Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey recently suggested he will adjust his system as necessary to suit Forte's strengths, ESPN.com reports.
Asked how Forte will fit in his scheme, Gailey simply replied, "That's not the question. The question is, how do we adjust the system to fit Matt Forte?" Fortunately for all parties, Forte is one of the better pass-catching backs in NFL history, which should make him a natural fit in Gailey's spread attack. Bilal Powell will likely have a role and Khiry Robinson could also be in the mix, but the Jets seemingly intend for Forte to join Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker as centerpieces of the offense. The team has an unimpressive group of tight ends, along with shaky depth behind its top duo at wideout.
Amaro (shoulder) could be used as an H-back or fullback this season, though he believes he should be used as a pass-catching tight end, ESPN.com reports.
Amaro missed all of last season due to a torn labrum, and with the current coaching staff unfamiliar with him after they took over last season, it's unclear what kind of role he will be given. With Jeff Cumberland gone, the Jets will have Amaro compete with Kellen Davis and Zach Sudfeld, which is hardly considerable competition for a player who was a significant part of the passing game in college at Texas Tech.
Davis will miss the remainder of OTAs after undergoing surgery on a torn ligament in his right thumb, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports
According to head coach Todd Bowles, Davis will be ready for the beginning of training camp in late July. The veteran tight end only had three receptions last season but could see an expanded role in 2016 after the Jets cut Jeff Cumberland earlier in the offseason.
Folk (quadriceps) has resumed kicking, Seth Walder of the New York Daily News reports.
Folk sustained a Grade 1 quadriceps strain during pregame warmups in Week 9, and his fate for the season was sealed just two days later when he landed on injured reserve. In a seven-game sample prior to the injury, his success rate on field goals (13-for-16, or 81.3 percent) was in line with his career mark of 80.6 percent. Of note, though, was a perfect 19-for-19 from the new extra-point distance, which ensures his stature as the Jets' clear-cut kicker, assuming he regains his previous prowess.
Revis (wrist) is listed as day-to-day according to head coach Todd Bowles, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.
After undergoing offseason wrist surgery, Revis subsequently missed the entirety of the Jets' offseason program with the expectation to return in time for training camp. No setbacks in his rehabilitation have been reported, though, so the Jets are likely just being cautious with their veteran cornerback during the commencement of training camp.
The Jets placed Smith (knee) on the active/PUP list Thursday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
Smith had torn his ACL last December and was not expected to be ready for the start of training camp. The team has yet to detail any sort of timeline for his return, however, leaving him questionable to play Week 1. Entering his second season in the league, the Ohio State product is expected to assume a larger role on offense in 2016 due to his open-field speed and ability to stretch the field in the passing game.
Richardson (suspension) has been excused from practice and is expected to miss a couple of days for personal reasons, the New York Daily News reports.
Richardson's personal matter will probably prevent him from practicing over the weekend, but his brief upcoming absence has been excused by coach Todd Bowles. Although Richardson is still suspended for Week 1, the Jets should still be looking forward to his return to training camp.
Darby has been cleared to participate in practice following offseason foot surgery, The Buffalo News reports.
Dareus, like most of the Bills' defensive players, had a poor year by his standards with just two sacks in 2015, but he's generally regarded as one of the league's best interior lineman and there's some hope that, with another year in Rex Ryan's system and the return of fellow lineman Kyle Williams, he can return to his dominating ways. Dareus posted 17.5 sacks over 2013 and 2014.
The Raiders announced a couple of roster moves prior to Sunday's game against the 49ers. The team placed safety Jonathan Dowling on injured reserve with a back injury and added tight end Scott Simonson to the 53-man active roster, per the San Francisco Chronicle.
Lawton suffered an injury during a personal workout earlier this month and the Bills have listed him on the Active Non-Football Injury list, BuffaloBills.com reports.
Lawson, usually a smart role player, is expected to play an even bigger role, perhaps a starting one, until rookie Shaq Lawson heals from shoulder surgery. We'll see if this is just a short-term concern, as the Bills would find themselves digging pretty deep for outside linebacker help if it wasn't, and that be a shame before the season even started.
The Bills have signed Listenbee (hernia) to a rookie contract, The Buffalo News reports.
Listenbee is an all-out burner who will instantly be one the league's fastest players. He was chosen in the sixth round for a reason, however, as he's not that big and never ran much more than deep routes at TCU. That said, the Bills have Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods and then a whole host of guys jockeying for the rest of the receiving spots. Listenbee will try to use his speed to show the team value as a guy that can open up defenses and take the pressure of Watkins.
William has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's substance abuse policy, NFL.com reports.
Williams' suspension comes just one day after fellow Bills running back Jonathan Williams was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Additionally, Williams' poor conditioning was called out by coach Rex Ryan last month, so his suspension only compounds an unimpressive first NFL offseason. After posting 5.6 yards per carry and scoring nine touchdowns in 11 games as a rookie, Williams now won't be eligible to play until Week 5 against the Rams. Until then, Mike Gillislee and the aforementioned Williams will have the opportunity to earn valuable touches behind starter LeSean McCoy (ankle).