Tim Cook RB JAC (8) 2 hours ago
Cook signed a reserve/future contract with the Jaguars on Tuesday.
After going undrafted out of Oregon State last spring, Cook latched on with Jacksonville and stuck with the team through the end of training camp before being cut loose. The 23-year-old will rejoin Jacksonville for its offseason program but faces similarly long odds to crack the roster in 2018.
Hunter Dimick DL JAC (8) 2 hours ago
The Jaguars signed Dimick to a reserve/future contract Monday, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com reports.
Dimick is lisetd as a fullback/defensive end, so he could see action on both sides of the ball during the Jaguars' offseason program as the team determines where he fits best. The 24-year-old went undrafted out of Utah in 2017 and is still awaiting his NFL debut.
David Grinnage TE JAC (8) 3 hours ago
The Jaguars signed Grinnage to a reserve/future contract Monday, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com reports.
Listed at 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds, the 23-year-old Grinnage profiles mostly as a blocking tight end at the NFL level. He'll face an uphill battle to win a roster spot with the Jaguars should he remain with the club throughout training camp.
QPat Elflein MIN (9) 3 hours ago
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday that Elflein would undergo surgery on his left ankle this week, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
The Vikings' offseason pickup of Elflein, a 2017 third-round pick, was one of several additions that helped turn a porous offensive line into a reliable unit during the team's 13-3 season. While the ankle injury he suffered in the NFC championship game loss to the Eagles will delay his preparation for the 2018 campaign, Elflein is expected to be at full strength by the time training camp concludes, if not sooner.
Jarius Wright WR MIN (9) 15 hours ago
Wright brought in three of six targets for 51 yards while rushing once for four yards during Sunday's 39-7 loss to the Eagles in the NFC championship game.
Wright was an integral part of the Vikings' passing game this postseason, hauling in six of 12 targets for 107 yards in two games. However, that wasn't the case during the regular season considering the 28-year-old recorded just 18 catches on 25 targets for 198 yards and two touchdowns over 16 games. His meager production could be attributed to how offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur used Wright less as a deep-ball threat than Shurmur's predecessors did in the past. In fact, Wright averaged just 9.3 yards per reception in 21 games after Shurmur took over as the Vikings OC in Week 9 of the 2016 campaign, compared to Wright's 14.1 average in his previous 57 games with Minnesota. While part of this downturn could possibly be explained by the emergence of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, there's optimism Wright could come closer to his pre-2016 numbers in 2018 with Shurmur now the head coach of the Giants.
Latavius Murray RB MIN (9) 16 hours ago
Murray rushed six times for 18 yards while bringing in both of his targets for 11 yards during Sunday's 38-7 loss to the Eagles in the NFC championship game.
Murray struggled to find holes in the Eagles' tough run defense and his usage was blunted once the Vikings were forced to abandon the run game. He now finishes the postseason having averaged an inefficient 2.72 yards on 25 carries after averaging 3.89 yards on 221 carries during the regular season. Under contract with Minnesota for another two seasons, Murray is set to return in 2018 as the clear No. 2 runner on the depth chart behind Dalvin Cook (knee), as teammate Jerick McKinnon will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year.
QEverson Griffen DL MIN (9) 17 hours ago
Griffen is dealing with an undisclosed injury and will not play in the Pro Bowl on Sunday, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
Griffen's injury is officially undisclosed, but he did deal with a plantar fasciitis issue at the tail end of the regular season. Seahawks' defensive end Michael Bennett has been named Griffen's replacement for Sunday.
Jerick McKinnon RB MIN (9) 17 hours ago
McKinnon, who is set to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year, intends to sign with a team that will give him a bigger offensive role than he had with the Vikings, ESPN's Courtney Cronin reports. "I want to be the guy," McKinnon said. "I don't put in all the work in the offseason to come back and be in this role. I appreciate the role. It worked out well, but I want bigger and better things for myself."
McKinnon added that he's open to re-signing with the Vikings if they can satisfy his desire for a featured role, but that seems unlikely to be something Minnesota can provide after they invested a 2017 second-round pick in Dalvin Cook (knee) while having Latavius Murray under contract through 2019. It may not be all that likely that another team will afford him that chance either considering McKinnon's averaged just 3.58 yards on 309 carries over the past two seasons. The 2014 third-rounder should still have a number of suitors on the free-agent market, but it seems more probable that he enters the 2018 season as a change-of-pace runner rather than as a lead ballcarrier.
QAnthony Barr LB MIN (9) 18 hours ago
Barr will not play in the Pro Bowl on Sunday due to an undisclosed injury, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Barr was named to the Pro Bowl in mid-December -- the third selection of his career -- but has been replaced by Panthers' veteran linebacker Thomas Davis. The severity and specifics of the injury remain unclear at this point.
QDon Carey DB DET (7) 19 hours ago
Carey (knee) may require offseason surgery, Justin Rogers of the Detroit News reports. "It's too early to tell," the safety said. "I'll sit on the couch, let some of the inflammation and swelling go down, and we'll see what happens."
Carey injured his knee during Detroit's season finale against Green Bay, but it appears the extent of his damage hasn't been confirmed yet -- though the safety did note that his ACL remains intact. The 30-year-old is set to hit free agency at the end of the league year and, especially with the Lions having fired their incumbent head coach and defensive coordinator, his future with the Lions is up in the air.