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  Jets | Marcus Williams should see more time    Wed Jun 29, 06:55 PM

New York Jets CB Marcus Williams was on the field for 27% of the defensive snaps in 2015 but should receive more playing time in 2016 since CB Antonio Cromartie is no longer on the team. Williams should line up as an outside linebacker in the team's nickel coverage if CB Buster Skrine moves to nickel back.

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  NFL | Antrel Rolle has heard from teams    Mon Jun 27, 05:54 PM

Free-agent FS Antrel Rolle (Bears) said he has heard from a few teams this offseason, but he is waiting for the right situation before signing.

Footballguys view: Rolle had a disappointing season for the Bears in 2015. In seven games, he played 360 snaps and compiled 35 tackles with only one pass breakup. There's a possibility he ends up with the Dolphins, but Rolle may not find a new team until after training camp starts.

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  Saints | Kyle Wilson has torn labrum    Mon Jun 27, 12:57 PM

New Orleans Saints CB Kyle Wilson (shoulder) was put on the Reserve/Injured list last week due to a torn labrum in his shoulder.

Footballguys view: The Saints signed Wilson to a one-year contract back in March. A first-round pick of the Jets in 2010, Wilson has been a bust in the NFL. He'll hit a likely cold free agent market in 2017 after this injury and his disappointing play.

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  Giants | NYG unlikely to add Leon Hall    Sun Jun 26, 04:29 PM

Free-agent CB Leon Hall (Bengals) likely will not sign with the New York Giants this offseason.

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  Jaguars | Jalen Ramsey expected back by training camp    Sun Jun 26, 07:53 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey (knee) is doing well and should be ready to go when training camp opens next month.

Footballguys view: The knee Ramsey allegedly had microfracture surgery on as a teenager appears to be healing well from a meniscus clean up. He should be ready to matchup against Jordy Nelson in Week 1 against the Green Bay Packers.

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  Saints | Kyle Wilson placed on IR    Fri Jun 24, 04:54 PM

New Orleans Saints CB Kyle Wilson (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, June 24. The team also signed free-agent DE C.J. Wilson (Lions). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  49ers | Will Redmond signs four-year deal    Thu Jun 23, 07:12 PM

San Francisco 49ers CB Will Redmond signed a four-year deal Thursday, June 23. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Dolphins | Backup nickel job up for grabs    Thu Jun 23, 01:24 AM

Miami Dolphins CB Jordan Lucas said Wednesday, June 22, that he worked both on the boundary and in the slot over the past month. He is battling CBs Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Tyler Patmon for the backup nickel job behind projected starter CB Bobby McCain.

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  Bengals | Donte Whitner being recruited to CIN    Wed Jun 22, 01:11 PM

Free-agent SS Donte Whitner (Browns) is being recruited by Cincinnati Bengals LB Karlos Dansby to sign with the Bengals.

Footballguys view: Whitner was not brought back by the Browns, but he might stay in the division. The Bengals have an opening at safety that may come down to a battle between the inexperienced Shawn Williams, who did start four games last year and 2015 sixth round pick Derron Smith.

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  Jets | Dexter McDougle not jumping out    Wed Jun 22, 01:14 AM

New York Jets CB Dexter McDougle did not do anything wrong during the offseason workouts, but he also did not jump out. The team has five experienced cornerbacks, so beat writer Rich Cimini believes McDougle needs a strong training camp and preseason to avoid being the latest draft pick to be cut.

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  Chiefs | Eric Berry could land big deal    Tue Jun 21, 01:43 PM

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry has a reasonable chance to become the highest-paid safety and top Minnesota Vikings FS Harrison Smith's $51.25 million deal.

Footballguys view: Things have been a bit quiet on the Berry front. The two sides have until July 15th to work out a new long-term deal. Berry fought back from cancer and can continue to be an impact player for the Chiefs. His deal should start where Smith's deal is at. We'll know more about the likelihood of a new deal for Berry when the deadline gets much closer.

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  NFL | Leon Hall may sign soon    Mon Jun 20, 07:25 PM

Free-agent CB Leon Hall (Bengals) may sign with a team at some point next week, according to sources.

