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Josh Sitton (chest) isn't certain to be ready for the start of training camp, Adam L. Jahns of The Chicago Sun-Times reports.


It's possible the Bears are simply being cautious with Sitton, who's been sitting out of offseason practices the past month due to an unspecified chest injury. Don't expect the team to take the training wheels off its veteran lineman until management is certain he's returned to full strength, even if that means missing out of the beginning portion of training camp.

Danny Trevathan (knee) will be 'cutting it close' in regard to being ready for the start of training camp, Adam L. Jahns of The Chicago Sun-Times reports.


Trevathan, who ruptured the patellar tendon in his right knee late last November, has seemingly been questionable for the start of training camp all along. It isn't clear if he remains a candidate to open the season on the PUP list – which would sideline him for the season's first six weeks – but since it sounds like he has some sort of chance to be ready for the start of training camp, that's probably not a concern anymore.

Kyle Long (ankle) is recovering well but remains uncertain to be ready for the start of training camp, Adam L. Jahns of The Chicago Sun-Times reports. "[Long] did some explosion work this past week," head coach John Fox said Friday. "He's right on target. We still have some time after this [minicamp] is over - six to seven weeks. It'll be touch-and-go whether he's ready for the first day of training camp or maybe early on in camp. But he's doing well."


Long had surgery late last season to repair ligaments in his right ankle that were torn in Week 10 against the Bucs. Although he's missed out on quality practice time this offseason, Long has still been involved in team meetings and has spent his off time sharpening the mental aspects of his game. When declared healthy, the three-time Pro Bowler should have no problem sliding right back into the starting lineup, whether that's at the start of training camp or a week or two into it.

Travis Kelce (T, KC)

Travis Kelce (shoulder) missed all of OTAs, but coach Andy Reid expects him to return for training camp, saying, "There's a pretty good chance he'll be ready," Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.


Kelce is still working his way back from having shoulder surgery this offseason. Although it's unclear exactly when Kelce had the procedure, the Chiefs have long maintained their expectation that he'll be able to partake in training camp. While Reid furthered that sentiment this week, it remains to be seen whether the tight end will be 100 percent right away. Regardless, Kelce's Week 1 status appears to be in no jeopardy, which comes as good news after the Chiefs released wideout Jeremy Maclin, thus making Kelce quarterback Alex Smith's unquestioned top target going into the campaign.

Latavius Murray (ankle) should be healed for the start of training camp, Matthew Coller of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities reports.


Murray underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his ankle shortly after signing a three-year contract with the Vikings in March. Since then, Minnesota drafted the electrifying Dalvin Cook in the second round, which, along with Jerick McKinnon, gives Murray considerable competition for snaps this season. Fortunately for him, Murray is expected to return for training camp, when his work in the film room thus far should allow him to join his teammates on the field without feeling far behind.

Frank Gore (R, Ind)

Frank Gore is expected to remain the Colts' lead tailback this season, CBS 4 Indy's Mike Chappell reports.


Gore, despite being 34 years old, is anticipated to receive around 16-to-18 carries per game, which could see him move into fifth all-time in rushing yards over the course of this season. However, with Robert Turbin coming off an impressive spring, and shifty rookie Marlon Mack also in tow, the Colts have alternatives to spare the veteran Gore on occasion. In 16 games last season, Gore averaged 3.9 yards per carry en route to 1,025 rushing yards and four touchdowns, and also caught 38 passes for 277 yards and four more scores.

Rob Gronkowski (T, NE)

Rob Gronkowski was unrestricted at OTAs and said he feels 100 percent healthy again, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.


Gronkowski is coming off season-ending back surgery, which was his third back operation since 2009, but the All-Pro tight end didn't miss a practice during OTAs, nor was he restricted in what he could do. A full participant through and through, Gronkowski has returned to his usual self, which is a hugely reassuring development for fantasy owners.

According to Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht, Doug Martin's (suspension) play during offseason workouts has reminded him of his form during the 2015 season, NFL.com's Kevin Patra reports.


