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Ameer Abdullah RB - DET Abdullah underwent shoulder surgery in J...
Abdullah underwent shoulder surgery in January to repair a torn labrum and could miss the remainder of the offseason as he continues to rehab, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impacts: Abdullah is coming off a rookie campaign with the Lions in which he led the team in rushing yards with 597 on 143 carries, while he played the final two games of the season with an injured shoulder that would eventually require surgery. The team has elected to proceed cautiously during their potential starting running back's rehab until training camp, but he appears to be ahead of schedule. Abdullah's Week 1 status isn't currently in doubt, while Theo Riddick, Stevan Ridley, Zach Zenner (chest), and incoming rookie Dwayne Washington should see additional opportunities this offseason with Abdullah sidelined.By Rotowire.com
Tyler Eifert TE - CIN Eifert, who will undergo ankle surgery W...
Eifert, who will undergo ankle surgery Wednesday, could potentially miss the first couple games of the upcoming NFL season, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Such a scenario remains speculative at this stage, given initial estimates relayed by the Cincinnati Enquirer that "a three-month recovery is anticipated, which puts Eifert's return to the field sometime in August." On the plus side, Eifert's upcoming surgery has been referred to as a "minimal procedure," so it's a little too early to count out the tight end for the Bengals' regular season opener on Sept. 11 against the Jets.By Rotowire.com
Le'Veon Bell RB - PIT Bell (knee) said Tuesday he will be 100-...
Bell (knee) said Tuesday he will be 100-percent healthy for the start of training camp, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Impacts: Bell is already doing individual work, including running and cutting, at the first round of OTAs. Although the Steelers will likely take things slowly, Bell is nearly seven months removed from tearing his MCL, which should give him more than enough time to get ready for camp. Despite suffering season-ending injuries the past two years, he has a strong argument to be the first back drafted, offering an unparalleled combination of running ability, receiving skills and team context. Bell seems to be making good progress, as recent footage posted on social media by the running back showed him moving well while playing in a pickup basketball game.By Rotowire.com
Tyler Eifert TE - CIN Eifert will soon have a minor procedure...
Eifert will soon have a minor procedure on his ankle, with a three-month recovery anticipated, the Cincinnati Inquirer reports.
Impacts: Although the surgery isn't considered overly serious, Eifert will presumably miss most or all of training camp, with his Week 1 status now in serious question. He suffered the injury at the Pro Bowl on Jan. 31, but the Bengals initially believed it would heal with rest. Tyler Kroft is the leading candidate to take Eifert's first-team snaps during camp, with Ryan Hewitt and C.J. Uzomah possibly also in the mix. Coming off a 2015 receiving line of 52-615-13 in 13 games, Eifert may still be able to improve on last season's total of 72 targets, as the Bengals lost both Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones during the offseason. If Eifert isn't ready by Week 1, the Cincinnati receiving corps will look quite thin behind A.J. Green, which could be good news for Brandon LaFell and/or rookie Tyler Boyd.By Rotowire.com
Bruce Miller TE - SF Miller was informed that he will be a ti...
Miller was informed that he will be a tight end this season, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.
Impacts: Miller was seen taking snaps at tight end during the 49ers' offseason program. Running backs coach Tom Rathman made it official by telling Miller that he no longer has a spot in the running back room. This move should come as no surprise, as new head coach Chip Kelly rarely uses a fullback in his offensive attack. Miller will have a lot of competition for targets as a tight end, but he did put up a career-high 13.5 YPC in 2015, so there is some potential there if he has a significant role this season.By Rotowire.com
Jarryd Hayne RB - Hayne announced his retirement from the...
Hayne announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday, CSN Bay Area reports.
Impacts: Hayne's brief NFL career has come to an end. He was asked to join the Fiji Rugby Sevens for the upcoming Olympic games, and it was an opportunity he could not pass up. While he never was a big contributor, Hayne can say that he suited up for an NFL team despite having little to no experience playing the sport. That is no easy task.By Rotowire.com
Delanie Walker TE - TEN Walker signed a two-year, $14.7 million...
Walker signed a two-year, $14.7 million contract extension with the Titans on Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impacts: Walker led the Titans and all NFL tight ends in receptions last season, turning 94 catches into 1,088 receiving yards and six touchdowns, a performance that earned him a trip to the 2015 Pro Bowl. Tennessee appears to be embracing a ground-and-pound philosophy, adding Derrick Henry to a backfield that already included DeMarco Murray, but Walker will likely remain the team's top aerial threat in 2016-17.By Rotowire.com
Jordan Reed TE - WAS Reed was signed to a five-year, $50 mill...
