Lorenzo Mauldin
LB NYJ (11)
21 hours ago

Mauldin was arrested on Wednesday and charged with a misdemeanor assault stemming from a nightclub altercation in April, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mauldin turned himself in Wednesday morning after allegedly attacking a man in nightclub almost two months ago. "We have been monitoring the developments and this matter is under review of personal conduct policy," NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy said. Mauldin has been competing for a starting linebacker role throughout minicamp.

SUSLetroy Guion
DL GB (8)
21 hours ago

Guion (suspension) was charged with driving under the influence on Wednesday morning in Hawaii, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The DUI is the latest in a string of off-the-field issues surrounding the defensive tackle. Guion has already been suspended for the first four games of the season after violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. As a result, the Packers restructured the final two years of his contract, but this now may be the final straw for Green Bay, who has yet to comment on the matter. If he remains on the roster, there's a solid chance his suspension will be lengthened.

Demetrius Rhaney
JAC (8)
22 hours ago

Rhaney was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars on Wednesday, Adam Caplan of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It didn't take long for the the center to find a new home after he was waived by the Rams on Tuesday. The 2014 seventh-round selection will now compete for a reserve spot on the offensive line.

Matt Breida
RB SF (11)
23 hours ago

Breida's quickness stood out during the 49ers' offseason program, Kevin Lynch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch was quick to point out Breida's lack of size (5-9, 180) as a potential knock, but the his speed was impressive enough to warrant a fair amount of praise for an undrafted free agent. The Sacramento Bee added that Breida showed strong pass catching ability as well, which is interesting given that Breida came from an option offense at Georgia State. Even if Breida is on the smaller side, his production in college is impressive. He averaged a whopping 8.3 yards per carry in his first two seasons at Georgia Southern over a span of 374 carries. Breida is no threat to challenge for a starting spot, but he will be a player to watch throughout camp as he looks to ascend the depth chart.

QKam Chancellor
DB SEA (6)
1 day ago

Chancellor (ankles) appeared close to full speed at June's mandatory minicamp, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. "You can tell right now he's got great burst," head coach Pete Carroll said. "He's changing direction, he's really hitting it, so he has made a great recovery."

EDGE Analysis

Chancellor underwent cleanup procedures early this year to remove bone spurs from both of his ankles, limiting him during the majority of the offseason program. Although the charismatic Carroll generally focuses on the positive, Chancellor's activity level bodes well for full clearance once training camp kicks off in late July. Chancellor's health, along with Earl Thomas' (broken left tibia), will be key to reestablishing the the Legion of Boom, which tumbled out of the NFL's top-two most-staunch pass defenses last season for the first time since 2012.

David Harris
LB NE (9)
1 day ago7 Comments

Harris is signing a two-year deal with the Patriots, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Released in early June as part of the Jets' offseason purge, the 33-year-old Harris will stay in the AFC East and help his former team's chief rival fill a major need next to Dont'a Hightower in the linebacking corps. Harris had at least 75 tackles in each of his 10 seasons with the Jets, falling shy of the century mark last season (95 in 15 games) for the first time since 2011. His days as a valuable IDP likely are a thing of the past, but he should help the New England run defense while also providing an occasional pass-rushing threat (35.5 career sacks).

LeGarrette Blount
RB PHI (10)
1 day ago

The Eagles hope Blount's presence will help them achieve balance on offense, ESPN.com's Tim McManus reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 2016 Eagles had a rookie quarterback from a non-FBS school, an above-average defense and a poor group of pass catchers -- a trio that typically would beg for a run-heavy approach. Of course, the backfield wasn't all that much better than the receiving group, which led to a middle-of-the-pack ranking in pass-play percentage (16th, 59.4). The team's transactions during the free agency period and draft hinted at the possibility of a pass percentage above 60.0 in 2017, but the mid-May addition of Blount on a one-year, $1.25 million contract suggests the Eagles do still aspire toward some degree of balance. While he presumably won't have the opportunity to match last season's 299 carries, Blount projects as the primary early down runner and top goal-line option in what should be an improved offense. Once Ryan Mathews (neck) is released, Blount will be the team's only running back heavier than 210 pounds with any significant NFL experience.

Alfred Blue
RB HOU (7)
1 day ago

The Texans expect rookie third-round selection D'Onta Foreman to challenge Blue for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart, ESPN.com's Sarah Barshop reports.

EDGE Analysis

Blue served as Lamar Miller's top backup last season, taking 100 carries for 420 yards and a touchdown but adding only 12 catches for 40 yards on 16 targets. It was only a matter of time before the Texans sought an upgrade, as Blue doesn't offer much in the passing game and isn't particularly explosive (career 3.6 YPC). Foreman only caught seven passes last season at The University of Texas, but he rushed for over 2,000 yards at a clip of 6.3 per carry, and then ran a 4.45 40-yard dash at 233 pounds at the Combine. Blue could fall all the way off the roster if he doesn't beat out Foreman for the No. 2 job, as the Texans presumably want to keep at least one running back besides Miller that can stay on the field for passing downs. Akeem Hunt, 2016 fourth-rounder Tyler Ervin and undrafted rookie Dare Ogunbowale are in the mix to earn roster spots.

Jeremy Maclin
WR BAL (10)
1 day ago

Maclin said he played through a torn groin last season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

The severity of the groin injury helps explain Maclin's slow finish to last season, though he only averaged 4.3 catches for 54 yards per game even before suffering the injury in the first quarter of a Week 9 contest against Jacksonville. He sat out Weeks 10-13 and averaged only 3.2 catches for 38 yards in Kansas City's final five games (including playoffs). The poor finish, in combination with Tyreek Hill's emergence, led the cap-strapped Chiefs to release Maclin after just two seasons of a five-year contract. The Ravens jumped on the opportunity to reunite Maclin with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who previously worked with the 29-year-old wideout in Philadelphia from 2009 to 2012. Maclin should draw a steady diet of targets while manning the slot in three-wide formations, and he also figures to get plenty of snaps even when the team only has two receivers on the field. Maclin, Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman all project for key roles, as the Ravens no longer have Steve Smith, Kamar Aiken and TE Dennis Pitta -- a trio that combined for 185 catches and 272 targets last season.

Vince Mayle
WR BAL (10)
2 days ago

Mayle has been moved to tight end, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

The former Cleveland Brown was picked up by the Ravens on waivers toward the end of last season and will now try to crack the roster at a new position. Physically, Mayle's better suited at tight end at the NFL level after running a 4.67 40-yard dash at the combine, but he's still undersized and has shown a penchant for drops in the past. He'll need to make waves during training camp in order to latch on with the practice squad considering the amount of money the Ravens have tied up in their tight end group.