Derrick Shelby DL MIA 23 Hrs
Dolphins third-year DE Derrick Shelby underwent an offseason knee scope.
It's no longer an issue, but it's noteworthy. Shelby is a coaching-staff favorite and will handle third-end duties behind Olivier Vernon and Cameron Wake. He registered 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles across 446 snaps last season.
Mikel Leshoure RB DET 23 Hrs
MLive.com doesn't envision Mikel Leshoure "having any role" on offense for the Lions this season "unless there's an injury."
Reggie Bush, Joique Bell, and Theo Reddick are leaps and bounds ahead of Leshoure on the depth chart. The Lions have been saying Leshoure isn't being viewed as an afterthought, but we're not taking the bait. He's entering the final year of his rookie contract, and will likely ride the bench for much of it before entering free agency next spring. Leshoure just turned 24 in March.
Will Hill DB BAL 24 Hrs
Ravens signed S Will Hill.
Harvey Dahl STL 24 Hrs
Coach Jeff Fisher said the Rams "have left the door open" for free agent RG Harvey Dahl to return.
Dahl, 33, was released in March in a cap move. He underwent ankle and hip surgeries following the season, with the hip rehab being the most extensive. It sounds like Dahl still may not be recovered. For now, the Rams are going with Rodger Saffold at right guard. Davin Joseph and Barrett Jones are the backups.
William Hayes DL STL 24 Hrs
Rams DE William Hayes underwent three offseason surgeries.
Coach Jeff Fisher didn't reveal details. They were all likely of the clean-up variety. Hayes sprained his MCL last September, but appeared in 14 games. Over the past two seasons, he's racked up 12 sacks as the third end behind Chris Long and Robert Quinn. Hayes, 29, will fill the same role again in 2014.
Sam Bradford QB STL 1 Day
Coach Jeff Fisher said Sam Bradford (knee) is full-go for the start of training camp.
"Sam is in great shape," Fisher said. "He's ready to go. We don't have (reservations) - right now as we speak, as camp starts - he's full-go. If we need to back him down here and there, we'll back him down." Bradford tore his ACL in Week 7 and participated in spring practices. Fisher added the Rams may hold him out of the preseason opener as a precaution, but he will get some exhibition work. He's entering the summer as a back-end QB2.
Courtney Upshaw LB BAL 1 Day
ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley observed that OLB Courtney Upshaw looked even bigger than he did in the spring when he reported to the team overweight.
Reporting to camp overweight is becoming an annual thing for Upshaw. His normal playing weight is in the 270-275 pound range, and he's likely knocking on the door of 300 at the moment. Upshaw is entering his third season and will be counted on to set the edge as a run defender on early downs.
Ryan Tannehill QB MIA 1 Day
The Dolphins are expected to implement for read-option into their offense this season.
With OC Bill Lazor, a Chip Kelly disciple, now running the show in Miami, he's expected to take advantage of Ryan Tannehill's athleticism. Tannehill, as a former college receiver, has piled up just 449 yards rushing and three touchdowns through his first two seasons. Adding that dynamic to his game would be a boost, but not one big enough to make him anything more than a middling QB2.
Andre Johnson WR HOU 1 Day1 Comment
Andre Johnson reported to training camp on Friday.
We can all breathe. Johnson was in Houston talking with Texans brass earlier this week, leading many to believe he would report to camp in time for Saturday's first practice. He did just that. Johnson's not going anywhere this year, and will be suiting up for the Texans and catching passes from Ryan Fitzpatrick. He should still dominate targets, but Johnson's YPR average may take a blow. Even at 33, Johnson is still one of the premier receivers in football.
Kroy Biermann LB ATL 1 Day
Falcons DE/OLB Kroy Biermann (Achilles') will be limited at the beginning of training camp.
Biermann tore his Achilles' in Week 2. He'll have every third practice day off and won't play in at least the first preseason game. Coach Mike Smith fully expects Biermann to be 100 percent for the opener. The Falcons need Biermann to return to form, as he's one of their most experienced edge players.