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Martavis Bryant, at 6-foot-4, could be used to fill the touchdown void created by the Steelers' loss of Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery, according to Steelers.com. "He's a big guy, different from what we've had, as far as his length," said wide receivers coach Richard Mann. "We feel like we can utilize his talents in the red zone."

Impact

Sanders and Cotchery combined for 16 touchdowns in 2013. In addition to his speed, Bryant towers over fellow receivers Antonio Brown (5-10), Markus Wheaton (5-11) and Lance Moore (5-9). How often he is targeted remains to be seen - and his receptions and yards could end up being limited - but Bryant could provide value is touchdown-only formats.

Spencer Nealy has been suspended for four games this season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Impact

Nealy was with the Vikings in the preseason and then was signed to the practice squad, where he spent six of the final seven weeks of the season. It's likely this suspension will cause him to be released.

According to CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco, there's "no way" that Alex Boone will report to San Francisco's training camp on time unless he receives a new contract.

Impact

Maiocco's wording leaves open the possibility that Boone would return at some point during camp, but the chances of him reporting for all of camp appear to be quite slim. Boone has been one of the NFL's most productive guards in recent years, so the $2.6 million he's scheduled to make over the next two years is indeed an underpayment.

LaVon Brazill (suspension) was released by the Colts on Friday.

Impact

Brazill was suspended for the upcoming season due to violating the league's substance abuse program, so the move isn't really surprising. In 10 games last season, Brazill had 11 receptions, 161 yards and two touchdowns. He also returned three punts and three kickoffs for the team. He isn't a huge name, so teams will have to weight the risks of signing him with his current situation as he looks for a new home.

Aaron Burks signed with the Colts on Friday.

Impact

Burks was released by the Buccaneers on June 13 after signing as an undrafted free agent in May. He will have an uphill battle to make the Colts' roster, but will have to take advantage of opportunities in training camp and the preseason if he wants to. Burks' best chance will likely be as a special teams player.

Kyle Rudolph has lost 15 pounds this offseason as he anticipates a more active role in Minnesota's passing game, ESPN reports. "I feel like I run a lot smoother than I did at 275 [pounds]," he said.

Impact

Ruldolph said the lighter weight makes it easier for him getting in and out of breaks. New Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner has had success with making tight ends a big part of the passing game (Antonio Gates, Jordan Cameron), so Rudolph could see his role increase. It sounds like Rudolph is confident enough in the trend to lose weight and alter his offseason workout as a result.

While he isn't assured of a roster spot, Tony Moeaki has a better chance than both Chris Gragg and Lee Smith to make the team, according to wgr550.com.

Impact

With Scott Chandler apparently the only sure thing to make the roster among the Bills' tight ends, Moeaki has an excellent chance to stick. His struggles to stay healthy are well documented, but Moeaki has enough talent to carve out a role in the Buffalo passing game.

The Jaguars believe that Dwayne Gratz has a chance to be a building block for the defense, the team's official site reports.

Impact

Gratz was surprisingly effective for a third-round rookie last season, and he'll head into training camp as the favorite to start opposite Alan Ball. Should Gratz disappoint, Will Blackmon is the most likely player to challenge him for the starting job.

Keenan Robinson worked with the first-team defense all offseason, and he seems to be fully recovered from the torn pectoral he suffered last year, CSN Washington reports.

Impact

The torn pectoral was supposed to require three-to-five months of recovery, and more than 11 months have passed since Robinson suffered the injury. He was a fourth-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, but suffered torn pectorals in both of his first two seasons. Now healthy, Robinson seems to be the favorite to start alongside fellow inside linebacker Perry Riley in the Redskins' 3-4 scheme. Other candidates for the starting spot inclue Darryl Sharpton, Akeem Jordan and Adam Hayward.

Cam Newton (ankle) will meet with the Panthers' receiving corp for throwing sessions next week, USA Today reports.

Impact

Newton and his fellow Panthers quarterbacks will return to Charlotte to build chemistry with the team's revamped group of wide receivers before training camp begins on July 25. Since ankle surgery in March sidelined Newton for virtually all of Carolina's offseason activities, the two-time Pro-Bowler will aim to gain familiarity with veteran additions Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant, as well as burner Tiquan Underwood and rookie first-rounder Kelvin Benjamin through next week's throwing sessions. While Newton is still working his way back to full health, he apparently is far enough along to finally take aim at his new targets.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who is bouncing back from February surgery to address a stress fracture in his left foot, indicates that at this stage his foot "feels really good," the Tampa Bay Times reports. "I've been running routes, doing all the exercise and workout drills that they've asked me to do," Seferian-Jenkins noted. "I feel very comfortable and confident that I'll be ready to go when it comes to training camp."

Impact

Between being limited by his foot injury during the Bucs' three-day rookie minicamp, and then missing the team's OTAs and mandatory minicamp because of the University of Washington's academic calendar, Seferian-Jenkins (the 38th overall selection in May's draft) has some catching up to do once training camp opens up. He'll have to compete with the likes of Brandon Myers and Timothy Wright for tight end looks in the Bucs' offense, but at 6-5, 260 pounds, the sure-handed Seferian-Jenkins brings red zone upside to the table and could thus emerge as a fantasy factor as a rookie, if he is able to carve a steady role for himself out of the gate.

