|1.||Anthony Spencer ahead of Galette on Thur...
||(Rotoworld) New Saints DE Anthony Spencer was running ahead of RE Junior Galette in Thursday's OTAs session. Analysis: It's notable, but little more than a message to Galette. Coach Sean Payton reportedly wanted to release Galette after he was charged with domestic violence in January. The charges have since been dropped. Galette, who is coming off a 10-sack season, is a far superior player to Spencer at this stage of their respective careers.||25 minutes||
|2.||Saints' Jairus Byrd 'full go' in OTAs
||(Rotoworld) Saints FS Jairus Byrd is "full go" in OTAs. Analysis: Byrd will likely skip the occasional practice between now and training camp, but he'll be ready to rock when the Saints report to The Greenbrier on July 29. Byrd was a major disappointment in 2014 before tearing his lateral meniscus, and needs to bounce back in a big way in the second season of his six-year, $54 million contract.||33 minutes|
|3.||Jared Abbrederis full OTAs participant
||(Rotoworld) Updating an earlier item, Packers WR Jared Abbrederis is a full participant in OTAs. Analysis: Pack reporters got their wires crossed on Abbrederis' participation. Per ace beat writer Tyler Dunne, Abbrederis is doing "everything." The 2014 fifth-rounder will compete for one of the Pack's final roster spots in camp.||35 minutes|
||(RotoWire) Benjamin (hamstring) did not participate in Thursday's OTA session. Analysis: Benjamin continues to work through a hamstring injury suffered a few weeks ago during an offseason workout. The team has not provided a return timetable, but the injury is not considered to be be overly serious and should not impact his availability for training camp or the start of the 2015 season.||1 hour|
||(RotoWire) Williams, who was previously thought to be the starting strong safety favorite following the offseason departure of Da'Norris Searcy, looks to have some new competition in Corey Graham, as Graham appears likely to be switched from cornerback to safety, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said coach Rex Ryan of Graham, "You want to get your best 11 on the field. This provides him an opportunity. He's got that unique ability where he can do both things. So let's see what we have out there. This is no slam on Duke (Williams), or (Bacarri) Rambo, or (Jonathan) Meeks or any of those guys. This is us doing what's best for the team. If that means... (More)||1 hour|
||(RotoWire) Abbrederis (knee) was a full participant at Thursday's OTA session, Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Analysis: The rookie out of Wisconsin missed his entire rookie season after tearing his ACL in training camp last August. The dynamic receiver, who could factor into the punt/kick return battle, was not limited Thursday and appears to be close to full strength as OTA's get underway.||1 hour|
||(RotoWire) Vaughn agreed to terms with the Ravens on Thursday, BaltimoreRavens.com reports. Analysis: The 27-year-old appeared in 13 games for the Lions last season, making five starts and finishing with 18 tackles five passes defended and two picks. The unrestricted free agent has also spent time with the Broncos and Colts since entering the league out of Ole Miss in 2010. He'll primarily provide depth in the secondary, competing for backup snaps with the likes of Rashaan Melvin, Tray Walker, Asa Jackson and Kyle Arrington, among others.||1 hour|
|8.||Mike Wallace says MIN offense suits him
||(Rotoworld) Mike Wallace says Minnesota's scheme fits him much better than Miami's. Analysis: "I think it's more so [like] my first four years," Wallace said. "It's a vertical offense, [rather] than a short, West Coast offense. You go down the field a lot more here, more what I'm accustomed to." We'd agree as Norv Turner's scheme always has a field-stretching lid-lifter a la Alvin Harper and Malcom Floyd. The problem is that role is more boom-or-bust as we'd expect his volume to shrink considerably. Wallace is shaping up as a risky WR3 bet.||1 hour|
||(RotoWire) Ryans (Achilles) is a full go for OTA's on Thursday, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Analysis: As expected, the new addition will be ready to participate in drills from day one, and, barring a setback, he shouldn't be hampered as he attempts to carve out a role throughout offseason workouts. The 30-year-old has proven to be a dynamic player, at times, in the past, but he's now torn his Achilles twice and will battle with Mychal Kendricks and Kiko Alonso for snaps at inside linebacker.||1 hour|
||(RotoWire) Kinne has switched positions to wide receiver, Geoff Mosher of CSN Philadelphia reports. Analysis: Kinne spent much of the last two years as a quarterback on the Philadelphia practice squad, but he'll now be tried out at receiver in hopes of elevating himself to the 53-man roster. Chances are, his only shot of making the cut will be on special teams, but it's too early to rule anything out. The Tulsa product has never appeared in an NFL game.||1 hour|
|11.||G.J. Kinne moves to wideout
||(Rotoworld) G.J. Kinne has officially moved to wideout. Analysis: Kinne wisely decided he wasn't going to cut it as an NFL quarterback. He wants a chance to make the final roster as a receiver and special teams player.||1 hour|
||(RotoWire) Bradford (knee) has been limited to start Eagles' OTA's, NFL.com reports. Analysis: Bradford's workload has been monitored thus far, but coach Chip Kelly said the quarterback is "on schedule" to throw 7-on-7 drills beginning next week. Of course, Philadelphia won't rush him along in his recovery from a second ACL tear, but the hope is that he won't be limited when the 2015 season opens.||1 hour|
|13.||Sam Bradford expected in 7-on-7 next wee...
