The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins "remain hopeful" OL Jermon Bushrod will "become a factor" at right guard.
Billy Turner gobbled up the first-team reps during the offseason, but the Dolphins want converted-tackle Bushrod to win the job in camp. Bushrod was held out of spring practices as he recovered from shoulder surgery. Barring an August face-plant, Bushrod should beat out Turner, who was a major liability in 2015.
Ex-Cowboys and 49ers special teamer C.J. Spillman has been convicted of sexual assault.
Spillman spent six years in the league before being charged last summer. He faces 2-20 years in prison. His NFL career is over.
Ravens.com admits the team's crowded tight end corps will "limit the number of times (Maxx Williams) sees the ball come his way."
One of the youngest players in the league last season, Williams struggled through an uneven year. Williams remains a high-upside stash in Dynasty leagues, but the presence of Ben Watson, Crockett Gillmore and perhaps even Dennis Pitta makes him an unlikely 2016 re-draft contributor.
Danny Woodhead suffered an ankle injury in minicamp, but will be ready for training camp.
It's only notable because Woodhead missed the majority of 2014 with a severe ankle/foot issue. It's unclear if the injury is to the same leg. Provided he stays healthy, Woodhead will be an RB2 in PPR leagues.
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler expects Darrius Heyward-Bey to remain "fairly high" on the depth chart this season.
Heyward-Bey's clear-out speed — he reportedly clocked 25 miles per hour this spring — has made him a surprising Steelers mainstay, though he has only 24 catches over his past 32 games. Even if DHB gets some routes, he's well behind Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell, Markus Wheaton, Sammie Coates and Ladarius Green on the targets totem pole.
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports suspended free agent Johnny Manziel is unlikely to attempt a comeback before 2017.
The reasons are obvious. Manziel is suspended for a minimum of four games, and isn't close to being in football shape. That's not to mention his continued commitment to partying. The odds of Manziel being on someone's roster this season are zero. They're only slightly better for 2017.
The NFL has upheld Cowboys LE Demarcus Lawrence's four-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
The Cowboys were hopeful Lawrence's ban would he halved, but he evidently had an extremely weak appeal case. Dallas will now officially be without each of its starting defensive ends for the first four games of the season, not to mention OLB Rolando McClain. It will be duct tape and glue until Lawrence and Randy Gregory return. We wouldn't be surprised if owner Jerry Jones' subordinates were having to physically restrain him from calling troubled free agent Greg Hardy.
NFL suspended Cowboys OLB Rolando McClain 10 games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
McClain's tumultuous offseason gets worse. The Cowboys were steamed when the embattled linebacker skipped "voluntary" OTAs to spend time with his family in Alabama. McClain has been highly effective when on the field for the Cowboys the past two seasons, but also had his fair share of injuries, and the usual off-the-field drama. The Cowboys could decide they're over it, but considering their usual depth issues at linebacker, McClain will almost certainly keep his roster spot.