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Arian Foster (Achilles) is expected to be healthy for training camp, should he sign with a team, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Foster was released by Houston, his home for the past seven seasons, earlier in the offseason after another disappointing year plagued by injuries. Currently unemployed, he continues to rehab from a torn Achilles in the hopes of finding his way onto a roster. Reports say the four-time Pro Bowler will be hungry and healthy for training camp should any team bring him on.

Charles Tillman (knee) is hopeful to re-sign with the Panthers but won't be ready for a few more months after undergoing knee surgery in January, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Impact

In an interview over the weekend at former Bears teammate Matt Forte's football camp, Tillman told reporters, "I just want to play for Carolina." However, head coach Ron Rivera has consistently reiterated throughout the offseason that the team feels no urgency to sign a veteran cornerback. Once fully healthy, Tillman seems like a favorable option to bring back if the Panthers are looking to add more depth at corner, but until then it appears the 35-year-old will be waiting in the wings.

Lorenzo Taliaferro mostly worked behind Terrance West throughout the Ravens' offseason program, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley reports.

Impact

A 2014 fourth-round selection, Taliaferro has often served as Baltimore's goal-line/short-yardage back when healthy, but a foot injury limited him to just three games last season. He now finds himself on the roster bubble, with Justin Forsett, Javorius Allen and Kenneth Dixon all locks to make the team. Taliaferro's chances got a slight bump when it was announced that Trent Richardson (knee) needs arthroscopic surgery, but it appears West might be the real winner from that development. In any case, the two are likely just competing for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart, which means the battle could be determined on special teams.

Terrance West worked ahead of Lorenzo Taliaferro during the offseason program, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley reports.

Impact

West, Taliaferro and Trent Richardson (knee) were expected to compete for (possibly) one roster spot, but it appears the latter may have fallen out of the competition after having arthroscopic surgery. It's actually a bit surprising that West worked ahead of 2014 fourth-rounder Taliaferro, who often served as the Ravens' short-yardage/goal-line back when healthy his first two seasons. Granted, foot/ankle injuries have limited Taliaferro to just 16 appearances, and West is reportedly in the best shape of his career. This isn't a high priority battle, as fellow running backs Justin Forsett, Javorius Allen and rookie Kenneth Dixon are all considered locks for the final roster. The competition between West and Taliaferro might ultimately be decided on special teams.

Ryan Mallett's play was erratic during the offseason program, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Impact

Mallett joined the Ravens in December and ended up starting the final two games, with his performance decent enough to make him the clear favorite for the backup job this season. Despite his reported struggles during OTAs and minicamp, the former third-round selection (2011) remains a heavy favorite to serve as Joe Flacco's top backup, as the Ravens didn't put much effort into finding competition. Jerrod Johnson and Josh Johnson will also get some reps during training camp.

Jerraud Powers has the inside track for the slot corner role, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Impact

Powers impressed teammates during OTAs and minicamp, reportedly showing a knack for interceptions, of which he has just 11 in 87 career regular season games (82 starts). Although he was known as the weak link in Arizona's secondary the past few years, Powers should actually represent an upgrade for a Baltimore team that has struggled with poor cornerback play for the last half decade. Though he only signed a one-year contract, Powers could even push Shareece Wright for a starting job on the outside across from Jimmy Smith (foot). In such a scenario, Powers might still shift inside in nickel and dime packages, which could make him an interesting IDP option in leagues that use specific positions. It's still speculative at this point, as Wright will enter training camp as the favorite to start.

Dennis Pitta (hip) was one of the Ravens' more active offensive players during the offseason program, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Impact

Attempting to bounce back from a second dislocation of his right hip, the 30-year-old Pitta apparently looked good at OTAs and minicamp. He was once a leading target for close friend Joe Flacco, but even if Pitta proves to be much the same as he once was, the Ravens have a ton of competition for snaps at tight end, with Ben Watson, Crockett Gillmore (shoulder) and Maxx Williams also in the mix. Pitta hasn't played in a game since September of 2014, and he will always be at added risk for suffering another severe hip injury, which would almost certainly spell the end of his career. He already considered retiring, but instead decided to give it one last shot after sitting out the entire 2015 season.

