Ex-teammate: Marshawn Lynch to hold out of training camp
, RB, SEA
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 looks 'light on his feet, and fast'
, RB, NYJ
Jets running back Chris Johnson
, who had offseason knee surgery, "looked light on his feet
, and fast" at practice Thursday, reports ESPN.com. "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 gets $8.3 million guaranteed
, 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 on NFI list with two injuries
, RB, SF
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.
'Won't be too long' until Knowshon Moreno returns for Miami
, RB, MIA
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 had chipped collarbone, separated AC joint
, RB, IND
Colts running back Trent Richardson
revealed Thursday that he played last season with a chipped collarbone
and a separated AC joint, reports ESPN.com. 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 has 'a little bit of a hamstring' issue
, RB, NYJ
Jets coach Rex Ryan said running back Chris Ivory
has "a little bit of a hamstring, but he's fine," reports ESPN.com. 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: 'I failed in many ways'
, RB, BAL
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.
Rashad Jennings atop Giants' depth chart
, RB, NYG
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
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.