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QB | Blaine Gabbert | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said QB Blaine Gabbert will get a fair shot to prove he's the quarterback of the future.

QB | Aaron Corp | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
The Dallas Cowboys signed QB Aaron Corp (Bills) Tuesday, May 7. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

QB | Geno Smith | New York Jets | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson defended the teams decision to select QB Geno Smith. "I'm extremely happy to have him," Johnson told reporters at an NFL symposium in Philadelphia, adding: "He's welcome to the competition. It's going to be fun."

QB | T.J. Yates | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates is looking forward to entering training camp and trying to take the next step. "I'm looking forward to going into training camp, being able to take that next step," Yates said.

Running Back

RB | Denard Robinson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell praised RB Denard Robinson's burst at mini-camp and said they hope to get him 10-15 touches per game along with returning kicks.

RB | Akeem Shavers | New England Patriots | Transaction
The New England Patriots were awarded RB Akeem Shavers (Buccaneers) off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, May 7.

RB | Felix Jones | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles worked out free-agent RB Felix Jones (Cowboys) Tuesday, May 7.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster said he is thankful the team brought back FB Greg Jones. "He's gonna help us out," Foster said.

RB | Montee Ball | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos executive vice president John Elway and head coach John Fox expect RB Montee Ball to compete for a starting job amongst RBs Willis McGahee, Knowshon Moreno and Ronnie Hillman this year. The team envisions Ball as an every-down back in the NFL. "We expect all these guys to contribute," Elway said. "The earlier you go, the more we hope they contribute."

Wide Receiver

WR | Julian Edelman | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) is in a walking boot after a clean-up procedure on his right foot. He's still expected to be ready for training camp, but he could miss OTAs.

WR | Titus Young | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Titus Young (Rams) was arrested twice in a 15-hour span Sunday, May 5, by the Moreno Valley Police Department in southern California. According to the police report, Young was stopped at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday after making an illegal left turn in front of a patrol car. Young was stopped and arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. Hours later, at 2:22 p.m. that day, officers responded to a tow company yard where a man was seen jumping over the fence. He was arrested for burglary after the police determined he was trying to take his own vehicle. He was booked again at the same detention center.

WR | Victor Cruz | New York Giants | Transaction, Free Agents
The contract talks between Victor Cruz and the New York Giants will reach the most important point in the next week. Both sides are hoping to reach a long term agreement.

WR | Tavarres King | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Tavarres King, their fifth-round draft choice, has speed as his biggest asset, and he figures to add field-stretching ability to a stable of wide receivers - Wes Welker, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker - that is best known for their short to intermediate passing contributions. King may see some playing time for this reason as another option for QB Peyton Manning. "As a receiver I'm a guy that gets deep in a hurry, (I) led the FBS in yards per catch last year with 22. (I'm) somebody that you guys are going to be able to depend on, somebody who will do exactly as Peyton says," King said. "Peyton's going to put me in a position to succeed."

Tight End

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm) will need a fourth surgery on his forearm to change the plate that is securing the forearm. It is still not known if the infection in his forearm has cleared, which is delaying the surgery to replace the plate. Gronkowski probably would need a fifth surgery if the infection has not cleared, and his status for the start of the regular season would be uncertain.

Offensive Tackle

OT | Bryant McKinnie | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens officially signed OT Bryant McKinnie to a two-year deal.

OT | Doug Free | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Dallas Cowboys are asking OT Doug Free to take a substantial pay cut of more than $2 million.

OT | Winston Justice | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OT Winston Justice (Colts) will meet with the Detroit Lions Wednesday, May 8. The Dallas Cowboys have also been in contact with Justice.

Defensive Line

DL | Darnell Dockett | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals DEs Darnell Dockett and Calais Campbell are excited about defensive coordinator Todd Bowles scheme. They believe the new approach will give both ends a chance to make a difference.

Defensive End

DE | Armonty Bryant | Cleveland Browns | Transaction
Cleveland Browns DE Armonty Bryant pleaded no contest to misdemeanor DUI charge. Bryant received a one-year deferred sentence.


LB | Karlos Dansby | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals will visit with free-agent LB Karlos Dansby (Dolphins) Wednesday, May 8.


CB | Antwaun Molden | Free Agent | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars released CB Antwaun Molden Tuesday, May 7.

CB | Marcus Trufant | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed CB Marcus Trufant (Seahawks) Tuesday, May 7. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


S | Kemal Ishmael | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons S Kemal Ishmael, the team's seventh-round draft pick, will compete with Ss Charles Mitchell and Shann Schillinger for snaps behind Ss Thomas DeCoud and William Moore this year. Ishmael had three interceptions, four pass breakups and one sack at Central Florida.

Free Safety

FS | Ed Reed | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said he is concerned about Ed Reed's (hip) recent hip surgery. "Anytime a guy's operated on, you're concerned, especially at this time of year," Phillips said. "If it'd have been right after the season, it'd have been different. So there's a little concern, but the good thing about (Reed), he's experienced it before. He's an experienced guy. You have no problem with him studying or knowing what you're doing. He's going to spend all the time it takes off the field to get ready. So I think Ed'll be ready when it's time."


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