Sean Lee LB DAL 5 days ago
Lee (knee) will be a limited participant in next week's OTAs, Mickey Spagnola of DallasCowboys.com reports.
He's had a great offseason as he comes back from a torn ACL, but the Cowboys don't want Lee to overdo things. If he can stay healthy for once, and the move to weakside linebacker goes smoothly, the team is expecting him be a vital part of their defense.
Morris Claiborne DB DAL 5 days ago
Claiborne (knee) won't participate in next week's OTAs, Mickey Spagnola of DallasCowboys.com reports.
He's recovering from surgeries on the patellar tendons in both of his knees, and at this point the Cowboys still aren't entirely sure if Claiborne will be ready for Week 1, much less training camp. If he's not, first round pick Byron Jones' development will become even more important for the team's secondary.
Doug Free DAL 5 days ago
Free won't participate in next week's OTAs as he continues his recovery from ankle surgery, Mickey Spagnola of DallasCowboys.com reports.
Free should be fine to take his spot at right tackle by the time Week 1 rolls around, but in the meantime new depth O-linemen Chaz Green, Laurence Gibson and possibly La'el Collins will get some reps at the position.
Antone Exum DB MIN 6 days ago
Exum will compete with Andrew Sendejo, Tayor Mays, Robert Blaton and Anthony Harris for a starting safety role next to Harrison Smith, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Exum was moved to safety last season after he played corner in college. He played just 16 snaps on defense last season, but the Vikings have praised his development. He could play a larger role in the defense this season as a result.
Robert Blanton DB MIN 6 days ago2 Comments
Blanton will compete with Andrew Sendejo, Tayor Mays, Antone Exum and Anthony Harris for a starting safety role next to Harrison Smith, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Blanton was the starter next to Smith for 13 games last season before losing his job in December to Sendejo. Blanton is unlikely to win the job back, but it's not clear who's the favorite.
Andrew Sendejo DB MIN 6 days ago
Sendejo will compete with Robert Blanton, Andrew Tayor Mays, Antone Exum and Anthony Harris for a starting safety role next to Harrison Smith, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Sendejo took over as the starter last December after Blanton started 13 games, but he's not guaranteed a starting role again. We'll need to see how the competition plays out in training camp.
Taylor Mays DB MIN 6 days ago
Mays will compete with Robert Blanton, Andrew Sendejo, Antone Exum and Anthony Harris for a starting safety role next to Harrison Smith, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Blanton started 13 games last year but lost the job in December to Sendejo. Mays' ability to play in the slot could give him the most snaps at the position even if it's given a committee approach.
Antone Smith RB ATL 6 days ago
Smith said his leg is recovering well, but it doesn't appear that he'll be cleared by the time organized team activities begin Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Smith suffered a broken leg back in November while covering a punt against the Panthers. He hopes to play a bigger role as a running back this season, especially now that Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers are no longer with the team. Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman are expected to begin the season ahead of Smith on the depth chart, but a good preseason could boost his stock.
Michael Sam DL DAL 6 days ago3 Comments
Sam has signed a contract with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.
After not finding a job in the NFL, Sam will try to prove his ability up north. He was never able to crack the 53-man rosters of the Rams or Cowboys, but could make a return to the NFL if things go really well in Montreal.
Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 6 days ago
Scandrick has agreed to a revised contract with the Cowboys, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.
Scandrick briefly skipped voluntary workouts in protest of a contract that pays him far below his market value, but he eventually decided to join his teammates in Dallas while negotiating with management. It doesn't appear that negotiations were too tenuous, and Scandrick should be back as a starter this season, even after the Cowboys drafted Byron Jones in the first round. Between Scandrick and Dez Bryant, the Cowboys have vocal leader on both sides of the ball.