||(Rotoworld) Sam Bradford (ACL) is expected to resume 7-on-7 work next week. Analysis: Bradford's rehab has been a hot topic, but there's no reason to believe he'd had any complications. He'll be a full 12 months removed from his latest tear when training camp opens and should be a full go then. At the controls of Chip Kelly's extremely passer-friendly scheme and armed with a soft early-season schedule, Bradford is an excellent late-round QB target.||1 hour|
|14.||Seahawks | Russell Wilson talks encouraging
||(USA Today) Updating an ongoing story, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson's agent Mark Rodgers said contract negotiations are positive and encouraging, adding there is no deadline to finalize a deal, during an interview with 710 ESPN radio in Seattle. Regarding the reported philosophical differences between the two sides, Rodgers said, "95% of the speculation has been off point."||1 hour|
|15.||Jared Abbrederis sitting out OTAs
||(Rotoworld) Packers WR Jared Abbrederis (ACL surgery) is sitting out OTAs. Analysis: Abbrederis tore his right ACL in one of the Packers' first training camp practices last year. A 2014 fifth-round draft pick out of Wisconsin, Abbrederis will compete for a roster spot once healthy. He's expected back by July.||1 hour|
||(RotoWire) Gaffney (knee) has been on the practice field for this week's OTAs, ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Gaffney, who underwent surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee last year, thus appears close to 100 percent at this stage. The 6-0, 220-pounder, who the Panthers selected in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, was waived after he suffered his knee injury and subsequently claimed on waivers by the Patriots. He'll give the New England running back corps another power option to go along with fellow "big backs" LeGarrette Blount and Jonas Gray.||2 hours|
|17.||Broncos | Peyton Manning looks great
||(USA Today) Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning looked strong and sharp in practice Wednesday, May 27, "whistling" throws short, medium and long. He was quick-footed and appeared to be in great condition for 39 years old, according to The Associated Press' Arnie Stapleton. Manning will have to work almost exclusively from under center in 2015.||2 hours|
||(RotoWire) Kelce is confident he'll be the Chiefs' No. 1 tight end this season, NFL.com reports. "I come in and take the role, it's as simple as that," Kelce said. "It's not like it's a hidden secret or anything. I'm probably the most comfortable in the offense for being on the field for an entire year." Analysis: Kelce enjoyed a mini-breakout season in 2014, bringing in 67 passes for 862 yards and five touchdowns while playing alongside Anthony Fasano. However, Kelce played just two-thirds of the team's snaps. That number figures to skyrocket this season with Fasano moving on to Tennessee, making Kelce the Chiefs' clear No. 1 tight end and ... (More)||2 hours|
|19.||Eagles | Sam Bradford throwing, 7-on-7 next week
||(USA Today) Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (knee) is throwing on the side in individual drills Thursday, May 28, according to Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. Kelly said Bradford will begin 7-on-7 drills next week.||2 hours|
|20.||Eagles | Kiko Alonso a full participant
||(USA Today) Philadelphia Eagles LB Kiko Alonso (knee) was a full participant in organized team activities Thursday, May 28, according to Eagles head coach Chip Kelly.||2 hours|
|21.||Eagles | Tim Tebow sticking at QB
||(USA Today) Philadelphia Eagles QB Tim Tebow will remain a quarterback, according to Eagles head coach Chip Kelly.||2 hours|
|22.||Vikings | Mike Wallace digs new offense
||(USA Today) Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace feels at home in Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner's vertical passing system, comparing it to his time in Pittsburgh. Wallace is currently working at flanker and expects to move all over the field. He is expected to serve as the deep threat of the passing game, but Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer likes Wallace's explosiveness from any route, including screen passes.||2 hours|
|23.||Cassius Vaughn added to Ravens CB mix
||(Rotoworld) Ravens signed CB Cassius Vaughn. Analysis: It's a veteran minimum contract for the Vaughn, who has played for the Colts, Broncos and Lions in his five-year career (23 starts). He'll try to make the final 53 as depth behind a top-three of Jimmy Smith, Kyle Arrington and Lardarius Webb.||2 hours|
||(RotoWire) Harbor s battling a calf injury and could miss two weeks of OTA's, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports. Analysis: Few details are known about the injury at this time, but it looks as though Harbor may need to be shut down in the short-term. Harbor appeared in 13 games last season, filling in at times for the injured Marcedes Lewis, but his opportunities will likely dwindle this season with Lewis back healthy and the team adding stud free agent Julius Thomas.||2 hours|
|25.||K Brandon Bogotay signs with Bucs
||(Rotoworld) Bucs signed K Brandon Bogotay and waived C Ben Gottschalk. Analysis: Bogotay, who played behind Blair Walsh at Georgia, will try to push incumbent Patrick Murray.||2 hours|
|26.||Jamaal Charles wants to play another 6 y...
