Denard Robinson RB JAC 6 days ago
Robinson is past the foot injury that ended his 2014 season, the Florida Times-Union reports.
Per the report, Robinson, who landed on IR after Week 14 last season, indicated that he was cleared to do everything back in February, which puts him in line to re-establish a role in a Jags' backfield that also includes Toby Gerhart, Storm Johnson, Bernard Pierce and possibly another option via the upcoming NFL draft. Prior to his injury, Robinson carried 135 times for a team-high 582 yards, with four TDs, to go along with 23 catches for 124 yards in 13 games for the Jags.
Danny Woodhead RB SD 6 days ago
Woodhead, whose 2014 season ended in Week 3 when he suffered a broken fibula, indicates that he feels good as the start of the Chargers' offseason program approaches, the team's official site reports.
"I feel really, really good," said Woodhead, who was limited 15 carries for 38 yards and five catches for 34 yards in three games last season. "I really do. As far as the injury goes, that is something I'm not even thinking about." With Ryan Mathews having departed via free agency, a healthy Woodhead is now in line to reprise his change-of-pace duties in the Chargers' 2015 backfield, which also currently includes Branden Oliver and Donald Brown and figures to be bolstered in the upcoming NFL draft.
Zach Mettenberger QB TEN 1 week ago5 Comments
Mettenberger has organized workouts in Nashville with teammates, The Tennessean reports.
As of this writing, Mettenberger is the Titans starting quarterback, though there's been some speculation of late involving Philip Rivers coming to Tennessee for the second-overall pick. And then there's the chance the Titans make a grab for Marcus Mariota at No. 2 in the draft. According to a report on NFL.com, Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt isn't a fan of Mariotta's style but management relishes the thought of adding a Heisman Trophy winner to a drab and dreary team.
Brandon Marshall LB DEN 1 week ago
Marshall had surgery on his foot in March, but he should still be ready for training camp, Vic Lombardi of CBS Denver reports.
Marshall missed the final two games of the 2014 regular season with a sprain in the Lisfranc area of his right foot. He was able to return for a playoff loss to the Colts, but the injury was apparently serious enough to require surgery. IDP leaguers will want to keep an eye on the Denver linebacking corps, as Danny Trevathan (knee) is also looking to bounce back from an injury. Trevathan had a tremendous breakout season in 2013, while Marshall did the same in 2014. If both guys are healthy to work alongside Von Miller, the Broncos will have arguably the league's best collection of linebacker talent.
Danny Trevathan LB DEN 1 week ago
Trevathan (knee) said he is 100 percent healthy, the Broncos' official website reports.
Trevathan suffered a knee fracture during training camp, and while he returned for Week 5, he only played three games before re-injuring his knee. He recently admitted that he probably rushed back from the injury, but he seems to be back at full health for team-organized workouts. Assuming no setbacks, the 25-year-old Trevathan should bounce back to his 2013 breakout form, making him an intriguing target in all IDP formats. He finished the 2013 season with 129 tackles (88 solo), four forced fumbles, three interceptions, two sacks, a fumble recovery and 10 passes defensed.
DeMeco Ryans LB PHI 1 week ago
Ryans (Achilles), who agreed to a two-year contract with the Eagles in March, said he will definitely be ready for the start of training camp, CSN Philadelphia's Reuben Frank reports.
Given that Ryans suffered a torn Achilles in November, it would be premature to assume he'll be ready for training camp. Still, his optimism is a good early sign, and it won't be surprising if he's back at full strength by Week 1. Of course, Ryans' days as a useful IDP may be over, as the Eagles now have Mychal Kendricks and Kiko Alonso on the roster. Ryans won't necessarily be a starter, and even if he is, he may come off the field for passing downs.
Paul Posluszny LB JAC 1 week ago
Posluszny signed a one-year extension with the Jaguars on Thursday, the Sun Times reports.
The extension, which will keep the productive linebacker in Jacksonville through the 2017 season, will result in a slight pay cut, though Posluszny will receive more guaranteed money. The 30-year-old signed a six-year, $45 million contract with the Jaguars in 2011.
Adrian Peterson RB MIN 1 week ago27 Comments
The NFL issued a statement Thursday relaying that effective Friday, Peterson will be reinstated as an active NFL player.
Upon his reinstatement, Peterson -- who was suspended without pay this past November for the remainder of the 2014 NFL season for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy -- will be permitted to participate in all scheduled activities with the Vikings. Peterson is under contract with the team this coming season for a base salary in the neighborhood of $13 million, but at this stage it remains to be seen if he will remain with the Minnesota organization. While the Vikings have indicated that they would like the running back to play for the team in 2015, per the Duluth News Tribune, Peterson's reinstatement does open the door for a potential trade down the road.
Kai Forbath K WAS 1 week ago9 Comments
Forbath re-signed with the Redskins on Thursday.
Forbath had been a restricted free agent, but will stay with the organization for his fourth NFL season. His field goals made total has increased with each year in the league, resulting in a career-best 103 points in 2014. The 27-year-old will be the favorite to win the job once again in 2015, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Washington bring in a little competition during camp.
Sammy Watkins WR BUF 1 week ago
Coach Rex Ryan does not expect Watkins, who underwent a hip procedure following the 2014 season, to do much football-related work until August, but the coach expects him to be fully ready for training camp, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said Ryan, "My understanding is Sammy is doing really well. We're not going to see him out there until training camp. But he should be full go when we get to training camp."
We wouldn't knock Watkins down at all due to the injury. He also should be primed for a strong career after flashing signs of brilliance as a rookie. That said, the Bills still don't know who their quarterback is going to be and there's a lot of talented mouths to feed with Watkins, LeSean McCoy, Fred Jackson, Charles Clay, Percy Harvin, and Robert Woods all in the mix. It's also worth mentioning that Ryan and offensive coordinator Greg Roman say they're committed to being a run-heavy team in 2015.