Dolphins DE Cameron Wake (Achilles') will have a reduced role this year.
Wake looked healthy at OTAs, but is only eight months removed from a torn Achilles. The Dolphins have said all offseason they want to get him fewer snaps. Andre Branch should have a heavy rotational role behind Wake and Mario Williams.
The Chargers could start CB Casey Hayward opposite Jason Verrett.
Brandon Flowers is the incumbent starter, but is coming off a career-worst 2015. Hayward has never been a full-time corner, playing 65 percent of his snaps in the slot with the Packers. His three-year, $15.3M deal suggests he’s the favorite to start.
Eagles re-signed QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson.
Bethel-Thompson didn't generate any interest after his release earlier this offseason. He'll provide a camp arm behind Sam Bradford, Chase Daniel, and Carson Wentz.
Broncos rookie Devontae Booker has a chance to open the season in a third-down role.
Booker is the No. 2 back after outplaying Ronnie Hillman this offseason. C.J. Anderson could have a near every-down role, but Booker is a threat to his pass game snaps. Booker is a must-own Anderson handcuff.
Broncos rookie Justin Simmons is competing for the No. 3 safety job.
Bradley Roby is expected to see time at safety, but Simmons is the top backup. Shiloh Keo and sixth-rounder William Parks are competing behind Simmons.
Giants first-round CB Eli Apple could struggle to see the field early.
Apple got offseason reps with the first team, but isn’t expected to beat out Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for a starting job. His lack of slot experience is a concern for his nickel role. The Giants could use more three safety packages until Apple is ready to contribute.
Victor Cruz (calf, knee) is "ready to go" for the start of training camp.
Cruz was limited to individual drills at minicamp. The Giants will monitor his reps early, but he’s close to fully recovered. Cruz should get most of his preseason snaps in the slot, with rookie Sterling Shepard starting opposite Odell Beckham.
The Panthers could use Ted Ginn on kick returns.
With Kelvin Benjamin returning, Ginn doesn’t project for more than a deep threat role. The Panthers want to use special teams to get him more touches. Ginn should also remain Carolina’s punt returner.