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    • Landon Collins NYG DB
      Giants' Landon Collins: Expects to return for minicamp
      19h ago

      Collins (forearm) hopes to participate in mandatory minicamp starting June 12, SportsNet New York reports.

      Collins has undergone two surgeries since breaking his forearm in late December. The 2015 second-round pick has been a starter since Week 1 of his rookie campaign, accruing three straight seasons with 100-plus tackles. Collins has also broken up 28 passes and posted eight interceptions in that span. Once he's back to full health, the 25-year-old should be a stellar IDP option once again.

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    • Dont'a Hightower NE MLB
      Patriots' Dont'a Hightower: Works into OTAs
      20h ago

      Hightower (pectoral) was a limited participant in OTAs on Thursday, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

      Having been sidelined since late October, Hightower appears on pace to be ready for training camp -- his initial goal. Before the 2017 campaign, Hightower had five straight seasons with 60-plus tackles. For those looking to utilize Hightower in IDP settings, it's important to note he hasn't played more than 13 games in a season since 2013.

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    • Shaquill Griffin SEA CB
      Seahawks' Shaquill Griffin: Works in at LCB
      21h ago

      Griffin was shifted to left cornerback during OTAs, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

      This is the spot once manned by four-time Pro Bowler Richard Sherman, who signed with the 49ers in March. It's unclear if this move is because Byron Maxwell isn't attending OTAs, or if this will be Griffin's permanent role. If the latter is true, it'll be interesting to see how Griffin adjusts to the new position after racking up 59 tackles and 15 pass breakups in his rookie campaign. Regardless, Griffin should see an uptick in responsibility with the departure of Sherman.

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    • Reuben Foster SF OLB
      49ers' Reuben Foster: Misdemeanor charges also dropped
      1d ago

      Foster's misdemeanor charge for possession of marijuana was dismissed Friday after the linebacker successfully completed a diversion course, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.

      Separate from the felony domestic violence charges that were dropped Wednesday, Foster was previously in legal trouble for a Jan. 12 event in which the linebacker was charged with a second-degree misdemeanor for possession of marijuana. Despite those chargers being dropped, Foster could still be subject to the NFL's substance-abuse policy in 2018.

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    • Mike Matthews 2005 C
      Dolphins' Mike Matthews: Signs with Miami
      1d ago

      Matthews signed a contract with the Dolphins on Friday.

      Matthews spent the entire 2017 season on the Steelers' injured reserve list due to a torn patella tendon. Presumably recovered, the center will now look to compete for the starting center job vacated by Mike Pouncey, who the Dolphins let walk in free agency this offseason.

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    • James Conner PIT RB
      Steelers' James Conner: Looks healthy at OTAs
      1d ago

      Conner (knee) has been practicing at OTAs, ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler reports.

      A third-round pick last year, Conner was limited to 32 carries for 144 yards while rarely seeing the field behind Le'Veon Bell, with Conner's season coming to an end Week 15 when he suffered an MCL injury. Seemingly back at full strength, Conner figures to be in the mix for first-team reps throughout OTAs and June minicamp, as Bell isn't expected to join the team until the end of the preseason unless he signs a contract extension. The second-year back is competing with Jaylen Samuels, Fitzgerald Toussaint, Stevan Ridley and a couple undrafted rookies.

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    • Tom Brady NE QB
      Patriots' Tom Brady: Slated to participate in mandatory minicamp
      2d ago

      Patriots owner Robert Kraft relayed that Brady told him that he plans to attend the team's mandatory minicamp, which opens up June 5, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

      Brady has been skipping the team's voluntary workouts, but the QB has been working out of late at the TB12 Sports Therapy Center and there's little concern over his conditioning. Once Brady is back with the Patriots, he'll begin the process of building rapport with his pass catchers, a group that includes several newcomers, including Jordan Matthews, as well as players like Julian Edelman and Malcolm Mitchell, who are bouncing back from injuries.

