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Quarterback

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will turn 36 this season, but he said he feels like he's 25.

QB | Alex Smith | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The San Francisco 49ers would receive the Kansas City Chiefs' second-round pick in 2014 if the Chiefs go 8-8 as part of the deal for QB Alex Smith.

QB | Clay Belton | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have signed undrafted free-agent LB David Hinds (Florida Atlantic). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived QB Clay Belton and LB Robert McCabe.

QB | Jordan Rodgers | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars QBs Matt Scott (ankle) and Jordan Rodgers (groin) are not participating in practice Sunday, May 5. Rodgers may be able to participate in individual drills during the practice.

QB | Nathan Stanley | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction, Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens have signed undrafted free-agent OG Jeff Braun (West Virginia), CB Jose Cheeseborough (Florida International), OT Jordan Devey (Memphis), WR Omarius Hines (Florida), DE Will Pericak (Colorado), QB Nathan Stanley (Southeast Louisiana) and OT Joe Unga (Midwestern State). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

QB | Tim Tebow | Free Agent | Free Agents
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said the team is not interested in free-agent QB Tim Tebow (Jets) because they are happy with QB Kyle Orton as their backup quarterback.

QB | Geno Smith | New York Jets | Draft, Fantasy
According to a league source, at least one quarterback-needy team in the Top 10 of the 2013 NFL Draft passed on New York Jets QB Geno Smith because of the diva attitude he displayed during a pre-draft visit. "He's going to have a tough time in New York," an anonymous NFC scout said Friday, May 3. "Right now, he's coming off as a spoiled, pampered brat."

QB | Jason Campbell | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns QB Jason Campbell will be given a legitimate shot to beat out QB Brandon Weeden for the starting quarterback job, according to league sources. "I've been pleased with Jason (Campbell) and the role he's taken on being there," head coach Rob Chudzinski said. "Brandon is getting the reps with the first team and working with the first group. A lot of this will remain to be seen when we get into pads and we get into real football instead of the football where you around around in shorts on air."

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Philadelphia Eagles could release QB Michael Vick if he does not win the starting quarterback job this season. Vick is believed to be the favorite for the job at this point.

QB | Jon Richt | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free agent QB Jon Richt (Mars Hill) is trying out with the Miami Dolphins Friday, May 3.

QB | Graham Harrell | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Green Bay Packers QB Graham Harrell is expected to compete with QB B.J. Coleman and possibly QB Matt Brown for the No. 2 quarterback job this offseason.


Running Back

RB | Phillip Tanner | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Dallas Cowboys don't seem to be high on RB Phillip Tanner, and he could be cut.

RB | BenJarvus Green-Ellis | Cincinnati Bengals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis is expected to see the most carries this season. It would also be a surprise if both RBs Bernard Scott and Giovani Bernard made the team.

RB | Rex Burkhead | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said RBs Giovani Bernard and Rex Burkhead will be candidates for the third-down running back role because both are good in the passing game.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers general manager David Gettleman did not rule out the possibility of trading RB DeAngelo Williams at some point.

RB | Chris Thompson | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (knee) did not participate in the team's minicamp this weekend and probably will not start practicing until training camp. Thompson did say he has started sprinting and cutting.

RB | Cameron Marshall | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have signed undrafted free-agent OG Chris Barker (Nevada), QB Clay Belton (Findlay), C Sam Brenner (Utah), LB Michael Clay (Oregon), DT A.J. Francis (Maryland), S Keelan Johnson (Arizona State), S Jordan Kovaks (Michigan), FB Ina Liaina (San Jose State), RB Cameron Marshall (Arizona State), LB Robert McCabe (Georgetown), DE Tristan Okpalugo (Fresno State), DE Emeka Onyenekwu (Louisiana-Lafayette) and OT Patrick Ward (Northwestern). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Denard Robinson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson made his debut Friday, May 3, at the team's rookie minicamp. He showed his speed and versatility, taking a majority of his repetitions with the first-team offense. He lined up in the backfield and at receiver during the two-hour practice.

RB | Jalen Parmele | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans visited with free-agent RB Jalen Parmele (Jaguars) Friday, May 3.

