C. J. Anderson RB DEN 15 hours ago
Anderson and Montee Ball have been splitting first-team reps at OTAS, 9News Denver reports.
New Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak said Anderson earned the right to enter the offseason program as the starter, and while that doesn't seem to have changed, it's perhaps possible Ball could eat into Anderson's workload. The threat from Ball can't entirely be written off, but Anderson still has a good chance to lock down a three-down role, and it's probably more concerning that Pro Bowl LT Ryan Clady suffered a season-ending torn ACL on Wednesday. The Broncos were already dealing with some transition on the offensive line, having lost interior linemen Manny Ramirez and Orlando Franklin in the offseason. Anderson's team context is still appealing, just not to the same extent it was at the end of last season.
Allen Robinson WR JAC 15 hours ago
Robinson (foot) said he's ahead of schedule and expects to begin individual drills next week, the Jaguars' official site reports.
He added that he'll be ready to do some limited team activities the following week and certainly by the the Jaguars' mandatory minicamp June 16-18. Robinson, a 10-game starter in 2014, suffered a stress fracture and missed the final six games of the season.
Clay Matthews LB GB 18 hours ago
Matthews will continue to play multiple positions in 2015, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Coach Mike McCarthy was queried on the subject during Thursday's media availability, and he essentially confirmed that the Packers will continue to utilize the versatile Matthews at both inside and outside linebacker. "Clay Matthews is a great pass rusher," McCarthy said. "He's going to continue to play as many different positions as we can get out of him. We need to utilize him as much as we can." Matthews has been used in various roles since entering the league in 2009, and he's posted double-digit sack numbers in four of his six NFL seasons. After recording 7.5 sacks in 2013 (11 games), Matthews rebounded with 11.0 in 2014 to go with a career-best 61 combined tackles.
Matt Simms QB NYJ 19 hours ago
Simms was released by the Jets on Thursday.
Simms, who spent time on the practice squad last season, had little chance of making an impact in 2015. He'll look to catch on elsewhere as the Jets move forth with Geno Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bryce Petty and Jake Heaps as the four quarterbacks on the roster.
Casey Hayward DB GB 20 hours ago
Hayward said Thursday that he's been limited by a foot injury throughout the offseason, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports.
The cornerback would not reveal whether he underwent offseason surgery, but he confirmed that he'll be ready for the start of training camp, so it doesn't look like a major concern for Green Bay.
Michael Campanaro WR BAL 20 hours ago
Campanaro has tear in his quad and will be out until training camp, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Campanaro suffered the injury during Wednesday's practice, forcing him to leave the field to undergo additional tests. An MRI revealed the muscle tear, which will sideline Campanro for a couple months and, presumably, the rest of OTA's. Campanaro is expected to compete for the No. 3 receiver spot this season and could also be a special teams option.
Ryan Clady DEN 21 hours ago3 Comments
Clady is expected to miss the 2015 season after tearing his left ACL during Wednesday's practice, ESPN reports.
This is obviously a huge blow for the Broncos, who will be without their primary pass-protector for the duration of the season. At this point, it's unclear where they'll look for immediate help at tackle. Denver selected Ty Sambrailo out of Colorado State in the second round, but the team could also look to the free agent market for a more experienced option to protect Peyton Manning's blind side.
Mike Evans WR TB 22 hours ago
Evans left Thursday's OTA practice early due to a right hamstring strain, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The team is yet to release a full report, but it looks as though Evans will likely be limited in the short-term. The second-year receiver, who dealt with a similar injury around this time last year, will be counted on as the No. 1 target in the passing game after a strong debut campaign in which he hauled in 65 passes for 1,051 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Mark Ingram RB NO 22 hours ago1 Comment
Ingram was limited by a minor foot injury during Thursday's OTA's, Mike Triplett of ESPN reports.
Coach Sean Payton downplayed the issue and emphasized that Ingram has been participating when possible is doing well. It doesn't look to be anything that will linger too long into the summer for Ingram.
Kelvin Benjamin WR CAR 22 hours ago
Benjamin (hamstring) did not participate in Thursday's OTA session.
Benjamin continues to work through a hamstring injury suffered a few weeks ago during an offseason workout. The team has not provided a return timetable, but the injury is not considered to be be overly serious and should not impact his availability for training camp or the start of the 2015 season.