Martin is returning to the fold after being suspended for the final game of the 2016 season and subsequently entering treatment to sort out some off-field issues. Seemingly rejuvenated after that spell, however, Martin has consistently drawn praise during offseason sessions for his physical and mental condition. The tailback appears to be running with the type of power and sharpness that has twice made him a 1,400-yard rusher, not the 400-yard rusher he was his other three seasons. Although Martin will remain suspended for the first three games of the upcoming campaign, his performance of late has helped alleviate concerns over him being a cap casualty, but he'll need to sustain his good work until Week 4 to earn back his starting job ahead of Jacquizz Rodgers, Charles Sims and rookie Jeremy McNichols.

Christian Hackenberg performed better than anticipated during minicamp, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.


Hackenberg is reportedly ahead of Bryce Petty for the Jets' No. 2 quarterback job, but the second-year pro could be closing the gap on projected starter Josh McCown some. According to the report, the 37-year-old McCown underwhelmed during minicamp, which made the timing of Hackenberg's improvement all the better. However, with training camp and the preseason still ahead, Hackenberg will have to sustain his challenge to unseat the veteran.

Josh McCown (Q, NYJ)

Josh McCown is still the favorite to start at quarterback this season, but his underwhelming showing during minicamp didn't help widen the gap on Christian Hackenberg, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.


McCown, who signed a one-year deal with New York after appearing in five games for the Browns last season, is being pegged as the Jets' defacto starter given their lack of quality options behind him. However, after the 37-year-old wasn't as crisp as anticipated during minicamp, when Hackenberg actually overachieved, his grip on the starting gig could be loosening. In the end, though, McCown's play during training camp and the preseason will ultimately determine whether he wins the job, leaving much to be monitored going forward.

Jeremy Maclin will work primarily out of the slot this season, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.


Maclin's crisp route running and his diverse route tree will allow offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg to be creative with Baltimore's new weapon in the passing game. Considering that both Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman are both at their best getting deep down the field and utilizing their speed, the addition of Maclin fills what could have been a major hole in Baltimore's passing attack. What's more, Dennis Pitta's release opens up even more underneath targets for the likes of Maclin, who could be something of a safety net when quarterback Joe Flacco is under duress. Hensley also notes that Maclin played under Mornhinweg while he was in Philadelphia earlier in his career, which is expected to lead to a smooth transition into the offense for the 29-year-old. Maclin's diverse skill set and route running capability add another dimension to what figures to be a new-look Ravens offense in 2017.

Teddy Bridgewater (knee) has impressed his Vikings teammates and coaches with the zip on his passes and his work during individual drills, ESPN's Ben Goessling reports.


Bridgewater was recently cleared to make more lateral movements, which has allowed him to throw to teammates and take part in most of Minnesota's quarterback drills. While his passing ability has reminded teammates of the player he was prior to last year's devastating injury, Bridgewater is still unable participate in team drills, run full speed, plant or cut on his left leg, or absorb contact to his knee. That details the steep hill Bridgewater still needs to clear before returning in full, and there remains no solid timetable for him to do so, but the signal-caller is at least making a positive impression on his coworkers with his continued progress.

Myles Garrett is currently sporting a walking boot on his injured left foot, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.


Garrett's activity level was limited at the start of OTAs due to soreness in his foot, but concern over his condition heightened when he was forced into an early exit from Wednesday's practice because of it. Absent from Thursday's session while having the ailment evaluated, Garrett was spotted wearing a boot while at the Cleveland airport Friday. Although the Browns have yet to provide an update on Garrett's situation, it wouldn't be surprising if they did so before long.

Terron Armstead will have surgery Monday to repair a torn labrum that will keep him sidelined for four-to-six months, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.


Armstead's injury is a crushing blow to the Saints offense, as the 25-year-old is already one of the NFL's best left tackles and also quarterback Drew Brees' blindside protector. His injury reportedly occurred during Wednesday's practice session and tests Thursday confirmed the unfortunately serious nature of his ailment. Given Armstead's extended timetable, he's likely to miss at least the first half of the upcoming campaign, which could force the Saints to turn to rookie first-rounder Ryan Ramczyk to fill his absence.