Arthur Brown is expected to compete with Zachary Orr for the starting inside linebacker job vacated by Daryl Smith, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Impact

A 2013 second-round selection, Brown has mostly worked on special teams thus far, recording just 17 tackles in 30 career games, with 15 of those tackles coming in his rookie year. Zachary Orr, a 2014 undrafted free agent, mostly worked ahead of Brown throughout the offseason program, after serving as the top backup to C.J. Mosley and Daryl Smith last year. Orr is the clear favorite to start Week 1, but Brown still has time to make a push during training camp.

Zachary Orr worked with the first-team defense during the Ravens' offseason program, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Impact

A 2014 UDFA, Orr has a leg up on 2013 second-rounder Arthur Brown in a competition for the starting inside linebacker job next to C.J. Mosley. Already a core special teamer, Orr worked ahead of Brown last season, serving as the top backup to Mosley and Daryl Smith, both of whom topped 115 tackles while occupying three-down roles. With Smith released in the offseason despite recording 120-plus tackles in both of this seasons with the Ravens, Orr has a real shot to reach triple digits, putting him on the radar in deeper IDP leagues. However, Brown is likely the superior athlete and could therefore make a push for the job during training camp.

Frank Gore (finger) said he is still upset about falling shy of 1,000 rushing yards last season, the Indianapolis Star reports.

Impact

Gore finished his first year in Indianapolis with 967 rushing yards, extending the Colts' streak to eight consecutive seasons without a 1,000-yard rusher. Furthermore, the team has played 50 regular season games since it last had a 100-yard rusher, as Gore didn't top the century mark despite playing all 16 games last season. Though now 33 years old, Gore could find that the yards come a bit easier in 2016, after the Colts used four of their eight draft picks (including a first-rounder) on offensive linemen. The team also brought in veterans Robert Turbin and Jordan Todman to provide depth at running back, but neither seems like a serious threat to Gore's workload. If Gore does reach 1,000 rushing yards, he'll be the oldest running back to do so since John Riggins had 1,239 in 1984 at the age of 35.

Dannell Ellerbe (undisclosed) said he will be 100 percent healthy for the start of training camp in late July, The Times-Picayune reports.

Impact

Traded from Miami to New Orleans last year, Ellerbe had 39 tackles (34 solo) in six games, after playing just one game in his final season with the Dolphins. His injury struggles forced him to accept a pay cut in the offseason, even though he could still have a three-down role if he's able to stay healthy. There's been no indication he's dealing with anything serious, but he did miss some practices during OTAs and minicamp while nursing a couple of minor issues. If healthy, Ellerbe will likely join Stephone Anthony and James Laurinaitis in the base defense, but it's unclear which player would get most of the snaps next to Anthony in nickel packages.

LeGarrette Blount (hip) didn't participate in any of the Patriots' spring practices, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Blount's status will thus be worth monitoring as training camp approaches, but in the absence of any setbacks with his hip, we'd expect him to move toward the end of reclaiming the Patriots' "big back" role this coming season. Barring any additional moves by the team to address the running back position, Blount's primary competition for the role should come from Joey Iosefa and Tyler Gaffney. Meanwhile, Donald Brown, James White, Brandon Bolden and undrafted rookie D.J. Foster figure to jostle for slotting on the team's depth chart, with the only secure spot on that front belonging to Dion Lewis, who will serve as the team's top pass-catching back, provided he fully recovers from the knee injury that ended his 2015 season early.

Donte Moncrief (toe) has started running routes, according to his Twitter account.

Impact

Moncrief aggravated a toe injury late last season and ended up having surgery on it earlier this offseason. He's missed Indy's offseason practices, but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

Josh Ferguson has made a strong impression in offseason workouts, the Indianapolis Star reports "[He's] not just a third-down back," head coach Chuck Pagano said. "He's a good runner. He's explosive and twitchy and he's got a jump cut that's really, really good."

Impact

The Star also reports the Colts considered taking Ferguson in the fourth round of the draft but passed on him each round due to other needs. He'll compete for the backup role to Frank Gore in training camp, competing against Robert Turbin, Jordan Todman and Tyler Varga. Ferguson was a productive receiver in college, so he has upside if he can find a regular role.

