The Mets have been leaning on Michael Conforto in center against right-handers over the past week, but Nimmo's return will at least give the team the option of dialing back Conforto's involvement at the position. Nimmo struggled to a .585 OPS in 16 games with the big club in his first stint with the Mets, but he's hit safely in nine straight games since his demotion back to Triple-A Las Vegas with two home runs over that span.
Lotulelei sat out team drills on Thursday due to tightness in his hamstring, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Lotulelei's hamstring tightness doesn't appear to be anything too serious and shouldn't impact him too much going forward. He was able to partake in individual drills and position drills prior to sitting out when full team drills began. Entering his fourth season, Lotulelei will again be the Panthers' starting defensive tackle and look to improve on his one sack, 22 tackle performance last year.
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Coleman has also been mentioned as a potential kick returner. Running backs coach Bobby Turner has said he'd like to reduce starter Devonta Freeman's carries in 2016 to keep him fresh. It's not clear how many touches per game Coleman will get in the backfield and he'll need to end his fumbling issues (3 lost fumbles in 12 games) to stay on the field. Still, the early buzz in training camp is that Coleman may have a larger role in the offense than many expected.
Havenstein was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list on Thursday, Jack Wang of the LA Daily News reports.
Havenstein's injury is unclear at this point, and it isn't expected that the second year lineman misses too much time. He'll look to step in as the team's starting right tackle when he returns to practice.
Silatolu was placed on the physically unable to perform list as he continues to recover from a torn ACL, Bradd Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Silatolu tore his ACL in Week 11 of the 2015 season, and he isn't yet ready to practice fully. It's unclear how long the guard will remain out, but he'll have a chance to compete for the starting job at left guard whenever he returns to action.