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    • Andrew Luck IND QB
      Colts' Andrew Luck: Expected to throw before training camp
      3d ago

      Colts head coach Frank Reich said Wednesday that he anticipates Luck (shoulder) throwing during the break between the end of minicamp and the beginning of training camp, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

      Luck took some snaps and handed the ball off during minicamp in late April, an indication he has made some progress in his recovery. However, the big test of his health of his shoulder will come when he uncorks passes for the first time since October. If Luck remains on track with his rehab schedule, it wouldn't be surprising to see him participating in some fashion when training camp begins in August. In addition to proving his health, Luck will face the additional task of developing a rapport with the new coaching staff and a number of new faces at skill positions. Eric Ebron and Ryan Grant joined the club via free agency and the Colts added a trio of weapons through the draft in wideouts Daurice Fountain and Deon Cain and running back Nyheim Hines.

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    • Brock Osweiler MIA QB
      Dolphins' Brock Osweiler: Making mechanical adjustments
      3d ago

      Dolphins head coach Adam Gase indicated Wednesday that Osweiler is working on a few mechanical adjustments, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

      After a failed run as the Texans' starting quarterback in 2016, Osweiler returned to Denver last season, appearing in six contests and completing 55.8 percent of his pass attempts for 1,088 yards and five touchdowns. After inking a one-year deal with Miami in March, he'll receive further tutelage from Gase, who previously served as Osweiler's offensive coordinator during the quarterback's first stint in Denver. If the mechanical adjustments prove helpful, Osweiler shouldn't have much trouble winning the Dolphins' backup gig over the likes of Bryce Petty and David Fales.

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    • Ryan Tannehill MIA QB
      Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill: Practices Wednesday
      3d ago

      Tannehill participated in team drills Wednesday without a brace on his surgically repaired left knee, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

      Nine months removed from reconstructive surgery, Tannehill was expected to participate in OTAs this week without restrictions, so Schad's report seemingly supports that notion. Given the extent and nature of his injury, it wouldn't be surprising if the team manages Tannehill's snaps under center during training camp in an effort to keep him healthy for the start of the regular season. Given the other options on the roster (Brock Osweiler, David Fales and Bryce Petty) the Dolphins seem to be all in on Tannehill bouncing back from the injury and reclaiming his starting role in 2018.

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    • Carson Wentz PHI QB
      Eagles' Carson Wentz: Participates in individual drills
      4d ago

      Wentz (knee) took part in individual drills during Tuesday's OTA session, The News Journal reports.

      Wentz has yet to be cleared for team activities, but even participation during individual drills is a good sign for him a little over five months removed from a torn ACL. Backup Nick Foles will continue to guide the offense this offseason as Wentz progresses toward a return, but the third-year signal caller expressed confidence in early May that he will be ready for Week 1.

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    • Christian Hackenberg NYJ QB
      Raiders' Christian Hackenberg: Dealt to Oakland
      4d ago

      Hackenberg was traded to the Raiders on Tuesday in exchange for a conditional 2019 seventh-round pick.

      Hackenberg was the odd man out during the start of OTAs on Tuesday, as he saw fewer reps than each of the other three Jets quarterbacks. The former Penn State standout was probably going to be released anyway this offseason after New York acquired Teddy Bridgewater and drafted Sam Darnold with the third overall pick. Hackenberg has been limited to just preseason action in each of the past two seasons, and chances are he'll end up being released by the Raiders, who already had three quarterbacks on their roster, before the start of this regular season.

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    • James Conner PIT RB
      Steelers' James Conner: Looks healthy at OTAs
      1d ago

      Conner (knee) has been practicing at OTAs, ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler reports.

      A third-round pick last year, Conner was limited to 32 carries for 144 yards while rarely seeing the field behind Le'Veon Bell, with Conner's season coming to an end Week 15 when he suffered an MCL injury. Seemingly back at full strength, Conner figures to be in the mix for first-team reps throughout OTAs and June minicamp, as Bell isn't expected to join the team until the end of the preseason unless he signs a contract extension. The second-year back is competing with Jaylen Samuels, Fitzgerald Toussaint, Stevan Ridley and a couple undrafted rookies.

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    • Spencer Ware KC RB
      Chiefs' Spencer Ware: Unavailable at Thursday's OTA
      2d ago

      Ware (knee) did not participate in Thursday's OTA session, Pete Sweeney of 610 Sports Radio reports.