||(Rotoworld) Jamaal Charles said he wants to play another six seasons. Analysis: It's an unrealistic goal for Charles, who already has 1,511 NFL touches on his resume at age 28. But at least we know he's feeling healthy after ankle, knee and hamstring issues plagued him in 2014. The Chiefs also traded for stud guard Ben Grubbs and drafted potential starting center Mitch Morse in the second round, offsetting the loss of Rodney Hudson. Charles is a top-six fantasy back once again.||2 hours|
|27.||La'El Collins filling in for Free at OTA...
||(Rotoworld) La'El Collins is filling in for Doug Free (ankle) at right tackle during OTAs. Analysis: Free should be fine for training camp, at which point Collins is expected to push Ronald Leary for the starting left guard job. In the meantime, he's gaining experience at multiple positions. Collins was a 26-game starter at left tackle at LSU. The Cowboys are going to have the game's best offensive line once again this season.||2 hours|
||(RotoWire) Robison (pectoral) did not participate in Tuesday's OTAs, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reorts. Analysis: Robison recently suffered a pectoral injury while working out. He describes the injury as minor, but it's something to monitor this offseason.||2 hours|
|29.||Buccaneers | Brandon Bogotay signed
||(USA Today) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed PK Brandon Bogotay (Browns) to an undisclosed deal Thursday, May 28.||3 hours|
|30.||Jaguars | Clay Harbor has calf strain
||(USA Today) Jacksonville Jaguars TE Clay Harbor (leg) is dealing with a calf strain.||3 hours|
|31.||Jaguars | Julius Thomas has leg bruise
||(USA Today) Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (leg) is dealing with a lower-leg contusion.||3 hours|
|32.||Tyler Eifert limited in OTAs
||(Rotoworld) Tyler Eifert (elbow, shoulder) has been a limited participant in OTAs. Analysis: Eifert says he's 100 percent, but the Bengals are easing him back in gradually. Expect him to be a full-go for training camp, where he'll play a real role in the Bengals' pass game. Eifert had three catches for 37 yards on eight snaps before dislocating his elbow in the 2014 season opener.||3 hours|
|33.||Giants | Victor Cruz talks health
||(USA Today) New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) said he is around 80% recovered from tearing his right patella tendon Wednesday, May 27. Cruz has been running straight-line routes for approximately two weeks and hasn't experienced any pain or swelling.||3 hours|
|34.||Travis Kelce off to fast start at OTAs
||(Rotoworld) Travis Kelce caught five of the first 10 first-team passes during team drills at Wednesday's OTA session. Analysis: We don't normally post play-by-play nuggets from May practices, but Kelce's usage is one of fantasy's bigger storylines. He finished as fantasy's No. 8 tight end last year even though he played on just 66.6 percent of the snaps and saw 5.4 targets per day. With Anthony Fasano gone, Kelce is locked and loaded into a far bigger role and is set for an explosion. He's our No. 3 tight end for 2015 drafts, behind only Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham.||3 hours|
|35.||Dante Fowler had his surgery Wednesday
||(Rotoworld) Jagaurs DE Dante Fowler underwent his ACL repair surgery Wednesday. Analysis: The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews. The only silver lining for the Jags is that the injury occurred early enough for him to be at 100 percent for 2016 training camp.||4 hours|
|36.||DeAngelo Hall feeling good, ready for ca...
||(Rotoworld) The Redskins are holding Deangelo Hall (Achilles) out of OTAs. Analysis: Just eight months removed from his tendon rupture, Hall says he feels good enough to be out there. But the Redskins will play it safe, giving him another couple months. If truly healthy, Hall could challenge Bashaud Breeland for the No. 2 corner job opposite Chris Culliver.||4 hours|
|37.||Sammy Watkins not active during OTAs
||(Rotoworld) Sammy Watkins (hip surgery) is not participating in 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 drills at OTAs this week.||4 hours|
|38.||Gaffney healthy, in mix for big-back wor...
||(Rotoworld) Patriots RB Tyler Gaffney (knee) appears close to 100 percent. Analysis: The Patriots controversially claimed Gaffney off waivers 10 months ago when the Panthers tried to put him in injured reserve. Now healthy, he'll compete with Jonas Gray for big back duties behind LeGarrette Blount. Multiple reports this winter suggested the Patriots are high on Gaffney.||4 hours|
|39.||Joseph Randle getting majority of 1st-tm...
