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Los Angeles Chargers wideout Mike Williams might need to undergo season-ending surgery to correct a herniated disk, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. What It Means: Williams has received two epidurals, but it doesn't seem to be getting him any closer to taking the field. If things don't get better quick, the rookie could be forced to miss his first season in the league. If Williams ...

The Arizona Cardinals have re-signed running back Chris Johnson to a one-year contract. What It Means: Even though he was limited to only four games with a groin injury in 2016, Johnson showed promise in his limited time on the field with Arizona. He'll be 32 years old this year, while being used as a reserve back for the Cardinals to spell starter David Johnson in 2017. Out of running backs ...

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell was offered "over" $12 million per year, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. What It Means: According to Pelissero's report, the Steelers offered the 25-year-old a three-year deal worth $42 million overall and $30 million over the offer's first two seasons. Bell opted to take the team's franchise tag worth $12.1 ...

Ex-Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman was "not interested" in giving tight end Greg Olsen an extension, the Charlotte Observer reports. What It Means: Per reporter Joseph Person, Gettleman found it unnecessary since Olsen was just given a three-year, $22 million extension in 2015. Olsen has been making noise about a holdout, and owner Jerry Richardson seems to have grown se ...

Baltimore Ravens running back Danny Woodhead is the best receiving back the team has had since Ray Rice, quarterback Joe Flacco said. What It Means: "Really... we haven't had a type of back that’s quite like how Ray was and quite like how Danny is in the passing game," Flacco said. "They just have a very good feel for when they're open and how to get open, how to sit in ho ...

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has recovered from offseason core muscle surgery, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports. What It Means: Bell will be ready for the start of training camp, although it is not a given he shows up. He has yet to sign his franchise tender, and unless the Steelers work out a surprise long-term extension with their star runner before the 4:00 pm Eastern dea ...

The Chicago Bears plan for quarterback Mike Glennon to start all season, the Chicago Tribune's Rich Campbell writes. What It Means: Campbell adds there is no quarterback competition and "Glennon's grip on the job" is a strong one. That said, the Bears are not going to keep second overall rookie Mitchell Trubisky if he's ready – they're in a full-tilt rebuild, and this ...

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott reportedly punched a man at a Dallas-area bar Sunday night, witnesses tell TMZ Sports. What It Means: Witnesses say Elliott broke the man's nose, and while there's no video of the altercation taking place, there is footage of the victim laying on the ground afterward. No arrests were made and no charges have been filed, but it would probably be ...

Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson reiterated on Sirius XM NFL Radio that he wants to handle 30 touches a game this season. What It Means: "I think the biggest thing is me learning and getting better and improving. So I feel like I can definitely get that 30 touches, not all rushing obviously," Johnson said. The 25-year-old phenom averaged 24.3 touches in 15 games last season b ...

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was involved in a "late-night altercation" at a local bar, reports Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. What It Means: Elliott's off-field behavior continues to be a growing concern. Fortunately, it doesn't sound like the police were involved, but this is awful timing for a player already at risk of suspension for an ongoing domest ...

Minnesota Vikings rookie running back Dalvin Cook has the potential to see 300 touches in 2017, according to Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. What It Means: In his preview of Cook, Vensel praised the 21-year-old's speed and versatility, particularly in the passing game. In Vensel's eyes, Cook has a chance to become an every-down back if he can earn the Vikings' trust in ...

Houston Texans rookie running back D'Onta Foreman was arrested for marijuana possession and unlawful carrying of a weapon in Austin early Sunday morning. What It Means: Foreman is still being held on $4,500 bail. Foreman won last year's Doak Walker Award, given annually to college football's top running back. Particularly after Foreman reported to the team out of shape, his chances ...

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is working out with former college teammate, Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker. What It Means: Bridgewater was pictured wearing a brace on his surgically-repaired left knee during this workout after photos emerged of him getting in work without the brace earlier this week. From what we can tell, the quarterback has a shot to return at some ...

Carolina Panthers rookie running back Christian McCaffrey will train with quarterback Cam Newton at the Under Armour facilities in Baltimore this week. What It Means: McCaffrey couldn't join the Panthers until Stanford's academic calendar ended in June. He was on hand for the team's three-day minicamp last month but still has some catching up to do. This will be the first time McCaf ...

New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson is no lock to keep the second receiver job, the New York Post believes. What It Means: Anderson has a clear path to targets with Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker gone, but is trending in the wrong direction after a rough offseason. He’s facing a potential suspension for his May arrest, though he may not face discipline until 2018. The Jets want Anderson t ...

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is bracing for a "short suspension" due to his involvement in a 2016 domestic violence incident, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. What It Means: The investigation is still ongoing, but Schefter says there is a "growing sense" Elliott will miss at least one game. He may not be worth a top-five selection in fantasy drafts with a poten ...

The Buffalo Bills' official website expects only "subtle changes" to the Bills' running scheme under new offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. What It Means: Dennison is a zone disciple of Mike Shanahan and Gary Kubiak, but the Bills were employing plenty of zone runs under Anthony Lynn and Greg Roman. Dennison has insisted he plans to "carry over' many of the successf ...

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Leonte Carroo's 53-man roster spot secure, ESPN reporter James Walker believes. What It Means: Carroo's roster spot has generally been considered up in the air, though he's also been one of the many Dolphins to feature in offseason puff pieces. Walker believes Carroo's 2016 third-round draft status will ultimately take the day. The Miami Herald repo ...

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater posted pictures on Instagram showing him working out without a brace on his surgically-repaired left knee. What It Means: Bridgewater was seen doing work during OTAs and minicamp, but it was always while wearing a brace. The quarterback is still likely to open training camp on the active/PUP list, but it continues to look increasingly likely he is cl ...

New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson wants to surpass 500 receiving yards this season. What It Means: Peterson set a personal high of 436 receiving yards in 2009 while catching passes from Brett Favre, but he believes he'll surpass that mark playing with Drew Brees in New Orleans. While the confidence is reassuring from the 32-year-old back, Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara proj ...

New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis is a roster lock, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss. What It Means: LeGarrette Blount is no longer in the picture, but James White is still in town and the Patriots added Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead in the offseason. Lewis' roster spot has been in question of late but Reiss believes Lewis will play limited snaps and provide explosiveness and ...

New England Patriots tight end Dwayne Allen may not be a roster lock, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss. What It Means: In going through New England's crew of tight ends, Reiss only listed Rob Gronkowski as a roster lock. Reports have suggested that Allen has struggled in camp so that could be the reasoning behind Reiss' omission. Although it would be surprising if Allen didn't ma ...

There is a "strong indication" that Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins will play the 2017 season under the franchise tag, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. What It Means: Cousins and the team have until Monday to reach a long-term deal, but it looks like both sides are prepared to work off of the tag for now. It's likely that Cousins heads into free agency in 2 ...

Cleveland Browns second-year tight end Seth DeValve "jumped out" at OTA's and minicamp, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot said. What It Means: Mary Kay joins fellow beat writer Nate Ulrich and head coach Hue Jackson as those who have heaped praise on DeValve in the past month, adding DeValve was one of "the most improved players" from 2016. DeValve was a lit ...

Cincinnati Bengals fourth-round rookie wide receiver Josh Malone has "real ability," wide receivers coach James Urban said while praising him. What It Means: "He showed us what we thought he was," said Urban. "He’s big and he’s fast and he has a good natural feel for the game. He’s learning how to run our routes." Fellow rookie John Ross also praised Malone, adding ...

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