Player Notes

  • A.J. Green not looking for new deal
    A.J. Green said he's "comfortable" with his current contract.

    Advice: Green was, at one point, the highest-paid receiver in football. He's since fallen to sixth on that list behind the likes of Antonio Brown, Mike Evans, DeAndre Hopkins, Sammy Watkins and Jarvis Landry. Green is probably due for a raise, though the 29-year-old isn't worried about his contract status. "At the end of the day I just want to play football," said the seven-time Pro Bowler. "I got my contract. I’m set for life. Now I can just go out there and play." Green's contract expires after 2019. Today, 6:55 am
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  • Malcolm Mitchell (knee) unsure of camp status
    Malcolm Mitchell (knee) is unsure if he'll be ready for training camp.

    Advice: Mitchell was held out of offseason workouts. He's over a year removed from his knee injury, so it's possible the Patriots have just been moving him slowly. With Julian Edelman suspended, Mitchell is competing for a role in four-wide sets. Yesterday, 1:17 pm
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  • Pathers TE Ian Thomas in mix for No. 2 role
    Panthers TE Ian Thomas got reps with the first-team offense at minicamp.

    Advice: Thomas made only 11 starts in his two years at Indiana but blew up the Combine (91st-percentile SPARQ). The Panthers drafted Thomas as a project but he's shown enough to push Chris Manhertz for the No. 2 job behind Greg Olsen. Thomas has the pass-catching skills for a rookie impact. Yesterday, 11:27 am
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  • Coby Fleener still has concussion symptoms
    Free agent Coby Fleener is still experiencing concussion symptoms.

    Advice: This confirms previous reports on Fleener's status. Fleener ended last year on IR with the fifth concussion of his career and is going to struggle to get cleared before training camp. There hasn't been any interest in Fleener since his Saints release. Yesterday, 8:19 am
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  • Hackenberg drawing interest from the CFL
    Free agent Christian Hackenberg has interest from the CFL.

    Advice: Hackenberg went unclaimed on waivers after his Oakland release. He visited the Patriots, but left without a deal. Hackenberg looks doubtful to resurface before training camp. Fading to the CFL may be his next step. Yesterday, 7:39 am
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  • Troy Fumagalli on track for training camp
    Broncos rookie TE Troy Fumagalli (thigh) expects to be ready for training camp.

    Advice: Fumagalli didn't practice this spring after sports hernia surgery. He should be cleared for the start of camp, where he'll compete in a wide-open tight end depth chart. Fumagalli has some pass-catching upside but is unlikely to have an early season role. Yesterday, 7:04 am
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  • Jordan Taylor likely to open camp on PUP list
    Broncos coach Vance Joseph expects WR Jordan Taylor (hip surgery) to open training camp on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: Taylor sat out the entire offseason recovering from surgery to both hips. The missed time has his roster spot in danger after rookies Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton made waves at OTAs. It sounds like Taylor should avoid the reserve/PUP list, which would cost him the first six games. Yesterday, 6:49 am
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  • Report: Odell Beckham still a holdout threat
    SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano reports a "holdout is still on the table" if the Giants don't make progress in contract talks with Odell Beckham.

    Advice: Beckham told reporters last week he plans to attend training camp, but Vacchiano reports sources close to the receiver insist a holdout is still in play. The Giants are "basically nowhere" in negotiations with Beckham, having "preliminary conversations but no serious talks." This should be one of the top storylines going into camp. Beckham can be fined $40K per day if he holds out. Friday, 4:57 pm
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  • Rob Kelley on roster bubble?
    NBC Washington considers Rob Kelley on the roster bubble.

    Advice: Kelley got some first-team reps this offseason but isn't a roster lock behind Derrius Guice, Chris Thompson, and Samaje Perine. He may not be higher than the No. 4 running back if he makes the team. Washington can save $630K from Kelley's release. Friday, 3:10 pm
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  • Kevin Hogan not expected to make final roster
    NBC Washington's Rich Tandler expects the Redskins to cut Kevin Hogan.

    Advice: The Redskins didn't give up much for Hogan, swapping sixth round picks before the draft. Hogan showed nothing in offseason workouts to move ahead of Colt McCoy for backup duties. With Alex Smith one of the most durable starters in the league, Washington should only carry two quarterbacks. Friday, 3:02 pm
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  • Marcus Mariota looked 'fast' this offseason
    Jim Wyatt of said Marcus Mariota has looked "fast" this offseason.

    Advice: Mariota has looked noticeably faster since shedding the knee brace he wore for much of last season. The 24-year-old is still adjusting to a new offense under first-year head coach Mike Vrabel but seems to be trending in the right direction. In particular, Wyatt noted that Mariota's throwing technique looked much cleaner during OTAs. The former Heisman Trophy winner is hoping for a bounce-back season after throwing a career-high 15 interceptions in 2017. Friday, 1:49 pm
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  • Beat reporter projects Williams as starter
    Darren Urban of lists Chad Williams as a projected starter.

