The Patriots have tweaked Julian Edelman's contract, converting the majority of his workout bonus to a roster bonus.
Edelman is missing time during the offseason workout program and OTAs due to a reaggravation of the injury he suffered to his right foot at the end of last season. His status for the beginning of camp is also in question. Edelman is not a lock to make the Patriots' 53-man roster.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid praised rookie TE Travis Kelce, comparing him to former Giants, Saints and Panthers TE Jeremy Shockey in terms of style of play and potential impact.
Reid plans to make opposing defenses honor Kelce's speed, having him line up in a variety of spots including split out wide. The Chiefs have revealed plenty of two-tight end formations during their offseason program with Kelce and Anthony Fasano both getting looks as receivers. While we're excited for Kelce's long-term prospects, we doubt he makes much of a fantasy impact in 2013.
Packers SS Morgan Burnett added distance running to his offseason training regimen.
Burnett ran 2.5 to 3 miles per run, which is considered distance running for football players. They usually train by focusing on sprints. Endurance is important for Burnett, as he played every Packers' defensive snap in 2012 according to Pro Football Focus. Burnett also racked up 137 total tackles on the season. We love Burnett's IDP prospects for 2013. He's an elite-level fantasy defensive back.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh OLD Elvis Dumervil is "emerging as a leader" in OTAs.
Baltimore finds themselves without an incumbent leader on defense for the first time in over a decade with Ray Lewis retiring and Ed Reed signing with Houston. However, Harbaugh said he can see players like Dumervil already filling that role. In addition to his leadership, Dumervil gives the Ravens an extremely potent pass rusher to bookend Terrell Suggs.
Saints SS Roman Harper's new contract is worth $10.5 million over three years.
They basically tore up Harper's old deal -- which put him among the NFL's ten highest paid safeties -- and are now guaranteeing only $4 million of a contract worth $3.5 million annually. Harper took a large pay cut, and none of his payments are guaranteed beyond 2013. Harper will compete for snaps with Malcolm Jenkins and Kenny Vaccaro. All three could play in three-safety sets.
The Nashville Tennessean suggests Kenny Britt's trouble-free offseason could be a "launching pad" for Britt's breakout year.
Beat reporter Jim Wyatt writes that Britt "by all accounts" got serious this offseason, and "impressed coaches and teammates" by reporting to spring workouts in prime physical condition. Britt is in a contract season and can still salvage his All-Pro talent going on age 25. While Tennessee's QB situation is an obvious concern, Britt offers mammoth upside for a likely mid-round fantasy pick.
ESPN's John Clayton calls free agent Devery Henderson a "name to watch" for the 49ers.
Clayton may be speculating because he didn't cite a source. Henderson, at age 31, can still take the lid off of defenses with straight-line speed, but has never been a natural hands catcher and probably wouldn't help San Francisco's offense much. He's generated zero interest in free agency, for good reason.
Three charges have been added to free agent Titus Young's Orange County Superior Court count, bringing the total to 11.
The new counts were undisclosed, but are related to Young's alleged May 11 burglary of a southern California home. His bail was upped from $25,000 to $50,000, as the judge deemed Young "a danger to the community." Young appeared in court Friday morning behind a protective cage, dressed in inmate orange. The judge asked him three questions and he didn't reply to any of them.