Dee Milliner (Achilles') is a candidate for reserve/PUP.
Not only is Milliner coming off an Achilles' tendon rupture, but he's also been put in the toaster whenever he's been on the field. The smart play will be to let the former No. 9 overall pick take his time while watching Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie and Buster Skrine do their thing. Cutting a player with Milliner's natual talent while he has two fully guaranteed years left on his contract would be silly.
NFL.com's Chris Wesseling says Charles Sims' film called to mind "a slow-motion C.J. Spiller, lacking the explosive lateral agility and breakaway speed while showing nothing between the tackles."
We always take player evaluations from ex-Rotoworld legend Wesseling seriously. In fairness to Sims, he opened the year on PUP due to ankle surgery and was playing behind an atrocious offensive line in a broken offense. Still, he forced just six missed tackles on 66 rushes and averaged a terrible 1.36 yards after contact per attempt. Sims is a threat to max out as a strict "passing back," even as the Bucs' coaching staff talks him up relentlessly.
The Philadelphia Inquirer leaves ILB Najee Goode off their 53-man roster projection.
The Eagles are stacked at inside linebacker, with three starting caliber players in Mychal Kendricks, DeMeco Ryans and Kiko Alonso. They also used a third-round pick on Jordan Hicks and have a solid reserve in Brad Jones. So although Goode is a valuable piece, he's on the bubble for now. That will change quickly if Ryans' rehab from an Achilles' tear goes slower than expected or Kendricks ends up traded.
Storm Johnson and Bernard Pierce could battle for one roster spot in training camp.
The Jags are tentatively expected to keep four running backs: T.J. Yeldon, Denard Robinson, Toby Gerhart and one of the two mentioned above. Storm did not seize his opportunity as a rookie last year, gaining just 86 yards on 29 carries while falling far behind Robinson. Pierce, dumped by the RB-needy Ravens this offseason, offers a similarly low ceiling.
A source tells Yahoo that Adrian Peterson still wants to be traded.
Despite not getting moved during the draft, Peterson isn't backing off. He's skipping this week's OTAs, reportedly intends to sit out all of the Vikings' offseason workouts and "has not yet made a decision" about holding out of June mandatory minicamp or training camp. Peterson is apparently still fuming about the way the Vikings failed to support him during last year's child-abuse scandal. Regardless, the team has all the leverage here as he's under contract for $12.75 million. It's hard to see Peterson passing on that money in order to make a statement.
ESPN Eagles reporter Phil Sheridan says it seems "almost 100 percent certain" that Nelson Agholor will start Week 1.
There's plenty that still needs to be sorted out in the Eagles' wideout corps. Will Josh Huff take Riley Cooper's outside role? Will Jordan Matthews move outside more, letting Agholor or Miles Austin come into the slot? Who will be the primary receivers in two-wide sets? But thanks to versatility and need, the one constant will be Agholor, the first-round rookie who is right there with Amari Cooper for fantasy's No. 1 redraft wide receiver.
Eagles RT Lane Johnson participated in the Randy Couture/Jay Glazer MMA Athletics program this offseason.
The program is gaining a reputation among linemen for helping with both conditioning and the hand-to-hand combat that goes on in the trenches. Johnson, already one of the game's premier right tackles, figures to only get better in his third NFL season. Philly's offensive line has fallen behind Dallas', but remains among the best units in the league with Johnson, dominant left tackle Jason Peters, left guard Evan Mathis and center Jason Kelce.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Adrian Peterson will be a no-show for the start of Vikings Organized Team Activities (OTAs).
The Pioneer Press cites a "source" that is likely Peterson's agent. Peterson's concern with the Vikings has long been their perceived lack of loyalty toward him during last year's investigation for child abuse. Still, the draft came and went without a Peterson trade, which showed loyalty on the Vikings' behalf. If Peterson indeed skips OTAs, he will forfeit a $250,000 workout bonus. The Vikings hold a series of OTAs on June 2-4 and 8-11, and a mandatory minicamp on June 16-18.