Roger Lewis WR NYG (8) 23 hours ago
Lewis' charge for operating a vehicle while impaired was dismissed Monday, Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com reports.
Lewis was arrested in June and charged with OVI, but after pleading not guilty and subsequently paying fines for driving in marked lanes and having tinted windows, the 23-year-old's case was dismissed. That development not only figures to rule out any league discipline, but it should also help Lewis' chances of securing the Giants' fourth receiver role this season. In 13 games as an undrafted rookie last year, Lewis finished with seven catches for 97 yards and two touchdowns.
Willie Snead WR NO (5) 24 hours ago
Snead will report Thursday for the start of Saints training camp despite not having signed his exclusive-rights tender, Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune reports.
Snead has totaled at least 69 receptions for 895 yards and three scores in both seasons since entering the league as an undrafted rookie. Given that success, and after New Orleans offloaded wideout Brandin Cooks this offseason, Snead has proven more valuable than the one-year, $615,000 tender on the table for him. Knowing that, the 24-year-old has held off on signing the contract, instead continuing his quest for a long-term deal. Despite that dynamic, however, Snead didn't miss any of the Saints' offseason program and intends to report on time for training camp this week. In doing so, he hopes his positive approach and rising value within the team's offense will result in a breakthrough to secure his future in New Orleans.
Samaje Perine RB WAS (5) 24 hours ago
Perine enters training camp behind Robert Kelley on the Redskins' depth chart, but the team's intended "hot hand" approach to dividing carries could at times earn him a substantial workload, Stephen Czarda of Redskins.com reports.
Perine, who was drafted in the fourth round this year after finishing his college career as Oklahoma's all-time leading rusher, enters his first season jockeying for positioning behind Kelley on Washington's depth chart. While Kelley has been deemed the team's starter heading into camp, Perine figures to be his biggest competitor for carries, as Chris Thompson is more of a pass-catching back and Matt Jones was wildly disappointing last year. Fortunately for Perine, if he gets going in a given game, the Redskins are prepared to reward him with more touches, which would inevitably boost his fantasy stock. In the meantime, though, the rookie will aim to gain some comfort in Washington's offense as camp kicks off.
Lucky Whitehead WR DAL (6) 1 day ago
Whitehead (hamstring) was charged in June with misdemeanor petty larceny and failed to appear for his initial court hearing earlier this month, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
Whitehead is currently at Cowboys training camp, but he'll reportedly leave to attend an Aug. 10 hearing in Virginia to discuss his shoplifting charge. Until then, Whitehead will continue his quest to secure a roster spot in spite of Dallas' fourth-round selection of similarly skilled depth wideout and kick returner Ryan Switzer this year.
Rob Kelley RB WAS (5) 1 day ago
Kelley will open training camp as the Redskins' starting running back, Stephen Czarda of Redskins.com reports.
Kelley went from an undrafted rookie to Washington's starting tailback by the end of his first season, when he finished with a team-high 704 rushing yards and seven total touchdowns. In doing so, Kelley had nearly 250 more yards on the ground than his next closest teammate, and he averaged a commendable 4.2 yards per carry along the way. After that production, Kelley has rightfully earned top pegging on the Redskins' depth chart as this season gets underway. Entering camp, rookie fourth-rounder Semaje Perine figures to be Kelley's biggest competition for lead back duties, but along with having the job as his to lose, Kelley should benefit from transforming his body this offseason. Despite having January surgery to clean up his knee, Kelley reportedly dropped from 18 to 13 percent body fat and appeared more muscular in offseason workouts. That improvement and Kelley's higher comfort in Washington's offense makes him an interesting commodity to monitor in the buildup to his second season.
Jack Mewhort IND (11) 1 day ago
Mewhort (knee) will be ready to fully participate in practice at the start of training camp, Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star reports.
Mewhort finished the 2016 campaign on injured reserve due to a knee injury suffered in December. He was then limited in offseason activities. It looks like the injury won't be a concern for the preseason.
PUPMalik Hooker DB IND (11) 1 day ago
Hooker (hip/sports hernia) will be ready to participate at the start of training camp, George Bremer of the Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
Hooker underwent labrum and core muscle surgeries in January and didn't participate in any of the team's offseason practices. His full participation at the start of training camp likely means he'll win a starting safety role.
PUPClayton Geathers DB IND (11) 1 day ago
Geathers (neck) was placed on the regular season PUP list, meaning he'll miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season, Jason Spells of WTHR-TV in Indianapolis reports.
GM Chris Ballard said he expects Geathers to return at some point during the 2017 season. However, his carer sounds at risk after surgery in the offseason for a neck injury suffered in Week 12 of last season.
PUPAndrew Luck QB IND (11) 1 day ago
Luck (shoulder) has started a throwing program, but will begin training camp on the preseason PUP list. "We're exactly where I thought we'd be at this time," GM Chris Ballard told the Anderson Herald Bulletin.
This may be more good news than bad news as Luck hadn't thrown all offseason after surgery to repair a slightly torn labrum in his throwing shoulder. He can come off the PUP list at any point in the preseason, so the move may be precautionary in case he has a setback and would need to be placed on the regular season PUP list. Ballard said he did expect Luck to be removed from the PUP list before the regular season begins.
OUTSharrif Floyd DL FA 1 day ago
Floyd (knee) was placed on the active/non-football injury list, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Floyd is recovering from nerve damage suffered during September knee surgery and missed the all of Minnesota's offseason program. It's not clear if he'll be able to participate in training camp and his career looks in jeopardy. However, Floyd has said he expects to play again. We'll likely learn more about his outlook once training camp begins.