Kevin White WR CHI 15 hours ago
Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list because of a shin injury, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. White, who missed all of last month's mandatory minicamp due to the injury, is eligible to return at any time during camp and will need to build up his stamina before he is added to the active roster. The 22-year-old was selected seventh overall in this year's draft and is expected to compete for a starting role once he returns to practice. Head coach John Fox has a history of limiting his rookies, but the team selected White shortly after trading star receiver Brandon Marshall to the New York Jets, indicating that they have plans to use him sooner rather than later. There is currently no timetable for White's return, but he is expected to join the team sometime during the early portion of camp.
DeVante Parker WR MIA 16 hours ago
Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list as he continues to recover from a foot injury, according to the team's official website. Parker, who underwent a corrective foot procedure in early June, can be activated at any time and is expected to be ready for the regular-season opener.
Ryan Kerrigan LB WAS 16 hours ago
Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan agreed to a five-year, $57.5 million contract extension Wednesday, according to NFL.com. Kerrigan, who has started all 64 games during his four-year NFL career, registered 64 tackles, a career-high 13.5 sacks and an NFL-high five forced fumbles last season. "To get to a moment like this where you get a chance to play out the rest of your NFL career with the team that drafted you, the team that you love, the city that you love, it hasn't really hit me yet, but it's an awesome feeling," Kerrigan said Wednesday. "Now it's my job to go reward the Redskins for the faith they put in me by playing well this year, and for the rest of my career." The 26-year-old was set to make roughly $7 million this season before the new deal begins, which will make him the third highest-paid linebacker in the league behind Justin Houston and Clay Matthews.
Vontaze Burfict LB CIN 18 hours ago
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is targeting a return from his knee injury for the team's third preseason game, but he will be held out of practice early in training camp, according to the team's official website. Burfict underwent microfracture surgery on his knee after suffering the injury in Week 5 last season, and he has been held out of offseason workouts as he works his way back. The 24-year-old was placed on the physically unable to perform list ahead of the beginning of training camp this week, but he is eligible to return at any time. There is some doubt about his availability for Week 1 of the regular season, but Burfict's participation levels in training camp will go a long way in determining when he will be ready to return. If his progress is not as swift as the team anticipates, he still has an outside shot at being placed on the regular season PUP list, which would keep him out for the first six games.
Chris Conley WR KC 18 hours ago
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley is dealing with a knee strain as he enters training camp, according to ESPN. There is currently no timetable for Conley's return, but he is expected to compete for a starting spot during training camp.
Stephen Hill WR CAR 19 hours ago
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Stephen Hill was cited for possession of marijuana paraphernalia Tuesday, according to the Charlotte Observer. Hill, who signed with the team earlier this offseason, is considered a long shot to make the team out of training camp.
Jeremy Mincey DL DAL 21 hours ago
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jeremy Mincey did not report to the beginning of training camp as he seeks a new contract, according to the Dallas Morning News. Mincey, who led the team with six sacks last season, is set to make roughly $1.5 million in base salary this year. The 31-year-old holds little leverage at the moment, as he is in the final season of his contract and his role is likely to greatly diminish following the team's offseason acquisitions of Greg Hardy and Randy Gregory to boost the pass rush. It is unclear whether Mincey is seeking a multi-year extension or would simply like a pay raise after last season's efforts, and the team has yet to issue a statement on the matter. Players and coaches flew to California on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday's training camp commencement, and it is unclear when Mincey will join them.
Tom Brady QB NE 2 days ago
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady authorized the NFL Players Association on Tuesday to appeal the league's upholding of his four-game suspension in federal court, according to ESPN.com. Brady previously appealed the suspension, which was handed down for his violation of the league's Policy on Integrity of the Game, but he did not receive a reduced punishment. The NFL upheld the suspension based on new information that he intentionally disposed of potentially relevant evidence after it was discovered Brady had his phone destroyed prior to meeting with investigators. Brady is expected to pursue an injunction that would allow him to play while the legal process unfolds, but it is unclear at this time how likely he would be to receive one. The veteran is currently scheduled to miss the first four games of the season and would return in Week 6 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Marques Colston WR NO 2 days ago
The New Orleans Saints placed wide receiver Marques Colston on the physically unable to perform list Tuesday for an undisclosed reason, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Colston is eligible to be activated whenever he is ready to play,
Dontari Poe DL KC 2 days ago
Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Dontari Poe will report to training camp Friday, but he is not expected to participate fully as he continues to recover from a back injury, according to the Kansas City Star. Poe underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk July 15 and has since been prescribed two epidurals in addition to rest. The 24-year-old first experienced pain during OTAs earlier this offseason and exacerbated the issue while training. "He was home training," Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder said. "He was doing great and then he hurt his back again. We brought him back to Kansas City. He had successful surgery, microdiskectomy. He had that disk removed. He's in Memphis right now. He's not doing a whole lot of rehab or treatment. He's resting, but he's doing great. He's going to be up here with us on Friday, and he'll have extensive treatment and rehab."