Reed was signed to a five-year, $50 million contract extension with the Redskins on Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impacts: The 25-year-old tight end enjoyed a massive breakout season in 2015 87 grabs for 952 yards and his 11 touchdowns were tied with Rob Gronkowski for seventh-most in the NFL. With Reed locked in for the next five years, the Redskins will have one of the best young tight ends in the entire league at their disposal for his prime years. Reed is clearly one of quarterback Kirk Cousins' favorite targets and that figures to continue into the 2016 campaign and beyond.By Rotowire.com
Darren McFadden RB - DAL Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said McFadden...
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said McFadden is "still in the picture" for the Dallas running game, the team's official website reports.
Impacts: McFadden and Alfred Morris both saw their 2016 stock plummet when the Cowboys drafted Ezekiel Elliott at No. 4 overall. The rookie profiles as a three-down workhorse in the NFL, possibly even taking on such a role by Week 1. McFadden won't necessarily disappear from the offense, but it's quite possible that he merely ends up battling Morris and sixth round pick Darius Jackson for whatever scraps Elliott leaves behind. Granted, there might still be handcuff appeal in such a scenario, as the Cowboys have a phenomenal offensive line.By Rotowire.com
C.J. Anderson RB - DEN Devontae Booker (knee), who was selected...
Devontae Booker (knee), who was selected in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, could push Anderson and Ronnie Hillman for playing time, ESPN reports.
Impacts: Widely viewed as one of the three or four best running backs in his class, the 23-year-old fell to Denver in the fourth round, perhaps because of concerns regarding his knee and age. Now three months removed from surgery to repair a torn meniscus, Booker should be ready for the start of training camp, where he'll likely kick things off as the third or fourth running back on the depth chart. The rookie should at least have a shot to compete for a role, but Anderson remains the clear favorite for lead-back duties, having signed a four-year, $18 million contract this offseason. Ronnie Hillman could also be in the mix, as the Broncos may need to lean heavily on their running game.By Rotowire.com
Alfred Morris RB - DAL Morris said he doesn't regret his decisi...
Morris said he doesn't regret his decision to sign in Dallas, even after the Cowboys selected fellow running back Ezekiel Elliott with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the team's official site reports.
Impacts: There isn't really anything else for Morris to say, as his declining production and modest contract don't leave him in a position to complain or make demands. He was previously expected to compete with Darren McFadden for early-down work, but it now appears Ezekiel Elliott will serve as the lead back. As a likely backup with limited receiving skills, Morris has a difficult path to fantasy relevance. McFadden, or even sixth round pick Darius Jackson, may end up as the preferred handcuff for the Cowboys' prized rookie.By Rotowire.com
Matthew Stafford QB - DET Stafford got some help in the 2016 NFL D...
Stafford got some help in the 2016 NFL Draft, with Detroit selecting three offensive linemen in the first five rounds, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Addressing an obvious weakness from 2015, the Lions drafted OT Taylor Decker in the first round, center Graham Glasgow in the third and guard/tackle Joe Dahl in the fifth. Stafford won't have Calvin Johnson around to bail him out, yet it's still quite possible the Detroit offense will be improved from 2015. Stafford played much better last season after Jim Bob Cooter replaced Joe Lombardi as the offensive coordinator, making it an easy decision to stick with Cooter for 2016. Furthermore, the Lions signed WR Marvin Jones to a five-year, $40 million contract, and there's hope that 23-year-old TE Eric Ebron will take a big step forward in his third NFL season.By Rotowire.com
Robert Griffin QB - CLE Griffin's new team waited until late in...
Griffin's new team waited until late in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft to select a quarterback, going with USC product Cody Kessler at No. 93 overall, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: After Griffin signed a two-year, $15 million contract in late March, it was widely reported that his addition wouldn't necessarily preclude the Browns from taking a quarterback early in the draft. Instead, the team traded down in the first round multiple times, eventually selecting Baylor WR Corey Coleman at No. 15 overall. A Baylor product himself, Griffin is likely thrilled about how the draft turned out, with Cleveland further bolstering its receiving corps by selecting WR Ricardo Louis (fourth round), TE Seth Devalve (fourth), WR Jordan Payton (fifth), and WR Rashard Higgins (fifth) in the middle rounds. Though he'll presumably have to compete for the job, Griffin is the favorite to start in Week 1 for a rebuilding Browns team, as he offers greater long-term potential than either Kessler or 36-year-old Josh McCown.By Rotowire.com
Jay Ajayi RB - MIA Ajayi will face competition from Kenyan...