Footballguys view: The Cardinals have to be considered the frontrunner to sign Hall at this time. We'll see if they make a move for the veteran CB before the start of training camp. We could also see teams like the Dolphins, Giants or Falcons showing interest in Hall.

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  Bills | Phillip Thomas reverts to IR    Mon Jun 20, 04:57 PM

Buffalo Bills FS Phillip Thomas (undisclosed) reverted to the Reserve/Injured list Monday, June 20, after being waived/injured Friday, June 17.

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  Panthers | Bene Benwikere should be ready    Sun Jun 19, 05:41 PM

Carolina Panthers CB Bene Benwikere (ankle) should be ready for the start of training camp and will not be limited, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Footballguys view: The Panthers need all the help they can get in the secondary after parting ways with former franchise-tagged CB Josh Norman. Benwikere suffered a season-ending ankle injury in the Panthers' Week 14 win over the Atlanta Falcons. He missed the team's run to the Super Bowl, but now it looks like he'll be near full strength when training camp gets here at the end of July.

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  Panthers | Carolina only choice for Charles Tillman    Sun Jun 19, 01:42 PM

Free-agent CB Charles Tillman (Panthers) only wants to play for the Carolina Panthers once he's fully recovered from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Footballguys view: The Panthers were 15-1 in the regular season with Tillman before an ACL tear in Week 17 put him out for the playoffs and Super Bowl. After parting ways with former franchise-tagged player Josh Norman, the Panthers have collected CBs to find talent. They drafted three CBs in the 2016 NFL draft and they may have interest in the 35-year old veteran if they feel a boost is needed.

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  Dolphins | Ifo Ekpre-Olomu feeling great    Sat Jun 18, 11:58 PM

Miami Dolphins CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (knee) said he is feeling great but couldn't put a percentage on his health at this point.

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  Saints | New Orleans makes two roster moves    Sat Jun 18, 01:57 PM

New Orleans Saints SS Jamarca Sanford (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, June 18. DL Lawrence Virgil was re-signed in a subsequent move.

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  Texans | Kevin Johnson should be ready for camp    Sat Jun 18, 01:02 PM

Houston Texans CB Kevin Johnson (foot, wrist) expects to be fully cleared for training camp after undergoing multiple surgeries this offseason. Johnson did not practice this offseason, but he has resume running and doing other individual drills. Johnson said he's feeling great after undergoing foot surgery to repair a Jones fracture, and a separate surgery for a broken wrist.

Footballguys view: If healthy, Johnson can be an impact player on defense. We love the fact that he's not the biggest CB but Johnson is incredibly feisty and does not back down from challenge.

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  Steelers | Mike Mitchell returns to practice    Fri Jun 17, 08:51 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers FS Mike Mitchell (shoulder) was able to practice during minicamp this week. He planned to sit out until training camp, but he decided to practice this week.

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  Rams | Trumaine Johnson injured    Fri Jun 17, 03:14 PM

Los Angeles Rams CB Trumaine Johnson (jaw) was involved in a collision during organized team activities last week but will be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.

Footballguys view: Johnson signed his one-year franchise tender earlier this year with the hope that he could come to a long-term agreement. This injury isn't going to help that. The two sides have until July 15th to work out any new contract.

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  Raiders | Oakland exploring options in return game    Thu Jun 16, 11:16 PM

Oakland Raiders CB T.J. Carrie is currently the frontrunner to return punts and RB Taiwan Jones is the favorite to return kickoffs, special teams coordinator Brad Seely said, but WR Joe Hansley, RB DeAndre Washington and WR Jaydon Mickens have also been receiving reps.

Footballguys view: Jones should be able to get the job done. However, we want to see Washington touch the ball as much as possible. He could push Latavius Murray for touches as a RB, but Washington has the electric skill set to be a good returner as well.

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  Jaguars | Jalen Ramsey learning off the field    Thu Jun 16, 06:25 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey (knee) has been able to watch plenty of film and practices while he nurses his knee injury. Ramsey said he's been trying to stay mentally tuned in and has put himself in positions on the field from a mental standpoint. Ramsey added that he feels great and he'll be good to go for training camp.

