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Patriots media flubs Bill Belichick press conference, doesn’t ask about Tom Brady concussion story

The biggest Patriots story last week was Gisele Bundchen’s claim that her husband, Tom Brady, suffered a concussion in 2016. But when Bill Belichick stepped up to the podium at OTAs Thursday, he wasn’t asked a single question about it. According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, Belichick answered 18 inquiries at press conference, four of […]

CSN MidAtlantic

C.J. Mosley recovering from shoulder surgery

The Ravens picked up their option on linebacker C.J. Mosleys contract for the 2018 season, but that wasnt the only offseason development of note for their 2014 first-round pick. Coach John Harbaugh revealed on Thursday, via Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, that Mosley had shoulder surgery. He has been in the building and taking

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

'Minor' ailments hit Dolphins OL during Thursday's OTA session

Dolphins right tackle Ja’Wuan James, right guard Jermon Bushrod, linebacker Koa Misi and defensive end Williams Hayes were among players held out of Thursday’s OTA (organized team activities) workout. All had what coach Adam Gase described as “minor” injuries. Also among the injury concerns, center...

Miami Herald

Injury update on Misi, James and Hayes plus observations from Dolphins OTAs

Seven months after suffering a serious neck injury that ended his 2016 season, linebacker Koa Misi is apparently still not healthy enough for the Dolphins to put him in a …

FOX Sports

Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill says he has healed from knee injury

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Back from a season-ending knee injury, Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill says he has healed and feels ''totally normal.'' And that is allowing him to take part in offseason workouts without restrictions.

Miami Herald

Ryan Tannehill ACL healed? ‘Yeah, it’s really strong and ready to go’

Medical science has for years contended that the knee’s anterior cruciate ligament does not heal by simply regenerating. That’s the reason generations of NFL players have had surgery to repair …

madison.com

Miami Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill says he has healed from knee injury

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Back from a season-ending knee injury, Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill says he has healed and feels "totally normal." And that is allowing him to take part in offseason workouts without restrictions.Tannehill missed last season's final…

Russell Street Report

Notes From Ravens OTAs

Here are a few notes from today’s OTAs in no particular order of importance: Nine players were missing from today’s voluntary practice: Marshal Yanda (shoulder rehab) Terrell Suggs (coach’s decision) CJ Mosley (shoulder) Ben Watson Darren Waller Kyle Arrington (concussion … The post Notes From Ravens OTAs appeared first on Baltimore Ravens News | Russell Street Report.

Miami Herald

Ryan Tannehill looks like old self in OTAs but that isn’t the true test for his knee

The big news out of Miami Dolphins camp on Thursday -- that Ryan Tannehill is “back to 100 percent” from last season’s ACL tear despite not having reconstructive knee surgery …

Washington Times

After long recovery, Josh Doctson hoping perplexing Achilles' injuries are behind him

ASHBURN — The mystery of Josh Doctson's Achilles' tendons is still unsolved. The pain that started in the Redskins receiver's left ankle, spread to his right, and limited the first-round pick to 31 snaps his rookie season disappeared before it was ever truly diagnosed, leaving Doctson eager to get back ...

Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News

The most important NFL rule change that no one is talking about

Lost in the headlines about NFL owners relaxing the rules on touchdown celebrations, changing roster reductions to 90-to-53 players, and shortening overtime to 10 minutes is the following: Teams are now allowed to return two players from injured reserve back to the 53-man roster during the season. Last year only one player could return.After the 90-to-75 cut at the end of training camp, roster spots are precious.The regular season is 17 weeks in duration, which can seem like an eternity for players who suffer injuries early in the season (or during the offseason). And with the progress of...

Miami Herald

Ryan Tannenhill addresses media after last day of OTAs

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill talks to the media about practicing this week with a leg brace after a season-ending injury last year. …

Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News

Rico Gathers' chance to carve out a role in Dallas, where Dak Prescott can improve this season

David Moore, Cowboys beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the team in a recent live chat. Here are some highlights: What kind of role do you see Rico Gathers having with this year's team?Moore: Injuries to tight ends Geoff Swaim and James Hanna open the door for Gathers to get a lot more snaps this offseason and early in training camp. This is a golden opportunity for him to carve a niche for himself. I know Gavin Escobar was a punching bag around here, but that was viewed from the prism of being a second round pick. If Gathers, a...

East Bay Times

Is Mario Edwards Jr. the missing link for the Raiders defense?

After experiencing almost a lost season in 2016 — a hip injury kept him out until Week 16 — Raiders' third-year defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. is ready to prove he can be dominant.

Beaver County Times

Steelers' Senquez Golson grateful for anther chance after injury-plagued two years

After being drafted in the second round of 2015 as a potential building block for the Steelers' defense, Senquez Golson spent his first two seasons on IR. Now healthy, the cornerback is eager to show what he can do.

