Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Patrick Murray was released Thursday, May 19.
Huddle Up: A Sunshine State shocker as the kicker (Roberto Aguayo) the Bucs traded up in the second round to draft apparently already has won the PK job.
Phillip Dorsett - WR - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) suffered an apparent hamstring injury during organized team activities Tuesday, May 17, according head coach Chuck Pagano.
Huddle Up: Dorsett is expected to take over a more substantial role in the Colts' receiver rotation, so missing opportunities during OTAs to find his niche in Andrew Luck's passing game is not what the Colts were hoping for.
Ryan Fitzpatrick - QB - New York Jets
Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) is not close to a contract agreement with the New York Jets, but Jets WR Eric Decker said he expects Fitzpatrick to be the starting quarterback in the first regular season game.
Huddle Up: Most of the football-watching planet expects Fitz to be the Jets' quarterback, but until it happens the fantasy values of Decker and Brandon Marshall remain in limbo.
DeSean Jackson - WR - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder will serve as the Redskins' primary slot receiver in 2016, with WRs Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson and Ryan Grant also capable of playing in the slot.
Huddle Up: Josh Doctson will claim one of the outside spots, leaving the above-listed candidates battling for one starting spot in Kirk Cousins' receiver rotation.
Donte Moncrief - WR - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief (toe) had surgery on his turf toe early in the offseason, but it's not expected to be a long-term issue.
Huddle Up: Colts wideouts are emulating their quarterback in being all kinds of banged up. Indy needs to get the entire passing game on the field to shake off the rust and live up to last season's expectations--and by the looks of things that may not happen until training camp.
Jeremy Hill - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill is using his costly playoff fumble from last season to motivate himself this offseason. 'If anything [the fumble] motivated me as a player and will continue to help me the rest of my career,' Hill said. Hill added that he's embracing his mistake and waiting for his opportunity to overcome it.
Huddle Up: Not much else you can do after a costly gaffe like that then to use it as fuel for improvement. Hill is addressing the issue head-on and looks to be ready for a shot at redemption.
Josh Scobee - PK - Free Agent
New Orleans Saints PK Josh Scobee was released Tuesday, May 17.
Huddle Up: The veteran kicker has bounced around since leaving Jacksonville, but the way the kicker carousel spins in the NFL he's likely to get at least one more look in training camp.
Zach Mettenberger - QB - Tennessee Titans
Free-agent QB Zach Mettenberger (Titans) was claimed by the San Diego Chargers Tuesday, May 17.
Huddle Up: It's not as if the Bolts are loaded behind Philip Rivers, and Mettenberger showed at least some competence in Tennessee before Marcus Mariota arrived. So he's at least worth a waiver claim.
Colin Kaepernick - QB - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder, thumb, knee) is not falling behind QB Blaine Gabbert despite still rehabilitating his injuries, according to head coach Chip Kelly. '[Kaepernick] has a great grasp of what we're doing,' Kelly said. 'I'm really impressed by both [Gabbert] and him and their intelligence and being able to pick up what we're trying to do.' Kelly said he hasn't set a timetable for when the starter will be announced.
Huddle Up: Expect Chip to play this battle out throughout camp, and maybe even into the season. Given the dearth of receivers in San Francisco it's tough to bank on either QB for fantasy help this year even given the productive history of quarterbacks in Kelly's offenses.
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