Stefon Diggs WR MIN (9) 14 hours ago
Diggs is taking steps in the offseason to assure he does not miss time during the upcoming season, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Diggs dealt with a flurry of injuries last season including issues in his hips, knees, and groin. The No. 1 wideout noted these injuries were his own fault and is now dedicated to making sure his 2017 campaign is completely injury-free. Should he remain healthy, Diggs could be in for impressive fantasy numbers as he and Sam Bradford head into their second season together.
QTeddy Bridgewater QB MIN (9) 15 hours ago
Bridgewater (knee) is making progress in the first week of offseason workouts but is still without a timetable, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Good news for the 24-year-old, who is making his way back from a gruesome left knee injury suffered on Aug. 30 of last year. General manager Rick Spielman said Bridgewater's recovery has been "incredible" but it appears as if the former first-round pick is still a ways away from taking the field in any sort of capacity. Look for more updates to come throughout the offseason as Sam Bradford prepares for his second season as the Vikings' starting quarterback.
Martavis Bryant WR PIT (9) 16 hours ago
Bryant was reinstated by the NFL on Tuesday, the Steelers' official site reports.
Bryant can now return to all offseason team activities and facilities after being suspended all of last year for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Prior to the beginning of the regular season, the league will review Bryant's progress during the offseason. As long as no issues arise, he will then be cleared to participate in all regular season activities. The wideout will compete with Darrius Heyward-Bey for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart behind Antonio Brown, a spot he held before last season's suspension.
Taylor Lewan TEN (8) 17 hours ago
The Titans will pick up Lewan's fifth-year contract option, Field Yates of ESPN.com reports.
Lewan has been a staple of Tennessee's offensive line for the past two seasons, starting in 31-of-32 games. He has been a major reason for the revitalization of the Titans' running game, which was third in rushing yards last season.
QJay Cutler QB CHI (9) 17 hours ago1 Comment
According Cutler's (shoulder) agent, Bus Cook, the quarterback wants to continue playing football, Conor Orr of NFL.com reports. Cook noted, "He never has mentioned retirement to me. Jay Cutler, as far as I know, is ready to play and wants to play, and his skill set is as good as any quarterback in the league."
Ever since his release from the Bears, rumors have been swirling that the former Pro Bowl quarterback will opt to hang up the cleats this offseason after drawing little interest from NFL teams, although it now appears as if retirement will be a last resort for the 33-year-old. Should he make a return, he will have to prove he is full recovered from shoulder surgery.
QLatavius Murray RB MIN (9) 17 hours ago
Murray (ankle) doesn't have a timetable for a return, but the running back is aiming for participation at the start of training camp, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Within a week of signing with the Vikings in March, Murray had bone spurs removed from his right ankle. At the moment, he's a far cry from taking part in on-field drills, as he was seen on a stationary bike on the sideline during Tuesday's offseason session, according to Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Brought in to fill the shoes of the departed Adrian Peterson (knee), Murray is fair as both a runner and pass-catcher, boasting 2,278 rushing yards and 91 receptions (on 119 targets) during the first three seasons of his career with the Raiders. Fortunately for Murray, he'll only have to fend off Jerick McKinnon in Minnesota, once he achieves full health.
QJamaal Charles RB KC (10) 18 hours ago
Charles (knee) is approaching 100 percent in his recovery, per a video released by his agent Monday, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.
In the video, Charles is seen performing agility drills ably, planting and cutting on both of his surgically-repaired knees. Among his battery of ailments last season, the most serious was a torn meniscus in the right knee, which was notably not encased in a brace during the aforementioned workout. It remains to be seen where Charles will land as a free agent, but the veteran RB appears to be ready, if called upon by an interested organization.
QT.J. Lang DET (7) 18 hours ago
Lang is on track to be back from his hip injury for the start of training camp, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Lang stated that he is actually a little ahead of his original return schedule. He is known as being a very tough player and played through a good portion of last season with injuries, so Lang will likely be back as soon as he is physically able.
Jake Matthews ATL (5) 19 hours ago
Matthews had his fifth-year option exercised by the Falcons on Tuesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.
Matthews was a first-round pick in 2014, and the picked-up option will keep him in Atlanta through the 2018 season. The tackle was an intricate part of a Falcons offense that averaged 415.8 total yards per game in 2016, good for second best in the NFL. However, Atlanta did surrender 2.4 quarterback sacks per game last season, which ranks bottom-ten in the NFL, so Matthews and the rest of the offensive line will look to sure up their pass protection this coming season.
Kasey Redfern DET (7) 20 hours ago
Redfern signed with the Lions on Tuesday.
Redfern will likely slide in as the Lions second-string punter for training camp and the preseason. Detroit is his fourth team in the last two years, a sign that Redfern hasn't made a significant impact on special teams on any of those other squads. He will need to impress in the coming months if he hopes to make the Lions' regular season roster come September.