    Advice: He had him starting opposite veteran Larry Fitzgerald and ahead of both speedster J.J. Nelson, free agent signing Brice Butler and second-round rookie Christian Kirk. Williams was on the field for just 98 snaps as a rookie but should see more work this year following the offseason departures of John and Jaron Brown. "It just feels like Williams will be able to be the one who makes that step," said Urban. Fitzgerald is penciled in as the Cardinals' WR1, but it's anyone guess how the rest of the pecking order shakes out. Friday, 12:39 pm
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  • Orleans Darkwa (leg) medically cleared
    Free agent RB Orleans Darkwa (leg) has been medically cleared to resume football activities.

    Advice: He announced the news on his Twitter account. The 26-year-old had surgery last month to remove a plate that was inserted in his fractured leg back in 2016. Despite leading the Giants with a career-best 751 rushing yards last year, Darkwa has drawn minimal interest on the open market. He visited the Patriots in April but so far that's been his only nibble. Friday, 11:06 am
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  • QB Ryan Griffin has chance to start for Bucs?
    The Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman believes Ryan Griffin has a "major opportunity" to pass Ryan Fitzpatrick on the depth chart and start for the Bucs during Jameis Winston's three-game suspension.

    Advice: Griffin was impressing the coaching staff last summer but sprained his AC joint in his shoulder in the preseason opener, which handed the No. 2 job to Fitzpatrick. He returned late in the season to be Fitzpatrick's backup when Winston was hurt. Griffin, a 2013 UDFA, has never attempted a regular-season pass but spent his first couple years with Sean Payton and Drew Brees in New Orleans. Fitzpatrick is the heavy favorite to start Weeks 1-3, but Griffin will have plenty of opportunities to win over the staff in camp and preseason. Friday, 6:53 am
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  • Browns to ride 'hot hand' at RB this season
    Browns RBs coach Freddie Kitchens said the team will ride the "hot hand" in the backfield this season.

    Advice: "If they are having success why would you change?" Kitchens said. "All three of those guys -- Carlos Hyde, Duke Johnson, and Nick Chubb -- can run our running game." Tyrod Taylor recently praised Hyde's deceptive ability in the pass game, while Kitchens noted how "violent" Chubb is as a runner, something the offense desires at the position. New OC Todd Haley rode Le'Veon Bell hard in Pittsburgh and would likely prefer one emerges from the pack. Hyde is expected to get the first crack at things, but Chubb is fully expected to challenge him at some point. This is one of the more intriguing position battles to watch this summer. Friday, 6:43 am
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  • Schefter: Winston will be hit with 3-game ban
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jameis Winston will be suspended three games for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.

    Advice: Per Schefter, the league "still has not notified Winston of its official decision," and "the circumstances surrounding it still could lead to an increase or decrease of the three games." The ban is the result of Winston's alleged March 2016 groping of an Uber driver. He was not charged with a crime in the incident. The timing is devastating for the Bucs, who will travel to New Orleans in Week 1 before hosting the Eagles and Steelers in back-to-back weeks. As coach Dirk Koetter coaches for his job, he will be doing so with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. The expected ban is a mammoth blow to Winston's fantasy value. He had been looking like a value pick as the QB19 according to Fantasy Football Calculator. Fitzpatrick's presence under center doesn't really affect the outlook for players like Mike Evans and Cameron Brate. Fitz loves to throw with the best of them. Thursday, 3:03 pm
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  • Report: Martavis hasn't failed or missed test
    The Athletic's Vic Tafur reports that "as of Wednesday" Martavis Bryant had not been notified of a pending suspension.

    Advice: Tafur also reports that Bryant "did not fail a drug test or miss a test for that matter." The report that the Raiders were fearing a suspension was from extremely reliable beat writer Michael Gehlken. Clearly something is afoot, but no one knows what. Tafur does report he caught wind of a similar report "a couple of months ago" that ended up getting killed. There was apparently a "complication" with one of Bryant's tests that was "cleared up when Bryant visited the NFL offices." It does not appear that and this are related, however. As always with Bryant, sit tight. Thursday, 10:28 am
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  • Robby Anderson given 6 months of probation
    Robby Anderson pled no contest to a reckless driving charge.

    Advice: All other charges from Anderson's January incident had been dropped, but he was still facing a misdemeanor charge. He was given six months of non-reporting probation. This wraps up all of Anderson's legal issues, but he could still face discipline from the league. Thursday, 8:20 am
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  • Kizer and Hundley struggle during minicamp
    ESPN's Rob Demovsky writes both DeShone Kizer and Brett Hundley struggled during minicamp.

    Advice: It is not a surprise considering how bad both looked last season, but there was at least some hope Kizer could take a step forward in a better situation. Perhaps he will, but Demovsky writes he held the ball too long, took sacks, and struggled with his accuracy during minicamp. Hundley struggled with the same things. Unless one of them improves in training camp, Green Bay's backup situation will once again be a concern. Thursday, 7:19 am
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  • Carroll: Marshall should be ready for camp
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Brandon Marshall (toe, ankle, hamstring) is expected to be ready for camp.

    Advice: Marshall underwent toe and ankle surgeries after landing on injured reserve last season, and he sat out minicamp with a hamstring injury. "I'm not where I want to be, not even close," Marshall said of his health, "but my goal is to be in midseason form come camp." Considering his age (34), it is not a given Marshall is able to get or stay healthy, and even if he does, he has not been a good player the last couple seasons. Owed just $90,000 guaranteed, he is not a lock for the final roster. Thursday, 6:29 am
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