Justin Blackmon - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge from December in Oklahoma on Thursday, April 28. He's scheduled to be sentenced June 8. It was Blackmon's third alcohol-related arrest and fourth arrest overall. He hasn't practiced or played since Week 8 of the 2013 season, and he's been suspended indefinitely since.
Huddle Up: Even if the troubled Blackmon avoids long-term legal trouble, a possible return to the NFL grows more doubtful by the month, and look for the Jags to release him if his suspension ever gets lifted as they're set at wideout for the time being.
Mike Evans - WR - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (undisclosed) is out of practice at the minicamp Thursday, April 28. Evans tweaked something at the end of the first day of the camp.
Huddle Up: Not the best of offseason news for those banking on an Evans rebound in 2016 after a season filled with drops, including a decline from 12 to three TD receptions.
Sam Bradford - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford is not interested in playing for the San Francisco 49ers and head coach Chip Kelly, according to NFL Network's Jeff Darlington.
Huddle Up: Interesting news after Kelly orchestrated Bradford's trade to Philly a year ago, but the former Oregon and Eagles coach seemingly doesn't have an overabundance of players around the league wanting to play for him.
Mississippi WR Laquon Treadwell could be a target of the Cleveland Browns if the Browns trade down from their eighth overall selection.
Huddle Up: With Brian Hartline, Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel currently topping the team's WR depth chart, the Browns head the list of WR-needy teams so targeting the draft's wideout is to be expected.
Jameis Winston - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has put in work to enter the 2016 season in much better shape, and his teammates were impressed with the results during voluntary minicamp Tuesday, April 26. Winston's trainer, Tim Grover, said Winston lost 18 pounds since last year. 'I was joking with him the other day. He took his shirt off, and I said 'Man, what happened to the belly?' He's got a six-pack like me. He's put in a tremendous amount of work, and I think it's going to be a great year for him and this whole team,' WR Mike Evans said.
Huddle Up: It sounds as if things are continuing to look up for the second-year QB, who is a serious threat to the QB1 ranks after accumulating the 13th-most points among fantasy QBs a year ago.
Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and the Redskins continue to talk about a long-term deal, according to general manager Scot McCloughan. The negotiations are considered positive, and McCloughan thinks a deal could be imminent. Cousins signed his franchise tag for close to $20 million on March 3. The deadline for a long-term deal is July 15.
Huddle Up: It's likely going to come down to the length of the deal, with the team angling for a shorter-term contract and the QB hoping for more years and more guaranteed money. It sounds likely, though, that they'll eventually find some comfortable middle ground.
Memphis QB Paxton Lynch could be an option for the New Orleans Saints in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Saints had talks to move up to No. 1 overall for a quarterback previously. They could be a team to watch to move up into the first half of the first round to grab Lynch.
Huddle Up: Drew Brees likely only has a couple seasons remaining after turning 37 in January, and Sean Payton and Co. must start prepping for the future. The Saints are picking 12th in the first round, but that might not be high enough to nab Lynch.
Sam Bradford - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
The Denver Broncos asked about Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford, according to a prominent league source. According to a league source, the asking price from the Philadelphia Eagles was too high.
Huddle Up: Denver is doing is due diligence with every available QB, but it doesn't sound like Bradford isn't an option going forward.
Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) posted a video on Twitter showing himself dunking a basketball.
Huddle Up: Bell's keeper and dynasty-league owners surely took notice as should re-draft league owners who own top-three picks.
Jimmy Garoppolo - QB - New England Patriots
New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo has made great strides, according to head coach Bill Belichick. 'The reps that he's gotten on the field in preseason games and in practice,' Belichick said, 'I think he’s shown a lot of development - better understanding, quicker recognition and reading of the defenses, more awareness of what's happening on the defensive side of the ball, better communication, better understanding of the offense - really everything.'
Huddle Up: Garoppolo has attempted 31 regular-season passes in two seasons, but unless the DeflateGate mess is extended -- and why wouldn't it be after we've been tormented this long? -- he'll be be facing the Cardinals, Dolphins, Texans and Bills to open the season. And it's not like you still won't be starting Gronk, no matter who's playing QB in N.E.
