Titans rookie receiver Justin Hunterremained sidelined with what is believed to be a hamstring strain, according to The Tennessean. Hunter has yet to practice with the Titans since getting drafted in April.
Colin McCarthy told The Tennessean he's still not quite healthy following offseason ankle surgery but that symptoms following a concussion have passed. If I had to put a percentage on it, Id say Im probably about 80 percent, McCarthy said Tuesday. I think the biggest issue Im having is just some of the acceleration, some of the cuts, some of the backpedals, just coming in and out of breaks. I dont feel 100 percent."
The Tennessean reports that Titans running back Javon Ringer is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery to repair an injury he suffered during the 2012 season. Ringer is expected to be fully healthy within a month, however. Ringer suffered a sprained MCL during the teams October 7 game against the Vikings, and the initial plan didnt call for surgery. He rehabbed the injury during the season, but was eventually placed on Injured Reserve after playing in just two games. Ringer, a fifth round pick by the team in 2009, is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next month. Titans general manager Ruston Webster said the team would like to find a back to complement Chris Johnson more in 2013. Asked if the door is closed on Ringers return, he said: Not necessarily. But just like anybody else who has been injured, you have to take precaution there and you cant rely on guys who have missed time.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher was told Thursday that tight end Jared Cook felt he was underutilized in Tennessee. Fisher hopes that's not the case in St. Louis. What were getting from Jared out here is what we expected," Fisher said. "The balls going around, were matching him up, were creating mismatches, hes making plays. Whether he was or not, we feel like he can add a dimension to our offense that we dont have. Quarterback Sam Bradford is also impressed with Cook. Hes good. I dont know if you guys have noticed that, hes good," Bradford said. "Cook, hes been great so far. Just the added dimension. Hes a big body running down the middle of the field. Its going to be hard for people to match up with him. ... Its just going to give us the ability to open the playbook and kind of stretch the middle of the field and put stress on the defense in there.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker appears healthy heading into training camp. The Tennessean reports Locker hasn't missed a practice after recovering ahead of schedule from surgery on his non-throwing shoulder in January.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Packers running back DuJuan Harris has no doubt he'll be participating in the first day of training camp. After having a "grapefruit"-sized, noncancerous cyst removed from his lung, Harris expects to be full go July 26. "I'll be ready," Harris said. "I'll be there." For Harris, the removal was a blessing in disguise. He would've never even known about the cyst if not for the routine check-up and now his breathing may improve without the cyst jammed up against his lungs. Harris enters training camp in competition with Eddie Lacy, Johnathan Franklin, Alex Green and James Starks. By the postseason a year ago, Harris finished as the starter. In six games, Harris rushed for 257 yards on 62 carries with four touchdowns.
Packers receiver Jarrett Boykin got hurt during a previous OTA session and did not participate in the team's minicamp practice on Tuesday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Coach Mike McCarthy wouldn't speculate on Boykin's injury.
On the same day the Packers released linebacker Desmond Bishop, Packer Report has learned the Vikings might make "a strong run" at him. Bishop also told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he's "completely healthy" following a hamstring injury last year.
ESPN reports the Packers and running back Cedric Benson will meet on Wednesday to talk about a new deal. Benson suffered a Lisfranc foot injury last October but has been rehabbing it; the Packers let Benson go back into free agency in March.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that through the Packers OTA workouts and minicamp practices that running back Alex Green started and finished as the No. 1 back ahead of rookies Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin.