The Bengals official team website reports cornerback Leon Hall will return to OTAs eventually after suffering a ligament tear in his thumb. The injury occured lifting weights. He's expected to be fine for training camp.
Mohamed Sanu said he feels back to normal as he took the field for Bengals OTAs this week. The injured foot that ended his rookie season early appears to be in the rear-view mirror. Bengals receivers coach James Urban is confident Sanu will contribute. "There's things you have to do when there is 22 bodies on the field that you can't replicate," Urban said. "The cutting and the natural reaction stuff where you are putting your foot in the ground, doing all those things. He's fine."
The Bills official team website reports that tight end Lee Smith has been sidelined since late last week with an undisclosed lower right leg injury. He was seen on the sidelines Wednesday with his right leg in an immobilizer boot. Head coach Doug Marrone said Smith is unlikely to return to the field before late July. We had an injury in the weight room and hell be available for training camp, said Marrone.
Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams had Achilles surgery in mid-February, the official team site reports. Williams' injury was not a rupture and instead was a frayed ligament, helping his chances to be ready for the start of the season.
The Bills official team website reports that tight end Scott Chandler is participating in minicamp Tuesday. This is a surprise since he's just five months removed from ACL surgery after he was injured in Week 16. It is not known if Chandler worked in team drills or did individual work on the side.
Doug Marrone said he believes in playing the hot hand when it comes to running backs, not pulling them off the field in certain situations because of size or ability. That's a change for the Bills as the previous coaching staff preferred Fred Jackson in certain situations over C.J. Spiller. "We have two backs that can produce results," Marrone said. "C.J. has great ability to get outside and also run inside. I see C.J. Spiller, from the time I've been here, has worked extremely hard to really step his game up, and that's exciting. I see Fred as a veteran player really work hard and look good. I think we have an opportunity to have two backs back there that can be productive, and sometimes we've had them in the same backfield together in this camp."
New Browns receiver David Nelson claims he's "about 90 percent" healthy following a torn ACL suffered last September. "It felt great," Nelson said of Tuesdays practice according to the official team website. "It was the first time I was able to put the uniform on, first time I was able to be out here for practice and it was a lot of fun to see the guys flying around and being out here, being part of a team again. I havent been a part of a practice like this since September, so its really nice to be back out here."