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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.

Bene Benwikere (lower leg) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Impact

Benwikere suffered a lower leg fracture in December, forcing him to miss the final three games of the regular season. He was most recently seen doing some sled pushing on Thursday during a rehab session, which indicates Benwikere has taken the next step in his recovery. While the PUP list is an option to the start the year if he sees any setbacks, Benwikere doesn't expect to take that route and he should be good to go by the start of training camp at the end up July. He'll look to solidify a starter's role after receiving four straight starts prior to the injury.

Jamarca Sanford has been placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Sanford has missed nearly the entire offseason with an injury, although the specifics surrounding it remain unclear. He's been placed on injured reserve and will miss the 2016-17 season, although he could be released by the team on an injury settlement. Sanford was slated to be a depth option at safety during the upcoming season, as both Kenny Vaccaro and Jairus Byrd are likely locked into the starting lineup.

Despite being fast and imposing, Kevin White struggled with drops during the offseason, reports Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun Times.

Impact

Although White displayed his exceptional athleticism during the Bears' offseason practices, he had struggles with drops, especially when Alshon Jeffery was away from the team. It's important to remember that White is basically a rookie after losing the entire 2015 season to a shin injury. During the season, he'll have the advantage of lining up across the field from Jeffery, which will often provide him with single coverage against the opponent's second-best cornerback. He'll be a player to watch during training camp to see how well he functions in the Bears' offense.

On occasion during minicamp, some of the Bears more experienced offensive linemen had trouble slowing down Leonard Floyd, reports Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun Times.

Impact

With the Bears having spent the ninth pick of the 2016 draft to select Floyd, the team has the expectation that he'll contribute immediately as a pass rusher. His performance in minicamp indicates that the rookie could flourish in defensive coordinator Vic Fangio's defense, especially since Fangio had success getting production out of fast, but undersized pass rushers, while he was coaching the 49ers. He'll be a player to watch closely when training camp opens for the Bears next month, especially in terms of his potential role for the upcoming season.

Logan Thomas was claimed off of waivers by the Giants on Friday, Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reports.

Impact

Thomas was cut by the Dolphins on Thursday after spending the 2015-16 season on their practice squad. He now heads to New York, where he will likely be the number three quarterback behind Eli Manning and Ryan Nassib. The Giants waived fellow quarterback B.J. Daniels to make room for Thomas on the roster.

B.J. Daniels was waived by the Giants on Friday, Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reports.

Impact

Daniels signed on with the Giants in early May, hoping to secure a third-string spot behind Eli Manning and Ryan Nassib on the depth chart. With training camp approaching, the Giants decided to instead sign 24-year-old Logan Thomas, leaving Daniels as the odd man out.

Robert Woods appears to have taken his game up a notch throughout offseason work so far and was the best receiver during this week's minicamp, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Impact

While offseason minicamp stories should always get taken with a grain of salt, the takeaway here is that Woods will enter the season a lot healthier than last year. Of course, Sammy Watkins will get most of the targets, but with Watkins not proving he can stay healthy and with no clear No. 3 or No. 4 receiver behind him, Woods could see a lot of single coverage and secondary targets. A step up from his 47/552/3 season a year ago (14 games) is not out of the question.

Chris Watt underwent arthroscopic knee surgery earlier in June and could miss the start of the regular season, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Impact

While the recovery timetable doesn't appear to be strenuous, it's yet another setback for the third-year pro, who has been stifled by a litany of injuries throughout much of his career. Considering the Chargers added two centers, free agent Matt Slauson and 2016 third-round pick Max Tuerk, during the offseason, Watt could become a roster spot causality should he not take the field during training camp.

Trent Richardson (knee) will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery and is expected to miss several weeks, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Impact

The former third overall pick of the 2012 is hoping to resurrect his disappointing career in Baltimore but now may not be ready for the start training camp, which could hurt his chances of making the final 53-man roster. The 25-year-old is competing with Terrance West and Lorenzo Taliaferro for a spot in the Ravens' backfield.

Vernon Hargreaves will play a pivotal role in the defense during his rookie season, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "He's going to play,'' coach Dirk Koetter said Thursday as the team wrapped up its three-day mandatory minicamp. "The guy has made plays every single day. Vernon is the football player we thought when we drafted him. He's going to play. It will all fall in place. We're very confident Vernon can either play inside in the nickel or outside.''