Jordan Taylor could compete for a role behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

The Denver depth chart at receiver is wide open behind the two starters, with competitors including Jordan Norwood, Bennie Fowler, DeVier Posey and 2014 second-rounder Cody Latimer. A 2015 UDFA, Taylor spent much of last year on the Broncos' practice squad, after recording three straight seasons with 800+receiving yards at Rice University. Listed at 6-5, 210 pounds, Taylor presumably won't be a candidate for slot work, which significantly hurts his chances to earn a key role. However, he did receive praise from former Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who suggested that Taylor could be a useful piece in the offense for 2016 and beyond.

Cody Latimer will likely compete with a slew of players for slotting on the depth chart behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

A 2014 second-round selection (56th overall), Latimer has just eight catches for 82 yards in 22 career appearances, having mostly lingered toward the bottom of Denver's depth chart. He was unable to beat out a washed-up Wes Welker as a rookie, and then found himself behind the likes of Jordan Norwood, Bennie Fowler and Andre Caldwell last season. Caldwell is now with the Lions, but Norwood and Fowler are still around, as are 2015 UDFA Jordan Taylor and former Texan DeVier Posey. Given their considerable draft investment, the Broncos presumably hope Latimer will emerge from the group and seize the No. 3 job for his own.

Sammy Watkins expects to be ready for the start of training camp July 30, TSN.ca reports. "For training camp, I think I'll definitely be available," Watkins said. "I might sit out two or three days. It's all about how I feel within those days. The goal is to come back and be prepared for training camp."

Impact

Watkins had surgery in April to address stress fractures in his left foot, with most reports suggesting he had a Jones fracture, which is a common injury that typically sidelines players for 8-12 weeks. The timetable puts him on track for training camp, and he's no longer wearing a walking boot or limping. Still, Watkins made it clear he'll take a cautious approach, even conceding that he'll need to test his foot out when the Bills open camp. Given the high rate of re-injury with foot fractures, the team may opt to be even more cautious than Watkins wants.

Joe Flacco (knee) suggested he is more focused on his arm strength than his surgically-repaired left knee, ESPN reports.

Impact

Flacco seems to be making a quick recovery from Dec. 8 surgery to repair a torn ACL, as he's widely expected to be ready July 27 for the start of training camp, despite being a spectator for on-field activities throughout the offseason program. Though already able to sprint and make cuts, he's thrown far fewer passes than he typically would have at this point in the year, which could be cause to limit his reps during training camp. Flacco's arm strength has never been questioned and should quickly come back to him, but he did admit that there's some chance he'll feel hesitant when he has to face a live pass rush for the first time. While he's clearly on track for Week 1, his progress will be worth monitoring throughout camp and the preseason.

Cecil Shorts' base salary has been reduced to a non-guaranteed figure of $1.2 million for 2016, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Impact

Shorts' original deal called for $2.75 million non-guaranteed, but by re-working his contract with the Texans, he's presumably earned a degree of job security at the amended team-friendly terms. Shorts, who caught 42 passes for 484 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games last season, is thus slated to face competition for playing time opposite DeAndre Hopkins from the likes of fellow wideouts Jaelen Strong, Will Fuller and Braxton Miller. In any case, Shorts' experience figures to be an asset to the team's passing game, now helmed by QB Brock Osweiler, and it's plausible that the 28-year-old wideout will carve out some PPR utility this season if he's able to mesh well with his new signal-caller.

Justin Houston (knee) won't be ready for the start of next month's training camp, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

The Chiefs still do not have a concrete timetable outlined for Houston, who underwent ACL surgery in February, though GM John Dorsey maintains that the linebacker will play for the team at some point this coming season. With that in mind, Dorsey noted of Houston, "I don't know how much he's going to do in camp. But, listen, he's where he needs to be right now and he's a hard worker. He's bound and determined to get back. We'll just see how it works out. There is no timetable. It's just when he's right, he's right and we'll roll." Houston, who racked up 22 sacks in 2014, is coming off a 2015 campaign in which he recorded 30 tackles and 7.5 sacks in 11 games.