Jalen Ramsey underwent surgery Thursday to repair a core muscle injury.


Ramsey's injury apparently developed during Jacksonville's OTAs, after which it was determined that surgery would be the best route to ensure he's fully fit for the upcoming campaign. With his operation usually coinciding with a six-week recovery period, Ramsey may be inhibited to start training camp, but the procedure shouldn't impact his Week 1 status. Last year's fifth overall pick, Ramsey enjoyed an excellent rookie season, totaling 65 tackles, 14 pass defenses, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a defensive touchdown while playing all 16 games.

Michael Floyd allegedly tested positive for alcohol this week, violating terms of his house arrest, TMZ Sports reports.


Floyd served a 24-day jail sentence this spring after pleading guilty to extreme DUI following a December arrest in Arizona. Upon his release from jail, Floyd was ordered to serve 96 days on house arrest, but was allowed to transfer his sentence from Arizona to Minnesota so he could partake in offseason practices with the Vikings. As part of that sentence, Floyd was prohibited from having any alcohol and was required to undergo random breath tests to ensure of it. According to the report, Floyd tested positive for alcohol on five occasions this week, including three "high alcohol tests." While he allegedly blamed the positive tests on a fermented tea that contains trace amounts of alcohol, Floyd's blood alcohol concentration was reportedly far higher than the tea's content would've made it. If Floyd, who is due to appear in court again on June 26, is deemed to have broken the terms of his house arrest, the wideout could face a return to jail.

Mike Williams (back) could be ready for the start of training camp, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports.


Williams was diagnosed with a mild disk herniation during his first practice of rookie minicamp, and as a result hasn't been able to take the practice field during OTAs. Head coach Anthony Lynn "hopes" Williams will be able to practice at the starting of training camp, as the 2017 first-round pick is expected to undergo extensive physical therapy prior to the start of camp. Hope doesn't always spring eternal when it comes to the Chargers' injury woes, meaning the organization could take a cautious approach with its prized No. 7 overall pick. Given the nature of the injury and the wealth of WR depth already on the roster, don't be surprised if Williams' recovery takes a bit longer than expected.

Eli Rogers (W, Pit)

Eli Rogers still projects as the Steelers' top slot receiver, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.


The Pittsburgh receiving corps got a major boost this offseason with the addition of second-round selection JuJu Smith-Schuster as well as the return of Martavis Bryant from a year-long suspension. The team has been testing Smith-Schuster in the slot, presumably figuring there won't be many reps for him outside so long as Bryant and Antonio Brown are both healthy. While that might seem to put Rogers' role in serious danger, the 2015 UDFA won't be easy to unseat after producing 594 yards on 66 targets (9.0 YPT) in 13 games last season. Smith-Schuster's draft pedigree will encourage the team to get him involved, but he may largely have to settle for a spot in four-wide sets early in the season.

Fourth-round rookie Donnel Pumphrey got more reps than Wendell Smallwood (knee) during the offseason program, Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com reports.


At 5-foot-10, 208 pounds, Smallwood is the closest thing the Eagles have to a typical NFL lead runner in a backfield that also includes Darren Sproles, the 170-pound Pumphrey and 250-pound thumper LeGarrette Blount. Smallwood represents a happy medium in terms of size, speed, pass catching and pass blocking, but his lack of a defining trait could leave him without a clear role, as Blount figures to get the short-yardage work and a good chunk of early-down carries, with some combination of Sproles and Pumphrey handling the passing downs. Smallwood is probably the only one of the bunch with three-down potential, but his lack of specialization will probably work against him unless one or two of the other running backs is unavailable. An injury to Blount may represents Smallwood's best path to a sizable role, as Pumphrey profiles as the long-term replacement for Sproles.

Michael Dunn signed with the Rams on Thursday, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.


The Maryland product was a two-time All-Big Ten honorable mention at left tackle, but it remains to be seen whether he has the athleticism to stick in that spot at the next level. In any case, he'll have a chance this summer to make a Rams roster that is in the process of retooling its offensive line.