Ajayi will face competition from Kenyan Drake, who was selected in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft at No. 73 overall, the Dolphins' official website reports.
Impacts: Drake's selection can actually be taken as a positive development for Ajayi, who still figures to open training camp as the lead dog in a backfield that's utterly lacking in proven talent. Drake will likely compete for a role similar to the one he had at the University of Alabama, where he typically spelled T.J. Yeldon and then Derrick Henry, in addition to handling most of the passing-down work. The Dolphins could still make things interesting by adding a veteran from the free-agent market, though there isn't much of interest remaining besides a 29-year-old Arian Foster (Achilles).By Rotowire.com
Sam Bradford QB - PHI Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Bra...
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Bradford is missing out on valuable experience at offseason workouts and meetings, NFL.com reports.
Impacts: Displeased with his team's decision to trade up for fellow quarterback Carson Wentz, the 28-year-old Bradford is skipping voluntary activities while reportedly asking for a trade. Denver was mentioned as a possible destination prior to the draft, but any deal could prove difficult after Bradford signed a two-year, $36 million extension during the offseason. Furthermore, the Broncos selected QB Paxton Lynch in the first round, significantly decreasing the odds that the team would have interest in Bradford. Though seemingly still viewed as the likely starter, Bradford finds himself facing significant pressure, with the Eagles having also signed Chase Daniel to a three-year, $21 million contract in March. With such a crowd in the team's quarterback room, Bradford feels that he's merely biding time in Philadelphia while the team tries to replace him. Although he's correct, it's probably in his best interest to make peace with the unusual situation.By Rotowire.com
Tom Brady QB - NE Brady's four-game suspension -- which st...
Brady's four-game suspension -- which stemmed from the quarterback's alleged role in "Deflategate" -- was reinstated Monday by an appeals court ruling, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: With Monday's ruling, Brady is now in line to miss contests against the Cardinals, Dolphins, Texans and Bills out of the gate. He would thus be eligible to make his regular season debut against the Browns in Week 5. It remains to be seen precisely what recourse the QB has with regard to the decision, but the stage is currently set for Jimmy Garoppolo to serve as the Patriots' starting signal-caller for the first quarter of the 2016 campaign.By Rotowire.com
Sam Bradford QB - PHI Bradford has informed the Eagles that he...
Bradford has informed the Eagles that he wants to be traded and will not participate in their offseason program any longer, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impacts: Bradford's request for a trade comes after the Eagles traded into the draft's No. 2 slot, where they're widely expected to select another quarterback. That situation would cast a shadow over Bradford's starting position, something he evidently wouldn't appreciate after signing a two-year, $36 million extension with the team earlier this offseason. As a result, Bradford hopes to be dealt elsewhere in search of a less contentious starting gig, and will remain away from the Eagles while awaiting a trade.By Rotowire.com
Josh Norman CB - WAS Norman contacted Panthers team officials...
Norman contacted Panthers team officials in an attempt to sign his franchise tag shortly after Carolina rescinded its offer last week, The Charlotte Observer reports.
Impacts: Norman was reportedly blindsided by the Panthers withdrawing their offer, but hoped to sign his $13.95 million tag once the team's plan to move on from him was made public. However, with general manager Dave Gettleman unwilling to meet Norman's long-term contract demands, and also intrigued by the cap flexibility that would be opened by parting with Norman, the Panthers declined on Norman's offer to sign. From there, Norman ended up signing a record-setting five-year, $75 million deal with the Redskins, cementing his NFL future while making his departure from the Panthers official.By Rotowire.com
Trent Richardson RB - BAL Richardson, who once weighed as much as...
Richardson, who once weighed as much as 240 pounds, is now down to just 218 pounds, the Ravens' official website reports.
Impacts: Cut by the Raiders during training camp last year, the former No. 3 overall pick spent the entire 2015 regular season out of the NFL. Prior to that, Richardson was a major disappointment for both the Browns and Colts, with poor conditioning and family issues reportedly playing a role. The Ravens are giving him what may be his final shot in the NFL, but even if he's vastly improved, Richardson will likely just be competing for one of the final roster spots. Justin Forsett and Javorius Allen are still expected to battle for the starting job.By Rotowire.com
Josh Norman CB - WAS Norman signed a five-year, $75 million c...
