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Marcus Mariota has only gained about five pounds this offseason, TitansInsider.com reports.

Impact

A previous report said Mariota played at 210 pounds as a rookie, but it turns out he was actually closer to 220. He now checks in at 225, hoping that the slight increase will help him stay healthy for 16 games. Despite finishing with a surprisingly low total of 34 carries (for 252 yards and 2 TDs) in 12 appearances, Mariota took a lot of hits last season while playing behind a shaky offensive line. The Titans responded by heavily investing in their offense during the offseason, notably adding RB DeMarco Murray, WR Rishard Matthews and C Ben Jones, then using early draft picks to select OT Jack Conklin (eighth overall) and RB Derrick Henry (45th). The team clearly plans to run the ball much more often than it did last season, but any drop in Mariota's passing volume should be offset by improved efficiency, increased rushing production and/or a bump in scoring opportunities. It would also help his cause if the team were generally more competitive, as last season's lack of carries may have partially resulted from the Titans' desire to avoid a serious injury to their franchise centerpiece during a clear rebuilding year. With the roster now decent enough to at least dream of a playoff appearance, Mariota should get to deploy his 4.52 speed a bit more often.

Donteea Dye is one of several receivers auditioning for the Bucs' open kick returner role in OTAs, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports.

Impact

Dye dipped his toe in the water on returns during 2015 rookie campaign, bringing back two kicks for 37 yards. The Division III Heidelberg product also hauled in 11 catches on 30 targets from scrimmage, along with a touchdown. He had no return experience in college, but versatility may be the key to securing a roster spot, given the Bucs crowded receiver depth chart.

Cameron Jordan (back), who underwent a minor arthroscopic procedure on his lower back in February, is not currently participating in OTAs but expects to be back by training camp, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "We're playing it safe," Jordan said on Wednesday. "I can't give out a timetable for me coming back, but I do know that it will be well within camp season."

Impact

Jordan played through the back injury most of last season, occasionally missing practice time but never a game. Despite the lingering malady, he still managed to accrue 10 sacks and earn his second Pro Bowl appearance. While Jordan has a tendency to disappear – he recorded only a single tackle four separate times in 2015 – his consistent double-digit sack totals nevertheless make him a valuable IDP commodity.

Kenny Bell is one of several back-up receivers taking reps at kick returner during OTAs, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports.

Impact

The sophomore receiver is back to full practices after missing his rookie season with a hamstring injury, and is one of several backup wideouts auditioning for the Bucs' open kick returner position. Bell also turned in an impressive play from scrimmage in Tuesday's opening session, hauling in a bomb from Jameis Winston in the left corner of the end zone. The speedy University of Nebraska product has been cited by head coach Dirk Koetter as one of two "redshirt" rookies, along with position mate Evan Spencer, that Koetter has high hopes for this summer.

Adam Humphries is getting reps at kick returner during OTAs, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports.

Impact

The sophomore wideout was a pleasant surprise last season as an effective third-down receiver after veteran Louis Murphy (knee) was lost for the year in Week 6, but doesn't have previous return experience. Humphries' rather slight frame (5-foot-11, 195 pounds) may make kick returns in particular a rather risky proposition, but the job could theoretically be the key to helping the Clemson product stick on the final roster given the crowded receiver depth chart.

C.J. Anderson currently weighs just over 220 pounds, after reporting to OTAs at 240 pounds last season, ESPN reports.

Impact

The stocky running back started slow in 2015, only to become the most effective part of Denver's offense by the playoffs. A lighter, quicker Anderson could bode well for a faster start, but he'll also be facing stiffer competition than last season. Last year's leading rusher, Ronnie Hillman, returns, and fourth-round pick Devontae Booker's skill set appears tailor-made for Denver's one-cut scheme. Anderson should see more consistent production in 2016, is almost certain to share plenty of carries.

Tyler Kroft is the top tight end on the Bengals' depth chart while Tyler Eifert (ankle) is out, Cole Harvey of ESPN reports.