Footballguys view: Half of being a corner is watching film, so Ramsey wasn't just hanging out at home. He'll still have a lot of work to do, but we're excited to see him in this defense.

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  Ravens | Jimmy Smith likely ready for camp    Thu Jun 16, 02:06 PM

Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (foot) is six weeks removed from surgery and is expected to be ready for training camp.

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  Jaguars | Jalen Ramsey deems himself ready    Thu Jun 16, 01:03 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey (knee) deemed himself 100% after his May 24 knee surgery. He has been limited in camp, but he said he feels no pain.

Footballguys view: The Jaguars have several players overcoming or dealing with medical concerns. Ramsey, Dante Fowler Jr and Myles Jack could be a great trio on defense if they can stay healthy though.

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  Texans | Houston safety job will be hot battle    Wed Jun 15, 10:48 PM

Houston Texans FS Antonio Allen, SS Quintin Demps and youngsters S Kurtis Drummond and K.J. Dillon are all expected to battle for the starting spot in the secondary opposite CB Andre Hal. It is expected to be one of training camp's most fierce battles.

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  Jets | Darrelle Revis not changing style    Wed Jun 15, 07:53 PM

New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis (wrist) said he will not change his playing style even though he is getting older. 'I know what type of player I am,' Revis said. 'There's no need for me to put my energy into those types of things. I've been doing this for a while and I'm going to continue keep on doing it until it's time for me to leave.'

Footballguys view: We know Revis will continue to go hard. The Jets need to plan for the future beyond him but there isn't anyone in line to replace Revis. As we have said before, Buster Skrine is a key part of this secondary as Revis is good enough to continue to drive traffic to the other side. If Skrine can't stop them - or Dee Milliner or Marcus Williams can't - the Jets are in trouble.

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  Lions | Darius Slay seeking extension    Wed Jun 15, 02:30 PM

Detroit Lions CB Darius Slay said he would like to sign an extension that will reward him for being one of the top seven cornerbacks in the league. Preliminary talks have taken place, but Slay didn't know the status of the talks. Slay is entering his fourth year, and his rookie deal has an option for a fifth year.

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  Jets | Darrelle Revis doing some work    Wed Jun 15, 02:12 PM

New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis (wrist) is participating in positional drills Wednesday, June 15.

Footballguys view: Revis is on the downward slide of his career but he remains very good. What might be a bigger deal is how things go with Buster Skrine on the other side of the field. Even at 50 percent optimum Revis, most teams will shy away from him, especially if Skrine falters.

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  Dolphins | Reshad Jones reporting to camp    Wed Jun 15, 08:26 AM

Miami Dolphins SS Reshad Jones will report to mandatory minicamp Wednesday, June 15.

Footballguys view: Both sides want a deal done. Jones being there might help grease the wheels with the new coaching staff.

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  Rams | E.J. Gaines battling back    Wed Jun 15, 02:47 AM

Los Angeles Rams CB E.J. Gaines (foot) missed last season due to foot surgery. He has been limited during organized team activities (OTAs), but said he would be ready to compete for a starting spot opposite CB Trumaine Johnson during training camp.

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  Chiefs | Four players try out     Tue Jun 14, 08:37 PM

Undrafted free-agent CB Trenton Coles (Duquesne) and free-agents CB Chris Greenwood (Ravnes), WR Seantavius Jones (Eagles) and WR Devonte Robinson (Packers) tried out for the Kansas City Chiefs Tuesday, June 14.

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  Broncos | Aqib Talib off crutches    Tue Jun 14, 08:10 PM

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib (leg) recently stopped using crutches as he continues to progress from a gunshot wound to his right leg. Talib continued his treatment with trainers Tuesday, June 14 and the Broncos do not expect him to miss any regular season time.

Footballguys view: We won't see Talib on the practice field until training camp. He's fortunate the injury is not more severe.

