Ekpre-Olomu has endured a rough 16-month stretch due to a torn ACL sustained in a December of 2014 practice while still a student-athlete at the University of Oregon. Projected to be plucked in the first or second round of the 2015 NFL Draft, he tumbled to the seventh round and upheld the expectation that he wouldn't play as a rookie. With new management in Cleveland, a recent MRI on the knee was concerning enough for the organization to cut ties with the cornerback, but the Dolphins will nonetheless see if Ekpre-Olomu can channel his previous talent.
Miami is open to having Jordan return to the team, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Jordan was suspended for all of the 2015 season for violating the League's substance abuse policy. The Dolphins still need help along the defensive line even with the addition of Mario Williams. Miami will meet with Jordan and if he convinces them that he is serious about staying in the NFL they will welcome him back to the team.
Wake (Achilles) ran sprints with no noticeable limp at voluntary minicamp on Tuesday, Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Wake also took part in a sack drill that required hand and hip movement. He presumably isn't ready to make hard cuts, but it does seem he's on/ahead of schedule in his recovery from the torn Achilles he suffered in late October. The 34-year-old defensive end is believed to be seeking an extension as he enters the final year of his contract, and the Dolphins presumably hope to reduce his $9.8 million cap hit for 2016. If not for the major injury, it would actually be a very reasonable price tag for a player that had seven sacks and four forced fumbles in seven games last season.
Anderson is aiming to complete his rehab from a torn ACL by Week 1 of the upcoming season, Kevin Bowen of the Colts' official site reports. "We haven't gotten into specific 'return to play' dates yet but everything is ahead of schedule so far," he said earlier this week. "My knee feels awesome."
The Colts lost both Andrew Luck and Anderson for the season during a Week 9 win versus the Broncos, but the defensive end's injury was lost in the wake of the franchise quarterback's ordeal. In any case, Anderson has embarked on his second ACL recovery -- the other occurred in high school -- as he attempts to show that his impressive rookie campaign wasn't a fluke. In parts of nine games before the injury, he notched one sack among 31 tackles (19 solo).
Davis underwent minor surgery on his foot to "clean things out", Mike Chappell of Indysportscentral.com reports.
The procedure should improve Davis' opportunity to avoid any issues with the foot in the future. He recorded 48 tackles, 16 passes defensed, and four interceptions through 16 games during the 2015 season with the Colts.
Gore will have surgery on a broken finger on his left hand next week, ESPN.com reports.
Gore's finger injury contributed toward him losing three fumbles this season, when he finished with 967 rushing yards and seven total touchdowns. Now that Gore has time to have his ailment repaired, the veteran will begin his 11th offseason with finger surgery next week.
Irving (wrist) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports.
With Jerrell Freeman (hamstring) sidelined, Irving took on an increased workload in Sunday's loss to the Steelers. If Freeman isn't ready for Week 14, Josh McNary and/or Sio Moore could step in next to D'Qwell Jackson at inside linebacker. The 27-year-old Irving is signed through 2017, and he may be stuck behind Jackson and Freeman again next season.
McNary (groin) has been placed on season-ending injured reserve, Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star reports.
A reserve inside linebacker, McNary hasn't seen much of the field since Jerrell Freeman returned from an injury in Week 15. McNary finishes his season with 14 tackles in 13 appearances, after registering 28 takedowns in 15 games last season. His contract runs through 2016, but there's a good chance he'll have to compete for a roster spot next year.