Colin Kaepernick
49ers' Colin Kaepernick: Making progress
Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
11:31 AM
News: Kaepernick (shoulder/knee/thumb) has resumed throwing a "bit," the Sacramento Bee reports.

The report adds that doctors are expected to medically clear the QB "by the end of the month or soon thereafter." As Kaepernick's health trends in the right direction, he remains with the 49ers, and now that the NFL draft has happened, a potential trade involving him seems less and less likely. At this stage, the 49ers roster five signal-callers -- Kaepernick, Blaine Gabbert, Thad Lewis, Dylan Thompson and Jeff Driskel -- with the stage set (for now at least) for Kaepernick and Gabbert to battle for the No. 1 job.

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Davante Adams
Packers' Davante Adams: Faces competition for WR slotting
Davante Adams, WR, GB
11:07 AM
News: While Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb continue to top the Packers' wideout depth chat, Adams is in line to jostle with the likes of Jared Abbrederis, Ty Montgomery, Jeff Janis and draftee Trevor Davis for slotting behind the team's top duo, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.

With Ed Williams and Jamel Johnson also in the depth mix, wideout is a crowded position for the Packers at this stage. The fact that Adams was a second-round draft pick in 2014 makes it likely that he'll stick around after last cuts, but either way, between the return to health of Nelson and all the competition at wideout, Adams could be hard-pressed to match the 50-catch output he turned in over 13 games in 2015.

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Corey Liuget
Chargers' Corey Liuget: Feeling better following offseason surgery
Corey Liuget, DE, SD
5/3/2016
News: Liuget is feeling "much better" after he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in December, Micahel Gehlken of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Liuget had tallied 34 tackles (28 solo) and three sacks before his Week 13 injury against the Broncos. The 26-year-old, who signed a five-year extension prior to last year's training camp, reportedly weighed between 313-315 pounds throughout the 2015 season, but is expecting to cut his weight down to 295 by the season opener. With the Chargers selecting Joey Bosa with the third overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Liuget and Bosa could form an impressive duo on the defensive line capable of wreaking havoc on opposing offenses should both players stay healthy.

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Andrew Hawkins
Browns' Andrew Hawkins: Participates in minicamp
Andrew Hawkins, WR, CLE
5/3/2016
News: Hawkins (concussion) took part in April minicamp, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Hawkins missed eight games due to a pair of concussions last season, ultimately landing on injured reserve for the final two weeks. He should be back in the mix for a key role out of the slot, though the Browns did add possible competition for snaps, selecting four wide receivers in the recent draft. Meanwhile, Robert Griffin and Josh McCown are expected to compete for the starting quarterback job.

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Marquise Goodwin
Bills' Marquise Goodwin: May have to beat out Listenbee
Marquise Goodwin, WR, BUF
5/3/2016
News: Goodwin (ribs) could be replaced by sixth-round rookie Kolby Listenbee, The Buffalo News reports.

Though he should be fully recovered from the rib injury that held him out for the majority of last season, Goodwin may miss part of training camp if he qualifies for the upcoming Summer Olympics. Even if he doesn't qualify for Rio, Goodwin will likely be on the roster bubble as he enters the final year of his rookie contract.

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Karlos Williams
Bills' Karlos Williams: Gets some competition in draft
Karlos Williams, RB, BUF
5/3/2016
News: Rookie fifth-round selection Jonathan Williams will join (Karlos) Williams and LeSean McCoy in the Buffalo backfield, Tyler Dunne of The Buffalo News reports.

Also a fifth-round selection, Karlos Williams enjoyed an efficient rookie season, gaining 517 yards on just 93 carries (5.6 YPC) with nine total touchdowns (two receiving) in 11 games. He's well positioned to serve as LeSean McCoy's top backup again, but Jonathan Williams could also compete for touches. There's been no indication that Karlos is still bothered by the knee injury that held him out in Week 17 last season.

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Clive Walford
Raiders' Clive Walford: Injures knee in ATV accident
Clive Walford, TE, OAK
5/3/2016
News: Walford injured his knee in an ATV accident earlier this offseason, FOX Sports reports.

Walford will miss spring practices, but he's ahead of schedule in his recovery and is expected to be available at some point during training camp. A 2015 third-round selection, he split snaps and targets with Mychal Rivera as a rookie, posting a 28-329-3 receiving line on 51 targets. As the better blocker of the two players, Walford could be in line for a major role increase this season.

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Matt Elam
Ravens' Matt Elam: Won't get fifth-year option
Matt Elam, SS, BAL
5/2/2016
News: The Ravens will not pick up the fifth-year option on Elam's (biceps) rookie contract, the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reports.

The 32nd overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Elam struggled mightily through his first two seasons, then missed all of 2015 with a torn biceps. He should be healthy for training camp but will likely just compete for backup role. The Ravens signed Eric Weddle to start at one safety spot, and they're expected to test out converted cornerback Lardarius Webb at the other.

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Chris Culliver
Chris Culliver: Released by Redskins
Chris Culliver, CB, WAS
5/2/2016
News: Culliver was released by the Redskins on Monday.

Culliver signed a four-year, $32 million deal with the Redskins just last offseason, but made only six appearances for Washington prior to suffering a torn ACL and MCL during a November practice. Not only is Culliver a high-priced veteran coming off an injury, but the Redskins also drafted cornerback Kendall Fuller in the third round, and made a huge splash by adding All-Pro corner Josh Norman recently as well. Given those considerations, the 27-year-old Culliver was made expendable and will now look to land elsewhere prior to the season.

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Devin Hester
Falcons' Devin Hester: Still not cleared
Devin Hester, WR, ATL
5/2/2016
News: Hester (toe) still hasn't been cleared to run yet, ESPN.com reports.

Hester underwent surgery on his right big toe in January, a procedure that coincided with a four-to-six month recovery timetable. Although he's approaching the four-month mark, Hester was been limited to jogging and ladder drills in offseason workouts thus far. At 33 years old, Hester is being cautious with his rehab, but also knows that if he's unable to return kicks as the season grows closer, his $3 million salary cap figure would make him a candidate to be cut, particularly with the Falcons drafting receiver/returner Devin Fuller over the weekend.

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