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Texans | Brooks Reed is 100 percent
Houston Texans LB Brooks Reed (groin) said Sunday, May 19, that he is healthy for the beginning of the team's organized team activities (OTAs), and he said he is "100 percent." Reed said he has been running and lifting weights for the past three weeks and the groin hasn't given him any trouble.
Steelers | Uncertain if Troy Polamalu will attend
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu has a history of blowing off the voluntary portion of spring drills to train with his guru, Marv Marinovich, in the Los Angeles area. Last season, Polamalu went through most of the spring practice with his teammates - and then missed nine games with injuries. It's uncertain if Polamalu will attend organized team activities (OTAs), which begin Tuesday, May 21.
Steelers | New faces on defense
When organized team activities (OTAs) open Tuesday, May 21, the Pittsburgh Steelers will have at least three new faces among the starters. LB Jason Worilds is in for the departed James Harrison (Bengals) at outside lineback, NT Steve McLendon is in for free-agent Casey Hampton at nose tackle, and CB Cortez Allen takes over for CB Keenan Lewis (Saints) at cornerback.
Steelers | Emmanuel Sanders projected to start
Redskins | Have crowded backfield
The Washington Redskins have seven running backs on the roster right now, with only RB Alfred Morris guaranteed of a job in Washington this season. Based on the current roster, it appears RB Evan Royster will be battling Jawan Jamison, and RB Roy Helu Jr. will be battling Chris Thompson for the two running back spots behind Morris.
Browns | Confident in Travis Benjamin
The Cleveland Browns feel confident WR Travis Benjamin and RB Dion Lewis can handle the return duties, which is why fan favorite WR Joshua Cribbs (Raiders) (knee) was allowed to leave via free agency without much effort to re-sign him. Plus, Cribbs is 30, and there are concerns about his knee.
Browns | Like speed of Dion Lewis
FANTASY TIP: As far as fantasy value, Lewis has very little considering he is behind Trent Richardson, Montario Hardesty and Chris Ogbonnaya on the depth chart. If injuries or a trade changes that picture, and Lewis scoots up the chart, he might be worth a look in fantasy football.
Browns | Thaddeus Lewis not expected to make team
Cleveland Browns QB Thaddeus Lewis is not expected to make the team following the signing of QB Brian Hoyer. QB Brandon Weeden is expected to be the starter, with QB Jason Campbell as the backup and Hoyer as the third QB.
Bills | EJ Manuel is only unsigned pick
Bills | Robert Woods agrees to terms
The Buffalo Bills reached a four-year deal with WR Robert Woods Sunday, May 19. Woods was in California for the NFLPA's rookie premiere this weekend, and is expected to sign the contract with Buffalo in the next few days.
FANTASY TIP: Woods is projected to be the No. 2 wide receiver opposite Stevie Johnson. As such, Woods will be worth a look in the middle to late rounds in re-draft leagues, and a bit higher in long-term keeper formats.
Cardinals | Coach high on Carson Palmer
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he likes the deep pass QB Carson Palmer will be able to bring to the team. "He's tough as nails. As good a deep-ball thrower as I've ever seen. I mean really accurate on the deep ball. He still has it. What he did last year with the [Oakland Raiders], in a crazy situation, I thought was very, very impressive," Arians said.
Broncos | DC thinks Rahim Moore over playoff performance
Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio said he believes FS Rahim Moore has gotten over his struggles during the Divisional round of the playoffs. CB Champ Bailey said Moore is over the playoff game and is ready for the 2013 season.
Eagles | Expected to cut Miguel Maysonet
Buccaneers | Several in mix for No. 3 WR job
Buccaneers | Three DTs to compete for starting job
NFL | Charlie Batch not retiring
Free-agent QB Charlie Batch (Steelers) said he is not ruling out playing for a team this season.
Steelers | Jerricho Cotchery could have bigger role early
Lions | Charles Woodson open to joining team
Redskins | Four RBs likely to compete for roster spots
Washington Redskins RBs Roy Helu, Evan Royster, Chris Thompson and Jawan Jamison are expected to compete for two roster spots during offseason workouts and training camp. Helu and Thompson are expected to compete for one spot while Royster and Jamison are expected to compete for the other roster spot.
Vikings | Chris Cook wants to shadow top receivers
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