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Bernard Pierce added ten pounds this offseason, going from 218 to 228.

While we don't typically love the idea of running backs adding weight, the Baltimore Sun insists Pierce displayed plenty of remaining "burst and elusiveness" at spring practices and has "maintained a lean build." In addition to the muscle gain, Pierce says "concentrating on his speed" was an offseason focus. Pierce averaged only 6.75 carries per game as a rookie. We'd be surprised if that number didn't rise into the double digits in 2013.
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 08:50:00 AM

Profootballtalk.com reports a wrist injury could cost Devontae Booker "up to" 6-8 weeks.

It puts his Week 1 status in significant doubt, and raises the possibility Booker opens the season on the reserve/PUP list, which would cost him the first six games. Booker opened camp on active/PUP, making him a reserve/PUP candidate, at least in theory. Booker shined in the first half of his rookie season, but fell flat when C.J. Anderson's year-ending knee injury thrust Booker into the Broncos' feature back role. At very least, his chances at earning early-season carries or even pushing Anderson for the starting job are now all but gone. Sixth-round pick De'Angelo Henderson is a name to keep in mind.
Jul 26 - 11:54 PM

The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec suggests free agent Colin Kaepernick could "come into play" for the Ravens if they at any point believe Joe Flacco's back injury is a long-term concern.

Zrebiec notes Kaepernick's connections to coach John Harbaugh and offensive assistant Greg Roman. John is the brother of Jim, who drafted Kaepernick and maximized him for the first four years of Kaepernick's career before a falling-out with now-fired 49ers GM Trent Baalke led to Harbaugh's ouster from San Francisco. Roman was Kaepernick's offensive coordinator for all four of those years. Zrebiec does make it clear there are no indications the Ravens believe Flacco has a long-term injury. At least, not yet.
Jul 26 - 11:16 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports "no one" with the Ravens seems "overly concerned" with Joe Flacco's back injury.

Some reports have had Flacco bracing for a 3-6 week absence, but the team is saying Flacco may only need one "rest" week before he begins practicing. La Canfora has heard the latter, and reports Flacco's Wednesday MRI "looked clean," and the Ravens "seem confident" Flacco's back discomfort will "dissipate in short order." Per La Canfora, the Ravens think they "caught this early."
Jul 26 - 10:43 PM

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens are only committing to "a week of rest" for the disk injury in Joe Flacco's back.

Beat writer Jeff Zrebiec reports Flacco has experienced back discomfort "for a little while," prompting doctors to "take a look" on Wednesday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Flacco's back injury occurred while he was lifting. Either way, the Ravens are hoping a full week of rest will "calm the symptoms down." Zrebiec also called reports Flacco is bracing to miss 3-6 weeks "a longer absence than I've been told." This remains a huge concern for the Ravens.
Jul 26 - 9:15 PM

According to the Charlotte Observer, Kelvin Benjamin has looked "leaner" and "quick off the ball" early in Panthers camp.

The observation comes one day after coach Ron Rivera stated Benjamin is back "where he needs to be" from a weight and conditioning standpoint. Benjamin has been falling to the seventh and sometimes eighth rounds of July drafts and could prove a value pick there based on his touchdown ceiling.
Jul 26 - 9:10 PM

Joe Flacco is expected to miss the first 3-6 weeks of training camp with a disk injury in his back.

It's a wide timeline, but the negative end of the estimate would jeopardize Flacco's availability for Week 1. Per NFL Network, Flacco will be out "at least a week or two." The Ravens' season opener is September 10 at Cincinnati, just over six weeks from now. Downgrading from Flacco to Ryan Mallett for any amount of time would deal Baltimore's offense a mammoth blow.
Jul 26 - 9:02 PM

Bucs rookie RB Jeremy McNichols (shoulder) has been cleared for training camp.

A popular sleeper in the metrics community for his high-end combination of college production, receiving skills, and Combine measurables, McNichols will now play catch-up after missing all of spring practices recovering from shoulder surgery. Doug Martin's three-game suspension to begin the season opens opportunity for McNichols to compete with Jacquizz Rodgers, Charles Sims, and Peyton Barber. Sims and McNichols play similar roles.
Jul 26 - 8:55 PM

Chargers acquired QB Cardale Jones from the Bills for a conditional seventh-round pick.

The writing was on the wall after Jones saw limited offseason reps behind Tyrod Taylor, T.J. Yates, and Nate Peterman. Jones reunites with ex-Bills OC Anthony Lynn in Los Angeles, where he'll battle Kellen Clemens and Mike Bercovici to back up Philip Rivers. Jones is a raw project that struggled in his lone 2016 appearance. The Bills are left with only a quarterback that was out of the league last year (Yates) and a fifth-round rookie (Peterman) behind Taylor.
Jul 26 - 7:33 PM

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports contract talks with Devonta Freeman may have "hit a snag."

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff was hoping to have a something done with Freeman before the start of training camp. Talks "aren't going as smoothly as anticipated" after his agent reportedly left Atlanta without a deal. Freeman is still fully expected to be extended, but it may not come until closer to the regular season.
Jul 26 - 7:17 PM

FanRag's Geoff Mosher believes the slot role is Nelson Agholor's to lose.

Agholor shined filling in for Jordan Matthews (knee) at OTAs. With Torrey Smith not showing much, it should be an easy decision to keep Agholor in three-wide sets if his strong play carries into training camp. Agholor has the most invested-draft capital of the Eagles' wideouts, so there's incentive to start him despite a disappointing first two seasons. The competition for Philly's No. 3 receiver job will be one of the more interesting battles this summer. It's unclear where Agholor assuming the slot role would leave incumbent slot WR Matthews, who hasn't practiced in seemingly forever due to "knee tendinitis."
Jul 26 - 6:59 PM

Redskins placed TE Jordan Reed (toe) on the active/PUP list.

Reed is dealing with "pain and soreness" in his big toe, and is "undergoing further evaluation," per ESPN's John Keim. It sounds like a minor issue, but the Redskins are playing it safe given Reed's injury history. Reed will be reevaluated later this week to determine whether he'll be cleared to practice.
Jul 26 - 5:35 PM




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