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  Giants | Darian Thompson impressed in spring    Wed Jul 27, 01:49 AM

New York Giants FS Darian Thompson impressed the coaching staff during the spring, and he is in the mix to start with SS Landon Collins. Safeties Nat Berhe, Cooper Taylor and Mykkele Thompson are also in the competition.

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Darian Thompson player page


  Colts | Clayton Geathers on NFI list    Tue Jul 26, 10:48 PM

Indianapolis Colts S Clayton Geathers (foot) is on the non-football injury list (NFI) due to a broken bone in his foot, according to a source. The team is hopeful he'll be back by the regular season opener.

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  Panthers | Kurt Coleman agrees to extension    Tue Jul 26, 07:52 PM

Carolina Panthers SS Kurt Coleman agreed to a three-year contract extension Tuesday, July 26, according to a source. He is expected to sign the extension Wednesday, July 27. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Colts | D'Joun Smith cleared for camp    Tue Jul 26, 06:58 PM

Indianapolis Colts CB D'Joun Smith (knee) has been cleared to participate in training camp, but knee issues have slowed his progress.

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  Colts | Indy makes two more roster moves    Tue Jul 26, 05:07 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Tyler Varga was placed on the Reserve/Did Not Report list Tuesday, July 26. CB Daniel Davie was waived.

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  Browns | Three more Browns go to PUP, NFI lists    Tue Jul 26, 05:05 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (ankle) and TE Seth DeValve (hamstring) were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 27. OG Conor Boffeli (knee, ankle) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list.

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  Jaguars | Three roster moves made by Jaguars    Tue Jul 26, 04:26 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars C Luke Bowanko (hip) and DE Jonathan Woodard (Achilles') were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 26. CB Mike Hilton (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list.

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  Dolphins | Xavien Howard had surgery    Tue Jul 26, 04:16 PM

Miami Dolphins CB Xavien Howard (knee) underwent arthroscopic knee surgery and has been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list. He is expected to return by the start of the regular season.

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  Cardinals | Four Cardinals placed on PUP list    Tue Jul 26, 03:29 PM

Arizona Cardinals CB Justin Bethel (foot), FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee), DT Frostee Rucker and LB Zack Wagenmann (foot) were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 26.

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Tyrann Mathieu player page
Justin Bethel player page


  Colts | Indy makes four roster moves    Tue Jul 26, 03:22 PM

Indianapolis Colts DT Henry Anderson (knee) and TE Darion Griswold (undisclosed) were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 26. S Clayton Geathers (undisclosed) and TE Mike Miller (undisclosed) were placed on the Non-Football Injury list.

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  Chiefs | Eric Berry not reporting to camp    Tue Jul 26, 03:13 PM

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry is not planning to report for the start of training camp. He has not signed his franchise tender offer at this point, so he will not be fined for missing camp.

Footballguys view: The Chiefs weren't able to sign Berry to a new long-term contract before the July 15th deadline, and now he's showing a bit of disapproval. The two sides can't work on a new deal until 2017, so Berry will have to sign his one-year franchise tender to play in 2016.

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  Patriots | No contact for Duron Harmon    Tue Jul 26, 02:22 PM

New England Patriots S Duron Harmon (undisclosed) has been wearing a red non-contact jersey in practice this week. He also missed organized team activities and training camp because of the injury.

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  Packers | GB high on Damarious Randall    Tue Jul 26, 08:48 AM

Green Bay Packers CB Damarious Randall has the makeup of a shutdown cover corner in the eyes of the Packers. He's expected to play more and have a bigger impact this season.

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  Saints | Three players land on PUP list    Mon Jul 25, 10:13 PM

The New Orleans Saints placed WR Vincent Brown, LB Hau'oli Kikaha and CB Keenan Lewis on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list Monday, July 25.

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  NFL | Antonio Cromartie may not play again    Mon Jul 25, 05:19 PM

Free-agent CB Antonio Cromartie may not play in the NFL again due to lingering concerns with his hip.