      A healthy Ware would provide the Chiefs with another capable complementary option behind now-entrenched starter Kareem Hunt -- who coach Andy Reid would like to get more involved as a pass-catcher without increasing his workload. That said, Reid indicated in mid-April that he's unsure exactly when Ware will be ready to retake the field. The Chiefs bolstered the running back position this offseason with the signings of Damien Williams (shoulder), Kerwynn Williams and Darrel Williams, plus Charcandrick West is in the mix. Ultimately, Ware -- who headed into training camp last year as the team's No. 1 back -- is the favorite to emerge as Hunt's top backup, but he's no threat to supplant the NFL's reigning rushing champ.

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    • Mike Gillislee NE RB
      Patriots' Mike Gillislee: Off to slow start
      2d ago

      Gillislee "did not appear to be as quick or fluid" as most of the Patriots' other running backs during positional work in the team's current voluntary OTAs, Paul Perillo of the team's official site reports.

      There's time for Gillislee to pick up the pace, but his outlook with the Patriots has changed quite a bit since last spring when he was signed to replace LeGarrette Blount as the team's "big back." His projected assignment appeared to carry TD-upside with it, but after a strong start, things fizzled out for Gillislee in 2017. He's fighting for a roster spot at this stage, with Brandon Bolden, Jeremy Hill and undrafted free agent Ralph Webb also battling for slotting behind roster locks Sony Michel, Rex Burkhead and James White.

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    • LeSean McCoy BUF RB
      Bills' LeSean McCoy: Out sick
      2d ago

      McCoy is not participating in Thursday's OTA session due to illness, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports.

      While we see a number of veterans around the league opting to sit out OTAs due to unhappiness with their contract or simply because they don't want to go through the extra team work, that appears not to be the case for McCoy's absence. We'll see if he returns to a session later in this OTA round, as his teammates could benefit to get some looks in an offense where he'll once again be the featured player.

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    • Aaron Green BUF RB
      Aaron Green: Waived with injury settlement
      3d ago

      Green (undisclosed) agreed to an injury settlement and was waived from the Bills' injured reserve list Tuesday.

      It still isn't clear what sort of injury Green is dealing with. In any case, he'll now become a free agent, assuming he passes through waivers unclaimed.

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    • Ricky Ortiz ATL RB
      Falcons' Ricky Ortiz: Getting opportunity with Atlanta
      3d ago

      Ortiz signed a contract with the Falcons on Wednesday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

      Ortiz was recently let go by Baltimore after spending most of the 2017 season on injured reserve. The Oregon State product will compete with two undrafted rookie fullbacks in Luke McNitt (Nebraska) and Daniel Marx (Stanford) for a roster spot with Atlanta.

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    • Michael Crabtree BAL WR
      Ravens' Michael Crabtree: Impressing Flacco already
      1d ago

      Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco suggested that Crabtree has stood out most among the team's new wide receivers during OTAs, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. "[Crabtree's] the guy," said Flacco. "Because he's got a little different way that he runs the routes. He's really crafty with it, and he knows when to break away from guys and how to get open"

      Baltimore swapped out Mike Wallace, Jeremy Maclin and Michael Campanaro for Crabtree, John Brown and Willie Snead -- with Crabtree's three-year, $21 million contract easily ranking first among the bunch. While a clear favorite to lead his new team in targets and red-zone opportunities, the 30-year-old wideout may struggle for efficiency in an offense that produced a league-worst 5.7 yards per pass attempt last season. However, he at least seems to be earning Flacco's trust rather quickly, after doing the same with Derek Carr in Oakland the past three years.

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    • Chris Conley KC WR
      Chiefs' Chris Conley: Looks good in OTAs
      2d ago

      Conley (Achilles) looked to be moving well and showed some burst during Thursday's OTA, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.

      Conley ruptured his Achilles in October after collecting 11 passes on 16 targets over five games (all starts) during the 2017 season. Drafted in the third round of the 2015 draft as a project with ideal measurables for his position, Conley has turned the first three years of his career into just 71 receptions and one receiving touchdown. The addition of Sammy Watkins this offseason lessen his fantasy prospects further entering 2018, with Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and Kareem Hunt already set to absorb a large number of targets.

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    • Cameron Meredith NO WR
      Saints' Cameron Meredith: Recovery going well
      2d ago

      Meredith (knee) didn't participate in team drills Thursday, but coach Sean Payton said that the wideout is "way ahead of schedule," Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

      Back in April, Payton said he hoped that Meredith, who is coming off tearing his ACL and MCL last year, would be able to return to the practice field for the team's mandatory minicamp. With Payton's current level of optimism, that seems like a real possibility. Expect another update on Meredith's status as minicamp draws closer, but it's likely the Saints will ease Drew Brees' new target into the swing of things ahead of the start of training camp.

