Nelson Agholor
Eagles' Nelson Agholor: Embracing new competition
Nelson Agholor, WR, PHI
5/26/2017
News: Agholor has shown improvement this spring thanks to the added competition at his position, ESPN's Tim McManus reports

Agholor's struggles through his first two NFL season have been well documented, as the 2015 first-rounder has managed just 59 receptions for 648 yards and three scores since entering the league. However, with wideouts Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith, Mack Hollins, and others joining the Eagles as a part of an offseason overhaul at the position, Agholor has seemingly entered fight or flight mode to maintain a key role within the team's offense. While the USC product has received praise from coach Doug Pederson for sharpening his focus, Agholor will have to carry his improvement over to training camp to fend off the increased competition he suddenly faces.

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Corey Davis
Titans' Corey Davis: Says he could play in game if necessary
Corey Davis, WR, TEN
5/26/2017
News: Davis (ankle) said he could play a game right now if the Titans had one, but he's still on board with the team's decision to ease him into practice, ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky reports.

Davis was limited at rookie minicamp in mid-May and likely will continue as a partial participant throughout OTAs. He seems to have recovered from January surgery, but the Titans have little incentive to rush the No. 5 overall draft pick into action, presumably targeting June minicamp or training camp for his debut as a full practice participant. Davis may have to battle sophomore Tajae Sharpe for a starting job, but Sharpe's draft pedigree (fifth round) and poor rookie-season efficiency (6.3 yards per target) tilt the scale in Davis' favor. It does seem likely targets and touches will be spread around in Tennessee, as the team also selected wideout Taywan Taylor and tight end Jonnu Smith in the third round of the draft, bolstering an offense which already featured Sharpe, Rishard Matthews, Delanie Walker, DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry. He'll have to earn his looks early in the season, but Davis does eventually figure to usurp Matthews and Walker for the right to serve as Marcus Mariota's favorite target.

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Michael Thomas
Saints' Michael Thomas: Bulks up in first full offseason
Michael Thomas, WR, NO
5/26/2017
News: Thomas reported for OTAs at 220 pounds, up from last year's playing weight of 210, John DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports.

Players often add significant muscle mass during their first full offseason in an NFL strength program, and it seems the 6-foot-3 Thomas has filled out his frame to what's essentially the ideal size for a wide receiver. Coming off one of the most productive campaigns by a rookie pass catcher in league history, Thomas is locked in as the top option in a prolific aerial attack that downgraded from Brandin Cooks to Ted Ginn on the opposite side. While the team may try to run more often after adding Adrian Peterson to the backfield, Thomas and Willie Snead shouldn't lack for targets in an offense that's attempted 650 or more passes in each of the last seven seasons. Even if the Saints drop that number closer to 600, as they presumably hope to, Thomas should have a high enough target share to ensure that volume isn't a problem.

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Demaryius Thomas
Broncos' Demaryius Thomas: No longer dealing with hip soreness
Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
5/26/2017
News: Thomas said his hips are both healthy, The Denver Post's Nicki Jhabvala reports. "This is the best I've ever felt in nearly my whole career," he said Thursday. "That helps. I don't feel pain running routes on this side or that side. It's basically equal now, so there's more joy. I'm having more fun and am not worried about guys covering me on one side or another."

Thomas aggravated a pre-existing issue in his left hip Week 1 last season and spent the rest of the year playing through pain, also dealing with some discomfort in the other hip. He still played all 16 games and drew a team-leading 145 targets, but his 90 catches, 1,083 receiving yards and five touchdowns all represented his worst marks since 2011 when Tim Tebow spent most of the season at quarterback. Thomas did hint earlier this offseason that the hip issues could resurface, but he also said he has a plan in place to minimize the chances of that happening. The larger concern is Denver's quarterback situation, though Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch should fare better this upcoming season, after the team upgraded its porous offensive line via free agency and the draft. Thomas has proven he can produce without the benefit of strong quarterback play, having caught 105 passes for 1,304 yards and six touchdowns in 2015 while playing with Brock Osweiler and a washed-up Peyton Manning. The entire Denver passing game also figures to benefit from the return of offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, whose scheme is more pass-oriented than that of former head coach Gary Kubiak.