Impact

The 2016 first-round pick has been highly impressive throughout the offseason, even adapting seamlessly to playing inside at slot corner. Hargreaves snagged an inteception late in Wednesday's mini-camp session, and came back Thursday to knock down multiple passes in a red-zone drill. To date, incumbent Alterraun Verner and offseason acquisition Brent Grimes have run with the first-team defense, but Hargreaves' increasingly strong play could certainly enable him to force the issue with respect to a starting role before the start of the regular season. Regardless of where he lines up, the University of Florida product is savoring every aspect of his pro experience so far, and embracing the move inside for now. "I'm fairly comfortable. Not all the way comfortable because I'm used to playing outside. It's a new position. There's new techniques and things I need to learn. It's a learning process, but I'm enjoying it. The closer you are to the ball, the more times you can touch the ball. So I'm happy about moving inside, of course.''

Cameron Brate is expected to be a valuable red-zone weapon this coming season, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Impact

The Harvard product was one of last season's pleasant surprises, hauling in 23 of 30 targets for 288 yards and three touchdowns. Brate was a primary beneficiary of starter Austin Seferian-Jenkins' shoulder injury, as the latter's ailment prompted the Bucs to re-sign Brate from the Saints practice squad, where he'd landed after being released by Tampa shortly before the start of the regular season. His sure hands and routes rendered him an effective safety valve for Jameis Winston during the quarterback's rookie campaign. Brate even displayed some proficiency down the field, notching four receptions of over 20 yards, including a career-high 46-yard grab. His work in close quarters near the goal line also has his head coach excited, and Brate gave him more reason for optimism with a sliding, one-handed catch in the corner of the end zone during Thursday's final mini-camp session. "Cam has got an uncanny ability to show up in the red zone and we saw that again today,'' coach Dirk Koetter said.

Kevin Johnson (foot/wrist) expects to be fully cleared by the start of training camp, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Impact

Johnson's offseason has been devoted to recovery from a pair of surgery after sustaining fractures in both his foot and wrist near the end of the 2015 season. Although he hasn't practiced with the team yet this offseason, he's been able to participate in both running and individual drills. The former first-round draft pick has also reportedly put on muscle heading into the 2016 season, while he's slated as the No. 3 cornerback behind Kareem Jackson and Jonathan Joseph.

Michael Oher signed a three-year, $21.6 million contract extension with the Panthers on Friday, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

Impact

Oher's new deal worth north of $20 million includes $9.5 million in guaranteed money, as the 30-year-old left tackle had a bounce-back year in 2015, thus earning him an extension to remain in Carolina. The Panthers also signed center Ryan Kalil to an extension in early June, solidifying veteran parts on the offensive line.

Tony Moeaki was signed by the Bears on Thursday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Impact

Moeaki spent the latter portion of the 2015 season as a member of the Falcons, but never saw much action as he recorded just three catches for 58 yards and a touchdown on five targets throughout 11 games. Moeaki doesn't present much fantasy value at this point with fellow tight ends Zach Miller, Khari Lee, and Rob Housler on the Bears' roster as well.

Jimmy Smith (foot) expects to be ready for the start of training camp in late July.

Impact

Smith enters the 2016 campaign coming off right foot surgery, but it appears he'll be full-go at training camp prior to the regular season. He currently slates in as the top cornerback for the Ravens on the outside with Shareece Wright across from him.

Joe Flacco (knee) announced Thursday that he expects to ready for the start of training camp, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Impact

Flacco's Week 1 availability appears to be a lock at this point given the fact he plans to be ready for day one of training camp this summer. Despite ending the 2015 season prematurely with a torn ACL, it sounds like potential fantasy owners shouldn't have to be worried much longer when it comes Flacco's health, barring any setbacks. In additional good news for the Ravens' aerial attack, wide receiver Breshad Perriman (knee) is expected to return to the practice field prior to the start of regular season, supplying Flacco with a valuable target.

Josh Doctson (Achilles) is expected to be healthy for the start of training camp in late July, The Washington Post reports.

Impact

The 22nd overall pick in the 2016 draft, Doctson missed most of the offseason program due to soreness in his left Achilles. With no indication that the injury is a long-term concern, he should still have all of training camp to earn a role in a crowded wideout group that also includes DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and Jamison Crowder. Though not expected to open the season as a starter, Doctson should push for an immediate role on obvious passing downs and/or in the red zone.