DeSean Jackson WR WAS 4 Hrs
DeSean Jackson averaged 3.85 catches for 67.3 yards and 0.32 touchdowns per game on a 52.2 percent catch rate in five years under Andy Reid.
In one year with Chip Kelly (last season), Jackson's numbers surged to 5.12 catches for 83.2 yards and 0.56 touchdowns on a 65.0 catch rate. He also stayed completely healthy for the first time since 2008. Now out of the Kelly offense again and sharing No. 1 wideout duties with Pierre Garcon, there's reason to think that career-best season was an outlier. Read more in Adam Levitan's ADP Overvalued column, linked below.
Jameel McClain LB NYG 4 Hrs
X-rays on Giants SLB Jameel McClain's foot came back negative.
However, ESPN's Josina Anderson reports McClain could undergo an MRI on Wednesday. For now, the Giants are saying McClain is simply dealing with "soreness" after being carted off the practice field on Tuesday. The G-Men can ill afford McClain's injury to be serious with Jon Beason (foot) on the shelf.
Leon Hall DB CIN 4 Hrs
Bengals RCB Leon Hall (PUP, Achilles') is expected to be activated within the week.
Coach Marvin Lewis has raved about Hall's recovery all offseason, and kept at it this week. Hall is now nine months removed from the injury that ended his 2013. With tears to both Achilles' now on his rsum heading into his age-29 campaign, Hall will be a question mark this season.
Ace Sanders WR JAC 5 Hrs
Jaguars placed WR Ace Sanders on the non-football illness list.
His stay there should be short lived. Sanders has a fairly firm grip on Jacksonville's No. 4 receiver job, but can't afford to miss a ton of time coming off a middling rookie season.
Eric Fisher KC 5 Hrs
Chiefs LT Eric Fisher (sports-hernia operation, shoulder) will be a full participant in training camp.
Fisher has reported early, getting in snaps with a "skeleton crew" on Tuesday. "I had the surgeries, so I needed to get out here, get situated before the vets get here," Fisher said. "I'm glad to be here early so I can get a jump on things." The No. 1 pick of last year's draft, Fisher is coming off a rough rookie campaign, but is replacing Branden Albert on the blindside.
Brad Smelley TE HOU 5 Hrs
Texans waived FB Brad Smelley.
Smelley has just four NFL appearances to his name, but had been atop the Texans' depth chart late last season. It's possible he wasn't 100 percent healthy after tearing his calf in Week 16. Sixth-round rookie Jay Prosch is now the Texans' lead blocker.
Bernard Pierce RB BAL 5 Hrs
Bernard Pierce (shoulder surgery) has been "fully cleared" for training camp.
With Ray Rice expected to draw a multi-game suspension, Pierce's clearance paves the way for him to open the season as the Ravens' early-down back. Listed at 230 pounds, Pierce also said he's down to 223. It can only help after a sluggish 2013. Despite last year's struggles, Pierce's role makes him well worth a mid-round flier in fantasy drafts.
Pat Angerer LB ATL 5 Hrs
Falcons signed LB Pat Angerer.
Angerer is apparently over the knee injury that ended his 2013 and required offseason surgery. Injuries have limited the 2010 second-rounder to just 11 appearances in each of the past two seasons, but he'll have a good shot at cracking the 53-man roster if he can remain healthy. The Falcons are ad libbing as they look to make up for the loss of ILB Sean Weatherspoon (Achilles').
Jeremy Ebert WR ATL 6 Hrs
Falcons signed WR Jeremy Ebert.
A seventh-round journeyman, Ebert caught three passes across six games for the Jaguars last season. If he has any shot at cracking the Falcons' 53-man roster, it's as a special teamer who can man the final wideout spot in a pinch.
Joel Dreessen TE DEN 6 Hrs
Broncos released TE Joel Dreessen.
Dreessen was cut with the "failed physical" designation. He underwent surgery on his left knee in February, his third operation on the same knee is less than a calendar year. Dreessen will turn 32 on Saturday and may be nearing the end of the line with his body starting to betray him. The Broncos save $2.5 million.