Chiefs OLB Dee Ford missed time at minicamp with a knee injury.
It's not major concern, but Kansas City needs Ford healthy with Justin Houston sidelined. Ford should be ready for the start of training camp.
The Seahawks aren’t expected to sign free agent LT Eugene Monroe.
Multiple reports have linked Monroe to Seattle, but they only want him at their price. Monroe is targeting $5M-plus annually despite getting cut from Baltimore. The Seattle Times expects the Seahawks to go into the season with their current offensive line.
CSN’s Jimmy Durkin confirms Roy Helu (hip) will be ready for training camp.
Helu missed OTAs after offseason surgery. He should be cleared for the start of camp, but his roster spot’s in danger. DeAndre Washington saw reps with the first team this spring and projects to open as the No. 2 back.
Chris Conley got first-team reps opposite Jeremy Maclin at minicamp.
Albert Wilson also rotated in. Kansas City didn’t do much to upgrade opposite Maclin this offseason, adding Rod Streater and fifth-rounder Tyreek Hill. Conley’s the favorite to start, but has limited deep-threat upside with Alex Smith. The Chiefs should remain one of the league's most run-heavy teams.
Jerraud Powers is the expected to open the season as Baltimore’s nickel corner.
Powers drew raves for his performance at OTAs. He has the inside track for the nickel role going into training camp. Shareece Wright is expected to start opposite Jimmy Smith.
Dolphins CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (knee) is questionable for training camp.
He got in limited minicamp work, but couldn't put a percentage on his health. The Dolphins are moving Ifo slowly coming off his lost 2015. He’ll be a threat to Bobby McCain’s slot role if he regains pre-injury form.
Sixth-round pick Jakeem Grant is the favorite for Miami’s punt return job.
Grant was a kick-returner only in college. Playing him at both return spots should get him more touches. Grant saw time in the slot at OTAs, but doesn’t project for an offensive role.
Texans fourth-round RB Tyler Ervin (quad) should be ready for training camp.
Ervin was sidelined for the late stages of OTAs/minicamp, but his status isn’t a concern. Alfred Blue is the favorite to back up Lamar Miller after last year’s strong finish. Ervin’s missed reps are a setback, but he has potential to open the season in the No. 2 role.