Norman signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the Redskins on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.
Impacts: Norman refused to sign the franchise tag that would have netted him approximately $14 million in 2016 with the hopes of signing a bigger deal. While the Panthers were unwilling to do so and subsequently let him walk via free agency, it appears Washington will spend up following a 2016 campaign that moved him into elite status among cornerbacks. Considered a position of need heading into the draft, the Redskins will now likely pass on it early in the draft, while Norman figures to serve as the team's lockdown corner against the likes of Dez Bryant and Odell Beckham Jr., who he will now face twice a year.By Rotowire.com
Josh Norman CB - CAR The Panthers have rescinded the franchis...
The Panthers have rescinded the franchise tag they had placed on Norman, NFL.com reports.
Impacts: As a result, the star cornerback becomes an unrestricted free agent, and based on a statement released by GM Dave Gettleman, it appears clear that the Panthers are indeed of a mind to move on from Norman. Per Gettleman: "After a number of conversations with Josh's agent we realized that a long-term deal was not attainable. We have decided to rescind the Franchise Tag freeing Josh to immediately become a UFA. We thank Josh for all his contributions and truly wish him well." The 28-year-old Norman is coming off a Pro Bowl season in 2015, in which he recorded 56 tackles, three forced fumbles and four picks in 16 games for the Panthers.By Rotowire.com
Ronnie Hillman RB - DEN Hillman has signed a one-year deal to re...
Hillman has signed a one-year deal to remain with the Broncos, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
Impacts: Now that Hillman is back in the fold, he'll work in a complementary role behind C.J. Anderson, whose four-year, $18-million offer sheet (from Miami) the Broncos elected to match. Also currently on the team's RB depth chart are Juwan Thompson, Kapri Bibbs, and Cyrus Gray. In 16 games with Denver last season, Hillman logged 207 carries for 863 yards and seven touchdowns, while adding 24 catches for 111 yards in that span.By Rotowire.com
Jordy Nelson WR - GB Nelson (knee) participated in the first...
Nelson (knee) participated in the first day of the Packers' offseason program Monday, and afterward assessed his rehab program by saying, "We're right where we want to be."
Impacts: Nelson characteristically didn't make any proclamations on when he'll be 100 percent, but it's telling that he reported no "mental blocks" or worries about losing a step after going through Monday's workout. Following the torn ACL suffered last preseason, all indications suggest that he's been recovering with great progress, shedding positive light on his outlook ahead of Week 1. Nonetheless, Nelson's involvement will have to be monitored throughout the build-up to this season, and onlookers should expect the Packers to take every precaution necessary with their star wideout.By Rotowire.com
Case Keenum QB - STL Keenum signed his first-round tender wit...
Keenum signed his first-round tender with the Rams on Monday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Impacts: Keenum's deal will equate to about $3.6 million for this season, but with the Rams potentially drafting a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick, it's unclear if Keenum's future remains in Los Angeles. With Nick Foles also on the Rams' roster after signing a two-year, $24.5 million deal last offseason, Keenum is a far more affordable trade option for potential suitors, though Los Angeles would probably rather get rid of Foles. Either way, it wouldn't surprise if one of the team's veteran signal-callers is dealt prior to training camp.By Rotowire.com
Josh Norman CB - CAR Norman will not report for the Panthers'...
Norman will not report for the Panthers' offseason workouts next week, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Norman remains in search of a long-term extension with the Panthers, so he hasn't signed the roughly $14 million franchise tag offered to him last month. Until Carolina's management displays a willingness to come closer to the contract terms proposed by Norman's camp, he's expected to remain away from the team and cannot be fined for doing so, since he technically isn't under contract at the moment.By Rotowire.com
Josh Brown K - NYG Browns is slated to re-sign with the Gia...
Browns is slated to re-sign with the Giants on a two-year, $4 million deal, the New York Daily News reports.
Impacts: Brown is fresh off the best statistical season of his 13-year career, as he converted 30-of-32 field goal attempts for the Giants last year. Although he'll turn 37 years old soon, Brown has shown little signs of aging and should provide a reliable weapon in New York's kicking game for the next couple campaigns.By Rotowire.com
Nick Foles QB - STL Foles' future with the Rams is probably...
