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Mark Sanchez (thumb), who is expected to miss the early part of OTAs with an injury to his non-throwing hand, will need plenty of work to build chemistry with his new receivers, the Broncos' official site reports.

Impact

Sanchez threw with several of Denver's receivers earlier in the offseason, and head coach Gary Kubiak has stated that the offense's verbiage is similar to what Sanchez played with at USC. The fact that he has a leg up on rookie Paxton Lynch in both familiarity with the offense and the receivers doesn't make missing the beginning of OTAs a non-issue, but it's more of a gain in experience for Lynch than a loss for Sanchez. Lynch is the more physically talented player and will start once he closes the gap between the two on the mental aspects of the game. That will require big strides throughout the summer. If Lynch unseats Sanchez atop the depth chart sooner than later, it probably won't be because Sanchez missed a few practices in May.

Cooper Taylor has undergone sports hernia surgery and will be sidelined until training camp, NJ.com reports.

Impact

Taylor was working with the Giants' first-team defense at free safety earlier this spring, but will now be sidelined after his latest surgery. Typically, sports hernia surgery requires 4-to-6 weeks of recovery time, and the Giants open training camp in five weeks. That puts Taylor on the fringe of being ready once camp starts, but until then, teammates Nat Berhe, Bennett Jackson and rookie third-rounder Darian Thompson figure to benefit from extra practice reps.

Jadeveon Clowney (foot) says he is 100 percent healthy as the Texans begin OTAs, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Clowney missed Week 17 and the Texans' wild-card playoff loss after suffering a Lisfranc injury last season, but fortunately didn't require surgery over the offseason. Thus, he's fully healthy at the start of OTAs. Still just 23 years old, the former No. 1 pick showed flashes while compiling 40 tackles and 4.5 sacks last year. He'll look to build on that success this term.

J.J. Watt (groin) did not participate in Monday's opening day of OTAs, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Impact

Watt is coming off surgery to repair several damaged core muscles, and although last month he stated he was approaching 100 percent health, the Texans are understandably erring on the safe side with their defensive behemoth. While Watt didn't participate in team drills Monday, he did go through individual work on the sideline as the Texans started OTAs, and should be good to go once needed later this summer.

Brian Hartline has been released by the Browns, Cleveland.com reports.

Impact

Hartline's release comes after the Browns added four wide receivers during last month's draft, including first-rounder Corey Coleman, whose development could prove vital for Cleveland's offense this season. At 29 years old, Hartline is coming off 46 catches (on 74 targets) for 523 yards and two touchdowns in his only season with the Browns in 2015. With two 1,000-plus yard campaigns in his career, he could draw interest on the free-agent market.

Corey Coleman could quickly earn the Browns' No. 1 wideout position this season, Cleveland.com reports.

Impact

Coleman was the first wide receiver selected in last month's draft, addressing a glaring need on the Browns' roster as someone that projects as a future No. 1 wideout. Although head coach Hue Jackson pointed out Coleman's room for improvement in his conditioning during rookie camp, the former Baylor standout is a dynamic athlete and could become a game-breaking target in Cleveland's passing game once acclimated. Early impressions from the Browns' workouts echo that sentiment, thus making Coleman an intriguing fantasy option, particularly in dynasty formats.

Clay Matthews is expected to move back to his preferred outside linebacker position beginning in OTAs this week, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Matthews spent the past season-and-a-half filling in at inside linebacker quite successfully, but the presence of rookie Blake Martinez figures to allow Matthews to return to his usual edge-rushing position starting in OTAs this week. With projected starters Sam Barrington and Jake Ryan also around, Matthews should be able to play outside on a nearly full-time basis once again, which figures to boost his pass-rushing numbers after a reduced tally of 6.5 sacks last term.

Victor Cruz did not participate in team drills during the Giants' first day of OTAs on Monday, NJ.com reports.

Impact

Cruz was seen working with team trainers on the sideline during Monday's session, after which head coach Ben McAdoo said "the goal is to have Cruz back for training camp." Following a significant knee injury and subsequent calf injury, Cruz hasn't played since October of 2014, so the Giants are rightfully exercising caution and holding him out of team drills for the time being. While Cruz is limited to individual work, rookie second-rounder Sterling Shepard should continue to receive a thorough introduction to the Giants' offense.

Sen'Derrick Marks (triceps) will not participate in the Jaguars' OTAs.

Impact

Marks is coming off a torn triceps that limited him to just four games last year, when his season didn't start until October due to a torn ACL suffered in 2014. Considering Marks posted a career-high 8.5 sacks that season, the Jaguars are understandably taking caution to ensure he returns to full health when needed this season, thus explaining his absence from OTAs.

Jonathan Woodard had successful surgery to repair his Achilles tendon and will be placed on the Jaguars' PUP list.

Impact

Woodard was drafted in the seventh round of last month's draft, but tore his Achilles during a workout two weeks ago. Now that he's undergone surgery, Woodard is expected to be out indefinitely and will remain on the Jaguars' PUP list until further notice.

Vincent Brown is expected to sign with the Saints, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

Impact

Brown was released by the Chargers back in December after playing just one game last season. Over the course of his 38 career games played, Brown has caught 73 passes for 941 yards and three touchdowns. With numbers like those, Brown brings decent experience, but will have to compete for a place in the Saints' passing game over the course of this summer.

Tom Brady and his legal team will file their appeal Monday of the four-game suspension that was reinstated on April 25 for his alleged role in "Deflategate", the Boston Herald reports.

