Sam Barrington LB GB 16 hours ago

Barrington is poised to make the defensive calls in Green Bay this season, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reports.

Barrington tallied at least five tackles in six of the Packers' final seven games of 2014, including playoffs, accruing 47 (30 solo) during that stretch. Over the course of a full campaign, such production equates to 107 stops, which would make him relevant in IDP formats. Expect Barrington to work in conjunction with Clay Matthews at inside linebacker in the coming season.

Ryan Williams RB DAL 21 hours ago

Williams (knee) could be facing an uphill battle to secure a roster spot with the Cowboys, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Of course things could change if injuries hit other members of the team's backfield as the summer progresses, but in the wake of DeMarco Murray's free agent departure, Joseph Randle appears to have an edge at securing the job as the team's lead back, with Darren McFadden also in the mix on that front and Lance Dunbar a candidate to see work on passing downs.

Kiko Alonso LB PHI 2 days ago

Alonso's teammate, Mychal Kendricks, is a strong candidate to be traded, according to Geoff Mosher of CSN Philadelphia.

After acquiring Alonso during the offseason, the Eagles have a glut of talent at inside linebacker, with the 2013 DROY runner-up joined by Mychal Kendricks and DeMeco Ryans. Kendricks and Alonso are both speedy three-down linebackers who excel in coverage, whereas Ryans is more of a run-stopper. Ryans' contract makes a trade unlikely, so Kendricks is the best bet to be moved. It's still quite possible the team could keep all three, in which case Kendricks and/or Alonso would likely lose some snaps to Ryans on early downs and near the goal line.

Mychal Kendricks LB PHI 2 days ago1 Comment

Kendricks is a strong candidate to be traded, according to Geoff Mosher of CSN Philadelphia.

The Eagles have a glut of talent at inside linebacker, with Kendricks joined by DeMeco Ryans and offseason acquisition Kiko Alonso. Both Kendricks and Alonso have strong three-down skillsets, whereas Ryans is more of a run-stuffer at this stage in his career. The team might find it useful to keep all three, but if a strong offer for Kendricks comes up, Alonso and Ryans would be a perfectly capable duo.

John Abraham LB ARI 2 days ago

Abraham is wanted by police in Brookhaven, Georgia for a charge of misdemeanor battery, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Between his struggles with concussion symptoms and off-the-field issues, Abraham faces an uncertain professional future. He said this weekend that he's 50-50 on returning for a 15th season, but there haven't been any further updates, and a return to the NFL might now require dealing with league discipline.

Earl Wolff DB PHI 2 days ago

Wolff (knee) is no lock to make the final roster, according to CSN Philadelphia's Geoff Mosher.

Wolff had knee surgery in November and missed offseason practices, after recording just seven tackles in seven games last year. Walter Thurmond has emerged as the clear favorite to start next to Malcolm Jenkins at safety, leaving Wolff to compete with a group that includes Chris Maragos and Chris Prosinki for what will likely be two or three roster spots.

Paul Posluszny LB JAC 2 days ago

Posluszny, who is slated to reclaim his starting spot at middle linebacker, is still viewed as a three-down player by the Jaguars, the Florida Times-Union reports.

Posluszny returns for the 2015 season after a torn chest muscle ended his 2014 campaign during Week 7's contest against the Browns. Prior to his injury, he accumulated 69 tackles and two sacks in seven games. Posluszny signed a contract extension in April, keeping him in Jacksonville through the 2017 season. The 30-year-old linebacker finished second in the league in tackles during the 2013 season with 162 stops in 15 games.

Walter Thurmond DB PHI 2 days ago

Thurmond is expected to start next to Malcolm Jenkins at safety, according to CSN Philadelphia's Geoff Mosher.

The Eagles moved Thurmond to safety this offseason, and while he was initially expected to compete for a starting job, it now seems he may essentially be handed one. Second-round rookie Eric Rowe will compete for a starting spot at cornerback, and the Eagles' other options to play safety are underwhelming. Thurmond's role probably won't be conducive to piling up tackles, given that he's on the smaller (and faster) side of the safety spectrum.

Nolan Carroll II DB PHI 2 days ago

Carroll and Eric Rowe are competing for a starting job, according to CSN Philadelphia's Geoff Mosher.

Carroll has 27 career starts through five seasons, but Rowe is a second-round rookie with an ideal blend of size and speed. The Eagles obviously hope Rowe will prove worthy of the starting job, but the rookie's versatility (he also can play safety) might work in Carroll's favor if it's a close call. Rowe is the more promising IDP prospect, as Carroll has never topped 43 tackles in a season.

Eric Rowe DB PHI 2 days ago

Rowe and Nolan Carroll are competing for the starting spot opposite Byron Maxwell, according to CSN Philadelphia's Geoff Mosher.

Unless the Eagles trade Brandon Boykin, the loser of this position battle will likely be the No. 4 cornerback. Rowe, however, has a second potential path to playing time, as he's also capable of playing safety.