Footballguys view: At this time, Cromartie is insisting that his hip is not a problem and that he has no plans to retire. We'll see if the 32-year old can latch on with a team before the season starts. Perhaps injuries in training camp will get teams interested in the veteran.

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  Bengals | Cincinnati could re-sign Taylor Mays    Mon Jul 25, 04:41 PM

Free-agent FS Taylor Mays (Bengals) could still be re-signed by the Cincinnati Bengals despite having to serve an eight-game suspension.

Footballguys view: Mays is bounced for two months by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Perhaps when he's cleared to play, the Bengals will have interest in bringing him back.

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  Jaguars | Jalen Ramsey cleared    Mon Jul 25, 04:21 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey (knee) has been cleared to practice and will be ready for the start of training camp Thursday, July 28. General manager Dave Caldwell said Ramsey will be full go. DT Sen'Derrick Marks (triceps) will also be able to participate.

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  Texans | J.J. Watt and others placed on PUP list    Mon Jul 25, 04:01 PM

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (back), OT Duane Brown (quadriceps), OT Jeff Adams (knee), S Lonnie Ballentine (knee) and CB Cleveland Wallace (undisclosed) were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, July 25.

Footballguys view: Watt is the player to highlight here. His status for the start of the regular season is up in the air due to his recent back surgery. Recent reports indicate that Watt could miss the first month of the season.

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  Jets | Marcus Gilchrist should start    Mon Jul 25, 02:47 PM

New York Jets FS Marcus Gilchrist is slated to start at free safety opposite SS Calvin Pryor, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini.

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  Jets | Buster Skrine favored to start    Mon Jul 25, 02:36 PM

New York Jets CB Buster Skrine is expected to start opposite CB Darrelle Revis because of his experience and his comfort level in a man-to-man defense.

Footballguys view: Traditionally a slot corner, Skrine is used to playing one-on-one against opponents. He may begin the season as the starter, but the team could decide to move him back inside if he struggles.

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  Jets | Darrelle Revis hasn't tested wrist    Mon Jul 25, 02:28 PM

New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis (wrist) has yet to test his surgically repaired wrist in contact drills this offseason. His health is one of the key storylines to track once the Jets' training camp begins.

Footballguys view: We shouldn't see much of Revis at the start of training camp. However, all reports this offseason indicate that the veteran CB is going to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season.

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  Bills | Stephon Gilmore will attend camp    Mon Jul 25, 09:55 AM

Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills CB Stephon Gilmore said Monday, July 25, that he plans to attend training camp. Gillmore was seeking a long-term deal in the offseason.

Footballguys view: According to reports, the Bills are not willing to pay the price Gilmore is seeking at this time. If he plays out the 2016 season and hits free agency next offseason, Gilmore could get a deal larger than what Josh Norman (five year, $75 million with $50 million guaranteed) got from Washington earlier this year.

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  Patriots | Vinnie Sunseri signed by NE    Sun Jul 24, 06:23 PM

Free-agent DB Vinnie Sunseri (Saints) was signed by the New England Patriots on Sunday, July 24.

Footballguys view: The Saints released Sunseri back in April...largely due to injuries that have plagued his career ever since his final season in college at Alabama. If healthy, Sunseri can contribute on special teams.

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  Chargers | Casey Hayward comfortable outside    Sun Jul 24, 01:43 PM

San Diego Chargers CB Casey Hayward said he feels more comfortable on the perimeter as opposed to the slot. Hayward and CB Brandon Flowers will battle for the second starting cornerback position opposite CB Jason Verrett during training camp.

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  Raiders | Karl Joseph will be ready    Sun Jul 24, 01:21 PM

Oakland Raiders rookie SS Karl Joseph (knee) will be ready to participate in training camp, according to head coach Jack Del Rio. Joseph is expected to start opposite FS Reggie Nelson.

Footballguys view: The Raiders already have one of the best rising defensive stars in the NFL in Khalil Mack. The addition of Nelson and Bob Sanders-esque talent Joseph in the back of the defense should help them create more interceptions when Mack and company get after the quarterback.