Impact

Kroft opened the offseason as Eifert's backup, but due to the latter's ankle surgery, will take the starting reins for the time being. Eifert's recovery is projected to take three months, signifying an expected mid-to-late August return. If that timetable holds true, Kroft will see added reps in training camp and the preseason, which could equate to extra time during the regular season. Additionally, if Eifert's recovery time extends beyond initial estimates, then the Rutgers product figures to open the season as the starter, which should result in increased production for the second-year tight end. Kroft stepped in to the starting lineup near the end of 2015 when the veteran starter missed time with a neck injury and a concussion, and parlayed the opportunity into 11 receptions on 14 targets for 129 yards and a touchdown.

Jerome Cunningham was claimed off waivers by the Titans.

Impact

This marks Cunningham's third team this calendar year, as the tight end was once waived by the Giants before getting the ax from the Jets on Tuesday. In nine games last season, the Southern Connecticut State product caught just eight passes for 59 yards. Now in Tennessee, Cunningham will provide depth behind Delanie Walker, Anthony Fasano, and Craig Stevens.

Khiry Robinson (leg) will return "hopefully sometime in training camp," per head coach Todd Bowles.

Impact

Robinson was carted off the field during the Saints' Week 8 victory over the Giants and eventually diagnosed with a broken tibia, failing to play another snap the rest of the season. Though no reason was given for his inability to practice this week, it's almost certainly related to this season-ending injury to his leg. Nonetheless, the former West Texas A&M stud could use all the time he can get in front his new employer if he wants a role in offensive coordinator Chan Gailey's revamped offense this season, where he joins Matt Forte and Bilal Powell in a new-look running back corps. Forte figures to handle the bulk of the early-down work, with Powell deployed in pass-catching situations. Robinson, however, is most reminiscent of the Jets' 2015 leading rusher (Chris Ivory) and excels where his current counterparts disappoint, namely, the red zone and short-yardage scenarios. That alone should afford him a role in some capacity during the 2016 campaign. What's more, Robinson was given a one-year, $1.175 million contract, versus Forte's three-year, $12 million deal and Powell's comparable three-year, $11.25 million deal, giving Gailey incentive to pound him between the tackles while he still can in an effort to preserve Forte's 30-year-old body.

Tyler Eifert, who will undergo ankle surgery Wednesday, could potentially miss the first couple games of the upcoming NFL season, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Such a scenario remains speculative at this stage, given initial estimates relayed by the Cincinnati Enquirer that "a three-month recovery is anticipated, which puts Eifert's return to the field sometime in August." On the plus side, Eifert's upcoming surgery has been referred to as a "minimal procedure," so it's a little too early to count out the tight end for the Bengals' regular season opener on Sept. 11 against the Jets.

Ronald Leary did not show up for Tuesday's voluntary OTAs and is seeking a trade, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Impact

He lost his job as the starting left guard to La'el Collins after just four games into the 2015 season, but Leary still signed his RFA tender this offseason in the hopes that the Cowboys could be able to trade him at the draft. When no deal materialized, Leary elected to sit out OTAs to put more pressure on the front office. Chances are he winds up with another club eventually, but the Cowboys are in no rush to move Leary and would be happy to have him return for one more year to provide depth for their juggernaut offensive line.

Kapri Bibbs flashed some big plays at OTAs on Tuesday, the team's official site reports

Impact

Bibbs faces an uphill climb toward making the roster, let alone seeing playing time. The Broncos dressed just two backs for much of last season. C.J. Anderson and fourth-round pick Devontae Booker are all but assured roster spots and head coach Gary Kubiak has voiced a desire to incorporate a fullback into the offense. Bibbs' only chance may be to best last year's leading rusher, Ronnie Hillman.

DeMarcus Ware (back) did not participate in practice on Tuesday, the team's official site reports

Impact

Head coach Gary Kubiak reported that the decision to sit Ware was precautionary. With Ware out and Von Miller away while his contract is negotiated, Shaq Barrett and Shane Ray saw extended reps. Expect both Barrett and Ray to see plenty of time in Ware's stead this season as the veteran is used more as a situational pass rusher to maximize his impact.

