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The Dallas Morning News expects Randy Gregory to be the Week 1 starter at right end.

Gregory will likely lose snaps to Jeremy Mincey, but won’t be limited to just pass rushing. The Cowboys want to use Gregory as a bookend to Demarcus Lawrence until Greg Hardy returns from his suspension. Gregory has been working with the first-team in nickel packages during OTAs.
May 30 - 2:38 PM

Cowboys RE Jeremy Mincey has been working at defensive tackle during OTAs.

Mincey led Dallas with six sacks last year, but is a candidate to move inside with the additions of Randy Gregory and Greg Hardy. The Cowboys are desperately looking to reduce DT Nick Hayden’s snaps. Mincey should rush the passer from multiple spots.
May 30 - 2:19 PM

Mark Sanchez said his arm feels "better and stronger" another year removed from shoulder surgery.

Sanchez missed all of 2013 with a torn labrum, and he felt like that injury affected his arm strength last season. "First thing, physically, I feel so much better," Sanchez said. "The farther it gets away from surgery and all the reps I've had, all the rehab on through, it only can get better and better and stronger." Sanchez has unsurprisingly expressed a desire to start. The Eagles likely hope it will not come to that, but with Sam Bradford already struggling with his surgically repaired knee, it is likely Sanchez is forced into a starting role at some point this season.
May 30 - 1:46 PM

There is a "strong chance" Xavier Su'a-Filo opens the season as the Texans' starting left guard.

With Ben Jones replacing the departed Chirs Myers at center, the left guard job is Su'a-Filo's to lose. A second-round pick out of UCLA, Su'a-Filo played 130 underwhelming snaps as a rookie including a start at right guard against Indianapolis, but the Texans are hoping he can make a big jump in his sophomore campaign. If he can, the Texans' offensive line should remain an elite run-blocking unit.
May 30 - 1:22 PM

Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson said it is unlikely the Bengals trade any of their offensive tackles.

On the surface, starting tackles Andrew Whitworth and Andre Smith look to be surplus to requirements after the Bengals spent their first two picks on offensive tackles in the 2015 draft. The issue is first-round pick Cedric Ogbuehi is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season, and Cincinnati would likely prefer second-round pick Jake Fisher to spend some time developing on the bench. The Giants and Broncos will have to look elsewhere to help their banged up offensive lines.
Source: bengals.com
May 30 - 12:55 PM

Eagles LG Evan Mathis' agent Drew Rosenhaus said the Dolphins are not a "strong possibility" for the disgruntled guard.

"I’ve been given permission by the Eagles to shop Evans," Rosenhaus said in a radio interview. "We thought we had a trade with another team leading up to the Draft. It was not the Dolphins." Coach Chip Kelly has said Mathis has been available to trade for two offseasons, but to this point Rosenhaus has yet to find a partner. Mathis is not happy, but he will likely remain an Eagle for at least one more season.
Source: CBS Miami
May 30 - 12:38 PM

The Lions have still not opened contract negotiations with contract-year DT Haloti Ngata.

"I think there's other guys that they're really more worried about," Ngata said. "I think we definitely are probably going to talk sometime, but right now, I know they wanted to, but we haven't really said anything." Ngata has consistently expressed a desire to sign an extension with his new team. Something should be worked out prior to training camp.
Source: MLive.com
May 30 - 12:34 PM

Darian Stewart is working as a first-team safety at Broncos' OTAs.

Stewart said earlier this month the free safety job was his to lose, and Broncos DC Wade Phillips agreed. Omar Bolden could push him, but Stewart should open the season as the starter.
May 30 - 12:28 PM

Bradley Fletcher and Logan Ryan lined up as the top corners at Patriots' OTAs.

Ryan has been a solid player through two seasons, but Fletcher was a disaster with the Eagles last year. At least one of the two should open the season as a starter, with Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler, who did not participate in practice, also in the mix. The Patriots have serious concerns in their secondary.
May 30 - 12:02 PM

Browns signed WR Josh Lenz and DL Christian Tupou.

An undersized speedster out of Iowa State, Lenz signed as an undrafted free agent with the Bears following the 2013 draft. He was released at final cuts in 2013 and has spent time on the Seahawks' and Colts' practice squads the last two seasons. He is unlikely to make the final roster.
May 30 - 11:39 AM

Steelers signed No. 239 overall pick S Gerod Holliman to a four-year deal.

Pittsburgh now has all eight of their draft picks under contract. A playmaker who recorded 14 interceptions his final year at Louisville, Holliman fell to the seventh round because of tackling and athleticism concerns. He will struggle to make an early impact in the pros.
May 30 - 11:36 AM

TMZ Sports reports Plaxico Burress has reached an agreement which will not include jail time in his tax evasion case.

Burress was charged with two counts of tax evasion after failing to pay $48,000 in state taxes in New Jersey. Each count carried a maximum five-year sentence. Plaxico claimed he made a mistake by attempting to pay the taxes with a bad check. As part of the settlement, Plaxico will pay the back taxes. Plaxico has not played a snap in the NFL since 2012.
Source: TMZ Sports
May 30 - 11:32 AM

Brandon Fusco worked at left guard during Vikings' OTAs.

A right guard through the first four years of his career, Fusco could be shifted to the left side in order to give struggling LT Matt Kalil the steady partner he has missed the last two seasons. The shift would also allow rookie G/T T.J. Clemmings to stay on the right side. Primarily a run blocker, Fusco may not fit perfectly on the left side, but he is a good enough player to make it work. Fusco missed 13 games last season after suffering a torn pectoral Week 3.
Source: ESPN.com
May 30 - 11:24 AM

Seahawks LE Michael Bennett admitted he is holding out of OTAs in an effort to land a new deal.

"Trying to get the contract right," said Bennett. "I’ll be there shortly. I don’t know when I’ll be there. Depends on the team and stuff. See how it works out." Bennett reportedly tried to force a trade this offseason, but has recently said he was just looking for a raise. Bennett is owned $18.5 million in salary and bonuses over the final three years of his deal.
May 30 - 11:13 AM

PewterReports' Scott Reynolds said Doug Martin stayed with the Bucs because new OC Dirk Koetter "wanted him back."

Bucs GM Jason Licht mentioned in a radio interview earlier this offseason Koetter liked what he saw from Martin on tape. Though Lovie Smith and the front office appear ready to move on from the oft-injured running back, Martin may have found an ally in Koetter. Martin will battle second-year RB Charles Sims for lead duties in training camp.
May 30 - 10:57 AM



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