Chris Ivory - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon's improvement in pass protection was praised by offensive coordinator Greg Olson, and beat writer Ryan O'Halloran believes Yeldon is being slotted for the third-down back role while RB Chris Ivory will handle more of the carries on early downs.
Huddle Up: The Jaguars' backfield picture is coming more into focus. Jacksonville didn't sign Ivory to back up Yeldon, and this latest development suggests Ivory handling a role similar to his gig in New York while Yeldon is the change-of-pace guy--Bilal Powell to Ivory's Ivory.
Jamaal Charles - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was able to participate in some drills during minicamp, but head coach Andy Reid said the team will not rush Charles back to the lineup.
Huddle Up: The Chiefs know what Charles can do, so they have no need to jeopardize his availability for the season by overworking him in OTAs. Fantasy owners would like to see a little more Charles before committing a high draft pick to him, but an early August display of his health should suffice.
Kenyan Drake - RB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake (hamstring) will still be ready for training camp after being injured in practice earlier this week.
Huddle Up: The third-round pick will need to be ready to go if he's to challenge veteran Damien Williams for the No. 2 gig behind Jay Ajayi.
Thomas Rawls - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) and Jimmy Graham (knee) should 'absolutely' be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: Carroll naturally is optimistic, but it's going to be tight considering both players sustained their serious injuries in the second half of last season. Look for progress starting early in training camp.
Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) doesn't have any tentativeness while running and cutting during practices. However, getting hit in the pocket will be an adjustment, since that's how he suffered the injury. Flacco said he feels good enough to play now if he had to.
Huddle Up: Flacco's six missed games last season were the first of his eight-year career, and he heads into summer ranked as The Huddle's 21st-ranked fantasy QB.
Case Keenum - QB - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams QB Case Keenum will enter training camp as the starting quarterback, with QB Jared Goff assuming the backup position, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.
Huddle Up: Don't expect that to last long as the Rams' didn't trade up and spend the No. 1 overall pick on a player who won't be able to beat out the journeyman Keenum.
Trent Richardson - RB - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens RB Trent Richardson will likely need arthroscopic knee surgery this offseason for a pre-existing issue. He will miss some time, but the extent of that missed time was not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Officially consider T-Rich's comeback attempt in more danger than it already was.
Brandon LaFell - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals WR Brandon LaFell has picked up the offense quickly, QB Andy Dalton said, and LaFell said he is ready to take advantage if defenses double team WR A.J. Green.
Huddle Up: LaFell, the N.E. castoff, is filling the role filled in recent seasons by Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu, and he could be in for a heavier early-season workload than expected if TE Tyler Eifert can't recover in time for the start of the season.
Tim Hightower - RB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram is the lead running back for the Saints, while RB Tim Hightower appears to be the backup, according to Larry Holder of The New Orleans Times-Picayune. RB C.J. Spiller holds the No. 3 spot.
Huddle Up: Hightower, who last year saw his first regular-season work since 2011, is the true Ingram handcuff for now as Spiller -- if used more -- fills more of the Darren Sproles, third-down role. Some insiders also like the chances of seventh-round rookie Daniel Lasco to challenge Hightower for the No. 2 gig.
Christine Michael - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael said he lost around eight pounds this offseason and feels a little quicker. He currently weighs 217 pounds.
Huddle Up: Between stints with the Seahawks and Cowboys, Michael logged a career-most 57 offensive touches last season, but he facing a serious challenge for PT from rookies C.J. Prosise, Alex Collins and Zac Brooks -- even if recovering projected starter Thomas Rawls misses some time early in the season.
Cameron Brate - TE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate emerged as a favorite target of QB Jameis Winston last year, and head coach Dirk Koetter has been impressed with the tight end in the red zone this offseason. Brate caught 23 passes for 288 yards and three TDs in 14 games last year and scored three touchdowns when TE Austin Seferian- Jenkins was injured. Brate will battle with Seferian-Jenkins for a starting position in training camp.
Huddle Up: ASJ, meanwhile, put up 21-338-4 numbers in seven games, and he figures to have the edge for the starting job -- if he can stay healthy.
Rashad Greene - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Rashad Greene has seen a majority of his reps as the first-team slot receiver, and he said he and QB Blake Bortles are becoming more comfortable working with each other.
Huddle Up: Greene, a 2015 fifth-round pick, caught 19 passes for 93 yards and a pair of scores in nine games before finishing the season on IR, has the talent to contribute on one of the league's fast-rising offenses, but the issue is all the other higher-priority mouths to feed -- i.e. Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns and TE Julius Thomas -- in the Jags' passing attack.
Justin Houston - LB - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (knee) will not be ready for the start of training camp because he is recovering from a knee injury.
Huddle Up: As anticipated, one of the league's most feared pass rushers is going to need more time to recover from offseason surgery, and the early part of the regular season remains a major question mark at this point as well. Stay tuned ...
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