Frank Gore
Colts' Frank Gore: Absent from practice Tuesday
Frank Gore, RB, IND
5/23/2017
News: Gore did not report to practice Tuesday for personal reasons, Mike Chappell of Indysportscentral.com reports.

Gore was granted permission to return to Miami to attend to family matters. Coach Chuck Pagano noted that he is not at all worried about Gore, claiming that the 34-year-old has been on a strict workout regimen. The expectation is that Gore will be back in Indianapolis by the end of the week, but given the uncertainty regarding the issue it's more of a wait and see at this point. In the meantime, Robert Turbin is likely to get to bulk of Gore's reps during the short absence.

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D'Onta Foreman
Texans' D'Onta Foreman: Sidelined during first OTA
D'Onta Foreman, RB, HOU
5/23/2017
News: Foreman did not participate in Tuesday's OTA due to an undisclosed injury, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Foreman's current issue may potentially stem from coach Bill O'Brien saying last week that the rookie running back needs to do some work to get into ideal football shape. At the Scouting Combine, he checked in 16 pounds lighter than his listed weight as a collegiate senior in order to improve his measurables, but he may have lost a bit of strength in the process of slimming down. Upon his return to the practice field, he'll compete with Alfred Blue for the No. 2 spot behind Lamar Miller.

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Isaiah Crowell
Browns' Isaiah Crowell: Joins team for OTAs
Isaiah Crowell, RB, CLE
5/23/2017
News: Crowell, who was absent from previous voluntary workouts throughout the offseason, participated in the Browns' first organized team activity on Tuesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Crowell signed his restricted free-agent tender in May, but there were still questions as to whether he would wait until June's mandatory minicamp to report. The 24-year-old has a firm grasp on the starting job at running back in Cleveland, while joining the team for OTAs boosts his standing with the coaching staff.

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Charles Sims
Buccaneers' Charles Sims: Practices Tuesday
Charles Sims, RB, TB
5/23/2017
News: Sims (pectoral) participated in the Buccaneers' OTAs on Tuesday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Sims, whose 2016 campaign was shortened to just seven games due to an assortment of injuries, will face competition from multiple weapons out of the backfield in Tampa Bay. Doug Martin could once again be the first-team back when he returns from his suspension after the first three weeks of the season, while rookie Jeremy McNichols (shoulder) may cut into Sims' role as a pass catcher. The extremely crowded backfield also includes Jacquizz Rodgers, who lost weight throughout the offseason and added quickness as a result.

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Jamaal Charles
Broncos' Jamaal Charles: Aiming for training camp full return
Jamaal Charles, RB, DEN
5/23/2017
News: Charles (knee) is not participating in drills during the Broncos' OTAs, Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post reports.

Charles' sights remain set on a full return at training camp, but for now he'll be forced to watch his fellow running backs from the sidleline at OTAs. Knee injuries have plagued Charles' production throughout the past two seasons, so he'll need to prove that he's not too beat up at this point in his career. Devontae Booker and rookie De'Angelo Henderson will also battle the veteran for touches behind C.J. Anderson.

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T.J. Yeldon
Jaguars' T.J. Yeldon: Sitting out first day of OTAs
T.J. Yeldon, RB, JAC
5/23/2017
News: Yeldon (ankle) did not participate in the Jaguars' first OTA on Tuesday, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports.

Yeldon's return to full health will be especially important this offseason after the team selected Leonard Fournette in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, creating even more competition alongside Chris Ivory. Yeldon, who missed the 2016 regular-season finale due to an ankle injury, ran for just 465 yards on 130 carries last year but proved his worth as a pass catcher with 50 receptions for 312 yards.

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Giovani Bernard
Bengals' Giovani Bernard: Limited in OTAs
Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
5/22/2017
News: Bernard (knee) will be limited during the Bengals' OTA practices, Kevin Patra of Around the NFL reports.

Bernard tore his ACL six months ago and isn't expected to return in full until early on in the regular season. It wouldn't have been surprising to see him sit out OTAs entirely, so his limited participation is a step in the right direction. With the addition of Joe Mixon in the draft, Cincinnati is under no pressure to hurry Bernard back, as he'll likely be the third option when he does return.

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Shane Vereen
Giants' Shane Vereen: Recovered from 2016 triceps injuries
Shane Vereen, RB, NYG
5/19/2017
News: Vereen (triceps) is healthy after twice tearing his triceps last season, ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports.

Vereen originally hurt his triceps in Week 3 and missed the ensuing nine games while in recovery. However, he perhaps rushed back too soon, as the veteran scatback aggravated the same muscle in Week 14 and subsequently required season-ending corrective surgery. Thankfully, for Vereen, the Giants didn't bring in any legitimate threats to his role as the team's third-down back this offseason, leaving him a clearly-defined role on offense in advance of the 2017 campaign.

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Terrell Watson
Steelers' Terrell Watson: Signs with Pittsburgh
Terrell Watson, RB, PIT
5/18/2017
News: Watson signed a contract with the Steelers on Thursday.

In one game with the Eagles last season, Watson had 28 rushing yards and a touchdown on nine carries. He'll look to catch on as a depth running back and special teams player with Pittsburgh in 2017.

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Jacquizz Rodgers
Buccaneers' Jacquizz Rodgers: Loses around six pounds during offseason
Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, TB
5/18/2017
News: Rodgers has lost about six pounds throughout the offseason and has added quickness as a result, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Rodgers has been praised by running backs coach Tim Spencer heading into the Buccaneers' OTAs for his work ethic during the offseason. An increased level of athleticism and confidence bodes well for Rodgers' chances at seeing additional touches early in the season while Doug Martin serves his three-game suspension, with Charles Sims (pectoral) and rookie Jeremy McNichols (shoulder) also factoring into the mix. Rodgers is already a versatile weapon out of the backfield, while a slight reduction in weight figures to boost his agility.

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