Foles' future with the Rams is probably the most uncertain among the team's quarterbacks, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impacts: Foles signed a lucrative two-year, $24.5 million contract after being traded to the Rams last offseason, but was eventually benched after failing to live up to expectations. Since then, the Rams have not only traded for the No. 1 pick in the draft, where they're expected to select a quarterback, but the team has also offered a first-round tender to Case Keenum and expressed interest in developing third-stringer Sean Mannion. That leaves Foles as a glorified reserve who could garner interest on the trade market, thus making his outlook this season potentially subject to change.By Rotowire.com
Trent Richardson RB - BAL Richardson has signed with the Ravens.
Richardson has signed with the Ravens.
Impacts: Richardson had been in talks with the Ravens for most of this offseason, and after working out for Baltimore again on Monday morning, the team signed him before the start of its offseason strength and conditioning program. After getting cut by the Raiders ahead of last season, he hasn't played since the 2014 campaign, when he averaged just 3.3 YPC on 159 carries and scored three times for the Colts. A noteworthy first-round bust, Richardson will hope to revive his career by first making the Ravens' roster this season.By Rotowire.com
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB - Fitzpatrick and the Jets are unlikely to...
Fitzpatrick and the Jets are unlikely to reach agreement on a new contract before next week's NFL Draft, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Impacts: Fitzpatrick and the Jets remain far apart on terms to a new contract, which could lead the team to address the quarterback position through the draft. That being said, Fitzpatrick is fresh off a career-best 3,905 passing yards and 31 touchdowns last season, and his long-standing relationship with offensive coordinator Chan Gailey could prove invaluable to the Jets' hopes of making the playoffs this season. As a result, Fitzpatrick and New York could still reach a contract agreement, but it appears he'll have to wait a bit longer if that indeed comes to fruition.By Rotowire.com
Brian Hoyer QB - Hoyer has been released by the Texans,...
Hoyer has been released by the Texans, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
Impacts: With the Texans having signed quarterback Brock Osweiler to a four-year, $72 million contract earlier this offseason, it's no surprise that Hoyer is moving on. He'll now look to catch on elsewhere, though it remains to be seen if Hoyer's next team signs him as clear backup, or presents him with an opportunity to compete for a starting job.By Rotowire.com
Brandon Browner CB - SEA The Seahawks have brought back Browner o...
The Seahawks have brought back Browner on a one-year contract with the team, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Browner, who had left the Seahawks after the 2013 season, rejoins the team's cornerback mix, thus reuniting the nucleus of the original "Legion of Boom" secondary, which also includes Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas. In 16 games for the Saints last season, Browner -- who turns 32 in August -- notched 76 tackles and a pick, but was also was flagged for a staggering total 24 penalties in the span.By Rotowire.com
Tony Romo QB - DAL Romo said Saturday that his rehab from c...
Romo said Saturday that his rehab from collarbone surgery continues to go well and that he's been able to fully participate in his throwing program for over a week, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports. "It's been going great [during unofficial team workouts] for the last two, three weeks – just getting them going and being able to go full speed and all that stuff. It's been great," Romo said. "I can throw fully. I've been throwing fully here for a good week and a half, two weeks. It's been good."
Impacts: It's certainly encouraging that Romo's recovery has gone without a hitch so far, but there will still be a lot of question marks around the 36-year-old in 2016 after he played in just four games last season due to two collarbone fractures, and hasn't made it through a full 16-game schedule unscathed since 2012. If he's able to stay healthy, the Cowboys have the talent around him to make Romo a very productive fantasy QB, but at this point, that remains a very large 'if'.By Rotowire.com
Percy Harvin WR - Harvin (hip/knee) has reportedly told th...
Harvin (hip/knee) has reportedly told the Bills that he plans to retire as a player, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Harvin, who turns 28 next month, has been limited by injuries over the past few seasons, thus cutting short a football career that once looked highly promising after the Vikings selected the dynamic offensive threat with the 22nd overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft.By Rotowire.com
Jimmy Graham TE - SEA Graham (knee) is expected to be ready to...
Graham (knee) is expected to be ready to play Week 1, general manager John Schneider told Seattle's KJR radio Wednesday.
Impacts: Graham ruptured the patella tendon in his right knee in Week 12 last season. Schneider said Graham might not be ready for the first couple preseason games, but that getting him ready for Week 1 is the priority. That still might be optimistic, as patella ruptures are notoriously severe injuries.By Rotowire.com
Josh Gordon WR - CLE The NFL has denied Gordon's request for...