Paxton Lynch spent time with the first-team offense during the team period of OTAs, the team's official site reports

Impact

The fact that 2015 seventh-rounder Trevor Siemian got first dibs on reps with Mark Sanchez out in the team period shows that Denver is willing to ease Lynch in. Still, there's encouragement in reports that Lynch's arm slung balls through a stiff wind and impressed defensive teammates. Head coach Gary Kubiak said after practice that Lynch is still adjusting to the pro game, particularly with footwork. Once he acclimates, his big arm and athleticism could push him toward the top of the depth chart.

Mark Sanchez (thumb) participated in seven-on-seven and positional drills on Tuesday, the team's official site reports

Impact

So much for Sanchez missing time following surgery on his non-throwing hand. Sanchez reportedly split time evenly between rookie Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian before stepping aside during team drills. By practicing, Sanchez gained some valuable time with his receivers and prevented his young competitors from getting too much of a leg up. Too big of a deal was likely made over the importance of Sanchez being ready for OTAs, but showing his new teammates and coaches that he is ready to push himself while injured can only help Sanchez as he strives for Denver's starting job.

With Shaq Lawson's shoulder injury expected to linger into the regular season, Manny Lawson is expected to start at outside linebacker, BuffaloBills.com reports. "Manny was always going to have a big role for us, albeit as a super sub like a sixth man in basketball if you will," said coach Rex Ryan. "He can back up all four spots (at linebacker). You can put him anywhere. He's such a smart player, but today we absolutely put him in there with the first group at that outside linebacker spot."

Impact

Jerry Hughes and Preston Brown would seem to be the more attractive IDP linebackers in this defense, but Manny Lawson can do a number of things capably and he's at least worth keeping an eye on until the younger first-rounder is back from surgery and ready to take over.

Reggie Ragland signed his rookie deal Tuesday, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Impact

Ragland, the 41st pick in this year's draft, was thought to have a decent chance to go in the first round, so the Bills were more than happy to trade up to get him. The big question for his IDP value is whether he can stay on the field for third down - his tackling abilities are excellent, but his coverage skills are so-so. With first-rounder Shaq Lawson (shoulder) expected to miss some time in the regular season, the pressure for Ragland to have a key impact as a rookie just went up.

General manager Doug Whaley seems to think Shaq Lawson will miss part of the regular season, BuffaloBills.com reports. "It's too early in the process, but with everything that we thought going into the surgery, it's safe to say he's going to miss some of the early part of the season," Whaley said Tuesday. "Let's clear the air because I know there's a narrative out there. We were aware of the shoulder, but we wanted to take measures to prevent another flareup during the season.

Impact

While Bills fans are now a bit ticked at the way both Lawson and Whaley originally scoffed at Mel Kiper's suggestion that the player would need shoulder surgery, the Bills are taking a long-term approach and still feel they got a player that's going to have a key role. Unless Lawson can somehow hit the season running, however, he's simply going to miss too much acclimation time to the new level to be a worthy IDP option out of the gate.

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Eddie Lacy should be able to reach his targeted weight before the season, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Impact

Lacy's weight has been a frequent subject of offseason discussion, with reports suggesting he's already dropped about 20 pounds since the end of his poor 2015 campaign. The Packers won't comment on his target weight, but it does seem the running back still has work to do, even though the team is pleased with his progress so far. Assuming he's in decent shape, Lacy is well positioned for a bounce-back season in what should be an efficient Green Bay offense.

Larry Fitzgerald said he hasn't yet considered whether 2016 might be his last season, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Impact

Set to turn 33 shortly before Week 1, Fitzgerald only has one year remaining on his contract, but he remained effective last season even as John Brown and Michael Floyd also thrived in the excellent Arizona offense. While a repeat of 2015's 109-1,215-9 receiving line is probably too much to ask, Fitzgerald proved beyond any shred of doubt that he can still play at a high level. Barring a major injury or steep downturn in effectiveness, he'll likely stick around beyond 2016, be it in Arizona or elsewhere. With Floyd also entering the final year of his contract and likely seeking a big deal afterward, the Cardinals probably won't retain both receivers past 2016.