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  Bengals | Cincinnati releases Taylor Mays    Sat Jul 23, 06:33 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals released S Taylor Mays on Saturday, July 23.

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  Ravens | Three more Raven go to PUP list    Sat Jul 23, 03:37 PM

Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles'), LB Elvis Dumervil (foot) and CB Jumal Rolle (Achilles') were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, July 23.

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  Bears | Chicago makes two roster moves    Sat Jul 23, 02:57 PM

Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman and OT Nate Chandler were placed on the Reserve/Retired list Saturday, July 23.

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  Saints | Keenan Lewis will be ready    Sat Jul 23, 01:41 PM

New Orleans Saints CB Keenan Lewis (hip) said he will be ready to practice on the first day of training camp, but he may not be participating in everything right away.

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  Bills | Javier Arenas to be returner    Sat Jul 23, 10:32 AM

Buffalo Bills CB Javier Arenas will have to make the 53-man roster as a punt returner, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

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  Panthers | Robert McClain may see time at safety    Fri Jul 22, 08:14 PM

Carolina Panthers CB Robert McClain could receive some snaps at safety during training camp so he can improve his versatility. McClain is expected to be on the roster bubble during camp.

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  Broncos | Justin Simmons should have role    Fri Jul 22, 07:31 PM

Denver Broncos FS Justin Simmons is expected to be the No. 3 safety this season and should have a role in the dime defense.

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  Bears | Harold Jones-Quartey could start in 2016    Fri Jul 22, 06:47 PM

Chicago Bears S Harold Jones-Quartey is expected to receive the first chance to win the starting safety job opposite S Adrian Amos during training camp. S Deon Bush will also be a candidate for the starting job.

Footballguys view: The uncertainty at the position doesn't reflect depth or quality on the roster. The Bears secondary is the weakness of the defense, with the front seven starting to come into shape. Look for them to be one of the best matchups to exploit for passing games unless Pernell McPhee, Lamarr Houston, Willie Young, and first-round pick Leonard Floyd can generate enough pass rush to mask the deficiencies.

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  Bears | Omar Bolden could return to Chicago    Fri Jul 22, 05:27 PM

Free-agent S Omar Bolden (Bears) could re-sign with the Chicago Bears before the start of training camp.

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  Bears | Omar Bolden released    Fri Jul 22, 04:30 PM

Chicago Bears FS Omar Bolden was released Friday, July 22.

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  Bills | Stephon Gilmore to play out final year    Fri Jul 22, 01:59 PM

Buffalo Bills CB Stephon Gilmore is set to play out the last year of his current deal in 2016, as contract extension talks haven't progressed.

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  Bears | Charles Tillman to retire with Bears    Fri Jul 22, 02:24 AM

Free-agent CB Charles Tillman (Panthers) will sign a one-day contract and retire with the Chicago Bears Friday, July 22.

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  Eagles | Eric Rowe to be No. 2 cornerback?    Thu Jul 21, 05:38 PM

Philadelphia Eagles CB Eric Rowe is projected to be the No. 2 starting cornerback opposite CB Leodis McKelvin, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Phil Sheridan. Sheridan also said that it would not be a surprise if CB Nolan Carroll wins the No. 2 cornerback job.

Footballguys view: The Eagles need to improve the secondary and it sounds like they are willing to shift things around if need be. Rowe lost the starting job to Nolan Carroll but when Carroll got hurt, he got another shot and performed. Rowe can play both man and zone though we see a lot of press coming from him this year.

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Nolan Carroll player page
Eric Rowe player page


  Rams | Trio of defenders to have bigger roles    Wed Jul 20, 10:29 PM

Los Angeles Rams LB Mark Barron, DE William Hayes and CB Trumaine Johnson are each new starters and will be taking on bigger roles heading into the new season.

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  Rams | Two safeties battling to start    Wed Jul 20, 10:28 PM

The Los Angeles Rams plan to look at FS Cody Davis and S Christian Bryant as replacements for FS Rodney McLeod (Eagles). The duo rotated with the first-team defense during organized team activities (OTAs). The team might also have interest in free-agents FS Dashon Goldson (Redskins) and SS Donte Whitner (Bills) if Bryant and Davis do not pan out.