||(Rotoworld) Joseph Randle has received a majority of first-team reps at this week's OTAs.||5 hours|
|40.||Cowboys | Joseph Randle talks pressure
||(USA Today) Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle believes he can handle the spotlight of being the starting running back in Dallas, should he win the job. Randle says he has been a star his entire life and will just continue to be himself. Randle added that he will continue to work as hard as he can to secure the starting job, "and see which role I end up in."||5 hours|
|41.||Bradley: Bortles' mechanics have improve...
||(Rotoworld) Gus Bradley said he's noticed an improvement in Blake Bortles' mechanics.||5 hours|
|42.||Brian Hoyer, Mallett split first-team re...
||(Rotoworld) Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett split first-team reps as the Texans opened OTAs Wednesday. Analysis: It's worth noting that Hoyer got the very first rep with the starters even though there was a heavy rotation. Mallett is the incumbent, although his two 2013 starts resulted in a 54.7 completion percentage and an anemic 5.33 YPA. Both quarterbacks are familiar with Bill O'Brien's system from their time in New England.||5 hours|
|43.||Victor Cruz says knee is now at 80 perce...
||(Rotoworld) Victor Cruz (patellar tear) said he's "about 80 percent there" with his rehab. Analysis: "I think it's just a matter of continuing to build the strength for the last leg of it," Cruz said Wednesday. "Ive been running some routes for about two weeks now, and theres been no pain, no swelling or anything like that, which are all good signs." It's a very optimistic take from Cruz, as we'd expect from a guy going through rehab. We'll have to wait until training camp to see if his optimism is warranted as he comes off one of the most serious injuries a pla... (More)||5 hours|
|44.||No meaningful talks between Dez, Cowboys
||(Rotoworld) The Cowboys have not had meaningful discussions with Dez Bryant on a new contract this offseason. Analysis: It's looking more and more like Dez will play out 2015 under the $12.823 million franchise tag. He's not participating in offseason workouts, leaving Devin Street to run opposite Terrance Williams. The deadline for the two sides to agree on a long-term extension is July 15.||5 hours|
|45.||Bears | Matt Forte will attend training camp
||(USA Today) Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte will attend training camp despite his desire for a contract extension that Chicago has declined to offer. Forte is attending organized team activities.||5 hours|
|46.||Brandon Marshall living with Geno Smith
||(Rotoworld) Brandon Marshall and Geno Smith have been living together for the past month. Analysis: No, it's not a reality show between the volatile 31-year-old veteran and the embattled 24-year-old quarterback. It's an effort to gain chemistry as they both learn new OC Chan Gailey's offense. Marshall projects as Geno's top target this year, ahead of Eric Decker, Jace Amaro and Geno Smith. The Gailey scheme has previously produced big seasons from Marshall-esque wideouts Dwayne Bowe and Stevie Johnson.||5 hours|
|47.||Ravens | Michael Campanaro update
||(USA Today) Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Campanaro (leg) suffered a partially torn quadriceps muscle, according to MRI results, Wednesday, May 27. He is expected to play in 2015 and should be able to return in time for training camp after rehabilitating the injury. A complete tear would have required surgery and cost him the entire season. Campanaro is expected to see increased playing time in 2015.||5 hours|
|48.||Vikings | Mike Zimmer gives Adrian Peterson edict
||(USA Today) Updating an ongoing story, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was given a public ultimatum by Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer Wednesday, May 27, saying he has to either play for the Vikings or not play at all. Peterson said Wednesday on Twitter he did not want to be traded and was looking for financial security by not attending organized team activities. Peterson has three years remaining on his current contract and is due $46 million.||6 hours|
|49.||Jets | Geno Smith to see competition
||(USA Today) Updating a previous report, New York Jets QB Geno Smith is currently working as the starter, according to Jets head coach Todd Bowles Wednesday, May 27. However, Smith will face competition during the summer. The job is Smith's to lose, per Bowles.||6 hours|
||(RotoWire) Mallett took snaps with the first-team offense Wednesday, but only after Brian Hoyer did so, the Houston Chronicle reports. Analysis: Mallett, who is coming back after a recovery from pectoral surgery, and Hoyer will be competing for the Texans' starting quarterback job throughout the summer.||6 hours|
||(RotoWire) Hoyer began Wednesday's practice session with the first-team offense, the Houston Chronicle reports. Analysis: Hoyer later sat and watched Ryan Mallett take snaps with the first-teamers. This quarterback battle will play out all summer long.||6 hours|
||(RotoWire) Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt wants to see Sankey add some size, The Tennessean reports. "We'd like him in the 215 to 220 range," head coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "I just feel like as far as having some thump in the A-gap when he has protection or being able to get extra yards on a carry, I think that can help him." Analysis: Tennessee's second-round pick in 2014 rushed for 569 yards and two touchdowns during an underwhelming rookie season. Whisenhunt feels a heavier Sankey, who played at 209 pounds last season, would be more productive and that his presence during OTAs -- Sankey could not attend last year due to school commitme... (More)||6 hours|