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  Ravens | Jimmy Smith not moving well    Tue Jun 14, 05:25 PM

Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (foot) did not seem to be moving well during practice Tuesday, June 14, according to ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley. Smith is expected to be out until training camp, but he did play catch at minicamp.

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  Broncos | Aqib Talib remains day-to-day    Tue Jun 14, 02:24 PM

Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib (leg) remains day-to-day. 'We're doing everything we can to get him back for training camp,' head coach Gary Kubiak said.

Footballguys view: Talib's gunshot wound was not serious, so expect him on the field come training camp. The authorities will look into what happened that night, then expect the league to hand out any punishment if needed.

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  Jets | Darrelle Revis expects to be ready    Tue Jun 14, 12:53 PM

New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis (wrist) said he expects to be ready to take part in training camp next month.

Footballguys view: Revis may not quite be the same player he used to be, but he's still an impact player who is dangerous to throw at. The Jets will monitor him closely through camp, and we may see his playing time in the preseason limited.

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  Lions | More roster moves made    Mon Jun 13, 05:10 PM

Free-agent CB Keith Lewis (Jets) was signed by the Detroit Lions Monday, June 13. WRs Austin Willis was waived, while WR Corey Washington (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

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  Cardinals | Patrick Peterson doing well    Mon Jun 13, 05:00 PM

Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson (foot) said he is feeling great but is only 80% to 90% healthy right now. He reiterated that he should be full-go when training camp starts, adding that the surgery he underwent about two months ago was nothing serious, just cleanup.

Footballguys view: Peterson's on the right track and should be near 100 percent by the time training camp gets here. His presence will boost the Cardinals defense.

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  Texans | Houston claims Terrance Mitchell    Mon Jun 13, 04:40 PM

Free-agent CB Terrance Mitchell (Cowboys) was claimed by the Houston Texans Monday, June 13. Mitchell replaces CB Richard Leonard (hamstring), who underwent surgery on his torn hamstring last week.

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  Cowboys | Dallas signs two defensive backs    Mon Jun 13, 02:30 PM

Free-agents CB Isaiah Frey (Steelers) and FS Daxton Swanson (Patriots) signed with the Dallas Cowboys Monday, June 13. Frey and Swanson replace CBs Terrance Mitchell and Brandon McGee, who were waived Friday, June 10.

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  Dolphins | Reshad Jones likely to skip camp    Mon Jun 13, 11:50 AM

Miami Dolphins SS Reshad Jones' holdout is expected to continue through mandatory minicamp, and he's subject to fines.

Footballguys view: Jones wants a raise, but he's on the books for two more years with about $14 million in earnings combined. Reports indicate he's looking for a contract that pays him near $10 million annually. Things could get ugly here, and free-agent safeties Louis Delmas (Dolphins) and Antrel Rolle (Bears) will be considered if Jones continues to hold out.

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  Bills | Stephon Gilmore to report to camp    Mon Jun 13, 10:07 AM

Buffalo Bills CB Stephon Gilmore is expected at minicamp this week after sitting out of organized team activities amid contract talks. He won't do much in camp, if anything at all, though.

Footballguys view: Gilmore is set to make $11 million in 2016, but he's a free agent next year. He skipped voluntary workouts in hopes of getting an extension from the team but to no avail. Gilmore is recovering from shoulder surgery, so he'll be quite limited now that mandatory mincamp has begun.

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  Broncos | Bradley Roby seizing the opportunity    Sun Jun 12, 09:09 PM

Denver Broncos CB Bradley Roby said he has been taking advantage of the extra reps he has seen as a result of Aqib Talib's (leg) absence.

Footballguys view: Roby has star potential written all over him. He's a strong player who can harass WRs at the line of scrimmage, and Roby has the speed to stay with them downfield. We feel Talib will spend his last year in Denver this season, then Roby will take over as the starter opposite Chris Harris Jr.

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  Dolphins | Miami to consider two safeties    Sun Jun 12, 01:54 PM

Free-agent FSs Louis Delmas (Dolphins) and Antrel Rolle (Bears) will be considered by the Miami Dolphins if SS Reshad Jones continues to hold out, or if there is an injury at the position.

