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Morris Claiborne has been shifted over to the left cornerback slot during OTAs and has looked healthier than he has since his rookie season, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports. "Just being able to go out and stay sticky on the receivers because I had time to actually work on it [is the biggest change]," Claiborne said Thursday. "I haven't had any nagging injury, and I actually had time to actually work at the line of scrimmage and work on getting stronger. And that helps a lot."

Impact

Putting him on the left side has allowed the Cowboys to move Brandon Carr back to the right, the role he filled during his days with the Chiefs. If Claiborne holds up, it would also allow Orlando Scandrick (knee) to stay in the slot once he's back on the field. Claiborne will need to prove he can stay on the field before we can truly anticipate a rebound, but so far, so good.

Darren McFadden split first-team reps with rookie Ezekiel Elliott during this week's OTAs, The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Impact

McFadden worked with the ones during the first week of OTAs, but Elliott got his first opportunity with the starters last week when the veteran was away for personal reasons. The Cowboys are making a show of having Elliott earn his spot, but despite McFadden's impressive performance for Dallas last season, he still figures to begin the regular season on the bench or even in another uniform.

Ezekiel Elliott split first-team reps with Darren McFadden during this week's OTAs, The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Impact

McFadden worked with the ones during the first week of OTAs, but Elliott got his first opportunity with the starters last week when McFadden was away for personal reasons. The Cowboys are making a show of having Elliott earn his spot, but by Week 1, the fourth overall pick should be the team's primary weapon in the backfield.

Richard Leonard underwent surgery Thursday to repair a torn hamstring, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Impact

Leonard, an undrafted free agent out of Florida International, is expected to eventually make a full recovery, but the severity of the injury will keep him out indefinitely.

Victor Cruz (calf) is unlikely to participate in the Giants' mandatory mini-camp next week, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports.

Impact

The Giants are hoping that Cruz will be ready for the start of training camp, but his chances of participating in their upcoming mini-camp appear to be slim. Given that Cruz missed all of last season due to lingering complications from the torn patella tendon he suffered midway through the 2014 campaign, the Giants will likely continue to be cautious with the veteran wideout. With Cruz seemingly sidelined until at least July, rookie Sterling Shepard could see increased reps with the first team during mini-camp.

Carlos Hyde (foot) is expected to be more active in the passing game this season, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

Impact

Despite his "power" build as a running back, Hyde was actually a competent receiving option out of the backfield during his college career, accruing 271 yards and four touchdowns in his three-year career. Surprisingly enough, Hyde is also well-versed with the no-huddle, read-option style of offense Chip Kelly is bringing into town from his time with Ohio State. With his foot seemingly back at full strength, Hyde's stock is on the rise this offseason.

Marquise Goodwin remains away from the team as he tries to qualify for the U.S. team in the long jump, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Impact

While the team publicly its offering support for the speedster - who has the longest jump on record this calendar year in the world - he's been incredibly injury prone in his career and hasn't shown an ability to get away from physical defensive backs. With the Bills having high hopes for rookie Kilby Listenbee (we'd pay to see a race between him and the Olympic hopeful) and a number of other capable receivers expected in camp, Goodwin may be on the outside looking in by the time his Olympic quest is over.

D.J. Foster left Thursday's practice with a left hamstring injury, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

Impact

Foster has been impressive throughout OTAs and into minicamp, so it was a tough blow for the rookie to suffer an injury. He reportedly left practice midway through and was seen with a wrap around his left hamstring, although the severity of the injury remains unclear. We should hear more regarding the injury in the following few days, but he should at least have some time off for recovery with mandatory minicamp coming to a close Thursday.

Ty Powell has opted to retire from the NFL, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Impact

Powell was signed by the Eagles in mid-May, as he was expected to provide the team with a depth option at linebacker. Instead of playing through this season, he's opted to retire, so he'll finish his two-year career with 23 total tackles and a sack over 19 games. Powell missed the 2015 season with a torn ACL, so that injury may have played a factor in his decision to retire.

Sean Lee (knee) expects to be ready for training camp, Rob Phillips of DallasCowboys.com reports.

Impact

Lee underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee at the start of May. His initial recovery timeline was only two weeks, so it comes as no surprise he expects to be ready for training camp. Lee was quoted saying he's "right on track" in his recovery, so it appears everything is going as planned. With Lee expected to start on the weak side again during the upcoming season, his knee issue shouldn't force him to miss any valuable reps moving forward.

Hau'oli Kikaha has torn his ACL and will likely miss the entire 2016 season, Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1 reports.