||(RotoWire) Bortles is testing out his new mechanics during organized team activities, the Florida Times-Union reports. Analysis: Bortles has been working on footwork as well as throwing mechanics, so right now it's all about developing muscle memory and getting comfortable. Head coach Gus Bradley has been pleased with the quarterback's work, noting that Bortles has become more self aware, and he understands when mistakes are made and corrects them on his own.||7 hours|
||(RotoWire) Clemons is not attending Jacksonville's organized team activities, the Florida Times-Union reports. Analysis: Clemons is an habitual no-show at voluntary OTAs, going back to his days in Seattle. The 33-year-old's job appeared to be in jeopardy when the Jaguars selected Dante Fowler with the third overall pick in the draft, but he tore the ACL in his left knee during the rookie minicamp and will miss the 2015 season. So, Clemons will probably retain his starting job, but head coach Gus Bradley is expecting him for mandatory minicamp that kicks off June 16.||7 hours|
|55.||Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders may see dip in stats
||(USA Today) Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders indicated he may not be able to put up the same numbers in 2015 than he did in 2014 because of the offense head coach Gary Kubiak is bringing to the team. "It's definitely different," Sanders said. "You talk about going from a no-huddle offense to an offense that's huddling up, to an offense that is predicated off running a football and then throwing it. It's different." Sanders said his goal is to have 1,000 receiving yards on the season.||13 hours|
|56.||Emmanuel Sanders expects production to d...
||(Rotoworld) Emmanuel Sanders doesn't anticipate having as much receiving production in the Broncos' new offense. Analysis: Sanders ranked fifth in the NFL in receiving yards (1,404) last season. He described run-game guru Gary Kubiak and new OC Rick Dennison's offense as "totally" and "definitely" different from outgoing OC Adam Gase's. "You talk about going from a no-huddle offense to an offense thats huddling up, to an offense that is predicated off running a football and then throwing it," said Sanders. "Its different." It's possible that Sanders... (More)||15 hours|
|57.||Adrian Peterson wants guaranteed $ in 20...
||(Rotoworld) According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Adrian Peterson's beef with the Vikings is now that he wants guaranteed money in 2016. Analysis: Peterson doesn't have any guaranteed money in his current deal. He wants the team to guarantee a chunk -- or perhaps all ($14.75 million) -- of his 2016 salary, when Peterson will be 31 years old. After paying Peterson his entire salary to play just one game in 2014, it wouldn't be surprising if the Vikings were a bit resistant to making him this commitment. Either way, it's now clear that this has become a money issue, and is therefore a very so... (More)||16 hours|
|58.||Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick practices
||(USA Today) New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (leg) participated in team drills during organized team activities Wednesday, May 27. Fitzpatrick worked with the second-team offense during practice.||16 hours|
|59.||Eagles | Sam Bradford sitting out some drills
||(USA Today) Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (knee) has not been participating in team drills during organized team activities this week, according to sources. Bradford has been limited throughout the offseason.||16 hours|
|60.||Lions | Dan Orlovsky, Kellen Moore split reps
||(USA Today) Detroit Lions QBs Dan Orlovsky and Kellen Moore shared reps with the second-team offense during organized team activities Wednesday, May 27.||16 hours|
|61.||With Demaryius away, Latimer gets 1st-tm...
||(Rotoworld) Cody Latimer is soaking up first-team reps at Broncos OTAs as unsigned franchise player Demaryius Thomas stays away from workouts. Analysis: "There's going to have to be some young receivers (who) really step up, and Cody's one of those guys," coach Gary Kubiak said. "I think it's a very competitive situation right now. But, yes, it's an important month for Cody." The 56th overall pick in last May's draft, Latimer runs 4.44 at 6-foot-3, 215 and has a 39-inch vertical. He projects as Denver's No. 3 receiver this year.||16 hours|
|62.||Vikings | Adrian Peterson wants guaranteed money
||(USA Today) Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson would like guaranteed money in 2016 from the Vikings. Peterson is not participating in organized team activities but is not looking for a trade.||16 hours|
|63.||Broncos emphasizing under-center snaps
||(Rotoworld) The Broncos are emphasizing having Peyton Manning take snaps from center during Organized Team Activities. Analysis: Coach Gary Kubiak downplayed the under-center practice reps by saying Peyton already has the shotgun down, but it's a likely reminder that the Broncos are going to become less of a pass-crazed team under Kubiak, and run an offense that leans more heavily on the run. Manning can still be a top-five fantasy quarterback, but he'll have to do it with less passing volume under Kubiak.||16 hours|
|64.||Former Bears DE McDonald arrested yet ag...