Four teams have reportedly expressed interest in trading for Andre Johnson, according to NFL.com.

Impact

Meanwhile, the report indicates that Johnson has expressed a desire to play for another team, but at this stage it doesn't seem as though the Texans are inclined to move the wideout, especially given that dealing him would saddle the team with $11.96 million in dead money against the 2014 salary cap. While there is still time for Johnson (who is under contract through the 2016 season) and the Texans to patch things up in advance of the team's July 25 training camp reporting date, it's very plausible that this potentially testy situation could linger beyond that time.

In reference to the prospects of participating in the Texans' upcoming training camp, Andre Johnson – who missed all of the team's offseason workouts, indicated Wednesday, "hopefully. We'll see what happens. Training camp's three weeks away, so we'll see what happens," NFL.com reports.

Impact

Johnson, who has "had conversations with the organization" about his future with the Texans, has expressed frustration with the direction of the team this offseason. Moreover, when asked if he would be on the field against Washington in Week 1, Johnson remained non-committal, saying, "I don't know. I can't answer that question." In any case, Johnson – who turns 33 on Friday – is under contract with the Texans through the 2016 season. Given his comments, the wideout's situation is worth monitoring in the coming weeks, though it may not be until training camp (the Texans' reporting date is July 25) that we get a more accurate read on his status with the team heading into the 2014 season.

Denard Robinson's (hand) nerve damage has healed, Jaguars.com reports.

Impact

Robinson's ball security struggles as a rookie last season were well-documented, and it was revealed last month that he was dealing with a nerve issue in his hand dating back to his days at Michigan. Robinson was unable to fully extend his hand, which likely contributed to the three fumbles he coughed up on only 20 carries. With the nerve damage no longer an issue, Robinson will enter Year 2 with more confidence, looking to prove he's a capable backup to Toby Gerhart.

Jermichael Finley (neck) indicated Wednesday that he hopes to be able to resume his NFL career and that his preference is to return to the Packers, espnwisconsin.com reports.

Impact

Though Finley received medical clearance from his surgeon (Dr. Joseph Maroon) in May, he remains unsigned. In a telephone interview Wednesday, the tight end noted that he is feeling good physically these days and added that he is "working as hard as (he) can to get back to Packer Nation." For Finley to re-join the Packers, or catch on with any other team for that matter, he'll need clearance from an NFL team doctor, however.

Tanard Jackson has been suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, NFL.com reports.

Impact

Jackson, who hasn't appeared in an NFL game since 2011, had been reinstated by the league from a previous suspension in May, but this latest turn of events obviously derails his chances of helping out the Redskins' secondary this season.

While Brian Cushing (knee/fibula) isn't sure when he will return to the practice field, he's confident that he will be ready to start the season, the Texans' official site reports. "I know I'll be ready," Cushing said Tuesday. "I know when it's go-time, and I need to ramp it up and get on the field, I'll be there."

Impact

The last time Cushing suited up for the Texans was last October, but the linebacker continues to progress in his recovery and remains on track to reclaim his starting inside linebacker spot in advance of Week 1. Prior to suffering his injury in Week 7 of the 2013 season, Cushing racked up 48 tackles, a pick and 1.5 sacks.

Brandon Bolden is in line to face training camp competition from newcomers James White and Roy Finch, the Boston Globe reports.

Impact

White, who the Patriots drafted in the fourth round of May's draft, is slated to serve as a complement/insurance policy for Shane Vereen, while Finch is a quick back who could help out as a returner. Bolden, meanwhile, can provide utility as a hard-running backup to Stevan Ridley after running 55 times for 271 yards and three TDs in 12 games last season. With White a virtual lock to stick, Bolden will need to hold off Finch – as well as Jonas Gray and Stephen Houston – in order to retain his roster spot this season.

Aaron Dobson – who underwent surgery on March 10 to repair a stress fracture in his left foot – is unsure if he will be ready at the start of training camp, the Boston Globe reports. "I don't know, it's hard to say," Dobson said Tuesday. "I'm taking it one day at a time, rehabbing hard, just to get back out there as quick as I can."

Impact

There had been some reported optimism regarding the wideout's status for camp, but we suspect that the Patriots won't rush Dobson back into action, with the long haul in mind. On the plus side, Dobson has indicated that his foot is "getting better every day." Assuming his health as the summer progresses, Dobson, who caught 37 passes for 519 yards with four touchdowns in 12 games as a rookie last season, has a chance to emerge as a key downfield threat in the Patriots' offense this season.

Jonathan Stewart is healthy and should be able to participate in training camp later this month, the Panthers' official website reports.

Impact

Stewart was only able to play in six games during the middle of last season due to knee and ankle injuries. While Stewart's absence allowed DeAngelo Williams to enjoy a slight uptick in value, the Panthers are expected to deploy a tandem approach once again this year. Additionally, fullback Mike Tolbert figures to see short-yardage work, further crowding backfield touches. Nonetheless, a healthy Stewart warrants fantasy consideration as a reserve running back in most leagues.