ESPN Cleveland believes Browns FS Tashaun Gipson may be intent on entering the free agent market in 2016.
Gibson has been skipping voluntary minicamp in an effort to get a long-term deal. The Browns reportedly have concerns about his 2014 knee injury and aren’t expected to extend him. Gibson has until June 15 to sign his second-round tender or he'll risk losing $1.73 million.
Cowboys WLB Sean Lee (knee) has been cleared for OTAs.
A full year removed from ACL surgery, Lee hasn't had any setbacks and will practice without limitations. After missing 31 games the past three seasons, Dallas will attempt to keep Lee healthy by moving him to the weak side.
WGR 550 Buffalo projects third-round pick John Miller to open the season as the starting right guard.
Miller has been working with the first-team during OTAs and is expected to open training camp with the starters. The Bills view Miller’s skill-set as an ideal fit for OC Greg Roman’s scheme. Buffalo is counting on Miller and Richie Incognito to improve their interior line after having one of the worst guard situations in the league last season.
The Bills want to extend DT Marcell Dareus prior to training camp.
Entering the final year of his rookie deal, Dareus is reportedly asking for at least Gerald McCoy money (7-year, $95.2M). Dareus’s one-game suspension has no impact on long-term talks.
Bills.com’s Chris Brown considers Duke Williams the "odds on favorite" to start at strong safety.
Williams is expected to replace Da’Norris Searcy in base sets, but isn't locked into an every-down role after splitting time last year. The Bills haven’t ruled out replacing Williams with Corey Graham in sub packages.
Jets FS Marcus Gilchrist (shoulder) is expected to be ready for training camp.
Gilchrist has been limited in OTAs while recovering from a shoulder scope. He remains on track to be full-go for the start of camp. The Jets gave Gilchrist a four-year, $22M deal to play the deep safety role in Todd Bowles’s secondary. Calvin Pryor will move to his more natural box role at the line of the scrimmage.
The Newark Star-Ledger considers OLB Jason Babin’s roster spot in jeopardy.
The Jets picked up Babin’s $1.63M option, but the addition of rookie Lorenzo Mauldin could make him expendable. Babin played on 45 percent of snaps last year and was productive in a situational role, finishing with 27 hurries and two sacks. The Jets would save $1.5M by cutting Babin.
A.J. McCarron is fully recovered from the shoulder issue that sidelined him during his rookie season.
McCarron spent all but two games on NFI with shoulder soreness. The Bengals have cleared him for the start of OTAs. McCarron is the favorite to back up Andy Dalton, with Josh Johnson and Terrelle Pryor also in the mix.