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Breshad Perriman
Ravens' Breshad Perriman: Strong showing in OTAs
Breshad Perriman, WR, BAL
5/25/2017
News: Perriman has been the Ravens' most impressive receiver during OTAs according to teammate Dennis Pitta, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

The third-year wideout is lineup up for a vastly increased role in the offense this season following Steve Smtih's retirement and Kamar Aiken's departure in free agency. He figures to start opposite Mike Wallace, and by all accounts, Perriman has been up to the challenge to this point. Only so much can be gleaned from OTA performances, but it's encouraging nonetheless that Perriman is healthy and making plays in practice.

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Odell Beckham
Giants' Odell Beckham: Isn't likely to attend OTAs
Odell Beckham, WR, NYG
5/25/2017
News: In an interview with Kimberly Jones of NFL Network, Beckham noted he will be at mandatory minicamp that begins on June 13.

Beckham was absent for the Giants first two days of OTAs, a trend that appears likely to continue until mandatory minicamp. While some see the wideout's absence as an issue, the 24-year-old has been present at other offseason workouts throughout the first couple months of the offseason and has no intention of missing mandatory practices.

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Victor Cruz
Bears' Victor Cruz: Signs with Bears
Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
5/25/2017
News: Cruz signed with the Bears on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

After missing the majority of the 2015 season, Cruz maintained his health last year, recording 39 receptions for 586 yards and one touchdown in 15 games. The drop in production paired with a $9.4 million salary was enough for the Giants to part ways with the 30-year-old back in February. Now headed to Chicago, Cruz will look to standout in a group of mediocre receivers that lacks a true No. 1 target. He'll be competing with new additions Kendall Wright and Markus Wheaton for a spot behind Kevin White (leg) and Cameron Meredith on the depth chart.

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Damiere Byrd
Panthers' Damiere Byrd: Full participant during OTAs
Damiere Byrd, WR, CAR
5/25/2017
News: Byrd (knee) has been a full participant throughout the Panthers' OTAs this week, Max Henson of the team's official site reports.

Byrd needed surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee earlier this offseason, but the former practice squad receiver appears to be ahead of schedule in his recovery. It'll be a tough road ahead for Byrd to potentially secure a spot on the final roster, so full health is key for the 24-year-old.

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Jaron Brown
Cardinals' Jaron Brown: Running routes at full speed on side
Jaron Brown, WR, ARI
5/25/2017
News: Head coach Bruce Arians said Brown (knee) is already running routes at full speed in individual drills, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports. "We're keeping him out of the team drills because I don't want to see him cut, but he's running routes full speed," Arians said. "He looks great. Actually, his computer numbers are faster than they've ever been."

Brown is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL suffered in late October, with his partial participation in OTAs suggesting he could be ready for team drills by training camp. While Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown are locked in as the top two wide receivers, Jaron Brown might get a chance to push J.J. Nelson for the No. 3 job. On the other hand, Jaron Brown could find himself battling just to make the roster if he doesn't quickly return to pre-injury form, as the Cardinals have impressive depth at the back end of their wideout depth chart, where third-round rookie Chad Williams and converted running back Andre Ellington are joined by veterans Brittan Golden, Jeremy Ross and Aaron Dobson.

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Laquon Treadwell
Vikings' Laquon Treadwell: Getting first-team reps at OTAs
Laquon Treadwell, WR, MIN
5/25/2017
News: Treadwell took first-team snaps alongside Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen at Wednesday's practice, The Star Tribune's Matt Vensel reports.

The 23rd overall pick in last year's draft, Treadwell dealt with nagging ankle and hamstring injuries throughout a rookie season in which he caught just one pass in nine games. Seemingly back to full health, he's the favorite to serve as the No. 3 receiver, though free-agent addition Michael Floyd could make a push for the role if Treadwell struggles during training camp. With Kyle Rudolph at tight end and Latavius Murray (ankle), Dalvin Cook and Jerick McKinnon in the backfield, the Vikings suddenly have a lot of mouths to feed, which could limit the targets available for the team's No. 3 wideout. So long as Diggs and Thielen are healthy, Treadwell is best treated as a speculative commodity.

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