Dennis Pitta - TE - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) is participating in the team's voluntary conditioning program that started Monday, April 20. Pitta's career remains in doubt after fracturing his right hip twice in the past two seasons and the Ravens don't expect to know his availability for the 2015 season until the summer.
Huddle Up: Even if he returns to full health for the start of the 2015 season Pitta won't have nearly the fantasy value with Gary Kubiak's tight end-friendly offense relocating to Denver in the offseason.
Zach Mettenberger - QB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans QB Zach Mettenberger was applauded by TE Delanie Walker for recently organizing practice sessions. Walker said he's excited about Mettenberger showing leadership and initiative, adding that Mettenberger could be the franchise quarterback the Titans need.
Huddle Up: We'll find out April 30 if the Titans agree with Walker's assessment, but in the meantime Mettenberger is doing all the right things if he is to take the helm for the Titans in 2015.
Tim Tebow - QB - Free Agent
Free-agent QB Tim Tebow (Patriots) officially signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, April 20. Financial terms were undisclosed.
Huddle Up: Chip Kelly. Tim Tebow. Even if he never takes a snap, this could very well be the most talked about coach/QB tandem of 2015--and likely in inverse proportion to Tebow's actual fantasy value.
Cody Latimer - WR - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos WR Cody Latimer believes he has already improved this offseason after participating in QB Peyton Manning's Duke passing camp. 'I got a lot of repetitions; I am faster than I was [last season], shiftier,' Latimer said. Latimer's counterpart, WR Emmanuel Sanders, has already heaped praise on him. 'He's a special player. He has strong hands, the physical tools. I think this is going to be the year he jumps onto the map.'
Huddle Up: Latimer has said he wasn't ready for Peyton Manning's offense last year, spending too much time thinking instead of reacting. So any additional time he can spend getting on the same page with Manning will only help him once the games start to count.
Johnny Manziel - QB - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel reported for the first day of voluntary workouts Monday, April 20.
Huddle Up: It's Johnny Football's first action since his stint in rehab--and Manziel's first opportunity to stake his claim to Cleveland's open QB job.
Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown is seeking a new contract and could hold out from minicamps and training camp, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Tis the season for veterans to find a way out of minicamps. Brown is too valuable not to get paid--especially given what the Steelers have invested in Ben Roethlisberger. And so long as Brown is back catching passes from Big Ben by training camp, all is good.
Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is absent for the beginning of the team's voluntary workouts this week.
Huddle Up: Dez is exercising what limited leverage he has, having been franchise tagged. He'll show up when the Cowboys give him the long-term deal he seeks--or just in time to start collecting on the $12.8 mil franchise deal.
Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has a $250,000 offseason bonus in his contract for participating in all mini-camps, all organized team activities and reporting to training camp on time. The first day that has implications on that bonus is May 26 when OTAs begin.
Huddle Up: That's a drop in the bucket for someone who was paid a whole lot of money to not play much football last year, not to mention someone who is due more than $12 million this season. Peterson is going to have to show up to collect, however, or convince another team to make a trade offer the Vikings deem worthy. T-minus 36 days until the showdown...
Miami (Fla.) WR Phillip Dorsett will visit with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, April 20, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Dorsett is a late-second- or third-round talent who's climbed the WR board with his sub-4.35 40-yard dash times, and he would give the Eagles the deep threat they're currently lacking after the team has parted with DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin over the last two offseasons.
Tim Tebow - QB - Free Agent
Free-agent QB Tim Tebow (Patriots) is expected to sign a 1-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, April 20.
Huddle Up: Just when you thought things couldn't get more intriguing in Philly, Chip Kelly's Crew goes and adds the lightning rod known as Tim Tebow, giving the Eagles another QB to go along with Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley. Tebow, who last played in a regular-season game in 2012 with (Sanchez) and the Jets, has been out of football since being cut by the Patriots in the 2013 preseason. He's in a good situation with Kelly's offense and will be able to participate in the Eagles' entire off-season program but still faces a long road to making the final roster, let alone earning any regular-season PT.
