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Kyren Williams RB, LA

Foot injury downplayed

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-21

Williams, who is dealing with a foot injury that he sustained while training this spring, per Adam Grosbard of The Orange County Register, won't take part in the Rams' offseason program, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

That said, Barshop adds that coach Sean McVay has downplayed Williams' foot issue, noting that it's "nothing to worry about. He'll be ready to go for training camp." As the coming season approaches, the 2022 fifth-rounder remains atop the Rams' RB depth chart, with rookie third-rounder Blake Corum, Boston Scott, Ronnie Rivers and Zach Evans providing the team with backfield depth. Of the aforementioned backups, Corum could be the most notable threat to the 2024 workload of the 5-foot-9, 194-pound Williams.

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Josh Jacobs RB, GB

Dealing with hamstring injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-21

Coach Matt LaFleur said Tuesday that Jacobs (hamstring) isn't practicing but shouldn't kept off the field for too long, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Jacobs was severely limited during OTAs on Tuesday, but it doesn't sound like the Packers are too concerned about his health. In the meantime, though, rookie third-round pick MarShawn Lloyd and returning veteran AJ Dillon will get extra opportunities to handle backfield reps until Jacobs is ready to get back on the field. Jacobs at least worked to the side Tuesday, per Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, so he's already able to get a start taking mental reps and getting acclimated to LaFleur's rushing scheme.

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Justin Herbert QB, LAC

Hot start to OTAs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-21

Herbert (finger) has impressed early in OTAs during 11-on-11 drills and is already demonstrating a connection with rookie second-rounder Ladd McConkey, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Herbert looks fully recovered from the finger injury that cost him the final four games of the 2023 season, and after losing both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams (knee) this offseason, it's encouraging to see him already trusting McConkey as a go-to target, even if only in 11-on-11 drills. Even with new coach Jim Harbaugh's proclivity for establishing the run, the void left by Allen and Williams signals a notable opportunity up for grabs for McConkey, not to mention returning wideouts Joshua Palmer and Quentin Johnston. The addition of No. 5 overall pick Joe Alt, who's started at right tackle throughout OTAs, also promises a more reliable pocket for Herbert, which should ease any growing pains in adjusting to a new offensive situation.

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Bijan Robinson RB, ATL

On track for vet minicamp

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-21

Coach Raheem Morris said Tuesday that Robinson (ankle) is on schedule for the start of veteran minicamp June 10, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Robinson suffered an ankle injury during OTAs last Tuesday, but all indications is that he's only dealing with a minor issue and will be back on the practice field June 10-12 for veteran minicamp. In the meantime, Tyler Allgeier should take most of the No. 1 reps, while rookie Jase McClellan (foot) could benefit from expanded opportunities if he's able to get healthy before Robinson. With Kirk Cousins (Achilles) now at the helm of Atlanta's offense, Robinson will be a popular Year 2 breakout candidate in 2024 fantasy drafts.

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Tank Dell WR, HOU

Participating in OTAs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-21

Dell (leg) is on the field for the start of OTAs on Tuesday with no apparent limitations, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

Dell, who sustained a left leg wound as an innocent bystander in a shooting in Florida in late April, is already back on the practice field and running routes, and he seems to be an unrestricted participant to begin OTAs. The 2023 third-rounder has already recovered from the fibula injury he suffered last December, and he now rejoins a wide receiver room that added Stefon Diggs as a trade acquisition, and returns Nico Collins, Robert Woods, Noah Brown (shoulder) and John Metchie.

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Aaron Rodgers QB, NYJ

No limitations at OTAs, as expected

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-21

Coach Robert Saleh said Tuesday that Rodgers (Achilles) is "doing everything" at OTAs, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.

Rodgers was expected to be without restrictions at OTAs, but confirmation that he's doing everything at practices so far is positive sign as to the 40-year-old's recovery progress. While Rodgers' progress will still need to be monitored until he's resumed handling full contact activities, it's worth noting that he did manage to resume practicing with the Jets down the stretch of the 2023 season. Meanwhile, Mike Williams (knee) hasn't yet been cleared to do more than work off to the side.

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Tee Higgins WR, CIN

Not expected for start of OTAs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-20

Higgins is not expected to sign his franchise tender by the end of the week, which will make him ineligible to report in time for the start of organized team activities next week, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Higgins formally requested a trade from Cincinnati after the team placed the franchise tag on him prior to free agency. He appeared to have a change of heart in April, as the wideout hinted that he anticipated playing for the Bengals in 2024 at his youth camp, per Ben Baby of ESPN.com. It remains to be seen if that will occur via the franchise tag or the long-term extension the pass catcher has been seeking. As of now, it looks like this conflict will linger into OTAs.

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Daniel Jones QB, NYG

Continues to progress in rehab

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-20

Jones (knee) took part in 7-on-7 drills during Monday's OTA, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

After signing a four-year, $160 million contract with the Giants last offseason, Jones didn't live up to increase in pay in 2023, mostly due to a neck injury and then a torn ACL that he suffered in his right knee Week 9. Overall, he completed 108 of 160 passes (67.5 percent) for 909 yards, two touchdowns and six interceptions while taking 40 carries for 206 yards and another TD in six appearances. Since undergoing surgery Nov. 22, Jones progressed to throwing by late February and running and some cutting by early May, with the aim to receive full medical clearance by training camp. He's expected to retake the reins of the offense once he's healthy, but two of the options on the quarterback depth chart behind him (Drew Lock and Tommy DeVito) have starting experience under their belts.

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Justin Jefferson WR, MIN

Absent start of OTAs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-20

Jefferson is not present for the start of OTAs on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Jefferson is amidst contract negotiations with Minnesota, so it won't be surprising if he doesn't show up for voluntary workouts with the team. The Vikings' mandatory minicamp won't begin until June 4, at which point Jefferson will incur fines if he isn't in attendance. The star wideout is currently heading into the final year of his rookie contract, a fifth-year option that would pay him $19.7 million. In just 10 games last year Jefferson still managed to surpass 1,000 receiving yards, his fourth straight such season to begin his NFL career. His value to Minnesota's offense, and the development of rookie first-round quarterback J.J. McCarthy, is impossible to overstate, so the team has every incentive to agree to a new long-term extension with haste.