither he nor the Ravens seem to be too concerned about his recovery. Coming off a 133-tackle rookie season, the 2014 first-round pick is locked into a three-down role, making him one of the league's better IDP options.
Matthew Mulligan TE BUF 2 weeks ago
Mulligan signed with the Bills on Thursday, BuffaloBills.com reports.
Outside of Scott Chandler, the Bills have required quite a few Mulligans at the tight end spot going back all the way to Jay Riemersma, but Mulligan has a history with new coach Rex Ryan and will be given a shot at a depth role based on his blocking prowess. Right now the position is anyone's guess after starter Charles Clay.
Johnathan Joseph DB HOU 2 weeks ago
Joseph signed a new three-year contract with the Texans, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Joseph, who was entering the final year of a five-year contract signed in 2011, is now extended out to 2017. There had been some speculation that 2015 would be his final year, after Houston selected cornerback Kevin Johnnson with its first-round pick in the 2015 draft. That now appears to be premature as the Texans will roster three capable cornerbacks for the next few seasons.
E. J. Manuel QB BUF 2 weeks ago
Manuel heads into the break until training camp with some nice momentum in the three-man quarterback race, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said coach Rex Ryan, "He has had some moments. I thought EJ did well, he threw the touchdown pass in the two minute. Kind of looked a little watered down there on defense, but it was good. It was great to see. He looked pretty good and he had some nice plays."
No one will doubt Manuel's athletic tools and big arm, but if he prove he can run Greg Roman's offense and look savvy running the two-minute drill while taking a step in his footwork, decision-making, and accuracy, he may enter training camp with a slight leg up on Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor. Manuel reportedly looked strong in almost all areas through this week's OTA practices.
Terrelle Pryor WR CIN 2 weeks ago
Pryor will attempt a position change to wide receiver, NFL.com reports.
Pryor was waived Thursday for the second time this offseason when he was released by the Bengals. He has failed to stick as an NFL quarterback to this point in his career, so the 25-year-old will attempt to make a team as a wide receiver.
Cyrus Kouandjio BUF 2 weeks ago
Head coach Rex Ryan confirmed Thursday that Kouandjio is ahead of Seantrel Henderson in the competition for the starting right tackle job, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said Ryan, "I think the work that Cyrus has done overall in the offseason probably puts him ahead right now. But the race isn't over by a long shot, so we'll see."
Kouandjio, a second-round pick in 2014 out of Alabama, had a horrible rookie season and hardly ever saw the field because he had an incredibly tough time grasping the pro game. But he's apparently made major strides since the season ended. If the new season started today, the Bills would see their offensive line from left to right as Cordy Glenn, Richie Incognito, Eric Wood, John Miller, and Kouandjio.
Terrelle Pryor WR CIN 2 weeks ago2 Comments
The Bengals have waived Pryor, Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
With Andy Dalton and AJ McCarron also in the team's QB mix, Pryor and Josh Johnson were essentially competing against each other for depth slotting. Pryor will now look to catch on elsewhere, but his chances of being given an opportunity to start for another NFL team appear slim.
Brandon Marshall LB DEN 2 weeks ago
Marshall (foot) is expected to begin running next week, the Broncos' official site reports. Moreover, Marshall noted that he "should be able to do some drills at the start of training camp."
Marshall, who is bouncing back from offseason surgery to address the mid-foot sprain that he suffered last December, acknowledged that his foot will probably bother him "a little bit throughout the whole year," but also noted that it's not an issue that will keep him off the field once the season starts. The linebacker led the Broncos with 113 tackles last season in 14 regular season contests and appears destined to retain IDP utility, assuming he adjusts well the the team's move to a 3-4 defense.