Peyton Manning - QB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning won't be forced into a playbook that doesn't suit his gifts, according to head coach Gary Kubiak, and Kubiak added that it has been easy to mix his playbook with the playbook Denver used last season.
Huddle Up: Yeah, don't expect the 39-year-old Manning to be running a lot of play-action rollouts but do look for more running from the Broncos overall with a FB a part of the regular lineup istead of a third WR.
Brandin Cooks - WR - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks is set to be atop the depth chart with WR Marques Colston to enter the 2015 season.
Huddle Up: Cooks averaged six touches and 62.3 yards from scrimmage with four total TDs in 10 games last season in a rookie campaign cut short by a wrist injury but definitely look for much more from the second-year wideout with the Saints' perennial top target -- TE Jimmy Graham -- over the last few seasons now in Seattle.
Drew Stanton - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton could be limited during offseason workouts since he is recovering from a knee injury.
Huddle Up: Stanton was limited to 1,711 yards and seven TD passes in nine games -- including eight starts -- this past season, but if all goes according to plan, he won't start a game this coming year, resuming a backup role behind hopefully healthy veteran Carson Palmer.
Louisville WR DeVante Parker is an option for the Miami Dolphins with the No. 14 pick in the first-round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins have second-year wideout Jarvis Landry and acquired Kenny Stills from the Saints but could certainly use an elite No. 1 WR, and Parker would fill the bill.
Denard Robinson - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson said he believes he should be the No. 1 running back in 2015, and general manager Dave Caldwell said he wouldn't forget about Robinson as he prepares for the 2015 NFL Draft. Robinson added that the foot injury he suffered during the season is completely healed and that he was cleared to do everything in February.
Huddle Up: Robinson flashed his ability with 706 yards from scrimmage and four TDs in nine starts last season, but at 5-11 and 199 pounds there are definite concerns that Robinson will be able to shoulder a full-season No. 1 RB workload so don't be surprised if the Jags come away with a back in this deep RB draft class.
Georgia RB Todd Gurley (knee) has been undergoing tests in Indianapolis Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18, on his surgically repaired knee and everything checked out fine, according to a source.
Huddle Up: There's still some risk with Gurley being just five months removed from a torn ACL, but getting the official clearance only helps his prospects of being the first running back off the board in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong (wrist) underwent several medical tests during his visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers and has cleared by their doctors. The Steelers will send the results of his tests to other teams so he does not have to be re-checked in Indianapolis.
Huddle Up: Initially there was concern that Strong may need surgery on his wrist, but if the rest of the league is willing to accept the Steelers' results you can remove one red flag from his draft dossier.
Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is drawing interest from the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: If the bidding includes the fourth overall pick the Vikings would be foolish not to listen, as Peterson clearly wants out of Minnesota. Now we have to wait for Peterson's agent, father, and wife to weigh in on whether or not Oakland is an acceptable destination. And then there's the whole $12 million salary thing. Oh, and the Vikings having Peterson under contract and wanting fair value in trade if they do send him packing. So... yeah, lots of moving parts here.
Andre Johnson - WR - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson said he plans on participating in an offseason program that begins Monday, April 20. "I'm excited about it," Johnson said. "I'll actually be heading to Indy tomorrow. I'm excited about the opportunity. Can't wait to get it going. It'll be different, but at the same time, still football. I'll go in, just learn what I need to learn, learn my new teammates and try to fit in and help win games."
Huddle Up: Any extra preseason work Johnson can get in with his new team will only help him hit the ground running when the season starts.
Jaron Brown - WR - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals WR Jaron Brown has been rehabbing his injured shoulder and said he hopes to be back up to speed for OTAs.
Huddle Up: Brown showed some promise as an undrafted rookie with 22 grabs for 229 yards and two TDs last season but still remains fourth in the Cards' WR pecking order behind Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and fellow 2014 rook John Brown.
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