Footballguys view: Jones isn't set to be a free agent until 2018, and he's got a cap number of $7.2 million this season. Reports indicate Jones is seeking a new deal that would pay him around $10 million a year. Good luck with that. Delmas and Rolle haven't received a ton of interest on the open market, but either one would work. The Dolphins chose not to re-sign Delmas this offseason as he tore his ACL last August and missed the entire 2015 season.

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  Texans | Kevin Johnson progressing    Sun Jun 12, 01:35 PM

Houston Texans CB Kevin Johnson (wrist, foot) is not yet running, but he is making steady progress in his recovery from offseason foot surgeries. Johnson has added muscle this offseason, too, and said he is trying to get healthy, bigger, stronger and faster.

Footballguys view: A first-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft, Johnson is one of our favorite young CBs in the league. He started 10 games last year, but Johnson played through a Jones' fracture the final few weeks of the season. Not afraid of a challenge, Johnson is a feisty corner who can play close to the line of scrimmage and get physical with opposing WRs. Having him back and healthy will continue to be a great asset for a strong Texans defense.

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  Chiefs | Cornerbacks hurting    Sat Jun 11, 03:58 PM

Kansas City Chiefs CB Phillip Gaines (knee) was given a day of rest Friday, June 10, as he continues to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. CBs D.J. White and Shannon Edwards left practice Friday, June 10, with strained hamstrings.

Footballguys view: The Chiefs have a great front seven, but their secondary has a couple of question marks. They need guys like Gaines to stay healthy and play well so their defense can stand strong in 2016.

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  Chiefs | Eric Berry skips workouts    Fri Jun 10, 09:53 PM

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry skipped the voluntary workouts that wrapped up Friday, June 10, and it is unknown if he will show up for the three-day minicamp that begins Tuesday, June 14.

Footballguys view: Berry and the Chiefs have until July 15th to work out a new contract. He has not yet signed his franchise tender and is trying to negotiate a long-term extension.

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  Redskins | Josh Norman likes new defense    Fri Jun 10, 05:10 PM

Washington Redskins CB Josh Norman said he has a good understanding of the team's defense and likes that he will be given a little more freedom on the field under defensive coordinator Joe Barry.

Footballguys view: Norman is a player just coming into his own as a pro. He was a star last year for the Panthers defense, and we have a feeling he's going to be extra motivated this year after the way things fell apart in Carolina. Norman and Bashaud Breeland give Washington a fine starting duo at the CB position.

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  Bengals | William Jackson signs deal    Fri Jun 10, 05:09 PM

Cincinnati Bengals CB William Jackson III, the team's first-round pick, signed a four-year deal worth $9.705 million Friday, June 10. The deal includes a $5.258 signing bonus as well as a fifth-year option.

Footballguys view: Jackson was one of our favorite CBs in this draft class. According to NFL.com, Jackson only allowed 40 percent of passes thrown his way to be completed over last two years. He's got the speed to get into the back pocket of a receiver, and he provides great downfield coverage. Jackson has a nose for the ball, and he can make plays at the point of the catch. Once the interception is secured, Jackson has the athleticism to be a threat to score from anywhere on the field. He's going to compete as a sub-package CB this year for the Bengals, but he's got the future upside to be an impact starter in the NFL.

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  Jaguars | Jalen Ramsey able to run    Fri Jun 10, 04:39 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey (knee) was able to run in a straight line during practice Friday, June 10.

Footballguys view: Fantastic news for the Jaguars here. Ramsey underwent knee surgery a little over two weeks ago and is expected to ready for the start of training camp.

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  Browns | Joe Haden making good progress    Fri Jun 10, 03:51 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (ankle) is making good progress in his recovery from offseason ankle surgery, according to secondary coach Louis Cioffi.

Footballguys view: We'll be happy to see Haden back to full strength for the Browns this year. When healthy, Haden has shutdown corner upside and can be a player opposing QBs have to stay away from. Cioffi said he expects Haden to be ready for the start of the season and believes he can be a Pro Bowl player in 2016.

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