Antone Smith RB ATL 21 hours ago
Smith said his leg is recovering well, but it doesn't appear that he'll be cleared by the time organized team activities begin Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Smith suffered a broken leg back in November while covering a punt against the Panthers. He hopes to play a bigger role as a running back this season, especially now that Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers are no longer with the team. Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman are expected to begin the season ahead of Smith on the depth chart, but a good preseason could boost his stock.
Michael Sam DL DAL 22 hours ago
Sam has signed a contract with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.
After not finding a job in the NFL, Sam will try to prove his ability up north. He was never able to crack the 53-man rosters of the Rams or Cowboys, but could make a return to the NFL if things go really well in Montreal.
Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 1 day ago
Scandrick has agreed to a revised contract with the Cowboys, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.
Scandrick briefly skipped voluntary workouts in protest of a contract that pays him far below his market value, but he eventually decided to join his teammates in Dallas while negotiating with management. It doesn't appear that negotiations were too tenuous, and Scandrick should be back as a starter this season, even after the Cowboys drafted Byron Jones in the first round. Between Scandrick and Dez Bryant, the Cowboys have vocal leader on both sides of the ball.
Brent Urban DL BAL 1 day ago
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Urban (knee) appears to be 100 percent healthy, the Baltimore Sun reports.
A fourth-round draft pick last season, Urban suffered a torn ACL during training camp. He should have the inside track on a roster spot but may need a solid training camp to secure his place on the team. Urban is unlikely to earn a starting role or make an IDP impact.
Kapron Lewis-Moore DL BAL 1 day ago
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Lewis-Moore (Achilles) is close to 100 percent and could be a full-go during OTAs, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Lewis-Moore slipped to the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, after tearing his ACL in the BCS National Championship game. His bad luck didn't stop there, as he then suffered a torn Achilles in August, ruling him out for all of 2014. Following a pair of seasons spent on injured reserve, Lewis-Moore will need to earn his spot on the roster with a strong training camp and preseason.
Felix Jones RB PIT 1 day ago
Jones and Ben Tate worked out for the Cowboys on Thursday, The Dallas Morning News reports.
The Cowboys may want to add some competition for their in-house options to replace DeMarco Murray, but it's hard to imagine either Jones or Ben Tate would be of much use. Jones was out of the NFL in 2014, while Tate played for three different teams and looked entirely washed up. Even with owner Jerry Jones known to favor former Arkansas Razorbacks, it will be surprising if Jones gets a contract.
Carlos Hyde RB SF 1 day ago1 Comment
Hyde is dealing with a minor leg injury, CSN Bay Area reports.
Hyde is expected to replace Frank Gore as the 49ers' lead back, but there will be competition for touches in the form of Reggie Bush, Kendall Hunter (knee) and Mike Davis. While an injury in training camp or the preseason might affect Hyde's eventual workload, head coach Jim Tomsula said the current issue is nothing to worry about.
Jalston Fowler RB TEN 2 days ago2 Comments
Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Fowler needs to shed some weight, The Tennessean reports.
The Titans liked the fourth-round pick out of Alabama for his ability to protect the passer, but he also was a threat out of the backfield for Crimson Tide. Fowler caught seven touchdown passes the last two seasons.
Rashad Greene WR JAC 2 days ago
Greene signed a four-year deal with the Jaguars, the Florida Times-Union reports. The fifth-round draft pick out of Florida State had a school record 270 catches for 3,830 yards receiving and caught 29 touchdown passes in 51 games for the Seminoles.
There's a crowd of receivers on the roster in front of Greene, who profiles as a slot receiver, but has a better shot of making Jacksonville as a punt returner. He averaged 12.2 yards per return and scored two touchdowns on 38 punt returns in college. That's an area where the Jaguars need improvement, after averaging just 7.1 yards per return and one longer than 20 yards last season.
Dante Fowler DL JAC 2 days ago1 Comment
Fowler will undergo surgery next week to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, the Florida Times Union reports.
Fowler, the Jaguars' first-round pick and third overall in the 2015 draft, hurt the knee on his first day of rookie mini-camp. He will miss all of the 2015 season rehabbing the knee.