RB | Roy Helu | Washington Redskins | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (knee) could start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list because he is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and could start the season on the list if the injury is still a factor. Thompson is expected to compete with RB Roy Helu for the change-of-pace running back role if he is able to take part in camp.

RB | Lonyae Miller | Free Agent | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens have released RB Lonyae Miller.


Fullback

FB | Kyle Juszczyk | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens FB Kyle Juszczyk is looking forward to having Vonta Leach as a mentor in 2013. "I hope to learn a lot, I'm looking forward to having a mentor like Vonta," said Juszczyk, a Senior Bowl standout who caught 125 career passes in the Ivy League for 1,576 yards and 22 touchdowns. "He's arguably one of the best fullbacks in the league. I think all I can do is take pieces from his game and kind of add them to mine."


Wide Receiver

WR | Duron Carter | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings will not be signing undrafted free-agent WR Duron Carter at this time, according to a source.

WR | Tobias Palmer | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit
Jacksonville Jaguars undrafted rookie WR Tobias Palmer impressed the team at mini-camp.

WR | Wes Welker | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos TE Jacob Tamme said he is happy that the team added WR Wes Welker this offseason and is not worried about how his production could be affected. "People ask me, 'Is it going to affect you?' All that sort of stuff," Tamme said. "I never really worried much about all that. Wes is awesome. It's great to have him here. It's been great to get to know him the past few days. He's going to be a great addition to our team. We have a lot of guys that can do a lot of different things. I'm going to do what- ever they ask me to do."

WR | Nate Burleson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (leg) appears to be the leading candidate for the No. 2 wide receiver job. He has been running routes and catching passes during offseason workouts.

WR | Ace Sanders | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Ace Sanders (groin) and WR Tobias Palmer (groin) did not participate in practice Saturday, May 4, because of groin injuries.

WR | Josh Boyce | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Josh Boyce (toe) was not participating during the media-access portion of practice Saturday, May 4.

WR | Robert Woods | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods said he is a good fit for the Bills offense because he played in a West Coast offense while at Southern California. "I'd say it's a perfect fit going to that offense," said Woods. "We're going to have a great scheme with these coaches. Just having a history of the West Coast offense and going into this the only thing that's going to change really is the terminology. I'm looking forward to playing in it. I know it's going to be a fast offense." Woods is expected to contribute on offense immediately.

WR | Davone Bess | Cleveland Browns | Transaction, Fantasy
The three-year contract extension signed by Cleveland Browns WR Davone Bess through 2016 is worth $11.5 million, with $5.75 million guaranteed. His yearly average is $2.939 million.

WR | Jacoby Jones | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
The Baltimore Ravens may reduce WR Jacoby Jones' time as a punt and kick returner if he is one of the team's starting wide receivers this season.

WR | T.J. Moe | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots have signed undrafted free-agent DT DeWayne Cherrington (Mississippi State), SS Kanorris Davis (Troy), OL Elvis Fisher (Missouri), TE Brandon Ford (Clemson), DT Cory Grissom (South Florida), CB Brandon Jones (Rutgers), OL Josh Kline (Kent State) OL Chris McDonald (Michigan State), WR T.J. Moe (Missouri), CB Stephon Morris (Penn State), LB Ian Sluss (Portland State), C Matt Stankiewitch (Penn State), TE Zach Sudfield (Nevada), DT Joe Vellano (Maryland) and LS Mike Zupancic (Eastern Michigan). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

WR | Danny Coale | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys WR Danny Coale (knee) is not participating in the team's rookie minicamp because he is still recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He should be able to participate in offseason workouts and minicamp in June.

WR | Justin Blackmon | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said he still trusts WR Justin Blackmon even though Blackmon has been suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season. "I told Justin I do trust him," Bradley said. "We both have to earn each other's trust and I don't want trust to be mistaken for being naïve." Bradley said he has spoken six or seven times with Blackmon since the team learned of his suspension.


Tight End

TE | Heath Miller | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said TE Heath Miller (knee) is on schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

TE | Jordan Reed | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (knee) did not participate in the team's rookie minicamp this weekend because of a bruised knee.

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm) will have to wait a few more weeks before finding out if he needs another surgery on his forearm. Gronkowski has been participating in the team's offseason workouts and has looked very good.