Impact

Kikaha, who was a 2015 second-round pick out of Washington, was expected to start at defensive end across from Cameron Jordan for the Saints in 2016 after a rookie campaign in which he racked up 52 tackles, four sacks, two passes defensed, and four forced fumbles in 15 games. Obum Gwachum will be the next candidate in line to fill Kikaha's role after an unfortunate turn of events for New Orleans. Kikaha suffered the same devastating injury twice in college, but was able to come back strong both times, which the team hopes will be the case once again.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins was sent off the field at practice Thursday for not "knowing what he was doing" according to Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Impact

Seferian-Jenkins has been pegged for an uptick in value heading into the 2016 season, assuming he avoids injury, but Thursday's events at practice could hint at a less-than-stellar relationship with Koetter, the team's new head coach. The third-year tight end was essentially placed in a timeout, while Koetter said not to make too much out of the situation. At this point, however, Seferian-Jenkins' fantasy utility and role shouldn't be impacted by one bad day of practice, but we'll let you know if that assessment changes.

Michael Williams tore his left ACL during Wednesday's practice and he'll likely be placed on Injured Reserve, Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reports.

Impact

As expected, Williams' injury was a serious one as he was seen on crutches Thursday awaiting the unfortunate results. This ensures Clay Harbor's spot as the No. 3 option at tight end behind Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett heading into the 2016 season, as Williams enters a long road to recovery.

Corey Fuller underwent foot surgery on Wednesday and there is no current timetable on when he'll return, Kyle Meinke of MLive Media Group reports.

Impact

Fuller is a candidate for the No. 3 spot on the Lions' wide receiver depth chart behind Golden Tate and Marvin Jones, but it appears his stock could be impacted by the news of offseason foot surgery. It's unclear at this point how serious the issue is, while there's no word if he'll be ready for the start of training camp.

Leodis McKelvin has been the most impressive Eagles cornerback throughout OTAs according to coach Doug Pederson, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Impact

McKelvin is a new addition to the Eagles' secondary after being released by the Bills in early-March, but it looks like the move could be beneficial in terms of McKelvin's IDP value as he's proven this offseason to possibly enter Week 1 as the team's top cornerback. Eric Rowe, a 2015 second-round pick, could also quickly develop into a solid candidate to start on the outside as well.

Michael Williams injured his leg/knee during Wednesday's minicamp, and was seen walking with crutches on Thursday, Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reports.

Impact

Williams is set to receive a second opinion on his injured leg, but initial indications are pessimistic which could mean the tight end misses some amount of time. Prior to the injury, Williams was projected to fill in as the No. 3 option at tight end behind Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett, but the possible seriousness of Williams' issue could open the door for Clay Harbor to secure that spot with little offseason competition.

D'Joun Smith, who was placed on season-ending IR in December of the 2015 season, suffered a setback with his knee injury this offseason according to Colts GM Ryan Grigson, Mike Chappell of Indysportscentral.com reports.

Impact

Smith appeared in just four games throughout his rookie season after being unable to reach 100 percent following knee surgery earlier in the year. He continues to have issues with the knee, which could impact his status for training camp and beyond, while it's unclear if he'll be back to full health by the time Week 1 rolls around.

Dan Herron signed with the Bills on Thursday, Chris Brown of the team's official site reports.

Impact

Herron will join a crowded backfield in Buffalo, as the team currently has six running backs on the roster in a group that is led by LeSean McCoy. A product of Ohio State, Herron is no stranger to the franchise, as the 27-year-old played in four games for the Bills in 2015, carrying the ball 11 times for 37 yards. After getting released in November, Herron finished up the year with the Colts, averaging 3.0 YPC over six games to finish the year. He'll now return to Buffalo to compete for a roster spot as backfield depth.

Coach Rex Ryan confirmed that EJ Manuel is his clear-cut No. 2 quarterback entering the season, BuffaloBills.com reports. "Unlike last year we're set with a pecking order," Ryan said Wednesday. "Tyrod is the number one guy, EJ is two and Cardale is three. We know that going in."

Impact

Manuel has done very little to match his first-round draft status from 2013, and he may have had one of the league's ugliest quarterbacking performances in a decade during last season's London loss to Jacksonville. That said, Ryan and GM Doug Whaley are sticking by him, and there's something to be said about Manuel's arm strength and familiarity with the Buffalo offense. However, you'll hear an incredibly loud gasp whenever Tyrod Taylor is slow to get up from the Ralph Wilson Stadium turf this fall.

Darren Sproles has reported to practice and resumed his "extensive" role in the Eagles' system, Dave Zangaro of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Impact

Sproles skipped the voluntary portion of the Eagles' offseason program due to family-related issues, but returned to practice Tuesday and participated in both team and position drills, as well as in the special teams portion of practice as a punt returner. The latter is nothing new, as Sproles has been brought back punts for multiple seasons (and has returned a pair for touchdowns each of the past two seasons). Nonetheless, it's reaffirming to hear newly-assigned head coach Doug Pederson declare the almost-33-year-old Sproles as the "primary guy" regarding punt returns, and offensively as "a big part of what we do." Sproles has collected 70 rushing attempts and roughly 50 receptions on average in each of his two years in Philadelphia while operating primarily as a gadget player, but those numbers could rise in a remodeled offense sans DeMarco Murray.