Kenjon BarnerRB PHI (4) 2 days ago
Barner may find himself on the roster bubble, according to ESPN's Phil Sheridan.
Rookie UDFA Byron Marshall, also from the University of Oregon, has a skillset similar to Barner's as a fleet-footed scatback with potential to contribute in the return game. The Eagles also used a fifth-round pick on WVU product Wendell Smallwood, who joins a backfield that already had Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles. It thus seems Barner will have to fight for a roster spot, though it is worth nothing that Mathews has a lengthy injury history and Sproles just turned 33. A 2013 sixth-round selection, Barner has just 34 career carries for 131 yards, with 11 receptions for 29 yards.
Bernard ReedyWR TB (6) 2 days ago
Reedy made a strong impression throughout OTAs and mini-camps, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports.
The 24-year-old speedster, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Falcons in 2014, turned heads throughout on-the-field work in the offseason. Reedy often appeared to be one of the fastest players on the field during OTAs and mini-camps, and made an array of impressive catches, many of them downfield. Although the Bucs' receiver depth chart is one of the most crowded on the team, the stellar play certainly caught the eye of the coaching staff, some of who Reedy has a history with from his Atlanta stint. "Well Bernard is a guy that we had in Atlanta for a while," said Koetter, who was Reedy's offensive coordinator in Atlanta in 2014. "His quickness number one - he's one of the quickest guys on the field. We call him 'Speedy Reedy' for short - somebody besides me thought of that - and he's just a quick little guy in the slot on those little crossing routes and stuff like that. He has a knack for getting himself open." The Toledo product is expected to compete with the likes of second-year wideouts Adam Humphries and Donteaa Dye-- as well as veteran Louis Murphy-- for the slot receiver role this summer.
OUTJoseph RandleRB FA 2 days ago12 Comments
Randle has been charged in Sedgwick County (Kansas) with one count of criminal threat for allegedly threatening a jail deputy last month, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Per ESPN.com, Randle is due back in court on July 6. The running back, who was released by the Cowboys this past November, also has preliminary hearings in two pending felony cases (also in Sedgwick County) on July 26.
PSam BarringtonLB GB (4) 3 days ago
Barrington (ankle) has yet to receive medical clearance, the Packers' official site reports.
With the help of seven starts in 14 appearances during the 2014 campaign, Barrington posted 53 tackles (40 solo) and one sack. He held stature as a starter next to Clay Matthews in Week 1 last season, but Barrington sustained a season-ending ankle injury 15 snaps into 2014, which held him out of the majority of on-field work during the offseason program. Once cleared, Barrington is expected to compete with the likes of rookie Blake Martinez and Jake Ryan at inside linebacker, with both spots up for grabs as Matthews returns to his long-time spot on the outside.
Jared AbbrederisWR GB (4) 3 days ago3 Comments
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy complimented Abbrederis on the final day of the team's offseason program, saying that the third-year wideout plays his position "technically and fundamentally at a very high level," the Packers' official site reports.
The Packers will likely have a slew of wideouts competing for playing time behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, with Abbrederis, Jeff Janis and Ty Montgomery (ankle) all hoping to unseat incumbent No. 3 receiver Davante Adams, who struggled through an ugly 2015 campaign. Abbrederis caught just nine passes in 10 games last season, and he still seems more likely to land fifth or sixth on the depth chart than third or fourth.
Brandon LaFellWR CIN (9) 3 days ago
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton said LaFell has picked up the offense quickly, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
After losing Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu in the early days of free agency, the Bengals signed LaFell to a one-year, $2.5 million contract, and then drafted Tyler Boyd in the second round. LaFell worked with the first-team offense throughout the offseason program, but it's possible the rookie could push him for snaps with a strong camp. LaFell and/or Boyd may be in line for more targets than previously expected, as TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) is uncertain for the start of the season.
Von MillerLB DEN (11) 4 days ago1 Comment
Miller has proclaimed that he will not play the 2016 under the franchise tag, FOX31 Denver reports.
This social media proclamation comes right after Miller claimed that he could not see himself playing for another team or sitting out the 2016 season. While this might seem like an about-face, Miller is simply reducing options, leaving - surprise, surprise - a long-term deal as the lone remaining choice. Miller wants a long-term deal and he wants to get paid upfront. Any public comments between now and the July 15 deadline for franchise-tag players will likely come down to that very point.
Alex CarterDB DET (10) 4 days ago
Carter (ankle) has practiced as a slot corner with the starting defense in offseason workouts, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Carter missed all of his rookie season with an ankle injury, but is getting back into the flow of things this offseason. He was originally placed on the injured reserve/designated to return, but the injury lingered and he couldn't recover in time. Now that he's back to full strength, the 2015 third-round pick has been rotating between the first and second team defense and spent time at both outside and slot corner back. In training camp, he'll be competing with Darrin Walls, Quandre Diggs, and Crezdon Butler for reps in the slot and behind starters Darius Slay and Nevin Lawson.
Kendall GaskinsRB SF (8) 4 days ago
Gaskins signed a two-year contract with the 49ers.
Gaskins was on the 49ers practice squad in 2014 and at the beginning of 2015 before being pulled up to San Francisco's active roster around midseason and playing in the final nine games last year. He recorded 38 yards on 16 rushes and 69 yards on eight receptions in those nine games, but his major contribution was on special teams, where he played 35 percent of the team's snaps. Now that he's been signed once again, the third year running back will be looking to make the roster, but it seems unlikely that he becomes relevant in any fantasy format unless injuries force him into a larger role on offense.
QArian FosterRB HOU (9) 4 days ago
Foster (Achilles) is expected to be healthy for training camp, should he sign with a team, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Foster was released by Houston, his home for the past seven seasons, earlier in the offseason after another disappointing year plagued by injuries. Currently unemployed, he continues to rehab from a torn Achilles in the hopes of finding his way onto a roster. Reports say the four-time Pro Bowler will be hungry and healthy for training camp should any team bring him on.