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Cody Davis player page


  Cardinals | Two new starting safeties in Arizona?    Wed Jul 20, 10:26 PM

Arizona Cardinals SS Tyvon Branch is likely to serve as a starter for the regular season opener. He is expected to replace the departed Rashad Johnson (Titans). FS Tony Jefferson is likely to start with FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) targeting the Week 1 opener, but anything but a certainty.

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Tony Jefferson player page


  Cardinals | Tyrann Mathieu targeting Week 1    Wed Jul 20, 10:25 PM

Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) enters training camp on the mend for the second time in three years. He suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Week 15 last year. He has surgery and is targeting a Week 1 return. He may not see any contact until then, and the team likely will be very careful with him to get the type of impact this season he had last season.

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  Saints | Jairus Byrd should be healthy for camp    Wed Jul 20, 07:21 PM

New Orleans Saints FS Jairus Byrd (knee) should be able to participate in most of training camp and the preseason games. He missed a majority of the offseason workouts because of his injury.

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  Giants | Eli Apple may not see much time early    Wed Jul 20, 07:16 PM

New York Giants CB Eli Apple may not receive significant playing time early in the season because CBs Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Janoris Jenkins will be the starting cornerbacks, and the nickel back job does not appear be a natural fit for Apple.

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  Cowboys | J.J. Wilcox could be on bubble    Wed Jul 20, 06:50 PM

Dallas Cowboys FS J.J. Wilcox is coming off a disappointing 2015 season and could be pushed by S Byron Jones and SS Barry Church for playing time this season. Wilcox is scheduled to count $1.8 million against the salary cap, which may be too expensive for the team.

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Byron Jones player page


  Chargers | San Diego to have competition for CB job    Wed Jul 20, 06:25 PM

San Diego Chargers CBs Brandon Flowers and Casey Hayward will compete for one of the starting cornerback jobs during training camp.

Footballguys view: It's a three-corner league in today's pass-happy NFL. Flowers has plenty of experience, but he's not quite the player he used to be. Both players will receive meaningful playing time no matter who wins the competition.

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Casey Hayward player page


  Cardinals | Chris Clemons could be in legal trouble    Wed Jul 20, 06:09 PM

Arizona Cardinals SS Chris D. Clemons may be facing assault charges after the Scottsdale Police Department recommended to the city's prosecutors that he be charged. Clemons allegedly punched a woman outside a Scottsdale nightclub in May.

Footballguys view: There could be a lot of trouble brewing for Clemons. The investigators will find out what exactly happened then make any decision about potential charges. After that, the league should step in with discipline.

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  Steelers | Sean Davis has chance to start    Wed Jul 20, 04:53 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers SS Sean Davis performed well during offseason workouts and should have a good chance to win the starting strong safety job during training camp. Davis will have to compete with FS Robert Golden and SS Shamarko Thomas for the job.

Footballguys view: The Steelers needed help at the position, and that's why they added Davis in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft. He's not great in coverage, but he can play close to the line of scrimmage as a patrolman against the run.

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Shamarko Thomas player page
Sean Davis player page


  Cardinals | Some Arizona players may be on PUP list    Wed Jul 20, 03:15 PM

Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee), DT Frostee Rucker (ankle) and LB Zack Wagenmann (foot) appear to be candidates to start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. General manager Steve Keim said three or four players likely will be placed on the PUP list.

Footballguys view: The PUP list to start training camp is not a big deal. Players on the list can be activated at any time.

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Tyrann Mathieu player page


  Bills | Several Bills players may be limited    Wed Jul 20, 03:10 PM

Buffalo Bills DT Kyle Williams (knee), WR Kolby Listenbee (hernia), WR Marcus Easley (knee), OT Seantrel Henderson (illness) and CB Stephon Gilmore (shoulder) may be limited at the start of training camp because of injuries.

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