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Green Bay Packers could have TE Jermichael Finley line up in the slot or at wide receiver this season since the team lost Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Jennings this offseason.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Branden Albert | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit
There is mutual interest between the Kansas City Chiefs and OT Branden Albert on signing him to a contract extension.

OT | Max Starks | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers haven't reached out to free-agent OL Max Starks (Steelers).

OT | Lane Johnson | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Philadelphia Eagles will start OT Lane Johnson at right tackle this season and keep OT Jason Peters at left tackle.

OT | Jonathan Martin | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins OT Jonathan Martin likely will be the team's starting left tackle this season after the team added OT Tyson Clabo to start at right tackle.

OT | Doug Free | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free has the option to take a pay cut, and if he does not, he could be a post June 1 cut.


Guard

OG | Richie Incognito | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins G Richie Incognito may have to compete with third-round pick G Dallas Thomas for the starting LG spot.

OG | Larry Warford | Detroit Lions | Depth Chart Tidbit
Detroit Lions OG Larry Warford, OG Bill Nagy and C Rodney Austin are expected to compete for the starting right guard job during offseason workouts and training camp.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Brandon Williams | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit
Baltimore Ravens DT Brandon Williams said he expects to make an immediate impact on defense this season. He is expected to compete with DT Terrence Cody for the starting nose tackle job.

DT | Armond Armstead | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DT Armond Armstead (heart) said he is healthy after having a heart issue in 2011. "My health is fine," Armstead said. "I haven't had any problems since what happened at SC. I've been healthy, played in Canada, didn't miss any games or any practices. I haven't had any issues. We just went through physicals. I'm healthy. From that aspect, I'm healthy."

DT | Akeem Spence | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said the team expects DT Akeem Spence to be their starting nose tackle this season.


Defensive End

DE | Quanterus Smith | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos DE Quanterus Smith (knee) said he expects to be able to full participate once training camp begins.

DE | John Abraham | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DE John Abraham (Falcons) is not considering retirement despite tweets that indicated he was considering the option, according to a source.

DE | Dion Jordan | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said there is no timetable for DE Dion Jordan's (shoulder) return. "He's going to get himself well as quickly and completely as he possibly can, whenever that is," Philbin said. "And when the medical people deem that he's healthy, he will be joining us on a full-time basis."


Linebacker

LB | Clint Sintim | Retired | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent LB Clint Sintim (Giants) has retired.

LB | Brian Orakpo | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (pectoral) said he's feeling great. The tear was in a different ligament than the one he suffered in 2011.

LB | Brian Banks | Atlanta Falcons | Depth Chart Tidbit
Atlanta Falcons LB Brian Banks has been working at middle linebacker during the team's rookie minicamp this weekend.

LB | Ashlee Palmer | Detroit Lions | Depth Chart Tidbit
Detroit Lions LBs Ashlee Palmer Tahir Whitehead and Travis Lewis are expected to compete for one of the outside linebacker jobs during training camp.

LB | Michael Mauti | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings LB Michael Mauti (knee) said his goal is to participate once training camp begins. He has been able to do some sprinting and light agility drills this offseason. He will not be able to participate in any offseason workouts because of his rehab.

LB | Sean Spence | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said he believes LB Sean Spence (knee) will be able to play again once he recovers from his serious knee injury.

LB | Jabaal Sheard | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cleveland Browns LB Jabaal Sheard was uncomfortable lining up on the right side during his rookie season, and he was quickly moved to the left side. Even on the left side, he has struggled against the run in his first two seasons, so he might be better used on the strong side or teams could take advantage in the run game. As mentioned previously, if LB Barkevious Mingo catches on quickly, Sheard could be used in more of a rotation sub role off the bench.

LB | Michael Boley | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Giants likely will not re-sign free-agent LB Michael Boley after his recent arrest.

LB | Brandon Jenkins | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins LB Brandon Jenkins (foot) said he is completely recovered from the foot injury he suffered this season while at Florida State.

LB | Daryl Washington | Arizona Cardinals | Breaking
Arizona Cardinals LB Daryl Washington was arrested and booked into jail for two counts of aggravated assault.

