Saints free-agent acquisition Jairus Byrd underwent back surgery last week and is not participating in OTAs, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Coach Sean Payton said he expects Byrd, a ball-hawking safety, to be ready for training camp.
Saints deep threat Joe Morgan has been very limited in OTAs as he continues his recovery from last year's ACL tear. He's wearing a sleeve on his left knee and running routes on the side of practice, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson, who's recovering from foot surgery, said he'll likely miss the rest of the offseason program but aims to return for training camp. "I think training camp will be a good timetable," he told ESPN.com. "Right now, I'm just relying on our training staff to get me back right."
Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods are projected as the Bills' top two receivers, with Mike Williams expected to see the field in three-receiver sets, reports WGR550.com. Still, coaches view Williams "as a potential instant contributor and someone who could help EJ Manuel in both the red zone and as a player with high-pointing ability on all areas of the field," the report said.
Doug Martin is the starter, but the Buccaneers "want to use a rotation at running back," reports ESPN.com. Behind Martin the Buccaneers have Mike James, who averaged 4.9 yards on 60 carries as a rookie; Bobby Rainey (5 touchdowns last year); and third-round rookie Charles Sims, who will start off primarily as a third-down back.