Alterraun Verner DB MIA (11) 3 hours ago
Verner was signed by the Dolphins on Tuesday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Verner was released by the Buccaneers in February after notching a career-low 16 tackles in 16 games throughout the 2016 season. He also added just 11 total passes defensed and two interceptions during the last two seasons combined. He'll have a solid shot at making the Dolphins' final roster, but Byron Maxwell (ankle), Xavien Howard and Bobby McCain will likely be ahead of Verner on the Week 1 depth chart.
IRKoa Misi LB FA 3 hours ago
Misi (neck) was placed on the Dolphins' Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Misi, who underwent season-ending neck surgery in 2016, recently failed a test that would've declared him healthy enough to play in 2017 if passed. The Dolphins selected Raekwon McMillan in the second round of this year's draft, so he'll now have a more direct route to playing time as a rookie with Misi sidelined for the year. It's an unfortunate series of events for the 30-year-old veteran, while it remains to be seen if Misi will ever be able to return to his original level of play.
IRDannell Ellerbe LB FA 3 hours ago
Ellerbe (foot) was placed on Injured Reserve by the Saints on Tuesday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
Ellerbe had originally been placed on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, but the Saints plan to waive the outside linebacker upon his medical clearance. Ellerbe has yet to remain healthy for a full 16-game season, but racked up 101 tackles in 15 games with the Dolphins in 2013. Several teams will likely be in pursuit of the veteran upon his potential release from New Orleans. Stephone Anthony, Alex Anzalone, Michael Mauti and Manti Te'o (Achilles) will battle for reps at outisde linebacker with Ellerbe out.
QCam Newton QB CAR (11) 3 hours ago
Newton (shoulder) will be limited at the start of training camp, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.
The Panthers reported to their training camp digs at Wofford College in South Carolina on Tuesday. During an introductory new conference, head coach Ron Rivera relayed Newton's limitations, plus mentioned that the quarterback currently rings in at 246 pounds after playing "as high as 260" in the past. More pressing, though, is the state of Newton's right shoulder, which underwent surgery to repair a partial tear of the rotator cuff on March 30. In advance of training camp, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Newton started throwing to his teammates again, but his reps will be capped under the direction of the team's training and medical staff, according to Tiffany Blackmon of NFL Network.
SUSArmonty Bryant DL FA 3 hours ago
Bryant (suspension) was placed on the Active/PUP list Tuesday, the Lions' official site reports.
Bryant, who has already been suspended for the first four games of the 2017 regular season, is slated to begin training camp on the PUP list. The 2013 seventh-rounder notched just five tackles through five games with the Lions last season, so his absence won't have much of an impact on the team's defense.
QDon Carey DB FA 3 hours ago
Carey was placed on the Active/PUP list Tuesday due to an undisclosed reason, the Lions' official site reports.
Carey missed two games during the second half of the 2016 season due to a minor hamstring injury, but his current issue remains unclear. The 30-year-old safety figures to once again provide depth in the Lions' secondary throughout 2017 upon his return to full health.
OUTTeez Tabor DB DET (7) 3 hours ago
Tabor (hamstring) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, the Lions' official site reports.
Tabor dealt with a minor hamstring injury earlier in the offseason, but the issue appears to be lingering for the 2017 second-round draft pick. He'll be able to return to the practice field once he's medically cleared.
OUTDuane Brown HOU (7) 3 hours ago
Brown was placed on the Did Not Report list Tuesday as a result of his holdout.
Being officially placed on this list allows the Texans to fine Brown $40,000 per day missed until this issue is shored up. Brown is currently holding out because of a distaste for his current contract, but it's expected that this will be resolved by the regular season.
OUTJoel Heath DL FA 4 hours ago
Heath (undisclosed) sat out of the first day of camp, Texans Public Relations reports.
Because of the lack of transparency, it's unclear how long Heath will be out. Until this designation is removed, though, he'll be unable to practice. Still, this shouldn't come as a threat to fantasy teams, as his playing time depends on when Jadeveon Clowney and J.J. Watt are injured or just need to catch their breath. Heath finished the 2016 season with eight tackles and two sacks in 12 games.
QStanley Jean-Baptiste DB JAC (8) 4 hours ago
Jean-Baptiste (shoulder) was signed by the Jaguars on Tuesday.
Jean-Baptiste has appeared in just four career NFL games after being selected by the Saints in the second round of the 2014 draft. He was most recently released by the Chiefs in June, but will now look to catch on as a reserve cornerback or special teams player in Jacksonville.