Marshawn Lynch
Ex-teammate: Marshawn Lynch to hold out of training camp
Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
News: Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, who's reportedly unhappy with his contract, is expected to hold out of training camp, former teammate Michael Robinson told NFL Network Total Access on Thursday.

"Marshawn Lynch just called me, we just talked. He said he will be holding out from training camp," Robinson said on the show.

Lynch attended the team's mandatory minicamp and is subject to fines if he holds out of training camp. He totaled over 1,500 yards of offense with 14 total touchdowns last year but had over 400 total touches between the regular season and postseason.


Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson looks 'light on his feet, and fast'
Chris Johnson, RB, NYJ
News: Jets running back Chris Johnson, who had offseason knee surgery, "looked light on his feet, and fast" at practice Thursday, reports "I haven't really [gone] 100 percent with the team since I have been here so being able to go out there and run and do all the team periods felt good," Johnson said.

The Jets used him on rushing plays and also lined him up wide as a receiver. Johnson fumbled on a running play but overall "seemed right at home," the website said. "I felt good," Johnson said. "I felt no pain or anything like that."

His main competition for carries, Chris Ivory, sat out with a hamstring problem.


Jamaal Charles
Jamaal Charles gets $8.3 million guaranteed
Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
News: Jamaal Charles' four-year contract extension includes $8.3 million guaranteed but no guaranteed money beyond this season, reports Pro Football Talk. The Chiefs' star running back is now signed through 2017.

Marcus Lattimore
Marcus Lattimore on NFI list with two injuries
Marcus Lattimore, RB, SF
News: 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said running back Marcus Lattimore is starting camp on the non-football injury list because that's what doctors and trainers recommended, reports the Sacramento Bee.

Asked if the problem was Lattimore's surgically reconstructed knee or the hamstring strain he suffered in the spring, Harbaugh replied, "A combination of the two." Harbaugh declined to elaborate.

Other reports indicate Lattimore is not too far away from being ready. He could be activated at any time.


Knowshon Moreno
'Won't be too long' until Knowshon Moreno returns for Miami
Knowshon Moreno, RB, MIA
News: Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said he's not worried about Knowshon Moreno coming back in bad shape. The team opens training camp on Thursday and will begin practicing soon thereafter. Moreno had offseason knee surgery after reportedly showing up to camp out of shape. 

"Not full throttle 100 percent reps yet but won't be too long," Philbin said of Moreno via the Miami Herald.


Trent Richardson
Trent Richardson had chipped collarbone, separated AC joint
Trent Richardson, RB, IND
News: Colts running back Trent Richardson revealed Thursday that he played last season with a chipped collarbone and a separated AC joint, reports The AC joint is where the collarbone meets the shoulder.

"Toward the end of the season I felt a lot more comfortable, but the other time I was more injured," said Richardson, who had offseason shoulder surgery.

Coach Chuck Pagano said Richardson not only is healthier, but has a much better grasp of the playbook this year.

"He’s a lot more comfortable," Pagano said. "Basically it was survival for him at first, memorization. Now he has a better understanding scheme-wise, why we’re doing things, why we’re calling certain things, how we run plays. He has a better feel for guys he’s playing with, the line, guy in front of him, the fullback. He’s obviously in a much better place."


Chris Ivory
Chris Ivory has 'a little bit of a hamstring' issue
Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
News: Jets coach Rex Ryan said running back Chris Ivory has "a little bit of a hamstring, but he's fine," reports Ivory sat out team drills on the first day of practice.

Ivory has a history of hamstring injuries but was able to play 15 games last year.


Ray Rice
Ray Rice: 'I failed in many ways'
Ray Rice, RB, BAL
News: Ravens running back Ray Rice issued a contrite statement after receiving his two-game suspension from the league. Rice struck his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, unconscious in an Atlantic City casino in February.

"It is disappointing that I will not be with my teammates for the first two games of the season, but that’s my fault," Rice said. "As I said earlier, I failed in many ways. But, Janay and I have learned from this. We have become better as a couple and as parents. My goal is to earn back the trust of the people, especially the children, I let down because of this incident."

Added general manager Ozzie Newsome: "That night was not the typical Ray Rice we know and expect."

Rice was fined an additional game check, meaning he'll lose a total of $705,882 the first three weeks.


Peyton Hillis
Rashad Jennings atop Giants' depth chart
Peyton Hillis, RB, NYG
News: As expected, the Giants listed Rashad Jennings as their starting running back. The unofficial depth chart, which could change quickly, has David Wilson as the No. 2 back followed by Peyton Hillis and rookie Andre Williams.


Jonathan Stewart
Jonathan Stewart to miss 1-2 weeks
Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
News: Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart will miss one to two weeks of training camp with his pulled hamstring, general manager Dave Gettleman said. The injury occurred about 10 days ago.

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