||(Rotoworld) Free agent DE Ray McDonald was arrested again on Wednesday, this time for violating a restraining order. Analysis: Santa Clara (CA) Police were informed Wednesday that McDonald visited a home he was prohibited from visiting two days after being arrested for domestic assault and child endangerment. The restraining order stems from Monday's Memorial Day arrest. Wednesday's arrest took place at 2:52PM PT. Cut by the Bears two days ago, McDonald has now been arrested five times since 2010.||16 hours|
|65.||Titans | Bishop Sankey asked to add weight
||(USA Today) Tennessee Titans RB Bishop Sankey has been asked by the team to add some weight this offseason, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt. The team would like him to be around 215 to 220 pounds. Whisenhunt said he would also like Sankey to have a full grasp of the offense.||16 hours|
|66.||A. Peterson says in statement, 'Go Vikin...
||(Rotoworld) Adrian Peterson issued a statement regarding his absence from OTAs, saying he is sitting out as a "business" decision. Analysis: Perhaps most notably, Peterson ended the statement by saying "Go Vikings," which would seemingly strongly suggest he intends to be playing football for Minnesota in 2015. "The reason I'm not attending OTAs has nothing to do with wanting to be traded," Peterson insisted. "It's about securing my future with the Vikings. It's business, not personal and I understand that firsthand. Go Vikings." It sounds like the side... (More)||16 hours|
|67.||Bills | LeSean McCoy limited Wednesday
||(USA Today) Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (neck) was limited during organized team activities Wednesday, May 27, because of a neck injury. Head coach Rex Ryan said McCoy's injury is not serious.||16 hours|
|68.||Broncos | Peyton Manning to work under center
||(USA Today) Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning will see most of his snaps under center during organized team activities this week, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. Kubiak said Manning already has plenty of experience in the shotgun since the team used it 70% of the time in 2014.||17 hours|
|69.||Bears | Matt Forte reports for workouts
||(USA Today) Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte was present for the start of organized team activities Wednesday, May 27.||17 hours|
|70.||Bears | Martellus Bennett skipping OTAs
||(USA Today) Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett is not participating in organized team activities since he is looking for a new contract.||17 hours|
|71.||Hardy appeal begins Thursday morning
||(Rotoworld) The appeal hearing on Cowboys RE Greg Hardy's ten-game suspension will begin Thursday morning. Analysis: The NFLPA will encourage arbitrator Harold Henderson to reduce Hardy's ban "dramatically." The Players Association is said to have good arguments, and NFL Network's Albert Breer recently tweeted he thinks Hardy's ban will be reduced by "a significant number." A decision is not necessarily expected by Thursday, however. The NFL has not yet set a date for Tom Brady's appeal.||17 hours|
|72.||Eagles holding Bradford out of team dril...
||(Rotoworld) The Eagles are holding Sam Bradford (ACL surgeries) out of team drills at OTAs. Analysis: He's being "limited" early in the offseason, as expected, while Mark Sanchez is running the first-team group. Coach Chip Kelly is expected to provide an update on Bradford's recovery on Thursday. During last month's draft, Kelly stated Bradford's rehab was "on schedule." Bradford threw during individual drills in early May, but was curiously absent from practices the following week.||17 hours|
|73.||Cowboys | Dallas splitting reps at RB
||(USA Today) Dallas Cowboys RBs Darren McFadden and Joseph Randle have been splitting reps with the first-team offense during organized team activities this week.||17 hours|
|74.||Robert Ayers avoids structural damage
||(Rotoworld) Tests on Giants LE Robert Ayers revealed no structural damage to his ankle. Analysis: The Giants can breathe a sigh of relief after Ayers was carted off the field at Wednesday's OTA practice. Although 2009 first-round pick Ayers never developed into a big-time pass rusher, he's an excellent run stopper at left end.||17 hours|
|75.||'Smart money' on AP eventually showing u...
||(Rotoworld) USA Today's Tom Pelissero believes the "smart money" is still on Adrian Peterson reporting to the Vikings before Week 1. Analysis: Pelissero acknowledges that Peterson may not report until mid-August, but even then "no one is going to advise him" to pass up the $12.75 million base salary Peterson is owed. Pelissero -- a former Vikings beat reporter -- refers to a Peterson trade as a "pipe dream." Coach Mike Zimmer made it clear on Wednesday that Peterson "can play for us, or not play" football in 2015.||17 hours|
|76.||Joseph Randle criticizes DeMarco Murray
||(Rotoworld) Joseph Randle criticized outgoing Cowboys workhorse back DeMarco Murray on Wednesday, suggesting Murray left too many yards on the field in 2014. Analysis: Murray led the NFL in yards after contact and ranked second to only Marshawn Lynch in missed tackles forced, per PFF's grades. Underwear burglar Randle seems to believe he can do a better job. "I got to sit back and watch a lot," Randle said, "and I felt like there was a lot of meat left on the bone." Randle is competing with Darren McFadden and Ryan Williams to replace Murray.||17 hours|
|77.||Dezmen Southward undergoes knee surgery
||(Rotoworld) Falcons CB Dezmen Southward underwent knee surgery on Wednesday. Analysis: It's likely a clean-up procedure after Southward was limited by a knee issue in OTAs. Southward will miss valuable practice reps as he attempts to transition to corner. His status for training camp is questionable.||17 hours|
|78.||Free agent Mike Patterson visits with De...
