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Falcons waived/injured WR Tim Toone.

The Falcons did not disclose Toone's injury. The 2010 draft's Mr. Irrelevant had bounced around three different practice squads before latching on with the Falcons this summer.
Thu, Sep 6, 2012 11:38:00 AM

Johnny Manziel was the Browns' second-string quarterback as OTAs opened Tuesday.

As expected, veteran journeyman Josh McCown took the first-team reps. After last year's utter meltdown on and off the field, Manziel will have to earn the trust of his coaches and team before he climbs the depth chart. So far, all signs have been good since he got out of rehab. We're likely looking at a true competition in training camp.
May 26 - 11:26 AM

Isaiah Crowell took the first snap with the starters at Tuesday's OTA session.

Crowell emerged from Cleveland's 2014 jumble as the best early-down option, averaging 4.10 YPC while earning double-digit carries in six of the final eight games. There will be week-to-week competition and some mixing and matching based on opponent, but the starter's job is Crowell's to lose. Rookie Duke Johnson profiles mostly as a passing down back and Terrance West projects as a backup at both spots. With C Alex Mack back from his broken leg, there will be mid-round upside in the talented Crowell.
May 26 - 11:17 AM

ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer believes Joseph Randle "will be the starting running back when the season opens."

Archer already went on the record earlier this month with a "bold prediction" that Randle will rush for 1,200 yards. Randle's talent doesn't lend itself to those kind of stats, but the opportunity is very much there. Darren McFadden projects for his trademark ineffectiveness, Ryan Williams hasn't been the same since his patellar tear and Lance Dunbar is an undersized passing back. Randle, the incumbent who averaged 6.72 YPC on his 51 carries last year, appears to be the favorite to head this committee as we head into the bulk of the offseason program. The Dallas Morning News also stated Tuesday they expect Randle to get "the initial opportunity with the first-team offense."
Source: ESPN Dallas
May 26 - 9:58 AM

Bears released DE Ray McDonald.

McDonald was immediately placed on a no-tolerance policy when the Bears signed him this past March. He was arrested on Monday for domestic violence and child endangerment after allegedly assaulting a woman who was holding a baby. McDonald will likely face a stiff penalty from the NFL. We would not bet on 31-year-old McDonald playing another down in the league.
May 25 - 4:27 PM

Adrian Peterson's agent hinted at a holdout in a Monday text message to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole.

"He is very very strong," Peterson's agent said. "He's like (Darrelle) Revis." Revis, of course, has become famous for winning contractual showdowns. Peterson seems to believe the Vikings committed an unforgivable sin by siding too closely with the NFL as his child-abuse scandal unfolded last fall. To date, the Vikings have been steadfast that AD will be in Minnesota this season. Peterson won't really be turning up the heat until he skips next month's minicamp and training camp.
May 25 - 1:54 PM

A source tells Yahoo that Adrian Peterson still wants to be traded.

Despite not getting moved during the draft, Peterson isn't backing off. He's skipping this week's OTAs, reportedly intends to sit out all of the Vikings' offseason workouts and "has not yet made a decision" about holding out of June mandatory minicamp or training camp. Peterson is apparently still fuming about the way the Vikings failed to support him during last year's child-abuse scandal. Regardless, the team has all the leverage here as he's under contract for $12.75 million. It's hard to see Peterson passing on that money in order to make a statement.
May 25 - 8:45 AM

CSN Washington's Tarik El-Bashir believes rookie RB Matt Jones will have "a bigger role in 2015 than some are anticipating."

El-Bashir concedes Alfred Morris is the starter but believes Jones will earn snaps as a third-down back. El-Bashir's colleague Rich Tandler agrees, saying Jones "will spend a lot of time catching passes and doing what he can to master pass protection" this offseason. Morris should be the early-down thumper, but he offers almost nothing in the passing game. If Jones is a quick study in pass protection, he should beat out Silas Redd and Chris Thompson for third-down duties.
May 23 - 10:45 AM

Bills GM Doug Whaley confirmed QB Tyrod Taylor will get first-team reps during offseason practices.

"The way they’re structuring practices everyone is getting a run with the ones," said GM Doug Whaley. "So it’s a fair shake. In this system that we’re trying to figure out who is going to be the number one. It’s all about competition. That’s why everybody involved is excited about it." Matt Cassel is the favorite to win the starting job with E.J. Manuel his most likely competition, but it is telling Buffalo is giving reps to a career backup like Taylor. With the quarterback position in disarray, the Bills should lean heavily on LeSean McCoy and the running game.
May 23 - 9:47 AM

ESPN Bucs reporter Pat Yasinskas says the Tampa Bay coaching staff is "very high" on second-year RB Charles Sims.

Despite being outplayed by Doug Martin last season, Sims has been consistently touted as the favorite for the starting job in Tampa Bay. As the narrative goes, Sims was hand-picked by the current regime, and the coaching staff is down on Martin. That all may be true, but Sims looked overmatched between the tackles while averaging just 2.8 YPC on 66 carries last season. With his ADP steadily climbing, Sims has the look of a player that could become highly overvalued by August.
Source: ESPN.com
May 23 - 9:37 AM

ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure believes Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman will see "equal reps" in a two-back system.

It is unlikely Coleman and Freeman finish the season in a perfect timeshare, but it make sense for Atlanta to let their two young backs duke it out in training camp and early in the season. As the hand-picked back of the current regime, Coleman should be seen as the favorite to win the lion's share of the work, but his questionable fit in OC Kyle Shanahan's scheme could make his transition to the NFL difficult. A more natural fit in a zone-blocking scheme, Freeman could earn a bigger role than anticipated in training camp, especially if Coleman struggles.
Source: ESPN.com
May 23 - 9:16 AM

ESPN's Tania Ganguli and the Houston Chronicle's John McClain report the Texans are the favorites to appear on this year's HBO Hard Knocks.

A report surfaced early Friday that the Texans, Redskins, and Bills were in the mix. Buffalo's new coaching staff reduces its chances of appearing on Hard Knocks, while ESPN's John Keim reported Friday afternoon that the Redskins are not in consideration. That leaves the Texans, who will hold a camp battle at quarterback between Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer. Other potential storylines include Jadeveon Clowney's health, J.J. Watt, Arian Foster, polarizing rookie WR Jaelen Strong, and DeAndre Hopkins' post-Andre Johnson ascension.
May 22 - 12:40 PM




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