OUTDeMarcus WareLB DEN (11) 14 minutes ago
Ware (back) should be medically cleared Friday, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.
Even after he is cleared, Ware may wait a few weeks before he starts working out with the team. Given that he's about to turn 34 and is coming off an injury-plagued season, the cautious approach comes as no surprise. Speaking earlier this summer, Broncos GM John Elway admitted that Ware's lingering back injury is a concern. 2015 first-round selection Shane Ray could take on a larger role if Ware is absent/limited during the regular season.
PLorenzo TaliaferroRB BAL (8) 22 minutes ago
Taliaferro (undisclosed) is not participating in Thursday's practice, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
While not starting training camp on the PUP list, Taliaferro is unavailable for the first full-squad practice. The 2014 fourth-round draft pick is likely just dealing with a minor injury, but he may already have an uphill battle to earn a roster spot, as Justin Forsett, Javorius Allen and Kenneth Dixon are all considered locks. Taliaferro reportedly even worked behind Terrance West throughout much of the offseason program.
PUPJared CookTE GB (4) 32 minutes ago
Cook (foot) has no timetable for a return to practice, but the second week of the preseason could be a realistic target, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Still recovering from early-June foot surgery, Cook is unavailable for the start of training camp and will presumably miss the Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 7. Assuming he gets healthy for a portion of camp and the preseason, the 29-year-old tight end figures to compete with Richard Rodgers for snaps. Cook joined the Packers in March on a one-year, $2.75 million contract.
QDarren McFaddenRB DAL (7) 49 minutes ago
McFadden (elbow) is on track to be ready for Week 1, after receiving good news from a recent bone scan, Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports.
McFadden had surgery in mid-June on his fractured elbow, with the recovery timeline estimated at 2-3 months. He should still be considered questionable for the start of the season and will presumably miss the majority of training camp. McFadden figures to start camp on the Non-Football Injury list, as he broke his elbow in a unfortunate off-field accident this summer, trying to prevent his cell phone from falling off a counter.
PJoe FlaccoQB BAL (8) 57 minutes ago
Flacco (torn ACL) plans to wear a protective knee brace for all of training camp and throughout the entire season, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley reports.
Just eight months removed from suffering a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee, the 31-year-old quarterback is available for the start of Ravens training camp. Although his Week 1 status doesn't seem to be in question, there is some chance his already-limited mobility will be affected. In any case, Flacco has just 654 rushing yards in 122 career games, though he has run for 13 touchdowns, mostly on QB sneaks.
Mike WallaceWR BAL (8) 1 hour ago
Wallace failed a conditioning test that he will need to pass before he's allowed to practice, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Wallace may get another chance to pass the test Thursday, prior to the Ravens' first full-squad practice of training camp. He did hit five of the six benchmarks on the test, suggesting it shouldn't be long before he's on the field. Wallace signed a two-year, $11.5 million contract in March, despite posting a 39-473-2 receiving line for the Vikings last season. It initially appeared he might need to compete for snaps, but with Steve Smith (Achilles) and Breshad Perriman (Achilles) uncertain for Week 1, the Ravens may end up relying on Wallace more than originally expected.
PUPJosh DoctsonWR WAS (9) 1 hour ago
Doctson (foot/Achilles) was placed on the PUP list for the start of training camp, The Washington Post reports.
Doctson is reportedly dealing with two separate injuries, with his foot likely a bigger concern than his Achilles. He was expected to be ready for the start of training camp, but he won't be on the field when the Redskins have their first team walk-through Thursday morning. The 22nd overall draft pick may have a hard time earning early-season snaps if he misses a significant portion of camp, as Washington returns DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and Jamison Crowder in a crowded receiving corps.
Mike EvansWR TB (6) 9 hours ago
Evans, who is trying to come back from what he describes as a "down year" in 2015, engaged in specific training this offseason to help reduce the chances of soft tissue injuries, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
The third-year wideout led the NFL in drops in 2015, and comes in to the new season determined to be much more consistent in his role as the Bucs' clear-cut No. 1 wideout. In his opening training camp press conference, Evans also emphasized that part of his training regimen this offseason included early morning hamstring workouts designed to prevent the soft-tissue injuries that so often plague receivers. The Texas A & M product knows the feeling first-hand, suffering a hamstring pull against the Bengals in Tampa's second preseason game last year that kept him out of action until Week 2 of the regular season.
Daniel DavieDB TB (6) 10 hours ago
Davie was claimed by the Bucs on Wednesday after being waived by the Colts on Tuesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The undrafted rookie from Nebraska played in 19 games over his college career, amassing 67 tackles (46 solo), including six for loss, while also recording two interceptions and defensing 11 passes overall. Davie joins a crowded cornerback depth chart in Tampa that includes 2016 No. 1 selection Vernon Hargreaves, free-agent signees Brent Grimes and Josh Robinson, and holdovers Alterraun Verner, Jude Adjei-Barimah and Johnthan Banks.
Doug MartinRB TB (6) 10 hours ago
Martin is looking forward to 2016 but seeks to reduce his career-high five fumbles from last season, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The Pro Bowl running back expressed considerable optimism regarding the coming season as training camp opened Wednesday, remarking that he's "very anxious to get going, to see what this team can do, see how we're going to improve." At the same time, Martin, armed with a new five-year, $35.7 million contract, knows the onus is on him to not only live up to his new deal, but improve on his surprising ball security problems from last season. After only losing three fumbles over his first three NFL campaigns, the 27-year-old coughed up the ball on five occasions in 2015, with three of those occurring in the final five weeks of the campaign. Martin confirms he's worked on specific technique this offseason designed to address the issue. "I watched all those fumbles after last season," Martin said. "It was more of me fighting for extra yards, not having my other arm on the ball, other hand on the ball. That will all be corrected. I don't look to be fumbling that much this year."