CSN Washington

Redskins WR Josh Doctson is ready to show the NFL, "I'm good at what I do"

An Achilles injury robbed Josh Doctson most of his rookie year with the Redskins. After a strenuous offseason spent rehabbing and a clean bill of health, Doctson is ready to fight back.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Ryan Tannehill confident he's fully recovered from last year's knee injury

Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill said Thursday that his left knee, which sustained two sprained ligaments late last season, is healthy. “Feeling good,” he said. “I’m feeling back to 100 percent, everything feels totally normal and [I’m] excited to keep pushing to get better next year.” Although...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Omar Kelly & Dave Hyde on Ryan Tannehill's mobility at OTAs

Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde discuss Ryan Tannehill's mobility at Dolphins OTA practice on Thursday. Tannehill said he's fully recovered from a knee injury that prematurely ended his 2016 season.

Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News

Charles Tapper: Cowboys have 'freaky' combo when I'm lined up next to Taco Charlton; 'We have a scary front'

FRISCO -- Charles Tapper's energy level has been so high during the first week of organized team activities that members of the coaching staff have told him to turn it down a notch."I'm at full-throttle, full-go," Tapper said Wednesday, "so I'm out there going 110 [miles per hour] and they're like, 'Tap, you might want to slow it down and just go 100. Don't be on the ground, diving and everything.' I'm trying to tone it down a little bit now."The second-year defensive end missed his entire rookie season with a back injury. Tapper, a fourth-round pick, said before last season he had a stress...

Inside The Star

Has La’el Collins Officially Emerged as Starting Cowboys RT?

The Dallas Cowboys offense is expected to be a force once again in 2017 with Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Dez Bryant, and of course their engine up front in the offensive line. However, some tweaks to this engine over the offseason in efforts to replace retired RT Doug Free have drawn plenty of national attention. Once expected to be Chaz Green’s job on paper – until competition or injury forced a change – the Cowboys are now seemingly moving forward further with La’el Collins switching from LG to the RT spot. Collins, who came to Dallas as yet another offensive lineman with...

San Francisco Chronicle

Foster frenzy: 49ers’ interest in ILB began well before draft

Shortly after 49ers general manager John Lynch was hired in January, he was on the phone with Broncos executive Adam Peters, whom Lynch eventually hired on his second full day on the job. Yes, Peters, the 49ers vice president of player personnel, was championing Foster four months ago and Lynch also fell for the Alabama inside linebacker before his first draft. The 49ers, of course, selected Foster, ranked third on their draft board, with the No. 31 pick. Foster fell to them because of injury and off-the-field concerns that gained momentum leading up to the draft.

Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News

Cowboys OL La'el Collins continues to work exclusively at right tackle

FRISCO - La'el Collins continues to work at right tackle during organized team activities this week. The third-year offensive lineman said he expects to work exclusively at the position, which looks more and more like his new spot on the vaunted line, throughout the remaining offseason sessions and at training camp this summer as well.The Cowboys need to fill the hole left by veteran right tackle Doug Free's decision to retire. Collins missed most of last season to a toe injury and started at left guard as a rookie in 2015.Collins said he's feeling comfortable on the right side and that he...

FOX Sports

6 NFL quarterbacks with the best chance to become elite in 2017

Becoming elite is a goal of every QB. These six players have the best chance to reach that level in 2017. Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins: With another year in Adam Gase's system, Tannehill has a chance to be great next season. Dak Prescott, Cowboys: After a terrific rookie season, Prescott needs to keep developing into an all-around great QB. Jameis Winston, Buccaneers: Winston is a gunslinger, but if he can cut down on turnovers, he'll tiptoe on the line of elite. Marcus Mariota, Titans: Despite the leg injury, Mariota is set to make a big jump in 2017 with rookie Corey Davis. Matthew Stafford,...

philly.com

Eagles' Beau Allen tries to stay patient about mending from surgery

After tearing a pectoral tendon, the defensive tackle is forced to bide his time as others get work during OTAs.

Kansas City Star

Chiefs Laurent Duvernay-Tardif closer to becoming a doctor

Kansas City Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has been spending the off season interning in a hospital emergency room, as he gets closer to becoming a medical doctor. He spoke following the team's organized team activities on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. …

Houston Chronicle

Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott sits as precaution after minor car crash

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was a passenger in a minor car accident and is missing the first three offseason practices as a precaution. Elliott, the 2016 NFL rushing champion as a rookie, bumped his head in the crash Sunday night, but running backs coach Gary Brown said Wednesday that Elliott doesn't have a concussion.

Is Atlanta Falcons' Trufant worth $68.75 million?

Desmond Trufant is still recovering from injury but the Atlanta Falcons didn't want to risk the cornerback hitting the open market next year.

Cam Newton to undergo shoulder surgery, miss OTAs with Carolina Panthers

Darin Gantt explains how surprised he was to hear that Cam Newton needed surgery, how the Panthers can alter their offense and if Carolina could take a chance on Colin Kaepernick.

Ben Roethlisberger discusses knee injury he suffered vs. Dolphins

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger discusses his team's loss to the Dolphins earlier in the season, if he would teach his style to a young QB and the injury he might feel 20 years from now.