LB | John Simon | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit
Baltimore Ravens LB John Simon thinks he is a good fit with the team. "I think it's an extremely good fit. Anytime you can play for the defending Super Bowl champs, that's a huge honor."

LB | Erin Henderson | Minnesota Vikings | Depth Chart Tidbit
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team will wait until after their rookie minicamp to decide who will line up at middle linebacker with the starting defense once offseason workouts begin. Frazier mentioned LBs Erin Henderson, Audie Cole, Tyrone McKenzie and Michael Mauti as possibilities for the job.

LB | Dezman Moses | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Green Bay Packers LB Dezman Moses could push LB Nick Perry for one of the starting outside linebacker jobs during offseason workouts and training camp.

LB | Jamie Collins | New England Patriots | Depth Chart Tidbit
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said LB Jamie Collins will initially be used at linebacker, but the team will move him around during offseason workouts. "He's done different things and eventually as we go through the spring we'll look at him in different spots, and see how it goes with him, and also see how it goes with him relative to other players we have and what kind of groupings, and how the team breaks up, where he might be able to help us," Belichick said. "Not sure exactly how it's going to turn out."


Cornerback

CB | Deveron Carr | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave CB Deveron Carr a $20,000 signing bonus as an undrafted free agent because they knew other teams wanted to sign him.

CB | Darius Slay | Detroit Lions | Depth Chart Tidbit
Detroit Lions CBs Darius Slay, Bill Bentley, Ron Bartell, Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green are all expected to be candidates for the starting right cornerback job. It appears Slay and Bentley are the leading candidates at this point.

CB | Darrelle Revis | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mark Dominik said in a radio interview that he fully expects CB Darrelle Revis (knee) to be ready for the start of the regular season.

CB | Leon McFadden | Cleveland Browns | Draft, Depth Chart Tidbit
The arrival of Cleveland Browns CB Leon McFadden via the 2013 NFL Draft, and the offseason signings of veteran CBs Kevin Barnes and Christopher Owens, might put the roster spot of CB Trevin Wade in serious jeopardy.

CB | Buster Skrine | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cleveland Browns CB Leon McFadden has been tabbed to replace CB Sheldon Brown as the starter at the right cornerback spot. If he earns the job in training camp, CB Buster Skrine would be considered the favorite to cover slot receivers as the nickel back.


Safety

S | Jamoris Slaughter | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Cleveland Browns S Jamoris Slaughter (Achilles) likely will compete for the starting free safety job during training camp if he is completely recovered from his Achilles' tendon injury.


Strong Safety

SS | Jonathan Cyprien | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit
Jacksonville Jaguars SS Jonathan Cyprien likely will be the team's starting strong safety this season. The team is expected to use him close to the line of scrimmage.

SS | Duke Williams | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Buffalo Bills believe SS Duke Williams can be used at cornerback if needed.

SS | Bernard Pollard | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tennessee Titans SS Bernard Pollard will start at strong safety this season with FS Michael Griffin starting at free safety.

SS | Tyler Sash | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit
New York Giants FS Will Hill, FS Ryan Mundy, SS Cooper Taylor and SS Tyler Sash are all candidates to win the No. 3 safety job during training camp.

SS | Shamarko Thomas | Pittsburgh Steelers | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to use S Shamarko Thomas at free safety because that position calls the defensive backfield signals, which is something he did in college. Defensive backs coach Carnell Lake said the team could also use Thomas to cover slot recievers.

SS | Jerron McMillian | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Green Bay Packers may allow FS M.D. Jennings and SS Jerron McMillian to compete for one of the starting safety jobs during training camp.


Free Safety

FS | Josh Evans | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Jacksonville Jaguars believe FS Josh Evans can play either free safety or strong safety.

FS | Bacarri Rambo | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Washington Redskins FS Bacarri Rambo said he spent the majority of the rookie minicamp at free safety.

FS | Matt Johnson | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he likes the group of safeties currently on the roster. "I think we're in good shape at safety." Jones said. "I don't know when I've ever seen a player impress our staff without having played in a ballgame any more than [FS Matt Johnson]." Jones declined to say who the starting safeties would be this season.

FS | Ed Reed | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans FS Ed Reed (hip) underwent surgery last week to repair a small tear in his hip. He is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.



 


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