JaMarcus Russell - QB - Free Agent
Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders), who has been out of the league since 2009, reportedly sent letters to NFL teams last season seeking another chance. 'I am willing to lead the scout team for free for one year just to get experience in your system,' Russell wrote in a letter to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, according to Sports Illustrated.
Huddle Up: Well here's this, and in a league increasingly desperate for QBs, who knows, maybe one of the biggest draft busts of all-time gets a tryout.
Alshon Jeffery - WR - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) did not show up for offseason workouts, according to a source. He is training in South Florida with the Bears' permission. Jeffery has already signed his franchise tag and is training in order to fix the soft tissue problems in his hamstring that plagued him in 2015. He is expected to report for mandatory minicamp from June 14-16, if not sooner, according to the source.
Huddle Up: After back-to-back seasons of 85-plus catches and at least 1,133 yards, Jeffery struggled through a 54-80-7-4 season in nine games last season, and the Bears are going to take every measure to prevent a repeat with their No. 1 target, who's more important than ever with the offseason departures of Matt Forte and TE Martellus Bennett.
Garrett Graham - TE - Denver Broncos
Free-agent TE Garrett Graham (Texans) has signed a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: After a career-best 49-catch, 545-yard season in 2013, Graham has logged only 22 receptions and 227 yards the last two seasons, but now he is reunited with old coach Gary Kubiak. Overall, though, it's shaping up to be a fantasy-unfriendly TEBC in the Mile High City with Graham joining the likes of 2015 third-round pick Jeff Heuerman and veteran Virgil Green.
Johnny Manziel - QB - Cleveland Browns
Former Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has been indicted by a Dallas County Grand Jury on a misdemeanor assault with bodily injury charge, according to sources in the Dallas County District Attorney office.
Huddle Up: The indictment will do nothing to encourage an NFL team to sign Manziel; in fact, if he does sign he'll likely face some sort of league-mandated discipline before he ever sees the field.
Andy Dalton - QB - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton said he worked out with TCU WR Josh Doctson and believes Doctson will be successful for any team that drafts him.
Huddle Up: Reading between the lines, Doctson also would fill a need for the Bengals, who have lost Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu this offseason and have gained only journeyman Brandon LaFell in return.
Eric Ebron - TE - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron said he hopes to become a safety net for QB Matthew Stafford in 2016 since WR Calvin Johnson decided to retire.
Huddle Up: Ebron's targets (47 to 70), receptions (25 to 47), receiving yardage (248 to 537) and TDs (1 to 5) all increased from 2014 to last season, and, don't look now, but similar leaps in 2016 would make him a no-doubt TE1.
Darrelle Revis - CB - New York Jets
New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis (wrist) had pins removed from his surgically repaired wrist last week. He still has two months of rehabilitation, however, after having a torn ligament repaired March 17. Revis will miss offseason workouts, but he's still on schedule for the start of the regular season.
Huddle Up: Everything should wind up working out, but Revis' status in training camp is going to need to be monitored.
Anquan Boldin - WR - San Francisco 49ers
Free-agent WR Anquan Boldin (49ers) could be sought back by the San Francisco 49ers if head coach Chip Kelly is unimpressed with the wide receivers' performances this week at minicamp.
Huddle Up: The 35-year-old wideout, who led the Niners with 69 receptions for 789 yards and four TDs last season, hasn't drawn much interest on the open market and San Fran's wideout corps could certainly use a veteran presence with Quinton Patton, Torrey Smith and Bruce Ellington currently heading up the bunch.
Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott is on the Chicago Bears' radar less than a week away from the NFL Draft. Elliott has already visited the Bears and has said that he would love to play for running backs coach Stan Drayton, who recruited Elliott to Ohio State and coached him there.
Huddle Up: After letting Matt Forte walk this offseason, is Chicago eyeing a RB with the 11th overall pick? Jeremy Langford's dynasty-league owners are hoping the answer is no, but expect Chicago to add a back somewhere in the draft even if they don't immediately pounce on Elliott, the top RB prospect available.
Marqise Lee - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles said it has been hard to build chemistry with WR Marqise Lee because of all Lee's injuries, but he said the receiver brings something special to the table.
Huddle Up: Lee has missed a combined nine games in two seasons and certainly has fallen behind his healthier fellow 2014 rookies Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns. But he will play the No. 3 WR role and draw 4-5 targets a targets a game as long as he's healthy.
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