Brent Urban DL BAL 15 hours ago
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Urban (knee) appears to be 100 percent healthy, the Baltimore Sun reports.
A fourth-round draft pick last season, Urban suffered a torn ACL during training camp. He should have the inside track on a roster spot but may need a solid training camp to secure his place on the team. Urban is unlikely to earn a starting role or make an IDP impact.
Kapron Lewis-Moore DL BAL 15 hours ago
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Lewis-Moore (Achilles) is close to 100 percent and could be a full-go during OTAs, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Lewis-Moore slipped to the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, after tearing his ACL in the BCS National Championship game. His bad luck didn't stop there, as he then suffered a torn Achilles in August, ruling him out for all of 2014. Following a pair of seasons spent on injured reserve, Lewis-Moore will need to earn his spot on the roster with a strong training camp and preseason.
Felix Jones RB PIT 15 hours ago
Jones and Ben Tate worked out for the Cowboys on Thursday, The Dallas Morning News reports.
The Cowboys may want to add some competition for their in-house options to replace DeMarco Murray, but it's hard to imagine either Jones or Ben Tate would be of much use. Jones was out of the NFL in 2014, while Tate played for three different teams and looked entirely washed up. Even with owner Jerry Jones known to favor former Arkansas Razorbacks, it will be surprising if Jones gets a contract.
Carlos Hyde RB SF 16 hours ago1 Comment
Hyde is dealing with a minor leg injury, CSN Bay Area reports.
Hyde is expected to replace Frank Gore as the 49ers' lead back, but there will be competition for touches in the form of Reggie Bush, Kendall Hunter (knee) and Mike Davis. While an injury in training camp or the preseason might affect Hyde's eventual workload, head coach Jim Tomsula said the current issue is nothing to worry about.
Jalston Fowler RB TEN 1 day ago2 Comments
Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Fowler needs to shed some weight, The Tennessean reports.
The Titans liked the fourth-round pick out of Alabama for his ability to protect the passer, but he also was a threat out of the backfield for Crimson Tide. Fowler caught seven touchdown passes the last two seasons.
Rashad Greene WR JAC 1 day ago
Greene signed a four-year deal with the Jaguars, the Florida Times-Union reports. The fifth-round draft pick out of Florida State had a school record 270 catches for 3,830 yards receiving and caught 29 touchdown passes in 51 games for the Seminoles.
There's a crowd of receivers on the roster in front of Greene, who profiles as a slot receiver, but has a better shot of making Jacksonville as a punt returner. He averaged 12.2 yards per return and scored two touchdowns on 38 punt returns in college. That's an area where the Jaguars need improvement, after averaging just 7.1 yards per return and one longer than 20 yards last season.
Dante Fowler DL JAC 1 day ago1 Comment
Fowler will undergo surgery next week to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, the Florida Times Union reports.
Fowler, the Jaguars' first-round pick and third overall in the 2015 draft, hurt the knee on his first day of rookie mini-camp. He will miss all of the 2015 season rehabbing the knee.
Johnny Manziel QB CLE 1 day ago4 Comments
Manziel is expected to be a full participant in Tuesday's OTA session, ESPN.com reports.
Manziel spent 10 weeks in a rehabilitation facility this offseason, and the reception has been generally positive up to this point, as teammates have apparently taken notice of the personal changes he's made. New offensive coordinator John DeFilippo is the most recent of several within the organization to take note of Manziel's rededication to preparation, stating that "he's spent every hour that he's been allowed to spend in this building." Josh McCown seems to be the favorite to win the starter's job heading into camp, but if the praise sent Manziel's way so far holds true, Johnny Football could at least make the competition interesting in his sophomore campaign.
Marcell Dareus DL BUF 1 day ago
Dareus has been suspended for the Bills' season opener for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, wivb.com reports.
While Dareus -- who recorded 49 tackles and 10 sacks in 15 games last season -- can participate in the team's offseason program and preseason action, the Pro Bowler won't be eligible to suit up for Week 1, putting him on track to make his regular season debut on Sept. 20 against the Patriots.
Vick Ballard RB IND 1 day ago2 Comments
Ballard (Achilles) is not participating in this week's OTA practices, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Ballard tore his Achilles last year during a late-July practice, forcing him out for a second consecutive season following tearing an ACL early in the 2013 season. It's hard to predict how he'll fit into the Indianapolis offense until he returns to practice.