Josh Freeman QB MIA 5 days ago
Free-agent quarterback Josh Freeman was re-signed by the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday, according to the Palm Beach Post. Freeman was released on Friday but will return for the start of training camp, where he will face an uphill battle to secure a roster spot behind quarterbacks Ryan Tannehill and Matt Moore.
Josh McCown QB CLE 5 days ago
Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown is expected to be the starter in Week 1, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Browns head coach Mike Pettine indicated Monday that McCown, who mostly struggled in 11 starts with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year, enters training camp heavily favored over second-year quarterback Johnny Manziel.
Todd Gurley RB STL 5 days ago
St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley is unlikely to be placed on the Physically Unable To Perform list as he continues to recover from knee injury, according to ESPN. Gurley is currently on the non-football injury list, but hopes to participate in individual drills at the start of camp, with an eye on full participation by the end of August. The rookie, who was selected 10th overall in the 2015 NFL Draft despite tearing his ACL last season, would have to sit out the first six games of the season if the team elected to place him on the PUP list. Gurley's status for Week 1 is still very much up in the air, but it seems as though he may be able to return within the season's first five games. Expect an update on Gurley's status once training camp begins later this week.
Martavis Bryant WR PIT 5 days ago
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant reported to training camp weighing 225 pounds, up 20 pounds from a year ago, and at four percent body fat, according to NFL.com. Bryant played in 10 games during his rookie season after suffering a shoulder injury during the preseason but still managed to catch 26 passes for 549 yards and eight touchdowns.
Sammy Watkins WR BUF 5 days ago
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins is expected to be medically cleared for the start of training camp Friday as he continues to recover from a hip injury, according to the Buffalo News. Watkins underwent surgery in February to repair a torn labrum in his hip suffered last season and was given a recovery timetable of approximately four months. “I got time to let my body heal,” Watkins says. “And I got away from football. I think, when I came in fresh out of college, you’re still tired, coming off a long season, bowl game, training for the scouts. Your body’s all broken down because you’re doing so much trying to maintain it. In this offseason, I just rested. I had to rest. I had to sit at home, stretch. And now my body feels great. I feel like I’m 17.” The 22-year-old has yet to be formally cleared, but is expected to be on the field when camp begins later this week.
Fred Jackson RB BUF 5 days ago
Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson is expected to make the final roster, according to ESPN.com. The Bills acquired running back LeSean McCoy during the offseason, but the 34-year-old Jackson is expected to remain with the team for at least one more season in a backup capacity. When healthy, Jackson split time with C.J. Spiller in the backfield over the last several seasons, but Spiller departed for the New Orleans Saints in the offseason. With McCoy expected to take over the vast majority of the carries, Jackson is highly unlikely to enjoy the same quantity of touches he has seen throughout his career. Last season, he rushed 141 times for 525 yards -- a career-low 3.7 yards per carry -- while catching 66 passes for 501 yards and scoring three total touchdowns. He will return for another season as the NFL's oldest active running back.
Larry Donnell TE NYG 6 days ago
New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell is no longer wearing a walking boot for his Achilles injury, according to NJ.com. Donnell is expected to participate in training camp practices this week, but he may still be limited by the injury.
Caleb Sturgis K MIA 6 days ago
Miami Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis is expected to participate in practice near the beginning of training camp as he recovers from a quad injury, according to ESPN.com. Sturgis injured his left quadriceps during a team-sponsored kickball game this offseason.
Blair Walsh K MIN 6 days ago
Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh signed a four-year, $14 million contract extension on Sunday, according to ESPN.com. Walsh has converted 84.5 percent of his field goals in his first three seasons in the league and was voted First-Team All-Pro in 2012. Despite a dip in field-goal percentage to 74.3 last season, Walsh hit five attempts from over 50 yards and was effective on kickoffs with 48 touchbacks. "Blair has been a vital part of our special-teams success since we drafted him and we felt it was very important to secure his future with our organization," general manager Rick Spielman said. "His consistency on kickoffs and on long range field goals can help change the game for our team and we're excited for his future here in Minnesota." The 25-year-old is now under contract until 2019 and will be among the top-five highest-paid kickers in the NFL.
Josh Robinson DB MIN 6 days ago
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson was placed on the physically unable to perform list Sunday due to a partially torn pectoral, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Robinson suffered the injury in early June, putting his status for the start of the season in question. The Vikings can activate him from the PUP list at any point during training camp, but if Robinson stays on the list to start the regular season, he will have to miss the first six games. Even if he were healthy, Robinson might find it difficult to earn a significant role after the Vikings upgraded their cornerback depth in the offseason. The team signed veteran cornerback Terence Newman to a one-year, $2.5 million contract in March, and then selected cornerback Trae Waynes out of Michigan State in the first round of the NFL Draft. Waynes and Newman will likely compete for the starting role across from Xavier Rhodes.