Impact

Brady will seek a second hearing by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which will then have to decide by majority vote whether to rehear Brady's case. Should Brady be granted another hearing, he and the NFLPA's legal team are expected to present a case centered around commissioner Roger Goodell's mishandling of the situation, particularly as it regards to the NFL's collective bargaining agreement. Monday marked the last day for Brady to file his appeal, and if the court refuses to rehear the case, Brady could then appeal his four-game suspension to the Supreme Court.

Stephon Gilmore (shoulder) will skip the Bills' OTAs while negotiating a long-term extension with the team, NFL.com reports.

Impact

Gilmore is entering the final year of his rookie contract and is poised for a lucrative extension after a solid first four seasons in Buffalo. Along with defending 21 passes last season, a figure that ranked just outside the Top 10 league-wide, Gilmore has emerged as the Bills' No. 1 cornerback, an all-important position in head coach Rex Ryan's defense. Until Gilmore signs a new contract, he's expected to remain away from voluntary workouts, such as this week's OTAs.

Jameis Winston will have added responsibilities within the offense in his sophomore season according to quarterbacks coach Mike Bajakian, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports. "I think with experience and a more firm grasp of the offense, comes added responsibilities," Bajakian said. "I don't think there is anything earth-shattering about that and it's not like we're letting him call plays or anything. He's at a point now where he can handle more on his plate on the mental side of the games."

Impact

The 2015 first overall pick handled the transition to the pro game even better than anticipated, setting a franchise rookie passing record with 4,042 yards while also finishing as the fan-voted NFL Rookie of the Year. However, he was essentially in perpetual "learn on the job" mode throughout the season, given that he served as the starter from Week 1. The invaluable experience he gained by playing every offensive snap in his first year has prepared him for an added workload in Year 2, according to Bajakian. The coach added that Winston's proficiency in the offense opens up the opportunity for the second-year quarterback to focus on the nuances of his position, such as footwork, release, and accuracy. Winston and the Bucs kick off OTAs on Monday.

Adam Humphries is one of several candidates expected to compete for the Bucs' third receiver job in training camp, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Impact

The Clemson product was a pleasant surprise last season, playing the third-down possession receiver role with great efficacy. Humphries finished his rookie campaign with 27 receptions for 260 yards and a touchdown, solid numbers from an undrafted free agent whose road to a roster spot began with a minicamp tryout last spring. A late October signee from the practice squad following veteran Louis Murphy's season-ending knee injury gave the 22-year-old Humphries an opportunity to get on the field, and he responded by securing at least one reception in nine of the last 10 games. While Humphries is somewhat slight of frame at only 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, his route-running savvy played a part in 18 of his receptions in 2015 resulting in first downs.

Donteea Dye will be one of several candidates vying for the Bucs' third receiver role in training camp, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Impact

The soon-to-be second-year wideout received an extended opportunity in 2015 after veteran Louis Murphy's season-ending knee injury in Week 6, but provided mixed results. Dye struggled to develop consistent chemistry with quarterback Jameis Winston, as evidenced by the fact that he only secured 11 of the 30 targets he saw. The speed is certainly not in question, as the 22-year-old posted a 4.45 40-yard dash at his pro day last year, and also ran one season of indoor track and field at Division III Heidelberg.

Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said Jay Ajayi has separated himself from the team's other running backs, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Impact

Ajayi is the clear favorite to replace Lamar Miller as Miami's lead runner, having served as the top backup during the second half of his rookie season. The Dolphins did select Kenyan Drake in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, potentially giving Ajayi some real competition, though Drake mostly figures to make his mark on passing downs, if at all, as a rookie. Damien Williams, Daniel Thomas, Isaiah Peah and Jahwan Edwards round out the depth chart and will likely compete for one or two roster spots.

Taylor Gabriel is dealing with a lower left leg injury and was seen sporting a walking boot during the Browns' OTAs, The Chronicle-Telegram's Scott Petrak reports.

Impact

Gabriel was known to be dealing with an injury this offseason, though it was assumed to be related to the fractured orbital he suffered in Week 17 versus Pittsburgh. Now, his foot appears to be the reason he can't practice. As was the case when Gabriel was assumed to be dealing with an eye injury, the Browns' lack of concern suggests this mysterious foot injury isn't a big deal either. However, his lack of production since joining a desolate receiving corps, coupled with how the Browns selected five receivers in the first five rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft (or one less than the entire NFC), paints Gabriel as a borderline candidate to crack the 53-man roster come August.

Fowler Jr. is set to take the field in a team setting for the first time since suffering a torn ACL on the first day of rookie minicamp last offseason, per ESPN's Mike DiRocco.

Impact

This will mark the first time in 380 days since the third overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft last took the field with his team. These practices only allow teams to adorn players in helmets, without any other pads, though. Thus, without live contact, it will be difficult to thoroughly assess Fowler Jr.'s progress from the injury. Nonetheless, these practices remain open to the media, which may, at least in some capacity, reveal how the Jaguars plan to use Fowler Jr. as a LEO linebacker in 2016.

Cameron Wake (Achilles) is progressing ahead of schedule as he continues to rehab a torn Achilles he suffered last season, according to Dolphins' Executive Vice President Mike Tannenbaum, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Impact

Tannenbaum said in an interview on Friday, "He's (Wake) really exceeded expectations, in terms of where he is and where our doctors thought he would be when he got hurt." Once healthy, the 34-year-old Wake will compete with new additions Mario Williams, Andre Branch, and Jason Jones for playing time, as he is expected to have a smaller role in 2016 compared to past seasons.