Jones missed the entire 2014 season due to foot injuries. He tweaked his hamstring last week and spent Tuesday on the rehab field. Following the team's Tuesday practice, Jones received clearance to re-join his teammates.
Jones totaled 712 yards and 10 touchdowns during the 2013 season.Analysis:
"This is a community that I love," Brown told ESPN. "My kids go to school here. I want to keep a good reputation. Obviously money's not important to me. I've got enough. The organization has extremely blessed me. I'm ready to play football."
Brown has more catches (239) than any other receiver in the sport since 2013.
The Steelers hold his rights for the next three seasons and don't typically renegotiate contracts until one is set to expire that year.Analysis:
Green-Beckham, who was drafted in the second round, originally suffered the hamstring strain in rookie minicamp and missed OTAs last week as well.
"He felt a little pull," coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "You walk that line of saying, 'Okay, get back in there.' But if you pull it, you lose him for all the OTAs. You don't want him missing any more time because you want him in there. We pulled him (out of practice), but I think he'll be alright."
Whisenhunt isn't sure yet how Green-Beckham will look on the field.
"I've been impressed with how he's handled himself since I've been here," Whisenhunt said. "He's worked very hard at it. He's been a good guy.
"I just want to see him on the field. I haven't seen a lot of him … He needs to lose a little bit of weight, but there's no question about the skill set -- why we got him. You see some of those things."Analysis:
The sessions are voluntary, but his absence could be a statement regarding his unhappiness over the lack of a long-term contract.
The two sides appeared to be closing in on a new deal before the start of the 2014 season, but negotiations fell through and the Cowboys then hit Bryant with the franchise tag. He has yet to sign the one-year, $12.82 million tender.
Bryant and the Cowboys have until July 15 to reach an agreement on a long-term contract, but nothing appears imminent.Analysis:
After all, he snagged just seven for 102 yards in all of 2014.
Campanaro is hoping not only to land the top job as a kick returner, but also for an expanded role in the offense.
"I'm extremely excited," he told the Baltimore Sun as the team prepared to begin OTAs. "Rookie years are difficult for anyone getting on a new team and figuring out the playbook and adjusting to the NFL game. Year Two, I just feel more comfortable.
"We basically kept our same offense. With another year in the system after going through installs and running plays, you feel way more comfortable. It's like second nature. That should allow me to play faster because you know what you're doing."Analysis:
Jackson proved productive in his first year with Washington in 2014, snagging 56 passes for 1,169 yards and six touchdowns.Analysis:
Lee started eight games last season and finished with 37 catches for 422 yards and one touchdown.Analysis:
Jenkins has been a disappointment since his selection in the first round of the draft three years ago by San Francisco. He played in only three games that season before a trade to Kansas City, where he managed just 17 catches for 223 yards and no touchdowns in 2013 and 2014 combined.
He tried out for the Cowboys last week. And with superstar wideout Dez Bryant not expected to participate in OTAs, Jenkins at the very least gives the team another body at that position.Analysis:
Jones can become an unrestricted free agent after this season, yet no talks on a new deal have been discussed despite the expressed desire from front office personnel to keep him on the team. General manager Thomas Dimitroff traded away five picks in the 2011 draft in order to select him.
The 26-year-old Jones has been worth the gamble. He landed a Pro Bowl spot last season, setting the franchise record with 1,593 receiving yards on a whopping 104 catches while coming back from a fractured foot sustained the previous year.Analysis:
Patterson took a step back in 2014 after a mediocre rookie year. He played in every game, but managed just 33 receptions for 384 yards and one touchdown. He has since stated that 2015 is his make-or-break year and is apparently acting like it in the offseason.
"He's done real well," Zimmer told Fox Sports North. "He's running routes good. He's working hard. So we just need him to continue to do those things and continue to keep getting consistent and keep improving. I've been impressed."Analysis: