QJaylen Twyman IL/DT MIN (7)
Mon 6/21/21 8:06 PM
IL/DT MIN (7)
Twyman was recently shot four times while in Washington, D.C., but X-rays came back negative, and he won't require surgery in order to make a full recovery, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
EDGE AnalysisThe rookie sixth-round pick was visiting family in D.C. and was apparently in the "wrong place, wrong time," according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus. Twyman is dealing with what Schefter labeled "superficial, exit wounds," so it appears the young defensive tackle avoided any serious injuries. Twyman should be considered questionable entering training camp but is expected to make a full recovery.
Frank Clark EDR/DE KC (12)
Mon 6/21/21 6:54 PM
EDR/DE KC (12)
Clark was arrested and charged Sunday in Los Angeles with felony illegal possession of a firearm, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.
EDGE AnalysisClark was booked following a traffic stop and later released on bond Monday afternoon. After the Chiefs acquired him via a trade with the Seahawks in April 2019, they reached an agreement on a five-year, $105.5 million contract. In two years since the move, Clark has racked up 66 tackles, 14 sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception in 29 regular-season games. It remains to be seen if his current legal troubles will impact his ability to suit up during the 2021 campaign.
Zaven Collins LB ARI (12)
Mon 6/21/21 6:12 PM
LB ARI (12)
Collins was arrested and charged Sunday for excessive speed and reckless driving, according to the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Police Department.
EDGE AnalysisCollins was spotted going 76 mph in a 35-mph zone, precipitating a traffic stop. He later was released and now awaits trial on a charge that is deemed to be a Class 2 misdemeanor and could result in jail time. However the case breaks, the Cardinals and the NFL will wait for the legal process to play out before levying any sort of punishment. In the meantime, Collins will continue to prepare for his rookie campaign after the Cardinals selected him 16th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft to serve as the team's starting Mike linebacker.
Devin Asiasi TE NE (14)
Mon 6/21/21 4:42 PM
TE NE (14)
Asiasi, who caught just two passes in nine games as a rookie last season, "quietly put together a solid spring," according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com.
EDGE AnalysisThat said, the 2020 third-rounder sits no higher than third on the Patriots' tight end depth chart following the team's offseason additions of Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry in free agency. Asiasi thus profiles as a depth option as the coming season approaches and is off the fantasy radar as long as Smith and Henry are available. Also in the team's TE mix behind the top duo are Dalton Keene, Matt LaCosse and Troy Fumagalli.
Ke'Shawn Vaughn RB TB (9)
Mon 6/21/21 4:16 PM
RB TB (9)
Vaughn has impressed coach Bruce Arians during his time in Tampa, but the second-year running back's chances of seeing increased playing time in 2021 may hinge on his improvement on special teams, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports. "Ke'Shawn's made a nice move, but he has to be a better special teams players right now because of what's in front of him," said Arians. "But I have all the confidence in the world in him as a runner and a receiver."
EDGE Analysis"What's in front of him," as Arians puts it, are Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette. Meanwhile, veteran Giovani Bernard was added this offseason, and all those factors leave Vaughn's prospects for playing time murky at best. The Vanderbilt product logged just 31 touches (26 rushes, five catches) during his rookie campaign, recording a touchdown through the air and averaging 4.2 yards per carry. Vaughn played just 37 special-teams snaps and was a healthy scratch for six regular-season games and the final three postseason contests, but it appears he could have a chance to increase his overall profile in the offense with a strong training camp and preseason in all phases.
Leonard Fournette RB TB (9)
Mon 6/21/21 4:11 PM
RB TB (9)
Coach Bruce Arians remarked that he sees both Fournette and backfield mate Ronald Jones as No. 1s during mandatory minicamp, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. "It's a hell of a group," said Arians. "Both those guys are starters in my mind. Whoever goes out first doesn't really matter to me. But that will be determined in camp."
EDGE AnalysisFournette's signing just before Week 1 a year ago naturally set him back in the early portion of the season, and his role fluctuated from healthy scratch to spot starter throughout the campaign. The fifth-year back then cemented the Buccaneers' interest in bringing him back for their title defense with an excellent postseason -- 448 total yards, four TDs across four games -- and following his re-signing this offseason, he's set to play another prominent role in 2021. However, Jones has a longer body of work in Arians' offense and has been equally impressive at times, meaning both Jones and Fournette appear headed for a dreaded timeshare scenario if they remain healthy and similarly productive last season.
Ronald Jones RB TB (9)
Mon 6/21/21 4:00 PM
RB TB (9)
Coach Bruce Arians remarked that he viewed both Jones and backfield mate Leonard Fournette as No. 1 backs during mandatory minicamp, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. "It's a hell of a group," said Arians. "Both those guys are starters in my mind. Whoever goes out first doesn't really matter to me. But that will be determined in camp."
EDGE AnalysisJones opened the 2020 season as the clear-cut top back with Fournette having just joined the team prior to Week 1, and he earned the right to hold onto that designation for most of the 14 regular-season games for which he was healthy. Jones compiled 978 rushing yards and seven touchdowns (5.1 YPC) while adding a 28-165-1 line through the air. However, an ill-timed quad contusion sustained in pregame warmups before a wild-card game against Washington altered the postseason fortunes of both Jones and Fournette, as the latter thrived with the lead-back job in that game and held it throughout the Super Bowl. Nevertheless, Jones' body of work over the last two campaigns following an abysmal rookie season certainly hasn't been forgotten, and it therefore appears both players could be headed for a dreaded timeshare scenario in 2021 as long they're healthy and replicating last year's production.
Kyle Trask QB TB (9)
Mon 6/21/21 3:41 PM
QB TB (9)
Trask was quick to pick up coach Bruce Arians' offensive system during the Buccaneers' offseason program, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports. "Yeah, it's not easy when you're going against our defense," said Arians. "He has seen a multitude of coverages and blitzes, so I'm really impressed. Having worked with guys for the first time in this offense, he's at the top of the list as far as the learning curve and he's throwing the football really well."
EDGE AnalysisThe rookie second-round pick thus far has made an impact on anyone who's worked with him, with Scott Smith of the team's official site reporting during OTAs that quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen and offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich had both taken note of how coachable and studious Trask was from Day 1. The Florida product is expected to have at least two seasons to operate under Tom Brady, which is about the highest caliber of apprenticeship going for a developing signal-caller. While Trask is likely to find reps at a premium during training camp with four quarterbacks present, he should see his fair share of playing time during the Bucs' three preseason games.
Geronimo Allison WR DET (9)
Mon 6/21/21 3:32 PM
WR DET (9)
Allison's chances of making the roster likely will depend on his ability to contribute on special teams, Nick Baumgardner and Chris Burke of the Athletic report.
EDGE AnalysisAfter opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns, Allison is competing with a totally different group of receivers in Detroit compared to the one that was headlined by Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones last year. However, nothing has changed in the sense that Allison is a long shot to reemerge as a significant fantasy contributor. In fact, with Baumgardner and Burke noting that Victor Bolden and Kalif Raymond could be competing for the Lions' last roster spot at wide receiver, Allison is not guaranteed to even log offensive snaps for Detroit in 2020. However, Allison's saving grace could be on kickoff and punt coverage, which is how Allison fit in on special teams during spring practices.
Jason Cabinda LB DET (9)
Mon 6/21/21 3:04 PM
LB DET (9)
Cabinda is the lone fullback on the Lions roster after Nick Bawden (undisclosed) was let go, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
EDGE AnalysisBawden's injury troubles opened the door for Cabinda to operate as Detroit's top fullback last year. With Bawden now out of the picture completely, Cabinda seems to have little competition for Detroit's starting fullback role entering the 2021 campaign.