Devin Smith WR NYJ 3 days ago
New York Jets wide receiver Devin Smith will miss the majority of training camp after suffering broken ribs on Friday, according to NFL.com. Smith, who the team selected in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft in April, was being held in the hospital overnight as a precaution, but the injury is not believed to be a long-term concern.
Paul Richardson WR SEA 3 days ago
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson was placed on the physically unable to perform list Friday as he continues to recover from a knee injury, according to 710 ESPN Seattle. Richardson suffered a knee injury during the team's playoff run last January and is without a timetable for return.
Joique Bell RB DET 3 days ago
Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell is currently without a timetable for his return as he continues to recover from injuries to his knee and Achilles, according to the Detroit Free Press. Bell is said to be slightly ahead of schedule in his recovery, but the team will make sure he is fully healthy before removing him from the Physically Unable to Perform list. "I'm not sure how long it's going to take," head coach Jim Caldwell said. "I do know one thing -- that he's coming along quickly and we'll see what the doctor says. The doctors take a look at them, they make a determination of when they can go and we go from there. From a schematic standpoint, he understands and knows how to run the ball. He knows the system, and we're just majorly concerned right now with obviously getting him healthy. And he's well on his way to that." The 28-year-old compiled 912 total yards with eight touchdowns last season and is expected to lead the team's backfield in 2015.
Junior Galette LB WAS 3 days ago
Free-agent linebacker Junior Galette agreed to a one-year contract worth the league minimum with the Washington Redskins on Friday, according to ESPN. Galette signed a four-year, $41.5 million contract extension with the New Orleans Saints earlier this offseason, but was released after a video surfaced on the internet of him beating a woman with a belt. Additionally, he was arrested earlier this year on an unrelated domestic violence incident. The 27-year-old took to social media following his release and had some very critical and personal remarks for several members of the Saints organization. Despite all of his off-field issues, Galette has emerged as a top pass rusher heading into his sixth season, totaling 22 sacks over the last two years, and will be a welcome addition to a defense that finished tied for 21st in the league with 36 sacks last season.
Jameis Winston QB TB 3 days ago
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston was officially named the team's starter Friday, according to the Tampa Tribune. Winston was selected first overall in the 2015 NFL Draft and has reinforced head coach Lovie Smith's confidence in him with a strong offseason leading up to the start of training camp. Despite several high-profile off-the-field incidents during his time at Florida State, Winston was viewed as the most NFL-ready quarterback prospect in this year's draft class. The team possess a talented group of skill players that includes wide receivers Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans, giving Winston two big-bodied targets to help ease his transition into the league. The 21-year-old will be the focal point of an offense looking for significant improvement after finishing 25th in the league with 206.1 pass yards per game and 29th with 17.3 points per game in 2014.
Greg Hardy DL DAL 3 days ago
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy will be limited at the start of camp as he recovers from a minor rib injury, according to ESPN Dallas. Hardy suffered a rib strain in the opening practice of camp Thursday but the team can afford to be cautious as he is set to serve a four-game suspension at the start of the regular season. "To be honest with you, with Greg right from the start, he was actually going too hard," coach Jason Garrett said. "He was going too hard in the weight room and too hard on the field early on in the offseason. So he's a guy that is really committed to being the best that he can be. And I think he wants to be a part of something special. And I think he wants to come to work every day and show his teammates what he's all about in terms of his work ethic and what he can bring to our football team." The 27-year-old isn't expected to miss a significant amount of time and the team plans to give him plenty of reps in the preseason after he missed nearly all of last season due to his placement on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list.
Bashaud Breeland DB WAS 3 days ago
Washington Redskins cornerback Brashaud Breeland has been suspended one game for violating the league's policy on substance abuse, according to NFL.com. Breelund recorded 69 tackles and two interceptions in 15 starts as a rookie last season but will miss the 2015 season opener against the Miami Dolphins after being arrested for marijuana possession last summer.
Darren McFadden RB DAL 3 days ago
Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden will miss about a week of training camp after injuring his hamstring. McFadden has already dealt with a previous hamstring injury this offseason and will need to put the injuries behind him in order to make headway in the competition for a starting job.
Russell Wilson QB SEA 4 days ago
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson agreed to a four-year, $87.6 million contract extension Friday, which includes $60 million guaranteed, according to the Seattle Times. $31 million of the $60 million guaranteed will be in the form of a signing bonus. Wilson said he would play out the last year of his $1.5 million rookie contract if the two sides did not reach an agreement before Friday, the first day of training camp. The $60 million in guaranteed money is the third most in the NFL, trailing only the $64 million guarantee that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger received and the $61 million that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick got in his last contract. Wilson has led the Seahawks to two Super Bowls and a 36-12 record since he became the starter, and while his contract is significant in terms of value, it does leave some room for the team to sign linebacker Bobby Wagner to a big deal as well.
Justin Hunter WR TEN 4 days ago
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter will participate in the team's first practice of training camp on Friday despite an ongoing legal matter, according to The Tennesseean. Hunter, who was involved in a bar fight in early July, has been charged with felonious assault and is likely to face discipline from the NFL once the legal process has run its course. "Justin is here and he's ready to go," head coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "We've communicated with the league and we feel comfortable with the process. He'll be on the field tomorrow full go. We look forward to seeing how he progresses in camp." Hunter's presence at camp will be important in allowing him to develop a rapport with new quarterback Marcus Mariota. He is expected to compete for a starting spot during training camp after catching 28 passes for 498 yards and three touchdowns last season.