Bears free safety Chris Conte underwent shoulder surgery last month and will be sidelined four to five months, the team announced. Conte played in every game last season, recording 89 tackles, three interceptions and a forced fumble.
New Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton, who's recovering from a September ACL tear, believes he'll be ready for training camp. “Anybody that checks me out and looks at my knee, they’re all saying training camp is a good day,” Melton told the team's website.
As Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts enters the final year of his rookie contract, the 26-year-old must prove he can stay healthy and play 16 games, reports ESPN.com. Shorts missed 11 games over his first three seasons, including the last three games of 2013 with a sports hernia.
Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon, who's suspended indefinitely for a third violation of the league's substance abuse policy, can apply for reinstatement before the season begins. But the team is planning as if he won't be available, reports ESPN.com.