Marquis Lucas ATL (5) 6 days ago
Lucas signed a contract with the Falcons on Thursday, Charles Odum of The Savannah Morning News reports.
Lucas will compete for a depth role along the Falcons' offensive line.
IRAntwan Goodley WR FA 6 days ago
Goodley (undisclosed) reached an injury settlement with the Packers on Friday.
The injury settlement removes Goodley from the Packers' injured reserve. When healthy, the Baylor product will look to catch on as a depth wideout elsewhere.
Jordan Howard RB CHI (9) 6 days ago
Howard underwent offseason eye surgery, Terrin Waack of The Chicago Tribune reports.
As a result of the surgery, Howard claims he now has 20/20 vision. The running back is yearning to be a bigger part of the passing attack moving forward and one would think that any upgraded clarity could only aid his ability to snag passes out of the backfield. However, the Bears' offseason acquisitions of Benny Cunningham and Tarik Cohen -- both of whom are pass-catching specialists -- suggests the team might actually be looking to ease Howard's workload in that area of the game. Plus, the fact of the matter is that the 2016 fifth-rounder was actually pretty involved as a receiver last season when considering he finished fourth on the team with 50 targets. The silver lining is that Howard won't actually need to see more work to improve his receiving totals so long as he improves upon his 58-percent catch rate.
Kevin White WR CHI (9) 6 days ago
White (leg) is running at full speed, Rich Campbell of The Chicago Tribune reports.
White had been working his way back from a fractured fibula he suffered in Week 4 of last season, an injury that was unrelated to the fractured tibia that nullified his rookie season despite the fact it occurred to the same leg. While he needed to re-teach his body to run with proper alignment and technique as part of his rehab and was still out of commission when the Bears opened OTAs in May, White looks to have made it back for the majority of the offseason practices that Chicago has held thus far and has been impressing onlookers with his change of direction. Look for the West Virginia product to open training camp without any limitations now that he appears to be back to normal.
E.J. Manuel QB OAK (10) 6 days ago
Manuel has been getting second-team reps over Connor Cook, ESPN's Paul Gutierrez reports.
While Cook is still getting second-team reps as well, this is a positive development for Manuel. The former Bills starter will likely need to win the backup job in order to remain on the 53-man roster come Week 1.
Brandon McManus K DEN (5) 6 days ago
McManus has signed his one-year, $2.8 million contract tender with the Broncos, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
McManus, who'd been a restricted free agent this offseason, was hesitant to sign his contract tender in hopes of landing a long-term deal. Considering the Broncos tendered him to a second-round pick, the kicker is clearly a valued member of the team and it only seems to be a matter of time before Denver inks him to a multi-year pact.
Thomas Gafford NO (5) 6 days ago
Gafford signed a contract with the Saints on Friday.
Gafford replaces fellow long snapper Jesse Schmitt, who was waived in a corresponding move.
Dan Arnold WR FA 6 days ago
The Saints placed Arnold (undisclosed) on injured reserve Friday.
Arnold was waived/injured Thursday due to an unspecified injury. However, he cleared waivers and in turn reverted to the Saints' injured reserve list. Unless Arnold somehow becomes the lone player the team activates off IR this season, he's likely stuck there until the end of the 2017 campaign.
Cooper Kupp WR LA (8) 6 days ago
Kupp, who suffered a back injury in Tuesday's practice, was a full a participant in Wednesday's practice, Rich Hammond of The Orange County Register reports.
Kupp suffered an apparent back injury while making a catch in Tuesday's practice, but since he wasn't limited in any capacity Wednesday, it seems the rookie dodged a bullet. Look for him to be at full speed when training camp opens at the end of July.
QVince Biegel LB GB (8) 6 days ago
Biegel (foot) might not be ready for the start of training camp, ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports.
It seems more likely than not that Biegel won't be ready for the start of camp. The Wisconsin product has missed valuable practice time this offseason due to a couple of health problems, the first being a hand injury and the second being an aggravation of the Jones fracture in his right foot that sidelined him for the final two games of his collegiate career. The former never seemed to a be a serious issue in any case, but the latter could prove problematic, in regard to Biegel's rookie-year availability, if it lingers into the latter stages of the summer.