Robert Woods WR BUF 5 days ago

Woods is healthy and participating fully in OTAs following offseason groin surgery, The Buffalo News reports. "I'm healthy. I got my speed back. So other than that, it's all timing. Be open, stay open, said Woods. "I feel like I can run again."

Competitive Edge Analysis

Woods is also serving as the top receiver in practice while Sammy Watkins begins his recovery from foot surgery. There's a small chance that could carry over into the season if Watkins doesn't heal properly, though everyone seems to initially think Watkins will be back by Week 1. Woods is a very clear No. 2 entering the final season of his current contract, though we'll note once again the Bills lean extra heavy toward the run.

PEric Ebron TE DET 5 days ago

Ebron missed Thursday's OTA due to an unspecified injury, Tim Twentyman of reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ebron is expected to be one of the main receiving targets for quarterback Matthew Stafford this season now that Calvin Johnson has retired, but the team doesn't seem to be too worried that Ebron missed practice. Head coach Jim Caldwell said in reference to Ebron, "He's coming along, so we've got a few guys with some bumps and bruises and some issues, but he should be back." While it remains unclear why the tight end is out, it doesn't appear he'll be out for too much longer, and he should be considered day to day for a return to practice.

PBrandon Marshall LB DEN 5 days ago

Marshall has been limited in OTAs due to offseason surgery on his right index finger, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Marshall sustained the injury while causing Jamaal Charles to fumble during a Week 2 victory, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post. Brushing off the concern, Marshall proceeded to notch 100-plus tackles for the second season in a row, to which he added two forced fumbled, 1.5 sacks, and one interception in 16 games. Even if he remains limited through OTAs and mandatory minicamp, the minor procedure isn't expected to impact his activity level once training camp rolls around in late July.

PTrent Richardson RB BAL 5 days ago1 Comment

Richardson hurt his hamstring during the Ravens' offseason program last week.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Among the latest teams to hold its first OTA on Thursday, the Ravens were bound to reveal the news due to Richardson's lack of participation in front of assembled media. In his attempted NFL comeback, any reps missed puts him behind the eight ball, though plenty of time remains to continue making an impression on the fourth organization of his career. Helping his cause is a more toned physique, as he's whittled down his weight to 218 pounds from its reported maximum of 240 pounds, but a reserve gig is likely the best he can expect in a backfield led by Justin Forsett (arm) and Javorius Allen.

QKevin Dodd DL TEN 5 days ago

Dodd underwent foot surgery on Thursday morning and will miss the rest of OTAs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

According to Ian Rapoport, Dodd learned in rookie camp that he had a stress fracture in his foot. A screw was inserted during the surgery and the Titans are hopeful the rookie we'll be ready to return by training camp.

Michael Wilhoite LB SF 5 days ago

Wilhoite will get an opportunity to line up with the first-team defense during OTAs, CSN Bay Area reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gerald Hodges has been getting first-unit reps alongside NaVorro Bowman - as he did on Wednesday as well - but defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil said that Wilhoite will also get reps with the first-unit in an effort to create competition for the job during minicamp. Wilhoite was one of the 49ers' starting middle linebackers in 2015 before he went down with an ankle injury. He signed a one-year deal to stay with the club this offseason.

PAhmad Brooks LB SF 5 days ago

Brooks (undisclosed) has only been participating in walk-throughs during 49ers' OTAs, CSN Bay Area reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

49ers defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil wouldn't disclose the nature of Brooks' injury, but said that he is "hoping that we can get something out of him by the end of spring." It doesn't sound like the injury is serious, and we will update his status as soon as more information is provided by the team.

PKelvin Benjamin WR CAR 5 days ago

Benjamin (knee) was a limited participant during Thursday's OTA session, his first organized practice with the Panthers since suffering a torn left ACL during last year's training camp prior to the 2015 season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Benjamin was held out of 11-on-11 activities as he won't rush the lengthy recovery process that results from an ACL injury, but the fact that he was on the field for individual drills is a good sign with training camp fast approaching. His Week 1 status is not currently up in the air, while he's expected to once again be a limited participant in OTAs when the team gets back on the practice field next Tuesday.

QAmeer Abdullah RB DET 5 days ago

Abdullah underwent shoulder surgery in January to repair a torn labrum and he could miss the remainder of the offseason as he continues to rehab, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Abdullah is coming off a rookie campaign with the Lions in which he led the team in rushing yards with 597 on 143 carries, while he played the final two games of the season with an injured shoulder that would eventually require surgery. The team has elected to proceed cautiously during their potential starting running back's rehab until training camp, but he appears to be ahead of schedule. Abdullah's Week 1 status isn't currently in doubt, while Theo Riddick, Stevan Ridley, Zach Zenner, and incoming rookie Dwayne Washington should see additional opportunities this offseason with Abdullah sidelined.

Mike Evans WR TB 5 days ago

Evans had a beauty of a toe-tapping touchdown catch during Tuesday's opening OTA session, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The third-year receiver was back at full participation to start OTAs, after his voluntary mini-camp participation last month was cut short due to an undisclosed injury. Evans hauled in a short touchdown throw on the right edge of the end zone off a Mike Glennon rollout, tapping his toes on the green before heading out of bounds. The 22-year-old will try to rebound from a 2015 campaign that saw him lead the NFL in drops, despite the fact that he also totaled 1,206 yards on 74 catches.