||(Rotoworld) Free agent DT Mike Patterson visited with the Lions. Analysis: Patterson appeared in all 16 games for the Giants last year, making eight starts. He would give Detroit a situational run stopper behind Haloti Ngata and Tyrunn Walker. 31-year-old Patterson won't cost more than the veteran minimum.||18 hours|
|79.||Teddy on TE Rudolph: 'Biggest weapon we ...
||(Rotoworld) Speaking at Vikings OTAs on Wednesday, Teddy Bridgewater called Kyle Rudolph "the biggest weapon we have right now." Analysis: "He's like a new player out there," Bridgewater said of Rudolph, who endured yet another injury-ruined season in 2014. Rudolph, Bridgewater, and Charles Johnson spent the offseason training together. Still only 25 years old, Rudolph will be worth a late-round flyer in 2015 fantasy drafts. Durability remains the biggest obstacle in the way of Rudolph realizing his potential.||18 hours|
|80.||Chiefs ILB Derrick Johnson cleared for O...
||(Rotoworld) Chiefs ILB Derrick Johnson (Achilles) has been cleared for OTAs. Analysis: Johnson has been a full participant in Kansas Citys offseason program. Nine months removed from Achilles surgery, he should be close to 100 percent. The Chiefs are counting on the return of Johnson and Mike DeVito to improve what was one of the worst run defenses in the league last season.||18 hours|
|81.||Chargers | Keenan Allen embracing leadership
||(USA Today) San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen is the second longest tenured wide receiver on the team, other than WR Malcom Floyd. "Hopefully I can take on a leader role along with Malcom. Hopefully I can help the new guys build a connection with Philip (Rivers) and understand the playbook. I'm helping them with the new terminology, and picking up on the words and the lingo. Even though they may have been in similar systems, I'm helping them with the splits and where Phil wants it to be. I've grown a lot since I first came here. I don't press as much as I used to. I am und... (More)||18 hours|
|82.||Broncos rookie TE Heuerman has ACL surge...
||(Rotoworld) Broncos rookie TE Jeff Heuerman underwent left ACL surgery on Wednesday. Analysis: A third-round pick, Heuerman will spend all of 2015 on I.R. He should make a full recovery for next year's offseason program.||18 hours|
|83.||Sammie Lee Hill dealing with knee sprain
||(Rotoworld) Titans NT Sammie Lee Hill is only dealing with a knee sprain. Analysis: Coach Ken Whisenhunt confirmed Hill won't require surgery. Hill could be shut down for the remainder of OTAs, but isn't in danger of missing training camp.||18 hours|
||(RotoWire) Campanaro suffered a quadriceps injury during Wednesday's OTAs, ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Assuming the injury is nothing major, Campanaro is expected to compete against Marlon Brown and Kamar Aiken for the Ravens' No. 3 wideout slot, plus he's a candidate to return kicks for the team this coming season.||19 hours|
|85.||Vikings LT Matt Kalil added weight in of...
||(Rotoworld) Vikings LT Matt Kalil is up to 324 pounds. Analysis: Kalil played at 308 last season. He's apparently attempting to get stronger after struggling with run blocking and allowing a league-high 12 sacks in 2014. It's also fair to wonder if the added weight came from sitting around more following dual offseason knee surgeries. Owed a whopping $11.09 million base salary in 2016, Kalil is entering a make-or-break year in Minnesota.||19 hours|
|86.||Broncos | Peyton Manning arrives at OTAs
||(USA Today) Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning participated in organized team activities Wednesday, May 27. It marked the official beginning of Manning's 18th NFL season.||19 hours|
|87.||Alex Mack declines comment on Browns fut...
||(Rotoworld) Browns C Alex Mack declined to say if he'll void his contract after the season. Analysis: Mack is fully expected to exercise his opt-out clause, allowing him to hit the market for one last big deal in his age-30 season. The Browns prepared to move on from Mack by drafting G/C Cameron Erving with one of their first-round picks. Mack has been held out of team drills at OTAs while recovering from leg surgery, but remains on track for the start of training camp.||19 hours|
|88.||Browns cut Nick McDonald with injury set...
||(Rotoworld) Browns released C Nick McDonald with an injury settlement. Analysis: McDonald appeared in eight games (seven starts) after Alex Mack went down last year. He's currently recovering from an undisclosed knee injury. McDonald should resurface as interior line depth when healthy.||20 hours|
|89.||Cyrus Kouandjio getting majority of firs...
