Jordan Reed TE WAS 22 hours ago
Reed was evaluated for soreness in his knee as Redskins OTAS opened Tuesday, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.
Staying healthy has been Reed's biggest challenge through two seasons, but this doesn't sound like anything serious. While he's already missed 16 games in his career, Reed has impressively caught 76.6 percent of his targets for 7.8 YPT, despite dealing with poor quarterback play. There is some concern that Niles Paul could eat into his targets, but if healthy, Reed is one of the league's better receiving threats at tight end.
Tamba Hali LB KC 22 hours ago
Despite having a scope on his knee during the offseason, Hali said Tuesday that he's feeling good, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.
After dealing with a knee injury for the final month of last season, Hali had some loose cartilage cleaned out. He's coming off a disappointing six-sack campaign, but the 31-year-old got more pressure than the one statistic indicates, and he should still have a few good years remaining. Still, Hali may start to lose some snaps to Dee Ford, who was selected in the first round last year.
Jarvis Landry WR MIA 24 hours ago
Landry is working in the slot as Dolphins OTAS begin Tuesday, ESPN.com's James Walker reports.
While he only managed 9.0 yards per reception as a second-round rookie, Landry impressively caught 84-of-111 targets (75.7 percent) as Ryan Tannehill's favorite underneath option. Landry figures to have a similar role in his sophomore campaign, but while his increased experience would typically dictate an uptick in targets, there's a ton of competition for Tannehill's attention. The Dolphins traded for Kenny Stills, drafted DeVante Parker in the first round, and signed both Greg Jennings and TE Jordan Cameron. Also, RB Lamar Miller is coming off a career season, and rookie RB Jay Ajayi was widely viewed as a steal in the fifth round.
Marqise Lee WR JAC 1 day ago
Lee is week-to-week with a knee injury as the Jaguars begin OTAS, John Oehser of the team's official website reports.
Lee injured his knee during the Jaguars' offseason program but should have plenty of time to get healthy before training camp. With Justin Blackmon still suspended indefinitely and Cecil Shorts in Houston, the Jacksonville receiving corps will likely be led by Lee, Allen Robinson (foot), Allen Hurns and TE Julius Thomas. Lee should be able to lock down a starting role, but he'll have plenty of competition for touches in a questionable offense, as the Jaguars also drafted RB T.J. Yeldon in the second round. Of the team's three key second-year wideouts, Robinson has the most upside, while Lee projects as more of a possession receiver.
Terrance West RB CLE 1 day ago
West's teammate, Isaiah Crowell, took the first snap at running back as Browns OTAs started Tuesday morning, ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi reports.
West, Crowell and rookie third-round pick Duke Johnson are all expected to compete for significant roles in one of the key position battles to watch this summer. West and Crowell have the advantage in size and experience, while Johnson offers superior speed, agility and receiving skills. The Cleveland offense doesn't look especially promising, but the team does have a talented offensive line and defense, which along with a lack of playmakers at quarterback and wide receiver, could lead to a run-heavy approach.
Isaiah Crowell RB CLE 1 day ago
Crowell took the first snap at Browns OTAs on Tuesday, ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi reports.
And so the battle begins. Crowell, Terrance West and third-round rookie Duke Johnson are all candidates to lead the Cleveland backfield, and it won't be at all surprising if there's a committee to start the season. This is one of the top position battles to track throughout the summer, but there's no need to put much stock in Crowell getting the first snap at OTAs. Johnson doesn't have the benefit of experience, but he's both the most talented of the trio and the best receiver.
A. J. Jenkins WR DAL 1 day ago
Jenkins has signed with the Cowboys, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.
A surprising first-round selection by the 49ers in 2012, Jenkins never panned out in San Francisco or Kansas City, despite playing for teams that were far from loaded at his position. He has good speed and decent size (6-0, 200 pounds), but he'll likely be facing an uphill battle to earn one of the final roster spots in Dallas.
Darren McFadden RB DAL 1 day ago
Joseph Randle, and not McFadden, is expected to get the initial look with the Cowboys' first team offense as the team heads into their OTAs, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Fantasy players will be keeping a very close eye on how the Cowboys backfield shakes out heading into Week 1, given the production any back could have running behind their supremely talented offensive line. Randle's role with the first team could simply be a matter of his familiarity with the offense compared to new Cowboy McFadden, but you may want to hold off using a higher pick on the former Raider until his spot on the depth chart is a little clearer.
Joseph Randle RB DAL 1 day ago
Randle, and not Darren McFadden, is expected to get the initial look with the Cowboys' first team offense as the team heads into their OTAs, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Fantasy players will be keeping a very close eye on how the Cowboys backfield shakes out heading into Week 1, given the production any back could have running behind their supremely talented offensive line. Randle's off-field issues are still a concern, but his 6.7 YPC in limited touches last year highlights his potential value if he wins the starting job.
Dane Fletcher LB NE 1 day ago
Fletcher is signing a one-year deal with the Patriots, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Feltcher was with the Patriots from 2010 to 2013, recording six starts and 51 tackles. He then spent last season in Tampa Bay, where he started four games and made 28 tackles. Fletcher may need to compete for a roster spot, despite having extensive experience with the Patriots.