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The New York Daily News' Seth Walder left 2015 fourth-round QB Bryce Petty off his 53-man roster projection.

If (when) Ryan Fitzpatrick re-signs, the Jets will be faced with the option of keeping four quarterbacks or cutting either Geno Smith or Petty. Smith would be an easy cut if Petty or second-round rookie Christian Hackenberg showed well enough to earn the backup job, but that has not happened to this point and is extremely unlikely. Even if he does not get cut this year, Petty looks like he will go down as a wasted pick.
Jun 26 - 8:39 PM

Jets secondary coach Joe Danna said CB Marcus Williams has "made good improvements since last year."

Williams thinks the competition he's faced this offseason has helped in his progression. "I’ve been working on my press, working on playing outside a lot more and just getting better at little things," Williams said. "I think going against guys like Brandon Marshall and [Eric] Decker also helps a lot, too." Williams is the favorite for the No. 3 role behind Darrelle Revis and Buster Skrine, but he will have to hold off first-round bust Dee Milliner for the job.
Jun 26 - 8:34 PM

Saints CB Kyle Wilson (I.R.) suffered a torn labrum in his shoulder.

This is mostly for bookkeeping purposes as the Saints did not disclose Wilson's injury when they put him on injured reserve. Wilson is scheduled to be a free agent after this season.
Jun 26 - 8:21 PM

CSN Mid-Atlantic expects Redskins ILB Mason Foster to start opposite Will Compton.

Perry Riley was expected to occupy one of the starting spots, but he was held out of spring practices because of a lingering foot injury. That opened the door for Compton and Foster to cement themselves in starting roles. Set to count $5.05 million against the cap in the final year of his deal, Riley could end up a cap cut if he is not able to claim a starting job.
Jun 26 - 6:41 PM

Walk-year WR Emmanuel Sanders said he is not weighed down by ongoing contract negotiations.

"I don’t think it weighs on me," Sanders said. "For me, it’s going to come. If it’s meant for me, it’s meant for me. But I’m going to keep playing ball because I love to do it." Owed $5.6 million in the final year of his deal, Sanders is set to earn a big pay raise in the near future. A deal similar to Jeremy Maclin's five-year, $55-million pact is certainly within reason.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 26 - 6:31 PM

NJ Advance Media's Jordan Raanan believes it is "highly unlikely" the Giants sign free agent SCB Leon Hall (back).

Raanan speculates he will land with the Cardinals or re-sign with the Bengals. With their top three -- Janoris Jenkins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and rookie Eli Apple -- better fits on the outside, the Giants could still use some help in the slot. They will likely add a veteran at some point. Hall is still recovering from offseason back surgery.
Jun 26 - 6:24 PM

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports Le'Veon Bell (MCL, PCL) wants to able to "cut and run freely" before reporting to camp.

Bell wants to be a full participant from the first whistle, but the Steelers are expected to exercise early caution. Per Fowler, Bell is unlikely to play before Week 3 of the preseason. That's certainly the wise approach. Barring a setback, Bell will be ready to rock as a top-three RB1 for Week 1.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 26 - 3:49 PM

NJ.com expects Giants second-round WR Sterling Shepard to be an "instant-impact player."

The Giants are forcing Shepard into their No. 2 receiver role, but he's obliging by living up to the hype in padless practices. Shepard is in danger of being over-drafted, but with so many targets there for the taking in New York, his path to WR3/4 value is real.
Source: NJ.com
Jun 26 - 3:16 PM

NJ.com reports there were questions about free agent OT Jake Long's desire in 2015.

Now 31, the former No. 1 overall pick spent 2015 riding the pine for the Falcons. Long said earlier this month that he's the healthiest he's been in "probably about five, six years." Sitting on the bench will certainly do that for you. Long was an elite talent in his prime, but his prime was short because of constant injury issues. He won't be more than a camp flier whenever he finally signs somewhere.
Source: NJ.com
Jun 26 - 3:02 PM

NJ.com reports the Giants' "bridge" with free agent OT Will Beatty is "pretty much burned."

Per reporter Jordan Raanan, Beatty would "only return if he had no other options." On the other side of the coin, Raanan reports the Giants are concerned by "what they perceived as a lack of desire." The G-Men need help/depth opposite LT Ereck Flowers, but aren't treating it as an urgent matter. Beatty has made no known visits in free agency since his February release.
Source: NJ.com
Jun 26 - 2:57 PM

NJ.com reports free agent OT Eugene Monroe is still in play for the Giants.

Monroe would have to play right tackle in the Big Apple, and seems likely to exhaust his potential options on the left side before seriously considering the G-Men. Monroe drew a flurry of preliminary interest when he hit the open market earlier this month, but it's been mostly silent over the past 10 days. With camp a month away, Monroe can take his time and use what little leverage he has.
Source: NJ.com
Jun 26 - 2:53 PM

Jets LBs coach Mike Caldwell has been "pleasantly surprised" by first-round ILB Darron Lee's "professionalism."

"He comes into meetings and he's hungry to learn," Caldwell said of the No. 20 overall pick. "Sometimes you see rookies that think they know it all. He's eager to learn and he's soaking it all up and the older guys are helping him." Lee should be an immediate contributor in sub-packages, and could quickly push for an every-down role.
Source: NJ.com
Jun 26 - 2:38 PM

In an interview with ESPN's Vaughn McClure, Sammy Watkins (foot) was noncommittal about his status for training camp.

Last week Watkins was adamant he would be ready for the start of training camp. Now he seems to be backing off that assertion. "Hopefully I'll be back," said Watkins. "If not, then cool. Get ready for the first game." Watkins admitted he hasn't run in 3-4 weeks but said he's "just being safe." Watkins is still on track for Week 1 but that's only if he doesn't encounter any setbacks.
Jun 26 - 12:39 PM

Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com says Wendell Smallwood can't be trusted as a three-down back yet.

Smallwood may have the highest ceiling of any running back on the Eagles' roster but his inexperience as a pass protector could limit his playing time in year one. In college he was mostly used as safety valve in the flat on passing plays, rarely being asked to protect against blitzing linebackers. Smallwood will need to improve that part of his game, though he could be thrust into a larger role if (more likely when) lead back Ryan Mathews gets hurt.
Jun 26 - 12:15 PM

Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com believes Carson Wentz will watch his rookie year from the sidelines.

Sam Bradford looks to be the starter while Kempski sees the Eagles going with Chase Daniel as the backup. Taking a red-shirt year used to be commonplace for rookie signal-callers but lately we've seen more of them get thrown into the fire in year one. However, the Eagles seem to be taking a more patient approach with Wentz. Daniel is a favorite of new coach Doug Pederson but it's still hard to envision Wentz falling to third on the depth chart after going No. 2 overall in this year's draft.
Jun 26 - 11:46 AM



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