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    • Chad Williams ARI WR
      Cardinals' Chad Williams: Increased role possible in 2018
      2d ago

      Williams will compete for one of 2-3 open spots on the wide receiver depth chart behind Larry Fitzgerald and 2018 second-round pick Christian Kirk this offseason, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.

      A third-rounder in last year's draft, Williams remained on the 53-man roster for his entire rookie campaign but only made six appearances, all coinciding with John Brown DNPs. Brown and Jaron Brown have since moved on in free agency, leaving a likely 2018 receiving corps of Fitzgerald, Kirk, holdover J.J. Nelson, free-agent addition Brice Butler and Williams. Williams has great measurables, running a 4.43 40 at his pro day at 6-foot-1, 204 pounds, but was unable to put together consistent run as a rookie. With a year of experience under his belt, he has a great chance to carve out a role working with the accurate, but injury-prone, Sam Bradford or rookie Josh Rosen in his second season.

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    • Kenny Britt NE WR
      Patriots' Kenny Britt: Looking good in OTAs
      2d ago

      Britt was the receiver "who stood out most" during Tuesday's OTA session, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

      The 6-foot-3, 223-pounder is looking to get back on track after a rough 2017 campaign in which he was limited to 20 catches for 256 yards and two TDs in 12 games (including nine with the Browns). The 10-year pro is currently flying under the radar in fantasy circles, but Reiss noted that Britt was running well Tuesday and if the 29-year-old can develop a good rapport with QB Tom Brady, there's bounce-back potential here.

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    • Cordarrelle Patterson NE WR
      Patriots' Cordarrelle Patterson: Seeking to secure role with new team
      2d ago

      ESPN's Mike Reiss views Patterson as a roster lock "because of his value as a kickoff returner and gunner."

      At 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, Patterson adds size to the Patriots' wideout corps, but how much of a role he ends up carving out in the offense has yet to be determined. The 2013 first-rounder is off the fantasy radar for now, but beyond the fact that Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan top the team's depth chart, not much is set. Patterson will thus contend for slotting with the likes of Jordan Matthews, Malcolm Mitchell (knee), Phillip Dorsett, Kenny Britt and Braxton Berrios.

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    • Marcedes Lewis JAC TE
      Packers' Marcedes Lewis: Signing with Packers
      2d ago

      Lewis signed a contract with the Packers on Thursday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

      Lewis played for the Jaguars over the last 12 seasons, consistently showing value as block-first tight end. With Jimmy Graham and Lance Kendricks on the roster as well, Lewis likely doesn't have a high ceiling as far as fantasy value goes. He did catch five touchdowns with Jacksonville in 2017 however, and he may get a few red zone targets if he's able to stick around in Green Bay.

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    • Vance McDonald PIT TE
      Steelers' Vance McDonald: To see increased role in 2018
      2d ago

      McDonald will be featured more in the Pittsburgh offense in 2018, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

      McDonald played in 10 games during his first season with the Steelers in 2017, hauling in just 14 catches for 188 yards and a touchdown. However, the 23-year-old displayed some promise in the playoffs in Pittsburgh's divisional-round loss to Jacksonville, recording 10 catches for 112 yards. McDonald has never been a consistent fantasy option at tight end, but he could be worth backup or spot start consideration in most formats if he does see an increased role in 2018. For that to happen, however, he'll need to fend of the challenge presented by the continued presence of Jesse James, who logged a 43/372/3 stat line last season during his third campaign as a pro.

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    • Rob Gronkowski NE TE
      Patriots' Rob Gronkowski: Making progress toward new deal
      2d ago

      Gronkowski and the Patriots have reportedly made progress toward a new contract, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.

      Be it in the form of a raise, or an extension, it looks like Gronkowski will be playing this coming season under new contract terms. Either way, he's slated to be present for the Patriots' mandatory minicamp (June 5-7), as is starting QB Tom Brady.

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    • Hunter Henry LAC TE
      Chargers' Hunter Henry: ACL surgery on tap
      2d ago

      It has been confirmed that Henry, who tore his right ACL on Tuesday, is slated to undergo season-ending surgery, the San Diego Union Tribune reports.

