Harris previously endured a procedure on his foot, though the grafting process that normally takes place following it did not occur. Therefore, a second surgery was needed.
Harris is expected to be ready to go by the time training camp comes around.
“We knew there was a possibility of this happening,” Reid said. “They want to try it without the graft initially, but we feel pretty good that he’s going to be OK.”Analysis:
Eifert spent the majority of the 2014 season on injured reserve with a dislocated elbow and separated shoulder. He has received clearance to participate in football activities but is exercising caution at this time.
He did not participate in 11-on-11 drills.Analysis:
The team released guard Ricky Henry, who spent last season on the team's practice squad.
The Chiefs also signed tight end Ryan Taylor, who was a Green Bay draft pick in 2011 and had eight catches in 45 games with the team.Analysis:
While starting tight end Levine Toilolo is still on the roster, Bear Pascoe and Kyle Miller are gone. The Falcons have since added Jacob Tamme, Tony Moeaki, Mickey Shuler Jr. and Beau Gardner to the roster.
Toilolo progressed as a blocker in his second season in the NFL in 2014, but he never developed into the red-zone threat the team envisioned. He had just two touchdowns in 16 games.
Although, it seems first-year coach Dan Quinn feels the 6-foot-8 Toilolo might have better offensive numbers moving forward.
"It’s all about pad level for him," Quinn said, per AJC.com. "He’s come in, and he’s been ready to work. I’ve been anxiously waiting to see what he can do."Analysis:
"(Shuler) has come back in, and he looks strong," Quinn said, per the AJC.com. "We’ll get a better evaluation of him when we get into camp. I have a sense that he may really thrive as a blocker in this system. It will be interesting to see what he can do."
Shuler has just two catches for 44 yards in nine career games (three starts).Analysis:
Johnson was able to gain recognition for his on-field talents despite playing college football at Northern Iowa. He was a first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2013 and 2014 while running for back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons.
Christian was a third-team all-ACC tight end at Louisvile in 2014.Analysis:
"I feel good, but obviously, it's a process," Pitta said, per NFL.com. "I have an idea in mind of where I'd like to be in a couple months, but at the same time you don't know. I know what it felt like to do this one time. I've never known what it felt like to do it twice."Analysis:
Uzomah played in 49 games for Auburn and caught 29 passes for 435 yards and seven touchdowns.Analysis: