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Bills signed fifth-round QB Nathan Peterman to a four-year contract.

Peterman is considered more pro-ready than a typical fifth-round QB, and is battling with veteran T.J. Yates and Cardale Jones for the backup job behind Tyrod Taylor. Peterman should win a spot on the 53-man roster, and could be an option if the Bills move on from Taylor in the future.
May 24 - 1:52 PM

Patriots signed WR Andrew Hawkins to a one-year contract.

Hawkins says he left money on the table in order to win a championship with the Patriots. Hawkins played a minor role with Cleveland over the last three years, and only finished with 33 catches in 2016. A slot man-only, the 31-year-old has his work cut out to make the Patriots' 53-man roster.
May 24 - 1:13 PM

The Cowboys are holding Ezekiel Elliott out of OTAs after he suffered a head injury in a car accident.

It sounds like Zeke may have been concussed, but that isn't confirmed. Per Nick Eatman of the Cowboys' website, Elliott was the passenger in a "minor" accident on Sunday night. A report from Adam Schefter indicated Elliott's injury is not "significant," but it is significant enough that the Cowboys are holding him out of practice. Hopefully there will be more info soon.
May 24 - 12:33 PM

ESPN Rams reporter Alden Gonzalez believes WR Robert Woods is "perhaps the best bet to lead the 2017 Rams in catches".

The Rams signed Woods to be Jared Goff's primary target after letting Kenny Britt walk. Woods is spending extra time with Goff before OTAs, working on routes and timing and studying fil. The WR64 in MFL ADP, Woods is a solid flier at the back end of drafts. He should see 100-plus targets as the Rams' default WR1.
Source: ESPN
May 24 - 11:58 AM

Free agent QB Austin Davis is visiting the Seahawks.

Davis is joining fellow free agent Colin Kaepernick on the visit. The Seahawks are trying to find a backup to Russell Wilson after Trevone Boykin's latest arrest. Davis was with the Broncos last summer as a camp arm.
May 24 - 11:21 AM

Bills signed WR Rod Streater.

Streater has been close to a non-factor since his 60-catch 2013 season with the Raiders, bouncing between the Chiefs and 49ers last year. The Bills desperately need depth at receiver with both Sammy Watkins (foot) and Zay Jones (knee) injured. Streater will compete for a spot at the bottom of the roster.
May 24 - 10:22 AM

Matt Forte said he hopes new Jets OC John Morton uses a more favorable rotation in the backfield this season.

Forte called out ex-OC Chan Gailey's "odd" rotation last season, saying he wasn't sure why Gailey pulled him off the field on third downs. Forte has long been one of the better pass catchers out of the backfield and wants Morton to give him that opportunity. At 31, Forte knows he's on his last legs and realizes Bilal Powell is going to have a role, but he hopes they'll rotate series, not downs.
May 24 - 9:32 AM

Chargers first-round WR Mike Williams is not participating in OTAs after injuring his back in the first practice of rookie minicamp.

Coach Anthony Lynn is "hopeful" Williams will return next week, but it's not a given he'll be ready before June minicamp. Williams has been sidelined for a couple weeks now due to what the team is calling "tightness" in his back. In a deep receiver depth chart, Williams is missing crucial developmental time. He's no lock to open the year as a starter.
Source: ESPN.com
May 24 - 9:22 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports RB Matt Jones will not report for Redskins OTAs.

Jones has nothing to gain by reporting for the voluntary workouts. He already knows he's out of the team's plans after being a healthy scratch much of last year and then seeing the team draft Samaje Perine to go with Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson, and Mack Brown. Jones likely hopes to get released or traded soon and will sit out the OTA sessions to prevent himself from some sort of injury.
May 24 - 9:16 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Seahawks will work out Colin Kaepernick and other free agent quarterbacks Wednesday.

Last week, coach Pete Carroll said the team had expressed some interest in Kaepernick, and NFL Network's Mike Silver reported GM John Schneider "reached out" to Kap and the interest was "legit." Seattle will be the first team to get a firsthand look at Kaepernick since he and the 49ers parted ways back in March. The fit with the Seahawks seems perfect as Russell Wilson's backup.
May 24 - 9:01 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Marcus Hayes reports Eagles coaches were "not thrilled" Carson Wentz sought outside help with his mechanics over the winter.

Only NFL coaches would be mad about a player trying to better himself. Coaches aren't allowed offseason contact with players, so Wentz hired 3DQB gurus Adam Dedeaux and Tom House. Coach Doug Pederson "sneered" when asked about it at the Eagles' first OTA. Wentz is now hesitant to return to 3DQB this summer.
May 24 - 8:55 AM

According to Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski, Dorial Green-Beckham has gotten off to a "bad start" at OTAs.

We're just now getting into practices, so it's still very early, but DGB needs to be putting his best foot forward at all times. All the other receivers were showing well, except Green-Beckham, who had a drop, badly mistimed a 50-50 jump ball, and was screamed at by WRs coach Mike Groh for running routes with his head down. DGB ran with the second-team offense and is fighting for a spot.
May 24 - 8:45 AM

Free agent RB Rashad Jennings won the 24th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

Released by the Giants in February, Jennings has been focused on the dancing show. He and his professional dancing partner, Emma Slater, are the fourth duo featuring an NFL player to win the show, joining Emmitt Smith, Hines Ward, and Donald Driver. Jennings turned 32 earlier this spring and hasn't been linked to a single NFL team. Maybe that will change now that he has time.
May 23 - 11:15 PM

Retired WR Calvin Johnson was present at the opening of Raiders OTAs on Tuesday as a guest instructor.

New Raiders OC Todd Downing was a Lions assistant for half a decade when Megatron was also in Detroit, so Downing invited him out to allow the Raiders' receivers to pick his brain. Johnson continues to reiterate he has no plans to come out of retirement. As the Lions own his rights still, it would obviously have to happen in Detroit. Johnson now works with draft-eligible wideouts.
May 23 - 9:13 PM

Jeremy Maclin admits his 2016 "wasn’t up to my standards."

"I just … I didn’t play as well as I could have," Maclin said, admitting the obvious. "And by not playing well, I feel like I let my team down. And that’s the most important part of it." Maclin was slowed by a groin injury for much of the season. Still only 29, there's no reason Maclin can't physically bounce back, though Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill will be major stumbling blocks on the way to a 1,000-yard campaign. Maclin is best treated as a WR4/5 in fantasy.
May 23 - 7:37 PM



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