The NFL has denied Gordon's request for reinstatement from his one-year suspension for repeated violations of the league's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Gordon's next opportunity to apply for reinstatement will arrive on Aug. 1, according Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Impacts: On Monday, it was widely reported that Gordon had failed a drug test in March. Both the A and B samples were revealed to have "traces of marijuana and dilute," and despite the former falling short of the threshold required for a positive test, his presence in Stage 3 of the drug program sealed his fate. Once Aug. 1 rolls around, Gordon will have the chance to reapply, though commissioner Roger Goodell is notorious for taking longer than the 60-day mandate for a response recommended under the current CBA. As a result, Gordon is in danger of missing his second season in a row.By Rotowire.com
LeGarrette Blount RB - NE Blount has signed a one-year deal to rem...
Blount has signed a one-year deal to remain with the Patriots, NFL.com reports.
Impacts: The 29-year-old Blount, who landed on IR last December after suffering a chipped bone in his hip, is said to be back to 100 percent, so the 6-foot, 250-pounder will now look to reprise his role as the Patriots' top power back. While the terms of his deal with the team have not been made public, given that Blount lasted this long in free agency suggests that a team-friendly deal is in play here. When he was on the field in 2015, Blount logged 165 carries for 703 yards and six TDs over a 12 game span. His experience and level of success in the New England offense makes this a low-risk reunion, though the likes of Dion Lewis, James White, Donald Brown and Brandon Bolden remain in the mix for touches in the team's backfield. Moreover, it wouldn't surprise us to see the team land another running back option at or after the NFL draft later this month.By Rotowire.com
Josh Gordon WR - CLE ESPN.com relays that Gordon reportedly f...
ESPN.com relays that Gordon reportedly failed a drug test last month.
Impacts: Gordon, who remains suspended indefinitely by the NFL, had applied to the league for reinstatement this winter, but if this latest report is accurate, then his cause on the reinstatement front would obviously take a hit. Per NFL.com, the drug test said to be in question here "showed traces of marijuana and dilute." The talented 24-year-old wideout last took an NFL field for a game back on Dec. 21, 2014.By Rotowire.com
Thomas Rawls RB - SEA Rawls, who is bouncing back from a seaso...
Rawls, who is bouncing back from a season-ending broken ankle that he suffered in Week 14 last season, maintains that he plans to "be ready for (training) camp."
Impacts: "I'm just taking it day by day," Rawls noted with regard to his recovery from his ankle injury. "I'm getting better. I'm walking on my own, I'm doing a lot of good things, and my recovery is coming very quickly, so I'm looking forward to being out there very soon." Rawls, who ended up rushing for 830 yards and four touchdowns on 147 carries during his rookie season in 2015, appears poised to take over the Seahawks' starting tailback job from Marshawn Lynch, who announced his retirement as a player this offseason. Joining Rawls in the team's backfield mix at this time are Christine Michael and Cameron Marshall, but the team is sure to add some depth on that front, presumably no later than the upcoming NFL draft.By Rotowire.com
Justin Forsett RB - BAL Forsett, who is bouncing back from a bro...
Forsett, who is bouncing back from a broken arm that landed him on IR last season, noted recently that his recovery is progressing well, while adding that he has already resumed lifting weights.
Impacts: Moreover, the report notes that Forsett plans to undergo X-rays in the next week in order to see just how far along he is in his recovery, but at this stage, he expects to be back to 100 percent before too long. Once he is, Forsett is slated to approach offseason workouts "as the leader in the race" for the team's top running back job, but he'll face some competition on that front from the likes of Buck Allen, Lorenzo Taliaferro, Terrance West, and possibly Trent Richardson, who is expected to join the team's backfield mix. Before suffering his injury last November, Forsett started the Ravens' first 10 games of the 2015 season, recording 641 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 151 attempts, to go along with 31 catches for 153 receiving yards in that span.By Rotowire.com
Donte Whitner S - CLE Whitner was released by the Browns on Sa...
Whitner was released by the Browns on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impacts: Whitner had a solid season in Cleveland, during which he was the second leading tackler on the team with 81 combined tackles to go along with 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble. With as much productivity he had during his 2015-16 campaign, it's a bit of a surprise the Browns aren't keeping the 30-year-old around. Expect Whitner to sign on with another squad, but his IDP fantasy value may take a hit.By Rotowire.com