Darren Waller TE BAL (10) 3 days ago
Waller (undisclosed) was a participant at the Ravens' minicamp after sitting out voluntary workouts, Luke Jones of wnst.net reports.
Waller was one of three tight ends on the team dealing with an injury, but it does not appear to have been a serious issue. His participation in minicamp seems to indicate he will be healthy entering training camp. He figures to compete to make the final roster providing depth at tight end.
Seth DeValve TE CLE (9) 3 days ago
The Browns expect a breakout season for DeValve in 2017, Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon-Journal reports. "Most of his development in the offseason was that [DeValve] put on a little weight, he is noticeably stronger, he is faster and he is healthier," tight ends coach Greg Seamon said. "His ability to run routes, catch the ball, leave his feet, catch the ball away from his body and he has a big catch radius, I think those things are showing up out here. I'm pleased with what he has done developing as a blocker from a technical and footwork standpoint. The proof will be obvious when we put the pads on, but he is ahead of where he was a year ago. I see Seth as a guy who is important to us."
DeValve, the Browns' 2016 fourth-rounder, caught 10 passes for 127 yards and two spikes in limited snaps last season. Although he's beginning to prove himself as a receiver, the fact of the matter is that Cleveland selected Miami tight end David Njoku in the first round of this year's draft to serve as the team's primary receiving threat from the tight end position while Randall Telfer, the likely No. 2 on the depth chart, stands apart as the best blocker. That leaves DeValve as nothing more than No. 3, a role that has value in real life but practically zero in the fantasy realm. Unless the Browns plan on using an exorbitant amount of three-TE sets in 2017, the opportunity simply might not be there for DeValve to improve upon his 2016 numbers.
QSharrif Floyd DL MIN (9) 3 days ago
Floyd (knee) is expected to start the 2017 season on the physically unable to perform list, Matt Vensel of The Star Tribune reports.
Floyd -- who's making slow and steady progress in his recovery from nerve damage suffered during September knee surgery -- missed out on the entirety of the Vikings' offseason program and seemingly has little to no chance of making it back for any point of training camp or preseason. Although him landing on the PUP list is currently the expectation, he could ultimately land on injured reserve if Minnesota management isn't optimistic about his progress after the season's first six weeks.
Younghoe Koo K LAC (9) 4 days ago
Koo is in competition with incumbent starter Josh Lambo for the Chargers' starting kicker job, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports.
Head coach Anthony Lynn said the kicker job is an open competition, which doesn't come as much surprise after Lambo finished 19th in the league in terms of field-goal accuracy as well as 0-for-3 from beyond 50 yards. What's more, Lambo excruciatingly sent three kickoffs out of bounds. In all likelihood, the winner will likely be decided by who fares better in preseason action.
Elie Bouka DB ARI (8) 4 days ago
Bouka (hamstring) is healthy after spending the 2016 season on injured reserve, Adam Green of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.
Bouka originally landed on IR after suffering a hamstring injury in training camp last season. Finally healthy, he'll likely need to carve out a role on special teams to make the team ahead of Week 1.
IRIshaq Williams DL FA 4 days ago
Williams (undisclosed) reverted to the Giants' injured reserve, NJ.com's Dan Duggan reports.
Williams was released by the Giants earlier in the offseason after suffering an unspecified injury but has since cleared waivers and, in turn, landed on the Giants' IR. Unless he reaches an injury settlement with the team or becomes one of the team's two injured-reserve activations this season, Williams is stuck there.
Elijah McGuire RB NYJ (11) 4 days ago
McGuire is expected to carve out a role on offense behind Matt Forte and Bilal Powell this season, NJ.com reports.
McGuire, a sixth-round pick in this year's draft, could be used as a pass catcher out of the backfield, though with Forte and Powell expected to get a vast majority of the touches, it's tough to see the rookie making a meaningful fantasy impact if the incumbents stay healthy.
Bilal Powell RB NYJ (11) 4 days ago
Powell could play a complementary role to starter Matt Forte this season, NJ.com reports.
Powell took over the backfield at the end of last season when Forte was out injured, and while he played well enough for many to think he could win the starting job this year, NJ.com is apparently not believing it. Whether Powell wins the starting job or not, both backs, plus rookie Elijah McGuire, figure to split touches, which obviously limits their respective upsides.
QMatt Forte RB NYJ (11) 4 days ago
Forte (knee) is expected to be the Jets' primary running back this season, with Bilal Powell playing a complementary role, NJ.com reports.
Powell took over the Jets' backfield toward the end of last year in place of the injured Forte, and while there have been plenty of expectations that Powell could win the starting job, NJ.com is obviously not buying it. Nevertheless, Forte's upside will certainly be capped due to Powell's presence, as well as that of rookie Elijah McGuire, who figures to get more work as the season unfolds.
Eric Ebron TE DET (7) 4 days ago
Ebron believes the addition of tight ends Darren Fells and Michael Roberts should help him this upcoming season, Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press reports. "I think it's going to play a significant role for me to allow me to do the things that I'm best at," Ebron said.
Last season, Ebron was the top gun in a tight end group that included very little established talent behind him. Due to this predicament, the 2014 first-rounder couldn't always to play to his strengths because he was often the only tight end on the field and subsequently was responsible for the bulk of the position's duties as both a receiver and a blocker. With Fells around, Detroit has one of the most reliable blocking tight ends in the league. Roberts, on the other hand, is a massive target who caught 16 touchdowns during his final season at Toledo last year and can hold his own in the run game, too. Whether it's by using more two-TE sets or subbing Ebron off the field entirely, both Fells and Roberts could be utilized in a fashion that allows Ebron to stay fresh and focus on his strength as a pass-catcher.