NFL Recent Player News
|7/26/2016||Joe Haden, Cle, CB|
|Haden was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list as the Browns began training camp Tuesday.
Analysis: The standout cornerback is recovering from left ankle surgery in March, though he's expected to be ready for Week 1. Haden is coming off an injury-plagued 2015 campaign in which he was limited to five games, so the Browns will work him in slowly.
|7/26/2016||Chase Coffman, Sea, TE|
|The Colts signed Coffman on Tuesday's first day of training camp.
Analysis: A quintessential journeyman, Coffman has played for four teams since entering the league as a third-round pick of the Bengals in 2010. The 29-year-old had eight catches and a touchdown in two games with Tennessee and Seattle last season.
|7/26/2016||J.R. Sweezy, TB, G|
|The Buccaneers placed Sweezy on the active/physically unable to perform list as they opened training camp.
Analysis: Sweezy is recovering from April back surgery but is expected to be ready for the regular season. The former Seahawk is slated to be the Bucs' left guard after signing a five-year contract during the offseason.
|7/26/2016||Louis Murphy, TB, WR|
|Murphy will open training camp on the physically unable to perform list.
Analysis: The veteran wide receiver is still recovering from a torn ACL sustained in October. Murphy, Tampa Bay's possible No. 3 receiver, had 10 catches totaling 198 yards in six games prior to the injury.
|7/26/2016||Rey Maualuga, Cin, LB|
|The Bengals placed Maualuga on the active/non-football injury list to begin training camp.
Analysis: Maualuga missed most of offseason work with hamstring issues and will likely be eased into practices. The eighth-year veteran has recorded at least 75 tackles in five of the last six seasons.
|7/26/2016||Tyler Eifert, Cin, TE|
|Eifert will open Bengals' camp on the physically unable to perform list while recovering from offseason ankle surgery.
Analysis: The move was expected, as Eifert will likely miss the entire preseason and may not be ready for Week 1. He's still worth a high choice in fantasy drafts after topping all tight ends with a career-high 13 touchdown catches in 2015.
|7/26/2016||Anquan Boldin, SF, WR|
|Boldin is expected to continue his long career by signing a one-year contract with the Lions.
Analysis: The 35-year-old will be reunited with Lions coach Jim Caldwell, who served as offensive coordinator when Boldin was with Baltimore in 2012. The Lions were seeking additional veteran depth at wide receiver following Calvin Johnson's offseason retirement, and Boldin produced back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons with the 49ers in 2013 and '14 before finishing last season with 789 yards on 69 catches.
|7/26/2016||Randy Gregory, Dal, DE|
|Gregory could have his suspension increased to 10 games after reportedly committing another violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy.
Analysis: NFL.com reported that Gregory is checking into a rehab facility following this latest infraction, presumably a failed drug test. The second-year pass rusher was previously hit with a four-game ban to begin the upcoming season in February. Gregory also tested positive for marijuana at the 2015 scouting combine, causing the potential top-10 pick to fall to Dallas late in the second round.
|7/26/2016||Jake Long, Atl, T|
|Long has agreed to a one-year contract with the Ravens.
Analysis: Injuries have taken a toll on the 2008 No. 1 overall pick, who played in just four games as a reserve with Atlanta last season. Long made four straight Pro Bowls with the Dolphins from 2008-11, but had both his 2013 and 2014 campaigns with the Rams cut short by a torn ACL in his right knee.
|7/26/2016||Xavien Howard, Mia, CB|
|Howard will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list after undergoing a knee scope in June.
Analysis: Howard, a second-round pick in this year's draft, is expected to be ready in time for the regular season. He's considered a potential starter in a re-worked Miami secondary that also added veteran corner Byron Maxwell in the offseason.
|7/26/2016||Joey Bosa, SD, DE|
|Bosa, the third overall pick in the 2016 draft, remains unsigned and the Chargers seem to have no idea when to expect him to arrive at training camp.
Analysis: At issue is the amount of money Bosa receives upfront and language surrounding off-set clauses, which kick in only if Bosa winds up on another roster before his standard four-year rookie deal - with a fifth-year option - expires.
|7/26/2016||Devin Hester, Atl, WR|
|The Falcons released Hester on Tuesday.
Analysis: The four-time Pro Bowl return specialist holds the NFL records with 20 return touchdowns and 14 punt return touchdowns. Hester was limited to five games in 2015 because of toe surgery and entered training camp this week as a question mark because of the injury.
|7/25/2016||Junior Galette, Was, LB|
|Galette will miss a second straight season because of an Achilles injury. Galette said he tore his right Achilles tendon during football drills Sunday. The news was first reported by NFL.com.
Analysis: A week before the 2015 season, Galette tore his left Achilles and missed the entire campaign. He spent his first five seasons with the New Orleans Saints. In the 2013 and 2014 seasons, Galette recorded a combined 22 sacks and was rewarded with a four-year, $41.5 million deal in 2014. He was released by the Saints last summer over a domestic violence incident that triggered a two-game suspension to begin the 2015 campaign.
|7/25/2016||Kyshoen Jarrett, Was, S|
|Jarrett was waived with a failed physical designation Monday by the Redskins.
Analysis: Jarrett was a sixth-round pick out of Virginia Tech in 2015 and suffered nerve damage to his shoulder in the final game of the season at Dallas. He finished the season as the fifth-leading tackler on the Redskins.
|7/25/2016||Carson Wentz, Phi, QB|
|Asked Monday as rookies reported with quarterbacks for the start of camp, Eagles coach Doug Pederson said a redshirt year awaits the No. 2 overall pick.
Analysis: "We don't know it will be his entire rookie year; we can't speculate that far out," Pederson said. "But going into the season, there is a good chance it starts that way." Wentz allowed Monday that he understand there is "a process" for working his way onto the field. Sam Bradford enters camp as the No. 1 quarterback and Chase Daniel is second on the depth chart.
|7/25/2016||Greg Hardy, Dal, DE|
|Jaguars GM David Caldwell said he has "no imminent plans" to sign Hardy, who had an extensive workout with the team last week.
Analysis: Hardy has drawn very little interest due to his off-field baggage and a so-so 2015 season in Dallas, where he recorded six sacks and an interception in 12 games. The 2013 All-Pro played in just one game in 2014 before the Carolina Panthers placed him on the exempt list while on trial for domestic assault, charges that were ultimately dismissed after his accuser failed to show up in court.
|7/25/2016||Anthony Davis, SF, T|
|Davis announced on his Twitter account that he has formally applied for reinstatement to the NFL.
Analysis: Davis abruptly retired last June after sustaining a head injury during the 2014 season, though he hinted at a comeback during this offseason. The 49ers, who took the 26-year-old with the 11th overall pick of the 2010 NFL, still hold his rights and are thin at right tackle, where Davis started 71 games for the team over five seasons.
|7/25/2016||Aldon Smith, Oak, LB|
|Smith, currently serving a one-year suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, may now be investigated for an online video. A league source told ESPN the NFL will investigate whether Smith has violated the conditions required of a suspended player seeking reinstatement to the league. An online video shows an unidentified man and woman talking about a hand-rolled cigarette. The video is archived in a Periscope account that Smith has used.
Analysis: The woman tells the man in the video that he "shouldn't even be posting that" as the man holds the lit cigarette. The video cuts off immediately after the man says, "They don't know it's me. It's not like I put 'Aldon Smith.'" Smith spent the 2015 season with Oakland after being released by the 49ers. He compiled 28 tackles and 3 1/2 sacks in nine games last season. The pass rusher re-signed with the Raiders in April even though he was serving the yearlong suspension.
|7/25/2016||Phil Loadholt, Min, T|
|Loadholt plans to retire from the NFL at age 30.
Analysis: He was frustrated by a setback in his return from a second season-ending injury in as many years, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He finished the past two seasons on injured reserve; in 2014 Loadholt played 11 games before a torn pectoral ended his season and last season he was lost in the preseason to a torn Achilles.
|7/25/2016||Greg Jennings, Mia, WR|
|Jennings announced his retirement from the NFL after 10 seasons Monday.
Analysis: The 32-year-old Jennings had just 19 receptions in 16 games last season for 208 yards and one touchdown in his only season with the Dolphins. Jennings spent the first seven seasons (2006-12) of his career with Green Bay, where he caught 53 touchdowns and recorded 6,537 yards receiving. He left the Packers, signed with the Vikings and played two seasons. The two-time Pro Bowler finishes his career with 571 catches for 8,291 yards and 64 touchdowns.
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