||(Rotoworld) Bills RT Cyrus Kouandjio has been getting the majority of first-team reps at OTAs. Analysis: Kouandjio has a clean slate under Buffalo's new coaching staff after a lost rookie season. The Bills are letting him compete for the right tackle job, where his power-blocking profiles as a better fit in OC Greg Roman's scheme. A 2014 second-round pick, Kouandjio could push incumbent RT Seantrel Henderson to a swing role with a strong training camp.||20 hours|
|90.||Joseph Randle eyeing a starting RB role in Dallas
||(FFToday) With DeMarco Murray now in Philly, the only thing that stands in the way of Joseph Randle and a starting job is free agent addition Darren McFadden. Early signs point to Randle having an edge on the job. After watching Murray put up 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns last season, Randle stated that he felt like "there was a lot of meat left on the bone". Analysis: Rushing behind the best offensive line unit in the NFL, Murray owners cashed in fantasy go... (More)||20 hours|
|91.||Ravens | Michael Campanaro injured
||(USA Today) Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Campanaro (quadriceps) injured his quadriceps during organized team activities Tuesday, May 26. The injury's severity is not known.||20 hours|
|92.||Bills open preliminary talks with DT Dar...
||(Rotoworld) Bills GM Doug Whaley said he's had preliminary talks with contract-year DT Marcell Dareus. Analysis: The Bills are working to extend Dareus before training camp. An All-Pro talent, Dareus is expected to command top-three defensive tackle money. Buffalo has a projected $143M committed to the 2016 cap and must get creative to fit Dareus.||20 hours|
|93.||Cooper Taylor gets first-team reps at OT...
||(Rotoworld) Giants S Cooper Taylor played with the first team at OTAs on Wednesday. Analysis: Taylor got the majority of snaps at free safety with Nat Berhe (calf) sidelined. Taylor likely would have worked with the second team had Berhe been healthy. Berhe remains the favorite to start opposite rookie SS Landon Collins.||21 hours|
|94.||Victor Cruz (knee) still on track for We...
||(Rotoworld) Victor Cruz (knee) said hes still on track for Week 1. Analysis: Cruz has been setback-free to this point in his rehab. Hes progressed to running routes and expects to be ready for training camp, through he remains a candidate to start out on active/PUP. Cruz said he was 75 percent healthy earlier this month.||21 hours|
|95.||Ryan Fitzpatrick takes part in OTAs
||(Rotoworld) Ryan Fitzpatrick (leg) is participating at Jets OTAs. Analysis: Fitzpatrick fractured his tibia last Week 15. He's now healthy enough to push Geno Smith. Although the Jets are standing behind Geno as the favorite to start in Week 1, Fitzpatrick is familiar with OC Chan Gailey's Pistol Spread offense, and could at very least put Geno on a short leash with a solid August.||21 hours|
|96.||Bowles: Geno, Fitzpatrick will compete
||(Rotoworld) Coach Todd Bowles made it clear on Wednesday that the Jets will indeed hold a quarterback competition in training camp.||21 hours|
|97.||Michael Campanaro hurts his quad at OTAs
||(Rotoworld) Ravens WR Michael Campanaro injured his quadriceps at practice on Wednesday. Analysis: The Ravens are still trying to determine how severe it is. Campanaro is a leading candidate to return kicks this season and could see a bigger role on offense following the departures of Torrey Smith and Owen Daniels. The 24-year-old reeled in seven of his nine targets as a rookie in 2014.||21 hours|
|98.||Titans want Bishop Sankey to bulk up
||(Rotoworld) Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt believes Bishop Sankey adding weight will help him in pass protection and as a finisher of runs. Analysis: The Titans want Sankey at 215-220 pounds this year, after he played at 209 as a rookie and averaged 3.74 yards per carry. "I just feel like as far as having some thump in the A-gap when he has protection or being able to get extra yards on a carry, I think that can help him," Whisenhunt explained. In our experience, weight gains at running back rarely improve performance.||21 hours|
|99.||Martellus Bennett a no-show at OTAs
||(Rotoworld) Martellus Bennett did not appear at OTAs Wednesday as he continues to hold out for a new contract. Analysis: He hasn't been at any of the Bears' practices over the last five weeks. At his current annual salary, Bennett is the league's 13th highest-paid tight end. The 2014 Pro Bowler deserves a raise but the Bears don't have to give him one as he's still under contract for two more seasons. Bennett set career-highs in catches (90), yards (916) and touchdowns (six) last season.||22 hours|
|100.||Jets | Dee Milliner misses OTAs
||(USA Today) New York Jets CB Dee Milliner (personal) was not present at organized team activities Wednesday, May 27 due to personal reasons, according to head coach Todd Bowles.||22 hours|