      Henry, who caught 45 passes (on 63 targets) for 579 yards and four TDs in 14 games last season, appeared poised for an uptick in production this year, with the team's intentions to move on from veteran tight end Antonio Gates, who logged 52 targets in 2017. In the wake of Henry's injury, however, it's conceivable that Gates could return to Los Angeles after all. Moreover, the likes of Julius Thomas, Coby Fleener and Marcedes Lewis, among others, are available in free agency. Offseason acquisition Virgil Green is on hand, but he profiles more as a blocker, thus it seems inevitable that the Chargers will add a tight end with pass-catching prowess to the mix, in short order.

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    • David Njoku CLE TE
      Browns' David Njoku: Preparing for starting gig
      3d ago

      The Browns are expected to transition second-year tight end Njoku into a full-time starting role this season, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

      As a rookie in 2017, Njoku earned five starts versus 14 for Randall Telfer and four for Seth DeValve. The current tight-end room only has two experienced options -- DeValve and free-agent pickup Darren Fells -- so the Browns' plan to elevate Njoku's workload appears as though it will come to fruition. Considering the upgrades at quarterback (Tyrod Taylor and 2018 first overall pick Baker Mayfield) and the skill positions (Jarvis Landry, Carlos Hyde and Nick Chubb) this offseason, Njoku should have a better situation to improve upon first-year marks of 32 catches, 386 yards and four touchdowns on 60 targets.

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    • Antonio Gates LAC TE
      Antonio Gates: In consideration for return to LA
      3d ago

      The Chargers likely will consider re-signing Gates in the wake of Hunter Henry's (knee) season-ending ACL tear, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

      Two factors played into the Chargers opting to move on from Gates this offseason: his age (he'll turn 38 in June) and a desire to expand the workload of Henry, a 2016 second-round pick. On the first day of OTAs on Tuesday, though, Henry sustained the devastating injury. The front office is surely scouring the free-agent market for available tight ends, which includes Gates, Julius Thomas and Coby Fleener. Due to his track record with Philip Rivers, Gates is the clear-cut top candidate to don the navy, gold and powder blue of the Chargers again in the near future.

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    • Sebastian Janikowski SEA K
      Seahawks' Sebastian Janikowski: Sidelined by hip injury
      2d ago

      Janikowski did not participate in Thursday's OTA due to a hip injury, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

      Janikowski signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks in late April, positioning him to serve as the team's placekicker. However, he will have to edge Jason Myers to secure a roster spot in a battle that will likely take place throughout training camp. Janikowski's successful career likely boosts him to the lead entering camp.

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    • Taylor Bertolet NYJ K
      Jets' Taylor Bertolet: Joins Jets' kicker competition
      19d ago

      Bertolet signed with the Jets on Monday.

      Bertolet was recently waived by the Broncos a week ago after spending just over a month with the franchise. The Jets are expected to move forward with Cairo Santos as their No. 1 kicker, but Bertolet will serve as competition along with Nick Rose this offseason.

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    • Kai Forbath MIN K
      Vikings' Kai Forbath: Could be on the way out
      28d ago

      Forbath's tenure in Minnesota appears to be in jeopardy following the Vikings' selection of kicker Daniel Carlson in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Chris Tomasson of TwinCities.com reports.

      Forbath re-signed with Minnesota this offseason but the renewing of vows between the two could be short-lived. Newly acquired kicker Daniel Carlson is believed to be one best kickers in this year's draft class. Forbath's time in Minnesota could be up, but even if that's the case he'll likely kick for someone else next season.

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    • Sebastian Janikowski SEA K
      Seahawks' Sebastian Janikowski: Gets $600k signing bonus
      04/24/2018

      Janikowski's one-year contract with the Seahawks includes a $600,000 signing bonus and a $100,000 bonus if he's on the 53-man roster for Week 1, ESPN.com's Brady Henderson reports.

      Worth up to $2.015 million, the contract leaves little question that the Seahawks expect Janikowski to beat out Jason Myers in a kicking battle. The job won't necessarily equal fantasy relevance, as the Seahawks are in the process of transitioning to a younger roster, with Janikowski actually ranking as one of their more significant offseason additions. He said he's made a full recovery from the back injury that held him out for all of 2017.

