Sammy Watkins
Bills' Sammy Watkins: To build workload during camp
Sammy Watkins, WR, BUF
11:14 AM
News: Watkins (foot) is unlikely to be handed a full workload once training camp begins, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.

Watkins is coming off two foot surgeries over the previous two seasons, but was able to partake in a handful of plays during team drills at Buffalo's mandatory minicamp earlier this month. That progress provided a source of encouragement going into the summer, but coach Sean McDermott maintains the Bills will handle Watkins on a day-to-day basis once training camp starts. As a result, it's doubtful that he'll be turned loose in a full capacity right away. Instead, expect Watkins to gradually build his activity level, with a larger focus on being ready for Week 1.

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Cam Newton
Panthers' Cam Newton: Begins throwing again
Cam Newton, QB, CAR
9:55 AM
News: Newton threw Monday for the first time since having offseason shoulder surgery, Bill Voth of Panthers.com reports.

Newton tossed 45 passes in total, throwing to Carolina's head athletic trainer from three different positions. The session took place in the Panthers' locker room, evidencing the baby steps required before Newton can take the field again. Following surgery on his partially torn right rotator cuff in late March, the quarterback said his range of motion hasn't fully returned yet, but Newton admitted it felt good to finally be able to throw again. In order to shake some of the stiffness in his arm, Newton is scheduled to continue one-on-one throwing session for the next four weeks, and if all goes according to plan, he'll be cleared to throw to teammates the day the Panthers open training camp on July 26.

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Paxton Lynch
Broncos' Paxton Lynch: Strong finish to spring sessions
Paxton Lynch, QB, DEN
9:29 AM
News: Lynch made a strong push for the Broncos' starting quarterback job during the last week of OTAs and weeklong mandatory minicamp, Mike Klis of KUSA 9News reports.

Lynch is said to have underwhelmed to start Denver's offseason program, but the second-year signal-caller found his form over the final two weeks, playing more instinctively in a live setting. In doing so, he closed the gap on Trevor Siemian, who was the Broncos' starter for the majority of last season. New coach Vance Joseph has stated that Lynch and Siemian will compete for the No. 1 job during training camp and the preseason, so Lynch's noticeable improvement later in OTAs and during minicamp gives him momentum heading into the summer. Still, he'll need to maintain that level to oust Siemian for the starting gig this time around.

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John Greco
Browns' John Greco: Sits out minicamp
John Greco, G, CLE
6/25/2017
News: Greco (foot) did not participate in June minicamp, Jeff Schudel of The News-Herald reports.

Greco, who finished the 2016 season on injured reserve, still appears to be recovering from foot surgery. It isn't clear if he'll be back in time for training camp.

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Clint Boling
Bengals' Clint Boling: Aiming to return for training camp
Clint Boling, G, CIN
6/25/2017
News: Boling (shoulder) feels he'll be ready for the start of training camp, Jim Owczarski of Cincinnati.com reports. "Everything's been going well. It's coming along well," Boling said. "I've been able to work out and do pretty much everything in the weight room. Just kind of keep taking the time and I should be back here pretty soon."

Boling underwent shoulder surgery this offseason after finishing the 2016 campaign on injured reserve. He's expected to return to his usual role as a first-string guard when healthy.

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Hroniss Grasu
Bears' Hroniss Grasu: Ready to roll following ACL tear
Hroniss Grasu, C, CHI
6/25/2017
News: Grasu (knee) is now healthy after tearing his ACL last summer, H. Rick Bamman of The Dispatch reports.

Grasu tore his ACL in training camp last summer and spent the entire 2016 season on injured reserve. He was a limited participant in OTAs this spring but said he'll be "120 percent" by the start of training camp.

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Koa Misi
Dolphins' Koa Misi: Awaiting clearance to return to field
Koa Misi, OLB, MIA
6/25/2017
News: Misi (neck) is still awaiting clearance to return to the field, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports.

Misi underwent spinal fusion surgery after suffering a neck injury early in 2016 and was anticipating being cleared by May. However, that time came and went without Misi getting the thumbs up from a team doctor. The Dolphins likely would have cut him instead of restructuring his contract this offseason if they weren't optimistic he'll be able to play in 2017, but his impending availability is nonetheless far from guaranteed.

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Alex Erickson
Bengals' Alex Erickson: Needs to earn roster spot again
Alex Erickson, WR, CIN
6/25/2017
News: Erickson will have to compete for a roster spot, despite leading the AFC in kickoff return average (27.9 yards) as a rookie, Dan Hoard of Bengals.com reports.

Erickson caught on as an undrafted free agent due to his ability to contribute on special teams, and while his work on kickoffs was impressive, he averaged only 7.0 yards on 28 punt returns. He also caught just six passes, and the Bengals' first-round selection of John Ross (shoulder) provides competition for the return gig, in addition to all but ensuring Erickson won't be involved in the offense.

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Marvin Jones
Lions' Marvin Jones: Focused on lower-body strength and YAC
Marvin Jones, WR, DET
6/25/2017
News: Jones spent part of the offseason training with Randy Moss, who emphasized the importance of lower-body strength and running routes in a manner that maximizes yards after the catch, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reports.

Jones might also consider talking to teammate Golden Tate, who led all NFL wideouts with 635 yards after the catch (7.0 per reception) last year. Jones produced a middling average of 4.3 YAC in what ultimately was a disappointing first season in Detroit, with 408 of his 930 receiving yards coming within the first three weeks. Lions coach Jim Caldwell is optimistic Jones will be more consistent this year, and the team seems to be counting on it, having yet to add a veteran replacement for Anquan Boldin. Already established as a deep threat after producing 16.9 yards per catch last season, Jones seemingly hopes that improved route running and the addition of some lower-body muscle onto his wiry frame will help him contribute more in the short and intermediate passing game.

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Karl Klug
Titans' Karl Klug: Nearing return
Karl Klug, DE, TEN
6/25/2017
News: Klug (Achilles) figures to be back on the field in six weeks, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official website reports.

Klug tore his Achilles back in the December and has been on the long road to recovery ever since. "I am sick of missing practices," the defensive end said. "But they have me on a goods schedule, doing rehab, and I'm working to get back as fast as I can." Just because he's not on the field doesn't mean Klug is not around, as head coach Mike Mularkey put it, the 29-year-old "lives in the building and should have an address here." It seems unlikely Klug will be ready for the beginning of training camp, but he should take the field not long after.

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