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    • Cairo Santos NYJ K
      Jets' Cairo Santos: Faces competition from Rose
      04/17/2018

      Santos faces competition for the Jets' kicking job after the team claimed Nick Rose off waivers from the Chargers on Monday, NJ.com reports.

      Santos is now presumably past the offseason procedure he underwent to repair a groin muscle injury, so he'll now focus on fending off the challenge that Rose is in line to present. Whichever kicker claims the job will be working behind an offense that averaged just 18.6 points per game last season. Newcomers like wideout Terrelle Pryor and running back Isaiah Crowell could help spur improvements on that front in 2018, but the team's attack is still slated to be directed by 38-year-old Josh McCown, while the Jets groom their soon-to-be drafted quarterback of the future.

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    • Nick Rose NYJ K
      Jets' Nick Rose: Claimed by Jets
      04/16/2018

      The Jets have claimed Rose off waivers from the Chargers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

      Cairo Santos is also on the Jets' roster, so Rose isn't guaranteed anything in his new context, but he will presumably compete to fill the team's place-kicking role, held last year by Chandler Catanzaro. Rose spent time with both Washington and Los Angeles in 2017, en route to converting 11 of 14 field-goal attempts and 23 of 26 extra-point tries.

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    • Landon Collins NYG DB
      Giants' Landon Collins: Expects to return for minicamp
      19h ago

      Collins (forearm) hopes to participate in mandatory minicamp starting June 12, SportsNet New York reports.

      Collins has undergone two surgeries since breaking his forearm in late December. The 2015 second-round pick has been a starter since Week 1 of his rookie campaign, accruing three straight seasons with 100-plus tackles. Collins has also broken up 28 passes and posted eight interceptions in that span. Once he's back to full health, the 25-year-old should be a stellar IDP option once again.

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    • Dont'a Hightower NE MLB
      Patriots' Dont'a Hightower: Works into OTAs
      20h ago

      Hightower (pectoral) was a limited participant in OTAs on Thursday, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

      Having been sidelined since late October, Hightower appears on pace to be ready for training camp -- his initial goal. Before the 2017 campaign, Hightower had five straight seasons with 60-plus tackles. For those looking to utilize Hightower in IDP settings, it's important to note he hasn't played more than 13 games in a season since 2013.

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    • Shaquill Griffin SEA CB
      Seahawks' Shaquill Griffin: Works in at LCB
      21h ago

      Griffin was shifted to left cornerback during OTAs, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

      This is the spot once manned by four-time Pro Bowler Richard Sherman, who signed with the 49ers in March. It's unclear if this move is because Byron Maxwell isn't attending OTAs, or if this will be Griffin's permanent role. If the latter is true, it'll be interesting to see how Griffin adjusts to the new position after racking up 59 tackles and 15 pass breakups in his rookie campaign. Regardless, Griffin should see an uptick in responsibility with the departure of Sherman.

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    • Reuben Foster SF OLB
      49ers' Reuben Foster: Misdemeanor charges also dropped
      1d ago

      Foster's misdemeanor charge for possession of marijuana was dismissed Friday after the linebacker successfully completed a diversion course, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.

      Separate from the felony domestic violence charges that were dropped Wednesday, Foster was previously in legal trouble for a Jan. 12 event in which the linebacker was charged with a second-degree misdemeanor for possession of marijuana. Despite those chargers being dropped, Foster could still be subject to the NFL's substance-abuse policy in 2018.

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    • Morgan Fox LAR DE
      Rams' Morgan Fox: Tears ACL at OTAs
      2d ago

      Fox (knee) suffered a torn ACL during OTAs on Thursday,Tom Pelissero of NFL.comreports.

      Fox's third season is thus presumably over with the news of his severe knee injury Thursday. He saw an increased role in 2017, racking up 19 total tackles and 2.5 sacks while appearing in all 16 games. The Rams are loaded on the defensive line, but Fox's absence could be felt on special teams.

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    • Nate Stupar NO ILB
      Saints' Nathan Stupar: Practicing without limitation
      2d ago

      Stupar is a full participant at the Saints' OTAs, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

      Stupar tore his ACL last October, ending his season prematurely. Now healthy and able to practice fully, he'll look to solidify his role on the defense and be a significant contributor behind starting linebackers Craig Robertson, Demario Davis, and A.J. Klein.

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